Articles from the July 20, 2023 edition

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Country Roads

A while back, a cousin of mine gave me a picture that some may question the subject matter in the picture. It is of a few head of cattle walking into and around an abandoned house, in the middle of a pasture. I proudly have it hanging on a wall in...

 

Editor's Notebook

During the rain showers on Friday, it was tempting to take a camera and go for a walk around Superior looking for a picture to depict the rain. Fortunately, I didn't do that and I was at my desk when...

 

The Turtle

When I was working at the stable at the Honeymoon Resort, our trail passed a small lake at the top of a steep hill. It then wound down the hill to a marshy area with a pond in the middle of the marsh. Every year large snapping turtles would travel...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Q: Why does it seem like the Jews are disliked by many today? Is it because they are accused of crucifying Jesus? Does the Bible support antisemitism? A: There is indeed a considerable amount of negative feeling towards the Nation of Israel and...

 
 By Allen Ostdiek    Columns    July 20, 2023

Puffs

Sufferings and hardships. Time and patience. . . . and governments. I’m going to try to tie these thoughts together for this week. Hope you bear with me. Governments: many different levels of governments affect our daily lives and it’s too easy to ma...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    Columns    July 20, 2023

Love my crazy life

By Teraesa Bruce I’m writing poolside today, which sounds a lot better than it is. The flies and the teenagers are driving me absolutely bonkers. LOL! All summer long, I hear, “I wish I worked at a pool and could tan all day.” It sounds way more...

 

Nuckolls Co. Fair starts Monday

The 148th anniversary fair is officially scheduled to run Monday through Saturday on the fairgrounds at the south edge of Nelson, However 4-H events start today and will continue through all of next week. Three nights of rodeo and a concert are plann...

 

Flat Stanley visits Superior Public Library

Youngsters participating in Superior Public Library's summer reading program followed the adventures of Flat Stanley, a character in a popular book series for young readers. Jeff Brown, the author of...

 

SYAA hosts 9 hole minature golf event

A fund raiser held Saturday and sponsored by the Superior Youth Athletic Association was inspired by the Putt-Putt miniature golf game. Putt-Putt began in 1954 and today is a registered trademark. The...

 

Aunt Flossieʼs electric meter bursts into fire

Members of the Superior Volunteer Fire Department were called Friday afternoon when a meter box serving Aunt Flossie's Cupboard at 324 Central Avenue caught fire. It resembled a block party as...

 

County road plan calls for replacing 8 bridges, 6 culverts

The Nuckolls County Board of Commissioners met at the county courthouse in Nelson Monday. The board approved claims. The board approved a resolution designating the state printing shop to print public hearing post cards. The board approved the instal...

 

Fourth Street closed for two block project

As expected, the construction company hired to do the work arrived this week and promptly closed Superior’s Fourth Street from Bloom west to Kansas Street. Residents within the area may still reach their homes but the Fourth Street entrance into C...

 

Schoneberg competes in Kansas rodeo circuit

Hadley Schoneberg, age 12, Edgar, Nebraska, qualified for the 18th National Junior High Finals Rodeo located at Perry, Georgia, starting June 18 and running until June 24. He qualified in team roping on the head side riding his mare, Jessie. His...

 

Kobersteins honored at 2023 JC Threshing Bee

The Jewell County Historical Society honored Sondra and Rod Koberstein from Loveland, Colorado, for their assistance over 28 years with the Jewell County Threshing Bee. Sondra and Rod, and often...

 

School physicals offered August 2

Rock Hills School physicals will be offered on Wednesday, Aug. 2 following the schedule listed below. These physicals are offered to all Rock Hills students entering grades 6 through 12 and plan to participate in a Rock Hills Junior-Senior High...

 

Commissioners discuss cost of material for a full overlay on Y Road

The Jewell County Commissioners met June 19. Commissioners Brent Beck, Keith Roe and Ed Duskie were present. Carla Waugh, county clerk, attended for the meeting. Shannon Meier, ambulance director, said he is applying for a Dane G. Hansen grant to...

 

Commissioners to consider ATM in sheriff's office

On July 31, at their regular meeting the commissioners will decide on a proposal for installation of an automated teller machine (ATM) in the lobby of the Jewell County Sheriff’s Office at the county courthouse. The ATM would be installed and s...

 

Commissioners review the 2024 draft budget

The Jewell County Commissioners met July 10. Commissioners Brent Beck, Keith Roe and Ed Duskie were present. Carla J. Waugh, county clerk, attended the meeting. Randy Hofmeier, CPA of Lindburg Vogel Pierce Faris Chartered, reviewed the 2024 draft...

 

Jewell City Council approves to remove tree in the park

The Jewell City Council met Monday, July 10, at City Hall. Those in attendance were Mayor Darrell Bohnert and council members, Josh Burks, Max Burks, Gaye Daniels, Bob Freeman, Derek Birdsell and Kristie Anderson, city clerk. Minutes of the June 5...

 

Jewell County Hospital receives donation from Barbara Renner

On July 12, the Jewell County Hospital was presented a check for $534,884.33 from the estate of Barbara Renner of Burr Oak. The check was presented to Cynthia Clark, board chair, by Barbara's two clos...

 

Tresa Kelly speaks to Chamber about new mental health program

The July monthly meeting for the Mankato Chamber of Commerce took place Wednesday July, 12 at the Senior Center with nine members and one guest present. President Jason Ortman called the meeting to order. The June meeting minutes were approved as...

 

Plows work in the field near Jewell

Friday was a great day for the 2023 edition of Jewell County Plow Day. Joe Eilert, organizer, was glad to see the plows, tractors and operators that kept showing up all morning. At one time there...

 

Davenport Public Library announces winners of chess tournament

Davenport Public Library announced the winners of the Davenport Achievement Day Chess Tournament. Entrants came from Davenport, Edgar Deshler, Marysville and Sioux City. Play was by round robin with... Full story

 

Lawrence-Nelson Beef @ School Program

We would like to welcome all the students and staff back to school and wish everyone a great year! Throughout the year Robyn Menke, elementary cook, and Janie Corman middle-high school cook, provide the locally raised beef two days a week for the stu...

 

Lawrence 50 and Over 2-Person Scramble Results

The Lawrence Country Club hosted the 50 and Over 2-Person Scramble on Sunday, July 9. Nineteen teams enjoyed the day. Winners of the championship flight were Dale and Tami Kohmetscher shooting a 65. Second place went to Jerry Hoelting and Pat...

 

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