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Thursday, January 8, 2015 THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS 3A arr=wng This month marks the 125 anniver- sary of the birth of a former Nuckolls County resident, Lydia Prey. When she was born on Jan. 19, 1890, in Brugen Baden, Germany, several Eu- ropean counties, including Germany, had begun compulsory military con- scription. In addition many familes were suffering financial hardship. As a consequence, many young men and their families were leaving for the United States, a land described as flow- ing with "milk and honey." The Freys were among many who decided to make a new home in Nuckolls County. On the occasion of her 100th birth- day in 1990, Mrs. Frey shared her story with a newspaper reporter. In 1897 Lydia, her parents, brother and sisters, Mary, John, and Augusta, left for America. Her older borthers, Richard, Joseph and Herman, had left Germany a few years earlier. The Prey family traveled by train from their home to the port city of Bremen, Germany, After some delay for passengers to complete filling out papers, they boarded a steam ship for the 14-day journey to New York. Tickets for the entire family cost $250. Remembering the trip, Lydia said after having had a supper of beans and a stormy night the next morning there was evidence that many seasick pas- sengers had "spilled the beans." At New York they again boarded a train which tickets for the railroad cen- ter of Mt. Clare, Neb., a Nuckolls County town that no longer exists. The train trip was to taken them through places like Buffalo, Chicago and St. Louis. At Concordia. they found a room to stay overnight, expecting to leave early the next morning on a train trav- eling the Missouri Pacific line for Ne- braska. However, the train didn't leave until 10 a.m. which made the arrival in Mt. Clare much later than anticipated. Her brother, Herman, and Jake Keller, a neighbor, had been waiting several hours at the Mt. Clare depot with a spring wagon to carry them and their four trunks on the last leg of their journey to the Nuckolls County com- munity of St. Stephens. When the train arrived in Mt. Clare about 7 p.m. and supper was waiting for the travelers at St. Stephens. Lydia said, "Oh boy, did those soda biscuits spread with butter and honey and the coffee ever taste good!-even if the coffee was too strong from stand- ing so long." The children were soon enrolled in the St. Stephen's Catholic School. Lydia had had one year at a Catholic school in Germany. A deep faith and trust in God was an important part of the family's life. They attended Sun- day Mass in all kinds of weather, either by wagon or walking. In winter they sometimes wrapped hot bricks in old blankets for their feet for warmth, or hot potatoes in pockets for their hands. Lydia remembered all their neigh- bors welcomed the new arrivals with You're Invited 60th Wedding Anniversary kindness. It was August when they A card shower is requested for Lois settled in their small home about 4 1/2 and George Stierwalt on the 60th wed- miles southeastofSt. Stephens. Neigh- ding anniversary Jan. 9. Cards may be densbors shared produced from their gar-preysincludingdidn,t havelts TheYGer. rior, Neb., 68978 send to them at: 1030 E. 4th St., Supe-2.1p :: .... many and they had to be showed how Jenny's REESources to can the American garden crop. The family worked hard to make a By Jenny Rees, UNL Extension new life in America. Herman died at age 23, after being kicked by a horse. Mary, contracted the flu and died at age 18. Richard and Joseph both married and had families. After the parents died, John, Lydia and Augusta continued on the farm. John died in 1945. In 1956, Lydia and Au- gusta moved into a new home they had bult near the St. Stephen's Church. Augusta died in 1969. Lydia continued to live in her St. Stephens home until at age 98 she broke a hip and moved to the Nelson Good Samaritan Center. At age 100 she contined to read one daily and three weekly newspa- pers and two monthly magazines, one printed in German. She was getting around the nursing home with the aid of a walker. Ruskin News from yesteryear Total rainfall in recorded in 1909 was 30.57 inches. Highest temperature was 103 on Aug. 16. Lowest tempera- ture was 14 degrees below zero on Jan. 7. January 12, 1933 The weather had been like early spring for the past two weeks and the "old timers" predicted 40 more days of the same as they had never seen but one crop of ice in a winter. 