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COVID positivity highest this week in Nuckolls County

Though the first shipments of the newly approved COVID-19 vaccines are arriving in this area, the vaccine didn’t arrive in time for some people. Monday night South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) officials reported four additional...

 

Clear sky treats area to solar show Monday evening

Local skies were clear Monday night and many residents were out after sundown looking into the western sky and filled with antcipation. They hoped to see the much hyped great conjunction when the two largest planets in the solar system, Jupiter and...

 

Nuckolls Co. board fills extension board vacancy

The Nuckolls County Board of Commissioners met for their regularly scheduled meeting at the county courthouse in Nelson, Monday. All three commissioners were present. The board worked through a light agenda. With the conclusion of the railroad...

 

WIC program will continue in 2021

Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska has set the first quarter 2021 schedule for clinics held by Womens, Infants and Children Program (WIC). The program currently serves more than half of all infants born in the United States. It offers suppo...

 

Residents receive books for Christmas

Kaylene Rumsey and Kaylene Badger have joined with Usborne Books to sponsor Senior Holiday Activity Bundles for presentation to residents of area nursing homes including the Good Samaritan Center in Superior and the homes in Beloit. Donors were...

 

Moderna vaccine headed to Nuckolls County

As of Tuesday morning, 8,985 Nebraskans had received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine since the first shipments began arriving in the state a week ago. The first round of vaccines were targeted to hospital and health care workers providing...

 

First COVID vaccine given in Jewell County Dec. 17

On Thursday, Susan Newell at the Jewell County Rural Health Clinic gave the first COVID-19 vaccine in the county. The Pfizer vaccine was administered to front line employees at the hospital and to...

 

Mankato lights City Park Christmas tree

The first Christmas tree lighting in Mankato occurred Saturday in the city park. Mayor Justin Schoonover and the city council thanked the Jewell County Community Foundation and the Greater Salina...

 

SHS and SMS present winter concert

The Superior Middle School and High School music departments presented their winter concert at the Superior High School gymnasium last Tuesday. Because of COVID-19 protocols, attendance was limited to...

 

Fall 2020 honors students at Concordia University

Concordia University named 244 students to its honors list for the Fall 2020 semester. The top 25 percent of all undergraduate students who complete at least 12 credit hours qualify for the honors list. Area students receiving honors include Maccoy...

 

Red Cross Blood Mobile returns Jan. 8

The Red Cross Blood Mobile will be returning to Nelson again in just two weeks, on Friday Jan. 8. This will be exactly eight weeks since they were here on Nov. 13. Those donating last time will be eligible to donate again.  To schedule an...

 

Editor's Notebook

n my 50 years with The Express, I’ve investigated a number of ideas that were to bring new revenue to the newspaper business. Most have not lived up to their projections although some were ahead of their time. One of the first was the copy...

 

Country Roads

Christmas memories are showing up this week. There are the memories of the Oak Creek country school’s Christmas programs that were prepared in songs, poems, and making those special gifts for our parents. The little stage area in the one room schoo...

 

My Crazy Life

This past week has been a bust. Thursday morning, as I climbed from my bed, I immediately fell back onto it. Vertigo is a horrible thing. I thought the sensation would pass, but by afternoon it was evident that it would not. I’ve had this before,...

 

Esbon

In Esbon, we believe in Santa Claus! Along with the children’s letters, I’ve included one of my most favorite articles, I do hope you will enjoy it and remember how magical this time of year...

 

Superior Girls drop thriller to Centennial

The Superior girls basketball team played their best first half of the season against Centennial High School but it wasn't enough to clinch the victory. In reviewing the game, Coach Jacob Nannen said...

 

Superior vs. Southern Valley

The Superior Boys Basketball team traveled to D1 No. 4 ranked Southern Valley Friday for a clash with the Eagles. The Cats trailed by four points after the first quarter. Southern Valley extended...

 

Wrestlers finish 9th in field of 14

The Superior High School wrestling team traveled to Hooper, Saturday, to compete at the Duane Carlson Invitational at Logan View High School. The Wildcats finished in ninth place in the 15 team field...

 

RHHS girls fall to St. John's in season opener

After encountering several game cancellations, the Rock Hills High School basketball team opened their 2020-2021 season with a 51-18 loss to the St. John’s-Tipton Blujays at Mankato, last Tuesday....

 

Basketball season finally starts

After their first two scheduled games of the 2020-2021 season were cancelled because of COVID-19 related issues, the Rock Hills High School boys basketball team took to the court, Tuesday, at Mankato...

 

Friend wins battle; Defeats L-N 62-53

"Those few seconds will not hurt . . . don't worry . . ." Nothing could have been further from the truth last Friday night at the High School gym in Nelson. Both teams came into the game with 2-2...

 

Lady Raiders win over Friend 57-34

During the high school basketball season, playing just one game a week is something of a rare occurrence. However, it may have been a good occurrence for the L-N Lady Raiders. A little extra practice...

 

Michael Higbee

Michael L. Higbee, 60, was born July 18, 1960, in Concordia, Kan., the son of Jack L. and Nancy A. (Reed) Higbee. Michael graduated from Mankato High School with the Class of 1978. Following high...

 

Rayoma Kleen-Keating

Rayoma Kleen-Keating, 76, born Jan. 30, 1944, passed into Jesus’ arms on Dec. 14, 2020. Super mom, wife, grandmother, sister, aunt, sister-in-law and best friend to all. Nanny Ray is survived by her larger-than-life husband of 30 fun filled,...

 

Jerry Bohnert

Jerry P. Bohnert, age 72, of Topeka, died Friday, Dec.18, 2020, at the Topeka Center in Topeka. Jerry was born March 24, 1948, in Beloit, the son of Roy and Lelah (Opplinger) Bohnert. Jerry graduated from Topeka High School in 1967. He served in the...

 

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