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  • Boggs tenders resignation as county road superintendent

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Jul 10, 2024

    Antelope County is without a road superintendent. Following a nearly two-hour executive session on July 2, road boss Aaron Boggs announced, "I would like to formally submit my resignation at this time." What lead to the resignation was not made public. Commissioners entered executive session for personnel matters at 9:58 a.m. Chairman Charlie Henery asked Boggs to join commissioners at 10:38 a.m. He exited the closed session at 11:38. At 11:50, Boggs re-entered the exeutive session and left at...

  • 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...

  • Commmissioners deny zoning permit

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Apr 10, 2024

    How does Antelope County define an unimproved road? "An unimproved road is defined as any officially-declared minimum maintenance road and any road not graded or contains surfacing material," county zoning administrator Megan Wingate told commissioners. The question of who is responsible for upgrades to an unimproved road occupied discussion amongst commissioners when they met in regular session, April 2 and again April 9. According to county attorney Joe Smith, county resident Gary Yoder...

  • Burial assistance policy reviewed by county commissioners

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Mar 20, 2024

    Should a person whose burial is paid for by the county need to be a resident? “It’s not necessarily what the amount is. I’m more concerned if we’re paying for Antelope County residents or if we’re paying for people applying because the county next door isn’t paying as much,” said Jay Snider, owner of Snider Memorial Funeral Home. Snider, a Clearwater resident, opened discussion with Antelope County Commissioners during the March 12 meeting in Neligh. Snider said it’s been approximately 1... Full story

  • Dittrich sworn in as Antelope County Commissioner

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Mar 13, 2024

    Casey Dittrich, of rural Tilden, recites the oath of office, administered by Antelope County Clerk Magistrate Linda Mitchell. He will represent District 5 as county commissioner. Dittrich was sworn into office, Tuesday, March 5, prior to the commissioners' meeting in Neligh. He fills the position that opened following the resignation of Keith Heithoff, who resigned from the position, effective Feb. 14. A trio of county officials interviewed candidates to fill the position and selected...

  • It's Official

    Feb 14, 2024

    Casey Dittrich, of rural Tilden, will serve as the District 5 commissioner for Antelope County. Dittrich was appointed Feb. 7, following interviews with Antelope County attorney Joe Smith, county treasurer Deb Branstiter and county clerk Lisa Payne. One other candidate, Duane Miller, also interviewed for the position which came available following the resignation of Keith Heithoff....


    Sep 21, 2023

    PROCEEDINGS ANTELOPE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Neligh, Nebraska September 12, 2023 Chairman opened the meeting. Notice of meeting published as required by statute. Approved agenda. Approved minutes of the Sept. 5, 2023, BOC meeting. Correspondence was reviewed. Reports were reviewed: sheriff’s fee report for August; August report for clerk of the district court, zoning permit report and treasurer’s sweep account report. Review of claims. Approved payroll. Approved vendor claims. General: AKRS ex 539.99; AMERITAS LIFE INS CORP ins 19,...

  • Proceedings Antelope County Board of Commissioners

    Jun 22, 2023

    PROCEEDINGS ANTELOPE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Neligh, Nebraska June 13, 2023 Chairman opened the meeting. Notice of meeting published as required by statute. Approved agenda. Approved minutes of the June 6, 2023, BOC meeting. Review of claims. Approved payroll. Approved vendor claims. General: AKRS ex 46.76; ALBIN LAW OFFICE ex 475.00; AMERITAS LIFE INS CORP ins 18,478.25; ANTELOPE CO COURT ex 89.00; APPEARA ex 36.05; APPLIED CONN TECH ex 20,530.14; MIKAYLA ARMITAGE ex 143.00; BLACK HILLS ENERGY ut 651.56; BLACKBURN MFG ex 85.08; BCBS ins...

  • Six advance to general election in school board race

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|May 19, 2022

    Voter turnout in the May 10 primary election was more than 40% in Holt and Antelope counties. Summerland Board of Education A summary report from Antelope County Clerk Lisa Payne shows 49.68% of voters cast ballots in Royal; 46.63% voted in Clearwater and 46.39% made their way to the polls in Orchard. Holt County Clerk Cathy Pavel confirmed 41% of registered voters visited the polls. Summerland Board of Education Three seats are up for election for the Summerland School Board of Education. Six...

