DR. Blecha receives Koefoot Award

On Nov.11, Timothy Blecha, MD, of Superior, Nebraska, was recognized by the University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Family Medicine as the 2022 recipient of the Marion D. and Theodore H....

Soft opening of Mammoth Exhibit at JC Museum

As part of the Christmas in Mankato festivities on Saturday, the Jewell County Historical Museum hosted a soft opening of the nearly-completed Columbian Mammoth exhibit with more than 95 people in...

Zoltenkos featured in Kansas Profiles

Ron Wilson Huck Boyd Institute for Rural Developement “We deliver the male.” No, I’m not referring to the U.S. Postal Service. In this case, it refers to a business that delivers selected male genetics to pork production operations across the...

Four County Fire recoverycontinues a year later

Stephanie Dickerson spent an “eternity” on Dec. 15, 2021, huddled with her husband, son, a neighbor and a hired hand in the cab of a pickup truck as a wildfire made the doors too hot to touch. It didn’t matter that they were parked in the...

Teams pull wagons through Candy Cane Lane

Two teams of horses arrived in Superior more than an hour before Candy Cane Lane's first hayrack rides of the season, Friday evening. The teams are perhaps some of the best trained teams in Nebraska....

Candy Cane Lane reopens after brief electrical problems

Candy Cane Lane had a great opening Friday night. As expected the park was a popular place to be with not only the light show but the Scout Cabin was open and serving hot chili, hot dogs, hot chocolate, coffee, S’Mores and other goodies. As usual...

High COVID levels in area prompt MLH visitor policy change

Because of high community transmission levels of COVID-19, Mary Lanning Healthcare is changing its visitor policies to meet with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines. The South Heartland District Health Department on Friday released the new...

Commissioners hear request for pay raise

The Jewell County Commissioners met Nov. 21, with Commissioners Steve Greene, Brent Beck, and Keith Roe present. Carla J. Waugh, county clerk, and Ed Duskie, commissioner elect joined the meeting.  Carla Waugh said Travis Garst, solid waste...

Knights of Columbus make charitable donations

The St. Stephen Council 1906, Knights of Columbus started out the 2022 Christmas season with a couple of charitable donations. The Council took action during their November meeting. One donation was made to the ‘Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat...

Brodstone Healthcare receives Performance Award

As part of the National Rural Health Day celebration in mid-November, Brodstone Healthcare announced it has been recognized with a 2022 Performance Leadership Award for excellence in the areas of quality and patient perspective. Compiled by The...

SHS basketball teams ready to open season

The Superior High School boys and girls basketball teams readied for the regular season with jamboree games at Southern High School in Wymore, Monday. The girls came away with a 45-28 win while the...

RHHS basketball open season Friday

The Rock Hills High School boys and girls basketball teams open their 2022-2023 season Friday when they host the Pike Valley Panthers at Mankato. They travel to Clyde, Tuesday, for a game with Clifton-Clyde. The boys’ team is coached by Zach...

L-N basketball teams set to open season

The Lawrence-Nelson High School boys and girls basketball teams open their 2022-2023 season against Red Cloud, at Red Cloud, Friday, The teams are on the road Saturday as they travel to Hebron for...

Ask a Pastor Column

Presenting Biblical answers to tough questions Q: I’m not a Christian, can I still pray? A: When most people today speak about prayer they usually mean “to talk to God.” But there is another meaning for prayer that is more common in the...

Love my crazy life

Here I am, last minute, sitting down to write about this week’s Crazy Life. Tuesday morning when George told me goodbye, he said, if you go anywhere today, please be careful. I took one look outside, and my decision to stay home held firm. The...

Country Roads

Here it is, the first week in December 2022! It’s beginning to feel and look like a Kansas-Nebraska December. Tuesday, it was cloudy, and the cold northern winds were blowing. North of us there were reports of slick roadways because of moisture...

Editor's Notebook

I was surprised last Wednesday morning when I looked out and found a heavy fog had descended on the area. It has been so dry in recent weeks I didn’t think there would be enough moisture in the atmosphere to form fog. Most mornings fog doesn’t...

Puffs

Just as Christmas is not “just a day,” Thanksgiving is also not “just a day.” You may think this opinion is a day, or two, late, but I think it is never too late to say “Thank You.” For the Thanksgiving holiday many families take time...

Superior cemetery established in 1883

Every settlement on the Plains had several requirements. The establishment of a post office, securing, if possible, a location on a railroad, schools, churches and places of commerce. One often overlooked necessity was a resting place for deceased...

Rodney D. Fogo

Rodney Delano (R.D., Rod) Fogo, 89, former CEO and chief engineer of the Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA), died Nov. 16, 2022, in Saint Augustine, Florida. Rod was the youngest of 12 children, born...

Darrel Uhrmacher

Darrel Ray Uhrmacher, 69, of Sutherland, died Nov. 22, 2022 at home. He was born on Sept. 20, 1953, to Raymond and Helen (Tanner) Uhrmacher in Superior. Darrel grew up in Superior, attending a country school through the 8th grade, and graduating...

Linda J. Selvage

Linda Jean Selvage, 70, of Hastings, died Saturday at Mary Lanning Healthcare. Her funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Apfel Funeral Home in Hastings with Pastor Dale Phillips officiating. Linda was born on July 8, 1952, at Superior to Robert...

Phillip Eckles

Phillip Virgil Eckles the oldest son of five children of William and Verna Littrell Eckles was born Feb. 18, 1924, in Nelson. He died Nov. 28, 2022, at Parkview Nursing Home at the age of 98 years, 9...

Kent Tietjen

Kent Edwin Tietjen was born Jan. 21, 1955, in Superior, to Verland Edwin and Merna Jean (Reckewey) Tietjen. He died Nov. 20, 2022, at Thayer County Health Services, Hebron, Nebraska, at the age of 67...

Sue Rose

Sue Ellen Rose, the daughter of Homer and Emma (Engel) Hoff, was born June 21, 1946, At McCook. She died on Nov. 20, 2022, at the Sutton Community Home in Sutton where she had resided briefly at the age of 76 years, 4 months and 29 days. Sue spent...

Helen Lunzmann

Helen Sophie (Brockmann) Lunzmann the daughter of William and Sophie (Kirchhoff) Brockmann was born Nov. 28, 1928, near Harbine, Nebraska. She died Saturday, November 19, 2022, at Parkview Haven...

Maureen Menke

Maureen Ellen Menke, 82, of Lawrence, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. Rosary will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 3. Mass will follow at 10:30 a.m., both at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lawrence, Nebraska...

Gordon Kibbe

Gordon Kibbe, 93, died peacefully in hospice care in Redwood City, Calif., on October 29, 2022. He was born November 6, 1928, in Beloit, to Jake and Emma Kibbe of Randall. He was the first-born of five sons. Gordon graduated in the Class of 1946...

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