Coleridge Blade

Kelly Hammer, member of the Coleridge Volunteer Fire Department, makes pancakes at Sunday’s Fireman’s Breakfast

COLERIDGE — The sweet smells of pancakes, sausage,and eggs filled the Coleridge Community Building Sunday. The food was all prepared and served by the Coleridge Volunteer Fire Department.

COLERIDGE — The sweet smells of pancakes, sausage, and eggs filled the Coleridge Community Building Sunday.

Sen. Tim Gragert

LINCOLN — Tim Gragert has a pretty good view of the world from his new 11th floor office high above the state capital building.

Laurel Advocate

LAUREL — The LCC boys improved to 13-1 on the season with a pair of victories.

Fischer Carson posted an eighth-place finish for the LCC wres- tlers during Saturday’s Battle Creek Invitational.

BATTLE CREEK — The LCC wrestlers had one medalist among its six wrestlers who competed at Saturday’s Battle Creek Invitational.

Makayla Forsberg looks for a teammate during Tuesday’s 60-58 loss to Wayne. The Lady Bears bounced back from the loss to defeat Creighton in Lewis and Clark Conference action later in the week.

LAUREL — After losing a heartbreaker at home Tuesday, the LCC Lady Bears bounced back with a nail-biter win over Creighton Friday to improve to 6-8 on the season.

Osmond Republican

OSMOND — The community of Osmond was saddened this week to learn of the death of Bernice Blecha, former Osmond city clerk and editor emeritus of the Osmond Republican.

Bernice Blecha

OSMOND — Services for Bernice M. Blecha, 75, of Osmond will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Osmond.

OSMOND — There are few people in this corner of the world who haven’t had their lives touched by Bernice Blecha.

Randolph Times

Noah Scott tries to keep his foe from escaping during action at the Battle Creek Wrestling Invite on Saturday.

BATTLE CREEK - The Randolph wrestling team hit the road on Saturday for the Battle Creek Invite, earning an eighth place finish.

Carlie Nordhues moves the ball closer to the paint during action Friday at Wausa. The Lady Cards earned the L&C Conference win.

WAUSA — The Lady Cardinals earned a 48-25 win in Wausa Friday behind strong play by senior Emma Bermel.

HARTINGTON — After establishing a tradition of bringing in top name country music acts, the Cedar County Fair is going a different direction this year.

Wausa Gazette

CENTER — Knox County residents will no longer need to go to the polls to cast their ballots on election day.

WAUSA — Wausa’s nursing home may be forced to close.

LINCOLN — Tim Gragert has a pretty good view of the world from his new 11th floor office high above the state capital building.

Obituaries

PISGAH, Iowa — Leonard Conley Burbach, 70, Pisgah, Iowa, died Jan. 1, 2019.  Memorial services were Jan. 11 at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home, Council Bluffs, Iowa.

CROFTON — Gary Francis Evans, 79, Crofton, died Jan. 12, 2019. at Avera Sister James Nursing Home, Yankton, S.D., after being on Hospice care.

PRIOR LAKE, Minn. — Martha “Lou” Murphy, 83, Prior Lake, Minn., formerly of Laurel, died Jan. 4, 2019.

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