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Articles from the March 25, 2021 edition

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 By LuAnn Schindler    News    March 25, 2021

Housing group builds on Clearwater's future

A group of Clearwater residents are building on the future of the village's housing stock. And, they're banking that other residents want to build on the future, too. The Clearwater Community...

 

New coordinators to lead local TeamMates program

Two new coordinators will assume leadership positions with the Summerland School TeamMates chapter. Mike Tabbert and Anita Tabbert will serve as coordinators, effective April 1. They will replace...

 

Nordby, Nilson earn bronze medals at state speech contest

A poignant story about two brothers - Aaron and Frankie - and the fine line between reality and fantasy, landed Summerland speech team members Kyra Nilson and Emily Nordby on the medal stand at...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    March 25, 2021

Commissioners approve road closure

A one-mile stretch of 841 Road, between 510 and 511 avenues, located in the southwest part of the county, has been officially closed. A resolution for the road closure was finalized during the...

 

Summerland school board reassesses mask mandate

After listening to multiple parents address Summerland School's mask mandate during the public participation segment of the March 16 school board meeting, members voted to make masks optional for stud...

 

Summerland prom set for Saturday

Plans are moving forward for Summerland's junior-senior prom, set for Saturday, in Clearwater. According to Clearwater site principal Mike Sanne, photos will begin at 4:30, with the grand march...

 

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

How do you measure a year? According to “Seasons of Love,” from the Broadway hit “Rent,” in 525,600 minutes, you measure life “in daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee, in...

 

Herd-share agreement bill receives first round approval

The Legislature gave first-round approval to a bill that attempts to make it easier for the consumer to purchase individual packages of meat directly from the producer or processor. LB 324 authorizes...

 

Hilgers gives nod to two Briese bills

The work of the Legislature is now about getting bills to the floor for debate by the entire body. And that generally means a priority designation. Priority bills, one per senator, two per committee a...

 

Schumacher named Pope John, St. Boniface principal, administrator

St. Boniface and Pope John Central Catholic XXIII have announced Lisa Schumacher as principal and administrator. She assumes the position following the retirement of Betty Getzfred, who served as...

 
 By Sandy Schroth    News    March 25, 2021

2017 St. Pat's Day crime resolved

A 22-year-old Sioux City, Iowa, man entered a guilty plea, by waiver, in the Holt County court last week, on the fifth anniversary of the offense. The man, who was 17 when he committed the offense on...

 

Easter egg hunt planned in Ewing

Sweet treats will be up for grabs during a local Easter egg hunt. Ewing Young Members Club will host an Easter egg hunt, Saturday, April 3, at 1 p.m., at Schmidt Park. Local youths are invited to...

 

Inaugural Bobcat track season off to fast start

The first names to fill the Bobcat track record books were written Friday, when Summerland track team began its inaugural season at the Wayne State College Invite. Prior to the meet, Coach Shannon...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    March 25, 2021

Ewing Family Foods updates store's coolers and freezer section

Shoppers at Ewing Family Foods may notice the freezer section, located along the east wall of the store, features a new look. The produce cooler along the north wall also has a fresh appearance. The...

 
 By Sandy Schroth    News    March 25, 2021

Two sentenced in county court

Ervin J. Mast, 33, of Ewing was set for a pretrial hearing in the Antelope County courtroom in Neligh last week on four counts alleged Nov. 27, 2020, Count I, driving under the influence, .15 grams or...

 

Notice for bids: culverts

NOTICE FOR BIDS CULVERTS ANTELOPE COUNTY, NEBRASKA The Antelope County Board of Commissioners will accept sealed bids for culverts until 9:30 a.m., April 13, 2021. Bids may be brought in or mailed to the Antelope County Clerk’s office, 501 M...

 
 By Mark Mahoney    Opinion    March 25, 2021

Remarks from Mark

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...

 

Proceedings Summerland Public School Board of Education

PROCEEDINGS SUMMERLAND PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION March 16, 2021 Summerland Public School Board of Education held a regular meeting, Tuesday, March 16, at the Summerland - Orchard site. President Ed Nordby called the meeting, which was...

 

Approved Bills Summerland Public School

APPROVED BILLS SUMMERLAND PUBLIC SCHOOL MARCH 2021 Amazon, sup, 1,657.12; Appeara, sup, 411.09; Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital, therapy serv, 675.94; Black Hills Energy, nat gas, 9,235.25; Butch’s Body Shop, rep, 193.06; Canon Financial Services, I...

 

Smarties

High school quiz bowl members from the Orchard site include (front row): Trevor Thomson; (back row, l-r): Coach Jim Schutt, Avery Cheatum, Levi Cronk, Mason Hoke and Hadley Cheatum. Junior school...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    March 25, 2021

US Highway 20 accident remains under investigation

An accident that happened Wednesday, along U.S. Highway 20, approximately two miles west of Orchard, remains under investigation by the Nebraska State Patrol. At approximately 3:45, on March 24, the A...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    March 25, 2021

Ewing church announces Holy Week services

Ewing United Methodist-Presbyterian Church will host a daily services during Holy Week. From Monday, March 29, through Friday, April 2, a service will be held daily, at noon. Lunch will be served at...

 

Vaccination clinics include shots for 18 and over

North Central District Health Department will vaccinate residents 18 years of age and older for COVID-19. Any district residents born in 2003 or prior, who resides in Antelope, Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Holt, Keya Paha, Knox, Rock or Pierce counties, is...

 

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