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COVID lockdown rules are relaxing

Monday Governor Pete Ricketts said plans were in place for relaxing some of the directed health measure restrictions for the South Heartland Health District, which includes Adams, Clay, Nuckolls and Webster counties. These revised directed health...

 

Masks delivered to Jewell County by plane

Friday Jewell County received KN95 masks for 10 percent of the population of the county. The donor of the masks was the Patterson Family Foundation. The Foundation, a charitable family-led foundation...

 

JCR office may be closed this week

Because of staff health issues, the Jewell County Record office at Mankato has been closed some days this week. Customers who find the office closed or the phone going unanswered are encouraged to contact the Superior office at 40...

 

Jewell Co. Census returns falling behind surrounding counties

As of the first week of May, Jewell County 2020 Census return numbers were falling below surrounding counties. If you have not done so, this is a reminder to fill out the 2020 Census either by mail or on-line. So far, Jewell County has a return rate...

 

Match Month 2020 raises $46,341

Thanks to everyone who donated to Jewell County Match Month 2020 the donations reached an amazing total of $46,341. With the more than double match from Dane G. Hansen of $69,511 this totals to $115,852.50 for the Jewell County Community...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

Superior mayor plans to submit resignation

There will soon be a new mayor in Superior. The current mayor, Sonia Schmidt, notified members of the Superior City Council via email Monday morning her plan to submit her resignation when the council meets Monday evening. City employees learned of...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

Nebraska primary election will be held as scheduled

Tuesday is primary election day in Nebraska and the polling places are to be open as usual. However, election officials say it won’t be business as usual. Finding workers to man the places has been particularly challenging this year. The problem...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

COVID shutdown continues; festival planned for 2021

In this area there has been only a light relaxing of the COVID-19 shutdown order. Effective this week some medical procedures are permitted. With restrictions funerals and church services may be held. However the other restrictions remain in place...

 
 By Mary Sawyer    News    May 7, 2020

Volunteers make more than 700 masks for their hospitals

When Mary Kahldahl heard her sister, Pat Kelly of Pender, was making masks for the Pender Hospital, she thought it was a great idea. Pat's daughter-in-law is the C.E.O. at the hospital in Pender so Ma...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

4 county health district has 221 COVID-19 cases this week

On Monday, South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) officials reported the total number of cases in the four-county health district as 221, including 203 in Adams County, 13 in Clay County, 5 in Webster County, and zero in Nuckolls County....

 
 News    May 7, 2020

69 year-old stamping press gets a rest

For the last 44 years a 14 foot tall, 150 ton press, owned by Reinke Shakes, has been standing in what was once the Yost Lumber Yard, of Hebron and manufactures shingles. The press stamped its last shingle on April 24. This stamping press was built...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

Food commodities distribution in Jewell on May 14

There will be a government commodities distribution for families meeting income guidelines for the Jewell-Randall-Ionia area at 1 p.m., on Thursday, May 14, at the Jewell Apartments Commons Area, 107 S. Lincoln. The following foods are scheduled to...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

Jewell County filing deadline and candidates

Filing deadline for the primary election is noon on June 1 for Democrat and Republican candidates for Jewell County and township offices. Primary election is Aug. 4. General election is Nov. 3. The following have filed for office as of May 4. County...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

Commissioners uphold resolutions until further notice

On Friday, the Jewell County commissioners held a special meeting to discuss Jewell County’s next phase of operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Commissioners decided to continue operations of the Jewell County Courthouse according to the March...

 

COVID-19 concern may keep Superior pool closed in 2020

At this juncture, it is looking like a hot and dry summer for Superior residents. But like most things associated with the COVID-19 shutdown, nothing is certain. However, members of the Superior Ciity Council agreed Monday night that most likely the...

 

Bruns new WOC nurse at Brodstone

Jennifer Bruns is the new Wound Ostomy Continence (WOC) nurse at Brodstone Memorial Hospital. With the retirement of Michell Harris at the end of the month, preparations for the handoff have taken mor...

 

Though her store is closed, longtime owner keeping busy

By Mary Sawyer Carmen's Style Shoppe is known for the latest in women's fashion wear. Since the COVID-19 epidemic, the shoppe provides face masks to those who need them. Carmen Bruning has worked at t...

 

Potential voters face May 1 deadline

COVID-19 has changed things up a bit for Nebraskans. In-person voter registration is no exception. Nebraskans who want to register to vote in person still can do so until the May 1 deadline. Election day workers are still needed for the Nuckolls...

 

Jewell County celebrates 150 years

Jewell County, Kansas, is celebrating it’s 150th Anniversary. Out of the pages of its past comes many interesting and historical stories. The first settlers began to arrive in the early 1860s. They were encouraged to migrate west mostly because of...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    April 30, 2020

Fish holding school in Reubens

John's Creek meanders north through Jewell County's Richland Township. It was doing so 150 years ago when the first permanent settlers were establishing homes in Jewell County. At that time, White...

 

COVID-19,access to records and new faces discussed at J.C. Commissioners Meeting

The Jewell County Commissioners met at 8:30 a.m. April 13, with commissioners, Mark Fleming, Steve Greene and Keith Roe and Carla J. Waugh, county clerk were present. Shannon Meier, ambulance director, reviewed the billing and activity report for...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    April 30, 2020

Dane G Hansen grant at work in Formoso

On Main Street in Formoso, an old limestone wall is getting a face lift. Old meaning at least 120 years old. Michael Hansen, Concordia, has reset building blocks, filled in mortar, and restored the...

 

Masks and groceries delivered as a bonus

COVID-19 seems to have affected everything. For several weeks now, older citizens have been encouraged to stay home. Perhaps more than ever, having a home delivered meal is important, even if social...

 

Crane Struggles to lift tree trunk

More than 100 years ago, when picture post cards were popular, a company published a picture of a giant cottonwood tree claiming it was located at Superior and the largest tree in Nebraska. The...

 

Fire drives family of 4 from their rural home

Late Friday afternoon members of the Superior Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house fire at 4037 Road B. Road B is the former route of Highway 3S. It is located south of the current Highway...

 

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