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 By Gloria Schlaefli    Columns    May 26, 2022 

Country Roads

Will the peonies be ready for Memorial Day? That is the question asked at this time every year. My mother, mother-in-law and grandmothers always looked forward to seeing the lovely peony flowers out in their soft and bright pink colors every...

 
 By Bill Blauvelt    Columns    May 26, 2022 

Editor's Notebook

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...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Q: The Bible says we are saved in our spirit, doesn’t that mean that God doesn’t care what I do with my body?  A:  Hmm, not so much! You see, there are two errors that we can make when it comes to God’s perspective of our daily life. The...

 
 By Allen Ostdiek    Columns    May 26, 2022 

Puffs

Memories . . . I spent a considerable number of years volunteering as an EMT for the community of Lawrence and I like to recall memories from those years. They come up at the strangest times and places, and they are both good and bad. However, last...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    Columns    May 26, 2022 

Love my crazy Life

I found a book and remember now why I don’t read so much anymore. I get so caught up in them that the time gets away from me. Last night, I thought I would just read for an hour and go to bed. Two nights in a row, bedtime has come and went without...

 

Country Roads

It is beautiful, breathtaking and a sight to behold, all around these Country Roads. With the colder temperatures, high winds and dry weather behind us, spring finally takes the stage in all of its glory. Maybe this sounds wordy but how else can it...

 
 By Bill Blauvelt    Columns    May 19, 2022

Editor's Notebook

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...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Q: Is there an unforgivable sin? How can it be unforgivable if Christ died for all sin? (Part Two of Two) A:  As mentioned in a previous article, there are two cases in Scripture where the Bible states that an act will not be forgiven. The sin of...

 
 By Allen Ostdiek    Columns    May 19, 2022

Puffs

OK folks, I know some of you getting closer to that retirement age of 62 or 67 or so, don’t like the jokes of joining AARP. Even some of you that have already reached that age, are not wild about AARP. So, last week I learned something new. I have...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    Columns    May 19, 2022

Love my crazy life

What a week! After surviving graduation, George decided he needed some time off and scared us all half to death with a trip to the emergency room and an overnight stay at Mary Lanning. He is fine as frog hair now, but his blood pressure went through...

 

Country Connections

May 8 should have been celebrated across the United States, but that date wasn’t recognized. There were no parades, memorials or celebrations held. Some people may not have even remembered or made aware of the importance of that date, the way...

 
 By Bill Blauvelt    Columns    May 12, 2022

Editor's Notebook

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...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Q: Is there an unforgivable sin? How can it be unforgivable if Christ died for all sin? (Part One of Two) A:  There are actually two situations where the Bible says forgiveness is (or has been) withheld. The first situation is when we fail to...

 
 By Allen Ostdiek    Columns    May 12, 2022

Puffs

May Day . . . The importance of the first day of May has seemed to have lost its importance in our current culture which seems to center on ones-self, rather than others . . . I can remember well when the Communist used the day to display its...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    Columns    May 12, 2022

Love my crazy life

I did it! Two boys graduated from high school. I deserve an atta boy! I wasn’t sure we were going to make it there, but we did! I think I had more anxiety over getting through graduation day than I have had the entire 17 years of raising the boy....

 

Country Roads

As I checked May birthday and anniversary dates of my relatives and friends in my Days To Remember book, it brought me almost to tears. I’ve had this special book of such recordings for about 57 years. Many of those that are recorded have left...

 
 By Bill Blauvelt    Columns    May 5, 2022

Editor's Notebook

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...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    Columns    May 5, 2022

Love my crazy life letter for graduates

The L-N Class of 2022 is graduating at 4 p.m,,Saturday, in the high school gym. Their class motto is “Just be happy we got this done on time - Class of 2022.” The class flower is a yellow chrysanthemum, and the class colors are light blue and...

 
 By Allen Ostdiek    Columns    May 5, 2022

Puffs

Wow . . . What a change . . . I remember many a morning in my past history waking up to rain hitting the window, and . . . not being too happy with that. However, that happened this week, and . . . I was happy. I not guessing the drought was broken,...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Q: If the Bible is supposed to be 100 percent true, why do the four gospels give such different accounts of the resurrection? They can’t all be right! A:  Actually, they can! It is extremely common for witnesses of an event to present confusing...

 

Country Roads

I hope everyone found great bargains at the local city wide garage-yard sales. I knew of two in this area; Jewell and Superior. It seems about every town has their city wide sales at one time or another. With the climbing inflation, taking advantage...

 

Editor's Notebook

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...

 

Ask a Pastor Column

Q: How do dinosaurs fit into the Bible? Were there dinosaurs on the ark? A:  When it comes to the question of dinosaurs in the Bible, we have little information, but most of that information is drawn from one of the most reliable and trustworthy...

 

Love my crazy life

This weekend I worked on getting the house picked up and organized. This required moving a few items we are currently not using out to the garage. I have this fun game I like to play; it’s called how many things can a person stuff into a tiny area...

 

Puffs

Once in a while I get questioned about my inclination to support (in the political world) only those people who are “Pro-Life.” To me it is a very simple intention, but I’ll try to explain a little more. At one time, I was questioned: “What d...

 

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