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O'Neill Community Foundation Supports Girls On The Run O'Neill For Second Year

01/23/15 02:13 PM

2014 Girls on the Run O'Neill participants and their Run Buddies.
The O’Neill Community Foundation Fund has announced a grant to support Girls on the Run – O’Neill (GOTR) for the second year.  In its inaugural season in 2014, thirty-five girls in grades 3-6 participated in the program.  This year they are hoping to see more girls involved.  Registration for the program opens January 15, 2015.
According to Amanda Schluns, GOTR-O’Neill Coach, “The program is investing in the future of our community and helping to develop confidence in future leaders.  It also is providing a safe environment after school, two days a week, for girls to socialize and learn healthy lifelong habits, ultimately creating a healthier community.”
According to the Girls on the Run Nebraska website, the program is a transformational physical activity-based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd through 6th grade.  The program teaches life skills through interactive lessons and running games.  The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event at the end of the season.
Last year, O’Neill was the site for the regional 5k event.  Plans are underway to once again hold the event in O’Neill in May.  In 2015, over 100 girls along with their run buddies are expected to travel to O’Neill from Stuart, Atkinson, Laurel, West Boyd, Wayne and Pender to participate in the 5k.
The OCFF grant helps reduce the cost of tuition for girls participating in Girls on the Run – O’Neill from $60 to $30.  Without help from the OCFF, many of the girls would not have been able to afford the cost to participate.  GOTR aligns with the OCFF vision and mission by building leadership skills and healthy families.

Derek Blumenstock Mount Marty College Homecoming Royalty Candidate

01/23/15 12:41 PM

(L-R) Back Row Standing:  Kelsey Schmidt, Anna Kollasch, Jacob Fokken, Courtney Miller, and Lauren Orwig
(L-R) Front Row Kneeling: Josh Monson, Derek Blumenstock, Holly Hegge, Zach Bauman, and Ryan Oy
YANKTON, SD – January 23, 2015 – The Mount Marty College faculty, staff, and senior students recently voted for homecoming royalty candidates among its eligible senior class. Five women and five men were chosen to be candidates for Lord and Lady Marben as part of the 56th Annual Homecoming Coronation taking place on Friday, February 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Marian Auditorium on the Yankton campus.  Coronation is one of many student activities scheduled during the weeklong "Mount Marty Gras" celebration, which begins with a 4 p.m. homecoming Mass on Sunday February 1.

The five women chosen were:  Holly Hegge, Crofton, NE, daughter of Bob and Helene Hegge; Anna Kollasch, Whittemore, IA, daughter of Stephen and Debra Kollasch; Courtney Miller, Mitchell, SD, daughter of Jeff and Rita Miller; Lauren Orwig, Norfolk, NE, daughter of Scott and Clare Orwig; and Kelsey Schmidt, Mt. Vernon, SD, daughter of Ken and Lynne Schmidt.

The five men chosen were: Zachary Bauman, Sioux Falls, SD, son of Aaron and Jenny Bauman and Corey and Joni Blauwet; Derek Blumenstock, O’Neill, NE, son of Brad and Georgia Blumenstock; Jacob Fokken, Yankton, SD, son of Denis and Mary Beth Fokken; Joshua Monson, Bryant, SD, son of John Monson and Janelle Wolbeck; and Ryan Oye, Luverne, MN, son of Steven and Andrea Oye.

Lord and Lady Marben will be crowned by last year's Lord, Ben Harmon and last year’s Lady, Johanna Scheich.

The week's homecoming activities will conclude on Feb. 7th with men's and women's basketball games against Hastings College beginning at 2 p.m. and a formal dance later in the evening.

For more information about homecoming and coronation, please contact Mount Marty College Director of Student Activities, Lisa Willcockson at 605-668-1302 or

Clothes Needed For Family That Lost Belongings In Fire

01/23/15 10:54 AM
Holt County Shooting Sport is collecting donations for a family that lost their belongings in a fire.  They are in need of newborn baby girl clothes and 3-6 months size clothes, also girls clothes in size 6 and size 12 and boys clothes in size 8 and size 12. You can drop items off at Great Western Bank in O'Neill or at NetComm in east O'Neill.  You can also call 402-336-2222 or 402-340-3111.

