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Orchard board addresses concerns during special meeting

Orchard village trustees discussed concerns about buckling gym floors and heating and cooling systems during a special meeting held July 25, at 6 p.m., at the former school site. Edges of the floor...

Oakdale man charged with child abuse, assault

Matthew J. Wright, 48, of Oakdale appeared in front of the Honorable Donna Taylor, in the Antelope County courtroom in Neligh last week for arraignment on three counts alleged July 2 in Oakdale,... Full story

Page man bound over to district court on felony charges

Michael F. Doty, 29, of Page faced the Honorable Donna Taylor in the Antelope County courtroom in Neligh on Aug. 3 for further arraignment on two Class 3A felony counts of making terroristic threats... Full story

Local auctioneer proves he's king in the ring during competition

Corey Curtis is the master of the cattle rattle. He's cornered the market on the auction cry. And, he has the hardware to prove it. Curtis, of Royal, along with his wife, Tanya, and daughter,...

Weed concerns, road closures discussed during commissioners meeting

Antelope County Commissioners tackled multiple agenda items when they met in regular session, Aug. 2, in Neligh. One promotional and one improvement grant request were approved. A promotional grant...

Alliance woman loses speeding ticket fights, Antelope County court defendants sentenced

An Alliance woman made an unsuccessful attempt to fight a speeding ticket in the Antelope County courtroom in Neligh last Wednesday, Aug. 3. Jane E. Fletcher, 55, faced the Honorable Donna Taylor for... Full story

Neligh food pantry planned

The mobile food pantry, sponsored by the Neligh United Methodist Church, as well as various other churches, individuals and businesses in the area, will disperse food, Tuesday, Aug. 16, from 3 to 5: p.m., at the American Legion Club in Neligh on...

Roadside babies, dangerous births part of risk in small town Nebraska

Jasmine Gutschow felt nauseous when she woke up a few days before Thanksgiving last year. She brushed it off as typical pregnancy symptoms. She told her fiance he should head into work – the baby,...

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

Trivia time: Which singer passed on the role of Sandy in the film version of “Grease?” Can you see Marie Osmond playing the good-girl-turned-biker-babe? What about Carrie Fisher? Or Susan Dey,...

Reckless government spending and tax hikes

In March 2021, Democrats unilaterally passed a massive $1.9 trillion spending bill. That bill is credited with jumpstarting the inflation nightmare our country is now confronting. This weekend,...

Rural America needs investment in home construction and repair

Communities in every corner of the country now struggle with a lack of affordable homes, an ailment long associated with fast-growing urban areas. A lack of affordable housing hamstrings rural towns’ abilities to attract workers and slows...

Teachers take on summer's coolest jobs

With school beginning next week, summer's end is in sight. What did you do over summer vacation? While the question may be a first-day ice breaker, a teacher's response may surprise you. Several...

Smith joins ranks with the few, the proud

Keegan Smith is preparing for his next adventure: boot camp for the Marine Corps. "I had heard people talking about the military at a young age, so when I had time, I looked up the different...

First day of school for Summerland students set for August 16

Back-to-school season begins next week for Summerland students. For students, the 2022-2023 school year begins Tuesday, Aug 16. A 1:30 p.m. dismissal is scheduled that day. Staff members reported for...

Myths associated with urinary incontinence

As a practicing urologist who is double board certified in urology and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, I see a lot of patients with urinary incontinence. And while it is extremely...

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