'Tis the season for winter program- ming! The following are a few upcom- ing meetings occurring next week. Winter program brochures were mailed last week, so please check those for additional meetings. Looking forward to seeing you at upcoming meetings. A reminder that if you plan to attend any of the upcoming crop production clinics, you need to register online by 3 p.m. the day before the clinic at Farm and ranch business succes- sion and estate planning workshops: This is an important topic for farm families to consider! Two workshops will be held in our area; one in Blue Hill at the community center on Jan. 13, and one in York at the country club on Jan. 15. The times for both Work- shops are 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There is no charge, but registration is required by calling the Rural Response Hotline at 1-800-464-0258. Register by Jan. 10 for Blue Hill and Jan. 12 for York. The workshop is intended to be useful for established farm and ranch owners, their successors and begin- ners. Topics will include stages of suc- cession planning; contribution and i :ii compensation; balancing the interests of on-farm and off-farm heirs; the im- portance of communication; setting goals; analyzing cash flow; balancing Charles Totton of Nora suffered fatal injuries while cutting wood. Frank Steinke of Ruskin died from fumes from a defective heater in the gasoline transport he and a man named Hibbard were driving back from Kansas. Mr. Hibbard was made seriously ill but survived. A husking was held at the Robert Nelson farm after his son, Robert, was hospitalized for an emergency appendectomy. The 40 acres of corn harvested averaged 30 bushels to the acre. Fifty-eight men husked around 300 bushels an hour. Several women made sure the men were well fed. January 12, 1965 Mette Lundesgaard, 92, died Jan. 7. She came from Denmark with her par- ents, Mr. and Mrs. Jens Houtwed in 1884. In 1964 Ruskin shipped via the Rock Island 205 carloads of grain. Incoming shipments of 10 different products totaled 66 carloads. January 10, 1985 Burglars stole $500 worth of food from the K&S Food Center and $40 and some small items from Ruskin Feed Service. The large garage door was forced to gain entrance into the feed store. intergenerational expectations and ) needs; beginning farmer loan and tax it's becoming crunch time as construction workers press on to complete the new Super or Casey's store wh ch is scheduled to open two weeks from today. -. : Though windchills have been below zero work has been continuing outside to install the fuel pumps and canopies. Fuel has arrived and been unloaded into creditprograms;theuseoftrusts, wills, the underground tanks. Merchandise to stock the store is scheduled to arrive on Jan. 20. Jan. 21 is an employee training day in preparation for opening. '~:~ life estate deeds and business entities .... (such as a limited liability company) in family estate and business succession planning; buy-seU agreements; asset protection; taxation (federal transfer taxes, Nebraska inheritance tax and basis adjustment); and essential estate documents. Presenters are Dave Goeller, deputy director, Northeast Center for Risk Management Educa- tion at UNL; and Joe Hawbaker, agri- cultural law attorney from Omaha. The workshop is made possible by the Nebraska Network for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers, the Farm and Ranch .Project of Legal Aid of Ne- braska, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture's Farm Mediation, and the University of Nebraska Extension. The next Heuermann lecture will be Jan. 13 at7 p.m. at Nebraska Inno- vation Campus (2021 Transformation Drive in Lincoln) The title is "Geneti- The Superior residence of Clint and Lucy Richardson is home to a 50 year snowman collection which numbers more than 600 pieces. T he couple have been Superior residents since 1962. ' ' By Do~mia'C~istelisen ................ For those of you who would like to learn more about the Texas A&M Ag- ricultural Food Policy Center compre- hensive Farm Bill Decision Aid com- puter program, a hands-on training will be held Jan. 14 at the new Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Cen- ter, 2021 Transformation Drive in Lin- coln. Workshop presenters will be James Richardson, ag. economist from Texas A&M; and Brad Lubben, UNL Extension ag. economist. Richardson is author of a new computer decision tool endorsed by the USDA. Those attending will learn how to use the Texas A&M Computer Decision Aid, how to interpret the results and how managing risk is integrated into the model. Participants are encouraged to bring their own iPad, tablet or laptop computer. For information about the workshop go to: wh96bm. cally Modified Animals: Facts, Fear Participants need to pre-register at Mongering and the Future." The pre- The