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Articles from the January 20, 2022 edition

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Country Roads

There are some creatures God created that I often wonder why? Mice are one of those creations. To me, they have no purpose except to be an unwanted rodent. There are those lovable cartoon character mice such as Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse but they...

 

Editor's Notebook

Sadly, this issue contains the last Panorama column, a popular feature written by a loyal and dedicated Jewell County resident, Fawna Barrett. I don’t know when the column first appeared in a newspaper but I suspect it originally was written for...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Presenting Biblical answers to tough questions Q: I sometimes hear of well-known Christians renouncing their faith. How can this happen? Are they still saved? A:  When a professing believer renounces the faith and walks away from God there are...

 

Puffs

The weather . . . “Everyone likes to talk about it, but nobody can do anything about it.” For many years I was unhappy with the weather forecasters on television and the radio when the forecast they gave was wrong. Now . . . I just feel sorry...

 

Love my crazy life

By Teraesa Bruce Well, it’s been another mess of a week. Nicholas, the youngest of our two Omaha boys, was here this weekend. We finished his room just in the nick of time. George and Jacob brought his bed in and set it up just an hour before I...

 

Area Wildfire Plan ready for review

The draft Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) for Adams, Clay, Fillmore, Jefferson, Nuckolls, Saline, Thayer and Webster counties is ready for public review. Draft copies of the document have been mailed to county offices and are available to...

 

COVID vaccines available in Superior

The Superior Family Medical Center is currently administering Pfizer Pediatric COVID vaccines for ages 5 to 11, Pfizer COVID vaccines and boosters for ages 12 and up, and Moderna COVID vaccines and boosters for ages 18 and up at scheduled times...

 

Free at-home COVID tests now available

Residential households in the United States may order one set of four free at-home COVID-19 test kits from the United States Postal Service. The rules limit one order per residential address but each order will contain four individual rapid antigen...

 

COVID cases set all-time record

South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) is upgrading the COVID-19 Advisory for Adams, Clay, Nuckolls and Webster counties to Health Alert status. Michele Bever, SHDHD executive director, cited record-setting case numbers and extremely high...

 

Reinke Mfg. plant adds $2.5 million laser system

Reinke Manufacturing has invested $2.5 million in fiberoptic lasers to increase and further improve production and automation in their Deshler facility. Reinke hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Jan....

 

Nuckolls Co. board meeting delayed

The Nuckolls County Board of Commissioners meeting, scheduled for Tuesday because of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday was cancelled. Two of the three commissioners were unable to attend. Dave Mussman was recovering from surgery and Ken Rempe...

 

Dollar Tree Construction continues

It may be winter, but construction is progressing rapidly on the new store being constructed along Superiorʼs West Third Street. It appears the store will face the east with a large parking lot in...

 

History of Jewell County townships

Jewell County was named and the boundaries established by the Kansas State Legislature on Feb. 26, 1867. The government of the county was organized on July 14, 1870, when James Harvey, Kansas governor, appointed C. L. Seeley, E, T. Gandy and A. I....

 

Break-in at Kiers

The Jewell County Record has received reports of a weekend break-in at Kiers. The incident is being investigated by the Jewell County Sheriff’s Office. No additional information was available for this issue....

 

Jewell receives grant for Community Center flooring

The Jewell City Council met in regular session at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 3, at City Hall. Those in attendance were Mayor Darrell Bohnert; Council Members Josh Burks, Max Burks, Gaye Daniels and Derek Birdsell, Bob Freeman and City Clerk Kristie...

 

Travel Bloggers plan to visit Mankato

Two young women, hired by the US Highway 36 Association, will be spending one day in Mankato and surrounding areas. Sarah Broers and Melody Pittman are the bloggers and they will then publish their experience on their blog “Wherever I May Roam....

 

RHJSHS activities for the week

On Monday, Jan.17, there was a high school basketball NPL tournament. Post Prom Pop a Shot was held during halftime of the boys A team game. On Tuesday, Jan. 18, the high school basketball NPL tournament was continued. A high school basketball game...

 

Couple teaches at Rock Hills Elementary

Fifth grade teacher, Libby Duffy, and her husband, Zach Duffy, elementary physical education teacher and high school basketball coach, met at the University of Nebraska Kearney. They have been married for three years. They have also been Jewell Count...

 

January-Annual Chamber Meeting 2022 Minutes

Thirteen members and two guests attended the 2022 annual meeting at the Mankato Chamber of Commerce last Tuesday, at the Buffalo Roam Steakhouse. President Jason Ortman called the meeting to order. Brian Shulda gave the treasurer's report which was a...

 

JCCDA March match raised more than $125,000 for community development

Last Tuesday, Jan. 12, Jewell County Community Development met at the Buffalo Roam to hold its annual meeting. Kyra Lampe, economic development agent at JenRus Freelance, presented the 2021 Year Report to the JCCDA board about the organization’s...

 

Panorama

As many of you know, last week’s paper carried Mom’s final Panorama. She died Wednesday, Jan. 12, at peace with her life and faith, surrounded by family. She loved writing this column and would watch for something to catch her eye that she could...

 

Jewell City Council conducts business

The Jewell City Council met in regular session at 7:30 p.m. on Monday Dec. 6, at City Hall. Those in attendance were Mayor Darrell Bohnert, Council members Max Burks, Gaye Daniels, Derek Birdsell and Bob Freeman and City Clerk Kristie Anderson....

 

SHDHD sees record number of daily new COVID-19 cases this week

Hastings, Neb – In the weekly COVID-19 update on January 11, South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) reported daily records of new COVID-19 cases on Monday and Tuesday. SHDHD also reported logging increased numbers of cases associated...

 

L-N Raiders win one, drop two games

"One step forward, and two steps back" gives a description of last week's L-N boys' basketball experiences. The lineup of games for last week was to play three D-1 teams. They were able to defeat old...

 

Lady Raiders go 1-2 in Basketball games last week

The L-N Lady Raiders picked up one victory in a busy week, defeating Rock Hills in the first game of the week. However, games against Kenesaw and Axtell were not as good. The game summaries: L-N ...

 

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