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  • Hail to the (rodeo) queen

    Erin Schwager, Journalist|Jun 30, 2022

    Shilo Shabram, a 16-year-old from Neligh, was crowned Miss Clearwater Rodeo, Friday, at the 55th annual Clearwater Big Rodeo. Shabram has been involved with all things rodeo from a young age. She competed in the Boots and Saddles Club when she was six or seven. Then, she tried her hand at western pleasure and eventually, transitioned to poles and barrels. Outside of the rodeo arena, Shabram is also an english rider, qualifying for the state 4-H horse show. "My mom inspired me to start ever...

  • Schindler named National Communicator of Achievement

    Faith King, Journalist|Jun 30, 2022

    NFPW Communicator of Achievement director Karen Stensrud and NPW COA director Ruth Brown contributed to this article. LuAnn Schindler of Clearwater received the 2022 Communicator of Achievement Award from the National Federation of Press Women. This prestigious award has been given for 65 years. Schindler received the honor during a celebration at the organization's annual conference, held June 23 to 25, in Fargo, North Dakota. Now in its 85th year, NFPW is a nationwide organization of... Full story

  • King breaks into top seven at national SkilsUSA event

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Jun 30, 2022

    Faith King, a senior at Summerland Public School, landed in the top seven in the nation last week. King, along with Julie Olivan, represented Nebraska and Summerland at the National Leadership and Skills Conference, in Atlanta, Georgia. King competed in Job Demonstration A, where a contestant explains an entry-level technical skill used in an occupational area. She performed the Heimlich maneuver. "I know how important it is to be able to perform an emergency procedure, if something would...

  • Shifting gears: Desire to own business spurs Meyer to return home

    Erin Schwager, Journalist|Jun 30, 2022

    June is designated as automotive service professionals month, and Wesley Automotive has provided automotive services to local communities for a year. Automotive service professionals month is a time to recognize the people who keep vehicles running and friends and family safe, according to the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. Wesley Automotive is operated by Wesley Meyer. Meyer has worked in automotive services for 17 years. For eight years, he worked at O'Neill. He...

  • -Isms: Views on life in rural America

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Jun 30, 2022

    This past weekend is a blur. After wrapping up last week’s paper and making sure everything was organized for the rodeo, Scott and I headed north, to Fargo, where I was a finalist (and eventually named the winner) of the National Federation of Press Women’s Communicator of Achievement. We decided to take the less-traveled path and support small-town businesses. Word to the wise: call ahead, especially if you need to make a reservation. After driving around a South Dakota town for 20 min...

  • House appropriations bill sets stage or rural program funding

    Center for rural affairs|Jun 30, 2022

    Recently, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee released its draft agriculture appropriations bill for 2023. The bill outlines funding for multiple programs that benefit rural America, including Conservation Technical Assistance and the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program. “The center relies on lawmakers to show their support for these programs through the appropriations process,” said Kalee Olson, policy associate for the Center. “This year, we’re pleased to see the House propose an increased investment in CTA.” Offered through t...

  • The Spirit of '76: Protecting us against the Putin playbook

    Ken Paulson, Director, Free Speech Center Middle Tennessee State University|Jun 30, 2022

    As we gather to celebrate Independence Day, it's a good time to reflect on how our most fundamental freedoms have served this nation well. It's an even better time to think about what would happen if those liberties were taken away. Sadly, the latter doesn't take much imagination in 2022. Your closest video screen will show you scenes of Russian troops pummeling Ukraine with the support of a majority of the Russian people. The Russian public has been told that their country is doing noble work...

  • Inflammation and the immune system

    Jennifer May M.D.|Jun 30, 2022

    Many of my patients will say, “Doctor, I am so inflamed.” The use of the word inflammation is commonplace as we search the market for anti-inflammatory diets or self-help books on inflammation. The inflammatory response created by the immune system contributes to healing, but when left unchecked, can contribute to chronic disease, allergy and nonspecific symptoms such as achy joints, fatigue and malaise. The immune system has two main parts. The first of these is the innate immune system whi...

