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 By Mark Mahoney    Opinion    January 21, 2021 

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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...

 
 By Mark Mahoney    News    November 12, 2020

Record turnout for general election

The Antelope County results are in for the 2020 general election. County clerk and election commissioner Lisa Payne noted 3,615 voters out of the 4,570 registered in the county cast ballots before...

 
 By Mark Mahoney    News    November 12, 2020

Shop fire ignites on election day

The village of Orchard's shop building went up in flames Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 3. Firefighters from Orchard and Royal responded to a call of a structure fire about 10 minutes before 4 p.m. The shop...

 
 By Mark Mahoney    News    November 5, 2020

County officials discuss security improvements

Antelope County is looking into improving courthouse security to better protect its employees. County treasurer Deb Branstiter spoke to the board of commissioners Tuesday, Oct. 13, about purchasing...

 
 By Mark Mahoney    News    October 29, 2020

Through the storm and the rain ... I'm a survivor

Misty Nilson is of the opinion that women should take their breast cancer screenings seriously, especially if they have a family history of the disease. The 54-year-old Ewing woman has been free of...

 
 By Mark Mahoney    News    October 22, 2020

Write-in candidates file for Clearwater board

Antelope County residents who want to request ballots for early voting in the 2020 general election soon will run out of time to do so. The deadline for requesting ballots by mail or fax a request to...

 
 By Mark Mahoney    News    October 22, 2020

Commissioners accept Ofe's resignation

Antelope County may need to weed out candidates depending on how many applications it receives from people wanting to replace a longtime employee. The board of commissioners received a letter of...

 
 By Mark Mahoney    News    October 15, 2020

Invenergy requests road closure on one-mile stretch

Invenergy has requested the permanent closure of a stretch of road near its Thunderhead wind project in southwest Antelope County. County highway superintendent Brian McDonald spoke to the board of...

 
 By Mark Mahoney    News    October 15, 2020

Antelope County weed superintendent submits resignation

Bruce Ofe is planning to retire from the position of Antelope County weed superintendent. The Oakdale man turned in his letter of resignation to the board of commissioners during their meeting...

 
 By Mark Mahoney    News    October 8, 2020

Lambert Pumpkin Patch plans Fall festival

The orange, green and white orbs lining the driveway to Lambert Melons are a sign of the fall season. With the arrival of autumn, that means the time has come again for the rural Ewing farm's fall...

 
 By Mark Mahoney    News    October 8, 2020

Ewing couple grows great pumpkins

Larry and Tamra Ziems are crazy about growing pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. The rural Ewing couple own CraZ Pumpkins, which has seasonal stands in Ewing and Clearwater, with pumpkins and gourds...

 
 By Mark Mahoney    News    October 1, 2020

Auto repair business gears up for expansion

An automotive repair business in downtown Clearwater is revving up for an expansion. Main Street Repair is in the early phases of constructing an addition on its north side that will double the size...

 

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