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Articles from the January 30, 2020 edition

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Attitude survey has only 16 percent response rate

Thursday evening residents of Superior were invited to attend a public meeting reviewing the results of a community attitude survey. In previous years such surveys were personally delivered. This year residents of the community were invited to...


Monday's house fire leaves Byron family of four homeless

Brandi Erickson and her three children escaped without injury Monday evening when their Byron residence caught fire, but their lives will never be the same. The children include a boy and two girls...


First candidates file for 2020 election

This is an election year and Jewell County candidates seeking who are registered as either a Republican or Democrat and seeing either a county or township offices must file before noon on June 1. The primary election will be on Tuesday, Aug. 4. The...


Website upgrade creating problems

We are sorry but a planned upgrade of our website has not gone as planned and since last Thursday many readers have been unable to reach some of the popular features. Hopefully, the problems will be corrected in the near future. Until then, digital...


Mysterious reporting continue

We continue to receive reports of mysterious sights and sounds but find few answers. Friday night a woman living near Superior’s Methodist Church said she saw a group of drones flying in formation above the church. She told a reporter for this news...


Mankato's Evangelical Lutheran Church beginnings

If a new community is built and people are to be reached, then a congregation must be established. On Dec. 14, 1872, at the courthouse located in Jewell Center, Kansas, (now Mankato) a meeting was...


Scholars Bowl meet held at Mankato

Rock Hills Junior-Senior High School hosted a scholars bowl meet Saturday. The high school teams competing were: Rock Hills, Flint Hills Christian, Smith Center, Clifton-Clyde, St. John’s of...


Meet the RHHS 2020 Sweetheart candidates

Maleigh Boss is the daughter of John and Stacy Boss and Tonya Boss and Amanda Chaput. Maleigh’s hometown is Mankato. Maleigh plans to attend Cloud County Community College to complete her general... Full story


Feb. 1st - National Freedom Day

National Freedom Day is not a national holiday but one of the many “observed” holidays in the United States. Holidays such as Ground Hog Day (Feb. 2) or Halloween (Oc. 31) are also “observed” holidays. National Freedom Day observes the...


Wrestling meet has late finish

On Friday, the Wildcat wrestlers went to Thayer Central to participate in the Thayer Central Meet. The Cats wrestled throughout the day, not getting finished until after 1 a.m. All the wrestlers did well in their weight divisions. Payton Christiancy...


Wildcats played Doniphan Trumbull at home Friday

On Friday, the Wildcat wrestlers went to Thayer Central to participate in the Thayer Central Meet. The Cats wrestled throughout the day, not getting finished until after 1 a.m. All the wrestlers did...


Country Roads

Just about every loyal and dedicated Kansas City Chief’s fan is anxiously waiting for Super Bowl Sunday to arrive. I’m proud to admit that I too am one of those Chief fans. During the fall and well into the winter months, Chief fans have been...


Editor's Notebook

There was a time when I was awed by politicians and hoped I could be one when I grew up. When I was a wee lad I played on the floor of my family’s home while my father listened to radio broadcasts originating at the major national political...


Steve Kile

Steven Allen Kile, 62, died unexpectedly at his home in Nelson. Steve was born to Janet and William Kile on Nov.14, 1957, in Red Cloud. The first few years he terrorized the neighbors before moving to the farm just east of Red Cloud with his parents... Full story


Geraldine Wright

Geraldine Ann Wright, 83, the daughter of Orin and Florence McLane Smith, was born Oct. 10, 1934, at Thermopolis, Wyo. She died Jan. 26 at the Perkins Pavilion in Hastings. Mrs. Wright was cremated and there is to be a spring burial at the Evergreen... Full story


DeWayne Schilling

DeWayne Donald Schilling, 93, of Deshler, died at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury Jan. 18. He was born on April 16, 1926, in Ogallala, to parents, Paul and Frieda Schilling. He was one of nine siblings. DeWayne is survived by his daughter, Linda... Full story


Lloyd Verhage

Lloyd K. Verhage, 81, of Manhattan, died Jan. 21, 2020, at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan, Kan. He was born Dec. 16, 1938, in Jewell County,, the son of Martin J. and Marcial (Lessenden)... Full story


Orena Spatz

Orena Marie (Maag) Spatz, 94, died last Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Jewell County Long Term Care. Orena was born to Clarence and Erma (Lansden) Maag on Nov. 24, 1925, at Otego. She was blessed with one... Full story


Scott Marihugh

Scott Andrew Marihugh, 49, of Esbon, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, at Mitchell County Hospital in Beloit. He was born on Feb. 16, 1970 in Long Branch, N. J., to Glenn and Shirley (Hughes) Marihugh.... Full story


Doug Frasier

Douglas Ray Frasier, 70, the son of Margaret E. (Montey) and Richard R. Fraiser, was born Aug. 8, 1949, at Red Cloud. He died Jan. 8, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Doug grew... Full story


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