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Articles from the December 31, 2020 edition

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After 142 years sheriff abandoning county jail house

One of the oldest buildings in Nuckolls County is being phased out of use. This week the Nuckolls County Sheriff's department is moving to its new location on East Fourth Street in Nelson. The...

 

Superior man enjoys new stilts

Did the ice and snow shut you in the house Tuesday? How did you pass the time? Did you play video games or watch television while snacking? Apparently James Bailey didn't do those things. Instead he...

 

Giving Tree serves record number

The Nuckolls County Human Interagency Services team reported this year’s Giving Tree was a success with more families requesting gifts this year than any other prior year. And thanks to many supporters the requests were met. Superior Pharmacy,...

 

COVID cases declining

Lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases from Tuesday, Dec. 22 until Monday, Dec. 28 are 117, bringing the cumulative number of cases in the four-county health district to 3,670. “There is good news to share - the downward trend in new daily cases is...

 

USD 107 offers elementary contract to Brown

President Kenny Mizner called the regular meeting of the Board of Education for USD No. 107 to order in the meeting room at the district office on Dec. 23. Communication and administrative reports were given. Mr. Boley gave the bus, facility and grou...

 

Bohnerts receive Post Rock 2020 Appreciation Award

The K-State Research and Extension Appreciation Award is a special award selected by the Post Rock District executive board to recognize volunteers who help extend the Extension mission into the...

 

2020 Construction and Rehabilitation in Lawrence

When the COVID-19 pandemic news broke across the earth in early 2020, there came with it fear of the destruction of our world as we know it. Well, in Lawrence, not everyone believed in the alarm...

 

Nurse finds "happy place" while hunting whitetail deer

Amanda Peters refers to the outdoors as her “happy place.” The Lincoln, Neb., woman is a cardiac intensive care unit nurse at Bryan Medical Center East, and in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, she has leaned on that happy place even more. That...

 

Amanda Womack: A friendly face at the Farm Bureau office

If you need insurance you might go into Farm Bureau to get it. While there you will probably be greeted by Mankato resident, Amanda Womack, an insurance sales associate. Womack attended Mankato High S...

 

Bloodmobile visits Nelson Jan. 8

Reminder of the bloodmobile coming to Nelson on Friday, Jan. 8.  Information was received on an alert: There’s new FDA blood donation eligibility guidance for those who receive a COVID-19 vaccination. But good news, there’s no deferral time...

 

Tai chi is back at Nelson starting Jan. 5

Here we go again! No, not Momma Mia 3, just Tai chi- Winter and Spring, and hopefully a better new year! I thought I would give you a little history on Tai chi and how it came to Nelson. It was first documented in the later half of the 1600s. The...

 

Auld Lang Syne

This evening, Thursday, Dec. 31, at gatherings the world over, many will raise a glass and sing these familiar words “Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?” They are the first line of a poem-song written by Robert Burns in...

 

Editor's Notebook

Late Sunday a friend shared on social media an experience she had earlier that evening. Her dog was incessantly barking and keeping the household awake. On a bright moonlight night, she got up and went, while dressed in her pj’s and house...

 

Country Roads

It’s time for to do a “year in review” but do we really want to take a look back on 2020? We’ve heard it over and over, “this year will certainly be a year to remember.” The year started out fairly normal with New Year’s Eve 2020...

 

My Crazy Life

Looking back over the last 12 months, it’s hard to believe it has only lasted 365 days. Many changes have taken place in such a short time, not just for us, but for the whole world. It seems like every country in the world had a stake in our...

 

Cross County Cougars defeats Wildcats 57 to 42

Superior kicked off the Runza Holiday Tournament at home Tuesday. The Cats faced off with C2 No. 10 Cross County. From the tip, the Cats had their hands full. Cross County came out with physical play...

 

SHS girls top B-D-S at holiday tourney

The Superior High School girls basketball team downed the Bruning-Davenport-Shickley Eagles, 47-41, at Cross County High School, Stromsburg, Monday. The win placed the Wildcats in Tuesday’s fifth place game against Cozad at Central City. Game...

 

RHHS sports

The Rock Hills High School winter sports program remains idle until Friday, Jan. 8. The boys and girls basketball teams will resume play at Chase. The Beloit Trojans junior varsity wrestling team will compete at the Concordia Junior Varsity...

 

Trip to Shelton rough for L-N basketball teams

The L-N Raider boys and girls basketball teams ended their pre-Christmas games last week Tuesday with a trip to Shelton. The evening ended much like the year 2020 . . . not very nice. Both teams...

 

Sharon Wilson

Sharon A. Wilson, 63, Salina, died Friday, at the Salina Regional Health Center. She was born March 25, 1957, in Smith Center to Robert and Betty (Fobes) Wilson. Sharon was working at Lowe’s in Salina at the time of her death. She was preceded in... Full story

 

Robert Davis

Robert (Bob) Glenn Davis was born on Feb. 15, 1942, in Lubbock, Texas, to Sherman S. and Zelma L. (Taylor) Davis. He died Dec. 26, 2020. at Via Christi Village, Manhattan, Kan., at the age of 78.... Full story

 

Don Johnson

Donald C. Johnson, 90, the son of Ruben and Ruth (Lervold) Johnson, was born Oct. 9, 1930, in Buffalo, Kan., and died Dec. 26, 2020, at Jewell County Hospital, Mankato. Don moved with his family at an early age to Scandia, Kan., where he grew up and... Full story

 

Ethel Ozmun

Ethel Lucile “Butts” Ozmun, age 100, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, at Hilltop Lodge Nursing Home, Beloit. Lucile was born on Nov. 16, 1920, in Jewell County, to Reuben and Mary (Hoffer) Butts.... Full story

 

Myrtle Roe

The inurnment for Myrtle Nelson Roe was held at 3 p.m., Sunday at the Olive Hill Cemetery. She died Oct. 17, 2020, at Hilltop Lodge in Beloit. Myrtle was the widow of the late Jack Roe. She had lived in Stafford and Glen Elder but lived many years... Full story

 

Artha Ficken

Artha Irene (Kretchman) Ficken, daughter of Frank Burdette Kretchman and Bessie Imogene (Striggow) Kretchman was born Dec. 31, 1930, in the Hebron hospital. Annie attended District 65 Pleasant Hill Country School southeast of Davenport for eight... Full story

 

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