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Russ Howard brings love of bicycles to Alma with Lakeside Bike & Golf

ALMA — Russ Howard’s hobby has now become his business. For about 20 years, Russ has been repairing bicycles at his home in Boulder, Colorado. His wife, Julie, is originally from Alma, and the couple own a second home in Alma. When they made the decision to purchase a building in downtown Alma, Russ originally intended to use the space as a rental. Instead, he turned it into Lakeside Bike & Golf.
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USDA designates 2 Kansas counties as disaster areas

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated two northwest Kansas counties as disaster areas due to drought. The counties are Norton and Phillips. The USDA says the counties suffered from severe drought for eight or more consecutive weeks. The natural disaster designation allows the Farm Service Agency (FSA) to extend […]

Oxford man charged in Furnas County sex trafficking case takes plea deal

BEAVER CITY, Neb. — An Oxford man charged in connection to the ongoing Furnas County sex trafficking case has taken a plea deal. According to Furnas County District Court records, Brent Keslar, 40, pled no contest on June 14 to one count of committing negligent child abuse – no injury. In exchange for his plea, prosecutors reduced a charge of first-degree sexual assault to committing negligent child abuse – no injury.

Sharks on the road once again to Phillipsburg

The Stockton Tiger Sharks Swim Team was on the road again—this time to Phillipsburg, where they competed in their second meet of the season on Saturday, Jun 11th. Stockton was well represented once again— this time with 35 swimmers competing in 111 events. Once the water was calm, the Sharks came…

Kimberly Schuyler

Kimberly N. “Kim” (Raber) Schuyler, 64 years of age, of Minden, Nebraska, died on Monday, June 13, 2022, at the Good Samaritan Society Colonial Villa in Alma, Nebraska. Services are pending with the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege, Nebraska. A full obituary will appear in a following newspaper...

Birth Announcement: Bennett Lee Breth

BENNETT LEE BRETH was born o May 12, 2022 at the Norton County Hospital in Norton, Kansas to proud parents Kyle and Brooke (Crawford) Breth of Oberlin, Kansas. The beautiful baby boy was delivered by Miranda McKellar at 7:54 AM weighing in at 8 lbs. 12 oz. and was 21.75 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Mike and Sara Crawford of Kit Carson, Colorado. Maternal great-grandparents include Gail and LaDonna Crawford of Eads, Colorado; and Rod and Judy Houser of Kit Carson, Colorado. Paternal grandparents are Tim and Brenda Breth of Oberlin, Kansas. Paternal great-grandparents are (the late) Jerry and Donna Breth of Wichita, Kansas; and Robert (deceased) and Dorie Sand of Hanover, Kansas. Bennett has also been blessed with a collection of proud uncles including Jaxon Crawford of Kit Carson, Colorado; and Kelden and Kole Breth of Oberlin, Kansas. Baby Bennett is the couple’s first child.

Tiger Sharks compete in first meet of season in Alma

The Stockton Tiger Sharks got on their marks for the first time this season with a trip to Alma, Neb. All the relays (with the exception of one DQ), came away placing in the Top 20 in the league. The Stockton Tiger Sharks are in the Plains Tsunami Swim League which consists of 29 Kansas and…

Kansas man dead in single-vehicle crash

NORTON COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – A Kansas man is dead after a single-vehicle crash on Saturday. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP), the crash happened at 12:01 a.m. on Kansas Highway 9 at mile marker 36.6, or 10 miles west of Logan. The KHP says 22-year-old Dustin Norris, of Logan, was driving a 2006 […]