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Butte Senior Center Holding Golf Fundraiser

09/02/14 11:10 AM

The Butte Senior Center is having an open golf scramble as a fundraiser on September 14. Play will start at 11 am at the Butte Golf Course. The registration fee will include a steak supper. Check out the banner for more information by clicking on the image at left.


Dove Season Opens in Nebraska

09/02/14 09:29 AM

LINCOLN - The statewide dove hunting season opened in Nebraska on Sept. 1 and will run through Oct. 30.

The daily bag and possession limits are 15 and 45, respectively. Bag limits are for mourning, white-winged and Eurasian collared doves in aggregate.

Nebraska residents 16 years and older and all nonresidents are required to have a valid Nebraska hunting permit, habitat stamp and Harvest Information Program (HIP) number. Register at,, at any Nebraska Game and Parks Commission district office or by phone at 1-877-NEHUNTS. Hunter education certification is required for some hunters.

Dove hunters who find a leg band on a dove should contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service banding office at 1-800-327-BAND or report it at In addition, randomly selected hunters will be asked to save one wing from each dove during the first week of the season and mail the wings postage-free to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Holt County Youth Do Well At State Fair Pedal Tractor Pull

08/29/14 02:45 PM
Local youth compete in the Pedal Tractor Pull on Saturday, August 23 at the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island. These youth competed and placed at local county level events, allowing them to advance to the State Fair. The top 3 placing’s at the NE State Fair are able to advance to Nationals at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota on September 20, 2014.
Local youth placings at the State Fair include:
Girls – Age 6 – Clair Krysl – 2nd place
Girls – Age 9 – Autumn Hoppe – 4th place
Girls – Age 10 – Jessica Green – 1st place

Excavation Work Underway For New NECC Campus in O'Neill

08/29/14 02:41 PM
Excavation work is underway at the site of the new Northeast Community College Extended Campus in O’Neill. A capital campaign raised $3 million in order to construct and equip the 15,075 square foot facility, to be located at 507 East Highway 20. The extended campus will have state-of-the-art classrooms, high technology computers, advanced health and science labs, and an attached technical training wing that will accommodate welding, industrial, and agriculture-related courses.  It will replace the use of a 76-year-old former elementary school building that Northeast has used for a number of years. The extended campus is expected to open in Fall 2015. 

Fischer Nominates Neligh Family to Receive "Angels in Adoption" Award

08/28/14 08:48 AM

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) announced today that she has nominated the McNally family of Neligh to receive the congressional “Angels in Adoption” award. Joe McNally is an attorney and his wife Jill is a physical therapist; they adopted three siblings in April of 2014. The family has done an extraordinary job transitioning these three children into their home – all while staying active in their community.

Fischer released the following statement:

Joe and Jill McNally are beautiful examples of how adoptive parents can forever change the lives of children in need of stable, loving homes. Their selflessness and devotion to these three children are an inspiration for the community of Neligh and all Nebraskans. By shining a light on the McNallys with this award, I hope to encourage more Nebraska families to consider the loving option of adoption to grow their families and enrich their lives.”

Founded in 2001, the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI), a non-profit organization, provides programs to bring together policymakers and individuals with direct foster care or adoption experience.

CCAI’s “Angels in Adoption” program honors individuals, couples, and organizations that have made extraordinary contributions on behalf of children in need of families. Honorees come from across the country and represent the wide spectrum of individuals involved in the adoption and foster care process. Since the program’s inception in 1999, almost 2,000 Angels have been honored.

2014 Has Been A Busy Year For The Irish Capital And We Still Have 4 Months Left

08/26/14 12:49 PM
KBRX's Scott Poese took a 45 minute drive around O'Neill with his camera and thought we'd let you see how busy O'Neill is!  This was done in 45 minutes and if he missed something please let him know.  E-mail him at

Ground has been broken for the new Northeast Community College campus in east O'Neill

O'Neill Electric Motor Company removed a deteriorating building this week.

The "Solid Rock Youth Center" at Faith Community Church is nearing completion. 
It will offer classrooms and a large hall for activities.

AMK Dental Lab, Anne Kersenbrock opened her new lab.

Finish Line Chiropractic, Dr. Daniel Nekolite, opened in the former O'Neill Family Practice building.

Kracl Irrigation will be moving to this new building on North Hwy 281.

Grosch Irrigation have a new office.

