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COVID-19 variant reported by NCDHD

North Central District Health Department reported Friday afternoon that the COVID-19 California variant (B.1.429) has been identified in the district. While the California variant is believed to...

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Charges dropped against second man accused in vehicle theft

Charges have been dropped, at least for the time being, against the second of two men arrested for theft of a vehicle that was recovered near Clearwater last fall. Christopher J. Alexander, 23, of...

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Inman man gets probation for stealing cash, coins

Trey A. German, 20, of Inman appeared before the Honorable Mark Kozisek in the Holt County district court last Monday, Feb. 22, for sentencing on one count, theft by unlawful taking, a Class 1...

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Road projects approved during hearing

Holt County Supervisors gave the nod to 33 projects with an estimated price tag of $25.9 million, during a Feb. 16 hearing for the county’s one- and six-year road plan. The plan includes bridge...

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Best fish fry in the country requires reservations

The great food remains the same, but the "best fish fry in the country," sponsored by St. John the Baptist Church, in rural Clearwater, will be a drive-through event this year. The event, scheduled...

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Fish fry and pie

Area residents may get their fish and pie fix, Friday, March 12, in Orchard. Orchard Historical Society will serve a fish dinner, from 5 to 7 p.m., with all the goods, including pie. A freewill...

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HERstory

Since its origin in 1981, when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28, Women's History Week and Month honors the important role women play and the accomplishments they have made. This week, SAM staff members...

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Job fair offers look at available jobs

A job fair for Antelope County businesses and community members is planned, Tuesday, March 23, from 2 to 7 p.m., at the Antelope County Fair building, in Neligh. There is no charge for Antelope...

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Tabbert honored with citizenship award

The Center for Rural Affairs has chosen Mike Tabbert, of rural Antelope County, to receive its 2020 Citizenship Award. The Citizenship Award is given to an individual or individuals who actively... Full story

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Clearwater Library adds new items

Clearwater Public Library added a collection of John Deere books, toys and videos, for all age groups, recently. The items were purchased with memorial funds from the Duaine Filsinger family....

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Lady Cats fall short in district final

Summerland girls' basketball season ended Friday evening, following a 36-30 loss to Hartington Cedar Catholic. "I was really proud of our girls and the effort and performance they had," Coach Greg...

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Isms: Views on life in rural America

My favorite sport is thrifting. To borrow from a popular meme: Yes, I shop at thrift stores. No, I am not poor. Would you pass up a $178 Anthropologie dress, new with tags, for $4.25? What about a...

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Bill to cap property taxes advances in Nebraska Legislature

On Feb. 26, the Revenue Committee voted to advance LB 408, as amended by AM 371, on a 7-1 vote. The amended version of the bill would limit the annual increase in property tax askings to no more than...

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Debunking the blackout myths

The extreme cold spell that Nebraska and other states experienced during the middle of February increased energy needs across the region, resulting in unprecedented short-term rolling blackouts....

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Bobcat speakers finish six at conference meet

The Summerland Bobcat speech team competed Monday in the Niobrara Valley Conference tournament held in Elgin, placing sixth of 16 teams. Chambers was first; Stuart, second; St. Mary's, third; West...

Applications accepted for Nebraska youth ag institute

It’s application time for one of the biggest youth agriculture outreach events in the state—the Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute. This year, NAYI is celebrating 50 years of bringing together high school students to learn more about...

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Fish fry Fridays

Like most people, I'm guessing, I know that Catholics don't eat meat on Fridays during Lent. (For the record, I'm Methodist.) And like most people, I'm also guessing, I never really stopped to think...

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