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 By LuAnn Schindler    News    April 15, 2021 

Village of Clearwater's electronic bill payment system is live

The Village of Clearwater will offer a new online option for residents wanting to pay their bills. An online payport went live the first full week of April, according to Village Clerk Angie Hupp. A...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    School    April 15, 2021 

Kerkman will represent Clearwater Legion at Cornhusker Girls State

Emma Kerkman, a Summerland-Clearwater junior, will represent Clearwater American Legion Post 267 Auxiliary at the 2021 session of Cornhusker Girls State. She is the daughter of Kelly and Amy Kerkman....

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    Opinion    April 15, 2021 

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

Willpower, by Merriam-Webster’s definition, is the ability to control oneself, a strong determination that allows you to do something difficult. It’s a word I hear tossed about often, dripping...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    Sports    April 15, 2021 

Bobcats finished second at Summerland triangular

Paiton Hoefer carded a 47 to lead the Elgin Public/Pope John golf team to a first-place finish during triangular with Summerland and Chambers/Wheeler Central last Thursday. The Wolfpack ended with...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    School    April 15, 2021 

Testing dates bumped back due to COVID cases

Summerland - Ewing announced Tuesday evening that school officials had been made aware of three positive COVID cases in the elementary building. According to a text message sent via the school’s...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    April 8, 2021

Meuret appointed to county visitors committee

Stephanie Meuret, of Brunswick, will fill a vacated position on the Antelope County Visitors Committee. County commissioners approved the appointment, Tuesday, during a regular meeting, at the...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    April 8, 2021

Holt County Supervisors adopt resolutions

Holt County Supervisors faced a light agenda, approving two resolutions, during the board’s March 31 meeting in O’Neill. Resolution 2021-10 approves the formation of a COVID American Rescue Plan...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    April 8, 2021

Single-family housing development in the works

Plans to develop single-family housing units, in Clearwater, are one step closer to reality. Clearwater Community Development Group, LLC, broke ground on property located at Sixth and Iowa streets, Ma...

 

Niobrara Valley Conference art show planned

More than 1,200 pieces of high school and junior high artwork, representing Niobrara Valley Conference schools, will be on display later this month at Atkinson West Holt Public School. The art show...

 

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

A couple topics are brewing in my mind and, since it’s Tuesday, and I’ve been attempting to construct on outline for this week’s column, I’ll probably split it into two sections. See, this is...

 

Quizlets bring home hardware from conference contest

In a battle of wits ... and a little trivia ... Summerland - Clearwater and St. Mary's quiz bowl teams fought through two finals to determine a winner of the Niobrara Valley Conference quiz bowl. The...

 

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

I was eight years old when I fell in love with a movie genre, er - maybe it was a crush on Paul Newman. The cause of puppy love: the bicycle scene in “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” where...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    April 1, 2021

Weight limit in effect on Antelope County roads

Signs noting a seven-ton weight limit were posted along Antelope County oil roads, following discussion by county commissioners at the board's March 9 meeting, in Neligh. Discussion on the potential...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    April 1, 2021

Buggy, pickup crash remains under investigation

An accident that happened Wednesday, along U.S. Highway 20, approximately two miles west of Orchard, remains under investigation by the Nebraska State Patrol. At approximately 3:45, on March 24, the A...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    April 1, 2021

Holt County passes Second Amendment resolution

Holt County Supervisors approved a resolution declaring the county a Second Amendment sanctuary during the board’s March 16 meeting in O’Neill. The resolution cites U.S. Supreme Court cases...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    March 25, 2021

Housing group builds on Clearwater's future

A group of Clearwater residents are building on the future of the village's housing stock. And, they're banking that other residents want to build on the future, too. The Clearwater Community...

 

New coordinators to lead local TeamMates program

Two new coordinators will assume leadership positions with the Summerland School TeamMates chapter. Mike Tabbert and Anita Tabbert will serve as coordinators, effective April 1. They will replace...

 

Nordby, Nilson earn bronze medals at state speech contest

A poignant story about two brothers - Aaron and Frankie - and the fine line between reality and fantasy, landed Summerland speech team members Kyra Nilson and Emily Nordby on the medal stand at...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    March 25, 2021

Commissioners approve road closure

A one-mile stretch of 841 Road, between 510 and 511 avenues, located in the southwest part of the county, has been officially closed. A resolution for the road closure was finalized during the...

 

Summerland school board reassesses mask mandate

After listening to multiple parents address Summerland School's mask mandate during the public participation segment of the March 16 school board meeting, members voted to make masks optional for stud...

 

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

How do you measure a year? According to “Seasons of Love,” from the Broadway hit “Rent,” in 525,600 minutes, you measure life “in daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee, in...

 

Inaugural Bobcat track season off to fast start

The first names to fill the Bobcat track record books were written Friday, when Summerland track team began its inaugural season at the Wayne State College Invite. Prior to the meet, Coach Shannon...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    March 25, 2021

Ewing Family Foods updates store's coolers and freezer section

Shoppers at Ewing Family Foods may notice the freezer section, located along the east wall of the store, features a new look. The produce cooler along the north wall also has a fresh appearance. The...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    March 25, 2021

US Highway 20 accident remains under investigation

An accident that happened Wednesday, along U.S. Highway 20, approximately two miles west of Orchard, remains under investigation by the Nebraska State Patrol. At approximately 3:45, on March 24, the A...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    March 25, 2021

Ewing church announces Holy Week services

Ewing United Methodist-Presbyterian Church will host a daily services during Holy Week. From Monday, March 29, through Friday, April 2, a service will be held daily, at noon. Lunch will be served at...

 

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