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lt',J saay, *{ugust 4,2011 THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS 5A New sign welcomes motorists to Hardy Approximately a year ago, a gran- ite sign with a brick frame was erted to welcome motorists to Hardy on land donated by Steve Siebecker near the Pioneer Seed Dealer at the north edge of Hardy. The idea originated with Glen Edwards who had always wanted to have a nice sign for.the village along the highway. Donations for bricks were accepted. Edwards purchased the granite and he and Rocky Renz donated most of the labor. Hardy was established in 1880. Nora By Helen Gebers Lyndall Bargen attended the Kuper family reunion at the Community Cen- ter in Hardy Saturday afternoon. Sun- day momingLyndall and Bonnie joined the group for breakfast at a Nelson cafe, and for visiting and picture tak- ing. That afternoon Lyndall and Bonnie received a call from friends traveling from Texas and met them in Hebron for a late lunch. Steve and Diane Gebers and Dave and Sherry Gebers attended the wed- ding reception for Brock and Kristin Corman at the Nuckolls County Fair- grounds Saturday evening. Last weekend Roger and Sue Will- iams visited Ryan and Sarah Eubank and Alexis in Pratt, Kan, Murlene Schleufer and Beulah Ray met Lisa Baalman of Salina and at- tended the Beatrice Children' s Theatre in which Jonathan Schleufer had a part in. Lisa was an overnight guest of Irvin and Murlene. Helen Gebers attended Hi-Lo Pi- nochle Club in the home of Virginia Lewis Wednesday afternoon, Virginia Lewis helped with the ice cream social at the Vestey Center in Superior Sunday afternoon. Melba Lynch was a Saturday din- ner guest of Soren d Rhea Thomsen in Superior and to visit with the Thomsens' guests David Kulek and daughter Kay, of Lincoln. Roger and Sue Williams and Lance and Katie Williams and family attended the wedding and reception for Brock Corman and Kristin Sweet Saturday afternoon at the Superior Methodist Church and Nelson Fairgrounds. Dave and Sherry Gebers and girls, Helen Gebers and Steve and Diane Gebers and Jamie ate supper together at a cat6 to celebrate Jamie's birthday Tuesday evening. Tom and Connie Hood of Hallam were Thursday overnight guests of Mike and Karen Thayer. ! Oak By Phyllis Schmitt Phyllis Schmitt joined Fern School's family for pie and coffee on Monday afternoon. On Tuesday, Phyllis. Dixie Drohman, and grand- daughter, Molley, met Fern School and Denise AUyn of breakfast at a Nelson cafe. Then on Wednesday, Phyllis was back at the cafe where she Sidewalk Sale Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4, 6-7 Chairs 15% off (includes rocking chairs) Buy a full ize table and get 20% off both chairs and table Hours: Thursday I to 5 p.m Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday I to 5 p.m. FRONT PORCH ANTIQUES t 132 E. 3rd, Superior, Neb. * 402-879-5567 -SIDEWALK SALE- ,Inside - Saturday, Aug. 6 35/o OFF Store Wide (Includes Fresh Green Plants) -- Decorations for Rent Superior Red Cap Merchandise sold here  Alphabet Days through August - watch for your Letter on the door[ Camie Kroeger Main Street Floral owner 305 N Centrol, Superior, Neb 68978 (402) 879-8444 If you want Huge Discounts Don't miss our Appliance Truck Load Sale Order Deadline - August 15 Each year one of my suppliers has a huge inventory reduction sale. I want to reduce our in store inventory to get ready for this sale. If we don't have it and can get it, we are passing this saving on to you: Crosley, Amana, Whirlpool and Danby. Sales on ALL TV's and LG Productdin Stock. With the addition of direct TV we will be having Special Deals with Direct TV and Dish Network. NOW is the time to get connected with U.S. Cellular: less dropped calls Better Coverage Less money Check our internet service by Wildblue, Windstrearn, U.S. Cellular and Hughs Net Home and Business Security. &.alSC0------ Sales I Install Service to Dealer #251171 138 E 4th Street Superior, Neb. 402-879-3705 ii r met other members of the Superior Red Hat Border Babes for lunch Later. Phyllis attended Hi-Lo Pinochle Club at the home of Virginia Lewis, and she won high prize! Pat Brusseau, Doris Ahrens, and Sharon Anderson went to Hastings on Monday to celebrate Sharon's birth- day. They picked up Mona Hansen and all had lunch together and went shopping. Wednesday night, Doris Ahrens and Lola Biltoft went to Pat's home for an evening of cards. Ermalee Scroggin was a Hastings v4sitor on Wednesday. Lesley Soucie and boys returned from their trip to Montana on Tues- day. They stopped by the homeofDon and Lola Biltoft to pick up Halle to return home to Kansas City. Halle had spent a week with grandma and grandpa. Tara Daly and Brig spent time with Don and Lola off and on throughout the week. Don took Tara and Brig to Omaha on Saturday to fly out on Monday for their home in Aus- tralia. Thursday night. Don and Lola, Tara and Brig, and Roger and Cathy Biltoft, Kelsey and Gage, ate supper out in Oak Thursday morning, the Ruskin American Legion Auxiliary Executive Board, consisting of Phyllis Schmitt, Willa Sorensen, Virginia