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Club discusses Burr Oak's July 4th celebration 

Peggy Wilson, chairman of the Burr Oak Community Club, called the June 4, meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. outside the Grate Expectations Cafe. The minutes of the March 5, meeting were approved as read. Jessica Barnes, treasurer, reported the account...

 

Jewell County Cinema Board meeting minutes

The Jewell County Cinema board meeting was held at the Mankato Christian Church. Thadd Hinkle called the meeting to order. Members present were Thadd Hinkle, Lisa Goodheart, Phyllis Christie, Janis McDill, Chris and Jill Klos, Kristin Underwood and S...

 

Summer golf league gets underway at Nelson

On a beautiful Friday evening, the couples summer golf league at the Elk Creek Country Club in Nelson was launched. Participants established handicaps for the season. This summer the format will be the usual “Scramble” (Best Ball) with a two...

 

Nuckolls-Thayer 4-H Virtual Learning Opportunities

Looking for summer learning opportunities you can do from home? Nuckolls County Extension has you covered! Nebraska 4-H offers summer virtual learning opportunities. All experiences provide hands-on, virtually guided activities! The summer sessions...

 

New State DHM for South Heartland Counties begins

A new State of Nebraska Directed Health Measure (DHM) took effect for South Heartland District Monday. The new measures are Phase II of relaxing the restrictions put in place to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The DHM will be effecti...

 

May completes basic training

Navy Airman Caitlyn May completed eight weeks of US Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, North Chicago, Ill., on April 23. She was one of 81 recruits in Training Division 160....

 

June 1 was final day for candidates to file

With the passing of the filing deadline at noon on Monday, we know the names of the Republican and Democrat candidates who will appear the Aug. 4 primary election ballots. The general election will be held on Nov. 3. The following Republicans have...

 

Broeckelman's first grandchild born

Rod and Susan Broeckelman of Mankato, announce the birth of their first grandchild. Pius Eliseo Broeck- elman was born to Joel and Maddy Broeckelman of Topeka, May 17, 2020. He is the first...

 

Rock Hills begins summer activities

Summer Strength and Conditioning for all Rock Hills students who will be in grades 6 through 12 began Monday. Drivers Education will begin for Rock Hills students on June 24 with classroom instruction on June 24 through June 26 and driving time to...

 

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...

 

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