First Christian Church has a new addition to their church.

M & M Auction has a new building and on a new lot just Northeast of O'Neill.

Cargill has new offices and the two big silos behind are new.

The Holt County Animal Shelter in south O'Neill has new outside fence and a new central air unit.

Pioneer Seeds in south O'Neill has new offices and updated storage facilities.

On a sad note, the Rectory at St. Patrick's Cathlolic Church is beyond repair
and will be tore down.

Stagemeyer Boys Win Awards at Valley County Show of Champions

08/22/14 03:21 PM

The Loup Valley Livestock Challenge was held in Ord August 16-17. Sponsored by the Loup Valley Ag Society, the invitational show is open only to county fair 4-H and FFA champions. 2014 marked the first year of a sponsoring partnership with area NAPA Auto and Truck Parts Stores. NAPA’s contribution significantly increased the prize money offered and also provided college scholarships to show champions. In addition, other local businesses continued their loyal and generous donations which have sustained the show since its inception.

Miles Stagmeyer’s feeder heifer was named Reserve Champion of its division at the 2014 Loup Valley Livestock Challenge in Ord on August 17. The Challenge is an invitational show open only to county fair champions and is sponsored by the Loup Valley Ag Society with the help of NAPA Auto and Truck Parts Stores. His awards were donated by Just-IN Feeds of Wolbach, Nebraska and presented by NAPA store owner Gaylord Boilesen (left) of the Parts Bin in Ord, St. Paul and Columbus, and Loup Valley Ag Society Vice President Harry Walahoski (center).

The Holt County Fair champion, shown by Jace Stagmeyer of Page, went on to be named the Grand Champion Breeding Heifer at the Loup Valley Livestock Challenge. In addition, Stagmeyer was the top showman in the division. His awards were donated by Farm Credit Services of America and Burwell Livestock Market. Stagmeyer will also receive a college scholarship courtesy of O’Neill Auto Supply and other area NAPA stores. Congratulating him on a fine performance were (left to right) Gaylord Boilesen of NAPA, Dave Haupt of Farm Credit Services and Loup Valley Ag Society Vice President Harry Walahoski. 2014 marks the eighth year of Challenge, which is held at the Valley County Fairgrounds.

Businesses sponsoring awards for the exhibitors included The Parts Bin in Ord, St. Paul and Columbus (Gaylord and Jeff Boilesen), Big Red Feeds, Country Partners Cooperative, Ericson State Bank, Farm Credit Services of America, Genex (Luke Kovarik), Green Plains-Ord, Jager Farms, JK Livestock, Just-In Feeds, North Loup Valley Bank, Ord Feed, Pathway Bank, Pinnacle Bank-Columbus, Setlik Feedyard, Syngenta Crop Protection (Roger Gentrup), Jerome Thunker, Trotter Grain and Feed-Purina, Trotter’s Whoa & Go, and West Fork Ranch.

Sherman/Valley Farm Bureau Federation and Harold Benton of Farm Bureau Financial Services teamed up to provide a shirt for each exhibitor. The Chamber furnished breakfast on Sunday for the families, and the Burwell Livestock Market donated personalized jackets for showmanship winners in each livestock division. Blake Guenther (Cuming County), Cathryn Hanzlik (Knox County), Colton Kleinschmidt (Clay County), Sophia Lentfer (Gage County), Allee Maronde (York County), Olivia Rath (Platte County), Keeley Russman(Cuming County), Jace Stagmeyer, (Holt County) and Cora Svoboda (Valley County) are the showmanship winners who will receive jackets.

This year’s 230 total entries reflects a slight increase as the show continues to grow in popularity. Thank you to all the local businesses and residents who welcomed the exhibitors and made their visit to Valley County enjoyable. If you missed attending the shows, be watching for an opportunity next year.

North Central Problem Solving Courts Holds Graduation Ceremony

08/20/14 05:02 PM

(left to right) Chief Justice Michael G Heavican, Tara Price, Ross Tomjack, Judge Francie Riedmann Tommy Newcombe, Tera Newcombe, Judge Karin Noakes, Judge Tami Schendt, Judge James Orr, Judge Alan Brodbeck, Doug Stanton
The North Central Problem Solving Court met Wednesday afternoon at the Holt County Courthouse in the District Court Room for a graduation celebration for Tera Newcombe.

