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  • Orchard Free Days celebrates homecoming

    Jul 17, 2024

    Orchard Community Club invites area residents to celebrate homecoming during the 2024 Orchard Free Days celebration, scheduled for July 25 to 28. Thursday, July 25 Kickoff the weekend celebration at the dive-in movie at the Orchard Swimming Pool, sponsored by the Orchard Public Library and Village of Orchard. The event is free and the movie will begin at dusk. Friday, July 26 On Friday, make plans to attend the Orchard Historical Society's chicken dinner. Serving will begin at 11 a.m. and...

  • PROCEEDINGS ANTELOPE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

    Jul 17, 2024

    PROCEEDINGS ANTELOPE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Neligh, Nebraska July 9, 2024 Chairman opened the meeting. Notice of meeting published as required by statute. Approved agenda. Approved minutes of the 7-2-2024 BOC Meeting. Called for public comment. Approved Payroll. Approved vendor claims. General: AMERITAS LIFE INS ins 20,472.96; ANTELOPE CO COURT ex 50.00; ANTELOPE CO SHERIFF ex 371.65; APPLIED CONN TECH ex 5,161.80; AXON ENT ex 760.61; BLACK HILLS ENERGY ut 57.27; BCBS ins 76,579.37; BOMGAARS ex 382.87; BROGAN & STAFFORD ex 1,692.68;...

  • Community Events Calendar

    Jul 17, 2024

    [email protected]?subject=Events Calendar submission&body=PLEASE PROVIDE US WITH AT LEAST THESE DETAILS: Event / Date and Time / Address of Event / PhoneSubmit an Event Thursday, May 30 Friday, May 31 Tri-County Titans Baseball Tri-County Titans Baseball @ Orchard v Stanton, 7 p.m. (seniors only) Saturday, June 1 Orchard swimming pool opens Orchard swimming pool opens for the season, 1 p.m. Tri-County Titans Baseball Tri-County Titans Baseball @ Pender Juniors Tournament (2 games TBA) Sunday, June 2 Tri-County Titans Baseball... Full story

  • Jul 17, 2024

    St. Teresa’s Catholic Church Clearwater, NE Fr. John Norman, Pastor Fr. Joseph Sund, Associate Pastor Sunday: Mass, 10 a.m. Community of Christ Church Clearwater, NE Contact Earleen Jensen at 402-893-2095 or 402-929-3471 Sunday: Church School, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Communion Service: First Sunday of each month. United Methodist Church Clearwater, NE Bruce Phillips, Pastor Phones: 887-4341 or 887-4359 Sunday Worship, 9:45 a.m. Concordia Lutheran Church Clearwater, NE • PH. 485-2596 Rev. Daniel Feusse, Pastor Sunday: Divine Wor...  Website

  • Blood drives planned in Orchard, Ewing

    Jul 10, 2024

    Area residents will have two opportunities to donate blood. On Tuesday, July 23, donate blood in memory of Rita Shabram at the St. Peter's Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. Donations may be made between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Shabram, who died unexpectedly in April, helped organize blood drives by lining up donors and volunteering at the local blood drive. Shabram also donated 80 units of blood throughout her life. Appointments may be made by contacting Amanda Shabram at 402-394-1938, Kyle...

  • Titan seniors fall in opening round of league tourney

    Jul 10, 2024

    SUBMITTED ARTICLE The first round of the 2024 Elkhorn Valley American Legion League tournament was held in Orchard, with the Tri-County seniors taking on Creighton/Bloomfield. In a very efficient 90-minute game, Creighton/Bloomfield came out on top, 4-2. Wyatt Shabram took to the mound for Tri-County, throwing all seven innings, allowing four runs on five hits with five errors while striking out 10 batters. Pitchers Keldon Loecker, Taylor Nilson and Braxton Eggerling combined for the Creighton/Bloomfield victory. C/B opened the game with hot hi...

  • Lemonade days

    Jul 3, 2024

    A group of youth present Orchard village chairperson Stephanie Cleveland with the proceeds from a pop-up lemonade and treat stand, held at Double S Insurance, June 26. The $418.36 collected from sales will be used for the Rainy Day Project at the Orchard Community Center. If the pool is closed due to inclement weather, a pool manager, along with several lifeguards, will open the community center gym from 2 to 4 p.m. Games and activities will be available. Anyone with a pool or community center...

  • Community cleanup set in Orchard

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Jul 3, 2024

    Orchard trustees agreed to sponsor a community cleanup event when they met in regular session on June 10. According to village clerk Brenda Harrison, dumpsters are expected to arrive July 15. Additional information will be announced on the village's Facebook page. Trustees also approved hiring AMGL CPA, of Grand Island, to complete the yearly audit. The board requeted bids since Herley & Reinke CPA, of Norfolk, no longer conducts municipality audits. Harrison said three companies were...

