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THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS

From our early files

Nuckolls County Courthouse News

Historical society holds Christmas program

SHS drama team wraps up season



From our early files

Eighty Years Ago
Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Grissell, Superior, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
John Sampson, 66, died. He was a Superior resident.
John Thomas, Superior, was spared serious injury when he landed on a chicken wire fence after falling 30 feet from a windmill tower on which he had been working.
Ray VanOrnam, Hardy, fainted and fell through a plate glass window at the Reed & Collins Hardware store in Hardy. He was not seriously injured but the window had a large hole.
Peanut brittle was 10 cents per pound at Elwood Jordan's Superior grocery store.
The Lyric Theatre was showing "Poppy," starring W. C. Fields and Rochelle Hudson.
Seventy Years Ago
A group of Superior businessmen asked the Missouri Pacific Railroad to experiment with a passenger train running from Hastings to Kansas City, Mo.
Cecil Harkins, 41, died from injuies sustained in a motor vechicle accident several months earlier. He was a farmer in the Superior community.
William Howard, 72, died. He was a Superior resident and a tree surgeon.
Elizabeth Schutte Menke, 79, died. She was a resident of St. Stephen's.
A Greyhound travel iron was $6.50 at Superior Tire and Electric.
The Lyric Theatre was playing "My Darling Clementine," starring Henry Fonda and Linda Darnell.
Sixty Years Ago
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Warneking, Superior, celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary.
Joe Hilyard placed an adverstisement in The Superior Express to sell his E-flat bass horn. He had been playing the horn for 50 years but his failing eye sight forced him to stop playing as he could no longer read music.
Mr, and Mrs Warren Stiles, Nora, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.
A regulation ping pong table was $13.50 at Superior's Valley Lumber Company.
The Crest Theatre was playing "The Leather Saint," starring Paul Douglas and John Derek.
Fifty Years Ago
Mr. and Mrs. Dee Shank, Superior, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.
A dinner in honor of distinguished Nebraska Masons was held at Superior. Seventeen lodges sent more than 80 members.
Lawrence Smith, 81, died. He was a Nora resident.
Edward Russell, Superior, retired with 23 years of service with the Nebraska State Highway Department.
Sliced bacon was 49 cents per pound at the Superior Safeway.
The Crest Theatre was playing "Spinout," starring Elvis Presley.
Forty Years Ago
The winter's first snowfall in the area turned streets and highways into icy roadways which led to several accidents.
Dr. Angelo Llana applied for reinstatement of his medical privliges at the Nuckolls County Hospital. He also moved his office from the Medical Arts Building to the Andersen Clinic Building on East Third.
Doshia Nichols Kesterson, 77, died. She was a Superior resident.
Temperatures for the week ranged from a high of 66 degress to a low of seven below zero.
Falls City Polish sausage was 99 cents per pound at Superior's Ideal Market.
The Crest Theatre was showing "Harry and Walter Go to New York," starring Michael Caine and Diane Keaton.
Thirty Years Ago
A two-car accident on a gravelled county road near Courtland claimed the lives of Sarah Hurtig, 16, and Martin Gumm, 42. The vehicles collided at an intersection. Hurtig was a Courtland resident and Gumm was a Mankato resident.
Three Superior residents, two of them juveniles, were apprehended by law enforcement officials in Jewell County after a break-in attempt at the Webber grocery and gasoline store operated by Ivan Van Meter.
Ray and Fern Cope, Superior, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Lawrence Weeke, 81, died. He was a Superior resident and a former manager of the Superior Chamber of Commerce.
Fresh shark steaks were $2.78 per pound at Superior's Jack and Jill Food Center.
The Crest Theatre was playing Walt Disney's "Song of the South."
Twenty Years Ago
The Burlington Railroad sold 66 miles of its former trackage in Fillmore County. A new railroad, the Fillmore Western began operations over the trackage. The line served Fairmont, Strang, Shickley, Ohiowa, Tobias and Daykin.
Floyd Tucker purchased the former Nelson ASCS building and announced plans to turn it into a restaurant and bar to replace the Sportsman Corner establishment which was destroyed by fire.
Oscar and Ella Schroeder, Guide Rock, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Richard Nelson observed his 20th year anniversary at Superior's Farmers State Bank and Trust Company.
The Crest Theatre was playing "The Mirror Has Two Faces: and "Larger Than Life."
Ten Years Ago
Abernathy Kennels at Guide Rock, a greyhound kennel, was sold by Steve Erickson to Dave and Tammy Rust.
Joe Sullivan retired from the Nuckolls County Board. He did not seek reelection.
Eva Foote, Superior, celebrated her 90th birthday.
George and Carol Judy, Nelson, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
The Crest Theatre was showing "Facing the Giants."
Five Years Ago
Residents of Oak voted 17-4 in favor of allowing Keno, a game of chance, to be played in their community.
Kitty Rose, a store specializing in yarn, knitting supplies and custom embroidery, moved to a larger location on Superior's Central Avenue.
Hope Pregnancy Center held an open house at its new facility on Washington Street in Superior.
Vesta Leece, 97, died. She was a Superior resident
The Crest Theatre was playing "Dolphin Tale" and "Arthur's Christmas."
One Year Ago
The congregation of Superior's First Baptist Church prepared to close their building and turn it over to the Lighthouse Church of the Nazarene.
The City of Superior Housing Market Study foresaw the need for 90 new houses in the city by 2025.
Vera Wood Snyder, 99, died. She was an Oak resident.
The Rev. Don Olson, 81, died. He was the pastor at Salem Lutheran Church.
The Crest Theatre was playing "Love the Coopers."

