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  • Cheatum wins four conference track medals

    May 12, 2022

    The Lady Bobcat track and field team scored 60 points, finishing sixth in the Niobrara Valley Conference track and field meet, held May 3, in Atkinson. Hadley Cheatum brought home four gold medals. She finished first in the 800m, running 2:29.81. In the 100m hurdles, she crossed the tape in 16.62 and ran 1:00.66 in the 400m. A time for her championship run in the 300m hurdles was unavailable. Other Bobcat medalists included Lenora Kester: 100m hurdles, eighth, 19.05; Aislynn Kester: 3200m,...

  • Senior celebration honors first class of graduates

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|May 12, 2022

    The first class of Summerland seniors to spend a school year together, under one roof, received diplomas, Saturday, in a 4 p.m. ceremony in the school's gymnasium. Seniors entered the gymnasium to the strains of "Pomp and Circumstance," played by the Summerland band, under the direction of Emily Heithoff. Superintendent Kyle Finke welcomed students, family and guests. He asked seniors to think back to the first day of classes in August, when he announced one word to describe the year:...

  • Investigation continues in officer-involved shooting

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|May 12, 2022

    A traffic stop in Neligh,Sunday afternoon, took a wrong turn, resulting in two individuals requiring medical attention. The Nebraska State Patrol Special Investigations Team reported that at approximately 12:35 p.m., on May 8, Antelope County Law Enforcement Center dispatchers received a report of a road rage incident occurring on Highway 275. The exact location of where the incident occurred has not been disclosed. Both vehicles involved stopped at a convenience store in Neligh. A store...

  • -Isms: Views on life in rural America

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|May 12, 2022

    Alexander Pope said, “A little learning is a dangerous thing.” Oh, so true. It’s also why I look forward to attending two industry conventions, which take place annually in April. Nebraska Press Women and Nebraska Press Association conventions offer workshops and panel discussions that reinforce our mission here at SAM. They also provide food for thought. That can be dangerous. After attending the NPA get-together in Kearney, Scott and I poured over our notes, tossed around ideas prese...

  • Traveling the Third district

    Rep. Adrian Smith|May 12, 2022

    While traveling the Third District in recent weeks, I have been encouraged by the expertise and creativity our communities possess and sobered by the challenges we face. We have much to be thankful for, but there is also no shortage to the adversity we must overcome. After closely monitoring the recent severe wildfires across southern Nebraska, I joined Governor Ricketts, Nebraska National Guard Adjutant General Daryl Bohac and other local officials earlier this week to survey the devastation...

  • Congratulations to our graduates

    Sen. Deb Fischer|May 12, 2022

    It’s an exciting time of year. The robes, mortar boards and tassels are on display as Nebraska’s graduates are celebrating with their friends and loved ones. I am always so encouraged to see our state’s young people succeed and pursue new opportunities. Graduates, congratulations on your achievements. I know I join Nebraskans all across our state in saying how proud we are of you. These moments can feel bittersweet as you reflect on what you have accomplished and the fond memories of your past...

  • Mentioning the unmentionables

    Jill Kruse D.O.|May 12, 2022

    Over the course of my career, I have performed countless pelvic exams on women of all ages from all walks of life. There are two common patient behaviors that I have observed. First, most women leave their socks on. This could be the fact that most stirrups are cold, but it also seems like one feels just a little less exposed when wearing at least one item of their own clothing. The other thing that almost every woman does in the exam room is hide her undergarments under her pile of clothes. It...

  • Every operation counts as USDA begins ag census

    Kate Hansen, Policy associate Center for Rural Affairs|May 12, 2022

    Large or small, all farms and ranches are important to our country’s agriculture sector. Every five years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service conducts the Census of Agriculture. The goal is to get a complete count of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. Information collected includes land use and ownership, operator characteristics, production practices, income and expenditures. The census sets out to capture information for ope...

  • Judge reinstates $100,000 bond for O'Neill man

    Sandy Schroth, Editor|May 12, 2022

    Tyler C. Bain, 39, of O’Neill appeared in front of the Honorable Kale Burdick in the Holt County courtroom in O’Neill on Tuesday, May 3, for bond hearings in two county court cases. Bain was represented in each case, for purposes of bond review only, by Holt County public defender Rodney Smith. Bain had appeared April 3, when he requested court-appointed counsel. After holding an indigency hearing, Burdick denied the request. In the first case, Bain, who is charged with third-degree domestic ass...

  • Former O'Neill resident sentenced to 50 months in prison

    Sandy Schroth, Editor|May 12, 2022

    Campbell was represented by Ronald Temple of Norfolk. Crystal J. Diedrich, 35, of Grand Island, waived her right to counsel, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor, operating a motor vehicle during time of suspension. Burdick fined her $100 and taxed $50 costs. Diedrich was cited April 1 in O’Neill. Erin Hanlin, 39, of Gregory, South Dakota, was allowed to plead guilty by waiver, to a charge of issuing a bad check to Ewing Family Foods on March 24, 2020. She was fined $250, taxed $50 costs and ordered to pay $207.84 re...

