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ished each Thursday by Superior Publishing Company, Inc. 148 East Third Street, P.O. Box 408, Superior, Nebraska 68978 ubscription rates are $27 per year in Nebraska, L$28.50 per year in Kansas. Other States $38 per year. Eighty Years Ago "In Old Kentucky," starting Will The Superior Wildcats lost their Rogers. opening basketball game of the Seventy Years Ago 1935-1936 season to the Hastings Edward Kleven, 72, died at Tigers, 24-12. Glendale, Calif. He was a retired Area farmers were incorporat- farmer. inganti-erosionmeasuresintotheir Sgt. Charles Hare, Burr Oak, fanning practices, was stationed with the United A gasoline tanker belonging to States Army at Fukushima, Japan. R. D. Hill of Superior wrecked More than 1,500 tickets were near O'Neill. It was hauling the sold for the New Years Eve dance first load of gasoline from the at the Superior City Auditorium. Champlin pipeline terminal in Christine Good, 61, died. She Superior to South Dakota. No in- was a former Superior resident. juries were reported. Tangerines were 40 cents per Temperatures remained neardozen at Stephenson's Market in the zero degree mark for more Superior. than a week. The Lyric Theatre was playing Corn fed baby beef roasts were "Confidential Agent," starring 18 cents per pound at the C. & R. Charles Boyer and Lauren Bacall. Grocery in Superior Sixty Years Ago The Lyric Theatre was playing The Bloodmobile collected 136 Bill Blauvelt, Publisher E-mail Selected portions of the newspaper available on the web at 1 Thursday, December 31, 2015 Page 2B pints of blood at Superior. James W. Broyles, 76, died. He was a Formoso resident. Mrs. Charles McAdam, Spo- kane, Wash., visited Superior. She was the daughter of William Louden, founder of Superior. Keith Eiel, Superior, and Dean Hunter, Guide Rock, purchased the Frozen Food Locker and plant in Superior from Robert McClure. Rhodes' skinless weiners were three pounds for one dollar at Roder's IGA Supermarket in Su- perior. The Crest Theatre was playing "We're No Angels," starring Humphrey Bogart and Peter Ustinov. Fifty Years Ago Mr. and Mrs. Ned Preston cel- ebrated their 63rd wedding anni- By Bill Blauvelt With the arrival of the New Year, Nebraska residents are facing another round of service cuts and inflation thanks to the voters who approved mandatory minimum wage hikes. It is only natural for a person to want a higher salary but to be meaningful higher salaries must be earned, they can not be legis- lated. Raising the minimum wage creates a ripple affect that moves through all levels of the business community. With the minimum wage going up, Nebraska businesses must either find ways to trim expenses or raise prices. Sometimes such actions only make the problem worse by reducing sales and eventu- ally the business is forced to close. Because of the minimum wage increase, at least one Superior business is cutting hours and will no longer be open on Saturdays. Faced with higher operating costs in 2015, this newspaper tried to cut expenses. But that effort was only partially successful and income did not cover expenses in 2015. With the new year, we will be raising advertising rates. Raising rates is not a surefired way to increase income. As the rates go up, the volume of advertising sold may go down. We have an adversion to frequent rate increases. Newspaper consultants advocate annual rate increases but this newspaper has tried to avoid annual increases whenever possible. This year we may have to raise rates more than once in 2016. We have a small increase planned for Jan. 1. However, it may not be enough to cover the increased costs. If it isn't, a second increase will have to come later in the year. Though we expect our advertisers will grumble about the higher rates, our per column inch advertising rates will remain dollars per inch below that of neighboring newspapers. Speaking of neighboring newspapers, they also are looking for ways to trim expenses. Though we voted with the minority, the decision was made in id-Decembeto discontinue The Leader publication. The Leader was started by a neighboring publication probably more than 20 years ago. It was always a cooperative effort of four or more