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  • Thank you for your service

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Jun 5, 2024

    Three veterans were recognized for their service during recent presentations in Clearwater and Ewing. On May 18, in Clearwater, brothers Ed Muff, of rural Clearwater, and Wayne Muff, of Fremont, each received a Quilt of Valor. On Memorial Day, Ewing resident Alan Potter received a quilt. The presentation was made during the Memorial Day program. Veterans heard the story of Blue Star military mom, Catherine Roberts, whose dream of a solider facing difficult times resulted in the same solider...

  • Applications accepted for 2024 Miss Clearwater Rodeo queen contest

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Jun 5, 2024

    Young women ages 14 to 24 are invited to apply for the Miss Clearwater Rodeo contest. Applications are due by June 14 and are available by contacting Devon Baum, contest director, at [email protected] or texting or calling 402-843-0446. The queen contest will be held Friday, June 28. Candidates will take part in mutton bustin' activities as Clearwater's Big Rodeo kicks off its 57th annual event. According to Baum, contestants will vie for several awards, including horsemanship,...

  • Policy updates, meal prices top school board agenda

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Jun 5, 2024

    Summerland Board of Education will face a light agenda when it meets in regular session, June 10, at 7 p.m. Only three items of new business appear on the agenda as of June 4. A copy of the agenda, reflecting changes, will be available for public inspection at the administrative office at the school during normal business hours. Meal prices for students and adults will be reviewed and set. Policy updates will also be noted. One action item includes resignations. The meeting will be the final...

  • Commissioners learn about NACO salary study

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Jun 5, 2024

    Antelope County officials discovered how a salary study, comparing county employee wages, could be used when they met in regular session, Tuesday, June 4, in Neligh. Luke Bonkiewicz, research program analyst for the Nebraska Association of County Officials, told commissioners the study came about after several counties had reached out about the ability to compare wages with like-sized counterparts. Commissioner Casey Dittrich asked if the study is available to the public. According to...

  • King tabbed as HOBY leader

    Jun 5, 2024

    The beginning of high school is time for young people to discover who they are and learn how to lead. Having the chance to join clubs, organizations and take part in special programs allows youth to figure out who they are. "Unfortunately, as a 2023 graduate, class members never got to fully experience what high school is really like. For me, the lack of experience meant I was lost amongst the crowd and really didn't feel confident in who I was," said Faith King. In 2020, freshman year was cut...

  • -Isms: Views on life in rural America

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Jun 5, 2024

    Challenge your limits. I’ve been flirting with the idea of trying a no-buy challenge. Unfamiliar with a the concept? It’s pretty basic. Make a list of non-essential items you won’t buy for a set period of time. Then, stick to the plan. Sounds easy, right? I’m not so sure. A year seems impossible, heck, a month may be, too. Maybe I should try a week and see how it plays out. The first step: owning up to my weaknesses. Check that off the list. Do I need to visit the convenience store for a glass...

  • Pillen still plugging for property tax relief, despite defeat of initial plan

    Paul Hammel, Nebraska Press Association correspondent|Jun 5, 2024

    Let's face it, Nebraska has high property taxes, the seventh highest in the country according to the Tax Foundation, which tracks such things. "Lots of land, not a lot of people," has always been the catchphrase, which translates into a higher burden of property taxes. But I almost fell out of my chair when Gov. Jim Pillen proposed, initially, to raise the state's sales taxes by two cents to achieve property tax relief. Never did I imagine that a conservative Republican governor would propose a...

  • Is student debt relief reality?

    Rep. Adrian Smith|Jun 5, 2024

    In June 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled President Biden did not have the constitutional authority to mass transfer up to $400 billion in student loan debt from borrowers to American taxpayers. Rather than properly acknowledge the ruling of the court, earlier this year, the president unveiled a new student loan forgiveness plan, again handing the bill to hardworking Americans. Biden’s new plan already faces similar legal challenges on which the Supreme Court will likely again weigh in. Many Ne...

  • Area students receive UNK academic honors

    Jun 5, 2024

    The University of Nebraska at Kearney recently announced students who earned a place on the dean's list for the spring 2024 semester. Students who are on the dean's list must have completed 12 credit hours or more of classes with a 3.5 grade-point average or better on a 4.0 scale. Area students named to the list include Bre Bartak and Michelle Koenig, Ewing....