  • Wood tops field in bullriding

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Jun 30, 2022

    Fifty contestants took home prize money from the 55th annual Clearwater's Big Rodeo. Ben Wood scored 83 in bull riding, coveting the top spot in a field of 24 contestants. He earned $721.92. Dillon Micheel finished second, with a 75. He earned $601.60. Micheel received an additional $1,000 after an eight-second ride during Sunday evening's performance. Nate Bausch scored 71, finishing third, earning $481.28. Jason Kursave scored 68 and took home $360.96 for his fourth-place finish. Travis...

  • Clearwater recognized as Smart Rural Community

    Jun 30, 2022

    SUBMITTED ARTICLE Northeast Nebraska Telephone Company recognized the Village of Clearwater, in Antelope County, as a Smart Rural Community, Friday, June 24, as part of US92's Clearwater Rodeo broadcast. The designation comes from the Rural Broadband Association in conjunction with NNTC. This recognition is presented to those broadband-enabled communities that see an importance of broadband internet as a way to connect and grow through the capabilities of expanded online education, remote work,...

  • Carter issues updated university strategic plan

    Jun 30, 2022

    The University of Nebraska System will work to set “a new model for student access and success” and invest in people, workforce development and research strengths, under an updated strategic plan released recently by President Ted Carter. The plan – an update of the document the NU System created in 2020, following a collaborative process with students, faculty, staff and stakeholders from across the campuses – is accompanied by new sets of metrics by which the university will measure its progress in key areas like enrollment, student outcome...

  • Camping, fishing and more available at Grove Lake

    Erin Schwager, Journalist|Jun 30, 2022

    June is National Camping Month and now is the perfect time to explore the local hidden gems Grove Lake has to offer. Information from the "Royal Centenniel" highlights the complete story of Grove Lake, written by Jack Strain and Eugene Baker. Grove Lake construction began late in the summer of 1953. Grove Lake received it’s name from Philo Grove, an area resident and former owner of part of the land included in the purchase. Construction of Grove Lake came about when the Nebraska Game and P...

  • Page home total loss following early Tuesday morning blaze

    Joni Isom, Holt County Indpendent|Jun 30, 2022

    An early morning fire has left three Page people homeless. The fire was called into the Boyd-Holt 911 Dispatch Center at 5:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 28. Page and O'Neill fire departments responding. Callers to the dispatch center reported two people were out of the house, with possibly one person still inside. The Page Fire Department cleared the residence to make sure the structure was empty. O'Neill Fire Department arrived on scene around 6 a.m., and set up support, bringing manpower and...

  • NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING VILLAGE OF CLEARWATER BOARD OF TRUSTEES

    Jun 30, 2022

    NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING VILLAGE OF CLEARWATER BOARD OF TRUSTEES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Clearwater will be held Wednesday, July 13, at 7:30 p.m., at the fire hall meeting room and will be open to the public. An agenda for the regular meeting 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...

  • GENERAL ELECTION NOTICE & OFFICES TO BE FILLED BY ELECTION AND FILING DEADLINES

    Jun 30, 2022

    GENERAL ELECTION NOTICE & OFFICES TO BE FILLED BY ELECTION AND FILING DEADLINES I, Lisa Payne, Antelope County Clerk/Election Commissioner, hereby give notice of the offices to be filled by election that will appear on the 2022 General Election Ballot to be held November 8, 2022, in Antelope County, Nebraska, as per State Statute 32-601. Notice is also given that the filing deadline for such offices are: July 15, 2022, for incumbents and Aug. 1, 2022. for non-incumbents. An incumbent is anyone serving in an elective office, even if they are...

  • PROCEEDINGS ANTELOPE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Neligh, Nebraska June 21, 2022

    Jun 30, 2022

    PROCEEDINGS ANTELOPE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Neligh, Nebraska June 21, 2022 Chairman opened meeting. Notice of meeting as required by statute. Approved agenda. Approved NACO BC/BS at $1,600.00 deductible for 2022-2023 fiscal year, and to re-evaluate in November for Jan. 1, 2023. Approved First Concord Benefits for 2022-2023. Meeting adjourned. Antelope County Board of Commissioners Charlie Henery /s/ Chairman of County Board Attest: Lisa Payne /s/ Antelope County Clerk Published June 30, 2022 ZNEZ...

  • PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLANNING COMMISSION VILLAGE OF EWING, NEBRASKA

    Jun 30, 2022

    PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLANNING COMMISSION VILLAGE OF EWING, NEBRASKA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing of the planning commission of Ewing, Nebraska, will be held at 6:30 p.m., Monday, July 11, 2022, at Ewing City Hall, 209 E. Nebraska Street, Ewing, Nebraska. Said meeting is open to the public. Purpose of the meeting is a public hearing to consider whether to recommend approval of the comprehensive plan update, zoning and subdivision regulations and zoning maps for the Village of Ewing, Nebraska, as defined in Neb....

  • • PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING VILLAGE BOARD VILLAGE OF EWING, NEBRASKA

    Jun 30, 2022

    PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING VILLAGE BOARD VILLAGE OF EWING, NEBRASKA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing of the village board of Ewing, Nebraska, will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, July 11, 2022, at Ewing City Hall, 209 E. Nebraska Street, Ewing, Nebraska. Said meeting is open to the public. Purpose of the meeting is a public hearing to consider whether to approve the comprehensive plan update, zoning and subdivision regulations and zoning maps for the Village of Ewing, Nebraska, as defined in Neb. Rev. State §19-901 and...

  • Grove Lake Bait Shop offers more than bait and tackle

    Erin Schwager, Journalist|Jun 30, 2022

    The Grove Lake Bait Shop has been in business near Grove Lake for many years. According to the "Royal Centenniel," Arthur and Agnes Erb had several people stop for worms on their way to Grove Lake. After this reoccurrence, the couple decided to dig worms out of their garden and build a bait shop on their farm in October 1968. They had other items to sell besides live and artificial bait. Refreshments, ice, food items, and fishing licenses were also offered. In 1980, the couple moved to Orchard,...

  • Stanton doubles down on Titans

    Jun 30, 2022

    The Tri-County Titans Junior Legion team traveled to Stanton Tuesday, June 21, for baseball action with the Stanton seniors. Aside from the bottom of the second inning, it was a close game throughout. Coach Jeff Shabram said his Titan squad showed "much improvement." "Especially when compared to when Stanton traveled to Orchard to play the second game of the season," he said. The final score of Tuesday's game was Tri-County juniors, 8 and Stanton seniors, 16. Scoring for the Titans were William...

  • After earning national medal, Chipps looks ahead to senior season

    Jun 30, 2022

    Brooklynn Chipps, of Elgin, earned All-American honors at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships, as a part of the Wayne State College track team, in Allendale, Michigan. "I qualified for nationals my first meet of the outdoor season. It was my first true outdoor meet, so it felt great to be able to do that," Chipps said. The championships took place May 26 through 28. Chipps participated in hammer throw. She threw 58.81 meters to complete a third-place finish. "Nationals is...

  • Titans fall to irish

    Jun 30, 2022

    The Tri-County Titans traveled to O'Neill, Friday, June 24, to play the O'Neill Irish junior legion baseball team. The Irish defeated the Titans 11-2. Coach Jeff Shabram said, “Again, it was a matter of just a couple innings for Tri-County that determined the outcome, as O'Neill was able to score four runs in the second inning and five runs in the fourth inning.” Both innings saw those runs scored on two-out rallies. Wyatt Shabram was the starting pitcher and Landon McAllister pitched in relief. The Titan runs were scored by Jake Schroeder and...

  • Summer treats just right for the Fourth of July

    Terri Hahn, Journalist|Jun 30, 2022

    This week I'm sharing a few cool treats designed with the Fourth of July in mind: They are all red, white and blue! And they are not only colorful, but created with kids in mind. Most are simple enough for the kids to make (with proper supervision, of course). All of these recipes were developed by Catherine McCord, author of "The Smoothie Project" and founder of the Weelicious website that focuses on homemade food and treats for kids. McCord, mother of three, says, "I created Weelicious way... Full story