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USD 107 offers contracts

A special board meeting for the Board of Education USD No. 107 was held on March 25. Those present were Kenny Mizner, Brenden Wirth, Marc Grout, Brandon Hollerich, Bobi Fogo, Lori Slate, Rex Boley and Janet Higer. The following architectural firms...

 

USD 107 board approve mask-face cover changes

Rock Hills Board of Education met on April 5, for a special meeting. Those present were Kenny Mizner, Brenden Wirth, Marc Grout, Brandon Hollerich (Zoom), Bobi Fogo (Zoom), Rex Boley and Janet Higer. Mr. Boley addressed the board concerning the mask...

 

Burn Ban notice For Jewell County

A burn ban is still in effect for Jewell County. Open burning of any kind is prohibited. For those who want to do a controlled burn of any kind, they need to notify the fire chief in their district and obtain approval before burning. They need to...

 

Elected officials - Nuckolls County treasurer

Vicki Ensign currently serves as the Nuckolls County treasurer. She is serving her fifth term as treasurer. The county treasurer’s office is responsible for issuing titles and registrations for vehicles, collecting all taxes, issuing drivers licens...

 

L-N Dinner Theatre was held March 27

Lawrence-Nelson drama students, along with the middle school choir, held the annual dinner theater on March 27. The dinner theater looked a little different this year because of COVID. Instead of offering a meal, a dessert of chocolate cake or...

 

Jorgensons build their own greenhouse

Mark and Lanis Jorgenson of Deweese had dreamed of having an abundant garden for years. Between their busy schedules and the Nebraska weather, it was not always an easy task. They wanted something clo...

 

Easter Bake Sale

The Easter Bake Sale has a long tradition in Lawrence. The event sponsored by the Sacred Heart parish Altar Society takes place the Saturday before Easter. Another tradition has recently been added...

 

COVID-19 vaccine now available to all over 18

Residents of the South Heartland Health District 18 years of age and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and Brodstone Memorial Hospital has scheduled a “big vaccination event” for Saturday. However, before going to the event r...

 
 By Sandra Foote    News    April 1, 2021

New swings in place as City Park opens

Superior Lion's Club donated $5,700 to the Superior Park Department last December as a final gesture before disbanding. This was their last act as an organized community service group. The Lion's...

 

Auditorium work enters new phase

The contractor hired to install a heating and air conditioning system in the main hall of the Superior Auditorium has equipment on-site and a crew working inside the building. Installation of the HVAC system is the last major piece needed in...

 

Easter egg hunts on tap this week

If of the proper age, Superior area youngsters will have two Easter egg hunts to participate in on Saturday morning. At 9:30 the Superior Mother’s Club will sponsor a hunt in Lincoln Park for those youngsters age 6 and under. This will be followed...

 

Churches planning special services

For Christians this is a special week that climaxes on Sunday with the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Area churches have scheduled a number of special services but in many instances the services are different this year because of...

 

Oh the wind did blow

High winds rolled this grain bin into the east portion of the Evergreen Cemetery north of Superior, Monday night. Area residents reported zero visibility in the country from dirt and debris blowing...

 

Nuckolls Co. Fair dates set for early July at Nelson

The 2021 Nuckolls County 4-H Fair is set for July. On Tuesday, July 6, three events are scheduled. Beginning at 10 a.m., the companion animal-dog show will take place followed at 1:30 p.m., by the clothing construction and fashion show judging and...

 

Mask mandate still stands in the Superior schools

Members of the Superior Board of Education discussed mask requirements for the first hour of a special meeting held last Wednesday evening. About a week prior to the meeting, the board safety committee met and it appeared they had concluded indicator...

 

Superior students present spring music concert

The Superior Public Middle School and Senior High School presented "Music, The Sound of My Heart," last Thursday evening in concert. Because of COVID-19 regulations, each student was limited to four...

 

Mankato plots ready to plant

Located near the Jewell County Hospital is Mankato's Community Garden which was started in 2014 with six 20 foot by 10 foot plots. In 2015, the garden was expanded to 12 plots. The garden is usually popular every year with community members renting...

 

Arbor Day Foundation names Formoso Tree City USA®

Formoso, Kansas was named a 2020 Tree City USA® by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. Formoso achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: a tree board or dep...

 
 By Gloria Schlaefli    News    April 1, 2021

Sweden Creme Then and Now

The Sweden Creme has been a popular ice cream and food service place for more than 65 years along Highway 36 in Mankato. It's going even stronger today. Recently a new dine-in addition was built onto...

 

2021 Mankato-Rock Hills Alumni banquet cancelled

After a long and difficult deliberation, the Mankato-Rock Hills Alumni Association has decided to cancel the alumni banquet for the second year in a row. The banquet is normally held each Memorial Day weekend, and alumni travel to Mankato from all...

 

Mankato Land Bank has exciting news

The Mankato Land Bank has exciting news. The first Mankato Land Bank property is up for bid! All properties in the Mankato Land Bank will need to be applied for by making an application to the Mankato City Office. Applications will then be evaluated...

 

Extension offering free suicide prevention training

An upcoming online training will teach participants how to recognize and respond to potential signs of crisis and suicidal behavior. Life can be stressful in the best of times. For Nebraskans, the last few years have been particularly challenging. Th...

 

NSP SWAT team assists local officers with Superior arrest

To the unsuspecting, Sunday morning looked like an auction day in East Superior. There were people out in the yards and the streets were clogged with vehicles. But look closer, it wasn't a normal Sund...

 

SHHD COVID report improves

With COVID-19 vaccinations continuing, area residents seem to be relaxing and returning to their old habits and activities but the New York Times warned on Saturday that infections are plateauing at a troubling level as variants spread. By Saturday,...

 
 By Sandra Foote    News    March 25, 2021

Perry Freeman, retired Superior police chief, writes book

Perry Freeman is a retired police officer. He was Superior’s police chief for 17 years after he retired from the Colorado Springs police department. During his time with the Colorado Springs police force, he worked undercover and infiltrated an out...

 

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