newspapers. We all sold ads and inserted the section in our newspapers twice a month. In the early years the Fairbury newspaper was one of the participants. In more recent years the Blue Hill newspaper participated. The Fairbury paper was the first to drop out. When the Blue Hill paper sold to a new owner, the decision was made to not participate. In the early years, the section was printed in either York or Hastings. Since 1998 it has been printed in Superior. For this newspaper, The Leader was a hard sell in the early years but as the years went by the section became increasingly popular with our advertisers. The exact opposite was happening in the other commu- nities. They sold more inches than we did in the early years but then their volume declined. In the last months it wasn't unusual to have more than 75 percent of the advertising sold by this newspaper. Had we been free to do so, I think we could have sold more but there was a gentleman's agreement among the participants as to territories and where we would sell advertising. The section had a loyal group of followers. We have received calls in Superior from both advertisers and readers asking why they didn't receive a copy of The Leader with last week's newspaper. Unless the other publishers change their minds. It appears the last issue of The Leader was included in the Dec. 10 issues or our newspapers. versary. The couple operated a drug store in Superior for many Forty Years Ago Russell Edwards, 76, died. He The Superior City Council was a Hardy native and operated passed a resolution establishing a the Superior Bowl for several policy on the number of liquor years. licenses issued in the city. Richard Kimminau, Guide Mamie Venhaus Schutte, 81, Rock was honored for his 33 years died, She was a lifelong member service with the Farm Service of the Lawrence community.Agency. A rural Guide Rock resident The Nebraska Grain Sorghum was shot in the left ann by an Association hosted a seminar at unknown intruder, the Hardy Hall. The Santa Fe railway an- TheCrestTheatrewasplaying nounced plans to upgrade its line "The Chronicles of Narnia." from Concordia to Superior. TheFive Years Ago railway planned to install continu- Vera Dye, Superior, celebrated ously welded rails on four inches her 85th birthday. of ballast. The American Red Cross yearsbeforeretiringtoCalifomia. Thies sliced bacon was $1.49 Walter Voight, 73, died. He perpoundatSuperior'sldealMar- was a retired farmer in the Daven- ket. port community. The Crest Theatre was show- Employees of the Farmers ing"ChallengeoftheWhiteFang." Union Co-op Creamery of Supe- Thirty Years Ago , r Bloodmobile collected 44 pints of Cloud resident, for the 10th j udi- blood at Nelson. ~ ........ cial district which include~ Three two-story buildings, dat- ing to 1888, were razed in down- town Superior. Superior Well-Beings classes were underway at Brodstone Me- morial Hospital. The Crest Theatre was playing "Tangled" and "Unstoppable." One Year Ago Thork Kastrup; Deshler, cel- ebrated his 90th birthday. Betty Smith, Superior;' cel- ebrated her 90th birthday. Judge MichaelOffner, 62, died.' He was a county judge, anda Red Nuckolls County. The BNSF was double-track- ing its mainline through Aurora which necessitated closing the Nebraska 14 underpass. The community of Davenpov was without a grocery store aftcl the owners of the last grocery store Closed its doors citing high operat- ing costs and equipment replace- ment needs. Junior Glasson, 85, died. Hc was a WW 11 veteran and a Nelsot resident. .ections By Donna C hEi'stensen wedding anniversary. !rior voted to be represented for the The Superior Coco-Cola plant At one time I worked in the clerk's office in When We accept the sacrifice Jesus gave for our purpose of collective bargaining closed after 80 years of operation, the Red Willow County Courthouse. I was as- redemptioh, we are freed from the t~nding force by the United Packinghouse, Food Kenneth Hobbie, the Gas Ser- and Allied Workers Union, AFL- vice Company, at Superior repair- signed work on some old documents which were . of sin, bti(it is often quite an accomplishment to CIO. man, retired after 37 years ser- outdated. They were stapled together, but it was be able tO