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Editor's Notebool By Bill Blauvelt Earlier today I needed to address an envelope and complete an instruction sheet I planned to send to a newsletter customer. IfI had several to do, I would have used a computer but for just a typewriter from the 1950s was the fastest and easiest way to complete the task. After finishing and rolling the typewriter to the side, I recalled a conversation I had last week with Phil Menhusen at the State Exchange Bank. The bank is adding internet banking service and I was delivering a printing order which will be stuffed into the current mailing of bank statements. I'm reluctant to try interact banking but I was curious why ' some people like it and ! had a number of questions for Phil. As we talked about the technological advances in banking and what the advances mean for both customers and the bank, he reported the new service would allow customers to maintain a more personal relationship with their bank. That Was an angle I had never thought of. But as Phil ex- plained, regardless of where the customers may be living, they can stay in touch with their hometown bank and the bank staff they know via the internet. No longer is it necessary to visit the bank to make a withdrawal, deposit or loan payment. Though I have never used one, Phil said the bank's automated teller machine continues to see an increase in the number of transactions completed. As a result the number of customers visit- ing the bank has decreased dramatically. While I was in his office, I noticed he still had a typewriter. Phil said he regularly used it for filling out forms and then shared a story. A father going to the bank to transact business was accompanied by his young son. The sonbecame a bit apprehensive when Phil started typing and asked his father what was happening. Seems the young- ster had never before seen a typewriter in use. Reminded me of a school tour I conducted at The Express. When the press room telephone rang (an old fashioned rotary-dial machine, one of the youngsters asked, "What is that?" With the post office continuing to cut service many in the newspaper industry predict in the not too distant future we will have to find an alternative way to deliver our newspapers. I sense an urgency in that search. We consider this to be a Thursday paper and much of the news writing and assembly of this newspaper was once done on Wednes- day. But notany more. Though delivery has not improved, we must now have the finished newspaper to the post office hours before it once went to press. Not so many years ago we started the addressing process at 5 p.m. Now we are required to have the paper addressed .; and to the post office before 2 p.m Address changes or new subscription orders mt t be in our office by 9 a.m. Tuesday if they are to apply to the papers mailed on Wednesday. We used to take such changes r Mail used to be s, in Superior before 8 Superior. Not anymor town for processing. I leave the state for sort If implemented, local offices will slow paper earlier in the dz The newspaper ins ways we can use tl and Nook. Not wanting to t ,ht up to mail time. rted in the local offices. Letters mailed t.m. were delivered the same day m Such mail is now routinely sent out of nderstand some days the mail may even ng. expect the proposed plan to close many te service and meanwe have to finish the ldustry!s forward thinkers are consider- : new pad computers like the iPad. Kindle e left behind, I recently bought an Apple iPad. The machine w(,rks but I haven't figured out what I want to use it for. Perhaps it ts my life-style but thus far the tasks I have tried it for, I prefer to do in a more conventional way. The machine a tows me to roam the internet from the comfort of my chair i I prefer to do so whil download and read reading place is und location, convention hers. (Perhaps becau: the lake when a wave like the dunking, the Rita's sister wa devoted a lot of time and the differences i I'm not so sure Friday eveninl computer program while chatting in th Fifty years age video phone was arr the time I was eager] sure if I like having I had been out, When I returned to t chat. Rita commem Karen replied, "tk In this elecm