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DCS Gets First Round Win

The DCS Tigers Football team won their first round Class D2 playoff football game in Benkelman against Elm Creek 38 to 6 Thursday. The Tigers move on the second round where they are seeded #3.  The 16 teams that won their round games were reseeded for the rest of the playoffs based on their wildcard…

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$370,000 Nebraska Pick 5 Winning Ticket Sold in Benkelman

     One lucky player who bought a Nebraska Pick 5 ticket for the Monday, October 9 drawing is holding a ticket worth $370,000.      The Nebraska Lottery has confirmed that one ticket sold for Monday’s Nebraska Pick 5 draw matched all five winning numbers for the $370,000 jackpot. The ticket was sold at Kwik Stop #24, 1417…

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Sales Tax Ballots are in the Hands of Benkelman Voters

City of Benkelman registered voters have received their ballots involving the continuation of the City’s one-and-a-half percent sales tax initiative. The original city sales tax measure, that was approved by voters in the November, 2008 election, was for 15-years and the Benkelman City Council decided to put the sales tax question before voters again. Benkelman’s…

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From Mutton Bustn’ to Rodeo Queen

Meet Ellah Baker. This dynamic young lady is the 10-year-old daughter of Christopher and Sabrina Baker. She aspires to become a veterinarian when she grows up. She lives in rural Palisade on her family’s homestead with her parents, two brothers, and little sister. She is a fifth grader at Hitchcock County Elementary School in Culbertson.…

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Trenton Board Votes to Close El Dorado

The El Dorado Manor Nursing Home and Assisted Living Center will close.  The Trenton Village Board of Trustees voted to close the facility at a special meeting held Last night (Wednesday) at El Dorado.  The vote was 4-yes and 1-abstain.  Meeting notices were posted Monday in Trenton for a Special Meeting for the Trenton Village…

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New Tire and Service Shop Opens in Haigler

     With the construction of a the Blackshirt Feeders 150,000 head feedlot underway, it was just a matter of time before new businesses started popping up. One of, if not the first, just opened in Haigler about a month ago.      Bush Tires and Service LLC hung out their shingle along Highway 34 on the west edge…

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