Articles from the January 25, 2024 edition

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Country Roads

Sunday morning did not work out as planned. My farmer husband had gone another direction than I was wanting to go. I prepared to attend church up north. Since church had been called off last Sunday because of the weather, I was looking forward to...

 
 By Jeri Shute    Columns    January 25, 2024

Funeral Musings

Many of the elderly frail ones die in the winter time. Grandpa A. J. always said, “If I can make it through March, I can live another year.” There were five deaths all in their eighties in one week. Rose, 83, has had Alzheimer’s disease and has b...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Q: What does the phrase “’Vengeance is Mine,’ says the Lord.” really mean? A: “Vengeance is mine,” Is an oft repeated promise from God to right the wrongs that surround us in this world (Deuteronomy 32:35; Psalm 94:1; Romans 12:19). Any time we see...

 

Editors Notebook

While gathering information for this week’s installment of the First National Bank failure series an advertisement placed in the Nuckolls County Herald in 1904 caught my attention. I don’t know about you but I am tired of winter and having to dea...

 

Puffs

Every so often a person reads, or hears, or sees something that strikes him in a particular way. It may be humorous, serious, or just plain interesting. A couple of items caught my attention this past weekend which I’d like to pass on. You may t...

 

Love my crazy life

Now that it’s warmed up just a bit, Duke is enjoying the snow. I’m surprised he doesn’t have tunnels burrowed in the backyard, as sometimes all I see of him is his rear end sticking up out of the snow drifts. Unfortunately, he doesn’t stay still l...

 

New owner for Burger Barn

It has its own niche. It's iconic. It has been a favorite place to go to for decades. Townsfolk and those vacationing in the area stop by on their way to or from Lovewell Lake. Many have frequented...

 

Dunbar advances to district court

On Friday, Sabastian L. Dunbar, the 30-year-old Superior resident charged with first degree murder, waived waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Nuckolls County Court and was bound over to district court. The preliminary hearing is an option...

 

Republicans to discuss courthouse plans

The proposal for a new Nuckolls County Courthouse will be the discussion topic when the Nuckolls County Republicans meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Nelson American Legion meeting room, All county residents are welcome to attend....

 

NDOT plan includes local projects

Five Nuckolls County projects are included in the Nebraska Department of Transportation’s highway improvement plan introduced earlier this month, None of the projects are scheduled for completion in the 2024 construction season but they are in the p...

 

SPS Kindergarten Roundup Feb. 8

Though the current school year is only about half over, planning is underway for the next year and the Superior Public Schools have scheduled Kindergarten Round-up for 1:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8 at the elementary school office. Parents...

 

Nuckolls Co. Board invites courthouse comments Feb. 5

What should be done with the Nuckolls County Courthouse? The structure built in the county’s first quarter century, is showing its age. Rather than pour thousands of dollars into maintaining the structure and trying to adapt it to modern needs, s...

 

Burn pit fire coming soon

The Superior City Council held a public hearing Monday evening to consider a request to change the zoning of a residential property at 316 N Kansas from general commercial to medium density residential. The property in question has long been used as...

 

Kind words from reader appreciated

A former area resident who is a current subscriber to this newspaper called Monday to tell us how much he had enjoyed the past two issues and to thank us for including a great selection of snow pictures. We appreciated his kind words but they should...

 

Mankato Chamber of Commerce holds annual meeting

The 2024 Annual meeting for the Mankato Chamber of Commerce took place Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Buffalo Roam Steakhouse. Ten members and two guests were present. President Jason Ortman called the meeting to order. Haley Nelson gave a recap on all...

 

Structure of Mankato City Council meetings discussed this month

Mankato City Council met Tuesday, Jan. 2, at the city office. Members approved the contractual invoice from the MankatoFire Department and the Midlands payment for the sewer project as presented. City Attorney Miller discussed municipal judge...

 

Prairie Shooters compete in 4-H quiz bowl in Mankato.

Prairie Shooters compete in 4-H quiz bowl in Mankato. Pictured (back row, from left) are Isabelle Wilburn, Haylee Bledsoe, Jayce Cady, Lily Walker, Jillyan Cady, Nelson Underwood, Abbey Schleifer,...

 

Raider Wrestling wins one of three dual meets

The high school sport of wrestling has been affected by the 2023-24 winter weather just as most other activities in high schools across the state. However, on Jan. 18, the L-N Raiders got in three dual matches. They were with Superior, Harvard and...

 

Sacred Heart Church rebuilding underway

Sacred Heart parish in Lawrence has been issuing periodic reports on the clean-up and work at the parish church since the fire damage was sustained last October. The latest report was given in last Sunday’s church bulletin and included the f...

 

American Legion winter conference held in Kearney

Chuck and DeAnna Tuttle attended the Department of Nebraska Winter Conference Jan. 19 through 21. The conference attendance was also affected by snow and cold temperatures with several attendees, including the auxiliary president, getting stuck in...

 
 By DeAnna Tuttle    News    January 25, 2024

Weather upsets legion meeting schedule

The Nelson Unit 187 American Legion Family normally meets on the second Thursday of every month but the extreme weather conditions on Jan. 11, made it necessary to postpone until the following Thursday, Jan. 18. Since temperatures were extremely...

 

NPPA announces 2024 NPPA Pork Ambassadors

The Nebraska Pork Producers Association (NPPA) has selected the 2024 Pork Ambassadors. Five college-age students, under the direction of Sophia Lentfer, education director for the association, will participate in the year long program. Olivia...

 

Radio host shares radon testing experiences

When KHAS's new morning radio host was buying a home in Hastings last year, he already knew he would be requesting that the home be tested for radon before he would sign a purchase agreement. Brandon McDermott, radio host, operations manager and...

 

Rainwater Basin Seminar will be March 14 at G.I.

The 2024 Rainwater Basin Joint Venture Informational Seminar will be held 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.,on Thursday, March 14, at Ramada Midtown, Grand Island. Topics at the seminar include three panel discussions on private lands projects, public lands...

 

Elaine Thayer

Elaine K. Thayer, the daughter of Willis and Neva (Ross)Thornberry, was born on Jan. 3, 1946, in Nelson, Nebraska. She died on Jan. 20, 2024, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital at Hastings, Nebraska...

 

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