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Superior voters approve increasing sales tax

In a special election held Tuesday, registered voters living within the corporate limits of Superior approved renewing the community’s economic development plan and increasing the city sales tax from 1 percent to 1.5 percent. For the first time in...

 

Superior plans to air condition gymnasiums

Monday members of the Superior Board of education unanimously voted to extend at contract to Community Building Solutions for facility maintenance and improvements. The project addresses air conditioning both the high school and junior high...

 

SHDHD watches 6 for coronavirus

With the first cases of coronavirus confirmed in Nebraska, the South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) is continuing to work closely with the state health department and local healthcare partners to monitor for coronavirus disease. On...

 

Red Cloud house fire claims 2 lives

Investigation is continuing this week into a house fire that appears to have claimed the lives of two Red Cloud residents last Tuesday. Earlier this week, Sara Bockstadter, Webster County attorney, said autopsies had been conducted but the results...

 

2011 SHS grad returning to Superior for manager's post

The City of Superior Utilities will soon have a new manager but Superior residents won’t have to learn how to spell or prononce the manager’s name. Monday evening members of the city council approved offering the position held by the retiring...

 

With plenty fuel left from wet summer grass fire flares

After several busy days for area fire departments, Monday morning's rain and cooler temperatures were welcome. Saturday afternoon two fires were reported in the Byron area at about the same time, one...

 

Brad Pursell buys Zadina's business

Fire extinquisher sales and service has long been a service provided by a Superior business. In recent years, the service had been provided by Leo Zadina and his Superior Fire Extinguisher Company. With the unexpected death last month of Leo Zadina,...

 

Business Expo here Saturday

More than 20 exhibitors are expected for the first annual Superior Business Expo and Job Fair scheduled for Saturday morning at the Superior Estates Winery. The event will be open between 8 a.m. and noon. There will be a variety of things to do and...

 

Mary Scroggins joins city staff as development director

Mary Scroggins has taken up her duties as the City of Superior's Development Director. She began working at the city administration building last Monday. Scroggins brings a wealth of experience to...

 

2020 Match Month is March 2020

March is Match Month for the Jewell County Foundation. Contributions must be received by March 31 to be eligible for the match from Dane G. Hansen of a $1.50 for every dollar. This means that a $100 gift will be matched by $150 from Dane G. Hansen...

 

Schleifer qualifies for State GeoBee

The results are in! The National Geographic Society named Abbey Schleifer, as one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2020 National Geographic GeoBee State Competition. The contest will be held at Abilene, Friday, March 27. Schleifer is...

 
 By Lyndell Hanson    News    March 12, 2020

Windmills still used

On a trip to Burr Oak, I noticed a windmill. The fan was not turning on a windy day. I stopped and walked into the field to see why it wasn't turning. As near as I could tell, the brake was set so...

 
 By Alan Davis    News    March 12, 2020

Farmers right to repair indefinitely postponed

Farm equipment has been increasingly computerized since the late ‘80s. Today nearly the entire piece of machinery, be it a tractor, or combine, has sensors or other electronic equipment installed. Modern John Deere tractors and combines have propri...

 

Friends working together build success for OID

Oz, a 15 minute oral interpretation of drama presentation (OID), shows how well the Superior High School speech team works together. The team meets for practice three time a week. Right now with all...

 

Jackson performs "The Raven"

Jackson Kuhlman, not only is a fill in for Superior School’s OID team, he also competes in the poetry division for speech. This year he has chosen “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe. He uses gestures, stance and intonations to support his...

 

Community Choir prepares for Palm Sunday performance

Since January, musicians from throughout Nuckolls County have been practicing in preparation for a Palm Sunday Cantata at the Superior First United Methodist Church. Two performances are planned. One performance is scheduled for 3 p.m. and the other...

 

Color 4 Kids collects items for children at local hospitals

The non-profit group from Superior, The Ambassadors of Kindness, are at it again. After a successful toy drive this past Christmas, they are currently collecting crayons, color pencils, Play-Doh, and coloring books for patients at the St Jude...

 

Two Brodstone employees on steering committees for SHDHD

The Board of Health for South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) recognized and honored 11 individuals at the SHDHD Annual Luncheon and Public Health Awards on Wednesday in Hastings. More than 70 people attended the event, which was held...

 

Aurora Cooperative Elevator Co. buys ethanol facilities

Aurora Cooperative Elevator Company (ACEC) has signed a definitive agreement with Pacific Ethanol for the sale of its 74 percent ownership interest in Pacific Aurora, LLC for $52.8 million before adjustments for working capital. Included in the sale...

 

Graphic novels have been added to the Mankato City Library

Exciting news! Mankato City Library has begun adding graphic novel sections to the library! Graphic novels added to the circulation this month are: “Accident!,” a children’s easy reader by Andrea Tsurumi, “Don’t Call Me Princess!” also a...

 
 By Alan Davis    Features    March 12, 2020

Retirees enjoy Tai Chi exercise

Tai Chi class has begun at Mankato's Senior Center on Thursday mornings for eight weeks. The classes are led by certified instructor, Lorelle Boxler, RN, BSN from the North Central-Flint Hills Area... Full story

 

Groundbreaking ceremony kicks off U.S. 181 project

The Kansas Department of Transportation has ceremonially broken ground on the previously delayed T-WORKS project along a portion of U.S. 281 in Russell County. “This project is a great example of combining an immediate need for reconstructing the r...

 

VanMeter awarded Dane G. Hansen scholarship

Caden VanMeter, a Pike Valley High School senior, was awarded a $4,000 scholarship by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation. He was awarded the scholarship for his interest in career and technical education....

 

SHS girls exit state tourney with loss

And so it ends. The Superior High School girls basketball team saw their aspirations for a state championship title come to an end in the first round Thursday at Lincoln's North Star High School....

 

B-D-S has early out at state tourney

The Bruning-Davenport Shickley Eagles were ousted from the state D-2 tournament at Lincoln Southwest High School Thursday when they fell to Mullen 60-54 in their first round game. B-D-S earned their state appearance through wild card points. They...

 

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