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 By LuAnn Schindler    News    January 21, 2021 

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...

 

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. The...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    January 21, 2021 

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...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    January 21, 2021 

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...

 

-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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Weed superintendent position offered to Oakdale man

Antelope County has a new weed superintendent. The path to hiring for the position met a thorny obstacle along the way. Antelope County Commissioners' Chairman Charlie Henery said, during a Jan. 5 mee...

 

Heithoff benefit set for Saturday

A silent auction and soup dinner for Eric Heithoff, of Elgin, will be held Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Rex Theatre, in Orchard. Serving will begin at 11 a.m. and continue until 2 p.m. Free-will...

 

-Isms

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes ... including you.” Anne Lamott’s quote hits home this week. So, I’ll keep this short and sweet. I am taking a week off...

 

Thiele strikes gold

Six Bobcat wrestlers earned medals at Saturday's Wisner-Pilger Invitational. Led by junior Colton Thiele, who won the 195-pound championship, the Bobcats tied for fourth, scoring 112 points. Omaha...

 

Weekend fire damages Clearwater home

Clearwater Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department responded to a call late Sunday evening at 406 Iowa Street. Assistant Fire Chief Mark Allemang said the fire was reported at approximately 11:55 p.m....

 

-Isms

One photo of my parents captures them in their zone. It’s their wedding anniversary and they’re waltzing. Both are looking directly at the camera, still smiling after 40 years of wedded bliss....

 

Bobcat JV wrestlers finish sixth

The Bobcat junior varsity wrestling team tied for sixth, Monday, at the Wisner-Pilger Invite, accumulating 63 points in a field of a dozen teams. Schuyler claimed the top position, scoring 207.5 point...

 

Clearwater firefighters respond to house fire

Clearwater Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department responded to a fire call, Wednesday, at a home north of Clearwater. According to information supplied by the Clearwater VFD, a motorist noticed smoke...

 

Hindsight is 2020

If 2020 vision existed, the past year may have turned out differently. Or, maybe we needed this year to define our strengths and guide us toward a revision of what we deem as normal. The year 2020 cau...

 

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

History buff LuAnn is geeking out this week, racing to beat the clock to New Year’s Eve, when AMC-produced “Hell on Wheels” will be withdrawn from the Netflix repertoire. I’d seen...

 

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

“I need a sign to let me know you’re here. All of these lines are being crossed over the atmosphere...” That song lyric, from “Calling All Angels,” by Train, kept replaying in my mind...

 

Applications for Clearwater ED incentive due

An economic development program, designed to assist Clearwater businesses through COVID-19, will end Dec. 31. The Village of Clearwater LB840 Emergency Commercial Grant Program was established this...

 

Board accepts teacher resignations

Six Summerland School certified staff members submitted letters of resignation at the board of education's Dec. 14 meeting, in Orchard. Amy Ritter, first grade instructor, in Ewing, submitted an...

 

Santa, Grinch keep Christmas tradition alive

While Santa Claus stopped in Clearwater, Saturday, a green-faced Grinch added to holiday fun, photobombing pictures as Jolly Old St. Nick greeted area youngsters at The Office. Unlike past years,... Full story

 

'Great conjunction' offers rare planetary event

On Dec. 21 - the shortest day of the year - two planets will align in the evening sky, giving stargazers an opportunity to view a Christmas kiss. The last time the Jupiter and Saturn passed this close...

 

Electoral College confirms next president

The Electoral College confirmed Joe Biden as the next president of the United States, Monday, as presidential electors cast 306 votes for the Democrat. President Donald Trump earned 232 votes....

 

-Isms

I am a woman on a mission. Or, at least I have an idea I hope Ewing community members will believe is viable and consider pursuing. During Monday’s Village Board of Trustees meeting, discussion...

 

Timeline set for superintendent search

The search for a new superintendent for the Summerland Public School district is underway. If all things proceed on schedule, a new district leader could be named by early February. Board of...

 

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