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Nuckolls County Courthouse News


County Court, traffic
Speeding - Kathy E. Nielsen, Lincoln, $25; Daniel L. Warren, Nelson, $10; Carol L. Andreasen, Superior, $25; Sarah Rodriguez, Hastings, $25; Rebella R. Hedstrom, Formoso, $25; Jorge A. Deleon, Mercedes, Texas, $25; Ross Roshaun Wade, Grand Island, $25; Michael L. Drohman, Oak, $25; Christopher J. Tripe, Edgar, $25; Timothy O'Keeffe, Hastings, $10; Michael S. Beggs, Lincoln, $75; Alycia Watts, Fairfield, $10.
Christian J. Spulak-Jensen, Superior, careless driving, $100.
Michael Sheets, Superior, no valid registration, $100.
County Court, civil
Midland Funding, LLC, vs. Charles Weber, Superior, judgment entered.
Central Neb. Collections, LLC, vs. Peggy A. Foshee, Superior, judgment entered.
Capital One Bank (USA) N.A. vs. Christina L. McCauley, Lawrence, judgment entered.
Midland Funding, LLC, vs. Christina Runyan, Hardy, judgment entered.
County Court, criminal
State of Nebraska vs. Douglas E. Corman, Grand Island, carcass in waterway, $100.
State of Nebraska vs. Trenton S. McClure, Superior, possession of drug paraphernalia, $100.
State of Nebraska vs. Riley S. Fielder, Hastings, domestic assault 3rd degree, probation ordered.
State of Nebraska vs. Sebastian L. Dunbar, Superior, disturbing the peace, $250 and two days jail.
Real estate transfers
Myron H. Schoenhals, Valerie Wilmot-Schoenhals to Myron H. Schoenhals Pt NW 14 26-2-8; Lot 10 in Block 23, Original Town of Superior.
Leslie D. Erickson ­Personal Representative for Byrl G. Erickson ­Deceased to Leslie D. Erickson ­Life Estate, Melody Erickson Rempe, Keith Erickson W 12 NE 14 9-1-6.
Andrew Carter, Penny Carter to Zachary C. Dressman Lot 3 in Block 1, Highland Estates-Quy Sub of Superior.
Earl W. Ferguson, Selma A. Ferguson to Ricky D. Steinhour, Rose E. Fringer Lots 9 and 10 in Block 3, Original Town of Nelson.
Nan V. Beale to Abraham R. Mohler, Karyn M. Mohler Lot 5 in Block 39, Original Town of Superior.
Carol E. Drake ­Deceased to William E. Drake Lot 12 in Bock 27, East Superior.
Pamela J. Russell ­Attorney in Fact, William E. Drake to Douglas E. Drake, Debra A. Drake Lot 12 in Block 27, East Superior.

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Historical society holds Christmas program
The Nuckolls County Historical Society held their annual Sounds of Christmas program at the Nuckolls County Museum Church, Sunday, in Superior.
Alfred Hanson, president of the society, served as master of ceremonies. Gayle Johnson rang the church bell to call the community . Tom Jensen and Steph Thayer performed several secular and religious songs for the more than 90 guests in attendance.
Pastor Robert Hopkins, Centennial Lutheran Church, presented the Christmas message. Betty Schott, playing the museum pump organ, provided the accompaniment for the group singing of 'Hark the Herald Angels Sing' and 'O Come, All Ye Faithful.'
Jensen and Thayer performed four more songs and led the group singing of 'Joy to the World' and 'Silent Night, Holy Night."
The attendees, led by Pastor Hopkins, recited The Lord's Prayer.
Fred Meyers and Gayle Johnson ushered the guests from the church at the conclusion of the program.
Pioneer Hall, located in the main museum building, featured decorated tables. The guests were served punch or coffee along with a vast assortment of cookies and small cakes.

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SHS drama team wraps up season
Last Monday, the Superior one-act drama team wrapped up their season with a seventh place finish at the district one-act competition in Ravenna. Despite the low placing, the students put on one of their best performances, showing great improvement from their first competition in York. Six individuals were also selected for superior acting performance. This included Cheyanne Franzen, Evin Miller, Makenna Jensen, Adin Leibel, Tate Rothchild and Jayden Simmons.
Additionally, the Superior team received ninth at the Southern Nebraska Conference meet on Nov. 15. At that meet, Cheyanne Franzen and Evin Miller were recognized for their outstanding individual acting performance.
The team is coached by Jordan Martin, along with assistants, Laurie Corman and Katrina Hansen.

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