Young leaders help guide LCC Middle School

COLERIDGE — Student Council is a staple extra-curricular activity for students in upper elementary through high school in the Laurel-Concord-Coleridge School system. This gives the students a taste of what it is like to be part of a group that focuses on helping the school run smoothly, building school spirit, and helping one another. Amy Hall, […]

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County Board agrees to close road

HARTINGTON — County road issues were discussed at the Oct. 24 Cedar County Commission meeting. Board Members agreed to close a one-mile portion of a county road northwest of Hartington. A public hearing was held to close a one-half mile road located two miles north, four miles west and one-half mile north of Hartington before […]

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Grant helps LCC to develop career education

LAUREL — The Laurel-Concord-Coleridge School will be working with six other northeast Nebraska schools to strengthen the Career and Technical Education programs for high school students. Last month a consortium of schools in the service area of the Educational Service Unit – One was awarded a $14,000 reVISION Initial Grant for the 2017/18 school year. […]

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Benson’s students bring robotic claw to life

COLERIDGE — Coleridge Middle School teacher Shannon Benson knows that education is always growing and evolving. To stay ahead of the curve, Benson has transformed his Industrial Arts class. A group of four kids in Benson’s class are building a hydraulic robotic claw, and now the idea is growing. “I probably have to give credit […]

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Coleridge grad makes memories on trip to China

COLERIDGE — A competition in China earned a former Coleridge High School graduate and the students he now teaches, international honors. Ryan Troxel, a 1989 Coleridge graduate, and his family moved from Charlston, South Carolina, into Coleridge the summer before he entered his senior year in high school. Ryan’s mom, Edith Gleason Troxel, had grown […]

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LCC School set to celebrate Homecoming

LAUREL — This year’s Homecoming celebration is a milestone for the school. It marks the 65th year that the school has held Homecoming festivities. Back in 1952, the school first celebrated Homecoming festivities with an early dismissal for students and a parade. The parade consisted of the pep club, band, and floats carrying the candidates […]

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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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Appreciation shown for departing LCC Bd. members

LAUREL — Administrative contracts for the Superintendent and three Principals were approved; a thank you was issued to board members going off the school board and new school board members were welcomed during the Dec. 12 Laurel-Concord-Coleridge School board meeting. LCC School Board President Jeff Hall thanked the departing board members for all of the […]

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Cedar County 911 system gets an upgrade

HARTINGTON  —  The Cedar County 911 system just got better. Cedar County now has a new dispatch system which uses digitized records to improve speed and accuracy. The new system was a necessary upgrade, said Cedar County Emergency Management Director Kevin Garvin. Garvin said his favorite new function is that at the dispatch desk the […]

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Obituaries – Charlene F. Johnson

COLERIDGE — Charlene F. Johnson, 76, Coleridge, died Dec. 2, 2016, at Park View Haven Nursing Home, Coleridge. Visitation was Dec. 5, and continued Tuesday until service time, at the Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington. Funeral Services were Dec. 6 at the Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington, with the Rev. Russ Lambert officiating. Burial was at the […]

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