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Kimball's fifth grade explores politics with Prunty and Erdman


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Following the 2016 election, Nebraska Senator-elect Steve Erdman had the opportunity to visit Laurie Janicek's fifth grade students alongside Kimball Mayor Keith Prunty.

The students' interest in politics grew after they participated in a November mock election, according to Janicek.

"After the election I told the class that I grew up in Bayard and that Senator-elect Erdman was a friend of mine," she said. "They started asking me questions about what our Senator does. So, I asked the class if they would like to meet with him."

"He was glad to come and talk to the fifth grade students," she...

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