  • May 2022 primary election results

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|May 5, 2022

    Update: 11:05 p.m.: Jim Pillen has won the Republican primary in the Nebraska governor's race. With 810 precincts reporting, Pillen received 72,197 votes. All election results are unofficial until verified by a county's canvassing board. 8:15 p.m. Nebraska polls closed at 8 p.m., May 10, and early results from across the state show Brett Lindstrom leading Jim Pillen, in the Republican race for Governor. Lindstrom currently has 20,987 votes, or 41%, while Pillen has received 29.1% - or 14,885 - o...

  • Filings announced for Antelope, Holt county offices

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Mar 3, 2022

    The filing deadline for the 2022 primary election was Tuesday, March 1. While several incumbents and new faces have entered races, a few offices are left without anyone filing. Antelope County Clerk, Lisa Payne, said the following individuals have filed as candidates for county offices: Robert Moore, sheriff; Angela Mortensen, clerk of the district court; Deborah Branstiter, treasurer; Kelly Mueller-Oltjenbruns, assessor; Rachel Shrader and Robert Lewis, weed control authority board. Four...

  • Proceedings

    Mar 18, 2021

    PROCEEDINGS ANTELOPE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Neligh, Nebraska March 9, 2021 Notice of meeting published as required by statute. A complete record of these minutes, as well as all resolutions and agreements, are on file at the county clerk’s office and are open to the public. Chairman opened meeting. Notice of meeting published as required by statute. Approved agenda. Motion and approval with resolution to close 841st Road between 510th and 511th Avenue. Approved payroll. Approved vendor claims: General: JOSEPH ABLER, ex 148.00; A...

  • Letter from law firm asks county to maintain signage

    Mark Mahoney, Journalist|Sep 10, 2020

    A rural Orchard couple have submitted a complaint to Antelope County about an “Engine Braking Prohibited” sign located near their property. The board of commissioners discussed a letter Tuesday, Sept. 1, in Neligh from the Galyen Boettcher Baier PC law firm on behalf of Terry and Patricia Hemenway. According to the letter, dated Aug. 21 and filed Aug. 25 with the county clerk’s office, “It has come to our attention that the Antelope County Road Superintendent is threatening the removal of an ...

  • Dittrich withdraws application for county emergency manager

    Mark Mahoney, Journalist|Aug 13, 2020

    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 commissioners’ meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at the courthouse in Neligh. County clerk Lisa Payne noted other than Dittrich’s application, which had been discussed at one of the board’s previous meetings in July, she had no new ones to present to the commissioners for consideration. “We advertised and did not...

  • Commissioners approve KXL road agreement

    Mark Mahoney, Journalist|Aug 13, 2020

    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 nor unanimous, as the commissioners discussed the agreement for about an hour and 40 minutes during their nearly five-hour meeting, Tuesday, Aug. 4, at the courthouse in Neligh. Board chair Charlie Henery and commissioners Eli Jacob and Carolyn Pedersen approved the agreement as presented, while v...

  • Antelope County leaders vote to bond $3 million for road repair

    Sandy Schroth, Editor|Jul 23, 2020

    The Antelope County commissioners voted, last week, to issue $3 million in bonds to repair county roads. All five commissioners voted aye to a motion made by commissioner Carolyn Pedersen, seconded by commissioner Eli Jacob, late in an eight-hour meeting at the courthouse in Neligh on July 14. Proceeds from bonds will allow county employees to complete projects totaling more than $2.5 million yet this calendar year, road superintendent Aaron Boggs told the Advocate-Messenger. "Big-money" overlay...

  • Antelope County commissioners give nod to repair four 'worst' roads

    Sandy Schroth, Editor|Jul 16, 2020

    Antelope County commissioners worked a little closer to resolving a plethora of road issues last week, although no decision was reached for bonding more work. The bulk of the July 7 meeting at the courthouse in Neligh was dedicated to county roads, in one form or another. After clearing the agenda of other business and more than an hour of discussion with road superintendent Aaron Boggs, an unofficial agreement was reached, giving Boggs direction to move forward with work on four heavily...

