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Bomgaars will open Superior store

After being off for more than a year, the lights are burning again inside the Superior's former Shopko building. The Shopko signs which had adorned the building have been removed and exterior...

 

SHS limits number of fans at games

With the start of the high school sports season at hand, fans of the Superior Public Schools have been asking about the rules they will have to follow this year. On Tuesday Supt. Marty Kobza released the initial guidelines that will be followed. As t...

 

BMH adds another top award

It’s been an award winning year for Brodstone Memorial Hospital (BMH). The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced its newest ratings for patient experience with Brodstone making the list as a 5 Star Rated Hospital....

 

Driver hospitalized after vehicle overturns Friday

A mother with young children, River Pavusa, a Superior resident, was hospitalized in Lincoln, Neb., following a one-vehicle accident that happened about 4 p.m. Friday. The vehicle’s only occupant was ejected as the vehicle left the Webber Road on...

 

Nuckolls Co. reports 8th COVID case

South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) officials reported 11new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases for the past seven days, bringing the total number of cases in the four-county health district to 461. By county, the totals are 384 in Adams, 58...

 

307 students to begin fall classes at Rock Hills

The Aug. 10, meeting of the Board of Education for USD No. 107 was held in the meeting room at the district office. Those present were Kenny Mizner, Brenden Wirth, Bobi Fogo, Marc Grout, Lori Slate, Lori Yelken, Brandon Hollerich, Rex Boley, Sam...

 
 By Amanda Chaput    News    August 20, 2020

Storm pummels Mankato

Late Friday brought a storm to Jewell County that left damage in its wake. With high winds and hail, vehicles and buildings received major damage. Windows on the north side of buildings were broken...

 

Meet Thadd Hinkle

Thaddeus J. Hinkle, a member of the Mankato community, helps with the Ute theater and many school activities. He was born in Nevada, Mo. Growing up he lived in El Dorado Springs, Mo., but moved...

 

Blue Green Algae warning for Lovewell Lake

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has revised their list of public health advisories for Kansas lakes because of blue-green algae. Lovewell Reservoir has now been determined to be in a warning. This warning means the lake water is not...

 

State Park hosts decorating contest

Lovewell State Park hosted its 18th Annual Campground Christmas on Saturday. This year’s event had 12 decorated campsites registered for the contest, with several other nicely decorated campsites that chose not to participate in the contest....

 

L-N fall sports begin

Covid-19 . . . High School Sports . . . As has been said many time so far this year of 2020 . . . it will be remembered for many thing caused by the Pandemic of the Covid-19 virus. The impact on sports (high school, college and professional) may not...

 

Mertens–Kohmetscher wedding was Aug. 8

Wedding vows were exchanged between Mr. Trent Kohmetscher and Miss Claire Mertens on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, at the Faith Lutheran Church in Hastings. The couple’s families hosted a dinner and reception following at the Hastings Fairgrounds.... Full story

 

Happy Feet program provides shoes for children

First of the year school shopping for most families means new shoes for the students. This year buying those shoes for daily use and physical education classes can be a hardship for some families. Superior’s Happy Feet program hopes to help those...

 

SOAR is here to help!

Do you or someone you know have a disability? Are you or your loved one experiencing homelessness or near homelessness? Are you struggling to find the right resources that can help you or your loved one obtain Supplemental Security Income or Social...

 

Reinke and CropX announce partnership

Reinke Manufacturing, a global leader in irrigation systems and technology, and CropX, a leading global agricultural analytics and soil sensing company, announced a partnership to empower growers with the world’s finest irrigation scheduling...

 

FBLA places eighth at national competition

The Rock Hills FBLA chapter earned a Top 10 placing at the virtual National FBLA Leadership Experience held in late June. Karrigan Dunstan wrote the 15-page report detailing the chapter's partnership...

 

Announces Hansen Scholarship recipients

The Dane G. Hansen Foundation will make scholarships available in four categories to students in 26 Northwest Kansas counties for the 2020-2021 academic year. Students from an accredited high school, registered independent, private or home school in...

 

Storm damage could attract illegal contractors

Derek Schmidt, Kansas Attorney General, is urging Jewell County residents to use caution to avoid scams by transient contractors following storm damage sustained by the community. “After a storm, our instinct is to clean up and make repairs as...

 

Evictions and foreclosures temporarily stopped

Governor Laura Kelly has signed Executive Orders 20-61 and 20-62 as part of her administration’s commitment to protecting Kansans’ health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Executive Order 20-61 temporarily prohibits initiating any mortgage...

 

Bloodmobile in Lawrence Aug. 21

Remember your “Save the Date” request of several weeks ago? Well, the date is almost here. The Red Cross Bloodmobile visit to Lawrence is this Friday, Aug. 21. They will be at the American Legion Hall from 12 noon to 6:30 p.m. You are asked to...

 

21 teams compete at the annual "Surf and Turf" tourney

Elk Creek Country Club, Nelson, hosted the first day of the “Surf and Turf” on Saturday, August 15, with 21 3-person teams participating. Following golf, they had a prime rib supper. Sixty-three golfers made their way to the Lawrence Country...

 

Final Ladies Night held

The final ladies night for the year was held at the Lawrence Country Club on Aug. 12, with eight women joining in on a beautiful evening. A scramble was played with Linda Kohmetscher and Dee Kohmetscher shooting a score of 35. A thank you was noted...

 

Editor's Notebook

When many people were planting larger gardens this year, Rita and I decided we would attempt to raise more with less. Our plan was smaller but more carefully managed garden space than we have had some years. One of our goals was to use up seed left...

 

Country Roads

It was in the 1983 John Anderson’s Country Song, I’m “Just A Swingin!” For my birthday this year, my husband and I rescued an old porch swing which had been in storage for many years.This swing holds such special memories for me. The wooden...

 

Love my Crazy Life

I had a huge mom fail in the last couple of weeks. My youngest, Jacob, youngest of the second set of kids, is turning 16 in September. We went to do the driving permit thing, and the examiner told me he needed to have his learner’s permit or...

 

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