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Articles from the January 12, 2023 edition

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Country Roads

It may be called being “old school” in these times but many people my age have thoughts, wishes and memories that would be labeled “old school” by several of the younger generation. What happened with sending out hand written thank you cards...

 

Editor's Notebook

Another one of this area’s giants fell this week. All people are important and all are part of the fabric which weaves a community together, but some attract more attention. Lew Hunter was one of those who attracted attention wherever he went. We...

 

Puffs

Democracy on display . . . If you watched any of the national news on TV last week, or even looked at a newspaper, most likely the top story was the election of a “Speaker of the House of Representative” in the U. S. Congress. Republicans have a...

 

Love my crazy life

By Sorry to have gone AWOL on everyone last week. I had attempted to get my writing done over the weekend, but with all the commotion in the house, it was almost impossible. Last weekend, we finally gave up on fixing the old washing machine....

 

Nuckolls County officials take oath of office

There was a great deal of swearing going on at the Nuckolls County Courthouse last Thursday. Well swearing in, that is. Diane Wehrman, clerk magistrate for Nuckolls County, administered the oath of...

 

Superior school board retains slate of officers

Monday evening the Superior Board of Education met at 5 p.m. in the high school library. Matt Sullivan, board president , swore in Krista Tatro.Tatro replaces Jason Jensen on the board. With no dissen...

 

Nebraskans getting new license plates

The new year is bringing a number of new things and among them is the need to replace the license plates on motor vehicles and trailers registered in Nebraska. Owners with plates expiring in January have or soon will have received a letter from Tami... Full story

 

Long awaited highway project may present harvest obstacles

If the 2023 construction season goes as planned, the fall harvest in the Superior area may offer extra challenges. Members of the Superior City Council Monday evening learned the state highway department has committed funds for a major highway projec...

 

Program planned for Jan. 20 Will rededicate auditorium

The historic former Superior City Hall and Auditorium was constructed between June 1936 and February 1937 with the assistance of the federal (PWA) Public Works Administration funds, a plan formulated during the Depression, by President Franklin Roose...

 

Red Cross will visit Nelson Monday

The Red Cross is scheduled to be back in Nelson, with a full staff, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Monday. This is a holiday for some donors, which may work better for some and not for others.  First timers are always needed.  Sixteen year olds are...

 

Community Center to get new flooring

The Jewell City Council met last Tuesday at City Hall. Those in attendance were Darrell Bohnert, mayor; Council members, Josh Burks, Derek Birdsell and Bob Freeman and Kristie Anderson, city clerk. Don Jacobs, the Jewell County sheriff, said there...

 

Nine relocation incentives remain

NCK Housing Opportunities, Inc., a housing non-profit managed by the North Central Regional Planning Commission, has nine (9) relocation incentives remaining in its 8-county service area to attract residents to move to North Central Kansas to work,...

 

New hours for Ideal Market

Ideal Market has new store hours. Monday through Saturday, the store is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m....

 

Mankato council reviews utilities

The regular meeting of the Mankato City Council was called to order by Sam Becker, council president, on Dec. 6. Councilmen present were: Sam Becker, Kevin Ost, Rodney Payne; George Hennion and Lyle Dauner. Mayor, Justin Schoonover was absent. Also...

 

The seventh post office in Jewell County organized in 1871, to serve the Ionia Area

The Ionia Post Office, the seventh post office in Jewell County, was organized on April 13, 1871. It served the Ionia area until it was discontinued on Aug. 6, 1982. Seneca Sumner was the first postmaster; 12 other men and women would follow him. Sum...

 

Ed Duskie is new Jewell County Commissioner

Ed Duskie, Jewell, took the oath of office as Jewell County Commissioner First District on Monday, Jan. 9, at the courthouse. Duskie lives in Ionia Township and replaces Steve Greene who retired. The First District is the southern part of the...

 

Government food commodities distribution is Jan. 19 at Jewell

There will be a government commodities distribution for families meeting income guidelines for the Jewell-Randall-Ionia area at 1 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Jewell Apartments Commons Area. The following foods are scheduled to be distributed:...

 

Entrepreneurship competition slated for Jewell County

Jewell County, in association with the Network Kansas E-Community Partnership, said the Jewell County YEC (formerly known as the E-Fair) will take place this March, as part of the 2022-2023 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) series. The competiti...

 

KSF to present on the Big Kansas Road Trip

On Thursday, Jan. 19, the Kansas Sampler Foundation (KSF) will be in Jewell County to report on the Big Kansas Road Trip (BKRT). Marci Penner, executive director, and WenDee Rowe, assistant director, will present at the Mankato Community Center...

 

Shirley Becker set to retire from Rolling Hills Electric

After 29 years as a membership clerk at Rolling Hills Electric Co-Op, Mankato resident, Shirley Becker, will be retiring on Feb. 1. Prior to joining Rolling HIlls, Becker worked at the treasurer's office in the courthouse. In the membership clerk...

 

Restore the Heart: Theme for restoration of Sacred Heart

In less than two years, Sacred Heart Church in Lawrence will reach its 100th birthday. The parish is currently in the process of doing a restoration campaign. "Restore The Heart" is the theme name...

 

Radon is a serious health hazard in South Central Nebraska  

What is something you cannot see, taste, or smell and it is the number one cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers in the United States? The answer is radon!  Radon is a colorless, odorless and tasteless radioactive gas. It can affect the air we breathe...

 

Hastings College Fall Dean's List recognizes area students

Hastings College has announced the Dean’s List for its fall 2022 semester. For the semester, 389 students from 24 states and 12 countries were named to the Dean’s List. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must achieve a grade point...

 

Paul Buresh

Paul Buresh, 80, Nelson, died Monday at Superior. His funeral is pending at this time Klawitter-Price Funeral Home, Nelson, is in charge of arrangements....

 

Neil Thomsen

Neil Leon Thomsen, the son of Carl and Lorene (Barfknecht) Thomsen, was born on June 3, 1952, in Superior, Nebraska. He died Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, at Brodstone Healthcare at Superior, at the age of...

 

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