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And it was over! 75 years ago and six years of fighting - WWII

Seventy-five years ago, after six years of fighting – four and a half years of world-wide fighting and United States involvement, the ravages of World War II were finally coming to an end. The...

 

Nuckolls Fair has been different before-1952

As strange and unusual as it was, the recently completed Nuckolls County Fair is probably not the strangest fair in Nuckolls County history. The strangest title is probably still safe with the 1952...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    History    June 26, 2020

Harrison - Post Office and Town

Early in Jewell County history, there was discussion on the matter of what to name Town 1 South Range 8 West in Jewell County. Two suggestions were Kleveland and Norway as K. O. Kleveland, from Norway, was an early settler. But another suggestion...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    History    June 18, 2020

The Greene Family

Yes, it is a story – with many starting places. Pennsylvania, New York, New Hampshire, Virginia and Cornwall, England to name a few. One beginning was in 1867, when Civil War Veteran Ogden Norman...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    History    May 28, 2020

Jewell County's first high school commencement held in 1887

This issue of the Jewell County Record is generally full of the news of graduations, alumni events and Memorial Day ceremonies. This year it is not the case. In honor of graduates, commencements, alumni and Jewell’s Sesquicentennial here is an...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    History    May 21, 2020

Mayview Church

The Mayview Christian Church, often called Mayview Church or in later years simply Mayview, was located in Jewell County's Brown's Creek Township, Section 17. The church was in existence for more...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    History    May 21, 2020

Pioneer Couple come to Jewell County in 1871

Bill Loomis, Jarrett Arasmith, Grant Arasmith, Darica Bohnert Hagler, Damon Bohnert, Deb Moyer Bohnert, Becky Moyer Cockroft, Jessie Simmelink Eilert, Jensen Eilert, Jada Eilert, Marsha Willmeth...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    History    May 7, 2020

Big Bend, Kansas

Jackson Township is the northeastern most township in Jewell County. Nebraska borders it on the north and Republic County's Big Bend Township borders it on the east. Sections one, two and three of the...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    History    May 7, 2020

Jewell's Oldest House

"Jewell – We've Got A Story To Tell" and one story is about the house on the southeast corner of Main and Sheridan. It is thought to be the oldest house in the community. Records and newspaper...

 
 By Madison Motes    History    May 7, 2020

An early autobiography

A clipping from “The Randall Enterprise,” Sept. 15, 1923 When I was a young man of 25, I came with a party of friends overland in three wagons from Iowa to Kansas. We arrived and camped near a creek east of Jewell on April 5, 1871. After looking...

 

From the Files of the Nelson Gazette

100 Years Ago April 22, 1920 One hundred, ninety students took the eighth grade examinations held, but only 53 had passing grades. This was not quite as good a record as the eighth graders the year before. Many of those trying, failed in one or two s...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    History    April 9, 2020

The History of Jewell's "Plowman" House

The home at 518 Broadway in Jewell, the "Plowman" house was built in 1901 by Edgar and Emma Haskins Young. The 119-year old home is currently owned by Jason and Jessie Eilert. The builder and first...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    History    April 9, 2020

Spring of 1870, April, settlers arrive in Jewell

Peter Kearns is reported to have been the only settler to stay for the winter of 1869-70 in Jewell County. The Kearns homestead was located somewhere along White Rock Creek. Kearns, born in France, lived the rest of his life in Jewell County in the...

 

Historic Judy Barn disappears

A 100-year-old landmark barn is no more. On Saturday, the octagonal built Judy Barn was disposed of. It will no longer be a landmark for travelers making their way along Highway 36. For Jewell County...

 

Optimism was high when new Superior hotel opened in 1930

Ninety years ago the opening of a new hotel in downtown Superior was the big news of the week. At that time the new hotel was a vast improvement over other lodging accommodations available in Superior. With five railroads lines regularly bringing...

 

Plane crashes in Superior

Superior's first real airplane tragedy occurred at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon when a Lincoln-Page three passenger biplane owned and piloted by August Wahlen of Edgar and carrying three Superior...

 

First bank in Jewell County featured in logo

Located at 200 Delaware, south of Jewell's Maag Park, is a little stone building with a rich history. John Calvin Postlewaite, for whom Calvin township is named, saw the need for a bank and set about...

 

Omio, Omio, Where art thou

For those who don't know, Omio was a Jewell County town located in Vicksburg and Grant townships. It centered around what is today the intersection of Omio Road (270 Road) and M Road about 3 miles sou...

 

Did you know? Ionia

In June 1931, Ionia had a newspaper, The Ionia Booster, published in Glen Elder every Friday. Perry Betz was editor. The subscription price was $1. Among the front page stories was one telling how the Ionia baseball team defeated Lebanon 3—2....

 

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