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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.

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The North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 45 new cases in the district since the last reporting on 1/7: 3-Antelope; 0-Boyd; 0- Brown; 2-Cherry; 9-Holt; 0-Keya Paha; 23-Knox; 7-Pierce; 1-Rock.

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The first baby of 2021 has arrived at Avera St. Anthony's. Bentley Muilenburg arrived early Friday, January 8th at 2:39 a.m. Bently weighed in at 5 lb. 1 Oz and he is the son of Stacey Pelc of Butte. He will join siblings Doson, Karli and Aliyh at home.

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A Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting was held at the Christ Connection Center which is located at the 1938 building. The ribbon cutting was held Jan. 1.

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 2020 was a year we all were not sad to let go. It started as usual and then as we all know we were hit with the Covid-19 virus which changed the course for all of us. Now as we look to 2021 we see glimmers of hope of returning to some state of normal with the vaccination progress starting.

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Tree Lighting Ceremony -  Santa Claus made a quick stop in O'Neill on Friday to flip the switch on the O'Neill Home Town Christmas tree. Santa was also part of the lighted parade.

The 2020 Election was held last Tuesday, Nov. 3. Due to printing deadlines results were not available to be published until this weeks edition.

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Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and the Department of Health and Human Services has modified the current Directed Health Measures (DHMs), effective Nov. 11 at 12 a.m..The modifications are outlined below, for a complete copy of the DHMs, please visit http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/COVID-19-Directe…

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The Holt County Board of Adjustments met last Thursday, Nov. 5 at the supervisors chambers to make a decision on the construction permit of the KXL Pipeline. The board was to decide to either vote to concur or reject that the stipulations have been met that TC Energy has complied with the st…

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The Holt County Visitors Committee presented Chelsea McIntosh with a check in the amount of $5,000 for the Nebraska Alpha Theta (Alpha Delta Kappa) Community Handicap Swing Project. The mission of the Nebraska Alpha Theta is to provide the community with a double bay handicap swing that will…

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October is domestic violence awareness month Bright Horizons in O'Neill honored the Community Wardrobe as a community partner of the year. "The Community Wardrobe has allowed clients of our service to go in and grab items they may need. A lot of our clients may only have a small amount of ti…

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The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT), Governor Pete Ricketts, transportation partners and Spencer-area community members gathered to celebrate the opening of the permanent bridge on Highway 281 over the Niobrara River south of Spencer. The event also marked full mobility being re…

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At the regular board meeting on Oct. 5th the Holt county ag society met to discuss bids submitted for a proposed concession stand and restroom project at the fairgrounds. The Ag Society officially broke ground on Oct. 14th, for a new 25 by 68-foot concession stand, restroom and ticket booth.

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The 8-0 St. Mary's Cardinals have made it to the first round of the 2020 Nebraska State Playoffs. The Cardinals will face Sandhills Valley at 4 p.m. this Thursday at the O'Neill football field.

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The Niobrara River Bridge south of Spencer has opened to traffic as of Wednesday afternoon. The Bridge was washed out in the 2019 March flooding.

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NIOBRARA RIVER BRIDGE is open. As of Wednesday evening. Road crews were putting the finishing touches on the structure early this week. 

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Andy Hoffman and Brent Kelly are pleased to announce the sale of Andrew Hoffman Law, PC, LLO, to Brent Kelly. Andy is retiring from the practice of law to spend more time with his family. Brent will continue to serve existing clients, as well as the greater Atkinson area and will maintain th…

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2020 St. Mary's Homecoming Royalty (l-r): Emma Otte, Ellie Atkeson, Olivia Jarman, Princess Faith Williamson, Queen Araceli Perez, King Grant Winkelbauer, Prince Connor Semin, Charles Barlow, Isaac Everitt and Carson Dannenbring.

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On Sept. 26th a car seat check event was held at Wm. Krotter Company in West O’Neill. This event was proudly sponsored by the Wm Krotter Company, North Central District Health Department and Safe Kids North Central.

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A bottled water collection will be held through Oct. 9, 2020 for O’Neill Public and St. Mary’s Schools. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, students are unable to use water fountains. Also at O’Neill Public