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A time to give thanks

For residents of the United States today is a day set asside to be thankful the origins of which can be traced back to the Pilgrims The event Americans commonly call the "First Thanksgiving"...

 

Harnessing the Plains wind has long been an inventor's dream

Humankind has harnessed the wind as a power source for thousands of years. Wind powered the ships which sailed the world’s oceans, seas and lakes. Wind powered mills which ground grain for flour. Wind powered pumps used to irrigate land and drain l...

 

A Time for Thanks

This Thanksgiving season, it’s easy to have a pessimistic perspective about the current state of the world. If you’re feeding a gathering of 10 people, a traditional turkey dinner will cost 20 percent more this year, according to an American...

 

Lincoln girl receives one-handed saxophone through UNK program

UNK Communications You can see the joy on Claire Bahensky's face when she plays her new saxophone. Music makes the 10-year-old Lincoln girl happy. It's something she discovered earlier this year, when students at St. Joseph Catholic School were...

 

Case displays veteran's medals

To see this individual around town, doing his daily activities, you may never know what extraordinary things he has done in his past. That can be said of many people, but this man is a hero to the United States of America. John Combs was drafted in...

 

Griffins keeping watch

The Superior Auditorium has been at the heart of the Superior community since city voters approved issuing bonds for its construction in July, 1935. Griffins are legendary creatures with the body, tail and back legs of a lion, the head and wings of a...

 

Calvin Bohnert Memorial Corn Picking Day

It is November and in Jewell County. That means Corn Picking Days!  The late Calvin Bohnert started the event six years ago. He and friends had talked about it for years but one day, Bohnert said, "I...

 

Local woman touts benefits of breast cancer screening

When she went in for her regular mammogram screening for breast cancer, Carissa Uhrmacher did not expect something abnormal to show up on her results. “I went in for just a regular mammogram and didn’t think too much about it because I’d had...

 

2022 Nebraska Passport completed

For those who think they can not take a long vacation, they need to check out what Nebraska has to offer. When COVID hit and the quarantines started, I looked for alternative ways to vacation. I...

 

Couple traveling with pop-up camper on stilts

While taking the usual evening walk through Lincoln Park, an unusual sight seemed to spring out of nowhere. At close range it looked something like a camper on stilts. In fact, it was a rooftop camper on a metal frame that gave a new meaning to high...

 

Ivan Frost receives Quilt of Valor

Brenda Frost Carlson pieced, quilted and bound a Quilt of Valor to honor her father, U. S. Navy veteran Ivan Frost. The quilt was awarded at a family ceremony on September 4, 2022, at Brenda's home in Sutton, Neb. Ivan Frost and his wife, Leta, are...

 

World traveler selects Superior as central location for her home

When people have lived in many areas of the United States and abroad, what brings them to a small town like Superior, Nebraska? That's what many think when they see someone new. In Barbara Huntington's case, it's family that brought her to Superior....

 

Ghost town of Otego had a short-lived high school

Otego High School By Kerma Crouse The ghost town of Otego, Kan., had a high school. Likely one of the lesser known of the 16 Jewell County high schools. Otego High School existed, perhaps as early as 1903, and continued until the 1919-1920 school...

 

Mankato sale barn in business for 93 years and going strong

Since 1929, a livestock sale barn has been located on the north edge of Mankato. The original barn has been replaced with the modern sale barn, office and pens of Mankato Livestock Inc. At a recent...

 

Gerlach (98) receives WWII awards at Cowles

Wayne Gerlach, 98, a resident of Cowles, Neb., was honored last Monday night at the Cowles American Legion 116 meeting. Attending were members of the Cowles Legion, Wayne's family and friends. Retired Major General Charles Barr, Liberty, Neb.,...

 

Three Generations of the Fair Family operate Jewell County banks

This is a story of a bank. More than that, it is the story of people who staked their claims and gambled their livelihoods on farming and enterprising on the rough prairielands of north central Kansas --which was to become the geographical center of...

 

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...

 

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