Businesses Adjust For Virus

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Food Service

The Alley in Atkinson is open every day from 11 am to 9 pm. We are offering limited dine-in along with carryout, curbside pickup, and delivery. Call 402-925-8400 or go to to order online. Thanks for your support during this challenging time.

Atkinson/Stuart food pantry will be having an extended emergency drive thru food pantry on Tuesday March 24th from 2:00 to 4:00 at the food pantry in Atkinson. This will be a prepackaged pantry. You are asked to remain in vehicle and come to the side door to pick up food boxes. All paperwork will be verbal of how many in household. Everyone in need is welcome. Questions call 402-340-2273

Brush Creek Brewing Company: Starting Thursday, March 19th, we will be going to a carry out / to go basis ONLY. Every day we will have a full menu, including Lent menu items, available to order by phone (402-925-2629). Our hours and days of operation will be changing to the following until further notice: OPEN: Monday-Saturday 5-9pm. CLOSED: Sundays. No need to call beforehand for getting your Stock Tanks and Growlers filled. Just walk in to see our current selection and we’ll get you on your way with fresh cold beer in minutes. If you have growlers to bring in, please wash them well. Like always, we will trade out your growler for fresh, clean, and sanitized ones.

Cast Iron Bar & Grille: To reduce inventory costs, we will only be offering a smaller set menu. So basically burgers, sandwiches, wraps, salads. Sides we will basically have all but baked potatoes, mash, corn and things we have to heat up. This will help us reduce inventory and let us keep more money in checking the account. We will be starting our family meals this weekend offering fish meals Friday and fried chicken Saturday. Call (402) 924-3784

Chambers Corner (3/17): Closed dining room until 3/30. Friday 3/20 will have to go orders on fish and burgers only. Call 402-482-5544.

Chesterfield West (3/17) Opens at 5:00 with green beer special, dine-in and take-out available. Call 402-336-1818

China Dragon in O’Neill (3/17): Buffet closed for 2 weeks. Call for to go orders. Call 402-336-3699

Douglas Street Coffee shop will be open for drive thru and to-go orders, Monday thru Friday, 7:00 am to 1:00 pm, but CLOSED on Saturday/Sunday.

Dairy Queen in O’Neill (3/17): Closed dining room. Open for take out and drive-thru. Offering free takeout sack lunches on Saturdays and Sundays through April 5 to students in our area schools, time is 11 AM to 2 PM. Call 402-336-1115

DW’s Pub: We are still OPEN and you are welcome to dine-in! Delivery and curbside are just an added option! DW’s is going to offer free delivery to anyone in Ewing tonight from 5 to 8:30! If all goes well we will try to keep this service up! We will also be happy to bring your take out food out to your car if you would like! Call ahead let us know how we can help you! Call (402) 626-7701. We can accept Venmo if you have it or want to download it.

Firehouse Bakery and Café in Butte (3/19): Dine-in , carry out, curbside, and local delivery. Call 402-775-2643

Holt County Grill in O’Neill (3/16): Online ordering strictly starting 3/19. Starting 3/20, will have take and bake meals; delivery for a small fee. Call 402-336-1193

JuJu Bean Coffee in Atkinson (3/17): Order online, pay, and delivery. Call 402-925-6313

McDonald’s in O’Neill (3/17): Closed seating area. Open for drive-thru, walk in take out.

McNally’s Corner are open from 11AM-2PM and 5PM-9PM right now till we get through this. We had closed our dining room earlier this week but have since decided we will open it to a LIMIT of the PROPOSED 10 patrons at a time. We have a big enough room to keep everybody 6 feet apart. We also have take out and we can deliver within the city limits of O’Neill. Call 402-336-9921 and continue to support your small businesses!

Nebraska Inn in Gross will be cooking fish and ribs on Friday, March 20th. We are offering both curbside pickup in Gross and in town delivery to Spencer, Butte, Bristow and Lynch Nebraska as well as Wagner, SD. Wagner deliveries can be picked up at Casey’s parking lot at 6:00. Home deliveries to Nebraska towns will be made between 6:30 and 7:00. Call the Nebrask Inn, 402-583-9922, by noon on Friday to place you orders for delivery. Curbside orders can be placed anytime Friday. Just let us know what time you will be there for pickup. Also, no prime rib served on Saturday. Doing what we can to keep everyone happy, safe and healthy.

Subway in O’Neill new store hours are 11-7, Monday through Saturday until further notice. Also, we are doing online or carryout only.

Taco Johns in O’Neill Drive Thru is open.

Senior Center

Atkinson Senior Center will begin delivering meal to the home delivery people only on Monday, March 23. Please call 402-340-3577 if you have any questions.

