Articles from the July 6, 2023 edition

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Country Roads

July has arrived and with it has come fireworks, camping, picnics, swimming, fresh garden products, family reunions, freezers of homemade ice cream, boating, fishing, county fairs and vacation trips. Usually in this rural area July means checking cat...

 
 By Bill Blauvelt    Columns    July 6, 2023

Editor's Notebook

Weather forecasting has changed over the years and for the most part the changes have been for the better. But we are still quick to criticize the weather bureau forecasters when they get it wrong. We won’t be satisfied until they are right 100 p...

 
 By Allen Ostdiek    Columns    July 6, 2023

Puffs

Deer ‘O deer Me . . . Every spring I pay attention to the number of deer I see. Both running across our land and those sleeping along the side of roads. This year it seems I’ve been seeing more deer than usual (whatever that is). I guess I’m tryin...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    Columns    July 6, 2023

Love my Crazy life

This month is going to equal a lot of miles on the Mini Cooper. Friday George and I took our typical little road trip to get the kid but left early to run a few errands in Lincoln and Omaha before picking up Nicholas. The battery in the key fob is...

 

Threatening forecast changes July 4th observance plans

Independence Day in Superior started in fine tradition. The sky was clear, the temperature was cool to start but promised to climb, perhaps into the upper 90s. The 41st running of the Superior...

 

Bridge repair crew finds unusual piling, rocks and concrete rubble

Highway construction work is continuing in Superior as the calendar turns to the second half of 2023. In recent weeks a utility contractor has been working along the west side of Idaho Street near the northern edge of Superior relocating a water...

 

Bate stages Impromptu air show at courthouse

The Nuckolls County Board of Commissioners met at the county courthouse in Nelson Monday. All three commissioners were present. Jeff Wagner, county highway superintendent, and Jim Bolte, road foreman, reported crews are concentrating on routine road...

 

Kansas Health Department relaxes algae alert at Lovewell

Lovewell State Park was a busy place this week as some folks stretched the one-day July 4th holiday into a four-day camping trip. With stormy weather in the forecast for Tuesday afternoon, there was a steady stream of people and their rigs pouring...

 

Owen Chiropractic new to Mankato

Thomas J. Owen, D.C. is the new chiropractor in Mankato. He grew up in Winner, South Dakota, and earned his bachelor of science degree from Chadron State College in Chadron, Nebraska. Owen then went to Parker Chiropractic College at Dallas, Texas....

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Q: Should Christians go out and evangelize proactively or should we wait for opportunities to come to us? A: Yes and yes! The Bible lays out the great commission for His Calso in Acts 1:8, “You shall be witnesses of me…” These verses make clear...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    Calendar    July 6, 2023

Timed right! Threshing bee right around the corner

The Jewell County Historical Society’s Threshing Bee is right around the corner. On Saturday and Sunday, July 15 and 16, there will be lots to do in the Mankato City Park. One key activity of those days is threshing wheat. That means the Jewell Count...

 

Jewell County Fair begins this week

It is once again time for the Jewell County Fair in Mankato. Fair activities for 4-H and FFA members, Scouts, and open class exhibitors began on Wednesday, July 5, at the Mankato Community Building...

 

Toby Kotinek wins Cow Chip Tourney with 'playoff' drama

The 63rd Annual Men's Cow Chip Open was held Sunday, June 11, at the Lawrence Country Club hosting 55 golfers. The course was blessed with rain along with a light drizzle morning of the tournament,...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    News    July 6, 2023

Nelson Public Pool has flexible hours

Running a public swimming pool in a small community can be difficult. Number one it is a costly endeavor. Pool chemicals, and equipment are not cheap. Then add in the cost of running and maintaining that equipment, as well as licensing fees. I have...

 

Western Theme Quilt Raffle

The Nelson Lost Needle Quilters will be donating proceeds from a quilt raffle to the Nuckolls County 4-H Foundation. The quilt is approximately 65x85 inches, in a gold and black western design. The main blocks were donated to the group and members th...

 

Nelson FunDays - Two days of fun for all ages

Kasen Musgrave, son of April Musgrave of Nelson, mans a cardboard boat he constructed with his Papa Mitch Hintz, Oak. He was one of several Nelson Fun Day entries in cardboard boat races. Stephanie...

 

Cynthia Worthing

Cynthia Ann Worthing, 74, of Wamego, Kansas, died Friday, June 30, 2023, at her home in Wamego. Born June 30, 1949, in Beloit, Kansas, Cynthia was the daughter of Marvin Glen and Marieta Magdalene (Ad...

 

Roger Lindberg

Roger Carl Lindberg was born to Clifford Lindberg and Clara Lauritzen on Jan. 27, 1948, in Concordia, Kansas. He attended grade school and high school in Courtland. He graduated in 1966. He was united...

 

Carl Knarr

Carl Knarr, age 75, a Jewell resident, died Friday at the Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. Visitation was from 1 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, July 5, with the family present from 5 to 6 p.m. at Kleppinger Funeral Home, Jewell. His funeral will be at 10:30...

 

Tennille Caulkins

Tennille Lane Caulkins was born on May 8, 1979, to Larry and Lila Jensby in Superior, Nebraska. Tennille entered glory on June 22, 2023. Her early childhood was in Superior and rural Guide Rock, Nebra...

 

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