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THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS

From our early files

Nuckolls County Courthouse News

County receives NIRMA dividend check

USDA to process pending, eligible CRP enrollments



From our early files

Eighty Years Ago
Gilbert Tordrup, Superior, enlisted in the United States Navy.
A new format report card was created to be used for Superior grade students.
Raymond Mercola, youngest member of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition, addressed the Superior Kiwanis Club.
Mary Loughrey, 74, died. She was a Superior resident.
A five-pound bag of New York kiln dried buckwheat was 35 cents at the E. C. Washington Grocery, Superior.
The Lyric Theatre was showing "Lost Horizon," starring Ronald Colman.
Seventy Years Ago
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Frey, Superior, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.
Willis Brown, 52, died. He was a Nelson resident.
Donivan Lacey and Duane Flower, Nelson, were sworn in as Nebraska state patrolmen.
Hattie Wilson Orlena, 76, died. She was a Nelson resident.
A 100-pound bag of U.S. commercial early Ohio potatoes was $2.99 at Elwood Jordan's Superior grocery store.
The Lyric Theatre was showing "Temptation," starring Merle Oberon and George Brent.
Sixty Years Ago
A dedication service for the monument marking the graves of four pioneers killed in an 1867 Indian raid was held at Lovewell Lake.
Minnie Washington, Superior, celebrated her 85th birthday.
Sarah Tippen, 103, died. She had been a Nuckolls County resident since 1886.
The 19th annual dinner meeting for the business and farm women of the Superior community was held at the Hotel Dudley in Superior.
An Admiral seven transistor radio was $59.95 at Slusher Furniture Company in Superior.
The Crest Theatre was playing "Man on Fire," starring Bing Crosby.
Fifty Years Ago
Junior classes from Nuckolls County high schools participated in Government Day at the Nuckolls County Courthouse in Nelson.
George Menke, 67, died. He was a farmer in the Lawrence community.
The 4-H centennial building at the Nuckolls County Fair Grounds was made available for use by community groups.
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Van Oram, Superior, celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary.
Chopped pork lunch meat was 79 cents per pound at Anderson's Corner Grocery, Superior.
The Crest Theatre was playing "8 on the Lam," starring Bob Hope and Phyllis Diller.
Forty Years Ago
The Superior Mid-America Dairymen plant announced plans to package its own cheese.
Mrs. Lou Holms, Nelson, celebrated her 96th birthday.
Nellie Shaw Huffman, 88, died. She was a Superior resident.
A seven-pound bag of Meow Mix cat food was $2.99 at Superior's Ideal Market.
The Crest Theatre was playing "The Outlaw Josey Wales," starring Clint Eastwood.
Thirty Years Ago
The first snowfall of the season arrived leaving an inch of snow. It was the second earliest arrival of snowfall on record. The earliest was Sept. 29, 1985.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Laird, Superior, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.
Joseph Pavelka, 73, died. He was a lifelong resident of the Lawrence community.
The Superior City Council approved the implementation of the 911 emergency number.
A Ford compact diesel tractor was $5,675 at Woerner Ford Tractor in Superior.
Twenty Years Ago
Damon Buskhol was named administrator of the Superior Good Samaritan Center.
The Guide Rock school board set the general levy 10 cents lower than the previous year.
The Peter Kiewit Foundation, Omaha, awarded a $10,000 grant to the City of Nelson for the installation of playground equipment at Harbine Park.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bargen, Superior, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
The Crest Theatre was playing "Picture Perfect," starring Jennifer Anniston.
Ten Years Ago
A damaging blizzard hit the Nuckolls County area.
The Superior City Council adopted a 10:30 p.m Halloween curfew.
Burglars hit the grocery store in Courtland and broke into the safe. Cash and cigarettes were stolen.
The Crest Theatre was showing "Seven Years in Tibet" and Picture Perfect."
Five Years Ago
Cassie Gibbs, 18, a Sandy Creek High School senior, died in a two-vehicle collision near Fairfield.
Craig Guilkey opened C. J.'s Welding in Superior.
Martha Ayers, Superior, celebrated her 99th birthday.
Donald Schiermeyer, 78, died. He was a lifelong Nuckolls County resident.
The Crest Theatre was playing "Frankenweenie."
One Year Ago
The replacement bridge across Lost Creek, leading from the Superior school campus to Lewis Brodstone Memorial Field, was installed.
Superior's Living Faith Fellowship Church sponsored a Family Carnival event.
Martha Ayers, Superior, celebrated her 103rd birthday.
The Crest Theatre was showing "Middle School; The Worst Years of My Life."

