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 News    May 7, 2020

Superior mayor plans to submit resignation

There will soon be a new mayor in Superior. The current mayor, Sonia Schmidt, notified members of the Superior City Council via email Monday morning her plan to submit her resignation when the council meets Monday evening. City employees learned of...

 News    May 7, 2020

Nebraska primary election will be held as scheduled

Tuesday is primary election day in Nebraska and the polling places are to be open as usual. However, election officials say it won’t be business as usual. Finding workers to man the places has been particularly challenging this year. The problem...

 News    May 7, 2020

COVID shutdown continues; festival planned for 2021

In this area there has been only a light relaxing of the COVID-19 shutdown order. Effective this week some medical procedures are permitted. With restrictions funerals and church services may be held. However the other restrictions remain in place...

 By Mary Sawyer    News    May 7, 2020

Volunteers make more than 700 masks for their hospitals

When Mary Kahldahl heard her sister, Pat Kelly of Pender, was making masks for the Pender Hospital, she thought it was a great idea. Pat's daughter-in-law is the C.E.O. at the hospital in Pender so Ma...

 News    May 7, 2020

4 county health district has 221 COVID-19 cases this week

On Monday, South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) officials reported the total number of cases in the four-county health district as 221, including 203 in Adams County, 13 in Clay County, 5 in Webster County, and zero in Nuckolls County....

 News    May 7, 2020

69 year-old stamping press gets a rest

For the last 44 years a 14 foot tall, 150 ton press, owned by Reinke Shakes, has been standing in what was once the Yost Lumber Yard, of Hebron and manufactures shingles. The press stamped its last shingle on April 24. This stamping press was built...

 News    May 7, 2020

Food commodities distribution in Jewell on May 14

There will be a government commodities distribution for families meeting income guidelines for the Jewell-Randall-Ionia area at 1 p.m., on Thursday, May 14, at the Jewell Apartments Commons Area, 107 S. Lincoln. The following foods are scheduled to...

 News    May 7, 2020

Jewell County filing deadline and candidates

Filing deadline for the primary election is noon on June 1 for Democrat and Republican candidates for Jewell County and township offices. Primary election is Aug. 4. General election is Nov. 3. The following have filed for office as of May 4. County...

 News    May 7, 2020

Commissioners uphold resolutions until further notice

On Friday, the Jewell County commissioners held a special meeting to discuss Jewell County’s next phase of operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Commissioners decided to continue operations of the Jewell County Courthouse according to the March...


Lawrence-Nelson celebrates the Class of 2020

To show support for the Lawrence-Nelson Class of 2020, Kylee Haba and Sheila McCartney decorated the window in the high school library. Drive by and check it out. Windows at the elementary school in Lawrence have also been decorated to show support...


Virtual graduation at Deshler this Saturday

Deshler Public School is going to have a “Virtual Graduation” at 4 p.m. May 9. People can log onto STRIV TV to watch it. The web address is:


Senior Parade will not be held

Plans for parades through Lawrence and Nelson to honor members of the 2020 graduating class have been scuttled. The event was to have been held on Saturday....


A tribute to Mothers under COVID lockdown

This Mother’s Day we salute the moms who continue to endure sheltering at home or lockdown as some refer to it. The mom that never thought she would have to home school her children or the mom who knows full well now, she was never meant to be a...


Correcting this faulty belief about COVID-19 will save lives

In times of emergency, misperceptions can prove deadly. That’s certainly the case today, amid widespread belief that COVID-19 mainly threatens older Americans. In reality, those of any age suffering from an underlying health condition are at...


Three Jewell Co. churches hold service via video

Pastor Jim Rice provided the service Sunday for Ionia, Jewell Trinity and Harmony United Methodist churches via video because of thecorona virus isolation. The video can be viewed on YouTube under “Worship Video for Sunday May 3 2020 James...

 By Kerma Crouse    History    May 7, 2020

Big Bend, Kansas

Jackson Township is the northeastern most township in Jewell County. Nebraska borders it on the north and Republic County's Big Bend Township borders it on the east. Sections one, two and three of the...

 By Kerma Crouse    History    May 7, 2020

Jewell's Oldest House

"Jewell – We've Got A Story To Tell" and one story is about the house on the southeast corner of Main and Sheridan. It is thought to be the oldest house in the community. Records and newspaper...

 By Madison Motes    History    May 7, 2020

An early autobiography

A clipping from “The Randall Enterprise,” Sept. 15, 1923 When I was a young man of 25, I came with a party of friends overland in three wagons from Iowa to Kansas. We arrived and camped near a creek east of Jewell on April 5, 1871. After looking...

 By Bill Blauvelt    Columns    May 7, 2020

Editor's Notebook

I know I wrote about attending virtual meetings last week, but I’m so amazed by the technology I want to write about this week’s experiences. While seated in this newspaper’s front office on Saturday afternoon, I attended the first electronic m... Full story


Country Roads

Some women spend their best shopping days in a dress shop, craft store, a gift shop, fabric store or a culinary store. Now, I enjoy shopping in those stores, too, but my best place to head especially this time of year is a greenhouse or garden center...


Harry Arthur Huge

Harry Arthur Huge, 82, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Reba Kinne Huge died Monday, April 27, 2020. With the current global virus pandemic and its attendant social restrictions, his funeral will be scheduled at a time in the future when pan... Full story


Ronald Cook

Ronald “Ron” Duane Cook was born, May 31, 1936, to Leland and Bernice Cook in Twin Falls, Idaho where his dad worked as a lineman for the phone company for a short time. Most of Ron’s younger years were in Ionia, Kansas with and near his... Full story


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