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After the school day fire prevention lessons

Pre-K thru third graders were met by Smokey Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog when their school bus arrived at the Decatur Fire Hall on Wednesday afternoon on October 6th. Several Decatur Fire and …

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Lady Knights get 21st wins

The Oakland-Craig Knights travelled to Valley to compete in a triangular with the DC West Lady Falcons and the West Point Beemer Lady Cadet. They came away with their 19th and 20th wins as their …
Kara Selken 5th at Districts, State Qualifier
Oakland-Craig hosted the District C2 district golf tournament at the Oakland Golf Course. There were 14 schools competing in the tournament. There were 56 Golfers in the tournament. Kara Selken …
Logan View has two medal at Conference meet
The Logan View Cross Country team competed in the Nebraska Capitol Conference Cross Country meet. They medaled two boys, Kayl Francis (6th) and Sam Peters (8th) and three girls (Malorie Weaklend …
OC/LD football team falls in late scores
On September 28th, the O-C/L-D Knights went into West Point and ran into a buzz saw, falling 15-0. Neither team would score for the first 3 quarters, but eventually the Cadets broke through twice …
Living
The family of Lyle Wooldrik is hosting an open house in honor of his 90th birthday on Sunday, October 10th, from 2-4 p.m. at the Nielsen Community Center in West Point, NE. All friends and …
Rick and Kris Johnson have officially reached the milestone of celebrating something by having a card shower.  Their family offered several other suggestions, but all were turned down.  On …
The family of Shirley Uhing would like to honor her with a card shower in celebration of her 80th birthday on September 23rd.   Cards, memories, and well wishes may be sent to: Shirley …
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 …
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and The Bridge is hosting a few events to honor and celebrate those who have survived, to raise awareness about the prevalence of domestic violence, …
Dear Editor, I have a question. Is World History being taught in our schools now?  Are they being taught about Mao Z-dong’s Tiananmen Square Massacre, Japan’s attack on Pearl …
Dear Editor, I have a question. Is World History being taught in our schools now? Are they being taught about Mao Z-dong’s Tiananmen Square Massacre, Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, …
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 …
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Having recently recognized the 20th anniversary of the tragic terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania, I am reminded of what motivated me to join the Oakland …
This past week we made a trip east on Interstate 80 to Grimes, Iowa to watch our grandson’s football game. Every time we go to visit, it never ceases to amaze me how the community continues to …
At the end of September, we looked at bright, glaring, outdoor lighting and why it is bad.  We learned that outdoor lighting should be shielded to shine downward, that dimmer outdoor lights, …
This is the time of year when fungi become the topic of conversation. What most people find alarming is the speed with which conks, mushrooms, and puffballs develop. In some cases, it is literally …
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