News

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According to Road Superintendent Gary Connot, an estimated $7 million in damages has occurred across Holt County since last Wednesday when a "bomb cyclone" storm caused massive flooding.

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LINCOLN — Overnight, the number of cities under emergency declarations in response to the devastation from the historic weather events increased to 89. There are 77 counties under declarations, four tribal nations and five special government areas such as unincorporated townships. Declaratio…

Sports

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OHS Wrestler OSCAR LOPEZ  defeats Nick Springer from Raymond at the state tourney in Omaha. Photo by Hannah Alden

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The 2018-19 wrestling season wrapped up with the state wrestling tourney held in Omaha this past weekend with Ty Rainforth bringing home some hardware with a fifth place medal. The other O'Neill wrestlers competed hard but took losses in the first round and struggled to come back through the ranks.

Commentary

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No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. That is not me, that is Budda, but after the week we have all had it is probably relevant to a lot of the situations we have all had to tackle.

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LB 243, the bill I introduced to create the Healthy Soils Task Force, was advanced from the Agriculture Committee on a 7-0 vote. No one testified against it at the public hearing earlier this session. I have designated it as my priority bill, assuring that it will be discussed by the full Le…

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This past week will forever be remembered for the historic, devastating flooding our state experienced. In scope of reach, we believe it is the most widespread natural disaster in our state’s history. As Nebraskans, we will get through this together as we always have.

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In the 1970s there was a poster that could be found in many high schools that included two images and a statement. The two images were of a young man in a cap and gown holding a diploma on a bright sunny day and the other of a young man in denim coveralls resting an iron bar over his shoulde…

Community

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O’Neill Public High School’s prom “Moonlight Masquerade” will be held Saturday, March 23 at O’Neill Community Center.Dinner will begin at approximately 6:45 p.m. followed by class pictures at 8 p.m. The grand march will be at 8:30 p.m. and coronation will immediately follow. Doors will open …

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During Match Day recently, 128 students of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine learned where they will do their physician residency training – typically a period of three to six years of training depending on their chosen medical specialty.