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Huskers named to spring deans' list

Nearly 7,500 University of Nebraska-Lincoln students have been named to the Deans’ List for the spring semester of the 2019-20 academic year. Following is a list of area honorees by hometown: Guide Rock — Robert Elijah Greenhalgh, sophomore,...

 

The Rae Hobson Library summer program activities

The Rae Hobson Library summer program will be held July 7 to Aug 13 with various activities and places. For passive activities, there is a big coloring page on the main table for children and adults as they come through the library for the entire...

 

Chester youth restore court

The basketball court in Chester's North Park received a facelift last week, thanks to some volunteers. Chester youths, Andrew Heinrichs, Carter Miller, Dakota Cherney, Noah Cherney, Aidan White and...

 

Chester Volunteer Fire Dept. conducted controlled burn

The Chester Volunteer Fire Department conducted a practice burn Saturday morning as they took down a condemned building which had previously suffered from a fire. The house was located directly east...

 

Chester CarFest a Success

Saturday was the date for Chester's annual Chesterfest, but because of the concerns about the ongoing pandemic, the event was cancelled. In its place, the Chester Community Club organized activities...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    Features    July 2, 2020 

Historical jail gets new roof

The old "Jewell County Jail" in Mankato was used from 1900 to 1978. In 1899, Jewell County commissioners paid a Topeka architect, J. C. Holland, $500 to design the building. The builder for the project was W. C. Berry of Jewell. Berry, with a bid of...

 

OCCK transportation hours changing for 4th of July holiday

OCCK Transportation, including CityGo, 81 Connection and Paratransit services, will have shortened hours on Friday, July 3, and will be closed on Saturday, July 4. CityGo will run hours of operation from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m on Friday, July 3. Peak...

 

Jerod Long of Beloit named to spring deans' list

Jared Long of Beloit has been named to the Deans’ List at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the spring semester of the 2019-20 academic year. Long, a senior political science and journalism major, was named to the Dean’s Lists for the...

 

SHS announces plans for July 18 commencement exercises

Superior Public Schools will hold the 2019-20 graduation ceremony at 10 a.m., on Saturday, July 18. The ceremony will take place in Superior’s high school gym. The capacity of the high school gym is 1,200. Superior’s graduation plan, which is...

 

GSS recognized with national excellence award

The Good Samaritan Society was recognized at the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit as a leader in the fight against the flu. Good Samaritan Society received the top corporate campaign award for its efforts to immunize employees for...

 

20th Anniversary of Rockin' G horse show well attended

Saturday was the 20th anniversary for Guide Rock's Rockin' G annual open horse show with 98 participants. Judging was Lydia Smith Jundra of Clarkson. Age groups were 11 and under, 12 to 14, 15 to 18...

 

Rainwater Basin project receives $75,000 grant

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has been awarded a $75,000 grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust for the Rainwater Basin Wetland Management project. Game and Parks is a partner with the Rainwater Basin Joint Venture and is committed to...

 

Midway Co-op donates to Kansas Wheat Commission

Midway Co-op Association recently donated $20,000 to the Kansas Wheat Commission Research Foundation. It is a cooperative agreement between the Kansas Wheat Commission and the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers. The Kansas Wheat Commission is a...

 

Photo Ark Exhibit to open at the Hansen Museum

The National Geographic Photo Ark is a project committed to documenting every species living in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries—inspiring people not just to care, but also to help protect these animals for future generations. In...

 

Superior Elementary students attain Presidential Award

Ten Superior Elementary students qualified for the 2020 Presidential Award for Educational Excellence.   Students must have a grade point average of 90 percent or higher for their 4th and 5th...

 

What makes a dad?

Back in May, my friend, Lori, posted a picture on Facebook of her husband and grandson; it tugged at my heart and brought tears to my eyes. Newt is the same age as our granddaughter, Hailey. I cried because I knew that finally Avery was getting those...

 

Jewell County Readers to read "The Gown"

“The Gown” is the next book to be discussed by those interested in attending the Jewell County Readers book club. This is a good book to start or continue your reading pleasure. Copies are available at the Jewell Library. Book club will meet at...

 

An array of books are added to the Mankato library

Mankato City Library added a large selection of new materials this month. In juvenile fiction, books to check out are: “Blooming at the Texas Sunrise Motel” by Kimberly Willis Holt, “We Are Party People” by Leslie Margolis, “XO, OX: A Love...

 

Chase retires as Community Action Services coordinator

Twenty-six years ago Jana Chase found her nitch when she was hired as the Community Action Services coordinator at Superior. At the time, Jana was a beautician at Republic, her hometown. Looking through The Superior Express, she saw an ad for a...

 

Sedonah Franzen awarded a Davis-Bahcall Scholarship

Sedonah Franzen, a freshman physics student at the University of South Dakota, was awarded one of eight Davis-Bahcall Scholarships at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (Sanford Lab) in Lead,...

 

Petsch opens electrical business in Red Cloud

Petsch Electric, owned by Justin Petsch was founded last November 2019 to provide residential, commercial and agricultural electrical services to South Central Nebraska. Justin grew up in Guide Rock. His wife, Marissa, is from Nelson. They chose to...

 

Superior School News

Sierra Blackburn, a member of the Superior Girls Basketball team has won the first June Ethic Award. The award honors a player who shows high-level dedication to improve their basketball skills and fundamentals. Sierra completed four individual...

 

Area students named to Deans Honor Roll at FHSU

Three area students from Nebraska are among the 1,802 included to the Fort Hays State University Honor Roll for the spring 2020 semester. The Deans Honor Roll includes undergraduate students only. To be eligible, students must have completed 12 or...

 

New walk-in fishing property near Beloit

Anglers will be happy to hear a new Walk-in Fishing Area (WIFA), formerly known as the FISH program, has been added near Beloit. This six acre pond is located just off the blacktop approximately five miles west of Beloit on Main Street and has...

 

Burr Oak Library reopened Tuesday

The Burr Oak Community Library resumed normal operations Tuesday, June 9.  The doors are now open to the public for materials checkout during regular business hours. Be aware, there will be no computer use, gaming or indoor play activities during...

 

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