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Country Roads

It was a typical summer Sunday afternoon. The humidity was almost unbearable making it hard to catch one’s breath. The sun bore down making the temperature reach well into the 90s. Weather forecasters had reported heavy rains were to arrive but...

 
 By Bill Blauvelt    Columns    July 30, 2020

Editor's Notebook

The author of a newspaper column I regularly read often begins his column with “Things I know and things I think I know.” If I were to attach a title to this week’s column it would be “Things I don’t understand.” Saturday morning I...

 

Retirement party honors Ilene Eickmann at Manor

Thursday afternoon several of the residents at Superior Manor gathered to honor Eileen Eickmann on her retirement as manager and owner of the complex. Janet Harig and others served cake, ice cream,...

 

Agree Buying Land for Grain Storage Expansion

All signs are pointing toward another expansion of Superior’s Agrex elevator. Monday evening representatives of the elevator company, Darin Koepke and Eric Krotzinger, met with members of the Superior City Council and reviewed the company plans....

 

Superior cruise night returns at 7 Friday

Rain showers in the forecast may cause some participants to leave the tops up on their convertibles and their motorcycles at home but hopefully the showers will not be heavy enough to wash out the July Cruise Night set for downtown Superior this... Full story

 

Can Care-a-Van coming to Superior

The 10/11 Can Care-a-Van has been helping to feed Nebraskans since 1988. While much has changed over the past three decades, hunger has persisted. That need keeps Nebraskans coming out year after year to help stock the shelves of their local food...

 

Superior's the place for bargain hunters

Bargain hunters will converge on Superior the coming two Saturdays and business owners and residents to join to offer some spectacular deals in the fresh air where it will be easier to maintain social distancing. First in the line-up will be the...

 

Former Superior resident returning for youth rally

A former Superior resident, Ty Betka, is returning to his hometown to speak at a youth rally planned for 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Superior High School Gym. The rally is open to area students who will be in grades 6 through 12 when school...

 

Superior seeking funds for sidewalks

Generally the Superior City Council has a light agenda for the last meeting of the month. That wasn’t the case this week. In addition to discussing the all but certain expansion of the Agrex elevator (See related story on this page) the council...

 

July 11-12 party at Lovewell Lake Blame for COVID cluster spread

South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) officials are investigating a large cluster of COVID cases and exposures associated with multiple events. Some of the cases were reported by SHDHD earlier and some are newly identified. The cases in...

 

Medicaid Expansion is available to Nebraska Residents

Approximately 94,000 Nebraskans are expected to be eligible for Nebraska’s Medicaid expansion program, known as Heritage Health Adult. Many Nebraskans previously unable to apply for health insurance will now be qualified for coverage this year.... Full story

 

Polls open Tuesday

Kansas voters will be going to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots in the statewide primary election. This edition of the Jewell County newspaper contains the sample ballots, voter instructions and the locations of the voting places. To reduce...

 

Stormy Sunday drenches this area

Mother Nature took dead aim on Nuckolls and Jewell counties Sunday afternoon into early Monday morning. The thunder began rolling across Superior in the afternoon. The rains came soon afterwards. When...

 

Lost Creek log Jam

Debris became trapped under Superior's Eighth Street bridge after a torrential downpour Sunday evening. A contractor was expected to remove the log jam Wednesday as more rain was forecast across the...

 

Blue-green algae watch lifted at Lovewell Lake

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), has lifted the blue-green algae watch for Lovewell Reservoir. Blooms are unpredictable. They can develop... Full story

 

USD No. 107 board prepares for 2020-2021 school year

President Kenny Mizner called the July 13 regular meeting of the Board of Education for USD No. 107 to order at the meeting room at the district office. Those present were Kenny Mizner, Brenden Wirth, Marc Grout, Lori Slate, Lori Yelken, Brandon Holl...

 

Harry Huge

Harry Huge Arrangements are being made for a graveside service in Superior’s Evergreen Cemetery honoring the late Harry Huge. The community benefactor and international attorney, will be buried next to his parents at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8....

 

Roger Stineman

Roger Stineman A funeral honoring Roger Stineman, 50, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Nelson Community United Church of Christ. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Megrue-Price Funeral Home.Roger Stineman A funeral honoring Roger...

 

Roger McElroy

Roger Eugene McElroy, 79, died last Wednesday. He was born on the family farm outside of Randall to William Finley (Bill) and Mildred Marie Wallace McElroy on Sept. 27, 1940. Survivors include his four children: Curtis McElroy of Tulsa, Okla., Greg...

 

Nathan Hilligas

Nathan Forrest Hilligas, 27, died Saturday, July 11, 2020. Nathan was born to Steve and Nancy (Powell) Hilligas on June 29, 1993. He is survived by his parents; wife, Ashleigh, and son, Raylan;...

 

Connie Becker

Connie Becker,79, died Monday at Superior. Her funeral is at 10 a.m., Friday, at Megrue-Price Funeral Home, Superior. Pastor Ethan Feistner will officiate. Burial will be in Spring Creek Cemetery, Ruskin. Visitation is from4 to 8 p.m. with family...

 

Gene Alexander

Gene Alexander Carroll Gene Alexander, 77, the son of Carroll and Harriet Bernice (Willett) Alexander, was born July 31, 1942, in Nelson. He died July 24, 2020, at his residence in Superior. Gene attended school in Superior and was a Superior High...

 

James Copper

James Stanford Copper, 71, the son of James Thomas and Hazel Ruth (Wingo) Copper, was born on Jan. 6, 1949, in Goodland, Kan. He died July 23, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Society's home at Superior....

 

Lyndall Logan

Lyndall Ann Logan, 76, of Grand Junction, Colo., died Saturday at St. Marys Hospital. Vase Funeral Home, Rock Springs, Wyo., is in charge of arrangements. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, a service w...

 

Fiber Optics in Mankato

Fiber obits cable was strung this week in the alley behind the Mankato Post Office....

 

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