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Runzas for Recovery

     Baby Oliver Forbes is still in the hospital in Omaha. But people at home are lending a hand however they can to help his mom Joslyn and dad Tyler be able to be by his side as he fights his battle.  Joslyn’s aunt Lynda Redden wanted to do something to raise money for them.      “Everyone…

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Modern Health and Wellness with Dr. Derbes…..Volume 3

Welcome back Readers,  This week I would like to discuss mental health. This is a very common area of medicine which is frequently under-recognized, under-diagnosed, and under-treated. believe that part of what holds us back as a society in addressing mental health issues is a lack of proper resources to address the numerous mental health…

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Dundy County’s Last WWII Veteran Laid to Rest

     Marvin Haines of Benkelman was believed to be the last surviving World War Two Veteran in Dundy County. He passed away at the age of 99 at the Hester Memorial Home last Tuesday. He was laid to rest with full military honors at the Benkelman Cemetery on Monday.      The short military service was stiring and…

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Baby Oliver Needs Prayers

Editors Note: This article was published in the Hitchcock County News Jan. 12 edition. Born on, February  11, 2022, Oliver Forbes was born at  8 pounds and 9 ounces in size, but at just a few hours old he had to be flown to Omaha Children’s Hospital because of low oxygen levels and the doctors…

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Modern Health and Wellness with Dr. Derbes….Week 2

This week I am going to take a break from discussing Preventative Health to answer a question from a reader. My topic today is Osteoarthritis, and the specific question regarded the use of stem cells for this condition. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a very common condition causing joint pain, stiffness, and disability. It is essentially a…

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Board of Education hosting Community Engagement Meeting

The DCS School Board of Education has scheduled a community meeting for Jan. 11. The public session will take place at 6:30 p.m. (MT) This community discussion is part of a larger Strategic Planning process and will give the Board of Education and district administration the opportunity to listen to community stakeholders. The results will help…

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Modern Health and Wellness with Dr. Derbes

Good day readers! It has long been my goal to promote health, wellness, and preventative medicine. This is a big part of why I got into medicine in the first place, and I now feel compelled to share some of my experiences and insights with those who may be interested. I have offered to write…

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Lady Falcons and Lady Tigers Seasons End at Subdistricts

The Hitchcock County and Dundy County Stratton Volleyball Teams seasons ended at the Class D2-9 Subdisricts earlier they week. The two teams met in the first round and the Lady Falcons won in straight sets, 3 to 0. The Lady Falcons then played the host and top seeded Wallace Lady Wildcats in the second round.…

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Tigers and Falcons move on in Class D2 Football Playoffs

  The Hitchcock County Falcons and the Dundy County Stratton Tigers football teams have advanced to the second round of the NSAA Class D2 State Football Playoffs.  Both squads dominated their first round home games on Friday.      The DCS Tigers built a 42 to 0 lead by halftime and reserve players got lots of playing…

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Lady Falcon Volleyball Gets Another Win

     The Hitchcock County Lady Falcon volleyball team finished the 2022 RPAC Volleyball Tournament with a win in the consolation match on the west division side of the competition. The Lady Falcons defeated the Maxwell Wildcats in three sets in Hayes Center on Monday afternoon. Hitchcock County came out slow in the first set and fell behind…

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