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By Sandy Schroth

Holt County leaders consider hiring HR firm


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Final route • NPPD's R Project route begins near Sutherland, heads north to Thedford, where it will connect at an existing substation, then move east to Holt County, covering approximately 225 miles. It will connect with a new substation near the Holt-Antelope-Wheeler county lines. Holt County supervisors are considering a road-use agreement with NPPD for construction, which will be done by Forbes Bros. Timberline Construction of Rapid City, South Dakota.

Holt County supervisors are considering the engagement of a human resources firm to help navigate employment issues.

A telephone conference was held with Chad Thies from Zelle Human Resource Solutions in Lincoln during the March 16 meeting at the courthouse in O'Neill. After hearing what the firm offered in services, chairman Bill Tielke asked Thies to submit a proposal.

Supervisor Steve Boshart estimated an annual cost of $36,000 to $40,000.

"It will be high," Tielke said. "But the thing is, if you add up the two or three lawsuits that we encounter a year..."

Tielke said road superinte...

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