Articles from the March 16, 2023 edition


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  • Country Roads

    Gloria Schlaefli|Mar 16, 2023

    Today’s youth do not remember having to use an “outhouse,” a “privy,” or “necessaries” as bathroom toilets. Today’s bathroom facilities are of course all indoors and designed for warmth, comfort and style. Today’s bathrooms have stools with self-closing lids and water saving devices installed. There are walk- in showers designed with colored tile back drops, pulsing shower heads and sometimes the floors are even heated for that warmth comfort. My memories go back to having no choice of what toilet facilities to use but the small wooden buil...

  • Editor's Notebook

    Bill Blauvelt|Mar 16, 2023

    The deadline has passed for submitting newspaper history to the Nebraska Press Association for inclusion in the association’s 150th anniversary publication, but I continue to be fascinated by the topic. This week I read a short story written by Mrs. A. S. Berry about the Berrys’ association with the Superior Journal. In the late 1940s Grandfather Blauvelt rented a stucco-covered house at Sixth and National from Mrs. Berry. When I met Mrs. Berry, she was living in a little house under the shadow of the Crest Theatre. She apparently pre...

  • Ask a Pastor Column

    Mar 16, 2023

    Q: I have a dear relative who doesn’t believe in God, what can I do to help him? A: Prayer is always a good option when concerned for those we care about (Philippians 4:6-7). Beyond that, each situation is unique and I hesitate to offer much in the way of direct advice. However, I would offer the following thoughts from Scripture and invite you to consider how they apply to your situation. First, has your loved one heard the gospel message (Romans 10:14)? The Bible tells us that there is only one way to receive forgiveness and eternal life, a...

  • Puffs

    Allen Ostdiek|Mar 16, 2023

    Community Fundraising, what a turnout. One of the selling points of living in “rural” Nebraska is the tradition of neighbors helping neighbors in times of trouble and in good times. In an accompanying article in this week’s paper, you may read about such happenings in and around Lawrence. The community went out after donations for things as diverse as a summer ball program, firefighting equipment and funds to build a new community center building. From all appearances and without any concrete knowledge, all were successful. And, it was not s...

  • Love my crazy life

    Teraesa Bruce|Mar 16, 2023

    Another crazy weekend in the books for our nutty little family. I didn’t end up going after Jacob after all, but Around 3:30 p.m. Friday, Robert called asking if we could help him take Jacob’s pickup to him in Texas. The plan was for George and me to drive Jacob’s pickup and Robert would follow in his car. I had a few reservations about this plan as did George. First of all, the pickup tends to run a little hot and has overheated on us a couple times. The heater doesn’t work, probably the heater core, which when replaced should remedy the ove...

  • Superior school board hires secondary principal

    Mar 16, 2023

    Members of the Superior Board of Education hired a secondary principal and several teachers, last Wednesday evening, as part of the March regular meeting. Jennifer Cady was offered a contract to replace Bob Cook as middle school and secondary principal. Cady was one of 12 applicants who applied for the position. Luke Meyers and Peggy Meyer, both board members, joined administrative staff and teacher representation interviewing candidates over a two day period. Currently, Cady is an assistant...

  • Scott's Sales moving to larger building

    Mar 16, 2023

    Dan and Terry Thompson Scott will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 7. This year will also mark the 42nd year of their business Scott's Sales and Service. Terry is a Superior High School graduate who was born and raised in Superior. She met Dan when he arrived in Superior to serve as the engineer at Channel Four television. Dan is a native of Oakley, Kan. After graduating from high school, he attended electonics school in Kansas City, Mo. He accepted a job offer from Channel 4 lo...

  • Elevator company receives fine after worker's death

    Mar 16, 2023

    The federal government’s occupational safety and health administration (OSHA) has proposed assessing a $531,268 fine following the death of Travis Thelander, a 34-year-old man with ties to Superior. He died Sept. 12, at the CHS Agri-Service Center elevator, after corn enveloped and suffocated him as he tried to empty a grain bin in preparation for the fall harvest. OSHA investigators found Thelander’s employer, CHS Inc., disregarded federal regulations designed to prevent such tragedies and found his protective equipment did not adequately pro...

