Articles from the June 1, 2023 edition

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Country Roads

One flower noticed the most in the cemeteries this time of the year is the beautiful peony. The peonies are blooming in all their glory, showing off their colorful and fragrant blooms in cemeteries, yards, and even in vacant yards and landscapes. In...

 

Editor's Notebook

It was nip and tuck Friday at The Express as we rushed to complete jobs promised to be ready before the Vestey Festival. One of those projects was an update of the Superior History booklet we originally printed for Beverly Beavers in 2002. The...

 

Sandust Soldiers

Having been born May 31, 1940, I grew up with war being a prominent part of my early life. During World War II, Time and Life magazines were full of battlefield scenes and stories. Fox Movietone News, shown as a “short” before every feature at the...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Q: Does circumcision in the Bible ever refer to something besides the ritual itself? A: Yes it does! The ritual of circumcision, like most rituals in the Bible, was given to the nation of Israel to model deeper, universal spiritual truths (Romans...

 
 By Allen Ostdiek    Columns    June 1, 2023

Puffs

Memorial Day . . . Started as an effort to recognize and honor those who died in the American Civil War, Memorial Day has grown to become one of the favorite holidays of the year. It still is primarily intended to honor those who died in the service...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    Columns    June 1, 2023

Love my crazy life

This weekend was a busy one. Jackson graduated from high school, which means we got one left! Let me tell you, I’ll take a small-town graduation over a city graduation any day. Six hundred students, give or take, plus add in parents, siblings, g...

 

Speaker Relates ties between Willa Cather and Lady Vesty

Those who attended the Victorian Tea, Saturday afternoon at the Vestey Center were exposed to a delectable taste of Victorian culture and history. Nancy (Headrick) Brandt headed the committee which planned the event. She was assisted by Jan Boyles,...

 

Speaker confirms outlaw likely passed through this area

Jeff Barnes, the Nebraska Humanities speaker who spoke at the Nuckolls County Museum Saturday afternoon, neither confirmed not disproved Lew Hunter’s story which tells of the possible visit of the James Gang to the Bostwick area home of his mother’s...

 

Superior Swimming Pool opened Tuesday

Summer’s here. Superior’s big swimming pool opened for the 2023 season as scheduled on Tuesday. Admission was free and, as expected, the pool was a popular place for the community’s youngsters. For many years the Superior Chamber of Commerce adver...

 

Memorial Day gathering at the Jewell County Courthouse

The Mankato VFW Auxiliary read the following on the Jewell County Courthouse lawn during the Memorial Day Service. We gather today to pay tribute and honor to those who gave their lives for their...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    History    June 1, 2023

Memorial Day - Robert L. Greene

Many observe Memorial Day. Businesses close, families gather, reunions are held, graves are decorated and cemeteries are visited. Though all are important and meaningful activities, those are not the...

 
 By Gloria Schlaefli    News    June 1, 2023

Burr Oak Memorial Day Service

It was a perfect sunny morning at the Burr Oak Cemetery to hold the annual Memorial Day Service and to view the 131 American Flags that make up the Avenue of Flags in honor of the deceased local veterans. The Emory Clemons Unit 263, American Legion...

 

VFW, Auxiliary and Mankato 4-H place flags at Mount Hope

Mankato VFW and VFW Auxiliary 7830, joined with some of the Mankato Eager Beaver’s 4-H club on Thursday afternoon to place flags in Mount Hope Cemetery. This tradition, which began in 1868, places flags on veterans who have lost their lives. Each f...

 

Jewell Alumni News

The 63rd annual Jewell Alumni Banquet was held Saturday at the Jewell Community Center. Nearly 90 alumni and guests were on hand to partake of the meal prepared and served by the Trinity Methodist Women of Grace. Mary Eilert DeBey, president, Class...

 

USD 107 Board of Education accepts resignations

On Monday, May 15, Kenny Mizner, president, called the regular meeting of the Board of Education for USD No. 107 to order Those present were Kenny Mizner, Marc Grout, Brandon Hollerich, Justin Angleton, Brenden Wirth, Rex Boley, Sam Meyers, Cassi...

 

Memorial Day Services at Sacred Heart Cemetery

Lawrence American Legion member, Robert Kotinek, salutes the grave site of Lawrence native, Chester Kohmetscher, a Korean Was veteran, during Memorial Day Ceremonies Monday at the Sacred Heart...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    News    June 1, 2023

The One Percent

This holiday weekend, we attended our son Jackson’s high school graduation in Omaha. As with many ceremonies, they recognized our veterans and enlisted service members. In a crowd of more than 1,000, less than 10 stood. This surprised me so much, and...

 

4th Degree Knights of Columbus elect new officers

The Bishop Casey Assembly of the 4th Degree of the Knights of Columbus held their quarterly meeting last week Monday in Superior, Nebraska. This Assembly covers a large section of south central Nebraska, including Nuckolls, Webster and Thayer...

 

Hastings College announces spring 2023 Dean's List

Hastings College published the Dean’s List for its spring 2023 semester. For the semester, 361 students from 20 states and 11 countries were named to the Dean’s List. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must achieve a grade point avera...

 

Nelson American Legion delivers Memorial Day Services

Every year the Nelson American Legion, Sons and Auxiliary members volunteer their time to place flags in the Nelson Cemetery, Courthouse Yard, and Memorial Plaza and organize and deliver the Memorial...

 

Berneta Miller

Berneta Agnes (née Lemke) Miller was born to Herman and Amanda (née Schnakenberg) Lemke during harvest in 1931, on a July day so hot that her father would later say you could fry an egg on a b...

 

Gretchen (Pohlmeier) Peterson

Gretchen (Pohlmeier) Peterson obituary Gretchen Kay Peterson, 81, of Lincoln died May 23, 2023. Born Nov. 17, 1941, in Lawrence, Nebraska, to Ralph and Eleanor (Yilk) Pohlmeier. She attended college for nursing at Dus- chesne University in Omaha and...

 

Elgin Saunders

Elgin Leroy Saunders was born on May 23, 1944, in White Rock, Kansas, to Paul and Vera (Carpenter) Saunders. He died on May 24, 2023, at the North Central Kansas Medical Center, Concordia, at the age of 79 years and 1 day. He was the oldest of three...

 

Wilmer Bouray

Wilmer Garland Bouray, the son of John and Mae (Hobson) Bouray, was born on Sept. 20, 1933, on the family farm near Republic County, Kansas. He died on May 26, 2023, at Brodstone Healthcare at...

 

Harlan Schnakenberg

Harlan George Schnakenberg, 88, of Deshler, the son of George and Edna (Getz) Schnakenberg was born Oct. 26, 1934 in Carleton. He died May 21, at Thayer County Health Services in Hebron. Harlan grew up in Sedan, Nebraska, attending country school...

 

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