privacy in his own r on the steps of the City Auditorium but s sitting at my desk. I can use the iPad to ooks but this time of year my favorite r a shade tree at Lovewell Lake. For that 1 books and magazines are the clear win- ;e I was watching a book reader sitting in toppled her and her chair. The book didn't iPad would have died.) here earlier this week. and the two women to exploring modern electronic equipment a their pad devices. I like one of their discoveries. I helped them set up a video chatting vhich now all Dws them to see one another ,, comfort of their homes. when I visited the Seattle World's Fair the uch hyped feature in the AT&T display At y awaiting its introduction. Now I'm not so video phone service. tde much of Sunday afternoon and evening. aehouse, the two sisters were having a video ed to Karen, ,Bill's home now." To which low, I saw him walk in." mic age, does a man not even have any name? fThe Superior l00xpress Published each Thursday by Superior Publishing Company, Inc. I at 148 East Third Street, EO. Box 408, Superior, Nebraska 68978 [ Subscription rates are $25 per year in Nebraska, 26.50 per year in Kansas. Other States $36 per year, Bill Blauvelt. Publisher E-mail tse@ Selected portions of the newspaper availa 1 on the web at Thursday, August 4. 2011 Page 2B From the files of The Superior Express... press office. It was difficult for the more than 200 people who purchase their copies at The Ex- press office to reach the office this week as they had to walk a plank suspended tbove the fresh on- crete, Ed Troudt, Nelson, presented one of the many miniature trains he has built to the Rev. Milo Tegley, former Burr Oak resident, to be used in Child Evangelism work in Nebraska. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Jensen were honored on their silver wed- ding anniversary. Their children, Jay, Jim, Jerry, John, Jesse, Serita and Jolene were present. Thirty Years Ago The first newspaper pages to be printed in Superior in more than 11 years rolled off the press as technicians tested the latest addition to the Superior Publish- ins Co. printing plant, a Goss Com- munity press. Carolyn Druba, a former em- ployee of Guys and Gals Hairstyl- ins, is opening a salon of her own in Geneva. SPC and Mrs. Adolph Laluk. Troy, Terry and Shelly, moved Eighty Years Ago will be Aug. 6 at Lyman's style Although the discussion was shop in Superior. long and somewhat heated in SeeverPontiacCo.,hasmoved places, no decision regarding the to theFrank Reed Building at 215 work contemplated on r e, surfac- Central. ins or: repairing Superior s Cen- Members of the Beulah Re- gal Avenue between Second and formed Presbyterian Church will Fifth, wasreachedatthecitycoun- celebrate the congregation's 60th cil special meeting, anniversary. The present pastor is Sonny Boy bread, aproductof J.C. Mitchel. Fifty Years Ago Mr. and Mrs. Don Doner have moved to Hastings were he will be employed at Bert's Rexall Drug Store. He has been employed at the Chard Drug Store in Superior. Two well known insurance agencies, the Shaw-Baird-Stubbs Agency and the Noren Agency, are being merged this month and will be known as Shaw-Baird- Stubbs Agency at 328 Central. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Surratt and family moved to Superior from California and will open a shoe repair shop the first door east of the Farmers Union Cream station. Forty Years Ago The Estate Construction Com- pany, Beatrice. is placing new curb. gutter and sidewalks along Third Street in front of The Ex- Still, Back at the R By Tonya R. Paddock Well, Monday morning I was dressed and ready for work early. That was until my husband saw me and asked if I was wearing a carpet So then I had to forage through my closet in search of something I might wear that he could not possibly compare to flooring Luckily he did not see what I finally decided to wear to work, or he would have made remarks about me going in my pajamas. Pardon me for not having a wardrobe based entirely on blue police uniforms or zombie T-shirts and jeans! That incident, however, was not even the start to my week. Thankfully today, my daughter will be returning from a week away There is somett his warm. fuzzy lit is jarring and