  • City council again declines purchase of downtown lots

    Mar 16, 2023

    For the second time, in recent weeks, members of the Superior City Council declined an opportunity to purchase two of the three vacant lots located between Superior Spirits and Flatwater Bar & Grill. Brandon Fullerton offered to sell the lots and use the proceeds to install a new hood in his establishment’s kitchen. The hood has been purchased but when Fullerton went to replace a nonworking hood, the fire marshall’s office refused to allow it to be attached to the common wall location of the previous hood. Consequently, relocation of the hoo...

  • Control burn at Lovewell Lake

    Sandra Foote|Mar 16, 2023

    ] A program that was once common practice is now being implemented for the benefit of the foliage and wildlife at Lovewell State Lake. After September 2001, all controlled burns on Federal properties were discontinued. There was a need to put policies and procedures in place for the safety of the wildlife and people that visited the parks in Kansas. It was during this time that all fireworks during the 4th of July were also restricted to the disappointment of campers and lake visitors. In that...

  • Brodstone nears completion on construction project

    Mar 16, 2023

    As the construction project at Brodstone Healthcare makes its final preparations to open this spring, the focus remains – providing state-of-the-art services and healthcare. The 30,000 square foot addition will feature a new emergency room, patient wing, infusion suites and a healing garden. The second floor, including the patient rooms and OB suite, is complete and all that remains are the final touches on the first floor. “This project was developed with the key focus being safety, security and privacy,” said Treg Vyzourek, CEO at Brods...

  • Experienced officer joins police force

    Mar 16, 2023

    Superior has a new police officer that comes to serve with a lot of experience and drive. These are key words for Wilbur Young whose lifelong dream is his current lifestyle. Wilbur was born and raised in Belleville. He went to school from the first through the eighth grade there. When his dad took a job with Reinke’s, the family moved to Hebron where Wilbur went to high school. When he graduated high school, he went to college for a while in Moberly, Missouri, to become a paramedic. Other classes that supported his main courses were in the p...

  • Dust storms more blinding than fog

    Mar 16, 2023

    Drought, high winds and tilled fields are all it takes for a dust storm, also called a haboob, on the plains. “Dust storms are worse than fog,” Shawn Rossi, a meteorologist with the Hastings Weather Bureau, said. “Do not drive into a dust storm. Pull off the road as far as you can. Stop! Turn off your lights. Take your foot off the brakes or you will probably be rear-ended,” he continued. “This driving proceedure had cut accidents about in half in Oklahoma this past year.” The advice was part of a weather spotter training session at the Supe...

  • Nelson weather observer needed

    Mar 16, 2023

    The Hasting Weather Bureau needs a weather observer in or near Nelson to report only on precipitation. The weather service provides an official rain guage and training. The primary commitment needed is to report to the weather bureau every time it rains or snows. If interested, call 402-462-4287 or contact Nick Elledge, Nuckolls County Emergency Preparedness director. While not required by the weather service, the newspaper encourages the official observer to share their reports with us so we can pass it along to our readers. The weather...

  • Mankato City Council approved 3 percent COLA increase

    Mar 16, 2023

    The regular meeting of the Mankato City Council was called to order by Justin Schoonover, mayor, on March 7. Those present were Justin Schoonover and councilmen Kevin Ost, Rodney Payne, Lyle Dauner and George Hennion. Councilman Sam Becker attended via Zoom for a portion of the meeting. Also present were Darrel Miller, city attorney, and Sharon McCormick, interim city clerk. Visitors present were Sheriff Don Jacobs; Harlow Vader, Bill Thomas, Don Hamilton and Carol Thompson of the Golden Years Club; Trevor Elkins, Mahin Insurance; Shelby...

  • Wear green, not handcuffs

    Mar 16, 2023

    With many festivities taking place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the Kansas Department of Transportation encourages everyone to remember the dangers of impaired driving and have a sober driver or alternative transportation secured before heading out on the road. “St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday this year, which can increase the number of people consuming alcohol over the weekend,” said Gary Herman, KDOT behavior safety manager. “By simply making plans to getting home safely before the celebrations begin, we can improve safety and help...

  • Jewell Grocery torn down Monday

    Mar 16, 2023

    The Jewell City Council met in regular session at City Hall. Those in attendance were Mayor Darrell Bohnert, and council members Josh Burks, Max Burks, Gaye Daniels, Derek Birdsell and Bob Freeman, and Kristie Anderson, city clerk. Jewell County Sheriff Jacobs said the town did not have much activity this last month. James Reed, code enforcement officer, was absent and no report was given. Kristie Anderson presented the monthly clerk’s report. Anderson said she sent out letters for delinquent dog tags. She also gave an update on the c...

