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 By LuAnn Schindler    News    August 6, 2020 

Trio Tackle continues family legacy

Great ideas begin at the kitchen table. For Max Heiter and Gary Jones, a hobby hooked their interests and they turned it into a well-known business, H & J Lures, based in Royal. Now, the small-tow...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    August 6, 2020 

Entrepreneur lures in customers

Ten-year-old Taylor Sonnenfelt enjoys fishing. She also likes earrings. After her dad, Brandon, and uncles, Alex and Derek Sonnenfelt, took over H & J Lures, she thought the teardrop lures looked...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    School    August 6, 2020 

Summerland classes begin August 13

Summerland Public Schools will begin classes, Thursday, Aug. 13. A 2 p.m. dismissal is scheduled that day. Clearwater site The school building will open at 7:45 a.m. and breakfast will be served at...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    Opinion    August 6, 2020 

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

Who is your favorite sitcom dad? Think about it before committing to a final answer. Several come to mind - strong role models who believe in family, the hate-to-love protagonist who struggles with...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    August 6, 2020 

Rodeo grounds to receive upgrade

When the 2021 version of Clearwater's Big Rodeo occurs next June, attendees will notice yet another improvement on rodeo grounds. Last week, a group of Clearwater Chamber of Commerce volunteers...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    July 30, 2020

Veteran journalist joins SAM staff

A community journalist with Nebraska ties joined the Advocate-Messenger staff, July 22. Mark Mahoney, an Omaha native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate, will cover the Antelope County...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    July 30, 2020

Ewing grads leave high school careers in rear view mirror

The class of 2020 has left the building. With diplomas in hand, the last class to graduate as Ewing Tigers spent Sunday afternoon together, surrounded by family and school personnel, during a 2 p.m. g...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    July 30, 2020

Holt County Suupervisors discuss force spraying for weed control

Holt County Supervisors spent nearly one hour discussing force spraying, conducted by the Holt County Weed Department, during the board's July 16 meeting. Superintendent Bill Babutzke told the...

 

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

It’s either black or white. No gray area exists. A former student - we’ll call him B - once told me the above-mentioned statement. From his perspective, things either happened a particular way or...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    July 30, 2020

Holt County Fair begins Tuesday

The 2020 Holt County Fair, in Chambers, will have a different look this year. All livestock shows will be show and go, with youth bringing and taking home livestock the days of the shows. "The public...

 

Ewing Class of 2020 prepares for graduation

Ewing Public School's senior class went from studying history to becoming part it. After spending the last quarter of school learning remotely, and living through a global pandemic, the last class to...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    July 23, 2020

A sweet sound

Barbara Bolte isn't exactly sure when she began collecting wind chimes, but she knows what prompted her to hang the collection of 400 unique pieces from the rafters in the garage of her Orchard home....

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    July 23, 2020

Ready, set, celebrate!

A weekend of family-friendly fun is on tap, July 24 through 26, in Orchard. Orchard’s annual community celebration begins Friday, with a drive-through chicken dinner planned at the Rex. Orchard...

 

-Isms

How many lifequakes have you experienced? After listening to Bruce Feiler on a podcast, and watching a segment with him on the Today show, I have to answer, “Quite a few.” A lifequake is exactly...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    July 16, 2020

Schools set to open August 13

Summerland schools will have a normal opening, Aug. 13. Superintendent Dale Martin made the announcement Monday during the board of education's regular meeting. He distributed information about a...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    July 16, 2020

ESU 8 entertains discussion to purchase Clearwater school facility

Clearwater site Principal Mike Sanne told Summerland Board of Education members he met with Educational Service Unit 8 administrator, Corey Dahl, to discuss the service unit’s potential purchase of...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    July 16, 2020

Born to buck

Rodeo-goers ooh and ahh as riders cling to bucking stock or bulls, hoping to see an eight-second ride. What spectators do not see behind the scenes is the importance quality stock plays in providing...

 

-Isms: Original views on life in rural America

We made it. Happy first anniversary to the Advocate-Messenger family. One year ago, Jenna, Cassidy, Sandy and I were using my dining room table as a desk and took over the Schindler hacienda,...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    July 16, 2020

Columbus native claims rodeo queen title

Brooke Lehr, of Columbus, earned the title of Miss Clearwater Rodeo 2020. Lehr was crowned by retiring queen Ashleigh Nelson, of Tilden, during the July 10 opening of Clearwater's Big Rodeo....

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    July 9, 2020

Nebraska Extension releases adjusted 4-H schedule for Antelope County Fair

The 4-H division of the Antelope County Fair will have a different look in 2020. Tessa Hain, 4-H youth development coordinator, said, extension personnel appreciate input for how fair events will look...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    July 9, 2020

Four vie to take rodeo queen reins

Four individuals will vie for the title of Miss Clearwater Rodeo 2020 during Friday's opening evening of rodeo competition. The winner will reign over the 53rd annual event, scheduled for Friday...

 

-Isms: Original views on life in rural America

Some weeks, I know exactly what I want to say when it comes to this column. The idea takes root and over the weekend, I write and rewrite in my mind before committing word to paper. Other weeks, it...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    July 2, 2020

Clearwater Rodeo ready to rock

While the 53rd version of Clearwater's Big Rodeo will look familiar, several adaptations will be in place because of COVID-19 concerns. According to Clearwater Chamber of Commerce President Curt...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    July 2, 2020

Business booming for Ewing fireworks stand

The Fourth of July is only a few days away and one Ewing business is prepared to ignite everyone's passion for all things pyrotechnic. RTS Fireworks, located at Rotherham Tire Service, at 201 E. Nebra...

 

-Isms: Original views on life in rural America

This is my favorite time of year. Sweet summer is in full swing, sun lights the sky until late evening, we fire up the grill nightly and outdoor activities occupy spare time. Summertime means my...

 

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