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Adjustments made in state fair schedule

It was announced Monday that Husker Harvest Days, the working farm show held each fall near Grand Island, will not be held this year. However, on Tuesday it was announced The Nebraska State Fair Board had voted to hold a 2020 state fair showcasing...

 

Superior VFD planning for July 4 show

Fourth of July will be a bit different this year in Nuckolls County. The big events generally held in Superior and Nelson have been scaled back but not eliminated. Nelson will have a Road Rally on Saturday and golf tournaments on Sunday but the...

 

Carjacker sent to prison for 5 to 10

A former Superior resident, James A. Wheeler, Jr., 31, will spend five to 10 years in prison for carjacking a Shelton woman who was traveling on Highway 281 near Doniphan. Wheeler had previously entered a guilty plea. He reportedly was hitchhiking...

 

NSP Bomb Squad called; Deshler homes evacuated

At approximately 6:50 Saturday night, the Thayer County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at 407 First Street in Deshler. While searching the home, officers found suspected drugs and drug paraphernalia. The lone adult resident was arrested...

 

Chester receives storm damage

Early Sunday morning at approximately 2 a.m., a strong wind tore through south Chester causing damage to buildings and trees along its path. No injuries were reported. Several Chester residents...

 

Kalynn Meyer wins state track award for 3rd time

The Gatorade Company has selected Kalynn Meyer of Superior High School as its 2019-20 Gatorade Nebraska Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year. Meyer is the third Gatorade Nebraska Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year to be chosen from Superior...

 

County fair plans may be changing

Earlier this week the Jewell County Record received information for a story about the Jewell County Fair scheduled but just before going to press we were advised changes were being made and the previously sent story did not apply. At this time we do...

 

COVID-19 affects M&M Fireworks

The current world-wide pandemic has changed the way many businesses operate including the M&M Fireworks stand at Mankato. Mankato city ordinances ban the operation of fireworks stands within the city limits, but that hasn't kept Mankato residents...

 

Mankato City Council discuss water issues

The June 2, Mankato Council meeting was held in person and remotely via online Zoom meeting. The first guest speaker was Sheriff Jacobs. The sheriff said they were working on the barking dogs and dogs roaming the neighborhoods problem. Nancy Marihugh...

 

JC Community Foundation: Funding the Future

The Jewell County Community Foundation is a permanent source of charitable funds used to meet the current and future needs of Jewell County. The philanthropic initiative began through the offerings of Dane G. Hansen local grants in 2015 and grew to b...

 

Face masks required in Kansas

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said masks will be required in public statewide to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The governor made the announcement during her Monday update from Topeka. The new mandate begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday. “When the pandemic...

 

Wood is new pastor at Mankato First Baptist Church

The First Baptist Church of Mankato welcomes a new pastor, Kevin Wood. Pastor Wood resides in Washington, Kan., with Sheila, his wife of 35 years. Pastor Wood and Sheila have three grown children....

 

Huskers named to spring deans' list

Nearly 7,500 University of Nebraska-Lincoln students have been named to the Deans’ List for the spring semester of the 2019-20 academic year. Following is a list of area honorees by hometown: Guide Rock — Robert Elijah Greenhalgh, sophomore,...

 

The Rae Hobson Library summer program activities

The Rae Hobson Library summer program will be held July 7 to Aug 13 with various activities and places. For passive activities, there is a big coloring page on the main table for children and adults as they come through the library for the entire...

 

Chester youth restore court

The basketball court in Chester's North Park received a facelift last week, thanks to some volunteers. Chester youths, Andrew Heinrichs, Carter Miller, Dakota Cherney, Noah Cherney, Aidan White and...

 

Chester Volunteer Fire Dept. conducted controlled burn

The Chester Volunteer Fire Department conducted a practice burn Saturday morning as they took down a condemned building which had previously suffered from a fire. The house was located directly east...

 

Chester CarFest a Success

Saturday was the date for Chester's annual Chesterfest, but because of the concerns about the ongoing pandemic, the event was cancelled. In its place, the Chester Community Club organized activities...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    Features    July 2, 2020

Historical jail gets new roof

The old "Jewell County Jail" in Mankato was used from 1900 to 1978. In 1899, Jewell County commissioners paid a Topeka architect, J. C. Holland, $500 to design the building. The builder for the project was W. C. Berry of Jewell. Berry, with a bid of...

 

OCCK transportation hours changing for 4th of July holiday

OCCK Transportation, including CityGo, 81 Connection and Paratransit services, will have shortened hours on Friday, July 3, and will be closed on Saturday, July 4. CityGo will run hours of operation from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m on Friday, July 3. Peak...

 

Jerod Long of Beloit named to spring deans' list

Jared Long of Beloit has been named to the Deans’ List at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the spring semester of the 2019-20 academic year. Long, a senior political science and journalism major, was named to the Dean’s Lists for the...

 
 By Bill Blauvelt    Columns    July 2, 2020

Editor's Notebook

A few days ago a friend living out-of-state said "I love sand but I prefer it on the beach." I didn't understand the comment when it was made but I do now for it referred to the Saharan dust plume...

 

Country Roads

America is set to celebrate it’s 244th Birthday, July 4th, 2020! Yes, it was 244 years ago that the forefathers signed the Declaration of Independence from England. With some of the usual firework displays postponed, this year’s celebration will...

 

Dick Boyd

A former Mankato resident, Richard D. (Dick) Boyd has died. A private family funeral is planned for 10 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Norton. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Friday in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Concordia. The son of...

 

Burton Blair

Burton Richard Blair, 76, the son of Wilbur and Birdie (Wyatt) Blair, was born on Sept. 13, 1943, in Superior. He died Tuesday, June 23, at his home in Superior. Burton was a Montrose High School graduate. He enjoyed sporting events on TV, playing...

 

Anthony Harpham

Anthony “Tony” Harpham, 49, of Lake Jackson, Texas, died Wednesday, June 24. Tony was born on July 26, 1970, in Superior, to Mike and Doris Harpham. Tony moved to St. Louis, Mo., his junior year o...

 

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