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Superior council holding firm on COVID closing of park facilities

For most Nebraskans, including those living in Superior, the COVID-19 pandemic rules imposed by the governor’s office and the various multi-county health districts were relaxed on June 1. However, the rules imposed earlier by the Superior City Coun...

 

COVID fears continue to change event schedules

While the City of Superior has not relaxed any of the locally imposed pandemic restrictions, other nearby communities and agencies are doing so. The Village of Lawrence has hired a swimming pool manager and authorized the filling of that...

 

Accident on HWY 14

Semi-truck wreck and fire on HWY 14 on Wednesday afternoon, traffic will be detoured through Webber.... Full story

 

Jensen receives Bluebirder award

Darrell Jensen, Cadams, was honored by Bluebirds Across Nebraska (BAN) at the 2020 National Conference at Kearney on March 14. He was presented the "Bluebirder of the Year Award." Jensen was...

 

Hansen intern now working in Jewell Co.

Jewell County Community Development Association has welcomed Katelyn Harbert as 2020 Dane G. Hansen Foundation Intern. She will be working in Jewell County throughout the summer. Harbert is a senior...

 

Mankato City Council wants pool work to begin

The May 5, Mankato Council meeting was held in person and remotely via online Zoom meeting. The first guest speaker was Sheriff Jacobs. He said he has a position being advertised for another deputy. The town is relatively quiet and citizens are...

 

Mankato City Library to open with restrictions

Mankato City Library has added the following DVDs: Dragon Wars: D-War, Ender’s Game, The Time Machine, Saints and Soldiers, The New World, Interstellar, Freddy Got Fingered, It’s a Disaster, Ironman, and The Trouble With Bliss. Now available in...

 

Jewell County's Reopening Plan

Effective last Wednesday, at 12:01 a.m. Governor Kelly’s Executive Order No. 20-34 implementing Phase 2 of “Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas” with limitations and restrictions for businesses, venues, and individuals expired. The “Ad Astra:...

 

$300,000 grant to support businesses hurt by COVID-19

Both the Jewell County commissioners and the City of Mankato met in special session to submit a competitive grant application to potentially obtain $300,000 each to support Jewell County businesses hurt by COVID-19. The Jewell County commissioners...

 

Summer golf league gets underway at Nelson

On a beautiful Friday evening, the couples summer golf league at the Elk Creek Country Club in Nelson was launched. Participants established handicaps for the season. This summer the format will be the usual “Scramble” (Best Ball) with a two...

 

Nuckolls-Thayer 4-H Virtual Learning Opportunities

Looking for summer learning opportunities you can do from home? Nuckolls County Extension has you covered! Nebraska 4-H offers summer virtual learning opportunities. All experiences provide hands-on, virtually guided activities! The summer sessions...

 

New State DHM for South Heartland Counties begins

A new State of Nebraska Directed Health Measure (DHM) took effect for South Heartland District Monday. The new measures are Phase II of relaxing the restrictions put in place to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The DHM will be effecti...

 

May completes basic training

Navy Airman Caitlyn May completed eight weeks of US Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, North Chicago, Ill., on April 23. She was one of 81 recruits in Training Division 160....

 

June 1 was final day for candidates to file

With the passing of the filing deadline at noon on Monday, we know the names of the Republican and Democrat candidates who will appear the Aug. 4 primary election ballots. The general election will be held on Nov. 3. The following Republicans have...

 

Broeckelman's first grandchild born

Rod and Susan Broeckelman of Mankato, announce the birth of their first grandchild. Pius Eliseo Broeck- elman was born to Joel and Maddy Broeckelman of Topeka, May 17, 2020. He is the first...

 

Rock Hills begins summer activities

Summer Strength and Conditioning for all Rock Hills students who will be in grades 6 through 12 began Monday. Drivers Education will begin for Rock Hills students on June 24 with classroom instruction on June 24 through June 26 and driving time to...

 
 By Bill Blauvelt    Columns    June 4, 2020

Editor's Notebook

For some people Monday was a special day but most people were unaware that it was special. Instead struggled with the new norm of social distancing, face masks and closed or at least changed businesses. Our city cousins added racial unrest concerns....

 

Country Roads

While working in my yard this week doing some weeding, planting and watering, I came across five snakes at three different times. Let me say I’ve heard it all before, that most of the snakes around here are harmless, and my farmer husband said...

 
 By Jenny Rees    Columns    June 4, 2020

Jenny's REESources

I enjoy this stage when corn is just tall enough to give the fields a green cast when looking at them from an angle. There continues to be discussion and questions about uneven corn emergence. Like many, I wasn’t anticipating seeing uneven...

 

Gary Luben

An Oak resident, Gary Luben, 75, died Tuesday at Lincoln, Neb. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Megrue-Price Funeral Home.... Full story

 

Roger Degley

Roger Ernst Degley, 64, the son of John and Margot (Maurer) Degley, was born Aug, 4, 1955, at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha, He died Sunday at the Superior Good Samaritan Society home. Roger was a Superior High School graduate. He served with the... Full story

 

Olen Goodwin

Olen Rae Goodwin, 71, died in Arizona on Feb. 23, 2020.  Rae was born on Dec.1, 1948, in Little Rock, Ark., to Olen and Mary Goodwin.  When Rae was nine years old, the family moved to Kansas. He attended school in Burr Oak and Jewell. He graduated... Full story

 

Lynn Meyer

Lynn Ivan Meyer, 76, the son of Alfred and Nellie (Troudt) Meyer, was born Sept. 1, 1943, at Nelson. He died Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at the Parkview Haven Nursing Home in Deshler. Lynn graduated from Ne... Full story

 

Byron Ray

Byron W. Ray, 91, of Beatrice died in Lincoln, Neb., May 27. He was born on March 11, 1929, northeast of Nelson, to Millard and Lourilla (Mumma) Ray and was a 1947 graduate of Superior High School.... Full story

 

Donna Noble

Donna Kay (Timmermeyer) Noble, 77, of Republic, died May 27, in Hastings. Donna was born April 13, 1943, in Wichita, to Lawrence and Pauline (Steinke) Timmermeyer, and had one brother, Lawrence... Full story

 

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