Articles from the January 18, 2024 edition

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Country Roads

This week there seems to be three main subjects being considered. They are the results of the Iowa Caucus, who will the Chiefs be playing in the next division game, and snow...when will it quit, when will school be held again, and if the country...

 

Editor's Notebook

Saturday evening I was looking at a Jan. 18, 1934, issue of the Lawrence Locomotive, I was surprised to read a story the Locomotive editor had written about a good luck piece that appears to have...

 

Snow Fun

Our house in Pennsylvania was in a valley at the foot of three large hills (probably considered mountains out here on the prairie.) The one to the east had a gentle slope with several rolling hills. Behind the house, facing south, was a hill with...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Q: The Bible says, “Blessed are the meek.” When I look around at real life it doesn’t seem like the meek are being blessed, it seems like they’re getting passed over. How can this verse be true when experience seems to show the opposite? A: The tru...

 

Puffs

Something to talk about . . . The weather . . . This was one of the major things that impressed my sister-in-law who was born and raised in Chicago. On one of her first trips to Nebraska, she was impressed with how people talked about the weather....

 

Love my crazy life

Last Wednesday, while I was making my paper deliveries, I slipped and fell. Falling on ice is so weird, one second you are upright, walking, minding your own business, and the next you’re on the ground looking at the sky. I thought I had broken my f...

 

Winter 2024 making memories

January's taste of winter weather is making area residents more appreciative of the recent string of mild winters. Since the arrival of 2024 this area has experienced several days of subzero...

 

Peggy Meyer to lead Superior Schools Board

Peggy Meyer was elected president and Luke Meyers, vice-president, Monday evening when the Superior Board of Education reorganized. Brad Biltoft will continue as secretary. As usual, the board met in the secondary library, however, the room was cool...

 

City council approves transition loan

The Superior City Council meeting originally planned for last Monday was postponed because of the winter weather. It was held instead on Thursday evening. Among the items of business to be considered was a loan request for $100,000 from the LB840...

 

Ambassadors sponsoring snow sculpting contest

The recent subzero temperatures and dry snow haven’t cooperated with a Superior Chamber of Commerce competition announced last week but that may change. When the program was first announced the temperatures were more moderate and Superior was c...

 

Highways reopen

Monday morning the Kansas Department of Transportation reported all highways in North Central Kansas had reopened but travel was still cautioned. K-148 was the last to reopen. The highway closures...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    January 18, 2024

Cold, Colder, Coldest

Yes, it has been cold outside! Temperatures well below zero at night with wind chill readings even colder. It doesn’t seem the days are much warmer. I am staying in as much as possible, I don’t need to go outside just to see how cold this cold fee...

 

1905 Cold Wave records yet to be broken

In February of 1905 a low temperature record for the State of Kansas was set in nearby Lebanon, Kansas. A story about that record submitted by Kerma Crouse, a Jewell County Record contributor got us to thinking about Nuckolls County newspapers may...

 

Jewell County Health 365 hosted snowman contest

Jewell County Health 365 hosted a snowman contest this past week with categories in the most creative snowman, the most original snowman, and the tallest snowman. Pictures of the winners can be found...

 

City door locks need replaced

The Jewell City Council met last Monday at City Hall. Those in attendance were Darrell Bohnert, mayor, council members, Don Delzeit, Josh Burks, Gaye Daniels, Derek Birdsell, Bob Freeman, and Shelby Bohnert, interim city clerk. Mayor Bohnert called...

 

USD 107 Board accepts resignation

On Monday, Jan. 8, President Kenny Mizner called the regular meeting of the Board of Education for USD No. 107 to order. Those present were Kenny Mizner-Zoom, Marc Grout, Brandon Hollerich, Bobi Fogo, Wayne Frost-Zoom, Justin Angleton, Jeff Sells,...

 

Lawrence company is changing how you think about sheep

Megan Landes-Murphy founded Kestrel Ridge Pellet Company at Lawrence to transform how people think about sheep and the wool they provide. When you think of sheep wool, you probably think of clothing...

 

Nelson Library begins STEM program

This week third through fifth grade students Lawrene-Nelson school pupils along with some help from the extension office, kicked off the STEM program at the Nelson Public Library. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics form the STEM...

 

Loaded semi-truck overturns on K-14

On Friday, Dec. 29, emergency crews from Mankato and Superior responded to a semi rollover on Kansas Highway 14 north of Z Road. The semi was driven by Cruz Garcia. He was heading home with a truck load of wheat from Dodge City. The back tire of the...

 

Keenagers met in December

Turkey noodle and cheeseburger soups was served to 24 Keenagers and four workers on Dec. 14, at the Lawrence Fire Hall. Marilyn and Cindy were pleased to introduce Jolene Mazour and Lynette Hofstetter as the new 2024 leaders for Keenagers. Birthday...

 

Catholic Parishes to have new pastor

Members of the three Catholic parishes in northwestern Nuckolls County (Sacred Heart in Lawrence, St. Stephen south of Lawrence, and Our Lady of the Assumption parish in Deweese) will be seeing a change of pastors shortly. In a letter to members of...

 

Jennifer Eitzmann receives award

Last Wednesday, Brodstone Healthcare revealed the recipient of the Employee of the 4th Quarter award. Jennifer Eitzmann earned the honor for her exceptional work ethic and professionalism as an ultrasound technologist in the diagnostic imaging...

 

"Sun Dogs" seen over southcentral Nebraska

The following information is from "Google" and helps explain the phenomenon. Sundogs can be seen worldwide and can appear at any time when the sun is above the horizon. There are, however, conditions...

 

Cold Stress: Don't ignore the warning signs

Cold temperatures, high winds and wet conditions are commonplace on the farm in winter. While working outside is often inescapable, understanding how these conditions affect our bodies and our health are key to working safely. Begin by dressing...

 

Joe Ordich

Steve Joseph Ordich, the son of Steve and Rita (Russell) Ordich, was born June 25, 1971, in Superior, Nebraska. He died Jan. 13, 2024, at the Brodstone Healthcare Hospital at Superior, at the age of...

 

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