Stuart Bloodmobile Passes Goal

01/23/15 10:48 AM

The Red Cross Bloodmobile was held Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at the Stuart Auditorium with 90 units of blood collected—12 units over our goal of 78!  This was the most blood collected in Stuart since 2006! 

The Bloodmobile was sponsored by the Stuart American Legion Auxiliary. Thank you to all donors and volunteers that came.

Looking Back ? Ten Years of O?Neill Community Foundation Fund Grant Making

01/23/15 09:53 AM

Class X of the HomeTown Leadership Institute in the process of making the HLI birthday video with Brian Kreikemeier, B&B Video Productions.
One of the goals of the O’Neill Community Foundation Fund Advisory Committee members in 2015 was to remind everyone of all the good things that have happened over the past ten years because of generous gifts, so you will be seeing those success stories twice a month.
One of the great programs in our area is the HomeTown Leadership Institute offered through the Holt County Economic Development office.  Not only does it promote leadership skills in the participants, it encourages them to learn more about what Holt County has to offer.
The HCED office is currently taking applications for Class XI in 2015, which runs March through November.  The application deadline is January 30. 
There is a $150.00 tuition fee associated with the class.  For those interested in taking the class from O’Neill, but in need of financial assistance, the O’Neill Community Foundation Fund may be able to help.  In the past, the OCFF has offered scholarships to those showing financial need.
Since 2005, the OCFF has awarded $1,750 towards the cost of tuition for O’Neill participants to take the HomeTown Leadership Institute.
If interested in applying for HLI 2015, please visit the HCED website at for more information.  Those interested, but also in need of financial assistance, please contact Nicole Sedlacek at
The mission of the O’Neill Community Foundation Fund is to enrich the quality of life in the O’Neill area both today and in the future.  This will be accomplished by bringing together caring people to invest their time, talent and treasure for the betterment of the community.

Asera Care Makes Donation To Molly's Miracle Makers

01/22/15 11:32 AM

(left to right) Kaye Coburn, Holly Cole, Molly Lambert and  Tim Lambert
Asera Care Hospice in O'Neill made a donation of $1000 to Molly's Miracle Makers.  Molly's Miracle Makers raises money for Cure Search to help in their efforts to find a cure for childhood cancer. Molly Lambert is a survivor of cancer and has been in remission for the last ten years.  

Molly's Miracle Makers annual fund raiser will be Saturday, May 23, 2015.  This event is held at the Holt County Fairgrounds in Chambers and features food, auctions, music and fireworks.  This year's theme will be "Star Wars" and will include a phenomenal fireworks show to end the evening.

Area Students on Wayne State College Dean's List for Academic Achievement

01/22/15 11:11 AM
(Wayne) - More than 1,000 students at Wayne State College were named to the Dean's List for exemplary academic achievement during the past semester. Click on the headline above for story with students from our area.

2015 Spring Turkey Permits Available

01/21/15 02:46 PM

NORFOLK -- Spring turkey hunting permits are now available for purchase at Game and Parks permitting offices, and by mail in application. One male or bearded female may be taken per permit; a person may purchase up to three spring turkey permits. Seasons are valid statewide, except on federal and state sanctuaries or refuges, unless otherwise authorized.
Permits are $23 for residents and $95 for nonresidents. Hunters ages 15 years and younger may purchase youth permits at the special price of $5. Spring landowner turkey permits are also available. Issuing fee and Habitat Stamp not included.
Season dates:
  • Youth Archery, March 25 - May 31
  • Archery, March 25 - May 31
  • Youth Shotgun, April 11 - May 31
  • Shotgun, April 18 - May 31
There is no minimum age to hunt turkeys in Nebraska. Hunters ages 12 to 29 must have completed firearm hunter education when hunting turkeys with a shotgun. Hunter education is not required for bow and arrow hunting of turkeys. Hunter orange is not required during the spring turkey season.
For list of permitting offices, all rules and regulations, please see the 2015 Turkey Guide. Visit or refer to the Public Access Atlas booklet for public hunting areas. For hunter education classes, visit

