Elgin man sent to prison for 2019 Ewing thefts

Two area men were sent to the Nebraska Penal and Correctional Complex at Lincoln last week for crimes committed in Holt County. Kip V. Polston, 42, of Elgin appeared before the Honorable Mark Kozisek...

Norfolk man sentenced on seven Holt County charges

Christian J. Peterson, 20, of Norfolk faced the Honorable Kale Burdick last Tuesday, Jan. 12, for sentencing on seven counts. Burdick sentenced Peterson to 18 months’ probation for Count I,...

Housing, street improvements top Clearwater community needs survey

What priorities should be the focus for Clearwater community leaders? According to results of a 2020 community needs assessment survey, housing and roadways top the list. Survey results, compiled by...

Trustees discuss future of Ewing's historic water tower

Pros and cons of maintaining Ewing's iconic water tower, after the new tower moves online, were discussed during the village trustee's Jan. 11 meeting. Trustee Dustin Wright said, "I feel there's...

Gun raffle underway

Antelope County 4-H and FFA Boosters are sponsoring a gun raffle. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit Antelope County 4-H and FFA youths, including senior scholarships and 4-H camps. Winning tickets...

New Year, New Life

The first baby of the new year arrived on her own time. Antelope Memorial Hospital's first baby of the new year arrived Jan. 13. Baby Lexie Rae Ellison weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces. Dr. Kelli Osborn...

County Legion meetings set

Antelope County Legion and Auxiliary members will meet, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m., at the Clearwater Legion. Masks will be...

Holt County Supervisors hold reorganizational meeting

Holt County supervisors selected who will fill leadership positions during the board's Jan. 7 meeting. Bill Tielke was re-elected to serve as chairman and Doug Frahm will oversee the board of...

Briese introduces constitutional amendment for education funding

Senator Tom Briese, a long-time proponent of property tax relief in the Nebraska Legislature, introduced LR21 CA last week. LR21 CA would require the state to fund all K-12 classroom expenses. In introducing it, Briese said, “For far too long,...

Neligh insurance agent earns RICP designation

Melissa Smith, State Farm agent, in Neligh, has earned the Retirement Income Certified Professional® designation from the American College of Financial Services. Using the most current retirement...

Lady Bobcats outlast Creighton

In a Jan. 12th road game, the Lady Bobcats came away with a win against Creighton. The final score was 54-34. Offensively, they were led by Brenna Wagner, who finished with a solid 27 points against...

Bobcat boys lose road game against Creighton

The Summerland boys basketball team lost on the road, 65-45, against a solid Creighton team, Jan. 12. On offense, Keegan Smith led scoring with 10 points. The Bobcats were down early in the game, due...

Summerland Boys fall in tough game at St. Mary's

The Summerland Bobcats ran up against a tough opponent, Jan. 14, in O'Neill, where the St. Mary's Cardinals defeated the Bobcats, 68-27. Summerland scoring was tough and Mason Hoke lead the team...

Nothin' but net

Brenna Wagner steps to the line, dribbles three times, spins the ball, letting it bounce on the floor before catching it, takes aim and sends an arching shot to the basket. Swoosh. Piece of cake....

Wrestlers split matches at Creighton triangular

Summerland wrestlers one a match and lost another at the Jan. 14th Creighton triangular. Norfolk Catholic downed the Bobcats, 43-30. Alex Thiele earned a win, by fall, over Noah Morland. Thiele...

Wrestlers topple Quad County NE

Summerland wrestlers dominated Quad County NE, 56-18, in a Jan. 12 dual, in Randolph. The Bobcats earned wins in 12 weight divisions. In the 106 class, Daley Bearinger won, by fall, in :21, over Asher Beed. Jesse Thiele downed Carter Olson, by...

Remarks from Mark

Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good. That's how I view the Kansas City Chiefs' 22-17 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, that sent my favorite pro football team on to the next round of...

Gragert outlines governor's budget recommendations

Governor Pete Ricketts delivered his State of the State address to the Legislature this past week. He highlighted 2021-23 state budget recommendations for senators. This will be his last biennial...

-Isms

If I asked you to name four movies that define your teenage years, what would be your response? In the past two weeks, I’ve seen social media posts asking individuals to select four films they...

Out my kitchen window

I’m enjoying the now view of my flower garden out my kitchen window. If you are wondering what could be worth looking at out there, I’ll try to describe it. Despite being covered with white...

Georgine Funk

Funeral service for Georgine Funk, 89 of Ewing, will be Friday, Jan. 22, at 10:30 a.m., at St. John's Catholic Church, rural Clearwater. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 21, at St. John’s Catholic...

It's snowing good grades

Summerland Schools released principal's honor roll and honor roll lists for the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year. Students qualifying for the Clearwater site's principal's honor roll...

Speechsters begin season with seventh-place finish

On a typical Saturday during speech season, students can be found boarding a school bus before the break of dawn, traveling hours to reach a destination to perform. While the possibility of those...

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