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Pearl Harbor Remembered

Editor’s Note: In honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, the Minden Courier is reprinting this article from 2014 about a local man who lost his life aboard the USS Arizona during the bombing of Pearl Harbor. On December 7, America marks the 75th anniversary of the deadly attack on Pearl Harbor. On...

“Light Of The World” Celebrates 70 Years

Minden was declared Nebraska’s Christmas City in 1996 by Governor Ben Nelson in response to years of the annual light display and Light of the World pageant that has drawn spectators for years and embodies the holiday spirit. The pageant is now in its 70th year of entertaining the masses and welco...

JML Adds Titles And Events For The Holidays

BOOK NOOK by Janene Hill, Director, Jensen Memorial Library As the weather outside continues to grow colder, we will be spending more time inside. What a great time of the year to find a good book to cozy up with during an evening at home. For those in the Christmas spirit, the library has recently...

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Santa Lucia Set For December 10

The 38th annual Santa Lucia Festival will be held Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Bethany Lutheran Church, from 9:30 until 11:00 a.m.  The church is located at 903 25 Road, Axtell, Nebraska, two miles...

MOPS Spreads Kindness In Minden

The Minden MOPS (Mothers Of Preschoolers) group is focusing on Kindness through community outreach as part of this year’s theme, ‘We Are the Starry-eyed’. In addition to the support they offer one...

City Council Approves Minden Housing Request

The Minden City Council had a short agenda for the November 21 meeting led by council member Larry Evans. Kearney Housing Agency Executive Director Carrie Hardage presented Minden Housing Agency’s annual...

Minden Community Players Presents Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some)

The Minden Community Players are hoping to make a big impact with a small cast this holiday season as they present ‘Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some)’ at the Minden Opera House. Crystal...

Goodfellows Start 2016 Christmas Season

The Kearney County Goodfellows have begun their drive for the 2016 Christmas season. They will be accepting cash donations at any of the banks in Kearney County. The Goodfellows pack and deliver Christmas...

Holiday Entertainment At The Minden Opera House

School Board Approves Change To School Calendar

Caring Tree Sign Up Now Until December 14

New Features Added To 2016 Christmas Traditions Which Begins November 25

Chamber, City Roll Out New ‘Shop IN Minden’ Campaign

Supervisors Examine Interlocal Agreement

Volunteers Wanted For Christmas Traditions Events

Landmark Addition Annexation First Reading Approved

Kearney/Franklin County Extension Wins National Award

Minden High School To Perform One Act Play


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Whippet Wrestlers Open Year, Placing Four At Ravenna

The Minden Whippet varsity wrestling team began its 2016-17 season on Friday traveling to Ravenna for the 17-team Ravenna Invitational. The Whippets finished 11th overall scoring 67 points. Amherst won...

Lady Cats Open Year With Victories

The Axtell girls, ranked number nine in the pre-season ratings, won a couple of close contests on the opening weekend to start 2-0. The Lady Cats edged Pleasanton 41-40 on December 1 and defeated Bertrand...

Axtell Boys Fall To Bulldogs, Vikings

The new-look Axtell boys’ basketball team began the season at Pleasanton losing 25-52 to the Bulldogs on December 1. All five starters and the entire top ten Wildcats from last season have graduated....

Wildcats Medal Six, Falcons Two At Harvard Invite

The Axtell Wildcats and Wilcox-Hildreth Falcon wrestling teams traveled to Harvard on Saturday to compete in the 2016-17 season opening Harvard Invitational. Axtell placed fifth overall in the invite scoring...

Falcon Boys Defeat Elwood

Wilcox-Hildreth’s boys were dominant in their season opening game taking a 59-16 decision over Elwood on December 1 in Wilcox. The Falcons got out to a 20-8 lead after one quarter and just kept increasing...

Whippet Boys Hold Off Eagles

Minden Girls Get Win Over Eagles

Kissinger Signs National Letter Of Intent To Play Basketball At Nebraska

Whippets Fall To Stars In C1-10 Subdistrict Final

Lady Cats Come Up Short In Five Sets To Red Cloud In D2-7 Subdistrict Final

Lady Falcons Fall In D2-7 Subdistricts

Wilcox-Hildreth Competes At Franklin Invitational

Whippets Travel To McCook, Get Sweep Over Longhorns And Bison, Now 20-10

Lady Cats End Season With Wins At Kenesaw Triangular

Lady Falcons Fall To Red Cloud In Three