separate ourselves from those bl~ ways. Mr. and Mrs. Guy Work, vice. beneficialtopreservetheinformationonthem, to Sometimes, we may become offended~hen Webber, celebrated their 50th Thayer County law enforce- be saved more effectively by modern methods, others try to convince us to turn from our past and-improve our future by trusting in God's Egg nog was 43 cents per quart at Superior's Cash-Way Market. The Crest Theatre was playing "What' s New Pussycat?," starring Peter Sellers and Peter O'Toole. ment officers were seeking the identity of a young boy, clad in blue pajamas, whose body was discovered on a road near Chester. Brian Whitely, 32, died. He was a 1971 graduate of Nelson High School. Kraft American Singles were $1.69 for a 12 ounce package at Superior' s Jack and Jill Food Cen- like microfilm. The pages had been stored for many years, untouched and in the dark files of the office. They had become fragile by the time I dealt with them, and tedious to separate. At times, it seems, our relationships and lifestyles are much like those old documents. handling of Our lives. In much the same way as those old documents are better preserved bybeing microfilmed, so we can benefit bY breaking away from the old habits that would bind us, and stepping into the boun- tiful freedom Christ offers every believer. By Chuck Mittan ter. The Crest Theatre was playing "Rocky IV." Twenty Years Ago Daniel Shaw, 78, died. He was The shutdown of The Leader is just one of the many changes businesses are making as they try to maintain profitability. Other a lifelong resident of the Guide changes are sure to come. Rock community. Does this mean business is bad. Not necessarily, Times Lorene Barfknecht Thomsen always change and we must be willing to adapt to the changes. As Meyer, 73, died. She was a life- my father said, "You can't always ride the same horse. You need long Nuckolls County resident. to change horses from time to time but its best not to do so in mid- The University of Nebraska- stream." Lincoln offered an interact train- ing course at Superior High In recent days I read a book titled Old Jules. Written by Mari School. Angie Jones, a resident of Nora, was named Miss Nebraska Rodeo 1996 in a ceremony held at the Nelson City Auditorium. The Crest Theatre was show- ing "Absolutely Delightful." Ten Years Ago Lars and Bonnie Pedersen, Hardy, celebrated their 50th wed- ding anniversary. A stream runs most raplidy one- fifth of the depth below the sur- face and its average speed is that of the current two-fifths of the depth above the bottom. Slant Sandoz the book features a fascinating character, Jules Sandoz, Mari's father. Jules was a pioneer, settler, entrepreneur, agricul- tural and horticultural experimenter, area booster, friend of Indi- ans, enemy of entrenched cattlemen and often a human devil to those closest to him. The latter aspect of Jules has shocked many readers, yet in the afterword to the book published by the Univer- sity of Nebraska Press, Helen Winter Stauffer said the volume of mail the author received after the publication of the book revealed the cruelty or indifference Jules showed his family and others was not remarkable or even unusual for in that time or place. I noticed some of the same characteristics while reading the diary written by Thomas Lovewell's wife. Lovewell was on this area's first settlers and the namesake for both Lovewell Lake and the community of Lovewell. He was a community builder but it appears he could be difficult at times. Stauffer said Jules' personal and physical idiosyncrasies were often merely exaggerations of those exhibited by others in the frontier region. Sandoz wrote more than a biography about her father. She wrote about the land, the environment and the people of the Nebraska sandhilts from 1884 to 1928. In her forward Sandoz said, "I have make (the book) the biography of a community, the upper Niobrara country in western Nebraska. The people were tough. Old Jules sent a daughter, age 13 and a son, age 9, to live alone on a new claim some 25 miles from the home place. Today we hesitate to let youngsters that age walk to and from school. When bit by a rattlesnake on that claim, Old Jules used a gun to shoot away part of his