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fThe Superior l00xpress [ Published each Thursday bySuperior PuNishing Company, Inc. [ at 148 East Third Street, P.O. Box 408, Superior,.Nebraska 68978 [ Subscription rates are $25 per year in Nebraska, $26,50 per year in Kansas. Other States $36 per year. BillBlauvelt, Publisher om e s or x ress Fr th file of The Superi E p E-mail  Eighty Years Ago will hold i silver tea and quilt fair The Mt. Clare school played 25 years in the navy. Selected portions of the newspaper available Forty-eight Seniors willreceive at the Legion Home Thursday af- The Red Line school in a game of Paul Lesh has been named ad- their diplomas Friday evening at temoon. A Gold Star Mother from softball. The score was 8 to 1 in the Superior Junior High School Red Cloud will give a talk. favor of Red Line. Auditorium. Seventy Years Ago Mrs. Howard Larsen enter- . L.T. Brodstone and D.F. The annual spring garden vis- tained theRural Social Circle. Mrs. on the web at Thursday, May 19, 2011 Page 2B Editor&apos;s Notebook By Bill Blauveit Sometimes, a big-time crime can be boring. And sometimes a small=time crime can be interesting. Like the great pizza shop heist reported recently by the Kearney Daily Hub. According to the local constabulary, Joe Flores wanted to pay a $550 debt he owed to Michael Willets of Kearney. Apparently Flores. 24. owed the money to Willets, 22, for some marijuana he had received. Willets tried to be helpful in getting Flores even. According to the story, Willets had worked at a local Godfather's Pizza and told Flores where to find the s/fe, and gave him the combination. It isn't known if he told Flores, who did the burglary and stole the safe- about the surveillance cameras. Willets and another guy showed up on the tape. too. They got away with the safe and a reported $1.162. The manager at Godfather' s told the cops to check out Willets. It was the informational equivalent of a coupon for a free pizza. The rolls of change Willets left in his car provided evidence, as did the $600 he had stashed in his home. He was hauled in, interviewed and arrested. Flores was also picked up and locked up. told me this week, either I take her fishing this week or she is going to clean the garage and toss out my tackle. Perhaps I should accept her garage cleaning offer. Without doubt the garage needs cleaning and the status of the tackle is questionable. I haven't looked at it for years but I suspect it is in a pretty sorry shape. The hooks are probably rusty and the line rotted. Reels are most likely gummed up with age and the poles dry and brittle. If I get my fishing gear out, where should I go? When I was actively fishing; I had a half-dozen favorite ponds plus the Republican River. But those locations were all in Kansas and off limits Saturday since we don't have Kansas licenses. Though I've never purposely fished in the Nebraska portion of the Republican River, this isn't a good week to begin. With water being diverted into the Courtland Canal, the river is nearly dry. Years back when the river level dropped, people used to walk the river and fish the holes. While I never wanted to walk that far in the river, I've heard of people walking from here to Hardy fishing the holes in search of large catfish. I'm not prepared for such a long jaunt and anyone who undertakes such a trip better have a good knowledge of where the stateline is. Between Superior and Hardy the river dances between the two states. Without a Kansas fishing license, I'd probably be ticketed for fishing without a license for I suspect walking the river and carrying fishing gear in Kansas would be suitable grounds for a ticket. And with storms in the forecast, I don't think it wise to stray far from my vehicle, even if fish do bite better in advance of a storm. A farm pond is proably the safest choice of Nebraska locations, but which one? I haven't been hanging out with fishermen and listening to their stories. I have no clues as to which Nebraska ponds are producing fish this year and which are dot. Suppose I could go to the Lincoln Park Lagoon. It appears to be a popular fishing place for Superior area youngsters. But that may not be wise, either. Though I am still 12 at heart, it will be hard to explain why