Articles from the February 2, 2023 edition

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Country Roads

They say snowflakes do not look alike. Recently our area received a lot of snow with some spots reporting 4” to to 10” making for a lot of snowflakes and a lot of needed moisture. The snow came down so perfectly and rare for this area. It was a...

 

Editor's Notebook

Candy canes are a popular item stocked on candy counters at Christmas time. When my father operated his business on Blauvelt’s Hill, each Christmas season he displayed a small bucket size container on top of his candy case. The bucket was filled wi...

 

Puffs

Growing older . . . I don't like to admit that I'm "Old" as I just don't like the sound of it. It's OK for everyone around me to be "Old," but I'm just getting older. The restoration of Sacred Heart Church in Lawrence reminds me that I'm "older"...

 

Love my crazy life

We had yet another night in good 'ol Omaha. We had the boys over the weekend, and they had to be returned to Mom on Sunday. George had an appointment at the VA Monday morning. We had planned to drop the boys off, return home and then repeat the...

 

Developers' letter from 2008 reviews reasons for festival

After it was learned last week that more volunteers are needed to help with this year’s Lady Vestey Victorian Festival, The Express found a copy of a letter written July 14, 2008 on behalf of the Superior Development Corporation which included a...

 

Funding shortage may close GR weather station

Since the 1980s the University of Nebraska at Lincoln has maintained the Guide Rock automated weather observation station near the Nuckolls and Webster county line. It is part of a statewide weather observation system line. It is one of many the...

 

Warmer weather is forecast for this weekend.

If one doesnʼt have to travel or work outside, this winter has brought some beautiful sights, the kind that are often included on Christmas cards. This picture of the Ideal Title Company office was...

 

Threat closes Hebron schools

Students attending the Thayer Central Schools at Hebron have had some unexpected days off this week. The schools were closed Monday and Tuesday as law enforcement officers continue to investigate a threat the school received Friday afternoon....

 

Beguin serving as NC service officer

Nuckolls County veterans have a new service officer. A resident of Superior, Wes Beguin, became responsible for veteran services in Nuckolls County on Dec. 20. Beguin may be new to the office but he is not new to Nuckolls County. He attended school...

 

Nebraska's current COVID-19 case rate 5th lowest

Nebraska’s COVID-19 case count dropped again last week, extending a nine-month low and a first-in-pandemic winter respite from the virus. An Omaha World-Herald story published Monday said there were 800 cases reported last week to the federal...

 

2022 Census of Agriculture Survey deadline nears

USDA recently mailed its 2022 Census of Agriculture to all known agriculture producers across the nation and Puerto Rico. Producers have the option to respond securely and conveniently online at agcounts.usda.gov or by mail. The deadline for a...

 

Brodstone Healthcare announces 2022 Employee of the Year

Brodstone Healthcare employees were recognized for their years of service at the Brodstone holiday party held at Superior Auditorium on Saturday, Jan. 21. The awards ceremony concluded with the presentation of the 2022 Employee of the Year Award....

 

Auditorium will host Kearney Jazz band

“Oh, if these walls could talk…and echo back the music, captured within them, long, long ago!” Hearkening back to its early days when rich melodies, beautiful lyrics and swingin’ big band sounds once swelled and filled the grand, historic hal...

 

Personnel lit the burn pit

Many times what causes hardship for one, is a blessing for another. The City of Superior's burn pit northwest of town, provides a place for Superior residents to take yard waste and trees. The lack...

 

Sheriff adds deputy to county staff

January brought changes to the Jewell County Sheriff’s department. A new alert system was implemented, two deputies were attending the law enforcement academy and the department received a new K-9 named Rambo. Shawn Sprayberry began working...

 

Weed management schools coming soon

A series of weed management schools will take place in northwest and north central Kansas and are hosted by local K-State Research and Extension county and district offices. With the drought and hot temperatures last summer, farmers and...

 

Big Kansas Road Trip to come to Jewell County - May 4-7

The Big Kansas Road Trip (BKRT) has been held since 2018 with the exception of 2020 because of COVID. This experience is a four day exploration for travelers to experience selected communities so they are able to learn about rural areas through first...

 

Mrs. Cox named information technology director for 2023-24 by USD107 board

Kenny Mizner, president of USD 107 Board of Education, called the regular BOE meeting to order at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 11. Those present were Kenny Mizner, Marc Grout, Brandon Hollerich, Wayne Frost, Bobi Fogo, Justin Angleton, Rex Boley, Sam...

 

Groundhog Day

Folklore tells us “If the groundhog sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter.” Here in the United States, Feb. 2 is Groundhog Day.  James L. Morris, in his Feb. 2, 1840, diary entry, commented on Groundhog Day. That comment is th...

 

USD 107 Board hears overview of Crisis Response

USD 107 Board of Education held a special meeting Monday at 8 a.m. The meeting was called to order by Kenny Mizner. Those present were, Kenny Mizner, Marc Grout, Brenden Wirth, Wayne Frost (Zoom), Justin Angleton, Brandon Hollerich, Bobi Fogo, Rex...

 

Board approves descriptions and name changes for jobs

On Wednesday, Jan. 11, the special meeting of the USD 107 Board of Education was called to order by Kenny Mizner, president. Those present were Kenny Mizner, Marc Grout, Brenden Wirth, Wayne Frost, Justin Angleton, Brandon Hollerich, Bobi Fogo, Rex B...

 

Nelson Premier Stop was closed

Nelson Premier Stop was closed for a couple days last week because of a water line break....

 

Steve Aksamit

Stephen John Aksamit was born Oct. 4, 1945, to Bill and Rose (Kucera) Aksamit. He grew up on the family farm 3 miles south of Deweese, Nebraska. He attended Pleasant Hill Elementary School and...

 

L-N girls struggle

Nothing comes easy for the Lawrence-Nelson High School girls basketball team. Despite playing in Class D-2, they only compete against six D-2 schools. The remaining 12 games are against D-1 and higher. The Raiders played D-1 Blue Hill, with a winning...

 

Lawrence-Nelson High School boys basketball

The Lawrence-Nelson High School boys basketball team downed the Blue Hill Bobcats 49-48 at Nelson last Tuesday. They picked up another win, Friday, when they tamed the Silver Lake Mustangs, 37-31, at Nelson, Friday. Their good fortune ended Monday...

 

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