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Articles from the September 17, 2020 edition

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Spending up; levy declines

Members of the Superior Board of Education met Monday evening after two public hearings: one to review the budget and the other to set the final tax request. Forty-five minutes was allowed for the budget hearing and 15 for the final tax request. Sinc...

 

Superior raising rates for utility customers

There was a combination of good news and bad for Superior residents when the Superior City Council met Monday night. The good news surrounds the budget for the coming fiscal year. No one from the public was present to speak either for or against the...

 

County museum will remain closed until at least 2021

The Nuckolls County Museum, Superior, will remain closed through the end of 2020. The board of directors made the decision, Monday, based on input from the South Heartland Health District. Exterior...

 

Weather Service warns of smoke settling to surface

Unusual seems to be the norm this year. Not only has our social life been turned upside down by the COVID so has our weather, though we probably can’t blame the unsual weather on the pandemic. Tuesday afternoon the National Weather Service issued...

 

Trail camera photographs young elk near Guide Rock

Kevin Daehling has captured pictures of coyotes, bobcats, raccoons, opposums, badgers, a red fox and once in awhile a beaver, on his trail cameras but Friday he could hardly believe what showed up on...

 

DHM moves to Phase 4, COVID death reported

South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) officials reported 28 new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases Friday through Monday, bringing the cumulative total number of cases in the four-county health district to 574. All 28 new cases are Adams...

 

Rock Hills Board talks about the start of school

The Board of Education for USD No. 107 met in the meeting room at the district office for the Sept. 14 meeting. Those present were Kenny Mizner, Brenden Wirth, Marc Grout, Brandon Hollerich, Lori Yelken, Rex Boley and Janet Higer. Guests present were...

 

Hansen Foundation offers grant for childcare centers

The Dane G Hansen Foundation has announced a new, 5-year pilot initiative for licensed childcare centers in Northwest Kansas. NW Kansas Cares for Kids includes three new grant opportunities for childcare centers that meet the following criteria: Lice...

 

Mankato Chamber discusses downtown Trick-or-Treat event

The Mankato Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting took place last Wednesday at the Buffalo Roam. The Highway 36 Treasure Hunt will take place today through Sunday. The chamber will once again hold the Garage Sale Mall at the city building. So far...

 

205 students enrolled at Lawrence-Nelson

This year’s enrollment figures for Lawrence- Nelson Schools are relatively consistent with recent years. Grades K-6 have a total enrollment of 94 students. The breakdown per class in elementary are 20 students in kindergarten; first grade, 12...

 

Reminder of deadline

The deadline to submit articles and photos for the paper is Monday at noon. Please have submissions emailed or left in the dropbox at the Locomotive Gazette office in Nelson by this time. As always, we will do our best to publish anything received...

 

Father John appreciated, understood freedom. His observations still apply today.

Fifty years ago last week this newspaper reported a Catholic priest serving in Nuckolls County had returned from a trip to his homeland. At that time Father John Prachar was serving the St. Stephens parish south of Lawrence. Later he was to serve...

 

2020 ECCC Ladies Powder Puff Tournament

The 2nd annual Powder Puff Tournament at the Nelson Elk Creek Country Club was a go Sunday in spite of the challenges Corona Virus has presented this year. With COVID compliancy measures in place, nine teams attacked the course on what was a perfect...

 

Harvest Moon Gala Committee prepares for virtual event

Planning for the 2020 Harvest Moon Gala on Saturday, Oct. 3 is underway and committee members are preparing for the campaign launch this coming Saturday. The launch will include a video debut which will be available on the Brodstone Memorial...

 

Rhoades encourages youth to connect with older adults

Older adults who live alone can be at risk of feeling lonely or isolated. The older adults in our community may be more vulnerable to those feelings as we continue to face the challenges of a...

 

Meet Sam Meyers

Hailing from a farm by Hardy, Sam Meyers, the principal of Rock Hills Junior-Senior High School has lived in Mankato for almost 20 years. He and his wife, Carie, moved to Mankato because they were...

 

Road Rally results from Lawrence event

The annual road rally sponsored by the Lawrence Volunteer Fire Department was held Sunday, Sept. 6. Fifty-five vehicles and several hundred individuals enjoyed the afternoon trying to chase down and interpret “clues” to follow a route throughout...

 

Editor's Notebook

Lots of things going on in this world today that I don’t understand but thanks to a reader who saved the original clipping, I have this week reread a story the Hastings Tribune published in 1973 that is applicable to this country’s current...

 

Country Roads

There is a saying, “A book is a dream you hold in your hand.” There is nothing like the feeling you receive when on a snowy winter’s day, seated in a relaxing chair, wrapped up in a cozy throw, you hold a good book in your hands. Even on a...

 

My Crazy Life

I am embracing the crazy, or at least trying to! My yards are a mess, but at least my house is clean, for now. We haven’t been home long enough to mess things up. Granted, I have been following everyone around and picking up in the wake of their...

 

Superior Cross Country team travels to Fairbury

The Superior Cross Country team traveled to Fairbury on Thursday. A.J. Leibel medaled and placed 14th, Brett Miller placed 42nd out of 116 runners, Gavin Ekstein placed 53rd and Taygun Rothchild...

 

SHS Wildcats enter Wilber-Clatonia Wolverine territory

The Superior Wildcat football team traveled to Wilber-Clatonia last Friday night. W-C beat SHS 27-0. Wilber-Clatonia scored in the first quarter on a 50-yard interception return. The kick for the...

 

SHS Wildcats host BDS

The Bruning, Davenport, Shickley Storm volleyball team came to Wildcat territory on Thursday, Sept. 10. It was a very tense and exciting match to watch or listen to on KRFS Radio with Cory Kopsa's cov...

 

Kalynn Meyer honored as Nebraska track and field player of the year

The Superior High School gymnasium was the setting for the presentation of the Gatorade Nebraska Girls Track and Field Athlete of the year award to Kalynn Meyer. The ceremony was conducted during the...

 

RHHS football falls to Lakeside

The Rock Hills football team held a 12-8 lead at the end of the first quarter. It was the last time they held the lead as Lakeside rolled up 44 unanswered points to swamp the Grizzlies 44-12....

 

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