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Council grants another extension on 506 N. Logan Ave.

Life happens and sometimes there isn’t much you can do about the circumstances.  Property Owner Brenda Graves shared her plight with the Oakland City Council as they met in public session …

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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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Watching cars slide on the ice while exiting the interstate onto 19th street in downtown Omaha, a helpless feeling overcame us as we watched from 20 stories above in the Woodmen Tower.  At 19 …
In II Kings we read about Naaman who was a very influentialCaptain in the Syrian armywho needed a healing, and all the blessings that lead him to his healing were thru servants, not the important …
  Has anyone noticed the food we buy is shrinking? It’s another sign of the times and a fact we are seeing “shrinkflation.”   Recently I did some grocery …
  What is a safe place? A safe place is more like a person or group, that a person can confie in without the fear of judgment or rejection. This is a subject that is near and dear to my …
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