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Country Roads

Farm activities have increased. Fields were fertilized and the planting of the fall crops is almost at an end. Around Memorial Week-end, the alfalfa begins to be cut and baled. Cattle now call the lush pasture lands home. It is hoped pasture fences...

 
 By Bill Blauvelt    Columns    June 17, 2021

Editor's notebook

Sunday afternoon, while returning from a visit with Rita’s mother at Osborne, we encountered a fireman stopping traffic on the highway south of Lebanon. Sheriff’s officers were stationed on Highway 36. Not seeing any smoke which would have...

 
 By Allen Ostdiek    Columns    June 17, 2021

Puffs

It’s interesting . . It seems that more and more information about the national media’s negative allegations about President Trump are being proven untrue. However, we rarely see or hear retractions by the national media concerning their...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    Columns    June 17, 2021

Love my crazy life

This weekend was exhausting. We cleaned out the garages at the money pit and started on our storage shed. For months they have been a catch-all and dumping ground for the family. We decided since we could not find any of our tools, it needed to be...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Presenting Biblical answers to tough questions Q: Where in the Bible does it talk about how to be more patient? A: Let me approach the topic of patience by beginning with it’s opposites: impatience and frustration. We often approach life with an...

 

Whistling ducks observed for first time in Jewell County

While at Lovewell Lake last week, Jim Sullivan reported seeing three Black-Bellied Whistling ducks. He believes his may have been the first sighting ever in Jewell County. Sullivan said it was pretty...

 

SHS grad has lofty ambitions

Hallie Miller has her eyes set firmly in the sky. The 2020 Superior High School graduate has completed her first year at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. She is working on a bachelors...

 
 By Sen. Deb Fischer    News    June 17, 2021

Flag Day

On Monday, Americans celebrated one of the most iconic symbols of freedom the world has ever known: the American flag. The date wasnʼt picked by accident. On the same day in 1777, the Second...

 

Superior Fire Dept. collecting for annual fireworks show Superior Joggers will hold 39th annual Firekracker Run

The Superior Volunteer Fire Department is again making plans to present a free fireworks show at Brodstone Memorial Field as a climax to Superior’s July 4th activities. While coordinated by the members of the fire department, the annual show is...

 

Friends establish assistance fund for Superior resident

Friends of a Superior resident, Tina Fuller, have established a GoFundMe account and are seeking donations to help with Mrs. Fuller's medical related bills. She has an assortment of life-threatening...

 

Board renews federal animal control contract

The Nuckolls County Board of Commissioners met at the county courthouse in Nelson, Monday. All three commissioners were present. The board is meeting weekly through July 19 to prepare the upcoming fiscal year budget. The board worked through a light...

 

Superior schools buy 17 acres near campus

Members of the Superior Board of Education have agreed to purchase and pay $170,000 in cash for approximately 17 acres of land from Scully Estates. The final decison was made during the June board meeting held Monday evening. All members of the...

 

Local Foundation begins 5th decade

Nuckolls County Foundation begins fifth decade of service The Nuckolls County Foundation board of directors met in mid-April for their annual meeting and to determine recipients of $32,450 in scholarships for 2021 high school graduates. The meeting...

 

Jewell County Fair scheduled for July 8-11

The Jewell County Fair will be held Thursday, July 8, through Sunday, July 11. This year’s theme is Small Town Throwdown. Pre-fair judging will be held at the Mankato Community Center on Tuesday, July 6. Open class quilts will be judged starting...

 
 By Amanda Chaput    News    June 17, 2021

Artist paints windows In Mankato

Jade Chaput, Concordia resident from Jaded Ink Designs, has been coming to Mankato to paint business' windows for the Mammoth Festival, which is happening this weekend. As a graduate of Clifton-Clyde...

 

USD 107 board approves supplemental contracts

President Kenny Mizner called the meeting of the board of education for USD No. 107 to order in the meeting room at the district office Monday. Those present were Kenny Mizner, Brandon Hollerich, Lori Slate, Lori Yelken, Marc Grout, Rex Boley, Sam...

 

Home Ownership Program available

A new program that seeks to make home ownership more affordable is now available to eligible buyers in Jewell County. Debra J. Peters, NCK Home Ownership program manager said, “We are making an exception on the ‘Jewell County pilot only’ to...

 

Lawrence Pool is open for business

The Lawrence pool is open for the season. The first day was June 4. The manager, Peggy Kotinek, said the water was up to 82º as last Wednesday. The facility plans to offer water aerobics Monday,...

 

Men's Cow Chip Open at Lawrence Country Club

The Lawrence Country Club was the setting for the annual Men's Cow Chip Open Sunday. The weather cooperated with sunny skies and a moderate breeze. The golfers were spread out over six flights with...

 

Paul Kucera chosen for Eight Man Football Hall of Fame

As an offensive and defensive lineman, Paul Kucera was a dominating force at the line of scrimmage for the powerful Lawrence teams of the early 1980s. He helped lead his team to the state finals three...

 

2021 L-N Alumni Banquet and Meeting

The Lawrence-Nelson Alumni Association held its annual meeting in the Nelson City Auditorium on Saturday May 29. Peggy Cassell, president of the alumni association welcomed the graduates and guests....

 

Tom Stritt dies

Ostdiek relatives in the Lawrence area received word recently of the death of Mr. Tom Stritt of Indianola, Neb. on May 22, 2021, following a motor vehicle accident. Thomas Dale Stritt was born Oct. 23, 1948, to Clarence and Alyce (Carmichael)...

 

Hollis Grone

Hollis Lee Grone, 96, of Davenport, the son of Harold and Bertha (Houseman) Grone, was born Nov. 3, 1924, on a farm near Davenport. He died Tuesday, June 8, at Fillmore County Hospital in Geneva. Hollis grew up north of Davenport. He never quit farmi...

 

Arvon Marcotte

Arvon John Marcotte, 85, of Nebraska City died Sunday, June 13, 2021, at his daughter's home in Omaha. Arvon was born on Nov. 24, 1935, to John J. and Rosa A. (Balthazor) Marcotte at their home in...

 

Marilyn Walker

Marilyn R. Walker, 74, died at the Logan County Hospital in Oakley, Kan. on Thursday. She was born on Aug. 21, 1946, in Garden City, the daughter of Jacob Frank and Martha Baldwin Stillwell. In 1964,...

 

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