One thing that is certain: everything changes. After several months of fluctuating in the Orange-Elevated Risk area, the West Central District Health Department made the move into the Red-Severe Risk level on the dial last week, prompting new restrictions. The increase in positive cases, cou…

The Brady Board of Education meeting was held Nov. 9 at 7 p.m., and featured a light agenda for the month with only one action item needing attention. This pertained to the official audit of the 2019-2020 school year, which returned only one item of concern.

In contrast to the lingering uncertainty about the presidential election, the local races here in Brady are straightforward and complete. The school board votes have been tallied and (unofficial) winners announced, but the Village board results are a little more ambiguous.

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Brady Eagles travel to their first One Act Play contest this Friday in North Platte. They will perform “Fowl Play” at 4 p.m. Nov. 13 in the PAC at North Platte High School. Due to the current DHMs, spectators will be limited to immediate family only. (Above) The team showed their progress in…

Next week marks an auspicious day in our nation’s history, and one that has been commemorated one way or another for 101 years: Veteran’s Day. Originally known as Armistice Day, President Woodrow Wilson first memorialized November 11 in 1919, due to its significance as the date that fighting…

The Village of Brady businesses showed up in force to make this year’s downtown trick-or-treating a success. Elementary students from the schools followed their teachers in neat lines to take advantage of the annual tradition, and other local families and daycares popped in for a treat, as well.

Congratulations to the players and coaches of the Brady-Gothenburg Sweagles for their championship win over Sandhills Valley on Oct. 17. The players got a taste of prime-time football action as they battled it out under the lights last week for the win in their final showdown.

Last Thursday, the West Central District Health Department released the current Covid-19 status for Lincoln County, showing a small uptick on the Risk Dial. The dial is still at the Orange (Elevated) Risk level, but the continuing levels of positive tests prompted the school district to make…

Junior Ava McGown wrapped up her cross country season with a chilly race at Kearney last Friday. The NSAA State Cross Country race boasted a field of 121 of the top Class D female runners in the state. Ava showed up with game face on, and despite the challenging conditions, finished with a n…

One Act season is upon us again! This year features some modifications for the Brady thespians, but the show will go on.

On Oct 15, the Eagles football team traveled to Loomis for their final game of the year. The Loomis Wolves were a formidable opponent in a tough competition that ended in a 28-54 loss for the Brady Eagles.

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Three positions on the Brady Board of Education have come up for election in 2020. The Leader caught up with the four candidates that are running to fill those positions, and asked several questions to help inform voters as they go to the polls on Nov. 3. Each candidate’s answers are include…

The Brady Lady Eagles faced off against the Twin Loup Wolves on Oct. 15 to kick off MNAC Conference action at Arnold. The Wolves got out ahead of the Eagles, and managed to stay there through all three sets, despite a rally in the final two.

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Ava McGown, solitary member of the Eagle girls’ cross country team, punched her ticket to the state meet at a chilly district competition last Thursday in Cambridge. Following a season of consistent medaling, only missing the top 15 at one meet, her hard work and dedication to the sport paid…

Get ready for some football! This weekend, the Brady-Gothenburg Youth Football team, the mighty Sweagles, will get the chance to play under the stadium lights for the championship, right here in Brady. Saturday night, Oct. 17, the 3rd/4th grade team will kick off at 6 p.m., followed by the u…

Cross country runners Ava McGown, Cooper Franzen, Aidan Mullen, and Jacob Shaner got to stay close to home this week as they participated in the Gothenburg Invite on Oct. 1. A picturesque race held on the top-rated Wild Horse Golf Course, along with agreeably cool weather lent for some recor…

The Brady Eagles traveled to Curtis last Friday afternoon for a matchup against the Medicine Valley Raiders. Kick-off was at 3 p.m., and both teams started off fresh in the cool fall air.

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The year 2020 will forever be remembered as one of the most eventful and strange years in our nation’s history. The year began with Australian bushfires, then quickly descended into craziness with President Trump’s impeachment, Covid-19 pandemic, stock market crash, toilet paper shortage, lo…

Tough sets also teach a lot of fantastic lessons, but you have to be willing to look for them. Coach Stearns is a firm believer that sports can teach you a lot about life.

It’s not the news you want to hear in a Homecoming game, but there is gold to be mined from the Eagles’ disappointing loss last Friday. Coach Andy Seamann continues to mold the relatively inexperienced team into a well-oiled machine, but there are still some inconsistencies to get smoothed out.

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Toddler Time at the library is back in full swing! Sharon Axthelm began offering the popular program just two weeks ago, and she would love to see you there. Every Wednesday, from 10 - 10:30 a.m., toddlers and their parent or guardian can come to the library for songs, a story, a craft and snack.

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They may not be true sovereigns, but they did get a taste of ruling the school. On Friday night, at halftime of the football faceoff against Axtell, Abby Jurjens and Jeremy Larson were introduced as royalty. The Homecoming King, Jeremy, is the son of Todd and Sandy Larson, and has had a stel…

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The Brady team traveled to Hayes Center last Thursday, followed by the big UNK Invite on Monday. Two races in less than a week would be challenging enough, but on top of those, they will also hit the trail today, Oct. 1, in the Gothenburg Invite at Wild Horse Golf Course. It sets up a pretty…

The Lady Eagles met two clubs last Tuesday for a triangular at home, coming away with a win against Dundy County-Stratton, and a charting a loss against South Loup.

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The Brady football team will have a little pep in their step heading into Homecoming week. They met the Maywood/Hayes Center Wolves at Maywood last Thursday, and dominated the game from start to finish. Coach Seamann was definitely pleased with his team’s efforts.