Articles from the June 29, 2023 edition

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Country Roads

It will soon be time to celebrate another Independence Day, July 4th, the birthday of our country, the United States of America! It would take a giant birthday cake to hold our country’s 247 candles. When we think of America’s most patriotic son...

 
 By Bill Blauvelt    Columns    June 29, 2023

Editor's Notebook

My nephew and his family live near Accident, Maryland. They stopped by North Central Kansas this week for a brief visit with relatives including his grandmother, parents, aunt and uncle. The Blauvelts met Garrett and family in Osborne about 11 a.m....

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Q: What are the differences in the four gospel accounts? A: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are indeed about as different as four works on the same subject can be! Each was written to a different recipient or recipients, each had a different author...

 
 By Allen Ostdiek    Columns    June 29, 2023

Puffs

I think this week I’ll pass along little bits of news you may have not heard of before. Nothing earth shaking, but of interest to me at least. • In Philadelphia there is a Memorial Chapel to honor the deaths of four chaplains in the U. S. mil...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    Columns    June 29, 2023

Love my crazy life

I’m writing you from my porch tonight. Yes, I said night. I know, I’m weird. It’s not hot in the house or anything, I just prefer outside to in. I’m all wrapped up in my blankie, with the fan blowing on me because it’s a still night and without the f...

 

Sixth member joins Superior City Council

With the swearing in of Darrell Brandt on Monday evening as a member of the Superior City Council representing the first ward, the council is again at full-strength. However, with members Carrie Lemke and James Flores absent Monday evening, the...

 

Early copy needed for next issue of this newspaper

Crew members of the newspapers published at Superior, Mankato and Nelson will appreciate the assistance of news contributors and advertisers in the submission of early copy for the next issues of The Superior Express, Jewell County Record and...

 

Celebrations mark birth of a nation in most communities

With Independence Day (July 4th) coming on a Tuesday this year, the establishment of our nation this year will be celebrated on various days. Perhaps that is good for the various celebration times will make it easier for those who like to celebrate...

 

Drought evident in rural Nebraska

A description often given, many times in jest. However, at times, like 2023, it is true. Average rainfall for south central Nebraska is about 22 to 24 inches of rain . . . in good years. 2023 is shaping up to be not quite as good. Reports from the Li...

 

Volunteers preserve Pony Express memories with reride along route

On June 7, members of the National Pony Express Association began their anual re-ride, carrying mail the 1,966 miles from Sacramento, California, to St. Joseph, Missouri. The ride covers, eight...

 

Izaak Walton Kid's Fishing Contest

One of the highlights of the Deshler Daze was the Izaak Walton Kid's Fishing Contest Saturday morning. Deshler Daze started Friday evening with a chicken barbecue, Saturday. Sunday a variety of...

 

Blue-green algae snarls holiday plans at Lovewell Lake

The Kansas Department of Health has issued a public health warning for Lovewell Lake because of blue-green algae. The warning indicates that contact with the water should be avoided. The harmful algae may look like foam, scum or paint floating on...

 

Mankato Golf Course has many improvements

In existence since 1922, the Mankato Golf Course has had many improvements done - 100 percent by volunteers. Volunteers consisted mostly of board members and course members. The Mankato Golf Course is considered one of the nicest sand green golf...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    Sports    June 29, 2023

Local woman contends for NCK Rodeo Queen

Chloe Weber of Jewell, local horsewoman, is in the running for the NCK (North Central Kansas) Rodeo Queen. Weber is part of three area "horse" clubs, The Mitchell County Riders, the North Central...

 

Lincoln County Kansas is growing

When officials from Lincoln County, Kansas, launched a campaign to lure remote workers to their community about two hours west of Topeka, they hoped to attract five new residents. In the six months since then, more than 1,000 people have raised...

 

Farm Service Agency committee elections

The election of responsible agricultural producers to FSA county committees is important to all farmers and ranchers with large or small operations. The county committees are a direct link between the farm community and the U.S. Department of...

 

Post Rock Extension District "Recorded" Wheat Plot Tour

The combines and farm trucks are rolling in the wheat fields of North Central Kansas. The 2023 wheat crop has been through a variety of conditions during the growing season. Here is an update on Post...

 

Walton receives honor at Legion State Convention

Nelson American Legion Post 187 member Vince Walton was presented with the District 10 Citizenship Award during the Nebraska Department meeting held June 23 to 25 at the Younes Center in Kearney. The award is presented to an individual who has shown...

 

Independance Day, Food and Fun

Nelson Fun Days are coming up this weekend, July 1 and 2. The event is sponsored annually by the Nelson Community Club, and its fun day for the whole family. The event which mainly takes part in Harbine Park, starts out with a free will donation...

 
 By Peggy Kotinek    Sports    June 29, 2023

Lawrence Pool Update

The Lawrence Pool has been going in full swing since June 7. A coat of paint was put on the pool floor and allowed time to dry before opening. This season there are four full time lifeguards and five part time lifeguards. So far scheduling hasn't...

 

Kaitlyn Mazour plays in All Star Volleyball game

The annual South East Nebraska All-Star volleyball game was played in Beatrice Friday, at the college. Kaitlyn Mazour was one of the players chosen by the Beatrice coach to play in the game and was the 'Setter' for the winning side. Four sets were...

 

Toby Kotinek 3rd in All-Star Golf Tourney

The 21st annual Lions High School Senior All Star Golf Tournament was held in Kearney June 19 and 20. Thirty High School boys and 30 girls are invited to the All-Star event yearly from high schools across Nebraska. Toby Kotinek represented the...

 

Area students named to Huskers spring Deans' List

More than 6,400 University of Nebraska-Lincoln students have been named to the Deans’ List for the spring semester of the 2022-23 academic year. Qualification for the Deans’ List varies among the eight undergraduate colleges and the Explore Cen...

 

Jacqueline Davis

Jacqueline Lee Davis, 69, of Kenesaw, Nebraska, died March 22, in Grand Island after a 7-year battle with lymphoma. She was born on April 22, 1953, in Topeka, Kansas to Clifton Earl and Helen Mae...

 

Dennis Way

Dennis M Way, husband, father, grandpa and great-grandpa joined his loved ones, granddaughter Haley and his parents in heaven on June 24, 2023 in Superior, Nebraska. Dennis was born in Beloit, Kansas, on July 13, 1939, to Milo Way and Mabel West and...

 

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