We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

Multimedia

  • Updated

 It has been 102 years since Holt County has been in a state of unrest due to a global pandemic but some of the same procedures and conditions  we are facing today because of Covid-19 were true in 1918 and the Spanish Flu.

  • Updated

SIOUX FALLS, SD — The Avera Faith and Community Engage program (F.A.C.E) seeks volunteers across the region to help craft cloth face masks for use in hospitals and clinics. 

West Holt Medical Services (WHMS) is pleased to announce the addition of Blake Cover, M.D. to their Primary Care Clinic team.

O'Neill's St. Patrick Day Celebration was again altered due to unforeseen circumstances. The 2019 floods put some limitations on the celebration and the Covid-19 took its toll on this year's celebration with the cancellation of most of the activities.

The O’Neill Rotary Club has made the decision to cancel this year’s annual Fun Run.

Avera is aware that people in the United States are beginning to be concerned about COVID-19, also known as coronavirus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the virus could now spread within communities among people who have not traveled to China, Italy and oth…

The District Courtroom at the Holt County Court House was overflowing with concerned citizens voicing their opposition to the proposed KXL pipeline that has an extensive route through the County. The Supervisors voted unanimously to deny TransCanada's pipeline construction permit.

Hausmann Construction will be holding a Community Outreach and Informational Meeting for contractors interested in bidding on the Summerland Public Schools PK-12 Building.  The project is a new 130,000 SF PK-12 School with athletic facilities.  The location of the meeting will be at the Clea…

Kick off the St. Patrick’s Day festivities on Thursday, March 12 with authentic Irish music and Rueben sandwiches. Miles From Dublin is a band that has been performing together since 2009 at bars and concerts near their hometown of Kearney. They perform traditional Irish and Celtic music wit…

The Holt County Board of Supervisors meet on Friday, Feb. 14 to review the County Road agreement submitted by TC Energy. Holt County Attorney Brent Kelly handed the supervisors the road haul agreement written up by Attorney Dave Domino as per the Holt County Attorney’s request. Before starti…

O'Neill business man and attorney Boyd Strope was recently elected to the troubled Nebraska State Fair Board. New board member Boyd Strope of O'Neill, whose first meeting was Friday, was elected treasurer in a 6-5 vote.

The O'Neill School's want to welcome everyone to the new Aerie this Friday night. The Eagles will be hosting Ord for a JV/Varsity girls and boys match-up. KBRX will honor the first 200 people in the gym, who will receive a commemorative mini-basketball to mark the event. There will also be a…

2020 Frolics Royalty was held last Friday evening at the O'Neill High School Gym. The royalty was crowned at 8:30 p.m.

Last week the first girder across the new bridge on 281 went into place.

Lincoln, NE. Jan. 31  – Three Nebraska based John Deere dealerships announced plans to merge their businesses. Green Line Equipment, Stutheit Implement, and Plains Equipment Group are combining forces to provide leading service, support, and product solutions to farmers, ranchers, and landow…

Governor Pete Ricketts traveled the state on Friday, Jan.31 making stops in O’Neill and Spencer to recognize the O’Neill and Spencer Volunteer Fire Departments for their heroic efforts during the March 2019 floods.

The O'Neill Chamber of Commerce held its annual banquet last week with a good crown in attendance. Awards were given for Ambassador of the year which went to A&J Towing for their help in setting the Home Town Christmas tree for this past Christmas celebration; The customer service award …

What began as a weekend project a dozen years ago and grew into the iconic wedding gift amongst a group of friends, now lives and breathes as a successful evolving local business. Hometown boys Michael Stepp and Matt Dennis built copper mugs by hand in the hours before and after work for yea…

The O'Neill High School Winter Frolics is Friday Jan. 31 from 9 p.m.- 12 a.m. Coronation is at 8:30 p.m. in the gym.  

John C. O’Neill, Civil War hero, Irish freedom fighter, Fenian. His military actions affected the course of nations on two continents. His later efforts brought colonies of immigrants from crowded Eastern cities, to settle on the prairies of Nebraska. This enduring legacy still provides welc…

The 2020 Chamber of Commerce will be doing something different this year in place of the annual banquet.

New tracks and rail car storage may be coming to Cargill, Inc in O'Neill. The company is looking to expand its rail storage with a railroad track expansion project along the existing railroad track line located southeast of O’Neill. The proposed project is to expand the existing Cargill Indu…

The first baby of 2020 has arrived. Matthew William Eby arrived at St. Anthony's Hospital on Thursday, Jan. 2 at 8:25 p.m. He weighed in at 8 Lbs. 4 Oz's and was 20.4 inches long. He is the son of Kyle and Skylar Eby he joins a sister Charli who is six.

The following is a look back at events that occurred throughout 2019

LINCOLN – Recently at a ceremony in the State Capitol Rotunda, Governor Pete Ricketts and First Lady Susanne Shore recognized several dozen heroes who helped save lives during the 2019 flooding. They were joined by Major General Daryl L. Bohac—Adjutant General of the Nebraska Guard and Direc…

The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) announced the opening of the N-11 bridge, south of Butte, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation.

The second annual HomeTown Christmas was held last Friday, Dec. 6. Droves of children attended events at the O'Neill K.C. Hall including decorating cookies and visiting with Santa.

The County Veteran Service Officers Association of Nebraska (CVSOAN) has donated $300 to the O’Neill American Legion Post 93 Baseball organization in honor of Arnold Hall, former Holt County Veteran Service Officer (CVSO). The CVSOAN actively and aggressively pursues all benefits for veteran…

O’Neill – During the upcoming holiday season, Christensen Farms, one of the largest family-owned pork producers in the country, is donating a total of $15,000 to food banks across the Midwest. The organization collaborates with local food banks in 16 communities in which it operates, to prov…