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No determination on who is responsible for right-of-way maintenance

If a tree grows in the right of way, along a township road, and needs trimmed or removed, who is responsible for tree trimming? Holt County Supervisors listened to public comment on the topic, Thursda...

 

Homecoming 2021

Homecoming week kicks off for Summerland students, Monday, Sept. 27. Student council members have planned a week full of activities to promote Bobcat pride that will lead to the crowning of the king...

 

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

Where were you 50 years ago, on Thanksgiving, when two of the top college football programs battled it out in what is known as the game of the century? I was hoping for a repeat outcome Saturday,...

 

Runners gain valuable experience

While none of the Bobcat cross country team members earned a medal in Friday's O'Neill Invite, they gained experience for upcoming meets. Coach Shannon Schumacher called the meet "competitive." "Our...

 

Injuries, missed opportunities plague Bobcats in loss to West Holt

Missed extra points, coupled with solid second-quarter play from West Holt, led the Bobcats to a 40-26 road loss, Friday, in Atkinson. Bobcat head coach Tom Thramer said the game was "like a roller...

 

Bobcats win one, lose one at triangular

Summerland sits at 5-10 on the season after going 1-1 in matches at the Sept. 14 Boyd County triangular. The Lady Bobcats avenged a Sept. 11 loss to Creighton in the first match, downing the...

 

Board Approves 2021-2022 budget

The Summerland School District will operate on a $13,331,200 budget in 2021-22. Board members approved the proposed budget and tax levy request during Monday's regular board meeting, the first held...

 

-Isms: Views on life in Rural America

Words to live by: Don’t let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. Easier said than done. My inner peace is on high alert, and honestly, if you live in Clearwater (or any place affected...

 

Tough defense, fake punt lead Bobcats to victory

Alabama football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant once said, Defense wins championships." For the Summerland Bobcats, a solid defensive showing limited the visiting CWC offense to 213 total yards, giving the...

 

Bobcats finishes second at Creighton Invite

The Lady Bobcat volleyball team sits at 4-9 on the season after winning two of seven sets during three days of competition last week. The Bobcats broke in the new gymnasium Sept. 7, hosting a double...

 

XC runners show growth

Summerland boys' and girls' cross country teams finished fourth in their respective divisions at Boyd County meet, held Sept. 9, in Butte. In the girls' race, Aislynn Kester ran 24:45, crossing the...

 

Resolution slows traffic near new school site

Reduced speed limit signs, with flashing lights, will warn traffic traveling near the new Summerland School site, to slow down. Antelope County commissioners approved a resolution to the effect...

 

Smith listens, addresses constituents' concerns

Third District representative Adrian Smith met with area residents, Aug. 18, at the Neligh Public Library. He told constituents it is "refreshing to meet with folks faceto- face, rather than by...

 

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

About 10 days ago, I started watching “One Day in America,” a National Geographic series about what I consider the darkest day in our nation’s history: the September 11 attacks. Watching the...

 

Despite strong start, Bobcats fall to Redbirds

Summerland struck early and took a four-point advantage to the locker room at the half, but it wasn't enough to subdue the rated St. Mary's on Friday. Led by Aidan Hedstrom, the Cardinals rallied in t...

 

Bobcats stumble in triangulars

Despite strong performances from the serving line and at the net, the Lady Bobcats finished last week with a single win and three losses in matches at the Central Valley and St. Mary's triangulars....

 

Meyer, Ofe crowned contest winners

Two individuals will receive a cash prize from the Advocate-Messenger, in addition to a gift certificate to Sly’s Family Bar and Grill, in Neligh after predicting scores in the first two Husker...

 

Village of Clearwater receives housing funding

The Village of Clearwater will receive $221,000 from the Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund to develop a housing project. Notification was received Thursday from the Nebraska Department of...

 

Cross country teams finish fourth at Boyd County meet

Summerland boys' and girls' cross country teams finished fourth in their respective divisions at Thursday's Boyd County meet. In the girls' race, Aislynn Kester ran 24:45, crossing the finish line in...

 

Family fun on display in Page

Family entertainment filled Saturday's schedule during the annual Page Community Day celebration. A sand dig delighted many youngsters, who dug tunnels and holes in a large sandpile, in search of...

 

Word of the year: Opportunity

It was a day for the record books. After pushing back the official start date for the 2021-2022 school year, Summerland kindergarten through 12th-grade students reported to class Monday under one...

 

Village board adopts road plan

Future repairs for streets in the Village of Clearwater were discussed during a one- and six year street plan hearing, Monday, in Clearwater. Reed Miller, of Miller & Associates, from Kearney, said...

 

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

I'm not sure who deserves credit for this line, but I want it emblazoned on a T-shirt: "I just love seeing people live their best lie-f on social media." Much like tabloid journalism, you can spin a...

 

Lady Cats short on experience, long on will to win

Summerland's volleyball team sits at 1-1 after the Aug. 26 season opener at the West Holt triangular. Four letter winners return to the 2021 squad, including Hadley Cheatum, Harper Klabenes, Adyson...

 

Three earn medals at opening meet

Aislynn Kester, Alex Thiele and Jesse Thiele brought home medals from the Bobcat cross country season opener, held Aug. 26, at the Calamus Golf Course, in Burwell. In the girls' division, Kester...

 

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