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THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS

From our early files

Nuckolls County Courthouse News

Water main crack leaves Courtland without water

This week in the legislature



From our early files

Eighty Years Ago
A wolf hunt, sponsored by the Hardy American Legion, resluted in the shooting of no coyotes. More than 500 jack rabbits were killed.
Thornton Wilcox, Nuckolls County's last Civil War veteran, 96, died. He served in the Union Army, was wounded five times, was a Confederate prisoner of war, and was a Superior resident.
Floyd Dixon was chosen to be scoutmaster for the Superior Boy Scouts.
Thomas Baldwin, 79, died. He was a Guide Rock resident.
A one pound bag of Airway coffee was 18 cents at the Superior Safeway.
The Lyric Theatre was playing "Our Relations," starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.
Seventy Years Ago
Frank Ebright, a Hardy resident, reported an unknown gunman fired three shots at him as he stood on his front porch. The alleged assailant escaped in a car. Ebright claimed he had no enemies. The Nuckolls County Sheriff investigated.
Niels Christiansen, 79, died. He was a Nuckolls County resident for 59 years.
The Superior VFW and Auxiliary sponsored a box supper and dance at the Superior Legion Hall.
More than $11,000 of the needed $15,000 for the proposed Superior Memorial Stadium had been raised.
Fresh oysters were 69 cents per pint at the Superior Master Market.
The Lyric Theatre was playing "Lady Luck," starring Robert Young and Frank Morgan.
Sixty Years Ago
Dorothy Swanson, 27, the Superior school nurse, underwent surgery to have her right arm amputated. She suffered from bone cancer.
The extension entomologist, in his summary of the fall European corn borer, noted that Nuckolls county had an average of 83 borers per 100 plants. The average per cent of infestation was 34.
Richard Bucknell, 79, died. He was a Hardy resident.
Edwin Rosenbaum, 71, died. He was the co-owner of a Superior clothing store for a number of years.
A 40 gallon Permaglas gas hot water heater was $149.50 at The Gas Service Company.
The Crest Theatre was playing "Hollywood or Bust," starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.
Fifty Years Ago
Mr. and Mrs. Loren Bailey, Guide Rock, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Quy, Superior, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.
Erestine Aden Burns, 67, died. She was a Webber resident.
Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Skinner, Oak, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.
A two-pound bag of dinner franks was 98 cents at Anderson's Corner Grocery, Superior.
The Crest Theatre was playing "Follow Me, Boys!"
Forty Years Ago
Dr. Leo Weiler began his medical practice in Superior as Dr. John Pan moved his practice to Bucklin, Kan.
A statewide ban on all open burning, across a large portion of Nebraska, was issued by the state fire marshall.
Mr. and Mrs John Nelson, Edgar, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.
Armour Star boneless ham was $1.79 per pound at Superior's Ideal Market.
The Crest Theatre was playing "Two Minute Warning," starring Martin Balsam and Beau Bridges.
Thirty Years Ago
Farmers in Nuckolls, Thayer and Jefferson counties were negotiating to buy back land along the abandoned Rock Island Railroad right-of-way. The railroad was in bankruptcy ,
Mr. and Mrs. Werner Ritterling, Byron, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Lawrence Rasmussen, 78, died. He was a Superior resident.
T-bone steaks were $1.99 per pound at Superior's Ideal Market.
The Crest Theatre was playing "Burnt Offerings."
Twenty Years Ago
The City of Superior considered ordering the removal of 31 houses which were identified as unsuitable for use.
Frank Korbelik, Nelson, celebrated his 89th birthday.
Alberta Godlewski Reed, 94, died. She was a Ruskin resident.
Members of the Superior cemetery board began a program to increase the size of Evergreen Cemetery's perpetual care fund.
The Crest Theatre was playing "Love and War."
Ten Years Ago
War musuems in Edgar and Nelson, operated by Kyle Kopitke, were ordered immediately dissolved by the Nebraska Attorney General.
Andrew Leibel, a senior at Superior High School, was named one of Nebraska's top two youth volunteers by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.
Elsie Grummert, Nelson, celebrated her 80th birthday.
Vella Melvin Cox Bauman, 97, died. She was a Nelson resident.
The Crest Theatre was showing "Freedom Writers."
Five Years Ago
The Superior Board of Education accpted an offer to refinance the bonds issued to construct the new elementary school.
The Superior Auditorium Renovation Committee held an informational meeting.
Steven Schendt, 56, died. He was a Lawrence resident.
Howard Dean Hunter, 87, died. He was a lifelong resident of the Guide Rock community.
The Crest Theatre was showing "War Horse" and "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows."
One Year Ago
Amy Mazour resigned as deputy Nuckolls County clerk.
Bob Henkel, Davenport, celebrated his 80th birthday.
John and Elaine Guilkey, Superior, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
William "Gene" Miller, 81, died. He was a farmer and a Superior resident.
The Crest Theatre was playing "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi."

