A Page man passed away Monday afternoon after an ATV accident northeast of O'Neill.
On Monday, June 19, at approximately 4:26 p.m.. the Holt County Sheriff was called to an ATV accident four miles east and two miles south of the county shed northeast of O'Neill.
Donald Linquist, age 72, was driving an ATV through a pasture south and west of 879 Road and 508 Ave. Linquist encountered a ravine, causing Linquist to be thrown from the ATV.
Linquist was pronounced deceased at the scene. This incident was investigated by the Holt County Sheriff and Holt County Coroner. Page Fire and Rescue personell assisted at the scene.
(Courtesy of the Holt County Sheriff Department)
A man is facing multiple charges after alleged involvement in a high-speed chase involving a stolen vehicle on Tuesday afternoon near Page.
According to a Nebraska State Patrol officer at the scene about 2 miles south of Page, the driver of a silver Chevy Lumina that was reported stolen from Woodbury County, Iowa, was arrested after a brief high-speed chase on Nebraska Spur 45-A.
The officer said the stop originally was for driving 20 miles over the speed limit. The driver then failed to yield to law enforcement and a two-mile pursuit ensued. The vehicle malfunctioned and the driver was taken into custody.
The driver is expected to be charged with possession of stolen property, speeding, no operator’s license and driving left of center, according to the Nebraska State Patrol.
The Page Fire Department held its annual appreciation supper on Monday, Feb 8.
In addition to the monumental year awards, Kathy VanEvery was honored.
Kathy VanEvery has been an active EMT on the Page Fire Department for the past 30 years, and chose to not renew her EMT license when it became due at the end of 2015.
Even though Kathy has decided to retire as an EMT, she remains an important part of the Fire Department in assisting at calls, helping with dispatching duties at the Fire Hall, and being available to all members and sharing the vast knowledge she has acquired over her years of service.
In the picture she is receiving a plaque from the Fire Department being presented by Chief Rod Isom
On Monday, USDA Rural Development announced Page as the recipient of a Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Households (SEARCH) grant of $30,000.
The SEARCH program helps very small, financially distressed rural communities with predevelopment feasibility studies, design assistance, and technical assistance on proposed water and waste disposal projects.
Village of Page Chairperson Donald Linquist said, “We are very pleased and appreciative to have been selected to receive funding for our project via the SEARCH Grant. The USDA does an extraordinary job of assisting smaller communities here in rural Nebraska with grants for various projects which would otherwise exceed the financial resources of villages such as ours and for that we are very grateful. This grant will help us pinpoint any potential water system concerns so that they may be addressed in a timely manner."
This rural development grant will be used for the development of a preliminary engineering review on Page’s aging water system.
The Village of Page will begin its summer mosquito control on June 7th. The village will be sprayed for mosquitoes each Sunday evening through September.
Make plans to eat breakfast in Page on Monday, May 25th at the Kountry Korner Cafe, where they will be serving their annual Memorial Day Breakfast. Come dine on pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, fruit, juice and coffee beginning at 9:00 am and lasting until 1:00 pm.
The breakfast is free will donation.
American Legion Post 315 will hold a service at the Page Cemetery at 10:30 am.