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Entrepreneur lures in customers

Ten-year-old Taylor Sonnenfelt enjoys fishing. She also likes earrings. After her dad, Brandon, and uncles, Alex and Derek Sonnenfelt, took over H & J Lures, she thought the teardrop lures looked...

Trio Tackle continues family legacy

Great ideas begin at the kitchen table. For Max Heiter and Gary Jones, a hobby hooked their interests and they turned it into a well-known business, H & J Lures, based in Royal. Now, the...

Antelope County leaders review budget requests

As the 2020-2021 fiscal year neared its second month, Antelope County leaders started their annual budget work with a special workshop meeting last week at the courthouse in Neligh. The budget must...

Rodeo grounds to receive upgrade

When the 2021 version of Clearwater's Big Rodeo occurs next June, attendees will notice yet another improvement on rodeo grounds. Last week, a group of Clearwater Chamber of Commerce volunteers...

Local villages receive USDA drinking water, wastewater infrastructure grants

The Trump administration announced Monday that the United States Department of Agriculture is investing $462 million to modernize critical drinking water and wastewater infrastructure across rural...

Breakfast honors development corporation member

Page Development Corporation members host a pancake, egg and sausage breakfast, Aug. 2, at the Kountry Korner Café. Donations will be used for building maintenance at the café. Corporation members...

Two sentenced for alcohol-related offenses

Connor A, Napier, 18, of Ewing was fined $100, $49 costs and his driver’s license was impounded for 30 days by the Honorable Kale Burdick in the Holt County courtroom July 14. Napier pleaded guilty...

Five new positive COVID-19 cases reported in region

North Central District Health Department has been made aware of five additional positive COVID-19 cases in the district. One case in Cherry County is currently under investigation. One case in Holt...

State budget approved, anti-abortion bill stalls and eviction moratorium fails

Luna Stephens and Katie Anderson Nebraska News Service During the Nebraska Legislature’s second week back in session, senators advanced the state’s budget to final reading. Senators also attempted to bring new pieces of legislation to address...

Senators debate, advance $9B budget

Luna Stephens and Katie Anderson Nebraska News Service Senators passed two state budget bills on July 31 including $55.2 million for damage from the 2019 floods, $10 million to the rural workforce housing investment fund and $3.7 million increase...

Winners shoot 56 to earn tournament title

Brett Kaczor, Brock Kaczor, Allen Schueth and Phil Thramer claimed the Hardly Dark Tournament title, shooting 56 in the championship flight to edge out the second- and third-place teams by one and two strokes, respectively. The tournament was held...

Temporary waiver for online hunter education still in place

With fall hunting seasons coming up, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reminds hunters of temporary Hunter Education changes from which they can benefit. Until further notice, online-only Hunter Education courses, without the Hunt Safe Session...

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

Who is your favorite sitcom dad? Think about it before committing to a final answer. Several come to mind - strong role models who believe in family, the hate-to-love protagonist who struggles with...

Floor debate contentious at times

The last two weeks in the Legislature have seen a flurry of activity, as senators worked hard to get a great number of bills passed in a short number of days. There were some heated debates on the...

Legislators give nod for budget approval

The Legislature passed the budget bills this past week, containing their recommendations for adjustments to the biennial budget that was passed last year. Now it will be up to the governor whether he...

Report showcases actionable climate change solutions

KAYLA BERGMAN Policy associate Center for Rural Affairs A bipartisan committee in the U.S. House of Representatives recently released a comprehensive plan outlining the policy steps needed to address climate change. The report, “Solving the...

Haswells to celebrate 70 years of marriage

The family of Marvin and Maxine Haswell request a card shower to celebrate the couple's 70th wedding anniversary, Thursday, Aug. 13. Their family includes son Scott and wife, Sherilyn, of Delavan,...

Summerland sites tackle summer to-do lists

Only one of the three Summerland Public Schools sites has seen much in the way of building repair projects this summer. The school locations in Clearwater, Ewing and Orchard underwent normal summer...

Superintendent introduces school's health dial

Superintendent Dale Martin shared the following information with Summerland families, July 28. Our district administrative team and the Summerland Board of Education, in consultation with the North...

Summerland classes begin August 13

Summerland Public Schools will begin classes, Thursday, Aug. 13. A 2 p.m. dismissal is scheduled that day. Clearwater site The school building will open at 7:45 a.m. and breakfast will be served at...

Koenig, Nilson named prom royalty

Ashley Koenig and Gage Nilson were crowned prom queen and king, respectively, during Ewing Public School's July 17 junior-senior prom. The event was held at St. Dominic's Hall....

Summerland board to meet Monday

Summerland Public School Board of Education Meeting Monday, August 10, 2020 Summerland Public School @Ewing 416 N Spruce • Ewing, NE 68735 Regular Meeting 7 p.m. 1. Call meeting to order 1.A. Nebraska Open Meetings Act 1.B. Roll call 1.C....

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