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Turning 65 or Retiring from Your Job?

If you are turning 65 and/or considering going off your work insurance, you need to know what options you have with Medicare. A Welcome to Medicare Basics informational meeting will be held …

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OC Knights win Big in opener with Ponca

The Oakland-Craig Knights opened their 2021 football season last Friday hosting the Ponca Indians. The Knights come into the season ranked #3 in the Lincoln Journal Star and #2 in Omaha World Herald …
TC Thunder wins triangular
The TC Thunder hosted a triangular with Clarkson/Leigh and Stanton at Pender. The Thunder took first place with a team score of 228. Clarkson Leigh took 2ndwith a team score of 242 and Stanton turned …
BRLD Wolverines fall short at homecoming
The BRLD Wolverines hosted the Logan View/Scribner-Snyder Raiders for their homecoming game last weekend. The BRLD Wolverines scored on a fumble return for a score. The extra point kick was no …
Lady Wolverines fall to #1 Clarkson-Leigh Compete in Wakefield tourney
Vs. Clarkson/Leigh The BRLD Lady Wolverine volleyball team face #1 in C2 Clarkson Leigh last week. They took them to 4 sets before losing the match 11-25, 19-25, 25-22 and 19-25. Alyssa …
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The children of Dwain and Judy Heitshusen, formerly of rural Lyons, are requesting a card shower in honor of the couple’s 60th wedding anniversary on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. Their family …
The children of Dwain and Judy Heitshusen, formerly of rural Lyons, are requesting a card shower in honor of the couple’s 60th wedding anniversary on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. Their family …
Frelon Danielson will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house on Sun., Aug. 29 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Vet’s Building Oakland.  If you cannot attend, her family is also …
Dale and Lila Heitshusen will celebrate their 70th anniversary on August 25. Dale and Lila (Lahmann) were married August 25, 1951 at St. John’s Lutheran Church-Cuming County Line. In …
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The impact of the closure of the hospital in Oakland is already being felt across the area, with patients in emergency situations facing longer wait times before getting to a hospital and receiving …
The impact of the closure of the hospital in Oakland is already being felt across the area, with patients in emergency situations facing longer wait times before getting to a hospital and receiving …
Upon reading the article concerning the junior high football programs at Lyons Decatur Northeast (LDNE) and Oakland-Craig (O-C) I was inspired to write a short note.   It gives one a …
The Balanced Budget Act passed in 1997 included provisions for rural hospitals to become Critical Access Facilities. It was recognized by our Federal lawmakers that rural hospitals were crucial to …
It is now old news that Mercy One Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa, affiliated with Trinity Catholic Corporations of Novi, Michigan, has made a final decision to close out Oakland acute care …
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I was on vacation in Minnesota last week, watching my youngest nephew's excitement build as he prepared for his first day of preschool. As a student and then a teacher and then a student again, I …
Every day I turn on the morning news to hear of more disaster and destruction. Hurricanes, flooding, tornadoes, earthquakes, and forest fires that destroy acres of trees and destroy …
We have all been there at one point or another. You meet up with a family member or friend that you get a little jealous or envious of. Last Sunday my son and I met up with my younger brother …
Having arrived around 10:00 a.m. on that fateful Tuesday, September 11, 2001 morning, the sound of a radio could be heard as I entered the newspaper office.  That was unusual.  …
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