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Peterson takes oath as Superior's latest mayor: pool closure stands

As expected leadership of the City of Superior government changed hands Monday night. While the meeting was conducted virtually, Sonia Schmidt, Chris Peterson and Jan Diehl, city clerk, were among...

 

COVID Confirmed Here

Though some would have us believe the crisis is over and we should return to our previous lifestyle, that is necessarily so as late Wednesday the South Heartland Health District confirmed the first case of COVID-19 had been found in Nuckolls County....

 

Primary election held here Tuesday

Tuesday was designated as primary election day in Nebraska and polls were open in Superior, Nelson, Ruskin and Lawrence. Voter turnout was light as many residents asked to have their ballots mailed to them. After receiving the ballots, they had the...

 

SHS planning for July 18 commencement exercise

Members of the Superior Board of Education met virtually Monday evening. All were present. April claims from the general fund in the amount of $520,376.23 were approved. In addition, a contract was extended to Allison Brittenham as a secondary...

 

COVID lockdown rules are relaxing

Monday Governor Pete Ricketts said plans were in place for relaxing some of the directed health measure restrictions for the South Heartland Health District, which includes Adams, Clay, Nuckolls and Webster counties. These revised directed health...

 

Masks delivered to Jewell County by plane

Friday Jewell County received KN95 masks for 10 percent of the population of the county. The donor of the masks was the Patterson Family Foundation. The Foundation, a charitable family-led foundation...

 

JCR office may be closed this week

Because of staff health issues, the Jewell County Record office at Mankato has been closed some days this week. Customers who find the office closed or the phone going unanswered are encouraged to contact the Superior office at 40...

 

Jewell Co. Census returns falling behind surrounding counties

As of the first week of May, Jewell County 2020 Census return numbers were falling below surrounding counties. If you have not done so, this is a reminder to fill out the 2020 Census either by mail or on-line. So far, Jewell County has a return rate...

 

Match Month 2020 raises $46,341

Thanks to everyone who donated to Jewell County Match Month 2020 the donations reached an amazing total of $46,341. With the more than double match from Dane G. Hansen of $69,511 this totals to $115,852.50 for the Jewell County Community...

 

School physicals are available

Superior Family Medical Center, Nelson Family Medical Center and Edgar Medical Clinic are taking appointments for school and athletic physicals for the 2020-2021 school year. Kindergarteners and seventh graders need physicals and immunizations for...

 

SHS Foundation scholarships benefit 75% of graduates

Superior Public Schools Foundation was formed in 2004 as a non-profit organization responsible for the generation of funds to support scholarships for the youth of the Superior School District following generous donations from the Dahlgren and...

 

Lemke and Kreber announce wedding

Samantha Jo Lemke and Matthew Ross Kreber would like to announce their engagement and their wedding date. The nuptial day will be on June 13, 2020, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lawrence, Neb., with a reception to follow next year on June 19,...

 

Local students earn Reinke scholarships

Over the past 16 years, the Reinke Scholarship program has given out 147 scholarships. The following area recipients will receive Reinke Community Scholarships worth $500: Regan Alfs is the daughter of Bryan and Kari Jo Alfs. She will graduate from...

 

SHDHD distributes PPE for front line workers

South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) officials reported they received a large shipment of personal protective equipment (PPE) for distribution to health care and other front line workers assisting with the local COVID-19 response....

 

Mankato Chamber of Commerce 20/20 Update

Mankato’s 20/20 committee has identified three projects to focus on. Project 1 is Mankato’s 150th celebration. Project 2 is caring for the the “Pizza Hut lot.” Project 3 is promoting local businesses. Mankato’s 150th celebration  The...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    Features    May 14, 2020

Shaffer Union Cemetery gets a much needed facelift

Shaffer Union Cemetery, often just called Shaffer Cemetery, is located in Section 22 of Harrison Township. Isaac Shaffer donated the land, part of his homestead, for the cemetery. The cemetery is an old one, with at least three burials in 1873. Davis...

 
 By Bill Blauvelt    Columns    May 14, 2020

Editor's Notebook

What is this rectangular concrete structure pictured near the edge of Lost Creek ? If I was a youngster playing along the creek, it would look pretty inviting. I’m sure I would look over the edge,...

 

Country Roads

This month of May is living up to its name. It “May” be cold. It “May” be hot. It “May” rain and then again it “May” not. We never know what “May” may be. It has also been a May like no other May before. Because of the COVID-19,...

 

Evelyn Thompson

Evelyn Carol (Bogenhagen) Thompson, 77, was born March 30, 1943 to LaVara Marie (Bolen) and Harlon, Lee Bogenhagen of Wallace, Kan. She died May 5, at her home near Guide Rock, Neb. Evelyn attended...

 

Betty Katzenmeier

Betty Katzenmeier, 102, Ellsworth, died May 9, 2020 at Jewell County Long Term Care, Mankato. Betty was born on March 1, 1918, in Lincoln, Kan., to Ernest and Caroline (Kruse) Obermueller. She was...

 

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