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Articles from the January 19, 2023 edition

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Editor's Notebook

While looking through the back issues of this newspaper, I discovered a story about an attempted Nuckolls County jail break that I should have shared with the our readers when we printed stories about the razing of the Nuckolls County Jail. I did...

 

Country Roads

It seems like every day is named a special day of recognition. Sometimes the day observes several events. Monday was not only the celebration of Martin Luther King Day but somehow it is termed to be of all things, the most depressing day in January....

 

Superior's October sales up 19.3%

This week many Nebraska business firms will be filing their December sales tax reports as the last day to do so without penalty is Friday. And the Nebraska Department of Revenue has released a statewide report of sales for the month of October....

 

Auditorium rededication at 4 Friday afternoon

On Jan. 29, 1937, the Superior Auditorium was used for the first time. The occasion was a 55th birthday party honoring President Franklin Roosevelt with the proceeds going to fight infantile paralysis. Though it was an icy, miserable winter night,...

 

Press schedules change in advance of winter storm; e-subs offer alternative

The printing schedule for this week’s edition of your newspaper was advanced with the hope it would be delivered to the entering post offices prior to the arrival of the predicted winter storm. When the paper is received may be an indication of...

 

Smoke attracts attention

For students attending the Superior Public Schools, classes had a fiery start last Wednesday morning. As the students arrived for the start of the school day, one of the students had the misfortune...

 

When planes stop; family drives U-Haul truck home

Wendy Helfrich was visiting New York when she received a text message at 2 a.m. on Dec. 27, reporting her family’s flight home to Hebron on Southwest Airlines had been canceled. The flight was one of thousands of flights interrupted by Winter...

 

Vicki Ensign leaves courthouse after 40 years in treasurer's office

For the first time since 1969 there is not a member of the Thornberry family serving the residents of Nuckolls County at the county courthouse. Doris Thornberry began working in the county clerk’s office in 1969. With the retirement of her...

 

Tami Sharp new county treasurer

Tami Sharp was installed as the Nuckolls County treasurer on Jan. 5, 2023. She succeeded Vicki Ensign who opted not to run for reelection after 40 years of service in that office. Sharp graduated from Lucas-Luray High School. She attended the...

 

Will test gas heaters in courthouse hall

The Nuckolls County Board of Commissioners met at the county courthouse in Nelson Tuesday. The meeting was held Tuesday because of the Monday holiday. The board attended to routine business approving claims. Susan Rogers, county assessor, and Royce...

 

What about the weather flag?

This week area residents received various forms of electronic communication warning of a winter storm expected to impact the area. Based on those warnings the printing schedule for this newspaper was changed. As we listened to the forecasts, we...

 

Early morning accident claims life of Rock Hills fifth grade student

Tragedy struck Jewell County about 7:35 Friday morning when the driver of a Rock Hills School vehicle transporting students lost control of her vehicle. The accident happened on the Randall Road...

 

Finding the best deals for feed and forage

Post Rock Extension District Livestock Production Agent Drought conditions are a common occurrence and livestock producers consequently plan for the worst and hope for the best. Complicating matters this year is the extent to which drought is...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    January 19, 2023

Jewell Chamber begins new year

The Jewell Chamber of Commerce met for the first time in 2023 at the Jewell Community Center on Monday, Jan. 9. The meeting began with a prayer by Pastor Dan Daniels and a meal served by the Jewell J-...

 

Commissioners appoint positions on boards

On Jan. 9, Carla Waugh, Jewell county clerk, administered the oath of office to Ed Duskie, county commissioner, with Marcia Duskie present. The Jewell County Commissioners Brent Beck, Keith Roe, and Ed Duskie met later with Carla Waugh present. Steve...

 

Area Conservation Districts to host local work group meeting

An opportunity to have a voice in federal ag program planning An important meeting for local agriculture producers will be held later this month. The Local Work Group (LWG) Meeting will be hosted by the conservation districts in the Concordia Managem...

 

Mankato Cares still has funds to partner with community groups

The 2023 annual meeting for the Mankato Chamber of Commerce took place Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the Buffalo Roam Steakhouse with 12 members and nine guests present. Jason Ortman, president, called the meeting to order. The 2022 Annual Meeting minutes,...

 

Ken Herz selected as chairmaN for NCBA policy committee

The National Cattlemen's Beef Association's (NCBA) has selected four Nebraska Cattlemen members including one from Nuckolls County to serve as policy committee leaders at the national level. Nebraska...

 

RHHS girls beat L-N Raiders at home

The Rock Hills High School girls basketball team crafted a two-game winning streak by defeating Lawrence-Nelson 45-39 last Tuesday at Mankato. The Grizzlies downed Lincoln 47-30 at Lincoln, Friday to win their opening round game of the Northern...

 

RHHS boys lose to L-N Raiders at home

The Rock Hills High School boys basketball team lost to the Lawrence-Nelson Raiders 45-20 at Mankato Tuesday. Troy Duskie dropped through 10 points for the Grizzlies. Rock Hills forfeited their opening round game of the Northern Plains League...

 

Coe Nielson takes second for Beloit

Coe Nielson, a Rock Hills High School wrestler, who competes with Beloit as part of a cooperative program, recorded a second place finish at the Jay Husker 2023 at Marysville High School, Saturday Nielson competed in the 113 pound weight bracket and...

 

Lauren Whelchel scores 1,000 in high school career

Lauren Whelchel of Rock Hills High School hit 1,000 points in her 4-years of high school during the Rock Hills' win in the NPL tournament on Friday. A first in school history! She also reached a career high of 500 rebounds. Congratulations,...

 

SHS hosts Invite

The Superior High School gymnasium was home to the Superior Invitational Wrestling Tournament Friday. The boys team finished in fourth place , with 102 points, in the 10 team field. The girls team finished in sixth place, with 30 points in the 12...

 

SHS girls basketball extends win streak

The Superior High School girls basketball team extended its win streak to six games when they downed Sandy Creek, 55-37, at Superior Saturday. Win number five was over the Heartland Huskies, 58-39,...

 

SHS boys basketball

The lack of consistency continues to hold back the Superior High School boys basketball team. The Wildcats hosted the Heartland Huskies at the Superior gymnasium last Tuesday. Superior held a 21-16...

 

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