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Articles from the February 24, 2022 edition

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Country Roads

Have you heard of Pickleball? It is fast becoming a popular game, played and enjoyed by young and old. When we travel south to Texas during the winter months, Pickleball has gained popularity, especially by those over the age of 55. When we first...

 

Editor's Notebook

Doug Anderson, a former Superior resident, has written at least six books and scores of academic articles and papers. His latest book, “A Lifetime of Remembrances,” resulted from a suggestion made by his wife, Claudia. It was written as a memoir...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Ask a Pastor Column Presenting biblical answers to tough questions Q: Were there biblical laws before the 10 commandments? A:  I guess it depends on what you mean by biblical laws. God designed the universe to function according to certain...

 

Puffs

History . . . Does the Human Race really learn anything from history? I’ve always contended that we do. However, from the actions of Russia in the past few weeks, I’m beginning to change my mind. I’ve read much about the results of World War...

 

Love my crazy life

By The past two weeks have been rough. It all started two weeks ago today when George woke feeling crummy. After a visit to the doc and some tests, it turned out he had COVID again. Thankfully, Jacob had been busy with Jacob things, and neither of...

 

402 Candles made locally for 10 years

Candles have been providing light, celebration and a feeling of security to humankind for more than 5,000 years. Nikki Holling Femlee has not been around quite that long but she shares this feeling and passion for candles. Nikki is the owner and...

 

Thrift store donates $40,000 to foundation

Nifty Thrifty presented the Brodstone Memorial Hospital Foundation a $40,000 donation late last week. Nifty Thrifty saw a total of $79,992.51 in sales for the 2021 year. The foundation will use the...

 

March 7 deadline to avoid county's delinquent tax sale

According to Vicki Ensign, Nuckolls County Treasurer, the delinquent taxpayer’s list that appeared in The Nuckolls County Locomotive-Gazette on Feb. 3, 10 and 17, and in The Superior Express on Feb. 17, means those taxes are up for sale. Ensign...

 

Brodstone wins critical access awarder 11th time

Brodstone Memorial Hospital announced it has been recognized as a 2022 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...

 

3-way race develops for Nuckolls Co. treasurer's slot

The deadline for incumbents filing for county and local offices in Nuckolls County closed last 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. County...

 

Investigations may not be complete yet

No additional information has been made available to the press this week with regard to two recent law enforcement incidents in Jewell County. The county sheriff’s office has been investigating multiple assault and battery incidents associated...

 

Jewell County Poor Farm operates from 1881-1968

Jewell County was organized on July 14, 1870. The U. S. Census for 1870 found 205 persons living in the county. By 1880, the population had grown to 17,475. A tremendous increase in population in a relatively short period of time. Not all the...

 

Rouse family buys LaDow's Market

LaDow’s Market, one of Lebanon’s key businesses, has new owners. Kaden and Emily Rouse, owners of R Family Farms, purchased the store earlier this month. The Rouse family has been raising and marketing Berkshire pork direct from their farm and...

 

Goodheart chosen as a Top 100 National Volunteer Winner

Lisa Goodheart of rural Jewell County has been chosen as a Top 100 National Winner of the 2021 Small Town America Civic Volunteer Award. She was selected from nearly 700 nominations from 49 states. Like many volunteers in Jewell County, Lisa is...

 

Pawnee Mental Health awarded $579K grant

Pawnee Mental Health will receive a $579,186 grant to expand telehealth in Clay, Cloud, Jewell, Marshall, Mitchell, Pottawatomie, Republic and Washington counties. This project will enhance existing telehealth technology infrastructure and create new...

 

Petroglyphs of Kansas Smoky Hills coming to Mankato

Mankato City Library will host "Petroglyphs of the Kansas Smoky Hills," a presentation and discussion by Rex Buchanan from 5 to 7 p.m., on Friday, March 18, in the Community Center meeting room (access through Mankato City Library). Members of the...

 

Burr Oak was awarded a $330,000 Community Development Block Grant

Burr Oak was awarded a $330,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) toward a water quality, total water infrastructure replacement, water tower repair and upgrades project. Burr Oak was one of...

 

Commissioners declare February CTE Month in Jewell County

Jan. 31, the Jewell County Commissioners signed a proclamation proclaiming February as Career and Technical Education month in Jewell County. Presenting the proclamation for signatures were Davin Coil, FBLA vice president, and Paige Zadina, FFA...

 

Keith Barry

Funeral arrangements are pending at press time at the Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior for Keith Barry, 65. Born Nov. 11, 1956, he died Feb. 21, 2022....

 

Colton Koch

Colton Alan Koch died Feb. 7, 2022 in Mankato. He was born Aug. 27, 1994, to Michelle Hammer and Kevin Koch. Colton was an energetic child, sometimes even a little mischievous. Colton visited many...

 

Dewey Gillett

Dewey Frederick Gillett, longtime Leavenworth, Kan., veterinarian, died on Feb. 7, 2022, from complications following surgery for a broken hip. He was born June 4, 1934, in Harrison Township, Jewell County Kan., near Burr Oak, to Elton I. and Jessie...

 

Faryl Lange

Faryl Marlene McDill Lange was born on Sept. 19, 1932, northwest of Mankato, Kan., to Raymond Alma McDill and Ruth May Underwood McDill. She died Feb. 20, at the Jewell County Hospital ISB, Mankato, at the age of 89 years. Faryl was preceded in...

 

SHS wrestlers at state tourney

The Superior High School wrestling team competed at the state tournament held at Omaha's CHI health Center Friday and Saturday. Superior finished in 23rd place, with 24 points in the 53 team field....

 

SHS Dance team brings home trophy

The Superior High School Dance team placed second in Class C2-D High Kick Division in Nebraska State competion this week. This is the third consecutive year the team has brought home a trophy: 2018...

 

SHS girls lose in sub-district, advance to district via wild card

The Superior high school girls basketball team took the hard road to gain a place in the district finals. They won their opening round sub-district C-2-6 game against Thayer Central, 41-31, at Sutton last Tuesday. They faced off against Sutton...

 

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