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Articles from the February 18, 2021 edition

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Editor's Notebook

One hundred years ago today my father was born in a farm house a couple miles or so north of Abdal, Nebraska. He was his parents fourth and last child. I don’t remember Dad or his parents talking about the circumstances surrounding his birth. But...

 

Country Roads

The cold, freezing and snowy weather we have been enduring made me think of the winter days at Oak Creek Country School where my sister and I attended years ago. Some of the students in today's...

 

Puffs

I suspect that most of you have heard the old phrase: "When Hell Freezes Over." Well folks, I think in this February of 2021 . . . we've gotten there. Yes folks, there is a "Hell" on this earth. The t...

 

My crazy life

Word travels fast in a small community, so it’s likely not news to many of you that my husband and I had COVID. The hubby tested positive on Feb. 2, and me on the 5th. The teenager’s test came back negative. He has been isolated in his room. We...

 

Southern power Shortage causes rolling Blackouts in this area

When the natural gas pipeline reached Superior in the 1920s, the natural gas supplier offered large users a better rate if they would agree to an interruptible contract. Potentially large users like the cement plant and creameries could buy gas for...

 

SHDHD reports steps taken to reduce spread of COVID are working

Monday South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) officials reported 20 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in the previous four days (February 12 – February 15), averaging five new cases per day and bringing the cumulative number of cases in the...

 

Republic residents told to boil drinking water

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Republic Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: • If your tap water appears dirty, flush the water lines by...

 

Owners register home on historical tour with Airbnb

Nikki Holling is returning home to Superior. The 2003 Superior High School graduate is now Nikki Femlee. She met her husband, Cortney, through the E-Harmony web site while residing in Colorado. Nikki...

 

SVFD reponds to false fire alarms

Members of the Superior Volunteer Fire Department responded to two fire calls Monday morning. Fortunately, the calls to a residence on East Third Street did not result in property damage. In both instances failing batteries triggered the alarms. The...

 

Lady Raiders win-lose in final games of regular season

The end of the regular season has arrived and the L-N Lady Raiders picked up another win and dropped the last game of the season. They were supposed to start sub-district play on Tuesday night...

 

L-N Raiders win two, record is 11-11

"Time flies when you're having fun . . ." As the old saying goes. It didn't seem all that long ago when the Raiders seemed to be having trouble getting their game together and had a record of 5 wins...

 

Baby it's Cold Outside

Here in south-central Nebraska, we are no strangers to miserably cold winters and dry, cracked skin, but this winter is setting records for just how cold it can get. Right now, it's -23º, give or...

 

Jewell County History continues celebrating 150 Years

Jewell County was established in the late summer of 1870. Its first election was held in September. The county was growing as more settlers arrived. Soddies and dugouts were built to house the settlers and their families. Getting the living quarters...

 

Mankato receives $600,000 grant for water system

The Governor of Kansas awarded Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to 32 rural Kansas Communities. The City of Mankato was one of those cities that was selected to receive $600,000 for water...

 

Guaranty State Bank robber still at large

At approximately 9:45 a.m., Feb. 9, a white male approximately 6’ tall, medium build wearing all black and carrying a black rifle entered the Guaranty State Bank in Burr Oak. The suspect fled into rural Jewell County with an undisclosed amount of...

 

USD 107 BOE approve 2021-2022 school calendar

President Kenny Mizner called the Feb. 8, regular meeting of the Board of Education for USD No. 107 to order in the meeting room at the district office. Those present were Kenny Mizner, Brenden Wirth, Brandon Hollerich, Lori Yelken, Marc Grout, Bobi...

 

Mankato Endowment receives donation

Midway Co-op Association in conjunction with Land O'Lakes donated $1,000 to the Mankato Endowment. Midway Co-op donated $500 and Land O'Lakes matched it for a total of $1,000. The Mankato Endowment...

 

Kimberly Mohlman

Kimberly Dawn Mohlman, the daughter of Dianna (Parks) and Gary Land, was born May 31, 1991, at Gothenburg, Neb. She died Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, at Bryan-LGH West as the result of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident earlier that day. Kim...

 

Sandra Bothwell

Sandra Sue Bothwell, the daughter of Nels and Marie (Hansen) Sorensen, was born on Sept. 3, 1939, in Superior, Neb. She died Feb. 7, 2021, at the Superior Good Samaritan Society at Superior, Nebraska...

 

Vernon Kimminau

Vernon Herman Kimminau, the son of George and Hilda (Brockman) Kimminau, was born Dec.25, 1932, near Mt. Clare, Neb. He died Feb. 7, 2021, at the Parkview Haven Nursing Home at Deshler, at the age of...

 

Ted Morrow

Ted Arden Morrow, the son of Athel (Mitchell) and Arley Morrow, was born on Sept. 13, 1946, at Guide Rock. He died Monday, Feb. 8, as the result of a two-vehicle accident south of Blue Hill. Ted was affectionately known as Lucky by his family and...

 

"Cold Spell" here

Yes, it has been cold outside! Temperatures around and below zero at night with wind chill readings even colder. It doesn't seem the days are much warmer. This stretch of cold is weather is a "cold sp...

 

SHS sending five wrestlers to state

Five Superior High School wrestlers advanced to the state tournament in Omaha from the Class D, District 2 meet held at Elkhorn Valley High School, Tilden, Saturday. Superior finished in sixth place,...

 

Lady Cats win last regular season game

Friday, the Lady Cats basketball team hosted the Lawrence-Nelson Raiders. It was the SHS Parent's Night. The Lady Cats' only senior to be honored was Sierra Blackburn. The Lady Cats outscored the...

 

SHS Wildcats observe 2020-21 Parents' Night

Five senior boy basketball players were honored during Parent's Night at Superior High School between varsity games with Lawrence-Nelson Friday night. Those seniors are: Conner Blackstone, Elijah...

 

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