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 By LuAnn Schindler    News    January 21, 2021 

New Year, New Life

The first baby of the new year arrived on her own time. Antelope Memorial Hospital's first baby of the new year arrived Jan. 13. Baby Lexie Rae Ellison weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces. Dr. Kelli Osborn...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    January 21, 2021 

Housing, street improvements top Clearwater community needs survey

What priorities should be the focus for Clearwater community leaders? According to results of a 2020 community needs assessment survey, housing and roadways top the list. Survey results, compiled by...

 

Trustees discuss future of Ewing's historic water tower

Pros and cons of maintaining Ewing's iconic water tower, after the new tower moves online, were discussed during the village trustee's Jan. 11 meeting. Trustee Dustin Wright said, "I feel there's...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    January 21, 2021 

Holt County Supervisors hold reorganizational meeting

Holt County supervisors selected who will fill leadership positions during the board's Jan. 7 meeting. Bill Tielke was re-elected to serve as chairman and Doug Frahm will oversee the board of...

 

Gun raffle underway

Antelope County 4-H and FFA Boosters are sponsoring a gun raffle. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit Antelope County 4-H and FFA youths, including senior scholarships and 4-H camps. Winning tickets...

 

County Legion meetings set

Antelope County Legion and Auxiliary members will meet, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m., at the Clearwater Legion. Masks will be required....

 

Briese introduces constitutional amendment for education funding

Senator Tom Briese, a long-time proponent of property tax relief in the Nebraska Legislature, introduced LR21 CA last week. LR21 CA would require the state to fund all K-12 classroom expenses. In introducing it, Briese said, “For far too long, the...

 
 By Sandy Schroth    News    January 21, 2021 

Norfolk man sentenced on seven Holt County charges

Christian J. Peterson, 20, of Norfolk faced the Honorable Kale Burdick last Tuesday, Jan. 12, for sentencing on seven counts. Burdick sentenced Peterson to 18 months’ probation for Count I,...

 

Neligh insurance agent earns RICP designation

Melissa Smith, State Farm agent, in Neligh, has earned the Retirement Income Certified Professional® designation from the American College of Financial Services. Using the most current retirement...

 
 By Sandy Schroth    News    January 21, 2021 

Elgin man sent to prison for 2019 Ewing thefts

Two area men were sent to the Nebraska Penal and Correctional Complex at Lincoln last week for crimes committed in Holt County. Kip V. Polston, 42, of Elgin appeared before the Honorable Mark Kozisek...

 

Weed superintendent position offered to Oakdale man

Antelope County has a new weed superintendent. The path to hiring for the position met a thorny obstacle along the way. Antelope County Commissioners' Chairman Charlie Henery said, during a Jan. 5 mee...

 

Heithoff benefit set for Saturday

A silent auction and soup dinner for Eric Heithoff, of Elgin, will be held Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Rex Theatre, in Orchard. Serving will begin at 11 a.m. and continue until 2 p.m. Free-will...

 

PK, kindergarten registration starts

Summerland Public School at Clearwater, Ewing and Orchard requests that any parents who wish to enroll their child in preschool or kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year, at Summerland Public...

 

Cornerstone Bank assumes ownership of Clearwater financial institution

Effective Thursday, Jan. 7, The Tilden Bank was merged into Cornerstone Bank. Gary Gunderson will serve as vice president and manager of the Tilden branch, while Cameron Mathis will be vice president...

 

Farmers Pride supports Northeast Community College ag project

A farm cooperative that serves customers in a 30-county region of northeast Nebraska has pledged its support to improvements in agriculture facilities currently underway at Northeast Community...

 
 By Sandy Schroth    News    January 14, 2021

Antelope County district court case resolved in Madison

An Antelope County district court case was adjudicated in the judge’s chambers at the Madison County Courthouse last week. Eliud A. Herara-Cuevas, 21, of San Bernardino, California, his court...

 
 By Sandy Schroth    News    January 14, 2021

Arrest warrants issued

The Honorable Donna Taylor ruled on several arrest warrants, for defendants who failed to appear in court, when she presided from the bench in the Antelope County Courthouse in Neligh last week....

 

District 41 legislator introduces state audit bill

Senator Tom Briese introduced a bill Tuesday to carry out an efficiency audit of state government. LB213 would require an outside audit of all state agencies of Nebraska government, looking for efficiencies that can save the state money and improve...

 
 By Sandy Schroth    News    January 14, 2021

Bench warrant issued for O'Neill man

The Honorable Kale Burdick signed a bench warrant, ordering the arrest of Trey A. German, 20, after he failed to appear in Holt County court in O’Neill on Tuesday, Jan. 5 for sentencing. Bond is...

 
 By Sandy Schroth    News    January 14, 2021

Stolen pickup, camper recovered near Orchard

A Texas couple is being held in the Antelope County Jail on $25,000 bond, with charges related to a stolen pickup and camper discovered near Orchard on Monday, Dec. 28. Rodney A. Anderson, 28, homeles...

 
 By Sandy Schroth    News    January 14, 2021

Clearwater man sentenced for disturbing peace

Michael R. Hernandez, 28, of Clearwater faced the Honorable Donna Taylor for arraignment on a Class 3 misdemeanor count of disturbing the peace. Hernandez, who waived his right to counsel, pleaded...

 

Mobile food pantry planned in Neligh

The mobile food pantry, sponsored by the Neligh United Methodist Church, as well as various other churches, individuals, and businesses in the area, will disperse food, Tuesday, January 19, from 3 to 5 p.m., on the east side of the American Legion...

 

Weekend fire damages Clearwater home

Clearwater Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department responded to a call late Sunday evening at 406 Iowa Street. Assistant Fire Chief Mark Allemang said the fire was reported at approximately 11:55 p.m....

 
 By Sandy Schroth    News    January 7, 2021

South Dakota man serves time for January 2020 offenses

Richard L. Bloom, 59, of Hot Springs, South Dakota, appeared before the Honorable Mark Kozisec for sentencing in the Holt county district courtroom in O’Neill on Monday, Dec. 28, 2020. Bloom was...

 

Blood Drive planned in Ewing

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive, Tuesday, Jan. 12, in Ewing, from noon to 6 p.m., at Ewing City Hall. To schedule an appointment, contact Doris Ann Bollwitt at 402-394-7773 or visit...

 

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