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y-.- r , I Bill Blauvelt, Publisher E-mail Selected portions of the newspaper available on the web at Thursday, July 18, 2013 Page 2B the fil The Superior Express Charles Dailey resigned as the Eighty Years Ago by his own gasoline truck and Lincoln,$4.35toOmahaor$8.60 cametoNuckollsCountyin1880, station agent for the Burlington The Superior City Council up- required more than 100 stitches to to Denver. Dedication of the new chapel railroad at Hardy. He retired after proved the sale or 3.2 per cent beer. Tl .new ordinance went into effect simultaneously with the state beer law. Nels Ferguson celebrated his 95th birthday. He was a farmer in the White Rock valley. George Jantzen was run over A 48 pound bag of flour was andEdgar each installed two civil Ten Years Ago $1.79 at the Superior Safeway. defense warning sirens. The maximum number of pets The Lyric Theatre show- Mr.andMrs. Glen Langercel- that could be kept by Superior ing "My Friend Flicka, starring ebrated their 50th wedding anni- residents was set at four after an Roddy McDowall and Rita versary, ordinance was passed by the city Johnson. Eva Raushner, 93, died. She council. Sixty Years Ago had been a Nelson resident for 75 The Nuckolls County Chapter Henry Wade died in Santa Ana, years, of Pheasants Forever purchased a Calif. He was the Missouri Pa- FirstFederalSavingsandLoan' no-tilidrillwhichwasmadeavaii- ciflc railroad station agent at Superior, was offering l0.30 per- able for rental to area farmers. Warwick for 25 years and also cent interest on 18 month fixed Mary .Steward, 98, died. She operated the elevator there, rate certificates of deposit, was a long-time Guide Rock area close the wounds. The Lyric Theatre was show- oftheCentennialLutheranChurch 47 years of service. Msc's Sweet Shop was under- hag "Heroes for Sale," starring took place in Superior. Ruth Stoneman,a former Su- going an extensive renovation, Richard Barthelmess., Marianne Clarke, a former perior High School history including booths and rearranging Seventy Years Ago English andjournalism teacher at teacher, was awarded an educa- the kitchen. Hazel Hill, 47, died. She was Superior High School was serv- tional exchange grant and was A special excursion rate ticket active in church and social circles ing in the WAC's. She was sta- teaching in the Netherlands for a the Burlington Railroad could in Superior. tionedatCamp Hale, Colo.,where year. had for $3.20 round trip to RosaAnnWhi_' ,73,die!. She ski troops were being trained. Polio insurance was available - for $10 per year for the family from Ed Noren's Insurance Agency in Superior. The Crest Theatre was show- resident. ing"Trading Places," starring Dan Arthur Stmard celebrated his Ackroyd and Eddie Murphy. 90th birthday. Twenty Years Ago The Crest Theatre was show- The Saturday performance of ing"Legally Blonde 2: Red, White the Nuckolls County Fair Rodeo aiad Blonde" and "Hulk." was cancelled because of weather Five Years Ago concerns. The Time-Warner Cable's Three Belleville residents es- franchise, at Superior, was trans- capedseriousinjurywhenastorm ferred to a start-up company, capsized their boat on Lovewell Windjammer Communications. Lake: A drive was underway to raise Dan Heuer was ordained and funds for rest rooms at Superior's installed as pastor at St. Peter's Wildcat Community Track. ing "Hancock" and "WalI-E." One Year Ago Jeffery Schardt, 33, died as the result of an auger aocideat at his farm near Ruskin. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway raised the speed limit for trains traveling from Superior to Hastings to 25 miles per hour. The previous speed limit had been 10 miles per hour. A late night fire destroyed a farmhouse located east and south of Superior. The house, built in 1900, was completely gutted. occupants were not home at the time of the fire. Edward "Eddie" Krans, 55, died. He was Superior High School graduate. The Crest Theatre was show- ing "People Like Us" and "Octo- ber baby." A sign on a wrecked car said, "My wife did it." When lWas a youngster, most area county and state fairs were held in late August and early September. School started after Labor Day. With the State fair starting on Labor Day weekend, Lincoln schools were closed for fair week. 'Now, with schools starting in the middle of summer, the fair schedules have been advanced. It wasn't the way it was supposed to be done (and that may . . By Bill Blauvhlt walnut base, the award was based on both intelligence and community service. I was filled with excitement the night members of my class gathered in Superior's City Auditorium to receive their awards. I could think of nothing but how proud I would be to receive the Kiwanis Award. But I didn't get it. It went to another member of the class The Crest Theatre was playing "Confidentially Connie," starring Van Johnson and Janet Leigh. Fifty Years Ago Sliced bacon was 99 cents per education meeting. A large two-story barn in the round at Suverior's Jack and Jill FrancesHansen, 102,died.She northwest part of Nelson burned 'Food Center. graduated from Ruskin high to the ground. A 1941Pontiacwas The Crest Theatre was show- Schoolin 1923.Shewastheowner destroyed, ing "The Firm," starring Tom