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Hospital CEO Optimistically looking for a better 2021

Brodstone Memorial Hospital We are full of hope and optimism as we begin 2021. We are all very aware of how hard and difficult 2020 was. At Brodstone, it has been no different. Like many hospitals, we came together to make sure that our communities...

 

Interns now being sought for 2021

Area internships available for summer 2021. Jewell County area high school and college students are encouraged to apply now. All students are encouraged to apply for a Nex-Gen Round Up for Youth Internship. High school and college students are matche...

 

OCCK Transportation will run reduced hours on Jan. 18

OCCK, Inc. Transportation, including Salina CityGo, Regional Paratransit, City of Abilene transportation and 81 Connection, will run shortened hours on Monday, Jan. 18. On Jan. 18, CityGo buses will run from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. with no peak routes...

 

Survey input wanted on Jewell County

Members of Jewell County Community Development want your opinion on the state of Jewell County! This survey will also supplement the Strategic Doing work for the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, which encourages citizens to suggest priorities and to...

 

A friendly face at the USD 107 office

Board clerk and business manager of USD 107 Rock Hills, Janet Higer, attended school mostly in Mankato. She went to Jewell for one year. After a period of time living elsewhere, Higer moved back to...

 

Why is that KDOT plow truck not going faster?

If you are a motorist wanting to pass a KDOT truck plowing snow or putting down salt or brine to fight ice, you might not realize why it is moving so slowly. It comes down to physics and performance. Fact, the physics: A KDOT plow truck weighs...

 

NSAA Winter Season guidelines have been updated

Circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic are constantly changing and vary from community to community. Difficult decisions have to be made from week to week or even day to day. Each school has the authority to determine if it will continue to...

 

RHHS sports resume

With the holiday break over, the Rock Hills High School boys and girls basketball teams head back onto the court. The teams travel to Chase for contests with the Kats Friday. The Lawrence-Nelson Raiders visit Mankato on Tuesday. Rock Hills...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    January 7, 2021

January

January, the first month of the year. Specifically, first month of the year in our present, Gregorian, calendar. While we might think of January as snowy, bleak and cold, the Romans considered it “dead.” The Roman lunar calendar had 12...

 

After 142 years sheriff abandoning county jail house

One of the oldest buildings in Nuckolls County is being phased out of use. This week the Nuckolls County Sheriff's department is moving to its new location on East Fourth Street in Nelson. The...

 

Superior man enjoys new stilts

Did the ice and snow shut you in the house Tuesday? How did you pass the time? Did you play video games or watch television while snacking? Apparently James Bailey didn't do those things. Instead he...

 

Giving Tree serves record number

The Nuckolls County Human Interagency Services team reported this year’s Giving Tree was a success with more families requesting gifts this year than any other prior year. And thanks to many supporters the requests were met. Superior Pharmacy,...

 

COVID cases declining

Lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases from Tuesday, Dec. 22 until Monday, Dec. 28 are 117, bringing the cumulative number of cases in the four-county health district to 3,670. “There is good news to share - the downward trend in new daily cases is...

 

USD 107 offers elementary contract to Brown

President Kenny Mizner called the regular meeting of the Board of Education for USD No. 107 to order in the meeting room at the district office on Dec. 23. Communication and administrative reports were given. Mr. Boley gave the bus, facility and grou...

 

Bohnerts receive Post Rock 2020 Appreciation Award

The K-State Research and Extension Appreciation Award is a special award selected by the Post Rock District executive board to recognize volunteers who help extend the Extension mission into the...

 

2020 Construction and Rehabilitation in Lawrence

When the COVID-19 pandemic news broke across the earth in early 2020, there came with it fear of the destruction of our world as we know it. Well, in Lawrence, not everyone believed in the alarm...

 

COVID positivity highest this week in Nuckolls County

Though the first shipments of the newly approved COVID-19 vaccines are arriving in this area, the vaccine didn’t arrive in time for some people. Monday night South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) officials reported four additional...

 

Clear sky treats area to solar show Monday evening

Local skies were clear Monday night and many residents were out after sundown looking into the western sky and filled with antcipation. They hoped to see the much hyped great conjunction when the two largest planets in the solar system, Jupiter and...

 

Nuckolls Co. board fills extension board vacancy

The Nuckolls County Board of Commissioners met for their regularly scheduled meeting at the county courthouse in Nelson, Monday. All three commissioners were present. The board worked through a light agenda. With the conclusion of the railroad...

 

WIC program will continue in 2021

Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska has set the first quarter 2021 schedule for clinics held by Womens, Infants and Children Program (WIC). The program currently serves more than half of all infants born in the United States. It offers suppo...

 

Residents receive books for Christmas

Kaylene Rumsey and Kaylene Badger have joined with Usborne Books to sponsor Senior Holiday Activity Bundles for presentation to residents of area nursing homes including the Good Samaritan Center in Superior and the homes in Beloit. Donors were...

 

Moderna vaccine headed to Nuckolls County

As of Tuesday morning, 8,985 Nebraskans had received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine since the first shipments began arriving in the state a week ago. The first round of vaccines were targeted to hospital and health care workers providing...

 

First COVID vaccine given in Jewell County Dec. 17

On Thursday, Susan Newell at the Jewell County Rural Health Clinic gave the first COVID-19 vaccine in the county. The Pfizer vaccine was administered to front line employees at the hospital and to...

 

Mankato lights City Park Christmas tree

The first Christmas tree lighting in Mankato occurred Saturday in the city park. Mayor Justin Schoonover and the city council thanked the Jewell County Community Foundation and the Greater Salina...

 

Hospitals receive first COVID-19 vaccine

With the first shipments of the COVID-19 arriving in Nebraska Tuesday morning, Brodstone Memorial Hospital personnel were expecting to receive doses of the COVID-19 vaccine sooner rather than later. The exact timeline for vaccine arrival at...

 

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