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THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS

From the Files of The Superior Express

Courthouse News: Nuckolls County

New director joins historical society board

Reinke earns NCTA alumni service award



From the Files of The Supeior Express
Eighty Years Ago
Automobile accidents were the leading cause of death in Nebraska.
Clara and Dan McFarland, Beulah, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.
The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway was granted permission to abandon the line between Ruskin and Nelson.
New street markers were put up in Superior.
Minnie Higer Barry, 72, died. She was a Superior community resident.
A gallon of prunes was 33 cents at Elwood Jordan's Superior grocery store.
The Lyric Theatre was showing "Judge Hardy's Children," starring Mickey Rooney and Cecilia Parker.
Seventy Years Ago
New street markers were fastened to telephone poles at Superior street intersections. The signs featured black letters on a white background.
L. L. Edsall, 75, died. He was a Superior resident and businessman.
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Samsulla, Oak, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.
Three sets of triplets were living in Superior.
Prime rib roasts were 69 cents per pound at the Superior Master Market.
The Lyric Theatre was playing "The Iron Curtain," starring Dana Andrews and Gene Tierney.
Sixty Years Ago
Michael Olsen drowned when he fell into a cesspool at a farm near Hardy. He was three years of age.
Mr. and Mrs Willis Armstrong, Superior, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.
Five Superior youths were paroled to their parents for six months and ordered to pay restitution to Armour and Company for damages they caused. The five entered the Armour plant and broke 75 glass panes among other damages.
Hattie Barclay Nicholson, 69, died. She was a Superior resident.
A front quarter of beef, cut, wrapped and frozen, was 46 cents per pound at the Superior Locker Plant.
The Crest Theatre was showing "The James Dean Story," starring James Dean.
Fifty Years Ago
More than 4,000 people attended the Nora Rodeo.
The Superior Express installed a teletypesetter.
Herman Stiles, 83, died. He was a Nora resident.
George Stierwalt, 78, died. He was a Nelson resident.
Lamb chops were 89 cents per pound at the Superior Safeway.
The Crest Theatre was showing "The Scalphunters," starring Burt Lancaster.
Forty Years Ago
Fire destroyed a farm house belonging to Mr. and Mrs. Larry LaDow northeast of Superior. No injuries were reported.
Winter wheat yields were damaged by high temperatures and disease.
Fred Romig, Superior, was presented with the Jordan Medal by the Superior Masonic Lodge. The medal is awarded to the Mason with the longest continuous membership.
Larry Hoshaw, Superior, was a National AAU Junior Olympic Boxing champion. He won his title at Tuscon, Ariz.
A head of California lettuce was 39 cents at Superior's Jack and Jill Food Center.
The Crest Theatre was playing "American Hot Wax."
Thirty Years Ago
The temperature reached 106 degrees in Superior.
Hot, dry weather sent electric use and water consumption soaring in Superior.
Richard Ely, Jr., 45, died. He was a former Guide Rock resident.
Alice Barta Mazour, 87, died. She was a Nelson resident.
Bing cherries were 89 cents per pound at Superior's Jack and Jill Food Center.
Twenty Years Ago
Central Aviation Sales opened a sales office at Superior Municipal Airport to market ultra-light and light weight aircraft.
A storm, containing funnel clouds, tornadoes, hail and high winds swept, across Nuckolls county. The storm toppled a 40-foot section of the KRFS radio tower.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Pedersen, Superior, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Willaim Sheets, 91, died. He was a Nelson resident.
The Crest Theatre was playing "Godzilla" and "Barney's Great Adventure."
Ten Years Ago
Superior's city-wide clean-up offered free disposal services to city residents.
Mosquito spraying was underway in Superior.
Digital mamography technology was available at Brodstone Memorial Hospital.
Andy Montgomery was inducted into the Nebraska Auctioneers Association Hall of-Fame at the group's 60th annual convention.
The Crest theatre was playing "What Happens In Vegas..." and "Kung Fu Panda."
Five Years Ago
A rules violation closed the Superior burn pit.
Reinke Manufacturing held a ribbon cutting ceremony at its new Belleville manufacturing facility.
Sam Willett, Superior, celebrated his 95th birthday.
Wauhnetta Hespen Gebers, 80, died. She was a Nora resident.
The Crest Theatre was showing "World War Z" and "42."
One Year Ago
The Little Blue Natural Resources District imposed a stay on drilling high-capacity wells in the district.
Lovewell State Park hosted cardboard boat races.
A BNSF track geometry train inspected track between Superior and Hastings.
Leslie and Bonnie Jensen, Nelson, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.
The Crest Theatre was showing "Wonder Woman."

