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Superior, Nebraska
May 19, 2016     The Superior Express
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Leah Meyer Harley Schuster Markets Superior Grain Market Tuesday Close Currem Price Last Week Corn ................................. 3.63 3.47 Milo ................................. 3.59 3.43 Wheat ............................... 4.13 3.98 Soybeans .......................... 9.85 9.85 This week and next week the Vic- torian Festival Committee has ordered advertisements be published in this newspaper listing the complete sched- ule of events the committee has planned for the 25th annual Victorian Festival planned for Superior on May 28 through 30. A number of changes have been in the event schedule this year. Some old standbys have been removed from the schedule and other events added. Unlike other years the Jewell County Showmobile will not be parked at the Fourth and Central in- tersection. Instead the originally Vic- torian Trolly which hauled hundreds of people on tours around Superior will serve as festival's downtown fo- cal point. After using the Red Cloud trolley as a tour vehicle the first year, the festival committee had a custom made trolley built. A new four-wheeled wagon gear of the type used on area farms was obtained and volunteers met at the Superior High School shop to con- struct the trolley body designed by Stan Sheets. The trolly was a popular feature and used for tours throughout the year. However, the cost of insurance along with state and federal transportation rules discouraged its use. When the Chamber of Commerce decided to sell the trolley, it was pur- chased by this newspaper and pre- served for activities like this year. Instead of trolley rides this year, festival participants are invited to join in a guided stroll which will showcase many of the community's Victorian For the high school seniors attend- ing Nuckolls County schools, Satur- day was graduation day. Commence- ment exercises were held in Superior starting at 2 p.m. and at the Lawrence- Nelson High School in Nelson at 4 p.m. Because of the two hour differ- ence in starting time, many families were able to attend both events. The two events were similar, al- most like they had been planned by the same people. The school bands pro- vided music for both. Class members spoke about their school experiences, senior videos were shown and flowers were given to parents and friends of the seniors. Programs last about an hour each and similar numbers of diplomas were awarded. Among the differences, Lawrence- Nelson recognizes a salutatorian and valedictorian and both give addresses Superior recognizes the top 15 percent of the class. At Lawrence-Nelson, Abby Kile gave both the welcome response as the class president, and the salutatorian's address. Harlie Himmeiberg gave the valedictorian's address. At Superior Riley Butler, Jenna Langer, Leah Meyer and Harley Schuster were recognized for making up the top 15 percent of the class. Diplomas were presented by Matt Sullivan, president of the Superior Board of Education and by Lance Wil- liams, president of the Lawrence- Nelson Board of Education. Either before or following the for- mal ceremony it was common for fam- ily members to hold receptions at vari- ous locations through out the county. In some instances the receptions were held at a home, in others a public venue was rented. There were 22 seniors receiving diplomas at Lawrence-Nelson, 25 at Superior. Both exercises were held in the respective school's gymnasium. Junior students served as honor guards and ushers. homes. The strolls are projected to take about 45 minutes. They will leave the City Park Bandshell at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, May 28. The strolls will be about one mile in length. Tour guides are expected to arrive about 5 minutes prior to departure time. One of the most popular festival feature has been the parade which will start at 1:30 Saturday afternoon. Throughout the years someone has tra- ditionally been selected to serve as the parade' s grand marshal. Instead of one person, this year the committee has chosen an entire group of people to serve as the grand marshal. It was with high regard and enor- mous respect, that the grand marshals chosen for this year's Victorian Festi- val be all those people have formed the parade's color guard for the past 25 years. In the past as armies were trained and adopted set formations, each regiment's ability to keep its forma- tion was potentially critical to its suc- cess. In the chaos of battle soldiers needed to be able to determine where their regiment was. Flags and banners were used in battle to serve this purpose as a detachment of sol- diers were assigned to the protection of those regimental colors. With the advent of modem weap- ons, and subsequent changes in tactics, colors are no longer used in battle, but continue to be carried by color guards at events of formal character. In the military of the United States, the color guard carries the national color or flag along with other flags appropriate to its position. Typically these include a unit flag and a depart- mental flag.The flag bearers are post- iii:i ]i~ ~/I Gabriella Herbek (left) Lawrence-Nelson High School Commencement noon in the high school gymnasium. ~