limb with the venom in it. The challenges faced by the upper Niobrara settlers and those that settled here 25 years earlier were alike but different. A common thread that carries forward to the present age is that change is constant. As much as we would like to maintain the status quo, we can't. In the early years Old Jules worked as a locator. He located suitable land for the settlers and helped them with the tangle of governmental red tape that had to be navigated before achieving title to their property. But in time all of the suitable land was claimed. As he lay in the hospital breathing his last, "He raised his head, his face alive, his eyes far-focused, burning. He began to talk, slowly, as his lips were metal, stiffening. 'The cattlemen are broke, the settlers about gone. I got to start all over--ship in a lot of good farmers in the spring, build up--build--build--' His voice sank deep into the caverns of his chest. He fell back slowly, his head rolling a little, his fine long hands flattening on the sheet." And just as Old Jules discovered, our work is never done, we must constantly build. This year is ending a new one is coming and with it will be new challenges to face. We will need to learn new things, develop new ideas. My family has eaten a variety of entres for beef. If I had to guess, I'd say ham has been the holiday meals -- most notably, Christmas, most frequent choice for Christmas dinner at our ThanksgivingandNew Year's Day. Our lifestylel house. This year, because there were only three however, does not lend itself well to establishing of us for dinner, we went with Cornish hens. traditions. Simply, what works one year may not Also, to avoid leftovers. It was a typical holiday work the following year. Or ever again, for that meal. Aside from the game hens, there were matter, potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, can- In most previous years, we have stuck with died yams and cranberry salad America's favorite for Thanksgiving, a roasted For New Year's Day, we had a tradition of turkey, when we prepare the meal ourselves and prime rib for several years, but time and other stay home. If we travel for Thanksgiving, we commitments got in the way and we haven't either go to my sister's house in Lincoln or really had a big meal on New Year's Day for a Kathy's brother's home in Omaha. Turkeys are few years. This year, we traded one daughter for typically the main fare those places as well, the other between Christmas and New Year's though sometimes they're fried or smoked at Day, because one had to return to school early to Kathy's brother'sThanksgivingfeast, and some- begin rehearsing a play and the other was in times there's a ham thrown in as well.Kansas with her boyfriend's family for Christ- ForThanksgivingthisyear, we went to Kathy' s mas. So, like Christmas, the New Year's feast brother's house in Omaha. Because both girls are will be poorly-attended. Not sure what we'll eat in college near there, it seemed like the easiest yet, but Idon't think we'll be having turkey, ham thing to do or prime rib for three. And for our Christmas For Christmas dinner, we've been all over the dinner, I bought three of the last four Cornish board --ham, turkey, Cornish hens, duck, roast hens in our little grocery store. By Gloria Garman-Schlaefli .S Two of our granddaughters and their parents arrived last week- end for our Christmas celebration together. Time with the girls was filled with giggles, hugs, kisses, making pizzas, making cinni- minis, playing the piano and playing with dolls. They helped Grandma and their mother by setting the silverware on the table. After Christmas dinner, they followed Granddad to the former milk barn to feed food scraps to the farm cats. Then it was time to unwrap Christmas presents. It took 10 minutes each to wrap gifts, then three seconds each to unwrap them. It was wonderful watching their eyes as they first caught sight of a special toy, pajamas, slippers or books pulled out of a gift sack or wrapped box. The girls were just as anxious to watch as we unwrapped the gifts they had helped their mother create, including homemade fudge and handmade tree ornaments with their names written on the back of each one. With the