Week of July 11, 2024

Corgi furicanes draws a crowd at Nelson Fun Days

It was corgi chaos Saturday as 12 corgis vied for the title of fastest corgi during the championship race at Nelson Fun Days in Harbine Park Saturday. It was no holds or teeth barred as far as tactics went with the winner, Odie, nipping his sister to secure the win. Chile, a Tony and Allison White owned corgi, took second place. Sterling, the agitator, owned by Nick Fox, came in...

Independence Day in Superior

Many celebrated Independence Day in Superior by gathering and shooting off fireworks. Downtown Superior was no exception. Just before dusk, fireworks at the south end of Central Avenue merged with the line of flags to produce this patriotic...

Local Kansas fireworks

The fireworks show at the Mankato City Park was a success Thursday night. Fireworks at Emmerson Lake near Jewell light up the sky, the landscape and reflect in the...

  • Brodstone Community Wellness successfully hosts 42nd Annual FireKracker Run

    Brodstone Community Wellness reported the success of the 42nd Annual FireKracker Run, held on Thursday, July 4. This year the event was hosted for the first time by Brodstone Community Wellness; a task which was not taken lightly with the beloved event being hosted by Dr. Blecha and the Superior Joggers for the past 41 years. The race welcomed 281 participants of all ages, who enjoyed a beautiful morning with blue skies contrary to the forecasted rain. Runners and walkers alike came together...

  • Ask a Pastor Column

    Q: Does the Bible say anything about how we should treat animals? A: Before answering this question, I need to address a mindset that is warping our thinking on this subject. For the past 75 years or so, school systems in America have been teaching that humanity developed alongside animals through a process they call evolution. This teaching erodes the distinction in our minds between human beings and animals, and causes us to think that animals and humans ought to be treated the same. This is why the western world is decreasing penalties for...

  • Editorʼs Notebook

    Bill Blauvelt

    Like father, like son. After my parents sold their business and moved into town, my mother bought a bicycle. She liked to ride about Superior in the evening with Mabel Davis, a retired farmer’s wife. My father rode a bicycle on short trips around town but, because of his declining health, he didn’t have the stamina to ride as far as the women. He didn’t like sitting inside and started investing in motorized transportation devices. His first purchases were Cushman scooter size trailbikes. The trailbikes allowed him to putt along with the...

  • Country Roads

    Gloria Schlaefli

    Here’s wishing you had a Happy July! It’s always been a favorite month of mine but maybe one reason for that is my birthday falls in July, though I must say I don’t look forward tomy birthday as much as I did years ago. Thoughts of July that come to mind are making homemade ice cream for friends, relatives and family who come for a Sunday afternoon visit; watching the fireworks as they are sent up into the air,bursting and flowing everywhere; trips to the swimming pool the fun of running through the yard sprinkler on a hot day; taking...

  • Reserving Campsites

    Nancy Stafford

    When I started traveling in my camper, I made a reservation at a state park in Pennsylvania near some horse trails. I had volunteered to help a local horse club repair a part of their trail around the end of May. From there I planned to attend a Mother Earth Fair in Wisconsin the weekend after the Fourth of July. After making a reservation for this event in Wisconsin, I was left with a little over a month to wander westward. I decided I would find a campsite wherever it looked like there would be an opportunity to do some sight-seeing....

  • Love my crazy life

    Teraesa L. Bruce

    I survived the weekend! It wasn’t a bad weekend, just hectic. Robert’s wedding reception was here at the house the evening of the Nelson Funday. I set it that day because I knew he would be here, because he has always taken leave for the Funday, but it also happens to be the busiest day for the pool, and one of the busiest for the paper. The free swim was over at 5 and the reception began at six. Several people were traveling from Kansas, and most of them were over two hours away. The free swim was a hit. We had more than 100 people sign...

  • Puffs

    Allen Ostdiek

    Wow, a rain storm over the July 4th holiday weekend. That’s a rare action that should be noted. Here in our household in Lawrence, I often measure fog, or snow storms by the ability to see Main Street of Lawrence through the fog or snow . . . but I don’t remember doing that with rain. However, that rain storm had wind and rain that hit all five sides of the house and I couldn’t see much more than one-half of a block. It didn’t last a long time, but it was intense. We can thank God there was not much damage that I know of. Speaking of...

  • Superior Dance Studio buys building, will relocate soon

    Karyn Christy

    "Dance the night away!" That's what the children do at their dance recitals held at the Superior Auditorium lead by instructor Erin Menke. Classes in preparation for recitals have been held at the auditorium for the past few years, but will be relocating to a building around the corner. Erin and her husband, Brent, recently purchased the old Sisco store on 4th Street and plan to operate the Superior Dance Studio from there. They are in process of remodeling it. Walls are set up to create a...

  • 50 Years Ago Six fire Departments battle Lovewell fire

    In May of 1974, firemen from six Kansas and Nebraska fire departments battled a Saturday evening blaze at the Scoular-Bishop Grain Company in Lovewell but were unable to save the wooden elevator house. It was approximately 5:30 that afternoon when a passerby reported smoke and fire coming from the top of the elevator. By 7:30 p.m., most of the old-style, wooden structure had been consumed. The Formoso Fire Department was the first on the scene and prevented the fire from spreading to adjoining...

  • Holiday weekend rain-storm add to yearly rain total

    Many folks in south central Nebraska are just sitting back and enjoying what seems to be very adequate rainfall for the year. Even with the weekend storm that toppled 30 poles in the South Central Public Power District, most of which were in Clay County, the local area has been mostly storm damaged free in 2024. The weekend storm was interesting. The wind and rain event seemed to be the worse in the Clay Center to Sutton area, but the South Central Public Power District had to repair damage in Nuckolls and Webster counties as well. They...

  • UNL Survey finds Nebraska ag land values up 5 percent

    For the fifth consecutive year, the average all-land value of agricultural land in Nebraska increased, reaching $4,015 per acre in the 12-month period ending Feb. 1, 2024, according to the final report from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s 2023-2024 Farm Real Estate Market Survey. This marks a 5 percent increase over the prior year and is the highest non-inflation-adjusted statewide land value in the history of the survey. Based on 2024 market values, Nebraska’s estimated total value of agricultural land and buildings rose to...

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