the furiously launch barking at decibel chain reaction as and making other Out here in the intervals is much anch ins that is greatly comforting about having tie body at my feet every night. However. it ;ource of much sleep deprivation when he ; himself from the bed every five minutes, s not meant for human ears This causes a :he other four dogs begin yelping, howling loud dog-like noises. :ountry, having our dogs bark at unexpected ike having your mind and body zapped with jumper cables ha( ked to a transformer; ouch and wow and stop it or I'm going to scream! the Superior Bakery, eight cents per loaf, two loaves for 15 cents. Edith and Ella King will be home for the weekend. They are attending summer school in Peru. Drink more milk. We will de- liver it to you morning or evening for five cents per pint, eight cents per quart or 20 cents a gallon, C, O. Strickland. Sanford Schaer, 18-year-old Superior golfer, won the ninth annual Jay-Husker Golf Assocm- tion tournament held in Superior. Seventy Years Ago Funerals were held for Ira Willett and Mrs. Ole Jeppesen. Margaret Petersen has moved her beauty shop from the Nebras- kan Hotel to above Knothe's drug store A special on Gordon fur coats Country Roads from home while working at summer improvisation camps Though I would never admit it to her, I have been entirely lost, bored and lonely. The first day without her I ran out of things to keep me occupied. I sat in the sun and managed to get burned in a relatively short amount of time. I did my laundry without fighting my way through her piles of clothing to get to my washer. I exercised on my Nordic Track white singing music that she hates at the top of my lungs. And then I took a nice long bath without anyone banging on the door to ask me some not-so-important question. Sure it sounds like I had a great time. But, I also managed to forget to feed the dogs. My daughter typically does the animal chores. The dogs kindly repaid my absentmindedness by knocking over the trash at 2 a.m. and dragging wet, sticky refuse across my kitchen floor. Now, I can see forgetting to feed one dog. But when there are five hungry beasts staring at me longingly, surely you would think I might take the hint. The next day, I forgot that we have a horse until welt into the evening. Though she still had water, ourancient, ailing mare was none too happy with me when I arrived late with the hay. To make matters worse, I have not been sleeping well. It seems our Chihuahua, "little Mr. Gonna Get His Butt Kicked," has realized our daughter is gone and is anxiously expecting her to return at any moment. So, he has been on full-dog-alert. The first night he barked for four hours straight while I at- tempted to sleep. The second night, it went on for more than two hours before I became fed up and loudly yelled generally forbidden words. He must have understood me. because he came into the bedroom, impatiently scratched at the edge of the bed and when I put him into bed with me, he fell into an exhausted sleep, snoring loudly of course. lungs while my privately, that it neighbors would from our childh. house in a hand-k I could. Dancing arou my nickname, compared to sot But later, "Pocat gained odd Ioo meaning. I later up My Life" by When my or nouncer, it was playing on the r particular song, station he was which this ques Now that m, believe I will gr everyone in m, with, "You Ligi time country m and took the uk child and the n portable music I have been pra of "I'm So Lol Church Of The Nazarene 740 E. Seventh Office Phone 402-879-4391 Formoso Community Church Catho Church St. Joseph's Superior, Speaking of s:reaming and other forms of noise, my dear brother read my 1: acebook status about singing at the top of my atighter wgone to camp and then told me ,as a good thing we live in the country or our rove called the police. He is still traumatized md together when I would run around the nit poncho singing "Delta Dawn" as loudly as d in the hand-knit poncho is what earned me Pocahontas." It's not a terrible nickname e of the other names my brothers called me. ontas," was shortened to "Poke." which often s from strangers who were not aware of its xogressed from "Delta Dawn" to "You Light Debbie Boone. e