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A garage was fully engulfed in flames on Tuesday night when firefighters responded to the call on the south side of Oakdale.
The call came in around 9:45 p.m. Officials on scene with the Oakdale Volunteer Fire Department said the garage at 601 Hohman Street caught fire when the occupant, Scott Williams, was working inside the building.
Officials said the garage is a total loss and estimated the damage at about $2,500.
No injuries were reported.
A benefit poker run for Byron and Barb Roland will be held Saturday, August 13.
Byron and Barb were involved in a motorcycle accident nearly a year ago. Soon after, Barb was diagnosed with a rare form of oral cancer. The funds from the benefit will go to help the couple pay for medical expenses and travel costs.
The poker run will be a full day filled with various events for everyone. Check-ins will begin at 10 a.m. at the Oakdale Community Center. Registration is $20 per rider and $10 for passengers. Riders will leave at 11 a.m.
At 4 p.m. there will be a pulled pork supper with free-will donation. The meal will also include chips, beans and various salads and desserts. During the meal, there will be a silent auction, lasting until 8:30 p.m.
The night will end with karaoke, beginning at 9 p.m.
Weather permitting, maintenance forces will begin armor coating on US-275 from Oakdale to Meadow Grove next week.
According Nebraska Department of Roads Highway Maintenance Superintendent Tony Tschirren, work is expected to begin on Monday, July 25.
Tshirren said traffic will be maintained with flaggers and a pilot car. Motorists can expect reduced speed, slight delays and loose gravel on the roadway. Anticipated completion date is late Thursday afternoon, July 28. Please use caution when traveling through this area.
Visit the 511 webpage at www.511.nebraska.gov or dial 511 or 800-906-9069 to get the most current updates on highway conditions.
A former Village of Oakdale clerk was granted parole from prison Friday, June 17.
Megan Brandt's parole grant comes just short of a year from being sentenced June 24, 2015.
The sentence was given after Brandt pled no contest to felony theft in Antelope County District Court as part of a plea deal. An investigation from the state auditor's office turned up over $50,000 in funds that Brandt stole from the Village of Oakdale between December of 2012 and her resignation in October of 2014.
The largest cemetery in Antelope County drew quite a crowd Monday morning for the annual Memorial Day ceremony.
Rev. Ryan Eden of Tilden and Meadow Grove gave the message. The Neligh-Oakdale band performed and the Battle Creek-Meadow Grove-Tilden American Legion Post provided color and honor guard.
A group of about two dozen people spent Sunday morning placing flags at the Oakdale Cemetery.
An avenue of flags leads visitors through the 26-acre Oakdale Cemetery, past the monument honoring Civil War veterans - just across the way from the final resting place of a Nebraska governor.
There are more than 120 large flags lining the roads while more than 150 smaller flags can be seen throughout the cemetery placed beside the many veterans buried in Oakdale.
10 a.m., Orchard Cemetery
10:30 a.m., Royal Cemetery
8:00 a.m., Breakfast for all persons taking part in the ceremony and all past members and/or their spouses.
9:30 a.m, St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery
10 a.m., Tilden City Cemetery 10:30 a.m., Meadow Grove Victory Park
10:30 a.m., River Bridge
10:45 a.m., Clearwater cemetery
Lunch, Free will donation lunch to be served after Memorial Day program.
10:00 a.m., Laurel Hill Cemetery
11:15 a.m., Oakdale Cemetery
10 a.m., Park Center Cemetery
11 a.m.,Elgin Cemetery
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Bev Alderson was recognized Saturday night at the Oakdale High School Alumni Banquet.
Held at the Oakdale Community Center, Alderson received the Honored Alumni Award. She is a 1963 graduate of Oakdale.
Alderson is from Elgin and serves as the Antelope County Food Pantry manager.
The 2016 Oakdale Alumni Banquet will be held Saturday, May 28, at the Oakdale Community Center.
Social hour will start at 5 p.m. Meal will be served at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets will be on sale at Mr. S's-402-776-2135, City Hall-402-776-2484, and Gene Kinnan-402-843-8504.
The last day to buy tickets is May 21.
A 12-year-old Neligh-Oakdale students will compete next month for the Nebraska American Miss title.
Brandi Hines, daughter of Jennifer Hines, will vie for a chance to represent Nebraska by competing in Omaha on April 16-17 in the state's pre-teen category of the National American Miss competition.
About 35 acres west of Oakdale on Sunday were part of a controlled burn that served as both a training exercise and fire prevention service.
Ten members of the Oakdale Volunteer Fire Department spent Sunday about three-quarters of a mile west of Oakdale on land owned by Kevin Hild.
With ample moisture in the ground and bottom stems of the plants, officials said Sunday provided a good opportunity for the controlled burn. Officials said the fire will help promote new grass growth and get rid of the weed and cedar tree problem.
Among the 10 people who trained on the fire were two new members to the Oakdale squad, Casey Garcia and Tanner Dozler.
110 E 4th Street
Neligh, NE 68756