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Santa's workshop, light display to debut near Clearwater

A Clearwater woman wants to share the magic of Christmas with others. Lori Knapp spent the majority of November transforming the lane to her rural home into a holiday wonderland. A line of lights...

Old-fashioned Christmas planned for Saturday

Plan to visit Clearwater, Saturday, Dec. 4, for the village's old-fashioned Christmas. Soup, sandwiches and desserts will be served from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Clearwater American Legion. A freewill...

Christmas lights up Orchard on Saturday

Santa and Mrs. Claus will make a grand entrance, in Orchard, Saturday, Dec. 4. Jolly Old St. Nickolas and his wife will arrive at 4 p.m., at the park. Buggy rides will be available for visits between...

Antelope County District Court sees short session

The bulk of the criminal case calendar was cleared in about one-half hour last Wednesday, Nov. 24, by Antelope County district court officials in the Neligh courtroom. The Honorable Mark Johnson...

Sentence dates set in three county court cases

Kevin M. Socha, 33, of Elgin faced the Honorable Donna Taylor in the Antelope County courtroom Wednesday, Nov. 17, for a pretrial hearing on a count of second-offense driving under the influence of...

Unhappy customer sentenced in Holt County case

A South Dakota man was given probation for his angry behavior at two Atkinson businesses in August. Joseph W. Reiser, 20, of Gregory faced the Honorable Kale Burdick for sentencing in the Holt County...

O'Neill man sentenced to time served

John T. Applegarth, 22, of O'Neill, appearing alongside his court-appointed attorney, Martin Klein of Neligh, faced the Honorable Mark Kozisek in the Holt County district courtroom in O'Neill on...

Supervisors set public hearing date for Wetland Reserve Easement

After nearly an hour of discussion about a request for a Wetland Reserve Easement, for Melvin Knox's Bar K Bar, LLC, Holt County Supervisors set a public hearing date and determined the county's...

Flags to fly at half-staff in honor of Sen. Dole

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, in accordance with a proclamation from the White House, announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff to honor Senator Bob Dole, who died...

Holiday tourney bracket released

A December staple - the annual holiday basketball tournament - will debut in a new venue this year. The Summerland Holiday Tournament, scheduled for Dec. 27 and 28, will be played at the new...

Napier claims football contest prize

Josh Napier, of Ewing, won the Husker football prediction contest for the Huskers Nov. 26 game against the Hawkeyes. He selected Iowa to defeat Nebraska, 27-21. The final score was 28-21. "Hoping...

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

Does American democracy survive without the backbone of independent local journalism? That question serves as the theme of the documentary, “Storm Lake,” airing recently on the PBS show,...

SNAP spending and the rural economy

JOHNATHAN HLADIK Policy director Center for Rural Affairs The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, is often misunderstood as favoring urban residents over rural. Formerly known as food stamps, a new study analyzing this program shows...

Nebraskans turn hope into action

JEFF YOST President & CEO Nebraska Community Foundation Hope alone doesn’t go very far. Hope alone assumes we need only to sit back and wait for good things to happen. That our communities are predestined to succeed merely because that’s the...

'Tis the Season for Y93.2

JILL KRUSE, D.O. The holiday season is here, and many wonderful activities are happening. As you hustle and bustle, be aware that accidents and injuries can occur. When you see a doctor, they record a diagnosis code explaining the purpose of the...

Notice of Regular Meeting Village of Clearwater Board of Trustees

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING BOARD OF TRUSTEES VILLAGE OF CLEARWATER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Clearwater will be held Monday, Dec. 13, at 8 p.m., at the fire hall meeting room and will be...

Notice of Meeting Antelope County Board of Equalization

NOTICE OF MEETING COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS AS A COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION, ANTELOPE COUNTY, NEBRASKA Notice is hereby given that the County Board of Commissioners of Antelope County, Nebraska, will hold a County Board of Equalization...

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