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Mankato Chamber plans sesquicentennial

Nine members of the Mankato Chamber of Commerce and one guest were present for the February meeting. The chamber’s budget for 2020 was approved. The organization adapted the same budget that was used last year. The membership drive was reported...

Farmers & Merchants Bank acquires failed Ericson bank

The Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance (NDBF) closed Ericson State Bank at Ericson, Neb., on Friday. NDBF had been closely monitoring the bank for some time and recently made a demand for a capital injection, which was not met. NDBF named...

Express revamps internet web site

If in recent weeks you have been trying without success to reach this newspaper’s website, we are sorry. If it is any consolidation, we want to you to know you weren’t the only one. We couldn’t even reach it. This is the first major revision... Full story

Teenage BMH employee returns as financial officer

Brodstone Memorial Hospital welcomed Steve Lewis as its new chief financial officer (CFO), last Wednesday. Steve brings with him more than 41 years of clinical, administrative and financial... Full story

Brandon Hollerich appointed to Rock Hills School Board

At a special board meeting held Tuesday, the Rock Hills Board of Education appointed Brandon J. Hollerich to fill the vacant board position. Hollerich is a Tipton native. After graduating from high...

Music in Burr Oak

The Burr Oak Library is hosting a winter music series at the library using funds obtained from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation. Musicians featured at the concerts have been the Knew Rider Band, Steve...

Deadline passes for incumbents to file for office

Tuesday was the last day incumbents could file for this year’s Nebraska election cycle. In Superior the voters will be asked to fill three seats on the city council. All three incumbents are seeking relection and have filed. Chris Peterson... Full story

Historical Home Tour a Success

More than 100 people attended the first event of Jewell's Sesquicentennial celebration. The historical home tour visited five homes and drove by other properties owned and lived in by people...

Embers catch grass on fire near Nelson

Late Saturday morning Nelson Volunteer Fire Department was called to a fire north west of Nelson. An ember from a burn barrel caught the surrounding grass on fire. The property owner was able to get the fire under control before the emergency crew...

KDOT certifies 20 employees as drone operators

On Friday, 20 Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) employees from across the state were certified by the Federal Aviation Administration as commercial drone operators. Kansas is one of just 10 states selected by the United States Department...

SHS girls end 21 game L-N win streak

It is said all good things must end. So it was for the D-2 Lawrence-Nelson girls basketball team who saw their season long 21 game undefeated streak come to a screeching halt at the hands of C-2...

SHS sending one wrestler to state

The Superior High School wrestling team competed at the District D-3 meet at Southern Valley High School, Oxford, Friday and Saturday. Superior finished in 16th place in the 21 team field. Matt...

SHS boys top L-N

The Superior High School boys basketball team notched their fourth victory of the season when they handed Lawrence-Nelson a 50-35 loss, at Nelson, friday. The two teams played an evenly matched first...

RHHS boys go 1-1

The Rock Hills High School boys basketball team spit their past two games. They downed Natoma. 56-40, at Natoma, last Tuesday. They fell to Osborne, 66-32, at Mankato, Monday. The Grizzlies hosted...

RHHS girls add another win

The Rock Hills High School girls basketball team added the seventh win of the season to their record last Tuesday. They downed Natoma, 40-11, at Natoma. They fell to Osborne, 63-47, at Mankato,...

Editor's Notebook

This week marks the 40th anniversary of the fire which destroyed the original Elks Lodge buildings in Superior along with an addition that saw its first use on New Year’s Eve. We may not have space this week to reprint The Express story and... Full story

Four Ways from Northbranch

We offer sympathy to Robin Rose whose father, Norman Krebs, died Thursday at the hospital in Hastings. Because of the cancellation of the Rock Hills basketball game Friday, Sam and Alyce Gillett headed early to Valley Center. But they didn’t miss...

Burr Oak

Michael Donley, 60, died at his home in Burr Oak on Thursday. A memorial service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at the Burr Oak United Methodist Church on Friday, Feb. 21. Michael is survived by his wife, Judy, brothers, Daniel and Patrick and a...

Country Roads

Today as I write this column, we are celebrating Presidents’ Day. In earlier years George Washington’s Day and Abraham Lincoln’s Day were celebrated on separate days in February. Students would learn all about these two presidents on their...

Jenny REESources

This week begins Nebraska Extension’s On-Farm Research Update meetings. More than 100 studies were conducted in 2019. Each meeting runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (registration at 8:30 a.m.). Meal is included and there’s no cost thanks to partnerships...

Randall

Sun and also clouds dominated the first part of the week. Thursday, a cold front brought near zero temperatures with below zero wind chill. Friday was slightly warmer, but bitter wind blew all day. Sunday was a beautiful warm day with little wind....

