Neb. social studies class update their hometown's history

08/21/2013 | Omaha World-Herald (Neb.)

High-school seniors in Bertrand, Neb., combed through old newspapers and other resources to update the book containing the official account of the community's history. Last updated in 1985, the book's new version took six months of research and writing by the group of 21 students working under the guidance of social studies teacher Mark Dethlefs. "It was amazing to learn what the town went through to survive," student Austin Ackerman said, adding, "I feel closer to my town."

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