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Bagleys plan to close their Burger Barn

This issue of The Superior Express contains an advertisement announcing the planned closing of a long-time Superior business. Richard and Janene Bagley plan to close Bagley’s Burger Barn on Sunday, Dec. 13. Holders of gift certificates are asked...

Superior receives $435,000 grant for sidewalk project

The City of Superior applied for two grants, in August, from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED). The city was one of nine communities selected to receive a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Works (PW) funds and one...

Superior Lions Club disbanding

The Superior Lions Club is disbanding after serving the community for more than 70 years. The Lions Club is a service organization with an emphasis on vision and hearing help to those in need as well as the community at large. The club was...

Neb. firearms deer harvest declines 3 percent in 2020

With Nebraska’s first installment of the current firearms season just over and the Kansas season opening this week, the deer are nervous. Motorists report seeing them at all times of the day. Preliminary Nebraska deer check-in numbers indicate...

Parking lot movie, Santa visit part of Friday events

Because of the pandemic, Superior’s Crest Theatre is currently not showing movies although at selected times the theatre still offers curbside delivery of its popular popcorn. But just because the theatre is closed doesn’t mean Superior area...

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Christmas Lights are new in Lawrence

Christmas lights are shining . . . Now into December, the countryside is slowly gaining its Christmas glow. Russ Menke was busy last week putting up a total of 29 Christmas lights in the village of...

Local retail sales recovering from early 2020 decline

In these pandemic times are area residents doing more of their shopping at home or on-line? On-line sales are certainly strong with the New York Times reporting Amazon, the king of the on-line retailers, hiring an average of 1,400 new workes per...

Local COVID positivity rate hits 27 % this week

South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) officials reported 161 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases Friday through Monday, bringing the cumulative number of cases in the four-county health district to 2,859. The new confirmed cases for the...

Grants awarded in JC

The Jewell County Community Foundation Board met to review grant applications for the fall round of grant considerations. Awards for this round were granted through a percentage from yearly Match Month donations and the generosity of the Dane G....

Meterological winter arrived Tuesday

Don’t argue with those folks who talk and write about the winter days of December. While Astronomical Winter doesn’t commence until the solstice on Dec. 21, Meterological Winter started Tuesday, Dec. 1, and lasts through Feb. 28. What’s the...

Blevins will not return as Superior volleyball coach

It appears big changes are in store for the Superior High School volleyball program and those changes made for sports page headlines across the state this week. A state championship-winning coach will not be returning to lead the team next season,...

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New attendance guidelines for high school winter sports

The COVID-10 pandemic has wreaked havoc with traditional high school sports attendance practices. New policies are in effect for the winter sports season. Both Superior and Lawrence-Nelson High...

RHHS basketball opener postponed

The Rock Hills boys and girls basketball teams were set to open their 2020-2021 season on Friday at Mankato against Pike Valley. COVID-19 has put a damper on that game which has been postponed. The team is scheduled to play at Lincoln, Tuesday....

Winter Sports Activities begin this week for L-N

Into the unknown . . . The winter sports seasons for Nebraska High Schools begin this week for most schools. Just like the fall season, it begins with many unknown factors facing because of the COVID pandemic, and, of course, that winter weather...

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Esbon News

Thanksgiving has always been a day to be thankful. This year two families have one more reason...a really big one! The Underwood family (Roger and Deanna of Esbon) and Grauerholz Family (Enos and...

Editor's Notebook

Miniseters have long asked people to remember the true meaning of Christmas but it hard to combat the commercialization of the holiday. While we try to maintain some degree of normal, this year all holidays are different. Earlier this week, a...

My Crazy Life

I was planning on a small quiet Thanksgiving dinner. Plans have a way of changing. Two days before the turkey went in the oven, Robert called to say he had gotten leave. He asked if a friend could come along, and I said, “The more, the...

Country Roads

December 7th, 1941, a date that “will live in infamy” happened 79 years ago. For many of us, the one year planned sneak attack by the Japanese on the United State Pacific Fleet base on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, probably was first learned about...

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US Army promotes Steve Kirchhoff

Steve Kirchhoff, a Hardy native and a 1995 graduate of Superior High School, was recently promoted from major to lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army. The promotion ceremony was conducted Nov. 12 at...

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The history behind the Christmas lights in Nelson

For as long as I can remember, Nelson's main streets have been lit up throughout the holiday season with the Christmas tree and candle decorations lining the streets today. I was curious as to how...

Just wear the mask!

As the Pandemic reaches closer to home, it seems many of us are just over it. We have heard for months now to stay home, social distance, wear a mask - “the new normal.” It’s become a regular thing to show up to the bank looking like a...

No Christmas Bazaar but Santa will be here 

Because of the newest restrictions caused by COVID-19, the Nelson Community Club will not hold the annual Christmas Bazaar this year. The club hopes to be able to have a bazaar in the spring. The club will also forego the traditional Santa Land...

Lauren Roe

Lauren J. Roe of rural Jewell County died Tuesday in Superior. Melby Mortuary of Mankato is in charge of...

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Ruth Hobelman

Ruth Elizabeth Topliff Hobelman was born to Henry N. and Leona A. (Birdsell) Topliff in Colin Township Jewell County, Kan., on Oct. 19, 1924. On Nov. 24, 2020, with the wind at her back, a skip in...

Bernard Betten

Bernard Oscar Betten, 97, of Hebron, Neb., the son of William and Lydia (Guelker) Betten was born Nov. 12, 1923, in Martell, Neb. He died Saturday, at Blue Valley Lutheran Home in Hebron. Bernard grew up in Ruskin, attending school and graduating...

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Mary Lou Renz

Mary Lou Renz, 84, the only child of Hoyt and Clyde (Close) James, was born on Dec. 29, 1935, in Yellville, Ark. She died Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, at Park View Haven Nursing Home, Deshler, Neb. At the...

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Maureen Faimon

Maureen Frances (Menke) Faimon, formerly of rural Blue Hill, Neb., died Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, at Edgewood Vista in Hastings, Neb., at the age of 84 with family by her side. The rosary was at 7p.m.,...

Ervin Lunzmann

Ervin Cord Christoph Lunzmann, 92, the son of Gustav and Ella (Asche) Lunzmann, was born April 23, 1928, on a farm northwest of Byron. He died last Wednesday, at Parkview Haven Nursing Home in Deshler. He went through the eighth grade at the Moran...

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