Articles from the June 6, 2024 edition


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  • Country Roads

    Gloria Schlaefli|Jun 6, 2024

    Flowers are growing and blooming more this spring than in years past. My favorite, the peonies, out did themselves and now the irises are showing off. Irises have been in North America since the 1600s. They were brought from Europe by early settlers. These lovely flowers can be found not only in North America and Europe, but also in the Middle East, Northern Africa and Asia. History tells us the ancient Egyptians placed an iris flower on the brow of the Sphinx as a symbol of bravery and wisdom. Where did the name “Iris” originate? Reports say...

  • Editor's Notebook

    Bill Blauvelt|Jun 6, 2024

    “Windy Ridge,” by Florence MacNaughton Butler of Oskaloosa, Iowa, is a Nebraska pioneer story that relates to the time Evelyn Brodstone was growing up in Superior. In fact the Brodstones and the MacNaughtons were neighbors. There have been many pioneer stories written about Nebraska including several written by Red Cloud’s Willa Cather. But this story is different because it is one set at the MacNaugton home place which was just north of the present Superior Evergreen Cemetery on the west side of the highway. The MacNaughton farm would have...

  • Ask a Pastor Column

    Jun 6, 2024

    Q: What does repentance mean? Is it the same as feeling sorry for your sins? A: First, let me say that different pastors and teachers will have slightly different definitions of repentance. I’ll walk you through the way it is used in the Bible, then give you my take on a definition. But I invite you to look at other perspectives as well. As always, the best perspective is the one that most closely fits with how the word is used in the Bible, and each individual must determine this for themselves (1 John 2:27). When we examine various verses t...

  • Puffs

    Allen Ostdiek|Jun 6, 2024

    Just a few days ago we observed “Memorial Day.” On June 6 we observe “D Day.” Throughout world history, few countries go out of their way to help protect the innocent. It happens, but just not very often. In the history of the United States of America, it has happened time and again. June 6, 1944 is a date the allied forced attacked the Nazi controlled Europe in an effort to free the world from the evil that was the Nazi rule of government. Not that America is free of bad decisions, it is just that so many of those graves we honor on Memoria...

  • Love my crazy life

    Teraesa Bruce|Jun 6, 2024

    Love my crazy life By Teraesa Bruce I really do love my crazy little life, but sometimes I just feel like I need a break from it. I’m sure much of my stress comes from my own “not-so-stable” crazy mind, but nonetheless, a break would be nice. I keep telling myself things will calm down, but they never seem to. I do this to myself, I know, but I don’t know any other way to live but on the edge of a nervous breakdown. I decided since Robert and Julia ran off in September and got married, we needed to do something to celebrate the two of them. R...

  • Retired Superior resident's hobby: making, selling wooden toys

    Karyn Christy|Jun 6, 2024

    A farmer friend's combine broke down and he desperately needed a new one, willing to help out a long-time buddy, Jamie Thornberry, said he could get one for him, but he didn't say what kind. Jamie, excited at the prospect, couldn't wait to hear back from him. Randy was on a mission. Later, as promised, Randy met up with Jamie and delivered a John Deere green and yellow, combine look alike. The combine was approximately 12-inches long by 12-inches wide by 10-inches high carved from maple and oak...

  • More photos on our website this week

    Jun 6, 2024

    Our printed papers have had room for only a small fraction of the photos and videos taken of area news events in the past two weeks. Our online edition has literally hundreds of photos taken of local activities including Memorial Weekend, the antique auto cruise, and kayaking on the main street of Burr Oak following Friday’s six plus rain deluge. The web archive can be reached at www.superiorne.com. Many of the photos were taken by newspaper employees but others like Art Whitten at Chester and Sonya Harris at Burr Oak saw news happening, t...

  • Longtime employee joins hospital board

    Jun 6, 2024

    Brodstone Healthcare has announced the appointment of Sandy Borden to its board of managing trustees, effective immediately. Borden brings a wealth of experience to the board, including 46 years as chief financial officer of Brodstone Healthcare. "We are thrilled to welcome Sandy Borden to the Brodstone Healthcare Board of Managing Trustees," said Treg Vyzourek, chief executive officer at Brodstone Healthcare. "Her expertise will be an asset to our board as we navigate the ever-changing...

