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 By LuAnn Schindler    News    March 26, 2020 

Seminarians return from Rome

On a normal day, the streets of Rome bustle with activity: tourists tossing coins into Trevi Fountain, viewing mosaics at St. Peter's Basilica or taking in ancient history at the Colosseum or...

 
 News    March 26, 2020 

Sunset Store temporarily closed

The Sunset Store, in Ewing, will be closed until further notice because of COVID-19 concerns. Donations will not be accepted at this time....

 
 News    March 26, 2020 

Orchard alumni event rescheduled

The Orchard Alumni have decided to postpone the 2020 alumni gathering from May 23 to July 25. Members will be receiving notifications by mail or social media. Alumni festivities will be joining in the activities of the Orchard Celebration Days, July...

 
 By Sandy Schroth    News    March 26, 2020 

Holt County officials limit access to courthouse

Effective Monday, March 23, the Holt County courthouse and annex are open to customers by appointment only. Holt County supervisors approved a motion to limit access to the courthouse during an...

 
 News    March 26, 2020 

New flag poles to be installed in Ewing

New flag poles will be installed at the Ewing Cemetery after a donation from Elkhorn Rural Public Power District's community development fund, Operation Round Up. Sarah Ahlers, a member of ERPPD's...

 
 News    March 26, 2020 

Governor requests emergency funding to fight COVID-19

Governor Pete Ricketts announced he is requesting $58.6 million of emergency funding from the Nebraska Legislature to support the state’s efforts to combat coronavirus 2019 disease. Dr. Gary Anthone, the state’s chief medical officer, joined the...

 
 By Sandy Schroth    News    March 26, 2020 

State's high court denies Antelope County man's appeal

The Nebraska Supreme Court has denied the appeal of an Antelope County man. Darryl Lierman, 53, who was sentenced to 70 to 140 years in prison in March 2018, appealed his conviction in April 2018. He...

 
 News    March 26, 2020 

NNTC offers student credit, Wi-Fi hotspots during COVID-19 closures

Northeast Nebraska Telephone Company will offer a one gigabyte credit for customers with a student at home, per closed school day, per student, during the coronavirus outbreak. Customers with...

 
 News    March 26, 2020 

Thiele named to dairy board

Bill Thiele, Clearwater, has been appointed to the Nebraska Dairy Industry Development Board. The appointment was announced March 18 by Governor Pete Ricketts. Thiele joins Kent Pulfer and Douglas Temme, of Wayne. Appointees are unpaid and are not...

 
 By Sandy Schroth    News    March 26, 2020 

Holt County judge hands down sentences

Lindsey A. Rokahr, 37, of Ewing faced the Honorable Kale Burdick on March 17 in the Holt County court for arraignment on three counts: Count I, possession of marijuana, less than one ounce, second...

 
 By Sandy Schroth    News    March 26, 2020 

Neligh man pleads to attempted stalking

Douglas D. Carpenter, 43, of Neligh, who was scheduled to face the Honorable Donna Taylor for a bench trial in the Antelope County courtroom Monday, March 23, reached a plea agreement with prosecutor...

 
 News    March 26, 2020 

Antelope County Courthouse limits access due to COVID-19 concerns

Antelope County Commissioners approved a motion during an emergency meeting, March 18, to limit access to the courthouse. Beginning March 19, individuals needing to conduct business with local...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    March 26, 2020 

Severe blood shortage due to COVID-19 outbreak

The need for blood donations is always present. According to Governor Pete Ricketts, approximately 4,000 blood drives across the country have been canceled since the COVID-19 pandemic began. U.S. Surg...

 
 By Erin Schwager    News    March 26, 2020 

Loaded for bear

Multiple sightings of bears have been reported across the area. A nationwide movement to hunt bears is underway, since schools have been closed due to COVID-19. Based on the popular children's book,...

 
 News    March 26, 2020 

Ricketts signs order allowing mixed drink carryout

Governor Pete Ricketts issued a new executive order, March 26, allowing restaurants and bars to provide mixed drinks with lids for takeout. "Our restaurants and bars have been some of the hardest hit...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    March 19, 2020

Antelope County offices require appointments

Antelope County Commissioners approved a motion during an emergency meeting, March 18, to limit access to the courthouse. Beginning March 19, individuals needing to conduct business with local...

 
 By Sandy Schroth    News    March 19, 2020

Antelope County road department sees new superintendent

Aaron Boggs of Creighton, who has served as foreman of Antelope County's road department for about a year, was hired to head the department when the county commissioners met at the courthouse in...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    March 19, 2020

Clearwater alumni times announced

Clearwater alumni are invited to return to their roots for the school’s 2020 celebration, scheduled for May 23. At 9 a.m., the annual golf tournament will begin at Summerland Golf Course. For more...

 
 By Camryn Preston    News    March 19, 2020

An update from the Nebraska Legislature, March 9 - 13

Despite ongoing concerns about the outbreak of COVID-19, the Nebraska Legislature stayed in session March 9 through March 12 and had all-day floor debates. However, concerns about the coronavirus outbreak may force the Nebraska Legislature to...

 

Commission takes measures to keep staff, public safe in response to virus

In a proactive effort to prevent the potential for spread of the coronavirus disease at its facilities, parks and events, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is limiting some public access. The commission aims to protect its staff and customers...

 

Legislature postpones session until further notice amid coronavirus concerns

After much speculation regarding the future of the Nebraska Legislature, Speaker Jim Scheer announced in a statement Monday morning that the current session will not reconvene Tuesday and is postponed until further notice. The announcement came...

 
 By Sandy Schroth    News    March 19, 2020

Trespassing results in stay at county jail

The Honorable Kale Burdick sentenced four Holt County residents when he presided over the Holt County court last Tuesday, March 10. Harold A. Rockford, 61, of Chambers was sentenced to concurrent term...

 
 By Jensyn Burchett    News    March 19, 2020

UNL Dairy Store celebrates relocation, advoates for Nebraska's dairy industry

The first University of Nebraska-Lincoln Dairy Store started in 1917 on the back of a wagon. "If you brought your own glass and paid a nickel, you could drink all the milk that you could drink," said...

 
 By Sandy Schroth    News    March 19, 2020

Holt County men sentenced to county jail after felony charges dropped

A Chambers man was sentenced by the Honorable Mark Kozisek last week in the Holt County district courtroom. Harold A. Rockford, 61, was handed a 30-day jail sentence, with credit for six days...

 

Holt county courthouse, annex open to public by appointment only

Effective Monday, March 23, the Holt County courthouse and annex are open to customers by appointment only. Holt County supervisors approved a motion to limit access to the courthouse during an emergency video-conference meeting, March 20. Limited...

 

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