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 News    March 4, 2021 

National FFA Week observed at SHS

The Superior Wildcat Chapter of the FFA, a group formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, observed National FFA Week at the high school. Each day featured themes and activities for chapter...

 
 News    March 4, 2021 

Superior Bowl upgrades lanes

The original wood surfaced lanes were installed when Superior Bowl opened in 1958. They were replaced in the early 80s. Since then, they have become uneven, worn down which generally made for an...

 
 News    March 4, 2021 

Fire Threatens Snyder Home

As members of the Formso Fire Department answered a call for assistance last Wednesday and headed to the Lovewell area, Bob Rouse, the department's fire chief, told the fire fighters "It is dry...

 
 News    March 4, 2021 

Innovation Studios leaving Superior

The Superior Public Library has been home to the Innovation Studio for five months. Vickie Perrie, librarian, related it will be departing for Lincoln for maintenance on the machines, supply...

 
 News    March 4, 2021 

Market adding new floor

Changes underway at Ideal Market Patrons of Superior's Ideal Market will see some major improvements to the store's interior in the coming weeks. Those are not condominiums beings constructed at the f...

 
 News    March 4, 2021 

Store adds walk- in cooler

Superior Spirits adds new cooler The Superior Spirits store has a new beer cave. Betty Butler and Michael Combs, operators of the store, took a different approach when it came to replacing a malfunctioning three-door cooler. The unit would not keep...

 
 News    March 4, 2021 

Mankato left without water after main breaks

At approximately 7 p.m. on Sunday, the City of Mankato discovered a broken water main north east of Mankato on Q Road. The city was out of water by 11 p.m. Crews worked all night repairing the break....

 
 News    March 4, 2021 

Departments heads meet with Jewell County Commissioners

The Jewell County Commissioners met Feb. 22 with commissioners Brent Beck, Steve Greene and Keith Roe were present. Carla Waugh, county clerk and the following were present for the office head meeting: Travis Garst, solid waste director; Nancy...

 
 News    March 4, 2021 

March is Jewell County Dane Hansen match month

Match Month for the Jewell County Foundation is during March 2021. Contributions must be received by March 31 to be eligible for the match from Dane G. Hansen of a $1.50 for every dollar. As an example, this means that a $100 gift will be matched by...

 
 News    March 4, 2021 

Getting to know local government

Susan M. Rogers serves as the Nuckolls County assessor. She ran for this position when the former assessor announced her retirement in 2010. Rogers is serving her third term as county assessor. Susan...

 

Lew Hunter completes screenwriting book

The first copies of a soon to be released book arrived this week at the author’s home in Superior. Lew Hunter, the retired chairman of the University of California at Los Angles (UCLA) film and screen writing department, will soon have a new book...

 

Auditorium fire protection system responds to cold

Last week cold weather strained the various fire safety systems installed in public buildings. It wasn't unusual for alarm systems to turn in false alarms. Sometimes water in fire sprinkler systems... Full story

 

Superior City Council apposes 2021 street improvement plan

Residents of Superior were invited to attend a public hearing to review the community’s street plans for the next six years. The hearing was held when members of the city council met Monday evening. Though a representative of the city’s...

 

SFMC receives COVID vaccine

On Monday South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) officials reported three additional COVID-19-related deaths of previously reported cases, bringing the health district total to fifty-eight (58). Michele Bever, district director said the...

 

Customers warned of higher utility bills

After the arctic temperatures blanketed the region last week, the Superior Utilities Department is reminding residents they will likely see a sharp increase in their upcoming utility bill. On average the residential monthly gas usage doubled and the...

 
 By Allison Ost    News    February 25, 2021

What is Patriotism to me?

"I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his on demerit." -Theodore Roos- evelt These words...

 

Lights, camera, action!

Lawrence-Nelson will host their annual dinner theater (Dessert Theater) on Saturday, March 27, at the high school with doors opening at 5:30. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, some changes have been made to the night’s events. Masks will be...

 

Getting to know our elected officials

Royce Gonzales, clerk of the district court, grew up in Nuckolls County and has lived here most of his life. In 2005, Royce married, Nancy Hess. The couple attended Bible college together after they...

 

Kansas Severe Weather Awareness Week

After such a cold stretch of weather, it’s hard to believe spring is around the corner and so is severe weather. In an effort to help everyone prepare, the National Weather Service (NWS) is sponsoring the 2021 Kansas Severe Weather Awareness Week...

 

Two deputies attend law academy

The Jewell County Commissioners Brent Beck, Steve Greene and Keith Roe met Tuesday, Feb. 16. The minutes of the Feb. 12, special meeting were approved with the addition of “All commissioners received considerable input from the community.” The...

 

Urbaniak named branch manager at Farmway Credit Union

"I am the granddaughter of Margaret Breen and the daughter of Carl and Carla Waugh," Mankato resident, Jennifer Urbaniak said. "I also have a twin brother, Jeremy, who is a fire fighter in Olathe."...

 

Deshler man facing federal charges

Robert Dankemeyer, 60, is apparently headed to federal court. Last June, he was arrested and accused of using a gun to threaten people outside of a bar. After the arrest, officers with the Thayer County Sheriff’s office searched his home and...

 

Sunday afternoon

Sunday afternoon seemed balmy with temperatures in the low 30s after the area was blanketed with snow and subzero temperatures last week. Isabella Fullerton (left) and Marley Edwards, dressed in...

 

Subzero temperature

Subzero temperature, wind and moisture created intriguing ice designs in Superior last week. This photo is of the wagon wheel mounted outside of the Warner Cowboy Museum on Central Street immediately... Full story

 

Southern power Shortage causes rolling Blackouts in this area

When the natural gas pipeline reached Superior in the 1920s, the natural gas supplier offered large users a better rate if they would agree to an interruptible contract. Potentially large users like the cement plant and creameries could buy gas for...

 

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