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 By Mark Mahoney    Opinion    May 27, 2021

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Time seems to fly by to fast when you're a father. My daughter Hazel turned 18 months old on Saturday, a fact I can hardly believe. It seems it was just yesterday that my wife, Christina, and I were h...

 
 By Mark Mahoney    Opinion    April 22, 2021

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MARK MAHONEY Hazel has a secret to share – she's going to be a big sister! My wife, Christina, and I are expecting our second child later this year. Her due date is Oct. 29. It seems so surreal....

 
 By Mark Mahoney    Opinion    April 1, 2021

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I'm feeling a bit blue this week about the state of NCAA Division I men's college basketball in Nebraska. The fifth-seeded Creighton Bluejays lost, 83-65, to the top-seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs on Sunday...

 
 By Mark Mahoney    Opinion    March 25, 2021

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I’ve got a spring in my step because the time of year has arrived for college basketball’s big dance. There was plenty of March mayhem during the early rounds of the 2021 NCAA Division I men’s...

 

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Before becoming a parent, I really never noticed how colorful and loud children's toys could be. I've become familiar with that fact during about the past 15 months, thanks to all of the playthings Ch...

 
 By Mark Mahoney    News    February 18, 2021

Webinar series dates set for groundwater management area

The Bazile Groundwater Management Area is inviting people to stay inside where it’s warm during an upcoming winter series of one-hour webinars. The three-part series will take place virtually via...

 

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Super Bowl Sunday was a fun day for me, as it featured three of my favorite things: family, food and football. The only disappointing part, though? The final score of the big game, which didn't go in...

 
 By Mark Mahoney    News    February 11, 2021

Ross assumes Holt County treasurer position

Shelly Ross really treasures her new job. The 48-year-old took over the duties of the Holt County treasurer Jan. 19 and was officially sworn into office Feb. 1. The board of supervisors appointed...

 

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I constantly have to encourage myself to be positive and not paranoid during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. When I say positive, I don't mean testing positive for the coronavirus, of course, but...

 

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You could say I'm super excited the Kansas City Chiefs are returning to the Super Bowl for the second straight season. I knew the Chiefs were going to be good again entering the 2020 season and I...

 
 By Mark Mahoney    News    January 28, 2021

Groundewater management area receives grant, updates website

The Bazile Groundwater Management Area has launched a new website for the new year. The BGMA's new online presence debuted in early January at bgma.nebraska.gov in a move to separate itself from the...

 

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Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good. That's how I view the Kansas City Chiefs' 22-17 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, that sent my favorite pro football team on to the next round of...

 

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Good friends are difficult to find. That's why I'm thankful to have a friend in my life like Ty Rushing, a former co-worker of mine at Iowa Information Publishers and Printers. I started working in Ja...

 

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Hello, my name is Mark Mahoney, and I'm a stay-at-home dad. That is a sentence I never thought I would write, yet I'm happy to have been home nearly every day with Hazel, my one-year-old daughter,...

 
 By Mark Mahoney    News    December 24, 2020

Hergert displays royal collection of Jolly Old St. Nick

Santa Claus must feel especially jolly whenever he is coming to town and climbs down the chimney of Terri Hergert's Royal home to deliver Christmas presents. That is because Hergert has a collection...

 
 By Mark Mahoney    News    December 17, 2020

Commissioner cool toward ice cream machine purchase

An ice cream machine purchased for inmates at the Antelope County Law Enforcement Center has left one county commissioner feeling a little frosty. The board of commissioners approved a resolution...

 
 By Mark Mahoney    News    December 10, 2020

Commissioners deny road closure request

Antelope County has decided not to permanently close a one-mile stretch of a rural road – for now. The board of commissioners held a public hearing Tuesday, Dec. 1, in Neligh, on Invenergy's...

 
 By Mark Mahoney    News    December 10, 2020

Community Giving

The Antelope County Food Pantry exists to help feed those in need. The Neligh-based nonprofit organization welcomes donations year-round, including during the holiday season. “This time of year, we...

 
 By Mark Mahoney    News    December 3, 2020

Hupp appointed Clearwater village clerk

Angie Hupp has held a variety of jobs before, but had never served as a village clerk – until now. The 39-year-old took over as the Clearwater village clerk on Oct. 19, a week after she was hired...

 
 By Mark Mahoney    News    December 3, 2020

Groundwater management area schedules community meetings

People who are concerned about water quality are encouraged to attend and absorb knowledge at one of two upcoming events. The Bazile Groundwater Management Area has scheduled community discussions in...

 
 By Mark Mahoney    News    November 26, 2020

Commissioners uphold, amend resolution for engine brakes prohibited signs

Antelope County has put a stop to an issue involving "Engine Brakes Prohibited" signs near Orchard. The board of commissioners on Tuesday, Nov. 10, in Neligh, unanimously approved an updated...

 
 By Mark Mahoney    News    November 26, 2020

Road closure requested

Invenergy has requested the permanent closure of a stretch of road near its Thunderhead wind project in southwest Antelope County. The renewable energy company would like to see 841 Road – a gravel...

 
 By Mark Mahoney    News    November 26, 2020

No decision made on courthouse security windows

Antelope County has not decided yet whether to install new security windows inside its courthouse in Neligh. The board of commissioners heard a presentation Tuesday, Nov. 10, from Aaron Kinnan of...

 
 By Mark Mahoney    News    November 19, 2020

Reported record turnout for general election

Lisa Payne is relieved the 2020 general election is behind her. The Antelope County clerk and election commissioner jokingly described the stress of prepping for the election as about an 11 on a...

 
 By Mark Mahoney    News    November 19, 2020

Love of history displayed by new museum curator

Ron Westlake's interest in history has led him to start a new chapter in his story. The Norfolk man became the new part-time curator of the Antelope County Museum in Neligh on Aug. 1, replacing Pat...

 

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