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Virtual benefit planned

A social media benefit for the Scott Leisy family will begin Friday, Oct. 23, at 8 a.m. and continue until 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 25, on Facebook. Auction items are available for perusal on Facebook,...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    October 22, 2020 

Supervisors allocate funding for permanent drainage ditch

Holt County Supervisors approved fixing a drainage issue on the corner of 496 Avenue and 871 road, approximately two miles east of O'Neill. Whether Grattan Township will assist with costs for the...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    October 22, 2020 

Full slate on general election ballot for Holt County voters

Local races in the 2020 general election may pique voters' attention this year. Holt County voters have until Friday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m., to request ballots by mail or fax a request to vote early in...

 
 By Mark Mahoney    News    October 22, 2020 

Write-in candidates file for Clearwater board

Antelope County residents who want to request ballots for early voting in the 2020 general election soon will run out of time to do so. The deadline for requesting ballots by mail or fax a request to...

 

Ag Society approves new facility

At the regular board meeting on Oct. 5, the Holt County Ag Society discussed bids submitted for a proposed concession stand and restroom project at the fairgrounds. On Oct. 14, groundbreaking took...

 
 By Mark Mahoney    News    October 22, 2020 

Commissioners accept Ofe's resignation

Antelope County may need to weed out candidates depending on how many applications it receives from people wanting to replace a longtime employee. The board of commissioners received a letter of...

 

Ricketts sets new health measures

Governor Pete Ricketss announced changes to Nebraska’s directed health measures, Friday. Hospitals, bars and restaurants, gatherings and wedding and funeral venues will adjust to the new DHMS, which went into effect, Wednesday, Oct. 21, and will...

 
 By Sandy Schroth    News    October 22, 2020 

Jail sentences handed down in Holt County district courtroom

David A. Carr, 25, of O’Neill was sentenced to serve 90 days in the Holt County Jail by the Honorable Mark Kozisek, during Holt County district court proceedings, Monday, Oct. 19. Carr was given...

 
 By Sandy Schroth    News    October 22, 2020 

Two felony cases bound over to Holt County district court

Two defendants were bound over to Holt County district court by the Honorable Kale Burdick when he presided over Holt County court last Tuesday, Oct. 13. Andrew F. Clark, 53, of O’Neill appeared...

 

Ricketts announces new business grants for coronavirus relief

Governor Pete Ricketts announced Tuesday, new grant programs to continue growing Nebraska in the midst of the disruptions of the coronavirus pandemic. As part of the Coronavirus Relief Fund, the State of Nebraska received $1.084 billion in federal as...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    October 22, 2020 

Semi, road grader collide on Summerland Road

A semi tractor-trailer and an Antelope County road grader collided early Wednesday afternoon near the intersection of Summerland Road and 512 Avenue. The accident remains under investigation....

 
 By Mark Mahoney    News    October 15, 2020

Invenergy requests road closure on one-mile stretch

Invenergy has requested the permanent closure of a stretch of road near its Thunderhead wind project in southwest Antelope County. County highway superintendent Brian McDonald spoke to the board of...

 

Sunset Store temporarily closes

The Sunset Store, located in Ewing, will be closed until further notice, due to COVID-19. Donations will continue to be accepted and may be left on the back porch any time....

 
 By Sandy Schroth    News    October 15, 2020

Mistrial called in Antelope County district court malpractice case

An Antelope County district court civil case has been rescheduled, after a mistrial was called by the Honorable Mark Johnson on Monday, Oct. 5. The case, brought by plaintiff Jennie Schrage of...

 

New school supplies: Mask mandates

Are masks giving people a false sense of security? The question was posed to Summerland School Board of Education members during its Oct. 12 meeting in Clearwater. During public participation, three...

 
 By Sandy Schroth    News    October 15, 2020

State auditor releases results of annual Holt County audit

The Nebraska Auditor of Public Accounts released results of Holt County’s annual audit late last month. The report covers July 2019 through June 2020 and includes numerous areas of concern for...

 
 By Trenton Buhr    News    October 15, 2020

Small businesses have until Nov. 1 to apply for Microenterprise Tax Credit

Starting and growing a small business is hard work, but the Nebraska Advantage Microenterprise Tax Credit makes it easier by incentivizing new investments. Designed to promote the expansion of small...

 

Vaccine clinic planned in Orchard

North Central District Health Department will offer a drive-through flu vaccine clinic, Thursday, Oct. 15, in Orchard. The clinic will be held between 2 and 6 p.m., at the Rex Theater. Enter the alley from the east to line up. Individuals taking...

 
 By Mark Mahoney    News    October 15, 2020

Antelope County weed superintendent submits resignation

Bruce Ofe is planning to retire from the position of Antelope County weed superintendent. The Oakdale man turned in his letter of resignation to the board of commissioners during their meeting...

 

Fire marshal investigates Orchard blaze

Orchard Fire and Rescue Department responded to a house fire, Thursday, Oct. 8, at 436 Noble Street. The call was issued at approximately 10 p.m. According to Antelope County deputy John Shaver, the...

 
 By Sandy Schroth    News    October 15, 2020

O'Neill man faces first-degree sexual assault charge

A 55-year-old O’Neill man waived his right to preliminary hearing when he faced the Honorable Kale Burdick in the Holt County courtroom last Tuesday, Oct. 5, and was bound over to Holt County...

 

Mobile food pantry planned

A 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, Oct. 20, from 3 to 5 p.m.,...

 
 By Mark Mahoney    News    October 8, 2020

Lambert Pumpkin Patch plans Fall festival

The orange, green and white orbs lining the driveway to Lambert Melons are a sign of the fall season. With the arrival of autumn, that means the time has come again for the rural Ewing farm's fall...

 
 By Mark Mahoney    News    October 8, 2020

Ewing couple grows great pumpkins

Larry and Tamra Ziems are crazy about growing pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. The rural Ewing couple own CraZ Pumpkins, which has seasonal stands in Ewing and Clearwater, with pumpkins and gourds...

 
 By Sandy Schroth    News    October 8, 2020

Stolen vehicle recovered near Clearwater

Two defendants faced the Honorable Donna Taylor in the Antelope County courtroom in Neligh last Tuesday, Sept. 29, on charges related to a stolen vehicle that was recovered near Clearwater on Sept....

 

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