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Articles from the March 11, 2021 edition

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Country Roads

When planning a trip to the Hill Country of Texas, we had to reschedule three times. A terrible ice storm had hit most of Texas including the place we wanted to go. Roads were so icy that traveling on the highways was not warranted unless absolutely...

 

Editor's Notebook

The last issue of the Nuckolls County Locomotive-Gazette newspaper included a feature about Susan Rogers, the current Nuckolls County assessor. It was one of a series to better acquaint the newspaper’s readers with their current county officials....

 

Ag Society planning 146th county fair

Directors of the Nuckolls County Ag Society are planning to host at least two public events this year on the Nuckolls County Fairgrounds south of Nelson. The first will be the 146th Nuckolls County Fair. Dates will be July 10 through 14. That is a...

 

Superior begins search for additional wells

Looking to the future, members of the Superior City Council Monday evening authorized contracting with Olsson Associates to begin identifying options for adding to the community’s present water supply. Andrew Brittenham, the city’s utilities...

 

Coffee shop coming to Superior

There is more business growth on the horizon in Superior. A business with locations in Blue Hill and Red Cloud is expanding their footprint to include Superior. Cassandra Himmelberg and Nicole Mackin...

 

One-of-a-kind built in Jewell County

Kelly McNichols, a Burr Oak area farmer and craftsman, drove his one-of-a-kind sports car to which he has affixed the Meteor name to town last Wednesday. The automobile was assembled in McNichols...

 

Ambulance, motor grader and tires are approved for purchase

The Jewell County commissioners met last Monday. Commissioners Brent Beck, Steve Greene and Keith Roe were present. Nancy Marihugh, health administrator, provided an update on COVID-19 vaccines. She said they can only vaccinate Kansas residents. She...

 

My Crazy Life

We have begun spring yard work at our house on Fourth Street. Ten years ago, it would have been an easy task and finished in a three-day weekend. That is not the case anymore. Honestly, if my husband and son weren’t helping, I would probably work u...

 

Several fires break out over weekend

Early Friday morning, a call went out to Oak and Nelson Volunteer firefighters. Around 3:30 a.m., a fire was spotted on Road 4600 at the corner of QR. By the time volunteers arrived on the scene, it...

 

For now Superior schools still require students wear masks

Members of the Superior Board of Education accepted four certified resignations Monday evening: Kevin Miller – athletic director and teacher; Jacki Porter – guidance counselor, Kaitlyn Moore – kindergarten teacher and Taylor Ruzicka-Scheele...

 

SHS music students recording for virtual district competition

Last month, new recording equipment was installed in the secondary music room. Music students are using the new equipment to record their performances for competitions and master classes later this month. Only small groups and solos will be allowed...

 

Weather

AccuWeather advises a wild week of weather is ahead for a massive portion of the country. Our April-like temperatures have been a spring tease but a reality check is bringing some weather risks to the central plains. AccuWeather meteorologists are...

 

Puffs

Somewhere in the Bible there is a line that says: “Nothing new under the sun.” I believe that whole heartedly. However, there are many things that sure seem “new” to me. But that is my own shortfall, not something wrong with the statement....

 

Spring Sports underway at L-N High School

“Pandemic” . . . The word will forever be connected with the 2020-2021 school year. Across the nation, some schools have never opened up for the school year. In Nebraska . . . the pandemic did have a considerable impact, but nothing close to...

 

Nelson Council met Monday evening

The City of Nelson held its regularly scheduled council meeting Monday. It was a typical meeting. The role was called, the minutes of the last meeting approved, the law enforcement report was read.Overweight vehicles, speeding tickets and DUIs were...

 

Boil Water Advisory rescinded for the city of Mankato

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) last Wednesday rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Mankato public water supply system. The advisory was issued because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the...

 

Prairie Land to reduce immediate impact of electrical emergency

News reports about astronomical electricity bills have Prairie Land Electric members fearing how much the energy emergencies in February will increase their bill. While power purchase bills have not yet been assessed, Prairie Land is anticipating the...

 

SHS golf team heads for season opener

Spring is on the way and so is the opening of the Superior High School golf team's season. Kirk Utecht, coach, has 15 members on the squad. Because the school does not field enough golfers for a...

 

RHHS dance team off to state 2A tourney

The Rock Hills High School Dance Team will perform at the state 2A high school basketball tournament at Kansas State University’s Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Saturday. Dance team members are Kaylynn Anderes, Karrigan Dunstan, Jauclyn Lemke,...

 

RHHS boys fall in sub-state final

And so the season ends for the Rock Hills High School boys basketball team with a 59-44 loss to Stockton, at Osborne, Friday. The Grizzlies were the number one seed but were outplayed by Stockton....

 

Superior's Ideal Market

Jenny (left) and Shannon McCord, operators of Superior's Ideal Market, look out from a window opening of the new office space being constructed inside the store. The work is expected to be completed...

 

Revitalize Superior's housing

The City of Superior has been the recipient of a grant from the State of Nebraska to build affordable houses. The city pays part of the building costs. These are recouped along with additional funds...

 

Donna Menke

Donna Kay Menke, the daughter of Ivan and Lola (VanMatre) Hesman, was born May 4, 1945, in Roseland, Neb. She died March 2, 2021, at her home in Nelson, Neb. at the age of 75 years, 9 months, 26...

 

Patricia (Pat) Hedden

Patricia (Pat) G. Hedden, 85, of Glendale, Ariz., died Feb. 16, 2021. She was born Aug. 18, 1935, in St. Joseph, Mo. Her family later settled in Mankato, Kan., where she graduated from Man- kato High...

 

Janice Schultz

Janice Elaine (Tambke) Schultz, 69, of Ruskin, Neb. died March 2, 2021, in her home with family by her side. She was born to Harold and Joan (Crane) Tambke in Hebron, Neb., on Oct. 7, 1951. After atte...

 

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