September 9, 2021
A dear friend of this newspaper, Bob Oldham, was laid to rest this week in Hastings. Though he left the newspaper’s full-time employ on Dec. 31, 1971, he never stopped looking out for us.
Bob began his employment with The Superior Express as a high school student and eventually became a competent Linotype operator. Few people today know what a Linotype is but Thomas Edison classified it as one of man’s seven greatest mechanical inventions. The machine was used to transform molten lead into words used in the letterpress printing method. The machines were cantankerou...