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Fourth Of July Festivities Are Set For This Weekend

The Fourth of July holiday falls on a weekend giving everyone in the area plenty of opportunities to take in the area festivities. The Minden Chamber of Commerce and City of Minden brought back the annual firework display after several years without any celebration. Minden’s fireworks are set for ...

Zambia Man Spends Internship In Minden

Sandwell Zgambo is serving a pastoral internship at Minden’s Evangelical Free Church. He arrived in May and will be staying through most of August. “The Lord led me here,” Zgambo said. From a rural area in Zambia, Zgambo felt the call of God at 19 years old. The fifth of six children, he grew ...

Long Term Care Addition Moving Along At KCHS

The Kearney County Health Services Board of Trustees held its monthly meeting on June 24 in the conference room at the hospital with Trustee Jeff Hanson absent. Chairman Robert Garrett’s first new business agenda item had to deal with Quality Improvement. Kearney County Health Services Director o...

Jurgensmier Has Metal Work In SculptureWalk

Her work has been displayed in south central Nebraska, but now Heartwell’s Sally Jurgensmier will be seen by people across the country. Her metal rooster, named “Roost Here” was selected for display at the 12th annual SculptureWalk in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The seven foot tall piece is her...

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Council Approves Easements

The Minden City Council held its final meeting for the month on June 15 in the council chambers with Councilman Lathan Thompson and City Clerk Abbey Jordan both not present. The council’s first order...

Supervisors Approve 2.5 Percent Increase For 2015-16 Budgets

The Kearney County Board of Supervisors met on June 16 inside the Kearney County Courthouse for its final meeting of the month. The Supervisors had to look at its budget guidelines for 2015-16 fiscal budget...

Increased Airbus Production To Boost Royal Engineered Composites Growth

An increase in orders for the Airbus A320 jet will have a positive impact on the growth of a local manufacturing company. Royal Engineered Composites, located in Minden, will produce approximately 7800...

Axtell To Host Its Annual All-American Celebration

Axtell will be holding its All-American Celebration on Sunday, June 28 in the Axtell North Park. The day will offer free swimming at the Axtell Pool from 6-9 p.m. and there will also be a picnic meal sponsored...

City Council Approved Second Draw For Royal CDBG Loan

The Minden City Council had an abbreviated agenda compared to the last meeting. This one was quick and only lasted 23 minutes on June 1 in the City Council Chambers. Councilwoman Teresa Sumstine and City...

Chamber Street Dance Set For Saturday, June 27

Supervisors Approve Transfer To Cover Treasurer’s Budget

Take Advantage Of Incentives For Home And Business

City Of Minden Becomes Leadership Community

Summer Lunch Program Ready To Serve - June 1

Board Breaks Ground For High School

Minden Triathlon Will Be Held Saturday

Artists In Residence A First At Opera House

Axtell Will Be Overnight Stop On 35th BRAN On June 9

Old Blue Made New


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Cozad Tops Juniors 10-9 In Eight Innings

The Kearney County Juniors Post 94 hosted the Cozad Juniors on June 24 at Ollie Bjorklund Memorial Field and came out on the losing end of a closely played 10-9 decision in extra innings. It took Cozad...

Seniors Defeat St. Paul 8-0 On Sunday

Kearney County First Bank pitcher Josiah Lovin followed up his no-hitter from the previous Sunday with a one-hitter on June 28 against visiting St. Paul as First Bank won 8-0, the fourth triumph in the...

Juniors Defeat Bermis

The Kearney County Juniors Post 94 team traveled to Loomis on June 15 to take on the Bermis Junior team. Kearney County was able to record its third victory of the season (3-7) picking up an 11-3 victory....

Seniors Win Two At Holdrege

The Kearney County First Bank Seniors won two and lost one over June 19-21 at a tournament in Holdrege moving the season record to 6-8. In the opening round Shelton/Gibbon bettered First Bank 4-1. The...

Kearney County Post 94 Fall To Aurora Juniors

The Kearney County Post 94 Junior baseball team hit the road for the second time this week traveling to Aurora on June 17 to play at Mitchell Field against the Aurora Juniors. Aurora was able to take advantage...

First Bank Seniors Drop Road Contest At Aurora

The Minden Stingrays Roll To Big Win At Home Swim Meet

Post 94 Falls To St. Paul

Post 94 Gets First Victory

Seniors Top Overton 14-4

First Bank Seniors Fall To Alma

Area Athletes To Play In Volleyball And Basketball All-Star Classic Contests

Axtell Wildcat Golfers Qualify For 2015 State Meet

Whippets Are Sixth In Strong C-4 District, Senior Exstrom Misses State By A Shot

Southwest Conference Champions