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12 departments battle racing fire in Nelson area

At approximately 2:45 Sunday afternoon the Nuckolls County 911 dispatch center received a call reporting there was a fire in a Highway 136 ditch. However the caller was unable to give an address. The...

 

Proposal hopes to make landlords responsible for tenant's utility bill

Monday evening members of the Superior City Council approved on first reading an ordinance which, if passed on three readings, will make owners of rental property responsible for any unpaid utility bills renters of the property may leave the city...

 

Brodstone responds to COVID surge

On Monday, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts announced new Directed Health Measures (DHMs) that took effect statewide on Wednesday. The measures were implemented in response to rising hospitalizations across the state in an effort to slow the spread...

 

2020 Election Historic in Numbers

The 2020 general election for the United States was held a last Tuesday. Interest was high and across the nation, voters turned out in record numbers. In Nebraska, unofficial results indicate that 88,279 more Nebraskans voted this year than in 2016....

 

SHS ag department would like instructional acreage

Mondays monthly school board meeting opened as normal with the Pledge of Allegiance and roll call. All members of the board were present, as well as administrators Marty Kobza - superintendent, Doug Hoins - elementary principal, Bob Cook- secondary...

 

Brodstone will receive a 'community star' award

On the third Thursday of November every year, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) leads National Rural Health Day, an annual day of celebration that shines a light on those serving the vital health needs of an...

 

Superior receives CDBG Public Works Funding for sidewalks

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) has selected nine community applicants to receive funding under the Public Works opportunity of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for 2020. The awards total $3,887,848. Superior...

 

Near Esbon you walk among heroes

As long as I can remember, November has been the month entirely given to the notion of being thankful. With Veteran's Day quickly approaching, there is not a more appropriate time to acknowledge the...

 

Ethel Lucile Ozmun is turning 100

Ethel Lucile Ozmun was born to Reuben and Mary Butts on Nov. 16, 1920, in Jewell. She attended Star Country School and Star Church, which were near her home. After her seventh grade in school, the...

 

Mankato land bank may ease housing shortage

With the goal of addressing the community’s housing shortage, The Mankato City Council adopted an ordinance last year creating the Mankato Land Bank. Community residents appointed to serve on the land bank board include Susan Abel, Jack Alcorn, Kev...

 

Fire roars north Sunday

Sunday, was warm and dry with steady wind speeds of 25 to 35 miles per hour and wind gusts as high as 45 miles per hour. A fire broke out along Highway 136 just west of Road 3800. Nuckolls County...

 

Going - Teacher of the Quarter at SHS

Seth Going, ag education instructor at SHS, was recognized as "Teacher of the Quarter" for the fourth quarter at the Superior Public Schools Board of Education meeting Monday evening. Generally,...

 

SVFD sponsors poster contest

Members of the Superior Fire Department sponsored a poster contest during fire prevention week for kindergarten through third grade students. Other activities this year were restricted because of COVID-19. Winners of the poster contest were as...

 

School's Social Studies lines up with state mandate

The Superior Board of Education American Civics Committee meet in public meeting at 7:15 p.m., Monday evening for the purpose of hearing support, position, criticism, suggestions or observations of patrons relating to the activities of the...

 

Get stronger and have fun doing it

"I know Extension is a valuable resource, so when this strength class came open, (I thought) I need this," said Barb Wise, Stay Strong, Stay Healthy participant. Stay Strong, Stay Healthy is an...

 

Davis hired as new assistant Mankato city office manager

After the promotion of the last office assistant, the City of Mankato hired Alan Davis to fill the position. Davis has worked in various office positions throughout his life, giving him approximately...

 

Remember the Red Cross Blood Drive is Friday at Nelson

Red Cross Blood Drive this Friday. at the Nelson City Auditorium.  If you have to cancel let Sally Uhrmacher know so she can schedule someone else....

 

Lawrence community sees increase in hospitalizations

The COVID-19 pandemic rages on throughout the United States. The recent increase in numbers of people with the virus has spilled over from the cities into the rural areas as well. The most recent numbers (Nov. 11, 2020) for the local four-county...

 

Wildcat volleyball team participates in state tournament

Thursday, the Lady Cats trekked to Lincoln for the fourth year in a row for the state volleyball tournament. They were matched up with Norfolk Catholic for their first round. Norfolk Catholic was seed...

 

Superior junior high wrestlers bring home 3 golds

There are 11 Superior Public School students participating in junior high wrestling this fall: four girls and seven boys. After two weeks of practice they competed at their first meet Saturday....

 

L-N Raider JV team end season with win

The L-N Raider J V football team played a shortened football season this year and won their final game against Exeter-Milligan by a score of 35-6. The win gave the boys a 2-1 won-loss record. Coach Jerad Niederklein noted the boys started the game...

 

Editor's Notebook

Since the arrival of the pandemic, area residents have been presented with a series of challenges. Rita and I are long-term Sunday school teachers but the classrooms at the church we have regularly attended are not large enough to allow for social...

 

Country Roads

Blow Kansas winds blow! Kansas is known for the winds of the plains. Sunday a strong south wind blew through Kansas on into Nebraska with wind gusts reported from 40 upward of 50 miles per hour. As I drove to church, going west to east on the highway...

 

Republic

The winner this week at burger night is Rex Isaacson. Brian and Carolyn Brzon met Carolyn's brother Galen and wife, Becky, Nobert in Salina Friday for lunch. Betty Bouray went to UMW in Scandia when...

 

My Crazy Life

Not a whole lot is happening at the moment for this family. Robert is back in the states now and, hopefully, will be for a while. He called today and asked what was new. I honestly couldn’t think of anything. It seems like life is just on pause...

 

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