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Pawn shop for the rich opens in Hesston

Kansas welcomed a pawn shop for the rich in exchange for a promise of rural development As Brad Heppner faces allegations of fraud and the SEC investigates his former business, legislators still support his new endeavor By Sherman Smith Kansas...

 
 By Lori Potter    Features    July 29, 2022

Tiny heartthrob: Therapy mini-horse brings oversized joy to Nebraskans

By Lori Potter Flatwater Free Press The heartthrob has skinny legs, wild hair and a laid-back personality that captivates everyone he meets, from preschoolers who want to touch his head to...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    Features    July 28, 2022

Mayview, Kansas and the Mayview Post Office

The little, now long-gone, town of Mayview, Kansas, was getting “a new store” and the “population was increasing” in March of 1881 (March 24,1881, Jewell County Review and the March 11, 1881, Jewell County Monitor) In fact, 1881 might seem a...

 

Time with family and history enjoyed at Fort Riley

What a weekend! We went to Fort Riley to visit Robert and my two adopted army brats and family. We arrived at the boys' place early in the afternoon on Friday. We were at the house long enough to use...

 

48 teams participate in Red Neck Miniature Golf Fundraiser

Red Neck Miniature Golf Fundraiser held in and around Deweese The 10th Red Neck Miniature Golf Tournament was held on Sunday, in and around Deweese. Forty-eight teams participated on a beautiful...

 

After the deer hunt comes processing the meat

Every year, thousands of people apply for a deer license with the hope of bagging a trophy buck and providing food for the family. Though I have never shot a deer, hunting season has been a big deal in my family. Almost more prominent than the...

 

Brian Blevins

Brian Blevins, athletic director, physical education, health instructor at Lawrence-Nelson Middle School and High School said, "As the football coach and athletic director, I get multiple opportunities every year to build and strengthen...

 

Jessica Stokes

Jessica Stokes ELA teacher Lawrence-Nelson Middle School and High School told about teaching during COVID quarantine. "In the spring of 2020, I spent a lot of time meeting individually with a few students to help them catch up on their school work...

 

Kylee Haba

Kylee Haba, Art and 9-12 Journalism at Lawrence-Nelson Middle School and High School told about an uplifting experience which encourages her in teaching. "It was the summer of 2020 (we all know how that went!) and I was sitting at home doing...

 

Outstanding Alumni Award

This year Hastings College gave all of their alumni in the education field the Outstanding Alumni Award for their hard work and dedication put forth during the current pandemic. Congratulations to...

 

Lawrence-Nelson Honor Roll

Research shows students involved in their school perform better academically, and Lawrence-Nelson is no different. Students hold signs with the number of extra curricular activities they are involved...

 

A smile behind the mask - Nancy Marihugh

Originally from Lincoln County Kansas, Nancy Marihugh, Jewell County's health administrator, has lived in Jewell County since 2005. She currently resides in Esbon. Marihugh graduated from Lincoln...

 

Ute Theatre started before 1915 across the street from today's location

The Ute Theater in Mankato has quite the history. Prior to 1915, the theater was located across the street from its current location. Around 1915, Sam Blair of Belleville bought the theater and moved...

 

Bushy Nutz Squirrel Hunt held at Nuckolls County Fairgrounds

The third annual Bushy Nutz Squirrel Hunt was held at the Nuckolls County Fairgrounds Saturday. Teams of two registered for the event the day before, with a bag limit of five squirrels per team. The squirrels are weighed and measured. The top five ar...

 

Nurse finds "happy place" while hunting whitetail deer

Amanda Peters refers to the outdoors as her “happy place.” The Lincoln, Neb., woman is a cardiac intensive care unit nurse at Bryan Medical Center East, and in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, she has leaned on that happy place even more. That...

 

Amanda Womack: A friendly face at the Farm Bureau office

If you need insurance you might go into Farm Bureau to get it. While there you will probably be greeted by Mankato resident, Amanda Womack, an insurance sales associate. Womack attended Mankato High S...

 

Bloodmobile visits Nelson Jan. 8

Reminder of the bloodmobile coming to Nelson on Friday, Jan. 8.  Information was received on an alert: There’s new FDA blood donation eligibility guidance for those who receive a COVID-19 vaccination. But good news, there’s no deferral time...

 

Tai chi is back at Nelson starting Jan. 5

Here we go again! No, not Momma Mia 3, just Tai chi- Winter and Spring, and hopefully a better new year! I thought I would give you a little history on Tai chi and how it came to Nelson. It was first documented in the later half of the 1600s. The...

 

SHS and SMS present winter concert

The Superior Middle School and High School music departments presented their winter concert at the Superior High School gymnasium last Tuesday. Because of COVID-19 protocols, attendance was limited to...

 

Fall 2020 honors students at Concordia University

Concordia University named 244 students to its honors list for the Fall 2020 semester. The top 25 percent of all undergraduate students who complete at least 12 credit hours qualify for the honors list. Area students receiving honors include Maccoy...

 

Red Cross Blood Mobile returns Jan. 8

The Red Cross Blood Mobile will be returning to Nelson again in just two weeks, on Friday Jan. 8. This will be exactly eight weeks since they were here on Nov. 13. Those donating last time will be eligible to donate again.  To schedule an...

 

How NCAPs has helped me

My name is McKenzie Ostdiek, and I am a senior at Lawrence-Nelson High School. During high school, NCAPs helped me in many ways. When I entered high school, I had no idea what career I wanted to go in...

 

MLH to begin COVID-19 Vaccinations

Mary Lanning Healthcare expected to get its first round of COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday for distribution to frontline workers. Debra Lee, MLH pharmacy director, said the first shipment of 95 doses was expected Tuesday and would be given to healthcare...

 

4 Raider Football players recognized for All-District Team

The coaches and administrator of the schools in the D2-7 District had gotten together to vote for the annual mythical "All-District" team. They released the information this week. Players for the...

 

It's not too late to get a flu shot!

Winter is coming, but there’s still time to get vaccinated against flu! All South Heartland residents 6 months and older are encouraged to get annual an flu vaccine. Since COVID-19 and flu could spread simultaneously this winter, there is still...

 

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