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Officer joins police force First day was Tuesday

Apparently, the residents of Superior are not objecting to an ordinance change that will mandate each residence subscribe for trash removal service. If the ordinance is adopted, the charge will be part of the property’s monthly utility bill. At...

Nearly $45 Million to connect Kansans to high-speed internet

Governor Laura Kelly said $44.5 million will be awarded to nine service providers to extend high-speed internet to 18,468 locations in 15 underserved counties across the state. This is the third and final award phase of the Kansas Capital Project...

Esbon Land Bank razes first building

Esbon The Esbon Land Bank was organized in February, 2022. The Esbon Land Bank joined the other Jewell County communities of Burr Oak, Formoso, Jewell and Mankato which had establiehed land banks....

Bushy Nutz Squirrel Hunt

The 5th Annual Bushy Nutz Squirrel Hunt was held Saturday at the Nuckolls County Fairgrounds. A total of 57 teams entered, with 39 teams checking in squirrels. In total, 195 squirrels were weighed...

Vestey Festival needs more volunteer participation in 23

“The Reel Story — Let the Memories Roll” is the tentative theme for Superior’s 2023 rendition of the Lady Vestey Victorian Festival. The theme honors a former Vestey Festival chairman and one of Superior’s biggest boosters, the late Lew... Full story

Ron Buescher was awarded a Quilt of Valor

Ron Buescher was awarded a Quilt of Valor on Jan. 8, 2023. Presenting the quilt were his two sons and their families. Other family members were also present. Ron served in the Army from January 1966...

They didn't miss school one bit

Last Wednesday, when it appeared school would probably be called off on Thursday, Kent and Katelyn Duffy invited their friends to gather at the Duffy farm near Guide Rock for a sledding party. ATV's...

Turtles attendAmerican Legion Mid-year Conference

Chuck and DeAnna Tuttle attended the American Legion Department of Nebraska educational conference held at Divots Norfolk Lodge Jan. 13 to 15 with joint and individual sessions for all members of the American Legion Family. Joint sessions included...

Nebraska Legislature Update

The first weeks of the 2023 Nebraska legislative session are complete. The early session is shaping up to be one of the most promising we’ve had on a number of issues. Sen. Albrecht has introduced a great piece of legislation to ban abortion...

Funds donated to Western Children Advocacy Center

The Jewell County Commissioners met Tuesday, Jan. 17. Commissioners Brent Beck, Keith Roe and Ed Duskie were present. Carla Waugh, county clerk, was present for the meeting. Don Jacobs, sheriff, discussed the Western Children Advocacy Center fund...

SHS girls win streak at eight games

The Superior High School girls basketball team is in peak form as they extended their consecutive win streak to eight games when they downed Doniphan-Trumbull 50-31, at Doniphan, Friday. Superior...

SHS boys fall to Doniphan-Trumbull

The Superior High School boys basketball team stumbled down a dark alley in Doniphan, Friday, and were ruthlessly mugged by the undefeated Cardinals 71-33. Superior trailed 41-9 at the half. The...

SHS wrestling at Thayer Central Invite

The Superior High School girls and boys wrestling teams traveled to Hebron Friday for the Thayer Central Invitational. The girls team brought home second place, with 40 points, in the seven team field. The boys finished in sixth place, with 67...

L-N girls basketball

The Lawrence-Nelson girls basketball team dropped two games in the past week. The Deshler Dragons edged out the Raiders 40-36 at Nelson last Tuesday. The Diller-Odell Griffins dominated the Raiders...

Coe Nielson takes fifth at Beloit Invite

Cole Nielson competed at the Beloit Invitational Tournament at Beloit Friday and Saturday. Nielson took fifth place in the 113 pound weight bracket. He earned 12 team points for his finish. His record for the season is now 15-6. Beloit competes...

RHHS boys

The Rock Hills High School boys basketball team competed in the 2023 Northern Plains League Basketball Tournament. The team forfeited their opening round game to Southern Cloud. This relegated the Grizzlies to the consolation round. They defeated...

RHHS girls

The Rock Hills High School girls basketball team downed Lincoln 47-30 in their opening round Northern Plains League Tournament game at Lincoln. The Osborne Bulldogs handed the Grizzlies a 63-98 loss at Lincoln last Monday. Rock Hills bounced back...

Editor's Notebook

Wylie Jensen stopped by the newspaper office with a nearly perfect 7 ounce pop bottle found while cleaning up the area where a corn crib was once located. The bottle would have been in like new...

