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 By Kerma Crouse    Features    April 2, 2020 

Palm Sunday

Christians around the world will celebrate Palm Sunday on this coming Sunday, April 5. (Or on April 12 in Eastern Orthodox or Russian Orthodox congregations.) It is often observed with children carrying palm branches down the aisles of churches but w...

 

Rock Hills seniors awarded a Dane G. Hansen Scholarship

Two students from Rock Hills have been awarded a grant from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation. For students interested in a career and technical education scholarship, the foundation offered the...

 

Coronavirus loan guide created to help small businesses

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has created a guide to help small businesses, prepare to file for a coronavirus relief loan under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The U.S. Chamber’s Coronavirus Small Business Guide...

 
 By Mary Sawyer    Features    April 2, 2020 

Spring break during the COVID-19 outbreak

March. Spring break. College. What do most college students do during this time? Travel! But how has COVID-19 changed that? Some students left early in March before all of the warnings and shutdowns. Here are the stories of three students how the...

 

Lost Moose still wandering

Remember the young moose that earlier was observed in a field south of Hardy and then moved on to Republic County? Well the two-year-old male moose is in the news again. Saturday the Lincoln Journal-Star reported he had made a loop through Kansas...

 

A letter from the National Willa Cather Center

As of March 17, the National Willa Cather Center is closed to the public until further notice but at minimum through March 31. In the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we believe the most responsible thing we can do is practice social...

 

Cancer patients should take extra precautions

Because some types of cancer and treatments can weaken the immune system, the Morrison Cancer Center is warning its patients they may be at increased risk of illness, including COVID-19. Dr. M. Sitki Copur, medical oncologist-hematologist, said...

 

Small-town libraries get help for high-tech makerspaces

Today’s libraries provide important services that go far beyond books. They are used for community gathering places, internet access, remote conferencing, public meetings, after-school programs, and increasingly, for wildly popular makerspaces for...

 

1918-1920 and the "Spanish Flu" Pandemic

A pandemic occurs when a disease spreads in significant numbers world-wide. If a disease is more limited in area, not found in large numbers in multiple continents, it is an epidemic. An outbreak simply means there are more cases of a disease in a...

 

Fly the Flag for National Vietnam War Veterans Day

Sunday is National Vietnam War Veterans Day. This national observance is to remember and thank all Vietnam War Veterans and their families for their service during the war. First observed in 2012, National Vietnam War Veterans Day was made official...

 

Sidewalks come to Randall in 1886

Many of us take for granted cement sidewalks in towns. They keep us from getting grass or mud on our shoes. At times mud gets on the walkways and we complain it, but imagine life without sidewalks. Getting around would be a muddy mess, especially in...

 

Superior Jr.-Sr. High School 2019-2020 Quarter 3 Honor Roll

The Superior High Honor Roll represents an accumulative average in percentage grade courses of 93 percent or above, with no grade lower than an 86 percent, no letter grade lower than a B, and no incompletes for the quarter. High Honor Roll Members...

 
 By Mary Sawyer    Features    March 26, 2020

What some are thinking during the crisis of the virus

With the changes in the world caused by COVID-19, I challenged people to share their thoughts, reflections, comments or observations about the past two weeks using six words. Several people took up the challenge and most were able to answer in six...

 

Friends working together build success for OID

Oz, a 15 minute oral interpretation of drama presentation (OID), shows how well the Superior High School speech team works together. The team meets for practice three time a week. Right now with all...

 

Jackson performs "The Raven"

Jackson Kuhlman, not only is a fill in for Superior School’s OID team, he also competes in the poetry division for speech. This year he has chosen “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe. He uses gestures, stance and intonations to support his...

 

Community Choir prepares for Palm Sunday performance

Since January, musicians from throughout Nuckolls County have been practicing in preparation for a Palm Sunday Cantata at the Superior First United Methodist Church. Two performances are planned. One performance is scheduled for 3 p.m. and the other...

 

Color 4 Kids collects items for children at local hospitals

The non-profit group from Superior, The Ambassadors of Kindness, are at it again. After a successful toy drive this past Christmas, they are currently collecting crayons, color pencils, Play-Doh, and coloring books for patients at the St Jude...

 

Two Brodstone employees on steering committees for SHDHD

The Board of Health for South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) recognized and honored 11 individuals at the SHDHD Annual Luncheon and Public Health Awards on Wednesday in Hastings. More than 70 people attended the event, which was held...

 

Aurora Cooperative Elevator Co. buys ethanol facilities

Aurora Cooperative Elevator Company (ACEC) has signed a definitive agreement with Pacific Ethanol for the sale of its 74 percent ownership interest in Pacific Aurora, LLC for $52.8 million before adjustments for working capital. Included in the sale...

 

Graphic novels have been added to the Mankato City Library

Exciting news! Mankato City Library has begun adding graphic novel sections to the library! Graphic novels added to the circulation this month are: “Accident!,” a children’s easy reader by Andrea Tsurumi, “Don’t Call Me Princess!” also a...

 
 By Alan Davis    Features    March 12, 2020

Retirees enjoy Tai Chi exercise

Tai Chi class has begun at Mankato's Senior Center on Thursday mornings for eight weeks. The classes are led by certified instructor, Lorelle Boxler, RN, BSN from the North Central-Flint Hills Area...

 

Groundbreaking ceremony kicks off U.S. 181 project

The Kansas Department of Transportation has ceremonially broken ground on the previously delayed T-WORKS project along a portion of U.S. 281 in Russell County. “This project is a great example of combining an immediate need for reconstructing the r...

 

VanMeter awarded Dane G. Hansen scholarship

Caden VanMeter, a Pike Valley High School senior, was awarded a $4,000 scholarship by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation. He was awarded the scholarship for his interest in career and technical education....

 

HYRA names Oakley Ward 2020 All-Round Cowgirl

After school two Superior elementary students, Oakley Ward and Lane Ward, keep active working with their horses. On Feb. 22 and 23 their hard work paid off. The sister and brother took part in the Heartland Youth Rodeo Association Finals (HYRA) at Ki...

 

Junior high learn to dance at Pike Valley

The Pike Valley seventh and eighth graders made good use of their advocacy time last week and were able to take dance lessons together! Christy Newman, one of the teachers for the Republican Valley...

 

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