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Articles from the April 15, 2021 edition

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Country Roads

This weekend was certainly a family and extended family week-end. Friday night we attended a high school play that our granddaughter had a part in. She is a senior this year and this was the second year she participated in a school play. It was fun...

 

Editor's Notebook

More than 40 years ago a friend employed by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development invited me to ride with him to a meeting in Thayer County. In exchange for my help with the meeting, I suspect he provided my supper. The Nebraska tourism...

 

Remembering Peter Rabbit

Recently, while visiting a Lincoln book store, I found a display of children’s books in a prominent position near the checkout stand. One of the books was a Peter Rabbit book. I almost bought it on impulse. Growing up in Superior, I had a lot...

 

Superior Elementary pupils raise $12,000 for Heart Fund

SES holds fund-raiser for the American Heart Association Superior Elementary School held their second annual fund-raiser for the American Heart Association. The school raised $600 for the...

 

Roy Drapal acquires his birthday car

Roy Drapal and his birthday car Roy Drapal was born in Fairfield in 1926. After graduating three months early from Edgar High School, he enlisted in the United States Army Air Force. He was sent to...

 

Communitygarage sales return after COVID block

After being cancelled in 2020 because of the COVID-19 lockdown, community-wide garage sales are returning to the calendar this year. This newspaper plans to again sponsor two such events in Superior this year. The first is just more than a week...

 

DKG awards scholarship

The Alpha Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma met Saturday at Deshler Lutheran School in Deshler. The meeting began with the presentation of the organization's 2021 scholarship award. Each year, Alpha...

 

Late report adds 11 COVID deaths to Nuckolls Co. tally

On Monday South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) reported completing COVID-19 data updates over the weekend which increased by 11 the number of COVID-19 deaths assigned to Nuckolls County. The data updates included 153 positive lab...

 

Tie vote defeats mask repeal motion for Superior Schools

Members of the Superior Board of Education met Monday evening in regular session. They presented a glass apple to both Allison White and Diane Kile. White is the upper level music and band instructor and Diane Kile is a longtime second grade...

 

Mizner, Duffy resign basketball coaching positions at USD 107

The USD No. 107 Board of Education met Monday, April 12. President Kenny Mizner called the regular meeting to order . Those present were Kenny Mizner, Brandon Hollerich, Lori Slate, Lori Yelken, Marc Grout, Rex Boley, Sam Meyers, Janet Higer, Nick...

 

Physical Therapy expands in new area

The physical therapy department at Jewell County Hospital was moved into a new home inside of the newly constructed area of the hospital in late October. The new therapy department features a waiting room and reception area, private office for the...

 

County exceeds March Month goal

Donations helped 2021 Jewell County Match Month reach a total of $55,549.11. With the more than double match from Dane G. Hansen of $75,000, the total calculated to $130,549.11 for the Jewell County Community Foundation unrestricted fund. This...

 

OCCK Transportation offers online ride scheduling option

Riders are now able to use the online reservation form found under “Ride” on the website at www.salinacity go.com to schedule rides. Previously, the only option was by phone. “We’ve been working hard to improve the quality of service and...

 

Meet Lavernia Peters

As a graduate of the Class of 1964, Lavernia Peters, the mayor of Formoso, was in one of the last two classes of Montrose School before it closed in 1965. Peters was born and raised 10 miles from...

 

Token Transit mobile ticketing program is launched

OCCK Transportation has formed a partnership with Token Transit to provide a no-contact fare paying option. Token Transit is a mobile ticketing program that allows customers to ride all OCCK Transportation services and pay the fare, without touching...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    News    April 15, 2021

The debate over masking in the schools

The community has been “a buzz” about removing the Sandy Creek and Lawrence-Nelson Schools’ mask requirements. Being the curious person I am, I decided to dig in and find out what all the fuss was about. I spoke to quite a few people and left q...

 

Puffs

Education . . . I haven’t been to a commencement program at a university for some time now, but I was reminded the other day of one of the things that stood out at each university graduation ceremony. Besides the graduate, of course. That was readi...

 

My crazy life

Taxes! Most years the deadline to have taxes filed is today. I have not even started yet! Most years, I have them done and filed by Feb. 15, at the latest. Talk about procrastination; I’m becoming a Pro-crastinator! It’s on the agenda for...

 

City of Nelson holds Council meeting

The City of Nelson held its regularly scheduled council meeting on Monday. It was a typical meeting. The role was called. The minutes of the last meeting approved. Tom Murray and John Price have retir...

 

Health department pauses J&J vaccine inoculations for now

On Tuesday South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) paused administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, following CDC and FDA recommendations. Earlier that day,...

 

Brodstone moves forward with construction

Brodstone Memorial Hospital continues to move forward with the facility expansion. This expansion will provide a state of the art emergency room, new patient rooms, chemo infusion suites and a healing garden. Crews have spent the last several months...

 

Knights of Columbus Charity continues

The St. Stephen Council 1906 of the Knights of Columbus met for their monthly meeting last Thursday at the Sacred Heart parish church hall. Among the business of the organization a couple charitable action were completed. Thanks to the generosity of...

 

L-N Golf Team part of 'Quad' at Sandy Creek

L-N was one of four teams that made up the Sandy Creek Quad last week. The competition was held at the Crooked Creek Golf Course in Clay Center. The four team saw Sandy Creek coming in first with a score of 173; Sutton was 2nd with a 202; L-N was...

 

L-N girls win; boy 4th in Franklin Invitational Track

Good days . . . and bad days . . . They affect the lives of everyone in everything we do. And, that includes track meets. This reporter isn't aware of the expectation of the L-N track coaches and...

 

First Communion, 2021

With Rev. Pastor, Father Corey Harrison are Emery Ostdiek (left) and Kynlee Peterson. Helping prepare the students were Father Harrison and Barb Janda. The Catholic parishes of northwestern Nuckolls and southwestern Clay counties held First Holy...

 

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