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  • County museum plans windmill dedication, Fourth of July events

    Jun 12, 2024

    SUBMITTED ARTICLE The public celebration of the erection of a historic windmill on the newly-created green space at the Antelope County Museum will take place throughout the day on July 4. The windmill’s placement is the culmination of months of planning and preparation and a partnership between the Antelope County Historical Society and Issiaih Yott, executive director of the Kregel Windmill Factory Museum in Nebraska City. “We are thrilled that this windmill will remain on our site as a testament to Antelope County’s agricultural roots...

  • Ag & Home Expo celebrates 10th anniversary

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Feb 28, 2024

    Ten years since its inception, the Antelope County Ag & Home Expo has grown into an annual showcase of agriculture and home improvement businesses from the area. Attendance to the event, planned for March 5 and 6, at the Antelope County Fairgrounds, in Neligh, is free. Neligh Chamber of Commerce director Sara Borer said the expo educates and informs residents of different services offered in the area, with vendors from Norfolk to O'Neill involved. "It gives them a chance to visit with vendors...

  • PROCEEDINGS SUMMERLAND PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION Jan. 17, 2024

    Jan 25, 2024

    PROCEEDINGS SUMMERLAND PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION Jan. 17, 2024 Summerland Public School Board of Education met in regular session, Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m., in the board meeting room. President Steve Thiele called the meeting, which was advertised in the Jan. 10, 2024, newspapers, to order at 7 p.m. Thiele noted the Open Meetings Act posted in the board room. Roll call was taken, with all board members present: Ed Nordby, Nate Schwager, Scott Thiele, Steve Thiele, Austin Twibell, Jeremy Wagner. Thiele read the "Written Acceptance...

  • Townhall meeting focuses on county's future

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Sep 28, 2023

    What would an ideal Antelope County look like in 20 years? The answer to that question, along with challenges and opportunities for area residents, were discussed during a Sept. 20 townhall meeting, at the Antelope County Courthouse in Neligh. Mason Herrman, a planner with Marvin Planning Consultants, of David City, led the get-together, which included approximately a dozen area residents. MPC is working with the county’s planning and zoning team to update the local comprehensive plan. The townh...

  • Fair results published in next week's SAM

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Aug 31, 2023

    Next week's edition of the "Advocate-Messenger" will include a special section with results of Summerland-area residents from the Antelope and Holt county fairs, as well as Nebraska State Fair results. Advertising options for the section are still available. To learn more, contact LuAnn Schindler at [email protected] or call the news office at 402-485-2101....

  • Qualsets receive fair's Helping Hand Award

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Aug 10, 2023

    A Meadow Grove couple who oversee Antelope County's 4-h rabbit division were named the recipients of the 2023 Jolene Mosel Helping Hand Award. The presentation was made Sunday, Aug. 6, during the county's 4-H awards show in the livestock arena at the fairgrounds in Neligh. Antelope County 4-H youth coordinator Tessa Hain presented the award. "The award keeps Jolene's spirit alive," Hain said. Brandi Qualset and Curt Qualset have worked with the county's rabbit exhibitors for approximately five...

  • 4-H, food and fun

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Jul 20, 2023

    One of the busiest weeks of the summer season kicks off Aug. 1, when the Antelope County Fair officially opens in Neligh. Fair officials have scheduled a pre-fair cleanup night, Monday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m. Several 4-H, FFA and open class shows will be held prior to the last week in July, starting the 27th, with the cat, companion pet and dog shows. On Friday, July 28, 4-H members enrolled in clothing and sewing projects will participate in the style revue judging and interviews at 9 a.m. All...

  • Discover Antelope County's history during annual trail ride

    Jul 6, 2023

    A trail ride trip through the history embedded in Antelope County's landscape is planned July 29. Sponsored by the Antelope County Historical Society, in cooperation with the Antelope County Fair Board, the ride is free and open to all interested horseback riders. "This is our third trail ride and we are so glad this popular event is drawing riders from throughout the county," said Donna Hanson, executive director of the Antelope County Museum. "There is no better way to experience our county's...

  • 4-H: Have a grand champion fair experience

    Tessa Hain, 4-H Youth Development Coordinator|Mar 30, 2023

    The Antelope County Fair, along with every county fair, provides 4-H youth across the state an opportunity to showcase the projects members have completed throughout the year and to receive recognition. Model rockets that have been assembled from basic materials, cookies that will make your mouth water, sheep that are sheared for the big show, and many other exhibits can most likely be seen at your local county fair. Through these projects, youth develop self-confidence by experiencing success at solving problems and meeting challenges. County...

