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Articles from the April 2, 2020 edition

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Nebraska election still on;

“Your ballot is waiting for you - request it, cast it!” Bob Evnen, Nebraska Secretary of State, and Governor Pete Ricketts have confirmed Nebraska’s 2020 statewide primary election will take place May 12, as planned. During the governor’s...

 By Bill Blauvelt    News    April 2, 2020

Jewell County's 1st Confirmed Case

First case of coronavirus (COVID-19) identified in Jewell County The Jewell County Health Department received notification confirming our first case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Jewell County. The case involves a resident of Jewell County.... Full story

 By Bill Blauvelt    News    April 2, 2020

Directed Health Measures to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in Nuckolls County

The South Heartland District Health Department, in collaboration with the district’s four-county region, is implementing Directed Health Measures necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Today, the health department announced that of the four... Full story

 By Sharon Tullar    Columns    April 2, 2020

Jewell Items

Jewell News for April 2 Jewell History: Answer to last week’s question was F. B. Gifford and Wm. Chaney were the two men that constructed a telephone line from the office of the Chicago Lumber Co. to the store of J. D. Robertson. This week: What...

 By Sandra Foote    News    April 2, 2020

New faces abound in police dept.

Superior Police Department has had several changes this past year or so. Three new officers and a new Chief of Police have joined the department since Perry Freeman retired in December 2019. Jason...


Vehicle registration procedure changes

The Nuckolls County treasurer’s office is only doing titles and registrations for new vehicles at this time. An appointment is needed with the office and can be made by calling (402) 225-4351. The office can only do new titles that have current...


Cancellation list continues to grow; shutdown extended through April 30

The list of cancellations continues to grow as does the number of COVID-19 cases. After the last issue of this newspaper was printed we received an advertisement order for an electronics recycling event that was to be held at Nelson. The ad was set...


Jewell County Readers postponed

Because of the Coronavirus, Book Club has been postponed until May 18. Members will discuss “Thread of Grace” without books. Books need to be returned to the Jewell Library ASAP and dropped in the slot as another group is waiting for them....


Applications Due by May 1st

Applications for the spring round of local Dane G. Hansen grants are due May 1. Jewell County municipalities and non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for money toward community projects that utilize volunteers. The application and criteria...


Voluntary reduction in burning recommended

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic currently impacting all states, including Kansas, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department of Agriculture strongly encourage all land owners and managers to voluntarily reduce the...


Nelson Library joins the COVID-19 battle; building face shields

Saturday the Nelson Library, along with businesses and groups from five cities throughout southeastern Nebraska, was asked to become a part of the national COVID-19 fight. The six locations all have one thing in common, a 3D printer. They were asked...

 By Kerma Crouse    Features    April 2, 2020

Palm Sunday

Christians around the world will celebrate Palm Sunday on this coming Sunday, April 5. (Or on April 12 in Eastern Orthodox or Russian Orthodox congregations.) It is often observed with children carrying palm branches down the aisles of churches but w...


Rock Hills seniors awarded a Dane G. Hansen Scholarship

Two students from Rock Hills have been awarded a grant from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation. For students interested in a career and technical education scholarship, the foundation offered the...


Coronavirus loan guide created to help small businesses

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has created a guide to help small businesses, prepare to file for a coronavirus relief loan under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The U.S. Chamber’s Coronavirus Small Business Guide...

 By Mary Sawyer    Features    April 2, 2020

Spring break during the COVID-19 outbreak

March. Spring break. College. What do most college students do during this time? Travel! But how has COVID-19 changed that? Some students left early in March before all of the warnings and shutdowns. Here are the stories of three students how the...


Lost Moose still wandering

Remember the young moose that earlier was observed in a field south of Hardy and then moved on to Republic County? Well the two-year-old male moose is in the news again. Saturday the Lincoln Journal-Star reported he had made a loop through Kansas...


Historic Judy Barn disappears

A 100-year-old landmark barn is no more. On Saturday, the octagonal built Judy Barn was disposed of. It will no longer be a landmark for travelers making their way along Highway 36. For Jewell County...


Optimism was high when new Superior hotel opened in 1930

Ninety years ago the opening of a new hotel in downtown Superior was the big news of the week. At that time the new hotel was a vast improvement over other lodging accommodations available in Superior. With five railroads lines regularly bringing...

 By Bill Blauvelt    Columns    April 2, 2020

Editor's Notebook

Though as a youngster I only participated in one of Superior’s organized Easter Egg Hunts, hunting Easter eggs and derivatives were among my favorite activities. Instead of eating my Easter eggs, I saved them so they could be hid over and over. My...


Country Roads

Looking for things to do while remaining mostly at home, following the Coronavirus distancing requirements, I found myself going through old family photos. This stirred lots of memories made as a child. One photo was of a sister and me looking...

 By Fawna Barrett    Columns    April 2, 2020


Fog was heavy last Monday until about noon. Fog was lighter Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Wednesday became a truly Spring day with temperatures surging into the 70s. Friday started with fog again...


Evelyn Slaughter

Evelyn Irene Slaughter, the daughter of Henry and Mary (Steinhauser) Schmuecker, was born July 20, 1919, on a farm south of Stuart, Neb. She died on March 24, at the Arbor Care Center at O’Neill, Ne... Full story


LuEtta Braun

LuEtta Martha Braun, the daughter of Fred and Martha (Rippe) Hobelman, was born on April 28, 1928, on a farm near Hardy, Neb. She died March 27, 2020, at the Kingswood Court in Superior, at the age... Full story


Ramona Wulf

Ramona E. Wulf, 89, of Guide Rock, died Thursday, March 26,2020 at the Webster County Community Hospital in Red Cloud. A private family graveside service was held at the Guide Rock Cemetery with the Rev. Warren Schoming officiating. Book signing was... Full story


Wanda Reynolds

Wanda Ailene Reynolds, 88, was born on Sept. 14, 1931, in the ruralcommunity of Lovewell, Kan. She was the daughter of Fred Eugene and Minnie Myrtle (Miller) Allen. Wanda attended grade school in Formoso, until the eighth grade. She attended... Full story


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