Neligh Senior Center will be closed until the end of the month. They will be doing delivered meal and to-go meals. Call 402-887-4330.

O’Neill Senior Center will only be doing home delivered meals. They are sending out three frozen meals to participants or anyone who calls today. They will be sending out five frozen meals on Monday for the week. Call 402-336-4338.


Anson Insurance reminds you that a lot of our services can be handled via telephone call or email. For instance, paying premium, making auto change, or requesting an insurance card. Please call first to see if your transaction can be done via phone instead of a trip into our office. We want to be helpful in any way possible to our customers. We know everyone understands the situation. Thank you from everyone at Anson Insurance, Boyd County Insurance, and Southern Dakota Insurance.

Blush Boutique & Tan (3/17): Free shipping, curbside delivery

Bomgaars announces that effective Friday, March 20th, will be adjusting our store hours to ensure that we can provide the same level of customer service that you have come to expect. Our revised hours will be: Monday – Saturday 7:30 am to 6:00 pm, Sunday Normal hours 9:00 am to 6:00 pm At the same time, we will be increasing measures to clean and sanitize our stores each evening. In addition, effective Monday, March 23rd, we will be adding curbside and carryout service at all of our Bomgaars locations. Call ahead with “what you need” and we will have it ready and waiting when you arrive at our stores. Call your local Bomgaars for more details.

Dana F. Cole & Company, LLP remains opens for the time being, doing business as usual. However, we are asking clients to drop-off, mail or email information to our office rather than coming in. We have a secure drop location in our front entrance.

J&J Sanitation office lobby is closed but you can make payments online, by mail, by utilizing the drop box on the office door, or over the phone by calling 402-336-1334.

Kaup’s Financial Advisors in Stuart is open but has closed their lobby. They are asking clients to drop-off, mail or email information to the office. There is a drop off area in the entryway and a drop-box located in the alley behind the office. Please call 402-924-3607 if you have questions.

Krotter Auto & Krotter Home Center are open normal business hours. We offer no charge pick up and delivery for all automotive services (oil changes, tune ups, warranty work, etc). If you would like to test drive or view a vehicle but don’t want to come to the dealership we can deliver to your home or place of work. We are taking extra precaution is sanitizing all vehicles and keys before and after test drive or delivery. Please call us at 402-336-9912 with any questions or visit us online @ or on our Facebook page.

Mitchell Equipment is still doing business, basically as usual, but in an attempt to safeguard our staff and their families, we would like to reduce the direct person to person contact as much as possible. When you need to contact any of our staff please use the phone or other communication technology if at all possible, but we also realize that there are times when it just isn’t practical to do things over the phone. So when necessary, please come in and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. We would appreciate you using the North walk in entrance if you enter the store and we will direct you to the area you need.

Quilters Candy Shoppe will be closed to the public until April 1st but will still be available by phone Monday through Friday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

Sunrise Flower and Gift in O’Neill (3/17): Delivery

Travel Now in O’Neill is currently closed to the public, and we are postponing taking passport pictures until April 1st. We are still working during normal business hours and you can reach us by calling 402.336.2455, via email at, or through Facebook.

Wakefield Insurance Agency, Inc/State Farm is taking steps to make sure we can continue to serve you while maintaining the health & safety of all customers & team members as our nation responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. Effective immediately, our doors will be closed to the general public. At this time, we plan to be here &/or work remotely. Please don’t hesitate to call for assistance at 336-3355.

Wettlaufer’s Garden Center (3/17): Curbside delivery, delivery


Bank First will be closing their lobby. The drive thru’s will remain open and all transactions can be handled through there. They encourage customers to continue to use our ATM’s, Mobile Banking, debit cards and night drop for their banking needs.

Brunswick State Bank will not have lobby access available until further notice at the Brunswick and Winnetoon locations. Arrangements have been made to continue to provide all services to our customers. Please visit our website or Facebook page for more information. You may also call us at 402-842-2435 if you have questions.

Chambers State Bank and Ewing Bank, A branch of Chambers State Bank will have limited access by appointment only beginning Friday, March 20th. The drive thru at Chambers will be open normal hours. The Ewing location will have arrangements made to handle your business needs during normal hours. We have ATM, night deposit, and online banking for your needs. We encourage you to call us with any questions. We will be able to make arrangements to handle your business needs. Please call if you need lending, new account, or safe deposit box access. Please call us with any other questions, Chambers State Bank: 402-482-5222, Ewing Bank: 402-626-7272

Great Plains State Bank will be closing their lobby effective tomorrow (Friday, March 20). The drive through will remain open Monday through Friday 8:00 to 5:00. Additional banking services that are available include ATM, Online Banking or Mobile App to access all banking needs. If your financial needs cannot be met through one of these methods, please call us at 402-336-1474 to schedule an appointment.

