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U.S. Beef Arrives In Recently Reopened South African Market

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed that the first shipment of U.S. beef recently arrived in South Africa following the reopening of the South African market earlier this year. “The arrival of U.S. beef in South Africa represents another important milestone in efforts by USDA and t...

Kristensen Siblings Continue Family’s Diversified Farming Style

Siblings Dan Kristensen, Katerina Kristensen-White, and Jenna Kristensen are carrying on their family’s tradition of diversified farming. The family has raised crops and livestock northwest of Minden for more than 130 years and five generations. They plan to continue the business for years to come...

Local TeamMates Mentoring Programs Particpate In 2016 Polar Plunge

The 5th Annual Patterson Harbor Polar Plunge held on March 19, 2016 has set another fundraising record, raising $16,100 with proceeds benefiting local TeamMates Mentoring Programs and the Leon Harder Memorial Scholarship. “The support of our generous sponsors, participants and supporters was far b...

EAB Awareness Week May 22-29

The pest is coming, the pest is coming. We have been hearing this about the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) for at least five years. It has not been found in Nebraska yet. (The Nebraska Forest Service thinks it is here it just hasn’t been found yet.) It was found 30 miles east of Nebraska in St. Joseph, M...

Area Memorial Day Weekend Activities Planned

Minden Monday, May 30 5:30 a.m. ­— The Legion and VFW will be putting out large and small flags at the Minden Cemetery. The public is encouraged and invited to help put out the flags. Meet at the north end of the cemetery. 11:30 a.m. — Memorial Day Service at the Minden Cemetery with featured s...

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School Board Discusses Bills, Change Orders

The Minden Public Schools Board of Education met May 9 at a later time to allow board members to attend the C.L. Jones Concert and Art Show. Bills to the general fund were under discussion at the meeting....

Sorensen Joins Minden Courier

Jennifer Sorensen joined the Minden Courier staff for the summer. She graduated from Minden High School in 2014 and is now a junior at Doane College in Crete Nebraska studying Journalism and Media with...

Summer Reading Program Focuses On Getting Kids Active

By Jennifer Sorensen Jenson Memorial Library will soon start their annual Summer Reading Program with the theme “On Your Mark, Get Set... Read.” Library Director Janene Hill said the theme focuses...

Axtell DI Teams Bound For Global Finals

Three teams from Axtell will compete at Destination Imagination’s Global Finals May 25-28 in Knoxville, Tenn. The teams qualified during their Sandhills Regional competition at UNK April 2. The group...

Striping to Begin on I-80, Odessa to Minden

Weather permitting, Trafcon, Inc., of Lincoln, and the Nebraska Department of Roads are announcing the start of an interstate striping project the week of May 16 along I-80 between Exit 263 at Odessa and...

Cavanaugh Takes Part In Fly Over At Husker Spring Game

County To Change Internet Provider

Council Will Solicit Bids For New Street Sweeper

Meyer Honored For 50 Years As Director At First Bank And Trust Co.

Choquette Recognized As CASA Volunteer Of The Month

Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary Nature Camps To Be Held In June

AgVenture Pinnacle-AVN Hires Hitzemann As Yield Specialist

Bruning, Avery Are Only Contested Race

County Wide Cleanup Is Set For May 6-7

Kearney County Bee Well Run Is Saturday

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Hanson Leads Cats In Class D-2 Districts

The Axtell Wildcats golf team concluded its 2016 spring boys golf season on May 16 competing in the Class D-2 district meet held in Grand Island. The D-2 district meet was held in rainy and cold conditions...

Whippet Golfers End Year In Class C-4 District Meet At Centura Hills

The Minden Whippets golf team concluded its 2016 spring season on May 17 competing in the Class C-4 district golf meet held in Cairo at Centura Hills Golf Course. The Whippets were unable to qualify a...

Four Minden Special Olympians Compete At 2016 State Meet

Four Minden athletes competed on Saturday morning to get the 2016 Nebraska State Track Meet second day of competition kick started. The Nebraska Schools Activities Association held its annual girls and...

Minden Has Four Medalists In Class B State Track Meet

The Minden Whippets track and field athletes completed their 2016 spring season on Friday and Saturday by competing in the Nebraska Schools Activities Association Nebraska State Track and Field Championships...

Axtell Medals In Nine Events

Emotional highs and lows, hallelujahs and heartbreaks, and various feelings somewhere in between all describe the outcomes each year at the State Track and Field Championships at the Omaha Burke facilities....

Dawgs Eighth At Awarii

Dawgs Sending Eight To State

Axtell Qualifies 13 To State, Falcons Get One From D-8

Axtell, Minden, Wilcox-Hildreth Sending 22 To State Track Meet

Axtell Boys, Girls Sweep FKC Titles

Whippets Host SWC Meet, Finish Fifth

Whippet Boys Win 2016 Southwest Conference Track Title

Falcons Run At Alma Twilight

Dawgs Play At Centura

Minden Trap Team Competes In 2016 Cornhusker State Trap Meet