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THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS

From the Files of The Superior Express

Courthouse News: Nuckolls County

1898 parent-teacher dispute led to shooting

Health dept. seeking more community input



From the Files of The Supeior Express
Eighty Years Ago
The Lincoln Telephone and Telegraph Company announced the installation of dial telephones in Hardy.
The Nuckolls County crop insurance supervisor reminded farmers that crop insurance was not in effect until the premiums had been paid.
Alice Bissey Winebar, 62, died. She was a Superior resident.
The Superior High School Wildcats football team defeated Nelson 13-6.
Tiger guaranteed coal was $7.50 per ton, delivered, at Superior's Valley Lumber Company.
The Lyric Theatre was showing "Stand-In," starring Leslie Howard and Joan Blondell.
Seventy Years Ago
Two sisters, Lydia Lipker, 37, a Ruskin community resident, and Mrs. Carl Tordrup, 28, Superior, died in an automobile accident three miles west of Ruskin.
A pasture fire north east of Superior, caused by a spark from a North Western locomotive, burned more than 50 acres of land.
Superior's Bossemeyer Hatchery was delivering baby chicks to Arkansas by airplane.
Jacob Peter, 68, died. He was a Lawrence resident.
Broken Aro super cleaned coal was available at Superior's Valley Lumber Company.
The Lyric Theatre was showing "The Emperor Waltz," starring Bing Crosby and Joan Fontaine.
Sixty Years Ago
Father Daniel Kealey was installed as pastor of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Superior.
Thirteen girls received their Brownie pins at an investiture ceremony for Troop 93 in Superior
A thief entered a Superior residence and stole a Bible
Emil Balman, 75, died when his automobile collided with a school bus. He was a Chester resident.
A choice hind quarter of beef was 57 cents per pound at the Superior Locker Plant.
The Crest Theatre was showing "Attila," starring Anthony Quinn and Sophia Loren.
Fifty Years Ago
The Nebraska and Kansas operations of the Hill Oil Company became the property of the Mid-Nebraska Oil Company with its headquarters in Superior.
King's Grocery Store and gas station, Angus, was sold to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Dohse.
Mr. and Mrs. Loren Hoskins, Guide Rock, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.
Neva Beck Taylor, 69, died. She was a Republic resident.
Grade-A turkeys were 39 cents per pound at the Superior Safeway.
The Crest Theatre was showing "Thoroughly Modern Millie," starring Julie Andrews.
Forty Years Ago
The Lost Creek Gun Shop, Superior, was burglarized with at least two shotguns and a rifle having been stolen.
A formal opening was held for the remodeled J. C. Penney store in Superior.
J. John Hubl, 86, died. He was a Lawrence resident.
Helen Dolnicek Buescher, 79, died. She was a resident of the Lawrence community.
Cornish hens were $1.28 each at the Superior Safeway.
The Crest Theatre was showing "An Unmarried Woman."
Thirty Years Ago
The City of Superior opened a new trench at its landfill.
The high temperature for the week was 71 degrees.
Officers of the Nuckolls County Sheriff's Department, along with three Clay County officers, raided a teenage beer party at a rural home three miles east of Nelson. Approximately 50 persons were at the scene.
Ceta Klingenberger McCutcheon, 86, died. She was a Superior resident.
Jonathan apples were 33 cents per pound at Superior's Jack and Jill Food Center.
Twenty Years Ago
The Nebraska Information Technology Commission awarded Superior a $41,480 grant to pay for the city's share of the cost to install an aerial fiber optical cable.
The sixth annual Hand Corn Picking and Farming Days was held at the Long Ear Ranch at Guide Rock.
Roy Snavely, 81, died. He was a Nelson resident.
Laura Bulthaup Hobbie, 73, died. She was a Superior resident.
The Crest Theatre was playing "There's Something About Mary" and "Ever After."
Ten Years Ago
Eldor Weiss, 85, died , in an automobile accident near Ruskin. He was a Superior resident.
There were 16 suspected cases of whooping cough reported to South Heartland Health District.
Cindy Befus Drudik, 51, died. She was a Nelson resident.
Wayne Headrick, 92, died. He was a Superior resident.
The Crest Theatre was showing "Ghost Town" and "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl."
Five Years Ago
Two suspects in the murder of a Guide Rock woman were apprehended in Iowa.
The BNSF Railway was replacing aged welded rail south of Superior.
A storm sewer replacement project led to traffic disruptions in Superior.
Sarah Schott Harvey, Superior, celebrated her 90th birthday.
The Crest Theatre was playing "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters."
One Year Ago
The new Davenport Medical Center was dedicated.
An all-out effort was underway to combat the noxious weed phragmites.
The Superior High School Student Council collected 3,262 items and $1,343 to send to a Texas school which suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Harvey.
Vivian Renz Ahnsen, 94, died. She was a Hardy resident.
The Crest Theatre was showing "American Assassin."