  • Stallbaum, Meyer selected for health opportunities program

    May 12, 2022

    Wayne State announced recently that 46 students have been chosen for the highly selective Rural Health Opportunities Program for fall 2022. Natalie Stallbaum, of Ewing, and Lainey Meyer, of Page, were selected for the medical laboratory science program. Established in 1989 and successfully launching health-care careers ever since, RHOP is a unique cooperative program between Wayne State and the University of Nebraska Medical Center to meet the healthcare needs of rural communities, which make up a majority of Nebraska. Students selected for...

  • PROCEEDINGS ANTELOPE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

    May 12, 2022

    PROCEEDINGS ANTELOPE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Neligh, Nebraska May 3, 2022 Chairman opened meeting. Notice of meeting published as required by statute. Approved agenda. Approved minutes of the April 5 and April 12, 2022, commissioner meetings. Correspondence was reviewed. Zoning administrator report. Micro-surfacing projects bid opened. Heard highway superintendent report on 844.5 Road. Set hearing date for 844.5 Road closure. Road superintendent report: approved six oversize permits, one access permit, two underground permits. Approved...

  • PUBLIC NOTICE ANTELOPE COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION

    May 12, 2022

    PUBLIC NOTICE ANTELOPE COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION The Antelope County Planning Commission will hold an open, public hearing regarding the application for a conditional use permit, #CUP2201, for Tyler and Terri Pedersen, who operate an on-farm animal mortality pickup transportation service to local farmers and livestock producers, in SE4 1-27-07W on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, in the county board of commissioners’ meeting room in the Antelope County Courthouse Annex, beginning at 8 p.m. The agenda is kept continually current and is available for p...

  • Notice of Meeting Summerland School Board of Education

    May 12, 2022

    NOTICE OF MEETING SUMMERLAND SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the Summerland Public School, District 02-0115, Board of Education, will hold their regular board meeting on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at 7 p.m. The public meeting will be held in the board room at 51293 857th Rd, Ewing, Nebraska. An agenda kept continuously current is available for inspection at the office of the superintendent during normal business hours. Additionally, a link to the agenda is available on the district’s website – District Inf...

  • Bobcats finish fifth at conference outing

    May 12, 2022

    Summerland boys' track and field team finished fifth in Niobrara Valley Conference team standings, tallying 51 points. Competition was held May 3 in Atkinson. West Holt claimed the team title, scoring 151.5 points, while Elkhorn Valley took home the runner-up trophy, with 136 points. Bobcat participants who earned medals include: Trevor Thomson: 100m, second, 11.21; Gavin Whiting: shot put, seventh, 36 7.25"; Alec Schindler: triple jump, second, 38' 4.5"; Carter Bergman: high jump, third, 5'...

  • Picked for a sweet treat

    Terri Hahn|May 12, 2022

    Many years ago (the exact number will remain a mystery), the very first food section I put together for the daily newspaper I was working for was all about strawberries. It was just about this time of year as May is National Strawberry Month, and I wanted to highlight one of my favorite berries. While a lot has changed over those years, one thing hasn't: I still love strawberries. Standing alone as the only fruit to wear its seeds on the outside, strawberries are loaded with nutrients. According... Full story

  • Cheatum, Ahlers qualify for girls' state track meet

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|May 12, 2022

    Two Lady Bobcats will represent Summerland in four events in the 2022 Nebraska State Activities Association Class C Track and Field Championships. Bailey Ahlers and Hadley Cheatum qualified for the state's best of the best, Thursday, at the Class C5 district track meet, in Atkinson. The Lady Cats finished seventh in team standings, scoring 42 points. Battle Creek claimed the team title with 104 points. Ahlers, a freshman, cleared 5' 1" in the long jump, a personal record. The jump placed her...

  • Thomson qualifies for state meet

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|May 12, 2022

    Trevor Thomson earned silver medals in two running events at Thursday's Class C5 district track meet in Atkinson. He will advance to the 2022 Class C Nebraska State Track and Field Championship, Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21, in Omaha. With his sights set on a trip to the state meet, Thomson crossed the finish line in 11:42 in the 100m and picked up second-place finish. In the 200m prelim, Thomson ran 22.54, a personal record. In the final, he ran 22.79, finishing second. Thomson earned...

  • Food distribution set for Neligh

    May 12, 2022

    The mobile food pantry, sponsored by the Neligh United Methodist Church, as well as various other churches, individuals and businesses in the area, will disperse food, Tuesday, May 17, from 3 to 5 p.m., at the American Legion Club in Neligh. Pick-up will be on the alley side. As always with recipients' safety in mind, those picking up food must remain in vehicles. Volunteers will load the food for them. Volunteers will also be on hand to direct traffic and collect the numbers from each family... Full story