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 By LuAnn Schindler    News    June 17, 2021 

Capital campaign begins for youth enrichment center

A capital campaign to construct a youth enrichment center on the Antelope County Fairgrounds is underway. The idea hatched after the 2020 show-and-go fair, as participation numbers in poultry and...

 News    June 17, 2021 

Mutton bustin' signup Monday

Call-ins for mutton bustin' for the 54th annual Clearwater rodeo will be Monday, June 21, from 5 to 6 p.m. To enter, call Melissa Herley at 402-640- 9738. Participants must be 3 to 7 years of age....

 By LuAnn Schindler    News    June 17, 2021 

Pipeline pulls plug on project

TC Energy terminated its project along the proposed 1,200-mile Keystone XL route, last Wednesday. The company suspended construction in January after President Biden revoked a presidential permit to...

 By LuAnn Schindler    News    June 10, 2021

Cruise control: Kruger takes on life full throttle

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. After surviving cancer, Bill Kruger decided to squeeze a lifelong dream into reality. "I've always wanted a muscle car," Kruger said. The Clearwater...


Supervisors approve resolution

Holt County Supervisors approved a resolution against President Biden’s Executive Order 14008, dubbed the 30 x 30 land grab, during its May 28 meeting. Prior to the vote, seven individuals spoke to the board about plan, which would conserve 30% of...

 By LuAnn Schindler    News    June 10, 2021

Rack up some fun

Holt County residents will have an opportunity to compete in a beef rib barbecue cook-off at this year's Holt County fair. Sponsored by local beef producers, the cook-off is for amateurs and will be...


Vaccination clinic dates announced

Test Nebraska clinics will be held in O’Neill, on Mondays, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at North Central District Health Department. Access to the clinic will be through the alley on the north side of the NCDHD building. NCDHD will be ending Test NE...


New intravenous smart pumps implemented at AMH

SUBMITTED ARTICLE "This spring, Antelope Memorial Hospital began offering new state-of-the-art intravenous smart pumps for its patients requiring IV therapy," said Merry Sprout, director of nursing...


Methamphetamine located in Plainview drug investigation

Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two people during an investigation in Plainview. On Thursday, June 3, investigators executed a search warrant at a residence at 108 S. 2nd Street in Plainview. During the search,...


Mobile food pantry set 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 be dispersing food on Tuesday, June 15, from 3 to 5 p.m., at the Antelope County Fairgrounds, in...

 By Sandy Schroth    News    June 10, 2021

Ewing woman sentenced for attempted possession of meth

Hebbie R. Snyder, 37, of Ewing faced the Honorable Kale Burdick last Tuesday in the Holt County courtroom in O’Neill, for sentencing on a Class 1 misdemeanor, criminal attempt of a Class 4 felony,... Full story

 By Sandy Schroth    News    June 10, 2021

Orchard man ignores order to stay away from woman's home, faces criminal trespass charge

Russell L. Meyer, 62, of Orchard appeared before the Honorable Donna Taylor last Wednesday, June 2, for arraignment on a charge of second-degree trespass/defy order to leave. Meyer requested... Full story


Registrations accepted for Nebraska Senior Games

The City of Kearney Park and Recreation Department is currently accepting registrations for the Nebraska Senior Games. The Games, for people 50 and older, are scheduled for August 5 to 8, in Kearney....


Three killed in crash in Neligh

A crash, in Neligh, Friday afternoon claimed the lives of three individuals. Geraldine Elsberry, 74, and passenger Norman Elsberry, 72, of Orchard and Shane Ernest, 31, of Dalton, were killed in the...

 By LuAnn Schindler    News    June 3, 2021

Solemn day of remebrance

"Service members cannot do what they do with out sacrifice, and without the sacrifice of their family." Eric Nordby know about a soldier's sacrifice. The Ewing native, a chief warrant officer 5, has... Full story


Ewing hall of Fame adds two members

Two Ewing natives were inducted into the village's hall of fame during a ceremony, Saturday, following the village's grand parade. Sister M. Joseph and Victor Funk comprise the 2021 class of...

 By Submitted Article    News    June 3, 2021

New Board - certified physician joins Antelope Memorial

Antelope Memorial Hospital will soon welcome Dr. Josh Thoendel to its medical staff. Originally from rural Ewing, Thoendel is a 2002 graduate of Chambers High School. He attended college at the...

 By Sandy Schroth    News    June 3, 2021

Burdick recused from sentencings

Two 19-year-old O’Neill men were sentenced last Wednesday, May 26, in the Holt County courtroom in O’Neill by the Honorable Tami Schendt. Judge Kale Burdick recused himself from sentencing the...


EMS Workshop planned in Orchard

The Allied Health Department at Northeast Community College in Norfolk has announced a free, one-session workshop for emergency medical service technicians, in Orchard later this month. The workshop, EVOC, will be held Sat. June 19, from 9 a.m. to 4...


Village seeking residents' input

The villages of Clearwater and Orchard are seeking input about community infrastructure, including existing conditions of streets and sidewalks, as well as the overall appearance of the each village. Orchard residents may fill out an online survey,...


Village to host listening session

The village of Clearwater will host a public input meeting, Monday, June 14, at 6:30 p.m. Discussion will take place about the village’s infrastructure, including road and sidewalk conditions. Village board of trustees members will be at the...

 By Sandy Schroth    News    June 3, 2021

Agreements reached in Antelope county district court

Plea bargains were announced in two Antelope County district court cases last Wednesday, May 26, when the Honorable Mark Johnson presided from the bench of the courtroom in Neligh. Michael G. Loy,... Full story


Road rally participants decipher clues to earn prizes

A 45-mile cruise between Ewing, Orchard and Clearwater drew 15 teams to compete in the FunFest road rally, sponsored by the Summerland Advocate-Messenger and Ewing Young Members Club. Knowledge of... Full story


Health Alert Issued for Willow Creek Lake

The State of Nebraska has issued a health alert for harmful algal blooms, also known as toxic blue-green algae, at Willow Creek Lake in Pierce County. Samples taken earlier this week at Willow Creek...

 By LuAnn Schindler    News    May 27, 2021

King joins SAM staff

Faith King, a junior at Summerland Public School, has joined the Advocate-Messenger staff. The Clearwater native will assist with multiple duties, including the paper’s E-edition, News First posting... Full story


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