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Threatening weather a daily occurence this week
For those people who enjoy watching the clouds, this area has
been a good place to be in recent days. We have had some spectacular
Of course, those who know something about the weather or who at least think they know something about the weather have found some of the cloud shows to be more than a little bit disturbing. Such shows are sometimes associated with wicked storms.
The four-column picture published with this story was taken looking out the front door of The Express about 9:15 Monday night when a shelf cloud appeared to slide over Superior. It was posted on the newspaper's social media site and shared 28 times and liked by more than 60 people soon after it was posted. Viewers commented, "There have been some amazing clouds in Nebraska," "Stay safe," "Wow, that is an ugly cloud for sure!" "That looks wicked!" "Looks like it will be a wild night," "It looks like the storm is brewing right over your head."
Sunday morning a Sunday School teacher decided to check his cattle on the way to church. He was caught in one of the fast moving downpours that have been common this week and was soon not only soaked but covered with mud. He left his family off at the church, drafted a substitute teacher and went home to change clothes.
Sunday afternoon a farm wife took the farm's atv and went in search of mulberries. She didn't mind the first showers that dampened her search but she was over taken by a heavy downpour and drenched before getting home. Meanwhile, her husband said only 9 drops of rain fell at their house.
When threatening weather kept all the teams but one that had registered for Lovewell State Park's cardboard boat race to cancel, park officials allowed the only contestants to start out early. Their boat made it to the turning point but was swamped by the waves and went down while trying to return to the starting point. The attempt was good enough for the first place prize.
Gusty winds had covered the lake with white caps most of the afternoon but an eerie calm followed a late afternoon shower.
Rain over parts of Webster and Jewell counties on Monday caused the National Weather Service to issue flash flooding alerts for Tuesday and Wednesday.
Superior got only 0.69 of an inch of precipitation on Sunday and 0.17 of an inch on Monday.
By 3:30 Tuesday afternoon a severe thunderstorm watch had been issued for this area.
By Saturday the first loads of this year's wheat were being cut but the showers have since put a stop to harvest. Hope for an early harvest have been dampened.
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Plans continue for Tribute Towers Superior visit
Plans are progressing for the display of the Remember Our Fallen
Tribute Towers in downtown Superior on Thursday through Sunday,
July 12 to 15, near the Superior City Auditorium.
The vehicles hauling the towers are to arrive in Superior about 11 a.m. with an escort of motorcycles and emergency vehicles. There are 30 towers and each is 10 feet tall and 5 feet wide. Twelve helpers will be on hand to help with unloading and setting up the towers.
A reception for Gold Star families is planned for Friday along with the opening ceremonies, at 7 p.m. There will also be a barbecue and free concert that evening on the city's Commercial Street parking lot.
At 6 p.m. Sunday there will be a closing ceremony.
The visit to Superior is only one of two planned for Nebraska in 2018. No visits have been scheduled this year in the state of Kansas.
This national memorial is unlike any other. It was created by former Byron area residents, Bill and Yvonne Williams and their Patriotic Productions to remember our nation's fall who died from wounds in a war zone since Sept. 11, 2001. Unlike most war memorials it includes both military and personal photos and it travels nationally like the Vietnam Wall replica. Its legacy will be that these men and women will be remember and their names will be spoken.
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Former Superior resident earns KSU alumni award
A former Superior resident now living in Surprise, Ariz., has
been selected by the Kansas State University College of Veterinary
Medicine for its 2018 Distinguished Alumnus Award. This award
was presented during the Alumni Awards Brunch at the Alumni Reunion
Weekend held June 2.
Michael Moore, originally from near Courtland, Kan., earned his DVM in 1968 from K-State. After graduation, he went to work as a veterinarian at Superior's Animal Hospital. After six months, he joined the army and served as a captain for two years before returning to Superior where he practiced until 1998. He joined Novartis Animal Health (then known as Grand Laboratories) in 1999 as the territory manager, custom vaccine and feedlot adviser, manager trainer and professional services veterinarian. He retired from Elanco Animal Health in 2016. He has been a frequent speaker at local livestock associations and has represented the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) at the Livestock Publications Council conventions.
While living in Superior, he was active in several organizations including the Jaycees and served on the school board and city council.
"My DVM degree from the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine has given me the opportunity to pursue a fulfilling career," Moore said. "The personal attention demonstrated by the faculty and staff created an atmosphere for learning not only the scientific and medical knowledge but also the skills necessary to work with people in practice, industry and organized veterinary medicine. As I look back I appreciate those people like Drs. John Noordsy, Russell Frey, Dave Schoneweis and Bruce Wren, who instilled the desire to learn and continue to seek knowledge. With this background, I have been lucky to be able to spend my career in a profession that I truly loved and enjoyed."
"We're pleased to have this opportunity to recognize Dr. Moore upon the 50th anniversary of his graduation from our College of Veterinary Medicine," said Dr. Bonnie Rush, interim dean. "This award shines the light on the numerous ways he has served the veterinary profession from practice, to military service and leadership in a wide variety of local and national associations and beyond."
Moore has been a member of the AVMA, American Association of Bovine Practitioners, Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA), American Association of Industrial Veterinarians, Kansas Veterinary Medical Association (KVMA), Nebraska Board of Examiners for Veterinary Medicine and the American Association of Corporate and Public Service Veterinarians. In these organizations he has held several leadership positions, including president of the NVMA in 1989 and president ofthe K-State Veterinary Medical Alumni Association from 2010-2011 and a member of its board of directors. Moore represented the NVMA on the House of Delegates of the AVMA and served on the original public relations council. He has also served as chairman of the board of directors for Professional Veterinary Products in Omaha.
In the military, Dr. Moore received the Army Commendation Medal in 1970. He has also been recognized with the Service to Agriculture Award from Nebraska Ag Educators, Friend of 4-H awards from Nuckolls County Extension Council, Veterinarian of the Year and Commercial Rep of the Year from the NVMA and Commercial Rep of the Year from the KVMA.
Moore and his wife, Judy Jo (Trussell), have three children: Eric, Jon and Katina Moore ( all of which have their DVM degrees); and six grandchildren.
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Chesterfest returns this weekend
Chesterfest is back again this year and will be held tomorrow
(Friday) and Saturday. There will be a number of activities throughout
the weekend, as Friday night starts off with a co-ed softball
tournament, and there is D.J. and Karaoke in the beer garden from
7 to 11 p.m. Saturday begins with a golf cart rally in the morning,
and moves on to the art fair and car show throughout the afternoon,
as the ball tournament continues. The dinner meal this year is
a gourmet burger bar from 5 to 7 p.m.
This year's entertainment features three bands aas well as the usual fireworks display from Kleveland Fireworks and the Chester VFD. Hebron's Cole Harris Band plays from 6 to 8 p.m., followed by Free Beer and Chicken (8 to 10 p.m.) and the Emmett Bower Band from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets are available at the Western National Bank in Chester and Byron as well as the Thayer County Bank in Hebron.
Chesterfest is made possible in part by a local farmer and America's Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. A full event schedule and details can be found at www.Chesterfest.us. All activities will take place in the Chester park and athletic fields, and the crossroads of highways 8 and 81.