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Country Roads

It was an exciting weekend in my hometown of Burr Oak, Kansas as the town’s 1871 founding was celebrated. The town’s roots began 150 years ago when A.J. Godfrey and his wife, Sarah, decided to move west. They first settled with others from the...

 
 By Bill Blauvelt    Columns    June 10, 2021

Editors Notebook

editor’s notebook 6/10/21 Sunday I was glad I wasn’t trying to ride either my pony or bicycle on Highway 14. Without a doubt, I would have been spooked by all the traffic and I suspect most if not all of the horses I have ridden would also have...

 

what's upstairs

When I was growing up in Superior, most of the downtown business district buildings were two-stories tall. The first floor usually housed a business. In some instances, the owner of the first floor store lived on the second floor but not always....

 
 By Allen Ostdiek    Columns    June 10, 2021

Puffs

The Nebraska Legislature ended its 2021 session a week or so ago and I noticed an article about the session that interested me. It seems that almost 700 Bills had been introduced into the session this year. Not all were passed, but that seemed to me...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    Columns    June 10, 2021

Love my crazy life

We turned on the air conditioner the other night. It seems I will not get much of a reprieve from the freezing temperatures. The hubby has the thermostat set to “Meat Locker!” Outside of the house, I wear a tank top and shorts, and inside I wear...

 

Brodstone receives first Gold performace award

Brodstone receives first Gold performace award Brodstone Memorial Hospital has received notification that they were the recipient of another high performance award. Brodstone received notification from CLA (Clifton, Larsen Allen) they were selected...

 

BMH holds formal ground breaking for project started before COVID-19

Brodstone Memorial Hospital held a ground breaking ceremony on Thursday to celebrate the upcoming construction of a facility expansion. The expansion, which is slated to be complete the summer of...

 

Chester woman asks... If not me who will do it?

If you've driven through Chester in the last 11 months or so, you may have seen someone walking around town pulling a red wagon, not containing children, but trash cans. Chester resident, Danielle...

 

Tour Nebraska NRCA comes to Superior

Sunday morning, more than 200 vehicles passed through Superior as part of 600 miles Tour Nebraska NRCA (Nebraska Rod and Custom Association.) The tour features classic, antique and special interest...

 

Trailblazer reports on collection days

Earlier this year the Trailblazer Resource Conservation and Development District held household hazardous waste collection days in Nelson, Hebron, Alma, Hildreth, Clay Center, Red Cloud and Hebron. At these events a total of 1,885 pounds of...

 
 By Gloria Schlaefli    News    June 10, 2021

Family and friends gather in Burr Oak Burr Oak celebrates 150 years along the White Rock

Saturday events of Burr Oak's 150th Celebration kicked off with the Emory Clemons Unit 263 American Legion Junior Auxiliary serving free pastries in the Veteran Park. It was estimated more than 2,200...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    June 10, 2021

BO Celebration kicked off in March

It had been 150 years in coming but Burr Oak celebrated “150 Years Along the White Rock” this past weekend. The celebration actually kicked off in March of 2019 with Cal McNichols depicting “the essence of the town” in his mural of Burr...

 

Fondation awards grants to Jewell county groups

The Jewell County Community Foundation Grant Awards Committee met on May 25 and allocate funding to various organizations in Jewell County. The grants were awarded as follows: Esbon Rural Fire District $7,018 for new communication devices and a...

 

Summer Movies a Possibility at UTE

The Ute Theatre doesn’t usually show movies during the summer months but COVID has changed a number of things including the theatre. This summer theater management hopes to be open at least one weekend in July and one in August. They already have...

 

Attendance will determine if movies run in July and August

The Jewell County Cinema, Inc. Board met May 24. The meeting was held by Zoom and in person and was called to order by Thadd Hinkle. Those present for the meeting were Thadd Hinkle, Lisa Goodheart, Phyllis Christie, Janis McDill, Chris Klos, Kristin...

 
 By Gloria Schlaefli    News    June 10, 2021

Burr Oak focus of tour

Tour of Tombstones was part of the Burr Oak 150th Celebration over the week-end. The tour was held at the Burr Oak Cemetery following the celebration parade. The guide was Gloria Garman-Schlaefli, who...

 

Restoration continues at Sacred Heart Church in Lawrence

One hundred years is a long time in the life of a person, a tree, and even a building. The Landmark in Lawrence has long been the Sacred Heart parish church. The building is closing in on being one hu...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    News    June 10, 2021

30x30 Land Grab

Thursday, Governor Pete Ricketts held a town hall meeting at the Clay County Fairgrounds. The meeting was to inform landowners about his opposition to the 30x30 plan being promoted by President...

 

Nelson resident faces 7 felony counts

An investigation by the state attorney general’s office has resulted in seven felony charges, two Class 11 First degree sexual assault charges and five Class 111A felonies of child abuse, being placed against a Nelson area resident. He was...

 

Nuckolls County board met Monday

The Nuckolls County Board of Commissioners met for their regularly scheduled meeting, Monday, at the county court house in Nelson. James Keifer was an excused absence. The board approved the submitted claims. The road department reported the...

 

Ladies Cow Chip Open held at Lawrence

The Lawrence Country Club was home to the annual ladies Cow Chip Open golf tournament Sunday. There were three flights out on the course. The championship flight numbered eight golfers. Carol Lemke...

 

Superior Municipal Swimming Pool opens

The Superior Municipal Swimming Pool opened for the season Monday. Bev Czirr, pool manager, will utilize nine Red Cross certified lifeguards to oversee the safety of pool patrons. Seth Going serves as the assistant manager. The pool required more pre...

 

Stateline volleyball all-star game Friday

The sixth annual Twin Valley Conference-Northern Plains League Stateline Volleyball All-Star game will be played at Rock Hills High School, Mankato, Friday. The match will begin at 6 p.m. with pregame introductions being made 15 minutes prior to the...

 

Stateline basketball game at Mankato

Rock Hills High School, Mankato, hosted the sixth annual Twin Valley Conference-Northern Plains League State Line Basketball All-Star Game. The Northern Plains League boys team prevailed over the Twin Valley Conference team 84-72. Trevor Biltoft,...

 

Maxine Williams

Maxine Joan Williams, the daughter of Loren and Amy (Hoins) Bailey, was born on April 26, 1933, on the farm northeast of Guide Rock. She died June 6, 2021, at the Parkview Haven Nursing Home at...

 

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