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SHS graduation at 10 Saturday

The 133rd annual Superior High School commencement exercise originally planned for May 9 will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the high school gym. Several adjustments have been made to comply with the current pandemic advice. While the high school gym...

 

Superior Council returns to regular sessions; virtual meetings conclude

Members of the Superior City Council met in the first fully open session since the governor order which permitted virtual-type of meeting. Though the public and members of the council were permitted to participate from off-site locations, many of...

 

COVID cases increasing; BMH offers testing days

Last week we reported Brodstone Hospital was selected as a TestNebraska site and released three testing dates for the month of July were published. Since the announcement, South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) officials have reported 13...

 

Superior will hold school; the how is still uncertain

Members of the Superior Board of Education met Monday evening in regular session at the high school library. Six members of the board, two principals, the superintendent, a secretary and a newspaper representative press filled the room - each person...

 

2020 Harvest Moon Gala to be virtual

The Brodstone Memorial Hospital Foundation Gala committee will not be hosting an in-person event for the third Annual Harvest Moon Gala. The Gala was originally slated for Saturday, Sept. 12. At this time the committee has decided, for the safety of...

 

Superior community fills the truck for first responders

The Fill The Truck event held Saturday in the Ideal Market parking lot has raised more than $3,800 and collected cart loads of water and Gatorade for distribution to the Superior Volunteer Fire...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    July 16, 2020

Jewell County is 150 years old!

On June 16, 1870, before Jewell County existed, Col. Eldon Barker was commissioned the county notary public. He was the first county official in Jewell County. Barker homesteaded just west of present-day Jewell on section 28 of Calvin Township....

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    July 16, 2020

7th Annual Jewell County Plow Day

It is time for another Jewell County Plow Day and Saturday, is the day! This year's event will be held at the Joe Eilert Farm south and west of Jewell. The location is 160 Road and G Road. For those...

 

Plans for Highway 36 Treasure Hunt are underway

Seven Mankato Chamber of Commerce members were present for the July regular monthly meeting held July 8 at Bob’s of Mankato. An update about the community garden was given. Phyllis Christie said Steve has planted two plots of sweet potatoes that...

 

Jewell apartments board met Monday

The Jewell Apartments board of directors met Monday. Attending the meeting were Darrell Bohner, Mac Burks, Gaye Daniels, Derek Birdsell, Josh Burks, Bob Freeman, Kristie Blochlinger and Jacque Williams. Williams submitted her report of occupancy and...

 

Jewell City Council purchases 40 tons of millings for streets

The Jewell City Council met Monday. Those in attendance were Mayor Darrell Bohner; council members, Max Burks, Hosh Burks, Gaye Daniels, Derek Birdsell and Bob Freeman; and city clerk, Kristie Blochlinger. Cindy Traump, a library board director,...

 

2020 Nuckolls County Fair results

The Nuckolls County Fair results for Company's Coming and Family and Consumer Science Contests are listed by the exhibitor's name, class description, ribbon and place. Company's Coming Emily Watts,...

 

Nuckolls County Historical Society meet July 13

The monthly board meeting of the Nuckolls County Historical Society was held Monday, in Pioneer Hall with 11 board members present. Steve Renz and Fred Meyers conducted the meeting. Minutes of the March 9 meeting were read and approved. There were...

 

Kyle Railroad working on the line

They are working on the railroad. The shortline railroad that operates the former Rock Island Railroad line across the center of Jewell County is seeking improvements to the track. Some 20,000 new ties along with ballast are being installed between S...

 

University of Kansas announces spring 2020 honor roll

More than 7,500 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2020 semester. The students, from KU’s Lawrence and Edwards campuses and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing in Kansas City,...

 

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) program signup ends Aug. 28. CFAP covers price losses from Jan. 15 to May 14. It does not cover HRW wheat, grass, or alfalfa. Crops covered are 2019 carryover crops of corn, milo and soybeans and some...

 

Golfers played in cooler weather Friday evening

The mixed couples summer golf league met in Nelson at the Elk Creek Country Club Friday evening for their seventh round of competition, again using the two-person scramble format. All golfers teed off from the women’s tee boxes this week. This...

 

R.E.D Shirt Friday

R.E.D. stands for “Remember Everyone Deployed.” RED shirt Friday was created to remind us and others of our heroes who are deployed, and to show our support. RED Friday originated from a Canadian email chain in 2005, and in 2006 was adopted by...

 
 By Bill Blauvelt    Columns    July 16, 2020

Editor's Notebook

A news release from the Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health, recently crossed the editor’s desk. The release was directed to the agricultural community and contained many safety tips with regard to the handling of hazardous...

 

Country Roads

“You Scream., I Scream. We All Scream For Ice Cream!”Sunday is National Ice Cream Day and though any time of the year is a good time to enjoy a dip or two. What better time for eating delicious cold ice cream than during hot July? Recently I...

 

Nuckolls Fair has been different before-1952

As strange and unusual as it was, the recently completed Nuckolls County Fair is probably not the strangest fair in Nuckolls County history. The strangest title is probably still safe with the 1952...

 

David Rohla

David A. Rohla, 80, died July 8, in Clay Center, Kan. He was born March 4, 1940, the son of Otto and Minnie (Wilton) Rohla in Oak, Neb. David grew up in Mankato, graduating from high school in 1958. He served in the U.S. Navy as a machinist’s...

 

Evelyn Sweet

Evelyn Mae Sweet, Superior, was born on July 16, 1919, to Ole and Anna (Jensen) Jeppesen on a farm near Guide Rock, Nebraska. She was only five days shy of celebrating 101 years with her family when...

 

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