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  • Mlnarik signs with Hastings College

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Mar 20, 2024

    Adyson Mlnarik will trade her Carolina blue uniform for Hastings College crimson. The Summerland High girls' basketball standout signed a letter of intent, in front of family, coaches and teammates, March 13, on the SPS basketball court. Mlnarik told the "Advocate-Messenger" she chose HC "because it was a place where I felt I would fit in great." The 5-foot-eight point guard averaged 23.1 points, 7.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game during her senior campaign. The Bobcats finished 17-7, just...

  • Burial assistance policy reviewed by county commissioners

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Mar 20, 2024

    Should a person whose burial is paid for by the county need to be a resident? “It’s not necessarily what the amount is. I’m more concerned if we’re paying for Antelope County residents or if we’re paying for people applying because the county next door isn’t paying as much,” said Jay Snider, owner of Snider Memorial Funeral Home. Snider, a Clearwater resident, opened discussion with Antelope County Commissioners during the March 12 meeting in Neligh. Snider said it’s been approximately 1... Full story

  • Windsor loin dinner planned at Orchard church

    Mar 20, 2024

    St. Peter Lutheran Church, in Orchard, will host its annual windsor loin dinner, Saturday, March 23. Dine-in or takeout meals will be served between 5 and 7 p.m. For a freewill offering ($12 suggested price), the dinner also includes cheesy potatoes, salad, rolls and dessert....

  • Windmill project places third in Ken Iverson Project competition

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Mar 20, 2024

    That's where a 12-foot windmill, designed by Summerland art student Caydence Schumacher and constructed by advanced welding students Garrett Napier and Mike Umphress, finished in voting at the Norfolk Home and Garden Show. Summerland industrial technology instructor Michael Odell announced how the project fared on Monday. The competition honors the legacy of Ken Iverson, former president of Nucor Steel. The windmill will be displayed at Johnson Park in Norfolk for a year. Odell said the IT...

  • Holt County tax sale draws 24 bidders

    LuAnn Schindler|Mar 20, 2024

    Holt County’s coffers have an extra jingle following the March 4 tax sale, held at the courthouse annex in O’Neill. County supervisors learned the results at the board's March 18 meeting. “We actually had a lot less on the sale then we typically do,” said Shelly Ross, county treasurer. “I don’t know if that’s because of the names being in the paper, that people came in.” A new state statue requires property owners’ names to be included in the delinquent tax list, which is printed in the co...

  • Organizations announce Easter egg hunt information

    Mar 20, 2024

    The Clearwater Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a event March 23, at 1 p.m., at the village park. Newborns to up to age 10 are eligible to participate for prizes. Clearwater Public Library will donate books to youngsters who find special eggs. Ewing Young Members Club will hold its annual hunt, Saturday, March 30, at Schmidt Park. Mark your calendars for the Orchard Easter egg hunt, planned for March 30. The event will begin at 1:30 at the football field. Orchard Community Club, Old School...

  • Isms: Views on life in Rural America

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Mar 20, 2024

    Coming to a TV or social media channel soon: “How To Survive Cooking With Your Spouse.” You no doubt think I’m joking, but Scott and I have talked about it for years. It might not be like the Food Network’s “Down Home With the Neelys” or “Extra Virgin” on the Cooking Channel. No, not at all like these examples. Obviously, we joke about it, too. I’m afraid our cooking adventures would include some old-fashioned ribbing, a few unappreciative glares, a stolen kiss or two and multiple instance...

  • How much power is too much

    JL Schmidt, Statehouse Correspondent Nebraska Press Association|Mar 20, 2024

    Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely is a proverbial saying reportedly coined by the English nobleman Lord Acton in 1857. How much power should be given to the executive branch of Nebraska state government is a topic for discussion by state lawmakers and political observers alike. Currently there are 18 code agencies, which answer to Governor Jim Pillen. The Legislature is considering measures addressing the situation. Sen Steve Erdman of Bayard wants History Nebraska (formerly...

  • Letter to the editor

    Mar 20, 2024

    Dear editor: I would like to express my support for our teachers and coaches/sponsors at Summerland Public Schools. I want you to know, as a parent, I have the utmost confidence in your abilities to continue to teach our children. My trust is in your hands to continue with your jobs. Even though things at the top seem to be in disarray, I need you to PLEASE hang in there! Have confidence in your own abilities to continue doing what you are doing ... providing our kids with a great education....

