Atkinson, NE

Healthy Blue donates $50K to Bright Horizons

Healthy Blue, a managed care provider of health benefits for Nebraska’s Heritage Health Medical program has granted Bright Horizons $50,000 for its newly-established crisis shelter in O’Neill. Mindy Spray, the community relations representative for Health Blue’s Northeast Nebraska Region says places like the new shelter are extremely important....
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First Interstate Bank Merges With Great Western

The merger deal that made Great Western Bank an operating division of First Interstate Bank became official Feb. 1, and the transition of First Interstate was May 23. The O'Neill and Atkinson Great Western Banks in Holt County officially opened on Monday under the name of First Interstate Bank. First...

Holt County Board of Supervisors Proceedings (5-26-2022)

The Holt County Board of Supervisors met as a Board of Equalization with all members present. County Assessor Tim Wallinger, County Treasurer Shelly Ross and County Clerk Cathy Pavel were also in attendance. This meeting publicized pursuant to Section 84-1411 R.R.S. 1943. Notice of meeting given in advance thereof by publication in paper as shown by Affidavit of Publication on May 5, 2022, in the Holt County Independent.

Village of Inman Proceedings (5-26-2022)

A regular meeting of the Mayor and the City Council of O'Neill was held at the City Hall in said City on the 2nd day of May, 2022 at 6:30 P.M. Present: Mayor Scott Menish, City Attorney Boyd Strope, City Clerk/Treasurer Sarah Sidak, Council President Don Baker and Council members; Kayla Burdick, Susie Kramer, Tim Schneider, Terri Krysl, Quana Kelly, Tim Gleason and Beth Walsh.

Chambers School Board Proceedings (5-26-2022)

A meeting of the Board of Education of Chambers Public Schools was convened in open and public session on May 16, 2022, in Room 1 at Chambers Public Schools, 201 S. A Street, Chambers, Nebraska. The roll was called, and the following Board members were present: Terry Kamphaus, Matt Ehlers, Mark Dexter, Amy Scott, Travis Dougherty, and Monte Metschke. Also present were Frank Jesse, Superintendent and Steve Gleisberg, Principal.

Thomas E. Collin

Thomas Eugene Collin was born July 13, 1940 at Aitkin, MN to Arthur Eugene and Vera Illeen (Mulvihill) Collin. He passed away Friday, May 13, 2022 at the Rock County Hospital in Bassett, NE at the age of 81 years and ten months. Tom grew up in Cloquet, MN. He graduated from Garfield Elementary School there. The family moved to Dunedin, FL, where he graduated from Junior High School. He completed the 8th grade at Clearwater (FL) High School and then transferred to Sacramento, CA graduating from C. K. McClatchy High School in June of 1958.

Juniors Start Season With Win Over Atkinson

The O'Neill Post 93 Juniors opened their season on the road this past Sunday at Atkinson. The Juniors downed Atkinson by a score of 5-0. Dalton Alder was on the mound and threw 61 pitches for four innings and no hits; Grant Dusatko took over for Alder with 37 pitches and had three innings and no hits for a combined 98 pitch no-hitter.

Golf tournament to honor beloved assistant fire chief who passed away

ATKINSON, Neb. (KLKN) — Atkinson Fire and Rescue is promoting the Ryan Keogh Commemorative Golf Tournament, after the beloved assistant fire chief’s passing. This coming Sunday’s event is capped at 27 teams and will cost $200 per group. Officials are encouraging everyone to get their teams in...

Memorial Day Services Set For Monday, May 30

 The O'Neill American Legion Post #93 will put up the Avenue of Flags at the cemetery on Friday, May 27 at 5 p.m. Flags will be taken down on Tuesday, May 31 at 5 p.m. All American Legion members and volunteer help is welcome to help put up and take down the flags.

Northeast offices to close to observe Memorial Day holiday

NORFOLK, Neb. - In observance of Memorial Day, Northeast Community College offices in Norfolk, and its extended campuses in O’Neill, South Sioux City and West Point will be closed on Mon., May 30. College offices will re-open Tue., May 31, at 8 a.m. Meanwhile, registration continues for summer and...

Ryan C. Keogh

Atkinson — Ryan Charles Keogh, 43, of Atkinson, died Monday, May 16, 2022 in Bassett. Visitation was held Friday, May 20, 2022 at the Atkinson Fire Hall in Atkinson with a prayer service. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 21, 2022 at the Faith Community Church in O'Neill. Pastor...

Atkinson man dies on construction site.

BASSETT — An accident at a construction site claimed the life of a 43-year-old Atkinson man on Monday. Ryan Keogh was killed in an explosion east of Bassett that also destroyed a new home under construction. Bassett Fire Chief Jim Stout told the Holt County Independent in O’Neill that,...

OHS Golfers Have Success

The Valentine High School golf team hosted their Invitational on Thursday, May 12th. The teams competing at the Valentine Invite were Ainsworth, North Central, Hyannis, Gordon-Rushville, Thedford, O'Neill, Valentine and West Holt. Winning the Valentine Invitational was the O'Neill Eagles as they finished with a team score of 362. Karter...

Severe Winds Tear Through Holt County And O'Neill

Severe thunderstorms developed along the Kansas and Nebraska border near highway 83 early in the afternoon of Thursday, May 12. The storms quickly intensified and developed into a line that moved rapidly northward through eastern Nebraska, northwestern Iowa, eastern South Dakota and into central Minnesota. Wind speeds of 80 to 100 mph brought significant straight line wind damage throughout eastern Nebraska.