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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...

 

2020 ECCC Ladies Powder Puff Tournament

The 2nd annual Powder Puff Tournament at the Nelson Elk Creek Country Club was a go Sunday in spite of the challenges Corona Virus has presented this year. With COVID compliancy measures in place, nine teams attacked the course on what was a perfect...

 

Harvest Moon Gala Committee prepares for virtual event

Planning for the 2020 Harvest Moon Gala on Saturday, Oct. 3 is underway and committee members are preparing for the campaign launch this coming Saturday. The launch will include a video debut which will be available on the Brodstone Memorial...

 

Rhoades encourages youth to connect with older adults

Older adults who live alone can be at risk of feeling lonely or isolated. The older adults in our community may be more vulnerable to those feelings as we continue to face the challenges of a...

 

Meet Sam Meyers

Hailing from a farm by Hardy, Sam Meyers, the principal of Rock Hills Junior-Senior High School has lived in Mankato for almost 20 years. He and his wife, Carie, moved to Mankato because they were...

 

Road Rally results from Lawrence event

The annual road rally sponsored by the Lawrence Volunteer Fire Department was held Sunday, Sept. 6. Fifty-five vehicles and several hundred individuals enjoyed the afternoon trying to chase down and interpret “clues” to follow a route throughout...

 

Rock Hills Jr.-Sr. High football COVID-19 information

The Rock Hills athletic director released the following information on the way football will be handled this year because of COVID-19. Masks are encouraged as well as social distancing in the audience’s seating unless they are sitting in a family...

 

OCCK re-launches KANcycle bicycle sharing program

OCCK Transportation is re-launching KANcycle, the regional bike sharing program that serves north central Kansas communities including Mankato. KANcycle has been closed since the end of March because of COVID. The relaunch is planned for Sept. 11. KA...

 

TFC hopes to buy Common Grounds Coffeehouse

North Central Kansas Teens for Christ has received a matching fund donation of up to $5,000 to help purchase the Common Grounds Coffeehouse in downtown Concordia. The funds were donated in honor and memory of Mrs. Glenda Cyr who died in the spring...

 

Lawrence VFD Road Rally a success

The annual Lawrence Volunteer Fire Dept. Road Rally was held Sunday in and around the community of Lawrence. A total of 55 vehicles entered the afternoon cruise that took participants anywhere within 30 miles of the community. The Community Club...

 

Schools short of substitute teachers

A recent Nebraska Television Network newscast featured the Superior schools and an underlying issue facing many Nebraska schools, a shortage of substitute teachers. “It’s just a situation where there’s not a lot of people out there that are...

 

Fall like weather arriving this week

As the calendar flips to September, area residents may get their first taste of fall weather late this week or early next week. While Sept. 1 marks the official start of meteorological fall, the...

 

Subscribers finding mail service far from satisfactory

This week The Express received a letter and beautiful thank you card from a loyal subscriber in Moline, Ill. Reading the card brings tears to the editor’s eyes for the sender wrote, “Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you trying...

 

Fall in Love with local shopping event coming Wednesday

Several Superior stores and businesses have joined together to offer special activities for Wednesday, Sept. 9, and plan to stay open until 8 p.m., that evening. The event is being advertised as Fall in Love with Shopping Local. In this time of...

 

Crest Theatre will reopen this week

After being closed for several weeks because of the pandemic, Superior’s Crest Theatre plans to reopen this week. “Playing with Fire” will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings and at a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. The non-profit theatre...

 

Fireworks display this weekend at Lovewell Lake

Through fundraising efforts, the Lovewell Lake Association is sponsoring a fireworks display at Lovewell State Park Saturday starting at approximately 8:45 p.m., at the Cedar Point Boat Ramp area of the park. This is a location change from previous...

 

Children's Sunday School kick offs at Mankato City Park

On Sunday, the Lutheran Children’s Sunday School had a Sunday School kick-off party at the Mankato City Park with members of the parish invited. It began with church service on the sound stage at 9 a.m., followed by lunch and activities at 10 a.m....

 

Lovewell's blue-green algae has been downgraded

Thursday the blue-green algae warning for Lovewell Reservoir was downgraded to a watch. A watch means blue-green algae have been detected and a harmful algal bloom is present or likely to develop. People are encouraged to avoid areas of algae accumul...

 

Benefit to serve hamburgers and brats Sunday

The Lawrence Community Club is sponsoring a hamburger and brat meal on Sunday at the Lawrence American Legion. The free will benefit is for community improvement projects. The benefit starts at 4 p.m. and continues until the food is gone. To go...

 

Scott Sullivan has COVID-19

Scott Sullivan, a former Superior area resident now living in Augusta, Kansas, shared the following social media post with friends this week. “Now that I’m feeling better, I need to inform everyone of my experience. I’ve been sick for three wee...

 

Brodstone's rehab department welcomes two

Brodstone Memorial Hospital has announced the addition of Terri Shipley, occupational therapist, and physical therapist, Paige Hild, to their team. Patients may recognize Terri, as she worked for a...

 

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