Tag Archives: Small Town

Letter to the Editor (almost)

December 9, 2009

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Letter to the Editor (almost)

Here’s the letter I almost sent to the Seward County Independent last week: There exists between Seward and Lincoln an uncomfortable difference that we often ignore in polite company. After all, sometimes when faced with a disturbing idea, it is easier to simply pretend that it doesn’t exist than to face it head on. I […]

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America’s Official 4th of July City

July 1, 2009

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America's Official 4th of July City

Seward Nebraska: population 6,500 Seward Nebraska: number of fireworks stands: 9 A few days ago the fireworks stands started opening. As of today, there are 9 of them scattered around the town, and I’m not sure we saw all of them. They tend to clump together, as you can see on this map. While I […]

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How much time do you have?

January 11, 2009

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It all started with a comment from James Sanders, who read the post on Calvary’s dinner/auction fundraiser and was wondering if the Engelbrechts that we knew were related to some of his ancestors who were from around them parts.  My dad knows just about everyone and who their parents were and things like that that […]

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I like fall.

September 30, 2008

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Fall is the best.   It’s starting to get a little cold, the leaves are starting to turn, and cheap heating is just around the corner.  My walk home is very pleasant.  Here’s what’s sittin’ outside the ol’ Hinky Dinky SunMart. That’s a pretty site.  I haven’t carved a pumpkin on my own (without the […]

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The Tour

September 10, 2008

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The Tour

I took a bunch of pictures at St. Paul, and it turns out that I only take photos suitable for videos. They’re all a little blurry or whatever, but if I flash them past you really quickly, it looks just fine! The beginning photos are from a video that played during lunch on Saturday. They […]

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I hear your siren song.

August 26, 2008

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I hear your siren song.

The eastbound light at 6th & Seward was red instead of green this morning, so I turned south. Walking across the street brought me that much closer to the one thing that could negate my healthy walking.  I was unable to resist looking back at it.  Tomorrow I might not be so strong….

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