Ag & Home Expo celebrates 10th anniversary

Ten years since its inception, the Antelope County Ag & Home Expo has grown into an annual showcase of agriculture and home improvement businesses from the area. Attendance to the event, planned...

O'Neill woman sentence includes $1,000 fine, jail time

Sydney M. Abbott, 31, of O’Neill appeared in front of the Honorable Kale Burdick in the Holt County courtroom in O’Neill on Feb. 20, for sentencing on three crimes committed Aug. 15, 2023, in O’Neill, Count I, driving under the influence of...

Ewing trustees approve downtown lighting

Ewing’s business district will soon have a new look. During its Feb. 12 meeting, village trustees approved a down payment to JTK Holiday Lighting for installation of lights on Nebraska Street...

Filing deadline approaches for May primary election

Two Antelope County commissioners will face opponents in the 2024 election. Incumbent Charlie Henery of Neligh, who serves District 4, will face Harlan Brandt, Republican. Matthew Klabenes has filed...

Project meant to move power through Nebraska Sandhills, across US stalls – for 12 years

Rancher Lemoyne Dailey says he's careful about how he "makes his footprints" when he works on his land near Thedford. The rolling Sandhills are fragile, Dailey said, the grasses and sands easily torn...

Two jury trials set for Oakdale man

Two separate jury trials have been set for an Oakdale man accused of driving during revocation/suspension and other crimes in September 2023 and in January. Shane Sleister, 49, of Oakdale (in custody), appeared in front of the Honorable Donna...

Albion man fined for assault, prompt payment nets $500 credit

Kristopher Dorrie, 39, of Albion appeared in front of the Honorable Donna Taylor in the Antelope County courtroom in Neligh last Wednesday, Feb. 21, on a third-degree assault charge. Dorrie pleaded guilty pursuant to a plea agreement with Antelope...

Auburn man imprisoned for running over Atkinson police officer

An Auburn man will spend at least the next three years in prison after hitting and injuring an Atkinson police officer in May 2023. Jacob L. McVay, 23, of Auburn faced the Honorable Mark Kozisec in the Holt County district courtroom in O’Neill on...

Get your Bingocize on

A group of women raise their arms above their heads, striking a ballerina pose, raise up on tiptoes and reach to the sky. After several sequences of movement, TyLinn Dodd asks a health-related...

School board plans special meeting to approve new superintendent contract

Summerland Board of Education will hold a special meeting, Monday, March 4, at 7 p.m. At this time, the lone item of business on the agenda is to discuss and take action on a contract for Molly...

Late run in district contest comes up short against defending state champs

A fourth-quarter surge in Friday's D1-7 girls' district final led to overtime for Summerland. But at the end of the extra period, the Bobcats fell one point shy of knocking off the defending Class...

Bobcats advance to district final after two subdistrict wins

By the time this edition of SAM lands in readers' mailboxes, they'll know if the Bobcats will make a trip to the 2024 state basketball championships. Summerland was slated to play Perkins County,...

Bobcat lifters compete at the 2024 Verdigre Powerlifting Meet

Seven Summerland powerlifters traveled to Verdigre, Saturday, Feb. 24, to participate in the third annual Verdigre Powerlifting Meet. A total of 206 powerlifters, representing fifteen different...

Isms: Original views on life from rural America

Thoughts that keep a news publisher awake at night: Would Benjamin Franklin cringe at the tardiness of mail delivery? Franklin, publisher of “The Pennsylvania Gazette,” first ran Philadelphia’s...

Jobs are seeking people. Now what?

Recently, amid renewed concern about “the brain drain,” my thoughts returned to a particularly inspiring moment during Nebraska Community Foundation’s 2023 annual celebration. At the end of...

Legislature hits halfway point, looks at priority bills

This week marked the halfway point of the 2024 legislative session, meaning the remaining time will be spent on senator, committee and speaker priority bills. Given the time left in the session, I...

Handing out property tax cuts? I'll take one

With the short session of the Nebraska Legislature slightly more than half over, repeat after me: When it comes to taxation, it's all about whose ox is getting gored. The governor wants a 40%...

In the mailbag

Ed. Note: Sen. Dorn’s letter to the editor is in regards to an editorial by J.L. Schmidt, statehouse correspondent for the Nebraska Press Association. A recent editorial in this publication showed no understanding of the constraints on city...

Bobcat speakers bring home medals

Summerland speech students have competed in three invites since Feb. 17 and several students have placed in finals. At the Battle Creek Invite, on Feb. 17, Alanna Doll placed fifth in informative...

The nagging cough

“I’ve got this cough that just won’t go away,” my patient says, and I know this story all too well. Chronic cough, a cough that lasts more than two months, is a common ailment which in most...

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