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 By LuAnn Schindler    News    June 4, 2020 

Bucking the trend: Annual Clearwater Rodeo a 'go'

Saddle up, cowboys and cowgirls. Clearwater's Big Rodeo, 53rd edition, is loading in the chute, ready to ride. Clearwater Chamber of Commerce members unanimously approved to move the organization's...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    June 4, 2020 

Orchard seniors set to graduate June 6

In an unconventional year, graduation ceremonies at Orchard Public Schools will have a different look June 6, due to directed health measures in effect. Commencement exercises will begin at 2 p.m.,...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    Opinion    June 4, 2020 

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

One of the most fitting quotes I have read concerning protests for the death of George Floyd is the simple truth. “Speaking out against white supremacy and race-based violence does not make you...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    June 4, 2020 

Adventures in stalking

On a lazy Saturday afternoon, I slip on my chore boots and head to the farm. They're heavy, caked with mud from the last outing, but required wear for where we are headed. Scott hops in the truck and...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    May 28, 2020

Cardenas joins SAM staff as summer intern

A Wayne State College senior will join the Summerland Advocate-Messenger staff, as an intern, through a program sponsored by the Nebraska Press Association. Morgan Cardenas, a 2016 graduate of Gothenb...

 

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

A cottony billow of dandelion seeds caught my attention Saturday, while I placed flowers along the row of family members’ graves in the Oakdale cemetery. The flower seemed out of place among the...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    May 21, 2020

Crumbling conditions

Too many holes in the road to count. That's the situation on 516 Avenue, in a one-mile section from the Elkhorn River Bridge, north to the intersection of 853 Road. The condition of this stretch of...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    School    May 21, 2020

Moser selected for state FFA position

Instead of watching the big screen at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln for the announcement of the State FFA student leadership, Alyssa Moser, of Clearwater, discovered she was one of seven students...

 

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

Some of the best gifts received from family didn’t cost anything, except time. Memories of baking in both grandmothers’ kitchens still flood to mind every time I try a new recipe or attempt to rol...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    May 21, 2020

Ewing voters approve economic development measure

In what may well become Antelope County's first election by mail resulted in voter turnout of 47.62%, according to county clerk Lisa Payne. Of the 4,488 registered voters in the county, 2,137 individu...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    May 14, 2020

Conserving the American spirit

A group of horseback riders ventured along the Cowboy Trail, and occasionally along Highway 275 Monday. Destination: Valentine. What initially began as a fundraiser for wildlife conservation in the...

 

-Isms: Views on life in Rural America

What is your why? Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook posed the question to University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduates during Saturday’s virtual ceremony. His question got me thinking. Okay, actually...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    May 14, 2020

Unified board meets for final time

Members of Nebraska Unified District #1 board answered roll call for the final time, May 11, as the board held its last meeting before the three member schools go separate ways. Clearwater and Orchard...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    May 14, 2020

Clearwater Memorial Day program canceled

Clearwater American Legion Post 267 and Auxiliary members will not host the annual Memorial Day service at the Clearwater cemetery, due to COVID-19 restrictions. Organization members still plan to...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    School    May 7, 2020

Building on the future

Powdery particles of soil sifted through the air Friday afternoon, as school officials broke ground on the Summerland school project. Summerland Board Committee members, along with original boards of...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    School    May 7, 2020

Cruise night planned for Clearwater class of 2020

The Clearwater Chamber of Commerce and Summerland Advocate-Messenger will host a cruise night event for the Clearwater Public School class of 2020. Join in the fun, Friday, May 8. Cruise down Main...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    Opinion    May 7, 2020

-Isms: View on life in rural America

It’s been said that each fingerprint is unique. I contend a person’s handwriting tells a similar story. Dad’s handwriting - beginning to appear a bit shaky - is the quintessential teacher...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    School    May 7, 2020

Clearwater board of education sets graduation date

Clearwater Public School's class of 2020 will graduate June 20. The original board of education approved the date, and set a second date as a back-up plan, at its May 5 meeting. If a traditional...

 

Excitement to disappointment

When Clearwater, Ewing and Orchard seniors went to school March 16, they did not know it would be the last time they attended school with their classmates. The three school districts announced they...

 

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

All I really needed to know about gardening I learned from my grandparents. Gardening is hard, yet rewarding, work. Planting seeds, caring for tender plants, watering daily and harvesting require pati...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    April 30, 2020

Ricketts announces state testing plan

On April 21, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts announced a plan for testing for COVID-19. A public-private partnership will expand testing over several weeks. Per program guidelines, residents will be able...

 

Light up the town for the Clearwater class of 2020

The Clearwater Chamber of Commerce and Summerland Advocate-Messenger will host a cruise night event for the Clearwater Public School class of 2020. Join in the fun, Friday, May 8. Cruise down Main...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    April 23, 2020

Trial runs allow hospital to fine-tune preparedness procedures

Prepared. Diane Carlin, chief executive officer of Antelope Memorial Hospital, used the word to describe staff members' efforts to be prepared if the health care facility in Neligh is faced with an...

 

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

Henry David Thoreau wrote, “When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest of times, and to the latest.” The quote has been on my mind lately fo...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    April 23, 2020

Mental health check:

Between stay-at-home orders, a slowing economy and health concerns, the COVID-19 pandemic has people feeling on edge. Diane Carlin, chief executive officer at Antelope Memorial Hospital, said...

 

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