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Minden 2016 Homecoming Activities

The 2016 Minden Homecoming theme is ‘Conquer Cozad’. Spirit days include Monday: medical profession/scrubs; Tuesday: farmer; Wednesday: superhero/favorite book character; Thursday: throwback Thursday (dress in favorite decade garb); and Friday: purple/white. The Homecoming parade will be on Sept...

Memorial Stone Placed In White Hill Cemetery For Sarah White

North of Minden is White Hill Cemetery. Few know that the cemetery was named after Sarah Lyon Hurlbert White who purchased the land in 1879 for her daughter and son-in-law, Ira and Zella (Hurlbert) Slater. White Hill Cemetery is located on part of this land. A memorial stone has been placed at White...

Visits To Great Grandmother Led To Lutkemeier’s Volunteerism

Kearney County is full of generous people who give time, money, and effort to make their community a better place. When the youth of the communities begin volunteering, it makes the act even more remarkable. Austin Lutkemeier of Minden was just nine years old when he began helping at Bethany Home. T...

Board Debates Flooring In New High School

The recent sale of bond issuance at a premium created excess funds that led to change order #13 on the September 12 Minden Public Schools Board of Education agenda. The change order to replace LVT flooring with terrazzo had board members weighing pros and cons of the decision. Three options were sub...

Tri-Basin NRD To Include Observation Wells In Groundwater Quantity Management Data

Tri-Basin Natural Resources District (TBNRD) will begin utilizing data from dedicated observation wells in monitoring groundwater quantity throughout the district following the approval of TBNRD directors at their September meeting. District staff measure water levels in designated irrigation wells ...

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Weed Board Dissolution On County Agenda

The Kearney County Board of Supervisors met September 6 with a full agenda. County Attorney Melodie Bellamy brought several matters before the board. The supervisors voted at a previous meeting to put...

Council Parcels Off Property And Approves Final Plat For LandMark Addition To City

The Minden City Council approved an application for minor subdivision on Hubbard Avenue between 8th and 9th street during the September 6 meeting. The application was prepared in response to an inquiry...

Dr. Andy Craig Joins KCHS Medical Staff

Kearney County Health Services welcomed Family Practitioner Dr. Andy Craig onto their staff on August 1. The Minden native is excited to treat patients in his hometown. “I wanted to return to my hometown....

Pheasants Forever Banquet Is Set For September 21

The Kearney County Chapter of Pheasants Forever (PF) will host its Annual Banquet on Wednesday, September 21 at The Minden Opera House. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for social hour/games followed by a prime...

Wilcox Fall Festival Set For September 17

The annual Wilcox Fall Festival is set for September 17. Events and activities will be held throughout the day for people of all ages to enjoy. The celebration begins with a 5K/2M Run/Walk at the Wilcox...

Pheasants Forever Banquet Is Set For September 21

Axtell Library Awarded SPD Operation Round Up Grant Funds For Two Projects

Deb Hays Is New Minden Postmaster

One Book One Nebraska Author To Visit Minden

Bethany Home Making Progress With Additions

Minden City Council Holds Special Meeting August 31

Booster Club Now Sponsoring All NSAA Activities

Spracklin Takes Over Wakefield Chiropractic

Tire Cleanup Will Be September 9-10

Harris-Bloomfield Fills Kearney/Franklin County Extension Educator Vacancy


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Whippets Go Winless At Cozad Invitational

The Minden Whippet softball team competed on Sept. 10 in the Cozad Invitational tournament. Minden would go 0-3 in the tournament, losing to Ord, St. Paul and Southern Valley. The Whippets record now stands...

Lady Cats Win Again At Tri.

The Class D-2 state-rated Axtell Lady Cats volleyball team was back on the road Thursday traveling to Elwood for a pair of games. Axtell cruised to two more victories on the season to run its record to...

Falcon Harriers At Alma Invite

Wilcox-Hildreth finished fourth and Axtell fifth in the boys’ standings at the eight-team Alma Cross Country meet on September 12. The top five were Elm Creek-Overton (32), Eustis/Farnam-Medicine Valley...

Wilcox-Hildreth Falls As Late Field Goal Lifts Harvard

Wilcox-Hildreth was upended by Harvard on a waning-seconds field goal 30-27 at Harvard on September 16 dropping the Falcons to 1-2. W-H hosts Red Cloud (0-3) on September 23. The Falcons faced a first...

Whippets Host Minden Classic At Country Club

The Minden Cross Country Classic at the Minden Country Club was held on September 13. All age groups ran 3000 meters (approximately 1.85 miles). Three schools competed in the high school competition and...

Cats, Falcons Play In Axtell Tri.

Whippets Play In Harvest Festival Invite

Whippets Edge Patriots, 14-12

Whippets Defeat Bobcats, 16-8

Falcons Get First Win, Down Elwood

Whippets Win Second Game, Top Eagles

Minden Boys Win, Girls Third At Invite

Wildcats Fall to Pleasanton, 78-28

Minden Third At Cozad Tri.

Whippets Ends 24 Game Losing Streak, Defeat Gibbon 6-0