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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Iconic bull from Clearwater restaurant gets new home

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Jan 18, 2024

    Clearwater Chamber members Jeremy Sanne, Curt Thiele and Clay Thiele, (along with others not pictured) help with the removal of the L-Bar-B Steakhouse sign, Jan. 10, in Clearwater. New owners of the establishment, Brian Ferris and Mike Tabbert, said a new sign for Two Bills Steakhouse will be installed in the near future. The iconic bull won't move far as it will become part of the Clearwater Rodeo grounds....

  • REGULAR PROCEEDINGS Village of Clearwater BOARD OF TRUSTEES August 14, 2023

    Aug 31, 2023

    REGULAR PROCEEDINGS Village of Clearwater BOARD OF TRUSTEES August 14, 2023 The Board of Trustees of the Village of Clearwater met for a regular meeting Monday, Aug. 14, at 8 p.m., in the fire hall meeting room. Meeting opened at 8:05 p.m. Notice of meeting was given in advance by publication in Summerland Advocate-Messenger, was posted at US Post Office in Clearwater, Clearwater Market, and Cornerstone Bank-Clearwater and was given to board members prior to meeting. Public was informed of location of Open Meeting Act poster. Present: Kelly...

  • 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...

  • 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."...

  • What's New

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Jun 22, 2023

    Cowboys and cowgirls attending the 56th annual Clearwater Big Rodeo will notice improvements on the rodeo grounds, situated along West Highway 275. A new 40-foot by 50-foot building, featuring a rodeo office, kitchen, meeting area, shop and shower, was approved by Clearwater Chamber of Commerce membership in December. Chamber vice president Jeremy Sanne said, "The building will benefit workers, especially for cleaning and keeping all supplies on the rodeo grounds." Many chamber members...

  • PROCEEDINGS VILLAGE OF CLEARWATER BOARD OF TRUSTEES

    May 18, 2023

    PROCEEDINGS VILLAGE OF CLEARWATER BOARD OF TRUSTEES May 8, 2023 The Board of Trustees of the Village of Clearwater met for a regular meeting Monday, May 8, at 8 p.m., in the fire hall meeting room. Meeting opened at 8 p.m. Notice of meeting was given in advance by publication in "Summerland Advocate-Messenger," posted at US Post Office in Clearwater, Clearwater Market, and Cornerstone Bank-Clearwater and was given to board members prior to meeting. Public was informed of location of Open Meeting Act poster. Present: Kelly Kerkman, Marsha Hart,...

  • REGULAR PROCEEDINGS Village of Clearwater BOARD OF TRUSTEES

    Apr 20, 2023

    REGULAR PROCEEDINGS Village of Clearwater BOARD OF TRUSTEES April 10, 2023 The Board of Trustees of the Village of Clearwater met for a regular meeting Monday, Apr. 10, at 8 p.m., in the fire hall meeting room. Meeting opened at 8 p.m. Notice of meeting was given in advance by publication in “Summerland Advocate-Messenger,” posted at US Post Office in Clearwater, Clearwater Market, and Cornerstone Bank-Clearwater and was given to board members prior to meeting. Public was informed of location of Open Meeting Act poster. Present: Kelly Ker...

  • Proceedings Village of Clearwater Board of Trustees

    Mar 16, 2023

    PROCEEDINGS VILLAGE OF CLEARWATER BOARD OF TRUSTEES March 8, 2023 The Board of Trustees of the Village of Clearwater met for a regular meeting Wednesday, March 8, at 8 p.m., in the fire hall meeting room. Meeting opened at 8 p.m. Notice of meeting was given in advance by publication in “Summerland Advocate-Messenger” and notice was given to board members prior to meeting. Public was informed of location of Open Meeting Act poster. Present: Kelly Kerkman, Marsha Hart, Cody Kester, Brian King, Jeff Schlecht. Others present: Kyle Petersen, LuA...

  • 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...

  • Grant presentation made to Clearwater Chamber

    Jan 19, 2023

    Clearwater Chamber of Commerce members and village trustees receive a $5,000 check from Northeast Nebraska Telephone Company officials, Jan. 11. Funds from the Foundation for Rural Service grant program will be utilized to construct a telehealth room in the Clearwater Public Library. The FRS grants, coupled with support from NTCA members, will support a broad range of community projects across rural America – from providing new equipment to local students, expanding digital inclusion i...

  • Proceedings Village of Clearwater Board of Trustees

    Dec 22, 2022

    PROCEEDINGS VILLAGE OF CLEARWATER BOARD OF TRUSTEES Dec. 12, 2022 The Board of Trustees of the Village of Clearwater met for a regular meeting Monday, Dec. 12, at 8 p.m., in the fire hall meeting room. Meeting opened at 7:56 p.m. Notice of meeting was given in advance by publication in Summerland Advocate-Messenger and notice was given to board members prior to meeting. Public was informed of location of Open Meeting Act poster. Present: Kevin Filsinger, Steve Hankla, Kelly Kerkman, Jeff Schlecht, Cody Kester. Others present: Troy Behnke,...

