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Superior further restricts access

As a follow-up to the Directed Health Measure enacted by Governor Ricketts last Tuesday, the City of Superior began restricting access to playground equipment in both parks as well as the bandshell in the City Park. All public restrooms are closed...


Red Flag fire warning issued for today

With Red Flag warnings being posted this week by the National Weather Service, area fire departments are getting to exercise their trucks. Sunday the Hardy Fire Department was called out for a small...


Readers encouraged to request e-subscriptions

With area residents being encouraged to stay at home during this time of crisis, many readers of this newspaper who purchased copies each week at a news stand are reluctant to do so. Some have ordered mail subscriptions but those may take a day or...


BMH earns top ranking

Brodstone Memorial Hospital in Superior, has been named a 2020 Top 20 Critical Access Hospital (CAH) by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. The rankings were recently reported by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). The Top 20 Critical...


Events still planned, but dates uncertain

In this time of uncertainty the one thing that is certain is uncertainty. In the last issue of this newspaper we reported in both the news and advertising columns about the cancellations of such traditional spring time events as the Lenten Week...


Health districts tightens rules

The South Heartland District Health Department, in collaboration with the district’s four-county region, has ordered Directed Health Measures necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The health department said of the four confirmed COVID-19 cas...


COVID-19 cases in area as of Tuesday

As of Tuesday afternoon Nebraska Departmentof Health and Human Services reported the following tests given and the number of positive results per county: Nuckolls - 11 tests and 0 positive; Webster - 6 tests and 0 positive; Thayer - 13 tests and 0...


Match month deadline extended

As of March 31, Jewell County donors had raised $43,150 of the allotted $50,000 Dane Hanson Foundation match goal. Because of the interesting climate that we are in now because of COVID-19, the Hansen Foundation is extending their generosity. Jewell...


Kansas State Parks remain open

Though many things in Kansas are closed and travel restrictions may apply, state parks remain open but the situation isn’t simple. Some facilities are closed including all state park offices. Currently the offices are set to open April 20. Park...


Sullivan to head overseas operation

Rick Sullivan has been selected as the director of the office of Design and Engineering by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations. Sullivan will be responsible for...


Finding a different purpose for roofing tin

Several crafty people are repurposing items from furniture, decorations, pallets and dishware to be used in new ways. They have the knack to look at what to some people is junk and see a new purpose for it. When Pat Crocket saw a pile of tin panels...


Organization spreads kindness

Superior is home to “Ambassadors of Kindness, Inc.,” a nonprofit organization. It began as a Facebook page to inspire others to practice being kind and to show how kindness can spread. Within four months, the Facebook page had close to 7,000...

 By Kerma Crouse    Features    April 9, 2020

Holy Week

Last Sunday was Palm Sunday and now we are ready to celebrate Easter on this coming Sunday. Holy Week, in the Christian Calendar is the week leading up to the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. During the week, Holy Communion, the Eucharist, the Lord's...


FBLA wins national awards

Several members of the Rock Hills FBLA chapter have earned national awards this year. Twelve members earned one of the four levels of Business Achievement Awards. Specific items must be completed in...

 By Kerma Crouse    History    April 9, 2020

The History of Jewell's "Plowman" House

The home at 518 Broadway in Jewell, the "Plowman" house was built in 1901 by Edgar and Emma Haskins Young. The 119-year old home is currently owned by Jason and Jessie Eilert. The builder and first...

 By Kerma Crouse    History    April 9, 2020

Spring of 1870, April, settlers arrive in Jewell

Peter Kearns is reported to have been the only settler to stay for the winter of 1869-70 in Jewell County. The Kearns homestead was located somewhere along White Rock Creek. Kearns, born in France, lived the rest of his life in Jewell County in the...


Frank Kosmacek Jr.

Hastings resident Frank Kosmacek Jr., 96, died Monday, March 30, 2020, at his home. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private memorial service was held in Hastings and private burial will be held at... Full story


Marlene Faimon

Marlene (Mar) Katherine Faimon was born in Hastings, Neb., to Arnold and Martha (Menke) Faimon on Nov. 18, 1962. Heaven gained an angel, a jokester, a loving aunt, great-aunt, a godmother, a sister and a one-of-a-kind friend on March 24, 2020. Mar... Full story


Peggy Sloane

Peggy Jo Sloane, the daughter of William and Marie (Disney) Gray, was born on Nov. 7, 1956, in Superior. She died Sunday, April 5, at her home in Superior, at the age of 63 years, 4 months, 29 days.... Full story


Lori Schardt

Lori Lee Schardt, 56, was born on April 4, 1963, and died Sunday, March 29. She was born the youngest of five children to Paul and Grace (Holtzen) Schardt of Deshler. Lori was baptized on April 21, 1963, at Trinity Lutheran Church at Friedensau, by... Full story


Donald Buescher

Donald G. Buescher, 92, of Lawrence, Neb., died April 6, 2020, at Gramercy Hill in Lincoln, Neb. Donald’s Christian burial service will be held at a future date at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lawrence, Neb., because of the Covid-19... Full story


Gail Mizner

Gail Darwin Mizner, 74, died at his home in Richfield, Utah, March 28. Gail was born May 6, 1945, in Beloit, to Marion and Dorothea Mizner. He is the oldest of his three siblings: Lynn (Harold) Hurley, Gregg Mizner and Grant (Terri) Mizner. During... Full story


Dean Rowley

Dean Abraham Rowley, the son of Walter and Thelma (Wyscaver) Rowley, was born on Sept. 22, 1944, in Superior. He died April 6, at his home in Hardy, at the age of 75 years, 6 months, 15 days. Dean... Full story

 By Betty Bouray    Columns    April 9, 2020

Editor's Notebook

Here at the newspaper office we continue to struggle trying to find the best way to cope with the current pandemic. Now I would like talk with and obtain advice from those who went through the Spanish Flu Pandemic but I have blown the opportunity to...


Country Roads

This Easter will be like none other for people trying to “social distance,” during the COVID-19 epidemic. Easter usually is enjoyed by all communities hosting Easter Egg Hunts, where the children take their baskets and sacks, running here and...


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