  • Area traffic count soared Saturday

    Jun 6, 2024

    Summer Saturdays in Superior normally see an uptick in traffic as vehicles pass through on their way to Lovewell Lake. This Saturday was a bit different as numerous vintage automobiles passed through town as part of the 31st Annual Nebraska Rod and Custom Association Tour Nebraska, a 500 mile drive. The wave of cars traveled from Hastings. They entered Superior from the north on Highway 14 before turning east on Highway 8 to Chester. The first group passed through town shortly after 8 a.m. A dense fog advisory had delayed the start for some...

  • Valuation changes have been mailed

    Jun 6, 2024

    The Nuckolls County Board of Commissioners met at the county courthouse in Nelson, Monday. All three commissioners were present. The road department reported maintainers were at work on all the county roads. A bridge project over the Bostwick canal has been completed. The board approved the county match request to Region 3 Behavioral Health Services in the amount of $10,787.57. Susan Rogers, county assessor, advised that property tax protests concerning valuation figures could be filed after June 1. The board will not hear any protests until...

  • Certified officer joins Superior police force

    Jun 6, 2024

    The City of Superior has welcomed a new police officer to the force. Kassie Geiger began her duties in May according to Wilbur Young, police chief. Geiger was raised in Dunning. She graduated from Sand Hills High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and military science from Chadron State College. Geiger joined the Nebraska National Guard in 2012. She serves as a military police officer and holds the rank of captain. Her last deployment was to the border of the United...

  • Local yield data reviewed productive wheat plots

    Sandra L. Wick|Jun 6, 2024

    Well, it won't be long, and the combines and farm trucks will be rolling in the wheat fields around north central Kansas. The 2024 wheat crop has certainly been through a variety of conditions during the growing season with some looking pretty good while others not so good. I will provide an update on the Post Rock Extension District Wheat Demonstration Plot Tours that were held the end of May. Annually, the Post Rock Extension District conducts face-to-face tours of our wheat demonstration plot...

  • U.S. 24 and K-9 to close for railroad repair

    Jun 6, 2024

    On Monday, June 3, the BNSF Railway planned to close U.S. 24 from U.S. 81 to Beloit in Cloud and Mitchell counties to repair and upgrade the tracks. U.S. 24 is scheduled to remain closed for about a week at which time U.S. 24 will reopen and K-9 will close for a week. During the closure of U.S. 24, motorists are directed to detour on K-9. During the closure of K-9, motorists are directed to detour on U.S. 24....

  • Rural preservation grant applications available

    Jun 6, 2024

    The Kansas Historical Society has applications now available for the Kansas Rural Preservation grant program. The Kansas Historical Society received a $750,000 grant from the National Park Service’s Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants Program and those funds are now being offered through this subgrant program to the owners of historic downtown commercial properties for repair and rehabilitation projects. A complete program description, application information, and application link are available online at kshs.org/20430; applications m...

  • Commissioners hear concerns about T Road

    Jun 6, 2024

    The Jewell County Commissioners met Monday, May 20. Commissioners Keith Roe, Ed Duskie and Brent Beck and Carla Waugh, county clerk, were present for the meeting. Sheila Nelson-Stout, president and chief executive officer of OCCK, said the organization has served 5,009 people throughout Kansas in 2023 and 96 of those were in Jewell County. OCCK has returned $437,179 to Jewell County in wages. Sheila also said the 2025 budget request will remain the same as 2024. Patrick Wallerius, chief financial officer, discussed the public transportation...

  • Carla Waugh, county clerk, will not seek re-election

    Jun 6, 2024

    After much consideration, I am announcing that I will not be seeking re-election for my position as Jewell County Clerk. I am truly grateful for the support and experiences that I have received in my 43 years serving Jewell County with the last 28 years in the County Clerk’s Office and the first 15 years in the County Appraiser’s Office. This certainly was not an easy decision to make, but I feel this is the ideal time to retire at the end of my term in January 2025. I ask for your support in electing Myka Zadina as my successor. Myka has bee...

  • Six to seven inches of rain fell north of Burr Oak

    Jun 6, 2024

    Water, water everywhere. This unidentified woman walked down the street in Burr Oak, Friday afternoon, in calf-deep water holding her umbrella, after six to seven inches of rain fell over a relatively small area north of Burr Oak, Photo by Sonya Harris video links of burr oak flood https://www.facebook.com/reel/1665780097560126/?s=single_unit&__cft__[0]=AZW9i73ZumeWGe0dWtnwPadiIVJ5AmDleeD_iyKT8XdlcMwZMUQ8-RqoPUOry7Dewei-Fl9nB-Uk7o0mNiFBNOxA4s8dynEXWCNeEz5TD1CKgy7aQpi48mjWk3bN...

