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THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS

From our early files

Nuckolls County Courthouse News

Nebraska Game and Parks offering online boater education

Homestead exemption application deadline nearing



From our early files

Eighty Years Ago
The Superior city band, numbering 30 members, held a concert at the city auditorium.
The first black widow spider of the season was found in Superior.
Ida Amlong Wheeler, 60, died. She was a Superior resident.
Henry Paul 74, died. He was a retired federal railway mail clerk with 41 years service on the Superior-Fremont run.
White arsenic was 87 cents for 10 pounds at Barnard's Drug Store, Superior.
The Lyric Theatre was showing "Stowaway," starring Shirley Temple.
Seventy Years Ago
An effort was underway to locate and eradicate bindweed in Nuckolls County.
The Superior Municipal Airport was fully approved for flight training funded by the GI Bill.
Anna Masters Russell, 78, died. She was a Superior resident.
Georgia Dye Wilson, 83, died. She was a Webber resident.
Tuffies blue denims for boys were $2.09 per pair at Superior's Ben Hill Clothier.
The Lyric Theatre was showing "The Beginning of the End," starring Brian Donlevy and Robert Walker.
Sixty Years Ago
The Republican River overflowed its banks and flooded the lowlands in the worst flood in 10 years. There was extensive crop damage and livestock losses. The Little Blue River was a mile wide at places. It washed out a new wooden bridge two miles east of Oak.
The Republican River washed out the dike built across the old mill race in Superior. The Republican River went down the race and flooded the Webber Road where the highway acted as a dam. The old mill race bridge had been removed.
A fire destroyed the 50 x 75 George Hudson building in Superior.
Albert Heidt, 89, died. He was a retired farmer in the Lovewell community.
Cantaloupes were 19 cents apiece at the Superior Safeway.
The Crest Theatre was showing "The Phantom Stagecoach."
Fifty Years Ago
A tornado destroyed a barn and three grain bins on a farm east of Guide Rock.
Mr. and Mrs Oran King sold their Superior insurance business to the Shaw-Baird-Stubbs Agency.
Elwood Jordan, 71, died. He was a Superior businessman.
Soren Andersen, 68, died. He was a Superior resident and retired farmer.
Ground beef was 49 cents per pound at the Superior Safeway.
The Crest Theatre was playing "Hombre," starring Paul Newman and Fredric March.
Forty Years Ago
Centennial Lutheran Church, Superior, held an open house following the dedication of the new parish hall.
A house built in 1917 was destroyed by fire in Oak. The cause was thought to be a lightning strike.
Mr. and Mrs, Charles Vaupel, Superior, celebrated their 25th wedding anniverary.
Laura Whitmore Payne, 86, died. She was a Guide Rock resident.
A General Electric 30" electric range with self-cleaning oven was $409.95 at Carpenter Appliance, Superior.
The Crest Theatre was playing "Black Sunday."
Thirty Years Ago
Army worms invaded area milo fields.
Lloyd Rust opened Lloyd's Welding and Repair in Superior. He also offered mobile service.
Clarence Pursell, 75, died. He was a retired Superior businessman.
The United Methodist Church, Scandia, observed the 110th anniversary of its founding.
A 25" Snapper Hi-vac riding mower was $999.96 at Superior's Coast to Coast store.
The Crest Theatre was showing "Beverly Hills Cop ll," starring Eddie Murphy.
Twenty Years Ago
The Oak Celebration Committee held a community work day in preparation for an Oregon Trail celebration.
Arnold and Betty Smith, Superior, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Oak Grove cemetery board members were raising funds to construct an iron fence to circle the grounds.
Floyd Ziegler, 96, died . He was a Superior resident.
The Crest Theatre was playing "Breakdown" and "The Fifth Element."
Ten Years Ago
Farmers and Merchants Bank, Superior, donated $215,000 to the Superior Country Club for its improvement project.
The Nuckolls County unit of the Amercan Cancer Society held their eighth annual Relay for Life at Superior's Lincoln Park.
Ralph Wenske, 80, died he was a retired farmer in the Byron community.
Kelly Mumm, a Superior High School English teacher was named a 2007 Coca-Cola Educator of the Year.
The Crest Theatre was playing "Delta Farce."
Five Years Ago
A field of wheat north of Oak was harvested using equipment more than 50 years old.
More than four inches of rain fell across parts of the area.
Neal Bouray was elected as a board member of the Nebraska Auctioneers Association.
June Norwood Persinger, 90, died. She was a Superior resident.
The Crest Theatre was showing Disney's "Brave" and "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted."
One Year Ago
High heat and humidity left area fields parched.
Superior's Kingswood Court began construction on six assisted living apartments.
The BNSF Railway began work to replace wooden ties on 25 miles of track west from Superior to three miles north of Lester Junction.
Dwayne and Avis Bostleman, Superior, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.
Susan Matz Stenson, 66, died. She was a Hardy resident.
The Crest theatre was playing "Now You See Me 2."

