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Country Roads

I don’t consider myself as a “Horder” but I will admit that I’m a sentimentalist. I want to keep things that have special meaning for me. My basement storage shelf area it is stacked with plastic totes filled with sentimental items collected...

 
 By Bill Blauvelt    Columns    July 14, 2022

Editor's Notebook

This week, from the position I had taken while on the outlook for Nuckolls County Fair photos, I was able to observe a young family and their horses. I'm not a good judge of youngsters ages but the youngest was in a stroller and I guess the others...

 
 By Allen Ostdiek    Columns    July 14, 2022

Puffs

“Stupid, smart people . . .” I heard this phrase for the first time maybe a year or so ago. It took me a while to understand what was meant by it. A national radio commentator used it every so often and I had to listen closely to understand just...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    Columns    July 14, 2022

Love my crazy life

I read this on Facebook today, “Dear, whatever doesn’t kill me, I’m strong enough now. Thanks.” That hit home this past week and I’m pooped! It’s been one dramatic crisis after another. I’ve started answering the phone with “Now...

 

Lee Ostdiek to join Journalism Hall of Fame

A retired Blue Hill newspaper publisher, Leland Ostdiek will be one of six inductees to join the Nebraska Journalism Hall of Fame during ceremonies to be held Saturday, Oct. 22, at The Graduate Hotel in Lincoln. The other five 2022 inductees are Tim...

 

Area athletes receive awards at Doane University

Doane University Athletics announced the Doane and Pflieger-Olson GPAC Scholar-Athletes for the 2021-22 academic year. Area recipients of both awards this year are John Himmelberg, Lawrence; and Adam Baker, Superior. To receive both honors, a student...

 

Power Pool warns of energy shortages

The Nebraska Municipal Power Pool’s July newsletter contains discouraging words for area residents. While there have been lots of stories published about rising diesel and gasoline prices, not much has been said about our country’s electrical...

 

Local Republicans will meet Monday at Nelson Legion Hall

After several unorganized years, the Nuckolls County Republican Party is again organized. David Dahl of Davenport is serving as the party’s local chaiarman. Members of the party are invited to a meeting at the Nelson American Legion building at 7...

 

Superior parks master plan looks into the future

Five Rule Planning and Olson Associates unveiled on Thursday afternoon the long-range plan they are preparing for the future development of Superior’s City Park and Lincoln Park. Once finalized, the plans are to serve as a guidebook the park board...

 

COVID-19 roaring back stronger

COVID-19 is proving to a stubborn character to deal with. When it was first reported, many thought when summer came it would, like the more common flu, go away. That hasn’t been the case. In fact the Omaha World-Herald reported on Tuesday that the...

 

Superior schools expecting changes in Title IX rules

The Superior School Board met at the Superior High School library Monday. A special hearing preceded the regular meeting. The public was invited to attend the hearing concerning student fees. No members of the public were in attendance. The hearing...

 

Smith announces upcoming staff mobile offices

Constituents of Third District Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) are invited to meet with a representative of his office at upcoming mobile offices in St. Paul, Central City, Clay Center and Red Cloud. At a mobile office, Third District residents can...

 

Lawrence man loses life after ATV overturns

There has been a wide range of medical issues happening in the Lawrence area in recent weeks. The first incident was a late night accident in Lawrence when Charles Himmelberg was riding a utility vehicle and while attempting a turn, the vehicle...

 

Threshing Bee this weekend

Members of the Jewell County Historical Society are preparing to host their 44th annual threshing bee and antique farm machinery show this weekend in the Mankato City Park. This year’s featured tractor is a 1941 International H which has been...

 

Rep. Tracy Mann's mobile office will be in Mankato July

Congressman Tracey Mann’s staff will have mobile office hours at the Mankato Community Center from 2:30 to 3:30 Tuesday. At that time staff members may help local residents with veteran services and benefits, Social Security applications,...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    Calendar    July 14, 2022

Jewell County Plow Day next week

Coming up next Friday, July 15,  is the Annual Jewell County Plow Day.  This year’s event will take place at “the old Shaffer Place” on I Road in Jewell County.  The plow field is four miles west of Jewell on H Road, one mile north on 150...

 

Resurfacing starts Monday on K-28 from Jewell east

Monday the Kansas Department of Transportation will begin resurfacing a portion of K-28 in Jewell County. Work on K-28 will occur from the K-28 and K-14 junction in Jewell and proceed east about six miles to the K-28 and K-148 junction north of...

 

Nuckolls County Fair Royalty and their interests

Kylie Lancaster is the 2021-2022 Miss Nuckolls County Rodeo Queen. She is from Hastings, and the daughter of Jim and Janet Lancaster. Contestants for the 2022-2023 Miss Rodeo Nuckolls County Rodeo...

 

UTE needs volunteers

The Jewell County Cinema, Inc. (JCCI) Board met June 27. The meeting was held by ZOOM and in person at the Mankato Christian Church. Members present were Thadd Hinkle, Phyllis Christie, Janis McDill, Sarah Ortman, Kristin Underwood and Virgil and...

 

Explosion near Burr Oak damages home

Saturday evening, an explosion irreparably damaged the rural Burr Oak farm home of Tom Harris. Fortunately, Tom was not home at the time, having gone to Concordia to watch his daughter, Stacey Hansen, participate in the rodeo there. The cause of the...

 

Jewell City Council

The Jewell City Council met in July 5, at City Hall. Those in attendance were Darrell Bohnert, mayor, council members, Josh Burks, Max Burks, Gaye Daniels, Bob Freeman, Derek Birdsell and Kristie Anderson, city clerk. James Reed, code enforcement...

 

Jewell County Health Department to host Health Education Class

A class called “5 Myths on Aging” will be presented by the Jewell County Health Department. Many common beliefs about growing older are not true. Join in the Lunch n Learn discussion and find out if you believe them! The National Institute on...

 

Ost qualifies for USATF Junior Olympic National Meet

Meili Ost competed July 9, at a USATF Junior Olympics regional qualifying track meet at Fort Osage High School in Blue Springs, Mo.  This multi-state meet included teams from Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas. Meili, a member of the Kansas...

 

Vacation Bible school at Sacred Heart

      Vacation Bible school at Sacred Heart parish in Lawrence was a success. Lisa Faimon and Emily Kohmetscher, planned and organized Vacation Bible School at Sacred Heart church for the last...

 

Keenagers met June 16

On June 16, Dick’s Place chicken was well received by 25 Keenagers and four workers. Barb Janda and Lynette Hofstetter helped. Rich Menke was the birthday person this month. Door prize winners were Rich Menke, paper towels; Allen Ostdiek, puzzle...

 

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