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Articles from the October 29, 2020 edition

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Nuckolls County still needing polling place workers for Nov. 3

With the 2020 general election only a few days away, there is still a need for additional poll workers. Those interested in helping with the election are to contact the Carrie Miller, the county’s election commissioner and clerk. This year...

 

Grant will help keep sewage flowing when river flooding

Flood waters flowing past Superior in the Republican River have long been a problem for the city’s wastewater treatment plant. While the plant is located out of the flood zone, the effluent is discharged into the river. When the river level rises...

 

Pickup collides with elk near Guide Rock

Dave Mans, Red Cloud, was one mile west of the Guide Rock Country Corner when a large animal rushed out of the north ditch and hit the front fender of his pickup. Mans said, "I just got a glimpse of...

 

County museum receives grant for technology upgrade

While the Nuckolls County Museum has been closed to the public because of the pandemic, the staff and volunteers have been busy. They have been going through the many letters, documents and artifacts stored at the museum and making plans as to the...

 

Railroad plans to repair Superior East crossing in November

The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad has notified the City of Superior of plans to repair the crossing used by trucks entering the Superior East Elevator. The railroad anticipates the crossing will be closed the entire first week of November....

 

City of Superior reminds community about the three Cs

As we continue to work through COVID-19, the Local Health District wants to remind everyone to avoid the three Cs to help slow the spread of the virus: • Crowded places – avoid gathering in groups where you can’t maintain 6-feet of distance...

 

Health district seeks help in slowing COVID spread

South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) officials reported 96 new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in four days (Friday through Monday), bringing the cumulative number of cases in the four-county health district to 1,375. The new confirmed...

 

New signs for Jewell County

At Mankato City Hall on Oct. 20, Kevin Peroutek, Jewell County emergency preparedness director ,demonstrated the new signs which are part of the community pack deal funded by the SPARKS grant. The...

 

JC Sample ballots, polling places inside

As a service to the registered voters of Jewell County, Carla Waugh, county clerk, has caused sample ballots and a list of polling places to be published in this issue of the Jewell County Record. Before going to the polls, voters are encouraged to...

 

Chamber plans downtown activities

The Mankato Chamber of Commerce met last Wednesday with 10 members present. The Highway 36 Treasure Hunt took place Sept. 17 through 19. Brian Shulda reported there were four booths rented this year at the Garage Sale Mall and the garage sales went o...

 

Nelson voters to decide fate of keno

This election day, Nelson voters will have the opportunity to authorize keno in their community. In Nebraska, state law requires local voters to approve the game and local elected officials to spend profits on “community betterment purposes....

 

Bloodmobile to visit Nelson Nov. 13

The Red Cross Blood Mobile will be coming to Nelson in just two weeks,  from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13. Regular blood donors can donate every eight weeks or 56 days. It was exactly eight weeks ago when the Red Cross was in Nelson. For an...

 

Brodstone Hospital notes from the desk of the CEO

To say that 2020 has been interesting is an understatement. Our communities have experienced many highs and lows throughout the year and here at Brodstone we have experienced the same. To start the...

 

Say 'Boo' to COVID-19: Celebrate Halloween safely

According to local health officials, Halloween doesn’t need to be cancelled during COVID-19, but there are some safety precautions everyone should know about and put in place. “Halloween activities can be celebrated safely,” said Michele...

 

Friendly conversations at Hair and More

Pam Dunstan and Haley Nelson, the hair stylists at Hair and More in Mankato, are willing to have some friendly conversation with you as they style your hair. Dunstan and Nelson met when Nelson would...

 

National Family Literacy Day

Sunday is the 27th 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...

 

Richardson honored with NSDAR community service award

Friday afternoon, at the beginning of the Hesperian Historical Society meeting, Steve Richardson, Cawker City, was awarded a community service award by members of the Desire Tobey Sears Chapter,...

 

Daughters of the American Revolution meet in Jewell

The October meeting of the Desire Tobey Sears Chapter, NSDAR was called to order by Regent Becky Craig, Munden on the evening of Monday, Oct. 19, at the Trinity United Methodist Church Jewell. Haley Popelka, Belleville, led the nine members in the...

 

Nelson neighbors helping neighbors

Neighbors helping neighbors is what rural community is all about. After an accident left Barry Melvin of Nelson hospitalized on Sept. 8 - right before fall harvest - friends, family and neighbors did...

 

Hay bales studied in preventing blue-green algae blooms

Researchers are studying the benefits of staking hay bales in Kansas waterways to prevent the growth of blue-green algae, bacteria often caused by high levels of nitrogen or phosphorus in water that can be lethal to animals and humans. This summer...

 

Editor's Notebook

Several important days are included in the coming month of November. As a youngster, I thought there was only one important day in the entire month of November, that being Thanksgiving Day. I liked Thanksgiving Day for a number of reasons. It would...

 

Country Roads

It was an awakening this morning to note the ground was covered in snow with more flakes steadily falling. We heard it was coming via weather reporters last night but had hoped we would be missed this time. I know, I know, we need the moisture but...

 

Love My Crazy Life

So these past weeks have not been the greatest, and I’m having trouble making light of it. It all started about two months ago when the dishwasher quit. Since then, it’s just been one thing after another. The oven quit, Jacob was injured in a...

 

SNC Subdistrict Volleyball Tournament, Superior vs. Sutton

The Superior volleyball team traveled to Hebron Monday night for their first subdistrict match of 2020. Wow! Both teams wanted to win this game bad. For the in-gym viewers or we KRFS listeners, what...

 

Subdistricts round two, SHS vs. Milford

The Lady Cats went to Milford for the condense Southern Nebraska Conference Volleyball Tournament. This year, the single elimination format was used without a consolation bracket. Superior won the fir...

 

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