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Country Roads

Happy 245th Birthday of The United States of America! As we celebrate Independence Day over the week-end and into Monday, there will be picnics, BBQs, ball games, camping by a lake, fishing, boating and the firing off of numerous fireworks. Some...

 
 By Bill Blauvelt    Columns    July 1, 2021

Editor's Notebook

A longtime subscriber to this newspaper, Ken Torring, drove over from Deshler on Friday. He stopped at the newspaper office to ask if I might be related to Charles Blauvelt, the former editor of the...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Presenting Biblical answers to tough questions Q: Some Bible passages tell us to ‘pester’ God with our prayers, others say we should avoid vain repetition and just have faith; what gives? How often should we ask God for what we want? A: First let...

 
 By Allen Ostdiek    Columns    July 1, 2021

Puffs

“Operation Rescue” is a Pro-Life organization from Wichita, Kan. This week I’m going to use information directly from one of their writers, Cheryl Sullenger, to talk about elections. It may seem strange to talk ‘elections’ here almost two...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    Columns    July 1, 2021

Love my crazy life

Just another busy week in this house. Robert is on leave and has been home since Tuesday. I had thought he wasn’t coming home until Thursday evening, but plans change. My house is somewhat clean and put together. I have my dads to thank for that...

 

Erin Nelson plans to open Superior School of Dance

For the first time in several years, local residents will soon be able to enroll in dance classes without having to travel outside of the area. Erin Nelson is developing plans to open The Superior Dance Studio. Negotiations for a location are on...

 

Expectations running high for 39th Firekracker run

The 245th anniversary of this nation’s founding will be celebrated throughout the area this weekend. Many area communities have special activities planned to mark the holiday. Here in Superior the Superior Joggers are planning for the 39th annual...

 

Burger Barn will reopen today

After closing in December and being sold at public auction, a popular Superior ice cream and sandwich shop with a history stretching over all or part of 7 decades, is scheduled to reopen today. Motorists passing the Burger Barn at Fourth and Bloom,...

 

Superior exploring options for water supply enhancement

Water system improvement projects undertaken by the City of Superior along Bloom and Idaho streets from Second to Fifteenth streets are entering the final phases. New larger, water mains have been installed and the customers served along that area...

 

Riders retrace Pony Express route across Nuckolls Co.

The Pony Express rerode from Sacramento, Calif., to St. Joseph, Mo., and passed through Nuckolls County on Friday. Dick Heinrichs, Hebron, was part of the group who re-enacted the cross-country mail...

 

After the Oregon Trail, Nuckolls Co. commerce followed the railroads

Members of the Nuckolls County Historical Society held their annual meeting, Sunday, in Pioneer Hall, on the museum campus in Superior.. Society members and guests were present. Richard Schmeling, a...

 

Public meeting to explain emergency COVID rental plan

The COVID-19 pandemic emergency rental and utility assistance program will be explained in a public meeting set for Brodstone Memorial Hospital’s north conference room from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 7. The meeting has been arranged by the...

 

Valuation protest deadline July 30

The Nuckolls County Board of commissioners met at the county courthouse in Nelson, Monday, at 8:30 a.m. All three commissioners were present. The board worked through a light agenda. The commissioners approved looking into the acquisition of an...

 

Beloit roofer temporarily banned from business

A Beloit roofer has been temporarily banned from performing roofing services in Kansas and ordered to pay $5,000 in restitution after being found in violation of consumer protection laws, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said on June 25. Quincy...

 

Chesterfest - A full weekend of fun

Chesterfest was held this past weekend in Chester and peaked with concert by Keith Anderson. The weekend was filled with a range of events and great food. Thursday night started with a Farmer's...

 

Historical Society needs button sellers

Members of the Jewell County Historical Society are preparing for the threshing bee and antique machinery show which traditionally is held the third weekend of July in the Mankato City Park. Saturday the wheat which will feed the threshing machine...

 

McNichols to speak at Lovewell Lake Church Sunday

Kelly and Becky McNichols will be the guest leaders when the Lovewell Lake Church meets this Sunday. ...

 

Amateur Ranch Rodeo Games coming to JC Fair

2021 Jewell County Fair is introducing Amateur Ranch Rodeo Games. The event will be at 7 p.m., Friday, July 9, in the horse arena. The event can be done individually or with teams of two to three. This event is strictly for fun. There will be no...

 

Budget requests reviewed at Jewell Co. Commissioners meeting

The Jewell County Commissioners met Monday, June 21. Commissioners Brent Beck, Steve Greene and Keith Roe were present. The commissioners approved to sign the corrected letter for the Corrective Action Plan to the Department of Health and Human...

 

Blue Hill student's artwork places first

Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) announced the winners of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition for the Third District of Nebraska. “Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Congressional Art Competition and to all of the students who...

 

Nelson couples' summer golf league Friday night news

The Elk Creek Couples Summer Golf League met in Nelson Friday evening for another round of competition. It again turned out to be a pleasant and beautiful evening after receiving some much needed rain the prior week.   The format this week, in a...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    News    July 1, 2021

4th of July Activities; Happy Eating!

I wouldn’t want any of our readers to miss out on any of the festivities coming up this weekend, especially all the food and the opportunity not to have to cook. So with that said, here is what you have to look forward to. In Nelson, on Saturday,...

 

Nelson native Schott releases Debut Novella

Rollan Schott, originally from Nelson, published his debut book, a novella titled A Grave Concern, on May 8. The fictional work is available for order on Amazon in paperback and Kindle e-Book...

 

Nuckolls County held its first 4th of July observance in 1872

(The following article was taken out of The Nelson Gazette June 29, 1967) The Fourth of July was always celebrated with great fervor in the old days Everyone welcomed the opportunity to break the mono...

 

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