Great Western Bank is operating as a drive-thru only at this time. Please still use the ATM and deposits made in the night depository will be processed throughout the day. Call 336-2261 for in-person appointments.

Nebraska State Bank of Bristow and Lynch has closed their lobbies until further notice. The following services will be available at this time: Lobby closings: We ask that customers utilize the deposit drop boxes at each location, “Walk Up Window” service is available as needed at both locations; normal hours of 8:00AM-2:00PM (Bristow) 8:30AM-2:00PM (Lynch) will still be maintained; new and modified loan applications are available by appointment only; new account requests are by appointment only; access to safe deposit boxes is available by appointment only. Please contact us for appointments and questions in Bristow at 402-583-0044 or in Lynch at 402-569-2031.

Pinnacle Bank will have limited lobby access by appointment only beginning Friday, March 20th. The drive thru will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday and 9:00 12:00 p.m. on Saturday. We encourage our customers to use the drive thru, night deposit, ATM, Mobile Banking or online banking for their banking needs. Please call 402-336-1370 for an appointment for lending, new account or safe deposit box access or any banking questions.

Public Services

Atkinson Community Thrift Store would like to offer assistance to any elderly worried about being in public. Please call 402-340-8706 for assistance.

Antelope County has made decisions regarding the safety, services, and organization within the County Courthouse. For the safety of the staff and the public, the following changes will be implemented on Thursday, March 19, 2020 until April 7th, 2020 or as deemed necessary by State/CDC Officials:

All walk-in members of the public will be limited to entry into the Courthouse by appointment only.

All customers will be required to call ahead and make an appointment with the specific office where they must conduct business.

All customers requiring services at the Courthouse will be required to enter the Courthouse through the South entrance (double doors). The parking lot will be reserved for visitors.

The County is strongly recommending the use of online services whenever possible.

Antelope County website

For Motor Vehicle and Driver’s License renewals:

For Real Estate and Personal Property tax payment go to:

The Treasurer is requesting the public to call her office at 402-887-4247 or 402-887-4239 and they will gladly assist over the telephone if possible. Payments may be mailed or dropped in the drop box on the south side of the Courthouse.

County Court and District Court will continue as scheduled at this time. Please call prior to your scheduled Court time to verify if changes have been made since adjustments may occur rapidly. Both Court Offices will limit entry into Courtroom to only individuals who must appear.

Telephone numbers to contact Courthouse offices:

County Assessor 402-887-4515

County Attorney 402-887-5151

County Clerk 402-887-4410

County Court 402-887-4650

Extension Office 402-887-5414

County Treasurer 402-887-4247

District Court 402-887-4508

Driver’s Exam 402-887-9992 Wednesday only

Register of Deeds 402-887-5006

Veteran’s Service Office 402-887-4936

Zoning Administrator 402-887-4248

City of O’Neill will close the O’Neill Community Center and O’Neill Public Library, effective March 23 through April 3. The front doors of the library will be locked but you are still able to call with a question or book request. You may still call closed facilities during regular business hours to speak with available staff at the O’Neill City Office and O’Neill Police Department. Each controlled access facility has a sign at the door. Visitors must call the phone number on the sign and be pre-screened prior to entry. These may be subject to change.

Holt County Courthouse (3/12): On-line services, Real Estate & Personal Property Taxes can be paid on-line at:; DMV online services are available at:; Services on-line include: Driver’s License renewals & duplicates, License Plate/Motor Vehicle Renewal etc.; Mailed: Holt County Treasurer, PO Box 648, O’Neill NE 68763; Outside Drop Box: Located in South Courthouse Parking Lot (enter from Clay Street)

O’Neill Assembly of God and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church have established a COMMUNITY HELP LINE for individuals to call if they are in need of help with grocery delivery, prescription pick-up and delivery or even picking up a carryout order at a local restaurant. We especially encourage those who are considered at a high risk of contracting the coronavirus, to reach out to us for assistance with these or similar errands. Anyone willing and able to participate in running these errands for individuals or have other ideas of how to help may also call this number. Please call 402-336-8868 at any time.

Spencer Township Library will no longer be open to the public, until further notice. Books can be checked out by sending an email to containing your name and a list of the books or authors you would like to read. You can also call the library at 589-1131 during normal hours and give your list to the librarian. The books will be checked out to you for the period of 4 weeks and left in a bag in the entryway for you. Books may be returned by placing them in a plastic bag and dropped in the book return slot. The Library is open Mon, Wed, Fri from 1:30-5:00 pm.


