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School physicals are available

Superior Family Medical Center, Nelson Family Medical Center and Edgar Medical Clinic are taking appointments for school and athletic physicals for the 2020-2021 school year. Kindergarteners and seventh graders need physicals and immunizations for...

 

SHS Foundation scholarships benefit 75% of graduates

Superior Public Schools Foundation was formed in 2004 as a non-profit organization responsible for the generation of funds to support scholarships for the youth of the Superior School District following generous donations from the Dahlgren and...

 

Lemke and Kreber announce wedding

Samantha Jo Lemke and Matthew Ross Kreber would like to announce their engagement and their wedding date. The nuptial day will be on June 13, 2020, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lawrence, Neb., with a reception to follow next year on June 19,...

 

Local students earn Reinke scholarships

Over the past 16 years, the Reinke Scholarship program has given out 147 scholarships. The following area recipients will receive Reinke Community Scholarships worth $500: Regan Alfs is the daughter of Bryan and Kari Jo Alfs. She will graduate from...

 

SHDHD distributes PPE for front line workers

South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) officials reported they received a large shipment of personal protective equipment (PPE) for distribution to health care and other front line workers assisting with the local COVID-19 response....

 

Mankato Chamber of Commerce 20/20 Update

Mankato’s 20/20 committee has identified three projects to focus on. Project 1 is Mankato’s 150th celebration. Project 2 is caring for the the “Pizza Hut lot.” Project 3 is promoting local businesses. Mankato’s 150th celebration  The...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    Features    May 14, 2020

Shaffer Union Cemetery gets a much needed facelift

Shaffer Union Cemetery, often just called Shaffer Cemetery, is located in Section 22 of Harrison Township. Isaac Shaffer donated the land, part of his homestead, for the cemetery. The cemetery is an old one, with at least three burials in 1873. Davis...

 

Lawrence-Nelson celebrates the Class of 2020

To show support for the Lawrence-Nelson Class of 2020, Kylee Haba and Sheila McCartney decorated the window in the high school library. Drive by and check it out. Windows at the elementary school in Lawrence have also been decorated to show support...

 

Virtual graduation at Deshler this Saturday

Deshler Public School is going to have a “Virtual Graduation” at 4 p.m. May 9. People can log onto STRIV TV to watch it. The web address is: https://striv.tv./channel/deshler/...

 

Senior Parade will not be held

Plans for parades through Lawrence and Nelson to honor members of the 2020 graduating class have been scuttled. The event was to have been held on Saturday....

 

A tribute to Mothers under COVID lockdown

This Mother’s Day we salute the moms who continue to endure sheltering at home or lockdown as some refer to it. The mom that never thought she would have to home school her children or the mom who knows full well now, she was never meant to be a...

 

Correcting this faulty belief about COVID-19 will save lives

In times of emergency, misperceptions can prove deadly. That’s certainly the case today, amid widespread belief that COVID-19 mainly threatens older Americans. In reality, those of any age suffering from an underlying health condition are at...

 

Three Jewell Co. churches hold service via video

Pastor Jim Rice provided the service Sunday for Ionia, Jewell Trinity and Harmony United Methodist churches via video because of thecorona virus isolation. The video can be viewed on YouTube under “Worship Video for Sunday May 3 2020 James...

 

Sullivan to head overseas operation

Rick Sullivan has been selected as the director of the office of Design and Engineering by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations. Sullivan will be responsible for...

 

Finding a different purpose for roofing tin

Several crafty people are repurposing items from furniture, decorations, pallets and dishware to be used in new ways. They have the knack to look at what to some people is junk and see a new purpose for it. When Pat Crocket saw a pile of tin panels...

 

Organization spreads kindness

Superior is home to “Ambassadors of Kindness, Inc.,” a nonprofit organization. It began as a Facebook page to inspire others to practice being kind and to show how kindness can spread. Within four months, the Facebook page had close to 7,000...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    Features    April 9, 2020

Holy Week

Last Sunday was Palm Sunday and now we are ready to celebrate Easter on this coming Sunday. Holy Week, in the Christian Calendar is the week leading up to the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. During the week, Holy Communion, the Eucharist, the Lord's...

 

FBLA wins national awards

Several members of the Rock Hills FBLA chapter have earned national awards this year. Twelve members earned one of the four levels of Business Achievement Awards. Specific items must be completed in...

 
 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...

 

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