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Teenage BMH employee returns as financial officer

Brodstone Memorial Hospital welcomed Steve Lewis as its new chief financial officer (CFO), last Wednesday. Steve brings with him more than 41 years of clinical, administrative and financial... Full story


Express revamps internet web site

If in recent weeks you have been trying without success to reach this newspaper’s website, we are sorry. If it is any consolidation, we want to you to know you weren’t the only one. We couldn’t even reach it. This is the first major revision... Full story


Deadline passes for incumbents to file for office

Tuesday was the last day incumbents could file for this year’s Nebraska election cycle. In Superior the voters will be asked to fill three seats on the city council. All three incumbents are seeking relection and have filed. Chris Peterson represen... Full story


Farmers & Merchants Bank acquires failed Ericson bank

The Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance (NDBF) closed Ericson State Bank at Ericson, Neb., on Friday. NDBF had been closely monitoring the bank for some time and recently made a demand for a capital injection, which was not met. NDBF named...


Embers catch grass on fire near Nelson

Late Saturday morning Nelson Volunteer Fire Department was called to a fire north west of Nelson. An ember from a burn barrel caught the surrounding grass on fire. The property owner was able to get the fire under control before the emergency crew...


Music in Burr Oak

The Burr Oak Library is hosting a winter music series at the library using funds obtained from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation. Musicians featured at the concerts have been the Knew Rider Band, Steve...

 By Kerma Crouse    News    February 20, 2020 

Historical Home Tour a Success

More than 100 people attended the first event of Jewell's Sesquicentennial celebration. The historical home tour visited five homes and drove by other properties owned and lived in by people...


Mankato Chamber plans sesquicentennial

Nine members of the Mankato Chamber of Commerce and one guest were present for the February meeting. The chamber’s budget for 2020 was approved. The organization adapted the same budget that was used last year. The membership drive was reported...

 By Alan Davis    News    February 20, 2020 

KDOT certifies 20 employees as drone operators

On Friday, 20 Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) employees from across the state were certified by the Federal Aviation Administration as commercial drone operators. Kansas is one of just 10 states selected by the United States Department of...


Board reviews class size projections

On Feb. 10, the Rock Hills school board met. Those present were Lori Slate, Bobi Fogo, Brenden Wirth, Kenny Mizner, Marc Grout, Kari Kephart, Sam Meyers, Janet Higer and Trevor Elkins. Rock Hills School has missed five full days (11/26, 1/13, 1/17,...


Brandon Hollerich appointed to Rock Hills School Board

At a special board meeting held Tuesday, the Rock Hills Board of Education appointed Brandon J. Hollerich to fill the vacant board position. Hollerich is a Tipton native. After graduating from high...


Fire destroys home near Lawrence

Thursday at 8:56 a.m. the Nuckolls County Sheriff's office received two 911 calls reports for a house fire at 3119 Highway 4, just a few miles east of Lawrence. Lawrence Volunteer Fire Department was... Full story


BCom's rural digital partnership plans to open office in Superior

This year marks the launch of the BCom Solutions Rural Digital Partnership Program and the Rural Digital Partnership expansion. The program will expand the agency’s reach to key rural communities with a spirit and desire to grow while doubling the... Full story


SHS National Honor Society inducts new members Feb. 5

The induction ceremony for National Honor Society for 2020 was held at Superior High School Feb. 5. Bob Cook, principal, inducted the new society members with the assistance of the 2019 members... Full story


Superior School athletes will travel in coach bus

Superior High School athletic teams and others will be traveling in style to future events. The school transportation department took delivery of the 202 Blue Bird All American bus on Friday. The bus... Full story


Former Texas officer joins Superior Police Department

Daryl Wilks is the newest addition to the Superior Police department. He brings an extensive background in law enforcement to the position. He retired from the Pflugerville, Texas Police department... Full story


Mankato VFD receives grant from Jewell County foundation

The Mankato Volunteer Fire Department received a grant for $3,000 to purchase 25 intrinsically safe firefighting flashlights for each fireman. This grant was made possible by the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Funds Program of the Jewell County...

 By Kerma Crouse    News    February 13, 2020

Watson, Formoso City Clerk, retires

After more than 31 years, Elaine Watson is retiring from her job as the City Clerk of Formoso. Her first day on the job was in October of 1988. The job was different those years ago! The biggest diffe...


Rolling Hills Electric holds safety meeting

Rolling Hills Electric Co-op held a safety meeting at the Mankato firehouse Thursday. Displays were presented on different situations such as what could happen if people came into contact with...


Kemmerer and Pumphrey open truck wash

A new business, K and P Truck Wash, opened north of Jewell on Jan. 31. Joel Kemmerer and Andrew Pumphrey are the owners. Four washing stations are available. Water for the truck wash is supplied by a...

 By Mary Sawyer    News    February 13, 2020

A 3.0 earthquake felt in northwest Jewell Co. Friday

Boom! It was 11:37 p.m. Friday and everything in the house rattled. It was as if something had run into the side of the house or lightning had hit right outside the house. But there weren’t any bright lights with the boom. Reno, our dog was...

 By Alan Davis    News    February 13, 2020

Magnitude 3.0 earthquake near Burr Oak

United States Geological Survey (USGS), recorded a magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 11:37 p.m. Friday approximately 2 miles west of Burr Oak. According to the USGS website, the quake was centered 8.7 miles northwest of Mankato 39.864 degrees north...


Smith Center woman convicted of insurance fraud

A Smith Center woman has been convicted of insurance fraud and related charges, Derek Schmidt, Kansas attorney general said. Trisha A. Wiehl, 40, was found guilty in Smith County District Court of one count of insurance fraud, four counts of theft,...


Roe files for re-election as county commissioner

Keith Roe, Mankato Republican, has filed by petition for re-election in 2020. Voters first elected Roe commissioner in 2016 to the 2nd District which consists of Center and Limestone...


Legislature may create task force to mitigate future flooding risks

After historic flooding in March 2019 devastated many areas in Nebraska, state lawmakers introduced a bill that would take a much closer look at how the state prepares for and responds to major flooding events. Introduced by Sen. Bruce Bostelman of B... Full story


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