Articles from the February 22, 2024 edition

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Country Roads

No mail Monday. No banks open Monday. It was Presidents’ Day! I can remember when President George Washington and President Abraham Lincoln each had their birthdays observed this month. Then they were lumped together to create Presidents’ Day. I gues...

 

Editor's Notebook

Ruth Bailey, a UNL student journalist associated with the Nebraska News Service reported this week “Dozens of Nebraskans lined the rows and walls of Room 1525 at the Nebraska Capitol, waiting to testify during the education committee hearing last T...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Q:Why would God let this pandemic kill so many people? This is an important question and one that I want to handle with particular care and sensitivity. Probably the best way to do so is to encourage those seeking the answer to this question to read...

 

Computers

When I was in college, I had to take a course in computer programming as a requirement for my major. This would have been fine if the course was in “Basic” language, but the preferred language for mathematics was “Fortran IV.” Back then, compute...

 

Wing Windows

Before cars were air conditioned, during hot weather, drivers and passengers suffered from the heat. We had a 1938 Ford that had a “nose vent” that was located at the back of the hood and the cover could be raised and lowered to get air flow thr...

 

Puffs

Alexei Navalny. Oswaldo Paya. Two names that many of us sheltered here in southcentral Nebraska may have never heard of, or just briefly on a national news broadcast. Maybe that’s not all bad, but it does limit our understanding of a conflict b...

 

Love my crazy life

Monday was such a nice day that I walked down to the office to check the drop box instead of driving. I’m not loving my crazy life here lately. I’ve been gloomy and negative so often that George has started calling me Eeyore, you know the gloomy don...

 

Wildlife official advises: Protect poultry flocks, do not touch sick water fowl

White geese call to one another continually as they move into the local corn fields to feed and back to Lovewell Lake to rest and roost. For local residents, they announce spring is close. Planting...

 

SVFD keep fire from crossing U.S. Highway 136 west

Monday afternoon, members of the Superior Volunteer Fire Department responded to a grass fire five miles north and two miles west of Superior along U.S. Highway 136 west. The department sent five truc...

 

Superior FFA participates in National FFA Week

As part of National FFA week, upper class Superior FFA Chapter members conducted the annual Greenhand ceremony Tuesday morning at a school assembly. To earn the degree the recipient must demonstrate a knowledge of the FFA Code of Ethic and the...

 

Brodstone receives 13th Top 100 award

Brodstone Healthcare has been recognized as a 2024 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Chartis’ annual Top 100 award program recognizes outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the res...

 

Publishing rules change for county's delinquent taxes

This week’s issue of The Superior Express contains an offical notice delinquent property taxes within Nuckolls County. State law provides the tax list must be published in an official newspaper once in each of the first three weeks of February, A...

 

2 incumbents beat deadline

The Nuckolls County Board of Commissioners met at the county courthouse in Nelson, Tuesday because of the Presidents’ Day holiday Monday. All three commissioners were present. Carrie Miller, county clerk, noted that James Flores had filed for r...

 

NWS reports on 2023 precipitation

Although not as severely dry as the previous year, 2023 was another overall-drier-than-normal year for most of the 30 counties served by the National Weather Service office at Hastings. The weather service has reported about 75 perecent of the area...

 

Former Nelson resident beaten, left for dead

Stacy Malone, 37, a Nelson High School graduate and the daughter of former Nelson residents, Mr. and Mrs. Scott Stemper, nearly lost her life last Wednesday when an intruder broke into her home, assaulted her and attempted to strangle her before...

 

Rock Hills crowns Sweetheart queen and king

Friday, Rock Hills High School held its Sweetheart coronation. The candidates were Arielle Jacobs, Katlynn Clark and Adrianna Reyes. Arielle is the daughter of Andrew and Katy Jacobs. She is active...

 

Driving on the Jewell County Hospital paved drive

The paved drive through the Jewell County Hospital is not a through street. Although signage exists, many local people are using the hospital-clinic drive for a short cut. People are simply asked for safety reasons to respect that fact. If you are...

 

Rep. Lisa Moser to visit Mankato

Representative Lisa Moser will be in Mankato at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27, at “Possibilities” for a legislative coffee....

 

Rock Hills Scholars Bowl takes State

The Rock Hills scholars bowl team began this season motivated and determined to return to the State Championship Tournament to take care of some unfinished business. After finishing third in ‘22 and second in ‘23, the team set their sights on bri...

 

Railroad projects received funds for system repair

A Kyle Railroad project in Cloud County is among 17 short line railroad projects in Kansas to receive grants through the Kansas Department of Transportation’s Rail Service Improvement Program. Gov. Laura Kelly said nearly $16.5 million will go t...

 

Yaremi Cruz, Jewell County Spelling Bee champion

The Jewell County Spelling Bee was held Wednesday, Feb. 7, at Rock Hills Junior-Senior High School. The champion was Yaremi Cruz and the runner-up was Catelyn Rothchild. The winner is eligible to...

 

The Bell of Sacred Heart Parish

That's correct . . . bell . . . (singular) Yes, the Sacred Heart parish church has two bell towers but only one tower has been used over these past 100 years. Little attention has been given to the be...

 

New pastor for 3 Catholic parishes

The end of January saw changes for the three Catholic parishes in northern Nuckolls County and parts of Clay, Webster and Adams counties. Sacred Heart and St. Stephens, Lawrence, and Our Lady of the Assumption in Deweese. The change came about when...

 

Nelson Rubies celebrate Valentine's Day

Twenty-nine Rubies decked in red and white and in festive moods invaded a local café to celebrate their friendship on Valentine’s Day. Event planners, Terri Oltmans, Carol Eckles, Karen Harrington, Ruth Epley, Barb McCartney and Evie Olson co...

 

L-N Class of 2029 hosts Toss for Cancer

Thank you to everyone who attended the Lawrence-Nelson versus Superior basketball games on Friday, Feb. 9, and participated in the fundraiser hosted by the Class of 2029 for the Nuckolls County...

 

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