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Articles from the January 14, 2021 edition

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Country Roads

Living on a farmstead has a lot of pluses. Some of those are the panoramic views provided every day and night. When either standing outside or looking out the farmhouse window, the sights are almost unbelievable. There are no city views of tall...

 
 By Bill Blauvelt    Columns    January 14, 2021 

Editor's Notebook

I grew up believing I lived in the world’s melting pot, a place where people of various races and backgrounds came together and made decisions which benefited the majority. I counted among my friends people from Nigeria, India, Iraq, Hong Kong,...

 

NET program will feature Nelson faces

Stories out of both Nuckolls and Jefferson counties will be featured when a popular show returns to the Nebraska Educational Television Network stations later this month. The first episode which will be shown at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21, will...

 

Water line replacement survey began Wednesday

Work on Superior’s Bloom Street water project is finally getting underway. The original plan was to complete the work in 2020 but to schedule the work around the Highway 8 improvement project and the harvest seasons. The goal was to cause the least...

 

Superior Landlords protest utilities plan to transfer bills

A planned changed in a City of Superior ordinance which would make landlords responsible for their renters’ delinquent utility bills has again been delayed. The proposed change was passed on first reading about two months ago but has yet to...

 

Longtime employee buys Superior Industies

TJ Morris has been on quite a ride at Superior Industries. He was the first employee hired by Arlen Mikkelsen when he began the company 20 years ago. Morris is now the owner of the company which is...

 

COVID vaccinations moving to group 2

Monday evening South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) officials reported they are expecting to wrap up first dose vaccination of most of the health care provider priority groups in the four-county district who want the COVID-19 vaccine....

 

The first baby of the new year arrives at Brodstone

Oakland David Brooks Weber was the firs.t baby of 2021 born at Brodstone Memorial Hospital. He arrived Friday, Jan. 8. He weighed 8 lbs. 7 oz. His parents are Jacob and Maleka Weber, Superior....

 

Jewell County officials sworn in

For the first time in 44 years, Jewell County has a new county attorney. Alex Carabajal, Jewell County native and resident of Mankato, was sworn in Monday at the courthouse with other county elected officials. Carajabal replaces Darrell Miller who...

 

Patrol car approved by commissioners

The Jewell County Commissioners met Jan. 4. Commissioners Mark Fleming, Steve Greene and Keith Roe were present. Houston Becker, deputy county clerk, and Brent Beck, commissioner-elect, was present for the meeting. Travis Garst, solid waste...

 

Commissioners approve price for road rock

The Jewell County Commissioners met Dec. 14 with commissioners Mark Fleming, Steve Greene and Keith Roe present. Carla Waugh, county clerk attended the meeting. The Governing Unit Relationship Verification form for Rural Fire District 3 was approved...

 

Murray corrals welcome a spotted donkey

There is a new addition in the Murray corrals! A week ago spotted donkey colt was born. It is a female "Jenny." Its mother also has spotted markings which is a dominate feature. When Gordon Murray,... Full story

 

Government Food Commodities Distribution

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. 21 at the Jewell Apartments Commons Area, 107 S. Lincoln. The following foods are scheduled to...

 

Resignations accepted at January meeting

President Kenny Mizner called the regular meeting of the Board of Education for USD No. 107 to order Monday. Those present were Kenny Mizner, Brenden Wirth, Brandon Hollerich, Lori Slate, Lori Yelken, Marc Grout, Rex Boley, Sam Meyers and Janet...

 

Blood Mobile at Nelson reaches goal

The Red Cross Blood Drive arrived in Nelson Friday morning for another successful day. Once again the goal of 62 donations was reached.   Some donors had to be turned away.  The schedule filled up quickly, probably because the Red Cross checks th...

 
 By Allen Ostdiek    Columns    January 14, 2021 

Puffs

Puffs Tommy Lasorda . . . I suspect that unless you’re a baseball fan of a certain age, you are not familiar with the name. However, I can remember his name very well and remember him as the coach of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is a member of the...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    Columns    January 14, 2021 

My Crazy Life

Almost every year for the past nine years, George and I have been in Omaha many a new year. Whether it be for the end of the year meetings or our visitations with the boys, we have often found ourselves in Omaha. This year the boys came here, and...

 

Preschool and Kindergarten Round Up

The Lawrence-Nelson staff serves all eligible home-based children (ages birth to 3 years).  If you know of someone who is concerned about their child’s development, have them contact the special education director, Jody Hitesman, at 402.621.0812,... Full story

 

Beef in the Schools update at Lawrence-Nelson

The Beef in the Schools committee provided a staff appreciation supper just prior to the holiday break, which included:  steak, cheesy potatoes, green beans, a dinner roll and drink. The meal was served to 60 staff members and spouses, with a few...

 

L-N School looking ahead into March

L-N Looking ahead until the next board meeting... This week at Lawrence-Nelson  the Crisis team members are taking part in the Basic Threat Assessment Training through NDE and are registered for Psychological First Aid to begin later this month....

 

Lucille Post

Veda Lucille Swank Post was born June 20, 1918, at the family country home, six miles south of Gaylord, Kan., in Osborne County. She was the eighth child and youngest daughter of E.C. (Ted) and...

 

Carol Bourbon

Carol Bourbon, age 97, died Jan. 11, at the Mitchell County Hospital, Beloit. Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m., today, Thursday, at the Trinity United Methodist Church, Jewell. Visitation was from 2 to 6 p.m., Wednesday at Kleppinger Funeral Home,...

 

Clyde Gleason

Clyde Hubert Gleason, a loving 88-year-old husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle was surrounded by family when he died Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, at his residence in Fort...

 

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