Get your copy of this week's Atkinson Graphic, available later today, and read the articles that accompany these headlines, “Temporary entrance change at WHMS due to construction,” “COVID variant found in area”,” “Students enjoy reading outdoors”, “Read Across America observed at West Holt Public Schools”, “Little Huskies wrestlers qualify for State meet,” “Help needed for Clean Up Event,” “TeamMates Mentor of Month is Riha,” and so many more including sports from both West Holt and Stuart Schools! Don't miss out. Subscribe today - In-State is $40.00; Out-of-State is $46.00; or get an E-Edition for $20.00 and read The Graphic on-line anywhere!
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The St. Joseph School students took advantage of the beautiful weather on Friday, March 5th by reading outdoors in honor of “Read Across America.”	Photo courtesy Sandra Dostal
A funeral Service for Thomas Glenn Higgins, age 75, will be held on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at Ss Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Butte, Neb. Father Bernard Starman will officiate. Interment will be in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery at Naper. A complete obituary will be included in this week's issue of The Atkinson Graphic.
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NCDHD COVID-19 to hold Vaccine Registration Call-a-Thon NCDHD is currently registering all ages for the COVID-19 vaccine registry. NCDHD encourages district residents to register at vaccinate.ne.gov. If assistance is needed in registering NCDHD will have volunteers available for a call-a-thon event to get district residents registered for the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, March 8th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. To participate in the call-a-thon registration call 402-336-2406. If you have already registered there is no need to register again. This call-a-thon is for registration only. Those who call in will not be scheduled for a vaccination appointment and to allow for processing as many new registrations as possible, NCDHD will not be able to confirm your name on our list during this event. If you registered previously and received a confirmation email or confirmation screen, you should have confidence that NCDHD has your name on our registry. NCDHD is currently vaccinating 65+ community members. Clinics are scheduled and calls are made to schedule registered residents for vaccination appointments as quickly as vaccine can come into the office. NCDHD appreciates the patience of our district as we work to get vaccine out to our communities as quickly as possible.
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Get your copy of this week's Atkinson Graphic, available later today, and read the articles that accompany these headlines, “West Holt Medical Services held its Annual Meeting,” “Andy Hoffman succumbs to brain cancer”,” “Moving to a new home”, “Selected to play”, “Stuart students compete in Spelling Bee,” “WHMS adds Endocrinology,” “West Holt Speech to honor Parents,” “Little Husky wrestlers in O’Neill and at home meet,” and so many more including sports from both West Holt and Stuart Schools! Don't miss out. Subscribe today - In-State is $40.00; Out-of-State is $46.00; or get an E-Edition for $20.00 and read The Graphic on-line anywhere!
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Andy Hoffman
The West Holt Boys Basketball Team will be playing in the District game on Monday, March 1 at 6:00 p.m. at Norfolk Catholic High School. The game will be broadcast on KBRX 102.9 FM and on KBRX.com
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The West Holt boys' District Basketball game can be found on this link at 6:00 p.m. tonight. https://youtu.be/x3byJjU2qww
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The West Holt Boys Basketball Team will be playing in the District game on Monday, March 1 at 6:00 p.m. at Norfolk Catholic High School. The game will be broadcast on KBRX 102.9 FM and on KBRX.com
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The West Holt Boys Basketball Team will be playing in the District game on Monday, March 1 at 6:00 p.m. at Norfolk Catholic High School. The game will be broadcast on KBRX 102.9 FM and on KBRX.com
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The West Holt Boys Basketball Team will be playing in the District game on Monday, March 1 at 6:00 p.m. at Norfolk Catholic High School. The game will be broadcast on KBRX 102.9 FM and on KBRX.com
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West Holt Medical Services has announced that the retail pharmacy will once again be open to walk-in customers starting Monday, March 1st. All customers will be required to wear a mask and use the temperature screening kiosk before entering.
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Get your copy of this week's Atkinson Graphic, available later today, and read the articles that accompany these headlines, “Bridge work progresses,” “Carey suffers from “stubborn knees”,” “Farm Bureau donates to Holt County Fair”, “FFA Star and Proficiency finalists named”,” “Chavez wins Holt County Spelling Bee,” “Fire and Rescue gives awards,” “West Holt back-to-back champions at Lutheran High Northeast, Ainsworth meets,” “Virtual victory for Stuart Speech at Grand Island NW,” and so many more including sports from both West Holt and Stuart Schools! Don't miss out. Subscribe today - In-State is $40.00; Out-of-State is $46.00; or get an E-Edition for $20.00 and read The Graphic on-line anywhere!
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Bridge over Niobrara River north of Stuart
Here is the bracket for the West Holt Huskies Boys' Basketball Sub-District games.