  • Forecasting board adjusts outlook

    Sen. Barry Dekay|Mar 20, 2024

    The Nebraska Economic Forecasting Advisory Board met on Feb. 29, to review the forecast for the current fiscal year and the next fiscal year. The board increased the previous forecast for fiscal year 2023-2024 by $575 million and decreased the previous forecast for fiscal year 2024-2025 by $525 million, for a total net increase of $50 million over the two-year period. Most of the increase can be attributed to increased receipts from corporate income taxes relative to individual income taxes sinc...

  • Roberta "Bobbie" Patras

    Mar 20, 2024

    Funeral services for Roberta "Bobbie" Patras, 98, of Clearwater will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday March 21, at Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Clearwater, with Pastor Bruce Phillips, officiating. Burial will be in Clearwater Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, at Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Clearwater. Bobbie died March 17, 2024, at Arbor Care Center in Neligh, surrounded by all her kids. Snider Memorial Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be...

  • Ewing trustees discuss rental process for new duplexes

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Mar 20, 2024

    Ewing Village Board of Trustees heard updates about the duplex project, under construction by Thramer Construction. Carla Kimball, executive director of the Central Nebraska Economic Development District, said items were being gathered for the rental of the property. "To make it cash flow, rental will need to be $625 per month, per unit," Kimball said. "More may be charged, but it depends on their income." Insurance estimates run $4,500. Kimball anticipates taxes on the units will be $2,500...

  • Bail set at $1 million in Holt County sexual assault case

    Sandy Schroth, Editor|Mar 20, 2024

    A 36-year-old O’Neill man is being held in the Holt County Jail on a $1 million bond on charges of sexual assault of a child. Michael L. Ford was ordered held without bond by the Honorable Kale Burdick when he was arrested Jan. 25. Holt County public defender Rod Smith was appointed as counsel. Burdick subsequently sealed the arrest affidavit, citing identifying information regarding a minor victim. He held a bond review hearing Feb. 6, setting bond at $1 million, 10% cash. Bond conditions also include a provision for no contact with the allege...

  • O'Neill man violates probation, sentenced to county jail

    Sandy Schroth, Editor|Mar 20, 2024

    A 20-year-old O’Neill man was back in the Holt County district courtroom March 11, to be resentenced for crimes committed Aug. 5, 2021, after he admitted violating probation. The Honorable Mark Kozisek revoked probation and resentenced Drake D. Ruegge to 100 days in the Holt County Jail on each of two underlying counts, possession of a controlled substance and third-degree domestic assault, with credit given for 44 days previously served. Provided he loses none of his good time, Ruegge must serve 58 days, less 44 days on Count I and another 5...

  • Five Bobcats named to conference basketball teams

    Mar 20, 2024

    The Niobrara Valley Conference recently announced post-season honors for the 2023-2024 boys' basketball season. Three Bobcat players landed on the first team, including Preston Hoke, Michael Koenig and Sam Cheatum. They are joined by Lincoln Konrad, West Holt; Gage Hedstrom, St. Mary's; Derris Hansen, Boyd County; Kellyn Ollendick and Korbin Werner, Elkhorn Valley; Chase Furstenau, Neligh-Oakdale; and Hunter Tubbs, Stuart. Alec Schindler was named to the second team, along with Dawson Hanson,...

  • Mlnarik, Robertsons receive post-season basketball honors

    Mar 20, 2024

    Three Bobcat girls' basketball players have been recognized by the Niobrara Valley Conference for contributions to the team during the 2023-2024 season. Ady Mlnarik received first-team honors. She joins Josilyn Miller, Niobrara/Verdigre; Mya Hedstrom, Alissa Brabec and Lorissa Reiman, St. Mary's; Ashlynne Charf and Keyera Eisenhauer, Elgin Public/Pope John; JJ Black, Elkhorn Valley; Paige Drueke, Boyd County; and Adisyn Anderson, North Central. Lydia Robertson was named to the second team....

