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Superior offers plan to stretch shoppers' dollars

In this week’s edition of The Superior Express, the City of Superior announces a pandemic response program known as “Stretching Your Dollars.” At last week’s meeting of the city council, the plan to utilize a portion of the revenue being...

 

BMH honors 2019 employees

Amber Kussman is Brodstone Memorial Hospital's 2019 Employee of the Year. It was fitting this was announced during Hospital Week festivities at Brodstone, which is a weeklong celebration for all...

 

Primary election poll workers were lonely in Nuckolls Co.

The Maytag appliance company had an advertising campaign in which it identified the company repairman as the loneliest guy in town. Last week Nuckolls County poll workers had grounds to challenge the Maytag repairman for the loneliest title. For Nebr...

 

County has first COVID case

South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) officials reported 17 new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases in the 4-county health district to 263, including totals of 235 in Adams County, 22 in Clay County, 5 in...

 

Lawrence board chief resigns

This month two Nuckolls County communities have new people in the positions of leadership. Last week we reported on the resignation of Sonia Schmidt as mayor of Superior and the advancement of Chris...

 

Pandemic changes Memorial Weekend activity planning

Though we are closing in on what normally is a busy three-day weekend, this year’s holiday is stacking up as a quiet one. Because of the pandemic and restrictions on public assembly, the events which normally draw thousands of people to the area...

 

Superior Public Library

Vicki Perrie, Superior librarian, weeded a flower bed along the north edge of the Superior Public Library. Library staff have been deep cleaning and continue to serve the public if they call ahead....

 

Students miss both their teachers.

This window sign on the front of a home on Random Road in Superior would be a surprise most years. However, since students have been home since mid-March and will finish this school year at home,...

 
 By Bill Blauvelt    Columns    May 21, 2020

Editor's Notebook

Fifty years ago this week I was preparing to observe my first Memorial Day as editor of The Superior Express. For this 24 year-old “youngster” I expected the day would be different for in my life Memorial Days had long been different but I never...

 

Country Roads

This Memorial Day will be unlike any other Memorial Day in the past. Most all Memorial Day services are cancelled including the one at my hometown cemetery. It is sad but with the virus pandemic, coming together in a large group as is usually done...

 

Mankato Garden Club

The Mankato Garden Club has been planting the pots in front of the businesses on Main Street. If you look closely at them, they have bird houses in the pot as well. Seven pots have been planted. Some...

 

Day Lilies

We had no day lilies at the Schmeling home at 1127 Kansas Street. I remember seeing them around town. The large Kate Scoular house on the southwest corner of tenth and Commercial streets had some and the “ghost house” south of the new, modern...

 

Commissioners discuss re-opening courthouse to public

The Jewell County Commissioners met at 8:30 a.m. May 11.Commissioners, Mark Fleming, Steve Greene and Keith Roe were present. Carla J Waugh, county clerk also attended the meeting. The commissioners d...

 

Commissioners informed about Phase 1 procedures

The Jewell County Commissioners Mark Fleming, Steve Greene and Keith Roe, and Carla J Waugh, county clerk, were present for the May 4 commissioners’meeting. The minutes of the April 27 meeting and minutes of the May 1 special county...

 

Books For Kids

The State Exchange Bank worked with Rock Hills School to mail a book to every child in pre-K to fifth grade. Hopefully youngsters will keep reading through the summer and for the rest of their lives....

 

Burr Oak's historical memorial monument honoring veterans

As Burr Oak prepares for its 150th Celebration of its founding next year, one of the town's monuments will celebrating its 90th year of honoring American's veterans. This memorial monument was placed...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    History    May 21, 2020

Mayview Church

The Mayview Christian Church, often called Mayview Church or in later years simply Mayview, was located in Jewell County's Brown's Creek Township, Section 17. The church was in existence for more...

 

Mankato's pool may or may not open this summer

The Mankato City Council knows the weather will be warm this summer. However, it is believed to be necessary to close the pool part of or the entire summer to accomplish maintenance and ensure the public is safe. Covid-19 has put a damper on many...

 

Building permits needed in Mankato

Mankato property owners planning on constructing a building or addition of more than 120 square feet are required to have an approved building permit from the city signed by the city zoning board and approved by the city council. Applications can be...

 

Rock Hills Board of Education plans for the next school year

The recent USD 107 board meeting was held via Zoom video conference. Those present were Kenny Mizner, Brenden Wirth, Marc Grout, Lori Slate, Lori Yelken, Brandon Hollerich, Kari Kephart, Sam Meyers, Janet Higer, Billie Cox, Jeremy Luedke, Rex Boley,...

 

Transportation receives funding

Solomon Valley Transportation (SVT) is recognized National Transportation Week May 10 through 16 and announced the confirmed receipt of an award of the U.S.C. 49-5311 grant application for General Public Transportation. Annually SVT applies for...

 

Gordon Hansen

Gordon Alfred Hansen,formerly of Ruskin, died Saturday, May 16, at Bryan Medical Center East Campus in Lincoln, Neb., at the age of 79 years and 24 days. He was born on April 22, 1941, in Omaha, to...

 

Michael Disney

Michael Kevin Disney, 58, of Lincoln Neb., died May 15, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Society home at Superior, following a short battle with cancer. He was born in Superior on Oct. 9, 1961, to Norman...

 

Nathan Peoples

Nathan Daniel Peoples, 42, of Deshler, the son of Keith and Lynda (Clausen) Peoples was born Feb. 24, 1978, in Manhattan, Kan. He died May 3, at Bryan West in Lincoln, Neb. He married Christina Marie Dau July 14, 2008, in Las Vegas, Nev. Their union...

 

Myron Wilcox

Myron L. Wilcox, 93, the son of Lyvene and Fern Hoins Wilcox, was born May 7, 1927, at Guide Rock. He died Tuesday, May 19, at Autumn Care Center in Marshville, N.C. Myron graduated from Superior High School with the Class of 1945. Myron served his...

 

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