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Judy Schott retiring from Nelson city office

Superior hosts Red Cross Bloodmobile

Superior FFA earns top honors at CDE

American Legion, Sons and Auxiliary hold joint meeting


Judy Schott retiring from Nelson city office

After more than 40 years employment with the City of Nelson, Judy Schott is retiring.
Judy said she was hired part-time to clean the Nelson City Auditorium in December 1976, which she did until June 1987. At that time, Nelson High School was using the auditorium for basketball games and many other activities.
"It was a good job for me. They didn't mind if I took my children to work with me," she said. "They were able to play while I worked and didn't cause any trouble."
She began working in the city office formally in January 1980. She remembers that Lee Doyle, the mayor at the time, had asked her to "help out" the city clerk, beginning the summer before, in 1979. The city clerk was Marjorie Adamson. She worked part-time for Adamson from 1980 to August 1983, when she was named deputy city clerk under Adamson. The position was part-time until 1985, when it became full-time.
"When I first started 'helping out', I really didn't know what I was getting myself into," she said.
When Schott began working in the city office, it was located on fourth street, across the street from the current newspaper office, attached to the old fire hall. Both the old city office and fire hall have since been torn down.
Between 1985 and 1987, at the urging of then city attorney Wayne Garrison, Judy said she attended multiple sessions of "city clerks school," offered by the Nebraska League of Municipalities. The location of the sessions varied, but Judy said most of them were in Kearney.
"I remember thinking at the time how much paperwork was involved in the job," she said. "It's even worse now. I'm glad I'm no longer the city clerk."
In 1987, Adamson, who has died, retired from the job and Judy was elevated to city clerk. That's the year Judy's daughter, Sandra Schendt, began working in the city office.
In 2008, following a stroke, Judy stepped down as city clerk. The following month she was formally replaced by the deputy city clerk, who was her daughter, Sandra. Judy remained with the city as deputy clerk until recently announcing her retirement.
One special project she remembers fondly is construction of the city's new fitness center and attaching it to the community center. She still serves on the special committee established to see that project through to completion. That committee continues to meet annually to oversee operation of the center.
"You know what? It's probably time for me to get off that committee as well," she said.
Judy's husband, Alvin, is also retiring from his city job this year. He has been mowing the Nelson city parks since April 2008. Alvin took over the mowing job when his father, LeRoy, retired from the job after nearly 30 years.


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Superior hosts Red Cross Bloodmobile
The Superior Red Cross Blood drive was held Monday, March 13, with 54 donors. Fifty-seven units of blood were collected. The next drive in Superior will be May 10.
Donors included: Keith Schultz, Mary Ann Bates, Camie Kroeger, Darwin Valentine, Matthew Blum, Tasha Imler, Ivan Miller, Gail Breen, Dave Healey, Fred Levendofsky, Ben Bargen, Bruce Tinkham, Ron Rempe, Matt Rempe, Steve Bargen, Roslyn Aden, Lisa Butler, Kenneth Rempe, Verlene Watson, John Sullivan, Leo Blackstone, Rhonda Elledge, Tanya Blackstone, Jason Hamilton, Bill Riley, Sonia Schmidt.
Mike Worm, Judy Corman, Denise Valentine, Pam Heitman, Randy Rhoads, John Druba, Phyllis Renz, Jennifer Wyatt, Marcia Gray, Alfred Hanson, Steve Hiatt, Jeff Hutchinson, LeighAnn Webber, Danell McClen-don, Cindy Rhoads, Arlene Rempe, Virginia Landreth, Katie Bower, Julie Worman, Michelle Unruh, Emily Kirchhoff, Lisa Boyles, Norma Hansen, Lois Sullivan, Sharon Combs, Scott Boyles and Richard Sullivan.

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Superior FFA earns top honors at CDE
The Superior High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter participated at the FFA District Career Development Events on Friday, March 10.
The Farm and Ranch Management team was awarded first place honors and an automatic berth at the state event. The team was comprised of Makenna Jensen, firdt place, Blake Kirchhoff second, Cale Frahm, third, Michelle Unruh, fifth and Katie Bower, sixth place.
The Agronomy team of Blake Kirchhoff, first place, Nicki Kirchhoff, fourth and Jenna Whitmore, fifth place, took first place honors and qualified for the state event.
In the Agriscience category, the first team earned third place and a spot at state while the second team was in seventh place.
The Ag Mechanics team landed in fourth place which was enough for a place at state event. The Natural Resource team finished in sixth place while the Meats Evaluation team was in eighth place. The Floriculture team claimed fifth place and an entry to the state event.
In individual proficiencies, Katie Bower earned a first place in Ag Education. Rochelle Corman was in first place in the Ag Science bracket. Cheyanne Franzen was in the top spot in Vet Science. Blake Kirchhoff was in first place in Forage Production and Grain Placement.

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American Legion, Sons and Auxiliary hold joint meeting
The Nuckolls County American Legion, Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion biennial convention was held at the Nelson American Legion on Saturday. Members from all five Nuckolls County posts were in attendance.
The meeting was called to order at 2 p.m. by County Commander Dwayne Reiman. Auxiliary President Connie Reiman gave the opening prayer. This was followed by the flag salute and the legion preamble.
Dwayne and Arnold Krebsbach conducted the POW-MIA empty chair service. Nelson Legion Commander Chuck Tuttle welcomed those present, which was followed by the introduction of Nancy Griffiths, District 10 President.
Delores Kresbach conducted the memorial service for deceased members.
Following a break for refreshments, separate meetings of the organizations were held. Legion members agreed to keep the 20 cents per member dues fee and held discussion on promoting more active membership. They also agreed to assist with meals for County Government Day if called upon to do so. Chuck Tuttle of Nelson was introduced as the new county commander.
At the auxiliary meeting it was agreed to keep the 10 cents per member dues fee. Motion by Delores Kresbach (Lawrence), seconded by Bonnie Pedersen (Hardy) to donate $50 to the Home Sweet Home project. Motion carried. Donation will be given to the District 10 treasurer at the District 10 meeting Saturday. DeAnna Tuttle was introduced as the new county auxiliary president.
Groups reconvened in joint session with closing remarks by Dwayne Reiman and benediction by Connie Reiman.

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