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Articles from the August 18, 2022 edition

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Country Roads

We country folks don’t seem to have much trouble in locating our country destinations but for our urban guests, they often have problems. I understand why. The urban travelers are used to street signs and house numbers. It wasn’t until a few year...

 

Editor's Notebook

From our vantage point it appears efforts to control property taxes and hold down governmental subdivision taxing are having the opposite effect. In recent days this writer received multiple envelopes from Jewell County each containing at least two...

 

Love my crazy life

I’ve been having lots of “feelings” lately, and I don’t like it one bit! Feeling number one, sadness. Today I pulled the plug on summer. I don’t know why, but that’s how I feel every time I drain the pool. This year felt different,...

 

Puffs

I enjoy passing along little bits of information I find interesting and hope someone else does as well. Reading the Sunday paper of the Lincoln Journal-Star, I read a story about the city of Omaha using “goats” to clear an area near the Missouri... Full story

 

Carmen stepping back after 48 years on main street

In 1959, Carmen and Gene Bruening, along with their two little girls, moved to Superior. Gene was hired by the Superior Schools to teach industrial arts and coach various sports. Carmen stayed home to raise their daughters and later their two little...

 

County board approves purchase of ballistic shields

The Nuckolls County Board of Commissioners met at the county courthouse in Nelson, Monday. All three commissioners were present. The board approved an expenditure of up to $30,000 for the HSeriff’s departmenet to purchase ballistic shields and...

 

Permission granted for wrap around benches, planters

Supporters of the Superior Community have an opportunity to join with the Superior 3000 Foundation in a project to improve and beautify the downtown business district. Earlier this year the foundation joined with the family of the late Bill Hill to...

 

Nebraska COVID-19 came down last week

Both new cases of COVID-19 and related hospitalizations dipped in Nebraska last week, mirroring a downturn nationally. The Omaha World-Herald reported on Tuesday, the weekly case count for the week ending Friday came in at 2,907, well below the...

 

Schedule conflict cancels Superior's Homegrown event

The announcement was made Monday that the end of summer activity scheduled for Saturday by the Superior Chamber of Commerce had been canceled because of scheduling conflicts. The event, known as Homegrown, was to include a flea market or farmer’s...

 

Gerlach (98) receives WWII awards at Cowles

Wayne Gerlach, 98, a resident of Cowles, Neb., was honored last Monday night at the Cowles American Legion 116 meeting. Attending were members of the Cowles Legion, Wayne's family and friends. Retired Major General Charles Barr, Liberty, Neb.,...

 

Brodstone Healthcare planning 5th gala

Brodstone Healthcare plans to hold the 5th Annual Gala by Brodstone Foundation on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Superior Auditorium. The Brodstone Foundation is devoted to exploring a wide-angle view of the communities’ healthcare challenges to help...

 

Superior schools welcomed 10 new teachers

Superior schools welcomed 10 new teachers to the campus for the 2022-2023 school year....

 

Jail comes downbeat stories remain

The stories the building could tell. While the physical entity of the Nuckolls County Jail will soon be but a memory, some of the tales associated with the structure will linger on far into the future...

 

Barn painting rescued from Colorado antique shop

About a month ago Neil Bouray received a call from a friend in Colorado who happened upon a painting in an antique shop that caught his eye and wondered if Neil would be interested in having it. The painting was of a rural setting that featured the...

 

Sixteen High Schools have served Jewell County youth (Salem pehaps the less well-known)

To date, there are thought to have been a total of 16 high schools which provided education for students in Jewell County. Of course, not all were in existence at the same time. But spanning Jewell...

 

Dr.Walker to focus on Mankato

Dr. Walker, who has been practicing medicine for 35 years, will officially retire from Belleville Medical Center Sept. 1, 2022. After that, he will be focusing on his patients in Mankato with office hours on the first four Thursdays in the month and...

 

Mankato City Council met Aug. 2

The regular meeting of the Mankato City Council was called to order by Mayor Justin Schoonover Aug. 2. Councilmen present were: Kevin Ost, George Hennion, Rodney Payne and Lyle Dauner. Councilman Becker was absent. Also present were Darrell Miller,...

 

Road work to affect Lovewell State Park

Jewell County Road Department plans to remove a deteriorating bridge and replace with a road tube, just south of the Y Road and 250 Road intersection (entrance to Lovewell State Park). The work is planned for Tuesday, Aug. 23, and is expected to...

 

Rock Hills FFA barbecue Aug. 29

The Rock Hills FFA Chapter will host a back-to-school barbecue starting at 6:30 on Monday, Aug. 29, in the high school parking lot. The event is open to the public. FFA alumni and students will have an opportunty to pay their dues and purchase...

 

One Haute August Night coming to Mankato

Jaime Potts, Mankato resident and co-owner of Nuthin’ Fancy Bakery, believes the arts program in schools are neglected when it comes to funding. After the 150th Mankato Celebration, parents approached her and asked for her help in setting up a...

 

Commissioners answer home health services question

The Jewell County Commissioners met Aug. 1. Commissioners Steve Greene, Brent Beck and Keith Roe were present. Carla J. Waugh, county clerk, also attended the meeting. John Ross requested more information on the home health services. The...

 

School board hires personnel

President Kenny Mizner called the regular meeting of the Board of Education for USD No. 107 to order Monday, Aug. 8. Those present were Kenny Mizner, Marc Grout, Bobi Fogo, Justin Angleton, Brandon Hollerich, Wayne Frost, Brenden Wirth, Rex Boley,...

 

Re-enactment Day was well attended

The numbers are still being calculated for the Oregon Trail Re-enactment Day at Oak. Four re-enactment tours were held. The Eubank presentation was a popular event. Gina Rhoads and Cindy Pierce (great-great granddaughters of Lucinda Eubank)...

 

Rodeo helps raise funds for cancer patients

Linda Hepler has been told she's a miracle, and she knows it. In 2019, she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and given three months to live. Three and a half years later, she's still on this earth. The Hastings, Neb., woman's cancer spread from he...

 

Blood Drive in Nelson Sept. 9

The next Red Cross Blood Drive in Nelson will be from 9 a.m., until 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at the Nelson City Auditorium. To check your eligibility because of travel or health questions call the Red Cross at   866-236-3276. Schedule appointments...

 

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