andpublisheroftheRuskinNews, Di. John Ayers was associated Cruise and''Weekend at Bernie's later named the Ruskin Leader. with the Animal Hospital of Su- 11." The Crest Theatre was show- perior. He had recently graduated Lutheran Church, Davennort. Charles Isom, Ilae new super- He'll cleanse you, convert you IlaLarmer, 4,died. s[iewasa intendent of the Superior School and make you more than a con- former Superior resident. District attended his first board of queror. And you'll be able to say, "I can do anything God asks me to with the help of Christ who gives me the strength and power." partially explain why I won few ribbons) but I never started prepar- who, without doubt, was smarter than this reporter, from Kansas State University. ing my entries for the 4-H fair until after July 4. With today's fair This week the wait is over. I finally got the Kiwanis Lewis Wait, 54, died. He was a schedule, the fair would be over before I started gettink ready. And Award. Let me explain how. Superior High School graduate .S that's the:only good thing I see in the current schedule. Family members gathered Saturday at my late uncle's and had been a test pilot during Gettingan entry ready took considerable prodding from my hometosortanddistributehisbelongings.Wewalkedabouthis WW 11. By Gloria Garman-Schlaefli house affixing sticky notes to things we wanted Frequently,we Kohl's Garage marked its 25th Having seven granddaughters makes life en- to take home. parents and 4-H leaders. The county fair is one of many areas where checked to make sure, our picks would not disappoint anouaer anniversary in business in Hardy. I've not had much competitive spirit. I was interested in a 4-H family member. A family member passed the shelf displaying Barb wire was $7.95 per roll at joyable and is certainly a blessing. This week The following day, we visited another set of B & S Tire market in Superior. could be called one of our special granddaughter granddaughters. I got to hold the precious little project only for what I considered to be the important learning trophiesmyunclehadwon, turned to me and said, ' I msureyou The Crest Theatre was show- weeks, packed with visiting granddaughters, and four month old as she gave me a big smile and opportunities. I enjoyed the electrical projects that taught the proper will want these." I didn't, ing - The Phantom Planet" and a visit from a granddaughter, cooed. She had grown so since we saw her last. way to make things like an extension cord or how to install a door I passed by the Kiwanis Award which hung on a basement Reptilicas." One granddaughter celebrated her first birth- The soon to become 13 year old granddaugh- bell, If my finished project worked properly, that was all that wall several times as sticky notes were applied, itemsdivided up Forty Years Ago day over the weekend, with a fun party hosted by ter came home for a couple of days with granddad mattered.;I didn't care what color of ribbon the project received at and choices carried out. l had resolved if someone else wanted it, The Superior school system herparentsandsister, and granddad and grandma and grandma. This visit included a grandma- thatfair,'and resented the time it took to enter the project at the fair I would let them have iL Finally, I was unwilling to wait any served a total of 98,119 lunches and then pick it up at the conclusion of the falr, " longer. I claimed the Kiwanis Award. Today it hangs in my home during the1972-1973 school year. attended the celebration with pride. We watched granddaughter shopping trip, cookie baking, Thr0ughl out my school years there was only one award I office on top of a calendar. Rita questioned why I would cover a Mr. and Mrs. Bert Leslie eel- as the little one was allowed to eat her special banana bread making, and chatting. She also wantedto win. I wanted to win the Kiwanis Outstanding Student current calendar with a 70-year-old plaque. I didn t see that ebrated their 50th wedding anni- cake all by herself, and it was a hands on experi- helped granddad with some farm chores. She is versary. , . . ence for her. The cameras flashed as she spread .growing up too fast, as all grandchildrendo. She Award. : covering the calendar mattered, lt had been updated since January. Lawrence schools were lismo the purple and green frosting all over her face and proudly stood next to me and compared her My uncle Won that award when he attended Superior High Whatmatteredafterwaitingmorethan50yearslhavetheKiwanis as being accredited for the 1973- hands, height to mine. Of course, I came up the shorter School, and it Was displayed proudlyon the wall of his high school Award i . 