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      Former Nebraska State Senator Bohlke Dies

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      Ardyce Bohlke

      A former Nebraska state senator has died from complications of brain cancer.

      Ardyce Bohlke died Thursday at Mary Lanning Health Care in Hastings. She was 69 years old.

      Bohlke represented Hastings in the state legislature from 1991 until 2001.

      She served on the education committee for much of that time.

      Bohlke was also instrumental in having Hastings–born Kool–aid named the state's official soft drink.

      Funeral arrangements are set for next Tuesday at First Presbyterian in Hastings at 11 a.m.

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