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Articles from the September 1, 2022 edition

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Country Roads

Have you ever thought of your refrigerator exterior being a large family bumper sticker or a large family scrapbook? While visiting a friend, we were seated on bar stools in her kitchen having ice tea together and catching up on all the happenings...

 

Editor's Notebook

Monday morning I fist bumped a traveling sales person and shared our first long conversation since the start the COVID pandemic. I’m sure the conversation took longer than either of us expected but it was good to catch up and learn how COVID has...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Q: Were there biblical laws before the 10 commandments? A: I guess it depends on what you mean by biblical laws. God designed the universe to function according to certain fundamental laws; whether they be physical laws like gravity, motion and...

 

Puffs

I can remember well during my years as an EMT for the Lawrence Ambulance Service trips to the emergency room on Friday nights with a boy injured in a football game. Last Friday night I was going to the emergency room when I recalled those trips....

 

Fireworks show among area's Labor Day activties

Another federal holiday is scheduled for Monday. This time it is Labor Day and government offices and many businesses will be closed. For many families it will be their last opportunity this year for summer weekend activities. The holiday weekend...

 

SHS Homecoming parade, coronation, game Friday

September arrived today and it is already homecoming week at Superior High School. The National Weather Service forecast calls for a warm late summer evening as the school's students and alumni...

 

Pasture memorial honors departed family members

It could be a scene from one of Willa Cather's novels, but it is not. Just into Franklin County on a minimum maintenance road, three dresses are placed in prairie pasture. These dresses represent the...

 

Storm sewer repairs underway on 3rd St.

Road construction signs are up at the west Highway 14 entrance into Superior. A VanKirk Brothers construction crew is repairing a storm sewer tube that runs beneath the highway just west of the city limits. There is a storm sewer inlet which allows...

 

Neb. State Fair honors Andersons, Caldwells

The tradition of the Nebraska State Fair Grand Marshal Program is an opportunity to thank the folks who have made significant contributions to their county fair or ag society. To salute those whom hav...

 

Walking School Bus to run on Wednesdays

A walking school bus is a group of children (“riders”) walking to school with one or more adults (“drivers”) along a pre-planned route to school. Walking school buses promote a healthy choice of walking, reinforce pedestrian safety, and are...

 

Love my crazy life

The enviable truth of being a parent is that someday the last one will leave the nest. No matter how exciting it might sound, it still pulls on the heartstrings a bit. Everyone jokes and says, “It’s going to be hard when your baby leaves,” but...

 

Lake Association to sponsor fireworks at Lovewell Lake

Through fundraising efforts, the Lovewell Lake Association is sponsoring a fireworks display at Lovewell State Park. The display is scheduled for approximately 8:15 p.m., Saturday, beginning at dusk at the Cedar Point Boat Ramp in the state park....

 

Relocation Pilot Loan-Grant Program still has slots available

The North Central Kansas Regional Relocation Pilot Loan-Grant Program has received another request. Each county has until Dec. 31, 2022 to use its initial allocation of three relocation incentives. After Dec. 31, 2022, all remaining slots-incentives...

 

Griffiths, new faces at RockHills School

The Griffiths, Jill and Terry, are two new faces seen around Rock Hills’ schools. Terry and Jill have only been in Jewell County for approximately two weeks. They came here to fill two positions available that fit their educational specialities....

 

KDOT announces approved August bids

The Kansas Department of Transportation approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects. The letting took place Aug. 17, in Topeka. In Jewell County - 36 Highway from the east of Mankato city limits to 4.6 miles east of the...

 

Conservation tour will include soil bucket demo, next Wednesday

Many of our readers may be familiar with the term bucket list for a list of activities they would like to participate in, places to see or things to acquire. Now, Adam Bauer a soil scientist and the Milford Lake WRAPS coordinator with the Kansas...

 

Out with the old and in with the new.

Out with the old and in with the new. The demolition of the Elk Creek County Club has begun. The Nelson's Golf Clubhouse taken down Monday....

 

Red Cross Blood Mobile coming to Nelson Sept. 9

The Red Cross Blood Mobile will be coming to Nelson Friday, Sept. 9. First timers are always needed.  You’re never too old to start your journey.  Regular whole blood donors can donate every 56 days and Power Red donors every 16 weeks. The...

 

South Heartland District Health Department health update

Hastings, Neb – In the health department’s weekly health update on August 30, South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) executive director Michele Bever reported ongoing high COVID-19 case rates in the health district and very high...

 

Ag Sack Lunch Program Continues Statewide, with options

The Ag Sack Lunch Program is returning for its 13th school year in 2022-2023, continuing its offerings which include both in-person and virtual presentations designed to increase agricultural awareness among Nebraska fourth-grade students and their...

 

Lawrence Blood Drive collects 57 units

The Lawrence BloodMobile was held Friday at the American Legion in Lawrence. There were 47 donors and 57 units were collected. Those who met a milestone where: Donald Kohmetcsher - 15 gallons Gerald Buschkoetter - 12 gallons Michelle Kohmetscher - 5...

 

Adams County mosquitoes test positive for West Nile

The South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) reported collections of mosquitoes trapped in Adams County on Aug. 18, 2022, have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). According to Michele Bever, SHDHD health director, and Jeff Hassenstab...

 

L-N dominates Superior 52-14 in season opener

The Lawrence-Nelson Raiders football team opened their season with a dominant performance on both sides of the ball, downing intra-county rival, Superior, 52-14, before a large crowd at Lawrence,...

 

L-N volleyball team off to strong 3-1 start

The Lawrence-Nelson Raiders volleyball team is off to a fast start to their 2022 season. The team faces a tough schedule as they seek to improve upon their 17-15 record from last season. The Class D-2...

 

Joan M. Hoelting

Former Lawrence and Omaha resident, Joan M. Hoelting, 84, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022, at The Heritage at College View assisted living in Hastings. Rosary will be 9:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 2. Mass...

 

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