Articles from the December 7, 2023 edition

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Love my crazy life

I have recently become aware of just how many of you read my ramblings! Thank you! Sorry if I worried anyone with my boo hooing. I really am all right, just frustrated with my body and brain. I am feeling better, the shakiness is starting to go...

 

Puffs

I’ve been spending some time within the medical establishment in the U. S. during the past two months and have learned some things about how the world operates. Two items stand out in the last few weeks: Insurance and 4 x 4’s. Insurance: Any rea...

 

L-N Basketball season starts

L/N Basketball teams open season with double wins and losses A person can say the opening weekend of L-N High School 2023-24 basketball was great, or you could say it certainly was not great. Both...

 

Rebecca Jensen

Rebecca "Becky" Lynn Jensen, age 58, of Grand Island, formerly of Superior died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023. Her funeral will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, at the VFW in Superior. Becky was born...

 

James Harris

James Everett Harris, known as Jim by his closest family and friends, died Nov. 12, 2023, at Legacy Arbors Memory Care Community in Lincoln, Nebraska, at the age of 84 years 6 months and 27 days. Jim...

 

Goodwill truck will be in Lawrence

The Goodwill truck will be in Lawrence on Main Street from noon on Dec. 6 until Dec. 13 for donations. People can go to www.goodwillne.org for information about what items can be donated. It’s a good time to clean out the toy room before Santa c...

 

Nebraska Youth Poet Laureate's poem for Nebraska Community Foundation

Each year Nebraska Community Foundation commissions the state’s Youth Poet Laureate (named by the Nebraska Writers Collective) to write a poem centered on the foundation’s annual theme. This year’s writer was Allyah American Horse. She wrote about...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Q: In church we always get the line that we’re supposed to “obey the rules” but there are lots of rules that nobody obeys, including Christians. Do we get to pick which rules we obey? A: It might be a bit simplistic to say that Christians are alway...

 

Nebraska voting requirement

In early May, Nebraska residents will held to the polls to cast their ballots in a statewide primary. However, the election will be conducted a bit differently than those of the recent past. A new voter identification law will apply to the May 2024...

 

Letters to Santa

Letters to Santa Claus will be featured in the Dec. 21 issue of this newspaper Holdovers may be printed in the Dec. 28 issue. Earlier this year, letters were sent to all area schools requesting the help of the teachers in the gathering and...

 

COVID-19 once again a health threat here

According to the University of Nebraska Medical Center, there are currently more than 10,374 patients hospitalized in the United States per week with 15 percent of those being in intensive care. For the week ending Nov. 4, the positivity rate was...

 

Keenagers met at the Lawrence American Legion for November

Nov. 16, Thanksgiving dinner was prepared for 22 Keenagers and four workers. Mrs. Vernie Himmelberg prepared the mashed potatoes and it was greatly appreciated. Birthday people for October were Ray Rischling and Barb Janda. November people were...

 

L-N High School One Act Play: "Santa-Napped"

At the North Pole, Mrs. Claus and the Elves brainstorm ways to get Santa out of jail and save Christmas; (sitting in back) Sydney Biltoft, Madalyn Kennedy, Paige Huston, (front) Maddison Bissell and...

 

Editorʼs Notebook

In September, a reader of this newspaper shared her concern that today’s students do not understand the significance of September 11 for her son had been wished “Happy 9-11.” She considered such a wish to be inappropriate and said the schools were...

 

Country Roads

A classmate, friend, and neighbor has left us. A trooper to the end, in recent days she lost her battle with cancer. She will be missed by all that knew her. I was her classmate from 8th grade through high school graduation. In school, she was good a...

 

L-N girls basketball

The Lawrence-Nelson girls basketball team has had a rough start to the season. They dropped their first two games. The Red Cloud Warriors handed them a 44-20 loss Friday at Nelson. Arapahoe visited Nelson Saturday and left town with a 52-27 win ....

 

Life changed 82 years ago today

December 7, 2023, the publication date for this newspaper, marks the 82nd anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The Dec. 7 date was one that President Franklin Roosevelt said would live in infamy and it has. While there are few alive to...

 

Wyoming subscriber likes TSE website

A subscriber who we regularly has a newspaper mailed to a Wyoming address found our website at superiorne.com this week and had this to say about it: “I do appreciate what you have done for the combined newspaper sections. I’m an obituary col...

 

SVFD responds to early range fire

Members of the Superior Volunteer Fire Department got an early wake-up call Monday morning. They were called to 1255 Idaho Street where a home was reported to be on fire. Most likely as the firemen sped to the scene they were remembering the call...

 

Everyone's invited to downtown party

Special pre-Christmas activities are continuing this week in Superior. All area residents are invited to gather in downtown Superior between 5 and 7 p.m. to celebrate the holiday season with the members of the Superior Chamber of Commerce. Santa...

 

Guests fill museum church with music

Local residents filled the Nuckolls County Museum Church Sunday afternoon for the museum's annual Christmas program. Steve Renz and Fred Meyers, cochairmen of the museum board, greeted the audience and Meyers opened the celebration with prayer. He...

 

Horse drawn wagon rides through Candy Cane Lane.

Members of the Jared Shroyer family (left) and Cheryl and Carl Mohler join a wagon full of people for the first horse drawn wagon ride through Candy Cane Lane, Friday evening. Two horse drawn wagons...

 

Santa's Workshop hosted by library

Children circulated through the Superior Public Library Saturday and intently worked at one of the 10 tables, each supplied with all the tools and supplies needed to complete a craft project. It was...

 

Co. officials will attend conference

The Nuckolls County Board of Commissioners met at the county courthouse in nelson Monday. All three commissioners were present. The board approved one utility permit. They tabled another request pending a revision of the permit application. The...

 

The juryʼs finding was manslaughter

The two principals in this tale of early Jewell County, were homesteaders in Odessa Township. Their names are Patrick Carrigan and Benjamin F. Hall. Carrigan, an Irishman, was born somewhere in Ireland, perhaps Kilkenny, in about 1810. When he came t...

 

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