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Additional concrete has been added to the RCUT (Restricted U-Turn Crossing) at Highway 81/91 to help truckers maneuver through the turn-arounds and at the intersection. Here workers smooth out the fresh cement in the right turn lane from Highway 81 onto Highway 91. Democrat photo

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The RCUT is designed to eliminate right-angle crashes by implementing U-turns on Highway 81.

Learning curve

A few tweaks are being made, and then the RCUT will be complete.

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The RCUT (Restricted U-Turn Crossing)

The RCUT (Restricted U-Turn Crossing) at the intersection of Highways 81/91 is essentially complete. The RCUT has been in use for a few weeks, but recently, striping was added to the right turns and concrete added to the turn-arounds to give vehicles more room to turn. This is an aerial view of the RCUT, showing how traffic flows and the elimination of left turns. For the story on the RCUT, turn to Page 3. Photo by Dan Ellsworth

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St. Francis senior Allison Weidner made it official Nov. 11, signing at St. Francis a letter of intent to play basketball for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Pictured, seated, left to right, are her mother, Cathy Weidner, Allison, and her father, Dan Weidner. Back row, Allison’s sister-in-law Jennifer Weidner, brother, Brandon Weidner, holding niece Kara Weidner, brother, Nathan Weidner, grandmother Debra Hassler and grandfather Marvin Hassler. Democrat photo

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Allison Weidner signs her letter of intent to play for the Cornhuskers. Looking on are St. Francis girls basketball head coach Bryan Reichmuth, standing, are Allison’s parents, Cathy and Dan Weidner. Democrat photo

Newest Husker

He watched the little girl play football with the boys and more than hold her own. Never dreaming a few years later he would coach the best basketball player in the history of the school.


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