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2A THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS Thursday, December 14, 2017 The Deshler High School drama team earned a second-place finish at the district D- 1 play production event at Johnson-Brock High School. Santa Claus will visit Carleton, Sat- urday, ai 10:30 a.m. at the community center,.he will stop in Alexandria, Sat- urday, a 2 p.m., at the community cen- ter. The Fillmore County Board of Su- pervisors approved the purchase of an upgraded dispatch system for the Fillmore County Sheriff' s Department. The Shell station in Hebron reported 342 deer registered this year. Sutton High School's drama team earned the second place spot at the District C t -4 play production compe- tition at ihe Rialto II Theatre in Geneva. A grower meeting for producers interested in raising chickens if Tyson Foodg loc~ites in North Central Kansas is scheduled for today (Thursday) at 10 a.m. atthe Blair Theatre in Belleville. Sodbusters hold Nov. meeting in Hardy The Republican Valley Sodbusters held their Nov. 18 meeting at the Do Drop Inn in Hardy with hosts Gene and Twilla Frerichs. Eleven members and two guests attended for the dinner and afternoon. Changes in the schedule for next year were made. The January meeting will be held at 3 Compradres restau- rant in Hebron with host Shirley Rippe. The February meeting will be held at the Belleville Motel Care with hosts Don and Carol Haresnape. The group visited and played cards after lunch. The Dec. 16 meeting will be held at Paul' s Cafe in Smith Center with hosts Thaine and DonnaTomlinson. We hope to see a good turnout of members and guests are always welcome. Remem- ber to let the hosts know if you will not be at the meeting. Larry Simpkins, Jan Simpkins and Carnie Kroeger went to El Dorado, Kan, Sunday, to attend the memorial ser ,ide for Linda Hoshaw. Sumpter participates in four .Christmas at Concordia concerts Jacob Sumpter of Superior partici- pated in four Christmas at Concordia concerts attended by more than 3,000 students, faculty, staff, alumni and com- munity members at St. John Lutheran Church near the campus in Seward. The concerts featured the Women's Cantamus Choir, Male Chorus. Concor~di~i Handbell Choir, University Brass Ensemble. University A Cappella Choir and University Symphonic Band. Concordia University, founded in 1894, is a coeducational university lo- cated in Seward that currently serves more than 2.700 students. Santa leads the singing of Christmas The Express Policy The Express will publish engagement announcements, wedding photographs and accompanying information without charge. Wedding pictures should be published soon after the marriage ceremony. Dates will be omitted _if more than six weeks after the wedding. Although The Express does not charge for publishing the pictures and stories, they reserve the,right t6. gxve gpace preferefice to couples vqho. purchase their- wedding. invitations, programs and other supplies from The Express. Anniversary pictures are published with a report after the observance. Pictures may be included in an invitation display ad near the bottom of the page. There is a 15-cent per word charge for inclushon in the "You're Irivffed" column on page 3. Information received in writing by 4 p.m., Monday, is given preference for inclusion in that week's paper. The Express reserves the right to edit and c6ndense all copy submitted. Need a back issue of this newspa- per or a current copy of the newspa- pers published atCourtland, Belleville, Deshler, Hebron, Red Cloud and Nelson, they are available at The Ex- press office. CREST THEATRE Superior, Neb.. 402-879-3819 Friday, Saturday andStmday =~ D~: 15, 16 and 17 DADDY'S HOME 2 t hour 38 mms Coming Features Dec. 22 - 24 THE STAR Dec. 29 - 31 ,o,, WONDER Christmas Party . 1) Friday, Dec. 22 o// 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. ]] /[ Come One --- Come All 11_ It " "- II tt" U D.J. Chris BriaweU lid ,p:,rior VFW Club 118 S Central. Superior, Neb. DECEMBER TANNING SPECIALS ISSN 0740-0969 Periodical Postage Paid at Superior, Neb. 68978 Bill Blauvelt ................................ Publisher Subscription Rates, payable in advance: One year in Nebraska .......................... $28.00 iOne year in Kansas......... ...................... $30.00 (Includes sales tax of area where being delivered) Eisewhere in United States ................. $39.00 To Our Readers We welcome the submission of information and pictures for this newspaper. Please submit only information and for which you have the right to permit the newspaper to use All submissions require the name and address of the submitting. All photographs submitted to the newspaper used and distributed in print of electronic editions 148 Thank you for your cooperation. Published every Thursday by Superior Publishing Company, Inc. East Third Street, PO Box 408, Superior, Nebraska 68978 E-mail: tse@superiorne.eom portions of the newspaper available on the web at Postmaster: Send address changes to: The Superior Express PO Box 408, Superior, Nebraska 68978 Telephone: 402-879-3291 * FAX: 402-879-3463 Ben Ely, Tatum Streit and Charlie during Santa's visit to Guide Rock. Stephens tried their hand at a puzzle carols at the Guide Rock Community Center. Superior Bowl League Standings Hairpin League Results- Weekl3 of 25 12/11/2017 Hairpin League Won Lost Superior Bowl 36 16 Scott TV 30 22 Ideal5 27 25 Superior Outdoor Power 25 27 Team Matt 21 31 House of Hues 17 35 Weekly High Scratch Games: April ,. Carter21( , Carla;Jeardoe 178, Lisa Boyles 176. High Scratch Series: April Carter 573, Cindy Rogers455, 3ady Ost 453. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 1:30-5:30 p.m.. - " Saturday i0 a.m.-2 p.m. ..... 426 N. Central. Superior, Neb. School Menus Superior Public Schools Breakfast Menus Dec.18 to Dec. 22 Monday: Pancakes or cereal, juice or fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast cookie or ce- real. juice or fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast pizza or ce- real. juice or fruit. Thursday: Egg tac go or juice or fruit. Friday: Yogurt parfait or juice or fruit. Lunch Menus Dec. 18 to Dec. 22 Monday: Mini corn dogs or meat- ball sub. California veggms. Tuesday: Turkey or ham, mashed potatoes, gingerbread. Wednesday: Nachos or hamburger, green beans. Thursday: Chicken noodle soup or chili, cinnamon roll Friday: Pizza or turkey and cheese sandwich, mixed veggies. You are invited to follow The Su- perior Express on Facebook. Freddy's Prime Rib Saturday, Dec. 16 6 - 8:30 p.m. Limited to the first 100 guests Reservations Required Call to make your reservations 402-879-3146 or 402-879-5074 3628 Road E Superior, Neb. cereal, i cereal, ....... By Richard Kistler Sometimes when we order an item and have it shipped by mail, and it takes so long to arrive we wonder if it is coming via Pony Express United States mail service has come a long way since 150 years' ago. Men on horse back rode from St. Joseph, Me., across northern Nuckolls County carrying mail to California. The St. Joseph & Denver City Rail- road was completed as far as Edgar and Hastings, in 1872. A stage line was established to not only haul passengers but also haul mail from Edgar to Supe- rior. William Louden, founder of Su- perior, built a log cabin as his home and established a post office at his residence. In 1881, rail service through Supe- rior became a reality when the Burlington & Missouri River Railroad completed their line from Red Cloud to Wymore, and eventually on to Table Rock making connection with the Atchison & Nebraska Railroad en- abling mail to be hauled from Kansas City The Following year, service was established to Denver, providing Su- perior with connections to most of the United States. The Burlington Railroad on their route from Chicago to Denver estab- lished a fast mail train from Chicago to the Council Bluffs mail terminal. It carried sacks of mail from New York and New England post offices. Daily newspapers from the east carried news from around the world to the pioneers on the plains. Passenger trains to Supe- p'' O'~ rior carrying mail provided adequate service. Mail was delivered in Supe- rior via a morning and afternoon deliv- ery, which was reduced to once daily in 1950. Several railroads established solid mail trains, one by the Santa Fe Rail- road with their fast mail Nos. 7 and 8 running Chicago to Los Angeles and another was Union Pacific' s Overland Limited running over the Chicago Northwestern, UP and the Southern Pacific lines, Chicago to San Fran- cisco. Santa Fe's train was usually the longest. These trains were operated at top speed certainly beating the Pony Express which took 8 to 10 days to cover the 2,000 mile trip. In 1967, the United States Postal Department canceled all mail by rail contracts, going to service by truck and plane. This business meant a loss of $35 million to the Santa Fe. The use of fax machines has greatly reduced the amount of mail for many companies, and the sending of e-mails has almost eliminated letter writing by mail. Mes- sages can now be exchanged in a mat- ter of minutes compared to days to respond. Fed Ex and UPS have cut into the postal departments