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Country Roads

Living on a farm most all of my life has given me an appreciation of the country life. Mostly it’s the simple things that draw my attention to my surroundings such as the lovely smell of freshly mowed alfalfa; the fragrance of the rain as it falls...

 
 By Bill Blauvelt    Columns    July 8, 2021

Editor's Notes

While looking through the archives, I found a copy of the Manhattan Mercury newspaper in which a story I wrote in November of 1965 was published. For my first college level reporting class, I wrote about a college stunt I was involved with. Unlike...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Presenting biblical answers to tough questions Q: Is America a Christian Nation? A: I have read many works on the founding fathers and the birth of our nation, along with documents written by the founders during that period. The conclusion I have...

 
 By Allen Ostdiek    Columns    July 8, 2021

Puffs

Very interesting . . . At least to me. On occasion I do get contacted about some things I have written about. I hope you don’t think I’m boasting, but most of the time people let me know they enjoy what I’ve written. Some of the time I have...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    Columns    July 8, 2021

Love my crazy life

We had a busy weekend with all of the holiday festivities. Friday, we were in Oak for the Fourth of July block party and pot luck. I took a cake made by the women at Caps Cafe. Time got away from me like it always does, and I forgot I needed to make...

 

Now's the time for the 146th Nuckolls Co. Fair

After dozing through last year’s 145th anniversary year, the Nuckolls County Fairgrounds located on a hilltop south of Nelson are coming alive this week in anticipation of the 146th fair. While a fair was held last year, the COVID-19 Pandemic made...

 

345 enter 39th Firekracker Run

The weather conditions were ideal fore Sunday's 39th annual Firekracker Run in Superior. The temperature was in the 70s. The sky was partly cloudy, a gentle breeze was evident and the humidity...

 

Superior residents host Moscow guests

The David and Karen Frey residence resounded with the sound of the Russian language this weekend. Their son, Scott, a Denver resident, has been married to Sasha since 1999. Sasha is a native of...

 

Missing dog recovered in Superior

While humans enjoy the loud and brilliant fireworks shows, their best friends, the dogs, do not. For several days a missing dog was a topic of discussion for dog lovers throughout the town. Vaughn Bargen and Carla Ost said their nearly one-year-old...

 

SVFD answers baler fire call

Members of the Superior Volunteer Fire Department were called about 10 p.m. Monday when a baler operated by Jason Jensen on the Jody Langer farm south of Superior was reported on fire. The firefighters kept the fire contained to the baler area but...

 

Board considering valuation protests

The Nuckolls County Board of Commissioners met at the county courthouse in Nelson, Tuesday. The meeting was on Tuesday as the courthouse was close on Monday for the Independence Day holiday. It was a light agenda for the board. They approved the cont...

 

JC commissioners hear reports from department heads

The Jewell County commissioners met June 28. Commissioners Brent Beck, Steve Greene and Keith Roe were present. Carla J Waugh, County Clerk was present for the meeting. The following were present for...

 
 By Mary Sawyer    News    July 8, 2021

Calm waters and relaxing at Jewell County State Lake

By Mary Sawyer Sunday morning Mark and I ventured to the Jewell County Lake to see how crowded it was on a holiday weekend. A few people were there fishing in the morning. One family group was there...

 

Rock Hills FBLA places at nationals

Seven Rock Hills FBLA members participated in the National Leadership Conference activities throughout the month of June. Members in two competitive events, Business Plan and the Chapter Community...

 

Burr Oak Celebrates the 4th of July

The Annual Burr Oak 4th of July Celebration drew people of all ages to the Burr Oak Community Center building Sunday night. A supper started off the evening. It was provided and served by the Burr...

 

New Bishop of Colorado Springs has ties to Lawrence

The Catholic Diocese of Colorado Springs, Colo., had a new bishop installed last Tuesday, June 29. Bishop James Golka, 55, formerly of the Diocese of Grand Island in Nebraska was ordained and...

 
 By Sandra Schendt    News    July 8, 2021

Nelson Fun Day 2021

After taking a year off, people were ready to get out and enjoy the July 4th weekend. Most of the events were held on Saturday. There were two golf tournaments on Sunday at the Elk Creek Country...

 

Nelson P.E.O. holds fundraiser

Chapter J P.E.O. served a pulled pork lunch in Nelson on Sunday. The purpose of the fundraiser was to help raise money for local scholarships for Lawrence-Nelson students. The attendance and generosity of the community and golfers was much...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    News    July 8, 2021

Independence Day Celebration in Oak

Friday, Melanie Wilton hosted the annual 4th of July community get-together at the Oak. For about 10 years now, Melanie has organized a pot luck dinner and “block party” for the friends and family of area residents. Everyone brings a dish or two,...

 

Cheryl Vap

Cheryl Rae Vap, was born April 2, 1952, in Kearney, Neb., and was the youngest daughter of Francis Mays and Ruby Jean (Rasmussen) Mays. She has a sister, Marcia Lovitt, living in Kearney and a...

 

Dr. Frank Kamm

Dr. Frank Kamm, 93, of Kearney, formerly of Blue Hill and Hastings, Neb., died Wed- nesday, June 30, 2021, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Services were held at First Baptist Church in Kearney...

 

Adrian Menke

Adrian George "Buster" Menke, 92, of Lawrence, died Friday, at home. Rosary was Tuesday, and Mass was Wednesday, both at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Father Corey Harrison officiating. Burial...

 

Kim DeVore

Kim Wesley DeVore, 60, the son of Charley and Delores Mersch DeVore, was born Aug. 20, 1960, in Hebron. He died Friday at Mary Lanning Health Care in Hastings. Kim worked for Carl Jorgensen during the summer months, helping with the farm work during...

 

Shirley Free

Shirley J. Free, 82, of Formoso, Kan., died July 5, 2021. Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, will be in charge of the arrangements....

 

Lauradelle Warne

Lauradelle Warne, devoted wife, mother, and grandmother was born May 18, 1931, on the family farm near Burr Oak, Kan. She said she was "born in a pot" -  and died on July 1, 2021,  at home in Fort...

 

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