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 By Bill Blauvelt    Columns    May 26, 2022 

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As Superior residents prepare for the 31st Victorian Festival honoring Evelyn Brodstone, one of the community’s most accomplished residents, many current resident find it hard to envision what life was like in Superior more than a century ago. The...

 
 By Bill Blauvelt    Columns    May 19, 2022

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Been thinking about the upcoming Lady Vestey Victorian Festival and how to freshly retell the Evelyn Brodstone story on this, the 31st anniversary of the first festival. The festival founders hoped the annual celebration would help preserve the commu...

 
 By Bill Blauvelt    Columns    May 12, 2022

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Wow! I suspect you are as tired of reading about this newspaper’s internet problems as I am of trying to fix the problem but fixing the internet has been my focus for nearly two weeks. In addition to reporting our email was still not working as we...

 
 By Bill Blauvelt    Columns    May 5, 2022

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The 2022 Nebraska Primary Election is less than a week away and newspaper advisors think it is the duty of quality newspapers to endorse the candidates they believe are the best qualified and deserving of voter support. This newspaper has sometimes...

 

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editor’s notebook 4/28/22 A friend and former Nuckolls County resident, Gwen (Jones) Porter, recently shared the following article about a pet’s death. Since graduating from Nelson High School, Gwen married a veterinarian and has helped with his...

 

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In the newspaper business, politicians have long been considered to be poor credit risks. Many candidates plan to pay for their campaign with the money obtained after winning an election. When they don’t win, donors don’t contribute to the...

 

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Friday marks the middle of April and the time for Good Friday services. By now I expected there would be leaves on the trees, green grass and my winter clothes stowed away. Earlier I didn’t expect to wear my insulated coveralls to the Easter...

 
 By Bill Blauvelt    Columns    April 7, 2022

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After the wildfire last week and traffic accident, I’ve had trouble focusing. My mind keeps skipping from one topic to another. Consequently, I have a number of short topics for this week’s notebook entry. A few days ago I received notice of the...

 

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This newspaper office recently received a few copies of newspapers published in 1913. Apparently the contributors found the papers rolled into a bundle and stashed away in a house they were cleaning. I’m sorry I don’t know where the papers were...

 

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This year the Lady Vestey Victorian Festival will feature a Circus theme. In the early days of Superior, attending a circus show was often a summer highlight. The shows traveled by rail and with five rail lines meeting here it was easy for the shows...

 

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Ocassionally we publish columns written by, award-winning, syndicated columnist, playwright, and author named Daris Howard. He sends us two columns a week with the hope our readers will enjoy them so much they will decide to order one of the books...

 

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Earlier this year the Superior development office produced a self-guided video tour of Superior's Victorian-style homes. The video may have missed one of Superior's most notorious homes but it may not have. It appears the City of Superior is...

 
 By Bill Blauvelt    Columns    March 3, 2022

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With an angry Russian Bear upsetting world affairs, it is difficult to follow the usual format for Notebook entries. Hopefully, the current war can be contained in Europe but it could easily become WWIII. With much of the West focused on what the...

 

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Doug Anderson, a former Superior resident, has written at least six books and scores of academic articles and papers. His latest book, “A Lifetime of Remembrances,” resulted from a suggestion made by his wife, Claudia. It was written as a memoir...

 

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A recent story in/ the Council Grove Republican newspaper by Marcus Hernandez and Diane Wolfe reminded me of a nearly forgotten chapter in local history that involved the Ground Observer Corps. I suspect this area’s proximity to the Naval...

 

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I’m glad to have attended school when I did. I didn’t have to attend kindergarten and, had my folks not insisted, I might not have attended school. When asked if I was starting the first grade in September, my response was no. I might start in...

 

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When I joined The Express staff in 1970, I wanted to be part of a newspaper that showed this to be a good area in which to live and raise a family. I wanted to proved the folks who thought there was nothing to do in a rural community to be wrong....

 

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I was a grade school student when /Aunt Viola gave me a point and shoot camera. After receiving the box camera with a flash attachment, I started sharing family photography assignments with my father. Until then, my father was the family photographer...

 

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Sadly, this issue contains the last Panorama column, a popular feature written by a loyal and dedicated Jewell County resident, Fawna Barrett. I don’t know when the column first appeared in a newspaper but I suspect it originally was written for...

 

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This week marks the 150th anniversary of a famous hunting trip that may have helped draw attention to a painting thought to have been inspired by an earlier buffalo hunting trip that happened in Nuckolls County. But like many of the Old West...

 

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With the weekend’s winter weather, this writer stayed home. I went straight home after work on Friday and didn’t leave the house until I walked to the office on Sunday afternoon. Throughout the pandemic I’ve been keeping pretty much to myself...

 

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Last week’s issue of this newspaper had so many Letters to Santa Claus that we had to save some for this week, Those letters contained requests for a number of toys I had never heard of but I don’t remember anyone asking for a new mobility aid I...

 

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While helping to organize the youngsters’ letters included in this week’s newspaper, I observed the names of the toys youngsters of 2021 are hoping to receive. Made me thankful to not have youngsters on my Christmas gift list for I didn’t...

 

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The call letters of KSNB and the television channel assignment of Number 4 still reminds longtime residents of this area of the days when Superior boasted of being the hometown for television and...

 

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When Highway 14’s concrete bridge over the Republican River, fell into the river, the State of Nebraska chose to replace it with a smaller bridge. The replacement was said to be temporary as it would be replaced when funding became available to...

 

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