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High winds send fires racing across rural fields, threatening farmsteads

In recent weeks, Christmas letters from friends and relatives living in places like Colorado and California were filled with stories about the wildfires which caused much damage in those states in...

 

Normally observed in the fall; SHS plans Jan. 29 homecoming

“Superior is the Word (Grease)” 2020-2021 Homecoming Jan. 25 through 29 are the dates set for Superior High School’s 2020-2021 homecoming. This year’s theme is “Superior is the Word (Grease)” with activities and competitions throughout...

 

Fire burns large area south of Esbon

On Thursday morning at approximately 11:30 a.m., the Mankato Fire Department was called to a fire that started at 1/2 mile north of Highway 36 at 170 Road. The fire was caused by a controlled burn of...

 
 By Gloria Schlaefli    News    January 21, 2021 

Phyllis Liggett's Art She-Shed

Men have their "Man Caves" so women these days are asking for their equal, a She-Shed, and Phyllis Liggett's request was definitely answered. The word "She-Shed" is described as being a small...

 

NET program will feature Nelson faces

Stories out of both Nuckolls and Jefferson counties will be featured when a popular show returns to the Nebraska Educational Television Network stations later this month. The first episode which will be shown at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21, will...

 

Water line replacement survey began Wednesday

Work on Superior’s Bloom Street water project is finally getting underway. The original plan was to complete the work in 2020 but to schedule the work around the Highway 8 improvement project and the harvest seasons. The goal was to cause the least...

 

Superior Landlords protest utilities plan to transfer bills

A planned changed in a City of Superior ordinance which would make landlords responsible for their renters’ delinquent utility bills has again been delayed. The proposed change was passed on first reading about two months ago but has yet to...

 

Longtime employee buys Superior Industies

TJ Morris has been on quite a ride at Superior Industries. He was the first employee hired by Arlen Mikkelsen when he began the company 20 years ago. Morris is now the owner of the company which is...

 

COVID vaccinations moving to group 2

Monday evening South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) officials reported they are expecting to wrap up first dose vaccination of most of the health care provider priority groups in the four-county district who want the COVID-19 vaccine....

 

The first baby of the new year arrives at Brodstone

Oakland David Brooks Weber was the firs.t baby of 2021 born at Brodstone Memorial Hospital. He arrived Friday, Jan. 8. He weighed 8 lbs. 7 oz. His parents are Jacob and Maleka Weber, Superior....

 

Jewell County officials sworn in

For the first time in 44 years, Jewell County has a new county attorney. Alex Carabajal, Jewell County native and resident of Mankato, was sworn in Monday at the courthouse with other county elected officials. Carajabal replaces Darrell Miller who...

 

Patrol car approved by commissioners

The Jewell County Commissioners met Jan. 4. Commissioners Mark Fleming, Steve Greene and Keith Roe were present. Houston Becker, deputy county clerk, and Brent Beck, commissioner-elect, was present for the meeting. Travis Garst, solid waste...

 

Commissioners approve price for road rock

The Jewell County Commissioners met Dec. 14 with commissioners Mark Fleming, Steve Greene and Keith Roe present. Carla Waugh, county clerk attended the meeting. The Governing Unit Relationship Verification form for Rural Fire District 3 was approved...

 

Murray corrals welcome a spotted donkey

There is a new addition in the Murray corrals! A week ago spotted donkey colt was born. It is a female "Jenny." Its mother also has spotted markings which is a dominate feature. When Gordon Murray,...

 

Government Food Commodities Distribution

There will be a government commodities distribution for families meeting income guidelines for the Jewell-Randall-Ionia area at 1 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 21 at the Jewell Apartments Commons Area, 107 S. Lincoln. The following foods are scheduled to...

 

Resignations accepted at January meeting

President Kenny Mizner called the regular meeting of the Board of Education for USD No. 107 to order Monday. Those present were Kenny Mizner, Brenden Wirth, Brandon Hollerich, Lori Slate, Lori Yelken, Marc Grout, Rex Boley, Sam Meyers and Janet...

 

Blood Mobile at Nelson reaches goal

The Red Cross Blood Drive arrived in Nelson Friday morning for another successful day. Once again the goal of 62 donations was reached.   Some donors had to be turned away.  The schedule filled up quickly, probably because the Red Cross checks th...

 

Preschool and Kindergarten Round Up

The Lawrence-Nelson staff serves all eligible home-based children (ages birth to 3 years).  If you know of someone who is concerned about their child’s development, have them contact the special education director, Jody Hitesman, at 402.621.0812,...

 

Beef in the Schools update at Lawrence-Nelson

The Beef in the Schools committee provided a staff appreciation supper just prior to the holiday break, which included:  steak, cheesy potatoes, green beans, a dinner roll and drink. The meal was served to 60 staff members and spouses, with a few...

 

L-N School looking ahead into March

L-N Looking ahead until the next board meeting... This week at Lawrence-Nelson  the Crisis team members are taking part in the Basic Threat Assessment Training through NDE and are registered for Psychological First Aid to begin later this month....

 

Troopers from the Nebraska State patrol are on the fire scene

Troopers from the Nebraska State patrol were on scene with deputies from Nuckolls and Webster counties to assist with traffic control, Thursday afternoon, when a large prairie fire driven by high...

 

Superior Seamstresses Specializing in Masks

There are some for whom practicing random acts of kindness is a way of life. Two such Superior residents are Diana Kranau and Judy Mohler. The two, who are cousins and were born and raised in...

 

Mussman Joins County Board

The Nuckolls County Board of Commissioners met at the county courthouse in Nelson, Monday, for their regularly scheduled meeting at 8:30 a.m. The first order of business was the swearing in of Dave...

 

Water main replacement project to begin this month

It may be mid-winter, a time when area residents don’t have to be on the lookout for construction projects but that is about to change. Before this month is over, the City of Superior expects to have a contractor move equipment in and beginning the...

 

Nuckolls Co. COVID-19 positivity rate down to 2.7%

Monday evening South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) officials reported 157 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in the past seven days (December 29 – January 4), averaging 22.4 new cases per day and bringing the cumulative number of cases in...

 

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