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 By LuAnn Schindler    News    December 5, 2019 

Cookie Craze

Janie Olson arranges a dozen miniature pine tree-shaped cookies on a tray, grabs a bag of green frosting and begins piping the sweet cookie covering. First, she traces an outline along the edges...

 

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How do we sustain rural America? The question was discussed Monday in Norfolk during a town hall meeting titled "Growing Together." The event, sponsored by the Aksarben Foundation, included speakers...

 

Building fundamentals key for young Bobcat wrestlers

The Summerland wrestling squad will rely on senior leadership when the season begins Thursday, Dec. 5, in Wayne. Head Coach Dan Roeber said Eli Macke and James Kester are "eager to start the Bobcat...

 

Three junior wrestlers earn first-place medals

Jesse Thiele, Matt Umphress and Isaak Maxwell picked up gold mdals at the Neligh-Oakdale junior high wrestling invite, Dec. 2. Thiele and Umphress finished 3-0 and Maxwell, 2-0. Other competitors...

 

Experience will add depth to Lady Bobcats

Expect to see more physical play during girls' basketball games this season. Summerland Head Coach Greg Appleby said the move to Class C2 will require the team to adjust its game. "We will see more...

 

Competitiveness will boost Summerland squad

Twenty-one athletes comprise the 2019-2020 Summerland boys' basketball team, including five returning starters from two squads. Coach Brett Kaczor said his team has several strengths including...

 

Kountry Korner Cafe offers homecooked meals mixed with hometown pride

Diners searching for old-fashioned comfort food, classic staples and decadent desserts can venture four miles off U.S. Highway 20 and discover Kountry Korner Cafe in Page. Tyson Peed assumed...

 

What's the price of Thanksgiving dinner

Slice the turkey, add a slab of ham and pile the whipped cream on a piece of pumpkin pie. Toss a few veggies and dinner rolls on the side and the Thanksgiving feast you plan for family Thursday will...

 

Administrative contract renewal dates not on same staffing timeline

Timing of administrative contract renewal was a major discussion point during a joint board meeting, Nov. 20, in Ewing. Following discussion about certificated staffing, Orchard educator Kristin...

 

-Isms

A recent New York Times article, "Farm Country Feeds America. But Just Try Buying Groceries There," by Jack Healy, nailed what happens when a community loses its grocery store. The article shares the...

 

Discussion about new Summerland district underway

Clearwater, Ewing and Orchard school boards covered a long list of agenda items, Nov. 20, during a three and one-half hour meeting, in Ewing. Discussion focused on the new Summerland school district,...

 

Renegades, Cyclones named to all-district squad

Two Cyclone football players and 11 Renegade gridiron grinders received all-district honors for D2-5. Wyatt Wagner, a CWCE senior, and Eli Macke, a senior for OC, were named first-team running backs,...

 

Celebrate the holidays at the Old-Fashioned Christmas in Clearwater

The holiday season begins Dec. 7, in Clearwater, at the community's Old-Fashioned Christmas, sponsored by the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce. A soup dinner will be served from 5 to 7:30 p.m., at the...

 

High speed chase ends in Antelope County

A South Dakota man is in custody following a multi-county case that ended Monday near the U.S. Highway 20 and Nebraska Highway 14 junction, between Royal and Brunswick. Matthew Waters, 34, of Colton,...

 

Paper joins News First

The Summerland Advocate-Messenger is joining News First, a consortium of northeast Nebraska newspapers, to showcase impressive content newspapers in the region produce on a regular basis. The product...

 

Summerland school bond passes

Phase one: complete. With last week's successful passage of the Summerland school bond, board of education members from Clearwater, Ewing and Orchard planned to meet Wednesday, Nov. 20, in Ewing, to...

 

Letters to Santa accepted

Clearwater, Ewing and Orchard children wanting to share Christmas wish lists with Santa have an opportunity to do so. Ewing information technology application classes are acting as liaisons for...

 

-Isms

A faded envelope sat tucked inside Dad's top dresser drawer. On it, a list of dollar amounts written in his precise penmanship. More than 10 columns crossed the expanse of that pouch, each line...

 

Donors make a difference

Saving a life and making a difference were evident during the Ewing FBLA blood drive. The youth organization sponsored the Nov. 13 drive at Ewing United Methodist-Presbyterian Church. Blood donations...

 

Krebs tenders school board resignation

After being selected to fill a position on another elected board, Regina Krebs, of Clearwater, offered her resignation from the Clearwater Board of Education at the Nov. 13 meeting. Principal Mike...

 

Summerland school bond passes

Phase one: complete. With Tuesday's successful passage of the Summerland school bond, board of education members from Clearwater, Ewing and Orchard plan to meet Wednesday, Nov. 20, in Ewing, to start...

 

Every day is Veterans Day

Veterans Day took on special significance, Monday, Nov. 11, as Summerland communities showed appreciation for veterans who have fought for and continue to defend our country's freedoms. Veterans and...

 

NVC one-act staged in Ewing Tuesday

All the world's a stage, and on Nov. 19, actors from Niobrara Valley Conference east division schools will take center stage in Ewing. Curtain for the first performance is at 9 a.m., with Pope John...

 

Neligh couple honored by History Nebraska

Brian and Gloria Christiansen, of Neligh, will be presented with History Nebraska’s Heritage Hero award for their years of commitment to Antelope County, the Antelope County museum complex and the...

 

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It's funny when people on the coasts figure out Midwestern culture. For several months, I've read magazine articles about and website postings dedicated to what may be a true middle-of-the-country del...

 

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