  • Student artwork show at county fairgrounds

    Mar 23, 2023

    The 2023 ESU 8 kindergarten to 12th-grade art show will be held at the Antelope County Fair Grounds Building in Neligh. The show will be open to the public for viewing from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day starting Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 2. Student artwork will be displayed from Antelope, Boyd, Holt, Madison, Pierce, Stanton and Wheeler counties, all served by ESU 8. The show will represent approximately 30 schools and more than 5,500 students in the seven-county area. There is no fee...

  • Learn more about 4H at open house

    Mar 16, 2023

    4-H is a family affair, where family is learning together side by side, creating many memories together. Through 4-H, youth ages 5 to 18 learn leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with community members. 4-H is education for life that uses a learn-by-doing approach. Join Nebraska Extension - Antelope County for a 4-H open house, March 19, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the fairgrounds in Neligh, to learn what 4-H is...

  • Nebraska Community Foundation receives a $5,000 grant for the Antelope County 4-H Youth Enrichment Center

    Mar 9, 2023

    Nebraska Community Foundation received a $5,000 grant for the Antelope County 4-H Youth Enrichment Center. The grant is provided through Farm Credit Services of America’s (FCSAmerica) Working Here Fund. The Working Here Fund grant will be used to help build a new, modern, multi-use facility that can be used year-round for 4-H activities. The new building will provide space for poultry and rabbits during the Antelope County Fair and the 4-H council and staff will provide year-round programing in the facility. “The new facility will offer a cli...

  • 4H An everlasting impact

    Tessa Hain, 4-H Youth Development Coordinator|Mar 9, 2023

    When you think of 4-H, do you image a farm and exhibiting animals at a county fair? Well, think again. 4-H is about learning lifelong skills, creating new friendships, discovering new opportunities, exploring projects and so much more. 4-H offers a wide variety of project interests such as consumer and family sciences, communications and expressive arts, animals and plants, healthy living, environmental sciences, science and technology, career and college readiness, agricultural literacy, citizenship and leadership. In fact, there are more than...

  • Three sexual assault cases move to Antelope County district court

    Sandy Schroth, Editor|Feb 23, 2023

    The Honorable Donna Taylor bound five felony cases over to district court when she presided from the Antelope County court bench at the courthouse in Neligh on Feb. 15. Michael J. Mueller, 26, of Clearwater appeared in front of Taylor for a preliminary hearing on multiple first-degree sexual assault charges, Class 2 felonies alleged in two separate cases involving separate minor victims. Antelope County attorney Joe Smith requested the cases be combined. “They are related,” he said. There was no objection from Mueller’s attorneys. He is repre...

  • Funding for, timing of 516 Avenue project may cause road block

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Feb 23, 2023

    While residents residing north of Clearwater don't have to ford the Elkhorn River to reach town, surface conditions of 516 Avenue, the main artery bridging highways 275 and 20 from south to north, have "deteriorated to conditions from 100 years ago." That's the sentiment expressed to Antelope County Commissioners by multiple Clearwater residents. "Has the road got any better in the last 100 years? That thing is back to the century of covered wagon days. Am I wrong or right?" Curt Thiele asked...

  • Bergman gains public speaking experience through FFA event

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Feb 23, 2023

    Ask Braelyn Bergman what she wants to be when she grows up and she isn't shy about answering the question. "As I get older, I want to become a cattle breeder and breed analyst, which also includes artificial insemination technician," the seventh-grade student at Summerland Public Schools said. Bergman has been involved in 4-H for a number of years, showing cattle at the Antelope County Fair. This year, she joined the Summerland FFA Chapter, hoping to enhance her knowledge of agriculture. She joi...

  • SAM's Top 10 multimedia posts of 2022

    Jan 5, 2023

    Check out most-viewed multimedia posts viewed on SAM social media in 2022: 1. Ring of Fear at Clearwater Rough Stock Rodeo https://www.facebook.com/summerlandadvocatemessenger/videos/984463735635679/ 2. No injuries on Elkhorn River Bridge accident https://www.facebook.com/summerlandadvocatemessenger/videos/670264904144962/ 3. Dance Catz or football players (homecoming pep rally) https://www.facebook.com/summerlandadvocatemessenger/videos/793261685212170/ 4. Last Walk for Bobcat seniors...

