William Klefkorn, Nebraska State Poet died recently and the Lincoln Journal Star paid tribute to him in their editorial this morning. Among their comments on how his “words live on”, they cite the painting and poem on the side of the Masonic Lodge building in Seward. The building is at the downtown intersection of highways 34 & 15 and visible to anyone passing through town. Reinhold Marxhausen was involved in the design of the mural along with Klefkorn providing the poetry when it was painted several years ago. On August 3, 2005, the mural was repainted and Klefkorn was back out to Seward to re-sign and date it. Marxhausen was also in attendance for the event and is in the red shirt behind Klefkorn.