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The Cicada Killer Wasp

The size of the cicada killer wasp is alarming to many people, prompting phone calls and emails to Nebraska Extension Offices with questions of how best to eradicate them. The female, at 2 inches …

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14th Annual Warrior All-Star Basketball Classic players selected

The 14th Annual Warrior All-Star Basketball Classic will be Saturday, June 19th at the Wikert Event Center at Midland University in Fremont.  Game times are 6pm for the girls game and 8pm for …
Rockets 18’s win one lose three at State
The Oakland-Craig Rockets traveled to Hastings for the Class D State tournament this past weekend. They came away with one win and three losses. Vs. Wausa Vikings The Rockets first opponent was …
Rockets 14’s win two lose two at state
The Oakland-Craig Rockets 14’s traveled to Hastings for the Class C State Tournament this past weekend. They came away with two wins and two losses. Vs. Grand Island Northwest Gold The …
OC Didgets end season in first round of league tourney
The Oakland Craig Didgets hosted their first round of the Tri-County League Tournament as the West Point Patriots came to town. O-C was the #7 seed and West Point was the #10 seed. West Point walked …
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Betty Peck will be turning 90 years old on August 10th. In honor of her birthday, her family is planning a party for her family and friends on Aug. 7thfrom 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the United Methodist …
The family of Richard Appleby requests a card shower in honor of his 90th Birthday on July 6th.  Cards can reach Richard at PO Box 483, Lyons, NE 68038.
A card shower is requested for Darwin and Linda Peterson of Oakland as they celebrate their 50th anniversary together.  The couple were married on June 11, 1971, in West Point.  Cards can …
  Alex and Stephanie Anderson of Columbia, Missouri announce the birth of a son, Harvey James, born April 15, 2021, weighing 9 lbs. 8 oz. and measuring 21 ½ inches long. Harvey is …
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It is now old news that Mercy One Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa, affiliated with Trinity Catholic Corporations of Novi, Michigan, has made a final decision to close out Oakland acute care …
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 …
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I have never really been interested in antiques, but over the last couple of weeks the subject has come up during conversations with friends. In fact during one conversation, we were invited out to …
It is the end of July and just a few weeks until school starts back up again. In our house that means something a little different this year. Our son will be leaving the world of fun classroom …
Herry up and wait. So many things in our lives today seem like this. You can plan everything down to the second, but at some point, it boils down to the waiting game. I find myself in this …
The last couple years I have gotten interested in watching birds, thanks to the neighbors on our block giving me hints on what to set out to bring them around our home.  It only takes a short …
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