  • Commissioners approve new courthouse hours

    Mar 16, 2023

    The Jewell County Commissioners met Monday, Feb. 27. Commissioners Brent Beck, Keith Roe and Ed Duskie, were present. Carla Waugh, county clerk was present for the meeting. The following were present for the office head meeting and provided an update for their department: Chris Petet, custodian; Alexandria Pierce, county attorney; Anna Porter, county appraiser; Kevin Peroutek, noxious weed director, emergency preparedness director and 911 coordinator; Cindy Becker, health administrator; and Shannon Meier, ambulance director. Those absent:...

  • USD 107 Board of Education discuss district policy review

    Mar 16, 2023

    Rock Hills USD 107 Board of Education met Monday, March 6, for a special board meeting. Kenny Mizner, president, called the meeting to order. Those present were Kenny Mizner, Marc Grout, Brenden Wirth, Wayne Frost, Justin Angleton, Brandon Hollerich, Bobi Fogo, Rex Boley, Cassi Bozarth and Janet Higer. Brenden Wirth led the district policy review discussion with input from the board. The board went into executive session with Boley and Bozarth to discuss non-elected personnel employee contracts. After the session was finished, the board went...

  • City Council makes plans for Mother's Day luncheon

    Mar 16, 2023

    The March monthly meeting for the Mankato Chamber of Commerce took place Wednesday March, 8, at the Buffalo Roam with seven members present. President Jason Ortman called the meeting to order. Haley Nelson read the minutes from the February meeting. They were approved as read. Haley also gave the treasurer’s report. Brian Shulda is going to transfer extra funds from the checking account into the savings account. The Community Birthday Calendars can be bought for $5 at Hair & More and Mankato Plumbing. Haley Nelson gave an update on the m...

  • The Skating Rink has had record setting attendance

    Mar 16, 2023

    The Skating Rink has had record setting attendance in recent weeks; having 115-125 skaters of an evening out on the floor. To better accommodate the growing interest, the managers Mike and Deb Worm did a test run on having a secondary adult skate time after the regular open skate hours this past Saturday. It was attended by 20 people. There was also one unfortunate accident that night resulting in the Jewell County Ambulance being called to attend. The Skating Rink has been busy not only on...

  • Jewell County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

    Mar 16, 2023

    Jewell County Community Development and Rock Hills Junior-Senior High, in association with the Network Kansas E-Community Partnership, hosted the first annual Jewell County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) on Monday, March 6, at Rock Hills High School. Fourteen, sixth though 12th grade individuals and teams presented their business concepts with a written business plan, four-minute presentation and trade show presentation....

  • Legion Family plans community and youth projects

    Mar 16, 2023

    Nelson American Legion, Auxiliary, and Sons of the American Legion met jointly and in separate sessions Thursday in the Legion clubroom. An item of interest to all was the cemetery flag replacement and additions project. With the help of donors in the community, nearly enough funds have been raised to purchase the needed flags. It is hoped additional donations will allow for a special fund for replacement and additions that might be needed in the future. It was also announced that the legion is sponsoring one junior class member to attend Boys...

  • DAR Chapter hears about Navel Ammunition Depot

    Mar 16, 2023

    The Daughters of the American Revolution, Niobrara Butler-Johnson Chapter, held their monthly meeting at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Youth & Family Center, Hastings, last Tuesday. Walt Miller presented his informative program on the Naval Ammunition Depot. Regent Connie Plettner called the meeting to order. The invocation, officer reports and “Minute ” reports were given. The Nebraska state regent will visit the chapter on Tuesday, April 4. Members are to bring salads, casseroles, etc. for a potluck buffet luncheon for her visit. Membe...

  • Lawrence Fundraiser Event a Success

    Mar 16, 2023

    "March Madness . . . " "Tax Season . . . " "Calving Season . . . " "State Basketball . . . " "Fundraiser Time . . . " Every time of the year has a designation . . . and it changes depending where you live. However, in the Lawrence, Nebraska area, this time of the year could accurately be called: "Fundraiser Season." Last weekend saw the third fundraising event in the community in as many weeks. It started slowly with the American Legion Baseball Committee sponsoring a pancake breakfast to help...

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