Local News
Tri County rolls out Farm 2 Fork program
Students at Tri County Public Schools are now quite excited when Thursdays roll around. Read More
Smithfield reassures employee safety, food source
The recent rises in coronavirus cases throughout the country have brought concern nationwide about a possible red meat shortage going … Read More
Kalkwarf talks school board plans
Bradley Kalkwarf is the newest elected member of the Wilber-Clatonia Board of Education, following the Nov. 3 election. Read More
COVID Cases, hospitalizations rise in district
Confirmed positive cases of coronavirus and COVID-related hospitalizations both rose from Nov. 13-19 in the Public Health Solutions … Read More
Board discusses moratorium, meets new K-9
The Saline County Board of Commissioners met a new K-9 in the sheriff’s department and discussed putting a moratorium on poultry … Read More
Boswell back in court
After being found guilty of first-degree murder just three weeks ago, Bailey Boswell was back in Saline County District Court Nov. 4. Read More
COVID cases continue to rise
Public Health Solutions confirmed 84 new cases of coronavirus in Saline County from Oct. 28-Nov.4. The positivity rate stayed at 31%. Read More
Clatonia bank honored by Newsweek
Security First Bank in Clatonia was recently ranked by Newsweek magazine as the Best Small Bank in Nebraska. The first-time ranking … Read More
Citizens voice concern for chicken barns
A set of proposed chicken barns in Saline County was the topic of an hour-long citizens' forum during the Oct. 27 Saline County Board … Read More

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Gary "Fuji" Richtarik, born July 22, 1951, died at Bryan East Hospital in Lincoln on Nov. 15, 2020, after a short battle with COVID-19. He was born to Fred and Mildred (Beck) Richtarik. His family …
Eileen G. Damkroger, 101 years of age, of DeWitt, passed away at her home Monday evening, Nov. 16, 2020. She was born Sept. 30, 1919, at Pickrell, to Harm and Minnie (Duitsman) Oltman and was a …
Doris Arlene (Harper) Thornburg entered into eternal life Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, at the age of 89 years.  She was born June 2, 1931, in Greenleaf, Kansas, to Grace and Charlie Harper.  At …
Larry Lumir Kobes, 83, passed away in McAlester, Oklahoma, on Oct. 27, 2020. Born in rural Wilber on Aug. 15, 1937, to Lumir and Agnes (Belohlavy) Kobes. Spent the early years of his life on the …
Calvin Lee “Cal” Anthony, 75 years of age of Peoria, Arizona, formerly of Wilber, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, at the Abrazo Arrowhead Hospital in Glendale, Arizona, after a short …
Local Sports

Wolverines top GICC, advance in Class C2 playoffs

The Class C2 football playoffs started Oct. 30, and Wilber-Clatonia played what Coach Lynn Jurgens described as “an interesting game.” The Wolverines hosted Grand Island Central …

Trojans get playoff win on road

Composure was key for the Tri County football team Oct. 30 when they played at Laurel-Concord-Coleridge. “It was a dogfight early, especially the second quarter was really physical,” …

Lokken places fifth at state cross country

Wilber-Clatonia sent two representatives to the Class C state cross country meet Oct. 23 in Kearney and brought home one medal. Tommy Lokken finished fifth in 16:54.8, the best finish for a WCHS …

Larson leads Trojans with state medal

Despite tough conditions, the Tri County runners competed well at state, Coach Zach Waller said. Logan Larson was the top finisher for the Trojans, earning a 12th-place medal in the Class D …