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Articles from the August 11, 2022 edition

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Country Roads

Piano playing is not for sissies! Knowing how to play the piano can be rewarding, a commitment, a challenge and comforting. Now taking piano lessons in order to learn now to play the piano can be time consuming with hours of practicing. It takes...

 

Editor's Notebook

One of the historical columns in this issue contains an item about a team of mules running away with a sickle bar mower. It apparently was a rough ride and the farmer operating the mower was thrown fr...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Q: Who chose and compiled the books of the Bible?  A: The simplest way to explain how we got the Bible is to say the 66 books that make up the Protestant Bible were inspired by God and then recognized by believers; first by Jewish believers in Old...

 

Puffs

Events of the past week have turned my thoughts to things medical. First of all, I ran across a card many folks would call a “Get Well Card.” I never cared for that title, but I understood the meaning and appreciate thoughts conveyed in most of...

 

Love my crazy life

The two hottest days of the year are the Nuckolls County Horse Show and Oregon Trail Day. Saturday was no different, yet hundreds of people turned out to take the tour in Oak and enjoy a day of history. More than 200 carloads braved the heat and the...

 

Postcard bill expected to affect Nuckolls County

This year the budget adoption process for Superior Public Schools will be different from previous years as required by LB 644 also known as the postcard bill. Supt Kobza expects Superior Public School will be required to participate in a joint Nuckol...

 

Garage Sales this weekend in Superior

With this week containing the second Saturday of August, it is time for Superior’s second City-Wide Garage Sale Rendition of 2022, The classified section of this newspaper contains a description of the sales and a map of Superior to help those not...

 

Byron Bash offers activities for all ages

The Byron Bash held Friday and Saturday featured activities for all ages. The celebration began Friday night with a cornhole tournament for the adults and an "Extreme Foam Party" for the youngsters...

 

Donated cabinets being installed in auditorium

The Superior Auditorium catering kitchen has much need for cabinets being installed. Steve Fox, committee member, reported the group had solicited donations of used cabinets. They received two...

 

Construction of park memorial receives go-ahead

Monday evening the Superior City Council cleared the way and work will soon begin to construct a memorial in Lincoln Park to two of the people who lost their lives in tragic shooting episode during last fall’s harvest at the Agrex elevator. The...

 

Vesty Center Fire

Repair of the awning above the entrance to the Vestey Center turned out to be a bit more exciting than expected when the Superior Volunteer Fire Department had to be called last Wednesday afternoon....

 

Jewell Co. Voters buck state trend

The turnout in Jewell County was strong as it was across Kansas when voters went to the polls to cast their primary election ballots on Tuesday, Aug. 2. There were two issues of primary concern in Jewell County. One involved the selection of the...

 

Sandra Wick receives national honors at the 2022 NACAA

Sandra L. Wick, K-State Research and Extension, Post Rock District, crop production agent was recently recognized, along with her KSU NW Extension Agriculture Agent team, as a National Finalist at the 2022 National Association of County Agricultural...

 

Park sponsoring 20th Campground Christmas

The 20th annual Lovewell State Park Campground Christmas will be observed on Saturday. Those camping at the state park on Saturday night are encouraged to decorate their campsites in a Christmas Theme. Campers who choose to join in on the...

 

Kate Gurka joins Rock Hills as a bus driver

Readers of the Jewell County Record know the name Kate Gurka as the author of the Esbon news, but she's expanding as a new bus driver for Rock Hills Schools. She will be driving a morning route for Burr Oak and is excited to start. Gurka came to...

 

Three Generations of the Fair Family operate Jewell County banks

This is a story of a bank. More than that, it is the story of people who staked their claims and gambled their livelihoods on farming and enterprising on the rough prairielands of north central Kansas --which was to become the geographical center of...

 

Food Pantry collection at Kiers

Jewell County Health 365 is partnering with Kiers Thriftway to collect items for the food pantry throughout the month of August. Bags will be located at the front entrance of Kiers with a specified amount of groceries already picked out. This makes...

 

Back-to-School Pool Party

The Mankato City Pool will be hosting a back-to-school swim party on Saturday. The last day of swimming will be Sunday. The city pool was lucky this year to have been fully staffed. With a small upset of the original pool manager leaving early in...

 

There's nothing more Nebraskan than the State Fair

We’re less than a month away from our state’s biggest annual celebration—the Nebraska State Fair. From Aug. 26 through Sept. 5, Nebraskans from across the state will gather to share all that Nebraska agriculture has to offer. It will be the...

 

Nelson Volunteers held fund raiser

In advance of the street dance sponsored this week by the Nelson Volunteer Fire and Rescue Departments, more than $11,000 was contributed by area business firms to assist with the operation of the departments. Donors were grouped according to the...

 

Friday's format difficult for couples golf at ECCC

The thermometer was reading 97 degrees when The couples league teed off Friday evening in Nelson, but with the shade and nice breeze it was tolerable out on the Elk Creek Country Club golf course. Or, were the players just getting used to the...

 

Lawrence High School Class of 1997 hold 25th reunion

The Lawrence High School Class of 1997 wasn't among the larger classes from the school, but it did have 12 graduates that year. Last Saturday, eight members of the class got together for a reunion at...

 

Lawrence girl serves as Phillipsburg queen

Jaelyn Himmelberg was crowned the 2022 Phillipsburg Rodeo Queen on Thursday, Aug. 4, at Kansas Biggest Rodeo. Jaelyn is the 16 year-old daughter of John and Cassandra Himmelberg, Lawrence. She will be a junior at Blue Hill High School where she is...

 

Rodney Follmer

Rodney Wayne Follmer, the son of Gary and Shirley (Jenkins) Follmer, was born on April 2, 1967, in Kokomo, Indiana. He died July 19, 2022, at the Bryan LGH Medical Center West at Lincoln, Neb., at...

 

Rebecca Aksamit

Rebecca Ann Aksamit was born June 9, 1943, at the Fairfield, Neb., hospital to Bill and Rose Aksamit. She grew up on the family farm three miles south of Deweese. She graduated from Nelson High School and the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. After...

 

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