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.
The western half of Niobrara experienced a power outage on Monday evening for 30 minutes from 7-7:30 p.m. An electric pole by the Niobrara tree dump was hit by lightning which was the cause of the problem.
Niobrara will celebrate the completion of the bridge projects on Sept. 4 and 5 with Bridge Days. Activities are being planned. Watch the Tribune for details.
Gov. Pete Ricketts hosted Dr. Deborah Birx at the State Capitol on Aug. 14. She serves as a representative for global health diplomacy and serves in the office of Vice President as the government's Coronavirus Response Coordinator. Read more in this week's Tribune.
North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 16 additional positive COVID-19 cases in the district. Two (2) cases in Antelope County, one (1) case in Boyd County, one (1) case in Brown County, three (3) cases in Knox County, six (6) cases in Pierce County, and one (1) case in Rock County that through case investigations have been determined to be due from close contacts with positive cases. One (1) case in Brown County, one (1) case in Holt County through case investigations have been determined to be due to from community spread. All close contacts with all cases have been identified and asked to quarantine.
A mountain lion was sighted in Lynch on the evening of Aug. 7. The Boyd County Sheriff's Office is asking residents in the area to be cautious and vigilant. If persons see one, call 911. Do not approach. Read more in the Tribune.
The Knox County 4-H Fashion Show was held Aug. 6 at the First Trinity Social Hall in Bloomfield. Starlet Nielsen of Niobrara was a trophy winner. She is a member of the Running Water 4-H Club.
Garage sales were successful... The Niobrara Historical Society's Citywide Garage Sales at Niobrara and Running Water drew a crowd on Friday and Saturday. Judy Kopp's moving sale on Buckeye Road sold out. Many reported record crowds this year. Tribune photo.
Nebraska Strong will be in the area bringing information about coping during an infectious disease outbreak. Nebraska Rural Response Hotline-1-800-464-0258. Nebraska Family Helpline - 1-888-866-8660.
People are traveling for the Nebraska Passport Program The Nebraska Tourism Department announced that 115 people have completed the 2020 Nebraska Passport so far. The Passport inspires Nebraskans and tourists to travel throughout the state collecting stamps to earn prizes, while also supporting Nebraska's tourism destinations and small businesses. To read more on the passport program, pick up the latest edition of the Niobrara Tribune.
DHHS encourages Test Nebraska use The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) dashboard continues to show an increase in positive cases. DHHS asks every Nebraskan to do their part to protect themselves and others from COVID-19. To read more on Test Nebraska and how you can protect yourself and others, pick up the latest edition of the Niobrara Tribune.
Beach "shore" is fun... Niobrara Adventures' beach has been a busy place this summer, three miles south of Niobrara o Highway 14. Courtesy photo
A Card Shower has been requested for Rozann Graves of Niobrara in honor of her 80th birthday. Her address is: 169 Buckeye Road, Niobrara, NE 68760
Northeast Community College to require masks Northeast Community College continues to put plans into place to prepare to begin the fall semester on August 17. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, plans have been developed to include appropriate social distancing and classroom safety protocols. To read the full story, pick up the latest edition of the Niobrara Tribune.
See this week's Niobrara Tribune for the School Supply List for Niobrara Public Schools. School starts Aug. 20.
Check out this week's Niobrara Tribune to see the Niobrara Public Schools' full-color back to school ad, listing staff members, and lots of pertinent information about the coming school year.