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Gov. Ricketts relaxes directed health order

Though some members of the medical community have voiced objections, on Monday Gov. Pete Ricketts relaxed the directed health measures for all but four Nebraska counties. Under the rules which take affect on Monday, Nebraska bars, restaurants and...

 

Crest Theatre to open this week; matinee Wednesday

With the relaxing of the pandemic regulations, the Southern Nebraska Arts Council is preparing to reopen the Crest Theatre. In keeping with the health directives, the theatre has been closed since March. Plans are to open Friday night with shows...

 

Electronic recycling event Tuesday

The electronics recycling collection originally scheduled for earlier this year and delayed because of the pandemic, has been rescheduled for Tuesday between the hours of 1 and 5 p.m. at the Nuckolls County Road Department Yard in east Nelson. The...

 

State park contest will not be held

This week the Whatever Floats Your Boat contest planned for Sunday at the Lovewell State Park beach area joined the long list of activities cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a news release a park spokesman said, in an effort to...

 

Webster Co. has another confirmed COVID case

On Friday, Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) officials reported one new lab-confirmed COVID-19 case, bringing the total number of cases in the 4-county health district to 310. By county, the totals are 279 in Adams, 24 in Clay, 6 in...

 

Richelle Perez named Community Action coordinator

Richelle Perez wanted to move closer to home. She was living in Sioux City, Iowa, working at Central Bank, when she saw an opening for Superior's Community Action Coordinator. It was just the job she was looking for. Superior is close to her...

 

KDOT plans to seal cracks in Jewell Co. highways, add signs

The Kansas Department of Transportation has approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Jewell and nearby counties. Mission Construction Co. of St. Paul, Kan., received a contract valued at $119,367.64 for signage to be...

 

Summer high school musical theater workshops offered

The Dane G. Hansen Foundation, in partnership with the Lovewell Institute for the Creative Arts, will host two virtual high school summer theater workshops this summer. Lovewell artists were originally scheduled to offer seven in-person workshops thi...

 

County awarded $132,000 to support business grants

The Mankato Chamber of Commerce June regular monthly meeting took place last Wednesday at Bob’s of Mankato. Eleven members were present. Minutes of the last meeting and the treasurer’s report were approved as read.  Moonlight Workshop had made...

 

Jewell County Business Applications Sought

Jewell County business applications are now being sought for a competitive process to award $132,000 that the county applied for to support business grants for entities hurt by COVID-19. To be eligible to receive a CDBG-CV Economic Development...

 

Mankato City Library posts reopening plan

Mankato City Library is in the Phase Out portion of the reopening plan. The rules and procedures include the following: 1) Library hours are 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. sharp, Tuesday through Friday. All other times before,...

 

Superior Elementary students attain Presidential Award

Ten Superior Elementary students qualified for the 2020 Presidential Award for Educational Excellence.   Students must have a grade point average of 90 percent or higher for their 4th and 5th...

 

What makes a dad?

Back in May, my friend, Lori, posted a picture on Facebook of her husband and grandson; it tugged at my heart and brought tears to my eyes. Newt is the same age as our granddaughter, Hailey. I cried because I knew that finally Avery was getting those...

 

Jewell County Readers to read "The Gown"

“The Gown” is the next book to be discussed by those interested in attending the Jewell County Readers book club. This is a good book to start or continue your reading pleasure. Copies are available at the Jewell Library. Book club will meet at...

 

An array of books are added to the Mankato library

Mankato City Library added a large selection of new materials this month. In juvenile fiction, books to check out are: “Blooming at the Texas Sunrise Motel” by Kimberly Willis Holt, “We Are Party People” by Leslie Margolis, “XO, OX: A Love...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    History    June 18, 2020

The Greene Family

Yes, it is a story – with many starting places. Pennsylvania, New York, New Hampshire, Virginia and Cornwall, England to name a few. One beginning was in 1867, when Civil War Veteran Ogden Norman...

 
 By Bill Blauvelt    Columns    June 18, 2020

Editor's Notebook

This week I have been following stories out of Manhattan, Kansas, reporting on two alligators stolen from a pet store located in that community. I don’t know why anyone would want to steal an...

 

Country Roads

It's cherry picking time! The only problem is I don't have any cherry trees to pick from. Several years ago a cherry tree start was ordered from a seed catalog. After selecting just the right spot,...

 

Delain Danehey

Delain “Dan” Danehey died unexpectedly on June 2, in Fountain Hills, Ariz. He was born on Sept. 16, 1934, in Lawrence, Neb., the only child of Neil and Caroline (Reiman) Danehey. Dan grew up on the family farm and graduated from the University...

 

Myrna Pistora

Myrna Pistora of Glasco, died Memorial Day, May 25. She was born May 22, 1930, in Ft. Laramie, Wyo., to Arthur and Amanda (Heinrichs) McAdams. Myrna was preceded in death by her parents; brothers,...

 

Berdon Renz

Berdon Lee “Cork” Renz, 86, of Deshler, was born Feb. 25, 1934, in Ruskin, to Ebel and Hazel (Larsen) Renz. He died June 11, at Thayer County Health Services in Heb- ron. He attended Ruskin High S...

 

Herbert Jeffery

Herbert M. Jeffery, 84, Burr Oak, was born Dec. 5, 1935, in Northbranch. He died June 12, at home in Wichita, after a long struggle with cancer. Herb was the son of Lewis and Esther (Dillon) Jeffery. He attended Union 1, a one-room school house,...

 

Walter Wright

Walter Gene Wright, 82, of Hastings, formerly of Superior, died Thursday, March 2, 2017, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings. The son of Olive E. (Davis) and Rollin E. Wright, he was born Oct. 10, 1934 at Thermopolis, Wyo. Walter and his...

 

Geraldine Wright

Hastings resident, Geraldine Ann (Smith) Wright, 83, daughter of Orin Smith and Florence McLane Smith, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, at Good Samaritan Village. She was born Oct. 23, 1936, at Colchester, Conn. Shortly after she was born, her family move...

 

Paul Allen

Paul Allen, 62,the son of Janice M. (Noller) and Donald W. Allen, was born June 14, 1957, at Smith Center. He died June 12, at the Smith County Memorial Hospital in Smith Center. Paul received his formal education attending the Lebanon schools and...

 

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