Lewis, and Ernestine Hoyer, met at the Broken Spoke to plan their Yea[s Books. Bible Study met at the church on Friday afternoon. Attending were Jackie Cox, Becky DoddS, Georgia Biltoft, Phyllis Schmitt, nd guest, CarlaBiltoft. Becky brouglt the lunch. Saturday, Gerry Eckles was at the home of Ruth Peterson for a gradua- tion and farewell party for Shane Peterson who is going China to teach English. Dan Eckles and Ben Va horn came from Lincoln to Nelson tq help with the clean-up of downed trees. Phil Eckles also helped and all  ere supper guests of Dick and Carol l !ckles. Gaylen and Jackie Co:: and other family members attended t ae anniver- sary dinner (reunion) at t] Le home of Jim and Patty Davis in Hebron on Saturday. Saturday night, 3aylen and Jackie attended the weddir g reception for Brock Corman and Kris tin Sweet at the fairgrounds atNelson. 9n Sunday, the family of Gaylen and ackie were at their rural Oak home. CNCS has pro .ct funds availabl,.. Central Nebraska Cmr munity Ser- vices (CNCS) is now acc( pting appli- cations to fund those inte] ested in be- ginning or expanding a respite pro- gram in the 45 counties the agency serves. Merriam-Webste" Dictionary defines "respite" as an inl rval of rest or relief. Providing respit  to families caring for a loved one w: th a special need is the goal of the NCS spon- sored Lifespan Respite Network Pro- gram. The iqebraskt ReSpite Network has $25,000 available iri I each of six service areas across the state to serve families through Respite / Mini-Grant Special Projects. The ;25t000 in grant money is broken down Unto smaller awards so more than one project can be helped with funding. CNCS serves the Centrtl and North- ern service areas of Nebraska for the Respite Network. Theamount of $25,000 in special funds Will be avail- able in the Central servic area. Cen- tral area counties include Blaine, Loup, Garfield, Wheeler, Custer, /alley, Greeley, Sherman Howard, Merrick, Buffalo, Hall, Hamiltbn, Phelps, Kearney, Adams, Chly, Harlan, Franklin, Webster, and N uckolls. Past mini-grant recipi mrs include caregiver support group., senior cen- ters, adult daycare, aft{ rschool and childcare programs for pecial needs children, horse riding then Lpy, and other programs that provide t amilles time away from caring for a lo red one with a disability. l, i i SUMMER SIDEWALK SALE 3 DAYS ONLY Thursday, Friday and Saturday Aug. 4, 5 and 6, 50% OFF DOLLS, JEWELRY HOLDERS, SELECTED LINENS, ALL, ENAMELWARE RETIRED GOOSEBERRY PATCH COOKBOOKS, (INCLUDES FALL AND cIIRISTMAS) 40% OFF HUSKER WALL CRASHERS, MUSIC BOXES, SELECT JEWELRY, PHOTO FRAMES Additional Sales 40-50% throughout the Shop OFF SPRING, SUMMER FLORALS Saturday Aug 6, ONLY 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Summer Hours: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 11 a.m.-5'30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Closed Sunday, Monday & Tuesday Cottonwood Cadge ian Jensen, Owner ' Business: 402-8794440, Home: 402-879,4906 3393 Rd. B, Superior, Neb. [' , Foods Gift Baskets Over the riven.One mile south of Superior on ltwy. 14 & one mile west%n the south side of the road This Season, Go FSA65 _RTIHId Lithiurn-ion Trimmer High quality, environmentally safe trimmer, ligtit-weight, lo w vlbraho , excellent cutting performance. Battery C sep BGE 61 -qTIHL Handheld blower Easy to use. Great for cl debris removal. Mini] plenty of power hargersold irately .aning and aal noise, HSA65 STIHL" litim Hedge Trimmer No gasoline, no cords Great for sculptin$ and shaping tnd general hedge tilmming with v triable speeds Battery Operated GO Green with Chain saws STIHL and Blowers OUTDOOR POWER 800-333-5161 40-879:4785 WWW.SUpE , . Remembering life in Superior The man in the black convertible By Richard Schrneling When I was a freshman at Superior High Schobl in the fall of 1954 we had a new teacher, Henry H. Blanke, Jr., who had just graduated from Doane College. He wanted to be a park ranger for the National Forest Service, bu! Supt. Eugene Rarick made him an of- fer he couldn't refuse and he signed on to teach drama and German. We kids thought he was pretty sporty since he drove a black Ford convertible with a white top. There weren't a lot of con- vertibles in Superior although the lovely Virginia Meier would soon cruise the streets in her green Buick convertible with her long hair blowing in the wind. Mr. Blanke proved to be one of the incest teachers any impressionable teenager could hope to have. He strongly influenced my life and posi- tively touched the lives of so many other students at Superior High School. Henry had the vision to take some of the kids who really didn't fit in with sports or other activities and involve them in speech and dramatics. Terry Cowley launched a career m radio broadcasting after graduating largely because Henry Blanke had schooled him in an obscure speech event called Radio Broadcasting (T.V. was not yet that big a thing). Terry came back from the district speech contests with high ratings much to the surprise of many of his fellow students who didn't realize his latent ability. Another