Articles from the July 13, 2023 edition

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Country Roads

Being a long time farm wife, I’ve learned to recognize signs or signals given by my farmer as to what he really is feeling or wanting. The minute he walks through the door and asks if I have time to make a quick trip to town, I know he is in need o...

 
 By Bill Blauvelt    Columns    July 13, 2023

Editor's Notebook

It’s almost the middle of July and the street in front of the newspaper has yet to be filled with trucks bringing wheat into Superior. The lack of trucks isn’t a surprise but it doesn’t feel right. There are several reasons. Wheat is no longer as po...

 

Carnivals

As a teenager, summertime meant firemen’s carnivals. Almost every town had a volunteer fire department and one of their main fund raisers was a carnival. Starting after Memorial Day and ending around Labor Day there were few weeks a carnival was u...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    Columns    July 13, 2023

Love my crazy life

I don’t know where to begin. It’s been a long week, and it went by so fast it’s a blur. We shuffled the Omaha boys around safely. Robert and his crew are all home safe, and Nicholas gets to stay with us for another week or so, and every one of our v...

 
 By Allen Ostdiek    Columns    July 13, 2023

Puffs

“O MY GOSH . . . WHAT ELSE” A common expression made by many people when they just learned of something new they thought would never happen. Last week there were a couple of those experiences I had and would like to relay on to you. • Cocaine in th...

 

Bailey Ceder preparing to compete at AQHA youth world

Bailey Ceder, daughter of Aaron and Jessica Ceder of Lawrence, qualified for the AQHA world show versatility ranch horse division in Guthrie, Oklahoma. The Versatility Ranch Horse competition promotes the athletic ability and versatility of the Ameri...

 

SHS grad heads to National High School Rodeo finals

Sadie Rempel will represent Nuckolls County when she competes at the National High School Rodeo finals being staged at Gillette, Wyoming, Sunday through Saturday, July 22. Rempel earned her place at...

 

County Roads Plans ready for hearing

The Nuckolls County Board of Commissioners met at the county courthouse in Nelson, Monday. The road department presented the preliminary 1 and 6 year road plan. The plan addresses the issues the department seeks to remedy in the upcoming years. The...

 

City council decides to keep Superior Police Department

It appears Superior will continue to maintain a police department seperate from the Nuckolls County Sheriff’s Department. After consulting with Nuckolls County officials, the committee assigned to investigate the possibility of contracting for law e...

 

Dr. Robert Leibel plans retirement

After 37 years of practicing medicine in Superior, Robert Leibel, MD is retiring. His final scheduled day at Brodstone Healthcare will be Monday, July 31. The Brodstone office staff can help patients arrange visits with one of the other providers of...

 

Area residents will be treated to celestial show in late July

The month of July brings on a evening show in the night sky. Mercury, Venus and Mars will be seen just after sunset in the evenings. Mercury and Venus, the two innermost planets of the solar system, will be bright. Mars will also be seen, though it...

 

2 daily meals will be free for Superior school students

Superior public school administrators expect school to start on time even though the remodel contractors report they are running three weeks behind. The main high school restroom and the secondary front entrance, which includes all the...

 

Brodstone Healthcare transitions to new electonic record system

Starting in August, Brodstone Healthcare will move to a new electronic health record system (EHR). This will apply to all of the Brodstone Family Medical Centers and departments within Brodstone Healthcare. The transition was necessary because of...

 

John Deere A

The annual Jewell County Threshing Bee is upon us. One of the features of the event is a raffle to help fund activities. This year the prize is a 1947 John Deere AN model tractor. The John Deere A was a row crop tractor which was in head to head...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    History    July 13, 2023

Janitor Fox and the Methodist Episcopal Church Bell

Linda Woerner, always one with a bit of Jewell history, tells of finding a news item about the Methodist Church Bell. Not the two-thousand-pound bell that exists today beside the Jewell Trinity Methodist Church, but its predecessor, a smaller, "six...

 

Wheat Harvest and Threshing Bee underway this week in Jewell County

The annual threshing bee sponsored by the Jewell County Historical Society will be held Saturday and Sunday. The bee showcases the way things were once done in Jewell County. The steam engines,...

 

A site for the seat in Nuckolls County

One of the more interesting places to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places is the Nelson Cemetery "Walk" at Nelson. Although there are several places on the register in Nuckolls County, the bridge over a sort of gully on the edge of...

 

Roof of Sacred Heart church damaged in July 4th wind storm

The summer of 2023 may well be remembered by many because of the drought. Others may remember it for other weather phenomenon. But if you were in Lawrence the evening of the 4th of July, you might just remember the good ole Nebraska rain storm that...

 

Paul Danley

Paul R. Danley died June 29, 2023, at Brodstone Memorial Hospital in Superior, Nebraska. He was born to Earl Leroy and Florence (Drinkwater) Danley on Aug. 28, 1938 in Joplin, Missouri. Paul attended...

 

Marvin Harmes

Marvin S. Harmes, 94, of Chester, Nebraska, died July 3, 2023 at the Courtyard Terrace, Hebron, Nebraska. Holy child of God, who lived the entirety of his life on earth in loving kindness, with...

 

Scott Effenbeck

Scott Alan Effenbeck of Belvidere, Nebraska, the son of Leland and Edith (Dolezal) Effenbeck was born Feb. 18, 1968 in Alliance, Nebraska. He died life July 5, 2023, at Thayer County Health Services i...

 

Brent Norris

Brent A. Norris, 51, died June 28, 2023. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Vida Norris, Ray and Barb Norris and Frank Coats. He is survived by his parents, Raymond Norris and Maggie Norris; his sister, Mrs. Fred Perez (Michelle); his son,...

 

Leah Deisley

Leah Lynne Deisley, 77, of Red Cloud, Nebraska died July 5, at Mary Lanning Hospital. Her service was at 10:30 a.m., July 11, at the Williams Funeral Home with Jeff Ord officiating. Interment was in the Red Cloud Cemetery....

 

Merna Harms

Merna Mae (Schlachter) Kinnison Harms, 98, was born Aug. 15, 1924, at Glenvil, Nebraska. She died July 5, 2023, at The Ambassador Health of Lincoln at the at of 98 years. Merna was united in marriage with Byron “Red” Kinnison for 50 years with War...

 

Robert Slaughter

Robert “Bob” Slaughter, 83, died July 10, 2023, at his home in Laramie, Wyoming. His funeral is pending with burial at the Ionia Cemetery, Ionia, Kansas....

 

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