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Articles from the March 18, 2021 edition

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Country Roads

My calendar tells me spring will officially arrive Saturday. I couldn’t be more ready for spring than this year. While we were traveling home a year ago, after winter time in Texas, we heard of the restrictions put in place because of the COVID-19...

 

Editor's Notebook

With the massive storm forecast for the weekend, I kept close watch on the weather and had trouble focusing on other topics. It should be no surprise that Monday arrived before I was ready for it. Among the undone things on my to do list was the...

 

Swans seen on Ruskin pond

With thousands of snow geese passing through this area during the annual fall and spring migration, it isn't unusual to see white birds this time of year. Occasionally we have had whooping cranes...

 

COVID -19 report concerns health district monitors

Compared to last week, the COVID-19 news is not so good this week. While with each passing day more Americans have been vaccinated with one of the three approved vaccines the positivity rate in the local health district has reversed its downward...

 

Thankfully we got rain not snow

The term "million dollar rain" is often applied to summer rain events that come during a drought period but we think it is an appropriate term to describe the rain that started falling on this area...

 

Lake Report

Lovewell Reservoir Elevation Tuesday 1,582.63 Elevation Friday 1582.00 Top of Conservation Pool 1,582.60 Conservation pool is 100+ percent full Inflow on Monday 342.5 c.f.s. Harlan County Reservoir Elevation Tuesday 1,944.95 Elevation Friday 1944.40...

 

Weather

Superior Temperature High Temperature this week 64 Low Temperature this week 29 Precipitation This week 2.79 Year to date 4.35 Average for March 1.47 Average to April 1 2.91 Nelson Precipitation 3.20...

 

County buys new loaders

The Nuckolls County Board of Commissioners met for their regularly scheduled meeting at the county courthouse in Nelson, Monday. All three commissioners were present. The county road department had two bid offerings on the agenda. They accepted a bid...

 

Thayer County voters approve school bond issue

Thayer County voters approved a $5.275 million school bond issue in a special mail-in only election, Tuesday, March 9. The unofficial tally was 534 in favor with 518 opposed. The bond funds will be added to a special building fund of $3.3 million to...

 

Danish is not just a pastry

Beauford Hoyer has been a lifelong Nuckolls County resident for 88 years. He was born on a farm near Spring Creek south of Ruskin. He said when the doctor arrived, he was laying between his mother’s legs. He has always been an early riser. Hoyer...

 

Weekend moisture doubles rain totals

Even though spring isn’t officially here until Saturday, it seems safe to say winter is over. (We’re not sure of the snow and cold, but the calendar does say winter is over on Saturday.) It was quite some winter. It arrived in its usual form, a...

 

Puffs

Living in a ‘rural’ area of the United States, I suspect many of us receive our National news from our TV. We are not forced to be instantly informed and ‘live’ in a society and work place where the national news is the primary source of...

 

L-N featured school in NSAA spotlight

Lawrence-Nelson public schools were recently featured in the NSAA membership spotlight. NSAA activities that students currently participate in are as follows: boys and girls cross country, volleyball, football, play production, wrestling, boys and...

 

Opening your garden

Now that we have made it past false spring and second winter, many of us are yearning to get out into the garden. Try not to get too overzealous. The experts say we should wait until daytime temperatures are more than 50º to avoid harming our...

 

Brian Blevins

Brian Blevins, athletic director, physical education, health instructor at Lawrence-Nelson Middle School and High School said, "As the football coach and athletic director, I get multiple opportunities every year to build and strengthen...

 

Jessica Stokes

Jessica Stokes ELA teacher Lawrence-Nelson Middle School and High School told about teaching during COVID quarantine. "In the spring of 2020, I spent a lot of time meeting individually with a few students to help them catch up on their school work...

 

Kylee Haba

Kylee Haba, Art and 9-12 Journalism at Lawrence-Nelson Middle School and High School told about an uplifting experience which encourages her in teaching. "It was the summer of 2020 (we all know how that went!) and I was sitting at home doing...

 

Outstanding Alumni Award

This year Hastings College gave all of their alumni in the education field the Outstanding Alumni Award for their hard work and dedication put forth during the current pandemic. Congratulations to...

 

Lawrence-Nelson Honor Roll

Research shows students involved in their school perform better academically, and Lawrence-Nelson is no different. Students hold signs with the number of extra curricular activities they are involved...

 

Mankato Community Wide Clean-Up scheduled

The monthly meeting of the Mankato Chamber of Commerce was held last Wednesday. There were seven members present. Jason Ortman, president, called the meeting to order. Haley Nelson gave an update on the 2021 membership drive. The chamber currently...

 

Jewell County Match Month enters the final stretch

Match Month 2021 in Jewell County is entering it’s final stage. As of the second week of March, donations are hovering right around $10,000. The goal is to raise $50,000. This year we have made Match Month interactive, by putting all of the past...

 

A smile behind the mask - Nancy Marihugh

Originally from Lincoln County Kansas, Nancy Marihugh, Jewell County's health administrator, has lived in Jewell County since 2005. She currently resides in Esbon. Marihugh graduated from Lincoln...

 

Multi-County Units respond to Jamestown Wildlife Preserve fire

Last Wednesday a fire started at the Jamestown Wildlife Preserve. Approximately 15 fire agencies from nearby areas responded to the fire. The fire agencies started fighting the fire at 9 a.m. and...

 

Rock Hills Post Prom committee asks for donations

Plans are finally underway this year for the 2021 Rock Hills Post Prom event on Saturday, April 10. This year there are 19 students in the senior class and 20 students in the junior class plus their dates to plan for. The event is planned by voluntee...

 

OCCK Transportation joins Google Maps and Apple Maps

OCCK Transportation has added transit data for the KanConnect regional fixed route service through Google Maps and Apple Maps. This will allow riders to plan trips and get directions using the transit service with a smart phone or computer. OCCK...

 

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