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 By Bill Blauvelt    Columns    April 8, 2021

Editor's Notebook

Sunday I had just finshed dinner and was sitting in my living room sipping a cup of hot tea and making afternoon plans when members of the Superior Volunteer Fire Department were called to Webber. Rita and I gathered our cameras and headed to...

 

Country Roads

Writing has been a main interest of mine for many years. As a high school senior at ole Burr Oak High, I took a journalism class. Our teacher was Mrs. Mildred Mullins and she ran a “tight ship.” Everything went by the “book.” I don’t know...

 
 By Allen Ostdiek    Columns    April 8, 2021

Puffs

Progress . . . The dictionary says the word means “to move forward, to develop to a higher, better, or more advance stage.” Sounds simple enough. The word has historically been applied to material things. For example the average automobile today...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    Columns    April 8, 2021

Love my crazy life

This week’s addition to Love my Crazy life is all about bloopers in DIY! DIY is short for Do It Yourself and has become all the rage since HGTV and the DIY channels made it popular. I don’t know about you, but I was a DIYer before it was...

 

Fire departments battle fires in neighboring communities

Sunday afternoon the Formoso and Superior volunteer fire departments were called to fight fires in the neighboring communities along the former Santa Fe railroad line. While the Formoso department...

 

Nuckolls Co. Board contracts for 84 bridge inspection

The Nuckolls County Board of Commissioners met for their regularly scheduled meeting, Monday, at the county courthouse in Nelson. All three commissioners were present. The board approved a bridge inspection contract with Mainelli, Wagner and...

 

COVID positivity rate declines this week

When it comes to COVID-19, the South Heartland Health District has encouraging news to report this week. With three COVID-19 vaccines widely available in Nebraska, the department can foresee the day when other issues capture a greater share of the...

 

2 counties organize emergency committee

A Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is being organized to jointly serve Nuckolls and Webster counties. The committee will be composed of community representatives who have an interest in hazardous materials safety. As a group they are tasked...

 
 By Sandra Foote    News    April 8, 2021

Park staff inspecting deteriorating equipment

Safety and update concerns at Superior City Parks By Sandra Foote The Superior park employees look for safety issues when it comes to the parks’ play sets. They are fixed and the screws are tightened to maintain the structural function of the park...

 

Superior Mothers Club sponsors Easter egg hunt at Lincoln Park

The Superior Mothers Club is a long-established Superior institution. The group has been active for more than 50 years. It has gone through various incarnations over the years but its mission has...

 
 By Sheila Lorence    News    April 8, 2021

Jewell County communities hold Easter Egg Hunts

It was a busy day for the children in Jewell County on Saturday. There were Easter Egg Hunts at Formoso, Mankato, Burr Oak, Esbon and Jewell. Children attending ranged in age from a few months to fift...

 

USD 107 offers contracts

A special board meeting for the Board of Education USD No. 107 was held on March 25. Those present were Kenny Mizner, Brenden Wirth, Marc Grout, Brandon Hollerich, Bobi Fogo, Lori Slate, Rex Boley and Janet Higer. The following architectural firms...

 

USD 107 board approve mask-face cover changes

Rock Hills Board of Education met on April 5, for a special meeting. Those present were Kenny Mizner, Brenden Wirth, Marc Grout, Brandon Hollerich (Zoom), Bobi Fogo (Zoom), Rex Boley and Janet Higer. Mr. Boley addressed the board concerning the mask...

 

Norma Hoops

Norma Louise Hoops, the daughter of Henry and Annetta (Bartels) Graue, was born on Aug. 28, 1928, on the family farm in Republic County, Kan. She was one of the six children born to her parents. She...

 

Burn Ban notice For Jewell County

A burn ban is still in effect for Jewell County. Open burning of any kind is prohibited. For those who want to do a controlled burn of any kind, they need to notify the fire chief in their district and obtain approval before burning. They need to...

 

Beverly Hyde

Beverly June Hyde, was born in Courtland, Kan., at “Grandma’s House” the second born of twin girls on Nov. 8, 1925, to J. Oran and Marguerite (Fritzinger) Hyde. Beverly and her twin sister, Shirley Jean, grew up in Courtland. Their father taugh...

 

Rick Smith

Rick Smith, 68, the son of Robert D. and Marquerite G. (Engel) Smith, was born Nov. 16, 1952, at Hastings. He died Saturday April 3, at his home in Superior. Among his survivors are his brothers, Ivan Smith and Vern Smith, and an uncle, Bill...

 

Ronald Simoneau

Ronald Simoneau, 73, the son of George and Laura (Kelly) Simoneau, was born July 5, 1947, in Plentywood, Mont. He died March 1, at his home in Edgar. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mabel; and brother, John. He is survived by his...

 

Nodee Alexander

Nodee Alexander, the son of Yoshiko (Saito) and Leland O. Alexander, was born Feb. 12, 1950, in Yokosuka, Japan. He died at his home in Guide Rock, on April 1, following a lengthy battle with diabetes and its debilitating effects. Nodee arrived in...

 

Marlos Shipman

Marlos Rae Shipman, 77, was born Feb. 9, 1943, in the basement of the family home southwest of Guide Rock. She died Sept. 30, 2020. She was the second of four children born to her parents, Edythe and Jake Shipman. She had a normal childhood on the...

 

Elected officials - Nuckolls County treasurer

Vicki Ensign currently serves as the Nuckolls County treasurer. She is serving her fifth term as treasurer. The county treasurer’s office is responsible for issuing titles and registrations for vehicles, collecting all taxes, issuing drivers licens...

 

L-N Dinner Theatre was held March 27

Lawrence-Nelson drama students, along with the middle school choir, held the annual dinner theater on March 27. The dinner theater looked a little different this year because of COVID. Instead of offering a meal, a dessert of chocolate cake or...

 

Jorgensons build their own greenhouse

Mark and Lanis Jorgenson of Deweese had dreamed of having an abundant garden for years. Between their busy schedules and the Nebraska weather, it was not always an easy task. They wanted something clo...

 

Easter Bake Sale

The Easter Bake Sale has a long tradition in Lawrence. The event sponsored by the Sacred Heart parish Altar Society takes place the Saturday before Easter. Another tradition has recently been added...

 

RHHS basketball post-season honors

Members of the Rock Hills High School boys and girls basketball teams were honored for their accomplishments with several post-season awards. Lauren Whelchel, a sophomore, was named to the third team by Sports in Kansas. She was awarded an honorable...

 

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