Holt County Sheriff And State Patrol Respond To Reported Suicide

01/21/15 08:57 AM
On Tuesday, January 20th, at approximately 5:30 p.m., the Holt County Sheriff and Deputies responded to a reported suicide by firearm in northern Holt County.  The Nebraska State Patrol responded to assist.  A 56 year old male was pronounced dead at the scene.  The investigation as to the cause of death is ongoing.  An autopsy has been ordered.

NECC Part Of Nursing Degree Programs To Boost RN's In Nebrasla

01/21/15 07:13 AM

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing is offering a new program to help boost the number of registered nurses in the state.

The nursing school says it will provide early, guaranteed admission in the RN to BSN program for qualified students enrolled in associate degree nursing programs at the six community colleges in the state.

The six community colleges are: Central Community College in Kearney and Grand Island; Metro Community College in Omaha; Mid-Plains Community College in North Platte; Northeast Community College in Norfolk; Southeast Community College in Lincoln; and West Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff.

Juliann Sebastian, dean of the UNMC College of Nursing, hopes the agreement helps Nebraska reach its goal of attaining 80 percent of registered nurses with BSN degrees.

O'Neill Girl Scouts Partner With Fire Department

01/20/15 10:56 AM

O'Neill Girl Scout Troop 181 is pleased to announce a service project in conjuction with the O'Neill Fire Department.  Troop 181 will begin collecting used blue jeans which will be recyled into comfort quilts for use by the Fire Department.

The O'Neill Fire Department has a continual need for special supplies such as quilts when aiding in emergencies such as automobile accidents, home fires, natural disasters, etc. To purchase these quilts commercially is quite expensive.  Therefore, Troop 181 is asking for your help in producing these quilts in our own community at no cost tothe Volunteer Fire Department.

Yiou can help by dropping off your used blue jeans during regular business hours at the following participating O'Neill locations:
Niobrara Valley Electric, 427 North 4th Street
Plains Equipment or Toys & Turf, West Highway 20
O'Neill Lanes, West Highway 20

If you are able to participate in other ways such as cutting squares, sewing, tying, etc, or would like more information please contact Veronica Velder, O'Neill Girls Scout Troop #181, by calling 402-336-4399 in the evenings.

Influenza Season Update From North Central District Health Department

01/20/15 10:52 AM

As the 2015 influenza season continues North Central District Health Department would like to encourage everyone that the single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year. Our district is noticing high flu activity and there are indications that this season will be severe, especially for people aged 65 and older as well as young children. We encourage everyone to take every day preventative actions such as staying away from sick people and washing your hands to reduce the spread of germs. If you are sick with the flu, stay home from work or school to prevent spreading the flu from others. Also notify your doctor if you begin to notice symptoms including; fever, cough, sore throat and body aches. 

West Holt Medical Services Foundation Scholarship Winners Announced

01/19/15 03:33 PM
Shelby Welber                  Caitlin Cole  
ATKINSON — West Holt Medical Services Foundation would like to announce the fall 2014 $500 scholarship winners.

Graduating in 2015 at West Holt High School is Caitlin Cole. She will be pursuing a double major in Medical Laboratory Science and Nursing at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Upon completing her college degree, she plans to move back to a rural community in Nebraska where she can work in a hospital. After obtaining employment, she hopes to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps in providing care through missionary work during vacations. Her grandfather, Doc David Stephenson, was a missionary surgeon and was the biggest influence in her decision to pursue the medical field.

You can find Shelby Weber on the campus of Northeast Community College until she graduates in the spring of 2015. She will be attending Hastings Central Community College this fall pursuing a Dental Assisting degree. Weber plans to return to Atkinson after completing her degree in hopes of obtaining employment as a Dental Assistant.

