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It has been a hot summer, and Burt County Museum in Tekamah has had quite a few visits from folks wanting a cool, indoor adventure. Not wanting to return to the heat outside, our tours have been on …

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Rockets 14s/16s Third at Class C State 18s Tourney

The Oakland-Craig Rockets 14s and 16s competed at the Class C State tournament for 16s/18s (High School). They performed extremely well considering many of the teams at the tournament have high …
Pender Senior Legion ends at State
BC 0-0-0-4-6-0-3 13 Pender 0-0-0-2-0-2-2 6 The Pender Senior Legion’s season ends at State with one win and two losses. Pender fell in defeat to hard hitting BattleCreek in Wisner. …
Moseman/Rost play in Pony All-Star game By James Schrock Sports Editor Colton Moseman and Preston Rost did not have a Pony team to play for in Oakland. Colton Moseman played for West Point (10-1). He played third based, pitcher and first base. Preston Ros
Colton Moseman and Preston Rost did not have a Pony team to play for in Oakland. Colton Moseman played for West Point (10-1). He played third based, pitcher and first base. Preston Rost had to play …
Helzer MVP at NE Nebraska All-Star Game
Oakland-Craig’s stand out volleyball player, Bailey Helzer competed in the 9th Annual Northeast Nebraska All-Star volleyball game on June 11 at the Cox Activity Center in norfolk. She led the …
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Mel Weitzenkamp will turn 80 on Sun., July 24th and his family is requesting a card shower in his honor. Mel was born to Walt and Gertrude Weitzenkamp of rural Uehling in 1942.  His family, wife …
Will and Stephanie Bopp of Hooper are the proud parents of a baby boy.  Brigham Bopp Johnson was born at Methodist Women’s Hospital in Omaha on June 28th weighing 7 lbs. 12 oz. and was 21 …
Will and Stephanie Bopp of Hooper are the proud parents of a baby boy. Brigham Bopp Johnson was born at Methodist Women’s Hospital in Omaha on June 28th weighing 7 lbs. 12 oz. and was 21 inches …
The family of Kenny and Helen (Rief) Engelmeyer request your presence as they celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 25th from 1:00-10:00 p.m. at 154 Ginger Cove Road in Valley, NE. The …
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Speaking as a person who has been attacked by a loose dog resulting in a hospital visit with stitches in my arm and the dog I was walking on a leash hurt horribly with months of recovery, I would …
There were several reasons my wife, Melissa, and I chose to makeLyons our home. Most important among them was that the school system allowed our three boys to attend pre-k through twelfth grade right …
The Vote FOR LDNE committee would like to remind you to vote in the upcoming school bond election. Ballots need to be returned to your county election commissioner offices no later than 5pm on March …
The financial burden of the proposed bond levy on our rural neighbors appears to be understated. According to the Nebraska Dept. of Revenue Property Assessment Division, the agricultural real …
I attended the community meetings in Decatur and Lyons about the proposal to build a new school. I found the presentation informative and persuasive.  The portion of the building proposed to …
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God created every person on this earth with a special purpose and the world is waiting for you to share yours! Don’t let your youth hold you back. Whether you'reyoung or old, everyone can make …
It is hard to believe but this past weekend we were in Yankton SD and the temperatures went from 95 degrees Friday afternoon to 58 Friday night. Then Saturday and Sunday were cooled off with daytime …
Disappointment is one of the many feelings that happens in everyone's life at some point. There are times where you feel nothing but disappointment with yourself. It seems like everything that you …
Half milk and half cream may not sound like the healthiest combinations, but it is one of those little indulgences I enjoy in my coffee.  As it is only $1 more to buy the larger carton, it makes …
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