anybody who looks as old as Ido is fishing in a "Kids' Pond." IfI ever again plan to go fishing, I better start shopping for new fishing tackle. By Monday I'm certain my old tackle will be on the northside of the garage waiting for the garbage man to arrive at the editor's house. Recently I was asked how the Superior Wildcats came to be called the Wildcats. Seems a Lincoln resident-is writing a book about the origin of Nebraska high school mascots. Got me to thinking about the other area teams. What are the stories behind the Ruskin Indians, Hardy Dragons, Byron Broncos, Nelson Tigers, Lawrence Panthers, Guide Rock Warriors, Davenport Tigers and the... I have been hoping Saturday would pass quietly. I haven't planned a big celebration and didn't expect anyone to notice that it was my birthday but then the State of Nebraska declared it a holiday. I'm sure people fiom one end of the state to the other and border to border will join in the celebration. Most of them will have no idea they are celebrating my birthday. I planned to ignore the holiday and go about my business as usual but Rita has other ideas. With the 22nd anniversary of our marriage coming up in June, Rita insists we celebrate my birthday by going fishing. Its an appropriate activity for this year May 21, my birthday, has been designated as Free Fishing Day in Nebraska. On that day no fishing or park ,entry permits will be required. Though I sometimes talk about fishing experiences, it has been a long time since I've gone fishing and my tackle has been stored since before I moved from Blauvelt's Hill 40 years ago. Rita / Still, Back at the Ranch By Tonya Paddock Sickly sweet sappiness does not come natural to me. When others gush. I gag. On occasion I have been known to say something inspirational or a thing or two nice about another person, but it is a rarity ,and this is one of those rare times. Yup, I am going to say something nice and quite possibly, inspirational. But. do not expect this of me every day. Yesterday was om 20 year milestone of marital bliss, And yet, it seems like only yesterday we just met and were still working through those awkward first few moments; like the part where I questioned if my then unknown husband-to-be was a drug dealer. He had a nice car and was therefore obviously endowed with sufficient amounts of money which to a small town girl in a scary new vast city, seems to be gained only through illegitimate means. Assured that my small town education in stereotyping was inaccurate and that he was also not a member of the local mafia. nor even Italian or Russian, 1 sorted through the collection of compact discs in his car. vexed at the lack of country music. What sort of a person would have no knowledge of The Judds, George Strait or Randy Travis? And, who in the worldwas DEVO or the B-52s and why would anyone listen to a song about a lobster? He was not without his own doubts as his nit-picky nature clamped obsessively onto some of my less pleasant habits, includ- ing my propensity to place the torn end of my sweetener back into the packet after emptying its contents into my iced tea. This was the beginning; the beginning of seemingly endless years of two unique personalities at odds, engaging in that thing called compro- mise which would eventually culminate a new found friendship into the union of marriage. Compromise is what led him to add a cd of The Judds to his car where he kept his extensive music library of what he called, "alternative rock." Compromise is what led me to understand that not ever.y song had to include a pickup, a dog, a drunken love-sick man or wayward woman. I learned to appreciate that a song about a lobster could be quite catchy. In welcoming our firstborn child into the world, a son, compromise is vwhat allowed us to understandthat childcare such as diapering was not Nrictly woman's work, though brehst= feeding unfortunately remains so. Twenty Years later, with a son soon to graduate college and a teenage daughter with one year left of high school, compromise is still the key ingredient. It was compromise which convinced my husband to move from his comfortable life in big city Colorado to an old well-loved farmhouse in the boonies of Nebraska. The reminder of compromise helped me survive the