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Phyllis Liggett's Art She-Shed

Men have their "Man Caves" so women these days are asking for their equal, a She-Shed, and Phyllis Liggett's request was definitely answered. The word "She-Shed" is described as being a small...

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High winds send fires racing across rural fields, threatening farmsteads

In recent weeks, Christmas letters from friends and relatives living in places like Colorado and California were filled with stories about the wildfires which caused much damage in those states in...

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Fire burns large area south of Esbon

On Thursday morning at approximately 11:30 a.m., the Mankato Fire Department was called to a fire that started at 1/2 mile north of Highway 36 at 170 Road. The fire was caused by a controlled burn of...

Normally observed in the fall; SHS plans Jan. 29 homecoming

“Superior is the Word (Grease)” 2020-2021 Homecoming Jan. 25 through 29 are the dates set for Superior High School’s 2020-2021 homecoming. This year’s theme is “Superior is the Word (Grease)” with activities and competitions throughout...

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SHS girls keep on winning games

The Superior High School girls basketball team added two wins in their past two games. They downed the Heartland Huskies 48-31, at Superior, last Tuesday. They decimated the Sandy Creek Cougars...

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L-N girls fall three games

The Lawrence-Nelson girls basketball team has hit a rough patch. The team has lost their last three games. The streak began last Tuesday when they fell to the Rock Hills Grizzlies 46-38 at Mankato....

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SHS wrestles at two meets, does well

It was a busy two days for the Superior High School wrestling team. They competed at the Harvard quadrangular meet Thursday, along with South Central Unified District 5, Doniphan-Trumbull and...

L-N boys go 1-2

The Lawrence-Nelson boys basketball team has a two-game losing streak going. The Raiders downed Rock Hills 43-33, at Mankato, last Tuesday. The Kenesaw Blue Devils handed them a 50-27 loss before the home crowd at Nelson Friday. They lost a close...

RHHS girls win three straight games

The Rock Hills High School girls basketball team reeled off their second consecutive win of the season when they downed the visiting Lawrence-Nelson Raiders 46-38 at Mankato last Tuesday. Rock Hills extended their winning streak to three when they...

Editor's Notebook

After writing a weekly column for the better part of five decades, I fear I repeat my stories all too frequently, and with the continuing pandemic and an attempt to avoid exposure to the COVID-19 virus, I’m not acquiring new stories. Last week a...

Country Roads

With the country sides being so dry from the lack of moisture, and the high winds of last week, several severe fires swept across the farmlands for miles. Some of these terrible fires were local and as some of the farmsteads and homes were being...

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Puffs

I'd like to report I got shot Monday . . . but I'm doing just fine. The same happened to Nancy and she is doing just fine as well. You see, with all the talk about the COVID-19 vaccine and the "who,...

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Roy Fullerton

Elmer Leroy Fullerton, the son of William and Ruby (Hancock) Fullerton, was born on Jan. 28, 1931, in Montrose, Kan. He died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at the Brodstone Memorial Hospital at Superior,...

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Irene Brainard

Irene Faye Brainard, the daughter of Loren and Margaret Myers, was born on Oct. 20, 1946, in Superior, Nebraska. She died Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at her home at the age of 74 years, 2 months, 26 days....

Ronald Aksamit

Ronald Eugene Aksamit died Jan. 1, on his homestead near Eagle River, Alaska with his wife of 43 years by his side. He was 80 years old. Ron was born on July 10, 1940, to William and Rose (Kucera) Aksamit. He grew up on the family farm three miles...

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Doris Jacobs

Doris Jean (Keeler) Jacobs was the matriarch of her extended family, including many friends she made during her amazing 99+ years. Jean was born in rural Jewell County, Kansas, one of six children of...

Martha A. Herrmann

Martha A. Herrmann, 90, was born June 10, 1930 in Cawker City, Kan., and died Jan. 17, 2021. at the Republic County Hospital, Belleville. She was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Irene Carl. Martha’s grandfather, Theodore Carl, and his wife,...

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James Garst

James Franklin Garst, 92, of Mankato died Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at his residence. He was born Sept. 18, 1928, in Delphos, Kan., to Alfred and Velma Gertrude (Jamison) Garst. He was one of 11...

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Donald Lyne

Donald J. Lyne, 69, of Superior died Sept. 30, 2020, following a brief battle with cancer. Don was born July 14, 1951, the second son of William ‘Minor’ and Patricia (Sorensen) Lyne. He grew up...

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Carol Bourbon

Millie Carol Oplinger was born on Sunday, April 15, 1923, to Warren B. and Bertha Clark Oplinger, on the family farm east of Jewell, Kan., which was homesteaded by her grandfather Clark. Carol died...

Irene Fintel

Irene Rosa Fintel, 94, was one of six children born to Henry and Hannah (Collmann) Peters, on Feb.12, 1926, in rural Hardy. She died Dec. 28. Irene attended School District 87 rural Deshler. She was united in marriage to Vernon L. Fintel on Feb....

Varena Mechsner

Varena L. Mechsner, 83, formerly of Meadowlark Continuing Care Retirement Community of Manhattan, died Jan. 18, 2021, at The Good Shepherd Homecare and Hospice in Manhattan. She was born Feb. 1, 1937, in Jewell County to Ernest and Pearl (Gibbs)...

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