business, handling of packages and people no longer send as many Christmas cards as they once did. The Postal Service expects there will be an increase this year with 15 million pieces of mail including 850 thousand packages, an increase of 10 percent over 2016. Josie Rust prepared Logan Brown in their game of "Pin the nose on Frosty." The activity was part of Santa visiting Guide Rock this week. 48.17 Vestey Senior Meals Program Dec. 18 to Dec. 22 Monday: Chinese beef 'n peppers, rice, Oriental vegetables, broccoli, Mandarin oranges, egg roll. Tuesday: Chili Con Came, celery and carrots sticks, cucumbers, fresh fruit, cinnamon roll. Wednesday: Roast beef, mash po- tatoes with gravy, green beans, Jeil-O with fruit, blushing pears, ice cream and cake. Thursday: Chicken 'n noodles, car- rots, tossed salad, apricots. Friday: Grilled hamburger, potato salad, baked beans, carrot salad, peaches, cookie. From the files of The Superior Express Forty Years Ago Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Rothchild cel- ebrated their 40th wedding anniver- sary. Jane Kinyoun was installed as hon- ored queen of Superior's International Order of Job's Daughters. The Krough Feedlot Ruskin, lost the maintanence building and its con- tents, to a fire. Cecil Irene" Young Thompson, 62, died. She was a lifelong Superior resident. A 20-pound bag of russet potatoes was 98 cents at Superior' s Jack and Jill Food Center. The Crest Theatre was playing "Rocky." Thirty Years Ago Security National Bank, Superior, purchased the assets of the State Bank of Jansen after it was closed by the Nebraska Department of Banking. A rural Superior man escaped seri- ous injury when his tractor was split in two after being hit by a car on a rural road southwest of Superior. Law enforcement officers through- out the two-state area were seeking the identity of thieves who burglarized el- evators and feed lots in Superior, Nelson, Guide Rock. Red Cloud, Scandia, Belleville and Lebanon. Money was the only thing taken. Judith Joy Duey, 39. died. She was a member of the Nelson High School Class of 1966. Jumbo cod fillets were $3.99 per pound at Superior's Jack and Jill Food Center. Twenty Years Ago A meteor was spotted streaking across the sky east of Superior by two local law enforcement officers. The Superior Post Office provided Christmas Day delivery service. Floyd Brakhage, Superior. cel- ebrated his 90th birthday. Jack Molley, 75, died. He was a Red Cloud resident. The Crest Theatre was showing "The Rainmaker" and"Mortal Kombat II Annihalation." Ten Years Ago Freezing rain fell across the area hampering pedestrian and road traffic. Superior utility workers worked to repair a water main leak at Third and Commercial Streets. The Nebraska Public Power Dis- trict scheduled a power outage in Su- penor to undertake repair work at the north substation. Florence Bergen, Superior, cel- ebrated her 90th birthday Superior's Candy Cane l_,ane was offering hayrack rides through Lin- coln Park. The Crest Theatre was showing "Fred Claus" and "The Seeker." Five Years Ago A plaque was mounted on the Supe- rior City Auditorium noting that it was listed on the National Register of His- toric Places. The Superior Public Library spon- ~U~I~OI~ E~xp~~ sored a class on the use of e-readers. 148 E. 3rd, Superior, Neb. 402-879-3291 Merwyn and June Wyattcelebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Marian Huebner Pedersen, 85, died. ECEMBER VI~ FG ~PEC~ She was aHardy resident. The Crest Theatre was playing "Rise of the Guardians," starring Alex Baldwin and Hugh Jackman. Buy 10 tans One Year Ago An ice storm impacted traffic in the Gift certzficates ,, ~ Superior area. Basketball games were available for '+'~-~ postponed and traffic was at a stand- for Christmas still. Dick Miller, 76, died He was a y 1 m Superior resident, Bu onth Earl Werner, 99. died. He was a Deshler resident. unlimited Jack White. 75. died He was an Edgar resident. The Crest Theatre was playing for $30 "Sing." Ends December 15, 2017 254 E. 4th St. Superior, Neb. 402-879-0134 Be sure to check this newspaper's web pages at for pic- tures and stories not published in the printed edition. High-speed Internet at an affordable price. A reliable connection to the Internet is important n today's world, and Windstream believes everyone should have access to it. That's why we offer Lifeline, a discounted Internet service plan to make basic service more affordable for q ualified customers. To see if you qualify for Lifeline, call: Residential customers 1-8oo-347-~99z Or visit wi ndstream. 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