In attendance for the ceremony was Chief Justice Michael G. Heavican, Judge of the Court of Appeals Francie Riedmann, Judge Alan L. Brodbeck, Judge Karin Noakes and Judge Tami Schendt. The courtroom hosted a capacity crowd for this event.

Judge Francie Riedmann spoke and told those that have graduated from Problem Solving Court that they are an inspiration to all of us.  The hard work, effort and changes that they make show those that are in the program that it can be done. She stated that “no change can be made without a challenge” and she commended them for taking a giant step toward a better life. Judge Riedmann ended with this quote, “Failure is not when we fall down, it’s when we refuse to get up.”

Chief Justice Heavican then commended the new graduate and all of those that have went through Problem Solving Court.  He presented the new graduate with a medallion to symbolize her hard work and new beginning.

Judge Alan Brodbeck then spoke and emphasized the importance of the this program and that it gives those involved something you rarely get and that is a second chance.  Brodbeck told the graduate to use this second chance and to “always have a plan, have something to look forward to.”

To read about graduate Tera Necombe's journey thorugh the North Central Problem Solving Court CLICK HERE

Willie Nelson & Neil Young To Play Benefit Concert Near Neligh

08/18/14 03:44 PM
Neligh, Nebraska — Two music legends — Neil Young and Willie Nelson — will perform a benefit concert Sept. 27 on a farm near Neligh, Nebraska that is on the route of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline and also crosses the historic Ponca Tribe "Trail of Tears."
Proceeds from the "Harvest the Hope" concert will go to Bold Nebraska, Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) and the Cowboy & Indian Alliance, to fund the ongoing fight against the Keystone XL pipeline, as well as a number of small, community-based clean energy projects on farms and tribal lands. The daytime, outdoor concert will take place in a field on a farm owned by the Tanderup family, who are part of a strong collective of Nebraska landowners refusing to sell their land to TransCanada for the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline.
WHAT: "Harvest the Hope Concert" featuring Neil Young & Willie Nelson
WHY: Benefit for Bold Nebraska, IEN and the Cowboy & Indian Alliance

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 27 at 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: The farm of Art & Helen Tanderup, near Neligh, NE
Art and Helen Tanderup are part of the "Cowboy & Indian Alliance," a group of farmers, ranchers and tribal members united in their desire to protect land and water, and in their opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline. This spring, the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma partnered with the "CIA" to hand-plant several acres of sacred Ponca corn on the Tanderup farm — the tribe's ancestral homeland — where it will be harvested this fall for the first time since the Ponca people were forced out of Nebraska 137 years ago.
Last fall, the same land also became home to the world's largest living crop art installation, when artist John Quigley collaborated with Art Tanderup to create an image the size of 80 football fields featuring the Cowboy & Indian Alliance icon along with the words "Heartland #No KXL."
"Our family has worked this land for over 100 years. We will not allow TransCanada to come in here and destroy our land and water for their profit," said Nebraska farmer Art Tanderup. "The Heartland is more than a place, it's our home. We hope Americans from across the country join us to Harvest the Hope and stop the Keystone XL pipeline."
"Farmers, ranchers and tribes that have been standing up to TransCanada are rock stars in my eyes," said Bold Nebraska director Jane Kleeb. "Now we will have the honor to have music legends Neil Young and Willie Nelson stand with us against this risky pipeline that threatens our water and our livelihoods. It is our hope that Pres. Obama in the end stands with us over Big Oil."
In addition to sets from Neil Young and Willie Nelson, the "Harvest the Hope" concert will also feature performances by Frank Waln, a Native American hip-hop artist from the Rosebud Sioux tribe, and the "Stopping the Pipeline Rocks All-Stars," a collection of local Nebraska artists who performed on a benefit album recorded inside the clean energy-powered barn built by Bold Nebraska and volunteers on land directly in the path of the Keystone XL pipeline last year, near York, Nebraska.
The event will also be a "Get Out the Vote" effort by Bold Nebraska, which is aiming to help elect candidates in November who give a darn about protecting our land and water.
Tickets for the benefit concert will go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 20 online via The "Harvest the Hope" concert is being produced locally by 1% Productions in partnership with Bold Nebraska. 

