Cedar County again earns State’s top health rating

HARTINGTON — Cedar County is once again ranked as one of the healthiest counties in the state. Cedar County Commissioners recently received that news from the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department, which covers Cedar, Dixon, Thurston and Wayne counties. Health Director Julie Rother spoke to board members during the November meeting. The NNPHD has marked […]

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Promes is enjoying the challenge of LCC Level Three classes

LAUREL — It’s hard not to miss Ashley Promes’ bright smile. The first-year Laurel-Concord-Coleridge Level Three instructor is always smiling or laughing. Promes is not a new face to the Laurel-Concord-Coleridge Middle School. For the last few years she was a para for the Level Three program. Last May she graduated from the University of […]

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Randolph School District will reap harvest from Wind Farm

HARTINGTON — The construction of a Sholes Wind Energy Center, southeast of Randolph, could heap additional valuation into the Randolph School District. The Sholes Wind Energy Center, owned and operated as a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, is located in Wayne County. All or a majority of the estimated 70 wind turbines could be sitting […]

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Local Girl Scouts kick off the Season of Giving

LAUREL — Tis’ the season of giving. This short, simple phrase is the theme this Holiday season for the Laurel Girl Scout Brownie Troop. The troop is gearing up for a full season of giving to others in the local community, as well as surrounding communities. The Laurel Girl Scout Brownie Troop began their “season […]

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Lewis and Clark NRD to hold open house to mark NRDs 45 years

Hartington — Lewis and Clark Natural Resource District will be hosting an open house this week. The event will mark the 45th anniversary of Nebraska’s Natural Resource Districts (NRDs). The open house is planned for Nov. 29 from 2-4pm at the NRD office in Hartington at 608 N. Robinson Ave. Information about NRD and CKRWP […]

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City Council makes appointments, agrees to equipment upgrade

LAUREL — Laurel City Council members made appointments Nov. 13 to two boards and gave approval for the Laurel Ambulance Squad to purchase equipment. Kyle Knudsen, a member of the Laurel Rescue Squad, spoke to the Council about purchasing a Stryker power-load for the Rescue Squad. The power-load can improve patient safety by supporting the […]

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Christmas in Coleridge planned for Saturday

COLERIDGE — The annual Christmas in Coleridge celebration will be held this Saturday, Nov. 25. The event will run from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Coleridge Community Building. Hot roast beef sandwhiches will be served and hot dogs will be available for the kids. Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be on hand for […]

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Being Livestock Friendly is important to County Commissioners

HARTINGTON — Cedar County Commissioners are livestock friendly even though the board members have refrained from being officially recognized as a “Livestock Friendly” County. The “Livestock Friendly” designation is a voluntary program through the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. County board members and Zoning Administrator Dave Sudbeck have been hearing a few comments and had been […]

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Cedar County has over three dozen bridges in need of repair

Deanna Anderson Cedar County News HARTINGTON — Over two dozen Cedar County bridges have been classified as structurally deficient. Highway Supt. Carla Schmidt met with Cedar County Commissioners Nov. 14 and gave them a print-out showing the definitions of three types of bridges in Cedar County: fracture critical, scour critical and structurally deficient. A “fracture […]

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Coleridge duo earns Christian Community Service awards

COLERIDGE — Christian Community Service awards were presented Sunday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Virgil Bayne and Dale Engelman were honored for their work on the Veteran’s Memorial in downtown Coleridge. The awards were presented during the annual Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service. Presenting the awards were Dolores Meier and Vicky Gullicksen. The evening program was presented […]

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