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    Commission Delays Action on Conditional Use Permit For Prairie Breeze II

    The Antelope County Planning Commission voted unanimously to table any action on a conditional use permit until September 9 so they can receive further legal advice. A number of issues were raised by citizens at a public hearing which lasted for more than two hours. The September... [Read more...]

    Superintendent Says District #18 Tax Levy To Drop

    District #18 School District Superintendent Dan Polk gave school board members a brief description of what he foresees the 2014-2015 school budget to be. Polk’s remarks were made Thursday night during the August meeting of the District #18 Board of Education. The superintendent... [Read more...]

    Mr. Bill Selling Cars & Trucks In Elgin

    One needn’t travel far to buy a new or used car or truck. Jonny Dodge Chrysler-Jeep Inc. now has a fulltime salesperson manning their showroom at 107 N. 2nd Street. Mr. Bill (Eby) was busy on the phone Monday morning answering a prospective buyer’s question about a diesel... [Read more...]

    Local News

    Elgin Bloodmobile Is Friday

    The Knights of Columbus Hall will be the site of the Elgin ‘Blood Drive’ on Friday, Aug. 22. The bloodmobile, sponsored by the American Red Cross, will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For an appointment, contact Lori Widger at (402) 843-0397.  Read More →

    August 21, 2014 | Comments Off

    Tractor & Horse Plowing Bee Kicks Off Friday Near Petersburg

    It’s supposed to feel like ‘summer’ again this weekend, just in time for the 32nd annual Nebraska State Antique Tractor & Horse Plowing Bee/Rae Valley Old Threshers Reunion. The three-day event gets underway Friday evening, Aug. 22 and will... [Read more...]

    August 21, 2014 | Comments Off

    Wolfpack ‘Tailgate’ Is Tonight

    Final preparations are underway for the Wolfpack ‘Tailgate’ Thursday evening. The event, which signals the start of the fall sports season for Wolfpack teams, will be held at the football field. Teachers and school administrators will be preparing... [Read more...]

    August 21, 2014 | Comments Off


    Carson Mack

    Carson William Mack was born July 14, 2014 at 5:45 p.m. He weighed eight pounds., 10 ounces.  His parents are Casey and Jenna Mack of The Woodlands, TX. Carson’s grandparents are Rod and Lisa Mack of San Antonio, TX and Bill and Carla Maks of Houston,... [Read more...]

    August 21, 2014 | Comments Off

    Local Sports

    Rodeo Action This Weekend At Bartlett

    There will be plenty of things to see and do at the 89th Wheeler County Fair & Rodeo this weekend. On Thursday, Aug. 14, open class entries will be accepted from noon to 4 p.m. on the fairgrounds. That evening, starting at 6 p.m., there will be youth... [Read more...]

    August 14, 2014 | Comments Off

    Elgin Elementary Volleyball Getting Underway

    Elgin Elementary Volleyball will be starting its season shortly! This is open to all 4th-6th grade girls. Cost of the league is $25 and will be played in Albion on Sundays starting September 7. It will run for 5 weeks with the tournament to be on one... [Read more...]

    August 14, 2014 | Comments Off

    Pope John Alumni Softball Tournament Held

    The annual Pope John alumni banquet and softball tournament was held the weekend of July 26 & 27. Eleven teams participated in the tournament.  Saturday games were held in Petersburg and Sunday games held in Elgin. The combined classes of ’94,... [Read more...]

    August 1, 2014 | Comments Off


    Joseph Schlenz

    Joseph B. Schlenz 1930 — 2014 Memorial services for Joseph Schlenz, 84, of Norfolk was held Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Home for Funerals, Norfolk: Reverend Mike Malloy officiated. Joseph died Wednes-day, August 13, 2014 at Faith Regional Health Services. Joseph... [Read more...]

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