Holt County TeamMates Gala To Be Held August 24th

08/18/14 11:57 AM

DeMoine Adams
The 3rd annual Holt County TeamMates Tailgate Gala will be held on Sunday, August 24th at the O’Neill Community Center. The event will be a celebration of the past year’s successes. Social hour will start at 6 PM and dinner at 7 with the program to begin after the dinner. A silent auction will also be held with all proceeds to benefit the Holt County TeamMates program.

Keynote speaker for this year’s Tailgate Gala will be DeMoine Adams, a motivational speaker who is also a former University of Nebraska-Lincoln standout Husker football player. Adams also serves as a post- secondary specialist for the TeamMates program.

Learn more about the TeamMates program by attending this motivational event. Tickets are $25 and sponsorship packages are available. Tickets can be purchased in advanced at the Holt County Economic Development Office or O’Neill Family Eyecare. Tickets can also be reserved by calling Holt County TeamMates Coordinator Connie Gildersleeve at (402) 340-4783.

Holt County TeamMates mission is to positively impact the world by inspiring youth to reach their full potential through mentoring.

If you have a child that would benefit from having another caring adult in their life, please learn more about the TeamMates program at a special Parents meeting on Monday, August 25th at 6 PM at the O’Neill High School Lecture Hall. If you would like to become a TeamMates mentor, a 2-hour mentor training will be held on Monday, August 25th at 7 PM at the O’Neill High School Lecture Hall. 

For more information about Holt County TeamMates visit

Red Cross Asks for Blood Donors at Local Drives

08/18/14 11:43 AM

OMAHA, Neb. (August 18, 2014) — The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help ensure a stable and diverse blood supply by giving blood in honor of National Sickle Cell Awareness Month this September.

Sickle cell disease is an inherited disease that causes red blood cells to form an abnormal crescent shape. It is estimated that sickle cell disease affects as many as 100,000 people in the U.S. Many of these patients face a lifetime of blood transfusions to help reduce the risk of stroke, damage to major organs and other complications that can arise as a result of sickle cell disease.

Since blood from donors of the same ethnic background as the recipient is less likely to cause complications, the Red Cross must maintain a diverse blood supply. This is particularly important for patients like those with sickle cell disease who may require regular blood transfusions.

For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Here are the area upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Sept. 4 from noon to 6 p.m. at American Legion, 103 N. Norvell in Chambers
Sept. 15 from noon to 6 p.m. at Knights of Columbus, 410 W. Douglas St. in ONeill

Sept. 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Wheeler County 4-H Building, Third St. in Bartlett

How to donate blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Dr. Barbara Gutshall Receives BCBS Top Ranking

08/18/14 09:06 AM

Dr. Barbara Gutshall

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska has recognized its top network primary care physicians from across the state. And named among the list is Dr. Barbara Gutshall of Avera St. Anthony's Hospital in O'Neill.

The 23 physicians received the honor based on a Value Index Score (VIS) which measures the quality and value of several factors including educating, immunizing and screening for disease prevention, preventing further complications, ensuring appropriate care and support for patients, and efficiently using medications and ancillary resources such as radiology and lab tests.

Studies have shown the stronger a patient’s ties to his or her primary care physician, the better the quality of care the patient receives, and the more efficiently care is delivered.

Plane Makes Safe Emergency Landing Northeast Of O'Neill

08/17/14 04:08 PM

Photo from Scott Poese, KBRX, O'Neill, NE
The Holt County Sheriff's Department responded to a call Sunday, August 17, 2014 around 2:55 pm of a private plane that made an emergency landing in an alfalfa field northeast of O'Neill, Nebraska.  According to the Sheriff's Department, the plane left from the O'Neill Airport, lost power and was forced to land in the alfalfa field approximately 2 miles northeast of O'Neill.  The plane made a safe landing and all passengers were ok.  The pilots name was not released at this time.

NPPD Warns Customers About Phone Scams

08/15/14 08:34 AM

Columbus, Neb. –There have been an increased number of phone scam incidents reported this week to the Nebraska Public Power District by NPPD customers. Incidents in Kearney and O’Neill have prompted NPPD to advise all customers, statewide, to be wary of suspicious calls.

Customers have reported receiving scam calls from individuals stating that they are with ‘the electric utility’ and they are collecting for a past due amount on an electric bill. They state the bill must be paid immediately or the power will be shut off. Sometimes the scammer’s caller-identification is falsified so it appears to originate from the utility company, a practice known as ‘spoofing’.

