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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

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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.