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Board discusses replacing courthouse internet provider

Clinic, north end of hospital to be closed Saturday

Cornerstone buys Murray State Bank

Reinke Manufacturing donates $100,000 to expand living history farm


 

Board discusses replacing courthouse internet provider

The Nuckolls County Board at Monday's regular meeting discussed possible alternatives to Windstream Communications as the internet provider for the courthouse.
The discussion was prompted by complaints from the county clerk, treasurer and assessor about how unreliable the service from Windstream has been lately. The commissioners directed the county clerk to make Windstream aware of the problems and give them an opportunity to improve before seeking proposals from other providers.
In other business:
· The board met in executive session to discuss a personnel issue. Included in the closed session were the three commissioners and the county clerk. No action was taken following the executive session.
· A landowner met with the board to complain about the presence of thistles on the Highway 14 right-of-way north of Superior in Beaver Precinct. The commissioners said they would contact the Nebraska Department of Roads office in Superior.
· Meeting as the county board of equalization, the commissioners approved two tax exemption applications from the Superior Good Samaritan Center, one for a 2016 Star Trans Senator II bus and one for a 2016 Ford bus.

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Clinic, north end of hospital to be closed Saturday
Superior Family Medical Center and the north entrance to Brodstone Memorial Hospital will be closed Saturday because of a scheduled electrical power outage.
It will be necessary to turn off the electricity Saturday morning and close the hospital's north entrance because of work scheduled as part of the ongoing remodelling and expansion of the hospital facility. The emergency room and main hospital will remain open.

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Cornerstone buys Murray State Bank
The sale of Swedlund Management Company and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Murray State Bank to Cornerstone Bank was announced Tuesday. As of June 30, Murray State Bank had total assets of $47 million, with total deposits of $40 million and total loans of $27 million. The purchase is subject to regulatory approval with a closing date expected later this year.
Larry Swedlund has owned and operated the bank for 42 years and plans to retire following the sale.
As of June 30, Cornerstone Bank had $1.5 billion in total assets. With the acquisition of Murray State Bank; Cornerstone will have 40 banking branches in 31 communities. Other communities include Albion, Aurora, Bartlett, Bradshaw, Central City, Clay Center, Columbus, Edgar, Davenport, Geneva, Glenvil, Grand Island, Guide Rock, Hampton, Harvard, Henderson, Hildreth, Marquette, McCool Junction, Monroe, North Loup, Polk, Rising City, Shelton, St. Edward, Stromsburg, Sutton, Waco, Wilcox and York.

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Reinke Manufacturing donates $100,000 to expand living history farm
Wessels Living History Farm of York has entered into a partnership with Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc. of Deshler to expand operations and celebrate agricultural history.
Reinke will match up to $100,000 in donations to Wessels for an expansion to its current machine building located at the farm. The estimated 4,000 square foot structure will house many of Wessels' farm machinery exhibits that are currently in storage awaiting a permanent, protected display space.
In addition, Reinke will provide a single tower display from its 1968 Reinke Pivot System #2. This display will be stationed outside of the new structure. The company will also include an interior display dedicated to the history of the company and its founder, Richard Reinke. Additional display space to showcase the history and progression of other agriculture industry leaders will be available. The added space will also allow the museum to accept donations of farm equipment from other individuals and organizations.
"The Reinke expansion project creates a unique opportunity for the farm," said Wessels Board President Russell Heine. "Having access to a piece of technology, a piece of history, which literally changed the face of agriculture, is incredible, and we cannot wait to share it with our guests."
"We recognize the obligation and opportunity that we have to educate our community about agriculture and to encourage and excite the next generation of farmers," said Reinke President Chris Roth. "Wessels Living History Farm is committed to showcasing the authentic history of Nebraska agriculture. We are honored to be a part of this history and are fortunate to be able to partner with such a dedicated organization."
The York Community Foundation recently showed its support by responding to Wessels' grant request for $50,000. This foundation, which manages the estate of Dave Wessels, will give $50,000 to the expansion project, following the completion of the initial $50,000 being raised. Additional community grants are under review.
Wessels Living History Farm is currently in its eleventh year. Wessels was built upon the vision of Dave Wessels, a York area farmer, whose dream was to share the history of agriculture with future generations. The farm is known for its live demonstrations and hands-on activities and intends to include as many interactive and experiential exhibits as possible throughout the expansion project.

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