Published On: Wed, Jan 8th, 2014

Extension intern returns to Hartington as new News reporter


HARTINGTON — Starting your first full-time job after college can be both exciting and nerve racking. For Stephanie Smolek, it is proving to be both.

Smolek is a recent graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with bachelors’ degrees in agricultural journalism and animal science. She is joining the Northeast Nebraska News Company as an agricultural reporter and editor for the Randolph Times.

“I am excited to apply the skills I have learned in the last four-and-a-half years,” Smolek said. “Interacting and communicating with others has always been a passion of mine.”

Upon starting this new job, Smolek said she expected to be nervous. However, already knowing the area and many people in Northeast Nebraska have helped calm her nerves, she added.

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