Katie Hawk and Sidney Stallbaum of Ewing struck gold Friday with a state championship performance in Duet Acting.
Photo Courtesy of Holt County Sheriff's Department
On July 26 at approximately 9:49 p.m., the Holt County Sheriff responded to a car collision with a cow near the Inman scale.
A male juvenile was eastbound on Highway 275 when his vehicle collided with a black cow in the roadway. Ewing Fire and Rescue responded to the scene. There were no injuries reported even though the car was a total loss. Deputy Alex Miles investigated the accident.
Discussion of a potential future school merger dominated talks once again at the Ewing Board of Education meeting on Thursday night.
With representatives from Clearwater in attendance, the Ewing Board of Education discussed the potential merger, noting that it was going to have to be a three-school ordeal or not at all. With Orchard having officially voted to pull out of talks earlier in the week, the focus turned to Elgin and Neligh-Oakdale’s interest in the merger.
It was learned during the meeting that Elgin had officially pulled out of talks, meaning Neligh-Oakdale is the last member currently in the talks that would need to approve the merger discussions in order to move on. That led discussion toward the potential location of a new school, a sticking point to a few board members.
“One thing that worries me is, or not necessarily worries I guess, if you go to the east side of Neligh-Oakdale district and the west side of Ewing district and you figure a middle point to build a school, that’s going to be pretty close to Neligh,” said board president Mark Ramold.
“Its the Royal road,” noted Pete Funk.
When the original talks began, including Orchard, the school would be closer to Ewing. If a school merger were to go through with Neligh-Oakdale, Clearwater and Ewing, it would be about twice the distance.
“I guess I’d just gotten where I liked the idea of six miles instead,” said Ramold.
“So did I but (Orchard) pulled themselves out,” said Funk.
Apart from the location, the board maintained that the primary priority when looking at the school options is and will be the education of the students.
More details have become available about the semi accident that resulted with cattle over the highway by Ewing.
According to the Holt County Sheriff's Department, a semi loaded with cattle was traveling westbound on Highway 275 when it collided with a bull on the roadway. After the collision, the driver of the semi lost control and the vehicle jackknifed. The semi crossed the center line and flipped onto it's passenger side.
An eastbound pickup was traveling along 275 and came into the path of the semi. The pickup collided with the front portion of the trailer. The driver had to be extracted using the jaws of life. Both the pickup driver and the semi driver suffered serious injuries.
A second pickup was also involved after it collided with a cow that had wandered away from the wreckage and on to the highway. The driver was not injured.
The Ewing and O'Neill Fire and Rescue, Holt County Sheriff's Department, and the Nebraska State Patrol assisted at the scene. All vehicles were declared a total loss.
A semi carrying cattle has rolled near the weigh station near the intersection of Highways 275 and 20.
Just after midnight on Wednesday morning, it was reported that cattle could be seen across the highway and the area should be avoided as emergency personnel responded to the scene.
No other information is available at this time, including the condition of those involved in the accident.
Summerland Golf Course hosted its junior golf league last week, with many young linksters making the turnout.
Craig Flenniken instructed the class of more than 20 kids on the basics of golf. They went through different drills teaching proper golf etiquette as well as driving, chipping and putting.
A new face will be making an appearance at St. Peter de Alcá after the announcement of the 2017 clergy assignments from the Archdiocese of Omaha.
Father John Norman will take over as pastor of St. Peter de Alcántara Parish in Ewing, St. John the Baptist Parish in Deloit Township, and St. Theresa of Avila Parish in Clearwater. Norman is currently serving as associate pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Elkhorn.
Father James Kramper, currently serving in Ewing, Clearwater, and Deloit Township, will retire this year. The assignment change is effective August 1.
The 7th Annual Bubby's Race drew more than 200 people to Ewing on Sunday morning.
Cancer survivors were recognized with a Circle of Hope before the 5K run and 1-mile walk began at the Ewing football field. Runners and walkers of all ages followed the marked course throughout town. The race, which was started in memory of Beverly "Bubby" Thramer of Ewing, was held in conjunction with Ewing's Funfest celebration.
Proceeds from the event will benefit cancer treatment at Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh and Avera St. Anthony's Hospital in O'Neill.
Results are shown below:
The Ewing girls had a spectacular day at district track and that means they will spend some time on the field at Omaha Burke next weekend for state track.
Five Lady Tigers qualified, led by Jodi Fry. She will take part in the shot put as well as the 100 meter hurdles. She will be joined by the 4x400 relay team of Emily Eacker, Tiana Thramer, Bailey Schindler and Ashley Koenig. Eacker will also take part in the 300 meter hurdles.
Emergency officials were on the scene to investigate gas leak along Highway 275 on the edge of Ewing on Thursday morning.
Ewing Fire Department was working traffic control near Two Rivers Motel on the east side of Ewing.
Black Hills Energy crews investigating the issue on both sides of Highway 275.
Black Hills Energy Community Affairs Manager Brandy Johnson reported that the investigation confirmed that there was not a natural gas leak, but rather a leak of methane of a sceptic drain.
Elkhorn Rural Public Power was also on scene.