brother grew up and became a radio an- he one song he was quite verbal about never dio no matter what. He had grown to hate that :hanks to my singing. Itwas great fun to call the working for and anonymously request it. to :ion usually came. "Tonya, is that you?" ' daughter is soon to return from camp, I do et her with a welcome home concert of songs family hates, thanks to my singing, starting it up My Life," and progressing on to some old Jsic. I do notice that she hid her guitar from me dele with her to camp. Oh how I've missed that etallic plinking rifts of her ukulele! The only I instrument that I have to play is my bagpipes. :ricing the haunting highland bagpipe rendition ;some I Could Cry," while she's gone. lic Grace Community Evangelieal Free Church of rvlces i,,,, Superior Church i-,i Neb. 423 E. Fifth Street By Gloria Garman-Schlaefli We've all heard the old saying, "The grass is "Everything was so green and lush looking," always greener on the other side of the fence." he said. Though I'm sure that saying could be taken a To the southwest, there had been little, if dozen ways, I must say here in this area, "the any, wheat harvested and now the fall crops are all drying up. Some ranchers in southern Kan- sas, Oklahoma and Texas are wanting for hay and feed for their cattle be:ause of the drought. Some of these ranchers are looking at selling off some or all of their cattle soon. In a matter of 100 miles from Jewell County, one does have to go far to see land that is hurting for rain. We here have been blessed with rainfall, and in our immediate area. so far. we are ahead of the game in the moisture received for this year. We still have to get through August and that can be a challenge in receiving moisture and sustaining through the high temperatures, but so far so good. the fence does not have to be crossed grass is greener on our side of the fence," com- pared to the other side of the fence. True, the roasting hot temperatures have caused some crop, flower and grass stress, but we have had just enough moisture in morning dews and rains to keep things looking pretty good. As for the other side of the fence, one does not have to travel far to see drought damage. South of here, the usual lush lawns in the larger cities are turning brown. The yards there looks as they do during the winter months. A friend from near Salina. where there is a lack of moisture, told me about traveling to Mitchell County. He turned onto Highway 24, went down into the valley and noted a complete change. A Different Slant By Chuck Mittan different minnows and shiners in the Republi- can. as well as a few endangered dartersL We also caught four tiny channel cats. four mosquito fish, three gizzard shad and two red shiners. The catfish were imm'bdiately put back into the river and the rest were transported back to a quaran- tine tank in my den, to await their unsavory future. All except the red shiners. In the aquarium world they are sometimes called rainbow daces and they are as pretty as many of the tropical imports you see in the pet stores. Because I have plenty of tank space lately, I will add them to one of my freshwater community tanks. After about 24 hours in the quarantine tank, the 35 or so bait fish were offered to the piranhas. By the next morning, all but five had been eaten. It seems to me they eat these river fish more quickly (and noisily) than the store-bought feeder goldfish they eat all winter. I think it is because the river fish are wild and probably have a taste that is different than the feeder goldfish. Like the difference between a Butterball turkey and a wild turkey, for those of you who have eaten both. Like the piranhas. I also prefer wild to store-bought. Living Faith Fellowship Word of Faith Church NondenominaNonal Bible Teachthg Pastor Gene Little Sunday School ........... 9:30 a.m. Worship Service ...... 10:30 a.m. Weekly Home Bible Studies 203 Balch Street Rectory Phone 40,' >879-3735 Mass Sche dule Daily Masses 7:30 am. Saturday ......... 6 p.m. Sunday ..... . .... 8 a.m. Nelsl n Sunday ........ I0 a.m. Superior, Neb. Pastor David Johnson Office, 402-879-4126 Home, 402-879-4145 Sunday Sunday School ......... 9 a,m. Morning Worship ... 10 a,m, Prayer Time ............. 