In the case of a Kearney customer, the caller advised to go to a local store, purchase a “green dot” or pre-paid card, then contact the caller with the card information.

In O’Neill, NPPD customers have been told there would be a ‘meter upgrade’ or a power outage, situations that sound like utility business, but when questions are asked, the caller hangs up or puts the customer on hold.

To help customers be wary of such scams, NPPD offers the following tips and suggestions:
  • NPPD, as a business practice, does not call to ask customers for a credit card number.
  • NPPD does not demand payment with a pre-paid card.
  • Any customer receiving such a call should not attempt to make payment over the phone.
  • Write down the call back number or consider asking where the caller is located.
  • Contact law enforcement.
  • Let NPPD’s Centralized Customer Care Center at 1-877-ASK-NPPD (877-275-6773) know about the call.
  • If served electrically by a rural public power district or municipality, customers should contact that organization before providing any type of payment.

“Unfortunately, these scams take place every year throughout the country,” said Vice President of Customer Services Ken Curry. “Anyone who receives such a call should not let their guard down. Instead, know that NPPD offers a variety of payment plans to help customers who may have challenges paying their bills, and inform local law enforcement of the incident.”

Officer Presented with Life Saving Award

08/15/14 08:34 AM

On May 12th, 2014, K-9 Officer Wilson, with the O'Neill Police Department, observed and radioed in to the Boyd/Holt E911 Dispatch Center a residential structure fire during the early morning hours.  K-9 Officer Wilson met two residents exiting the house and they advised their adult son was still in the basement.  K-9 Officer Wilson proceeded to the northeast basement window, removed the window, and woke the male.  K-9 Officer attempted to help the male through the window but the window was too small.  the male barely escaped the basement and residence before the entrance to the basement collapsed.

K-9 Officer Wilson was nominated for the Life Saving Award through the National Awards Program which is a program included in the American Police Hall of Fame.  After review of the nomination by the Award Committee, it was determined K-9 Officer Wilson would be issued the Life Saving Award.  K-9 Officer Wilson was presented the Life Saving Award on August 14,2014 by Mayor Bill Price, Chief Matt Otte, and Sergeant Robert Jensen.

Clerk Sentenced For Theft From Reservation

08/15/14 06:12 AM

NIOBRARA, Neb. (AP) — The U.S. attorney's office says a northeast Nebraska woman has been sentenced to probation and community service after her conviction for stealing money from the Santee Sioux Indian Reservation.

The attorney's office announced Tuesday that U.S. District Court Judge Joseph F. Bataillon sentenced 53-year-old Lila Mechaley, of Niobrara, to five years of probation and 200 hours of community service. He also ordered her to repay $16,726 to the Village of Santee.

Mechaley was convicted of stealing the money from March 2010 through June 2012, when she worked as village clerk. She had been writing checks to herself and forging the name of the village board chairman. A village board official discovered the theft after reviewing bank statements and cancelled checks related to a grant awarded to the Village of Santee.

Atkinson Native To Retire From Omaha Catholic Schools Consortium

08/13/14 10:04 PM

August 13, 2014 (Omaha, NE) – Monsignor James E. Gilg is retiring as executive director of the 
Omaha Catholic Schools Consortium at the conclusion of the 2014-2015 school year, bringing to an end a 49-year career in Catholic education.

“Serving Catholic schools and engaging in the ministry of Catholic education has brought joy to my life as a priest,” Gilg said. “My prayers and best wishes will continue for all who are involved in the future days of Catholic schooling in the Archdiocese of Omaha.”

The Atkinson, Neb. native has served in various positions during his career:

1966-1968 – Religion teacher, Cathedral High School – Omaha
1968-1970 – Superintendent and religion teacher, Cathedral High School – Omaha
1970-1972 – Religion teacher and co-chairman of Humanities Department, Pope John XXIII High School – Elgin, Neb.
1972-1983 – Director-Principal, Dominican High School – Omaha
1983-1991 – Director-Principal, Father Flanagan High School – Omaha
1991-2006 – President, V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School – Omaha
2006-2013 – Superintendent of Schools, Archdiocese of Omaha
2012-2014 – Executive Director, Omaha Catholic School Consortium

Archbishop George Lucas had Gilg’s experience in mind when he appointed him to lead the Omaha Catholic Schools Consortium. Gilg was tasked with uniting five south Omaha school sites (Holy Cross, Our Lady of Lourdes, Ss. Peter & Paul, St. Bernadette, and St. Thomas More Schools) under a single administration.