The next deadline for the scholarship application submission is April 15. Anyone interested in receiving further information about the scholarship program, please visit our website at and click on the Foundation tab or call the Foundation office at 402-925-1956.

For more, visit us online at, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.

The mission of the West Holt Medical Services Foundation is to obtain, invest, and distribute funds which will help advance and improve the quality of care in North Central Nebraska provided by West Holt Medical Services.

St. Pat's Fun Run Registration is Now Open!

01/19/15 02:34 PM

The Shamrock Fun Run will again be one of the biggest St. Pat's Day events.

The 36th Running of the Shamrock Fun Run will be held on Saturday, March 14th. Participate in a 5 mile run or 2.5 mile run/walk. Come to the Irish Capital of Nebraska and take part in the 36th Annual Shamrock Fun Run! The event will start at St. Patrick's Church and end just north of the Shamrock Downtown.  

Awards will be give at the Blarney Stone following the race with a complimentary Irish Stew Buffet to all participants. Overall Female and Male will be awarded in both 2.5 and 5 Mile. Top 3 Male and Female in each group will be awarded medals.

Packet pickup will be at St Mary's High School (300 N 4th Street, O'Neill, NE 68763) Friday from 5:00PM-7:00PM and on race morning. The race will be held come rain, shine or snow! St Patrick's Day is always fun regardless of weather.

Please note there are changes to the registration prices, the earlier you sign up, the more money you'll save:
$15 registration fee until January 31st
$20 registration fee (February 1st through February 28th)
$25 registration fee (March 1st through March 13th)
$35 registration fee on Race Day

The price does not include the purchase of a shirt. A short sleeve T-Shirt may be purchased for an additional $10.00 or long sleeve T-Shirt for an additional $15.00. Shirts will not be available to order after March 6th, 2015.

Sign up online at

O'Neill Rotary Board Makes Changes To Job Shadowing Program

01/19/15 02:26 PM

The O’Neill Rotary Club Board of Directors has recently approved changes to their Job Shadowing program. The Shadowing Program is now open to freshman through seniors. Participating in the program will make the student eligible for one of two $1,000 Rotary scholarships their senior year. 

This year’s seniors will need to have their proof of shadowing on file by February 1st to be eligible for this year's Rotary Scholarship, but all other students can apply at any time during their high school career by completely the request located online under the news story at

The proof of shadowing form to be completed after the shadowing experience has been completed can be found on the Rotary Club's homepage under Download files at

O'Neill High School Winter Frolics Royalty Crowned

01/19/15 09:27 AM
Pictured from left to right:  Freshman attendant Aurora Gutshall, Sophomore attendant Sidney Breiner, Junior attendant Amanda Pischel, Senior attendant McKenzie Adamson, Queen Natalie Brodersen, King David Fox, Senior attendant Ed Quintero, Junior attendant Andrew Burival, Sophomore attendant Parker Belgum, and Freshman attendant Ehric Strope. 

Your Input Needed On Recreational Facility For O'Neill/Holt County Area

01/19/15 07:02 AM
The public’s input is being requested on a proposed recreational center for the O’Neill/Holt County area. The purpose of this survey is one step to determine the interests and feasibility of a new recreational facility.
Please take a few minutes of your time to offer feedback. The survey link will close on January 31st.
A paper copy of the survey is available to take at the Holt County Economic Development Office. 

Pinnacle Bank Announces "Paying For Grades" Winners

01/16/15 05:05 PM

Pinnacle Bank would like to congratulate our second quarter winners on doing well on their grades. The Second Quarter winners are as follows:

Carole Homolka – Chambers Public Schools
Emily Morrow – O’Neill Public Schools
Bridget Schneider – St. Mary’s High School
Vera Butterfield – St. Mary’s High School
Ariel Lichty – O’Neill Public Schools

Thank you to everyone participating and remember it does pay to make good grades!

