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Pony rides and petting zoo added to Party in the Park lineup

Who’s ready for a pony ride!  The Oakland Chamber of Commerce is pleased to offer a new attraction to this year’s Independence Day celebration with the Annual July 3rd Party in …

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Ball Association grateful major facility improvements

The Oakland Ball Association received a grant from the Donald E. Nielsen foundation for facility improvements to the tune of $80,000.  Jeff Rennerfeldt of the Ball Association said the grant was …

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Rockets 14s/16s Runner up in Seward 18s Tournament

The Rockets 14s/16s traveled to Seward to compete in a tournament this weekend. They came off of winning their district tournament and qualifying for the State Class C tournament and a win and a tie …
BRLD12’s lose to Rockets
The Oakland-Craig Rockets 12’s hosted BRLD leading up to the conference tournament coming up on the coming weekend. BRLD went down in order the first two innings. In the bottom of the first …
OC Junior Legion loses to Wakefield
Wakefield         4-1-1-0-0-0-2    8          Oakland Craig   …
BRLD 12s play Highway 91
The BRLD 12&u softball team played Hwy 91 last week in Lyons. Hwy 91 came out on top 21-6. Scorers for BRLD were Baylee Bass scored once; Izzy Frahm score twice; Jaylynn Simonsen scored once; and …
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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 …
Margaret Grotelueschen, will be 90 on June 23rd and her family is requesting a card shower in her honor.  All correspondence can be mailed to Oakland Heights, 207 S. Engdahl Ave., Oakland, NE …
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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 …
I am writing this editorial to add clarity to the University of Nebraska at Lincoln's Diversity and Inclusion Plan. I am a proud alumnus of UNL (Educational Specialist, 1994, B.S.1972, M.S, 1985). I …
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In an attempt to offset the burden put on everyday Americans caused by the high price of gasoline, a federal fuel tax holiday has been requested by the President.  Some in Washington suggest …
God’s Word as recorded in Luke chapter 18, “Taking the twelve, (Jesus) said to them, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written about the Son of Man by …
People often ask me,“How do you come up with something to write every week in your article?”Well, some weeks are harder than others.This week I am focusing on hosting a family …
What is the point of taking a vacation? At times it can feel more stressful than not going on one. There is planning the destination, lodging, traveling, and where to eat. There is the budget, how …
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