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 News    July 2, 2020 

Adjustments made in state fair schedule

It was announced Monday that Husker Harvest Days, the working farm show held each fall near Grand Island, will not be held this year. However, on Tuesday it was announced The Nebraska State Fair Board had voted to hold a 2020 state fair showcasing...

 
 News    July 2, 2020 

Superior VFD planning for July 4 show

Fourth of July will be a bit different this year in Nuckolls County. The big events generally held in Superior and Nelson have been scaled back but not eliminated. Nelson will have a Road Rally on Saturday and golf tournaments on Sunday but the...

 
 News    July 2, 2020 

Carjacker sent to prison for 5 to 10

A former Superior resident, James A. Wheeler, Jr., 31, will spend five to 10 years in prison for carjacking a Shelton woman who was traveling on Highway 281 near Doniphan. Wheeler had previously entered a guilty plea. He reportedly was hitchhiking...

 
 News    July 2, 2020 

NSP Bomb Squad called; Deshler homes evacuated

At approximately 6:50 Saturday night, the Thayer County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at 407 First Street in Deshler. While searching the home, officers found suspected drugs and drug paraphernalia. The lone adult resident was arrested...

 
 News    July 2, 2020 

Chester receives storm damage

Early Sunday morning at approximately 2 a.m., a strong wind tore through south Chester causing damage to buildings and trees along its path. No injuries were reported. Several Chester residents...

 
 News    July 2, 2020 

Kalynn Meyer wins state track award for 3rd time

The Gatorade Company has selected Kalynn Meyer of Superior High School as its 2019-20 Gatorade Nebraska Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year. Meyer is the third Gatorade Nebraska Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year to be chosen from Superior...

 
 News    July 2, 2020 

County fair plans may be changing

Earlier this week the Jewell County Record received information for a story about the Jewell County Fair scheduled but just before going to press we were advised changes were being made and the previously sent story did not apply. At this time we do...

 
 News    July 2, 2020 

COVID-19 affects M&M Fireworks

The current world-wide pandemic has changed the way many businesses operate including the M&M Fireworks stand at Mankato. Mankato city ordinances ban the operation of fireworks stands within the city limits, but that hasn't kept Mankato residents...

 
 News    July 2, 2020 

Mankato City Council discuss water issues

The June 2, Mankato Council meeting was held in person and remotely via online Zoom meeting. The first guest speaker was Sheriff Jacobs. The sheriff said they were working on the barking dogs and dogs roaming the neighborhoods problem. Nancy Marihugh...

 
 News    July 2, 2020 

JC Community Foundation: Funding the Future

The Jewell County Community Foundation is a permanent source of charitable funds used to meet the current and future needs of Jewell County. The philanthropic initiative began through the offerings of Dane G. Hansen local grants in 2015 and grew to b...

 
 News    July 2, 2020 

Face masks required in Kansas

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said masks will be required in public statewide to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The governor made the announcement during her Monday update from Topeka. The new mandate begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday. “When the pandemic...

 
 News    July 2, 2020 

Wood is new pastor at Mankato First Baptist Church

The First Baptist Church of Mankato welcomes a new pastor, Kevin Wood. Pastor Wood resides in Washington, Kan., with Sheila, his wife of 35 years. Pastor Wood and Sheila have three grown children.... Full story

 

Welcome rain falls on area; severe weather stays away

It has been an interesting week for area residents who enjoy watching the clouds. Monday night a spectacular rainbow appeared to arch over Superior. From the newspaper office it appeared the rainbow s...

 

Modified Easter Egg hunt this week in Lincoln Park

Living Faith Fellowship’s Eggstravaganza which is normally held near Easter wasn’t held this year because the parks were closed at that time. It has been rescheduled for 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. It will be held in conjunction with a Facebook...

 

Blackwood Brothers coming to Superior

The Blackwood Brothers are returning to Superior. Their concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, July 10, but because of the social distancing and venue regulations the location is a bit uncertain at this time. The sponsors are considering holding...

 

Fleeing suspect shoots himself

It’s been an interesting few days for officers associated with the Nuckolls County Sheriff’s office. On Sunday the department advised an officer was called to the Hardy Main Street to investigate reports of a coyote behaving strangely. It was...

 

Board modifies schedule for Nuckolls Co. Fair

The Nuckolls County 4-H Council has modified the 2020 Nuckolls County Fair 4-H schedule to meet COVID-19 safety requirements.These decisions were made in cooperation with the NDA’s Guidance of Livestock Shows (https://nda.nebras...

 

New warning for Lovewell Reservoir

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), has issued a public health warning for blue-green algae for Lovewell Reservoir in Jewell County. Warning...

 

State of Nebraska vs. Keaton B Meyer

At 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 23, Keaton Meyer appeared in Nuckolls County Court with Judge Illingworth presiding. He was sentenced to 8 to 10 years in a Nebraska correctional facility and given credit for time already served in the amount of 360 days....

 

Commissioners approve Block Grant Agreement

The Jewell County commissioners met June 8. Commissioners, Mark Fleming, Steve Greene and Keith Roe and Carla J. Waugh, county clerk, were present for the meeting. Shannon Meier, ambulance director, reviewed April and May’s activity reports and...

 

Supplemental recommendations approved by USD 107 Board

President Kenny Mizner called the regular June meeting of the Board of Education for USD 107 to order at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at the district office with Zoom video conference access. Those present were Kenny Mizner, Brenden Wirth, Marc Grout,...

 

USD 107 B of E holds special meeting June 18

President Kenny Mizner called the special meeting of the Board of Education for USD No. 107 to order on June 18. Those present were Kenny Mizner, Brenden Wirth, Marc Grout, Brandon Hollerich, Lori Yelken, Lori Slate, Sam Meyers, Kari Kephart...

 

Gov. Ricketts relaxes directed health order

Though some members of the medical community have voiced objections, on Monday Gov. Pete Ricketts relaxed the directed health measures for all but four Nebraska counties. Under the rules which take affect on Monday, Nebraska bars, restaurants and...

 

Crest Theatre to open this week; matinee Wednesday

With the relaxing of the pandemic regulations, the Southern Nebraska Arts Council is preparing to reopen the Crest Theatre. In keeping with the health directives, the theatre has been closed since March. Plans are to open Friday night with shows...

 

Electronic recycling event Tuesday

The electronics recycling collection originally scheduled for earlier this year and delayed because of the pandemic, has been rescheduled for Tuesday between the hours of 1 and 5 p.m. at the Nuckolls County Road Department Yard in east Nelson. The...

 

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