6 p.nL With the much-improved stream flow in the Republican River and heat indexes in recent days well into triple digits, it's a wonder there aren't more people "playing" in the river just to cool off. I remember from my youth many fishing excursions to the river that evolved into full- fledged swimming and splashing by the heat of mid-afternoon. Those years  the middle and late 1960s were unfortunately followed by many years in which there wasn't enough water in that part of the river to even get wet, let alone catch catfish. But that's all changed now. On Saturday I went a few hundred yards downstream of the diversion dam to seine some food for my piranhas and was surprised to see not only no one in the water, but no one fishing either. The water temperature was perfect for swimming and during the seining process we discovered several holes deep enough for a good swim. We netted about four dozen small fish in a short period of time. The majority were a nonde- script, silver-colored minnow or shiner: I'm not exactly certain of the variety (there are a lot of Evangelical Lutheran Church 6S zo x outn uenter ..... Mankato, Nan. 785-378-3308 Pastor Katharine Redpath 315 N. Central Phone 402-879-3814 Sunday Worship Sel.,ice .................... 10:30 a,nl, Evening Service ........................... 5 p,m. (except 4/h and 5th Sundays) Wednesday Christian Development Night: Adults and Children .................... 7 p,m. Rock Solkl Youth Group .............. 7 p,m. P, adio Program. KRFS AM , Sunday Morning ..................... 8:30 a.m. Christian ' Church of Mankato Sunday 118 S. Commercial Mankato, Kan. 785-378-3707 Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Thaddeus J. Hirikle, Minister tram Fort Leonardwoo 5, Mo., to Nelson. He officially re tired from the Army Aug. 1 after : crying 20 years. Deaths listed were Roy Christensen, Charlott Koester, Jack Ho/'tohad Dalla Moffi  Twenty Years Businessmen and r filed a lawsuit seeking tion to temporarily halt of water from Harlan C ervoir, Many Kansas am businesses were affect post office cut overni to nearby neighbors, go :reationists an injunc- therelease aunty Res- Nebraska d when the ht service Sharith Bruning as pictured presenting a check for $5,000 to Mike Oglevie, Brodstone Hospi- tal administrator, from the hospi- tal auxiliary to go toward the re- cruit a new doctor fund. Because of health reasons, Ron's Superior Plumbing and Heating will close Aug. 2. Ten Years Ago Heather Schroer was named 4- H queen at the Nuckolls County fair. Brooke Wulf, Guide Rock; was crowned Rodeol Queen. Rapid progress is being made on the downtown Nelson building that will house Billl's Transmis- sion Shop. Extension educator, Douglas Anderson is coming to Nucholls County. A leafy spurge sample is blooming in (he c6urthouse for those who are unceriain:of the noxious weed's identity. Five Years Ago Beth Jeffery was pictured changing tapes in tae special .au- diocassette player p'ovided for her by the Talking Boo k Service. She has consumed moe than 1,000 books utilizing the service. Seth Henderson reported strik- ing and killing an armadillo as it crossed the road Qn the Kansas- Nebraska state lin. Letters To The Editor / Editor:  , I want the volumeer firemen to know how mUch lmY 5-year old grandson enjwed their warm and riendly tour of the fire station and explanation of all the trucks. We walked Ul as fire practice was over and the trucks were be- ing put away. Tke firemen were so nice to a little 15by and gave him an unforgettable evening. Superior is fortunate to have such a super nicebunch of volun- teers They give many hours at thmr tme and much hard work tc protect us and our property. We all need to appreciate everyone ol them and express that apprecia. tion. The fire and rescue crew vol unteers are there when we nee them. We need to remember the,. are volunteers. We are fortunat to have them. Ran Thompson LOVEWELL LAKE WORSHIP SERVICES Every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. through Labor Day Salem Lutheran Church IELCAI Highway 14 North, Superior, Net 402-225-4207 Sunday Worship ....................... . ....... 9 a.n Sunday Forum and Sunday School ... .......... 11:15 a.n Communion ....... 