work- senter will be Alison Van Eenennaam, ~ shop will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with University of California - Davis,.20'14. morning registration ~d refreshn~ents Borlaug CAST Communication starting at 8:15 a.m. at the new NIC awardee. For more information, go to: auditorium. There is a registration fee If which includes the noon meal, refresh- you cannot make it to Lincoln, youcan ments and meeting materials. For ad- watch it live via video at the website ditional information about the farm link. bill go to: You are invited to follow The Su- For national news click on the perior Express on Facebook. yournews link at , Thank You We d like to express our sincere thanks to all the family and friends who faithfully came to visit our beloved wife and mother, Ilene May Tamme, before she passed to her heavenly home on December, 28, 2014. We thank the staff, nurses and doctors of Deshler s Parkview Haven Nursing Home and Brodstone Me- morial Hospital in Superior, for all their love, care and patience for Ilene the last 14 months of her life. She was very grateful for all the care you gave her. We thank Pastor Cathi, Pastor Jon and westminster Abbey in London is a grand~athe: .... the grand Cathedral. Living on planet Earth is dral where many dignitaries are buried. A small, simply an area to pass through on our way into dark entryway called the narthex is just a brief space to pass from the outside door into the cathedral itself. I can't imagine anyone wanting to stay in that cramped little room, with no thought of passing into the glory of what lies ahead. Our lives here on Earth are like that narthex to Wednesday, Thursday and Friday ' 1:30-5:30 p.m. , Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p:m. Pastor Patsy for all the comfort and encouragement you minis- tered to her. We were all comforted by your words. Thank you I 410 1/2 ! ................ for the funeralluncheon served by Peace Lutheran ladies and the : ladies of Living Faith Fellowship Church in Superior. We are ':: truly grateful God placed all of you in our lives. Lucy Richardson, a Superior resident, puts a different spin on one of her Christmas trees. It is decorated exclusively with snowmen, which are part of I The Family ofllene May Tamme Ii her extensive collection which spans 50 years. | L,s r Birthday Card Shower l' is requested for Joan Uldrich -J [ =t he Familyof [ ,0":Mary Ann (Moran)Meyer her 80th Birthday on d like to request a card shower on Sunday, Jan, 11 ,I Cards may be sent to PO Box 263, AEdgar, NE68935 ]1-- E}th BIrth,fherr la BRODSTONE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Sunday, Jan. 11 i IMMUNIZATION CLINIC Nuckolls County Immunization Clinic erR ! Love, Marlin & Lorri Lyle & Cindy & Julie will be held: 2nd Wednesday in January Wednesday, Jan. 14 2-4 p.m. Immunizations are provided for Medicaid-enrolled or uninsured patients through 18 years. the beauty and glory of Heaven, which God has promised and Jesus has made accessible. Physi- cal death for a believer is simply a passageway into the real life beyond, and it is God's intent and purpose that each of His beloved children should enter and live with Him forever. Happy Time Preschool Sou Su Nifty-Thrifty Shop \ Appointments are preferred and canbe made by calling 402-8794432 ext. 290 or can be made for future visits during a visit to the clinic. Priority will be given to those with an appointment. 5 to 7 p.m. % Cards can be sent to: 1039 Rd 4000 Nelson, NE 68961 'o' A $5 donation per child would be appreciated. Sponsored by Brodstone Memorial Hospital ;i;!: iii ~ i Everyone welcome! Free will donation! N Central Superior, Neb. ,,At the Nazarene Church, 740 E 7th St., Superior, Neb. [-J- ~--~ l--j ~ ~-I ~~m--~h-~~D-~t m-. === w'=- 'ml .... Express your love to a special child by placing his or her photograph in The Valentine Express! The Superior Express or Jewell County Record offices (we promise to return it unharmed) Include with picture name and age of child, nameand address of parents and name and address of grandparents Please submit only photographs for which you have the right to permit the newspaper to use and publish. Some photography companies, such as Olan Mills and Choice Printing and Photography do NOT allow newspapers to publish photographs without first obtaining written permission. By submitting a photograph and signing the authorization, you are allowing the newspaper permission to publish the picture as part of the Valentine Express feature. The picture will not be used elsewhere without your permission. _., I agree to the terms outlined above: 9e c Signature__ - ' Child's Name The I.ast Day is Thursday, Feb. 5