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Editor's Notebook

Over the years, the Superior Chamber of Commerce has coordinated a number of late summer, early fall activities. There have been parades, car shows, watermelon feeds, barbecues, free movies, both professional and amateur entertainment, dunk tanks,...

 

Country Roads

For the past two weeks, students have been returning to their classrooms and getting acquainted with their teacher or teachers. Recently a post on social media asked people to name their kindergarten or first grade teachers. I’m sure they were...

 

SHS volleyball has a new look

The Superior High School volleyball team enters the 2021 season with a new head coach at the helm. Randall Loch will oversee the Wildcats as they look to build on the continued past success of the...

 
 By Jenny Rees    Columns    August 26, 2021

Prayer for Afghanistan and the U.S.

God, I’m so grateful that we can come before Your throne to receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. My heart is so broken for the situation in Afghanistan…I’ve struggled for words. The news…the photos and video footage…all jus...

 

Ask a Pastor

Q: I’m on the board of a small church and we can’t seem to make ends meet with our budget. We are thinking of asking our pastor to take a pay cut. Is this the right response to our situation? A: The most important thing to remember is that...

 

Puffs

The renewed pandemic of COVID-19 has many, many people upset, and I understand it. More tests, more vaccines, more masks ? ? ? Well folks, we have an answer if you are among those worried and upset. And . . . this came direct from that great state of...

 

Love my Crazy Life

Now that the pool is closed, you would think I wouldn’t be so busy. Well think again. This summer, Jacob bit off a little more than he could chew by taking on four yards to mow along with our two yards that he is supposed to mow. With school and...

 

Superior council approves two new business loans

More fuel was added to the rumor mill fire Monday evening when members of the Superior City Council approved two requests for low interest loans totaling, more than $200,000. The loans will be made for a period of 15 years each and while the...

 

Doctors fear COVID-19's Delta cases will swamp Nebraska hospitals

Southern Nebraska health professionals participated in press briefing coordinated by the South Heartland Health District and held last Wednesday afternoon. The briefing was recorded and is available on the agency’s web site. It was apparent those...

 

State fair selects Jean Stichka as celebration parade grand marshall

The Nuckolls County Extension Office located in Nelson will be closed Monday so office personnel may attend the festivities honoring Jean Stichka, Nuckolls County Extension office manager since August of 1994. On Monday, Stichka will serve as the gra...

 

Rain was welcome but not general

Some folks got a much needed rain late Sunday and early morning but the majority did not. In general the rain did not cross the stateline into Kansas. Reports of 2.5 inches or so were common throughout Superior, CoCoRaHS observers submitted the...

 

Burglars clean-out Las Canteras bar

Las Canteras, a Superior restaurant, was burglarized twice within a three day period. Thieves entered the establishment, Wednesday, and left with a dozen bottles of Corona beer and $30 from the cash register. They returned Friday night. On this...

 

Mankato City Council discuss splash pad at park

The Mankato City Council met Aug. 3. Christina Jeffery asked the council to approve a splash pad at the City Park. She indicated this would be special to the county. Grants can help as well. She indicated this can also assist special ed needs for...

 

JC steam engine heads to "The Big Dig"

After a "Long Wait" (the event was cancelled in 2020 because of COVID-19) the "Big Dig" will be here Friday through Sunday! The full name of the event is the 35th Annual Historical Construction Equipm...

 

Hometown Celebration

A hoard of children played tirelessly on the inflatable water slides at the Hometown Celebration in downtown Superior, Saturday afternoon. All ages were invited to attend. Sara Kirchhoff (far right)...

 

Principal, first grade teacher, new at Rock Hills

Rock Hills Elementary School's new first grade teacher, Megan Young, may be a familiar face to Jewell County residents because she grew up around here. Today she lives west of Mankato. Young attended...

 

Lawrence-Nelson volleyball team ready for season

In the smaller schools of Nebraska, each sports season is usually a question mark at the beginning. Last year's seniors moving on need to be replaced by younger and maybe more inexperienced players....

 

Commissioners hear report on COVID and vaccines

The Jewell County Commissioners met Aug. 16. Commissioners Brent Beck, Steve Greene and Keith Roe and Carla J. Waugh, county clerk were present for the meeting. Shannon Meier, ambulance director, reviewed the July activity and billing reports. He...

 

L-N Raider Football expects improved season

Looks can be deceiving . . . Many football fans like to compare one season to another. But, if you do that to the 2021 Raider football team, a person could be deceived. It is true that the eight...

 

233 Students enrolled at L/N for new school year

“Impressed . . . “ That was the first word from Mr. Dan Kennedy, L-N principal, when asked about the first week of school last week. Mr. Kennedy is a first year administrator for the L-N school, moving here from a somewhat similar school in...

 

What's happening at L-N Schools

Monday, Aug. 30: Junior high volleyball at Sandy Creek-Quad; Junior high football at Superior High School; JV football at Superior Tuesday, Aug. 31: JV and varsity volleyball vs. Palmer (Home) Wednesday, Sept. 1: Band marching at State Fair...

 

Power poles damaged in Nelson

The City of Nelson had wind damage from the storms Sunday night. Eighth Street between the highway and Wheeler Street was closed until the utilities were be repaired....

 

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine FDA approved

The Food and Drug Administration has granted full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for those ages 16 and older. The approval comes as the highly infectious Delta variant sweeps across the nation, causing case numbers to surge. The...

 

Bus trip to Noah's Ark connects to Lawrence

It’s a small world after all . . . Six words from an old song seem truer as the world goes by. Connections to old friends or relatives or even community residents come up at the most unexpected times. Last week Carroll and Cindy Troudt enjoyed a...

 

Lawrence's Sewing Circle finish quilts that raise big money

In 2019, Lawrence native Pat Herz Berg (daughter of the late Ralph and Mildred Herz) coordinated a project between Green Lake Lutheran Ministries (GLLM) in Spicer, Minn., and Lawrence's Sacred Heart Sewing Circle. Three hand-pieced quilt tops were...

 

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