1st & 3rd Sunda Don & Margaret Olson Interim pastors Pastor Dave Coleman , Sunday Sunday Shool ................. 9:45 a.m. Morning Service .............. 10:45 a.m. Chadren's,Progrean, Youth Group Meeting ................ :.. 6-7 p.m. Wednesday Adult Bible Study ..... 6:30-7:30 p.m: Transportation and Nursery First Presbyterian Church Sixth and N. Central Superior, Neb. Phone 402-879-3733 i;;, '4UNDAY . , 'unday School .......... 9:15 a.m. Fellowship ............... 9:30 a.m. Worship ................. 10:30 a.m. Rev. Mark Diehl, Pastor Our Redeemer Lutheran Church ,.,j lN, angellcal Lutheran Church in America 505 N. Kansas Superior, Neb. Sunday Morning Worship . 8:45 a.m. Sunday School ....... 9:45 a,m. Formoso, Kan. 785-794-2490 Father Bra Zitek Aflllllated Wflh tile Evangelical 785-378-393'8 Worship 9:00 a.m. Patsy Busey, Pastor Day 1 Radio Program KRFS AM 1600 Sunday * 8 a.m. i Evangelical I Lutheran Church I in America Rev. Daryl Nelson PMA Connie Raess ST. PAUL LUTHERAN Hardy, Neb. Phone 402-279-3205 or 402-236-8825 , Sunday School .... 10 a,m. Sunday Worship,.. 9 a.m. Fellowship Hour ,, 10 a.m. First United Methodist Church 448 N. Kansas Street Superior, Neb. Rev. Jocelyn Tupper Sunday Services Firt Baptist ( 558 N. ( Sup Rev. Floyd Ri Church 402- Sum t 00hurch ommercial rior, Neb. hardson & 879-3534 lay Worship ........... "1" 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study ....... '1. ........ 4 p.m. Frcc Church of Anllcrica 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. " Sunday School 10:30 a.m. ' .... " ....... ) ' ...... I ' '* ' ' ''" " Calvary Bible I Northbranch ........ , Olive Hill EvangelicAl Free Churchl I Friends Church Umted Memomst I .-,-- -- ' , 99 W Pearl Jewell Ka UJ[UC ' -- 785-428-3266  [ I phne 785-647"8841 Churches [ ! L Wayne Feigal, Past0r I -T.. Located eight miles ..n,.a fn,- [ David Watters iil-(:A . I  north of Burr OaK .............. I Sun.__ I llllll}l o a Sunday Schools I uuy , Wednesday [ [ r'' and Worship Service I ' Pra er Meetln I ..... 7 30 two miles west t : Sunday Sehobl 9 30 a m Y g .... ..... _ Sunday , " Sunday Mankato I-larmony ,.. Woeship; 1! a.m, Worship  ...... : 10:30 a.rn, Sunday School ................. 9:15 .m. Sunday School ,.: ........ 10 a.m. ':, -sun sdh., 9:45a,. j,. i . . .. .. '" .: Sunday Worship Service 10 30 a,m ur.r,; , ,,   Ion a" Woh p 930 a m :catgfl IlV  n)lles- SO Utli .wi%.. 7am ........ t, ...... ............ .... ** a.m .................. ,. ,. '. " ano tW@mlleS west t cu**g,o *rCL .................... p.  aun.:x:n.,o:.oa.m. Olraei.n r Kenneth Smith, Pastor Esbon ....................... Worsh p, 8:15 a.m.  't" ....  . I Affiiliated with the Burr Oak ................. Worship, 9:30 a.m Proclaiming Clrlst Since 187S Evattgelff'al lee Chttrctl qf Amerlca "Where The Son Always Shines" , , , ,., Worship .... 8:15 & 10:30 a.m. Bible Study Thursday...9 a.m. Jewell United M Jim Rice Sunc Sunday School., Morning Worsl" 'rinity ethodist pastor ay ....... 9:15 a.m. p ... 10:30 a.m. Wedr esday Kids for Christ ............ 3:45 p.m. Webber United Methodist Church t Webber, Kan. Office 7S5-361-2S64 Res. 7S5-361-2070 Sunday Worship ............. 9:30 a.m. Pastor Roger Walls First Community Church Oak, Neb. Phone 402-225-2284 Sunday Sunday School .... 9 a.m. Morning Worship 10 a.m. Sunday Prayer Meeting ..... 7:00 p.m. Bible Centered Nondenominational 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 Church of Christ 564 E. Fourth Street, Superior, Neb. 402.8794067 Jim Stark, minister Wednesday Evening FBI: Ages 3 through Grade 6 (Faithful Bible InvesUgatorsL.7 p.m. Thursday Evening Adult Bible Study ................ 7 p.m. Sunday [ao eye,ling servicesl Sunday School ................ 9:30 a.m. Worship Service ............ 10:30 a.m. Youth Meeting ...................... 4 p.m. Dth & Bible study & small groups Coil Chllri?h 3r itlformotion Cent00;nnial Luther0000 Churct IMissol ri Synod) 855 N. Dakota St reet, Superior, Neb. Phone 4 -879-3137 ;aturday Worship .... 6:30 p.m Sunday Worship Service 9 a,m. Sunday School-Bible ClaSs ......... 10 a.m. Pastor Brian Earl Worship with us via tve broadcast each Sunday on KRF$ Radio Please call Jbr additional worship ano Bible studl opportunities.