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Wiese resigns from district health position

North Central District Health Department executive director Roger Wiese resigned Friday, prior to the district's board of health monthly meeting. Board chairman Kelly Kalkowski, of Lynch, entered the...

Orchard woman charged with numeous felonies in Holt County

Mackenzie A. Dow, 19, of Orchard appeared in the Holt County courtroom in O’Neill on Sept. 6, where she waived her right to preliminary hearing on five felony counts alleged in O’Neill, between...

Drug, weapon cases bound over to Holt County district court

Three defendants waived their rights to preliminary hearings on felony charges during Sept. 20 proceedings at the Holt County court in O’Neill. They were each bound over to Holt County district...

O'Neill man is sentencing no show

A 39-year-old O’Neill man failed to appear for sentencing, on year-old charges, in the Holt County district court last week - for the second time. Joshua J. Speth, 39, of O’Neill was scheduled...

Protecting what matters this harvest season

SUBMITTED ARTICLE With combines and grain carts heading to the fields, the Nebraska Corn Board and the Nebraska Corn Growers Association are urging farmers, residents and drivers to take a second for safety this harvest season to protect what...

Ewing village receives tree grant

The Village of Ewing will receive 10 trees for the park project, after receiving a grant from the Ten Free Trees program, an effort of the Nebraska Forest Service and the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum. Village officials will plant trees Sunday, Oct....

Concerns expressed during 'postcard' hearing

Approximately 50 individuals attended a public hearing about local property taxes, Friday, in Neligh. Presentations from representatives of Antelope County, Elgin Public and Summerland schools read...

Museum plans Halloween event

Mark the calendars for Oct. 29 for a spooktacular Halloween event at the Antelope County Museum. Youths ages two to 15 are invited to attend the event, which will feature food, the announcement of art contest winners and an appearance by a special...

Trout stocking schedule announced

Rainbow trout will be stocked by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission to enhance fishing oppportunities this fall and winter. "This program emphasizes the urban and community waters statewide,"...

Summerland golfers Win North Four Tee Championship

They're the kings of the carpet, masters of match play. And, they are the 2022 champions of the North Four Tee Championship. "They" are 12 members of the Summerland Golf Club, who brought their "A"...

Uphill climb

Bobcat cross country competitor Shaylie Kester sets the pace for a group of runners during the Crofton Invite. Bobcat junior high and high school teams competed in the Sept. 22 meet. Individual...

Bobcats down Elkhorn Valley

Bobcat quarterback Jaykwon Petite fights over Elkhorn Valley's Travis Halsey during Friday's 34-20 Bobcat win at Tilden. Petite completed six of nine passes for 81 yards. Senior Trevor Thomson led...

Lady Bobcats experience tough week on the court

Summerland's volleyball team advances to 14-6 on the season, after dropping four of five matches last week. On Sept. 20, the Bobcats visited Crofton and lost three competitive sets, 20-25, 21-25 and...

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

Henry David Thoreau wrote, “I believe that water is the only drink for a wise man.” But, did Thoreau consider how much water is too much or even too little? A recent National Public Radio segment...

Producers are increasingly altering fall schedules to implement cover crops

As producers work to harvest their cash crops this fall, some will also be turning their attention to another. Cover crops, which can be a grass, legume, or brassica, are seeded for both on-farm and...

Freshman versus senior

What is the primary purpose of attending college? The most common responses include to gain more knowledge in the particular field one is pursuing, become involved, make connections, and, of course,...

Travel provides eye candy for gardeners

Looking out the kitchen window, there is still a lot of color in the flower garden. Flowers just aren't as vigorous as they were a few months ago. I was fortunate to recently view some wonderful...

Transferrabe Skills: Teaching resilience, humility and self confidence through youth sports

I love sports. I have enjoyed playing and watching sports for as long as I can remember. And as someone who participated in a sport year-round in high school and continued in athletics (golf) in...

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