  • Bond released for jailed Elgin man

    Sandy Schroth, Editor|Jun 5, 2024

    The Honorable James Kube saw a short criminal court agenda when he presided from the bench of the Antelope County District Court last week. Rowdy Burke, 52, of Elgin appeared without counsel for a hearing on the status of his bond. Burke was given a deferred jail sentence by Kube last month, and subsequently failed to show up at the Antelope County Jail on April 28 as ordered for his co.viction of driving under suspension. He was arrested in Lincoln on April 29. Antelope County attorney Joe Smith, who had initiated the hearing “declined to g...

  • Clearwater voters to decide on keno

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Jun 5, 2024

    Clearwater voters will decide whether to allow keno gambling in the November general election. Clearwater Village Board of Trustees held the first reading of Ordinance 2024-2, regarding placing the question of allowing the lottery within village limits on the November 2024 ballot when it met May 13. Second reading will take place at the June 10 meeting, with the third reading to take place during the July meeting. The public will have an opportunity to ask questions or offer comments during the...

  • Umphress joins Peru State residence life staff

    Jun 5, 2024

    Peru State College recently announced the appointment of 14 students to the residence life staff for the 2024-2025 academic year. "Our resident assistants live and work amongst their peers in the residence halls as role models, social chairs and liasons between student communities and the administration," said Kelsie Keeling, director of marketing and communications. Bryna Umphress, a sophomore from Ewing, will work as an RA. She is a business administration-management and leadership...

  • Kindness is the best medicine

    Joanie Holm RN CNP|Jun 5, 2024

    My name is Joanie Holm. I am a certified nurse practitioner in Brookings, South Dakota, and I am the person fortunate to have been the life partner of the original Prairie Doc, Richard P. Holm, M.D. Rick and I were married for 40 years before his passing in March 2020. During those wonderful decades together, if I could point to one powerful action that strengthened our relationship with each other, with our family, our community and with our patients, it would be the act of kindness....

  • Titans juniors finish 1-2 in weekend tournament action

    Jun 5, 2024

    SUBMITTED ARTICLE The Tri-County Titan juniors hit the road for the Northeast Nebraska Slugfest tournament in Pender and Wisner, June 1 and 2. In the first game on Saturday, the junior Titans played Valparaiso and lost a well-played pitcher’s duel by a score of 1-5. Ryan Rifer was the starting pitcher, allowing six hits and three walks, while striking out seven batters. “Rifer was able to pitch the entire game holding Valpo scoreless, except for the fifth inning when they scored five runs,” said coach Jeff Shabram. Tri-County had a 1-0 lead...

  • Titans seniors demolish Stanton

    Jun 5, 2024

    SUBMITTED ARTICLE The Tri-County Titan seniors were back in action Friday, May 31 in Orchard against Stanton. The Titans started the game fast and never looked back, defeating Stanton 13-1. The game was called in the bottom of the third inning, due to the 12-run rule. Wyatt Shabram started on the mound where he threw three innings, allowing one run on one hit while striking out six batters. "The defense behind Shabram played a smooth game," said coach Jeff Shabram. "Tri-County's bats continue...

  • NOTICE OF MEETING VILLAGE OF PAGE, NEBRASKA

    Jun 5, 2024

    NOTICE OF MEETING VILLAGE OF PAGE, NEBRASKA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a meeting of the chairman and board of trustees of the Village of Page, Nebraska, will be held at 7 p.m., on Monday, June 10, 2024, at the village office. This meeting will be open to the public. An agenda for such meeting, kept continuously current, is available for inspection at the office of the village clerk for the Village of Page. A complete agenda is posted no later than 24 hours prior to the meeting and may be viewed at www.pagene.us or pagenebraska.com. Published...

  • NOTICE ASSESSMENT OF REAL PROPERTY FOR ANTELOPE COUNTY, NEBRASKA

    Jun 5, 2024

    NOTICE ASSESSMENT OF REAL PROPERTY FOR ANTELOPE COUNTY, NEBRASKA This is to certify that the assessment roll of all real property for the taxable year of 2024 for Antelope County, Nebraska, have been processed and completed. Notices of Valuation Change were mailed June 1, 2024 to all Antelope County property owners. If you disagree with value, please come in and review your real estate records with the County Assessor. You may file a protest with the Antelope County Clerk, on or before June 30th. All protests must contain a name, address,...