“I say thank you to Monsignor Gilg in the name of all in the Archdiocese of Omaha,” Lucas said. “He has been a courageous pioneer in important Catholic education initiatives over many decades.”

Patrick Slattery, Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of Omaha, said students are the beneficiaries of Gilg’s devotion to Catholic education. “A countless number of students have benefitted from his leadership, care, and compassion,” Slattery said. Slattery said Gilg’s 49-year commitment to Catholic education in the archdiocese is among the longest tenures of any educator serving in the system.

Dan Maher, chairman of the consortium board, stated “The Omaha Catholic Schools Consortium is pleased and blessed to have had Monsignor Gilg at the helm for its first two formative years. His experience and insights into Catholic education will continue to benefit this organization and more importantly the children of our community.”

Gilg will continue in his duties as pastor of St. Mary Magdalene Parish in downtown Omaha.

Slattery said the Omaha Catholic School Consortium Board of Directors will work with the archdiocese’s Catholic School Office to discuss transition plans for the consortium leadership position.

Founded as a diocese in 1885, the Archdiocese of Omaha serves spiritual and human needs in a 23-county area of Northeast Nebraska. Through its 140 parishes and missions, the archdiocese reaches out to 230,000 Nebraska Catholics. With two Catholic universities, 53 elementary schools, 17 high schools and a parish-based religious education program within its boundaries, Catholic education enriches the lives of some 58,000 young people. The Archdiocese of Omaha is one of the largest private social service providers in the region. Catholic Charities and the Family Life Office lead a network that ministers to the broadest and most fundamental needs of our community. Generous support to the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal is symbolic of the collective faith that allows the Archdiocese of Omaha to continue the mission of Jesus Christ.

Doublin Our Fun On This 5K Run

08/13/14 11:25 AM
Get in the spirit for St. Pats and celebrate half way to St. Pat's, O'Neill's Annual Celebration!! Register for the Half Way to St Pat's 5K Run/Walk on September 13! This is an untimed event. Don't to forget to wear your best St Pat's/Irish gear for the costume contest! You can register by filling out the form on our website or call the office at

Northeast Nebraska Collision Victim Identified

08/12/14 06:12 AM

OSMOND, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a northeast Nebraska motorcyclist who died in a collision with a semitrailer.

The Pierce County Sheriff's Office identified the motorcyclist as 36-year-old Anthony Higgs, of Plainview.

The crash occurred around 8 a.m. Monday on Nebraska Highway 121 just south of Osmond. Deputies say the northbound motorcycle struck the southbound semitrailer as the trucker was attempting to make a left turn off the highway.

The 61-year-old driver of the semitrailer was not hurt. He was identified as Daniel Hoffman, also of Plainview.

Continuous Triathalon to Benefit Team Jack Raises Over $2,500

08/11/14 02:57 PM

(left to right) Shelia Johnston, Jennifer Jordan, Kesha Gentele, 
Shannon Olberding, Andrea Kerkman & Karla Slaymaker

On Saturday, August 9th, two teams of Holt County Runners completed a continuous triathlon to benefit Team Jack.  Participants included Jennifer Jordan, Shannon Olberding, Andrea Kerkman, and Karla Slaymaker of Atkinson, Kesha Gentele of Stuart, and Shelia Johnston of O’Neill.  Together the teams continuously biked, ran, and swam for a total of over 41 miles in about 2 ½ hours.  Donations were received at the Atkinson Pool and online in the amount of $2,525.00.

These runners will now compete in the Omaha Marathon Events on September 21st.  This year, the Team Jack Foundation is the Official Charity of the Omaha Marathon and will have a team of runners from all across the state to run with them and raise funds for pediatric brain cancer research.

Update On Two Kids Injured At Holt County Fair - Card Showers Requested

08/11/14 08:58 AM
Friday night at the Holt County Fair, a storm moved in quickly and as a result two blow up rides, a bouncy house and a slide were caught by the wind and blew over.  As a result there were some injuries.

 Landyn Mlady was thrown about 20 feet to the ground, she sustained a severely broken arm, chip out of her skull and 5 pelvic fractures. Word was received today, Monday, August 11, that no surgery will be needed to correct the pelvis fractures. 

