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Clearwater man charged with sexual assault

A Clearwater man has been charged with sexual assault of a female juvenile shortly after midnight on Christmas. Michael J. Mueller, 26, of Clearwater faced the Honorable Donna Taylor in the Antelope...

Forty-year-old Atkinson man faces 12 counts sexual assault, child abuse

Travis L. Frickel, 40, of Atkinson faced the Honorable Kale Burdick in the Holt County courtroom in O’Neill on Jan. 17 for arraignment on nine Class 3A felonies and three Class 1 misdemeanors, alleged between Nov. 13 and Nov. 16, 2022. Frickel...

Family argument results in probation, jail for one brother

Noah T. Storjohann, 20, of Norfolk appeared in front of the Honorable Kale Burdick in the Holt County courtroom in O’Neill last week for sentencing on two counts, third-degree assault, a Class 1...

Antelope County judge fines defendants for misdemeanor crimes

Jake R. Short, 22, of Meadow Grove appeared in front of the Honorable Donna Taylor in the Antelope County court in Neligh on Jan. 18, alongside Antelope County public defender Pat Carney, to be...

Neligh pharmacist trial continued to May

A jury trial for a Neligh pharmacist accused of healthcare fraud has again been postponed, this time at the request of the prosecution, due to a witness who was subpoenaed to testify out of state....

Fly-by-night operation

Reprinted by permission from "The Mercury" A mysterious mammal may be moving further into the Sunflower State. A pair of Kansas State University researchers are beginning work on a three-year project...

Public defender contract increases by 20 percent

Antelope County Commissioners approved a 20% pay increase for the county’s public defender during the board’s Jan. 10 meeting in Neligh. According to deputy county attorney, Joe Smith, the last...

Henery tabbed to lead Antelope County commissioners

A familiar face will chair the Antelope County Commissioners following a vote by the board, Jan. 10. Charlie Henery was elected to serve as the 2023 chairman, following a 4-0 vote. Keith Heithoff, of...

An aging breed: Nebraska's farmers are getting older. Who will replace them?

As Justin Taubenheim combined soybeans in a Buffalo County field on an October afternoon, he thought about why he does it. "I'm not farming to get rich,” he said. “I'm farming to maintain a legacy, a way of life. Faith, family and farming, in...

Ping pong tourney planned in Orchard

Competition will be fierce, Sunday, at the Orchard United Methodist Church’s ping pong tournament. The event begins at 5 p.m. Organizer Jeff Shabram said two competitions will be available, one for novices and one for advanced players. Brackets...

Bobcats greeted by tough competition at Warrior Invite

Bobcat wrestlers gained valuable experience against some of the top wrestlers in the state, Saturday, at the Neligh-Oakdale Invite. Anselmo-Merna topped the 24-team field, scoring 178 points. Elkhorn...

Tournament Time

Members of the junior high basketball team placed second in the Summerland Youth Tournament, Jan....

Conference basketball tournament tips off Saturday

Basketball enthusiasts will find plenty of opportunities to watch area teams in action, beginning Saturday, as the 2023 Niobrara Valley Conference Tournament tips off. Opening-round games will be...

Bobcats find success on the road

A strong second-quarter defensive effort from the Summerland Bobcats led to a 59-42 win over Osmond/Randolph, Friday, at Osmond. Michael Koenig led the team with 20 points. He went three of five from the 3-point range, shot 63% from the free-throw...

Lady Cats advance to 14-1

Summerland’s Lady Bobcats earned two road wins, Friday and Monday. On Friday, at Osmond, the Bobcats picked up a 59-26 win over Osmond/Randolph, to boost their season record to 14-1. Adyson Mlnarik scored 25 points and Hadley Cheatum finished...

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

Here’s a tip: Leave one. Or, don’t feel pressured to leave one. According to a recent Associated Press report, requests for tips are growing out of control. With digital payments trumping cash,...

DeKay introduces six legislative bills

Late last week I learned of my appointment to three special committees: justice reinvestment oversight, state-tribal relations, and statewide tourism and recreation water access and resource...

Should we even consider a two-house Legislature?

Every session of the Nebraska Legislature features what promises to be a real clunker of a bill. This year's prizewinner – so far – is a proposal to change from a unicameral to a two-house...

Rosenboom selected for Summerland School principal position

An Oakland native will fill the junior/senior high principal's position next fall. Zach Rosenboom will make the move to Summerland after serving as the social studies teacher at Tekamah-Herman Public...

Know your value

Mike Donahue understands pressure teenagers face. The Massachusetts native grew up "in a dysfunctional home" and internalized the pain and pressure he felt. Eventually, that led to a pattern of...

Speechsters finish fourth at home

SUBMITTED ARTICLE Summerland hosted its own speech invitational, Saturday. A dozen teams competed in the meet. Summerland placed fourth behind West Holt, 318 points; Stuart, 258 points; and Elgin...

Not all that forgets is dementia

Frequently, my patients will come to a visit and bring up a major concern: "Doc, I think I might have dementia; my memory seems to be slipping." They might give examples of having difficulty finding...

Outside my kitchen window

As I look out my kitchen window, I’m not only day dreaming in color for spring and summer, I’m also enjoying the fluffy capping of white as the recent snow covers the landscape. What a fun site...

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