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Editor's Notebook

Editor’s Notebook A dear friend of this newspaper, Bob Oldham, was laid to rest this week in Hastings. Though he left the newspaper’s full-time employ on Dec. 31, 1971, he never stopped looking out for us. Bob began his employment with The...

 

Country Roads

My container garden is overflowing! When deciding to downsize my vegetable garden this year, I imagined my produce would certainly be limited but not so. My farmer husband came up with the idea of using livestock “licking tubs” this year as...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Q: Does Hell have to be eternal? Couldn’t it just be a temporary ‘time out’? A:  There are two reasons why an eternal punishment for sin is necessary. The first reason that hell is an eternal punishment is because sin does eternal damage. We...

 

Puffs

I enjoy passing on quotes from folks that seem to make sense and may even help explain some of our toil here on mother earth. Usually, it is from a well-known person and for either good or bad may help us. C. S. Lewis was a well-known writer of the...

 

Love my Crazy Life

Where has this year gone! The older I get, the faster the years seem to disappear. In just a few short months, I will be 40... Ok, let’s just say 40 and leave it at that! I’m still having trouble wrapping my head around my youngest being a...

 

Quilts of Valor presented at Montgomery family picnic

The annual Montgomery Family Picnic was held Saturday evening in Superior's Lincoln Park. Approximately 50 members of the extended family were expected to attend the annual event. For members of the...

 

Airport parking lot project delayed

The Superior Airport Authority met Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m. for their monthly meeting at the Superior Municipal Airport. All five board members were present. The board opened the meeting with its budget hearing. No members of the public were...

 

Nuckolls County adds $19 million in valuation

The Nuckolls County Board of Commissioners met at the Nuckolls County Courthouse in Nelson, Tuesday. Dave Mussman was an excused absence. The board opened with a public hearing for the 20121-2022 budget and budget summary ay 8:30 a.m. No member of...

 

Masks to be worn in public Superior city buildings

Because of an increase in the number of COVID cases in the community, the City of Superior has decided to make the following changes: Effective Tuesday, all members of the public coming into the City Utilities Building were required to wear a mask....

 

Bloodmobile will be in Nelson on Sept. 17

The Red Cross will be back in Nelson next week, Friday, Sept. 17,  from 9 to 3 p.m.,  at the city auditorium.      If you donated the last time they were in Nelson, on July 1, or when they were in Superior on July 20, it’s been more than...

 
 By Mary Sawyer    News    September 9, 2021

Floating on air above the plains

At 5:45 a.m., Sunday, my daughter, Stefanie Gonzalez, and I headed to the Mitchell Airfield at Mitchell, Neb. We were scheduled for a hot air balloon ride with High Plains Hot Air Balloon Company...

 

Senator Marshall visits JC

Thirty-three Jewell County residents attended the meet and greet with Senator Marshall which was held at the Mankato Community Center Thursday morning. The meeting began with Senator Marshall...

 

Jewell County Sheriff's Weekly Statistics

There were 27 9-1-1 calls, two accidents, two animal calls, one arrest, two burglaries, six paper service calls, three controlled burns, one criminal damage call, 14 EMS calls, two fires, three motorist assist calls, 116 phone calls, one theft, 30...

 

Ramsey honored for long-time mail delivery

Mike Ramsey,rural mail carrier for southern Jewell County, retired Aug. 31 after 37 years of delivering mail in all kinds of weather. He was a substitute carrier for four years before taking the route full-time. His family hosted a retirement party...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    September 9, 2021

Goose waddles home, survives Five Wild Cousins Join Tame Pair

Before last winter's bitter spell, a flock of tame geese lived on and around Lake Emerson. They had been there since last summer when the lake was drained for dredging. They stayed during the...

 

Patriot Day 20th 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 Sept. 11, 2001. In the wake of the World...

 

RHHS football

As of press time, Friday’s football game between Lakeside and Rock Hills at Mankato is scheduled to be played. Please check the USD 107 web site for updated information prior to game time....

 

COVID-19 impacts RH sports calendar

The COVID-19 pandemic raised its ugly head once again as the disease swept through area school systems. The Rock Hills- Linn football game scheduled for Friday at Linn was postponed with no makeup date available. The volleyball team postponed its...

 

Lovewell State Park to sponsor a 3D Archery Shoot

Lovewell State Park is sponsoring a 3D Archery Shoot event on Sunday, Sept. 12. Registration will be at the state park archery range located just north of Cottonwood Campground, 9 to 10 a.m. A $10 donation is suggested to enter, and the winning...

 

Open house coming at county road shop Thursday, Sept. 16

Construction of a new shop for the Jewell County Highway Department has been a multi-year project but it is finally ready for public inspection. The commissioners and road crew will hold an open house at the shop from 8 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept....

 

Lady Raiders split game last week; record is 3-2

The L-N first full week of volleyball proved to be interesting. The Tuesday night game was a rematch against Palmer and the Raiders picked up another victory over Palmer 3-0. Then, on Thursday night...

 

Raiders' 2nd game dropped by two points, 28-30

"Go West Young Man, go west." At one time that was the cry of America, and for good reason. Last Friday, the L-N Raider football team and fans also went west. This time it was to play Arapahoe High...

 

Rodeo: A family affair for the Hajnys

Saturday was the annual high school rodeo held at the Nuckolls County Fairgrounds. I like youngsters and rodeo, so this is one of my favorite events to attend. This year I was able to meet with a...

 

DIY for COVID positive follow up

By Michele Bever, SHDHD health director As COVID case counts continue to rise in the South Heartland Health District, health department staff are finding ourselves stretched thin again. Fortunately, we have access to two external supports to help us...

 

SHS cross country opener rained out

The weather failed to cooperate Thursday as heavy rains and an uncertain forecast led to the cancellation of the Superior Invitational, the Superior High School season opening cross country meet.The meet was to be run over the Superior Country club...

 

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