used wrapping paper, bags and bows cleared away and all the gifts accounted for, it was time for some musical fun. With a granddaughter on each side of me on the piano bench, we started singing Christmas carols. I began to practice the prelude for church to be played the next morning. I asked the oldest girl if she noticed all my mistakes. I told her it was a hard song to play and I may decide to switch songs. Knowing she enjoyed singing, it didn' t surprise me at all when she came up with a solution: "Grandma, maybe it would help if I sang that song while you played it," she said. As I played the song once again, she sang along, and the youngest made use of the upper keys, adding to the accompani- ment. After eating "create your own pizzas" for supper, the girls dressed in their pajamas and gathered in front of the television to watch a Christmas movie together. This year it was "Home Alone," and we all laughed as the burglars sustained slap-stick falls down icy stairs and the bump on the head from a paint can swinging on a rope:'Theft it w~ ~h~ erjd of the evening and time for good night hugs. .................... The next'day we afl prepared for church, eating cinni-minis for breakfast, along with fruit and friendship bread. It was such a blessing to have the girls and their parents beside us in the back church pew. After church, we ate lunch together in a nearby cafe and all too soon it was time for good-bye kisses and hugs as they headed for their home and we headed back to our farm home. ,:r , As we opened the door of the house and walked in, it didn't take long for me to notice it was much too quiet. The family visiting,~the playful' rioises ~ind laughter were missing. The bottom of the Christmas tree looked barren. I wandered around the house putting this and that away and found a small toy that had been left hiding under a chair. I picked the toy up and carried it to the basement, placing it with the other toys kept there for grandda~aghter'vigits: Looking around the play area, I noticed the.,doll.s ~etoe ~t~ll-st~tipned as the granddaughters had placed them in the toy baby carriage, and a coloring book was still open on the table where earlier the oldest girl had carefully colored Granddad and Grandma.the pictures that now adorned the refrigerator door~. . ~ ::i i Upstairs I:noticed a feWlittl6 hahd prints on the patio door glass. I reached for the towel to rub away the prints, but I stopped and decidgd to leave the precious little hand prints therefor a few days as a reminder of their Christmas visit. It's always ajoyto have time with the children and grandchildren, and celebratingChristmas together is one of those extra special times. The Lighthouse Community Church of the Nazarene 740 E. Seventh St. Office Phone 402-879-4391 or 402-519-0570 Pastor Jeff Kimberly Sunday Fellowship ...................... 10 a.m. Morning Worship ........ 10:30 a.m. 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible Studies Adult ..................... 740 E. 7th St. Young Adult ......... 224 Collett St. (church parsonage) First Presbyterian Church Sixth and N. Central Superior, Neb. Phone 402-879-3733 SUNDAY . Fellowshlp ............... 9:3ti a.m. Sunday School ......... 9:30 a.m. Worship .................. 10:30 a.m. Rev. Mark Diehl, Pastor Olive Hill David Watters Sunday i Sunday School...9:30 a.m. i Worship ....... 10:30 a.m. Catholic Church Services St. Joseph's Church Superior, Neb. Rectory Phone 402-879-3735 Mass Schedule Daily Masses 7:30 am. Grace Community Evangelical Free Church of Superior mmma ~I 423 E. Fifth Street Superior, Neb. Pastor David Johnson Located five miles south and two miles west of Superior Proclaiming Christ Since 1876 Living Faith Fellowship Word of Faith Church 315 N. Central Phone 402-879-3814 Sunday Worship Service .................... 10:30 a.m. Evening Service ........................... 5 p.m. (except 4th and 5th Sundays) Wednesday Christian Development Night: Adults and Children .................... 7 p.m. Rock Solid Youth Group .............. 7 p.m. Radio Program. KRFS AM Sunday Momlng ..................... 8:30 a.m. Jon Albrecht. Senior Pastor Patsy Busey, Associate Pastor First United Methodist Church 448 N. Kansas Street ~ Superior, Neb. Rev. Dorothy Smith, Pastor Sunday Services Worship .... 