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Weather-related announcements

We have received the following weather-related announcements: Friday, Jan. 17: No school at Clearwater, Ewing and Orchard Public Schools. The West Holt wrestling invite will not be held. The Sunset...

 
 By Sandy Schroth    News    January 16, 2020 

Ice slinging turbines fail to shut down

An old problem returned to the Antelope County commissioners’ table when the leaders gathered for the first 2020 meeting at the courthouse in Neligh last week. Judy Wilcox, accompanied by her...

 

Church plans to show movie

Cornerstone Bible Church, Orchard, will present the film, Unplanned, Sunday, Jan. 19, at 4 p.m. From the producers of God Is Not Dead, the film brings an eyeopening look inside the abortion industry and is based on Abby Johnson’s book of the same...

 

Donate blood in Orchard Monday

An American Red Cross blood drive will be held Monday, Jan. 20, at St. Peter Lutheran fellowship hall in Orchard. The drive will run from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To make an appointment, call Rita Shabram at 402-893-2691, visit redcrossblood.org or...

 
 By Sandy Schroth    News    January 16, 2020 

Tielke selected to lead Holt County supervisors in 2020

Bill Tielke and Steve Boshart will retain their leadership positions on the Holt County Board of Supervisors. Tielke was re-elected by his peers as chairman of the supervisors, while Boshart was re-el...

 

Men's club plans varmint hunt, raffle

St. John’s Men’s Club will host a 24-hour varmint hunt and gun raffle, Saturday, Jan. 18, and Sunday, Jan. 19. Standard hunting rules will apply for each two-person team. Participants will be automatically entered in a gun raffle for a Savage...

 
 By Sandy Schroth    News    January 16, 2020 

Holt County defendants fined

Jade T. Buss, 19, of Atkinson was fined by the Honorable Kale Burdick in the Holt County court last week, after changing his pleas to no contest on two counts amended pursuant to a plea agreement...

 
 By Sandy Schroth    News    January 16, 2020 

Antelope, Holt zoning directors report annual permit activity

Antelope County zoning administrator Liz Doerr issued 168 permits in 2020, according a summary she presented to county commissioners Jan. 7. Permits issued generated more than $44,000 in revenue for...

 
 By Sandy Schroth    News    January 16, 2020 

Jail sentences handed down in 2018 Holt County cases

Three defendants were sentenced by the Honorable Mark Kozisek for crimes committed in 2018, on Monday, Jan. 13, in the Holt County district courtroom in O’Neill. Preston D. Janzing, 39, of Atkinson...

 

Orchard Library receives accreditation

Nebraska Library Commission Library Development Director Christa Porter recently announced the accreditation of sixty-one public libraries across Nebraska. Orchard Public Library is now accredited through Dec. 31, 2022. Public libraries in Nebraska...

 
 By Sandy Schroth    News    January 16, 2020 

Wagle, Capp bound over to Antelope County district court

Two defendants waived their rights to preliminary hearings and were bound over to Antelope County district court when they faced the Honorable Donna Taylor in county court Monday, Jan. 13. Robert E. W...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    January 16, 2020 

Ewing Girl Scouts prepare for cookie sales

Craving cookies? Have no fear. It's almost time for Thin Mints and Lemonades. Girl Scout cookie sales will begin Friday, Feb. 7 and continue through March 15. Shannon Peterson, communication...

 

Rodeo concert lineup announced

A country singer tabbed as an artist to watch by Rolling Stone Country will headline the 2020 Clearwater Rodeo concert. Riley Green will take the Main Street Stage at 10 p.m., Saturday, June 27,...

 

Drone sightings reported across Nebraska

REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION The mystery of the unidentified flying drones deepened Monday as new sightings moved eastward into central Nebraska and puzzled law enforcement officials gathered in northeas...

 
 By Sandy Schroth    News    January 9, 2020

Time sheet requirement addressed by Holt County leaders

The Holt County supervisors addressed cyber security at their final 2019 meeting. The leaders met Dec. 31 at the courthouse in O'Neill. Steve Anson with Anson Insurance Services was invited, by...

 

Impaired drivers cited during campaign

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol removed 75 impaired drivers from the road during the holiday season. The effort coincided with the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. “Every arrest for impaired driving is potentially a life-sa...

 
 By Travis Rudloff    News    January 9, 2020

One-of-a-kind pieces produced at Clearwater business

The art of woodworking has experienced an industrial transition that calls for work to be fast, seamless and reproducible. However, when this becomes the primary focus of what should be an art, the...

 
 By Sandy Schroth    News    January 9, 2020

DUI, refusal charges result in jail sentence

Ronald E. Frazier, 47, of Neligh faced the Honorable Donna Taylor on Monday. Dec. 30, for arraignment on two counts committed Dec. 15 in Neligh, Count I, driving under the influence of alcohol, and...

 

Blood drive planned in Ewing

Mark the calendar for Jan. 14 and plan to donate to a good cause. A blood drive is scheduled from 12 to 6 p.m. at the Ewing United Methodist-Presbyterian Church. For an appointment, contact Elaine...

 

Explore beekeeping class set in O'Neill

Learn about the role and importance of bees in food production and how they shape natural landscapes and support other wildlife at a free workshop hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs. This session will be in English and translated into Spanish. Ex...

 

Mobile food pantry planned in Neligh

The mobile food pantry, sponsored by various churches, individuals and businesses in the area, will be dispersing food, Tuesday, Jan. 21, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., at the American Legion Club in Neligh. The goal is to provide free food to those whose...

 

Movie documentaries will air in Lynch

Two documentary films with Nebraska ties will be shown Monday, Jan. 13, at the Lynn Theatre in Lynch. Proceeds from the screening of “All the Kings Men - 1910 Cornhusker Football” and “Chatter box - Cornhusker Hero” will be donated to the...

 
 By Sandy Schroth    News    January 9, 2020

O'Neill man sentenced to additional jail time

An O’Neill man who was sentenced to serve time in the Holt County Jail by the Honorable Kale Burdick in the Holt County court Dec. 17, for crimes in three separate cases, has now been sentenced in H...

 

Winter warmup planned by Ewing church

Take a break from winter and warm up with a bowl of soup at the Ewing United Methodist-Presbyterian Church, Sunday, Jan. 19. Chicken noodle soup and chili, along with sandwiches and desserts, will be...

 

New Year's Day earthquake rattles Chambers

A sonic boom. That's how many residents in the Chambers area described a New Year's Day earthquake that shook the Holt County village. An earthquake registering 2.9 on the Richter scale occurred...

 

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