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Good Samaritan staff participates in 'Pie in the Face' Contest

A "Pie In The Face" contest was held Friday at Good Samaritan Society's Superior Center. Nine glass jars with a department supervisor's name on each were used. Money was donated by staff in the jars...

 

Governor honors Bigfoot Museum

While we suspect some local residents don’t take the idea of a Bigfoot museum and research center seriously, the facility in Hastings is being recognized. The Bigfoot Crossroads of America Museum and Research Center located at 1205 E. 42nd Street...

 

4-H clubs seeking new members

According to the Jewell County Extension office, Now is a great time to join 4-H. Families make projects and success together as members of Kansas 4-H. Enrollment is open to join a local Post Rock...

 

So many Possibilities

Emma Joy Walker, a well known face from Possibilities in Mankato, grew up five miles outside of Mankato. She believes she had the best of both worlds being in a small town and in the country. Walker...

 

Back to her roots

Growing up just outside of Esbon, Emily Pierce started school at White Rock, where she went to school until fourth grade. She then went to Rock Hills where she graduated in 2015. After graduation,...

 

Nicole Beisel named loan officer at Cornerstone Bank

Directors of Cornerstone Bank appointed Nicole Beisel as loan officer at the Clay Center Branch, at their recent meetings. Beisel, who has just completed the Financial Services Training Program, She...

 

Dereck Kirchhoff receives Eagle Scout award

I started my scouting career in 2011 and attended my first camp in 2014. I went camping at Camp Augustine from July 11 through 13, 2014. I received my Arrow of Light on March 9, 2016. After...

 

Todd Keifer earns Eagle Scout award

The Eagle Scout Board of Review approved new Eagle Scout Todd Keifer. Todd's Eagle Scout project was placing and insulating a ceiling in the Scout cabin at the Lincoln Park in Superior. He earned 39...

 

Virtual Gala deemed success in the year of a pandemic

Brodstone Memorial Hospital Foundation hosted the Virtual Harvest Moon Gala on Oct. 3. Fundraising efforts for the 2020 Gala were for the future Brodstone Healing Garden. The evening kicked off with a recorded program, giving the feel of attending...

 

State rule means educators, students wear face masks

The Nebraska State Education Association (NSEA) has issued a strongly worded message to Nebraska school districts calling on them to “require the use of face coverings by all staff and students” and putting districts on notice that ignoring that...

 

New York visitor in Mankato

On Oct. 6, Mankato had a visitor from New York. Elsa Lagache stopped at Possibilities to take a break from her bicycle trip across America. Lagache started her journey on Sept. 3, from New York. She...

 

Smith County Memorial Hospital received Centers of Excellence award

Smith County Memorial Hospital in Smith Center is the recipient for the 2020 Healthy Kansas Hospitals Centers of Excellence Award. Smith County Memorial Hospital was recognized as an exceptional innovator in the Healthy Kansas Hospitals initiative,...

 

VanSkiver-Giesenhagen Wedding Saturday

Courtney Caye VanSkiver and Drew Arthur Giesenhagen announce their engagement and upcoming marriage on Oct.17. The wedding will be held at Salem Lutheran Church, north of Superior. Parents of the...

 

UTE Theater still needs volunteers

Jewell County Cinema, Inc., met Sept 28 at the Mankato Christian Church. Those present were Thadd Hinkle, Lisa Goodheart, Phyllis Christie, Chris Klos and Janis McDill. Lisa Goodheart read the minutes of the August meeting and they were accepted as...

 

Jewell County Health Department is offering flu clinics

Saturday, from 8 a.m. until noon at the Jewell Corn Show. Wednesday, from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. at Esbon Guaranty State Bank; and from 1 to 3 p.m. at Burr Oak Guaranty State Bank. Friday, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Mankato Community Center....

 

NCKCN to extend high speed internet access 4 counties

NCKCN, a broadband internet service network covering North Central Kansas, will soon be extending its high-speed wireless internet to pockets of unserved and underserved broadband areas in four North Central Kansas counties. “The need for high...

 

DMV temporary driver license can be printed at home

Beginning today (Oct. 1), Nebraska drivers after renewing their driver license online will have the option to print their temporary license at home. Previously, when renewing a driver license online, the only way to obtain a temporary driver license...

 

Midway Co-op supports hometown community

Midway Co-op gave a $5,000 grant to The Jewell County 4-H Council. The funds will support the Quonset and Food Stand Improvement project. "We're proud to support this project as a way to strengthen...

 

30th Annual Employment Expo to be held

OCCK, Inc. will be holding the 30th Annual Employment Expo from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8. This year’s event will be virtual. This free event is open to all north central Kansas employers and job seekers. Employers will set up a booth...

 

Rock Hills FBLA inducts new members

Rock Hills FBLA held a new member induction ceremony during its monthly meeting on Sept. 25. Fourteen new members were inducted into the chapter, bringing the total chapter membership to 34 members,...

 

SHDHD reports positivity increases to 10.1 percent

South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) officials reported 34 new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in the four days (Friday through Monday), bringing the cumulative total number of cases in the four-county health district to 624. The new...

 

Meet Jaid Runft

The new secretary at Rock Hills Junior-Senior High School is Jaid Runft. She grew up on a farm just outside of Scandia. After graduating from Pike Valley, she went to Fort Hays to major in...

 

Survey to begin on U.S. Highway 24

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT)began a field survey Monday for the detailed design of proposed bridge improvements on U.S. 24 in Cloud County. The two locations surveyed are for the Lost Creek Bridge, .53 miles east of the...

 

2020 Nuckolls County 4-H State Fair results

Fifteen Nuckolls County 4-H exhibitors competed at the 2020 COVID-19 modified Nebraska State Fair Aug. 28 through 30. Static exhibits were not given individual ribbon placings, but special...

 

Father John appreciated, understood freedom. His observations still apply today.

Fifty years ago last week this newspaper reported a Catholic priest serving in Nuckolls County had returned from a trip to his homeland. At that time Father John Prachar was serving the St. Stephens parish south of Lawrence. Later he was to serve...

 

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