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Brodstone Hospital chief asks for our help to slow COVID-19

A survey of Nebraska hospitals on Monday reported only 21 percent of the intensive care beds were available and rural hospitals that were running out of room were having trouble finding places they could transfer patients to. If the current COVID-19...

 

Superior resident achieves first Upland Slam in 2020

Payne Ahrens used his job as a farm hand to his advantage before last month's upland bird season opener. While harvesting corn for his employer, Danny Corman, the Superior man also was scouting for...

 

Republic's Turkey Trot going virtual

If you have let various feeble excuses keep you from attending the annual Republic Turkey Trot, you will have to find new reasons this year for the trot has gone virtual. That’s right. You participate in the trot at your own convenience, anytime...

 

Brodstone earns another Top 10 provider award

The awards keep rolling in for Brodstone Memorial Hospital. This week it was learned Brodstone Memorial Hospital is one of the Top 10 recipients of the 2020 Rural Provider Excellence in Quality Award from the Nebraska Office of Rural Health. The...

 

Superior wreath auction to benefit county food pantry

COVID-19 has changed many things including the Christmas shopping season for patrons of the Superior stores. Shoppers are still welcome and encouraged but plans have been changed to reduce the personal contact. Once upon a time planners were delighte...

 

Water main breaks in Superior

Some Superior residents suffered a reduction in their residential water pressure Monday. An older main broke at the intersection of Eighth and National Streets. Approximately 20 homes were affected by the break. Eight of those houses suffered...

 

L-N HS receives a $2,000 grant for backpack program

Lawrence-Nelson High School received a $2,000 grant for a new weekend backpack program. The grant is provided through Farm Credit Services of America’s (FCS America) Working Here Fund. Lawrence-Nelson High School will be introducing a new weekend...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    November 19, 2020

2020 Corn Picking Days!

The 2020 Jewell County Corn Picking Days was blessed with beautiful weather. Plus, as JR Vandergiesen, Smith Center, one of the organizers of the event said "The corn is ready!" "Dry, not wet."...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    November 19, 2020

Lucile Ozmun celebrates 100th

Lucile Butts Ozmun celebrated her 100th birthday with two-days of celebration. One on Sunday afternoon, and one on the afternoon of her actual birthday, Monday, Nov. 16. Both were COVID-style "window...

 

Guns stolen from Mankato property

Jewell County Law Enforcement officers are investigating a Mankato burglary which apparently happened in the 400 block of South Center Street sometime between Sept. 20 and Nov. 14. Seven firearms were reportedly stolen. The missing guns include an...

 

Officers answer call to Northbranch

There was excitement in the northwestern Jewell County community of Northbranch on Sunday, Nov. 8. At approximately 12:05 p.m. the Jewell County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a man with a rifle making threats toward the owner of a house...

 

$2,500 grant given to the Chester Community Club

The Chester Community Club was the recipient of a $2,500 "Grow Communities" grant awarded by Bayer. Each year eligible farmers can enroll for a chance to help a rural nonprofit organization with an...

 

Board games hit the mark for the holidays

It seemed like such a simple idea, with a modest beginning. On May 22, 2010, Liz Brunscheen-Cartagena invited members of the community and their families over to the Sedgwick County extension office to play a few board games. It was, she thought, a w...

 

Quiet in the Library

Crystal Fullerton has been the librarian at the Mankato City Library since 2016. She will have been at the library for five years January 2021. Fullerton is a native resident of Mankato and graduated... Full story

 

Esbon children are the future

We've been told children are the future. It is true, as adults it's our responsibility to ensure we are teaching them to be good people. I've personally heard people talk about the upcoming generation...

 

L-N Dance team members are selected virtually

The Lawrence- Nelson Raiderettes Dance Team concluded their virtual try-outs at the beginning of November. Team members were chosen based on their scores performing several basic dance fundamentals...

 

Editor's Notebook

A friend from my growing up years in Superior, Stan Copeland will be back in Superior on Sunday to speak at the First Presbyterian Church service. A combat veteran and former U.S. Army chaplain, he is now living near Quinter, Kansas and conducting... Full story

 

Country Roads

“Button, Button, Who’s Got The Button?” Do you remember that childhood game? While attending country school at Oak Creek during the winter months, we would play all sorts of games that were enjoyed while remaining inside the warm schoolhouse....

 

Burr Oak

Wanda Frasier enjoyed getting away Wednesday and Thursday into the Sand Hills of Nebraska. Enroute she stopped in Franklin at the park with the WWII planes, tank and other military memorabilia, in observance of Veteran’s Day. She traveled on to...

 

Kalynn Meyer sees action for Husker volleyball team

Kalynn Meyer, a 2020 Superior High School graduate, accepted a full scholarship to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, to play for the volleyball team. COVID-19 reared its ugly head and threw the season into turmoil. The Huskers will not play a... Full story

 

SHS volleyball players earn conference post- season honors

The Southern Nebraska Conference-All-Conference Volleyball team members were recently announced. Shayla Meyer earned first team honors. Sierra Blackburn was named to the third team. Cailyn Barry was cited with an honorable mention...

 

SHS post season football honors

The All-District 2020 football team members were recently announced with Superior garnering a large number of spots. Named to the first team were Elijah Heusinkvelt, Dane Miller, Payton Christiancy, Jordan Brown and Clayton Morris. Named to the...

 

RHHS football post-season honors

Rock Hills High School football team members were honored with post-season selection to the 8-Man Division 11 District 4 All-District Team. The team members are selected by the school coaches. Mason Higer was named to the first team offense as the...

 

LaVeta Beyke

LaVeta K. Beyke, 97, of Kimball, died at her home in Kimball on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. Her service was held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Tuesday, Nov; 17, 2020. Burial will be at 10 a.m. at... Full story

 

William Roeder

William (Bill) Roeder, 74, the son of Warren and Maxine Roeder, was born May19, 1946, in Kearney, Neb. He died Saturday, Nov, 14, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Center in Superior, Neb. Bill met his wife... Full story

 

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