Early Development Network For Kids Birth-Age 3 Available In Our Area

01/15/15 09:20 AM

(left to right) Debra Walnofer, Kris Frederick & Charissa Sladek
This morning KBRX had Debra Walnofer, Kris Frederick and Charissa Sladek from the Early Development Network on the radio. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW The Early Development Network which is located in O’Neill serves children from birth to age 3 who are in need of any special education services.  These services are free and are paid for through their local school district.  Services provided are Early Childhood Special Education, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Vision, Deaf Education, and Aged & Disabled Waiver and Medically Handicapped Childrens Programs.  Counties served include Holt, Boyd, Keya Paha, Rock, Wheeler, Antelope, Cherry, Brown, Pierce, Madison and Stanton.  For more information please contact their office at 402-336-2270 Extension 11 or you can check out the website at

Accident Claims Boyd County Man's Life

01/14/15 03:02 PM

An agricultural accident claimed the life of 65-year-old David C. Kocian near Spencer this week. According to a report from the Boyd County Sheriff's Office, Kocian and Gregory A. Reiser were loading big square bales of alfalfa onto a semi-trailer when a stack of three bales fell over. Kocian was near the trailer and was knocked to the ground. The Spencer Ambulance was dispatched to the location, five and one-quarter miles west of Spencer. Kocian was transported to the Niobrara Valley Hospital where he was prounounced dead. The accident is being investigated by the Boyd County Sheriff's Office.

St. Mary's Sno-Ball Royalty Crowned

01/13/15 01:14 PM

(front row) Ben Barlow and Pyper Ickes
(back row left to right) Kendric Beck, Jake Crumly, Marscus Schneider, Jon Hofer, Logan Spencer, 
Molly Atkeson, Bridget Schneider, Jayde Rosenkrans, Breanna Hedstrom and Claire Everitt

St. Mary's held their 2015 SNo-Ball Dance on Saturday, January 10.  Royalty crowned were:
Freshman Attendants: Clair Everitt,daughter of Jill & Cameron Everitt and Kendric Beck, son of Janet & Phil Beck
Sophomore Attendants: Breanna Hedstrom, daughter of Lisa & Jim Hedstrom and Jake Crumly, son of Ann & Ryan Crumly
Junior Attendants: Jade Rosenkrans, daughter of Jolene & Chad Rosenkrans and Marcus Schnieder, son of Linda & Darin Schneider
Princess: Bridget Schneider, daughter of Jennie & Tim Schneider
Prince:  Jon Hofer, son of Mari & Mark Bauer and Karlee & Jason Hofer
Queen: Molly Atkeson, daughter of Paula & Bob Atkeson
King:  Logan Spencer, son of Sharon & Wendell Spencer
Crown Bearers: Pype Ickes, daughter of Lori & Matt Ickes and Ben Barlow, son of Julie & Kevin Barlow.

AYSO Soccer Registration is Now Open

01/13/15 11:08 AM

AYSO soccer sign up for the spring season is underway! The season will run from April 11th through May 16th.  Registration must be done online at  Please follow the instructions on the website to get your player signed up.  This year you will not be required to print copies of your registration forms.  Please mail payments to AYSO-Region 629, P.O. Box 267 O’Neill, NE 68763.  If you need assistance with the online process, please contact Amanda Schluns at or 340-9356. Assistance will be provided with registration for those without access to the internet at the O’Neill Public Library on January 17th from 10:30 am-1:00 pm.  The cost of early registration is $40.  Teams will be formed beginning February 15th, so after that time the registration fee will be $50.  Please sign up early & save!

Voter ID, Cigar Shops, Motorcycle Helmet Repeal Among Notable Bills Introduced

01/13/15 08:30 AM

LINCOLN--Here is a summary of notable bills introduced in the first three days of the 2015 legislative session.