  • Mendoza named to conference wrestling team

    Mar 20, 2024

    Austin Mendoza, a Summerland freshman, was named to the Niobrara Valley Conference second team, for wrestling, in the 132-pound class for the 2023-2024 season. Mason Nitz was named to the first team in the 132-pound weight class. Other competitors receiving post-season honors include • 106: Tyson Blakeman, Neligh-Oakdale, first team; Brett Olson, North Central, second team; • 113: Andrew Henery, NO, first team; Even Decker, Elkhorn Valley, second team; • 120: Owen Vondra, EV, first team; Dylan...

  • Meet the 2024 Summerland Golf Team

    Mar 20, 2024

  • Meet the 2024 Summerland Girls Track Team

    Mar 20, 2024

  • Notice of Organization Beautiful Chaos Designs LLC

    Mar 20, 2024

    NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Beautiful Chaos Designs, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BEAUTIFUL CHAOS DESIGNS, LLC, a Nebraska Limited Liability Company, is organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The registered agent is Amy O. Larsen. The street and mailing address of the registered agent and designated office is 727 E Clay Street, O’Neill, Nebraska, 68763. The general nature of its business is to engage in and to do any lawful act concerning any and all lawful business, other than banking or insurance, for which a limited liability c...

  • Notice to Bidders

    Mar 20, 2024

    NOTICE TO BIDDERS Gravel - Holt County, Nebraska Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the Holt County Board of Supervisors, O’Neill, Nebraska, for gravel for 2024. Said bids will be opened at 11 a.m., on March 29, 2024, in the county board meeting room, at the Holt County Courthouse. The board reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Specifications may be obtained at the office of the Holt County Road Superintendent. Holt County Clerk -ss-Cathy Pavel Published March 13, 2024; and March 20, 2024 ZN...

  • Notice for Bids

    Mar 20, 2024

    NOTICE OF BIDS BOARD OF TRUSTEES VILLAGE OF CLEARWATER Notice is hereby given that the Village of Clearwater will accept bids for haying of the following properties for the 2024 mowing season: • Northeast end dike, Parcel #000275000 and #000279600 • Tree dump field, Parcel #000665700 • Lagoon field, Parcel #000665800 Written bids will be accepted until 1 p.m., Friday, April 5, at the Village of Clearwater office. Sealed bids should be marked as “Haying Bid” and be delivered to 626 Main Street, PO Box 116, Clearwater, NE 68726. Bid letting w...

  • Notice for Bids Armor Coating

    Mar 20, 2024

    NOTICE FOR BIDS Armor Coating Antelope County, Nebraska The Antelope County Board of Commissioners will accept sealed bids until 9:45 a.m., on April 2, 2024, for armor coating of oil roads within Antelope County. Said bids are for the application of armor coating using county-furnished materials. Successful bidder will supply the specified product from May 1, 2024, to Dec. 1, 2024. Price should be per mile. All work to be done according to county specifications. Contractor must supply traffic control, signing and proof of bonding and...

  • Notice for Bids Asphalt Oil

    Mar 20, 2024

    NOTICE FOR BIDS Asphalt Oil Antelope County, Nebraska The Antelope County Board of Commissioners will accept sealed bids until 9:45 a.m., on April 2, 2024, for asphalt oil. Price should be per gallon. Purchase of asphalt oil to be delivered to each county shop from April 1, 2024, to Dec. 1, 2024, for the following types of asphalt: MC-800, RC-250, MC3000, CRS2, and CRS-2P. Bids can be brought or mailed to the Antelope County Clerk’s Office, 501 M Street, PO Box 26, Neligh, NE 68756-0026 and will be opened at 9:45 a.m., on April 2, 2024, in t...

  • Notice for Bids Gravel

    Mar 20, 2024

    NOTICE FOR BIDS Gravel Antelope County, Nebraska The Antelope County Board of Commissioners will accept sealed bids until 9:45 a.m., on April 2, 2024, for gravel. Bids may be brought in or mailed to the Antelope County Clerk’s Office, 501 M Street, PO Box 26, Neligh, NE 68756-0026. Successful bidder will supply the specified product from July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2025. Bids will be opened and publicly read on April 2, 2024, at 9:45 a.m., in the county commissioners’ room of the Antelope County Courthouse Annex. The Antelope County Board of Com...

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