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Fatality Accident Closes Highway

     Emergency responders were called out to a two vehicle accident west of Stratton on Tuesday afternoon. At 2:32 p.m. the Hitchcock County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a head-on collision involving a tractor-trailer and a car on U.S. Highway 34 near mile marker 44, about three miles from Stratton.      The investigation shows the tractor-trailer,…

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Blackshirt Feeders 150K Feedlot Clears County Hurdle as New Neighbors say They are Excited for Project.

     The partners in the Blackshirt Feeders proposed 150,000 head livestock feedlot for western Dundy County had to feel pretty good after the Dundy County Commissioners Special Meeting and Public Hearing on Thursday afternoon. The County Commissioners voted 3 to 0 and approved the new Conditional Use Permit application from Blackshirt Feeders for the new site…

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Construction of 100K Feedlot Back On Track after Dundy County Board Approves CUP Permit

     Blackshirt Feeders cleared a major hurdle in the construction of their proposed 100,000 head beef feedlot on Monday (June 6).      After a four hour, public hearing in the Dundy County Courthouse, the Dundy County Commissioners unanimously approved the Blackshirt Feeders Conditional Use Permit Application (CUP), 3 to 0.      The Commissioner’s approval came after a continuous…

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Marian L.C. Baney Shaw – August 12, 1922 to April 2, 2022

Marian L.C. Baney Shaw – August 12, 1922 to April 2, 2022 Services were held at the Benkelman Memorial Chapel on Monday, April 11, 2022 at 10:30am with The Reverend Laura Cherry of the First United Methodist Church, Benkelman, officiating. Richard Bartholomew was the soloist singing “Morning Has Broken” and “The Little Brown Church In…

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