First Congregational Church in Hartington sees 100 years

HARTINGTON — The First Congregational Church in Hartington was organized in September, 1917, when members from four Hartington area churches of different denominations agreed to worship as one group. The Baptist, Presbyterian, Methodist and Episcopal Churches were struggling and started to talk about working together. None of the four churches would agree to merge under […]

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Lady Cats earn sweep of two area foes

HARTINGTON — The Lady Wildcats swept Osmond Thursday in a lopsided affair. Underclassmen Kayden Jueden and Abbe Morten led the way with their all around play. Earlier in the week, the Cats swept Bloomfield. Jueden had 12 kills, and Morten had seven against Osmond. The girls put up a strong performance at the net alongside […]

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Ballots must be returned soon

RANDOLPH — Randolph residents must turn in their bond election ballots next week. Ballots must be in the possession of the Cedar County Clerk’s office by 5 p.m., Oct. 3, to be counted. Cedar County Election Commissioner Dave Dowling mailed ballots out in late September. City leaders are asking voters to approve a $4.8 million […]

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Village Board looks for new law enforcement options

COLERIDGE — Coleridge Police Chief Darby Weller has turned in his resignation to the Coleridge Village Board. Weller’s resignation becomes effective toward the middle of October. Weller has put in 14 years as the Village Police Chief, according to Coleridge Village Board Chairman George Hefner. Hefner said the Board of Trustees will discuss options for […]

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City Council approves several liquor licenses

HARTINGTON – The Hartington City Council approved liquor licenses Monday for the VFW, Marcy’s Main Street, the Hartington Golf Club and Stop N Go. Stop N Go will be reverting back to its old liquor license. When Travis Howell purchased Stop N Go from Bob Thoene, he applied for and was granted a license enabling […]

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Randolph Mayor enters ‘not guilty’ plea in assault case

HARTINGTON — Randolph Mayor Dwayne Schutt made his first appearance in Cedar County District Court Monday. Schutt, 61, faces four felony charges of sexual assault of a child and a felony child abuse charge. Schutt, who appeared in court with his attorney Luke Henderson, Norfolk, entered a “not guilty” plea to all charges during the […]

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Concord-Dixon Senior Center marks 30 years

LAUREL — The Concord-Dixon Senior Center will be celebrating a very important milestone the end of September. The Center will have been open and operating for 30 years. The Senior Center will be celebrating this milestone on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. All are welcome to come wish the center a “Happy Anniversary” during […]

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Ulrich is putting in a record-breaking year

HARTINGTON — Cassidy Ulrich wasn’t satisfied after setting a school record earlier this season, So, the Cedar Catholic senior went out and broke her own nine-hole record and added a new 18-hole standard to the school record books. Last year, Ulrich placed first at the District Tournament and went on to tie for 17th at […]

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Randolph School Board adopts its new 2017-18 budget

RANDOLPH — Randolph School Board members adopted their 2017-18 school district budget Sept. 18 with general fund real property tax required for $3,507,423.20. Special building fund total required is $131,313.13. Total certified valuation for all counties for the school district is $728,011,817. In other action at the meeting, Elementary principal Mary Miller informed board members […]

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