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  • Cowboy culture thrives at Clearwater's annual rodeo

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Jul 3, 2024

    What a show! Overflow crowds watched nearly 300 cowboys and cowgirls provide thrills and spills over the weekend at Clearwater's Big Rodeo. In the process, competitors took home approximately $34,000 in prize money. "What an amazing three nights of rodeo," said Curt Thiele, Clearwater Chamber of Commerce president. "We were blessed with very good weather and competition was high, with a big number of competitors." Sutton Schrunk, of Valentine, scored 77 in bull riding to take home the top prize...

  • -Isms: Views on life in rural America

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Jun 26, 2024

    It’s almost “the best weekend in June.” Are we having fun yet? With the exception of contestant pages, the rodeo program has been at the printer for almost two weeks. Hallelujah! There are plenty of noticable changes. At the rodeo grounds, the bull - formerly part of the old steakhouse sign - towers above the entrance, foreshadowing action visitors are about to view. The bull’s devilish facial expression may be a nod to Laredo, the infamous bull that reveled in jumping the fence in the early d...

  • Rodeo Ready

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Jun 19, 2024

    The countdown is on for the best weekend in June as rough and tumble action will take center stage at the 57th annual Clearwater's Big Rodeo. Competition begins Friday, June 28 and continues through Sunday, June 30, at the Gene Snodgrass arena, located along U.S. Highway 275. Clearwater Chamber of Commerce sponsors the annual event. Rodeo visitors will see a few new additions on the grounds. Clearwater Chamber president Curt Thiele said the rodeo committee and chamber members continue to make...

  • PROCEEDINGS ANTELOPE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

    Jun 19, 2024

    PROCEEDINGS ANTELOPE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Neligh, Nebraska June 11, 2024 Chairman opened the meeting. Notice of meeting published as required by statute. Approved agenda. Cancelled action on radio replacement. Approved minutes of the 6-4-2024 BOC meeting. Called for public comment. Approved payroll. Approved vendor claims. General: A RIFKIN CO ex 89.88; AMAZON CAPITAL SVCS ex 110.98; AMERITAS LIFE INS CORP ex 21,513.58; ANTELOPE CO COURT ex 34.00; ANTELOPE CO SHERIFF ex 18.70; APPEARA ex 35.31; APPLIED CONN TECH ex 5,060.85; BLACK...

  • Donations welcomed for Clearwater Veterans Park

    May 15, 2024

    When you think of the word "veteran," who comes to mind? For many Clearwater residents, the term may be associated with a family member, a next-door neighbor or a teacher who bravely served this great nation. These veterans have earned undying gratitude for the sacrifices made. Last summer, a group of civic-minded residents began discussions to create a spot honoring area veterans. The first step: painting a mural on the south wall of the library on Aug. 19. That task was followed with...

  • Class of 2024

    May 8, 2024

    Scholarship Recipients CHRISTIAN BEHNK UNL Husker Power Scholarship UNL O & G Kammerer Scholarship Paul D. Cooper Scholarship KELTON BRUHN Northeast Community College Livestock Judging Scholarship ALANNA DOLL Creighton University Award Scholarship Menard Family Business Scholarship Father John Labaj Scholarship The John Greer Memorial Scholarship Timothy J. Thramer Memorial Scholarship AISLYNN KESTER NECC Scholastic Contest Waiver Clearwater Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Scott L. Reynolds...

  • SAM staff bring home 23 contest awards, place second in Class A sweepstakes

    May 1, 2024

    Summerland Advocate-Messenger personnel brought home 23 awards from the 2023 Better Newspaper Contest for the Nebraska Press Association. Awards were presented Saturday evening, at the awards banquet held at the Cornhusker Marriot Hotel in Lincoln. SAM finished second in Class A, which includes weekly newspapers with a circulation up to 699 subscriptions. The Stanton Register won the division. In advertising categories, publisher LuAnn Schindler won seven awards. An ad featuring financial services at Brunswick State Bank, promoting FFA Week,...

  • Chamber kickstarts fundraising for Clearwater Veterans Park

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Apr 24, 2024

    Six flags, recognizing each branch of the U.S. military, flank the American stars and stripes on the eastern edge of Clearwater's newest addition, Veterans Park. A cement walkway is poured and will feature a granite monument with names of area heroes who took a piece of Clearwater to the war zone and, in some instances, made the selfless sacrifice. A mural featuring a solider covers the south wall of the Clearwater Public Library, establishing a backdrop for the area. Eventually, a statue of a...