8:15 & 10:30 a.m. Saturday ......... 6 p.m. Sunday ... ........ 8 a.m. Nelson Sunday ......... 10 a.m. Father Brad Zitek Centennial Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) S55 N. D~kota Street, Superior, Neb. Phone 402-879-3137 Sunday Sunday School-9:30 a.m. Worship ... 10:45 a.m. Worship with us via lO.~e broadcast each Sunday on KRFS Radio Please call for additional worship and Bible study opportunities. Church of Christ 564 E. Fourth Street Superior, Neb. 402-879-4067 https://www.faeeb00kc0m/Superl0rChurch0fChrist Dr. Ueff CoUins, Minister Sunday Sunday School ................ 9:30 a.m. Worship Service .......... 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Meal ............... 6 p.m. Classes ............... 7 p.m. Office, 402-879-4126 Sunday Sunday School ...... 9 a.m. Morning Worship 10 a.m. Prayer Time ........... 6 p.m. Affiillated with the Evangelical Free Church of America Salem Lutheran Church (ELCA) Highway 14 North, Superior, Neb. 402-225-4207 Sunday Sunday Forum and Sunday School .................... 9 a.m. Worship ............................. 10 a.m. Communion ....... 1st & 3rd Sunday Day 1 Radio Program KRFS AM 1600 Sunday 8 a.m. Superior New Hope Connection 505 N. Kansas St. Superior, Neb. 402-879-5884,, Sunday Service ........ I 1 a.m. Church dinner otter every service Pastor Deanna Disney Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Pastor Rev. Breen Sipes ST. PAUL LUTHERAN Hardy, Neb. Phone 402-279-3205 or 402-236-8825 Sunday Worship ......... 9 a.m. Fellowship Hour ........ 10 a.m. Sunday School ..... ,10:15 a.m. Calvary Bible Evangelical Free Church ~. 99 W. Pearl, Jewell, Kan. 785-428-8042 EFCA Jerry White, Pastor Wednesday Prayer Meeting ........................ 7:30 Sunday Sunday School ................. 9:15 a.m. Sunday Worship Service. I0:30 a.m. Evening Servlee .................... 7 p.m. AffUliated with the Evangelical Free Clmrch of America First Community Church Oak, Neb. Phone 402-225-2284 Sunday Sunday School .... 9 a.m. Morning Worship I0 a.m. Sunday Prayer Meeting ..... 7:00 p.m. Bible Centered Nondenominational Evangelical Lutheran Church 201 South Center Mankato, Kan. 785-378-3308 LCM~ :NALC Sunday Worship ................. 9:00 a.m. Sunday School ..... 10:30 a.m. Northbranch Friends Church ~hone 785-647-8841 Located eight miles north of Burr Oak two milar~d west. Sunday Sunday School ........... 1O a.m. Worship ...................... 1 1 a.m. Pastor Jonathan Harkness "Where The Son Always Shines" Jewell County Catholic Churches Sacred Heart, Esbon Saturday ...................... 6:30 p.m. St. Theresa 320 N. CommerciaL Mankato 785-378-3939 Sunday ................................ 8a.m. Pastor: Father Damian Richards Christian Church :of Mankato ~ 1 18 S. Commercial Mankato. Kan. , 785-378-3707 Sunday School .... [ 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship 10:30 a.~. Thaddeus J. Hinkle, Minister 785"-378-3938 United Methodist Churches ' Schedules for ..... Sunday Schools and Worship Servicel Mankato Harmony ... Worship, 1 lla.m. Suu. Sch., 9:45.a.m. Ionia ........... ~ ......... ..... Worship, 9:3(~ a.m. Stln. Sch.~10:30 a.m. Esbon .: ........ ........... W6rship, 8:15 a.n/.,' Burr Oak ................. Worship, 9:30 a.rd. !- q Jeweil Trinity . United Methodist Jim Rice, pastor i, ' Suhday Sunday School ........... 9,;15 a,'.m. Morning Worship ... 10130 a.m. ..... Wednesday. : Kids for Christ ............. 3:45 p.m. -Formoso community Church Nondenominational #ib[e Teaching . Pastor Daniel Waide Sunday School ........... 9:30 a.m. Worship Service ...... 10:30 a.m. Weekly Home Bible Studies 2031Baleh Street, Formoso, Kan. 785-794-2490 Jew'el! Christian Church "A family you can belong to" ~.~ '~ i11' Main, Jeweli "Dan'Daniels, Pastor Cl/urcW, 785-428-3657 " ;,~ , Parsonage * 785-428-3323 Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Kids forChrist & ]r High Youth Groups . Wednesdays at 4:15 p.m. : Webber United Methodist Church Webber, Kan. ' /~.~ -- Office 785-361-2664 Res. 785-527-1540 Pastor Darrel Herde Sunday " Fellowship'.~ ............. 9 a.m. Worship .,.: .......... 9:30 a.m. Tuesday Night Bible Study ............. 7 p.m.