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She has the voice you hear in an emergency, calmly asking for information about the situation and your location. She gives an even tone, providing a clear sense in the chaos.

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Lyons-Decatur Northeast along with Bancroft-Rosalie, Tekamah-Herman and Oakland-Craig want to thank the Donald E. Nielsen Foundation for providing a $15,000 grant to help fund the Fully Automatic Timing (FAT) System for use at the three tracks located in Lyons, Oakland and Tekamah.  The tota…

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Pop n Doc's Restaurant and Marina is currently getting the necessary work done to get it back to normal after damages incurred from the fire after Labor Day weekend. Boden Construction recently started tearing out all the damage to the upstairs apartment. Essentially everything needs to be r…

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There’s nothing quite like waking up early in the morning, before the sun has even crossed the horizon, and donning your hunting gear. You slip on your wool socks, long johns, and your camo gear, and you grab your trusty rifle or bow that you spent precious time zeroing in for this very morning. 

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The Burt County Board of Supervisors met Dec. 27. Among the items discussed was Resolution 2019-23 in honor of Carla Hart. Hart retires Tuesday after spending 41 years working for the Burt County Sheriff's department doing administration and heading up the county's 911 dispatch center.

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The Burt County Board of Supervisors accepted the resignation of Burt County Sheriff Robert D. Pickell during their regular meeting Friday. His last day will be Tuesday. Pickell was appointed sheriff in 2005 and was elected in 2006. He was re-elected in 2010, 2014 and 2018.

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There are several months before Oakland-Craig will compete in the West Point-Beemer Snowmelt Track Invite.  But the local district has had its eyes on obtaining a Fully Automatic Timing (FAT) System for their home track.  Thanks to a grant from the Donald E. Nielsen Foundation, O-C will shar…

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You can infer a lot about someone’s personality based off of their shoes. You can tell if they even care about the shoes they bought based off of their condition, and how they wear them.

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It was an historical day in Oakland on Sunday as what is believed to be the first Marine Commissioning Ceremony was held at the Vets Building on Sunday.  Surrounded by friends, family and local veterans, Bryce Uhing, son of David and Alisa Uhing took his oath of service.  An event that usual…

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The date is set for Lyons Decatur Northeast Alumni for May 23, 2020.Recognized classes include 1970, 1995, and 2005. Make sure to mark your calendar for Alumni 2020 Events. 

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The Lyons-Decatur PTO hosted a Fall Frenzy Father/Daughter, Mother/Son dance for the elementary families in the school district on November 21st at the school in Lyons. The event was attended by many and fun was had by all. It was a special evening for the little ones and their parents. 

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Remember when you could pick up your phone and not be concerned if the caller was legitimate? The phone call would just be a friendly conversation from your neighbor, friends or a family member. Anymore it isn't uncommon to be skeptical when the phone rings, because it seems over half the ca…

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Earlier this month you may have noticed a change of who is servicing vehicles uptown on Broadway Street. What has been known as Smith Repair is now Lane Repair. Keith Smith retired this past May, and recently Walker Lane has been making a move from the shop he has previously been doing repai…

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Saturday was a beautiful Winter day for the Dunning family’s tradition.  Linda Dunning provided the history of how the tradition started.  She tells that her husband Jack’s mom, Georgia Redding, started doing the family caroling hayride with her 11 kids and all her grands around 18 - 20 year…

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This year, the Junior High Writing Class at Lyons-Decatur Northeast is taking on a new kind of project called Genius Hour. Students get to choose their own project to take their learning to the next level. They worked over a total about 5-7 weeks.  Please enjoy this week’s report

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Over the last ten years, there have been six Leadership Burt County programs.  On Wednesday, December 4th, five more citizens graduated from the seven-month leadership program.  Leadership Burt County was created by Burt County Economic Development Corporation and UNL Extension.  The goal is…

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You are about to read the story of an exceptionally busy “school retiree” who keeps on keepin’ on.   Marilyn Tenney has so much to offer.   Although she is retired, there is no time on her schedule for much R&R (as in, “Rest and Relaxation").

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Jason and Natalie Pounds have done an outstanding job of “making the Holidays bright” in Decatur.  What started at their home in Lincoln grew to be too much for their yard there, so they made the decision to bring up their Christmas decorations and lighted displays to Decatur.   

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NE-Brass-ka, a regional brass quintet, is joined by the Bancroft Melody Chimers in concert this weekend...and you are invited!  The Christmas season is a wonderful time of the year, rich with both traditional and new music.  Think of the words to "Ding Dong Merrily on High", "Go Tell It on t…

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This year, the Junior High Writing Class at Lyons-Decatur Northeast is taking on a new kind of project called Genius Hour. Students get to choose their own project to take their learning to the next level. They worked over a total about 5-7 weeks.  Please enjoy this week’s report.

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Many stockings full of wishes still remain on the Oakland Fire & Rescue Toys for Tots tree set up at Andy’s Quick Stop. The annual program, facilitated by the Oakland Fire and Rescue, matches children through age 12 with donors to help make sure everyone’s Christmas is enjoyable. 

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The youth of St. John’s Lutheran church in Lyons and the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bancroft will be hosting a living nativity on Sun., Dec. 15th from 5:00- 6:00 p.m. at the church in Bancroft.

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