Two bills were introduced at least in part by Sen. Tyson Larson of O'Neill. LLB111 would require voters to show a "government-issued photographic identification" at the polls. The bill would provide free state voter ID cards to indigents. LB118, cosponsored by Sen. Bob Krist of Omaha, would define cigar shops and license them to allow indoor cigar and cigarillo smoking. The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled in September that the Nebraska Clean Indoor Air Act exemptions for tobacco huts were unconstitutional.

Illusionist, Magician REZA Coming To Lynch January 28

01/13/15 07:00 AM
Hailed by critics as the Nation's Top Touring Illusionist, REZA, is coming to Lynch, Nebraska on Wednesday, January 28 for a 7:00 pm show at the Lynch High School gym.  REZA has sold out venues from Denver to New York, Orlando to Los Angeles, entertaining millions as well as being featured on television and raido in 31 Countries around the world.  Tickets are $12.50 and are on sale now at KBRX in O'Neill, Eagle Lanes in Lynch, Moody Motors in Niobrara, Krotter's in Spencer, Bill's Market in Butte and Nebraska State Bank in Lynch.  This is a show the whole family will enjoy and is being sponsored by the Lynch Post Prom Committee.  To learn more about REZA click on the link

O'Neill Public Library Seeking Your Input Through Online Survey

01/12/15 03:04 PM

The O’Neill Public Library is wanting your input by taking a survey.  The survey will be used to determine the effectiveness of the library and how services might be improved.  The survery can be complete through their website at or you copies are also available at the O’Neill Public Library at 601 East Douglas Street in O’Neill.

You can also access the survey directly by clicking here

Presidents' & Deans' List Released At NECC

01/12/15 02:15 PM

NORFOLK - Officials at Northeast Community College in Norfolk have released the President’s Honor List and Deans’ Honor List for both full and part-time students for the Fall 2014 Semester.
To be named to the President’s Honor List, students must earn a perfect grade point average of 4.0 and be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours.  Some 160 students made the President’s Full-time Honor List this fall semester.  Students named to the Deans’ Honor List must have earned a grade point average of 3.75 or above and be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours.  Two-hundred-one students were named to the Deans’ Honor List.
Another 165 students named to the President’s Part-Time list attained a 4.0 grade point average while taking at least six credit hours, and 63 students named to the Deans’ Part-Time list earned a grade point average of 3.75 or above while taking at least six credit hours.
Northeast serves residents in 20 counties in Northeast Nebraska.

PRESIDENT’S HONOR LIST - Full-Time, Fall 2014
Following is a list of students, and their respective hometowns, named to the President’s Honor List for full-time students for the Fall 2014 Semester at Northeast Community College.  These students earned a 4.0 grade point for at least 12 hours.
Atkinson - Jonathan Schulte, Cheleigh Sholes; Bartlett - Chelsea Nichols; Battle Creek - Deanna Albin; Bloomfield - Bethany Luedke; Brunswick - Celine Eggerling; Burwell - Haylee Jordan, Zachary Turek; Clearwater - Taylor Pokorny; Creighton - Shayna Kruse; Karissa Rudloff; Elgin - Chelsi Mescher, Nash Schindler; Emmet - Brock Schueth; Ewing - Blake Cunningham; Neligh - Dillon Smith; Niobrara - Daniel Red Owl; O'Neill - Lucas George, Kelsey Mundhenke, Jamie Olberding, Elizabeth Wallace; Orchard - Matthew Burden; Osmond - Kaleb Eichberger; Petersburg - Sydney Schumacher; Stuart - Kayla Bouska, Brooke Jarman; Tilden - Michaela Grubb, John O'Brien, Brian Sibert; Verdigre - Karly Liska;
PRESIDENT’S HONOR LIST—Part-time, Fall 2014
The following is a list of students, and their respective hometowns, named to the President’s Honor List for part-time students for the Fall 2014 Semester at Northeast Community College.  These students attained a perfect grade point average of 4.0 for the semester while being enrolled for at least six credit hours.
Atkinson - Aaron Johnson, Caitlyn Nelson; Bassett - Christopher Coulter, Tyler Knox, Nolan Sybrant; Bloomfield - Grace Trenhaile; Brunswick - Marissa Frank, Sarah Smith; Chambers - Nicole Beed, Clint Jordan, Donna Libolt; Clearwater - Kara Ahlers, Kelsie Waller; Creighton - Brittney Backstrom, Brook Baller, Rebecca Eggerling; Crofton - Jenny Motacek; Ewing - Michala Winings; Lynch - Hollyn Nelson, Drew Purviance, Madison Rossmeier, Mykah Strom, Naper - Amber Bendig; Niobrara - Penny Reynolds; O'Neill - Karina DeLaO, Donald DeLong, Sarah Devall, Levi Ethington, Kacie Gribble, Lala Hinton, Tyson Hostert, Blake Johnston, Grant Johnston, Ariel Lichty, Walker Liewer, Kelsey Sibbel, Lydia Sigler, Patricia Thompson, Kathy Timmerman, Addie Wetzel, Alyssa Wiese; Oakdale - Christy Jockens; Orchard - Keelie Meyer, Briana Stelling; Osmond - Caleb Krohn, Jason Stech; Petersburg - Courtney Schumacher; Spencer - Laura Ohri; Springview - Moriah Heerten;

