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Voters in two counties approved  a $34.3 million new building project to merge the schools of Orchard, Clearwater and Ewing. The project, based on an average annual general fund growth of 4%, based on a five-year history of 20 similarly-sized school districts.

LINCOLN — Enjoy a free, family-friendly learning event from 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22, at O’Neill Elementary School, 1700 N. Fourth St., during a “Sesame Street” 50th Anniversary Hometown Celebration presented by NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations.

The CWCE Renegades played the St. Mary's Cards last Thursday, Oct. 3 in O'Neill and gave the Cards a bit of the same action the Cards gave to Stuart the week before with the score being on the wrong side for the Cards who lost 42-6 at home.

The O’Neill Eagles competed in two meets last week. The team went to the UNK Invitational. Twenty-seven girl teams with 246 runners competed in the girls race and thirty-four boys teams with 348 runners competed in the Class C division.

Fire Departments around the U.S. are participating in Fire Prevention week. Fire Prevention week is the time for fire departments to remind people of the dangers of fire and to be prepared by changing fire and smoke detector batteries and instructing children and adults on escape plans. 

The O'Neill Public School held their 2019 Homecoming Dance on Friday, Sept.27 with the coronation at 9:30 p.m. following the football game against Gothenburg.

ATKINSON — West Holt Public Schools in Atkinson announced its Homecoming royalty on Friday, Sept. 20. Named as this year's royalty were King Jaegher Odgen and Queen Ellie Burkinshaw.

Several sentencings occurred on Sept. 17 and 18 in the Holt County Court. Judge Kale B. Burdick presided.

ATKINSON — West Holt Public Schools in Atkinson kicked off its Homecoming Week last Sunday, Sept. 15 at Mill Race Park with a bonfire and festivities sponsored by the booster club. 

A 39-year-old Atkinson man was found guilty of several assault related felony charges last Wednesday, Sept. 11 by a Holt County District Court jury in a one-day trial prosecuted by County Attorney Brent Kelly. 

Holt County Veterans Service Officer Ken Stenka and committee members Harold Frickel from Atkinson American Legion Post 86 and Bob Campbell from Stuart American Legion Post 115 recently visited K.E. Barritt on Aug. 16 at Parkside Manor in Stuart. 

St. Mary's Catholic High School in O'Neill announced its Homecoming royalty on Saturday, Sept. 7. Named as this year's royalty were King Manucher Tursunov and Queen Abby Everitt.