Atkinson Family Dental is seeing patients for Dental Emergencies only through April 1st.

Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital and Avera Medical Group O’Neill Clinic will screen all staff, patients, visitors and anyone else who is visiting the facility.Symptom screening, along with a temperature check, will take place as an ongoing effort to reduce the spread of coronavirus. This new step adds to other restrictions already in place, which include: Visitors are limited to immediate family only with one visitor allowed per patient; Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 who seeks care should call 402-336-2900 before they come to the clinic or hospital. If you have a cough, a fever more than 100 degrees or trouble breathing, or had exposure to someone with COVID-19, call prior to visiting the clinic or hospital; Anyone who does not need to visit the facility is asked to refrain for visiting. The public is reminded that the Avera Farm and Rural Stress Hotline at 800-691-4336 is available for those who wish to talk to a skilled mental health professional. The calls are free, confidential and available 24/7.

Bright Horizons will be altering our services slightly. Beginning Monday March 23, we will no longer have our lobby open to drop ins and ask that our clients call to speak to an advocate or to set up an appointment. We will not be facilitating our support groups until it is recommended that you can have groups of more than 10 people meeting. We will also not be accepting donations during the next few weeks. We will still be providing 24-hour services via our phone, email through our website, and our crisis line. To reach a staff person in O’Neill please call 402-336-1774. To reach a staff person in Ainsworth please call 402-382-5676. Our 24-hour crisis line number is 402-379-3798 or 877-379-3798. Our website is

Dr. Jon Jessen and Dr. Jerry Brockman are seeing patients for Dental Emergencies only 03/17 through 04/01. Regularly scheduled appointments will receive a call to reappoint.

Family Dentistry and Dental Hygiene is seeing patients for Dental Emergencies only 03/17 through 03/31. Regularly scheduled appointments will receive a call to reappoint.

Gutshall & Kohle Eyecare has moved to an urgent/emergent exam model. We are not scheduling routine eye exams at this time. There will be one doctor available daily for any medical concerns that may arise. Our team is taking phone calls for emergencies, to refill eye medicines, and regarding glasses and contacts questions. Call 402-336-2505.

Home Health Medical will be closed to the public from 3/17 to 4/03 but will still be open for normal business hours for phone order and oxygen emergencies.

Kersenbrock Dental Care is seeing patients for Dental Emergencies only 03/17 through 04/01. Regularly scheduled appointments will receive a call to reappoint.

Ketteler EyeCare, on recommendation from the CDC for Eye Care professionals, will be postponing routine eye exams, our doors are effectively closed. Urgent care only will be addressed. Contact Lens orders may be placed over the phone and we can ship to you. You can call the office and leave a message on the answer service as we will check the messages routinely and will return your call as soon as we can if needed. If you have an emergency, please call our Emergency Voice Message System and leave a message with your contact information. We will get back to you as soon as possible. We appreciate everyone’s patience. Office Phone Number: 402-925-2669 Emergency Voice Message System: 402-302-2326

Schools Distributing Meals to Students

O’Neill Public Schools announces that the school will be distributing meals on Monday there will be 2 breakfast and 2 lunches per child and Wednesday 3 breakfast and 3 lunches per child. Also backpack meals will be available on Wednesday to use on the weekend. Meals may be picked up at the Elementary main entrance between 7:30 am -10:30 am on Mondays and Wednesdays. Meals will be bagged and available in the lunch area. Meals are available for any student and any child ages 1-18 and any students enrolled in the schools 21 Program. St. Mary’s Students or any child in O’Neill between 1-18 is allowed. Meals are all free.

West Holt Public School – Effective March 20, 2020 Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, until school resumes, we will provide breakfast and lunch to children free of charge. Those wishing to participate will need to come to the east entrance by the cafeteria (Door D) and a kitchen or school staff member will be there to assist you. Please arrive between the hours of 11am and 12:30pm. A breakfast and lunch will be provided for all children in your home from age 1-18 if that is what you wish. You will be asked to provide the names of children who will be receiving the meals and a staff member will keep a list. On Monday and Wednesday, participants will receive a breakfast and lunch for that day, as well as a breakfast and lunch for the following day. On Friday, participants will only receive breakfast and lunch for that day. The meals will be separated out and may include instructions for preparing/heating the meal if needed. There is no need to contact the school or to “put an order in”. You will simply need to come to school. This program is available to all children, not just those who qualify with free or reduced status. All children should feel free to participate. If there are children who will be at home with no source of transportation who may need meals delivered, please contact the school and we will make arrangements to have food delivered in some fashion to a location. There is no charge for the meals. This is part of the federal lunch program and the school will be reimbursed for all meals. The cost is not being absorbed by the school district, but is part of a federal program


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