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Articles from the October 13, 2022 edition

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Country Roads

I have a sign hanging in my laundry room picturing an older pickup with the saying above it, “Many of My Favorite Memories Come From Some Old Dirt Road.” It got me to thinking of how in the last Country Roads I shared about the limestone rock...

 

Editor's Notebook

Elsewhere on this page, Gloria Schlaefli writes about her memories of the country roads of our youth. While we were raised in different parts of Jewell County, our roads were much the same and we share similar experiences. The biggest difference is...

 

Puffs

November 8, 2022 . . . Election Day. That’s right, a day so many of us set aside every two years to go and vote. However, it seems to me the importance of that day has diminished somewhat over the years. I attribute some of the changes in attitude...

 

Love my crazy life

It’s been yet another crazy week, hence the title. We no longer have holes in our front porch, and the priming of the house has begun. I’m running out of days to paint, but I am hopeful the front porch area will be completed by the end of the...

 

Swimming pool top priority in survey

Bobbi Pettit of Five Rule Planning, reviewed the results of the Superior Parks and Recreation Survey at the Superior Public Library meeting room last Wednesday with only a handful of people present. Superior has come a long way in the past 12 years,...

 

Superior Schools to let bid for front entrance renovation

Members of the Superior Board of Education met for a half hour Monday evening in regular session before entering into executive session to talk about personnel. The meeting opened with the pledge of allegiance followed by a report from the student...

 

Luana receives liver transplant

On Friday, Aug. 5, just as Luna Jean Combs was turning 21 months old, she was rushed by ambulance Bryan Hospital's emergency room in Lincoln, Neb., to the pediatric intensive care unit of Children's Hospital in Omaha. She was diagnosed with advanced...

 

Nebraska Voter Registration Deadline only a week away

The election year of 2022 continues on faster than most people realize, but maybe not fast enough for others. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8. If you want to vote in the election, you have to be registered to vote. If you need to register, the...

 

"Alumni and Friends" Challenge Match to conclude later this Month

The Superior Auditorium challenge issued by Superior alumnus, Julie (Hill) Allison has been ongoing since late May and will be wrapping up the end of October. As a reminder, the challenge was to raise $30,000 locally to receive an equal amount...

 

Burglary suspect now under arrest

On Monday the Jewell County Sheriff’s office received a telephone call reporting a possible burglary at a residence. Sheriff Jacobs, Undersheriff Luedke and Deputy Lucero responded and began an investigation which led to the arrest of a male...

 

Jewell Corn Show results

In the adult artistic divison in the Corn Fields Yellow category, Becky Loomis received a red ribbon. Jessie Eilert and Abbey Schleifer received blue ribbons. In Little Farmers 5" or less, Becky...

 

Resurfacing project to begin on U.S. 81 in Cloud County

Beginning today, Thursday, the Kansas Department of Transportation will resurface the northbound lanes of U.S. 81 in Cloud County. Work on U.S. 81 will begin five miles north of the Cloud-Ottawa County line and continue north about 11.5 miles to...

 

September was a busy month for JC attorney

The Jewell County commissioners met Sept. 26. Commissioners Steve Greene, Brent Beck and Keith Roe, and MacKinzie Kohler, deputy county clerk, were present for the meeting. The following were present for the office head meeting and provided an...

 

Commissioners hear 2021 ratio study and mid-year 2022 preliminary results

The Jewell County Commissioners met Sept. 19, with commissioners Steve Greene, Brent Beck and Keith Roe, and Carla J. Waugh, county clerk, were present. Waugh discussed the property schedule for the KCAMP renewal. Don Jacobs, sheriff, discussed the...

 

Commissioners approve beverage licenses applications

The Jewell County Commissioners met Sept. 12. Carla Waugh reviewed the KCAMP renewal schedules. Shannon Meier, ambulance director, reviewed the billing and activity reports for August. Waugh reviewed the cereal malt beverage license applications of...

 

After 30 years, Frasier retires from USPS

After a little more than 30 years, Wanda Frasier retired from the United States Postal Service effective Sept. 30. Frasier was hired in 1992 as a postmaster relief for the office in Burr Oak where she resides. She worked in the PMR position from 1992...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Presenting biblical answers to tough questions Q: What is a spirit? Is it different from your soul? A:  I might compare the terms “soul” and “spirit” to the terms “morals” and “ethics.” The two words can overlap in meaning and be...

 

Rock Hills FBLA seeks submissions of Jewell County Veterans

Rock Hills FBLA is asking for new submissions of any Jewell County Veteran for the traditional Wall of Honor to coincide with the annual Veterans Day Program on Nov. 11. Please send your contact information along with your soldier’s name and...

 

Local woman touts benefits of breast cancer screening

When she went in for her regular mammogram screening for breast cancer, Carissa Uhrmacher did not expect something abnormal to show up on her results. “I went in for just a regular mammogram and didn’t think too much about it because I’d had...

 

September 2022 Keenagers Report

Spaghetti and garlic bread was served at the Sept.15 meeting of the Keenagers. Twenty-six Keenagers and four workers enjoyed the meal. Rich and Judy Menke furnished wine to go with the meal.  Door prizes went to Larry Faimon, fruit snacks; Mary...

 

August and September 2022 L-N FFA Activity Recap

Lawrence-Nelson FFA launched the 2022-2023 school year with a student vs. staff and parents kickball game on Friday, Aug. 19, in the east arena at the fairgrounds. The adults were outnumbered and...

 

Farmers and ranchers have until Nov. 18 to sign up for funding

Farmers and ranchers interested in preventing erosion, improving soil health, conserving water and wildlife, or making other natural resource conservation improvements to their property are encouraged to apply now for funding available from the USDA...

 

Jason (DR) Rung

Jason (DR) Rung, 47, of Lincoln, Neb., died unexpectedly on Oct. 2, 2022. Jason was born on June 30, 1975, in Geneva, Neb. He graduated from Geneva High School and Southeast Community College in...

 

Valerian Kucera

Valerian Adrian Kucera, the son of William Henry and Stella Helen (Mixiner) Kucera, was born April 30, 1932, at Deweese, Neb. He died Sept. 26, 2022, at Brodstone Healthcare Hospital in Superior, at...

 

Carole Thompson

Carole A Thompson, the daughter of Wayne and Lucille (Grauerholtz) Schoeni, was born on May 19, 1942, in Smith Center, Kan. She died on October 8, 2022, at Brodstone Healthcare at Superior, Neb., at...

 

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