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Articles from the November 17, 2022 edition

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Country Roads

A matriarch aunt is now missing from our Heskett family. Aunt Joan died recently and has left a void in the hearts of her family. Even though she lived a ways away from the rest of her siblings, nieces and nephews, she made an effort to drive...

 

Editor's Notebook

In what some may call the dark ages when I attended journalism school there were courses to prepare people to work in weekly journalism. That is apparently no longer true. Many colleges no longer train young people for traditional journalism careers....

 

Puffs

We’ve been spoiled folks. So many of us have been familiar with “instant gratification” that when we don’t get it, something is wrong. That concept is so common, we don’t ever realize it any more. A prime example was the election last...

 

Love my crazy life

Have you ever been so anxious you felt claustrophobic in your skin? It sounds strange, I know, but that’s how I feel right now. I’m a stressed mess! This is why I hate traveling. In case you missed it last week, we are flying to San Diego to see...

 

Superior no longer supporting Sixth Street walking route

Superior’s Sixth Street walking lane connecting the schools and the community’s two largest parks is no more. The six members of the Superior City Council Monday evening voted unanimously to stop maintaining the walking path that was instigated...

 

Superior schools evaluating students' cell phone policies

Cell phone usage in the middle school and senior high dominated nearly an hour of discussion Monday night at the November Superior Board of Education meeting. Supt. Kobza read selected portions from a journal he had received earlier in the day. In...

 

Auditorium program honors veterans

The Superior Auditorium Community Center hosted an Inaugural Veterans Day program and lunch Friday in observance of the holiday formerly known as Armistice Day. Armistice Day was observed to mark the...

 

Airport using new drive, parking lot

The Superior Airport Authority held their monthly meeting at the airport, Monday. Work is nearing completion on the latest infrastructure project at the airport. The new concrete parking lot is now in use. The driveway to the airport office from...

 

Historical society accepts truck, tractor donations

The directors of Nuckolls County Historical Society held their monthly meeting in Pioneer Hall at the museum, Monday. Marlan and Susan Watson donated a 1938 John Deere Model B steel wheel tractor and...

 

Youth assisted with the Girl Scout "Scouting for Food" drive in October

Youth assisted with the Girl Scout "Scouting for Food" drive in October....

 

Giving Tree project is collecting for Nuckolls County residents

The Nuckolls County Human Interagency Services (HIS) Team is again sponsoring a “Giving Tree” for residents of Nuckolls County this holiday season. The HIS team is comprised of Deb Ostdiek, Verlene Watson, Peggy Meyer and Janice Reinke. The...

 

Boy Scouts presented colors

Boy Scouts presented colors at the Veterans Day Program, Friday Nov. 11, at Rock Hills Junior-Senior High School....

 

Pawnee announces appointment of new chief operating officer

Pawnee Mental Health announced the hiring and advancements of the following individuals. Craig Poe, the former human relations director, has been promoted to chief operating officer. The human resources efforts for Pawnee Mental Health are now being...

 

Steinman serves Jewell County Rural Health Clinic as a nurse practitioner

Dawn Steinman, a nurse practitioner at Jewell County Rural Health Clinic, has been in nursing since 1992 and has been a nurse practitioner since 2016. She went to school for her nurse practitioner degree at Caplan University and Perdue Global...

 

Fire hydrants in Jewell are needing flushed

The Jewell City Council met Monday, Oct. 3, at City Hall. Those in attendance were council members Josh Burks, Max Burks, Gaye Daniels, Bob Freeman, Derek Birdsell and city clerk Kristie Anderson. Sheriff Don Jacobs was present and reported a...

 

Fire wet system fixed

The Jewell Apartments Board of Directors met Monday, Nov. 7, at City Hall. Attending the meeting were Darrell Bohnert, Max Burks, Josh Burks, Gaye Daniels, Derek Birdsell, Jacque Williams and Kristie Anderson, city clerk. Darrell Bohnert called the...

 

KANcycle Appbrings buses and bikes together

KANcycle, a bike sharing program of OCCK Transportation, has integrated its system into a single account and app experience. The new offering, available in Transit, enables riders to plan a multimodal trip, and unlock a bike with just a few taps. By...

 

Mankato Council approves $5,000,000 loan application

The regular meeting of the Mankato City Council was called to order by Mayor Justin Schoonover on Nov. 8. Councilmen present were: Sam Becker, Kevin Ost, Rodney Payne and Lyle Dauner. Councilman Hennion was absent. Also present were Darrell Miller,...

 

General Election Results for Jewell County, Kansas

General Election Results for Jewell County, Kansas U. S. Senate: Mark R. Holland (D) 116 votes, 9.70 percent; Jerry Moran (R) 1,047 votes, 87.54 percent; David C. Graham (L) 33 votes, 2.76 percent ———— U. S. Rep. Dist. 1: James “Jimmy...

 

Christmas in Mankato will be Saturday, Nov. 26

Eight members were present for the November Mankato Chamber of Commerce meeting. President Jason Ortman called the meeting to order. Haley Nelson gave an update on the 2023 birthday calendars. Most of the calendars have been picked up or delivered. F...

 

Kohmetschers awarded Quilts of Valor

Dick and Marge Kohmetscher of Lawrence were awarded Quilts of Valor in a moving presentation during the Lawrence-Nelson High School program honoring veterans held on November 10. The five girls who...

 
 By Decker Brown    News    November 17, 2022

Veterans Day at L-N

The Lawerence-Nelson High School seniors were in charge of the Veteran's Day ceremony at the school on Thursday morning. Some featured events included Kay Theer, who along with five L-N middle school girls, sewed two quilts of honor for Dick and...

 

Letter from a veteran

Going through a box of old photos, I ran across this letter which my dad, Verel Whitleley, wrote to the Nelson Gazette on April 9, 1944. I believe it was published shortly thereafter. He was 20 years old at the time, and was stationed in the...

 

2022 General Election now in History Book

Time marches on (or so the old saying goes) and the history books get a little bigger. The 2022 election year is now over and it is time for those involved as candidates, or workers to sit back and live with the consequences. 1,616 of the 3,405...

 

Altar Society's Fall Festival well attended

Sacred Heart Altar Society held a Fall Festival Saturday The Sacred Heart Altar Society held a Fall Festival Saturday evening. This event replaced the annual smorgasbord that had been held in the past. Events for the day started with mass at 5 p.m....

 

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