  • Organizations announce Easter egg hunt information

    Mar 20, 2024

    The Clearwater Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a event March 23, at 1 p.m., at the village park. Newborns to up to age 10 are eligible to participate for prizes. Clearwater Public Library will donate books to youngsters who find special eggs. Ewing Young Members Club will hold its annual hunt, Saturday, March 30, at Schmidt Park. Mark your calendars for the Orchard Easter egg hunt, planned for March 30. The event will begin at 1:30 at the football field. Orchard Community Club, Old School...

  • PROCEEDINGS ANTELOPE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Neligh, Nebraska January 10, 2024

    Jan 18, 2024

    PROCEEDINGS ANTELOPE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Neligh, Nebraska January 10, 2024 Chairman opened the meeting. Notice of meeting published as required by statute. Approved agenda. Approved minutes of Jan. 2, 2024, BOC and BOE meetings. Approved payroll. Approved vendor claims. General: AMERITAS LIFE INS CORP ins 19,288.65; ANTELOPE CO COURT ex 68.00; AMH ex 23.00; APEX THERAPY SVCS ex 955.00; APPEARA ex 33.28; APPLIED CONN TECH ex 4,774.80; BEAR GRAPHICS ex 636.19; BLACK HILLS ENERGY ut 786.74; BCBS ins 60,532.81; BLUE360 MEDIA ex 282.80;...

  • Telehealth facility will provide medical care without a waiting room

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Dec 21, 2023

    Clearwater-area residents will soon have an opportunity to connect with medical professionals via medical video conferencing. A private telehealth room, located at the Clearwater Public Library, will be available for meeting with doctors and specialists, mental health counseling. Additionally, the new room may be utilized for individuals and families, without access to technology and/or broadband capabilities, to connect. The room is possible, due to a partnership with the library, Clearwater...

  • PROCEEDINGS ANTELOPE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

    Dec 21, 2023

    PROCEEDINGS ANTELOPE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Neligh, Nebraska Dec. 12, 2023 Chairman opened the meeting. Notice of meeting published as required by statute. Approved agenda. Approved minutes of the Dec. 5, 2023, BOC meeting. Correspondence was reviewed. Reports were reviewed: sheriff’s fee report. Review of claims. Approved payroll. Approved vendor claims. General: MELVIN AHLERS ar 24.00; AMERITAS LIFE INS CORP ins 19,177.68; ANTELOPE CO COURT ex 137.00; ANTELOPE CO SHRF ex 347.42; APPEARA ex 35.31; GORDON BAKER ar 72.00; BLACK HILLS E...

  • Legion renovation project 'likely' to continue

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Dec 14, 2023

    Plans to renovate the Clearwater American Legion building will continue. On Sunday, Sons of the American Legion members Tom Thiele and Fred Thiele told a group of approximately 30 community members that pledges for fundraising have been coming in. “Contributions have been really good,” Fred Thiele said. Clearwater Chamber of Commerce donated $100,000 and the Clearwater Sons of the American Legion kicked in $25,000, in addition to pledges for the project. Thiele estimated approximately $25...

  • Old-fashioned Christmas coming to Clearwater

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Nov 30, 2023

    Clearwater residents will begin the holiday season with an old-fashioned Christmas, Sunday, Dec. 3. Between 5 and 7:30 p.m., soup, sandwiches, desserts and drinks will be served at the American Legion. Donations to the Antelope County Food Pantry will be accepted. Canned items may be dropped off at the event. Sleigh rides will be available on Main Street through the event.Santa Claus will make an appearance, so youngsters are urged to bring a wish list to share with jolly old St. Nick. The...

  • Campaign begins for Legion renovation

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Nov 23, 2023

    Following a Sunday informational meeting, at the Clearwater Legion, members of the Sons of the American Legion and Clearwater Legion, fundraising efforts will begin immediately. Sons of the American Legion Commander Kelly Kerkman said the current Legion building has several problems, including a leaky roof, a rotten kitchen floor, lights and expensive utility bills. "When you start fixing those things, you get to the point of where you do you stop and turn the page to a couple options?" Kerkman...

  • Clearwater Legion renovation topic of community informational meeting

    Nov 16, 2023

    Clearwater residents are invited to attend an informational meeting, Sunday, Nov. 19, at the American Legion, sponsored by Legion Post 267 and the Sons of the American Legion. Details of the organization’s renovation project will be unveiled during the 6 p.m. gathering. According to Sons of the American Legion commander, Kelly Kerkman, construction on the $350,000 project is scheduled to begin after the first of the year, with a completion date of May 1. “The Chamber of Commerce has kicked off our fundraising with a $100,000 pledge,” Kerkm...

