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OC Knights 3rd at East Husker Conference Meet

    The Oakland-Craig Knights track team took third at the East Husker Conference meet at Lyons on Thursday scoring 84.5 points. West Point Beemer took the championship with 113 …

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Knights first at Plainview Larry Knaak Golf Invite

The Oakland-Craig Knights golf team traveled to Plainview for the Larry Knaak Invite. There were 18 schools involved in the tournament. The Knights had a good day as the took first place, 15 strokes …
Lady Knights 4th at East Husker Conference Meet
    The Oakland-Craig Lady Knights were 4th at the East Husker Conference meet held at Lyons Saturday with a team … Read More
OC Lady Knights 4th at NBC Invite
    The Oakland-Craig Lady Knights traveled to North Bend for the NBC Invite last Tuesday. They came away with a 4th … Read More
Logan View Lady Raiders 6th at NBC Invite
    The Logan View Lady Raiders finished 6th at the NBC meet in North Bend, scoring 46 team points. North Bend Central … Read More
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The family of Mary Rhodman are requesting a card shower in honor of her 98th birthday on April 30th.  Her children Eugene and Rosalie invite you to join them in wishing Mary a Happy …
The family of Roger Johnson would like to honor him with a card shower in celebration of his 80th birthday on April 5th. Cards may be mailed to Roger Johnson, 1180 County Road L, Oakland NE …
Louise Boyd of Stanton will celebrate her 85th birthday on March 25, 2021. Her children and spouses, eleven grandchildren and spouses and seven great grandchildren invite you to help us recognize …
The family of Gloria Wedergren would like to honor her with a card shower in celebration of her 90th birthday on March 15.  Including a memory of Gloria with your card would make her …
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Editor, Oakland Independent:Each week I enjoy reading the Oakland Independent and all the news and features that are included.In the A Visit with Yesteryear section items in the March 4, 2021 issue …
The failure of Texas infrastructure has been in the news of late and our hearts go out to our fellow Americans who suffered because of these impacts.  While we felt secondary impacts here, I …
I was disappointed that President Biden cancelled the Keystone XL pipeline. The crude oil usage is not the issue, but whether the crude oil goes to the refinery by rail or pipeline. The existing …
According to the county zoning the setbacks to your homes will be 3.5 times the height of the point of the highest blade.  A 600 ft. turbine x 3.5 would be 2100 foot from your home. That is just …
I was surprised that our Senator from Nebraska Ben Sasse waited such a short time before rejoining the ‘Never Trump’ chorus and talking trash about our President.  Despite his …
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There is no doubt that the cost of living continues to climb.  While incomes don’t always meet those increases, many households have resorted to working multiple jobs to try and make ends …
Over this last weekend, we had a family movie night. We watched an animated film about a smartphone trying to take over the world. I am not going to go into too much detail about the movie, but we …
I have decided I am going to give up being the newspaper correspondent for Decatur.  We won't be around much this summer, so it will be hard to do a good job getting things in the paper.  …
It is official. At 10:00 a.m. this morning I became a member of the vaccination club. I didn’t plan on getting the vaccine. I wasn’t opposed to getting it or anything. I am ashamed to …
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