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  • 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;...

  • The Royal Treatment

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Jul 10, 2024

    Visitors to Royal's community celebration, scheduled for July 19 and 20, will find a slate of activities for all ages. On Friday, July 19, bring a partner and join the euchre tournament at the Royal Bar & Grill, 3020 E. Hwy 20. Cards fly at 7:30 p.m. Entry fee is $10 per person, with first, second and third prizes. Saturday events begin at 10:30 a.m., with registration for the tractor ride, at Royal Bar & Grill. Tractors are set to leave at noon. A light lunch will be provided for $10. For more...

  • 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...

  • Drowning victim identified

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Jun 19, 2024

    The name of a Brunswick area man who drowned Monday at Grove Lake, north of Royal, has been released. Antelope County Sheriff Bob Moore said Jody Hansen, 52, was pronounced dead at the scene. On Monday, June 17, at approximately 12:38 p.m., the Antelope County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call about a body floating in the lake. Two fishermen made the discovery near the south dock. It is unclear how long the body had been in the water. The Antelope County Sheriff's Office and Nebraska Game...

  • 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...

  • -Isms: Views on life in rural America

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Jun 12, 2024

    Film producer Rick McCallum said, “It’s easy to be a backseat driver. It’s even easier to be a backseat driver when you’re not even in the same car.” Spoken like a true backseat driver. I never realized how often I make driving suggestions to Scott until Sunday, when he drove to Verdigre. As we near Royal, I politely suggest we should take the road past Grove Lake to avoid road construction on Highway 14. There was construction earlier in the week when the grandkids played baseball in the Kolac...

  • Olivan, Marino graduate from UNO

    Jun 12, 2024

    The University of Nebraska at Omaha alumni network is growing. More than 1,800 Mavericks graduated this May, including: •1,840 total Mavericks • 1,403 undergraduate degree recipients • 413 master's degree recipients • 10 educational specialist degree recipients • 14 doctoral degree recipients • 532 first-generation students • Students representing 40 states and 32 countries. Jaqueline Olivan, of Clearwater, received a Bachelor of Science Degree in criminology and criminal justice. She received...

  • 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...

  • Drowning reported at Grove Lake near Royal

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|Jun 12, 2024

    Antelope County Sheriff Bob Moore reported his office is investigating at drowning at Grove Lake, north of Royal. On Monday, June 17, at approximately 12:38 p.m., the Antelope County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call about a body floating in the lake after two fishermen made the discovery near the south dock. The victim is a 51-year-old Clearwater man, according to Moore. It is unclear how long the body had been in the water. The Antelope County Sheriff's Office and Nebraska Game and Parks...

  • Communities plan Memorial Day programs

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|May 22, 2024

    Summerland communities will honor the men and women have have given their lives while serving the country, Monday, May 27, during Memorial Day services. Clearwater American Legion Post 267 will gather at 10:30 a.m., at the Elkhorn River Bridge and again at 10:45 at the cemetery. Bret Rix will be the speaker. Curtis Bolling will provide music. In case of inclemet weather, the event will be held at the Clearwater American Legion at 10:30 a.m. Ewing Sanders American Legion Post 214 will present...

  • PROCEEDINGS ANTELOPE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

    May 22, 2024

    PROCEEDINGS ANTELOPE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Neligh, Nebraska May 13, 2024 Chairman opened the meeting. Notice of meeting published as required by statute. Approved agenda. Tabled minutes of the 5-7-2024 BOC Meeting. Approved payroll. Approved vendor claims. General: AMERITAS LIFE INS CORP ins 20,729.45; ANTELOPE CO COURT ex 89.00; ANTELOPE CO CLERK-REGISTER ex 46.00; APPEARA ex 35.82; APPLIED CONN TECH ex 5,611.30; BLACK HILLS ENERGY ut 1,129.62; BLACKBURN MFG ex 720.00; BCBS ins 66,227.56; BOMGAARS ex 202.96; BROGAN & GRAY ex 1,494.85; CARNEY LA...

  • APPROVED BILLS SUMMERLAND PUBLIC SCHOOL

    May 22, 2024

    APPROVED BILLS SUMMERLAND PUBLIC SCHOOL Amazon Capital Services, Inc., sup, 7,026.99; Black Hills Energy, nat gas, 273.77; Bluum of Minnesota, LLC, sup, 294.00; Capital One Bk(USA), NA, sup/gas/rooms/meals, 4,708.06; Chartwells Dining Srvices, meals NECC - eighth gr, 288.75; Clearwater Market, sup, 444.82; ColdType Publishing, print, 146.50; ControlTemp, Inc., rep, 201.79; Culligan of Norfolk, sup, 509.00; DAS State Acctg-Central Finance OCIO, internet line chrgs, 484.59; Demco, Inc., sup, 145.15; Dusty’s fuel, 340.56; Eakes Office S...

  • Area residents graduate from NECC

    May 15, 2024

    The 51st Commencement of Northeast Community College took place on Friday, May 10, in the Cox Activities Center on the Norfolk campus. Area students participating in the ceremony include Ward Kaczor, Page, Associate of Applied Science Degree in agriculture - agribusiness; Dillon Moser, Clearwater, Associate of Applied Science Degree in agriculture - diversified agriculture; Lane Bartak, Clearwater, Associate of Applied Science Degree in business; Wyatt Chipps, Clearwater, Associate of Applied...

  • Orchard man waives right to attorney, pleads guilty to DUI

    Sandy Schroth, Editor|May 8, 2024

    Hector A. Perez, 46, of Orchard appeared in front of the Honorable Donna Taylor in the Antelope County courtroom in Neligh last week 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. Perez waived his right to counsel. His waiver was verified by Taylor, through Alarcon-Flory, numerous times during the hearing. She asked if he had ever been represented by counsel in the past. “Si,” he answered. He also answ...

