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Articles from the March 10, 2022 edition

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Country Roads

Who still hangs out their clothes to dry on the clothesline? I’m talking about the clotheslines outdoors, not on stands in the bathroom or basement. I remember when about every household had a three line wire clothes line where all the washed cloth...

 

Beacon on the Prairie

For many years the tall stacks of the cement plant west of Superior sent a plume of smoke into the sky. The kilns that turned crushed limestone into cement operated at high temperatures. In the winter, the smoke plume was thick when the hot air hit...

 

Editor's Notebook

Earlier this year the Superior development office produced a self-guided video tour of Superior's Victorian-style homes. The video may have missed one of Superior's most notorious homes but it may not have. It appears the City of Superior is...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Presenting biblical answers to tough questions Q: With everything going on in the world today, why aren’t there more people going to church? A: It might be a good idea to put this question to those who aren’t coming! I for one would be intereste...

 

Puffs

OK folks, I know some of you are worrying that the world is going to hell in a handbasket . . . With the war in the Ukraine, and generally how the U. S. is being governed, I can see how that feeling...

 

Love my crazy life

Things here are getting sort of back to normal. I’m still struggling to find my muse. He took off, and with him took my motivation. This back and forth weather isn’t helping either, one week, it’s like spring has sprung, and the next, we are...

 

Park attendance declined in 2021

There may be snow on the ground this week but for those thinking about summer activities, the Lovewell State Park spring newsletter is now available. When it comes to attendance, the newsletter reports 2021 was down for year two of COVID-19 even...

 

Nuckolls Co fair 2022

Planning is well underway for the 147th annual Nuckolls County Fair. As usual, the fair will be held on the county fairgrounds located on a hill south of Nelson. With the number of COVID-19 cases declining, planners expect the fair will be a public...

 

Scammers claim to represent City of Superior utilities

The City of Superior has been made aware of scammers claiming to be city officials, who are calling residents and demanding immediate payment to prevent having utilities shutoff. This is a scam and residents should not provide payment or personal...

 

Theme picked for 30th festival

Superior Strong is the theme for the 30th annual Lady Vestey Victorian Festival planned for Superior this coming Memorial Day Weekend. Many activities from past years will be returning plus a number of new ones....

 

Dollar Tree-Family Dollar store update

Work is progressing on Supeiror’s newest retail store. Inside the newly constructed building on West Third Street Workers have installed a long row of cooler and freezer cases. Outside site work is complete. Shelving and display units are being...

 

Potent winter storm expected here today

Until this week, we have had a rather mild winter, weatherwise, with little snow. But with the Nebraska state basketball tournament underway this week in Lincoln, we should have known the nice weather wouldn’t last. Nuckolls County residents awoke...

 

Donor gives 7 vacant lots to auditorium

There is good news hidden in this week’s Nuckolls County Courthouse News column. Among the real estate transfers is a small entry noting the sale of seven Superior lots to Superior Historic Redevelopment, Inc. Superior Historic Redevelopment is...

 

Sheriff's office gets first storm shelter

The Nuckolls County Board of Commissioners met in Nelson at the Nuckolls County courthouse Monday. Tim Zikmund, board chairman, was an excused absence. John Hodge, county attorney, presented the board with a proposal for video sharing equipment. The...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    History    March 10, 2022

Nebraska leads nation in windy conditions

“In like a lion and out like a lamb.” Or “In like a lamb and out like a lion.” Those adages are not the only weather ones for March. There is also “A dry March and a wet May; fill barn and bays with corn and hay.” Plus, “As it rains in...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    History    March 10, 2022

Marihugh remembers hitching Nellie and dashing to Detonia

The Dentonia Post Office was organized on Aug. 25, 1882, and discontinued on Dec. 31, 1903. Bruntzel's Quick Reference to Kansas gives the location as Section 29 of Odessa Township. Dentonia is not...

 
 By Ashley Svaty    News    March 10, 2022

Walk Kansas 2022 promotes physical activity and brain health

For the past 20 years, thousands of people enrolled in the Walk Kansas program have walked, biked, swam and moved their bodies in many other ways to improve their physical fitness. Exercise is beneficial not only for our physical health, but also...

 

Rock Hills Students invited to submit business plans for E-Fair

On Friday, March 25, Jewell County Community Development will hold the Annual Entrepreneurship (E-Fair) at Rock Hills. This is the first time the event will be held in person since 2019. To help...

 

Jewell County Commissioners agree to proceed with tax sale

The Jewell County Commissioners met, Feb. 28. Commissioners Steve Greene, Brent Beck and Keith Roe were present. Carla J. Waugh, county clerk, was also present. The following were present for office head meeting; Shannon Meier, ambulance director; Ch...

 

Kennedy retires after 21 years with KDOT

Dennis Kennedy, equipment operator, retired on March 4, after 21 years of service with the Kansas Department of Transportation. Kennedy began his career with KDOT in 2001 in Mankato where he spent his career performing basic maintenance tasks such...

 

L-N students to entertain audience on March 26

Lawrence-Nelson middle school choir and high school drama club are preparing to entertain the public on Saturday, March 26, with their annual dinner theater. The middle school choir will travel through time in a Jukebox Time Machine with their tour...

 

Theater to be open all day Saturday, May 28

The Jewell County Cinema, Inc. (JCCI) Board met Feb. 28. The meeting was held by ZOOM and in person and was called to order by Thadd Hinkle. Those present for the meeting were Thadd HInkle, Phyllis Christie, Kristin Underwood, Janis McDill, and Sarah...

 

LB 1269 intends to appropriate $ 10 million to Nebraska DHHS

By Nebraska Sen. Dave Murman March 4, 2022 One thing COVID-19 has highlighted is a shortage of medical personnel in rural Nebraska. The number of COVID patients put a strain on an already burdened healthcare workforce. I have introduced legislation...

 

Healthcare Career Scholarship Applications due April 1

Brodstone Memorial Foundation has opened the 2022 application period for three different healthcare scholarships available to area students. The Evelene Brodstone Healthcare Scholarship, Virginia Lewis Legacy Scholarship and the Sandra Bothwell...

 

L-N boys basketball fall at district

It was the end of the season for the Lawrence-Nelson boys basketball team. They fell to Falls City Sacred Heart, 65-41, at Diller-Odell High School, Odell, last Tuesday. The loss eliminated the...

 

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