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The University of Nebraska State Museum’s (UNSM) Ashfall Fossil Beds will celebrate its 30th anniversary as well as recognize the 150th anniversary of UNSM with the Rockin’ Rhino Bash. On June 26, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., visitors can explore Ashfall Fossil Beds, participate in a va…

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Pool Open -  The O'Neill Swimming Pool opened up this week with hours running 1-5 p.m. Monday thru Sunday. 

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Spencer Community Economic Development, Inc. with the assistance of Central Nebraska Economic Development District received a $31,700 grant from USDA Community Facilities Program to replace the current letter board sign with a digital marquee sign and construct a concrete gathering space wit…

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Holt County Economic Development has announced Shelby Regan as the new Executive Director of the county-wide economic development office. Regan started her position with HCED on June 1, 2021 at the HCED office located in the O’Neill Depot Building. Darby Paxton was the previous director and …

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The Page Alumni held their reunion over the Memorial Day Weekend. Numerous alumni attended with all having a good time.

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The O’Neill City Council met in regular session on Monday, June 7 with all the members present except councilman Tim Gleason. 

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On Friday, June 4 a Magnitude 4.2 Earthquake located 6 miles NE of Anoka, Nebraska occurred at 10:25 AM.

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Donation - On behalf of Doggy Do Good Foundation Darcy Poese and Marche Schulte accepted a donation of $2,134,734.52 from the Dennis Werner Estate. Doggie Do Good is a foundation with a goal to help support and assist animal rescue facilities in the State of Nebraska, giving primary consider…

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The Christ Connection Center, a local organization focused on supporting and serving youth in the community, is the recipient of a special Community Builder grant from the Offutt Family Foundation and R.D. Offutt Company. The Community Builder Program is a unique initiative designed to suppo…

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The Medal of Honor is the nation’s highest military award for bravery. It is awarded by the President in the name of Congress. For this reason, it is often referred to as the Congressional Medal of Honor. Since it was first presented in 1863, the medal has been awarded 3,512 times to 3,492 r…

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Emergency Medical Services is something most rural American's take for granted, especially in the state of Nebraska. This week is National EMS Week running from May 16 - 22.

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The RC&D Electronic Recycling Collection held Tuesday in O’Neill was deemed a success, multiple CRT TVs and other electronics were collected. “But we needed more room,” responds RC&D member and volunteer coordinator for the event, Lynn Sobotka. “By 12:30 the tractor trailer was fille…

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Chambers High School Class of 2021 graduated this past weekend. Thirteen graduates walked the floor to receive their diplomas.

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The O’Neill Police Department invites the public to their 2021 Peace Officer Memorial Day Observance on Friday, May 14, 2021, at 12:15 p.m. at the Holt County Courthouse front lawn in O’Neill.

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The O’Neill Police Department has begun contacting the tenants or owners of properties within the city limits of O’Neill which meet the definition of a nuisance property as defined by City of O’Neill Ordinance Chapter 2, Article 6, Sections 2-601 and 2-602. Police Officers will also contact …

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The Chambers Fire Department recently held an awards night honoring the men and women of the department that serve their community giving of time and talent to the community of Chambers.

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The O'Neill High School and St. Mary's proms were held this past weekend on Saturday, April 10. St. Mary's held a separate coronation ceremony before joining the festivities with the O'Neill High School and the O'Neill Community Center.

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The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has communicated to local health departments, health care providers, and pharmacies across the state to pause administering the Johnson and Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, following CDC and FDA recommendations. On Thursday, April 8th, DHHS, the D…

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O'Neill High School is proud to present the 2021 Prom Candidates:  

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The work on the fiber project in O'Neill is nearing completion says Three River General Manager Steven Dorf. On Friday members of the community were taken on a quick tour of the equipment that has been placed in O'Neill to operate the new, state-of-the-art fiber optic system partially financ…

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The 2021 St. Patrick's Day Celebration is in the books. The celebration started last Wednesday with the addition of Tom Earley and Dick Laursen to the O'Neill Irish Walk of Fame. The cold weather kept the ceremony inside at Chesterfield's.

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2021 Frolics Royalty pictured (l-r): freshman Mikah Raymond, sophomore Emma Wrede, junior Ally Sedlacek, senior attendant Kida Fonseca, Queen Blair Gutshall, King Servando Gonzalez, junior attendant Turner Jussel, sophomore Levi Drueke, and freshman Jace Gregory.

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The General O'Neill Sculpture project is taking shape as the mold is nearing completion. The current amount needed is $60,000 and the fund raising campaign is at $42,000.

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Andy Hoffman, a Holt County lawyer and co-founder of Team Jack passed away this past Monday, March 1. The following is what was posted on the Team Jack Foundation Facebook site. We are deeply saddened to share that our co-founder, Andy Hoffman, passed away this morning (March 1, 2021) after …

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The Knights of Columbus, O’Neill, will be having fish fries on Fridays through Lent with the first being on Feb. 19th.  They will be at the KC hall and run from 5 to 7 p.m.  We will be offering dine in, carry out, and drive thru (west side of building). 

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Holt County has a new treasurer in Shelly Ross. Ross assumed the duties of Treasurer after Connie Krotter resigned her office. The new Holt County Treasurer was appointed by the Holt County Supervisors to fill the remainder of Krotter's term. Ross started her job on Jan. 19 and was officiall…

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AMERICAN LEGION CLUB BUILDING was taken down this past week. The land for the post was originally donated in 1946 by James B. Ryan in memory of his sons who served in WWII. The post  erected the 40 x 100 quonset building to serve as the post home. In 1970 the post remodeled the dance hall ad…

Each year, Bomgaars, the retail chain of farm and ranch supply stores across the United States, hosts a “Ladies’ Night” event to raise money for health-care organizations and hospitals that help cancer patients.

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The High Plains Friends of the NRA will hold their Annual Banquet on Saturday, Jan. 23 at the O’Neill Community Center.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m.  There will be raffles, auctions , games and great food so get your ticket today to this annual event.