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Oakland-Craig Dance earns State Runners Up in Hip Hop

Early mornings and difficult practices pay off for the Oakland-Craig Knights Dance Team as they earned a Runners Up finish in the State C2 Dance Competition Hip Hop Division! The girls scored an …

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Benne continues to heat up the court at Briar Cliff

Junior Kennedy Benne helped lead the Briar Cliff Chargers to their first Great Plains Athletic Conference title.  Kennedy is the daughter of Dale and Stephanie Benne and a 2020 graduate of Oakland-Craig.
Freshman Year, 2020-21: Kennedy appeared in 26 games for the Cliff scoring 268 points. She grabbed 103 rebounds and dished out 63 assists. Her 97 steals rank third in a single season in program …
Always eyeing the three-point shot, Sonya Guzinski isn
Lady Knights on to District Final on Friday
As the #1 seed in subdistrict play, the Lady Knights hosted Wisner-Pilger on Tuesday and then Laurel-Concord-Coleridge on Thursday. Their reward is to host the district final on Friday against …
Neveah Vacha #4 squares up and drains the 3 point shot early in the first quarter of play in the sub-district game against Arlington.  Neveah scored 6 points, collected 7 rebounds and had 1 assist in the contest.
Lady Raiders come up just short off an upset
The Lady Raiders Basketball team had high hopes for their sub district playoff bid. The Raiders traveled to Arlington in the first round of action of the C1-6 sub district games and had to take on …
Braydon Wobken goes on the attack against his opponent from Falls City in the Consolation Round 2 at the State Meet last week in Omaha.
Wobken, Foust medal at State Wrestling Championships
Congratulations to Chance Foust for his 6 th place finish at the Class C157 State Wrestling Championships. Foust finished the season 41-5. Also medaling, Braydon Wobken captured 6 th place as …
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Ruby Adelina Staplton was born on January 3 , 2024, 7 pounds 4 ounces and 20.5 inches long. Parents are Sarah Alford and Trey Staplton of Norfolk, and grandparents LeRoy and Linda Alford of Lyons.
Warren “Dennis” Blankenbeckler of Lyons, Nebraska will be celebrating his 80 th birthday on Jan. 13 th . His children Lori and Tim Kleinschmidt of Spokane, Washington, Jim and Karen …
The family of Bill and Agnes (Steffensmeier) Hunke request a card shower in honor of their 70th Anniversary on November 24. Family includes Patty and Francis Meiergerd, Tim and Rita Hunke, …
The family of Gene Kurz requests your presence at an open house to be held in honor of his 90 th  birthday. The open house will be held on Sunday, November 12 th  from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at …
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Will you help us? We are writing on behalf of Relay For Life of the Burt County Area. What started as one or two people’s vision for Burt County grew to span 12 years!! This event has been …
I have heard it said, over a number of years, and at several different churches, that Christianity is only one generation from dying out. With that in mind, I find it sad that a (hopefully small) …
Dear Editor, I am writing in agreement with the Letter to the Editor in the November 16th paper, saying we should build a community that welcomes diversity. I want to express my support …
I am addressing our brothers and sisters of military service of all ages. We raised our hands at one time to serve our country, and we did so honorably, we answered the call. We swore an oath to …
A series of letters to the editor appearing in the Lyons Mirror-Sun have expressed disdain for some members of our community. I write to express support for those members. Let’s build a …
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On February 21, I had the honor of going to the state capitol in Lincoln to open the legislative business day with a word of prayer. It’s an honor I’ve had every year for the past …
It can often be heard as the cold temperatures keep folks indoors. Every year someone can be heard saying, “Once the temperature gets warmer, then I will…” Guess what? The …
    Can you believe we’re in the season of Lent already! The message we celebrate every spring is not a mere feel-good religious story. It’s a story of many different …
Did you know that the chance of someone having a birthday on February 29 th is 1 in 1,461? Or that nearly 5 million people throughout the world share this rare date as their birthday? If your …
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