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 By Linda Woerner    Features    April 18, 2024 

Jewell Trinity Methodist Church Celebrates 150 Years

The history of Methodism in Jewell is almost simultaneous with the founding of Jewell City when the townsite was filed May 6, 1870. Services were held by local preachers, often outdoors under a shade...

 

Store observing anniversary

A local market is turning 75 and still looks so young! The owners of Ideal Market will soon celebrate their store's 75th anniversary. Three generations, grandfather Russell McCord, father Larry McCord...

 

Creative juices flow from Formoso

Thirty-nine year old Bret Williams, from Formoso, refurbishes copper, horseshoes, wood and other natural resources into functional pieces. "What I do is make functional things, or just things that I...

 

For Christians, Holy Week services climax on Easter

Holy Week commemorates events from more than 2,000 years ago, which still herald the good news today. It is the reason behind the sacrifice of Jesus’ life that makes it good. The Easter holiday is how it is observed. Several churches will be c...

 

Ministers bring Todd Becker Story to Superior Wednesday evening

Todd Becker, was a senior at Kearney High School, playing football with dreams of being a professional player, yet the partying side got the best of him. Tragically, an alcohol-related automobile accident claimed his life in February 2005. Keith,...

 

Chickens - a learning experience for L-N students

Forty-six-month old laying hens for sale. The statement represents far more than a gold star for two Lawrence-Nelson ag instructors, Lawrence-Nelson FFA and a large percentage of the Lawrence-Nelson...

 

Scammers striking local residents

It can be fun to dress up and pretend to be someone else for Halloween, a costume party or for Vestey days. However, being taken by a person cloaking themselves behind a mask of impostership is anything but amusing, it is offensive and criminal....

 

Tucker's 30 years of crock collecting

John Tucker, Burr Oak, has collected crocks for almost 30 years. His collection now totals 70 and more are expected to be added. John has all of his treasured finds displayed on shelving he constructe...

 

The Nelson Library highlights two books

A Cup of Dust, by Susie Finkbeiner, is an adult fiction novel of the Dust Bowl, found at Nelson Library. Here is a brief summary. Where you come from does not define you…Ten-year-old Pearl Spence is a daydreamer, playing make-believe to escape l...

 

Readers share their February stories

With this being a leap year and this newspaper being published on the 29th day of February for only the second time in the past 54 years, we asked our readers if they had stories to share about leap year. Mary Ann Kibbe was the first to call. She...

 

The Bell of Sacred Heart Parish

That's correct . . . bell . . . (singular) Yes, the Sacred Heart parish church has two bell towers but only one tower has been used over these past 100 years. Little attention has been given to the be...

 

Two hearts on fire

It was a warm sunny day when Camie drove up to the Petro Plus gasoline station pumps at the north location in Superior to get some gasoline for her car. Before she could get out, Todd Kroeger, the attendant and a local firefighter, darted towards her...

 

Wendell and Carol Lowery Love Story

“We went to see a western movie in Deshler for our first date. After the movie I reached down and gave her a big fat kiss and she didn’t slap my face!” laughed Wendell Lowery as he began to share his courtship with Carol. The attraction was allur...

 

Love Endures, grows through the decades for area residents

"The longer you're married the more you love. The other person knows all your weaknesses and still chooses to value you," said Dave Johnson. This is not looking through rose color glasses, but from many years of being together, Dave and Deb learned...

 

After 30 years of post office employment Missy Hayes makes her last mail delivery

Whether it is being a postal carrier or a post office clerk, the postal system is a great place to meet people. "I have shared in so many people's lives. I have cried and laughed with them," said Missy Hayes. Jan. 8, marked Missy's 30th anniversary o...

 

Bright spots shine among the darkness of 1914 bank failures

Mixed in with all the local newspaper stories about the failure of Superior’s First National Bank in January of 1914, there were a few bright economic lights shining. J.C. Burnett general freight agent for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe r...

 

New owner for Burger Barn

It has its own niche. It's iconic. It has been a favorite place to go to for decades. Townsfolk and those vacationing in the area stop by on their way to or from Lovewell Lake. Many have frequented...

 

Radio host shares radon testing experiences

When KHAS's new morning radio host was buying a home in Hastings last year, he already knew he would be requesting that the home be tested for radon before he would sign a purchase agreement. Brandon McDermott, radio host, operations manager and...

 

Genung's Model A pickup a familiar Christmas sight

By On Dec. 8, a 1930 Ford Model A half-ton truck was parked on Central Avenue for Superior's Once Upon a Christmas event. A sled, some decorative pillows and a red blanket were placed in the back for...

 

Love in a Shoebox

Christmas is a time for sharing love with family and friends through gifts and get-togethers. It is also a time to remember less fortunate people with gifts and food – especially children. A gift always puts a smile on a child’s face. Right? Peo...

 

Randy Haba's story began on a small farm in Southern Nebraska includes Coast Guard service

Randy Haba’s story began on a small farm, run by his father, Dean, just outside of Glenvil, with his family. The family relocated to Colorado in 1982 when Randy was three. He was the youngest of his four siblings, Joe, Julia and Rene. Trying to k...

 

Last Two in the Wild has ties to Mankato graduate

Before the pandemic, Nancy Vorkink Machin and Mel La Rue, residents at Cherry Creek Retirement Village in Aurora, Colorado, would sit in the dining hall, sharing stories of overseas travels, wildlife and a passion for conservation. Mel, a 1947...

 

Rubies enjoy pre Thanksgiving outing

Saturday, Nov. 18 was a lovely sunny day for the Nelson Rubies to trek to Davenport for lunch and to attend the opening of the Homegrown Craft and Vendor venue. Part of the Homegrown experience was to ride in a carriage pulled by a patient and...

 

Express reporter's father shares childhood Thanksgiving memories

The 1960s - 1970s: When I was a little youngster, my family of eight (three brothers, three sisters and our parents) would head out to our grandparents’ farm just outside of Bolus, Nebraska. I remember having fun with all of our cousins, playing a g...

 

Kansas Profile

A homegrown rural Kansas newspaper is connecting with people across the nation and beyond. Fred Smith is the publisher of the Tipton Times. In 1991, the Smiths moved back to Tipton from west Chicago to provide a safe, secure, small-town family...

 

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