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State of Emergency closes local offices

The Nuckolls County Board of Commissioners and the Superior City Council met in back-to-back sessions last Wednesday afternoon with Nick Elledge, the county’s emergency preparedness director, and approved emergency declarations relating to the... Full story

 

BMH buys disinfection robot

As Brodstone Memorial Hospital continues to take measures in order to prepare for potential COVID-19 in the communities they serve, communicating protocols and processes they are currently following is of importance. Teams have been diligently...

 

Schools now closed to May 1

Tuesday morning patrons of the Superior School district were notified the Superior Public Schools had extended the time the facilities will be closed through April 30. This decision was said to have...

 

Conservation service closes Nelson Office

The Natural Resources Conservation Service office in Nelson is now closed and not because of the coronavirus. Services that were once provided by the Nelson field office have been relocated to the agency’s Clay Center, Neb., office. The Clay...

 

Construction has begun on U.S. 81

The Kansas Department of Transportation hasbegun a mill and overlay project on U.S. 81, beginning at the Cloud-Ottawa county line and continuing north for approximately three miles. Traffic is reduced to one 12-foot lane with a reduced speed through...

 

Solomon Valley Transportation is suspended for now

Because of the latest developments, Solomon Valley Transportation has made the decision to suspend services for the time being. This will affect Mitchell, Jewell and Osborne counties. The health and safety of passengers and drivers is the ageny’s...

 

Kansas Emergency Declaration approved for COVID-19

Business owners can now apply for a SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan online in the Disaster Loan Application Portal at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/ Substantial economic injury means the business is unable to meet its obligations and to pay its...

 

State parks remain open, offices closed

Lovewell State Park, like others in the state parks system remains open in this time of social isolation. However, the state park office is no longer open to the public. The office is still selling licenses and permits but the actual documents will...

 

OCCK Transportation adjusts services

Amid COVID-19 concerns, OCCK, Inc. Transportation is adjusting service levels for CityGo, 81 Connection, Regional Paratransit and City of Abilene public transportation. As of Monday, CityGo buses will only run from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. with no peak...

 

A letter from the National Willa Cather Center

As of March 17, the National Willa Cather Center is closed to the public until further notice but at minimum through March 31. In the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we believe the most responsible thing we can do is practice social...

 

Cancer patients should take extra precautions

Because some types of cancer and treatments can weaken the immune system, the Morrison Cancer Center is warning its patients they may be at increased risk of illness, including COVID-19. Dr. M. Sitki Copur, medical oncologist-hematologist, said...

 

Small-town libraries get help for high-tech makerspaces

Today’s libraries provide important services that go far beyond books. They are used for community gathering places, internet access, remote conferencing, public meetings, after-school programs, and increasingly, for wildly popular makerspaces for...

 

1918-1920 and the "Spanish Flu" Pandemic

A pandemic occurs when a disease spreads in significant numbers world-wide. If a disease is more limited in area, not found in large numbers in multiple continents, it is an epidemic. An outbreak simply means there are more cases of a disease in a...

 

Fly the Flag for National Vietnam War Veterans Day

Sunday is National Vietnam War Veterans Day. This national observance is to remember and thank all Vietnam War Veterans and their families for their service during the war. First observed in 2012, National Vietnam War Veterans Day was made official...

 

Sidewalks come to Randall in 1886

Many of us take for granted cement sidewalks in towns. They keep us from getting grass or mud on our shoes. At times mud gets on the walkways and we complain it, but imagine life without sidewalks. Getting around would be a muddy mess, especially in...

 

Superior Jr.-Sr. High School 2019-2020 Quarter 3 Honor Roll

The Superior High Honor Roll represents an accumulative average in percentage grade courses of 93 percent or above, with no grade lower than an 86 percent, no letter grade lower than a B, and no incompletes for the quarter. High Honor Roll Members...

 
 By Mary Sawyer    Features    March 26, 2020

What some are thinking during the crisis of the virus

With the changes in the world caused by COVID-19, I challenged people to share their thoughts, reflections, comments or observations about the past two weeks using six words. Several people took up the challenge and most were able to answer in six...

 

Plane crashes in Superior

Superior's first real airplane tragedy occurred at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon when a Lincoln-Page three passenger biplane owned and piloted by August Wahlen of Edgar and carrying three Superior...

 

SHS boys basketball season statistics

The Superior High School boys basketball season ended their 2019-2020 season with a 4-17 record. They exited sub-district with a loss. Jackson Gilbert recorded 145 points and 57 rebounds for the season. Glenn Rosenquist recorded playing time. AJ...

 

SHS girls basketball season stats

The Superior High School girls basketball team finished their 2019-2020 season with a 21-3 regular season record. They were ousted from the first round of the state tournament by Hastings St. Cecilia who went on to win the state C2 title. Laci...

 

SHS and L-N spring sports postponed

At the time of publication, the Nebraska School Activities Association had not updated the time line for the resumption of spring sports. The current time line is return to practice Monday with competitive events resuming Thursday, April 2. This is...

 

L-N girls season stats

The Lawrence-Nelson High School girls basketball team concluded their 2019-2020 regular season with 25-1 record. They were eliminated in the first round of the state tournament by eventual D2 state title winner Wynot. Elsa Jorgensen scored 17 points...

 

L-N boys basketball season stats

The Lawrence-Nelson High School boys 2019-2020 basketball team compiled a 12-12 record for the regular and post season. They exited post season play with a loss at the district level. Theo Kathman recorded one rebound for the season. Trevor Biltoft...

 

RHHS spring sports cancelled

The Rock Hills High School track and field teams, along with the golf team, have had their season schedules cancelled because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Pike Valley also had its spring sports schedules erased....

 

Lloyd Lesley

Lloyd Lester Lesley Jr. died Thursday, March 19, at Jewell County Hospital. He was born on April 3, 1925, in Beloit, to Lloyd Lesley and Ressa (Davis) Lesley. Lloyd grew up on a farm near Scottsville... Full story

 

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