days and nights alone while my husband went through his training to become a police officer. Is life perfect? Most definitely not! Do I frequently plot his demise by envisioning me smacking him over the head with a frying pan? Most definitely yes! Of course he would say that my use of a frying pan for anything is beyond my abilities with cookware. Does he imagine a younger, less haggard and cranky version of me and long for the good old days ? I would imagine the answer to that is, "yes." Do I long for the young, wiry stud he once was? Good gravy, no! It has taken me 20 long, painstaking years to get to where I am now and he is still a pain, a lesser pain, but still a pain. Or, maybe I just became accustomed to his annoyances, grew a sense of humor or he snared me numbly into his tangled web of dumb things men do. Why, oh why would I want to revert? Oh but wait, I was supposed to be "nice" and "inspirational," wasn't I? Hmmm. well okay, 1 failed miserably. Sorry honey. Happy 20th anniversary! I love you in spite of it all! (Insert guilty smiley face here). Kiechel went to Geneva Friday to iting will be sponsored by the Su- Kenneth Andersen and Mrs. Ed- attend the South Central Nebraska perior Women's Club next week - ward Hudson are two new mem- Press Association meeting. Mr. with 35 names placed on the list of bers. Fifteen members and four and Mrs. Herbert Atkins and Mrs. gardens to be visited, visitors were present. Kiechel and children joined them. A cablegram received by C.E. Fifty Years Ago Mr. Kiechel is editor and Mr. Shaw and H. C. Johnston families Nancy Sorensen was named Atkins, foreman, at The Express from Mrs. Hill, companionofLady Miss South Central Nebraska at office. Subscription rates are $2 a Evelyn Vestey, London, stated the Miss SCN Pageant held in year. Lady Vestey is desperately ill. Superior Saturday evening. The Nelson telephone opera- A funeral was held for Mrs. Sadie Intermill suffered a bro- tors attended a show in Superior Sam (Agnes Hayes) Willett, 48, ken hip and wrist in a fall in her Tuesday evening, of Bostwick. Seven'of her 12 chil- home. The Superior Legion Auxiliary dren are still at home. August Tordmp has completed A Different Slant By Chuck Mittan The things which make us more or less popu- times we just wound up doing a few of his chores lar with others change throughout our lives, de- in exchange for the necessary wheels to finish pending on our age, occupation, social situation off our latest go-cart. and a range of other variables. Whether or not we I was remembering driving those carts down desire to be popular also changes; in general big hills in races against guys from other neigh- terms, I believe our need to please others dimin- borhoods in their homemade jalopies when I ishes with age. realized the problem with drivirig today may be Ask a very old man what he thinks others that it has become too easy. These carts were think of him, and he'll likely say, "Who cares? !" typically steered by pulling on a rope tied to each And there may be some expletives thrown in end of the front axle. if we could find some rope. there for good measure, to further illustrate that If not, the seat would have to placed far enough he also doesn't care what you think of his color- fbrward to reach the axle with your feet for ful language, steering. When I was in about second grade, the guy Try texting directions to the nearest sushi bar everyone wanted to be friends with in my neigh- to your sister while flying down a hill in a borhood was the guy who had all the wheels. I wooden car you're steering with two hands and think his father worked some place that dealt a big rope. with lawn mowers or other small implements. If I recall, some guys liked steering with their because his garage was always packed with all feet. because it allowed for carrying (and drink- sizes and varieties of wheels, ing) a bottle of pop during the race. Those were Anyone building go-carts in my neighbor- the guys who wore sunglasses and their dads' hood  and I'm talking about those propelled by work gloves except they called them driving gravity or someone pushing them  would even- gloves during the race. In hindsight, it seems tually have to go see this guy for wheels. Of likely their coolness factor was irreparably