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Power failure

Many southern Nebraska residents including ones served by South Central Public Power District and Superior Utilities were without electrical power for more than an hour Sunday evening. The problem started when a device associated with a Nebraska...

 
 By Bill Blauvelt    News    April 16, 2020

Editor's Notebook

In my early years with this newspaper, spring fashion sections were produced prior to Easter with the intent to help the clothing stores spark sales as the holiday approached. We wanted our readers ready for the annual “Easter Parade” of new...

 

Country Roads

For the past month I’ve been receiving seed catalogs in the mail. I flip through the pages and dream of planting the perfect vegetable garden this spring. Reality sets in. Thoughts turn back to last year’s garden and how much fun it was...

 

Whooping cranes feed near Webber

Saturday morning, Rob Unruh, of Kansas Game and Parks, called The Superior Express, his wife, Joan, had spotted a pair of whooping cranes on the Bob Brown pond just to the northwest of Webber. The...

 

Scammers working here

As if area residents were not stressed enough with business closures, job losses, and general fear caused by COVID-19, it appears scammers are taking advantage of the situation and trying to obtain a person’s personal information or money. One of...

 

BMH COVID-19 Preparedness continues

Brodstone Memorial Hospital continues to stay updated on the daily changes, recommendations and protocols from federal, state and local entities in preparation for a potential COVID-19 outbreak. As of Tuesday, there are no lab confirmed cases in...

 

Chemotherapy treatments available in Superior

Brodstone Memorial Hospital recently administered the first chemotherapy treatment in house. "This has been a goal of ours for more than two years, and I am so pleased we could finally make this...

 

County residents asking for ballots

More than 800 Nuckolls County voters have indicated they don’t plan to go to the polls to cast their ballots in the May 12 primary election. Instead they have asked to have their ballots mailed to them. The county clerk’s office crew is now...

 

Payroll Protection Program Information

The Payroll Protection Program is designed to pay eight weeks of payroll, eight weeks rent, eight weeks utilities.  And, if applicable, eight weeks of mortgage rent expense on commercial building and eight weeks of group coverage. The idea is to...

 

Arson blamed for motor grader fire

Jewell County law enforcement continues to investigate an apparent case of arson which was first reported to the office at 2:52 a.m. the morning of April 2. A fire was apparently set in Ionia which damaged a county-owned motor grader. Shortly after...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    April 16, 2020

Social Distancing, Isolation or Quarantine

We are in a time when "social distancing" should be a way of life and not merely a "buzz word." Though it may feel like the term is new, the concept is quite old. Consider those with leprosy in...

 

Remember to fill out the 2020 Census

This is your reminder to fill out your 2020 Census either by mail or on-line. So far, Jewell County has a return rate of 43.1 percent as of the middle of April. The Mankato zip code is leading the way with a 56.9 percent return. The Formoso zip code...

 

COVID-19 Topic at Commissioners Meeting

The Jewell County Commissioners met at 8:30 a.m., April 6 with commissioners, Mark Fleming, Steve Greene and Keith Roe and Carla J. Waugh, county clerk, present for the meeting. Brenda Eakins, treasurer, discussed alternating staff to reduce contact...

 

Jewell County extends quarantine for travel to some Nebraska areas.

Jewell County has issued an order that extends a 14-day quarantine for travel to counties in Nebraska with community spread COVID-19 cases. At this time those counties include: Douglas, Hall, Lancaster, Sarpy, Buffalo, Adams, Gage and Washington....

 

Confirmed COVID cases reach 3

On Friday the Jewell County Health Department reported three confirmed COVID-19 cases in Jewell County. The third case involves a resident who had been in close contact with another laboratory confirmed case. On Friday the patient was maintaining...

 

Mankato adopts Land Bank – What This Means for You

The City of Mankato adopted a land bank ordinance in 2019. What could this mean for assisting property owners, supporting clean-up of properties and providing a tool to tackle projects in Mankato? A land bank is established by an ordinance within a...

 

Barbara Johnson

Barbara Ellen Johnson, 92, of Salina, died Saturday, April 11, 2020. Ryan Mortuary, Salina, is handling arrangements. Services will be announced at a later date....

 

Ray Hinz

Ray Gene Hinz, 71, the son of Eldred Carl John and Evaline Marie (Horst) Hinz, was born Feb. 18, 1949 at Nelson. He died April 10, at the Mary Lanning Hospital in Hastings. Survivors include his...

 

Phyllis Vann

Phyllis June Armstrong Vann, 76, died Monday in Woodburn, Ore. She was born June 22, 1943, in Guide Rock. Phyllis and her daughter, Cheri, moved from Superior to Oregon in 1976. After working as a seamstress making sports equipment, she retired in...

 

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