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Courthouse News: Nuckolls County

County Court, traffic
Speeding - Robert E. Reed, Courtland, $25; Deborah A. Andreasen, Superior, $25; Shannon Short, Belleville, $25; Travis W. Merritts, Aurora, Kan., $25; Austin D. Farnstrom, Byron, $25; Allen L. Agard, Greenville, Maine, $25; Laurie A. Weber, Lincoln, Neb., $25.
Brian E. Grueber, Nelson, inoperable vehicle, $25.
Derek J. Butler, Superior, violation of stop sign, $75.
Justin A. Schneider, Superior, no operator's license, $75.
County Court, civil
Credit Management Services, Inc., vs. Kristy Holcomb, Nelson, judgment entered.
District Court, civil
Jennifer L. Russell vs. Larry C. Russell, petition for dissolution of marriage.
Amy A. McGee vs. Colton Truitt, petition for dissolution of marriage, granted.
Johnny Lemar Ekstein vs. Melisa Jo Ekstein, petition for dissolution of marriage, granted.
Marriages
Spencer Todd Baird and Laura Ruth Wehrman were married June 2 in Nebraska City by Pastor Edward L. Foster, with Weston Winkers and Holly Wehrman as witnesses.
Edward Charles Robidoux and Lisa Ann Atwood were married June 2 in Superior by Donald M. Ross, officiant. Ricky Robidoux and Susan Atwood were witnesses.
Real estate transfers
Lynette Hofstetter, William Hofstetter to Ashley Hofstetter Lots 4, 5 and 6 in Block 4, Original Town of Lawrence.
SDS Swanson Farms LLC to Ricky I. Swanson SE 14 32-2-7.
SDS Swanson Farms LLC to Avis M. Novak W 12 32-2-7.
Ricky I. Swanson to Avis M. Novak Pt NE 14 32-2-7; Undivided 2/3 Interest in SE 14 32-2-7.
Avis M. Novak to Ricky I. Swanson Pt SW 14 32-2-7; Undivided 12 Interest in E 12 SE 14 29-2-7.
Bradley R. Biltoft, Sharon F. Biltoft to Dick Holling, Gary Holling Lot 3 in Block 23, Original Town of Superior.
Steven D. Gunn, Patricia L. Gunn to Joseph L. Harwell Lot 2B and Pt Lot 2A in Block 2, Guthries Sub of Blk 1 and Lots 1-6 in Blk 2 of Hunters 1st Add of Superior.
Eugene Theer, Jeanette Theer, Joseph Theer, Lorenell Kay Theer, Carol Davenport, Timothy Davenport, John Theer, Robert Theer, Brenda Theer, Jim Theer, Brenda Theer, Mary Kathman, Bernard Kathman to Timothy Patrick Davenport, Carol Ann Davenport, Misti Marie Davenport Lot 4 and Pt Lot 5 in Block 2, Original Town of Lawrence.
Robert J. Kohmetscher, Donald A. Kohmetscher, DeAnn Kohmetscher, Dale G. Kohmetscher, Tamara Kohmetscher, Marie H. Svoboda, Karen R. Kimminau, Donald Kimminau, Sandra K. Carpenter, Charles Carpenter to Travis Griffis, Sara Griffis Lots 15 and 16 in Block 13, Original Town of Lawrence.
Adams County Court, Lloyd L. Shaw ­Estate to Dennis J. Brown ­Co Conservatorship-Guardian, Diana M. Russell ­Co Conservatorship-Guardian NW 14 2-4-7.

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New director joins historical society board

Directors of the Nuckolls County Historical Society held their monthly meeting last Tuesday. Steve Renz presided at the meeting which was called to order at 10 a.m. with eight members present.
It was reported all of the buildings were treated by an exterminator on May 4. Kelly Schroer is storing screens for future use.
The society had two entries in the Victorian Festival parade, a float with the theme of Volunteering Hands and the Waterloo Boy tractor. Bev Beaver's portrayed Lady Vestey at 2 p.m. that afternoon at the museum. Broom making, corn grinding and loom spinning demonstrations were given. In the church 30 friendship quilts were displayed along with a quilt in a frame and ready for quilting.
Martin Pohlman was added to the board of directors.
Society members will demonstrate butter churning at Oak's Oregon Trail Day scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 11.
Steve Renz took pictures of all the Friendship Quilts. Darlene Peterson, Loetta Pedersen and Esther Martin are boxing and labeling pictures.
The plan for renting Pioneer Hall and the Museum Church for community activities was reviewed.
The next board meeting is set for 10 a.m. July 9 in Pioneer Hall.

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Reinke earns NCTA alumni service award

Reinke Manufacturing has earned the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA) "Aggie" alumni service award. The award was presented during the NCTA annual reunion held Saturday in Curtis. Dan Stehlik, chair of the Aggie alumni awards committee and NCTA irrigation technology instructor, presented the award to Reinke board of directors member Sandi Reinke Wendell on behalf of the company.
"We are honored to receive the award," said Chris Roth, Reinke president. "We respect our partnership with NCTA and are thankful for the great work they do to educate and employ hands-on learning opportunities for the agriculture industry's next generation."
"Our students at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and the irrigation industry nationwide greatly benefits from Reinke's commitment to technical training," said NCTA Dean Ron Rosati. "From materials and mentors, to student internships and scholarships, Reinke Manufacturing and its dealer network is invaluable for development of a skilled workforce from NCTA."
Aggie alumni honors groups and individuals each year who have supported the college or achieved distinction for their efforts in Nebraska agriculture. The alumni service award was presented to Reinke for the company's ongoing partnership with NCTA and its Irrigation Technician Concentration and Certificate Program.
In 2014, Reinke worked alongside NCTA to develop the new technical skill course, providing instruction insight and donating supplies and a GPS-equipped center pivot to the NCTA field laboratory for hands-on learning. Development of the irrigation technician program made the college the only certificate training program (16 credit hours) offered by a Nebraska college.

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