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West Holt Boys' Basketball Sub-District Bracket
Stuart Broncos Boys' Sub-District Basketball Bracket
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Stuart Boys' Basketball Sub-District Bracket
State Wrestling for Class D begins today. West Holt Husky Isaac Pistulka has qualified for the State Tournament. Here is his schedule: Wednesday - Class D – Weigh-Ins: 3:30 p.m. - 2nd session (4 rounds of competition)--5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. • Class D-Championship Round 1—Quarterfinals--Consolations (Round 1 & 2) Thursday - 4 mats Class D – Weigh-Ins: 11:30 - 4th session (Semi-finals – all placing matches)--1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. • Class D-Semifinals, Consolations Round 3, Consolation Semifinals,
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Isaac Pistulka
NPPD has moved from a Level 3 Emergency back to a Level 1 emergency, where we are asking customers to conserve energy. As we have noted the current situation related to the weather is rather fluid and we expect that peak hours tonight after 5 p.m. could change our status and once again early in the morning hours, much as it did Tuesday morning. We will continue to keep you updated as soon as we have information. We still encourage customers to conserve energy anywhere possible such as lowering their thermostats and not using ovens, dishwashers and washing machines and dryers which do use large volumes of electricity.
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The Stuart girls' sub-district game will start at 4:30 p.m. in Bartlett today. The Lady Broncos take on St. Mary's.
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Stuart Broncos
The West Holt Lady Huskies played Neligh-Oakdale in the D1-5 Sub-District on Monday at Elgin High School. The Lady Huskies got the win 49-32. Tonight West Holt will take on EPPJ. The game is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. at Elgin High School.
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Black Hills Energy recommends efficiency to minimize impact of prolonged frigid temps LINCOLN, Neb. – Feb. 15, 2021 - As current artic conditions continue to impact large sections of the country, Black Hills Energy is closely monitoring the situation to ensure the impact on homes and businesses is minimized. “To date, our system has performed as intended. We have worked to ensure homes stay warm, but we need your help,” said Kevin Jarosz, vice president of operations for Black Hills Energy in Nebraska. “There are steps you can take today to minimize the financial burden and reduce increased energy use generated by these frigid temperatures.” Here are some tips to keep your family warm while the demand for energy is so high: • If health concerns aren’t a factor, set your thermostat to 68 degrees in the winter and reduce it 2 to 3 degrees while you’re away from home or sleeping. • Hold off on doing chores. Doing laundry or washing dishes can use energy to heat the water and your dryer. If you can, only wash full loads using cold water, air dry your clothes, or even better, wait until the extreme cold weather passes to complete these activities. • Check your furnace filter – make sure it’s clean and properly installed facing the correct direction. • Make sure your furnace vent, gas fireplace vent and tankless/conventional water heater vents are free from any obstructions or debris. • Adjust your humidity. A well-humidified house at 68 degrees is as comfortable as a dry house at 75 degrees. • Use kitchen, bath and other ventilating fans only as needed. In just one hour, these fans can exhaust a house full of warmed air. • Reduce hot water usage. Use low-flow faucets and shower heads and take short showers instead of baths. Set the temperature on your water heater to 120 degrees or put it on the “warm” setting. Black Hills Energy also realizes increased nationwide usage could result in higher bills, and there are a number of resources available to support customers: • The easiest way for families to access emergency assistance funds is to call 211, and a representative will connect them with a utility assistance case worker in their area. • Customers in the Black Hills Energy service territory are eligible for Black Hills Cares funds, a utility assistance program made possible by donations from fellow customers. The Black Hills Energy Foundation matches those donations at 100%. • Nebraska’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is currently open via DHHS: Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) • Budget Billing is a free, stable payment option offered by Black Hills Energy that makes bills more predictable by averaging the amount you pay each month so you can avoid spikes in a bill caused by seasonal anomalies. “There has been widespread energy demand across the country, and our reliable system and team is ready to respond to the historic cold. We applaud and appreciate the businesses who have scaled down their energy usage to allow more capacity for homes. They’ve set a good example of steps we can all take to ensure we’re collectively resilient through this storm,” Jarosz added.
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The area is being hit with rolling blackouts this Tuesday morning, February 16, 2021. There have been reports of the Stuart and Bassett area with power out, also northeast of Atkinson and Cleveland Township area without power. Currently the Village of Stuart is running on generator power. These are part of the rolling blackouts affecting 14 states from Texas to North Dakota. If you do have your power shut off it should last for approximately 60 minutes. The blackouts were issued by the Southwest Power Pool, which is a group of utilities across 14 states. The supply of reserve energy has been exhausted, mainly because of the reliance on wind energy and over half of the windmills in Texas are inoperable due to rain and freezing temperatures.
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Tuesday AM Update from NPPD: To maintain system reliability, NPPD has just been informed by SPP that we need to do emergency coordinated interruptions of service. These 30-minite interruptions of service occur in real-time, so we have very little, if any, notice as to where these interruptions will take place. Mark Becket Nebraska Public Power District
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