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Driver loses life when accident closes K-14

Scott Sell, a 50-year-old truck driver from Hastings was killed in a one-vehicle accident last Wednesday afternoon. He lost control of double-trailer truck he was driving on Highway 14 south of...

 

Superior opens parks, library

Reopening of Superior following the pandemic closing moved a step closer Monday evening when members of the Superior City Council voted unanimously to loosen the restrictions on access to the city...

 

Nuckolls Co. will limit fair access

Unlike some counties who have cancelled plans for a fair in 2020, the Nuckolls County Ag Society plans to hold a fair this year but it will be much different than in past years. Entertainment, open class entries, vendor booths and food service...

 

COVID explodes plans for 38th Firekracker Run

The Superior Firekracker Run is the latest event to become a COVID-19 casualty. Members of the Superior Joggers Club announced Monday that the event would not be held this year. It had been part of Independence Day Celebrations in Superior since...

 

Superior school board approves curriculum goals

Members of the Superior Board of Education met in the high school library Monday evening. Each sat at a designated table. All were present. Also present were Kim Williams, Sharon Biltoft, Bob Cook, Doug Hoins, Supt. Marty Kobza, Logan Christiancy...

 

Driver Examiners returning to Nelson

Driver license examiners plan to return to Nuckolls County on Tuesday, June 23. An examiner will be available to test drivers from 9:30 to 12 noon and from 12:30 to 4 p.m. on that date. Starting in July, the examiners expect to maintain their...

 

Stimulus certificates sell out quickly

Area residents know a good thing when they see it and the City of Superior business stimulus program was quickly recognized as a good deal. Under the plan a shopper could purchase a certificate for $25 that was valued at $37.50 by participating...

 

Will show movie on auditorium lawn Friday

For a number of years in the 1950s and 1960s, Superior had a drive-in movie screen that was never used. It was located east of the Victorian Inn. The lack of a drive-in screen doesn’t mean Superior area residents can’t watch movies outdoors. At...

 

Mankato held a Town Hall Meeting

Congressman Roger Marshall held a public town hall at Mankato Livestock Inc., Wednesday to discuss impacts of COVID-19....

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    June 11, 2020

Sesquicentennial Fourth of July planned in Jewell

“We Have a Story to Tell”! In 1870 there was a celebration at Fort Jewell on the Fourth of July. The group, several were Civil War veterans, was celebrating the anniversary of the birth of the United States. But pertinent to the settlers, they...

 

Special Events at Jewell County Fair

The Jewell County Fair Board will host two special events at this year’s Jewell County Fair which is slated for July 9 through 12 at the fairgrounds in Mankato. On Friday, July 10, David Pabst, the chuck wagon cook of Colby, Kan., will serve the e...

 

Commissioners decide not to close one mile of 130 Road

The Jewell County commissioners met June 1. Commissioners Mark Fleming, Steve Greene and Keith Roe and Carla J, Waugh, county clerk, were present for the meeting. The commissioners discussed closing one mile of 130 Road between section 25 of 4-8 and...

 

JC awarded grant to support businesses hurt by COVID-19

Jewell County has been awarded $132,000 to support business grants for entities hurt by COVID-19. It is one of 66 awards across the state. Both the Jewell County commissioners and the City of Mankato met in special session to submit a competitive...

 

Chase retires as Community Action Services coordinator

Twenty-six years ago Jana Chase found her nitch when she was hired as the Community Action Services coordinator at Superior. At the time, Jana was a beautician at Republic, her hometown. Looking through The Superior Express, she saw an ad for a...

 

Sedonah Franzen awarded a Davis-Bahcall Scholarship

Sedonah Franzen, a freshman physics student at the University of South Dakota, was awarded one of eight Davis-Bahcall Scholarships at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (Sanford Lab) in Lead,...

 

Petsch opens electrical business in Red Cloud

Petsch Electric, owned by Justin Petsch was founded last November 2019 to provide residential, commercial and agricultural electrical services to South Central Nebraska. Justin grew up in Guide Rock. His wife, Marissa, is from Nelson. They chose to...

 

Superior School News

Sierra Blackburn, a member of the Superior Girls Basketball team has won the first June Ethic Award. The award honors a player who shows high-level dedication to improve their basketball skills and fundamentals. Sierra completed four individual...

 

Area students named to Deans Honor Roll at FHSU

Three area students from Nebraska are among the 1,802 included to the Fort Hays State University Honor Roll for the spring 2020 semester. The Deans Honor Roll includes undergraduate students only. To be eligible, students must have completed 12 or...

 

Charges filed against Deweese shooting suspect

A Lincoln man faces nine felony charges related to a rampage in April that ended with an officer-involved shooting in DeWeese. Wesley Blessing, 46, is charged in Clay County with three counts of attempted assault on an officer, three counts of use...

 

New walk-in fishing property near Beloit

Anglers will be happy to hear a new Walk-in Fishing Area (WIFA), formerly known as the FISH program, has been added near Beloit. This six acre pond is located just off the blacktop approximately five miles west of Beloit on Main Street and has...

 

Burr Oak Library reopened Tuesday

The Burr Oak Community Library resumed normal operations Tuesday, June 9.  The doors are now open to the public for materials checkout during regular business hours. Be aware, there will be no computer use, gaming or indoor play activities during...

 

Club discusses Burr Oak's July 4th celebration 

Peggy Wilson, chairman of the Burr Oak Community Club, called the June 4, meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. outside the Grate Expectations Cafe. The minutes of the March 5, meeting were approved as read. Jessica Barnes, treasurer, reported the account...

 

Jewell County Cinema Board meeting minutes

The Jewell County Cinema board meeting was held at the Mankato Christian Church. Thadd Hinkle called the meeting to order. Members present were Thadd Hinkle, Lisa Goodheart, Phyllis Christie, Janis McDill, Chris and Jill Klos, Kristin Underwood and S...

 
 By Bill Blauvelt    Columns    June 11, 2020

Editor's Notebook

Richard Schmeling is a frequent contributor to this newspaper. The 1958 graduate of Superior High School and retired attorney now living in Lincoln, Neb., likes to recall what it was like to grow in...

 

Country Roads

Summer came early! What happened to spring? It somehow was blown away by the strong hot Kansas south winds. With the hot winds went my beautiful flower blooms. Since hardly any rain has arrived in our area, the rock roads are blowing. Dust is...

 

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