Logan Eacker suffered a fractured skull and bad concussion.  He suffered a little setback Sunday morning where he was getting dehydrated and didn’t want to eat anything, probably a side effect from the concussion.  He should be getting dismissed hopefully this afternoon, Monday, August 11.

If you would like to send these kids get well wishes their addresses are:
Landyn Mlady Room 6215, The Nebraska Med Center, PO Box 6159, Omaha, NE  68198-2350
Logan Eacker, PO Box 271, Ewing, NE 68725.

Field of 33 Youths Play the KBRX Junior Golf Tournament

08/07/14 03:03 PM

33 Golfers participated in the 2014 KBRX Junior Golf Tournament at the O'Neill Country Club on Thursday, August 7.  Here are the results.

(left to right) Charlie Gale, Peyton Matthews, Gunnar Knaak

10-12 Year Old Boys - Played 9 Holes on Shortened Course
1st  Gunnar Knaak, Plainview 41
2nd Peyton Matthews, O'Neill 41
3rd Charlie Gale, Bassett 41
4th Gunnar Bussinger, Bassett 44
5th Jaxon Cadwallader, Atkinson  51
6th Brenna Pint, Plainview  53
7th Peyton Hoefer, Elgin 53
8th Grant Mlnar, Atkinson 56
9th Issac Everitt, O'Neill 59
10th Will Otte, O'Neill 74
11th Adam Everitt, O'Neill 75

12-14 Year Old Girls Played 9 Holes
1st Abby Broderson, Albion 57
2nd Claire Everitt, O'Neill 67
3rd  Abbey Everitt, O'Neill 69

(left to right) Murphy Sears, Hailey Harmon
15-18 Year Old Girls Played 18 Holes
1st Murphy Sears, Crete  80
2nd Hailey Harmon, O'Neill 86
3rd Paige Gaughenbaugh, O'Neill 98
4th Mackenzie Hale, Atkinson  102
5th Amy Schmitz, O'Neill  102
6th Victoria Osterman, Ainsworth 125

(left to right) Tucker Knaak, Mason Hale, Bryce Kerkman
13-15 Year Old Boys Played 18 Holes
1st Mason Hale, Atkinson  77
2nd Tucker Knaak, Plainview  78
3rd  Bryce Kerkman, Atkinson 81
4th Jake Lingenfelter, Plainview 101
5th Seth Hytrek, Atkinson 101
6th Cole Gaughenbaugh, O'Neill  103
7th Connor Hermsen, Butte 122
8th Joseph Seger, Atkinson 166

(left to right) Austyn Lech, Colin Wright, Josh Cuddy
16-18 Year Old Boys Played 18 Holes
1st Colin Wright, Plainview  76
2nd Austyn Lech, Atkinson 81
3rd  Josh Cuddy, O'Neill 83
4th  Baylee Colfack, O'Neill 106
5th  Jon Hoefer, O'Neill 114


O'Neill Police Department Holds Jail N Bail Event

07/22/14 11:18 AM
The O’Neill Police Department would like to thank the public for their overwhelming support during the Jail N’ Bail fundraiser to support the O’Neill Police Department K-9 Unit.  A total of 114 “warrants” were issued and we were able to raise over $6,100 and only had one jail break.  The donations will be deposited in the O’Neill Law Enforcement Account with the O’Neill Community Foundation.  This money will be used to maintain and further enhance the K-9 Unit program through purchasing equipment, continued training, and regular maintenance/expenses.  We at the O’Neill Police Department had a lot of fun Friday at the Jail N Bail and we hope you did too.
 A special thanks goes out to the those who helped make the event possible and enjoyable.  Thank you to Stock Realty (John and Toni Waterbury), Delray Kumm, Bomgaar's, Viaero Wireless, Ranell Otte, KBRX Radio, The Holt County Independent, Holt County Sheriff's Office, Big Red Bakery, The Horseshoe Restaurant, Dairy Queen, and Tim and Nikki Davis. 

EEOC Report

11/26/12 10:44 AM

The EEOC Report


February, 1, 2013

During the period February 1, 2012 through January 31, 2013 Station KBRX AM & FM had no new hires

 In an effort to keep the public informed of our personnel needs, KBRX AM & FM broadcasts two 30 second ads per week, informing the public to apply when an opening occurs.  The help ads are run in class A times, and are scheduled
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