  • Curt Johnson inducted into the Eight-Man Football Hall of Fame

    Jun 6, 2024

    Two coaches and ten players have been named to the 2024 NEMFCA Eight-Man Football Hall of Fame. They will be inducted during ceremonies to be held on Saturday, June 15, at The Tom Osborne Family Sports Complex in Hastings. The hall of fame is presented by the Nebraska Eight-Man Football Coaches Association and sponsored by Cornerstone Bank. The induction ceremony will be held at halftime of the 47th annual Sertoma Eight-Man All-Star Game played at Hastings College. Kickoff for the game will be...

  • Nelson Pool to open Saturday

    Jun 6, 2024

    The Nelson pool crew is excited to announce they will open the doors to the public on Saturday. They have had a rough start this year, and have appreciated everyone's patience. Janet Jones of Edgar, has been training the new lifeguards this year. She is patient when working with the guards; they all look forward to seeing her. They had to borrow the Lawrence and Clay Center pools for the training and the senior guards were jealous the newbies got to train in a heated pool. Prices are the same...

  • Beth Himmelberg wins Ladies Cow Chip Open

    Jun 6, 2024

    Twenty-eight ladies came out Sunday, June 2, to the Lawrence Country Club to vie for the coveted Cow Chip plaque and bragging rights, only to be greeted with an untimely thunderstorm. After a rain delay of more than an hour, the foursomes were sent out and play commenced. In the end, Beth Himmelberg was able to best the competition by shooting a first round 40, followed by a second round 41 for a total of 81. Second place in the championship flight went to Tami Kohmetscher with an 85. Others in...

  • 18th Annual Edgar American Legion Poker Run results

    Jun 6, 2024

    The 18th Annual Edgar American Legion Post 248 Motorcycle Poker Run was Sunday, hosted by the Edgar American Legion Riders Chapter (ALR). The day started with a thunderstorm rolling in as participants arrived at the Edgar Legion to register and receive their maps for the ride. A motorcycle rider never knows what the weather will be, but is prepared to ride safe. Signing in to register were 81 brave riders who took the day's weather in stride. Several put on rain suits to stay dry. The...

  • Staff for Fischer will be in Clay, Nuckolls and Webster counties

    Jun 6, 2024

    U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) said her staff will hold local office hours for constituents in Clay, Nuckolls and Webster counties on Thursday, June 13. These office hours serve as an opportunity for constituents to speak in person directly with Senator Fischer’s staff to receive help with casework and other issues at the federal level. Josh Jelden, Senator Fischer’s Central Nebraska Constituent Services and Outreach director, will hold local office hours at the times and locations below: Thursday, June 13: Clay County - 9:30 to 10:30 a.m...

  • Hastings College announces spring 2024 Dean's List

    Jun 6, 2024

    Hastings College has announced the Dean’s List for its spring 2024 semester. For the semester, 351 students from 20 states and 11 countries were named to the Dean’s List. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must achieve a grade point average of 3.7 to 4.0 scale and be registered for full-time coursework. Breanna Brennfoerder, Edgar. Students who earned a 4.0 grade point average for the semester are Taylor Harrington, Nelson; Cailey Hanson and Owen Perrie, Superior....

  • Roy Anderson

    Jun 6, 2024

    Roy Keith Anderson, the son of Ralph and Emma (Nelson) Anderson, was born April 10, 1940, at Salina, Kansas. He died on May 28, 2024, at the Webster County Hospital in Red Cloud, Nebraska. Roy graduated from Gypsum High School with the Class of 1957. Following the completion of his formal education, he worked several years in central Kansas, gaining experience from an implement dealer, home construction and working at his Uncle Pip’s service station. In 1965, he purchased the farm at Guide Rock, Nebraska. Roy was united in marriage with R...

  • Meyers earned eight at state

    Jun 6, 2024

    RHHS track at state meet Nate Meyers was inadvertently omitted from the Rock Hills state track meet story. Meyers earned eight of the nine team points for the boys team with his second place finish in the long jump at the meet in Wichita. Meyers best jump was 21’6”, just two inches short of the winning effort. Meyers, a junior, will have the opportunity to return next season and attempt to earn the first place medal....

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