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Sunday, June 7th through September

The Village of Page will be sprayed for mosquitoes every Sunday evening through September starting on June 7.   


Tickets for the Duck Races in Stuart at 4:30 p.m. on July 4th are now on sale for $10 at Southside Minimart and the Pitstop in Stuart. 


Firework Displays in the KBRX area are:
O'Neill - 10 pm at the O'Neill Country Club
Stuart - 10 pm at the Stuart Park following the races
Chambers - 10 pm at the Chambers Park
Ewing - 10 pm at the Ewing Park
Neligh - 10 pm at the Antelope County Airport
Butte - 10 pm at the Butte Golf Course

DW's Pub in Ewing WILL BE OPEN Saturday, July 4th.  The kitchen will be open until 8 p.m. and the broaster will be on for chicken. 

The West Holt Pharmacy will be closed on Saturday, July 4 in Observance of Independence Day.

Green Gables of Orchard will be closed for the holiday.

The Verdigre Bakery will be closed July 4th through the 8th and re-open July 9th.

Chambers is holding their annual 4th of July celebration throughout the weekend. There will be old-fashioned fun for everyone. See all of the activities going on in Chambers on the news page on

O’Neill Men’s Club will be shooting off the 2015 Fireworks on July 4th at the O’Neill Country Club, at approximately 10:00pm.

Summer Reading at the Spencer Library

Summer Reading  at the Spencer Library on July 6th, the 13th, 20th & the 22nd at 1 p.m.  On the 13th of July The Teacher Rangers will present an outreach program for libraries. 


There will be a Royal Q125 meeting on Monday, July 6th at the Royal Gym.  They will be finalizing all the plans for the celebration on July 17th, 18th & 19th.

DW's Pub in Ewing will be closed on Monday, July 6th. 


A car seat inspection station will be held on Tuesday, July 7th from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please call 402-336-5122 to make an appointment and be sure to bring your child with you! 95% of Holt County's children are NOT correctly secured and are traveling at risk. Don't risk the life of your child, have trained technicians assist you with your child's car seat!


There will be a Boating Safety Class at the Atkinson Fire Hall on July 8th & 9th starting at 7 p.m. both nights.  There is a $20 fee to cover the cost of materials.  You must attend both nights to successfully complete the course.  Please pre register so we have the correct number of materials on hand by calling 402-340-0359.  Anyone born after December 31, 1985 must complete this course to be able to legally operate a boat or a jet ski.

The O'Neill Country Club Ladies League will host their annual Women's 9-Hole Scramble on Wednesday, July 8th.  Tee-off begins at 5:30 PM.  This scramble is open to the public.  Teams of two for $30/person, which includes a team mulligan, prizes and supper.  To sign up, please call the OCC at (402) 336-1676.  Any additional questions can be directed to Tracy Dennis at


The 35th Annual North Star ABATE Poker Run will be held Saturday, July 11th.  They will leave North Star in Dixon SD between noon and 1 p.m. If you have any questions or would like more information please call 605-830-1535


Dance Camp is coming to O'Neill July 13th through July 17th from 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.  Learn different steps with fun combinations of Jazz, Hip-Hop and Ballet.  It's for both boys and girls ages 7 to 17!  For more information contact Tiffani at 402-340-1146


There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive at the O'Neill Community Center on Saturday, July 18th during the Summerfest Vendor Fair.  The blood drive will run 9-3 and if you would like to donate you can call 402-340-4990 to make an appointment.  Walk ins are welcome


The Orchard Glow Run will be held Friday, July 24th with a start time of 9:30 p.m.  Meet at Hammer Insurance at 8:30 p.m. for glow sticks, t-shirt and instructions.  Proceeds benefit OC Cyclones Booster Club and OC Girls Basketball team.  Sponsored by Hammer Insurance and Antelope Memorial Hospital.  If pre-registered by July 17th cost is $15 without a t-shirt and $20 with a t-shirt.  Glow sticks are included in the price.  Registration after July 18th is $20 T-shirts not included. There will be a prize awarded for best dressed.  Contact Hammer Insurance 402-893-2050 or email 


Everest Conquering Challenges with God's Mighty Power Vacation Bible School will be Sunday, July 26th through Thursday, July 30th at First United Methodist Church in O'Neill.  Each day begins with supper at 5:45 p.m. and the day ends at 8:30 p.m.  For more information please call 402-336-1883


Boating Safety Course offered on July 31st from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Holt County Annex meeting room at 128 N 6th in O'Neill.  State law requires this class for anyone born after December 31, 1985 that is at least 14 years old.  The requirement is for those that will be operating a motorized water craft (boats, personel watercraft or any motorized watercrafts) on any Nebraska waters.  The cost is $10 for a life time license.  This is a pre-study class.  To study for the 3 hour review/test out session you will need to go to http;// Get the study materials and study before the class to be able to test out.  You will also need to call Donna Robinson at 402-416-3139 and register for this class.  If you are unable to download the material, please contact Donna to mail a book to you. 

Atkinson Head Start 2015/2016 School Year

The Atkinson Head Start Center is taking applications for the 2015/2016 school year.  Clients must bring copy of income verification documents (most current income tax form, or a year's worth of paycheck stubs etc.) to attach to the completed application form.
Children must be 3-4 years old to be eligible.  Children with disabilities are also encouraged to apply.  It is not necessary for children to be present for the application process.
Your cooperation in coming to the Head Start Center to put in your application will be appreciated.  For more information call the Head Start Staff at 402-925-2058 or stop in at 406 East 2nd Street Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Head Start is a comprehensive child development program sponsored by Central Nebraska Community Services, Loup City, NE.
Call KBRX at (402) 336-1612