Articles from the February 8, 2024 edition

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Country Roads

For years parents, grandparents, teachers and day care providers, have been encouraged to read books, stories and poems to children. My mother often read to me and sometimes when my father had time, he too would do so. I loved hearing all those...

 

Editorʼs Notebook

I firmly believe people who don’t read newspapers are missing out on things they should know. Some people call me a historian and if I am it is because I like to read. It was while reading old newspapers on the weekend that I got the ideas for the e...

 

Mud Flaps

Growing up in Superior, I had lots of time to watch cars and trucks on the streets of Superior. One feature which deserves comment would be a common device call “mud flaps.” Many highways in the area were unpaved and had gravel surfaces. County roads...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Q : How can we know for sure that Christ was raised from the dead? A: By reading about it in the reliable, historical accounts provided to us in Scripture! Even if you do not yet believe that the Bible is the Word of God you still ought to be...

 

Puffs

“It’s tough to see into the future” someone once said. Right now, it’s tough to see a quarter mile ahead with all the fog we’ve had so far in 2024. Someone came up with the phrase: “Unintended Consequences” I understand in the 1700s. So, its been...

 

Love my crazy life

I’m having trouble with words today. If I was speaking out loud, I would sound like a bumbling idiot. Words are hard! LOL! The good news is I got a car. We got something with four wheels that goes zoom. It wouldn’t have been something I would hav...

 
 By Karyn Christy    News    February 8, 2024

The courthouse dilemma: Build new or repair old

Approximately 20 people representating Nuckolls County areas of Nelson, Lawrence, Oak and Superior, met with the three commissioners, Jerry Grove, Timothy Zikmund, and David Mussmann, and county employees Susan Rogers, assessor, Carry Miller, county...

 

After 30 years of post office employment Missy Hayes makes her last mail delivery

Whether it is being a postal carrier or a post office clerk, the postal system is a great place to meet people. "I have shared in so many people's lives. I have cried and laughed with them," said Missy Hayes. Jan. 8, marked Missy's 30th anniversary o...

 

New members inducted into SHS honor society

Tuesday morning, Superior High School students gathered in the performance gymnasium for the annual National Honor Society Induction Ceremony. Supt. John Whetzal welcomed the audience. Students are...

 

Bright spots shine among the darkness of 1914 bank failures

Mixed in with all the local newspaper stories about the failure of Superior’s First National Bank in January of 1914, there were a few bright economic lights shining. J.C. Burnett general freight agent for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe r...

 

Patchy fog has been almost a daily issue

Patchy fog has been almost a daily issue for area commuters since the snow storm that dumped several inches of snow on the area in January. Some days, it leaves a thin layer of nearly invisible ice...

 

Volunteers are needed to operate the Ute theater

The Jewell County Cinema, Inc. (JCCI) Board met last Monday, at the Mankato Christian Church and by Zoom. Thadd Hinkle, Phyllis Christie, Sarah Ortman and Janis McDill were present in person and Lisa Goodheart, Linda Jones and Kristin Underwood were...

 

JC Commissioners approve group life insurance for full-time employees

The Jewell County Commissioners met Jan. 29. Commissioners Keith Roe, Ed Duskie, and Brent Beck were present. Carla Waugh, county clerk, was present for the meeting. The following were present for the office head meeting and provided an update for...

 

RHHS Scholars Bowl team earn trip to State

The Rock Hills High School Scholars Bowl team competed in the regional championship tournament on Feb. 1 in Oberlin. The team had an outstanding performance going undefeated for the second year in a...

 

RHHS FBLA qualifies 21 members for state competition

The Rock Hills High School Chapter of FBLA attended District IV competition at Belleville on Monday, Jan. 29. Nine members competed in presentation events and 28 members competed in objective and production tests. The members hard work paid off...

 

Semi Rollover

On Sunday, Jan, 28, Jewell County Sheriff’s Deputies, Mankato Fire, Mankato Rescue, and Jewell County EMS were dispatched to a rollover accident on Highway 128 near Ionia. A northbound box truck loaded with parts for a grain elevator was near M R...

 

Super Bowl game plan: Drive Sober

People will be cheering the Kansas City Chiefs on to victory and celebrating before, during and after Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday. Those celebrations should never put lives on the line with motorists driving impaired. This week the Kansas Department...

 

Two medical students do clinical rotations at Jewell County Rural Health Clinic

Two medical school students from this general area, 25-year-old Drake Kee from Beloit and 31-year-old Trenton Colburn from Belleville, are enrolled in the Kansas State University's Physicians...

 
 By DeAnna Tuttle    News    February 8, 2024

Marlin Cox receives Quilt of Valor

Nelson Post 187 Legionnaires Chuck Tuttle, Vince Walton, Max VanSkiver; Auxiliary members DeAnna Tuttle and Donna Cox (Marlin's wife), quilt creator Barb Harris-Sole, and members from the Deshler...

 

Letter to Alumni

Dear Alumni of Nelson High School, Lawrence High School and Lawrence-Nelson High School, We hope that you have spent a joyous holiday season with friends, family and loved ones. As we turn the calendar into 2024, we take the opportunity to reflect...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    News    February 8, 2024

Commissioners hold Town Hall to discuss courthouse

This week’s commissioners’ meeting was anything but business as usual as the commissioners held a public forum to discuss the possibility of a new courthouse with their constituents. Around 20 individuals attended the meeting, all having many que...

 

Red Neck tourney Feb. 18 at Deweese

If you are looking for something to do, don’t forget the annual Jim Sykora Red Neck Miniature Golf Tournament will take place Sunday, Feb. 18. The tournament is for two person teams, Registration will begin at 11:45 a.m. and there will be a s...

 

Keenagers will meet Feb. 15

Keenagers will be back on Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Lawrence fire hall. Unfortunately the January date was cancelled because of the frigid temps, snow and ice! Kathy and Jeanine will be hosting the meal which will be Poorman’s Steak. Plan on c...

 

It's your only heart - Love on it!

Most people think of February as the month of love – and there are heart shapes everywhere to promote it! Please join me this month to focus on loving our own hearts. This February, during American Heart Month, I would like to pass along some tips f...

 

Raider Boys Basketball team earns 2nd Place in Conference Tourney

It's that time of the year when conference tournaments dictate playing neighboring schools for the second time of the season. That can be good, or bad. The ten team Twin Valley Conference Tournament...

 

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