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Country Roads

The community is gearing up for the weekend’s activities for the Vestey Festival, to be held in Superior, the Victorian Capitol of Nebraska. The Victorian Era was named so because it was the time of the long reign of Queen Victoria of England, 1837...

 
 By Bill Blauvelt    Columns    May 27, 2021

Editor's Notebook

With the expectation that thousands of visitors will visit Superior this weekend, community residents are working to make sure the community is looking the best possible. Mother Nature has cooperated...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Presenting Biblical answers to tough questions Q: The Bible says we ought to “turn the other cheek.” Does this mean that Christians should not be soldiers or police officers? Is it always wrong to fight? A:  The Bible does instruct believers to...

 
 By Allen Ostdiek    Columns    May 27, 2021

Puffs

The good news first . . . In dealing with the yearlong pandemic all athletic events should be put in a separate category. It hasn’t been an easy year. However, over the weekend, a special event did occur. The Nebraska Cornhusker 2021 Baseball Team...

 

Beverly Beavers retiring as Lady Vestey

Beverly Beavers has led a double life for the past 22 years. Before her retirement in 2020, Beavers taught sixth graders at Superior Elementary School. She also has another persona. Since May, 1999,...

 

Festival honors Lincoln mayor

A tradition from past years returns for this year's Lady Vestey Victorian Festival, the presentation of the Gracious Lady Award. This year's recipient is Leirion Gaylor Baird, the wife of a Superior...

 

Superior ready to host Victorian Festival

When it comes to describing what the organizers have planned for this year’s Lady Vestey Victorian Festival which begins Friday and continues though Monday, we don’t know where to start or stop. Instead we suggest you read all the stories and adv...

 

Gov. Ricketts will kick-off 30x30 plan fight at Clay Center

Tuesday afternoon Gov. Pete Ricketts announced he will host a series of “Stop 30x30” town halls across Nebraska. The term “30x30” is used by President Joe Biden to describe his goal of permanently protecting in its natural state 30 percent...

 

Sara Kirchhoff wins entrepreneur award

The Superior 3000 Foundation named Sarah Kirchhoff as the recipient of its 2021 Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Gary Crook presented the award to Kirchhoff on behalf of the Superior 3000 Foundation....

 

Rhonda Edwards will serve as parade grand marshall

The 2021 Victorian Festival Grand Marshal is Rhonda Edwards, local business owner of Superior Tour and Travel. Rhonda is from South Sioux City, Neb., and graduated from Lincoln School of Commerce majo...

 

Superior hosting UNL interns for 10 weeks

The Rural Fellowship Interns have arrived in Superior. They were introduced at the city council meeting held Monday evening and have settled into the first of their three lodgings scheduled for their...

 

Brodstone planning ground breaking ceremony June 3

Brodstone Memorial Hospital has planned a ground breaking ceremony for 10 a.m., Thursday, June 3. This ceremony will celebrate the start of major construction on Brodstone’s latest expansion. This expansion will provide a new state of the art...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    News    May 27, 2021

Nelson lifeguards get pool ready for season

Many folks have fond memories of summers at the community pool. For many youths, being a lifeguard is their first job. This year the community of Nelson has a large group of teenagers working on...

 

Mankato Swimming Pool opening Saturday

Mankato Swimming Pool’s grand opening will be at noon, Saturday. There will be a short ribbon cutting ceremony by the mayor and council. The Dane Hansen Board of Trustees has sent their congratulations on accomplishments with all the renovations...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    Columns    May 27, 2021

Love my crazy life

With one crazy week in the rearview and another in the windshield, I’m feeling somewhat overwhelmed. Our Omaha boys will be here for Memorial Day weekend and into the next week, and fingers crossed, the pool will open that weekend as well, or at th...

 

Central National Bank Named Home Possible RISE Award® Winner

Central National Bank has been named a 2021 Home Possible RISE Award® winner by Freddie Mac. The annual program, RISE (Recognizing Individuals for Sustained Excellence), salutes Freddie Mac’s top clients across multiple categories for excellence...

 

Deadline for acreage certification is July 15

Jay VanWesten, USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) executive director, reminds area producers that accurate and timely reporting of acres for all crops and land uses is an FSA program eligibility requirement. He encourags Thayer and Nuckolls county...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    History    May 27, 2021

War Veteran of 1812 buried in Jewell County - Thomas Jenkins

The War of 1812 began when the United States declared war in June of 1812. The opposing forces were Great Britain, Ireland and their North American colonies plus certain Indian allies. One cause of...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    May 27, 2021

Changes at the Jewell Public Library

There have been several changes at the Jewell Public Library in the recent months. One change being the three new faces on the library board. Jane Pahls, Erica Boughton and Charlene Nonhoff are now part of the seven-member board, replacing the...

 

Buddy Poppy to be distributed Friday

The VFW Auxiliary, along with help from the FBLA students of Rock Hills, will be helping distribute Buddy Poppies in Mankato on Friday, beginning at 9 a.m. In 1924, the VFW registered the name “Buddy” Poppy with the U.S. Patent Office. The...

 

Lawrence-Nelson Raiders compete at State Track Meet

Zoom . . . and it's over. I'm simply talking about how fast the annual High School Track and Field season goes. One minute you're wondering if a track meet is going to even take place because of snow...

 

RHHS track sending three to Kansas State track meet

Rock Hills High School hosted a regional Class 1 A track and field meet at Mankato Friday. The Grizzlies girls team finished 13th, with 12 points, in the 23 team field. The boys finished in 13th...

 

SHS golf closes out season at district

The Superior High School golf team competed at the District C-4 boys golf match played over the Indianhead Golf Course at Grand Island last Wednesday. The team and its individual members were attempting to qualify for a berth at the state...

 

Deborah Garman

Deborah J. (Griffin) Garman was born on Sept.14, 1954. She died May 22, at the Jewell County Hospital, at the age of 66 years, 8 months and 8 days. She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and...

 

Carol Kissinger

Carol Ann Kissinger, daughter of Willis and Cornelia Baldwin, was born April 25, 1945, in Coral Gables, Fla. Her father was in the U.S. Air Force so Carol lived in various places while growing up. In...

 

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