Rob Dump Cedar County News
HARTINGTON — Most area incumbents up for election this year decided to seek another term in office.
Laurel Mayor Mark Patefield decided two terms were enough, however. Current Laurel City Council President Keith Knudsen has decided to seek that seat.
Patefield said he believes after eight years in office, it’s time for a change — both for him and for the city.Read more
HARTINGTON — A local business will soon breathe new life into an old building here.
The old Tooties Restaurant building on the north edge of Hartington is being purchased by Creamer Auction Company. The building, which has been closed for several years now, will soon be transformed into an auction hall.
The Hartington City Council Monday accepted the recommendation of the Revolving Loan Committee and approved a $50,000 business loan to Creamer to help update and revitalize the building.Read more
HARTINGTON — The Cedar County Ag Society is launching a fundraising campaign. The campaign is designed to help the group both rebuild from the 2019 flooding and improve the fairgrounds.
On March 13, 2019, northeast Nebraska was struck with one of the worst floods in over 50 years. The Cedar County Fairgrounds took on the most damage ever received in its 100-plus year history. For two days the grounds were under water damaging buildings, wiping out roads and fences, and destroying a 56-stall livestock building.Read more
HARTINGTON — The Cedar County Tourism Board reviewed applications for projects and events that will bring visitors to our region. On the docket was a request from a film production team for The Phantom Limbs of the Rollow Sisters in Cedar County. The film project is based on a book written by UNL instructor Timothy Schaffert. If the film chooses Cedar County as its location, the CCTB will grant $2000 to the project in 2019 and another $2000 in 2020, because the film will promote Cedar County.Read more
OMAHA – Thirteen Americans who have been on a cruise ship docked off the coast of Japan for two weeks have arrived in Omaha, Nebraska, for further monitoring and treatment if needed. Some of these citizens have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease that was first discovered in late 2019 and is believed to have originated in Wuhan, China. Those who have tested positive for this novel coronavirus, are only showing mild symptoms of the disease.Read more