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 By Bill Blauvelt    News    April 2, 2020 

Directed Health Measures to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in Nuckolls County

The South Heartland District Health Department, in collaboration with the district’s four-county region, is implementing Directed Health Measures necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Today, the health department announced that of the four...

 
 News    April 2, 2020 

Nebraska election still on;

“Your ballot is waiting for you - request it, cast it!” Bob Evnen, Nebraska Secretary of State, and Governor Pete Ricketts have confirmed Nebraska’s 2020 statewide primary election will take place May 12, as planned. During the governor’s...

 
 By Sandra Foote    News    April 2, 2020 

New faces abound in police dept.

Superior Police Department has had several changes this past year or so. Three new officers and a new Chief of Police have joined the department since Perry Freeman retired in December 2019. Jason...

 
 News    April 2, 2020 

Vehicle registration procedure changes

The Nuckolls County treasurer’s office is only doing titles and registrations for new vehicles at this time. An appointment is needed with the office and can be made by calling (402) 225-4351. The office can only do new titles that have current...

 
 News    April 2, 2020 

Cancellation list continues to grow; shutdown extended through April 30

The list of cancellations continues to grow as does the number of COVID-19 cases. After the last issue of this newspaper was printed we received an advertisement order for an electronics recycling event that was to be held at Nelson. The ad was set...

 
 News    April 2, 2020 

Jewell County Readers postponed

Because of the Coronavirus, Book Club has been postponed until May 18. Members will discuss “Thread of Grace” without books. Books need to be returned to the Jewell Library ASAP and dropped in the slot as another group is waiting for them....

 
 News    April 2, 2020 

Applications Due by May 1st

Applications for the spring round of local Dane G. Hansen grants are due May 1. Jewell County municipalities and non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for money toward community projects that utilize volunteers. The application and criteria...

 
 News    April 2, 2020 

Voluntary reduction in burning recommended

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic currently impacting all states, including Kansas, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department of Agriculture strongly encourage all land owners and managers to voluntarily reduce the...

 
 News    April 2, 2020 

Nelson Library joins the COVID-19 battle; building face shields

Saturday the Nelson Library, along with businesses and groups from five cities throughout southeastern Nebraska, was asked to become a part of the national COVID-19 fight. The six locations all have one thing in common, a 3D printer. They were asked...

 

State of Emergency closes local offices

The Nuckolls County Board of Commissioners and the Superior City Council met in back-to-back sessions last Wednesday afternoon with Nick Elledge, the county’s emergency preparedness director, and approved emergency declarations relating to the...

 

BMH buys disinfection robot

As Brodstone Memorial Hospital continues to take measures in order to prepare for potential COVID-19 in the communities they serve, communicating protocols and processes they are currently following is of importance. Teams have been diligently...

 

Schools now closed to May 1

Tuesday morning patrons of the Superior School district were notified the Superior Public Schools had extended the time the facilities will be closed through April 30. This decision was said to have...

 

Conservation service closes Nelson Office

The Natural Resources Conservation Service office in Nelson is now closed and not because of the coronavirus. Services that were once provided by the Nelson field office have been relocated to the agency’s Clay Center, Neb., office. The Clay...

 

Construction has begun on U.S. 81

The Kansas Department of Transportation hasbegun a mill and overlay project on U.S. 81, beginning at the Cloud-Ottawa county line and continuing north for approximately three miles. Traffic is reduced to one 12-foot lane with a reduced speed through...

 

Solomon Valley Transportation is suspended for now

Because of the latest developments, Solomon Valley Transportation has made the decision to suspend services for the time being. This will affect Mitchell, Jewell and Osborne counties. The health and safety of passengers and drivers is the ageny’s...

 

Kansas Emergency Declaration approved for COVID-19

Business owners can now apply for a SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan online in the Disaster Loan Application Portal at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/ Substantial economic injury means the business is unable to meet its obligations and to pay its...

 

State parks remain open, offices closed

Lovewell State Park, like others in the state parks system remains open in this time of social isolation. However, the state park office is no longer open to the public. The office is still selling licenses and permits but the actual documents will...

 

OCCK Transportation adjusts services

Amid COVID-19 concerns, OCCK, Inc. Transportation is adjusting service levels for CityGo, 81 Connection, Regional Paratransit and City of Abilene public transportation. As of Monday, CityGo buses will only run from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. with no peak...

 

Superior's new head football coach coming from Overton

There was a meet and greet at the Superior High School library, Thursday, for Paul Heusinkvelt, the new head football coach who is replacing Chuck Syverson who resigned. Heusinkvelt comes to Superior...

 
 By Bill Blauvelt    News    March 19, 2020

Emergency Declared in Nuckolls County

Nuckolls County Board of Commissioners and the Superior City Council met in back-to-back sessions Wednesday afternoon with Nick Elledge, the county’s emergency preparedness director, and approved emergency declarations relating to the current...

 

Extension has a new educator

One Jason is replacing another Jason at the Nuckolls county extension office. Jason Weigel has accepted a position at the extension office in Sidney. Jason Tuller is taking over his duties as the...

 

All county schools closed. Superior School Board adopt emergency rules.

Monday evening, members of the Superior Board of Education met in special session related to the Coronavirus-19 emergency. The hour long meeting was streamed live over Facebook so parents and students could follow the action. The board passed...

 

Dr. Seuss was loose at Superior Elementary School

Superior Elementary celebrated Read Across America from March 2 through 13. The national event was started in 1997 by the National Education Association in conjunction with the birthday of Theodor...

 

Jewell County prepares for COVID-19

As of Tuesday Jewell County has had no positive cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. There have been tests performed in Jewell County and neighboring counties, but all tests that have been received have been negative at this...

 
 By Abby Elkins    News    March 19, 2020

Jewell County Senior's participate in National March for Meals.

The Jewell County Senior Center is participating in the National March for Meals Campaign held annually. The March for Meals campaign was established to recognize March 22, 1972 when President...

 

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