  • Antelope County 2940 account remains under sheriff's direction

    Sandy Schroth, Editor|Jul 2, 2020

    Twenty-nine-forty – an accounting code that identifies an Antelope County Law Enforcement Center fund – has become a familiar term during Antelope County commissioner dialog, as well as a point of contention between county officials. The “special revenue” account was formed after the Law Enforcement Center went into operation in 2015. In the ensuing years, the balance in the account has grown to more than $400,000 from fees charged for housing prisoners from other counties and law enforcement services provided to several Antelope County...

  • Commissioners move toward bonding asphalt road work

    Sandy Schroth, Editor|Jun 18, 2020

    Antelope County commissioners approved an upgrade to security technology at the Antelope County Jail when they met at the courthouse in Neligh last week. After hearing some security-sensitive information during an executive session called on the advice of county attorney Joe Abler, the board heard a presentation by Rick Scheer with Control Masters, an Omaha technology company. Scheer said Control Masters is one of just a few companies in the country that provide corrections’ electronic services and he was asked to resolve some security e...

  • Interlocal agreement discussed with village officials

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Jun 11, 2020

    The days of a gentlemen’s handshake sealing a deal between county and village officials is over. Antelope County road superintendent Aaron Boggs, along with county commissioners Eli Jacob and Carolyn Pedersen, discussed signing an interlocal agreement for road repairs with the Clearwater Village Board of Trustees, Monday. The condition of 516 Avenue, which runs along the eastern edge of Clearwater, stemmed the discussion. Boggs said the road “has had problems in the past.” He suggested grind...

  • No decision reached to fund repairs of crumbling oil roads

    May 28, 2020

    Antelope County’s rural residents, who hoped for answers to deteriorating paved roads at a special meeting of the county commissioners last week, will have to wait a while longer. After spending nearly four hours of dialog with road superintendent Aaron Boggs, part-time foreman and former superintendent Casey Dittrich and engineer Brian McDonald, the five commissioners tabled action to borrow funds for repairs. The May 22 meeting at the courthouse in Neligh was transmitted via Zoom to the basement meeting room to accommodate an excess of 10 a...

  • County chairman says purchase of trailer kept quiet to avoid public panic

    Sandy Schroth, Editor|May 14, 2020

    The purchase of a refrigerated semi-trailer and the county fund it was paid from were among matters of contention at the Antelope County commissioners' meeting last week. All five commissioners, several other county officials and others were present in the courthouse meeting room May 5 and the meeting was shared electronically via Zoom. Some of those present were asked to step into the hall at one point, when more than 10 were observed in the room. Jared Reimers addressed the commissioners...

  • Commissioners declare pandemic disaster

    Sandy Schroth, Editor|Apr 23, 2020

    After seeking advice from county attorney Joe Abler, the Antelope County commissioners approved issuing a COVID-19 pandemic disaster declaration for Antelope County, beginning Jan. 31, and continuing, per recommendation of the Nebraska Association of County Officials. The attorney was called after county clerk, Lisa Payne, suggested the declaration be backdated to January. After further discussion and Abler's input, the declaration was approved unanimously and dated April 14, but covered...

  • Antelope County district court clerk to retire

    Sandy Schroth, Editor|Apr 23, 2020

    June 30 retirement of longtime Antelope County clerk of the district court, Judy Cole was announced during the April 14 meeting of the Antelope County commissioners. The meeting was held via video conference, with commissioner Eli Jacob and chairman Charlie Henery present in the meeting room, along with clerk Lisa Payne. Commissioners Dean Smith, Regina Krebs and Carolyn Pedersen participated remotely via Zoom. Sheriff Bob Moore, county attorney Joe Abler, zoning administrator Liz Doerr and...

  • Antelope County road department sees new superintendent

    Sandy Schroth, Editor|Mar 19, 2020

    Aaron Boggs of Creighton, who has served as foreman of Antelope County's road department for about a year, was hired to head the department when the county commissioners met at the courthouse in Neligh on March 10. The commissioners entered closed session to consider applications, after an announcement by chairman Charlie Henery just before 11 a.m. "I have to leave by noon or so," he said. "So, we need to go into executive session to talk about personal employee stuff. We need a motion to do...

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