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COVID-19 vaccine booster

Hastings, Neb –South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) and area vaccine providers are finalizing local protocols and documentation so they may administer booster doses of Moderna and Janssen vaccines to interested South Heartland...

 

Editor's Notebook

Friday morning a crew gathered in a supermarket parking lot at Plattsmouth to assemble what they hoped would be a record breaking ice cream sandwich which would weigh as much as a small automobile....

 

Country Roads

It’s the sign of the times. Some of the sayings and words we used years ago might get a blank look if used today. Here are a few of those back-in-time sayings and words that have given way to the modern times. The word “baloney” or...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Presenting Biblical answers to tough questions Q: Why does the Catholic Bible have more books than the NIV Bible? Why aren’t they the same? Which set of books is actually the complete word of God? A:  The process of identifying which writings...

 

White Sidewall Tires

Recently I saw a 1950s era Ford stationwagon fully restored to “as new” condition. As a part of the restoration, the stationwagon had white sidewall tires. When I was growing up in Superior, white sidewall tires were popular. These tires cost...

 

Puffs

I mentioned earlier that I was reading a book about Harry Truman and I have now finished all 1,000 pages and greatly enjoyed the book. I learned a number of things I did not know about the man. In general, he was a much more of a liberal than what I...

 

Love my crazy life

It seems like everything I’ve tried to do this week has gone completely wrong. We had a water leak at the money pit, a valve to be exact. I wanted to replace it and couldn’t. Jacob tried, then George tried, and notta. We couldn’t get any...

 

Unthinkable happens 3 dead after shooting spree

The highway which passes The Superior Express office has been unusually quiet in recent days. It seems like fewer local people have been visiting the office, fewer grain trucks have been rolling by traveling between field and elevator. The weather...

 

Prayer vigil starts healing process

They were hard to count in the dark but hundreds of people from Superior and the surrounding towns gathered in Superior's City Park Sunday evening to pray for healing as this area struggles to deal...

 

Sponsors devise fun filled events to celebrate Halloween holiday

As we approach the end of October, for many the high school sports season is winding down, the Labor Day holiday is a distant memory and it is time to get out and do something different. Voila! It is time for Halloween, a time for costumes and...

 

City Council opens with time of silence

Monday evenings Superior City Council opened with a moment of silence in recognition of the horrific events of Thursday. The meeting was unsually subdued as not a single resident of the community other than this newspaper’s reporter, city staff...

 

Rock Hills Board of Education approves FFA request

The USD 107 Board of Education met Oct. 11. President Kenny Mizner called the regular meeting to order. Those present were: Kenny Mizner, Brenden Wirth (Zoom), Marc Grout (Zoom), Brandon Hollerich, Rex Boley, Sam Meyers and Janet Higer. Guests were...

 

Suspect found dead following standoff near Glen Elder

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office are investigating after a suspect was found dead Monday following a standoff at a residence near Glen Elder. On Saturday, Oct. 23, at approximately noon, the Mitchell...

 

Athens Rural High School - District No. 164

Athens Rural High School was truly one-of-a-kind. No town, just a township seeking to have a high school for their students. It was organized by the citizens of Athens Township, independent of any...

 

Council candidates talk about Mankato

With the Mankato City Council election approaching, the Jewell County Record presented each candidate with the same four questions, giving each candidate the same amount of time to respond. The four questions were: What are your plans for our...

 

Burr Oak hosting Trunk or Treat

The Burr Oak Community will be hosting a trunk or treat event in Veterans Park on Sunday with a Halloween Parade starting at 5 p.m. The second annual Burr Oak Haunted Trail was held Saturday at the Community Center Park.. The Bubbling Cauldron with...

 

Mankato hosting pumpkin contest

The Mankato Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a pumpkin decorating contest on Friday. Contestants are invited to leave their decorated pumpkins between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. in front of the Jewell County Museum. Winners will be announced, prizes...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    October 28, 2021

28th annual National Family Literacy Day to be celebrated Monday

Monday, Nov. 1, is the 28th annual National Family Literacy Day. The day was designated in 1994, by a joint resolution of the 103rd Congress of the United States. Celebrated every year since, the event kicks off National Literacy Month. This year...

 

Commissioners approve proclamations

The Jewell County Commissioners met Oct. 4, with commissioners Brent Beck, Steve Greene and Keith Roe present. Carla J. Waugh, county clerk was also present for the meeting. Motions to approve the Proclamation for October 2021 as Down Syndrome...

 

Commissioners write off $1,297.35 for 3rd Quarter for EMS

The Jewell County commissioners met Oct. 11. Commissioners Brent Beck, Steve Greene and Keith Roe were present. Carla J. Waugh, county clerk was present for the meeting. Shannon Meier, ambulance director, reviewed the billing and activity reports...

 

Commissioners approve BCBS health insurance renewal for 2021

The Jewell County commissioners met Oct. 18, 2021 with commissioners Brent Beck, Steve Greene and Keith Roe, and Carla J. Waugh, county clerk present for the meeting. Nancy Marihugh, health administrator, said that Jewell County had 23 COVID-19...

 

Veteran awarded a Quilt of Valor

Sherry Koster (left) and Kerma Crouse (right) awarded Nolin Hajny, formerly of Esbon, a Quilt of Valor on Sunday, Oct. 24, at Smith Center. Hajny was born northeast of Esbon on Nov. 17 1925. He...

 

Comedy show coming to Mankato

Josh Novey, an Iraq war veteran, uses his humor and easy-going stage presence to entertain people. He is a clean comedian, so every time he goes on stage the whole family will be able to enjoy. Moms will like his charm and dads will think he’s...

 

Legion Auxiliary holds first annual chili cookoff

Legion Auxiliary holds first annual chili cookoff Nelson Legion Auxiliary held its first annual chili cookoff on Sunday, Oct. 17, at the Legion Post meeting room. The event was co-chaired by Teresa Walton and Kaitlyn McCutchan with the assistance of...

 

Upcoming events for Nelson American Legion Post 187

Nelson American Legion Post 187 met on Oct. 14. in the post clubroom. Primary business was the preliminary planning for Veteran’s Day activities. Members plan to attend and participate in the program presented by students at the Lawrence-Nelson...

 

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