Articles from the October 12, 2023 edition

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Country Roads

It is with a heavy heart that I write this week’s Country Roads as hearing and seeing all that is currently happening in Israel is so terrible. Prayers are with Israel and its people. My mind goes back to thoughts I shared a few months ago with a f...

 

Editor's Notebook

In last week's Notebook, I wrote about spelling. I thought the correct spelling was syphon but my word processing program's spell checker changed it to siphon and the dictionary agreed. After reading last week's Notebook entry, a faithful reader and...

 

Start Your Engine

During my lifetime the simple matter of starting the engine on your car has undergone a big change. The 1941 Chevrolet which took my family through World War II and beyond used a starter pedal. On the floorboard of the car from left to right were...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Q: This may be a long shot, but does the Bible have anything to say about the immigrants crossing our southern border or the best way to handle the situation? A: While the basic understanding of Christian morality, such as the golden rule (Matthew...

 

SuperiorFFA receives grant

Cooperative Producers, Inc. (CPI) has donated $10,000 to the Nebraska FFA Foundation to directly support local agriculture education classrooms and FFA needs. The Superior Chapter has a greenhouse that was built in the 2000s that is in need of some...

 

East side buildings change

There are changes underway on the east side of Superior. The state highway department plans to add a turning lane on Highway 8. Scott Sales and Service has moved into the building that was built in...

 

Driver examination schedule at Nelson

At this time it appears the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles Driver’s License examiners will be at the Nuckolls County Courthouse on Oct. 24, Nov. 7, Nov. 21, Dec. 5 and Dec.19. However the schedule may not be kept because of weather or staff p...

 

Seniors taking martial arts class

Beware! Old people are practicing martial arts. In this class, though, instead of a "back hand strike" they "wave hands like clouds," or instead of "punch power," they do "fair lady works the...

 

Superior classes watching tower garden vegetables

Members of the Superior Board of Education met in the high school library Monday evening. For the past several months they have met in a classroom, waiting construction work to be completed before meeting in the library as usual. Most of the...

 

Superior Rescue Squad sponsoring corn hole

Fundraiser Cornhole Tournament returns for SVRS Superior Volunteer Rescue Squad is hosting a Fundraiser Cornhole Tournament Friday, Oct. 20, at Superior Bowl. After the success of the cornhole tournament last year, the squad is excited to make it an...

 

Corn Show -- activities begin Thursday in Jewell

It is time for the Jewell Corn Show – the 81st Annual Corn Show. This one has something for everyone. If you like exhibits – they will be in the Jewell Community Center – see them on Thursday evening, Friday afternoon and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2:...

 

Notice of Resignation of Jewell County Attorney

Earlier this week, Alexandria Pierce, the first term county attorney, submitted a letter of resignation effective Jan. 1. Her letter follows. Pursuant to K.S.A. 19-2606, I am writing to tender my resignation as County Attorney, effective Jan. 1,...

 

Puffs

I’m sure most of you know the community of Lawrence is in the process of improving several important buildings. Sacred Heart Church and the Community Center, which includes the present American Legion building and old Locomotive office building w...

 

P.J. Garst hired as the JC solid waste director

The Jewell County Commissioners met Sept. 25. Commissioners Brent Beck, Keith Roe and Ed Duskie and Carla Waugh, county clerk, were present for the meeting. The following were present for the office head meeting and provided an update for their...

 

Resurfacing begins in Jewell and Mitchell counties

The Kansas Department of Transportation has begun work to resurface about 23 miles of K-14 in Jewell and Mitchell counties. Work will begin at the K-14/U.S. 24 junction at Beloit and continue north to the K-14/U.S. 36 junction. Work for this portion...

 
 By Emma Walker    News    October 12, 2023

Community daycare shines because of JC Strong

In June of 2022, a group of Jewell County community members made it official - they were forming a non-profit so they could take action tackling some big stumbling blocks that stood in the way of...

 

Rumble strip installation to began on U.S. 81 and I-135

On Wednesday, the Kansas Department of Transportation began installing rumble strips on the northbound and southbound lanes of U.S. 81 in Cloud County and I-135 in Saline County. Work on U.S. 81 will occur from the Ottawa-Saline County line and...

 
 By Cindy Troudt    News    October 12, 2023

Keenagers enjoy potluck dinner and homemade ice cream

Eighteen Keenagers and three workers were in attendance at the potluck dinner on Thursday, Sept. 21. Sandra Carpenter brought homemade ice cream again. And again all who were present enjoyed and appreciated the gesture. Birthday people this month...

 

The Nelson Rescue Squad needs our help

The Nelson Rescue Squad currently has two ambulances, the newest a 2006, spent the majority of the summer in the shop. You may think having only one ambulance is not that big of a deal, and most of the time it probably isn’t. There does happen to b...

 

Books, books and more books

There is nothing better than curling up with a good book, except perhaps getting together with other book lovers to talk about that book. And that is exactly what the Nelson Library Book Club does on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at...

 

Shooters compete in Nebraska Youth Smallbore Silhouette Invitational

Lawrence-Nelson area students competed in the Nebraska Youth Smallbore Silhouette Invitational on Sept. 30, at the Pressey Wildlife Management Area near Oconto. It is a free competition, open to all...

 

Raider Football battle Silver Lake for Homecoming Victory

Every football game pretty much produces its own theme. The game last Friday night, for the L-N Homecoming celebration had the theme of a battle. The game had all the ingredients: losses, gains, outst...

 

Raider volleyball downs Red Cloud and Kenesaw

Last Tuesday’s inclement weather led to the postponement of a triangular volleyball match at Kenesaw. The Lawrence-Nelson High School team used the extended rest period to fashion two wins at Monday’s rescheduled match. They downed Red Cloud, 25-...

 

L-N cross country compete at District D-4 today

The Lawrence-Nelson High School cross country teams will compete at the District D-4 meet today (Thursday) for places at the state championship meet. The race will be run over the Elks Country Club course in Hastings. Adams Central is the host...

 

Leonard Wortman

Leonard G. Wortman, 94, of Fairbury, formerly of Beatrice, died on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023, surrounded by his family at Cedarwood Assisted Living in Fairbury. He was born on Feb. 28, 1929, to Emerson...

 

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