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When Tekamah resident Rod Regalado’s son, Matt, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in September, it began a journey of keeping him healthy and a fight of a different kind. 

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The 4th of July festivities in Lyons will look a little different but are guaranteed to provide fun opportunities for you and your family while helping ensure the celebration continues for years to come.  Several events are planned with all proceeds will go toward the cost of the Fireworks d…

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Cleanup Day in Decatur on Saturday, June 27th was a huge success- so successful that all the dumpsters were full by 11:00 a.m.  

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As we are all aware, the 4th of July celebration is coming up. This marks the second bigger holiday since the COVID-19 regulations started. Fortunately, regulations have relaxed since the Easter holiday.

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The Burt County Board of Supervisors met Friday and had a long discussion about potential fees for wind and solar installations in the county during their regular board meeting.

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As COVID 19 directed health measures begin to loosen restrictions, the City of Oakland has announced its decision to open the public swimming pool.  It takes about two weeks to get things ready.  They have set a goal of being ready to open the first week of July but cautioned that the timing…

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In raising funds for community support, the Oakland Lions Club is once again hosting Ducks on the Logan on Friday, July 3rd at 4:00 p.m.  Purchase your “rubber ducky” for $10 or 3 for $20.  The ducks will be launched at Co. Rd. L with the 1st, 2nd and 3rd duck to cross the finish line in the…

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In our small towns, people enjoy the idea of living a quiet life. We share our stories with our friends who want to know. What we tend to forget is that everyone has a story of some kind they are willing to tell. Oakland resident Gladys Wakeley is one of these people, and Nebraska author Cha…

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The 4th of July means many things to our country. It is a time where we wave the red, white and blue, a time to come together around parks and BBQ grills. It is a time of year where we say as a nation, this is our country and we give thanks to the fallen that fought for it. No 4th of July wo…

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Over the past 40+ years, Father’s Day weekend has been a busy weekend in Decatur.  But in 2020 the festivities were cancelled to do everything possible to avoid the chance of spreading Covid 19.  

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The Uehling Community Support Fund is an ongoing way to keep the fun things in Uehling going.  Annually the Fire Department sponsors a Fireworks Display and every 3 years, Uehling has the old-fashioned Labor Day Celebration.  The Labor Day event was last year, but Fireworks are planned for S…

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The world, including our town of Lyons, has been living on a day to day basis since March when COVID-19 showed its ugly head. Annual events like graduations, proms, and sporting seasons have been postponed or canceled. The Lyons City Council and the Lyons Community Club are excited to announ…

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In these days of staying at home, humans tend to get bored. Well, dogs are not any different. Normally we take ourdogs for walks, and most of the time it is for our benefit as much as it is for our furry family members. “Working-class dogs are happiest when they have a task to do,” believes …

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The Village of Decatur has a new place to go for a cup of coffee, plus many other options on the weekends.  Proprietors Jennifer and Mike Christensen have a mobile  “Gotta Get Some Coffee” set up along Decatur’s Broadway Street.  The Christensens have locations in Blair and Tekamah as well.

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Are you making 4th of July plans?  Annual Independence Day celebrations wouldn’t be the same without fireworks.  According to Commander Paul Richards, the Decatur American Legion will have their stand open this year, after taking a break in 2019.  Keeping your fireworks purchases local has a…

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For massage therapist Tara Currier, the wellbeing of her clientele has always been paramount in providing care.  With a deep heart of compassion for all under her care, she finds herself conflicted over wanting to provide services while realizing the need to do her part in slowing the spread…

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Gayle Pearson, a 60-year member of the Lyons Chapter of P.E.O. was to be honored at the 2020 State Conference this week, which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Gayle joined the local chapter on April 20, 1960.  Over the past 60 years, she served on countless committees and many of…

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If you were driving on Highway 77 last week you may have seen something that made you look twice. Tulsa native Steve Epp and his wife Saundra Epp have been carrying their message of peace, love, and God along with a roughly 30 pound cross across Nebraska via Highway 77. 

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It was the childhood home for many years for Don Timm. As he and his family got older so did the house. He and his siblings all moved out of it when they moved on to their own houses and farms. So, there the house sat on the Timm’s farm waiting for a new family to call it home. 

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 The three restaurants in Decatur are as ready for their customers, as customers are ready to go out to eat and see others in a public setting.  A new list of rules from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services for restaurant owners went into effect on June 1st.   

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It certainly was a different atmosphere in Decatur during Memorial Day weekend 2020.   The Memorial Day program at the City Hall was cancelled as was the ceremony at Hillcrest Cemetery.

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At a recent meeting with members of the Future of Decatur Foundation, three organizations were chosen as recipients of 2020 grants.  The grants are funded by generous donators who are willing to give what they can to support growth and build a brighter future for Decatur.  

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Most remember their high school graduation as a joyous occasion filled with memories.  Although the Oakland-Craig class of 2020 will have have their own unique memories, there is still disappointment as the COVID 19 pandemic has made graduation anything but traditional for these young adults.

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Now that school is out for the summer and Memorial Day weekend approaches, our children will have to find other activities to keep them busy.  The effects of social distancing due to COVID 19 have forced the cancellation of the summer ball program and the swimming pool is not likely to open.

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