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Country Roads

The countryside is in winter resting mode. The tree branches are bare allowing views over the creek bank into the neighboring field. The grasslands have turned from a rich green to a dry brown and tan. The only green that can be noted are the cold...

 

Editor's Note Book

With the weekend’s winter weather, this writer stayed home. I went straight home after work on Friday and didn’t leave the house until I walked to the office on Sunday afternoon. Throughout the pandemic I’ve been keeping pretty much to myself...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Presenting Biblical answers to tough questions Q:  Knowing my days are numbered, where in the Bible can I find comfort and the courage to accept my death? A: Probably one of the best passages for overcoming the fear of death is 1 Corinthians...

 

Puffs

Happy New Year, folks. I hope everyone survived both the New Year starting and the snow storm that never quite got going in spite of a week’s worth of warnings. The cold and wind came, but not as much snow as predicted. We at the Ostdiek household...

 

Love my Crazy Life

Wow, 2022, that’s going take a minute to get used to, I’ll be writing 2021 on everything until at least March. George installed the washer and dryer on Friday, and I’ve been doing laundry ever since. I am slowly but surely getting things unpack...

 

Looking back to 1951 Expanded Penney's Store big news for Superior

October 17,1951, was a big day in Superior. Both the Crest Theatre and the new J.C. Penney store were having grand openings. The J.C. Penney Company arrived in Superior in 1929. The store was moving t...

 

Colorado fire spares SHS graduate's Superior home

A former resident of Superior and 1968 graduate of Superior High School, Caryn Geiger, is among thousands of Colorado residents who on Thursday fled from a wildfire in the Boulder, Colo., area. Most had little time to gather their important...

 

Wooden butterfly captures attention

When walking into Carolyn Jensen's Superior home, a wooden butterfy captures one's attention. It was made by Fred Kapperman, her late father. After Fred retired in 1984, he liked tinkering in his...

 

County board organizes for 2022

The Nuckolls County Board of Commissioners met at the county courthouse in Nelson Monday. The meeting was the annual reorganizational meeting. Tim Zikmund continues as board chairman. Ken Rempe was appointed acting chairman. The board approved a reso...

 

Pivotal Health & Wellness Inc. opens Jan. 18 in Courtland

Rural residents of North Central Kansas will have increased access to health-related services, resources and education provided by local clinicians when Pivotal Health & Wellness Inc, a nonprofit community-based center, opens on Jan. 18, at 314 Main...

 

Health district confirms first case of Omicron variant

The first confirmed case of the SARS-CoV-2 omicron variant in a South Heartland resident has been reported to South Heartland District. Michele Bever, executive director, said the positive sequencing test was detected in a fully-vaccinated and...

 

Rock Hills FFA sends hay to fire zone as a service project

Monday, Dec. 20, several of the Rock Hills FFA students participated in a service project to deliver hay to those who lost theirs in the 4 County Fire. Organized by Lauren Whelchel, students loaded...

 

An overview of the physiographic features of Jewell County

Physiographic features of Jewell County By Kerma Crouse In a relatively obscure 1955 publication, "Geology and Ground-Water Resources of Jewell County, Kansas," authors V. C. Fishel and Alvin R. Leona...

 

Ute in need of volunteers

The Jewell County Cinema met Dec. 27. The meeting was held by ZOOM and in person. Members present were Thadd Hinkle, Lisa Goodheart (ZOOM), Belinda Jeffery and Phyllis Christie. Minutes of the November meeting were approved by consensus. Janis...

 

Preserve Family History using digital formate

You can't turn on the television today without seeing advertisements for Ancestry.com or hear about how DNA is connecting people from all over the world. You may not have an interest in genealogy, but...

 

NRD's serve Nebraska for 50 years

Throughout 2022, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) will celebrate 50 years of protecting lives, property and the future. “In the past 50 years, NRDs have adapted while facing changes in technology, funding, legislation, agencies and...

 

Nearly 100 families benefited from the Giving Tree

The Nuckolls County Human Interagency Services’ Giving Tree was successful again this year. Superior Pharmacy, Dollar General, Brodstone Memorial Hospital, Nelson Post Office, Farmers & Merchants Bank in Lawrence displayed tags and collected the...

 

Red Cross Blood Mobile coming to Nelson Jan. 13

The Red Cross is coming to Nelson again on Thursday, Jan. 13.  If you haven’t donated since Nov. 18, and they were in Nelson on Nov. 12, you are eligible to donate again. Whole blood donors can donate every eight weeks or 56 days. Power Red...

 

Lawrence American Legion host New Year breakfast

The forecast for New Year’s Day was for cold, fridge even, snow and wind. It was enough for the Lawrence American Legion to move all events to Sunday, Jan. 2. And it all went well. Legion members and Sons of The American Legion offered the public...

 

Senator Murman's Legislative update

The Nebraska Legislature will began Wednesday. This will be a “short” 60-day session scheduled to end on April 20. A number of bills from last year that did not pass will “carryover” to this session, and senators will have 10 legislative...

 

SC Red Raiders wrestle at Fillmore Central Dec. 29

Holiday tournaments are popular for most all high school sports and the South Central Red Raiders Wrestling team traveled to the Fillmore Central High School Holiday Tournament on Dec. 29, to take part in the 21 team event. Bishop Neumann won the...

 

L/N girls drop two games in holiday tournament

"Go west young lady . . ." never seemed to catch on the same way the phrase worked for young men. And . . . in this year's High School basketball season for the L-N High School Lady Raiders, it did...

 

L-N Raiders keep record even at 4-4 with loss and win

Holiday Tournament are popular with basketball coaches and L-N took a trip out to the sand hills this year as they played twice at Hershey, Neb. They took a step up with opponents in Class C-1 and...

 

L-N girls basketball

The Lawrence-Nelson girls basketball team losing streak ran to five games with their 55-22 loss to the Shelton Bulldogs at Nelson last Tuesday. The Raiders competed at the Hershey Holiday Tournament at Hershey Tuesday and Wednesday with game results...

 

L-N boys basketball

The Lawrence-Nelson boys basketball team lost a heartbreaker in overtime, 40-39, to Shelton at Nelson last Tuesday. The Raiders competed at the Hershey High School Holiday Tournament Tuesday and Wednesday with game results unavailable at press time....

 

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