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Welcome rain falls on area; severe weather stays away

It has been an interesting week for area residents who enjoy watching the clouds. Monday night a spectacular rainbow appeared to arch over Superior. From the newspaper office it appeared the rainbow s...

 

Modified Easter Egg hunt this week in Lincoln Park

Living Faith Fellowship’s Eggstravaganza which is normally held near Easter wasn’t held this year because the parks were closed at that time. It has been rescheduled for 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. It will be held in conjunction with a Facebook...

 

Blackwood Brothers coming to Superior

The Blackwood Brothers are returning to Superior. Their concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, July 10, but because of the social distancing and venue regulations the location is a bit uncertain at this time. The sponsors are considering holding...

 

Fleeing suspect shoots himself

It’s been an interesting few days for officers associated with the Nuckolls County Sheriff’s office. On Sunday the department advised an officer was called to the Hardy Main Street to investigate reports of a coyote behaving strangely. It was...

 

Board modifies schedule for Nuckolls Co. Fair

The Nuckolls County 4-H Council has modified the 2020 Nuckolls County Fair 4-H schedule to meet COVID-19 safety requirements.These decisions were made in cooperation with the NDA’s Guidance of Livestock Shows (https://nda.nebras...

 

New warning for Lovewell Reservoir

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), has issued a public health warning for blue-green algae for Lovewell Reservoir in Jewell County. Warning...

 

State of Nebraska vs. Keaton B Meyer

At 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 23, Keaton Meyer appeared in Nuckolls County Court with Judge Illingworth presiding. He was sentenced to 8 to 10 years in a Nebraska correctional facility and given credit for time already served in the amount of 360 days....

 

Commissioners approve Block Grant Agreement

The Jewell County commissioners met June 8. Commissioners, Mark Fleming, Steve Greene and Keith Roe and Carla J. Waugh, county clerk, were present for the meeting. Shannon Meier, ambulance director, reviewed April and May’s activity reports and...

 

Supplemental recommendations approved by USD 107 Board

President Kenny Mizner called the regular June meeting of the Board of Education for USD 107 to order at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at the district office with Zoom video conference access. Those present were Kenny Mizner, Brenden Wirth, Marc Grout,...

 

USD 107 B of E holds special meeting June 18

President Kenny Mizner called the special meeting of the Board of Education for USD No. 107 to order on June 18. Those present were Kenny Mizner, Brenden Wirth, Marc Grout, Brandon Hollerich, Lori Yelken, Lori Slate, Sam Meyers, Kari Kephart...

 

SHS announces plans for July 18 commencement exercises

Superior Public Schools will hold the 2019-20 graduation ceremony at 10 a.m., on Saturday, July 18. The ceremony will take place in Superior’s high school gym. The capacity of the high school gym is 1,200. Superior’s graduation plan, which is...

 

GSS recognized with national excellence award

The Good Samaritan Society was recognized at the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit as a leader in the fight against the flu. Good Samaritan Society received the top corporate campaign award for its efforts to immunize employees for...

 

20th Anniversary of Rockin' G horse show well attended

Saturday was the 20th anniversary for Guide Rock's Rockin' G annual open horse show with 98 participants. Judging was Lydia Smith Jundra of Clarkson. Age groups were 11 and under, 12 to 14, 15 to 18...

 

Rainwater Basin project receives $75,000 grant

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has been awarded a $75,000 grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust for the Rainwater Basin Wetland Management project. Game and Parks is a partner with the Rainwater Basin Joint Venture and is committed to...

 

Midway Co-op donates to Kansas Wheat Commission

Midway Co-op Association recently donated $20,000 to the Kansas Wheat Commission Research Foundation. It is a cooperative agreement between the Kansas Wheat Commission and the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers. The Kansas Wheat Commission is a...

 

Photo Ark Exhibit to open at the Hansen Museum

The National Geographic Photo Ark is a project committed to documenting every species living in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries—inspiring people not just to care, but also to help protect these animals for future generations. In...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    History    June 26, 2020

Harrison - Post Office and Town

Early in Jewell County history, there was discussion on the matter of what to name Town 1 South Range 8 West in Jewell County. Two suggestions were Kleveland and Norway as K. O. Kleveland, from Norway, was an early settler. But another suggestion...

 

Savanna and Sawyer Railsback

Matt and Allison Railsback are the parents of twins, Savannah Jean and Sawyer Keith, born June 18, at Clarion, Iowa. Savanna weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and Sawyer weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces. Grandparents are Burton Railsback, Osage City, Kan.,...

 
 By Bill Blauvelt    Columns    June 26, 2020

Editor's Notebook

With the combination of the COVID stay-at-home recommendation and the National Weather Service category 3 severe storm forecast for Sunday afternoon, Rita and I stayed pretty close to home. Since the...

 

Country Roads

I’ve been what some people call a “history buff.” For many years the history teacher at my home school was Mildred Mullins. She was a strict teacher with her pop tests and memorizing historical speeches, but she made sure I learned what was...

 

Audyne Delka

Audyne Delka, 81, a resident of Roanoke, Texas, died May 18. A graveside service is planned for 10:30 Saturday morning at the Bostwick Cemetery. Friends may call or stop by on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Megrue-Price Funeral Home... Full story

 

Herbert Jeffery

Herbert M. Jeffery, 84, Burr Oak, was born Dec. 5, 1935, in Northbranch. He died June 12, 2020 at home in Wichita, after a long struggle with cancer. Herb was the son of Lewis and Esther (Dillon)... Full story

 

Steven King

Steven Wayne King 65, Webber, died at his home on June 13. He was born Feb. 4, 1955, at St. Mary's Hospital in Emporia, Kan., the son of Wayne E. and Wanda (Gardner) King. Surviving family members... Full story

 

Bernice Bergman

Bernice Bergman, 88, of Mankato, died Thursday, June 18, at the Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems, Beloit. She was born on Sep. 26, 1931, in Weatherford, Okla., to Jake and Anna (Holly) Hamburger. Bernice graduated from Weather- ford High... Full story

 

Loretta Schardt

Loretta Anna Alma (Heitmann) Schardt, 96, the oldest of five children, was born to Louis and Meta (Bohl- ing) Heitmann on Oct. 7, 1923, near Hardy. Loretta filled her home with love for her family,... Full story

 

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