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Articles from the September 8, 2022 edition

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Volunteer

During my many travels across the country, I attended several Mother Earth News Fairs. The first one I went to was in Wisconsin. While there, I decided I might be able to work for the fairs and offset my travel expenses. I was told...thanks but most...

 

Editor,s Notebook

Sept 8, 2022 Earlier this week, a subscriber to our e-edition reported he had purchased at an auction a small box that had Long & Son Hardware, Superior, Nebraska, stenciled on it. I envisioned the box to be smaller but much like the one I have in...

 

Love my crazy life

I sometimes wonder what other people do to celebrate Labor Day. In this family, we labor a little more. Typically the holiday weekend is used for preparing the yard for the fall and winter seasons. This year George and I decided to clean out the...

 

Puffs

Did you notice last week end? The Cornhuskers won a football game. We had to pay more than $500,000 to get a team into Lincoln that we thought we could beat. We did, but just not in the manner many hoped for. I think it’s time. A O Look how far...

 

Lovewell State Park bans open burning

Because of the drought and extreme fire hazard conditions, Lovewell State Park is now in a fire-burn ban. Wood campfires will not be allowed within the state park. Only covered gas-charcoal-pellet grills will be allowed. This ban will be in effect...

 

World traveler selects Superior as central location for her home

When people have lived in many areas of the United States and abroad, what brings them to a small town like Superior, Nebraska? That's what many think when they see someone new. In Barbara Huntington's case, it's family that brought her to Superior....

 

County budget passes with taxpayer objection

The Nuckolls County Board of Commissioners met at the county courthouse in Nelson, Tuesday. The normal Monday meeting day was moved because of the Labor Day holiday. Commissioner David Mussman was an excused absence. The board approved a motion for...

 

Construction of airport parking lot underway

Workers from VanKirk Brothers are at work at the Superior Municipal Airport replacing the gravel driveway and parking lot. The new parking lot will have 14 spaces, including a handicapped accessible spot, and will be lighted. It will be a concrete...

 

Free entrance to state park on Sunday

Lovewell State Park is sponsoring a 3D Archery Shoot event on Sunday. Registration will be at the archery range located north of the Cottonwood Campground from 9 to 10 a.m. A steel deer competition will begin at noon. Sunday is also a free park...

 

GOP presenting informational meeting at Davenport Monday

Southern Nebraska residents who would like to be more informed about the upcoming general election are invited to attend a meeting Monday night at the Davenport Community Center. Guest speakers will be Kirk Penner a member of the Nebraska State...

 

First Montana Villa about ready for public inspection

If you are among the folks who have wondering what the new homes being constructed as part of Green Dig’s Montana Villas project, your chance to see one of the homes is almost here. An advertisement in this issue of The Express indicates the first...

 

36 Treasure Hunt coming next week

Traffic on Highway 36 next week will remind long-term Jewell County residents what the highway was like before the construction of the interstate highway system diverted travellers away from North Central Kansas. The highway linked Chicago and...

 

Formoso planning Community Fun Day

The community of Formoso plans to host a Fun Day on Saturday, Sept. 17, honoring the memory of a longtime community resident, business owner and booster, Dorothy Sjolander. According to the advertisement in this issue, the day will begin at 10 a.m....

 

Lovewell lake down more than 8 feet from where it was on Memorial Day.

Unlike in the spring when Lovewell Lake is traditionally filled to the conservation level and beaches donʼt exist, there often are vast beaches available for the Labor Day weekend. The lower level...

 

Public invited to attend disaster drill

An invitation has been extended asking members of the general public to assist with a disaster drill scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. The drill is being sponsored by the Mankato Fire and Rescue Department, Jewell County Emergency Medical...

 

Country Roads

I’m working on something I promised myself I would never do again. My husband and I made the decision to try to sell many of our things that have been in storage and we just don’t have a need for anymore. We are having a yard sale, “By hook or...

 

Kicking cow sends Mankato resident to Wichita hospital

Jerod Kinsey was kicked by a cow on Friday while working at the Mankato sale barn. He was airlifted to Wichita with three broken ribs and a lacerated spleen. He was released Monday....

 

Brad Shelton receives coaching honor

Brad Shelton of Tonganoxie, Kan., has been recognized by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) as a National Assistant Coach of the Year. The ABCA has been recognizing the merits of assistant coaches since 1999. The ABCA uses criteria...

 

Patriot Day 21st Anniversary We will never forget

Patriot Day falls on Sept. 11 (commonly known as “nine-eleven) and is remembered globally as the anniversary of the catastrophic terrorist attacks on the USA of Sept. 11, 2001. In the wake of the world trade center collisions, many brave men and...

 

Ghost town of Otego had a short-lived high school

Otego High School By Kerma Crouse The ghost town of Otego, Kan., had a high school. Likely one of the lesser known of the 16 Jewell County high schools. Otego High School existed, perhaps as early as 1903, and continued until the 1919-1920 school...

 

Lawrence Telephone Co. Building burned

The Lawrence Telephone Company ceased existence in 1958 when the business was sold to the Glenwood Telephone Membership Corp. However, a reminder of the business continued on in the presence of the ph...

 

Museum will hold American artifact indentification day

The Pawnee Indian Museum State Historic Site will host an American Artifact Identification Day from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17. Three archeologists will be at the museum at the museum site to view the items and offer information....

 

Attendance up nearly 8 percent for Nebraska state fair

The Nebraska State Fair finished its 11-day run in Grand Island on Labor Day Monday with reason to celebrate. The fair had a 7.9 percent increase in attendance, finishing with an estimated 11-day total of 287,367 guests. Almost perfect weather...

 

Man with local ties graduates U.S. Marine Corps Boot Camp

Private 1st Class Brock Ostdiek, 18, of Beatrice graduated from United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego on Aug. 19, 2022. Private 1st Class Ostdiek successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at...

 

The Red Cross Blood Mobile will visit Nelson Friday

The Red Cross Blood Mobile will be coming to Nelson Friday. To check your eligibility because of travel or health questions call the Red Cross at  866-236-3276. Appointments are recommended.  Walk-ins will be taken if there is an opening. To...

 

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