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Articles from the February 13, 2020 edition

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Koenig joins the 1,000 point club

For years to come, Ashley Koenig has secured a spot in Ewing and Summerland basketball record books. Koenig needed four points to hit the 1,000 point mark. With 6:13 left in the second quarter of...

 

Little Texas to headline Ewing Funfest celebration

A popular country-rock band with nearly 30 years of experience wowing crowds will kick it up on Ewing's Main Street, Sunday, May 24. Little Texas will headline a main street concert that will... Full story

 

Sales tax increase on Ewing ballot

Ewing voters will determine if a one-half cent sales tax increase earmarked for economic development will be approved. During Monday's board meeting, village trustees approved Resolution 399 and 400,...

 

Appeal filed with Nebraska Supreme Court

An Oakdale man has removed his case from the Antelope County court, at least temporarily. Garrett Hill, 23, was scheduled for sentencing on two misdemeanor traffic counts last Wednesday, Feb. 5. He...

 

District wrestling begins Friday

A trip to the 2020 Nebraska School Activities Association State Wrestlng Championships will be on the line for Summerland wrestlers when district competition begins Friday, at 3 p.m., in Plainview....

 

Mobile food pantry

The mobile food pantry, sponsored by various churches, individuals and businesses in the area, will be dispersing food, Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., at the American Legion Club in Neligh. The goal is to provide free food to those whose...

 

-Isms

American playwright Arthur Miller wrote, “A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself.” What happens when a newspaper quits talking? One community in Nebraska is discovering the...

 

Number of state senators could increase

Currently, forty-nine state senators serve in the Nebraska Legislature. Under the Nebraska Constitution, this number could be increased to 50 senators, but an even number of senators could result in...

 

Out My Kitchen Window

February 2020 is on the calendar as I look out my kitchen window. There are still red bows and swags of red berries decorating the flower garden. Moving from Christmas to February, we are ready for...

 

Ewing speech team earns six medals in six events

Ewing speechsters brought home hardware in six events and the varsity team ended seventh of 15 teams at Saturday’s Stuart Speech Invitational. In varsity competition, Katie Hawk and Sidney...

 

Hawk wins local poetry out loud competition

Katie Hawk, a senior at Ewing Public Schools, recently won the school's Poetry Out Loud competition. Ewing Public Schools participates in the program annually. Students memorize two poems and recite...

 

Commissioners ask for revisions to updated pipeline road agreement

Darrel Timm of Neligh and Julie Krause of Brunswick were appointed to the Antelope County Extension Board by the county commissioners, when the county leaders met last week at the Neligh courthouse.... Full story

 

Prom Closet opens Saturday

Members of the Orchard junior class will host a prom closet dress exchange, Saturday, from 1 to 6 p.m., at the Handlebend building in O'Neill. Individuals wanting to sell or donate gently used prom...

 

Youth basketball tourney this weekend in Clearwater

Youth basketball teams from the region will descend on Clearwater this weekend for the Bobcats youth basketball tournament. Grades five and six through junior high girls' teams will play Saturday,...

 

Powerlifting team finds success at Midland Invite

Twelve Summerland powerlifters traveled to Midland University in Fremont, Feb. 8, for the Midland Warrior High School Powerlifting Invitational. Coach Jeff Shabram said it was a good-sized meet, with...

 

Grebin, Thiele strike gold

Howells-Dodge claimed the team title at the Bobcat Invite Friday. The Jaguars scored 155.5 points to lead the field of 10 teams. West Point-Beemer finished second, with 139 points. North Central...

 

Holt County Judge hears variety of cases

The Honorable Kale Burdick, in Holt County court last week, sentenced Joshua A. Boettcher, 28, to serve 30 days in the Holt County Jail for a Class 2 misdemeanor count of theft, less than $500. The...

 

Man caught three times without interlock device sent to jail

A Neligh man was sent to jail by the Honorable Donna Taylor last Wednesday for repeatedly circumventing an ignition interlock device ordered in a Pierce County sentence for driving under the...

 

Bobcats down Boyd County in consolation game

Summerland survived a late rally by Boyd County to earn a hard-fought 44-41 win Saturday in the conference consolation matchup in Atkinson. Ashley Koenig led the Bobcats with 16 points and cemented he...

 

Tilden man faces additional charges of child sexual assault

A 78-year-old Tilden man was arrested Saturday, on allegations of sexual contact with five under-aged females. Tilden Police Chief, Robert Peterson, and Officer Randall Arrison, arrested Roger Stuckwisch, 78, at his residence in Tilden. Stuckwisch ap...

 

FFA students compete in livestock judging competition

Members of the Orchard FFA chapter competed in District 4 livestock judging recently. The junior team finished fifth of 16 teams. Levi Cronk finished 13th with 440; Maddy Melcher, 19th, 439; Cassidy...

 

Teacher negotiations complete for 20-21 term

Orchard school board members took no official action, other than consent agenda items when they met in the high school business room Wednesday, Feb. 4. Orchard principal Cathy Cooper told board member...

 

Summerland will face North Central in subdistricts

Summerland will enter post-season play as the third seed in the C2-7 subdistrict. On Monday, Feb. 17, Boyd County, the fourth seed, will meet fifth-seeded West Holt at 7 p.m., at O'Neill High School....

 

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