success story was Gary Cramer. Gary was not athletic and Henry soon had Gary on stage. Gary started with small parts, but soon gained confidence and the size of his parts grew as the years went along. There is no doubt in my mind that Mr. Blanke's nurturing of Gary helping Gary gain self-confidence and brought him greater acceptance from the other stu- dents. Prior to the drama involvement he Was a bit of a "loner." Sandra McCutcheon was not in band and had time for some other extracur- ricular activity. She was thin and a bit high-strung, characteristics which of- ten are found in talented leading ladies. She performed well and aided Mr. Blanke in costuming "The Robe'" an ambitious undertaking for a high school drama group. The cast was large and Sandy sewed enough togas to cover the whole bunch of us. Of course, the stage is not for every- one. For those too timid to stand in front of an audience, there was always backstage work. Roy Equall's FFA boys were tapped by Mr. Blanke to build scenery. Their carpentry and painting skills developed in the ag classes made them good helpers. Mar- tin Bausch's shop students also built sets and stage platforms. I'm sure the people who worked on makeup learned skills in altering someone's appear- ance that they would not otherwise have learned. Summers in Superior were a little slow and r. Blanke decided a sum- mer prod;ction would be good for all his drama students. We did"Stalag 17" which later became famous as a televi- sion series. I got to be the raucous Corporal Schultz and learned a pass- able bi! of German accent in the pro- cess. This was another big-cast show that kept many students off the streets and out of the pool hall l took speech and drama classes from Mr. Blanke and got to construdt a model of an old Shakespearean theatre which turned out pretty well. Needless to say once Mr. Blanke got to be known, his speech and drama classes were always full. Henry went the extra mile. He would cram as many of his speech and drama. students into the convertible as pos- sible and we would go to Lincoln to attend Thespian meetings and see Uni- versity of Nebraska plays at Howell Theatre as well as witness the state speech and drama competition. These trips were memorable because of the continuous dialogue between teacher and students both directions during these trips. Mr. Blanke got an unexpected bo- nus by coming to Superior. He met Phyllis Chard whom he was later to marry. They came to Lincoln d Henry and Phyllis worked together for many years at Nebraska Wesleyan produc- ing plays with Henry directing and Phyllis handling costuming. One of Henry's%tar pupils, Chet Harper, became so enthusiastic about drama that he followed Henry to Ne- braska Wesleyan. Today Chet directs the theatre productions at Brownville in the theatre that Henry and Phyllis founded. During my college years, army years and starting my career as an attorney there wasn't time for theater. I missed it and in my early 40s got back on stage at the Childrens' Theatre at the Lin- coln Community Playhouse, did a mi- nor role in a mainstage production, did several gallery theater plays and even ventured onto the UN-L stage one year in "A Christmas Carol." Being on stage is addictive and I helped form and nurture an independent theater group, Lincoln Ensemble Theatre, which did shows for a number of years. I thank Henry for introducing me to this world. Many others who worked with him in Superior would echo my gratitude and do so when I have bumped into them in later life. We referred to Henry as "Chief' or "The Chief." I'm not sure how this got started. Years ago before Amtrack the Santa Fe passenger trains had mostly Indian names. One of the poshest trains was the "Chief." When Santa Fe introduced an even nicer and faster train it became known as the "Super Chief." Henry H. Blanke was certainly"Su- per Chief" in my book. He is but one example of the fine group of educators in the Superior schools as I was grow- ing up. Much of the success SHS gradu- ates enjoyed in later life is due to the instruction and guidance we received from Henry Blanke and others. Buy 2 items and Buy 3 items !and F 5' Buy4 priced 75% OFF Buy 5 get lowest priced FREE Double punches on customer cards K._ I II 9 Aunt Flossie s Sidewalk Sale (Inside and out) Saturday, Aug. 6 Open 8 a.m. Lots of 112 price merchandise (and below) Don't Miss Out! Come in and see all the new merchandise for your Fall decorating and gift giving 2012 Lang calendars are here! l] Facebook] ,., e l It L/I; Cupboard 324 N. Centrol, Superior, NeD. 402-879-5640 i I I I Super Summer Sale 50 to 75% off! Bargains outside and in - We are here for you! Saturday, Aug. 6 Open: 7 a.m. Close: 4 p.m. "Home of the perfect fit" II I r 352 N. Central - Superior, Neb. - 402-879-3721 I II I Summer Sale Continues Inside where it is cool 30% Off Lamps, Wall Items, Decor, Accessories Dis { Huge counts 1 ii!i  on Formal Dining Room  , Furniture WeocceptMoslerCard, VisoondDiscover & 00ltmr 00t00=rtn= Ask about our interest-free financing plans k., I 325 N Central Ave, - Superior, Neb, - 402-879-3316 II II