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3 COVID deaths; case rate declines; COVID Alert downgraded to Advisory

Hastings, Neb – In the weekly COVID-19 update on February 15, South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) shared information on COVID-19 treatments and reported three additional deaths attributed to COVID-19. The department also reported a...

 

Country Roads

I can’t understand when someone says music doesn’t mean much to them. Music has been a must in my life. I believe it was instilled in me before I was born. My mother loved country music. Her favorite singer through the years was Ernest Tubbs....

 

Editor's Notebook

A recent story in/ the Council Grove Republican newspaper by Marcus Hernandez and Diane Wolfe reminded me of a nearly forgotten chapter in local history that involved the Ground Observer Corps. I suspect this area’s proximity to the Naval...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Presenting Biblical answers to tough questions Q: If God is sovereign, he could have chosen to let history play out in any way He wanted; why did he allow the human race to get into such a mess and then die to save it? What was the point? A: Christia...

 

Puffs

Have you noticed . . . things don’t always turn out the way you hope? About a year or so ago, my trusty, old, $12.98 Timex watch quit. Just didn’t want to run any more. So I went looking for another. This time I had to pay a little more ($24.98),...

 

Superior expands area qualifying for incentives

Members of the Superior City Council made it official Monday evening. Approximately 50 percent of the land enclosed within the city limits of Superior is now designated as blighted. While blighted is often a term used to describe the slum areas of ou...

 
 By Sandra Foote    News    February 17, 2022

High School romance rekindles

Many years ago this year's Express Valentine's story began in Grand Island. Janice (Foulk) Dangler was 14 and Rob Green was 17 when they met while participating in a production called, "I Remember MaMa." Originally it was a 1948 black and white...

 

Red Caps meet bus promise

A motorist traveling on Highway 14 asked this newspaper why there was so much weekend traffic on the highway. Thankfully the traffic wasn’t being diverted from another road because of an accident or natural disaster. The traffic was caused by the...

 

2 fires at Lawrence/ Nuckolls Co. Locomative-Gazette

Fire calls for many rural fire departments can be 'few and far between'. Or, they can 'come in bunches.' For the Lawrence Volunteer Fire Dept. this winter has been interesting. They had been making...

 

Superior School roof bid tops $1.27 million

Monday evening, Matt Sullivan, Superior Board of Education president, recognized Jennifer Utech as Superior Teacher of the Quarter for the second semester. First quarter recipient, Katrina Hansen, was unable to attend the meeting and will receive...

 

SHS National Honor Society inducts new members

The induction ceremony for the National Honor Society for 2022 was held at the Superior High School this week. Bob Cook, principal, inducted the new society members with the assistance of the 2021...

 

Simple Produce has great success

Kiers Thriftway reported a good turn out for the first round of the Simply Produce program. They sold 118 baskets that were distributed to customers on Feb. 1. The Simply Produce program has been in t...

 

Jewell County Historical Society plan annual meeting

Jewell County Historical Society met Jan. 20 at the Mankato Christian Church. The meeting was called to order by Jack Alcorn, president, with 19 members and one guest present. Carlton Wright led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. Those present...

 

Jewell County Sheriff's Statistics

From Feb. 7 to Feb. 13, there were ten 9-1-1 calls, one accident, five animal calls, two arrests, seven civil paper services, one criminal damage, one domestic violence, 11 EMS runs, two fires, 153 phone calls, one theft, two traffic stops, one...

 

Rock Hills Sweetheart Candidates

Rock Hills High School will hold Sweetheart on Friday,Feb. 18, at the HS basketball game against Thunder Ridge. Candidates are Roger Meier, Jr., Raylynn Felio, Cesar Gloria-Ortiz, Kit Wagner and...

 

Huck Boyd Institute names annual winners

Two long-time Kansas journalists were honored as Huck Boyd Leaders of the Year for Community Journalism on Feb. 14. The winner in community newspapers is the late Dick Boyd and family from Norton, and the winner in community radio is Kelly Lenz of To...

 

Mother's Day luncheon is being planned for May 8

The Mankato Chamber of Commerce met last Wednesday. Seven members were present. Haley Nelson gave an update on the 2022 membership drive. So far this year, there are 27 members with $1,805 in dues income. She mailed out membership letters to the...

 

Eleven new COVID cases JC and one hospitalization

The Jewell County Commissioners, Steve Greene, Brent Beck and Keith Roe met Feb. 7. Carla J. Waugh, county clerk, attended the meeting. Shannon Meier, ambulance director, provided the January activity and billing reports. He said COVID-19 testing...

 

Rock Hills Scholars Bowl State Tournament results

The Rock Hills Scholars Bowl team of Jacob Underwood, Davin Coil, Hannah Simmelink, Arielle Jacobs, Allison Ost and Aaron Underwood placed third at the state tournament on Saturday. The Grizzlies were second in their pool b...

 

Rock Hills accepts resignations

President Kenny Mizner called the regular meeting of the Board of Education for USD No. 107 to order Monday, Feb. 14. Those present were Kenny Mizner, Brenden Wirth, Marc Grout, Brandon Hollerich, Justin Angleton, Bobi Fogo, Wayne Frost, Rex Boley,...

 

Jewell Apartments begin remodel of two rooms

The Jewell Apartments Board of Directors met Monday, Feb. 7. Attending the meeting were Darrell Bohnert, Max Burks, Josh Burks, Bob Freeman, Gaye Daniels, Derek Birdsell, Jacque Williams and Kristie Anderson. Jacque Williams submitted her report of...

 

2 file for county treasurer

The deadline for incumbents filing for county and local offices in Nuckolls County closed at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday. Non-incumbents have until Tuesday, March 1, at 4:30 p.m. to file for any office. The following offices have candidates who have filed...

 

Lawrence Community Building Funding continues

$5,923 . . . Short of $500,000 that is. If you’ve been watching the Community Sign on Main Street in Lawrence for the past year, you may have noticed the information about the Community Building Fund showed approximately $435,000 plus the firm...

 

Rowan Jarosik State Qualifier in Wrestling

The school year continues onward as high school wrestlers were involved in district competition last week. The top four winners in each weight class qualified for the trip to Omaha and the state wrestling meet. The South Central Red Raiders were in...

 

Lawrence Volunteer Fire Department called out twice in last week

Fire calls for many rural fire departments can be 'few and far between'. Or, they can 'come in bunches.' For the Lawrence Volunteer Fire Dept. this winter has been interesting. They had been making...

 

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