dam- course we knew there were gasoline-powered aged in the act of steering the aforementioned go-carts; we had seen pictures of them in the wooden car with their feet. Sears catalog, but no one we knew ever had one. But, sometimes, the inevitable crashes that "You come to my house seeking wheels, but concluded the races were spectacular. They you have not yet said what you plan to do for me were given names that reflected the injured or in return..." (Read this in your Marlin Brando as broken body parts, the circumstance of the crash the Godfather voice, for the greatest effect.) and the year. The dumpster arm-breaker of '69. No one ever had any actual money, but we all Poor Mikey. Forced to give up racing at the had things with which we could barter, and many tender age of eight by injury and his mom. Country Roads By Gloria Garman-Schlaefli Cell phones have become one of my pet peeves. Now I know cell phones are great to have to summon help when needed on the road. They are also great to have when you shop with someone and you can't locate them in the mall. They have become a security blanket and now it seems that just about everyone has one. They have complicated ell phones with all kinds of names that provide many other services, from a connectionto the internet to playing games and taking and sending photos. What I have a hard time understanding about their use is the amount of time people spend using them. You see people dining at cafes with another person and one has a cell phone glued to an ear. It seems that if a person is dining with another and carrying on a conversation, when the phone sounds a message could be left and a call could be made later. Of course there may be an urgency about the call but what one person considers an urgency, another person may not. I have heard of people that are dining with others, that sometimes even call them on their cell phones to tall instead of talking to them face to face.There are the different cell phone "ring tones" that can cause confusion. Some of the tones or tunes are from Broadway musicals, some recorded voice yelling at you to "pick up the phone," a baby's laughter, or a classic rock and roll song. Some people are crying for use of "phone etiquette" and for people to think about others when using the cell phone. According to a news report, a lady was recently kicked off an AmTrak train because she was talking too loud, at times yelling into her cell phone, and had continued the loud conversation for more than 15 minutes. Another news report, tells of a teacher that became so frustrated of a student using their cell phone during class that he threw the phone against a wall The use of phone etiquette years ago, when I was a child, was also called for when the old-time "crank" phones were in use. Then we had "party lines" and if someone picked up the phone when another on your line was using the phone, their conversation could be heard. It was an unspoken etiquette that if this happened, the ministrator of Brodstone Memo- rial Hospital to replace Samuel Keefer, who resigned. Fifty-two Superior High School seniors will receive their diplomas at commencement exer- cises at the city auditorium Wednesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Lavem (Hensley) Peterson have a new trash and garbage route and are licenses for the City of Superior. Forty Years Ago James Conger, 17, died in route to a Lincoln hospital of injuries sustained in a motorcycle acci- dent near Lovewell lake. Marshall Vale has purchased the downtown Superior building at Third and Central that housed the Jones Westem Outfitters be- fore the fire. After a complete re- model of the building he will move his Sears catalog store there. Twenty cases of mumps were reported by Superior Principal Charles Denson. Thirteen first grade pupils are absent along with their teacher. Steve Hespen is visiting his par- ents, Mr. and Mrs. William Hespen, before he reports for work in New Orleans. He has completed his course in diving and under water welding and maintenance. He will be working with oil drill- ing equipment in the Gulf of Mexico Thirty Years Ago Construction work was slowed Tuesday afternoon on the Koppel Inc., when alarge crane overturned. Jeff Edwards. a Hastings Col- lege