New addition to sports schedule The N/V Cougar boys will be playing Blue Hill on Friday, Oct. 16 at 3:30 p.m. in Verdigre. The early kickoff is due to the distance Blue Hill will be traveling and the officials for the game have another game at 7 p.m. in Wausa that night.
All Things Pumpkin Is Cancelled Niobrara’s Third Annual “All Things Pumpkin,” set for Saturday, Oct. 17 has been cancelled, but the ATV Parade scheduled for 7 p.m. in the evening. will be held.
Time for fall fun at Niobrara... Bonnie Paulsen and Linda Crosley arranged this pretty fall arrangement at the end of the Hickory Street cul-de-sac on Sunday morning. Autumn is in the air and the orange, brown, red, and gold colors of the season are making their annual appearance. A fall fun day is being planned in Niobrara, on October 17- the Third Annual All Things Pumpkin event. Tribune photo.
Test-Nebraska, coronavirus testing, Wednesday, September 30th in Niobrara at the Trading Post from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm.
In celebration of Mike and Judy Mauch's 25th Wedding Anniversary on September 30th, their children would like to honor them with a card shower. Cards of congratulations can be sent to: 89167 557th Ave., Fordyce, NE 68786
Boat dock in pretty good shape... The Niobrara boat landing on the Missouri River, north of town, is in pretty good shape this summer after volunteers helped to restore it, after the flood. The village hauled in several loads of rock, the outdoor toilets have been repaired, and trash cans have been added. Tribune photo.
Test Nebraska Clinic: Wednesday, September 23rd in Niobrara at the Trading Post from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Pre-registration on testnebraska.com for a testing time is preferred, but not required. Testing at these events is free.
Nebraskans sign up for healthcare coverage; and can still apply Heritage Health Adult Medicaid Expansion (HHA) has successfully signed up 5,218 Nebraskans to date. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) continues to provide great customer service. Applications are currently processed in about seven days, which is over a month faster than required by federal law. Additional DHHS teammates have been hired and trained to be able to help answer callers' questions and process applications. To find out how to apply, pick up the latest edition of the Niobrara Tribune.
The family of Frank (Bub) Jones of Niobrara, is requesting a Card Shower for his 90th birthday on September 22. His family includes Eldon and Gayle Jones of Torrington, Wyo.; Greg Jones and Isabelle Knori, Niobrara; Mary Ann Skuya, Niobrara; Bev and Bob Motacek, Verdel; Doug and Peggy Jones, Yankton, S.D.; and Jeff and Donna Jones of Crofton, and their families. Cards will reach him at: 89161 522 Avenue, Niobrara, NE 68760.
COVID-19 Update: North Central District Health Dept. reported 137 Total Cases and 69 Recoveries for Knox County, as of Sept. 16, 2020.
Early ballot applications have begun to be mailed, and are now on their way to every registered voter in Nebraska, Secretary of State Bob Evnen announced. For info or to track your mail-in ballot visit: https://sos.nebraska.gov/elections/early-voting
Current COVID-19 Case Update: As of Sept. 8 at 3 p.m.: Knox County: 115 Total Cases; 59 Recoveries
Current COVID-19 case count as of Sept. 2, 2020 at 3 p.m.: Knox County: Total Cases: 104. Recoveries: 44
Test Nebraska testing clinics will be held in Niobrara on Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Niobrara Trading Post, 248 Walnut St., Niobrara. A one-time event in coordination with the Santee Health Center will occur on Tuesday, Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Santee Health Center, 110 S. Visiting Eagle.
Niobrara-Verdigre Volleyball Triangular Tuesday, Sept. 1, at Niobrara Niobrara-Verdigre, Creighton, Osmond will be playing. Games times are as follows: 5:30 p.m., Osmond vs. Niobrara/Verdigre; 6:30 p.m., Creighton vs. Osmond; 7:30 p.m., Niobrara/Verdigre vs. Creighton.
Bridge ceremony Tomorrow On Tuesday, Sept. 1, the Nebraska Department of Transportation will host an event at 9:30 a.m. to celebrate the opening of the Mormon Canal Bridge at Niobrara. With the opening of the new permanent bridge over the Mormon Canal, and repairs made to the bridge over the Niobrara River, full mobility has been re-established in the area. This marks a major milestone in progress after the March 2019 flood event caused significant damage to the approach and girders of the bridge over the Niobrara, and completely washed out the bridge over the Mormon Canal. The temporary and permanent reconstruction of Highway 12 is one of the most complex flood recovery projects in the state. NDOT Director Kyle Schneweis, Governor Pete Ricketts, industry partners, and local stakeholders will make brief remarks. This event is open to the public.
New graphic artist at the Niobrara Tribune The Niobrara Tribune has a new graphic artist on staff, who arrived on the scene in June. Trina Adermann has been designing and selling ads at the local newspaper this summer, and even with the lack of activities because of the virus, has already met lots of the locals. Be sure to pick up the latest edition of the Niobrara Tribune to get to know Adermann a little better.
Restoring the town sign... Brian Swanson and a crew of Cole Swanson and Jim Swanson were completing the rock work on the Niobrara sign at the west edge of town Saturday. The sign was destroyed during the March 14,2019 flood. This is one of the flood repair projects the village received FEMA funds to repair. Tribune photo.
COVID-19 Case Count Update: As of Aug. 17 at 3 p.m. Knox County had 45 Total Cases, Recoveries: 35. Read the state totals in this week's edition of the Niobrara Tribune.
Meals on Wheels at Niobrara is looking for drivers. For more information, persons can contact Barb Farrar.