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Wednesday COVID Report 10-20-20

For the week ending October 17, SHDHD’s test positivity was 17.1%. “Of note, we had 219 positive tests reported to the health department last week, which was an 46% net increase in positive cases compared to the week before and the tenth week in...

 

Nebraska is 5th for COVID Cases

The number of new COVID-19 cases continued to increase in Nuckolls County this week. After a week off, in-person classes began again Monday for students enrolled in the Superior Public Schools and the volleyball team, which had been in quarantine,...

 

Boomgaar's planning November opening

It is full-speed ahead as workers prepare for the opening of Superior’s new Bomgaars store. Located in the former Shopko building on East Third Street, the store currently has pallets of merchandise waiting to be unpacked and put on display along...

 

Superior COVID patient released from hospital

For several months, Nuckolls County was spared the brunt of the COVID19 onslaught which decimated cities and states across the country and around the world. It was easy to be lulled into a false sense of security as the few cases in Nuckolls county...

 

Mailman delivers last mail

When Roger Kastrup got up last Saturday morning, his life had changed. The longtime Ruskin area resident, after being a combination farmer and mail carrier for more than 26 years, was just a farmer....

 

Pain specialist joins Brodstone clinic

Pravardhan Birthi, M.D. is the second new physician for the month of October to join Brodstone's Specialty Clinic Providers list. Dr. Birthi will visit Brodstone monthly, joining 25 other providers...

 

Weather forecast isn't optimistic

NOAA’s new winter outlook calls for equal chances of above, below or near normal temperatures and precipitation across south central Nebraska and north central Kansas this winter. Though that may sound ambiguous, the driving force behind the...

 

New Leadership Initiative offered by Dane G. Hansen Foundation

The Dane G. Hansen Foundation is offering a new initiative, NW Kansas LEADS, a community leadership program Initiative. NW Kansas LEADS was developed in response to Northwest Kansas counties self-identifying the need for additional leadership...

 

Shelli Navarro graduates from banking school

Shelli Navarro, Central National Bank field manager, at Mankato has completed the 2019-2020 Advanced School of Banking. The second year session of this course was held Oct. 5 through 9, in Manhattan....

 

JC Commissioners decide to keep retirement system

The Jewell County Commissioners met Oct. 12. Commissioners Mark Fleming, Steve Greene and Keith Roe and Carla J. Waugh, county clerk, were present for the meeting. Nancy Marihugh, health administrator, provided an update on the COVID-19 cases in...

 

Nelson Tree Board receives six trees

Thanks to the Free Trees for Fall Planting program, an effort of the Nebraska Forest Service and the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, the Nelson Tree Board received six trees for the Highway 14 project....

 

Clay Co. fire destroys harvest equipment

The Nebraska Fire Marshall’s office is investigating a Clay County fire that destroyed several pieces of farm equipment and sent shivers through this area’s farming community. On Thursday morning the Clay Center and Sutton fire departments respon...

 

Schools move to virtual classes as COVID rages

In the early weeks of the COVID-19 Pandemic, it was an impersonal incovenince for most Superior residents. Most residents didn’t know anyone who had contracted the illness and they felt our rural community would escape the most of the problem and...

 

School leaders attempt to calm COVID-19 panic

With a sign posted on the front door warning "Enter at your own risk" members of the Superior Board of Education met Monday evening in the Superior High School library for the regular October...

 

Early Voting starts in Nuckolls County

“Early Voting” is not all you hear about in the national news reporting, but it takes up a large amount of the time in any report. The extent of it is something new for many people living in rural Nebraska. However, it is taking place and the Nuc...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    October 15, 2020

History played out in Jewell

The Sesquicentennial Corn Show Program is in the books! The program highlighted Jewell's early history and the sacrifices of Jewell's men serving in the armed forces of the United States. Historical...

 

Meet Candy Dewey

Candy Dewey was born and raised in Superior, Neb. Dewey and her husband, Rick, live in Mankato for part of the year, but travel and live in Texas during the winter months. When in Texas, Dewey and...

 

Harvest accident claims life of Mankato resident

While this newspaper has been able to obtain the confirming report from the Kansas Highway Patrol, a resident of Mankato, Shawn Newell, apparently lost his life Monday afternoon in a truck accident near a Mankato water system pumping station. WIBW...

 

Rock Hills Board Minutes for Oct. 12

The Rock Hills Board of Education met Monday at the district office. Those present were Kenny Mizner, Brenden Wirth, Marc Grout, Brandon Hollerich, Lori Slate, Rex Boley, Sam Meyers and Janet Higer. Guests present were Dennis Beckman, Russell and...

 

L-N public school report

Lawrence-Nelson Public Schools Mrs. Dana Epley, Principal Looking back... On Sept. 19, social studies classes at all locations celebrated Constitution Day, and will be celebrating Veterans Day on Nov. 11. Programs will be held with restrictions in...

 

Readers asked to submit items for next issue

This newspaper welcomes stories and tips submitted by its readers and would like more. Staff members are out and about but they can’t be everywhere and with the COVID-19 pandemic and other health issues, they aren’t circulating as much as they...

 

Hospital project begins with parking lot removal

Brodstone Memorial Hospital has started another construction project. The beginning stages will include outdoor projects such as moving of the oxygen tank, generator and water and gas lines in...

 

City of Superior Closes Parks

News Bulletin from the City of Superior Due to an increase in the number of COVID cases in the community, the City of Superior has decided to make the following changes. Effective Monday, October 12, 2020, the Superior City Offices will have their...

 

COVID Alarm closes Crest Theatre Again

Because of the escalating number of COVID 19 cases in the community, the movie advertised for this weekend will not be shown at the Crest Theatre. Popcorn will be available curbside....

 

Administrators Explain Current COVID Actions

Hospital and school administrators have made a joint announcement with regard to the rapidly increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the Superior area: Nuckolls County Sees Increase in COVID Positive Cases Superior, Ne – “Like much of Nebraska,...

 

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