Articles from the May 11, 2023 edition

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Some may not remember the importance that May 8 has for this country, but hopefully some will remember and be ever so thankful. It was a different time for the United States of America 78 years ago. WWII had been going on since Sept. 1, 1939, with...

 
 By Bill Blauvelt    Columns    May 11, 2023

Editor's Notebook

After the excitement of graduation, at least one graduate's family sought /the solace of the Republican River. Though the drought has reduced the stream flow and made spring canoeing and kayaking difficult if not impossible, I understand the water wa...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Q: ”Even if we assume that one particular religion is true, doesn’t the existence of many religions at least prove that mankind likes to make up religious stories, and that people have a tendency to believe them? How do you know yours isn’t one o...

 
 By Allen Ostdiek    Columns    May 11, 2023

Puffs

Technology . . . It is either a “God-send” or the demon from hell. I contend that it is great as long as it works. It has become so common place that we all rely on it without even knowing it. Since most of Nebraska is experiencing a pretty sev...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    Columns    May 11, 2023

Love my crazy life

The hubby has been home for two weeks now, recovering from parathyroid surgery. I’m proud to say I haven’t killed him yet. We still have a week to go, so time will tell. On a serious note, he is doing well, and I really don’t mind having him home....

 

Superior Board of Education interviewing candidates

Members of the Superior Board of Education have scheduled multiple meeting with the goal of hiring a superintendent. Monday evening, they met in executive session and selected four candidates to interview from a pool provided by Nebraska Rural...

 

42 SHS seniors receive diplomas in 136th commencement exercise

The Superior High School gymnasium was filled to capacity Saturday as the largest class in recent years received their diplomas. Famil and friends of the 42 graduating seniors filled the bleachers...

 

Dust blinds drivers; Cattle truck rolls west of Byron

Hardy and Superior fire departments and the Superior Rescue Squad were among emergency service agencies responding to a call for assistance during the storm Sunday night. The call for help came in from an apparently disoriented person reporting a...

 

High tea, low tea, Superior holding Vesty Festival tea

High Tea, Low Tea, Afternoon Tea and even Cream Tea, Light Tea, Royal Tea, and Elevenses...Do I have your attention? During this month of May 2023, Teatime has been the subject of many social articles in the media. There were many teas centered...

 

Grants enhance patient care at Brodstone Healthcare

As the construction project makes its final preparations to open. Brodstone Healthcare attributes much of the success and equipment procurement to the grants that were sought out and awarded. Brodstone utilized grant acquisition opportunities as a...

 

Superior council okays loans for bowling alley

The sale of Superior Bowl to Deb and Travis May moved a step closer to reality Monday when the Superior City Council approved the Mays’ request for two low interest loans. With five members of the council present and voting, a request for a loan o...

 

2023 Big Kansas Road Trip a success

Jewell, Republic and Smith counties were busy May 4 to 7 with visitors participating in the Big Kansas Road Trip. Locals, Kansans from across the state and visitors from eight different states were...

 

Large hail stones hammered Mankato

Tuesday morning the National Weather Service issued a severe thunder storm warning for Jewell County. Mid-morning large hail stones hammered Mankato. The adjacent pictures depict the size of some of...

 

Mankato City Council approves swimming pool repairs, paint

The regular meeting of the Mankato City Council was held on May 2. Mayor Justin Schoonover was present. Councilmen present were Sam Becker, Kevin Ost, Rodney Payne, Lyle Dauner and George Hennion. Also present was City Attorney, Darrell E. Miller...

 

Elkins serve pie on porch

The Elkins family was busy preparing for the Big Kansas Road Trip. They served pie on the porch at the historic Wellman home in Burr Oak from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday. The large home was built in 1908 by...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    History    May 11, 2023

City of Jewell: Buffalo come to Buffalo Valley

Jewell, Kansas is in the Buffalo Valley with the East, Middle and West Branches of Buffalo Creek flowing nearby. Though now only six blocks long, Buffalo Street is one of the east-west streets in the north part of Jewell. The town is also situated...

 

Hot water tank in need of replacement

The Jewell Apartments Board of Directors met Monday, May 1, at City Hall.Attending the meeting were Darrell Bohnert, Josh Burks, Max Burks, Gaye Daniels, Bob Freeman, Derek Birdsell, Jacque Williams and Kristie Anderson. Jacque submitted her report...

 

Jewell Christian Church celebrated 150 years

On Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30, members of the Jewell Christian Church celebrated the congregation’s 150th anniversary. The church was actually organized in February of 1873, with a membership of 21. The celebration started on Saturday, a...

 

Lawrence Nelson Class of 2023 awards, recognitions and plans for the future

The Lawrence Nelson High School graduation ceremony was held Saturday. The class motto was "This is why we can't have nice things" -Beth Himmelberg; class flower, white carnations; class colors, sage...

 

CCC - Hastings has graduation for 360 candidates

Central Community College-Hastings honored about 360 graduate candidates Friday during its 56th annual commencement ceremony. Forty-five of the degree candidates achieved an accumulative grade-point average of 3.75 or higher during their college...

 

Students graduate from CCC-Grand Island

Central Community College-Grand Island honored about 330 graduate candidates Friday during its 37th annual commencement ceremony. Thirty of the degree candidates achieved an accumulative grade-point average of 3.75 or higher during their college...

 

Area Students receive Healthcare Scholarships

Eight area students received the 2023 Evelene Brodstone Healthcare Scholarship this year. The Evelene Brodstone scholarships are awarded to individuals who display great academic success, a drive and involvement in health care and a desire to...

 

Elizabeth Eckles

Elizabeth C. Eckles, age 89 of Weslaco, Texas, died Thursday, March 23, 2023 at Weslaco. She was born April 2, 1933, at Greeley, Colorado, to Norman H. and Olga C. (Carlson) Lyster. On June 27, 1954,...

 

Jerry Bargen

Jerry Bargen, 77, of Nelson, died Saturday, at Omaha. A graveside service with military honors will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, at Nelson Cemetery....

 

Dolores Dee Herbek

Dolores Dee Herbek dies We are sad to announce that on April 29, 2023, we had to say goodbye to Dolores Dee Herbek (Deweese, Nebraska). She was predeceased by her husband, Bernard; and her siblings, Leonard Soucie, Edward Soucie and Arzella...

 

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