Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Belleville City manager Neal Lewis described it as a 'V-8 slap in the head' moment. He said for months City offi cials have been looking for a way to keep Rocky Pond viable. "We all know that in the dry the water that comes from the treatment plant is a whole lot cleaner... + continue reading
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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On a 60-degree January afternoon Marvin and Donna Shoemaker stood on their gravel driveway and admired their house, which was built by his grandfather in 1922. The couple told a few stories  about their multi-generation farm located two miles south of Narka, including their joy of... + continue reading
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
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The Republic County Buffs dropped their fourth-straight game following a chippy 52-75 loss to the Southeast of Saline Trojans, Friday, January 16. What started out as a one-point lead following the first quarter, quickly dissolved to a 10-point halftime deficit.   To... + continue reading

Republic County coach Alan Sheets sets a game plan before the Lady Buffs take the court with five-seconds remaining.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
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By Freddie Arnold   “The only way to learn it is to experience it,” Republic County coach Alan Sheets said. “By putting your feet to the fire.” With the final seconds dwindling down, the Republic County Lady Buffs found themselves in a barnburner... + continue reading

Jaclyn Sheets and Saren Hobelmann were initiated into Champter BM of P.E.O. during a special meeting.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
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Chapter BM of P.E.O. met on Jan. 14 at the home of Kim Bombardier. Twenty members were present for the meeting that included initiation.   To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition.    + continue reading

Republic County coach Alan Sheets sets a game plan before the Lady Buffs take the court with five-seconds remaining.

Jaclyn Sheets and Saren Hobelmann were initiated into Champter BM of P.E.O. during a special meeting.

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01/28/2015
One of the faces of good health care in Republic County will step down in June. Republic County Health Department Director Marcia Hansen submitted her notice to retire June 22 to commissioners Monday. Hansen has been director for 30 years, and... + continue reading
01/20/2015
Students named to the honor roll for the fall semester at Republic County Jr./Sr. High School are: HIGH HONORS Seniors: Bryn Hobelmann, Ahava Rundus, Eleazar Rundus, Waylon Sheetz, Jay Surber, Peyton Warner, Maggie Woodward. Juniors:... + continue reading

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Local home beer and wine makers recycle a variety of sterilized containers to bottle their products.
01/20/2015
By Deb Hadachek   It’s chemistry, gourmet cooking, and a little bit mechanical engineering. Any concepts you might have about a group named the Courtland Fermentation Club (formerly the Home Brew Association) is probably a misconception.   To view... + continue reading

Cattle prices hit unprecedented highs in 2014.
01/20/2015
By Cynthia Scheer   Cattle prices have been decreasing for the past few weeks, but experts say the markets should recover by spring. Fairbury Livestock owner Larry Junker said cattle prices have come down as much as 25 cents a pound in the past two weeks.   To... + continue reading
01/13/2015
By Deb Hadachek One of the largest public spaces in Republic County--the Commercial Exhibit building on the NCK Fairgrounds--is being eyed as a possible community center for Belleville. Representatives of the NCK Fair Board, Belleville Chamber and Main treet, Belleville City and Republic... + continue reading
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The Pike Valley Panthers fell just nine points short of a Northern Plains League Championship. Entering the League Tournament as the 2-seed and finishing runner-up, the Panthers (9-2)... + continue reading

Republic County coach Alan Sheets sets a game plan before the Lady Buffs take the court with five-seconds remaining.
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I’ve been out of the raising cattle for quite a few years now. But I still follow trends and prices. I kept reading and rereading a story by Cynthia Scheer in last week’s... + continue reading

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Students named to the honor roll for the fall semester at Republic County Jr./Sr. High School are: HIGH HONORS Seniors: Bryn Hobelmann, Ahava Rundus, Eleazar Rundus, Waylon Sheetz... + continue reading