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Articles from the September 3, 2020 edition

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Harvest Gala going virtual this year

It was the intent of the Brodstone Memorial Hospital Foundation Gala Committee to host the third annual Harvest Moon Gala as they had in the two years prior, but a Global Pandemic caused their plans to change. For the safety of the attendees, they...

 

Mom surprised to see her son

Little did Sonia West know what was in store for her when she arrived at Superior Elementary School Tuesday morning to teach her first grade class. It was a regular day until recess at 11:30. Doug Hoins, principal at Superior Elementary, joined in...

 

Test Nebraska adds dates at Brodstone Hospital

Brodstone Memorial Hospital continues to be a site host for the TestNebraska program. Multiple testing dates have taken place at the facility over the last month and more dates are scheduled for September. Nebraska residents are encouraged to take...

 

Former Old Folks Home to serve younger clients

Dustin and Nicole Cassel have purchased the former Good Samaritan center in Nelson. The elderly care facilty closed 11 years ago and Nelson's residents have been wondering if would ever be home to...

 

Newspapers ask for pre-holiday content submission this week

As Monday is a federally designated holiday government offices and most businesses will be closed that day. And of course there is no longer mail service on holidays. As a result this newspaper is asking for the early submission of news and...

 

Phase 3 Directed Health Measures extended to 13th

South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) officials have reminded residents new state-directed health measures (DHM) were issued by Nebraska to replace the DHM which expired Monday. The new DHM went into effect Tuesday and extends to 11:59...

 

Rural Health Clinic moving this week

It’s moving time for the Jewell County Rural Health Clinic. After being located on East Main Street, just one block east of Mankato’s principle business street for decades, the clinic is moving to new quarters at the Jewell County Hospital. The...

 

UTE Theater needs more volunteers

Thadd Hinkle called the Aug. 24 Jewell County Cinema meeting to order at the Mankato Christian Church. The members present were Thadd Hinkle, Lisa Goodheart, Phyllis Christie, Sarah Ortman, Belinda Jeffery, Janis McDill and Chris Klos. Thad asked for...

 

Mankato's swimming pool is under repair

The City of Mankato has begun the refurbishment of the swimming pool.  The contractors doing the work will be sandblasting the entire pool down to bare metal, repairing, priming and coating the entire pool. This will ensure swimmer safety and have...

 

Health directive causes changes to L-N Homecoming

Because of the current health directive that was set to expire on Aug. 31 but was extended until Sept. 14, the L-N homecoming celebration plans have changed. The school will still have Homecoming on Friday, but will need to utilize “Plan B.” Plan...

 

The Red Cross Bloodmobile returns to Nelson

The Red Cross will be coming back to Nelson on Friday, Sept.18. They will be at the City Auditorium from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  To schedule an appointment go to www.redcrossblood.org, call 800-733-2767 or call Sally Uhrmacher at 402-225-4292. To check...

 

Schools short of substitute teachers

A recent Nebraska Television Network newscast featured the Superior schools and an underlying issue facing many Nebraska schools, a shortage of substitute teachers. “It’s just a situation where there’s not a lot of people out there that are...

 

Fall like weather arriving this week

As the calendar flips to September, area residents may get their first taste of fall weather late this week or early next week. While Sept. 1 marks the official start of meteorological fall, the...

 

Subscribers finding mail service far from satisfactory

This week The Express received a letter and beautiful thank you card from a loyal subscriber in Moline, Ill. Reading the card brings tears to the editor’s eyes for the sender wrote, “Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you trying...

 

Fall in Love with local shopping event coming Wednesday

Several Superior stores and businesses have joined together to offer special activities for Wednesday, Sept. 9, and plan to stay open until 8 p.m., that evening. The event is being advertised as Fall in Love with Shopping Local. In this time of...

 

Crest Theatre will reopen this week

After being closed for several weeks because of the pandemic, Superior’s Crest Theatre plans to reopen this week. “Playing with Fire” will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings and at a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. The non-profit theatre...

 

Fireworks display this weekend at Lovewell Lake

Through fundraising efforts, the Lovewell Lake Association is sponsoring a fireworks display at Lovewell State Park Saturday starting at approximately 8:45 p.m., at the Cedar Point Boat Ramp area of the park. This is a location change from previous...

 

Children's Sunday School kick offs at Mankato City Park

On Sunday, the Lutheran Children’s Sunday School had a Sunday School kick-off party at the Mankato City Park with members of the parish invited. It began with church service on the sound stage at 9 a.m., followed by lunch and activities at 10 a.m....

 

Lovewell's blue-green algae has been downgraded

Thursday the blue-green algae warning for Lovewell Reservoir was downgraded to a watch. A watch means blue-green algae have been detected and a harmful algal bloom is present or likely to develop. People are encouraged to avoid areas of algae accumul...

 

Benefit to serve hamburgers and brats Sunday

The Lawrence Community Club is sponsoring a hamburger and brat meal on Sunday at the Lawrence American Legion. The free will benefit is for community improvement projects. The benefit starts at 4 p.m. and continues until the food is gone. To go...

 

And it was over! 75 years ago and six years of fighting - WWII

Seventy-five years ago, after six years of fighting – four and a half years of world-wide fighting and United States involvement, the ravages of World War II were finally coming to an end. The...

 

Editor's Notebook

Tuesday was the 75th anniversary of the signing of the treaty which officially ended our war with Japan. A war that began with the bombing of our ships in Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Elsewhere in this issue, we have published stories told by area...

 

Country Roads

During the past two weeks, students have started the new school year. For most students, parents and teachers, the beginning of the 2020 school year is one of adjustments and decisions having to be made during the pandemic. Some are jumping right...

 

My Crazy Life

Football season is here! I forgot how tiring it is to chase the kid around to games! We have had one varsity game and one JV game so far this season, and I already have more than 1,500 football photos. I’m having issues getting them off the...

 

SHS Football: Superior vs Centennial at CHS

The Superior High School football team traveled to Utica Centennial last Friday night. They are coached by Paul Heusinkvelt, head coach, Ryan Renz and Seth Going, assistant coaches. Centennial scored...

 

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