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Courthouse News: Nuckolls County

County Court, traffic
Speeding - Karl E. Keller, Hastings, $75; Joshua L. Embree, Omaha, $25; Amy L. Meyer, Davenport, $25.
Stevie Sarr, Superior, no operator's license, $75.
County Court, civil
Credit Management Services, Inc., vs. Jessica Hort, Superior, judgment entered.
Credit Management Services, Inc., vs. Ashley McDonald, Superior, judgment entered.
Barclays Bank Delaware vs. Trayton L. Upton, Superior, judgment entered.
Credit Management Services, Inc., vs. Anthony Spice, Superior, judgment entered.
County Court, criminal
State of Nebraska vs. Peter J. Muth, Superior, possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person, bound over to District Court; possession of a controlled substance, bound over to District Court.
State of Nebraska vs. George P. Scott II, Hardy, possession of a controlled substance, bound over to District Court.
State of Nebraska vs. Tina Lee Wright, Missouri, fugitive from justice, waiver of extradition.
Marriages
Myron K.A. Gray and Donna Rae Wilt were married Sept. 17 in Blue Hill by Pastor Ashley Kerr, with Marsha Upton and Ricky Lee Stamp as witnesses.
Darren Todd Thompson and Tamera Leona Margheim were married Sept. 28 in Red Cloud by Jolene K. Duffy, Webster County Court clerk- magistrate, with Cyndi Shannon and Louise A. Petsch as witnesses.
Real estate transfers
Evelyn Thompson ­Personal Representative for Kenneth L. Thompson ­Deceased to Evelyn Thompson Lots 2, 3, 4 and 5 and Pt Lots 6, 8 and 9 18-1-8 Nuckolls County.
Roger L. Stineman to Priscilla G. Bell, Stephen L. Bell Lots 11 and 12 in Block 2, Original Town of Nelson.
Robert Hight ­Deceased to Shirley Hight Pt Lots 10, 11 and 12 in Block 15, East Superior.
Rodney L. Rogers ­Co Personal Representative, Douglas W. Rogers ­Co Personal Representative for Dennis L. Roger ­Deceased to Claudette L. Rogers Pt Lot 6 Oakridge Sub Pt SW 14 NE 14 25-1-7 of Superior.
Douglas W. Rogers ­Co Personal Representative, Rodney L. Rogers ­Co Personal Representative for Claudette M. Rogers ­Deceased to Douglas W. Rogers Pt Lot 6 Oakridge Sub Pt SW 14 NE 14 25-1-7 of Superior.
Nancy S. Reed to Daniel C. Glebe, Jodi A. Glebe Lots 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 in Block 19, Peter E Spurks 1st Addition to Nelson; Lots 1, 2 and 3 in Block 22, Peter E Spurks 1st Addition to Nelson.
Jane Ann Headrick to Elizabeth Headrick, Taylor Ginther Lot 58 and Pt Lot 59 South Superior, with Exception.

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1898 parent-teacher dispute led to shooting

Teachers and parents have long disagreed over how their children should be disciplined.
At Superior in early October of 1898, a school teacher whipped a boy. The father of the boy threatened the teacher and teacher armed himself.
When they met on the street, the father knocked down the teacher. The teacher got back on his feet, revolver in hand and warned his assailant not to advance.
The man made another rush and the teacher shot him.

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Health dept. seeking more community input

  "What are the most pressing health issues in our four-county health district? What health priorities should we focus on as a community over the next six years?"
Michele Bever, executive director for South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD), asked these questions Sept. 18 and 25, when community members and leaders assisted
SHDHD to evaluate community health data and to prioritize health issues. These two meetings were the culmination of more than eight months of planning and gathering data and opinion through three types of assessments.
Now the health department is sharing these health data more widely with the community and asking for additional input. "The community health assessments looked at the population's health status in Adams, Clay, Nuckolls and Webster counties," Bever said ,"as well as what people think is important about their communities, what external changes and conditions are likely to impact the population's health in the
future, and how the public accesses health care."
The reports and fact sheets are now available for review on South Heartland's website, along with a comment form for input from community members. Interested individuals may access these reports online at http://southheartlandhealth.org/what-we-do/chip.html, now through Oct. 31.
According to Bever, the top health issues will serve as the basis for a new community health improvement plan. "Choosing priorities allows us, along with our community partners, to focus our combined efforts on those issues that are most important to the community. With a concerted approach to strategies, time and resources, we are more likely to make progress and to make a bigger impact."
The cycle of community assessment, health improvement planning and action is standard practice for public health departments. According to Bever, "The health department goes through this comprehensive process every five or six years to review how we are doing, identify new health issues, set priorities and make a plan to address those priorities." Bever said the new Community Health Improvement Plan will be ready in early 2019.
"The assessment, strategy and planning processes require teamwork from key partners in all four counties. The core planning team includes representation from Brodstone Memorial Hospital, Webster County Community Hospital, Mary Lanning Healthcare, Clay and Webster County professionals with expertise in public health and mental health and the United Way of South Central Nebraska," she said.

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