  • NOTICE OF MEETING EWING RURAL FIRE BOARD

    Jun 5, 2024

    NOTICE OF MEETING EWING RURAL FIRE BOARD NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Ewing Rural Fire Board will meet at 7:30 p.m., on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at the fire hall. This meeting will be open to the public. Except for items of an emergency nature, the agenda shall not be enlarged later than 24 hours before the scheduled commencement of the meeting. Published June 5, 2024 ZNEZ...

  • NOTICE OF MEETING VILLAGE OF EWING BOARD OF TRUSTEES

    Jun 5, 2024

    NOTICE OF MEETING VILLAGE OF EWING BOARD OF TRUSTEES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Ewing village board of trustees will meet at 7 p.m., on Monday, June 10, 2024, at the city hall. This meeting will be open to the public. An agenda is kept continuously current and available for public inspection at the office of the village clerk. Except for items of an emergency nature, the agenda shall not be enlarged later than 24 hours before the scheduled commencement of the meeting. Published June 5, 2024 ZNEZ...

  • NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLANNING COMMISSION VILLAGE OF CLEARWATER

    Jun 5, 2024

    NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLANNING COMMISSION VILLAGE OF CLEARWATER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing of the Planning Commission of the Village of Clearwater will be held Monday, June 17, 2024, at 9 a.m., at the fire hall meeting room and will be open to the public. Purpose of the meeting is to discuss recommendation for a conditional use permit for Rustin and Angie Fletcher at 204 Second St. They are tearing down the existing building and constructing a new daycare facility and as the property lies in single-family residential...

  • NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND SPECIAL MEETING BOARD OF TRUSTEES VILLAGE OF CLEARWATER

    Jun 5, 2024

    NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND SPECIAL MEETING BOARD OF TRUSTEES VILLAGE OF CLEARWATER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing and special meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Clearwater will be held Monday, June 17, 2024 at 7 p.m., at the fire hall meeting room. Purpose of the hearing is to to gather public opinion regarding the planning commission’s recommendation for a conditional use permit for Rustin and Angie Fletcher new building at 204 Second St. for use as a daycare. Purpose of the meeting is to discuss building p...

  • NOTICE OF MEETING SUMMERLAND PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION

    Jun 5, 2024

    NOTICE OF MEETING SUMMERLAND PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Summerland Public School Board of Education will be held Monday, June 10, at 7 p.m., in the school board room and will be open to the public. An agenda is kept continuously current and available for public inspection at the administrative office. Except for items of an emergency nature, the agenda shall not be enlarged later than 24 hours before the scheduled commencement of the meeting. The Summerland Board of Education reserves the...

  • Thirty-six-year-old convicted of felony sexual assault charges

    Sandy Schroth, Editor|Jun 5, 2024

    Sentencing is set Aug. 12 for 36-year-old O’Neill man found guilty of committing two counts of first-degree sexual assault (subject another person to sexual penetration, knowing or should have known that the victim was mentally or physically incapable of resisting or appraising the nature of his or her conduct), Class 2 felonies committed between July 1, 2023, and Jan. 18 this year. Michael L. Ford pleaded no contest to charges on an amended complaint May 13, pursuant to a plea deal with prosecutor Brent Kelly. Ford also admitted violating a p...

  • Par for the course

    Jun 5, 2024

    The greens at Summerland Golf Course were smoking hot, May 26, as golfers vied for prize money and bragging rights at the Ewing Young Members Club Putt-For-Dough Contest and the Hole-In-One Contest sponsored by KBRX and EYMC. Putt-For-Dough Final Four: Chris Dewald: 27.25 inches Aaron Kruger: 46.5 inches Holden Wentzler 85 inches Cody Sanders: 103.5 inches Hole-In-One Final Drive: Scott Young: 7' 5 inches Dalton Williby: 14' 4 inchees Cody Sanders: 16' 1 inch Brock Kaczor: 28' 3 inches Troy...

  • McClintic named assistant director of CFRA lending services

    Jun 5, 2024

    Andi McClintic has been hired to serve Nebraska as lending services assistant director with the Center for Rural Affairs. In this role, McClintic collaborates closely with the center's loan specialists, assisting them as they work with small business and mortgage clients. The center provides training, free one-on-one business counseling, and loan products. Originally from southwest Nebraska, McClintic brings a wide variety of skills to the center, having worked for the University of...

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