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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...

 

SHS One-Act play at district competition

The Superior One-Act Play team competed at the District C1-4 competition hosted by Fillmore Central High School at Geneva last Wednesday. The team performed the adaptation of Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None.” The team placed sixth...

 

2 Students from Nuckolls County receive UNL honors

Two Nuckolls County residents are amont the 196 students honored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Business for their academic performance during the 2019-20 school year with the Clifford M. Hicks, LeRossignol and William Gold...

 

A new journeyman joins Mankato

The City of Mankato’s journeyman, Marvin McCormick, was raised on a farm in Rooks County. He graduated from Osborne High School. From there, McCormick went to Kansas State, followed by Manhattan...

 

Kyle Pierce, a new street worker in Mankato

Kyle Pierce, the new street worker for the City of Mankato, grew up in Mankato. He went to school in Mankato and chose to stay here. Pierce enjoys motorcycles, boating and golfing. He has his dog,...

 

US Army promotes Steve Kirchhoff

Steve Kirchhoff, a Hardy native and a 1995 graduate of Superior High School, was recently promoted from major to lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army. The promotion ceremony was conducted Nov. 12 at th...

 

No Christmas Bazaar but Santa will be here 

Because of the newest restrictions caused by COVID-19, the Nelson Community Club will not hold the annual Christmas Bazaar this year. The club hopes to be able to have a bazaar in the spring. The club will also forego the traditional Santa Land...

 

Just wear the mask!

As the Pandemic reaches closer to home, it seems many of us are just over it. We have heard for months now to stay home, social distance, wear a mask - “the new normal.” It’s become a regular thing to show up to the bank looking like a robber....

 

The history behind the Christmas lights in Nelson

For as long as I can remember, Nelson's main streets have been lit up throughout the holiday season with the Christmas tree and candle decorations lining the streets today. I was curious as to how...

 

SHS one-act play heads for district

The Superior High School one-act play team has been honing their skills at several competitions. They competed at the Southern Nebraska Conference meet at Fillmore Central in Geneva as well as at...

 

Reinke introduces no maintenance-free pivot bearing

In an effort to make pivot maintenance easier for growers, Reinke Manufacturing, is introducing the industry’s first maintenance-free bearing to the North American market. Because of the nature of bearing grease, annual maintenance has been needed...

 

Author Rosie Eilert Bosse visits Jewell Library Nov. 19

Thursday, Rosie Eilert Bosse brought her books to her hometown for a reception and book signing event held at the Jewell Library. A1974 graduate of Jewell High School, Bosse grew up west of Jewell on...

 

VFW Auxiliary 7830 contests

VFW Auxiliary 7830 has announced a national anthem singing contest, Get Excited for the Red, White and Blue. Contestants, age 6 to 16, must submit a video of their solo vocal performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The video must be saved to...

 

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