Articles from the April 20, 2023 edition

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Country Roads

So it’s a guessing time right now for farmers, ranchers and gardeners. It’s been mostly dry, lacking in rains, along with recent warmer temperatures and high winds. It’s time for farmers to begin to plant corn. Some have started planting and some...

 

Editor's Notebook

This week many Nebraska newspapers will be printing stories toting all the awards they won as part of the Nebraska Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest. The honorees were recognized as part of the 150th annual Nebraska Newspaper A...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Q: If someone hasn’t heard what the Bible says about what it takes to be saved, how can that be their fault? Will they go to heaven anyway? A: Before we can understand the answer to this question, I have to lay some groundwork about God, His rules, a...

 

Climbing

I have always viewed myself as coordinated and at least somewhat graceful. According to my daughter, I am about as graceful as a “bull in a China shop.” I must be somewhat coordinated, however, because I have stayed on bucking horses, and I pla...

 

Puffs

A headline of a story in the Lincoln newspaper last week was a surprise, but also seemed a bit humorous. I’m sure you’ve heard of the bird flu outbreak that has killed more than five million birds in Nebraska alone in the last year. Well, the hea...

 

Love my crazy life

Here lately, I’ve been dealing with the frustration of new glasses. My old glasses were terrible, and I couldn’t see my hands in front of my face, so off to the eye doctor I went. The doctor decided it was time for a bi-focal, which I have to adm...

 

City-wide garage sales this weekend

Two communities in this newspaper’s coverage area are sponsoring community-wide garage sales this week. Friday and Saturday will be sale days in both Superior and Jewell. This issue of The Express contains locations, times and a description of w...

 

Retail sales grow 2.7 %

When compared to January 2022, retail sales in Superior were up 3.3 percent in January 2023 according to a report compiled by the Nebraska Department of Revenue. For Nuckolls County retail sales rose 2.7 percent in January 2023 when compared to...

 

Entries needed for Lady Vestey parade

The parade held each year as part of the annual Lady Vestey Victorian Festival is traditionally the festival’s most popular feature but the number of entries has been declining in recent years. This year’s festival committee hopes to reverse tha...

 

Nuckolls County board buys stop sign package

The Nuckolls County Board of Commissioners met at the county courthouse in Nelson Monday. All three commissioners were present. The board approved submitted claims. Cindy Buescher, executive secretary for the road department, reported the slow...

 

Elk Creek opens new club house

The Elk Creek Country Club, located at the south edge of Nelson, has a new clubhouse. The board of directors made the decision to undertake the construction of a new building last year. Plans were...

 

Carters take helm of Superior Pharmacy

The arrival of spring was no the only change to occur in Superior. A longtime Superior business changed ownership on April 1, also known as April Fools Day, though this was not a prank. Lane and Anna...

 

Nelson EMS members receive Simulation in Motion training

The Nelson Rescue Squad invited SIMS-NE to Nelson to train with their rescue team using full bodied adult and youth simulator manikins. Simulation in Motion-Nebraska (SIM-NE) is a statewide, mobile...

 

Kansas Supreme Court Justices visit Rock Hills

Last Wednesday morning brought excitement and increased security at Rock Hills Junior-Senior High School as the Kansas Supreme Court Justices visited for a Q&A session. The justices visited Cloud...

 

Jewell Christian Church celebrates 150 Years

The Jewell Christian Church was organized in February of 1873. The church will be celebrating its 150th anniversary on April 29 and 30. The church was started with a membership of 21. The starting members were: O. N. Gray, Rosina Gray, H. D....

 

Baley Ceder Local Student Headed to American Legion Auxiliary Girl State

Baley Ceder of Lawrence has been selected to attend American Legion Auxiliary Cornhusker Girls State, June 4 to 10, on the campus of the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Ceder will study local, county and state government processes in this...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    April 20, 2023

Langdon presents program to Jewell Chamber of Commerce

The April meeting of the Jewell Chamber of Commerce was called to order by President Peg Bohnert. The Palmer Museum Committee was thanked for the meal they prepared. Forty-six members and guests were present Brenda Langdon, a family resource...

 

Red Cross Blood Mobile will visit Nelson May 11

The Red Cross Blood Mobile will be coming to Nelson on Thursday, May 11. Regular blood donors can donate every 56 days. The last time they were in Nelson was March 15, which will be 57 days and makes those eligible to donate again. To schedule an...

 

Drivers need to lower speed in work zones aLL the time

With highway work picking up this spring, motorists should be slowing down in work zones. Highway work zones span the length of the construction area. The work zone begins with the Road Work Ahead sign and ends with the End Roadwork sign. Work zones...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    History    April 20, 2023

"On the Eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five"

“On the Eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five.” Do understand that the line is not referring to 1975 or even 1875 but 1775! The words come from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere.” The poem, famous in American...

 

Kansas State Historic sites to offer free admission

The Kansas Historical Society announced the Kansas State Historic Sites around the state will offer free admission as of April 19. These 16 state historic sites explore topics in Kansas history, including Bleeding Kansas and the Civil War, forts and...

 

Governor Pillen extends statewide ban on open burns

Governor Jim Pillen announced he is extending the statewide suspension of the authority of local fire chiefs to waive the open burning ban. The suspension is effective through midnight April 23, based on extreme dry and windy conditions that pose...

 

Rock Creek Station state parks reopen

Rock Creek Station State Historical Park and the adjacent state recreation area near Fairbury have reopened to the public after a wildfire burned 1,800 acres of land. The historical park sustained significant damage after the wildfire, though the...

 

Office Manager week April 23-29

Jessica Ruthstrom is the Jewell County Health Department office manager. She also serves several other roles. She is not just an office manager, she’s a WIC clerk, an advocate for emergency preparedness; her compassion for EP helps lead t...

 

Two weeks until the Big Kansas Road Trip

The Big Kansas Road Trip (BKRT) is quickly approaching. BKRT Road Books are out and can be found at different locations. Happening May 4 through 7, there will be many attractions throughout Jewell County including “Pie on the Porch” from 2 to 3 p.m...

 

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