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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

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2020 O'Neill High School Homecoming Candidates: Front row l-r: Blair Gutshall, Meg Schluns, Morgan Cullen, Alyssa Eichelberger, Hannah McClellan and Harlie Pinkerman.Back row l-r:  Keegan Moore, Tommy Kaczor, Matt Pardun, Peyton Mathews, Enrique Sanchez and Turner Jussel.

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With the recent discussion of township government and whether to keep townships in Holt County much of the population is not informed as to the workings of a township system. The first references to townships appear in the 1875 version of the Nebraska constitution. The legislative history is…

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The Food Pantry at the O’Neill United Methodist Church has continued to serve people in O’Neill as well as surrounding communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the pandemic began to change how everything is done, the Food Pantry has developed a method of serving people with a drive-th…

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Holt County and the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) are excited to announce that the first local permanent repair project from the flooding events was let August 20th. The project is located on 470th Avenue, approximately seven miles south of the village of Naper in Boyd County …

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O’NEILL, NE — More than 70,000 free meals have been served to the children and families of O’Neill and West Holt Public Schools since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The innovations that made that possible will help Lunchtime Solutions and the districts they serve continue to provide…

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Lincoln- Secretary of State Bob Evnen has decided to mail an early ballot application to every registered voter whose county did not already do so. The effect will be every registered voter in Nebraska will receive an early ballot request application in the mail. “For voters who have concern…

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A carnival in a pandemic? Yes you heard that right. Mac's Carnival will be in O'Neill Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 13 -15 at Carney Park in O'Neill. Mac's Carnival and Attractions is based out of Woon Socket, SD. Rides, games and food for all ages.

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As we approach Labor Day weekend, the O’Neill Police Department is participating in the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" enforcement campaign. During the holiday weekend, law enforcement will work to put an end to drunk driving. In support of law enforcement’s dedication to protecting the li…

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The Holt County Visitors Committee gave the General John O’Neill Bronze Statue Project a donation that put the project over halfway on Wednesday, July 22 with a donation of $25,000 towards their goal of $60,000. Lauri Havranek and Kristi Peterson, representing the Holt County Visitors Commit…

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North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of an additional positive COVID-19 case in Holt and Knox Counties. Through case investigation it has been determined that there has been a high number of exposures from these cases. As investigations continue close contacts…

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The O’Neill Public Library has announced they will be reopening on Monday, July 20, 2020 with the following guidelines:

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 2020 O'Neill High School Valedictorians- (l-r): Chloe Scott, Andrew Alder and Makenzie Parks were named top of their class. The OHS graduation ceremony was held last Saturday, July 11 at the O'Neill High School Gym with social distancing precautions in place.

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Very few changes have been made to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church since it was built in 1910 and that is a good thing. Generations of families have sat on the original hardwood pews and looked up at the brilliant stained glass windows which were imported from Germany. Because of its beautiful…

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One of O'Neill's most visible icons will be down by the time most of you will have this week's paper in hand. The O'Neill Water Tower will be in the process of being scrapped starting on Wednesday, July 8 starting at 6 a.m. Due to wind conditions the storage tanks on 10th street are being ta…

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Two young men from Wahoo made their way to the Shamrock City on June, 18. The three men were on a quest to visit all 531 incorporated towns in Nebraska this summer. The young men Austin Schneider and SethVarner, friends at the University of Nebraska Omaha, decided to undertake these voyages …

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The O'Neill Men's Club will be celebrating the 4th of July on Saturday, July 4th with the fireworks display to begin at dark. They will be lighting them off at the O'Neill Golf Club.

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The O'Neill Fire Department was called to the scene of an anhydrous leak around 7 a.m. Monday, June 15 at the O'Neill Farms shop.

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Pool use in Holt County and the surrounding areas will be different to say the least, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The O'Neill City Council decided at it's June meeting to keep the O'Neill Pool closed. Atkinson and Orchard are going to try and open their pools in the next few weeks despite …

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Monday, June 15 Governor Pete Ricketts announced the next steps in the State’s phased plan to loosen restrictions that have been in place during the coronavirus pandemic. The new directed health measures (DHMs), easing restrictions on businesses and activities, will take effect June 22,.

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An Assistant U.S. Attorney involved in the criminal prosecution against Domina Law Group’s client John Good, has refused to ask for incarceration over Good’s alleged participation in two other suspects’ conspiracy to harbor illegal immigrants and engage in money laundering.

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The O'Neill City Council met in regular session on Monday, June 8, with all members present except councilwoman Quana Kelly. This was the first meeting since March not held using video media due to the Covid-19 virus.

An O’Neill tomato greenhouse operation agreed last Wednesday to pay a $400,000 fine as part of a deal to plead guilty to conspiracy to harbor undocumented immigrants.

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The children as well as adults in O'Neill and Holt County will have a tough summer to get through with all the regulations being put on the public by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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NCDHD was also made aware of the first confirmed positive COVID-19 case in Boyd County. The case is in isolation at home and through investigations is deemed to have contracted the illness through community spread. All close contacts have been contacted and asked to quarantine.

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O'Neill Ventures a Nebraska tomato-growing and packing plant accused of hiring people living in the country illegally has been fined $400,000. Federal prosecutors say the fine was handed down Wednesday at sentencing for O’Neill Ventures Inc. The business pleaded guilty in February to conspir…

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This Monday, June 1 will see phase II of the directed health measure for Nebraskans. There are a few changes in this new mandate with some easements on travel and the allowance of non-contact sports practice and games later in the month. The City of O'Neill parks board will hold a meeting on…

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LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts, in accordance with proclamations from President Donald J. Trump, announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff effective immediately until 12:00 p.m. (noon) on May 25, 2020. The flags are being lowered to honor the victims of the c…