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Country Roads

The past few days many people have been taking the country roads to visit cemeteries, decorate grave sites. At each stop, a memory of a loved one comes to mind. It’s the time to honor and show respect to those who are no longer with us. It is also...

 
 By Bill Blauvelt    Columns    June 3, 2021

Editor's Notebook

I suspect the thousands of people who most years gathered at Lovewell Lake for this week’s three-day weekend would have liked more sun and less rain but the weather was great for the annual Lady Vestey Festival. The sky was overcast and the...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    Columns    June 3, 2021

Love my crazy life

A friend of mine asked me how many hats I would be wearing this summer, and I couldn’t answer. In the last week, I served as a painter, photographer, babysitter, pool boy, quasi reporter, caregiver, manager, a crummy housewife and neglectful...

 
 By Allen Ostdiek    Columns    June 3, 2021

Puffs

The name for writing this column was borrowed from my mother who occasionally wrote items under the heading “Puffs from the Locomotive.” After her passing, I just borrowed her lead. “After all,” she said, “a puff is simply a drip under pres...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Q: I’m having a hard time forgiving someone in my life; is there anything in the Bible that can help me? A: The word forgiveness in the Bible is a financial term that refers to the cancellation of a debt. If you sin against someone else, the...

 

Park Service considering National Pike Trail plan

The National Park Service has begun a feasibility study to consider the creation of a national historic trail along the route of Zebulon Pike’s 1806-1807 expedition that took the explorer as far north as the Pawnee village located southwest of the...

 

Memorial Day programs held at area cemeteries

Monday's cloudy sky and cool temperature did not keep a sizeable contingent of area residents from attending the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Superior's east and west Evergreen Cemeteries honoring...

 

It wasn't deer in the headlights but deer in the paper office

Tuesday’a issue of the Hastings Tribune reported on an unwelcome visitor that called in the Tribune publisher’s office Sunday evening. A wayward deer dashed through the Second Street and Burlington Avenue intersection and crashed through a...

 

Tour Nebraska vehicles coming Sunday morning

Sunday, area residents will be treated to the sight and sound spectacular associated with the 28th annual Nebraska Rod and Custom Association Tour Nebraska. The host city for the 2021 tour is Hastings. The two-day tour covers 600 miles. The tour...

 

Burr Oak celebrates 150 years this weekend

This weekend Burr Oak will be hosting its 150th Celebration. The town is decorated with numerous sunflowers and ready to welcome everyone near and far. The celebration begins at 5 p.m., Friday...

 

KSU-Post Rock Extension District wheat demonstration tours a success

Producers, seed dealers, agribusinesses and financial institutions gathered at five stops around north central Kansas for the annual KSU-Post Rock Extension District Wheat Demonstration Plot Tours!...

 

Ribbon cutting celebrates Mankato swimming pool reopening and renovation

Those assisting with the Mankato swimming pool ribbon cutting were (from left) Alyssa Davis - lifeguard), Neil Becker - city councilman, Cris Klos - city councilman, Susan Abel - city councilwoman,...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    June 3, 2021

Esbon Memorial Day services moved indoors

Because of the weather, the Esbon 2021 Memorial Day Ceremony was moved indoors to the Esbon Community Center. The event has been an annual one since before most of those attending could remember. The Perry L. Lamb Post 368 of the American Legion, und...

 

Jewell County officers arrest man for possession of drugs

Thursday at approximately 1:30 p.m., the Jewell County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant in the 400 Block of S. Clinton St. in Mankato. During the search, officers located methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in a...

 

Russ Menke receives Quilt of Valor

Lawrence 4-H members of the 'Dry Creek' and 'Farm Friends' 4-H Clubs used the occasion of the 2021 Memorial Day observance to recognize one of the military veterans living in Lawrence. Following the K...

 

Rock Hills track at state meet Saturday

Three members of the Rock Hills High School boys and girls track and field teams qualified for events at the state 1-A meet held at Wichita State University’s Cessna Field Saturday. The top eight places in each event were awarded points. Lauren...

 

Burr Oak teenager opens for Blackwater

Seventeen-year-old Sonny B., also known as Sonny Johnson from Burr Oak, opened for Blackwater on Saturday night at the Mankato City Park. This was part of the '96 High School reunion that was put...

 

Mankato native scores hole-in-one

Mankato native Corey Freeman scored his first hole-in-one on Monday evening at the Mankato Country Club. Freeman was playing with his father, Dale Freeman, as well Brian and Angela Murray. The ace...

 

Vesty Festival

While the youngsters rode their decorated bicycles in Saturday morningʼs parade down Superiorʼs Central Avenue, Meagan Genung, accompanied them while riding her skate board....

 

Bernie L. White

Bernie L. White, 70, of Belleville, longtime Ell-Saline educator, died May 28, 2021. Cremation was selected and a memorial service will be planned for later in the summer. Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, is in charge of the...

 

Loretta Schell

Loretta Schell, 91, of Billings, Mont., formerly of Baker, Mont., died May 21, with family by her side. Loretta was born to Edward and Ella Kitten, Feb. 16, 1930, in Slayton, Texas. At the age of one, her family moved to a farm outside of Lawrence,...

 

Higher postage rates coming later this year

The United States Postal Service announced a planned adjustment of postage rates as of Aug. 29, 2021, for the public and commercial mail users. For community newspapers using periodicals mail to reach readers, the average rate increase will be...

 

Harrell Roe

Harrell James Roe, 65, died Thursday, May 27, 2021. Harrell was born July 11, 1955, to William (Bill) Roe and Shirley Kono- valsky Roe in El Paso, Texas, while Bill was completing his military... Full story

 

Verlen Marquart

Verlen Leroy Marquart, 82, of Chester, the son of Elmer and Gertrude (Duensing) Marquart, was born Aug. 13, 1938 in Hebron. He died May 18,at Parkview Haven Nursing Home in Deshler. Verlen grew up on the farm helping his father with the livestock...

 

Doris Swanstrom

Doris Mary Swanstrom, 84, of Moses Lake, Wash., died Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at her home in Moses Lake, Wash. Doris was born on July 16, 1936, to Carl and Elsie Mueller in their farmhouse near Nelson,...

 

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