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Nuckolls County Courthouse News


County Court, traffic
Gary A. Evans, Grand Island, speeding, $75.
Brandon, R. Woerner, Superior, speeding, $25.
Michael J. Florek, Hastings, speeding, $10.
Bradley J. Upton, Hardy, negligent driving, $50.
County Court, civil
Central Nebraska Collections L.L.C. vs. Gary D. Keeling and Cindy Keeling, Superior, judgment entered.
District Court, civil
Staci Ann Estle vs. Rick Lee Estle, complaint for dissolution of marriage.
Marriages
Jonathan E. Mercher and Kathleen Sue Spurgin were married Oct. 6 in Red Cloud by Webster County Court clerk-magistrate Jolene Duffy, with Joshua Thompson and Glenda Thompson as witnesses.
Shelby Jo Pahl and Erika Renee Kuta were married Oct. 17 in Edgar by Nuckolls County Court clerk-magistrate Diana Wehrman, with Conner Pahl and Addison Kuta as witnesses.
Real estate transfers
Patrick J. Himmelberg to Patrick J. Himmelberg ­Trustee for the Patrick J. Himmelberg Trust 1/3 Interest in SE 14 15-4-8; SW 14 32-4-7.
John J. Himmelberg, Donnalene Himmelberg to John J. Himmelberg ­Trustee, Donnalene Himmelberg ­Trustee for the J&D Himmelberg Family Trust W 12 SW 14 15-4-8; Lots 12 and 13 and Pt Lot 11 Svobodas Addition of Lawrence.
Carolyn E. Barnes to Glen Anthony Wyatt, Cary Jean Wyatt Lot 10 in Block 31, East Superior.
Randy M. Himmelberg, Beth A. Himmelberg to Dale Buescher, Dean Buescher, Nancy Wagner, Gary Buescher, Douglas Buescher, Donald G. Buescher, Dorothy Buescher, Scott Buescher Pt NE 14 NE 14 30-4-8.

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County receives NIRMA dividend check
Nuckolls County has received another membership dividend, this time in the amount of $12,505, from the Nebraska Intergovernmental Risk Management Association (NIRMA), the county's property, liability and workers' compensation coverage and risk management services provider. The dividend was part of a $1.25 million distribution shared with 79 Nebraska counties and six regional area agencies on aging during NIRMA's annual membership conference Oct. 5-6 in Kearney.
With this latest distribution, Nuckolls County has received a total of $260,989 in dividends since becoming a member of NIRMA in 1988. NIRMA is able to issue these dividends in part because of favorable claims development, investment income earned on behalf of its membership and members' ongoing loss prevention efforts.
NIRMA is owned and governed by the 81 member counties and 11 county-associated public entities it serves. This marks the 29th time since 1991 and the 22nd consecutive year the program has been able to return funds, now totaling nearly $20 million, to its members and ultimately their local property taxpayers.
NIRMA was created by 32 counties in 1988 as the state's first governmental risk management and self-insurance program, and for the past 29 years it has provided affordable insurance coverages and comprehensive risk management and loss prevention services to Nebraska counties and related public agencies.

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USDA to process eligible, pending CRP enrollments
The USDA announced it will process many pending eligible offers for land enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and temporarily suspend accepting most new offers until later in the fiscal year.
"All current, eligible CRP continuous enrollment offers made through Sept. 30, except for those made under the Pollinator Habitat Initiative, will be approved," said Steven J. Peterson, acting FSA administrator. "Additionally, we are temporarily suspending acceptance of most offers going forward to provide time to review CRP allocation levels and to avoid exceeding the statutory cap of 24 million acres."
The CRP acreage cap is a provision of the 2014 Farm Bill. Current enrollment is about 23.5 million acres nationwide. USDA is accepting all pending continuous enrollment offers that were made beginning on May 4 and extending through Sept. 30, except Pollinator Habitat Initiative offers. Pollinator acreage offers are being declined because the program has met its acreage enrollment goal. Effective immediately, USDA is suspending acceptance of all new CRP continuous offers received or submitted after Sept. 30. The suspension will continue until later in the fiscal year.
Peterson said, however, that USDA will continue to accept eligible offers for state-specific Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) and CRP grasslands enrollment. Offers received on or after Oct. 1 are subject to fiscal year 2018 rental rates which have been adjusted to reflect current market conditions and were established after careful review of the latest USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service cash rent data.
In return for enrolling in CRP, USDA provides participants with rental payments and cost-share assistance. Landowners enter into contracts that last between 10 and 15 years. CRP pays farmers and ranchers who remove sensitive lands from production and plant certain grasses, shrubs and trees that improve water quality, prevent soil erosion and increase wildlife habitat. Payment totals for 2017 were announced earlier this week totaling more than $1.6 billion.

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