Articles from the July 20, 2023 edition


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  • Nebraska State Fair adds Three Dog Night Concert Series

    Jul 20, 2023

    The Nebraska State Fair has added Three Dog Night to the Nebraska Lottery Concert Series. They will be performing Tuesday, Aug. 29, at the Heartland Events Center. Three Dog Night, at the peak of their career, achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records and sold more concert tickets than any other band of the day. Jaime Parr, Nebraska State Fair executive director, said, “Three Dog Night is a band that has not only crossed all borders selling records around the world, but also crossed all musical genres to include pop, rock and country. W...

  • Kylie Kinley completes CASE training

    Jul 20, 2023

    Kylie Kinley brings the loves of her life, agriculture and English, with her teaching position at Lawrence-Nelson High School. The second-year instuctor is the only Nebraska teacher certified in both english and agriculture. She teaches ag ed, English and speech to middle and high school students. She serves as the FFA chapter co-advisor. Kinley graduated from Blue Hill High School. She grew up on a farm with row crops and a calf-cow operation. She attended Kansas satte University where she...

  • Green Cover hosts soil health field days at Bladen

    Jul 20, 2023

    The 2023 Soil Health Field Days is set to take place on Tuesday and Friday, Aug. 1 and 4, at the Green Cover headquarters in Bladen. The free event will feature tours of more than 100 different cover crop species, corn interseeding, and a drone seeding demonstration. Attendees can choose to attend one (or both) of two identical sessions, held on Tuesday, Aug. 1 and Friday, Aug. 4. Registration and breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. and the event will conclude after lunch. The event will kick off with tours in the summer planted cover crop test...

  • Bruce Jeffs

    Jul 20, 2023

    Bruce Jerome Jeffs, the son of Alfred and Carol (Clark) Jeffs, was born March 6, 1972, at Hastings. He died July 11, at Bryan Medical Center West in Lincoln, Nebraska, at the age of 51 years, 4 months and 5 days. Bruce grew up in the Blue Hill community and graduated from the Blue Hill High School in 1990. He managed the farrowing department in a commercial hog operation and worked for a period as a mechanic. He attended the North Central Kansas Technical College in Beloit, before joining the United States Army to serve his country. Bruce...

  • Ramona Earley

    Jul 20, 2023

    Ramona Ilene Earley, 79, the daughter of Howard George Reed and Ina May (Fraley) Reed was born Nov. 24, 1943, in Chester. She died July 13, at Downs Care & Rehabilitation, Downs, Kansas. Ramona grew up and attended school in Chester in her early years. Later she moved to rural Belleville where she graduated from Belleville High School. She then attended Brown Mackie School of Business in Salina. On Aug. 12, 1962, she was united in marriage to Marvin L. Earley. He survives. Ramona began employment in January of 1962 at Kansas State University...

  • Virginia Pettit

    Jul 20, 2023

    Virginia (Garman) Pettit, 84, of Hueytown, Alabama, died on Friday, July 14, 2023, at Self Care Health & Rehab, Hueytown, Alabama. Virginia was born on Aug. 9, 1938, on her parent's farm north of Burr Oak, Kansas, the daughter of Robert and Helen (Miller) Garman. She spent her earlier years playing and working on the farm with her brothers and sisters: Jean, Robert, Daniel and Sandra. Her cherished memory was getting to go to the wheat fields to ride on the tractor with her dad when she was...

  • Norbert Oligmueller

    Jul 20, 2023

    Norbert J. Oligmueller, 91, of West Point, died Thursday, July 13, 2023, at St. Joseph's Hillside Villa in West Point, Nebraska. Funeral Mass was at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 18 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in West Point with the Rev. Matt Niggemeyer as celebrant. The funeral was livestreamed on the Stokely Funeral Home Facebook page at facebook.com/stokelyfuneralhome. Burial with military honors was at St. Michael's Cemetery with lunch following at the GACC Cafeteria. Visitation with family...

  • Caroldene Williams

    Jul 20, 2023

    Caroldene Y. Williams was born to Carold and Opal Lorriane (Caramer) Herrick on March 12, 1937, in Webster County, Nebraska. She was one of six children. She died July 4, 2023, at Clarinda Regional Health Center surrounded by her loved ones. Caroldene grew up in Alma, Nebraska. She graduated from high school there. After high school, she got a job as a telephone operator and started a family with her first husband. Together they had six children: Juanita, Jane, June, Jonnie, Jennifer and James...

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