Love my crazy life

We all know by now that I’m not fond of winter, but this blanket of white mother nature draped over everything sure is pretty. It’s a less depressing landscape to gaze upon, at the very least. I feel for those who have to work out in the...

Puffs

Icicles . . . Gosh, haven't used that term for quite some time in the past few years. Duane Brockman had a nice picture of icicle with a barn in the background on Facebook last week. Then, with a...

Country Roads

Happy Birthday, Kansas, on your 162nd year! Proud to say that you are the only state I’ve ever lived in and wouldn’t change that for anything. Kansas is smack dab in the middle of the United States. Some say it’s boring driving through Kansas...

A wedding can create interest in economic development

By the time this column gets published, my daughter will be married. That got me thinking about weddings as economic development and people attraction. When I was married 20 years ago, I did the same thing my daughter is doing. I was married in the...

Kansas Day – 2023! The Barred Tiger Salamander

Kansas Day is celebrated on Jan. 29. This year, Kansas will be 162 years old. Kansas has several nicknames "the Sunflower State" and "the Wheat State" being but two.  Kansas also has symbols which...

Statehood out of wars and conflict

The story of Kansas as it became a state of the United States of America is much like a page out of today's conflicts, voting controversies and hardships. Kansas had its start as property of France....

Dr. Paul Hallgrimson

Dr. Paul Jene Hallgrimson, age 85, died peacefully in his sleep at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Navarre, Florida, after a brief illness. Jene was born in Ainsworth, on April 1, 1937, to Paul and Vera (Patch) Hallgrimson, the oldest of three...

Robert Drudik

Robert Eugene Drudik, the son of Frank and Agnes (Mazour) Drudik, was born Dec. 2, 1946, in Nelson, Nebraska. He died Jan. 18, 2023, at the Brodstone Healthcare at Superior, Nebraska, at the age of...

Marvin McDill

Marvin "Mac" J. McDill was born on Dec.19, 1934, in rural Jewell County, Kansas, to Raymond Alma McDill and Ruth May (Underwood) McDill. He died Jan. 19, 2023, in Belleville, at the age of 88 years...

Evelyn Ostdiek

Former Hastings resident, Evelyn J. Ostdiek, 87, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, at Viera Hospital, Viera, Florida. Rosary will be 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at Butler Volland Chapel. Memorial Mass will...

Jerome Warneke

Jerome "Jerry" C. Warneke, 79, of Grand Island, died Jan. 21, 2023, at CHI-Health Nebraska Heart Hospital in Lincoln. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 27, at Grace Lutheran Church....

Ronald Lemke

Ronald Dean Lemke, the son of Elmer John and Frieda Nadine (Marcotte) Lemke, was born on Sept. 28, 1956, in Red Cloud, Nebraska. He died Jan. 16, 2023, at the Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home at Hebron, at the age of 66 years, 3 months, 19 days....

Lewis "Lew" Hunter In memoriam:

In memoriam: Lewis “Lew” Hunter, a screenwriting professor emeritus in the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, died Jan. 6, at a care facility in Tucson, Arizona, from COVID-19 complications. He was 87. Hunter, who began teaching at...

L-N boys basketball

The Lawrence-Nelson boys basketball team picked up a win Friday at Nelson when they downed Diller-Odell 47-26 to even their record at 7-7. The team hosted Blue Hill at Nelson Tuesday with game...

Robert Brahmsteadt

Robert F. Brahmsteadt, age 82, of York, Nebraska, died Friday, January 20, 2023, at his home. He was born March 8, 1940, in York to Benjamin H. and Esther V. ( Pohl) Brahmsteadt. After graduating...

Irrigation District planning diversion dam near Superior

A letter distributed this week to irrigators served by the Superior Canal reported the Bostwick Irrigation District in Nebraska is now considering the construction of a Republican River Diversion Dam and pumping station to be located south of the...

Bayer Fund and Jewell Farmers team up to direct donations

Jewell County farmer, the late Roger Underwood, directed a $5,000 Bayer Fund America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation to Jewell County Helping Hands Ministries. They will use the funds to help feed the residents of Jewell County. “We want to...

USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service to Conduct Hemp Survey

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) sent the 2022 Hemp Production and Disposition Inquiry to Nebraska producers on Jan. 19. Like the 2021 questionnaire, this year’s survey will collect information on the total planted and...

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