Articles from the March 7, 2024 edition

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Country Roads

Volunteers Wanted! This is a request that seems to be always floating around here and other places. Recently I noted on a social media site volunteers were needed to help with some of the interior construction on the new Jewell County Community...

 
 By Bill Blauvelt    Columns    March 7, 2024

Editor's Notebook

Hopefully, the lack of an operating jail in Nuckolls County is an indication that Nuckolls County folks have become law abiding citizens. In the early days of the county, the jails were busy places. And in some communities among the first public...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

What does Fear of the Lord mean? Should I be afraid of God? A: Let me explain the fear of the Lord with this illustration: I respect the rules of the road and would never deliberately drive on the wrong side, because I ‘fear’ the consequences of a w...

 
 By Allen Ostdiek    Columns    March 7, 2024

Puffs

I’ve mentioned my questioning of the national media reporting practices in the past. Well, maybe I was wrong. The following little item appeared last week concerning the state of Oregon and a change in their laws: to wit: “DRUGS: The Oregon Leg...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    Columns    March 7, 2024

Love my crazy life

Bob, our cat, is a horrible influence on Duke. Besides taunting him and getting him in trouble, he has introduced him to the “water fountain” in the bathroom. So now instead of fighting with the kids over bathroom time, I fight with the cat and dog...

 
 By Jeri Shute    Columns    March 7, 2024

A Portrait of my Mom

Mom would have been 114 years old February 28th, 2024. She wrote the last chapter in her book of life at age 96. The church was filled at her funeral service, a testament of her good life and many friends. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren...

 

Diapers

Years ago at my baby shower, my mother-in-law gave me a dozen pre-folded diapers and a dozen flat fold diapers. Checking on line, I find there are many more options for cloth diapers today, but that was all there was back then. Along with the diapers...

 

Scammers striking local residents

It can be fun to dress up and pretend to be someone else for Halloween, a costume party or for Vestey days. However, being taken by a person cloaking themselves behind a mask of impostership is anything but amusing, it is offensive and criminal....

 

Special election in 1889 approved bond issue for construction of courthouse

Though not yet a town, Nelson was selected as the county seat of Nuckolls County by a vote of the people in October, 1872. Two other towns were in the running, Elkton and Vernon, both in Elk...

 

Final Nebraska primary deadline passes with open spots on ballot

It appears the Superior School Board will be tasked with selecting a person to replace the retiring Matt Sullivan as only two incumbents filed for the three positions to be filled this year. Incumbents Peggy Meyer and Luke Meyer are seeking election...

 

Commissioners order courthouse air quality study

The Nuckolls County Board of Commissioners met at the county courthouse in Nelson Monday. The board approved a liquor license application for Meyer Vineyards, Inc., dba Superior Estates Winery. The new license will allow the winery to host events...

 

Department heads report to Jewell County Commissioners

The Jewell County commissioners met Feb. 26. Commissioners Keith Roe, Ed Duskie and Brent Beck were present. Carla J. Waugh, county clerk, and Myka Zadina were present for the meeting. The following were present for the office head meeting and provid...

 

Commissioners look at crowning and graveling selected county roads

The Jewell County commissioners met Monday, Feb. 12. Commissioners Keith Roe, Ed Duskie and Brent Beck were present. MacKinzie Kohler, deputy county clerk, was present for the meeting. Amanda Davis, register of deeds told the commissioners she would...

 

Tucker's 30 years of crock collecting

John Tucker, Burr Oak, has collected crocks for almost 30 years. His collection now totals 70 and more are expected to be added. John has all of his treasured finds displayed on shelving he constructe...

 

Daylight time arrives Sunday

It's almost time to spring forward. Daylight Savings Time arrives in the early morning hours of Sunday. It is suggested all clocks be advanced one hour before retiring Saturday night. Staying up to...

 

Elkins reports to commissioners on price of repairing roads

The Jewell County commissioners met Tuesday, Feb. 20. Commissioners Keith Roe, Ed Duskie, and Brent Beck were present. Carla J. Waugh, county clerk, was present for the meeting. Commissioners went into executive session to discuss non-elected...

 

Cropland values decrease in JC

The Jewell County Commissioners met Feb. 5. Commissioners Keith Roe, Ed Duskie, and Brent Beck were present. Carla Waugh, county clerk, was present for the meeting. The commissioners discussed the letter they received from Rick Peters requesting for...

 

Update and repairs completed to projection system at the Ute

The Jewell County Cinema, Inc. (JCCI) Board met Feb. 26, at the Mankato Christian Church and on Zoom. The meeting was called to order by Thadd Hinkle. Members present were Thadd Hinkle, Phyllis Christie, Sarah Ortman, Lisa Goodheart and Janis McDill....

 

The annual Lawrence Volunteer Fire Department Soup Dinner was Sunday

Spring seems to be "Fund Raising" season for many small town and Lawrence is no exception. The time is also well spent with neighbors sharing news and information with each other. The annual Lawrence...

 

Do You have a lead service line?

Water that contains lead can damage a developing brain. It is especially harmful for children six and under. In adults, lead can increase blood pressure. With your help, your utility can reduce...

 

The Nelson Library highlights two books

A Cup of Dust, by Susie Finkbeiner, is an adult fiction novel of the Dust Bowl, found at Nelson Library. Here is a brief summary. Where you come from does not define you…Ten-year-old Pearl Spence is a daydreamer, playing make-believe to escape l...

 
 By DeAnna Tuttle    News    March 7, 2024

P.E.O. Chapter J learns about heart disease prevention

Chapter J members met at the home of Deb Troudt on Feb. 26, with Mary Roberts serving as co-hostess. During the regular business meeting, President Sue VanSkiver read her proposed letter to the State PEO organization and to non-resident members...

 

Wayne Adams

Wayne Alan Adams, the son of Dale and Clarabel (Ebsen) Adams, was born on Oct. 17, 1939, in Superior, Nebraska. He died on March 3, 2024, at Thayer County Health Services at Hebron, Nebraska, at the a...

 

Basketball season over at RHHS

The Rock Hills High School boys basketball team saw their hopes for an extended post-season run dashed by the Clifton-Clyde Eagles, 62-28, at Mankato, Thursday, in the District1-1A sub-state bracket. Cooper McDill and Cam Ward scored 10 points...

 

Lee Malmos

LeRoy Lyle Malmos, the son of Ray and Millie Morton Malmos, was born on March 7, 1937, in Milford, Nebraska. He died March 2, 2024, at the CHI Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney, Nebraska, at the age...

 

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