  • GENERAL ELECTION NOTICE & OFFICES TO BE FILLED BY ELECTION AND FILING DEADLINES

    Jun 26, 2024

    GENERAL ELECTION NOTICE & OFFICES TO BE FILLED BY ELECTION AND FILING DEADLINES I, Lisa Payne, Antelope County Clerk/Election Commissioner, hereby give notice of the offices to be filled by election that will appear on the 2024 General Election Ballot to be held Nov. 5, 2024, in Antelope County, Nebraska, as per State Statute 32-601. Notice is also given that the filing deadline for such offices are: July 15, 2024, for incumbents and Aug. 1, 2024, for non-incumbents. An incumbent is anyone serving in an elective office, even if they are filing...

  • Wayne State announces academic honors

    Jun 19, 2024

    Wayne State College included 1,154 students on the dean's list for exemplary academic achievement during the spring 2024 semester. Students listed on the dean's list are full-time undergraduate students who have achieved a grade-point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale for the semester. An asterisk denotes a 4.0 GPA for the term. Area students named to the list include Sharon Bartak*, Emma Funk, Elly Herley, Faith King* and Summer Schroeder, Clearwater; Danielle Schrunk, Natalie Stallbaum*...

  • Titans tumble in tilts against Plainview

    Jun 19, 2024

    SUBMITTED ARTICLE The Tri-County Titan seniors lost their second straight game June 11 in Orchard. This loss came at the hands of Plainview, 7-14. Ryan Rifer was the starting pitcher, allowing four runs on nine hits and two walks, while striking out 11 batters before exiting the mound due to maximum pitch count. The Titan seniors turned to the bullpen for the remaining 2 1/3 innings. Coach Jeff Shabram said the relief pitchers had a tough time finding the strike zone along with some uncharacteristic errors in the field led to Tri-County’s demis...

  • 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...

  • Historical society to host chicken dinner fundraiser

    Jun 12, 2024

    Bring an appetite to Orchard, Thursday, for a drive-through chicken dinner. At the Rex Theatre, Orchard Historical Society members will be serving a two-piece chicken dinner, with macaroni salad, baked beans, dinner rolls and a cookie for a free-will donation, with a suggested price of $12. Drive-through service will begin at 5 p.m. and continue until 7 or until gone....

  • Northeast CC announces spring academic honors

    Jun 12, 2024

    Northeast Community College recently announced students named to the dean's honor list for part-time students. To be eligible, students must earn at least a 3.75 grade-point average for at least six credit hours. Area students named to the list include: Barrett Stearns, Ewing and Deric Sayers, Orchard. Several students were named to the president's honor list for part-time students. These students earned a 4.0 GPA for at least six credit hours. Area students named to the president's list...

  • Titan seniors pick up overtime win Juniors fall to O'Neill

    Jun 12, 2024

    The Tri-County Titans seniors traveled to O’Neill on Tuesday, June 4, to take on the O’Neill Pinnacle Bank Irish. The Titans came away with a hard fought 7-6 win in extra innings. Wyatt Shabram was the starting pitcher, throwing 6 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on four hits and three walks, while striking out an incredible 14 O’Neill batters before exiting the mound in the seventh inning due to pitch count. Jake Schroeder came in relief to finish the seven-inning and then saved the game in the eighth. Schroder threw 1 1/3 innings allow...

  • Titans squads fall to Creighton/Bloomfield

    Jun 12, 2024

    SUBMITTED ARTICLE The Tri-County Titan seniors were back in action Sunday, June 9, at Orchard against Creighton/Bloomfield, where they lost a tight game, 6-8. Wyatt Shabram took to the mound and threw four innings allowing only one run on two hits and 2 walks, while striking out 11 batters. The Titan seniors then turned to Jake Schroeder, who allowed five runs in the fifth inning, and A.J. Hobbs, who allowed two runs combined in the sixth and seventh innings on three hits and four walks. Each...

  • Cheryl A. Meier

    Jun 12, 2024

    Cheryl A. Meier 1948 - 2024 Funeral services for Cheryl A. Meier, 75, of Orchard, will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday June 12, at Concordia Lutheran Church in Clearwater with Pastor Sollberger officiating. Burial will be in Ewing City Cemetery in Ewing. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 11, at Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Clearwater. Cheryl Ann Meier, died peacefully, surrounded by family, on Thursday, June 6, 2024, at her home in Orchard, following a brief illness. Condolences may be...