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Nuckolls County Courthouse News


Traffic Court
Edward T. Sughroue, Juniata, speeding, $75.
Hilary J. Milligan, Superior, speeding, $25.
Tanner G. Johnson, Edgar, speeding, $25.
Steven J. Chleboun, Beatrice, speeding, $75.
Ashley N. Cross, Hardy, no valid registration, $25.
     Tanner Jay Lambert, Harrison, Mont., overweight single axle or group of axles by 1,800 lbs., $25; overweight single axle or group of axles by 3,000 lbs., $150.
Glen F. Jochem, Arcadia, speeding, $25.
County Civil Court
Credit Management Services, Inc., vs. Billy Wilson, Superior, judgment entered.
Credit Management Services, Inc., vs. Mindy Christensen, Oak, judgment entered.
Credit Management Services, Inc., vs. Corey Mikkelsen, Superior, judgment entered.
Credit Management Services, Inc., vs. Melissa Erickson, Superior, judgment entered.
Collection Associates vs. Dean and Cerissa Scott, Superior, judgment entered.
Midland Funding, L.L.C. vs. Rachel Foster, Superior, judgment entered.
County Criminal Court
State of Nebraska vs. Tanner G. Johnson, Edgar, violation of vehicle lights, display of red lights on front of vehicle, $25.
State of Nebraska vs. Hilary J. Milligan, Superior, dog running at large, $25.
Real Estate Transfers
Violet W. Ferebee, personal representative for Gene B. Ferebee, to John A. Ferebee, Gwen M. Oltmanns, George B. Ferebee, Violet W. Ferebee: NE14 of 12-3-7.
Anita M. Kucera to public: Part of SE14 of SE14 of 19-4-8.
Superior BOPE Lodge No. 2197 to Stephen D. Werner: Lots 18, 19, 20, 21 and part Lot 17 in Block 45, Original Town of Superior.
Robert E. Drudik, Marcia R. Drudik to Jason P. Drudik, Tara M. Drudik: NW14 of 3-3-7.
Donald J. McCartney, Barbara J. McCartney to Theresa Hurt, Julie McDonald: Lots 6, 7 and 8 and part of Lot 9 in Block 3, Wheelers First Addition to Nelson.
Meghan Anderson to Troy Anderson: NE14 of NW14 of 7-1-8; SE14 of 7-1-8; Government Lots 3, 4 and 5 in 7-1-8 of Nuckolls County.

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Water main crack leaves Courtland without water
Residents in Courtland were without water for two hours last Monday after the blade of a road maintainer accidentally caught a fire hydrant at the intersection of Union and Wick streets. The accident cracked a four-inch water line at the base of a hydrant.
Shut-off valves are placed throughout the community so portions of the system can be isolated while repairs are being made. Usually this allows water to be supplied to at least some of the customers. That was not the case this time. Because of where the problem was located, the entire system had to be shutdown. This caused additional problems.
With the entire system down, a boil-water order had to be issued and water samples had to be collected and sent to the state lab for testing. The tests showed the water was never contaminated and was always safe to drink.
Community water is purchased from Republic County Rural Water District 1.

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This week in the legislature
By Lani Hanson
Nebraska News Service

Hours of debate last Monday preceded final approval of state budget reductions, the first step toward offsetting an almost $900 mullion anticipated budget shortfall by 2019.
LB22, introduced by Sen. Jim Scheer of Norfolk at the request of Gov. Pete Ricketts, makes across-the-board budget cuts for state agencies.
The bill passed 42-3 after a motion to cease debate on the bill was adopted 43-1. The bill, presented on emergency status in order to expedite adjustments proposed for the state budget ending June 30, took effect immediately.
Senators also voted 45-0 to pass a bill delaying the deadline for certifying state school aid from March 1, 2017, to June 1, 2017. LB 119, introduced by Sen. Mike Groene of North Platte, would allow the legislature to make adjustments as it works to address the state's budget shortfall.
Two bills proposed for financial and tax restructuring were met with waves of opposition Wednesday. LB 468 and 452, introduced by Omaha Sens. Bob Krist and Brett Lindstrom, respectively, drew overwhelming opposition.
LB 468 would freeze revenue and tax provisions for two years and direct sales tax revenues on motor vehicles, motorboats and other vehicles to the state general fund, instead of the State Department of Roads and the Game and Parks Commission.
LB 452 would reduce or eliminate sales tax exemptions on certain incomes, including cabs, ride-sharing apps, storage facilities, newspapers, laundromats and the Nebraska lottery. The bill would also add sales tax to personal care services, such as haircuts, cosmetics and massage therapy.
Hearings on other legislation this week included the following:
LB 518, introduced by Gothenburg Sen. Matt Williams would provide grants to rural and underserved communities to build workforce housing. Lack of adequate housing in these communities, Williams said, has made it difficult to recruit young professionals, hindering economic growth.
LB 73, introduced by Ralson Sen. Merv Riepe would raise the smoking age from 18 to 21, preventing 18-, 19- and 20-year-olds from purchasing tobacco products. Riepe said 95 percent of adult smokers start smoking before age 21, and the purpose of LB 73 is to delay the age at which people start smoking.
LB 608, introduced by Elkhorn Sen. Lou Ann Linehan, would provide students enrolled in low-performing Nebraska public schools a scholarship to attend private school if one is nearby or has open seats. The state Department of Education has identified 87 low-performing schools.
LB 449, introduced by Omaha Sen. Ernie Chambers, would repeal the Black-Tailed Prairie Dog Management Act, which gives the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission authority to work with counties and individuals who request help controlling the animals. Chambers said, if a neighbor were to complain about prairie dogs on someone else's property, the act allows the government to come onto that person's land without warrant or due process, violating property owners' rights.
LB 340, introduced by Gretna Sen. John Murante on behalf of Gov. Ricketts, would consolidate veterans' services by transferring programs and duties of the state Department of Health and Human Services to the state Department of Veterans' Affairs. The transfer would be effective July 1, 2017, and Murante said it would increase service efficiency and result in better care at veteran assisted living services.
LB 311, introduced by Lincoln Sen. Adam Morfeld would remove restrictions that prohibit individuals with past drug felonies eligibility to receive Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
LB 245, introduced by Lincoln Sen. Kate Bolz would limit overtime to 32 hours over a two-week period for state Department of Correctional Services staff members.

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