Alley-Side Antiques opens in downtown Hickman

HICKMAN – One of the storefronts on First Street in downtown Hickman has new tenants and a fresh look. Lifelong antique collectors Claude and Cherise Liesveld of Hickman opened Alley-Side Antiques and Curiosities this month. The Liesvelds have collected antiques and interesting things for more than 40 years. Opening an antique store is something they have always wanted to do. […]

Waverly’s Kocian returns home for first car show

WAVERLY – Dave Kocian of Waverly grew up attending car shows in his hometown of Dwight. Each year, cousins, friends and community members would shine up their favorite classics to put on display for the community to see. “I always wanted to take one but I never had one to take,” said Kocian, who has lived in Waverly since 2018. […]

Glacial Till building new warehouse outside of Bennet

BENNET – Over the last several months, dirt work has begun on lots near the Bennet Casey’s for new commercial buildings. Developer Doug Derscheid bought the land surrounding the Casey’s in September 2019 and subsequently platted the Bennet Corner Addition. The Murmans, owners of Glacial Till Winery and Vineyards, then purchased lots south of the Casey’s. In June, a building […]

Waverly aquatic center advocates hosting event Saturday

WAVERLY – When Waverly voters in May approved two ballot questions to fund a new aquatic center, the COVID-19 pandemic made it practically impossible to safely host a celebration. Though the number of COVID-19 cases continues to increase in Lancaster County and elsewhere, the ensuing months provided advocates with time to plan some form of a celebration, which will take […]

Eagle trustee resigns following review of village employee

Lahmon cites lack of support from fellow trustees

EAGLE – Trustee Joshua Lahmon recently resigned from the Eagle board due to what he described as an unwillingness by fellow board members to hold village employees accountable. His resignation letter, which included assertions that the board chair said he disagreed with, came weeks after the trustees handled an employee disciplinary action. The hearing left Lahmon feeling alienated and unsupported. […]

July 30, 2020 E-Edition – The Voice News

Filing deadline to run for village boards is Aug. 3


VOICE NEWS REGION – Dozens of elected seats on local boards will appear on the general election ballot this fall, and those hoping to run for office only have days to officially file. Aug. 3 is the deadline for non-incumbent candidates to file for a number of positions on village boards. Candidates for other offices, including local school boards and […]

Wheat harvest season continues across Nebraska


VOICE NEWS REGION – A lot of progress was made this past week for wheat harvest in Nebraska. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports that harvest is 50 percent complete in the state. This past fall, producers planted 920,000 acres of wheat, though only 850,000 are expected to be harvested. The USDA predicts Nebraska’s wheat crop production to […]

Norris High School class of 2020 celebrates graduation

Sterling and Norris school districts record first confirmed COVID-19 cases

VOICE NEWS REGION – The expected start of the 2020-21 school year is just weeks away, but some local districts are already dealing with COVD-19. Confirmed cases of disease, which sparked a global pandemic and forced a premature ending to in-person learning earlier this year, have been reported by both Norris Public Schools and Sterling Public Schools. Sterling reported on […]