  • Register to win a Thanksgiving turkey

    Nov 9, 2023

    Visit a participating Clearwater Chamber business by Nov. 17 for a chance to win a turkey, compliments of the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce. Registration is available at Bearinger Tax & Accounting, Sanne Service, The Waterhole, Clearwater Insurance, Clearwater Market, Clearwater Feed & Grain, Automated Dairy Specialists, DK Feed & Supply, Speedee Mart, Cornerstone Bank and Summerland Advocate-Messenger, in Clearwater and Sly's Family Bar & Grill in Neligh. Winners will be notified Nov....

  • Clearwater housing project competed, accepting ownership applications

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Aug 17, 2023

    Two new housing units are for sale in Clearwater. A duplex, constructed by Stearns Construction, is completed and accepting applications, according to local economic development director Lauren Sheridan-Simonson. A ribbon cutting and open house were held at the unit, Thursday, Aug. 10. The project was possible, in part, from a Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund grant of $221,000 to the Village of Clearwater.Steve Stearns worked with Miller & Associates "to create a plan that benefits...

  • PROCEEDINGS ANTELOPE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Neligh, Nebraska August 8, 2023

    Aug 17, 2023

    Chairman opened the meeting. Notice of meeting published as required by statute. Approved agenda. Approved minutes of the Aug. 1, 2023, BOC meeting. Correspondence was reviewed. All reports were reviewed: clerk’s pledge collateral; sheriff’s fee report for July; July reports for clerk of the district court, treasurer fund balance, treasurer’s miscellaneous revenue and zoning permit report. Treasurer sweep account report. Review of claims. Approved payroll. Approved vendor claims. General: AMERITAS LIFE INS CORP ins 18,514.63; ANTELOPE CO COURT...

  • Clearwater Fire and Rescue plans annual barbecue

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Aug 10, 2023

    An annual barbecue in Clearwater will have special significance this year. Clearwater Fire and Rescue Department will hots its annual meal, Sunday, Aug. 20, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the fire hall. Dine in, carry out or drive thru service will be available. To place an order for pick up, call 402-485-2451 between 5 and 8 p.m., that day. Fire Chief Steve Hankla said the department received a $150,000 Rural Ambulance Replacement Grant, designed to replace aging ambulance fleets across the state. Grant...

  • Final results: SkillsUSA competitors receive placings from national event

    Jul 27, 2023

    SUBMITTED ARTICLE The 2022- 2023 SkillsUSA season has officially come to an end. Summerland’s chapter president, Faith King, stated that the national qualifiers finished the year strong, upon their return from the National Skills and Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, at the end of June. Although it was previously announced that recent Summerland graduate, Faith King, would qualify for a spot among the top 10 in the nation, her exact placings were not known until this past week. In the prelim rounds, King earned fifth place among all c...

  • South Dakota riders win two of three rough stock events

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Jul 27, 2023

    Competitors from across Nebraska and South Dakota converged on Clearwater, July 22, for the third annual Rough Stock Challenge, sponsored by the local chamber of commerce. Chase YellowHawk, of St. Francis, South Dakota, took the top spot in bareback riding. He scored 76 points. Whitten Hoover, of Ainsworth, and Spencer Denaeyer, of Seneca, scored 74 points, tying for the second spot. In the saddle bronc division, Jackson Ford, of Sturgis, South Dakota, took home the first-place prize after...

  • Eight Second Hopefuls

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Jul 20, 2023

    The best rough stock riders return to Clearwater, Saturday, July 22, as the local chamber of commerce hosts the third-annual Clearwater Rough Stock Challenge. Competition is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m., in the Gene Snodgrass Arena, located along West Highway 275. A calcutta will be held at 7 p.m., prior to the first event. Elgin Livestock auctioneer, Ted Baum, will handle auction duties. Stock for the challenge will be provided by Justin Boots, with Rocking Plus Rodeo Company. Local businesses...

  • Clearwater Chamber plans branding event

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Jul 13, 2023

    The irons will be hot, Wednesday, July 19, but there won't be a herd of cattle waiting to be branded. Instead, rodeo enthusiasts and Clearwater Chamber of Commerce members are invited to bring a branding iron and leave a mark on the support beams in front of the new building at the Clearwater rodeo grounds, located along West Highway 275. The event is a prelude to Saturday's rough stock challenge, slated to start with a calcutta at 7 p.m. Branding will begin at 7 p.m. Cost will be $100 per...

  • Chute out: Clearwater Rodeo completes successful weekend series

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Jun 29, 2023

    Two hundred-plus cowboys and cowgirls converged on Clearwater, June 23 to 25, entertaining large crowds during the three nights of rough-and-tumble competition. More than 50 took home prize money and bragging rights from the 56th annual Clearwater Rodeo, which drew large crowds each evening, according to Clearwater Chamber of Commerce president Curt Thiele. "The crowds are absolutely amazing. We built a church for roughly 3,500 people and who would think some nights we need more spacing."...

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