LOCAL SPORTS 3-27-23
The Mount Marty Lancers baseball team are now (24-5) overall, and (7-1) in GPAC play after splitting a double header with Concordia on Saturday. The Lancers won game one 10-4, but fell in game two 12-6. Will Gardner and Braeden Cordes hit a pair of homeruns to propel MMU to the victory in game one, while Lancers pitcher Jared Miller got the win on the mound, striking out six and allowing three earned runs over 5 and a third innings.
Winter weather expected to hit parts of northern Nebraska once again
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- More winter weather could be coming to northern Nebraska. The National Weather Service in North Platte has issued a winter weather advisory for Sheridan, Cherry, Keya Paha, Boyd, Brown, Rock and Holt Counties. The advisory goes into effect at 8 p.m. CT/7 p.m. MT Wednesday evening,...
Biggest snowfall recorded in Charles Mix County, SD history
Stacker looked at the biggest 1-day snowfall in Charles Mix County, South Dakota using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
March snow in northeast Nebraska leaves beautiful views behind
VERDIGRE, Neb. — The Nebraska Department of Transportation cameras have some great views of the overnight snow in northeast Nebraska. Photos of Highway 84 near Verdigre showed snow covering the rolling hills south of the Niobrara River. Fordyce, in Cedar County, reported eight inches of new snow overnight. Crofton,...
Check Tickets: Lucky Resident Wins Big With South Dakota Lottery
Winning the lottery feels like it's almost impossible. But it does happen to very lucky people who purchase these life-changing tickets. The Dakota Cash drawing occurs every Wednesday and Saturday night. This is a lottery game for eligible residents in South Dakota. On the evening of Saturday, March 18th, the "luck of the Irish" did shine on one South Dakota resident. This winning Dakota Cash ticket was worth around $100,000!
Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week: Future teacher in Wagner
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - Shalayne Nagel changed schools from Avon to Wagner in the middle of her sophomore year. “It was a hard decision. It was something that my parents talked about a lot. What was going to be the next move to better myself for college and to get more opportunities that way,” said Shalayne.
2 people plead guilty in 2020 Wagner murder case
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) – Two people have reached plea agreements in the murder case of a Wagner, South Dakota man. On December 21, 2020, George Cournoyer Jr. was found dead in his home. Court documents say an autopsy determined the cause of death to be blunt force injuries. Nine months later, Alexis Delarosa, a Texas man, and Justina Tuttle, a Niobrara, Nebraska, woman, were indicted on charges of second degree murder and assault.
O'Neill Public Schools Proceedings (03-23-2023)
DeAnna Clifton - SPED Dir. • Attendance Taken at 7:31 PM. Michael Hammerlun: Absent; Barton Becker: Present; Monica Huber: Present; Amy Rowse: Present; Aaron Troester: Present; Coby Welke: Present. • Posted Locations:. • Holt County Independent (print & website) • KBRX Radio. • O'Neill Post Office. • O'Neill Public Schools...
Police looking for person cutting down, stealing trees in northeast Nebraska
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Deputies are searching for a person who is cutting down trees on city property and stealing them, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday. On March 8, deputies received a report that trees had been cut down and stolen over a month ago near the golf course and ball fields in Niobrara.
Neb. sheriff’s office looking for suspect who cut down, removed city trees
Authorities in Knox County, Nebraska, are asking the public for any information about the cutting down of city trees in Niobrara.
Cattle Producers Discuss Issues During Meeting
Cattle producers gathered at Niobrara, Nebraska this week to discuss issues relating to the cattle industry. The meeting was hosted by the cattle organization R-Calf USA. Both the president, Brett Kenzy, a cattle producer from Gregory, South Dakota, and the organization’s vice president Eric Nelson of Moville, Iowa were on hand to answer questions, and to present the positions of the R-Calf USA organization. Kenzy says R-Calf is interested in having four things to happen in the upcoming farm bill.
Florida man arrested near O'Neill following high-speed pursuit
O'NEILL, Neb. -- Authorities in northeast Nebraska arrested a 39-year-old Florida man following a high speed pursuit Saturday. The Holt County Sheriff's Office said that on March 11 around 5:10 p.m., Sean Podobensky, a wanted man out of Florida, was driving a stolen car from Norfolk. Podobensky led the Sheriff's...
Officials: Around 2 pounds of meth found during drug bust
LAKE ANDES, S.D. (KELO) — Pounds of meth and a handgun were found during a drug bust on the Yankton Sioux Reservation over the weekend. Yankton Sioux Tribal Police says they helped the Bureau of Indian Affairs and South Dakota Highway Patrol with the seizure on Saturday. Authorities say...
Jordan's Way to stop in Nebraska for two animal shelter fundraisers
Two animal shelters in Platte and Holt counties will be fundraising in a unique way on Thursday. The Paws and Claws Adoption Center in Columbus and the Holt County Animal Shelter in O'Neill are welcoming Jordan's Way on March 23. Jordan's Way is a non-profit started by Kris Rotonda in...
St. Paddy’s Day Parade Set for Saturday in Marty
MARTY (WJON News) -- Folks in the small town of Marty are hoping you save some St. Patrick's Day celebrating for Saturday. While the holiday is officially on Friday, the parade they claim is "so nice they do it twice" will take place on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. Jessica Wessling...
Man arrested after authorities serve search warrants at northern Nebraska homes
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A man was arrested last week after Nebraska authorities served search warrants at two homes in Holt County, O’Neill Police said Monday. On March 7, officers served warrants at homes in O’Neill and Inman, which is about 8 miles southeast of O’Neill.
More rail is now gone from state’s Napa-Platte line
PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — A mothballed train route in southeastern South Dakota that state government still owns has lost another 500 feet of track. The state Railroad Board considered Wednesday how to handle the situation at Lake Andes along the old Napa-Platte line. Lake Andes Farmers Co-op Elevator purchased...
Budget passed by South Dakota legislature to provide 7% aid for education
AVON, S.D.(WNAX)- The budget passed by the South Dakota legislature last week would bump state aid to education by seven percent next school year. Avon Superintendent Tom Culver says its appreciated but not all of that increase can go to teacher pay. Culver says school districts have several dedicated budget...
Hamlin girls cap unbeaten season with title
WATERTOWN, S.D. (KELO) — The Hamlin girls basketball team earned a narrow 58-55 win over Wagner, to claim the class ‘A’ state championship. Hamlin edged Wagner in the class ‘A’ title game, completing a perfect 25-0 season, while claiming their first title since 2005. “It feels amazing, after being so close for the last couple […]
City of O'Neill Proceedings (3-16-2023)
A regular meeting of the Mayor and the City Council of O'Neill was held at the City Hall in said City on the 6th day of March, 2023 at 6:30 P.M. Present: Mayor Scott Menish, City Attorney Boyd Strope, City Clerk/Treasurer Sarah Sidak, Council President Tim Schneider and Council members; Susie Kramer, Michelle Liewer, Kayla Burdick, Paul Asche, Quana Wheeler, Beth Walsh and Tim Gleason.
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