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Articles from the March 24, 2022 edition

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Diminishing Chocolate Easter Bunnies

The Easter holiday as I was growing up in Superior included coloring Easter eggs and a time for those yummy chocolate Easter bunnies. As I have aged, I still look forward to the Easter bunny treat, but through the years the solid chocolate Easter...

 

Country Roads

Guys like to look back and reminisce about the hot fast cars of their past years, wishing they had kept them or could somehow get them back. I’ve heard over and over, “I sure wish I hadn’t sold that car.” If they could only turn back the...

 

Editor's Note book

This year the Lady Vestey Victorian Festival will feature a Circus theme. In the early days of Superior, attending a circus show was often a summer highlight. The shows traveled by rail and with five rail lines meeting here it was easy for the shows...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Q: How does God’s judgment balance with His love? A: It can be difficult to understand how God can exercise perfect love while also carrying out seemingly harsh judgments. But we can reconcile love and judgment simply by recognizing the...

 

Puffs

Folks . . . I’m going to stop praying for Mr. Biden to do great, grand and glorious things he could do as president of the U. S. I’m going to start praying that he does the ‘little things’ correctly. My change in attitude came this week in...

 

Love my crazy life

Another week that I feel like I’ve accomplished nothing, but I have done a lot. The majority of Jacob’s graduation invites are ready to send. I even remembered to order a few wallets for his dad to add to the invites he will send, and the 4x6...

 

Moonlight Bakery opening today

One of Superior’s newest businesses, the Moon Light Bakery and Art store, will hold a grand opening from 7:30 to 3 p.m. today (Thursday). The new business is located on National Street, next door to the Public Safety Building. It is housed in a...

 

Local offices have free COVID home test kits

While COVID-19 appears to be in retreat and the health alerts are being downgraded, the South Heartland Health District is making free at-home COVID test kits available through out the district. With one of the kits in hand, area residents who are...

 

Circus acts coming for 30th annual Vestey festival

Plans for the 30th Lady Vestey Victorian Festival are coming together according to Cameron Vyzourek, manager of the Superior Chamber of Commerce. Had it not been for COVID canceling the festival two years ago, this would have been the 31st annual...

 

Superior restaurant cook dies in Guide Rock crash

A 23-year-old Superior man died last Wednesday in a head-on vehicle crash about 7 miles north of Guide Rock. Juan Perez reportedly was driver of a southbound passenger vehicle which collided with a northbound semi-trailer truck on Highway 78 about...

 

Board delays decision on comprehensive plan

The Nuckolls County Board of Commissioners met Monday at the county courthouse in Nelson. All three commissioners were present. Cindy Buescher, road department executive secretary, and Jim Bolte, department foreman, addressed the board. One the...

 

County Government Day at courthouse on Friday

The Nuckolls County Courthouse will be filled with students this Friday for County Government Day. The program begins at 9 a.m. with a general assembly in the courtroom with Chuck Tuttle. Bob Kotinek will welcome the group and they will say the...

 

Nelson couple working with Operation Christmas Child ministry

In November, Charlene and Virgil Schulz, Superior, took part in the packaging and shipping of more than 600,000 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes at the Denver, Colo., Samaritan's Purse facility....

 

Gov. Rickets proclaims "Agriculture Week" in Nebraska

Governor Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation to designate March 20 through 26, as "Agriculture Week" in Nebraska. The governor issued the proclamation at the State Capitol, where he was joined by...

 

Voting for our future

The Nebraska Legislature has reached a critical juncture. In the coming weeks, Senators will make important votes on a budget that will shape the future of our state. On March 11, the Legislature’s Appropriations Committee released its amendments t...

 

Nearly 70 attended Nelson Fire and Rescue banquet

The Nelson Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad's 2022 Appreciation Dinner and Awards Banquet was held on Saturday, at the fire hall in Nelson. Nearly 70 people attended the banquet, including...

 

L-N track opens season at Doane Invite

The Lawrence-Nelson Raiders girls and boys track and field teams opened their 2022 season at the Doane University Indoor Invitational Track Meet at Crete last Tuesday. The team competed in the Class...

 

Jewell County placed in drought warning status

Friday, Governor Kelly approved updated drought declarations for Kansas counties with Executive Order #22-03. This drought declaration places all 105 Kansas counties either in watch, warning or emergency status. “The majority of the state has...

 

New storm siren in Esbon

Workers installed a new storm siren in Esbon this week. It is mounted on the pole (left) with a generator at the base of the pole (right)....

 
 By Kerma Crouse    History    March 24, 2022

Northbranch Academy graduated some 220 students between 1889 and 1942

None of the 15 Jewell County high schools were alike. There were different mascots and colors, some had mottos, some didn't, some had buildings built for first through twelfth grades, others had...

 
 By Pat Melgares    News    March 24, 2022

Avoiding identity thefts and scams , Living Well Wednesdays

K-State Research and Extension Once upon a time, it took a face-to-face encounter for a thief to rob you. Today? Not so much. “Today, there are a wide variety of large businesses that have been developed to prey on people who have assets,” said...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    History    March 24, 2022

Limestone Post Office organized in 1874

The Limestone Post Office was located in Section 18 of Limestone Township. Anyone who has driven through western Jewell County on Highway 36 has driven by Section 18. It is between 80 Road and 70 Road on the north side of 36 Highway. Today there...

 

Commissioners met March 14

The Jewell County Commissioners met March 14. Commissioners Steve Greene, Brent Beck and Keith Roe, and Carla J. Waugh, county clerk, were present. The commissioners approved remaining in the NCKLEPG and to pay the county match of $1,500 for fiscal...

 

Legislative Coffee

A Legislative Coffee will be held at 8:30 a.m., today (Thursday) at the Sweden Creme, Mankato, with Senator Bowers, Representative Troy Waymaster, and Representative Lisa Moser present....

 

Small business succession planning coaching available

Businesses located in North Central Kansas may apply for one-on-one small business succession planning coaching. A limited number of openings are available. The assistance is intended to help business owners have a plan for how they want to exit...

 

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