Articles from the February 1, 2024 edition

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Country Roads

Currently our country roads are sloppy, mushy and rutty making it difficult to travel on. All the rain followed by snow, then freezing temperatures and now receiving warmer temperatures have the roads thawing, snow melting and for the next few days...

 

Editor's Notebook

When I began work at The Express, several pieces of equipment more than 70 years old were still in use. Typesetting equipment in daily use ranged from 40 to 50 years old but the process had begun to update the typesetting department. I remember...

 

SHS girls wrestling

The Superior High School girls wrestling team members Cheyenne Stacy, Carlee Hinz and Grace Martin will attempt to secure places in the state tournament when they compete against wrestlers from 20 schools at the girls sub-district 3-A meet at...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Q: I’m having a hard time forgiving someone in my life; is there anything in the Bible that can help me? The word forgiveness in the Bible is a financial term that refers to the cancellation of a debt. If you sin against someone else, the Bible s...

 

Puffs

I don’t have the records to check but I’m guessing January, 2024, has to be unique in some way. Our days of below zero temperatures and consecutive foggy days has to be some sort of record. That’s how I feel but every year is different and there...

 

Love my crazy life

What a crummy week I’ve had. It all started last Wednesday after picking up my deliveries. A mile and a half south of Nelson, my car broke down. Our family car has never given us any problems, never even a check engine light, so it was a big s...

 

Election filing deadline nears for incumbents

Unless you have been hibernating under a rock, it is hard to not know 2024 is a Presidential election year. This newspaper receives dozens of email messages daily about the national election and the area’s daily newspapers are filled with national el...

 

For those with a sweet tooth, Sandy Tietjen opens shop

The moment the doors are opened to the shoppe, one can breathe in the heavenly aroma of cinnamon rolls. Packaged in clear containers are individual sizes and pans with four jumbo cinnamon rolls. All looking too good to eat with the cinnamon peering t...

 

Brodstone Healthcare recognizes employees

On Saturday, Jan. 20, Brodstone Healthcare employees received recognition for their years of service at the annual holiday party held at Superior Auditorium. The event concluded with the presentation of the 2023 Employee of the Year Award. Jennifer...

 

Saving Crest's Cinema One

The Crest Theater was founded in 1953. At that time, there was one auditorium that held up to 750 people. The box office was located on the east side of the building where patrons bought their...

 

The weather-It did change

What a change a week can make. Last week there were people out on Lovewell Lake ice fishing. This week the snow geese have arrived and the ice is buckling. This picture was taken by Mary Utecht on...

 

Diesel theft at Randall Farmer Co-op Station

The Jewell County Sheriff’s Office was contacted on Jan. 23, by the Randall Farmer Co-op Station in reference to theft of diesel fuel. Incidents happened on the following days: Nov. 26, 2023 in the amount of $100.00, Dec. 20, 2023 in the amount of $...

 

Jewell County Council on Aging

The January meeting of the Jewell County Council on aging was held at the senior center in Mankato on Jan. 18, not at Randall because of road conditions. Dale Parks, Harlow Vader, Carol Thomason, Jane Pahls, Phyllis Briggs, Janis McDill, Bill and...

 

Kansas Day – January 29th

Tuesday, Jan. 29, was Kansas Day. Kansas, having become a state on Jan. 29, 1861, was 162 years old. President Abraham Lincoln signed the law which made Kansas the 34th State in the Union. During all those years, Kansas has acquired many symbols....

 

Pawnee Mental Health appoints new chief executive officer

The Pawnee Mental Health Governing Board has appointed of Michael Rezkalla as the new chief executive officer, following a national search process. Anne Browne, Manhattan, outgoing governing board chair led the search committee which included...

 

Commissioners appoint committee assignments

The Jewell County Commissioners met Jan. 8. Commissioners Brent Beck, Keith Roe, and Ed Duskie and Carla Waugh, county clerk, were present . Joel Elkins, general superintendent, discussed road concerns. Keith Roe was appointed chairman and Ed Duskie...

 

Commissioners hear billing report for December 2023

The Jewell County commissioners met Jan. 16, with commissioners Keith Roe, Ed Duskie and Brent Beck and Carla Waugh, county clerk, present for the meeting. Shannon Meier, ambulance director, reviewed the monthly activity report and billing report...

 

Jewell and Republic county commissioners discuss sanitary code

The Jewell County Commissioners met Jan. 22. Commissioners Keith Roe, Ed Duskie and Brent Beck and Carla Waugh, county clerk, were present for the meeting. Republic County Commissioners telephoned to discuss the state sanitary code and sanitarians....

 

Formoso received park project grant

We have been unable to obtain more details but the North Central Kansas Health Collaborative reported the City of Formoso has received a $20,000 grant through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas Pathways to a Healthy Kansas program for improvements to...

 

Spaghetti dinner helps raise money for library's outdoor improvements

The Nelson Library held a free will donation spaghetti dinner Sunday at the Nelson Community Center. Library board members and volunteers prepared and served the meal. The event brought in a little...

 

Raider Boys Basketball team earn two wins, lose one game

After a two week vacation from the grind of the basketball season, the L-N Raiders got back into the swing of the season by playing three games last week. They picked up two wins against class D-1 schools, but then lost to one of the leading teams...

 

Lady Raiders skid continues

January 2024 has not been kind to the L-N Lady Raiders concerning the basketball program. After a good victory at the beginning of the month, L-N has had a number of tough games. They have all been against Class D-1 schools and most with winning...

 

L-N High School Wrestlers compete at Arapahoe

Jan. 27, saw the L-N Raider wrestling team compete at the Darrell Barnes Invitational at Arapahoe. L-N was one of 14 teams at the invitational. The Raiders had only two compete in the event. The results were: 144 pound division: Leslie Corman, 1-12,...

 

Lomeata Higer

Elizabeth "Lomeata" Higer, was born Dec. 14, 1929, in Clarkville, Tennessee, to Herman and RB (Eads) Suiter and died Jan. 29, 2024, at Jewell County Hospital Long Term Care in Mankato, Kansas, at the...

 

Marvin Lewis

Morris Marvin Lewis, age 92, died Jan. 22, 2024. Marvin, the youngest of four children, was born at home near Ruskin, Nebraska, on April 17, 1931, to Morris Earl Lewis and Lena Adeline (Holly) Lewis....

 

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