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Articles from the July 23, 2020 edition

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Country Roads

Is this really the middle of July in Jewell County? My calendar says it is but it certainly does not look that way along the country side. It is the end of wheat harvest and even though the daytime temperatures have reached well up into the 90s, the...

 
 By Bill Blauvelt    Columns    July 23, 2020

Editor's Notebook

When my family sold and raised watermelons, our customers had their own ways to determine which melon was best. Some picked the melons up and shook them. I assume they did so to determine the weight and suitability for their family size. Some...

 

COVID-19 cases increasing; now have 6 in Nuckolls Co.

South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) officials reported 14 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases Friday through Monday, bringing the total number of cases in the 4-county health district to 381. By county, the new totals are 325 in Adams, 40...

 

Brodstone Hospital schedules more COVID-19 testing days

Brodstone Memorial Hospital continues to be a site host for the TestNebraska program. Multiple testing dates have taken place at the facility and more were announced this week. Nebraska residents are...

 

Brodstone Hospital has offered chemotherapy service since April

Chemotherapy is a familiar process to Brodstone Memorial Hospital's two pharmacists, Shannon Short and Austin Farnstrom. Short, who has been working at Brodstone since 2012, is a board certified...

 

Will collect scrap tires July 31

The Nuckolls County Road Department will host a scrap tire recycling event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, July 31. The tires will be collected at the county yard which is located at 251 S. Park which is near the eastern edge of Nelson. For county...

 

A crafty flower bed decorates one Superior residence

A common hobby is planting and caring for flower beds. For years Janice Smidt has landscaped her yard with plants and flowers. The last two years she has tried something different. She created her...

 

Ribbon cutting Zorona Body

Present for the ribbon cutting for Zerona Body on Monday were: (from left) Andrew Brittenham, Dan Scott, Barb Hoskinson, Marlene McGowen, Darrell Kile, Leslie Behrends, Sandra Foote, Patrick Ryan,...

 

Nuckolls County Fair

Karigan Drudik has competed in several areas over the years at the Nuckolls County Fair with an emphasis in sheep and the arts. Drudik was the overall Home Environment champion with her cow ceiling...

 

Superior High School held graduation exercises Saturday

Trisha Hayes, represented the Superior High School Class of 2020 at the graduation exercises Saturday morning as the class speaker. It was the second commencement exercise speech Hays prepared and...

 

Retro Drive-in Movie

About 150 people came to watch the movie "Cars" in Chester, Saturday, at the "Retro Drive-in Movie" hosted by the Junior Bulldogs....

 

Disc Golf New at City Park

For about the past year, Mason and Tycen Higer have wanted to have a disc golf course in Mankato. Working with their father, Dan Higer, they went to the city council and asked for permission to apply...

 

Vote Aug. 4

For Kansas voters the August primary election is less than two weeks away. Voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, Aug. 4. Regular readers of this newspaper should have already gotten the message that the election is on the way. There have been... Full story

 

Lovewell Fun Day canceled; other events still planned

To ensure that all visitors are observing social distancing and other virus related guidelines, the decision has been made to cancel the Lovewell Fun Day event scheduled for Saturday Aug. 1, at Lovewell State Park. This event will not be rescheduled...

 

Rock Hills 2020 Post Prom Picnic will be July 31

The Rock Hills Post Prom committee, composed of parents and volunteers represnting the junior and senior classes, has put together a post prom picnic for the junior and senior classes. This event will take place from 5 to 9 p.m., on Friday, July 31...

 

Rock Hills High School graduation planned for Aug. 1

In a statement from the Rock Hills High School on Monday, the 2020 graduation will be held at 2 p.m., Aug 1, on the football field near the high school. Masks will not be required as this is an outdoor event, but social distancing is important....

 

More cases of COVID-19 in Jewell County

The Jewell County Health Department received notification confirming the sixth and seventh cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Jewell County The sixth case involves a male in his 70s and the seventh case is a male in his 30s. Both are...

 

Plow Day canceled

The 7th Annual Jewell County Plow Day that was to have been held on Saturday, has been canceled. July18 was just too wet to plow....

 

Jewell County Fair Open Class results

KaAnn Baetz - foods: jellies, miscellaneous, blue; relish, best of show; relish, red; jellies, sandhill plum, red; meats, beef, red; meats, chicken, red. Kathy Beckmann - crafts: two miscellaneous,...

 
 By Katelyn Harbert    News    July 23, 2020

Rural & Remote provides work opportunities

Jewell County is seeking ways to grow and improve. We want young residents to be able to stay in the area and previous residents to be able to move back. The key to providing this opportunity for residents is the ability to work. Rural & Remote is...

 

DronePort Survey, Aug 1

Earlier this year this area was a buzz with reports of unidentified drones flying about. Various theories were proposed to explain the presence of the drones but thus far we have not learned why they were in the area, or who was operating them. Drone...

 

Gov. Kelly seeks to delay school start

By the time this paper is delivered, we expect to know more about what will happen to our schools this fall for the plans seem to be in flux. On Monday, Gov. Laura Kelly issued two executive orders related to the start of the school year in Kansas th...

 

Community Highway Pickup

The Nelson Community Club picked up their stretch of Highway 14 starting at the south edge of Nelson on Monday, July 20. Nine volunteers picked up several bags of trash. Royce and Brenda Schott fed...

 
 By Allen Ostdiek    Columns    July 23, 2020

Puffs

What does the current COVID-19 Pandemic have in common with the Spanish Flu of 1918 ? ? ? Other than the obvious illness and death common to all a person has to get down to a personal level. To me that involves family. One hundred and two years ago...

 

NCLG now offers electronic delivery

Disappointed with the late delivery of your weekly copy of the Nuckolls County Locomotive-Gazette? We now offer an alternative to the postal service. Each issue is available via the internet at the Nebraska Online website maintained by the Nebraska...

 

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