athlete, has qualified for the national track meet in Houston. Dorys Loper, Cali Columbia, South America. visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Ridle last week. Her son. Rodigo, came to get her Sunday. Twenty Years Ago Gaye Kimminau was pictured lighting the candles for the four graduates before graduation in Guide Rock. Action started by the Superior City Council is expected to lead to either the removal or repair of 17 dangerous buildings located within the city limits. person picking up the phone and hearing that the line was busy, the receiver of the phone was to be quickly placed back on the hook. There was always one person on our line that was known for "listening in" on others' conversations. Each person on a line had a certain ring, such as a long and two shorts, or two longs and a short, and others on the line could also hear,the rings and know who was receiving acall. When conversing on the phone, one could sometimes tell when the receiver of another phone was taken o'ff the hook?hs there was a certain sound that was heard or you couldn't hear the person you were talking to very well. If that person kept the receiver off the hook, listening to others' conversations for a long period of time. it was not unheard of to ask that person listening to please hang up the receiver. There were also those who used the phone for hours and if you needed to use the phone, it became harder and harder to wait. I remember my father needed a machinery part urgently and a person was talking on our line for 15 minutes or so, and finally my usually patient father broke into their conversation and asked to use the phone. Of course the "line ring" could be used that summoned all on the phone line to their phones, and this was used in case of a neighborhood emergency. I can remember when our chimney caught on fire and room made the line ring to summon help, as back then there weren't any 911 calls made. There was also the time when a tornado was approaching and all on the line were warned Concerns are also being expressed about the constant use of cell phones by the youth and the possiblity of it affecting their hearing. Time will tell about this concern. Another problem is the possibility of running out of numbers in providing new phone numbers for the phones. It's for sure that cell phones are here to stay until something better comes along. We are all "hooked" by now and can't seem to do without them. Church Of The Nazarene" 740 E. Seventh Office Phone 402-879-4391 Pastor Dave Coleman Sunday Stmd\\;' School ................ 9:45 a.m. Morning Service ........... 10:45 a.m. Children's Program. Youth Group Meeting ................... 6-7 pall Wednesday Adult Bible Study 6:30-7:30 p.m. Transportation and Nursery tllttlH;, stlpe"FiotllcLgar?Yl(', ovg First Presbyterian Church Formoso Community Church Nondenominational Bible Teaeht'n 9 Pastor Gene Little Sunday School ........... 9:30 a.m. Worship Service ..... 10:30 a.m. Weekly Home Bible Studies 203 Balch Street. Formoso, Kan. 785-794-2490 Evangelical Lutheran Church Sixth and N. Centred Superior, Neb. Phone 402-879-3733 SUNDAY u,ctay Schoo .......... 9:t 5 aom. in America Rev. DaryI Nelson PMA Cormie Raess ST. PAUL LUTHERAN Hardy, Neb. Phone 402-279-3205 or 402-236-8825 Fc0wship ................. 9:30 a,r Rev. Mark Diehl, t astor Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Evange]ie: Luth>:a Church i ;'-L,,:r),,::. 505 N. Kasa Superior, NeL, o Sunday Morning Worship .. 8:45 a.m. Sunday School ....... 9:45 a.m. <,>:,duy 3choot .... 10 a.m. ,k;tmday Worship.., 9 a.m. Fellowship Hour .. 10 a.m. First United Methodist Church :48 N. Kan;as Street 3uperior. Nebo ReVo ,3oeellnx "lapper Sunday Services Worship .... 8:15 & 10:30 a.m. Bible Study Thursday...9 a.m. Catholic Church Services St. Joseph's Church Superior, Neb. Rectory Phone 402-879-3735 Mass Schedule Daily Masses 7:30 am. Grace Community Evangellcal Free Church of j, Superior a-roll k' 423 E. Fifth Street Superior, Neb. Pastor David Johnson Office, 402-879-4126 Home, 402-879-4145 Christian Church of Mankato 118 S. Commercial Mankato, Kan. 785-378-3707 Saturday ......... 6 p.m. Sunday ........... 8 a.m. Nelson Sunday ......... 