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Articles from the August 13, 2020 edition

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Accurate census data shapes future of communities

Individuals who have not filled out a paper questionnaire received via mail or taken the online 2020 census survey may want to spend 15 minutes filling out one of the forms. While the census counts th...

 

A double dose of Mug Schacht's

The formation of clay into functioning vessels dates back thousands of years. Add a present-day artist’s interest in fossils and an archaic collaboration is created. For Kaci Schacht, the 23...

 

Mobile food pantry planned

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, Aug. 18, from 3 to 5...

 

Ashfall to close temporarily

Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park, near Royal, is temporarily closed to the public for planned construction. The museum and park will reopen Aug. 19. During the closure, crews will remove...

 
 By Mark Mahoney    News    August 13, 2020

Dittrich withdraws application for county emergency manager

Antelope County still is looking for a new emergency manager. Part-time county road foreman Casey Dittrich had applied for the position, but he withdrew his application during the board of...

 
 By Mark Mahoney    News    August 13, 2020

Commissioners approve KXL road agreement

The Antelope County Board of Commissioners has approved a road-use agreement for the duration of potential construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. However, the board’s decision was neither quick...

 

Isms

When Scott and I were newlyweds, I spent a lot of time in the kitchen, concocting recipes, using him as a guinea pig for my culinary creations. Most mornings, he’d swing the tractor into the...

 

Congress considers legislation that would support local news organizations

In the past five months, Congress has responded to the coronavirus public health crisis with several emergency relief measures, including the stimulus checks sent to individuals and households,...

 

Guest opinion

One of the great benefits of living in a rural community is our ability to enjoy food grown locally. Families appreciate easy access to high quality nutrition. Many farms and ranches depend on these...

 

Compromise creates method for property tax relief

Emotions ran high again this week, as legislators tried to complete their priorities during the last few days of this legislative session. As I had hoped, the Revenue Committee advanced a package that...

 
 By Sandy Schroth    News    August 13, 2020

Stuckwisch takes plea deal, convicted of sexual abuse of six children

Roger D. Stuckwisch, 78, of Tilden, was convicted of six crimes in a sexual assault case with victims as young as four years of age. Charged with 12 counts of sexual assault of a child, five first...

 
 By Kelly Feehan    News    August 13, 2020

Vegetable Insect Pests

Dealing with insect pests is a frustrating aspect of vegetable gardening. With some insects, by the time the damage is noticed it may be too late to do much but share produce with the little...

 
 By Sandy Schroth    News    August 13, 2020

Judge Burdick hands down DUI punishment

William J. Deane, 64, of Page faced the Honorable Kane Burdick in the Holt County court Aug. 4, charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. County attorney Brent Kelly filed an amended...

 
 By MARK CHAMPION    News    August 13, 2020

Albion couple looks to hand local newspaper business to new owners

After more than 50 years of reporting, writing and distributing stories, an Albion couple sent something unusual off to print: a for-sale ad for their newspaper business. Jim and Julie Dickerson own...

 
 By Sandy Schroth    News    August 13, 2020

Man asks to spend year in jail

Last Wednesday was not a typical day in the Antelope County courtroom in Neligh. The Honorable Donna Taylor heard from a man who requested a year in jail and a woman who cited religion as a reason not...

 

Antelope County Fair judging results

BEEF SHOW AGES 14 & UP Chris Kester - Purple *Reserve Champion Kelton Bruhn - Purple *Grand Champion Alyssa Moser - Purple Dillon Moser - Purple Cassidy Bearinger - Blue Kierra Bearinger - Blue...

 

Preserving tomatoes

A couple of weeks ago, a lifelong friend and I took a road trip through Western and North Central Nebraska. We checked out Chimney Rock, the Scotts Bluff National Monument, Toadstool Geologic Park...

 

Gov. Ricketts signs pro-life legislation banning dismemberment abortions

Governor Pete Ricketts gathered with pro-life leaders on the steps of the State Capitol, Aug. 15, to sign new pro-life legislation into law. The governor signed LB 814, a bill that prohibits the...

 

Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge accepting special access permits for 2020

Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge, in Cherry County, will conduct a limited draw for all muzzleloader deer hunting in 2020. The draw is offered in response to public comments received during a hunting and fishing program review that expressed...

 

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