New type of fun could be available for Laurel residents

LAUREL — A Disc Golf Course could be in the works for the Laurel area. Board members were asked for their approval on the project during the Laurel City Council meeting on Jan 8. Dwayne Freeman and Jeremy Coufal talked to board members about setting up a Disc Golf Course on city property at a […]

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Several new bills are introduced so far this legislative session

LINCOLN — The second week of the 2018 legislative session produced a variety of bills. Here are some of the notable bills introduced this week. Several of the bills introduced related to agriculture: LB 684, introduced by Sen. Carol Blood of Bellevue, would change the beginning farmer tax credit requirements for farmers past their third […]

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Supt. Hoesing’s contract is renewed

RANDOLPH — Supt. Jeff Hoesing had his contract renewed at Monday’s School Board meeting. The annual salary for the 2018-19, the first year of the contract,is $121,500, the second year will be $125,000. The annual salary for any subsequent year of this contract will be set by the Board in or prior to the month […]

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Dendinger is re-elected as School Board President

HARTINGTON — Jason Dendinger will guide the Hartington-Newcastle School Board again this year. Dendinger, who has served on the local school board since 2002, was re-elected as School Board President Monday night. Dana Rosener was re-elected as vice president and Brenda Steiner was again elected as secretary of the Board. The Board also used the […]

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Second-half surge carries Cedar to win over Pierce

PIERCE — Matthew Becker put an exclamation point on the Cedar Catholic win over Pierce Friday, grabbing a steal and throwing down a one-handed slam dunk on a fast break to cement the 50-38 win. It was Becker’s second dunk of the night. Both of Becker’s dunks sent Cedar fans to their feet as they […]

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Lady Trojans split pair with area rivals

HARTINGTON – After an exhausting overtime battle with Pierce Friday, the Cedar Catholic girls hosted Lutheran High Northeast Saturday, and found themselves in another tough battle. A rough fourth quarter gave the Lady Eagles a 47-39 win. For the second night in a row, the Lady Trojans had a slow start to open the game. […]

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Obituary – Dorothy Ann Paulsen

Coleridge — Dorothy Ann Paulsen, 75, Coleridge, died Jan. 9, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center, Sioux City, Iowa, after suffering a stroke. Visitation was Friday, at the church, with a Vigil Service.  Visitation continued Saturday one hour prior to services at the church. Cremation will occur after the funeral and burial of her cremated remains […]

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Obituary – Larry Gubbels

DOUGLAS, Wyo. — Larry Gubbels, 75, died Jan. 8, 2018, at 2:32 a.m., at Memorial Hospital of Converse County, Douglas, Wyo., surrounded by his loving family. A Vigil for the Decease was Jan. 12 at Gorman Funeral Homes-Converse Chapel, Douglas. Funeral liturgy was Jan. 13 at Saint James Catholic Church, with Father Bill Hill as […]

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Obituary – Dorothy M. Dowling

MARTINSBURG — Dorothy M. Dowling, 92, Martinsburg, died Jan. 14, 2018, at the Wakefield Health Care Center, Wakefield. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., with a Rosary service at 7 p.m., Jan. 17, at Mohr Funeral Home, Ponca. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Jan. 18, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Ponca, with Father Andrew […]

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Area athletes pick up more All State honors

OMAHA — The athletes that put together Cedar Catholic’s school record 32-1 season were honored yet again wth post-season honors this week. The Omaha World Herald Sunday named Maddie Wieseler and Jada Cattau as members of the First Team Class C2 All-State team. Six other Lady Trojans received All State Honorable Mention status from the […]

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