  • Colt Ford tabbed to headline 2023 Antelope County Fair

    Dec 1, 2022

    Taking center stage at the 2023 Antelope County Fair will be a country singer/songwriter/rapper known for his work on and off stage. Georgia native Colt Ford, known for mixing country and rap will headline the event. Born Jason Farris Brown, Ford assumed his stage name while releasing his debut album in 2008. One of his biggest songs, "Dirt Road Anthem," was later recorded by Brantly Gilbert and again by Jason Aldean. Ford penned the theme song for the Professional Bull Riders Association. He's...

  • Hanson named museum director

    Oct 6, 2022

    Lifelong Antelope County resident Donna Hanson, of rural Oakdale, is the new executive director of the Antelope County Museum. Hanson was hired recently by the Antelope County Historical Society. Hanson has been very active in agriculture throughout her life, farming first with her parents, then later, her husband Ron. They farm one-half mile east of Oakdale in Burnett Township. They were dairy farmers for 27 years. After selling their herd, they continued to crop farm and are now turning the...

  • Project earns first place at county fair for Royal man

    Erin Schwager, Journalist|Aug 25, 2022

    Max Heiter, of Royal, took a project to the Antelope County Fair with low expectations. Later, he learned his open class exhibit received the first-place blue ribbon for the 65-and-over class. It all started when Heiter saw a fiber optic knife made by someone on the internet a little over a year ago. "I saw a fiber optic knife somebody made on the internet, so I get on the internet and looked for this fiber optic and I found it in Oklahoma," he said. "I thought 'I'm gonna try it; he did it,...

  • 4-H projects, big shows headline county fair

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Jul 28, 2022

    Area youths will showcase baked goods and beef, photography and poultry, and more as the Antelope County Fair kicks off. Pre-fair events, including cleanup at the grounds, in Neligh, are underway. On Friday, July 29, the 4-H style revue will take place at 9 a.m. Clothing construction judging will begin, as will photography judging. On Saturday, the second annual Antelope County Historical Society and Museum trail ride will begin at 10 a.m., two miles east of Oakdale, north on 529 Avenue. Accordi...

  • Aksarben announces Farm Family Award recipients

    Jul 28, 2022

    Aksarben began recognizing the dedication and perseverance of Nebraska farm families in 1956. Since then, nearly 10,000 families have been recognized statewide. Paying homage to these families is something Aksarben looks forward to each year and, along with Nebraska Farm Bureau who partners on this award, recently announced this year’s honorees. The Aksarben Pioneer Farm Family Award recognizes the ownership of at least 40 acres of farmland held by the same family for 100 years and the Aksarben Heritage Farm Family Award recognizes 150 years o...

  • Local trail ride date announced

    Jun 2, 2022

    Saddle up Saturday, July 30, for a six-hour trail ride sponsored by the Antelope County Historical Society, in cooperation with the Antelope County Ag Society. Registration begins at 10 a.m., two miles east of Oakdale north on 529th Avenue. Organizers Rick Schuchardt, Elgin; Dewey Teel, Neligh, and Donna Hanson, Oakdale, said the trail route is designed to show the diversity of Antelope County's scenery and highlight history of the Oakdale and Cedar Creek areas. There is no charge for...

  • Bonnie Welke

    Mar 17, 2022

    Bonnie Welke 1945 - 2022 Funeral services for Bonnie Welke, 76, of Ainsworth, formerly of Ewing, were Saturday, March 12, at the United Methodist-Presbyterian Church in Ewing. Pastor Janene Reynolds officiated. Burial followed in the Ewing City Cemetery. Welke died Monday, March 7, at the Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth. Memorials may be directed to her family for future designation. Arrangements are entrusted to Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill. ~~~ Bonita Claire “Bonnie” Welke, the younges...

  • Antelope, Holt county officials hear details about proposed carbon pipeline

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Jan 13, 2022

    Details about a proposed pipeline that would push carbon dioxide from ethanol plants in Nebraska and surrounding states to North Dakota were presented to county officials during December meetings in Antelope and Holt counties. Dayton Murty, representing Summit Carbon Solutions, an Ames, Iowa-based company, provided on overview of the pipeline and outlined environmental and economic benefits, to Antelope County Commissioners on Dec. 7 and Dec. 30, to Holt County Supervisors. If the pipeline is...

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