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Commissioners uphold, amend resolution for engine brakes prohibited signs

Antelope County has put a stop to an issue involving "Engine Brakes Prohibited" signs near Orchard. The board of commissioners on Tuesday, Nov. 10, in Neligh, unanimously approved an updated...

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Defendants granted arraignment delays to talk to lawyers

The Honorable Donna Taylor sustained several requests for defendants to consult with lawyers when she presided from the county court bench at the Antelope County Courthouse in Neligh last Wednesday....

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Ewing man's probation revoked

The Honorable Donna Taylor resentenced a Ewing man, whose probation was revoked after he admitted violating its terms, last Wednesday in the Antelope County courtroom in Neligh. Shawn N. Stenka, 37,...

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Santa plans Clearwater stop

Santa plans to read or listen to children’s wish lists during a visit in Clearwater. Jolly Old St. Nicholas will be at The Office, Saturday, Dec. 12, from 1 to 3 p.m., for a drive-by visit....

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Orchard man faces charges in two criminal cases

An Orchard man appeared for arraignment in the Antelope County courtroom in Neligh last Wednesday, Nov. 18, facing charges in two separate cases. Andrew J. Clifton, 52, is charged with disturbing the...

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No decision made on courthouse security windows

Antelope County has not decided yet whether to install new security windows inside its courthouse in Neligh. The board of commissioners heard a presentation Tuesday, Nov. 10, from Aaron Kinnan of...

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Hospital staff works to meet coronavirus challenges

SUBMITTED ARTICLE "We recently increased the number of patient rooms that have air-disinfectant units, from four to eight, in our COVID unit here at Antelope Memorial Hospital," said Diane Carlin,...

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Road closure requested

Invenergy has requested the permanent closure of a stretch of road near its Thunderhead wind project in southwest Antelope County. The renewable energy company would like to see 841 Road – a...

Interest high in NECC's first intersession

College students are choosing to take advantage of an opportunity to add additional credits between the fall and spring semesters this year by enrolling in a course or two during a time they would normally be on break. At Northeast Community...

Four bobcats receive all-district recognition

Student-athletes named to the 2020 D1-7 all-district football team include four Bobcat team members. Senior Anthony Umphress, junior Logan Mueller and sophomore Trevor Thomson received all-district honors. Colton Thiele, a junior, was selected for...

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Shop safe, shop local

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many events to be canceled this year, but it does not take away the opportunity to shop local during the holiday season. Communities across the country have found...

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-Isms

While I count my blessings each and every day, I have never cared for Thanksgiving. Bad memories tend to resurface. Like how the smell of turkey roasting in the oven reminds me of three-year-old...

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Alternative Assessment

Around a month ago, I got a much needed haircut. The day before my appointment, I mentioned it in passing to the residence life office assistant as I picked up the mail. I disclosed that it was my...

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The power to tax is the power to destroy

The coronavirus pandemic has laid much of the American economy on its back - but a bright spot made the disaster less crippling than it might have been. That is the Paycheck Protection Program, which...

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School board approves maintaining three principal positions

Five instructors in the Summerland district have indicated they will participate in the early retirement incentive program. The announcement was made Monday, in Ewing, during a special meeting, which...

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School board hears scheduling options

Potential class options, and the implications of each, were presented to Summerland Board of Education members, Nov. 9, during the board's regular meeting in Ewing. Kendra Shrader,...

Locals earn WSC diplomas

Wayne State College held its graduation ceremony, Friday, Nov. 20, in Rice Auditorium on the college campus. Due to statewide directed health measures, guests were not permitted at the commencement ceremony. Local residents receiving degrees...

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Gobble til you Wobble

Third-grade students at Summerland Public School were asked what they would serve for Thanksgiving dinner if they were the host or how they would cook a turkey. Their responses appear, in original...

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Curtis inducted into PTK honor society

Clay Curtis, of Royal, was one of thirty students at Northeast Community College who have qualified for membership in the Phi Theta Kappa, Tau Chi Chapter. Since the installation of Northeast's Tau...

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Thanksgiving is over. Now what?

All that planning. All those lists. All that grocery shopping. All that prep. All that cooking. And now Thanksgiving dinner is done and you're looking at all those leftovers. Well, you are if you're...

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