Oak

Phyllis Schmitt had lunch in Nelson last Tuesday with Sherry Hartman and Trish Rasmussen, then played cards at the Community Center. In the evening, Phyllis met Carol Meyer in Fairfield for supper. On Thursday, Phyllis took Lola Biltoft to Geneva...

Panorama

Magnificent 100 year old homes were on display in Jewell Sunday. And yes, some of them were well over 100 years old. They were built in the days before power tools and several were three stories high. Woodwork, doors and stairways were crafted from...

Highland

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hoelting, the Cassell children and Ron Porter were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Don Cassell Sunday noon. Emily Jocobitz and Harley Beale stayed overnight Firday with Natalie Jacobitz. Bernita Ostdiek attended the basketball game at...

Republic

This week’s burger night winner at Rip City Inn is Bryan Simms. Betty Bouray enjoyed Sweetheart brunch after church on Sunday at the Scandia United Methodist Church. Kent and Dillon Bouray visited Klay, Kellin and Owen Bouray in Niles on Sunday...

State Fair computer hard drives wiped clean

The state fair board held a difficult meeting Friday. The meeting began with the election of officers in which Dawn Caldwell was elected as an officer. The executive director of the Nebraska State Fair said work to authenticate payments to hundreds...

GSS hosts Lunch and Learn Program at Vesty Center

A Lunch and Learn was hosted by Superior Good Samaritan Society at the Vestey Center Wednesday. The event was to inform the community the services available for seniors in the area. While attendees...

SHS students find speech competitions exciting and fun

Speech and public speaking. Most people shy away from having to speak in front of groups. Yet in high school, students have the opportunity to compete in unique speech events. They travel to...

Jewell Apartments Board meets

The Jewell Apartments Board of Directors met at 7 p.m. on Monday Feb. 3, at City Hall. Attending the meeting were Darrell Bohnert, Max Burks, Bob Freeman, Gaye Daniels, Derek Birdsell, Jacque Williams and Shelby Bohnert. Jacque Williams presented...

Walk Kansas 2020 starts March 15

Walk Kansas, the K-State Research and Extension program that encourages physical activity and healthy eating, runs March 15 through May 9. Participants can sign up online starting Feb. 18 or through their local K-State Research and Extension office...

Don Stratton, one of three remaining crew from USS Arizona, dies at 97

Donald G. Stratton, 97, of Colorado Springs, in his sleep on Saturday at his home in Colorado Springs. Services are pending. Burial is planned for Red Cloud. Through the soles of his shoes, Donald Stratton could feel the heat from the platform...

Jewell City Council

The Jewell City Council met in regular session at 7:30 p.m. on Monday Feb. 3, at City Hall. Those in attendance were Darrell Bohnert, mayor ; Council members, Max Burks, Bob Freeman, Gaye Daniels and Derek Birdsell. City clerk, Shelby Bohnert, also...

Superior speech team places well at Sandy Creek

The Superior High School speech team competed at Sandy Creek Saturday. Of 12 teams and many tough competitors, Superior’s team left with 10 medalists. One team member became ill mid-meet. Had that not happened, Superior would have come home with...

Leo Zadina

Leo Everett Zadina, 82, was born March 14, 1937, on a farm near Limestone Township in Jewell County, Kan., to Charlie and Elsie (Peroutek) Zadina and died Feb. 16, 2020, in Superior, Neb. Leo... Full story

Ivan Gharring

Ivan Gharring, 97, of Sheridan, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 at the Laurels of Carson City, Mich. Born almost a century ago, Ivan saw many changes throughout his lifetime and he also witnessed many things come and go. However, during that same time... Full story

Michael Donley

Michael Donley, age 60, of Burr Oak, Kan., died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at his home. He was born on Sept. 2, 1959, in Columbus, Ohio to Robert and Peggy (Geyer) Donley. Michael was a graduate of Colorado State University, getting a degree in... Full story

Miola Griffeth

Miola Louise Griffeth, 93, died Feb. 15, 2020, at Hilltop Lodge, Beloit, Kan. She was born Sept. 2, 1926, to Albert Daniel and Irene May (Wise) Shane on a farm north of Cawker City, Kan. Miola attended first through eighth grade at country schools... Full story

Gladys Jenkins

Gladys Alvina Viola Jenkins was born June 23, 1923 at Deshler, Neb.,to Walter C. and Lydia H. (Tamme) Hillman. She attended Peace Lutheran and Deshler Lutheran schools. She graduated with the Class of 1942. On Feb. 5, 1946. Gladys was united in... Full story

Kaye Barrett

Kaye Barrett, 88, daughter of Roscoe Banister and Blanche (Haynes) Banister was born Aug. 4, 1931, at Traer, Kan. and died Feb. 9, 2020 at Belleville Health Care Center, Belleville. Kaye was united in marriage to Richard A. Barrett Sr. on Aug. 26,... Full story

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