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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. 


The City of Atkinson will be spraying for mosquitos in Atkinson and Emmet tonight.

The Avera Medical Clinic in Chambers will be open Wednesday morning only from 9:00-1130. 

Homemade Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, July 1st from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Stuart Auditorium.  Sponsored by the Stuart Community Church Men's Council.

The Holt County American Legion Auxilliary will meet Wednesday, July 1 at 7:00 pm at the Holt County Annex in O'Neill.


The City of O'Neill will be having the normal Friday trash pick up Thursday instead of Friday, July 3rd due to the holiday. Please note the landfill and recycling center will be closed on Friday due to the holiday.

The City of Atkinson will be spraying for mosquitos in Atkinson and Emmet Thursday night.


Friday, July 3rd, the Chambers Community Center is having Cruise Night from 6pm-8pm.  Root beer floats-$2, hamburgers, chips, and pop-$5.

West Holt Pharmacy will be closing at noon on Friday, July 3 and be closed Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day

Something Special By Marilyn's in Atkinson will close at noon on Friday, July 3rd and be closed Saturday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

The Avera Medical Clinic in Spencer will not be open this Friday, July 3rd.

Elkhorn Valley Family Medicine will be closed July 3rd in observance of Independence Day.  They hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th of July.

AJ Feed & Supply in O'Neill will be closed for the holiday.

The O'Neill landfill and recycling center will be closed on Friday due to the holiday.

Enjoy the Gospel in Song with John Petersen of Tilden, NE in concert on Friday, July 3rd at 7 p.m. at First Congregational UCC, located at 6th & Main in Neligh.  A free will offering will be taken to support John's ministry.  Plan to linger longer for refreshments and fellowship. 


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

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.


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


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

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