Articles from the March 9, 2023 edition

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Country Roads

Within six months, two aunts have left the Heskett family. Both will always be cherished but the one who recently died was for many of us nieces and nephews, like a mother we didn’t have with us anymore and someone we knew we could turn to. For m...

 
 By Bill Blauvelt    Columns    March 9, 2023

Editor's Notebook

There hasn’t been a lot of hoopla associated with Superior celebrations in recent times but that wasn’t always the case. For example, I cite the Diamond Jubilee held in September, 1950, to celebrate the town’s founding in 1875. For that celeb...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Q: If all I have to do to be saved is believe what incentive is there for me to do good works? A: You are correct that a person’s salvation and eternal destiny are determined solely by our acceptance of the gospel of Jesus Christ; “Believe on the...

 
 By Allen Ostdiek    Columns    March 9, 2023

Puffs

“There’s never a good day for a funeral.” That little phrase was coined many years ago and is as true today as it was when I first heard it. I bring it up today only because we attended funeral services of a niece Monday and it was an amazing event...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    Columns    March 9, 2023

Love my crazy life

A couple of weeks ago, we headed down to see Robert on a Saturday. He was set to deploy the next week, so we wanted to wish him well in person. We even got to meet his new girlfriend. He was so nervous for us to meet her that he made me nervous. He...

 

Festival to tell The Reel Story

Plans are coming together for the 2023 rendition of the Lady Vestey Victorian Festival. It is extra hard this year as the Superior Chamber of Commerce does not currently have a manager and the chamber’s manager has traditionally been the event coordi...

 

December retail sales reports contain surprises

On Friday the Nebraska Department of Revenue published sales tax collection reports for December of 2022. The reports contained some surprising numbers. While retail sales were up 4.4 percent in Nuckolls County when compared to the prior year, they...

 

County receives new motor grader

The Nuckolls County Board of Commissioners met at the courthouse in Nelson Monday. All three members were present. The board approved the 2023 bridge inspection agreement with Marinelli, Wagner and aAssociates. The road department ttok delivery of a...

 

Superior Volunteer Fire Department Firemen were able to extinguish the fire

Friday morning was cool, bright and sunny with little wind. About mid-morning, Frank Langer had decided to burn trash on the hill behind their house along the Webber Road south of Superior. Around...

 

COVID grants and volunteers improve the Jewell County Health Department facility

Jewell County Health Department celebrated Dr. Seuss Week. Children were given hats, books, stickers, bookmarks, pencils and crayons with coloring pages. The health department is a member of the...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    History    March 9, 2023

Business Women in Jewell County's First Decade

In honor of March being Women's History Month, we will take a look at a few of the business women who helped develop Jewell County during its first decade – 1870 to 1879. When Jewell County's g...

 

Library to host "What a Ride...carnivals," Saturday

Mankato City Library will host “What a Ride! Rural Community-Owned Carnivals,” a presentation and discussion by Erika Nelson on Saturday, March 18, beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Community Center meeting room at 214 N. High St. Members of the com...

 

Daylight Saving Time is Sunday

This weekend my husband said to me, “I can’t believe Daylight Saving Time starts in just a week, and this year will be the last year we have to turn our clocks ahead,” to which I replied, “I don’t think that went through yet.” I had to look into i...

 
 By Tyler Ellyson    History    March 9, 2023

Willa Cather had connections to Kearney State College and community

In her final story – “The Best Years” – author Willa Cather writes about the relationship between a school superintendent, Evangeline Knightly, and a young teacher named Lesley Ferguesson. Published posthumously, the story details the kindnes...

 

Lawrence-Nelson High School National Art Honor Society

Lawrence-Nelson High School National Art Honor Society students show off their work after printing their own club T-shirts at Small Town Famous. They had a blast learning new ways to use their...

 

St. Peter Deshler LWML will host Spring Workshop Saturday

St. Peter Lutheran, Deshler, will host the LWML Deshler Zone Spring Workshop on Saturday. The workshop will be held at Deshler Lutheran School, 509 E Hebron Ave in Deshler. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. with the workshop beginning at 9:00 a.m....

 

Louis William Brockman

Louis William Brockman of Holiday Island, Arkansas, died Feb. 28, at the age of 83, leaving to mourn family and friends. A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 16, at the Holy Family Catholic Church (28560 State Highway 39,...

 

Jean Golka

Jean M. Golka, 54, of Honey Creek, Iowa, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023, at Methodist Hospital in Omaha. Mass of Christian Burial was Monday, at St. Leo's Catholic Church. The Most Rev. James R. Golka...

 

Robert Carl Thompson

Robert Carl Thompson, known by many as Bob, age 78, a resident of Jewell, Kansas, died Feb. 25, 2023. Bob was born in Modesto, California, the son of Lois and Lionel Thompson. Bob was the youngest of...

 

Rita Venhaus

Rita A. Venhaus, 93, of Grand Island, Nebraska, died Friday, March 3, 2023, at Emerald Nursing and Rehab Lakeview in Grand Island. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 10,...

 

Roy Rempe

Roy William Rempe, the son of Leonard and Lorraine (Brockman) Rempe, was born on Oct. 24, 1952, in Superior, Nebraska. He died on March 2, 2023 at the CHI Health Immanuel at Omaha, Nebraska, at the...

 

Barb Ohmstede

Barb Ohmstede, 82, of Guide Rock, died Friday, at her home in Guide Rock. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m., Friday, March 17, at the United Methodist Church in Guide Rock with the Rev. Dale Thiele officiating. Visitation with the family present will...

 

Alisa Flavin

Alisa Fay (Cockrell) Flavin was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 9, 1961, the daughter of Collins Devon and Willie Pearl Cockrell. She shared a birthday with her mother. She died March 4, 2023, at her rural Esbon, Kansas home. Alisa was under...

 

Alice Tyler

Alice Marie Tyler, 75 years of age, formerly of Hays, Kansas, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023, at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on Dec. 11, 1947, in Phillipsburg, Kansas, to...

 

Ernest Schlatter

Ernest Albert Schlatter, 83 of Lebanon, died March 3, 2023, at the Smith County Memorial Hospital in Smith Center, Kansas. Ernie was born Feb. 20, 1940, at the family home south of Lebanon. He was one of three children of Albert (Curly) and Ruth...

 

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