Articles from the February 16, 2023 edition

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Country Roads

The 2023 February calendar marks the 20th as Presidents’ Day. For several years this federal holiday has caused some confusion. What ever happened to Lincoln and Washington’s birthdays that used to be marked on the February calendars? For my...

 

Editor's Notebook

On May 29, 1924, the Kansas, Nebraska and Dakota Highway Association (K-N-D) selected the highway’s route through Nebraska. The route was to be nicknamed The Fisherman’s Highway.  The highway traversed the state beginning on the Kansas...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Q: Someone told me that the Psalms are poetry, but they don’t rhyme or seem to make much sense. Do they rhyme in a different language? A: This confused me as well for a great many years! For a long time, I assumed that, since the Psalms were...

 

Love my crazy life

As I was walking into the Lawrence post office yesterday, I saw a skein of geese flying overhead. To me, that says winter is almost over, and that is the best news ever! Today it is windy and chilly, and the weather liar says we are supposed to have...

 

Druba family no longer hauling Superior trash

A generic trash truck that looks a lot like the one John Druba Trash Hauling used can still be found roaming Superior but it know longer has the Druba name emblazed along the side. That's because afte...

 

Superior council answers questions about trash billing

The second of two public hearings scheduled by the Superior City Council to take public comment on a proposed change in the way residents of Superior are billed for trash service was held Monday evening. There were few people in attendance to speak...

 

SHS drill team seeks to retain state title for fourth year

The 11 members of the Superior high school drill team are on a mission. They seek their fourth consecutive C-2 state championship high kick title at the Grand Island Heartland Events Center Friday....

 

Blue Hill radar down for upgrading work

The KUEX Blue Hill Doppler Radar scheduled outage for a generator upgrade is today (Thursday) through Feb. 23. The radar will be out of service most of the seven-day period. The radar will be taken down sometime today (Thursday, Feb. 16). It will...

 

Superior Chamber of Commerce manager submits resignation

The classified pages of this issue of The Superior Express contain a help wanted ad placed by the directors of the Superior Chamber of Commerce. Cameron Vyzourek, the chamber’s manager since the fall of 2018, is leaving the position but she...

 

Vestey Festival has urgent leadership need

With the surprise resignation of the Superior Chamber of Commerce manager, the need for volunteers to assist with the 2023 rendition of the annual Vestey Fesitval has taken on an added degree of urgency. In the weeks preceding the festival, the...

 

Superior principal elects to take early retirement

Monday evening the Superior Board of Education accepted the resignation of three certified staff members who applied for the voluntary early retirement program: Melody Rempe, kindergarten through twelfth grade art instructor; Ron Hershberger, high...

 

Woerner Body Shop in Jewell closes

John Woerner has closed his business, Woerner Body Shop, after nearly 30 years of business at 202 Delaware in Jewell. He purchased the building in July of 1993, from Dunstan Construction. In 2005, he...

 

Apartment 103 being remodeled

The Jewell Apartments Board of Directors met Monday, Feb. 6, at city hall. Attending the meeting were Darrell Bohnert, Josh Burks, Max Burks, Gaye Daniels, Bob Freeman, Derek Birdsell, Jacque Williams and Kristie Anderson. Darrell Bohnert called the...

 

Jewell City Council

The Jewell City Council met in regular session Monday, Feb. 6, at City Hall. Those in attendance were Mayor Darrell Bohnert; council members, Josh Burks, Max Burks, Gaye Daniels, Derek Birdsell, Bob Freeman and Kristie Anderson, city clerk. Don...

 

"Kansas Broadband Roadshow" coming to Beloit this month

David Toland, lieutenant governor and secretary of commerce, announced the Kansas Office of Broadband Development will take its “Kansas Broadband Roadshow” across the state beginning this week. Starting in Emporia on Wednesday, Feb. 15,...

 

Alethia Loomis 103 years young

On Dec. 30, 1919, in the country north of Downs, Kansas, in Smith County, Alethia Loomis was born. She has lived in Jewell County since the late 40s. When growing up, Alethia rode the bus which was a box with three rows of benches mounted on a Ford c...

 

Sierra Stephens begins duty as Jewell County deputy

The Jewell County Commissioners met Feb. 6, with commissioners Brent Beck, Keith Roe and Ed Duskie present. Carla Waugh, county clerk attended the meeting. Shannon Meier, ambulance director, reported a busy month for January. He reviewed the...

 

Search for missing couple leads to Oak

The Aurora News-Register reports the search for an elederly Aurora couple has led to the northeast Nuckolls County community Oak. The man, Bob Proctor, was born at Oak and one of the leads followed up on took investigators to the Oak area. The follow...

 

Nelson resident led group that picked highway route in 1924

On May 29, 1924, the Kansas, Nebraska and Dakota Highway Association (K-N-D) selected the highway's route through Nebraska. The route was to be nicknamed The Fisherman's Highway.  The highway...

 

Redneck golf tournament to be held on Sunday

Join the fun on Sunday, for the annual Red Neck Miniature Golf tournament in Deweese while supporting a great cause. Proceeds from the Red Neck Miniature Golf event go to St. Jude Research Hospital and to area cancer center patients. What is Red...

 

Nelson Legion plans projects

The Nelson American Legion Family held their monthly meeting Thursday, in the club meeting room. During the joint portion of the meeting, ongoing services to veterans and active military members were discussed, including the Buddy Check Project and...

 

Raider boys Basketball team adds two wins

The Lawrence-Nelson High School boys basketball team added wins number 10 and 11 for the season when they manhandled the Harvard Cardinals at Nelson last Tuesday and downed the Superior Wildcats, 46-34 at Superior Friday. Harvard was no match for...

 

L-N girls basketball team win home game

The Lawrence-Nelson girls basketball team closed out their regular season schedule, Friday, with a 43-19 loss to Superior, at Superior, Friday. The Raiders won their final home game of the season, Tuesday, at Nelson when they plucked the Harvard...

 

Ila Sams

Ila “Lou” Sams was born July 29, 1931, in Davenport, to Adolph and Helen (Isch) Heinrichs. She completed her schooling and graduated from high school at the age of 16. She moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, to attend a clerical school during which time...

 

Dale Ahrens

Dale Eugene Ahrens, 59, of Davenport, died Feb. 8, 2023. Dale was born June 7, 1963, to Eugene and Dorris Ahrens. He was one of three children. Dale’s greatest honor in life was being the husband to wife, Tamara;  father to sons, Tanner and...

 

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