Articles from the February 23, 2023 edition

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Country Roads

There is a saying “Behind every great man is a great woman.” I’m sure every farm wife in America would agree with that statement. Though the saying was made in the 19th century, it rings true in today’s society as well as long before the...

 

Puffs

Sorry folks for missing last week. I was a bit under the weather and I’ll try to relate what happened to some extent. The week did, however, give me a little time for reflection. A O Over the years I’ve been amazed at the search for happiness...

 

Love my crazy life

By Teraesa Bruce We started working on our old house and met the new neighbors to the north. They are nice folks. Pam even brought me flowers for Valentine’s Day. Her son, Kenny, has been helping George get the ancient appliances out of the...

 

Lincoln's Birthday

February 12 is Lincoln’s birthday and February 22 is Washington’s. When I was in school, these two days were celebrated separately on the days of their birth. The school halls and classrooms were decorated with silhouettes of the two honorees....

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Q: What’s the point of getting baptized? What is it for?  A:  Different churches and denominations will have different perspectives of the purpose of baptism, and most sincerely believe their perspective is the one that most closely matches the p...

 

Luna Jean Combs continues her or death battle

An update on 2 year old Luna Jean Combs continuing battle with cancer. After six chemo treatments and a liver transplant on Oct. 9, 2022, Luna was declared "cancer free" by her medical team in Omaha. Her family celebrated the news that she had won...

 

Editor's notebook

No doubt about it, we live in the Central Flyway. Walking home for lunch, I observed a confused skein of what sounded like snow geese flying over Superior. They must have just gotten up from a nearby river bottom field for they had not settled into...

 

Superior planning park improvements

In a follow up to the parks and recreation study completed last year for the City of Superior, 5 Rule Planning of Kearney is now preparing an application requesting a grant which would help finance some of the improvements identified by the study....

 

Winter storms keep rolling in

It appears the National Weather Service has prepared a forecast for last week and with only slight adjustment has issued it again for this week. The pattern calls for above normal temperatures...

 

Eagles are hard to spot

We are not sure if this eagle was ashamed to eat in public or if it was saving the fish for a later snack but the bird was holding a small fish in a talon when Mary Utecht snapped this picture at Lovewell Lake on Monday. There seem to be plenty of...

 

Bingocize coming to Superior's Vestey Center

Over the years area residents have had the opportunity to avail themselves of various exercise activities including things like square dancing, clogging, yoga, karate, taekwando, tai chi and jazzercise in addition to the less colorful activities like...

 

County Treasurer warns tax deadline nears for delinquents

According to Nuckolls County treasurer, Tami Sharp, the delinquent taxpayer’s list that appeared in The Nuckolls County Locomotive-Gazette on Feb. 2, 9 and 16 and in The Superior Express on Feb. 16, means those taxes are up for sale. Sharp said...

 

Nuckolls County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday morning

The Nuckolls County Board of Commissioners met at the courthouse in Nelson Tuesday. The meeting was Tuesday because of the President’s Day holiday Monday. The board approved claims and pledged securities. The county approved a contract with the...

 

Lighting bringing auditorium to life

When it comes to the Superior Auditorium, the improvements continue to roll and afford the opportunity for the auditorium community to venture forward,  booking a variety of local and community events, as well as professional venues. Some of those...

 

New COVID cases reported in district

Michele Bever, South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) executive director reported rising COVID-19 cases in staff and residents at long-term care facilities, increasing virus levels in local wastewater and identification of XBB.1.5 variant...

 

Usd 107 Board reviews activities ~ Entrepreneurship Fair planned for March 6

The Feb. 13 meeting for the Board of Education of USD 107 was called to order by Kenny Mizner, president. Those present were Kenny Mizner, Marc Grout, Brandon Hollerich, Wayne Frost, Bobi Fogo, Justin Algleton, Brenden Wirth, Rex Boley, Sam Meyers,...

 

Buddy Poppy history displayed

Displayed in the Mankato Plumbing Store is information on the VFW National Home and the Buddy Poppy History. The VFW National Home was founded in 1925 and has grown from a single frame farmhouse to a...

 

Fourth Annual Kansas Mammoth Festival this summer

The 4th annual Kansas Mammoth Art and Music Festival will take place the weekend of June 16 and 17 in Mankato. The mission of the Kansas Mammoth Festival is to promote music and art in our rural community and by doing so, enhancing the quality of lif...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    February 23, 2023

44 members attend Jewell Chamber of Commerce meeting

The February meeting of the Jewell Chamber of Commerce was held on Monday, Feb. 13, in the Jewell Community Center. Forty-four members attended the meeting. Pastor Dan Daniels began the meeting by blessing the meal. The program was provided by Jada...

 

NCRPC Community Connection events to focus on funding opportunities

Hear about the latest in grant funding opportunities as well as how North Central Regional Planning Commission can partner with a community or organization to build a successful future by attending one of three community connection events in the...

 

JCCF to hold Match Month Legacy Dinner

The Jewell County Community Foundation (JCCF) will be hosting its inaugural Match Month Legacy Dinner at the Mankato Community Center at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28. A free soup supper and dessert bar will be provided. Attendees will hear a...

 

Nelson Rubies enjoy Valentine luncheon

Twenty-two Nelson Rubies joined for lunch to celebrate Valentine's Day on Feb. 14. Those in attendance were Jodene Clabaugh, Barb McCartney, Brenda Lynch, Jaynie Spirk, Mickey Vork, Sally Uhrmacher, C...

 

Nelson American Legion host first annual Mardi Gras party

Nelson American Legion held their first Mardi Gras party on Friday, beginning at 6:30 and lasting until ? Music was by Royce Schott, special décor, food and drink, and special favors including...

 

Brodstone Healthcare recognized as a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

Brodstone Healthcare has been recognized as a 2023 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, this annual recognition program honors outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the...

 

61 teams compete in Red Neck Miniature golf fundraiser

The 11th Red Neck Miniature Golf Tournament was held Sunday in and around Deweese. Sixty-one teams of new and familiar faces participated on a beautiful Sunday in February. Numerous others stopping by to bring donations, bid on silent auction items,...

 

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