10 a.m. Father Brad Zitek First Baptist Church (@ 558 N. Commercial Superior, Neb. Rev, Floyd Richardson ( Church 402-879-3534 Sunday Worship .............. 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study ................ 4 p,m. Jewell Trinity United Methodist Jim Rice, pastor Sunday Sunday School ........... 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship ... 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Kids for Christ ............. 3:45 p.m. Sunday Sunday School ......... 9 a.m, Morning Worship ... 10 a.m. Prayer Time ............. 6 p.m. Aflllllated wil tile Evangelical Free Church of Amerlca Jewell Christian Church "A family you can belong to" 111 Main, Jewell Dan Daniels, pastor Church 785-428-3657 Parsonage 785-428-3323 Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Kids for Christ & Jr. High Youth Groups Wednesdays at 4:15 p.m. Webber United MethodistChurch Sunday School ...... 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Thaddeus J. Hinkle, Minister 785-378-3938 Calvary Bible Evangelical Free Church 99 W. Pearl, Jewen, Kan. o 785-428-3266 Wayne Felgal, Pastor EFCA Wednesday Prayer Meetlng ........................ 7:30 Sunday Sunday School ................. 9:15 a.m, Sunday Worship Service. I0:30 a.rn. Evening Service .................... 7 p.m. Ailiated with the Evangelical Free C[mrch of Amerlra First Community Church t Webber, Kan. Office 785-361-2664 Res. 785-361-2070 Sunday Worship ............. 9:30 a.m. Pastor Roger Walls Oak, Neb. Phone 402-225-2284 Sunday Sunday School .... 9 a.m. Morning Worship 10 a.m. Sunday Prayer Meeting ..... 7:00 p.m. Blble Centered Nondenomlnation Evangelical Lutheran Church .... ,:1_8' zo x South Center ..... Mankato, Kan. 785-378-3308 Pastor Katharine Redpath Sunday Worship .......... 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Northbranch Friends Church Phone 785-647-8841 Located eight miles north of Burr Oak and two miles west. Sunday Sunday School ........... 10 a.m. Worship ...................... 11 a.m. Kenneth Smith Pastor "Where The Son Always Shines" Jewell County Catholic Churches Summer (May-Oct.) St. Theresa 320 N. Commercial, Mankato 785-378-3939 Saturday ....................... 6:30 p.m. Sacred Heart, Esbon Sunday ................................ 8 a.m. Father George Chalbhagam, CMI I Living Faith Fellowship Word of Faith Church 315 N. Central - Phone 402-879-3814 Sunday Worship Service .................... I0:30 a.m. Evening'Service ........................... 5 p.m. (except 4th and 5th Sundays) Wednesday Christian Development Night: Adults and Children .................... 7 p.m, Rock Solid Youth Group ...... . ........ 7 p,m. Radio Program. KRFS AM Sunday Morning ..................... 8:30 a.m. Patsy Busey, Pastor t United Methodist Churches Schedules for Sunday Schools and Worship Service Mankato Harmony ... Worship, 11 a.rn. Sun. Sch., 9:45 a.m. Ionia ......................... Worship, 9:30 a.m. Sun. Sch., 10:30 a.m. Esbon ....................... Worship, 8:15 a.m. Burr Oak ................. Worship, 9:30 a.m. Church of Christ 564 E. F0mth Street, Superior, Neb. 402-879-4067 * Jim Stark, minister Wednesday Evening FBI: Ages 3 through Grade 6 (Faithful Bible Investigators)..7 p.m. ! Thursday Evening Adult Bible Study ................ 7 p.m. Sunday (no evening services/ Sunday School ................ 9:30 a.m, Worship Service ............ 10:30 a.m. Youth Meeitng ......... . ........ .....4 p.m. Youth & Bible study & small groups Call church for ffifomatton Salem ' Lutheran Church (ELCA} Highway 14 North, Superior, Neb. 402-225-4207 Sunday Worship ............... : ............. 10a.m. Sunday Forum and Sunday School 11:15 a,m. Communion ....... Is/& 3rd Sur/day Don & Margaret Olson Interim pastors Day 1 Radio Program " KRFS AM 1600 * Sunday * 8  m. Olive Hill Church David Watters Sunday Sunday School... 9:30 a.m. Worship ....... 10"30 a.m. Located five miles 'south and two miles west of Superior i I Proclaiming Christ Since 1878 Centennial Lutheran Church (Mlasourl Synod) 855 N. Dakota Street, Superior; Neb. Phone 402-879-3137 Saturday Worship ...... 6:30 p.m'. 8unday Worship Service 9 a,m. , Sunday School-Bible Class .......... 10 a.m. Pastor Brian Earl Worship with us via live broadcast each Sutday on KRFS Radio Please call for additional worship and Bible study opportunities.