  • APPROVED BILLS SUMMERLAND PUBLIC SCHOOL

    Jun 12, 2024

    APPROVED BILLS SUMMERLAND PUBLIC SCHOOL Ubetcha Auto Sales, 2023 Ford Transit Van - ESSER III, 49,900.00; Amazon Capital services, Inc., sup/annual Prime membership, 9.486.43; Antelope Memorial Hospital, bus driver physicals, 585.00; B.E. Publishing, textbooks, 4,892.25; Black Hills Energy, nat gas, 187.15; Blain Pumping & Plumbing, pumping septic tanks, 840.00; Blick Art Materials, sup, 1,805.33; Bluum of Minnesota, LLC, sup, 44.16; Bomgaars, sup, 4.85; Broadberry, server, 7,675.00; Capital One Bk(USA), NA, sup/postage, 4,308.90; Cathy...

  • Antelope County judge hands out sentences

    Sandy Schroth, Editor|Jun 12, 2024

    Hector A. Perez, 46, of Orchard appeared in front of the Honorable Donna Taylor in the Antelope County courtroom in Neligh last week for sentencing on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol, second offense, a Class W misdemeanor committed April 23, one mile west of Royal. Perla Alarcon-Flory appeared as interpreter, via Zoom. An enhancement hearing was held. Taylor found sufficient evidence of a previous DUI conviction, making the crime second offense. Taylor sentenced Perez to a nine-month term of probation, including related fees...

  • Titans seniors demolish Stanton

    Jun 5, 2024

    SUBMITTED ARTICLE The Tri-County Titan seniors were back in action Friday, May 31 in Orchard against Stanton. The Titans started the game fast and never looked back, defeating Stanton 13-1. The game was called in the bottom of the third inning, due to the 12-run rule. Wyatt Shabram started on the mound where he threw three innings, allowing one run on one hit while striking out six batters. "The defense behind Shabram played a smooth game," said coach Jeff Shabram. "Tri-County's bats continue...

  • Titan seniors get extra innings win

    Jun 5, 2024

    The Tri-County Titans seniors traveled to O’Neill on Tuesday, June 4, to take on the O’Neill Pinnacle Bank Irish. The Titans came away with a hard fought 7-6 win in extra innings. Wyatt Shabram was the starting pitcher, throwing 6 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on four hits and three walks, while striking out an incredible 14 O’Neill batters before exiting the mound in the seventh inning due to pitch count. Jake Schroeder came in relief to finish the seven-inning and then saved the game in the eighth. Schroder threw 1 1/3 innings allow...

  • Cheryl Meier

    Jun 5, 2024

    Funeral services for Cheryl A. Meier, 75, of Orchard, will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at Concordia Lutheran Church in Clearwater, with Pastor Jon Sollberger officiating. Burial will be in Ewing City Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 11, at Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Clearwater. Cheryl died at her home on June 6, 2024. Snider Memorial Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be directed to the family at www.snidermemori...

  • O'Neill squeezes past Titans in extra innings

    May 29, 2024

    The Tri-County Titans seniors were back in action Friday, May 24, at Orchard against O'Neill, where the home team lost a heartbreaker, 2-5, in extra innings. Jake Schroeder took to the mound and threw five scoreless innings, striking out 10 batters before maxing out his pitch count. The Titan Seniors then turned to Isaac Hoferer (3Ks) and Landon McAllister (1K) to take the mound. The Titans got on the board early, scoring two runs in the bottom of the first by Connor Thomson and Wyatt Shabram...

  • Making a Difference

    May 29, 2024

    Faith King and Alex Thiele donate blood, Tuesday, during a blood drive at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Orchard. The drive was held in honor of Thiele's brother, Jesse, who was injured in an accident eight years ago and needed 10 units of blood. This is King's first time to donate....

  • NOTICE IN THE COUNTY COURT OF ANTELOPE COUNTY, NEBRASKA ESTATE OF ROBERT D. MEYER, DECEASED ESTATE NO. PR24-17

    May 29, 2024

    NOTICE IN THE COUNTY COURT OF ANTELOPE COUNTY, NEBRASKA ESTATE OF ROBERT D. MEYER, DECEASED ESTATE NO. PR24-17 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on May 21, 2024, in the county court of Antelope County, Nebraska, the registrar issued a written statement of informal probate of the will of said decedent and that Joseph Meyer, whose address is 130 W. 2nd Street, Orchard, Nebraska, 68764, was informally appointed by the registrar as personal representative of the estate. Creditors of this estate must file their claims with this court on or before July...

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