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Automated Dairy Specialists work with mutiple dairy farms across the midwest

One cow on a dairy farm creates a $5,000 economic impact on a local community. Imagine a dairy farm with 500 cows. That's a $2.5 million local economic impact, creating revenue and opportunity. A key...

Bucking the trend: Annual Clearwater Rodeo a 'go'

Saddle up, cowboys and cowgirls. Clearwater's Big Rodeo, 53rd edition, is loading in the chute, ready to ride. Clearwater Chamber of Commerce members unanimously approved to move the organization's...

Fair game

Antelope County Ag Society members approved continuing plans for the 2020 Antelope County Fair during Monday’s regular meeting, in Neligh. Directors agreed to let 4-H and FFA events to be held on...

Ewing celebration postponed until 2021

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions on gathering and not knowing what restrictions will be in July, the Ewing Young Members Club has decided to postpone the 150th Summer FunFest Celebration, that was previously rescheduled for July 10 through 12....

Adventures in stalking

On a lazy Saturday afternoon, I slip on my chore boots and head to the farm. They're heavy, caked with mud from the last outing, but required wear for where we are headed. Scott hops in the truck...

Hattula pleads not guilty to three felonies

Wesley D. Hattula, 21, of Oakdale, currently incarcerated, entered not guilty pleas to three felony counts when he was arraigned by the Honorable Mark Johnson in the Antelope County district...

Holt County leaders handle light mid-month agenda

The Holt County supervisors approved purchase of a vehicle for the sheriff’s department, when they met at the courthouse in O’Neill on May 18. The lease-purchase through the Nebraska Association...

Orchard seniors set to graduate June 6

In an unconventional year, graduation ceremonies at Orchard Public Schools will have a different look June 6, due to directed health measures in effect. Commencement exercises will begin at 2 p.m.,...

We are gathered here today ...

In mid March, churches were forced to close their doors due to the coronavirus epidemic. Two months later, services were allowed to be held again with restrictions still in place. In March, when the...

Antelope County Courthouse open

During a June 2 meeting, Antelope County Commissioners voted to open the courthouse to business, as it was prior to closing, effective...

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

One of the most fitting quotes I have read concerning protests for the death of George Floyd is the simple truth. “Speaking out against white supremacy and race-based violence does not make you...

Rural grocers commit to customers during COVID-19

While we have all done our best to stay healthy and safe during the coronavirus pandemic, rural communities have risen above the challenges forced upon them during this unprecedented time and shown what true fortitude and grit look like - coming...

Graduation date set for Clearwater seniors

Clearwater Public Schools will host commencement exercises, Saturday, June 20, at 1 p.m., at the school gymnasium. Social distancing requirements will be enforced. Chairs will be set up throughout the gym. Use of bleachers will be prohibited....

Summer: the official start to grilling season

Although more and more of us tend to grill all year 'round, May and June have long been tagged as the start of the official grilling season. And with social distancing still the norm, many folks will...

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