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Take a Haunted Stroll this Saturday

Providing a safe family event for Halloween in the age of COVID is not an easy task.  In addition to the Oakland Chamber of Commerce Trick or Treat on Main Street (see article on this page), the …

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Lady Knights win come from behind match at GACC

The Lady Knights came off a game with #1 in C1 Wahoo that they played tough, lost in three sets, but did it in a respectable way losing the last two sets 23-25, 23-25 showing they can hang with the …
 O-C Knights upset by Fremont Bergan
O-C Knights were upset by Fremont Bergan on Friday night in a battle that took the game to the final plays of the game. Fremont Bergan … Read More
Edie Anderson/Karah Johnson qualify for state
The Oakland-Craig Girls Golf team hosted the Class C District 2 golf tournament on Oct 6. The Lady Knights came away with two state … Read More
Lady Knights upset in East Husker Conference
Vs. North Bend Central NBC      23    27    26      … Read More
Living
Jean Dahlgren of Oakland will be celebrating her 80th birthday on October 20th.  Her children request a card shower in her honor.  Well-wishes can be sent to 1520, Co RD 3, Oakland, NE …
Clint and Brooke Peterson of Craig, NE announce the birth of a son, Leo August Peterson. Leo was born Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at Methodist Women’s Hospital, Omaha, NE.  He was 6 pounds …
Bruce and Roxanne Simonsen will celebrate their 50th anniversary on October 10th Please send cards or well wishes to: BRUCE & ROXANNE SIMONSEN PO BOX 276 LYONS NE 68038>
Alex and Emma Kwikkel are pleased to announce the birth of their second child, Jovie R. Kwikkel born 9/29/20 Memorial Community Hospital in Blair.  Lydia (2) was happy to welcome home her new 8 …
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I want to thank Jason Redding-Geu for addressing this issue for Burt County with his thoughtful article. It is complex and broad subject for sure and I wanted to be sure some additional …
Dear Editor, We are all aware how the pandemic, Covid 19 has changed much of the way we do things. This was true for our 2020 American Cancer Society Relay For Life of the Burt County Area. Pam …
For whatever it’s worth, I’m a third-generation farmer/rancher in Holt County, Nebraska. I own and operate the farm I grew up on northeast of O’Neill, in the middle of the Grande Prairie Wind …
Doug Nelson Wayne, Nebraska I’ve been analyzing wind for about 10 years, as I once considered getting into that business.  Today, I ask myself, is this legalized money laundering or just …
To the Editor, We found a treasure when we found Memories Café in Oakland.  It is a comfortable place to enjoy a great meal and a place with people who speak to us even though we are …
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Teach us to number our days,    that we may gain a heart of …
Calling all goblins, ghouls, princesses and superheroes!  Your presence is requested for the annual Trunk or Treat on Lyons Main Street event brought to you by the Lyons Community Club on …
            Whether you like change or not, one thing is for sure, it will happen. And when it does, it will happen at the worst possible time. …
I have been on a mission to organize my kitchen, but how do I accomplish that when I think I need so many small appliances? Looking in my cupboards I have several multiple sized slow cookers, an …
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