DEANS’ LIST-Full-time, Fall 2014
The following is a list of students, and their respective hometowns, named to the Deans’ Honor List for full-time students for the Fall 2014 Semester at Northeast Community College. These students attained a grade point average of 3.75 for the semester while being enrolled for at least 12 credit hours.
Atkinson - Cheyenne Akes, Skye Cavaness, Danial Frickel, Cole Moon, Thomas Rentschler, Shaely Thiele, Shelby Weber; Bloomfield - Brenden Johnson, Kash Poppe; Brunswick - Corby Forbes; Burwell - Jillian Spencer; Creighton - Charissa Hanzlik, Kayla Tyler; Crofton - Jared Allen, Diane Gobel, Breanna Hansen; Elgin - Nicklaus Heithoff; ; Ericson - Nathan Smith; Naper - Alex Bendig; Niobrara - Brianne Dekay; O'Neill - Candace Calkins, Taylor Mitchell; Oakdale -Angela Richart; Orchard - Bailey Schwager; Osmond - Daniel Wiese; Page - Cody Buxton; Petersburg - Peter Starman; Plainview - Cara Friedrich, Katie Goetzinger, Bryce Hightree, Blake Waldow;

DEAN’S LIST Part-Time, Fall 2014
The following students, with their respective hometowns, were named to the Deans’ Honor List for part-time students for the Fall 2014 Semester.  These students attained a grade point average of 3.75 for the semester while being enrolled for at least 6 credit hours.
Atkinson - Rachael Osborne; Bartlett - Timothy Burdick, Teresa Tunender; Brunswick - Hannah Smith; Crofton - Madelyn Paulsen; Ewing - Levi Koenig, Marissa Koenig; Hartington - Samuel Anderson, Kenedy Biltoft, Anna Brodersen, Amber Leise, Paige Wuebben; Neligh - Nicole Olson; Niobrara - Katie Ryan; O'Neill - Shanna Beard, Adam Martinsen; Orchard - Kaci Schacht; Osmond - Dominic Schmit; Spencer - Dempsey Tapley; Springview - Kara Bruns; Stuart -Emily Kaup; 

Atkinson Knights of Columbus Hold Free Throw Competition

01/12/15 01:53 PM
The Atkinson Knights of Columbus Post #4707 held their free throw contest at West Holt Schools on Saturday, January 10, 2015 with 34 contestants.
These winners will compete at the District competition which will be held Sunday, February 8 in Stuart.
Here are the age group winners
Front row: Age 9  Catarina Ketteler, Age 10 Jaden Mathis, Age 11 Landyn Mlady, Age 12 Reghan Kerkman, Age 13 Lindsey Jelinek and Age 14 Leighton Mlady 
Back row: Age 9 Caeden Lech, Age 10 Weston Mathis, Age 12 Logan Sanford, Age 13 Jordan Tasler, Age 14 Austin Wenner

