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Articles from the March 3, 2022 edition

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 By Bill Blauvelt    Columns    March 3, 2022

Editor's Notebook

With an angry Russian Bear upsetting world affairs, it is difficult to follow the usual format for Notebook entries. Hopefully, the current war can be contained in Europe but it could easily become WWIII. With much of the West focused on what the...

 

Country Roads

Any ideas for winter meals? Most of the time it seems like the same menu pattern at our home is often overly repeated. There are the soups, casseroles and stews. There are roasts, noodles, beans and cornbread. These meals are repeated and repeated....

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Presenting biblical answers to tough questions Q: The Bible says, “Blessed are the meek.” When I look around at real life it doesn’t seem like the meek are being blessed, it seems like they’re getting passed over. How can this verse be true...

 
 By Allen Ostdiek    Columns    March 3, 2022

Puffs

I hope this doesn’t bore you, but as I’ve said before, the comic sections of the newspaper is one of my favorite parts. And, one of my favorite comic strips is “Shoe.” Many of the issues involve a newspaper reporter and his editor. In a...

 

Summer Band

One of the most difficult tasks for an instrumental band instructor is how to keep band members practicing their instruments during the summer months. School is not in session and the lure of playing baseball or softball, hanging out at the swimming...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    Columns    March 3, 2022

Love my crazy life

I’m so tired of being tired! I did have a productive Saturday, the first in a while. I suppose that means I’m starting to get back to my ol’self. I got the house clean, laundry done and had supper on the table by six. Then on Sunday, I was up...

 

Free COVID test kits available today

Free COVID test kits available today Brodstone Memorial Hospital will distribute at-home COVID-19 test kits between 12 and 1 p.m. today (Thursday) at the drive-in located on the south side of the hospital. There will be a limit of two kits per...

 

Drainage tile being installed near Superior

Large tiling project underway A plot of land located just south of the Nebraska-Kansas border is the site of a drainage tiling project. When completed, the project will increase the productivity of...

 

Country club golf course reopens

Drought conditions had closed the Superior Country Club golf course to players. Kirk Utecht, club superintendent, was able to water the course over the weekend. The watering improved the course enough that it was opened for play Monday. Utecht asked...

 

Final filing deadline passes

The final deadline for the Nuckolls County primary election will have passed by the time this nespaper is distributed. Non-incumbents had until 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, to file for any office. County offices are partisan and the nominee is decided in the...

 

Driver flees from Nuckolls County, dies in truck crash near Norton

A Florida man who died Saturday after crashing his truck while fleeing from police is earlier that day thought to have been in Nuckolls County. The Kansas Highway Patrol said a trooper tried to stop the 29-year-old man for erratic driving shortly...

 

Development department prepares video for Superior Tour of Homes

For the second Lady Vestey Victorian Festival, volunteers built a replica of a horsedrawn tolley once used to ferry passengers from a distant train station to the main part of town. In the early days of Superior, there wasn’t much need for such a...  Website

 

Owners ask to stay while home renovations underway

Construction has not yet started but progress continues to be made on the Montana Meadows development in northeastern Superior. Monday evening members of the Superior Community Development Agency met in special session at 7 p.m. before the regular...

 

Read Across America event this week

Superior Elementary School students and staff participated in the Read Across America event this week. Numerous events were designed to encourage the students to read daily. The event features the...

 

National FFA week

An interesting variety of tractors and one combine nearly filled the softball parking lot southeast of the Superior Elementary School Monday morning. Most were John Deere, but included an interesting...

 
 By Bailey Ceder    News    March 3, 2022

FFA Week Charged Up

This past week, the Lawrence-Nelson FFA Chapter recognized FFA week! In celebration, students dressed up for different themes as well as partaking in some fun activities. To kick off the week, the...

 

Kan. Highway Patrol promotes Shoemaker

Lt. Dennis Shoemaker, a Kansas Highway Patrol officer from Mankato, has been promoted to captain and will serve as the commander of Troop S Special Response Team/SRT, Hazardous Device Unit and the...

 

Grants benefit area airports

Airport projects at Beloit and Smith Center are among 36 projects selected for the Kansas Airport Improvement Program funding. The program receives $5 million annually. There were 145 projects which sought more than $78 million from the fund this...

 

March is Jewell County Match Month

March is Jewell County Match Month. Last year, community members came together to raise $55,549 for the benefit of Jewell County communities and projects forever. The Dane G. Hansen Foundation matched those gifts for a total of $130,549 added to the...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    History    March 3, 2022

Formoso Rural High School District 7

The Black and Gold Falcons of Formoso were part of the educational scene of Jewell County for 50 years. The four-year high school began in the fall of 1910 and closed in the spring of 1960. The...

 

Kansas Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Kansas Severe Weather Preparedness Week is March 7 to 11 this year. The week is designed to give the residents of Kansas an opportunity to learn, practice and prepare for the upcoming severe weather season. This year, a plethora of Kansas related...

 

Special meeting of Mankato City Council to fill vacancy

A special meeting of the Mankato City Council was held Feb. 17, pursuant to a call for a special meeting. Present were Mayor Schoonover, Councilmen Becker, Tyler, Ost and Councilman George Hennion appeared via Zoom. Also present for the meeting was...

 

Local Legionnaires attend District 10 Convention

Jim Menke, Vince and Teresa Walton, Bill and Pam Riley and Chuck and DeAnna Tuttle attended the Legion District 10 Convention held at the Edgar Post on Saturday. Eleven individual units were...

 

Nuckolls County 4-H State Archery team

Members of the Nuckolls County 4-H State Archery team are (back row,from left) Nathan Pofahl, Kaden Grams, Hadley Ostdiek, Avery Ostdiek, Maddy Laughlin, Tripp Ostdiek, Wyatt Livergren, (front row)...

 

Lawrence-Nelson High School National Honor Society

Members of the Lawrence-Nelson High School National Honor Society are (back row, from left) Elsa Jorgensen, Corbin Karmazin, Wyatt Brockman, Logan Menke, Emma Epley, (front row) Tyson Kotinek,...

 

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