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Editor's Notebook

In my first weeks with The Express, Howard Crilly, the retired editor and publisher, graciously accompanied me on my rounds throughout the paper’s circulation area. He introduced me to the people I needed to know and filled me on their likes and...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Presenting Biblical answers to tough questions Q: What’s wrong with believing that everyone goes to heaven or a “better place”? Isn’t that better than teaching about hell? A: Our culture constantly bombards us with the message that the most...

 

Country Roads

Losing something becomes more common the older a person gets. Losing one’s cell phone or reading glasses becomes a weekly or sometimes daily happening. It’s getting to where I would like to drop the word “losing,” and start using the word...

 

Puffs

Blue . . . Whatever happened to the color of the sky . . . blue? ? ? You know, as in the old beer commercial . . . “the land of Sky Blue Waters.” This past weekend seemed to be the first time our sky here in southcentral Nebraska has been blue....

 

Love my Crazy Life

The pool is closed for the season. The last days are always bitter-sweet. On the one hand, I’m glad it’s over. It can be a frustrating job. On the other, I am going to miss my guards and my pool rats. Some are off to college, and I will only see...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    News    August 19, 2021

Operation We Care delivers goods to deployed troops

Through several conversations with her son, Ross, Deb Koehler learned many of our deployed troops need our help. Koehler is currently enlisted in the United States Space Force and deployed with an...

 

Whats happening at Lawrence-Nelson

Tuesday, Aug. 24: Varsity volleyball Jamboree at Kenesaw Wednesday, Aug. 25: School pictures in Nelson; Football parents supper at D&D's Thursday, Aug. 26: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. School pictures in Lawrence; Cross Country at St. Paul Invite (Milletta...

 

Blackburn is first Sandra Bothwell Legacy Scholarship recipient

In 2021, Sandra Bothwell's daughters, Lori Renz and Shelly Jung, alongside her husband, Lawrence "Lefty" Bothwell, created a scholarship fund to honor her legacy as a nurse and social worker for...

 

Lawrence receives grant for pool and park improvements

Today, AARP Nebraska announced three organizations will receive 2021 Community Challenge grants – part of the largest group of grantees to date with $3.2 million awarded among 244 organizations nationwide. Grantees will implement quick-action...

 

Lawrence-Nelson kicked off 2021-2022 School Year August 17

It’s August . . . It’s Hot . . . It’s Humid . . . Yup . . . it’s time for school to start. The L-N School, and a number of other schools in the area began school for the 2021-2022 school year on Tuesday, Aug. 17. We hope to have more informat...

 

Schools may borrow money to save money

During a Superior Public Schools budget workshop, Monday evening, members of the Superior Board of Education mostly agreed with a proposal to utilize a lease purchase agreement to hopefully save...

 

County board fears new law will make it harder to staff law enforcement agenices

The Nuckolls County Board of Commissioners met Monday at the county courthouse in Nelson. The board signed a contract with Contech Engineered Solutions for culverts for a bridge replacement project near Ruskin. The board approved individual office...

 

August being packed with end of summer activities

Thus far August has been packed with special events. Here in Superior the chamber of commerce sponsored on the first Saturday, the Sidewalk Bazaar, an event started more than 60 years ago. That was...

 

Auditorium group hopeful challenge grant will be met

Earlier this summer The Express published a story about a “30 in 30” challenge. Supporters of the Superior Auditorium were asking others to join with them to raise $30,000 in 30 days to receive a grant from an anonymous foundation. This project...

 

The Nuckolls Co. Sheriff Department warned drivers

The Nuckolls Co. Sheriff Department warned drivers earlier this week to be careful traveling west out of Superior on Highway 14, The railroad crossing had a large piece of concrete broken loose and...

 

Esbon News

What a wild time! Sam's Fest is an annual fundraiser held to accommodate expenses to run the business. The event took off last Saturday. Motorcycles and other vehicles gathered to register for the...

 

USD 107 board prepare for new school year

The regular meeting of the Board of Education for USD No. 107 was held Aug. 9, in the meeting room at the district office at Mankato. Those present were Kenny Mizner, Bobi Fogo (Zoom), Brenden Wirth, Lori Slate, Lori Yelken, Marc Grout, Rex Boley, Sa...

 

Jewell County Commissioners met Aug. 2

Jewell County commissioners met Aug. 2. Commissioners Brent Beck, Steve Greene and Keith Roe were present and Carla J Waugh, county clerk were present for the meeting. Brent Beck said he talked to the other party concerning the fence issue. Chairman...

 

Mankato Chamber discusses two travel bloggers

The monthly meeting for the Mankato Chamber of Commerce took place last Wednesday at Bob’s of Mankato with nine members present. There was a discussion about the Community Garden. There weren’t any new updates given. It was reported everything...

 

Comstock family serves three Jewell County post offices

The March 11, 1886 Burr Oak Herald proclaimed, "It is stated upon good authority that Ibaton, in this county, and Cora, in Smith, were named for Iba and Cora, two daughters of Thomas Comstock, one of the first settlers above Burr Oak, on White Rock...

 

SHS girls golf team set to open season

After an absence of several years, Superior High School will be fielding a girls golf team this fall. The team is coached by Kirk Utecht who also serves as the boys golf team coach. The team kicks off the season at the Central City Invitational,...

 

John Meyer

John (Phil) Meyer, 79, Superior, died at his home on Jan. 1, 2021. Hospice helped getting "Papa John" moved to his home on Christmas morning from Good Sam's for his Christmas Wish of being home with...

 

Melvin D. Zade

Melvin D. Zade, 87, formerly from Mankato, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, at the Republic County Hospital, Belleville, Kan. He was born on Sept.25, 1933, in Smith Center, Kan., to William and Ethel (Plank)...

 

Ruth Rahe

Ruth A. Rahe, 77, of Belleville, Kan, died Aug. 13, at the University of Kansas Medical Center following a brief illness. Ruth Arlene Ocobock was born July 11, 1944, at Mankato, Kan. Immediately...

 

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