1974 school year. She unwrapped presents, but seemed to pay one. She showed me two new things on my bedroom. l Wanted to continue the tradition, I am pleased to finally have my Kiwanis Award, even if me Jo Keifer, 85, died. He was When I visited my grandparents home, I slept in what had been plaque has the name of William Duane Wrench engraved on it. post-master at Bostwick, a store more attention to the colorful wrapping paper smartphone, and introduced me to two of her his bedroom. Beginning in grade school, I longingly looked at the Whoknows, l may frame and hang the letter ofcongratulations the award, read the inscription and dreamed about the time when I could admiral sent upon Uncle Duane's discharge from the U.S. Navy at hang a similar award on my bedroom wall. According to the engraving on the brass plaque mounted on a In our small community, there is a real big event in mid-July. We have acomn unity celebration where we honor the heritage of the pioneers who's work and industry established our valley. Those ancestors dug ditches, planted crops,,built schools, and made us what: we are today. The challenge is that this celebration has become such a big event that it consumes most of our time for a big portion of the summer. Most of the churches in the town, as well as in outlying communities,get involved. Each congregation builds a float, and the floats are judged for awards. The competition is stiff. There is not only the pressure of building a beautiful float, but if you don't place with it, everyone wonders about your dedication. ! When I was asked to be part of the float committee, I made the fatal mistake of sUggesting toOur small congregation that perhaps it might be nice to forgo building a float at all. The only time I ever remember a .feeling like I felt that day, was when I accidentally bought a ticket at a sporting even in the section where the cro /d from the opposing team sat. The first time my team started doing well, and I cheered f0rthem, I came close to understanding how Custer felt at LittleBig Hord The day I suggested:we might be better off not to build(a float, I'm sure some members of our congregation consid- ered tarringand feathering me. I learned a float was tradition, and a person doesn't mess with tradition. But,because of the stress of building a float, it gets harder and hard& to wrangle someone into the assignment of heading the float committee. I' ve heard people expressing sympathy for a new young family moving into our area. '.'They are such a sweet young family. It almost seems a shame tO ask them to be the float committee chairpersons." The keyword here is "almost". all know that new people will unsuspectingly accept the assignment. B Ut we have recently run out of new people moving into our area. The community and church leaders have found out that everyone checks their caller I.D. this time of year and won't answer owner and a farmer, and gift bags than she did the gifts themselves. Eight count hamburger or co- After the party, we got to listen to the older the end of WW II. ney buns were selling for two granddaughter, age four, read us a book, and she Whenitcometomemories, noteverythinghastomakesense, packagesfor45centsatSuperior's eagerly colored granddad and grandma a picture Ideal Market. By Daris Howard the phone if they know it is someone in charge of rounding up help on the float. My wife and I are now, thankfully, out of the Io0p. We have been asked to put together the musical production. The musical production takes even more work than the float, but at least it isn't judged in a competition. But recently we found ourselves short a few men to complete the cast. We started feeling more and more panic as the time for the product!on grew closer and one major male lead role was not filled. As it came time for the floats to be built, we knew our time was really growing short. But then, unexpectedly, we had a man volunteer, and he seemed perfect for the part. He did an awesome audition, and we happily cast him in the role. We were excited to have him, though I must admit, I hadn't ever thought of him doing theater. After he had started rehearsing with us, I mentioned how glad we were to have him, and how much we appreciated him taking his time to join us. "'Oh, it' s no big deal," he replied. "I knew that ifI was involved in the musical, I surely couldn't be asked to be on the float committee." We began to understand the desperation our community leaders were feeling with regard to the float when my wife overheard two of the men of our congregation visiting at church. One has a pickup that he has been trying to sell for months. The other, one of the men in charge of putting together the float committee, owns a business on a busy thoroughfare into town. The first asked if he might park his pickup on the lot of the other so it would sell. "No problem," the second man answered. "And in ex- change, you can help me out by being the float committee chairman." "You know," the first man answered, "come to think of it, there's a lot of sentimental value in that pickup. I think I'll keep it." The Crest Theatre wasshow- ing "The Student Teachers." Thirty Years Ago The Nuckolls County Fair re- ceived $1,000 from Ak-Sar-Ben. The amount was matched with local funds and used for electrical wn'mg in the hog and sheep barns as well as plumbing to the lunch counters. The communities of Nelson Letters to the Editor Editor: This is a letter of inquiry, won- dering how many churches in our community, have our American and Christian flags in their sanc- tuary or at least fellowship hall? Enjoying the.wonderful fire- works the Superior Fire Depart- ment displayed on the 4th of July. Thank you firemen. We attended a worship service on Sunday. Why I never noticed before but there were no' American or Christian flags up in our sanctu- ary. I am sure