Local news

Santa Claus plans to make stops around the area

Despite the pandemic, Santa Claus will still be visiting the children in the area this year, just in a new way. Community groups have gotten creative to make sure kids can still see Santa. The first …
Local news
Local sports
Ram Athletes of the Decade - Part Five: Best Sports Memories
Best Sports Season...Baseball/Softball 2014 Not very many high school softball and baseball teams qualify for the state tournament … Read More
Rams wrap up 2020 season
The MVAOCOU volleyball team wrapped up their 2020 season as they faced Lawton-Bronson on Oct. 21 in the opening round of … Read More
MVAOCOU competes at state qualifying meet
It was a cold afternoon as the Rams competed at the cross country state qualifying meet on Oct. 23 in Audubon. Hannah O’Connell … Read More
O’Connell earns all-conference as Rams compete at WVC meet
The Western Valley Conference cross country meet was held on Oct. 17 in Onawa. Hannah O’Connell earned all-conference honors as she … Read More
Raiders beat the Rams in regular season finale
The Raiders of East Sac County threw the ball, ran the ball, and stopped the Rams offense all night on Friday, Oct. 9, as they beat … Read More
Rams compete in two cross country meets
On Oct. 6, MVAOCOU traveled to Kingsley for Kingsley-Pierson Invitational. Hannah O’Connell was the top finisher for the Rams as … Read More
Obituaries
Obituary...Donald H. “Don” Johnson, 79
Donald H. “Don” Johnson, 79, of Oto, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, due to heart failure, at the Burgess Health Center of … Read More
Obituary... John A. Palmer, 64
John A. Palmer, 64, of Holstein, passed away on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, at the Horn Memorial Hospital of Ida Grove.A Private Family … Read More
Obituary...Oliver J. Martin, 82
Oliver J. Martin, 82, of Mapleton, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, at Maple Heights Nursing Home in Mapleton. Per his wishes, … Read More
Obituary... Lynette M. Dobrovolny, 73
Lynette M. Dobrovolny, 73, of Mapleton, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at her residence of Mapleton.A Funeral Service was … Read More
Obituary... Paul Briggle, Jr., 73
Paul Edward Briggle, Jr. was born Oct. 26, 1947, to Paul, Sr. and Norma (Rix) Briggle in Ricketts. He was also known around town as … Read More
Obituary...Evelyn Christiansen, 100
Evelyn M. Christiansen, 100, of Amarillo, Texas, formerly of Mapleton, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, at her daughter’s … Read More
Celebrations
Birthdays

Loretta Petersen-Arnold 100th birthday celebration

The family of Loretta Petersen-Arnold is hosting a drive by celebration from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 22, to celebrate her 100th birthday. Loretta will be in sitting in her driveway and …

Frances Ann Nemitz celebrates 80th birthday

Frances Ann Nemitz will be celebrating her 85th birthday on Wednesday, Aug. 12. A card shower is being hosted from her by Cristi and the grandkids. Card may be mailed to 1439 N. 5th St. EXT, …

Anniversaries

Bob and Linda Otto celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Bob and Linda Otto celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 5. Bob Otto and Linda Uhl were married at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mapleton on Sept. 5, 1970. They made their home and …

Engagements

Goslar, Gustin announce upcoming wedding

Whitney Goslar and Robert Gustin announce their upcoming wedding. Their wedding will take place Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mapleton. Parents are Mitch and Amanda …

Births

Four generations

With the recent birth of Tucker Berry, four generations of the family gathered together. Pictured are, on the left, Great-Grandpa Joe Fleck of Rodney; on the right, Grandpa Earl DeVries of Little …

Weddings

Kolbe-Weed wed on June 6

Lisa Kolbe and Tanner Weed, both of Harlan, exchanged marriage vows on June 6, 2020, at The Stables at Copper Ridge on Denison. Rev. AL Hazelton performed the 6 p.m. double ring ceremony. Parents …