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Editor's Notebook

The quick passage of the Union Pacific’s Big Boy Locomotive through Nuckolls County illustrated how times have changed. Big Boy is one of the 25 largest steam locomotives ever built and the last one in operating condition. Built to haul loads over...

 

Country Roads

Monday afternoon the temperature gauge inched up towards the high 90s with predictions of reaching up into the 100s. Guess we could say it’s a typical Kansas-Nebraska August day for sure. It was so hot an egg could be fried on the sidewalk. It was...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Presenting Biblical answers to tough questions Q:If you tithe are you more apt to go to heaven? A.: Bible verses such as Habakkuk 2:4, John 3:36, Romans 4:5, Romans 6:23, Romans 11:6, and Galatians 2:21 (to name just a few) all make it very clear...

 

Puffs

With school starting soon, or maybe already has started, I’m going to share a couple of comments that my sister-in-law recently shared with me. * Teacher: How old is your father? Kid: He is six years old. Teacher: How is this possible? Kid: He...

 

Love My Crazy Life

Much comes to mind as I sit here trying to think of what to write about this week. The problem is I’d get in trouble for publishing three-quarters of it, and my editor would have to remove the other quarter! LOL! I’ve been trying to eat...

 

Superior schools open today; masks will not be required

Covid-19 guidelines were again discussed Monday evening during the August session at the Superior Board of Education meeting. School will open today (Thursday) operating in the green COVID...

 

Building's face lift reveals original sign

The building located at 414 Central Avenue in Superior is being tuck pointed and painted. In the process, the paint is being taken off the front of the building with wire brushes. The work uncovered an early sign advertising Dahlgren’s. The...

 

This is the week for city-wide garage sale

This is garage sale week in Superior. The official day is Saturday but be sure to read the advertisements in this issue closely as some sales have additional hours. Those who have joined in supporting the official sale sponsors and purchased a...

 

$500,000 grant will help pay for natural gas bills

When members of the Superior City Council met Monday evening the agenda contained fireworks. Not the kind that sparks discord among the council and citizens but the kind used to celebrate this nation’s independence and the July 4th holiday. Mayor...

 

COVID-19 cases continue trending up in South Heartland

Last evening, Michele Bever, South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) executive director provided a weekly update to keep residents informed about COVID-19 in Adams, Clay, Nuckolls and Webster counties. The department logged a total of 16...

 

BMH CEO advocates vaccine as COVID surges

Cases of the COVID-19 delta variant have started to increase in the South Heartland District Health Department region. As schools begin to open and activities start in the area, Brodstone Memorial Hospital continues to urge residents to take precauti...

 

JCCDA to host Asset Mapping meeting Aug. 31

From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 31, at the Mankato Community Center, JCCDA will host an Asset Mapping meeting. This meeting comes as a follow-up to the Ripple Effects meeting held earlier this summer that discussed the impact of grants in...

 

JCCDA partners with Mitchell County hosts landbank training

On Wednesday, July 28, JCCDA partnered with Mitchell County Regional Health Foundation to host a Landbank Learning event at the Community Center in Jewell. Julie Lyon, former mayor of Stafford, Kan.,...

 

Talk to children before they head back to school

The transition back to school during the past year’s pandemic was tough on a lot of people, but just in case you think last year’s challenges are behind us, we have some bad news. They’re not. In fact, this year’s transition could be equally...

 

Earthquake again

This newspaper received reports Monday at 2:30 p.m., of an earthquake felt in the Ionia vicinity and at the Jewell County Road Department near Mankato. People said they heard a rumbling and felt shaking. It only lasted about a min...

 

Hannah Daniels joins Rock Hills Elementary Staff

Rock Hills Elementary School welcomes first year teacher, Hannah Daniels. Daniels will be teaching third grade this year. She is a Jewell County resident and lives in Jewell where she was born and raised. Daniels attended K-State online to receive he...

 

Jewell City Council approves buying ventless microwave

The Jewell City Council met in regular session Monday, Aug. 2, at City Hall. Those in attendance were Mayor Darrell Bohnert; council members, Max Burks, Josh Burks, Bob Freeman, Gaye Daniels, Derek Birdsell and Kristie Anderson, city clerk. Don...

 

Jewell County Commissioners hear department reports

The Jewell County commissioners met July 26, with commissioners Brent Beck, Steve Greene and Keith Roe present. The following were present for office head meeting: Amanda Davis, register of deeds; Nancy Marihugh, health administrator; Alexandria...

 

Jewell Apartments meeting held Aug. 2

The Jewell Apartments Board of Directors met Aug. 2, at City Hall. Attending the meeting were Darrell Bohnert, Josh Burks, Max Burks, Bob Freeman, Gaye Daniels, Derek Birdsell, Jacque Williams and Kristie Anderson. Williams submitted her report of...

 

Lovewell State Lake campers will decorate for Christmas in August

Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks at Lovewell State Park, is sponsoring its 19th  Annual Campground Christmas on Saturday. Campers at the state park are encouraged to decorate their campsites in a Christmas theme. Campers who choose to join in...

 

120 Years Ago County was asking for 28 bridges

120 Years Ago August 9, 1901 Jewell County was asking for 28 bridges for the year, but the commissioners were going to cut the number down to those that seemed an absolute necessity. The commissioners were going over the ground themselves before pass...

 

Resurfacing project underway in County

The Kansas Department of Transportation has begun a surface recycle and chip seal on U.S. 36 in Jewell County. Work on U.S. 36 will extend east from about 4.6 miles east of K-14 to the...

 

Dick's Place Anniversary and Fun Day a success in spite of weekend storms

To paraphrase an old blurb from the U. S. Postal Service . . . "Neither rain . . . nor hail . . . nor gloom of night . . . shall keep Nebraskans from enjoying a good reason to celebrate . . ." "We...

 

Diane Wehrman receives Everyday Heroes award

The Everyday Heroes award from the Nebraska Judicial Branch was presented to Diane Wehrman. She was recognized for all she does for the courts and her community. Her nomination letter explains how Diane has impacted those all around her. Diane...

 

Couples Summer Golf League has four-way tie for fourth place

The Couples Summer Golf League met at the Elk Creek Country Club at Nelson Friday evening for week 10 of competition. At least it wasn’t as humid as the previous week. The format was the usual two-person scramble. The teams of Chuck and DeAnna...

 

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