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 By LuAnn Schindler    News    January 13, 2022 

Creighton resident represents Antelope County in statehouse

A new face will represent Antelope County residents in the Nebraska Unicameral. Timothy Gragert, of Creighton, serves District #40, which includes Antelope County, following redistricting measures...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    January 13, 2022 

Antelope, Holt county officials hear details about proposed carbon pipeline

Details about a proposed pipeline that would push carbon dioxide from ethanol plants in Nebraska and surrounding states to North Dakota were presented to county officials during December meetings in...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    January 13, 2022 

Landowners express concerns about proposed CO2 pipeline

A handful of Holt County residents shared concerns about a proposed CO2 pipeline with supervisors during Holt County's Dec. 30 meeting. Diana Steskal, of Atkinson, said landowners are asking...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    January 13, 2022 

Holt County Supervisors approve redistricting map

Holt County Supervisors approved Resolution 2021-33, redistricting of the seven supervisor districts, using an equal population, based on the 2020 U.S. Census, during its Dec. 30 meeting, on a 5-1 vot...

 

-Isms: Views on life from rural America

Watching a couple episodes of the CW (now on Netflix) telenovela, “Jane the Virgin,” got me thinking. Life is one big soap opera, a dramedy full of ups and downs, mixed with moments of...

 

Summerland comes from behind to down North Central

The Bobcats clawed through two opponents last week, finishing 2-1, after picking up wins over Plainview and North Central. The Cats sit 5-6 on the season, following Friday's five-point loss to West...

 

Lady Bobcats down Plainview, West Holt

Summerland sits at 9-3 for the year, after the Bobcats competed in three games, beginning Jan. 4. Coach Greg Appleby said his squad had three tough games and were able to survive with a 2-1 record....

 

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

While scrolling through my phone, I happened upon an article that caught my interest. The title: “20 Things to Do Instead of Scrolling Through Your Phone.” Ironic, right? Truth be told, I have...

 

Walthill wins holiday tourney championship

It was a tale of unbalanced quarters for the Bobcat boys' basketball team, during the Dec. 28 championship game of the Summerland Holiday Tournament. The hosts lost to Walthill, 67-46. Walthill...

 

Commissioners amend sheriff's salary

Antelope County commissioners voted unanimously, Tuesday, to amend the salary for the county sheriff. Commissioner Dean Smith was absent from the meeting. Commissioner Carolyn Pedersen told fellow...

 

Bobcats advance to holiday tourney championships

The Bobcat girls' and boys' basketball teams were slated to play for the Summerland Holiday Tournament championships, Tuesday evening. The Advocate-Messenger went to press prior to tipoff. Complete co...

 

Denied

Based on the county's comprehensive plan, Holt County supervisors denied a perpetual wetland reserve easement, for Melvin Knox's Bar K Bar , LLC, during a Dec. 16 public hearing, at the courthouse in...

 

Commissioners approve redistricting map during emergency meeting

Approved. Disapproved. Finalized, finally. Those steps led to a Dec. 23 special meeting of the Antelope County commissioners, where a new redistricting map was given the final nod. Commissioners...

 

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

I had to chuckle, Sunday, during one of our family get-togethers, when several of us mentioned we would like to be home by 7 p.m. Why? “Yellowstone.” I was late to the “Yellowstone” bandwagon....

 

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

In the Sidebar, we have a T-shirt screen print available that reads, “Merry Stress-mas.” I can relate. It’s Monday night and I haven’t started holiday shopping. In my defense, we aren’t cele...

 

Girls claim team title

The Summerland girls’ wrestling team scored 62.5 points and returned home with the team championship from Friday’s EPPJ invite. South Loup finished second, scoring 42 points. Sydni McConnell...

 

Bobcats give solid performances at Wolfpack Invite

Summerland boys' wrestling team brought home the runner-up trophy from Saturday's EPPJ Invite. The Bobcats scored 130.5 points in the 13-team field. Plainview scored 144.5 points to win the meet....

 

Clearwater housing group completes first housing unit

A new housing structure in Clearwater is ready for occupancy. Clearwater Community Development Group, LLC, will host an open house, Saturday, from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Community members, as well as...

 

Ewing trustees approve treatment for well

Ewing village trustees learned Monday evening that the 66 well is encrusted and may require chemical treatment. Larry Steele, an engineer representing Miller & Associates, of Kearney, said a video of...

 

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

The headline is intriguing: What’s your state’s favorite Christmas cookie? The deck headline provides the source for the nationwide poll: Google shares unique holiday searches. According to the ac...

 

Kester finishes sixth at Battle at the Point

If Saturday’s wrestling invite in West Point proved anything, it showed girls’ wrestling is a thriving sport in the state of Nebraska. Twenty-two schools descended on the Cuming County town to fig...

 

Commissioners approve redistricting map

Antelope County Commissioners approved redistricting plans, Tuesday, although a final map, with township boundaries and village overlays will not be available until Dec. 17. Commissioners listened to...

 

Women gather in Page for annual salad supper

Joyful fellowship. The two terms combine to set the ambiance for a longstanding Page tradition, the yearly women's salad supper. This year's supper, celebrated Dec. 1, at the Page United Methodist...

 

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

“Kids believe in Santa; adults believe in childhood.” Author Cate Kennedy hits the mark with that line from her short story collection, “Dark Roots.” Last week, while Scott, Elizabeth and I...

 

Lady Cats cruise past Neligh - Oakdale

The Lady Bobcats jumped out to a 15-4 first-quarter lead and never looked back in the Dec. 2 season opener, as they dominated Neligh-Oakdale, 54-18. Summerland poured on the points in the second...

 

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