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Lady Bobcats advance to conference semi-final

The Lady Bobcats downed Neligh-Oakdale, Monday, during the second round of the Niobrara Valley Conference volleyball tournament. Summerland swept the Lady Warriors, 25-16, 25-10 and 25-14, in a...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    October 22, 2020 

Supervisors allocate funding for permanent drainage ditch

Holt County Supervisors approved fixing a drainage issue on the corner of 496 Avenue and 871 road, approximately two miles east of O'Neill. Whether Grattan Township will assist with costs for the...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    October 22, 2020 

Full slate on general election ballot for Holt County voters

Local races in the 2020 general election may pique voters' attention this year. Holt County voters have until Friday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m., to request ballots by mail or fax a request to vote early in...

 

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She was a spitfire. From the first moment she walked into my classroom at Lutheran High Northeast, I knew Janelle would be one of those students: the ones you forge a bond with and see the potential...

 

Bobcats throttle Ainsworth in season finale

Bobcat running phenom Trevor Thomson needed 94 rushing yards to join the 1,000-yard club before the Bobcats game at Ainsworth. Thomson reached that mark - and then some - as he rushed for 320 yards...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    October 22, 2020 

Semi, road grader collide on Summerland Road

A semi tractor-trailer and an Antelope County road grader collided early Wednesday afternoon near the intersection of Summerland Road and 512 Avenue. The accident remains under investigation....

 

New school supplies: Mask mandates

Are masks giving people a false sense of security? The question was posed to Summerland School Board of Education members during its Oct. 12 meeting in Clearwater. During public participation, three...

 

-Isms

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” When our 10-year-old grandson was relaying a story about reading aloud in class, Eleanor Roosevelt’s quote came to mind. It’s not that he dislikes rea...

 

Bulldogs take a bite out of the Bobcats

The Summerland football team experienced a case of second-half blues, Friday, as Creighton took control en route to a 50-14 Bobcat loss. Summerland hit paydirt first, when Trevor Thomson sprinted 53...

 

Fire marshal investigates Orchard blaze

Orchard Fire and Rescue Department responded to a house fire, Thursday, Oct. 8, at 436 Noble Street. The call was issued at approximately 10 p.m. According to Antelope County deputy John Shaver, the...

 

Thiele selected as Believers and Achievers finalist

Eli Thiele, a senior at Summerland School, has been named one of 48 finalists in the U.S. Bank and Nebraska School Activities Association Believers and Achievers program. Thiele, the son of Jim and...

 

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Last week, I spent part of Thursday, Friday and Saturday meeting colleagues via Zoom, taking part in sessions of the National Newspaper Conference. The socially-distanced version offered multiple...

 

Knights win jousting match against Bobcats

The Bobcats could not find an answer to slow North Central's Dolan Pospichal, who was responsible for five Knight drives, in Friday's 52-14 loss. Summerland scored first on a two-yard run by Trevor...

 

Lady Cats pick up two wins

Summerland's Lady Bobcats move to 13-5 on the season following two wins last week. On Sept. 29, Summerland traveled to Spencer for a match with Boyd County. Behind strong hitting by Brenna Wagner and...

 

Public hearing details outlined by board of adjustment

istory, the Holt County Board of Adjustment held an organizational meeting, Sept. 24, to elect a chairman and set parameters for an Oct. 29 public hearing on the TC Energy pipeline construction...

 

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We, at the Advocate-Messenger, are gearing up for National Newspaper Week, which is celebrated Oct. 4 through 10. This year’s theme - America Needs Journalists - has never been more timely. In a...

 

New mask mandate in effect for Summerland students

Summerland School officials announced Monday all students in grades preschool through 12th grade will be required to wear masks. The decision came about following an increase in COVID cases and exposu...

 

Warriors dominate Summerland

A two-quarter dry spell for Summerland’s offense resulted in lopsided loss, Sept. 25, as Neligh-Oakdale manhandled the home team, 68-14. The Bobcats struck first when Dalton Rotherham intercepted...

 

Supervisors approve tax corrections

Holt County Supervisors tackled a light agenda when they met in regular session, Sept. 16. Holt County Treasurer Connie Krotter presented a list of personal property taxes and asked the governing boar...

 

School board gives nod to proposed sale of Clearwater building

A proposed sale of the Clearwater site building was okayed by the Summerland School board of education, contingent on approval of a sales agreement, during its Sept. 14 meeting. Principal Mike Sanne s...

 

Clearwater event named best of 2020

Despite being pushed back two weeks and having health precautions in place, not even a pandemic could prevent Clearwater’s Big Rodeo from taking place in 2020, drawing competitors from across...

 

-Isms

I’ve said it before. I’ll say it again. I have a love-hate relationship with social media. While I appreciate being able stay informed about family members, I don’t like the divisiveness I see...

 

Plus one: Ainsworth applies to join NVC

The Niobrara Valley Conference may expand its membership. Ainsworth approached NVC schools, sending a formal request to join. Summerland’s board of education discussed the application during its...

 

School retention pond fixes approved

Concerns about Summerland School’s detention pond were addressed during the board’s Sept. 14 meeting, in Orchard. Jacob Sertich, an architect with Wilkins Architecture Design and Planning, in...

 

Raise the roof

After Summerland students in grades seven through twelve, along with staff members, signed two beams, workers maneuvered the pieces of steel into their final resting place on the new school building...

 

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