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Articles from the August 13, 2020 edition

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Caring Friends opens downtown office

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted businesses and forced some to close. Superior's Caring Friends In Home Care is among the businesses that hadto make adjustments but the owners and staff members of...

 

Superior Middle School will open for the first time

When school opens, brighter corridors and classrooms will greet the Superior Public School student body this morning (Thursday). LED bulbs have replaced the fluorescent lights and each area has been adjusted to provide optimum light. A member of the...

 

Superior may allow smaller homes

Superior houses may be getting smaller. With smaller houses becoming more popular throughout the United States, the Superior City Council is considering an ordinance change to permit the construction of smaller homes within the community’s...

 

Blue Hill pool comes to the end

The Blue Hill Swimming Pool closed for the final time Saturday night. It almost closed a number of years ago when the community’s golf course organization defaulted on a loan. At that time, the property was sold to a private investor who planned...

 

Brodstone Hospital's Thrive Center will encourage support group formation

Colleen Babcock, behavioral health therapist, has joined the Brodstone Memorial Hospital staff in the Thrive Center. Colleen brings with her 22 years of experience in the mental health field. She has...

 

New faces, rules at school

The 2020-2021 school year will begin Tuesday for all K-12 Lawrence- Nelson students. Preschool will follow with their start on Thursday. There will be a couple of new faces in the halls this year at...

 

Pony Express puts 40th anniversary re-ride plans on hold

Since 1980 the National Pony Express Association has conducted a re-run of the famed Pony Express each June. Because of COVID-19 plans for this year’s 40th anniversary re-ride have been cancelled. This year more than 600 riders and horses had been...

 

First COVID-19 death reported in Jewell County

The Jewell County Health Department has been notified of the first death related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) of a Jewell County resident . The individual was a female over the age of 80 and was hospitalized at the time of her death. The...

 

UTE to open Labor Day weekend

Mankato is home to the Ute Theater which was originally named the Blair Theater in 1919. The name was changed by Jess DeLong in the 1950s. UTE is taken from the name of an Indian tribe. Before it was remodeled in 2008, the Ute was decorated in an... Full story

 

Jewell City council hear reports

At 7:30 p.m Monday, Aug 3, the Jewell City Council met in regular session. Those present were Mayor, Darrell Bohnert; council members, Max Burks, Josh Burks, Gaye Daniels, Derek Birdsell and Bob Freeman; and city clerk, Kristie Blochlinger. James...

 

JC Commissioners hold public hearing, conduct routine county business

On August 3, the Jewell County Commissioners met with commissioners Mark Fleming, Steve Greene, and Keith Roe, and Carla J. Waugh, county clerk, present. Travis Garst, solid waste director, reviewed the monthly report for June. He reported KDHE...

 

Beck defeats Fleming to win District 3 Commissioner position

Jewell County voters went to the polls last Tuesday to cast their ballots in the 2020 primary election. The following are the unofficial vote totals for the various positons along with the percentage of the votes received. Democrat For U.S. Senate:...

 

Deweese holds 42nd demo derby

Family members from Nebraska and Iowa were in Deweese this week to help with the 42nd annual Keith Hansen Memorial Demolition Derby which was held Sunday. Two of Hansen’s grandchildren entered the competition, Kiel Ploen of Schalier, Iowa, and his...

 

This week at Lawrence-Nelson Public Schools

Monday, Aug. 17, is teacher inservice from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Raider Boster club will hold a re-organization meeting from 6 to 6:25. Tuesday, Aug. 18, is the first day of school. Wednesday, Aug. 19, junior high sports practic begins. TVC executive...

 

Dog run in Lincoln Park to be removed

According to Scott Butler, Superior Parks supervisor, the Lincoln Park dog run will be removed in the near future. Years ago, the dog run was thought to be a good idea for dogs and dog owners to share time in Lincoln Park - a time for fresh air and...

 

Letter from Sen. Dave Murman

We are finishing up what has been an unconventional session. It is definitely different than anybody could have imagined when we convened in January. Thanks to COVID-19, Nebraskans have changed the way they live their lives. Whether it was the lockdo...

 

Friday evening Couples Golf continues

The Couples Summer Golf league met in Nelson at the Elk Creek Country Club for a relaxing fun night. This week everyone teed off from the ladies tee boxes and then played alternating shots. Golfers had the option to putt either hole.  This turned...

 

Saint named head coach for shooting program at Hastings

Michael Saint grew up just west of Jewell and graduated from Rock Hills High School with the Class of 2014. He is also a graduate of Fort Hays State University (FHSU) with both bachelor's and master's...

 

KDHE amends travel quarantine list

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) amended its travel quarantine list, removing the state of Florida and adding attendance at mass gatherings greater than 500 people. Additionally, those countries with a CDC Level 3 Travel Health...

 

Jewell Apartments Meeting

The Jewell Apartments Board of Directors met Monday, Aug. 3, at City Hall with Darrell Bohnert, Max Burks, Gaye Daniels, Derek Birdsell, Josh Burks, Bob Freeman and Kristie Blochlinger attending. The minutes of the July 6 meeting were approved as...

 

Editor's Notebook

By now I should have learned to be careful about what I ask for. In this space last week, I commented about missing my late father’s story suggestions. Saturday afternoon a childhood friend called and suggested the day he smashed my finger would...

 

Country Roads

Birthdays aren’t what they used to be! With my farmer husband and I having our birthdays coming three weeks apart, we recently celebrated those days enjoying birthday wishes via social media and cards via mail. We had meals with friends and...

 

Love my Crazy Life

Since last week’s column was all gloom and doom, I’ll try to keep it upbeat this week. My oldest Robert, the oldest of the second set of kids that is, finally got his sign-on bonus for joining the army. Like any teenager with a dollar in his...

 

Barbara Laursen

Barbara A. Laursen, 84, of Kearney died Aug. 4, at her home. Her funeral will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, at Family of Christ Lutheran Church on the south lawn with Pastor John Gosswein officiating. Inurnment will take place at Spring Creek Cemetery... Full story

 

Encille Lewis

Encille Kyle Lewis, 93, was born in Burr Oak, Kan.,on Feb. 12, 1927, to Edna M. (Mar- shall) Lewis and Glen D. Lewis. He died Aug. 2, 2020 in Manhattan, Kan. Encille lived his early years in Burr... Full story

 

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