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Nuckolls County Courthouse News


County Court, traffic
Speeding - Daniel G. Villa-Cano, Grand Island, $25; Tyson W. McClellan, Fairbury, $25; Henry Grijalva, Superior, $25; Molly M. Williams, Belleville, $25; Berwyn Petersen, Hebron, $10; Eric D. Johnson, Concordia, $25; Jill R. Blair, Lincoln, $25; Thomas A. Christianson, Deshler, $25; Haley M. Kussman, Formoso, $25; Christopher M. Tolle, Golden, Colo., $75; Randy S. Mendyll, Grand Island, $25; Gena W. Schlake, Beatrice, $75.
Timothy Ray Ekstein, Red Cloud, overweight single axle or group of axles by 1,000 pounds, $25;  overweight single axle or group of axles by 3,400 pounds, $75.
Paul Coleman, Lebanon, overweight single axle or group of axles by 1,700 pounds, $25; overweight gross load by 900 pounds, $25.
Matthew Ryan Smith, Beloit, overweight single axle or group of axles by 2,000 pounds, $75; overweight single axle or group of axles by 1,400 pounds, $75; CMV-brake general, $50.
Michelle Blum, Superior, failure to use turn signals, $25; failure to use seat belt, $25.
Ruben T. LeBlanc, Lebanon, nonworking brake or signal lights, $25.
County Court, civil
Credit Management Services Inc. vs. Deanna Behrends, Nelson, judgment entered.
Credit Management Services Inc. vs. Amanda Hoffman, Superior, judgment entered.
Collection Associates vs. Ashley McDonald, Superior, judgment entered.
County Court, criminal
State of Nebraska vs. Brandi Erickson, Nelson, dog running at large, $50.
State of Nebraska vs. Brandi Erickson, Nelson, dog running at large, $10.
District Court, civil
Tricia Upton vs. Trayton Upton, petition for dissolution of marriage, granted.
County of Nuckolls vs. Gloria M. Fox et al, decree of tax foreclosure.
County of Nuckolls vs. Harold Zinsmeister and Ruth Zinsmeister, husband and wife et al; decree of tax foreclosure.
County of Nuckolls vs. Melvin A. Fox et al, decree of tax foreclosure.
Charles Bridwell and Sylvia Bridwell, husband and wife vs. Brett Walton and Gary Walton DBA Walton Contracting, jury verdict toplaintiffs, $40,000.
Jon H. Paddock vs. Andrea L. Whitten, petition for dissolution of marriage.
Heather C. Donner vs. Drew J. Donner, petition for dissolution of marriage.
Real estate transfers
Tyler Peters, Amber Delancey to Dwayne L. Reiman, Connie Reiman Lots 5 and 6 in Block 8, First Addition of Lawrence.
Lavon E. Schoof, Marilyn Schoof, Kim Hartman, Douglas Hartman, Marla Ledgerwood, Steven Ledgerwood to Spencer R. Schoof Pt SW 14 36-4-6.
Jeffrey John Guilkey, Susan Louise Guilkey to Michelle Streit Pt Lots 1C, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B and 2C in Block 2, Guthries Sub of Blk 1 & Lots 1-6 in Blk 2 of Hunters 1st Addition of Superior.
Timothy J. Burton ­Personal Representative for Loretta J. Burton ­Deceased to Timothy J. Burton Pt Lot 14 Outlots of Nelson.
Robert A. Bencken to Paul A. Bencken Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 in Block 10, Original Town of Bostwick.
Randy Gruendemann to Jeremy Cahalan Pt Lot 61 South Superior.

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Nebraska Game and Parks offering online boater education
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has begun offering an online boater education course.
The course, which is available at OutdoorNebraska.org/boatereducation, allows students to take the course wherever and whenever is convenient for them. Game and Parks will continue to offer classroom boater education courses across the state, for those who prefer to learn in a more traditional setting.
In Nebraska, anyone born after Dec. 31, 1985, is required to successfully complete a boater education and possess a course certificate while operating a boat or personal watercraft.
Boater education courses teach students how to safely operate a motorized boat while following all rules and regulations. Topics covered include navigation and safe operation, Nebraska laws and emergency preparedness. Nonresidents who have successfully completed a National Association of State Boating Law Administrators-approved boater safety course recognized by another state are allowed to operate a motorboat in Nebraska.
You must be at least 14 years of age to operate a motorboat or personal watercraft in Nebraska.
Boaters are also reminded to take the following safety precautions:
Wear a life jacket ­ Children younger than 13 and anybody on a personal watercraft are required by law to wear a United States Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device. People being towed by a boat on skis, a tube or other similar device also must wear a life jacket.
Avoid alcohol ­ Boat operators can become impaired with less alcohol than motor vehicle drivers because of heat and dehydration. Boating under the influence is a criminal violation and is enforced actively in Nebraska.
Have all required safety equipment ­ This will help boaters be prepared if an emergency occurs. Life jackets, throw cushions, fire extinguishers and bailing devices are required on most boats. For a list of what is required on a boat, check out the 2017 Boating Guide at BoatSafeNebraska.org.
Be aware of surroundings ­ The best boat operators constantly are looking around for other boats, personal watercraft, swimmers, stumps and other hazards. Speeds in excess of five mph are prohibited if within 30 yards of any other vessel, swimming area or dock.

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Homestead exemption application deadline nearing
The Nebraska Department of Revenue, Property Assessment Division Department, reminds property owners that the Nebraska Homestead Exemption application or certification, Form 458, must be filed with their county assessor on or before June 30. The homestead exemption provides relief from property taxes by exempting all or a portion of the taxable value of the residence.
The State of Nebraska reimburses counties and other governmental subdivisions for the property taxes lost due to homestead exemptions. In Nebraska, a homestead exemption is available to the following groups: persons older than 65; qualified disabled individuals; and qualified disabled veterans and their widows or widowers. Some categories are subject to household income limitations and residence valuation requirements. The income limitations are on a sliding scale.
Homestead exemption forms and information are available at revenue.nebraska.gov/PAD/homestead.html. For more information on the homestead exemption program, contact your county assessor's office or the Nebraska Department of Revenue.

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