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BC-NE--Nebraska Weekend Exchange Digest, NE

October 9, 2018

AP-Nebraska stories for Oct. 13 and Oct. 14. Members using Exchange stories should retain bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact the desk at 402-391-0031.

For use Saturday, Oct. 13, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-SPECIAL NEEDS WORKOUTS

OMAHA, Neb. — Cadie Albin has dabbled in fitness before. The 17-year-old, who has Down syndrome, loves working out and her parents wanted her to find a routine that would challenge her. So they teamed up with an Omaha gym to offer weekly classes for kids and teens like Cadie. The 45-minute classes are held and led by an instructor at S-Cape Fitness. The weekly classes have drawn about 10 young gym-goers. Some have Down syndrome, while there are others with autism and cerebral palsy. So far, they’re learning how to be comfortable in a gym setting and the fitness fundamentals. During a class in September, kids and teens warmed up with high knees and jumping jacks. By Kelsey Stewart, Omaha World-Herald. SENT IN ADVANCE: 600 words.

EXCHANGE-WARRIOR HISTORY

GERING, Neb. — Ledger books were most commonly used to keep track of accounting, but they also had another purpose. Many American Indians drew pictures and scenes from life inside their pages, creating a unique account of history. Some of that work can be seen in a temporary exhibit at the Legacy of the Plains Museum. One such ledger drawn by Lakota Sioux Red Hawk contains colorful drawings of life as a Sioux. Many of the drawings are of himself. By Irene North, Star-Herald. SENT IN ADVANCE: 480 words.

For use Sunday, Oct. 14, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-AUTOMOTIVE SPACE RENOVATIONS

LINCOLN, Neb. — A couple of automotive classes at Lincoln High School sparked Jacob Gardner’s interest in how cars work. So, a decade ago, he headed to a school in Phoenix when he graduated and became a diesel mechanic. Now he’s back in Lincoln, piquing high school students’ interest in the automotive industry in a renovated space at Northeast High School that’s part of a new district automotive career program. Renovations of Northeast’s automotive and welding areas — a nearly two-year process — are finished, as are similar renovations at Lincoln High. By Margaret Reist, Lincoln Journal Star. SENT IN ADVANCE: 720 words.

EXCHANGE-RURAL ADVOCATES

AINSWORTH, Neb. — After both living away from Ainsworth, Mark and Haley Miles have returned to the rural Nebraska community — and they love showing it to the uninitiated. It’s the place they want their kids to grow up when they start a family. But they admit it’s a place where you have to want to live, given its not-so-close proximity to interstates or midsized cities. The closest Walmart is over two hours away, and it’s over four hours to a major airport. “We think this area is kind of a gem,” Mark Miles says. By Emily Case, Daily News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,200 words.