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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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County Votes Down Permit for Proposed Feed Lot

     The development of the proposed 100,000 head cattle feedlot and its 85 new jobs for the area took a big hit and could be dead following a decision by the Dundy County Commissioners on Tuesday afternoon.      County Commissioners voted down approval of Blackshirt Feeder’s Conditional Use Permit (CUP) application for the  feedlot at a special…

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Date Set for County Board’s Hearing on Feedlot Conditional Use Permit

The Dundy County Commissioners will have the final say in the county permitting process involved in  the proposed 100,000 head feedlot in northern Dundy County.  The Dundy County Planning Commission recommended the passage of the required Conditional Use Permit for the Blackshirt Feeders LP feedlot last Tuesday.  The Conditional Use Permit now is in the…

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Proposed Blackshirt Feeders Feedlot Includes 85 New Jobs

     The coffee shop talk about a new, large feedlot in Dundy County has gone on for several years. That talk was made reality with the Dundy County Planning Commission’s Public Hearing last Tuesday and subsequent recommendation that the County Commissoners approve Blackshirt Feeders’ Conditional Use Permit application.      Here is a little more information about the…

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Semi Load of Piglets Rescued after Accident

         The only casualties in a semi-truck trailer and car accident near Benkelman late Tuesday afternoon, were some baby pigs.  But, a large rescue effort with the help of Dundy County Stratton High School students, emergency responders, some local ag producers with livestock trailers, and staff from the Twin Forks Vet clinic,…

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Big Changes for the Food Pantry

The Dundy County Commissioners met last week for a walk through of the new County building on the corner of Chief Street. County employees along with Dale Shilke from Engineering International as well as representatives from the Ministerial Alliance and food pantry enjoyed a nice tour. The building will serve several purposes for the county.…

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