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 By LuAnn Schindler    News    December 1, 2022 

Fire, smoke damages Bobkitten Preschool

A sooty film of gray and black covers the walls of Orchard's BobKitten Preschool, a sharp contrast to the normal colorful artwork that decorates the space. The smoke damage is the result of a...

 

Teenage themes weave through play's storyline

Fitting in, finding acceptance and making critical choices - as told by a group of misfits struggling with the consequences of bullying - is the message of Summerland's 2022 play production, "Freak."...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    December 1, 2022 

Clearwater celebrating an 'old-fashioned Christmas'

Clearwater will kick off the holiday season with its annual old-fashioned Christmas, Sunday, Dec. 4. Soup, sandwiches, desserts and drinks will be served between 5 and 8 p.m., at the American Legion....

 

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

My turn to weigh on the new Husker hire. I’m no football guru, but I’ve been around the program long enough and have plenty of connections with former players (and we talk football a lot), so I...

 

Huskers hire new head coach

After a 76-day search on the coaching trail, Nebraska officially introduced its 31st head coach, Monday. Matt Rhule, a former walk-on Big 10 linebacker at Penn State and former coach in collegiate...

 

Holiday tournament bracket released

A December staple - the annual holiday basketball tournament - will debut in a new venue this year. The Summerland Holiday Tournament, scheduled for Dec. 28 and 29, will be played at the Summerland Sc...

 

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

The gift of gratitude. The topic has definitely been on my mind lately, even moreso as the holiday season approaches. I’ll blame TikTok for the latest obsession. Earlier this month, East Idaho...

 

After more than 30 years in education, Appleby ready for retirement

The search for a new high school principal at Summerland Public School is underway. Greg Appleby, longtime Ewing and Summerland administrator, announced he will retire at the end of the current academ...

 

Supervisors approve updated zoning regulations, send solar proposals back to planning committee

After sifting line by line through proposed zoning regulations, Holt County Supervisors approved changes for regulations regarding pipelines, carbon pipelines and wind energy. Proposed regulations...

 

Potential and promise

As a freshman, Olga Mendoza watched several Latinx students receive scholarships from the Gallery of Stars, presented during the annual Latino Youth Summit, held at Central Community College in...

 

Voters approve higher minimum wage, voter ID in midterm election

Two initiative measures - one requiring photographic identification, one increasing minimum wage - were passed by Nebraska voters during the Nov. 8 General Election. Initiative 432 amends Nebraska's...

 

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

What object from your personal or family history has special meaning, either as a memento of the past or a reflection of your identity? The question - stemming from a National Public Radio story I...

 

Chamber building upgrade gets the nod

The Clearwater Chamber of Commerce will continue to develop plans for a proposed building at the organization’s rodeo grounds. The size of the building is yet to be decided, following a vote of...

 

Clearwater's Big Rodeo named Mid-States large purse rodeo of the year

Three in a row. Clearwater's Big Rodeo, sponsored by the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce, received it's third consecutive nod as the top large purse rodeo by members of the Mid-States Rodeo Association...

 

Veterans dinner planned in Clearwater

Clearwater Sons of the American Legion will host its annaul veterans' dinner, Sunday, Nov. 13. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn, dinner rolls and dessert will be served for a freewill...

 

School to present Veterans Day program

Summerland School students will explain what veterans mean to them during a Veterans Day program, scheduled for Friday, Nov. 11, at 10:30 a.m. Area veterans, as well as the public, are invited to...

 

Village of Clearwater receives planning grant

The Village of Clearwater received good news Thursday. Nebraska Department of Economic Development notified village officials it will be the recipient of a Community Development Block Grant to...

 

Holt County Supervisors table decision on proposed zoning regulations

A decision on proposed planning and zoning regulations in Holt County will wait until at least Nov. 16. That's the next time county supervisors will meet in regular session, at 9:45 a.m., at the...

 

Isms: Views on life in rural America

By the time this edition of SAM hits your mailbox, election results should be completed and canvassing boards will have or will be scheduled to meet to verify results. I did my civic duty and cast a...

 

Late delivery for newspaper

This week's edition of the Advocate-Messenger will be hot off the press . . . tomorrow. Press upgrades were made at our Iowa-based printer over the weekend and it's taking longer than expected to...

 

Ground broke for housing project in Clearwater

A new duplex is under development in Clearwater, with assistance from a $221,000 Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund grant. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday, Oct. 27, at the site on the...

 

Election 2022

Polls open at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8, for voters to cast ballots in the 2022 general election. Summerland-area precincts include the American Legion, Clearwater precinct; city hall, Ewing precinct;...

 

Board of health hears update on armory late fees, PPE disposal

North Central District Health Department board of health members learned two things Friday about personal protective equipment storage at the O’Neill Armory, during Friday’s monthly meeting in...

 

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

In middle school, my favorite shoes were Chucks. I had three pairs: red, white and black. They were comfy. And, honestly, I didn’t care what shoes I wore. I wasn’t trying to make a fashion...

 

Village of Clearwater receives planning grant

The Village of Clearwater received good news Thursday. Nebraska Department of Economic Development notified officials it will be the recipient of a Community Development Block Grant to spearhead...

 

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