O'Neill Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest Held

01/10/15 01:51 PM

(left to right) Kyle Kramer, Alissa Brabec, Hailey Turpin, Jessica Green, Jadyn Eby
Michael Poese, Isaiah Wiese, Blake Benson, Tate Thompson, Isaac Everitt and Andy Fehringer

The O’Neill Knights of Columbus held their Free Throw Contest Saturday morning at St. Mary’s High School.  The winners in each age group qualify for the District competition which will be held Sunday, February 8 in Stuart.  Here are the winners in each age group:
9 Years Old
Girls Alissa Brabec, O’Neill
Boys Isaac Everitt, O’Neill
10 Years Old
Girls Hailey Turpin, O’Neill
Boys Tate Thompson, O’Neill
11 Years Old
Girls Jessica Green, Atkinson
Boys Blake Benson, O’Neill
12 Years Old
Girls Jadyn Eby, O’Neill
Boys Isaiah Wiese, O’Neill
13 Years Old
Boys Michael Poese, O’Neill
No Girl Entries

Kipton Ray Reiman Is 2015 Avera St. Anthony's Baby New Year

01/09/15 10:11 AM

Kipton Ray Reiman

(left to right) Case, Jesse, Jenna & Kipton Reiman

The first baby of 2015 has arrived at Avera St. Anthony's Hospital in O'Neill.  It's a Boy, born at 7:23 am on Wednesday, January 7.  Kipton Ray Reiman, son of Jesse and Jenna Reiman of O'Neill weighed in at 8 lbs 10 3/4 oz and 21 inches long.  Kipton is joined by his brother Case.  Grandparents are Lawrence & Jane Reiman  and Gary Connot and Cathy Connot all of O'Neill.  Great Grandparents are Tom and Pat Drueke, Ray and Arlene Connot, Jack and Jean Reiman and Shirley Schmit and the late Raymond Schmit. Great Great Grandmother Madelynne Drueke.

Kipton and his Mom and Dad will receive the following gifts in the KBRX Baby New Year Contest:
Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital & Safe Kids North Central  - Car Seat
McIntosh Jewelry – Baby Ring
Torpin’s Rodeo Market – Package of diapers
Cubby’s/Godfather’s - $20 Gift Card
Dairy Queen - $20 Gift Card
O’Neill Super Foods – Package of diapers
Blarney Stone Restaurant - $20 Gift Certificate
McDonald’s Restaurant - $15 Gift Card
O’Neill Family Pharmacy & Mindy’s Gazebo – Gift Basket
Taco John’s - $10 Gift Card
Chesterfield West - $20 Gift Certificate
KBRX - $20 in Shamrock Bucks

Holt County Elected Officials Sworn In Thursday

01/08/15 11:19 AM

(left to right) Ben Matchett, Don Hahlbeck, Connie Krotter, Tim Wallinger, Brent Kelly,
Don Butterfield, Bill Tielke, Cathy Pavel, Rod Smith, Ralph Metschke & Junior Young

The Elected Officials from the Holt County November General Election were sworn in on Thursday, January 8 at the Holt County District Courtroom in O'Neill. 
Holt County Judge, 8th Judicial District,  Alan Brodbeck conducted the swearing in ceremony.  Sworn in were:
Tim Wallinger, Assessor
Brent Kelly, Attorney
Cathy Pavel, Count Clerk
Junior Young, Clerk of the District Court
Rod Smith, Public Defender
Ben Matchett, Sheriff
Connie Krotter, Treasurer
Don Hahlbeck, Supervisor District 1
Bill Tielke, Supervisor District 3
Ralph Metschke, Supervisor District 5
Don Butterfield, Supervisor District 7
Not present at the ceremony were Steve Rasmussen-Surveyor, Tom Welsh & Dan Drueke-Weed Board
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