there was a few years ago, American and Chris- tian flags in our church sanctuary. Upon asking a few at our church, they stated one of our pastors had requested it removed. How sad and shameful. Apparently no con- gregation input or discussion? I would like to compliment the Centennial Lutheran Church on how nice their sanctuary looked, at a recent funeral, with the Ameri- can and Christian flags on both sides of their altar. Betty Ebsen current favorite songs. As all grandparents understand, these times are wonderful ones and are stored in our grand- parent hearts. By Chuck Mittan Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," the tale of star-crossed lovers who meet an unfortunate end, has appeared in many forms since it was first written for the stage in about 1595. MY ftrs, t, experience with it was the feature fil bearinKthe same name that was released in 1968. It starred Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting as the two young lovers. It was adapted for the screen by Franco Brusati and directed by the legendary Franco Zeffirelli. The film won two Oscars -- for best costume design and best cinematography -- and was nominated for two more it didn't win, best picture and best director. Another feature film version was released in 1996 and titled "Romeo + Juliet." It starred Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio as the two lovers. It was adapted for the screen by Craig Pearce and directed by Baz Luhrmarm, the inno- vative Australian director. It garnered only one Oscar nomination, for best art direction, which it didn't win. What I liked most about that one was they used cars and guns -- typical modern gang warfare -- but left the Elizabethan language for the most part intact. There are said to be in the vicinity of 410 film versions of Shakespeare plays, making him by far the most often-filmed writer in history. Other film versions of "Romeo and Juliet" were re- leased in 1908, 1936, 1954, 1978 and 1982, not to mention an animated version in 1992. Movies that followed the story, some more closely than others, but used a different title include "Romie-0 and Julie-8,"West Side Story," "Tromeo and Juiet," "The Lion King II: Simba's Pride,""Romeo Must Die,""Gnomeo and Juliet" and "Private Romeo." ;I'he feature film, "Warm Bodies," released earlier this year, is said to be the story of Romeo and Juliet with zombies and regular folks repre- senting the Montagues and Capulets. I haven't seen it yet, but I plan to. It's difficult to imagine I won't like a film that combines Shakespeare and zombies. "Romeo and Juliet" is also this summer's offering by the highly innovative youth theatre troupe, "Shakespeare With Noodles." This is the fourth year for the group, which is headquar- tered in Hastings and stages most of its perfor- mances there. The first year, they tackled "MacBeth.'' The second year, the director wanted to do her favorite Shakespeare play, "King Lear," but found it too much material for one summer, so it was split roughly in half and adapted as a cliff-hanger. Year two was "King Lear Part One." Year three was "King Lear's Backside." In case you haven't sensed it, the plays are "adapted" so they are all comedies. The perfor- mances are held outside in different city parks in Hastings during the month of August. They also perform downtown during Kool-Aid Days, and this year have added a pair of road shows--one in McCool Junction and one at a nature reserve near Alda. All performances are free and about One hour in length. My daughter, Molly, is performing with the group for her fourth consecutive year. In "Romeo and Juliet," she is playing Lady Capulet, Juliet's mother. Church Of The Nazarene 740 E. Seventh O fllce Phone 402-879-4391 ": Pastor Dave Coleman Sunday Fellowship ....................... !0 a.m. Morning W0rship ........ ! 0:30 a.m. Women's Biby Study. ........ 6 p.m. Formoso Community Church Nondenominattbnal Bible Teaching Pastor Gene Little Sunday School ........... 9:30 a.m. St. Joseph's Church Superior, Neb. Rectory Phone 402-879-3735 Mass Schedule Dally Masses 7:30 am. Saturday ......... 6 p.m. Grace Community Evangelical Free Church of Superior 423 E. Fifth Street Superior, Neb. Pastor David Johnson Office, 402-879-4126 Christian Church of Mankato 118 S. Commercial Mankato. Kan. 785-378-3707 Sunday School ...... 9:15 a.m. Wednesday youth Group ............ . .......... 7 p.m. 'rrmmlxN.ta~ sf, d Nunmry First Presbyterian Church Sixth and N. Central Superior, Neb. Phone 402-879-3733 SUNDAY Sunday School ..... 9:15 a.m. Fellowship ......... 9:30 a.m. Worship ......... 10:30 a.m. Rev. Mark Diehl. Pastor Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 505.N. Kansas superior. Neb. " Sunday M6tnlng Worship .. 8:45 a.m. Sunday School ....... 9:45 a.m. Worship Service ..... , 10:30a.m. Weekly tlome Bible Studies /~3 Balch Street, Formoso, Kan. 785-794-2490 Lutheran Church in America Pastor Rev, Breen Sipes ST. PAUL LUTHERAN Hardy, Neb. Phone 402-279-3205 or 402-236-8825 Sunday ,,..,.,,. 8 a.m. Nelson Sunday ....... .. 10 a.m. Father Brad Zltek Sunday Sunday School ...... 9 a.m; Morning Worship 10 a.m. Prayer Time ........... 6 p.m. Allllliatetl x~tth the Evangeltc;d Free Church of America " First Baptist Church /F'-'--g~-"