Coleridge Blade

HARTINGTON — A Cedar County man serving time in prison for the murder of a Coleridge woman could be eligible for parole this year.

WAYNE — After rolling up triple digits for the second time this season, the LCC boys basketball team needed a solid second-half effort to finish off a run to the Great Northeast Nebraska Shootout t

WAYNE — It had been a while since the Laurel-Concord-Coleridge Lady Bears started the Great Northeast Neb. Shootout on the right foot.

Laurel Advocate

WAYNE — It had been a while since the Laurel-Concord-Coleridge Lady Bears started the Great Northeast Neb. Shootout on the right foot.

LCC’s Evan Haisch goes up for an easy lay-in Thursday at the Msgr. Werner Activity Center in Hartington.

LAUREL — The LCC boys basketball team found themselves in the Top Five of the Omaha World-Herald’s Class C-2 rankings after a pair of impressive wins last week.

LCC’s Lenny Schummer competed for the Bears at Saturday’s Winside Invitational.

WINSIDE — The LCC wrestlers returned from the holiday break in good shape, posting a dual win over Winnebago on Friday and bringing home two medals from a tough Winside Invitational on Saturday.

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.

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

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

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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