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 By LuAnn Schindler    News    March 4, 2021

Team Jack co-founder dies after battle with cancer

Andy Hoffman, of Atkinson, co-founder of the Team Jack Foundation for pediatric brain cancer research, lost his own battle with brain cancer Monday. He was 42. Team Jack Foundation released a...

 

HERstory

Since its origin in 1981, when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28, Women's History Week and Month honors the important role women play and the accomplishments they have made. This week, SAM staff members t...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    March 4, 2021

Road projects approved during hearing

Holt County Supervisors gave the nod to 33 projects with an estimated price tag of $25.9 million, during a Feb. 16 hearing for the county’s one- and six-year road plan. The plan includes bridge...

 

Great bowls of fire

As winter finally looks like it may be exiting, but before we usher in spring, what better way to spend a Sunday evening than at a soup cookoff. The Page community will host the cookoff, Sunday,...

 

Job fair offers look at available jobs

A job fair for Antelope County businesses and community members is planned, Tuesday, March 23, from 2 to 7 p.m., at the Antelope County Fair building, in Neligh. There is no charge for Antelope...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    March 4, 2021

Fish fry and pie

Area residents may get their fish and pie fix, Friday, March 12, in Orchard. Orchard Historical Society will serve a fish dinner, from 5 to 7 p.m., with all the goods, including pie. A freewill...

 

Isms: Views on life in rural America

My favorite sport is thrifting. To borrow from a popular meme: Yes, I shop at thrift stores. No, I am not poor. Would you pass up a $178 Anthropologie dress, new with tags, for $4.25? What about a box...

 

Debunking the blackout myths

The extreme cold spell that Nebraska and other states experienced during the middle of February increased energy needs across the region, resulting in unprecedented short-term rolling blackouts....

 

Bill to cap property taxes advances in Nebraska Legislature

On Feb. 26, the Revenue Committee voted to advance LB 408, as amended by AM 371, on a 7-1 vote. The amended version of the bill would limit the annual increase in property tax askings to no more than...

 

Tabbert honored with citizenship award

The Center for Rural Affairs has chosen Mike Tabbert, of rural Antelope County, to receive its 2020 Citizenship Award. The Citizenship Award is given to an individual or individuals who actively...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    March 4, 2021

Best fish fry in the country requires reservations

The great food remains the same, but the "best fish fry in the country," sponsored by St. John the Baptist Church, in rural Clearwater, will be a drive-through event this year. The event, scheduled...

 
 By Sandy Schroth    News    March 4, 2021

Inman man gets probation for stealing cash, coins

Trey A. German, 20, of Inman appeared before the Honorable Mark Kozisek in the Holt County district court last Monday, Feb. 22, for sentencing on one count, theft by unlawful taking, a Class 1...

 

Applications accepted for Nebraska youth ag institute

It’s application time for one of the biggest youth agriculture outreach events in the state—the Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute. This year, NAYI is celebrating 50 years of bringing together high school students to learn more about Nebraska...

 

CFRA offers home ownership and home improvement loans

The Center for Rural Affairs is now offering home ownership and home improvement loans in rural Nebraska. Loans between $5,000 and $100,000 are available for the purchase of a home, owner occupied rehabilitation or renovation or emergency repair to...

 

Give blood in Orchard

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive, in Orchard, Tuesday, March 23. The drive will be held at St. Peter's Lutheran Church fellowship hall, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To schedule an...

 

Lady Cats fall short in district final

Summerland girls' basketball season ended Friday evening, following a 36-30 loss to Hartington Cedar Catholic. "I was really proud of our girls and the effort and performance they had," Coach Greg App...

 

Bobcat speakers finish six at conference meet

The Summerland Bobcat speech team competed Monday in the Niobrara Valley Conference tournament held in Elgin, placing sixth of 16 teams. Chambers was first; Stuart, second; St. Mary's, third; West...

 
 By Sandy Schroth    News    March 4, 2021

Charges dropped against second man accused in vehicle theft

Charges have been dropped, at least for the time being, against the second of two men arrested for theft of a vehicle that was recovered near Clearwater last fall. Christopher J. Alexander, 23, of...

 

Clearwater Library adds new items

Clearwater Public Library added a collection of John Deere books, toys and videos, for all age groups, recently. The items were purchased with memorial funds from the Duaine Filsinger family....

 

Notice of Bids: Village of Clearwater Board of Trustees

NOTICE OF BIDS BOARD OF TRUSTEES VILLAGE OF CLEARWATER Notice is hereby given that the Village of Clearwater will accept bids for hay mowing of the dike north of town and village-owned field by dump road during the 2021 mowing season. Written bids...

 
 By Terri Hahn    Lifestyle    March 4, 2021

Fish fry Fridays

Like most people, I'm guessing, I know that Catholics don't eat meat on Fridays during Lent. (For the record, I'm Methodist.) And like most people, I'm also guessing, I never really stopped to think... Full story

 

COVID-19 variant reported by NCDHD

North Central District Health Department reported Friday afternoon that the COVID-19 California variant (B.1.429) has been identified in the district. While the California variant is believed to...

 

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