Articles from the May 4, 2023 edition

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 By Nancy Stafford    Columns    May 4, 2023

Calendars

When I was about 11 years old, I came home from school to find my mother sitting at the dining room table with an outdated calendar and three picture frames in front of her. The pictures on the calendar were watercolors of birds, probably done by a...

 

Country Roads

I admire those who are great in sewing and thread- creating talent. There are those who create such precious, colorful and well designed quilts. There are those who do beautiful crochet projects and some who can knit treasured creations. I have even...

 
 By Bill Blauvelt    Columns    May 4, 2023

Editor's Notebook

5/4/23 A comment made Monday by a former Superior High School classmate of min, Martha Daniel McFarland about how much fun it was to give May Baskets on May Day reminded me of my childhood. When May approached while I was growing up in the country,...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Q: If God created everything, doesn’t that mean he created evil? A: That would be a logical thought, wouldn’t it? Unfortunately, logical conclusions can still be wrong if they are based on faulty or limited information. The thinking behind this...

 
 By Allen Ostdiek    Columns    May 4, 2023

Puffs

There are times . . . troubles . . . and then the world . . . Do you sometimes wonder just what the world’s going to do? Things like the Nebraska Legislature last week had almost 66 percent of its members vote to limit abortions. However, it was...

 
 By Teraesa L Bruce    Columns    May 4, 2023

Love my crazy life

Just another stress-filled week here at the Bruce residence. We held the first pool employee meeting for the season on Sunday. It’s always “fun” attempting to coordinate schedules at the end of the school year. Unemployed and activities,...

 

Collector acquires gun used in Little Bighorn battle

Interest is continuing to build in the 2023 rendition of the Lady Vestey Victorian Festival as area residents consider what they can do to assist the festival. This week Steve Werner, owner of the Cowboy Corner Museum, confirmed the museum would be...

 
 News    May 4, 2023

Superior conducting housing needs survey

Superior residents are being asked to participate in an online survey to help city officials update the community’s housing study and possibly adjust housing programs and projects that are planned in the next five years. A separate survey has also...

 
 News    May 4, 2023

A downtown Superior mystery

What is it? Where is it? This large knobby growth on the trunk of a tree is called a burl. Contrary to popular belief it is not harmful to the tree. In fact burls are prized by woodworkers for their...

 
 News    May 4, 2023

Festival will be first big event for Superior chamber's new manager

The Superior Chamber of Commerce has a new manager and a new president. Samantha Roesti is the new chamber manager. For more information about Samantha see the welcome advertisement in this issue provided by Price Funeral Home. Teresa Erickson,...

 
 By Karyn Christy    News    May 4, 2023

Elementary reading scores improve

Teaching reading and spelling based on the latest evidenced-based brain research has become widely accepted and practiced in elementary schools. Twenty-three states including Nebraska are using Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    Calendar    May 4, 2023

Special skate part Road Trip

This year, to celebrate the Big Kansas Road Trip coming to the area, the Formoso Skating Rink will have a special skate from 7 to 9 p.m., on Saturday. Plus, there is a pulled pork supper beginning at...

 
 News    May 4, 2023

Commissioners review bids for excavator

The Jewell County Commissioners met last Monday morning. Commissioners Keith Roe, and Ed Duskie, were present. Carla J. Waugh, county clerk, was also present for the meeting. The following attended for the office head meeting and provided an update f...

 
 News    May 4, 2023

NCRPC awarded two grants - one bolsters GIS

North Central Regional Planning Commission has been named an awardee of two different programs offered through the U.S. Department of Transportation. “We are fortunate to have received both awards in a highly competitive process at the federal leve...

 
 By Emily Garnero    News    May 4, 2023

Cynthia Weber, RN, gives Alzheimer's Presentation

Thirty-five county residents were present for the Alzheimer’s presentation at Jewell County Senior Center in Mankato Friday. Cynthia Weber, RN and Alzheimer’s Program community support facilitator - from Republic County Hospital presented...

 
 News    May 4, 2023

Dr. Thomas Owen has opened Owen Chiropractic

Dr. Thomas Owen has opened Owen Chiropractic in the old First National Bank Building in downtown Mankato.The building previously housed John Tyler's Chiropractic. A ribbon cutting was held this week...

 

The Big Kansas Road trip begins

Today (Thursday) is the day the Big Kansas Road Trip leaves the starting line. It crosses the finish line, Sunday, after traversing Republic, Jewell and Smith counties. Local organizers for Jewell County are Kyra Lampe and Jason Ortman. The road...

 
 News    May 4, 2023

COVID-19 update and latest recommendations for Bivalent COVID-19 shots

Michele Bever, South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) executive director, reported new recommendations for bivalent vaccines and continued moderate COVID virus levels in local wastewater. The most recent wastewater surveillance report...

 

Reinke increases investment in CropX

Reinke Manufacturing Co., is participating in a $30 million Series C financing round for CropX Technologies. The investment will be used to continue developing the CropX agronomic farm management system. By combining farm data, real-time conditions,...

 
 News    May 4, 2023

Sacred Heart and St. Stephens parishes of Lawrence recognized the graduating members

      Following a long tradition, members of Sacred Heart and St. Stephens parishes of Lawrence recognized the graduating members of the parishes a week ago with a special Mass and reception....

 
 News    May 4, 2023

Knights of Columbus State Convention held in Kearney

Knights of Columbus Councils from across Nebraska gathered last Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Kearney for their 118th annual State Convention. Lawrence Council 1906 was represented at the event by Grand Knight, Jerry Karmazin, Deputy Grand Knight,...

 
 News    May 4, 2023

Lawrence Boy's State nominee named

The Lawrence American Legion Post No. 45 has announced that Connor Janda of Lawrence will join nearly 230 other high school juniors June 4 through 10, for Boys State at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln on the downtown campus. The annual...

 
 News    May 4, 2023

Lawrence Girl's State nominee named

Claire Himmelberg, daughter of Randy and Beth Himmelberg, of Lawrence has been selected to attend the American Legion Auxiliary Cornhusker Girls State June 4 through 10 on the campus of the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Claire will study local,...

 

Governor's Column: Constitutional Carry is just the start

I signed LB77 Constitutional Carry into Nebraska law. This bill fulfills the promise I made to voters to uphold our Second Amendment rights and the ability of all law-abiding Nebraskans to defend themselves.   This law also affirms the rights...

 
 News    May 4, 2023

Legion donates pop can pull tabs to Ronald McDonald House

How many pull tabs does it take to make 50 pounds? Nobody knows for sure, but that is what the five boxes of pull tabs found at the Nelson Legion weighed when taken to the Ronald McDonald House by Erika Tuttle, Auxiliary member, and friend of the...

 

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