Articles from the November 16, 2023 edition

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Country Roads

A cousin left our family recently and though he died, the memories of him remain in our hearts. I am blessed to have so many cousins because both sides of the family had numerous children and from them came a lot of offspring. Dr. Suess said it best,...

 

Editor's Notebook

Producing a paper has been a bit of a challenge this week for this old editor. I approached Monday with great enthusiasm. During the weekend, I had assembled some interesting copy and I thought I would enter the new week with a good handle on this...

 

The Storyteller

In earlier times before the people had a written language, it was the duty of certain elders to be storytellers. Their life’s work would be to tell over and over again in the exact words, stories of the history of the tribe. This was regarded of u...

 

Puffs

I sometimes wonder if he really knows just what kind of damage he has done. I’m talking about a recent ex-president who said, “We had to fundamentally remake America.” I look around today and at times I think he is making progress (even if I think...

 

Council approves purchase of former daycare building

There may be a new daycare provider in an old Superior location. Monday evening, after a closed session called to discuss the issue, the five members of the Superior City Council present voted to purchase the former Lighthouse Daycare Center. The...

 

Superior schools review American Civics

A public meeting inviting the public to provide input regarding the activities of the American Civics committee open 15 minutes prior to the regular Superior November Board of Education Monday...

 

Brodstone receives leadership honor

As part of National Rural Health Day, Brodstone Healthcare has been recognized with a 2023 Performance Leadership Award for excellence in Quality and Patient Experience. Compiled by the Chartis Center for Rural Health, the Performance Leadership...

 

Roy Drapal buys another Model T

Shortly after getting to see his vehicle in the film, Killers of the Flower Moon, Roy Drapal decided to add a Coupe 44 Ford Model T to his fabulous collection. This particular vehicle is a black...

 

Senator Ricketts mobile office in Nelson Tuesday

Senator Ricketts’ mobile office will be at the Nuckolls County Courthouse in Nelson from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday to visit with Nebraska constituents....

 

"You can't argue with a homemade noodle"

Bob Burda, Cawker City, said “You can’t argue with a homemade noodle.” He loves homemade noodles. One might not be able to argue with a homemade noodle but there can certainly be lots of “discussion” about how to make one. Noodles should be simple...

 

Rock Hills Jr.-Sr. High hosts Career Day

Rock Hills Junior-Senior High School hosted the 2023 Career Day for junior high and high school students on Wednesday, Nov. 1. This is an event that is held every other year at the high school. This year the school invited 38 presenters and more...

 

New 2023 holiday activities in Mankato

This year, in preparation for Christmas, the Mankato Chamber of Commerce and the City of Mankato have teamed up to add some new activities for Jewell County residents to enjoy! On Friday, Nov. 24, the day after Thanksgiving, there will be Downtown...

 

Jewell City Council discuss community center updates

The Jewell City Council met Monday Oct. 2, at City Hall. Those in attendance were Mayor Darrell Bohnert; council members, Josh Burks, Max Burks, Derek Birdsell and Kristie Anderson, city clerk. Gaye Daniels and Bob Freeman were absent. Jewell County...

 

Jewell Apartments directors hear reports

The Jewell Apartments Board of Directors met Monday, Nov. 6, at City Hall. Attending the meeting were Darrell Bohnert, Josh Burks, Max Burks, Derek Birdsell, Jacque Williams, Kristie Anderson. Gaye Daniels and Bob Freeman were absent. Williams...

 

SPS Students honor our brave defenders

On Friday, Superior Public Schools presented their annual Veterans Day Program, starting with a Veterans Day breakfast spread at 8 o'clock in the high school library. John Whetzal, superintendent, gav...

 

Request heard to purchase 10x10 storage building

The Jewell County Commissioners Brent Beck, Keith Roeand Ed Duskie met Nov. 6, with Carla Waugh, county clerk, present for the meeting. P.J. Garst, solid waste director, discussed selling the 1980 Chevrolet flatbed and 1994 Dodge pickup used by the...

 

Jewell County election results

The 2023 general election was held last Tuesday. Here are is the unofficial summary of election results for Jewell County. The total number of ballots cast were 445. Several positions ran unapposed while some positions did not have a candidate. Here...

 

JC 4-H Kings chosen

Jewell County 4-H members competed for the title of Jewell County 4-H King. The 4-H king serves as an ambassador for the Jewell County 4-H program by promoting 4-H at events throughout the year and assisting with ribbon and award presentations at...

 

L-N Veteran's Day programs honors those who served

The end of World War One officially came on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. Within several years after that countries started using that date to honor those who died in that...

 

Niobrara Butler-Johnson Chapter, NSDAR met Nov. 7

Niobrara Butler-Johnson Chapter, NSDAR held their monthly meeting at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Youth and Family Center, Hastings, last Tuesday. Members prepared Christmas cards and brought donated items for military patients at Landstuhl M...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Q: It seems that the Bible is written in general terms that allow for interpretation by different churches, i.e., the LBGTQ movement. Is this correct? A: People have always been able to twist statements to their own purposes, no matter how clear or...

 

Nebraska Treasurer advises of Year-End college savings to-dos

The Nebraska State Treasurer wants to remind families seeking holiday gift ideas to consider giving a financial contribution to a loved one’s NEST 529 Education Savings Plan. A gift of any amount to an education savings account has the potential t...

 

LWML Deshler zone fall rally at Davenport

“Let Your Light So Shine” was the theme of the LWML (Lutheran Women’s Missionary League) Fall Rally held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Davenport Saturday morning Oct. 7. Julie Folkerts welcomed members, pastors and guests to the event. Pastor...

 

Bonnie Elliott

Bonnie B. Elliott was born Nov. 24, 1927, in Longford, Kansas, to Carrie and W.O. "Oscar" Botz. She died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023 in Kingwood, Texas. Bonnie, the fourth of six children, was raised on...

 

Emma Claycamp

Emma Claycamp was born Jan. 7, 1943, to Charles and Elsie (Drake) Colby and died Nov. 10, 2023, in Manhattan, Kansas, at the age of 80 years. Emma was a 1960 graduate of Beloit High School. She...

 

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