  • 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,...

  • Bargain Buyway buyers converge on area this weekend

    Apr 24, 2024

    Get ready to shop until you drop. The ultimate northeast Nebraska road trip begins Friday and continues through Sunday. Bargain Buyway, organized for a second season by Polly Anderson, Lisa Meisner, Melissa Keetle-Nelson, and Lindsay Nelson, includes a three-day shopping loop, covering a 250-mile path in northeast and north central Nebraska, April 26 to 28. The 2024 event will include garage sales, flea markets, antiques and more in 38 towns, including the Summerland communities of Clearwater,...

  • APPROVED BILLS SUMMERLAND PUBLIC SCHOOL

    Apr 24, 2024

    APPROVED BILLS SUMMERLAND PUBLIC SCHOOL Amazon Capital Services, Inc., Sup, 1,341.02; Amazon Capital Services, Inc., Sup, 249.31; Barnhill Piano Services, piano tuned, 125.00; Boyd’s Electrical Service, Inc, serv/sup, 473.13; Bud’s Sanitary services, LLC, March/April, 2,496.00; Capital One Bk(USA), NA, sup/rooms/meals (partial reimb-activity), 5,317.32; Capital One Bk(USA), NA, sup/rooms/meals, 1,352.31; Clearwater Market, sup, 97.30; Climate Systems, Inc., Remote training, 150.00; ColdType Publishing, print, 392.70; Corner Hardware and Mor...

  • Clearwater trustees search for CORE board candidate

    Apr 17, 2024

    The search is on. Actually, the search has been on since January, when Dave Timm announced he would be stepping down from the CORE Development board. During the Clearwater village board’s monthly meeting, held April 8, chairman Kelly Kerkman said an individual who expressed interest decided to remove their name from consideration. CORE formed in 1991, when Clearwater, Orchard, Royal and Ewing joined to promote economic development and “improve the quality of life in their communities by organizing CORE.” Any Clearwater resident inter...

  • Proceedings Antelope County Board of Commissioners

    Apr 17, 2024

    PROCEEDINGS ANTELOPE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Neligh, Nebraska March 12, 2024 Chairman opened the meeting. Notice of meeting published as required by statute. Approved agenda. Tabled minutes of the 4-2-2024 BOC meeting. Approved payroll. Approved vendor claims. General: AMERITAS LIFE INS CORP ins 19,887.11; ANTELOPE CO COURT ex 50.00; ANTELOPE CO SHERIFF ex 126.33; APPEARA ex 33.28; APPLIED CONN TECH ex 7,620.75; BLACK HILLS ENERGY ut 207.68; BCBS ins 67,690.28; BROCKHAUS-HARLAN FUNERAL HOME ex 2,000.00; CARNEY LAW ex 3,800.00; CASEYS ex 2...

  • Poker tournament winners announced

    Apr 10, 2024

    Winners in the Lanny Williby Texas Hold' em Tournament, sponsored by the Royal Volunteer Fire Department, are Blake Cunningham, first; Brock Williby, second; and Paiton Hoefer, third. The annual event was held Saturday, April 6, at the Royal Auditorium....

  • In the cards

    Apr 3, 2024

    Poker fans are invited to the Lanny Williby Memorial Texas Hold-em Tournament, sponsored by the Royal Fire Department. Saturday's event will begin at 8 p.m., at the Royal Auditorium. Trophies will be awarded. For more information, call 402-649-7172....

  • AMH Move It 2 Lose It winners announced

    Apr 3, 2024

    This year, Antelope Memorial Hospital's "Move it 2 Lose it Challenge" was held for 10 weeks, from Jan. 8 through March 18. It was coordinated by Vanessa Carpenter, AMH wellness director. A total of 504 pounds were collectively lost by the 53 contestants, consisting of eight men, 25 women and five teams of four. In the men's division, the first-place winner was Dr. Troy Dawson, losing 15.8% of his total body weight. Other winners included Tim Kester, Clearwater, second place and Darrel Timm,...

  • Proceedings Antelope County Board of Commissioners

    Mar 20, 2024

    PROCEEDINGS ANTELOPE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Neligh, Nebraska March 12, 2024 Chairman opened the meeting. Notice of meeting published as required by statute. Approved agenda. Approved minutes of the 3-5-2024 BOC meeting. Approved payroll. Approved vendor claims. General: AMERITAS LIFE INS CORP ins 19,047.64; ANTELOPE CO COURT ex 168.00; APPEARA ex 35.31; APPLIED CONN TECH ex 4,829.82; BLACK HILLS ENERGY ut 2,697.68; BCBS ins 60,532.81; BOMGAARS ex 191.93; BROGAN & STAFFORD ex 616.75; CANDLEWOOD SUITES ex 319.90; CARNEY LAW ex 15,209.00;...

  • Approved Claims Summerland Public School

    Mar 20, 2024

    APPROVED CLAIMS SUMMERLAND PUBLIC SCHOOL Amazon Capital Services, Inc., sup, 950.85; Black Hills Energy, nat gas, 496.34; Clearwater Market, sup, 282.56; ColdType Publishing, printing, 207.30; Cook, Lisa A., sup, 29.95; DAS State Acctg-Central Finance OCIO, internet line charges, 484.59; Dusty's fuel, 236.21; Eakes Office Solutions, sup, 94.01; Egan Supply Co., sup, 3,439.54; Elkhorn Rural Public Power, elec, 37.74; ESU #8 - other, wkshp fees, 80.00; ESU #8 - preschool, SPED, 50, 474.80; Ewing Family Foods, sup, 406.20; Ewing Feed & Supply & Tr...

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