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The fabric of time spans generations

This Sunday, May 9th, children will honor their mothers. The holiday came about because of the persistence of a daughter wanting to honor mothers, including her own, for the sacrifices they make...

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Along Nebraska's Medal of Honor Highway, Walk the Walk includes Orchard visit

SUBMITTED ARTICLE The Medal of Honor is the nation's highest military award for bravery. It is awarded by the president, in the name of Congress. For this reason, it is often referred to as the...

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Plea deals resolve three Antelope County felony cases

Travis D. Mace, 35, of Orchard appeared in front of the Honorable Mark Johnson in the Antelope County district courtroom in Neligh last Wednesday, for a pretrial hearing. Mace was accused of four...

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NNTC reps to visit Clearwater

Clearwater residents are invitied to a meet and greet coffee with representatives from Northeast Nebraska Telephone Company. The event, co-sponsored by the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce, Clearwater...

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Summerland, Orchard roads discussed at commissioners meeting

Concerns about road conditions leading to the new Summerland School site resurfaced Tuesday, during the Antelope County Commissioners meeting, in Neligh. District patron and Antelope County resident...

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Multiple DUI convictions send Texas man to prison

Donald E. Vickers, 55, of Electra, Texas, faced the Honorable Mark Johnson in the Antelope County district courtroom in Neligh last Wednesday for an enhancement hearing and sentencing on a felony...

Nine steps for turning your idea into a business

KIM PRESTON Rural Enterprise Assistance Project director Center for Rural Affairs You have a great idea for a new small business. Congratulations! Now, what do you do to turn that idea into a legitimate business? To celebrate National Small...

O'Brien completes Heartland economic developement course

Bri O’Brien of Neligh Economic Development was one of 170 economic development professionals to participate in the Heartland Economic Development Course in April. Heartland attendees receive fundamental economic development training on topics...

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A clowder of Bobcats earn medals at Randolph

Hadley Cheatum added another gold medal to her collection from the 2021 track campaign after winning the 400m race at the Randolph Invite. Cheatum completed the oval in 1:02.90 at the May 6 meet. The...

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Summerland boys claim Boyd County Invite title

The Summerland boys' track team outdistanced Niobrara/Verdigre by 25 points to earn the team trophy at the Boyd County Track Invite. The Bobcats scored 123 to bring home the gold from the April 27...

Golf team finishes sixth in Atkinson meet

The Bobcat golf team shot 404, finishing sixth in Saturday’s West Holt Golf Invite. Kellen Mlnarik carded a 98 to lead Summerland. Avery Cheatum shot 100, finishing 24. Rafe Grebin ended with 102 and Daley Bearinger shot 104. Their placings were...

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Bobcat golfers bring home conference hardware

Daley Bearinger shot 94 to pace the Bobcats at the Niobrara Valley Conference golf meet, April 27, in Neligh. He finished seventh in individual standings. Rafe Grebin finished with 96 to pick up the...

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Cheatum finishes fourth in Norfolk Classic

Three Bobcat tracksters participated in the 27th annual Norfolk Track and Field Classic, April 29. Hadley Cheatum finished fourth in the 400m. She completed the oval in 1:01.68. Jordan Metzler,...

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Bobcats earn NVC track medals

A handful of Bobcats earned more than a handful of medals during Saturday's Niobrara Valley Conference track meet, in Atkinson. Seven members of the boys; team earned medals in nine events. Receiving...

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Social security taxation discussed in legislature

Governor Ricketts signed the budget bills this past week with no line-item vetoes. He praised the Legislature for passing a budget that limited spending growth and placed an emphasis on increased...

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-Isms: Views on life in rural America

Oh, to be on the edge of 17 again, ready to explore the world, ready to turn the page and start a new chapter of life. One of my parents told me, at the time, I thought I knew everything, that my...

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Saluting the class of 2021

One year after area schools featured virtual and socially-distanced graduation ceremonies, Summerland School superintendent Dale Martin said 2021 commencement exercises will not have restrictions....

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Bobcat top athletes named

Six Summerland students have been recognized as outstanding senior athletes. The announcement was made during Friday's athletic banquet in Orchard. Two students from each site were selected....

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The age of asparagus

It took me a long time to decide I liked asparagus. Of course, it wasn't as common in the grocery stores when I was growing up in western Nebraska as it is now, but it did grow wild along the North...

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