  • Chamber building upgrade gets the nod

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Nov 17, 2022

    The Clearwater Chamber of Commerce will continue to develop plans for a proposed building at the organization’s rodeo grounds. The size of the building is yet to be decided, following a vote of members at the chamber’s Nov. 1 meeting. President Curt Thiele said the organization entered a purchase agreement, with Carla and Eli Jacob, for approximately 1.73 acres adjacent to the chamber property during July. Then, plans were devised to construct a 60-foot by 50 -foot building, which would hou...

  • Community members discuss building project

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Oct 27, 2022

    A straw poll taken during a Sunday evening meeting showed a majority of the audience favored construction of a community center in Clearwater. More than 50 residents attended the meeting, held at the American Legion and led by Sons of Clearwater members Kelly Kerkman and Bill Thiele. According to Kerkman, Sons of Clearwater is “a spinoff of the Sons of the Legion” when the former hardware store was acquired and eventually, the Clearwater Cafe property. Thiele said the current American Leg...

  • VILLAGE OF CLEARWATER APPROVED CLAIMS

    Oct 20, 2022

    VILLAGE OF CLEARWATER APPROVED CLAIMS General Checking: Grimes Asphalt, srv, 101,400.00; Automated Dairy, reimb, 1,777.00; Gerhold Concrete Co., sup, 1,978.54; Bomgaars, sup, 133.90; Reinke’s Farm & City Service, sup, 303.18; US Post Office, sup, 56.40; EMC Insurance, ins, 3,433.41; WEX Bank, fuel, 911.99; Eakes Office Solutions, sup, 132.77; NNTC, util, 159.41; Farmers Pride, fuel, 423.87; Neligh Auto & Machine, sup, 114.86; ColdType Publishing, adv, 309.81; Lichtenberg Tire Pros, sup, 795.60; Applied Connective Tech, srv, 72.50; ERPPD, u...

  • Meeting and budget proceedings Village of Clearwater Board of Trustees

    Sep 22, 2022

    REGULAR AND BUDGET PROCEEDINGS VILLAGE OF CLEARWATER BOARD OF TRUSTEES Sept. 14, 2022 The Board of Trustees of the Village of Clearwater met Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m., in the fire hall meeting room for a hearing on the 2022-2023 fiscal year budget and regular meeting. Budget hearing opened at 7:31 p.m. Notice of meeting was given in advance by publication in Summerland Advocate-Messenger and notice was given to board members prior to meeting. Public was informed of location of Open Meeting Act poster. Present: Kevin Filsinger, Steve Han...

  • Cowboys ready to ride at Clearwater rough stock challenge

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Jul 28, 2022

    Rodeo arena action heats up for a second time this season, in Clearwater, as the local chamber of commerce hosts the second annual Clearwater Rough Stock Challenge. Competition will begin at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, July 30, in the Gene Snodgrass Arena. A calcutta will be held prior to the first ride. Elgin Livestock auctioneer, Ted Baum, will handle auction duties. Justin Boots, with Rocking Plus Rodeo Company, will provide stock for the challenge. An additional $1,500 added prize money will...

  • Equipment update

    Apr 14, 2022

    Clearwater Fire and Rescue Department members show a new piece of equipment added to its inventory. The department received a Stryker Power-Pro ambulance cot, a powered, wheeled stretcher which aids in the transport of a traumatized, ambulatory or non-ambulatory patient. It features a hydraulic system that raises and lowers patients by pushing a button....

  • Regular Proceedings Village of Clearwater Board of Trustees

    Mar 24, 2022

    REGULAR PROCEEDINGS VILLAGE OF CLEARWATER BOARD OF TRUSTEES March 14, 2022 The Board of Trustees of the Village of Clearwater met in regular session Monday, March 14, at 8 p.m., in the fire hall meeting room. Meeting opened at 8 p.m. Notice of meeting was given in advance by publication in Summerland Advocate-Messenger and notice was given to board members prior to meeting. Public was informed of location of Open Meeting Act poster. Present: Kevin Filsinger, Kelly Kerkman, Steve Hankla, Cody Kester, Steve Stearns. Others present: Kate Ahlers, K...

  • Proceedings Village of Clearwater Board of Trustees

    Jan 20, 2022

    VILLAGE OF CLEARWATER APPROVED CLAIMS General Checking: Bomgaars, 223.60; Curt Thiele, 500.00; Sanne Service, 747.59; EMC Insurance, 3,272.53; Verizon Wireless, 75.38; Applied Connective Tech, 8,552.32; NNTC, 100.90; B’s Enterprises, 6,653.25; McNally Law Office, 150.00; ERPPD, 1,166.42; ColdType Publishing, 747.03; Pollock Redi Mix, 1,989.25; WEX Bank, 767.78; Funk Construction, 1,300.00; Clearwater Public Library, 2,250.00; Black Hills Energy, 506.36; Farmers Pride, 177.21; Orval’s Auto Service, 58.50; Antelope Co. Sheriff, 1,202.25; Deb...

  • Clearwater housing group completes first housing unit

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Dec 16, 2021

    A new housing structure in Clearwater is ready for occupancy. Clearwater Community Development Group, LLC, will host an open house, Saturday, from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Community members, as well as anyone interested in moving to the village, are encouraged to take a tour. The 1,200-square foot home, located at 603 South Second Street, sits on a corner lot. The front door opens to an open living room and kitchen with deep brown wood floors and light gray walls. The house has three bedrooms, master...

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