Local News
PHS issues latest COVID update
Cluster outbreaks in numerous counties throughout the Public Health Solutions district account for the recent rise in COVID-19 … Read More
Biehler new Extension educator
You could say a passion for Extension lives in Connor Biehler’s blood. Read More
Finding support in her fight
One of the menacing aspects of breast cancer is that it can develop, seemingly at random, with no warning. That's what happened to … Read More
Commissioners talk chicken barn applications
The Saline County Board of Commissioners held a lengthy discussion Oct. 13 regarding applications for two chicken barns from R and R … Read More
Les Vilda once again jumps into debate for U.S. President
The Wilber Republican sent a variety of questions from the Sept. 29 debate to Les Vilda, Wilber local and write-in candidate for the … Read More
Saline County stays in yellow in latest PHS risk dial
Public Health Solutions reported 87 new cases of coronavirus in the district from Sept. 30 to Oct. 7, including 31 in Saline … Read More
State begins to make its case against Boswell
Testimony became intense during the week of Sept. 28-Oct. 2 as the state began presenting its case against Bailey Boswell, who is … Read More
A harvest to remember
It may be safe to say harvest season 2020 is one Bev Plihal won’t forget. Read More
Hemp Forum stops in DeWitt
Members of the Heartland Hemp Association hosted a harvest forum in DeWitt Sept. 25 at Kracke Farms. Read More
Obituaries
Ella Karpisek, 99, of Wilber, passed away Oct. 22, 2020, at the Wilber Care Center, where she had resided for almost 15 years. She was born Jan. 28, 1921, to Eman and Mary (Kohout) Sysel on a farm …
Monte Reeves was born March 5, 1971, to Jerry and Joan (Aspden) Reeves in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. He attended school at Cheyenne Aero Tech in Wyoming. On Aug. 7, 1993, Monte was united in marriage …
Donald Ralph Schark, age 94, formerly of York, died Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, at Wilber Care Center, in Wilber. He was born in Utica to Henry Joseph and Gaily (Horner) Schark, and grew up in the Utica …
Wilfred Jurgens, 91, of Beatrice, formerly of Plymouth, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at his home. He was born May 3, 1929, at rural Beatrice and was baptized and confirmed at Emmanuel Lutheran …
Oct. 10, 1921 – Sept. 24, 2020. Kenneth D. Moneypenny, 98, a lifelong resident of Saline County, passed away at the Wilber Care Center on Sept. 24, 2020.
Local Sports

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 …

Two to represent WCHS at state cross country

Two points. That’s all that separated the Wilber-Clatonia boys’ cross country team from a chance to run at state. Coach Nick Behring said he was a little disappointed the boys’ …

Tri County enters postseason with win

In a battle of TCHSes, Tri County took down Thayer Central 68-22 in the football regular season finale Oct. 16. Coach Brett Scheiding said Tri County did a good job forcing Thayer Central into a …
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