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Donn Louis Patrick

Donn Louis Patrick was born to Dwight and Viola Patrick in Oakland.  He passed away peacefully at home on May 7, 2021 in Omaha.  Preceded in death by his parents, wife Donna Marie Patrick …

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Knights OC Invite Champions

The Oakland-Craig Knights hosted their annual Oakland-Craig Invitational last Thursday, they scored 143 team points to take the championship. West Point Beemer was runner-up with 11 points. They just …
Lady Knights 3rd at OC Invite
The Oakland-Craig Lady Knights hosted their annual Oakland-Craig Invite last Thursday. O-C finished 3rd with 87 team points. GACC took … Read More
OC JH Knights Champions of EHC (East Division)
    The Oakland-Craig Junior High Knights hosted their annual Oakland-Craig JH East Husker Conference (East Division) … Read More
OC JH Lady Knights EHC (East Division) Champions
The Oakland-Craig Junior High Lady Knights were East Husker Conference Champions (both 7th and 8th Grade) in the meet held in Lyons … Read More
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The family of Mary Rhodman are requesting a card shower in honor of her 98th birthday on April 30th.  Her children Eugene and Rosalie invite you to join them in wishing Mary a Happy …
The family of Roger Johnson would like to honor him with a card shower in celebration of his 80th birthday on April 5th. Cards may be mailed to Roger Johnson, 1180 County Road L, Oakland NE …
Louise Boyd of Stanton will celebrate her 85th birthday on March 25, 2021. Her children and spouses, eleven grandchildren and spouses and seven great grandchildren invite you to help us recognize …
The family of Gloria Wedergren would like to honor her with a card shower in celebration of her 90th birthday on March 15.  Including a memory of Gloria with your card would make her …
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Editor, Oakland Independent:Each week I enjoy reading the Oakland Independent and all the news and features that are included.In the A Visit with Yesteryear section items in the March 4, 2021 issue …
The failure of Texas infrastructure has been in the news of late and our hearts go out to our fellow Americans who suffered because of these impacts.  While we felt secondary impacts here, I …
I was disappointed that President Biden cancelled the Keystone XL pipeline. The crude oil usage is not the issue, but whether the crude oil goes to the refinery by rail or pipeline. The existing …
According to the county zoning the setbacks to your homes will be 3.5 times the height of the point of the highest blade.  A 600 ft. turbine x 3.5 would be 2100 foot from your home. That is just …
I was surprised that our Senator from Nebraska Ben Sasse waited such a short time before rejoining the ‘Never Trump’ chorus and talking trash about our President.  Despite his …
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I don’t think anyone can dispute the fact that video games are a staple in most households in today’s world. When I was a kid my son’s age, home video games were a rich …
There is no doubt that the cost of living continues to climb.  While incomes don’t always meet those increases, many households have resorted to working multiple jobs to try and make ends …
Over this last weekend, we had a family movie night. We watched an animated film about a smartphone trying to take over the world. I am not going to go into too much detail about the movie, but we …
I have decided I am going to give up being the newspaper correspondent for Decatur.  We won't be around much this summer, so it will be hard to do a good job getting things in the paper.  …
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