Loren Hintz was honored for his 44 years on the Center town board by new Chairman of the village board Sue Wiebelhaus. Of his 44 years, about 30 of them were as the Village Chairman. He also handled the water and sewer systems, read water meters, cleaned snow off the streets and many other jobs that needed to be done.
Knox County Economic Development issued a warning Monday about an out-of-state organization has been calling Knox County businesses about advertising with their tourism/community service project.
The release said to be aware this is NOT through Knox County nor do any of the funds collected go toward Knox County. Please do not confuse their sales pitch with the Knox County Visitors Guide or any other local Knox County projects.
They thanked the businesses for alerting us and being cautious about out-of-state companies claiming to represent Knox County. Please share to spread the word!!
The Center of Knox County Celebration was held on June 30.
It started off with the 5k and 10k run and as soon as runners were finished there were pancakes and sausage waiting for them.
After the run and pancake feed was the "think outside of the box" kiddie parade. There was also a craft show, kid's money dig, a cornhole tournament and a performance by Michael Mason's Band.
The Knox County Courthouse will be closed on Monday, January 15 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Please plan accordingly.
The Knox County Courthouse will be closed this Friday, November 10 in observance of the Veteran's Day Holiday.
They will also be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23 and 24 in observance of Thanksgiving. No drivers exams will be given on those Fridays as well.
The Center UCC Church will be holding a bazaar from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on November 3.
The menu will include chili, vegetable beef, potato and chicken noodle soups. Ham or Center's famous cheese spread sandwiches and pie/desert.
A Country Store raffle is also planned for the event.
2017 marks Nebraska's 150th year as a state, and Center will be honoring the occasion with a town celebration.
"Celebrate the 'Center' of Knox County" will take place June 24-25, and will include fun for everyone over the weekend.
Check out the list below for all the events going on over the weekend:
Saturday, June 24
Sunday, June 25
Weather permitting, work will begin the week of April 3 on the bridge spanning the Little Bazile Tributary, located between Center and Bloomfield on N-84, approximately seven miles east of the N-13/N-84 junction, according to the Nebraska Department of Roads.
Local traffic will have limited access, however, through traffic will be detoured onto N-13, N-59 and N-121.
Work is anticipated to be completed the fall of 2017
On February 25 at approximately 5:00 p.m. Knox County 911 received a call form 502 S. Bismarck Street in Wausa stating that a woman at that address had been a victim of an assault and that the perpetrator had left the scene.
The female victim was then transported to Osmond General Hospital by Wausa EMS with facial and other injuries.
The suspect was apprehended in Cedar County and is currently being held on both Cedar and Knox County charges. The incident is currently under investigation by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.
In other reports, on the evening of February 14, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a fight near Creighton involving a male juvenile from Bloomfield and a male juvenile from Creighton.
According to the Sheriff's office, after interviewing both juveniles, it was discovered that the juveniles had mutually agreed to the fight. The juveniles received bumps, cuts and bruises during the fight.
A report will be sent to the Knox County Attorney’s Office regarding the 3rd degree assault by mutual consent which is a Class II Misdemeanor. The Creighton Police Department assisted with the investigation.
The next morning, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call regarding a car-cow accident approximately one and one-half miles south of Verdigre on Hwy 14.
A 2000 GMC Sonoma owned and driven by Alvin Tisthammer of Newman Grove, NE was traveling south on Hwy 14 with one passenger, when he struck two cows. Two other cows escaped but could not be located at the time.
According to the Knox County Sheriff's office, the GMC Sonoma was totaled and the two struck cows died at the scene. Neither the driver or passenger of the GMC Sonoma were injured. Seat belts were in use and the airbags did not deploy.
The Verdigre Fire and Rescue and the Verdigre Police Department assisted at the scene of the accident.
The Knox County Government Day was held at the Center Courthouse, in Center on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. At 10:00 a.m. Ed Kleinschmit from Crofton welcomed students and sponsors that were from Wausa, Bloomfield, Niobrara, Creighton and Santee.
The program began with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Doug Frahm the Area B, American Legion Commander from Amelia/Chambers gave the address stating that the students here today are the future of our country and being knowledgeable about our government at all levels is important so that you can be prepared to lead, understand the process and be informed on who your voting for.
Elected County Officials/Supervisors along with appointed employees of different offices then introduced themselves and explained the purposes of what their offices do. James Hamas, Crofton and James Scott, Niobrara were also in attendance.
Sponsors introduced the students that were in attendance. Betty Boggs, Clerk Magistrate administered the oath to the students as is administered to the county officials when sworn into office.
Jenna Jones of the Nebraska State Patrol addressed the students on texting and driving, more accidents are from texting than drinking. Students were able to participate with vision goggles that distorted vision to show how their mobility was affected.
Students then went to attend their specific county office that they had earlier been sworn into earlier to learn how each office serves the county and their responsibilities to that office.
After lunch a mock trial was planned and lead by Knox County Attorney John Thomas. Participating was Charlie Hendrix, Attorney (Defense Attorney), Daniel Hendrix, Attorney (Judge), Deputy Sheriff Casey Nieman and students as the jury and the defendant. The Mock trial simulated a trial court experience wherein the defendant was charged and convicted of an “MIP” offense.