Week of June 13, 2024

Sawyer Cox attended Boys' State

Sawyer Cox of Nelson was chosen by the Nelson Legion Post to join the nearly 270 other high school juniors from across Nebraska to participate in the American Legion Cornhusker Boys' State Program, that was held June 2 through 8 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln downtown campus. The annual citizenship program, sponsored by the Nebraska American Legion, is designed to provide youths with a better understanding of how city, county and state governments operate. American Legion Cornhusker...

Brodstone donates record-breaking amount to Can Care-A-Van

Brodstone Healthcare was proud to announce a record-breaking donation of $5,705 to the Nuckolls County Food Pantry for the 2024 Can Care-A-Van food drive on Monday. This year's contribution surpasses all previous donations, showcasing Brodstone Healthcare's commitment to supporting the fight against hunger in our community. Brodstone Healthcare employees rallied together. To maximize their impact, Brodstone departments participated in a friendly competition to see which department could raise...

Lovewell Lake Church

Cathy Chase, Republic, rings the Lovewell Lake Church bell as Jan Miller, Superior, looks on. The church meets at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday from Memorial Day to Labor...

Superior School Board adding to security system

Monday evening, members of the Superior Board of Education met in regular session at the Superior High School library. The primary focus of the agenda was policy approval. Policies were divided into three categories: new policies, change polices and policies to review. Five new polices were approved, 22 policies changed and four were reviewed as part of an ongoing three year cycle. None of the policies were read aloud and there was no significant discussion. Most were recommended by legal council or required by state statue. Supt. John...

  • Cow Chip Trophy goes to Kelly Karmazin

    The Lawrence Country Club was the setting Sunday for the 64th Annual Men's Cow Chip Open Tournament. Fifty-fourgolfers participated in the two round open. Conditions were picture perfect with sunny skies, moderate temperatures and light winds. Kelly Karmazin shot an opening round, four under par, 32, leaving the door open for other golfers to challenge. An eight under par, 28, in the second round, slammed the door on the competition and the tournament. Kelly won medalist honors for the lowest...

  • Editorʼs Notebook

    Bill Blauvelt

    Forty years ago this month the fate of an overhead suspension bridge first erected in Iowa probably in the prior century and moved in Nuckolls County in 1935 was sealed. On a June morning construction workers toppled the tired structure into the Republican River. It replaced a bridge destroyed by the great 1935 flood. At the time it was moved, the Nuckolls County Commissioners expected it would be good for 100 years. It may have been had expectations of what was needed from a bridge at the location had not changed. By 1984, the bridge was...

  • Love my crazy life

    Teraesa Bruce

    Well, I am failing at being a gardener. Most of my seeds did not come up. I likely planted before it was warm enough, or planted them too deep. I will replant them soon. My corn and potatoes did come up, and my pepper plants seem to be doing well, but my sweet potatoes and tomatoes don’t look so great. I have a ton of weeds growing and can’t seem to find the time or ambition to get after them. In the evenings I have tried. The mosquitos have been so bad that I gave up after just a few minutes. It doesn’t take long for them to chew you...

  • The Untold Story Behind D-Day

    U.S. Senator Deb Fischer

    On June 6, 1944, the land, air and sea forces of the Allied stormed the beaches of Normandy to dislodge German troops from the French coast and ultimately liberate western Europe. D-Day marked the beginning of the end of World War II. But it almost didn’t happen. Crossing the English Channel — much less moving multiple divisions and their equipment across the treacherous stretch — was a notoriously difficult feat. To achieve success that day, the sky, sea and weather all had to cooperate. Air operations needed clear skies and a full...

  • Country Roads

    Gloria Schlaefli

    Some people have favorite trees. My husband likes the native Cottonwood tree since it reminds him of his childhood, as his family lived by the Solomon River where the Cottonwood trees grew in abundance. He enjoyed hearing the sounds of their rustling leaves. For myself, my favorite tree is the native Catalpa tree. It was about four years ago that my husband and I planted a Catalpa tree in our front yard. It has grown a lot since it was planted. Now it provides shade from the morning sun through the front windows of our house. Some may wonder...

  • Ask a Pastor Column

    Q: I’m having a hard time relating to my grandchildren. I don’t understand their problems and can’t seem to help them. What can I do? A: It does seem like the generational gaps are widening in our culture. As changes in our culture accelerate, it can be harder and harder to keep up, particularly because we keep slowing down! The reality is that, as we age, more effort is required to keep pace with our children or grandchildren. As one who has spent a significant amount of time with the youth of this generation, I think I can offer some...

  • Puffs

    Allen Ostdiek

    The end of last week, I finally realized another example of the power of three. A lot of people believe things happen in “threes.” As I understand it, mostly bad things happen in threes. I’m not sure I believe in that, but it does seem to happen often enough to make many believers. My example in recent weeks is that three first cousins have just died, all close together: Robert Ostdiek, Harold Brockman and Jack Lemke. All first cousins to each other. That’s enough of my relatives to leave us. I hope the power of three is satisfied and...

  • All the same cemetery, just a different name, Montana, Rubens, Tibbett's

    Kerma Crouse

    "It's old," said Arden Russell. Russell, with Doug Paige as sexton, plus John Price Sr, Ed VanMeter and Brett Behrends are the five board members who care for Montana Cemetery located along the northern edge of Lovewell Lake. Or officially, Jewell County Cemetery District No. 12. The cemetery is located on Jewell County's Y Road ("the Lake Road') just a half mile east of Highway 14. Montana Cemetery is the most commonly used name but the cemetery has also been referred to as the Tibbetts...

  • Good day when the single-lane Republican River bridge closed

    Forty years ago this June spectators gathered down by the river to watch workers employed by Capitol Bridge Company topple the overhead truss bridge which provided the Superior community's most direct access to Kansas via what is commonly called the Webber Road. The old bridge was a sturdy on but it was creating a dangerous bottle neck on an increasingly busy road. Though when placed across the river after the 1935 flood, the Nuckolls County Commissioners thought it would adequately serve for...

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