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THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS

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Sentencing scheduled for several district court cases

Christmas program held at museum

Santa Claus visits Superior

SHS drama team 3rd at districts


 

Sentencing scheduled for several District Court cases

The following proceedings were conducted Tuesday in Nuckolls County District Court.
Brayden Clark's trial was continued to Jan. 12, pending a deposition from the victim.
Benjamin Murray was removed as Keaton Meyer's attorney because of a conflict of interest. Meyer will instead be represented by Joseph Casson of Fairbury. The trial is continued until 9:45 a.m. on Jan. 2.
Christina K. Hasselman, 35, pleaded no contest and waived all rights to a hearing. She is charged with possession of a controlled substance. Judge Johnson asked if she was aware of the consequences of waiving her rights to a trial, which may reduce her sentence. Hasselman said she understood. She was asked if she had taken any drugs, prescription or otherwise, in the past 24 hours. She said she hadn't.
Judge Johnson made it clear to Hasselman that being convicted of a felony means she would lose her right to vote and own a firearm. Contrary to the advice of her attorney, Benjamin Murray, she waived all rights. Sentencing was set for Jan. 2. Hasselman said she wished to be sentenced immediately, but Johnson said it would occur as scheduled. She was deemed a high flight risk so reduction of bail was not granted. Her bail remains at $20,000.
Triston Sholte, 21, pleaded no contest to possession of controlled substance a class 4 felony; unlawful taking, a class 2 misdemeanor; aiding and abetting, a class 3 misdemeanor; carrying a concealed weapon, a class one misdemeanor; theft by receiving stolen property, a class 2 misdemeanor; and unauthorized use of a propelled vehicle without permission, second offense, a class one misdemeanor.
Sholte gave a written plea of no contest and withdrew his not guilty plea from last month. Judge Johnson asked if he understood the severe consequences of waiving his right to a trial. He was also asked if he had taken any medication or drugs within the last 24 hours and was deemed to understand the consequences of waiving his right to a trial. Johnson scheduled sentencing for 10:15 a.m. on Feb. 6.

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Christmas program held at museum
The Nuckolls County Historical Society held their annual Christmas prog-ram at the church on the museum grounds in Superior Sunday. The event was well-attended with more than 110 people present.
The program opened with the ringing of the church bell. Ron Schott lit the altar candles. Fred Meyers presented an overview of musuem activities for the year.
John Price, Jr. and Arnold Miller performed several seasonal songs.
The assembled guests sang two traditional Christmas carols.
Rev. John Albrecht, pastor of Superior's Living Faith Fellowship delivered the Christmas message.
Price, Jr. aged himself by more than a few years and reentered the church with the aid of a walker. He and Miller then performed more songs.
The guests sang two more carols
Rev. Albrecht led the assemblage in the Lord's Prayer.
Coffee, punch and cookies were served to the guests in Pioneer Hall after the program.

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Santa Claus visits Superior
The weather was anything but frightful in downtown Superior Friday evening as the Superior Chamber of Commerce sponsored the annual Once Upon a Christmas event. Christmas music wafted through the air as area residents filled the sidewalks.
A dancing Christmas tree, a silent Charlie Chamber Elf as well as Frosty the Snowman were spotted on Superior's Central Avenue. Mrs. Claus was handing out treats at Main Street Floral. Dan and Terry Scott were serving chili soup in front of Scott TV and Appliance. Santa Claus was in residence at farmers and Merchants Bank. Hot cider and popcorn were refreshing treats as the evening cooled down. Children of all ages made reindeer food and decorated cookies at Ideal Market.
The dancing Christmas Tree was outside Ace Hardware while Bob and Sue Trapp served cookies inside. BJ Gardner provided complimentary foot screenings at Superior Physical Therapy. Frosty the Snowman greeted visitors to Aunt Flossie's Cupboard with candy canes and a smile. The Lighthouse Church of the Nazarene presented a living nativity scene in the Chamber of Commerce office.;
Superior Pharmacy served hot cider and ugly sweater tag discounts. The V and The Emporium offered treats to one and all. Simply Chic served baked treats. Waves and Cutting edge were open to visitors.

 

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SHS drama team 3rd at districts
The Superior High School drama team capped off their season with a strong finish at the district finals. Although not the first place and state berth they were hoping for, the team finished in third, only a few points behind the top two teams, Fillmore Central and Sutton.
Giving what was, perhaps, their best performance of the year, the team saw five students receive honors as outstanding actors and actresses: Makenna Jensen, Tate Rothchild, Cassidy Frey, Hallie Miller and Jackson Kuhlmann.
Despite the setback of not advancing to the state competition in Norfolk, the team saw great improvements from last year. Compared to the previous year, the team jumped from ninth to third in the Southern Nebraska Conference and from seventh to third at the district level. With the great improvements that have been seen throughout the year, the team finished the season with their heads held high and lots of momentum heading into next year.

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