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Articles from the April 28, 2022 edition

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Country Roads

I hope everyone found great bargains at the local city wide garage-yard sales. I knew of two in this area; Jewell and Superior. It seems about every town has their city wide sales at one time or another. With the climbing inflation, taking advantage...

 

Editor's Notebook

editor’s notebook 4/28/22 A friend and former Nuckolls County resident, Gwen (Jones) Porter, recently shared the following article about a pet’s death. Since graduating from Nelson High School, Gwen married a veterinarian and has helped with his...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Q: How do dinosaurs fit into the Bible? Were there dinosaurs on the ark? A:  When it comes to the question of dinosaurs in the Bible, we have little information, but most of that information is drawn from one of the most reliable and trustworthy...

 

Love my crazy life

This weekend I worked on getting the house picked up and organized. This required moving a few items we are currently not using out to the garage. I have this fun game I like to play; it’s called how many things can a person stuff into a tiny area...

 

Puffs

Once in a while I get questioned about my inclination to support (in the political world) only those people who are “Pro-Life.” To me it is a very simple intention, but I’ll try to explain a little more. At one time, I was questioned: “What d...

 

Show showcases local talent

Saturday evening the Superior Community Variety Show took the stage at the Superior Auditorium. All were volunteers and the admission price was a donation toward the continuing auditorium...

 

SHDHD COVID update: case rates remain low to moderate  

Hastings, Neb – In the weekly COVID-19 update on April 26, South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) executive director Michele Bever reported that the number of new COVID-19 cases each week has been remaining fairly stable at low to...

 

Superior Council approves Green Digs development plat

Following a public hearing held Monday night, the five members of the Superior City Council present approved the final subdivision plat for a tract of land generally located on the southeast corner of the intersection of 15th and Montana streets and...

 

Truck smacks train closing highway 36

The sound of train whistles was noticeably absent in Superior last Thursday. The line, which carries mostly empty northbound traffic between Newton and Hastings, was unexpectedly closed about 8:30 that morning by a traffic accident. A Burlington...

 

Nebraska COVID cases on the rise once again in April

In recent weeks the COVID-19 news had been positive. Numbers were declining, hospital rooms were available and the cases didn’t seem to be so serious. The pandemic had ceased to be the headline news for this newspaper and life was slowly returning...

 

E-mail outage interrupts newspaper production

Email has become the primary way people communicate with this newspaper but with email addresses often changing it is often hard to keep track of current addresses. For example this newspaper was the second customer to subscribe when the local...

 

Feds come to assist volunteers with Nebraska wildfire fights

It seems the daily forecasts from the National Weather Service office always include high wind and red flag messages. News bulletins coming into our office often relate to wildfires. There have been so many wildfires in Nebraska this week that...

 

School remodeling on hold for now

Members of the Superior Board of Education unanimously rejected a bid of $1,389,214 proposed to build a new entrance to the secondary school and renovate the office area. The bid represents a building cost of more than $500 per square foot. Original...

 

Midway Co-op donates to Burr Oak Fire Department

Midway Co-op donates to Burr Oak Fire Department Midway Co-op Association, Inc. in conjunction with Land O'Lakes donated a total of $3,750 to the Burr Oak Fire Department following the recent wild...

 

Jewell County providing COVID booster shots

The Jewell County Commissioners met, Monday, April 18. Commissioners Steve Greene, Brent Beck and Keith Roe were present. Carla J. Waugh, county clerk, was present for the meeting. Kevin Peroutek, emergency preparedness coordinator provided an...

 

Fire damage box culvert repairs cost more than $25,000

The Jewell County Commissioners met, Monday, April 11. Commissioners Steve Greene, Brent Beck and Keith Roe were present. Carla J. Waugh, county clerk, was present for the meeting. Carla Waugh discussed the transfers suggested by the auditor. Kevin...

 

Rothchild to serve as Burr Oak Librarian

The Burr Oak Community Library has a new librarian, Jessica Rothchild. Serving in a library is not new to Jessica as she previously was an assistant librarian at the Mankato City Library for two years. She began her new duties at the library in Burr...

 

Formoso tree city USA 37 X

This Arbor Day, Friday, April 29, Formoso celebrates it's 37th consecutive year of being a part of the Tree City USA program. What does that mean you ask? Well, it means Formoso is active in one of...

 

Cosand earns Eagle Rank

Conner Cosand, a senior at Rock Hills Junior-Senior High School the and son of Mitch and Crystal Cosand, has earned his Eagle Rank as a member of BSA Troop 46, Jewell County. For his Eagle Project, Conner worked on a cemetery documentation project at...

 

Andrew Babson earns Eagle Rank for hexagon tree branch

Andrew Babson, a senior at Rock Hills Jr. Sr. High School, son of Joshua and Burgundy Babson, has earned his Eagle Rank as a member of BSA Troop 46, Jewell County. For his Eagle Project, Andrew...

 

Lawrence Knights of Columbus attend Convention

The Nebraska Knights of Columbus held it 117th Annual State Convention in Kearney last weekend, April 22, 23 and 24. Attending the event were St. Stephen Council 1906 Grand Knights, Mike Buescher; Deputy Grand Knight, Jerry Karmazin, Chaplain, Rev....

 

Diane Synek – Barb Janda elected to LDCCW slate of officers

The 63rd Biannual Lincoln Diocese Council of Catholic Women (LDCCW) was held last weekend an All Saint's parish in Holdrege, Neb. Board meetings were held on Friday with the full Convention activities...

 

Lawrence native, Bob and Pat Golka named Nebraska K of C Family of the Year

The Nebraska Knights of Columbus organization held its first 'in-person' Convention in three years last weekend in Kearney. One recognition award, that of the "KC Family of the Year" was awarded to...

 

Davenport OES 268 Scholarship

Emma Epley, a May 2022 graduate of Lawrence-Nelson School, has been selected as a recipient of an Order of Eastern Star Scholarship in the amount of $500. The Davenport Chapter 268 OES and the Nebraska Grand Chapter share in providing the funds for...

 

Area agencies taking back expired, unwanted drugs April 30 

Local law enforcement agencies, Area Substance & Alcohol Abuse Prevention (ASAAP), and the South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) are partnering with the National Drug Enforcement Agency to give the public another opportunity to prevent...

 

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