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Superior Council to proceed with property abatements

Christmas season arrives in Superior

Five area Girl Scouts will graduate this year

Huge Foundation, Cabela's offering scholarships


Superior Council to proceed with property abatements

Members of the Superior City Council only met for 15 minutes Monday but during that time the five council members voted unanimously to abate two properties that are not in compliance with city ordinances.
The city will proceed to contract with a private company to remove the problems associated with a former slaughter house on West First Street and a residence at 439 Colorado.
Photographs taken Monday afternoon were said to show the violations the owners had failed to correct prior to a previously set deadline.
With regard to the McKee property on West First Street, the health board was previously asked to review the property. That board met on June 9 and recommended the city council proceed to enforce the regulations.
The property was declared a public nuisance on June 27 and the owners given until Nov. 25 to clear the nuisances as outlined in letters sent both by regular and certified mail.
The city clerk reported that as of Monday most the items noted in the letters had not been addressed.
Lanora Beam was notified on May 20 to clean up her property at 439 Colorado by July 31. She requested and was granted an extension to Aug. 30. She subsequently asked for an extension and was given to Oct. 10 to have the property cleared.
On Oct. 24 the council declared the property a nuisance and set a deadline of Nov. 28 to have the property cleared.
In an unrelated action, the council agreed to seek bids for a skid steer loader lease. The official bid notice is published in this issue of The Express.

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Christmas season arrives in Superior
Thanksgiving is past and the Christmas season has arrived.
Superior merchants we have talked with were pleased with the support shown their stores on Shop Small Saturday. Candy Cane Lane was busy on the opening nights with the hayrack rides through the park particularly popular.
The first Superior Bucks drawing of the current year was held Monday at the Chamber of Commerce office. With Nina Simonsen of Superior, Joan Kirchhoff of Hardy and Leslie Behrends of Webber each receiving 50 Christmas bucks which can be spent like cash at participating Superior stores. Another drawing will be held Monday. Three winners will again be selected.
To enter the drawing all a person has to do is visit a participating Superior store and complete a registration form.
The Nuckolls County Historical Society's annual Christmas program will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the museum church. Tom Jensen and Steph Thayer will present the program. Refreshments will be served following the program in Pioneer Hall. The museum and all buildings will be open for viewing from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
The Superior Lions Club is collecting new and gently used toys, new gloves, hats and coats at Scott TV & Appliance and Ace Hardware through Tuesday, Dec. 13, for the Toys for Tots program. A separate story in this issue explains the Spirit of Christmas fund.
The popular Once Upon a Christmas event returns to Superior at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19. Santa Claus is expected to visit Superior that night.

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Five area Girl Scouts will graduate this year
Girl Scout Troop 482 has been a part of the Superior community for 13 years now. This year, the troop has five senior girls, Rochelle Corman, Heather Gehle, Jazmyn Gravitt, Keisha Studer and Lexi Webber. Leaders are Leigh Ann Webber and Tammy Gehle. The troop has participated in the Scouting 4 Food drive and has updated the Scout Cabin for Silver Awards. Members have volunteered in many different ways in our community such as: Christmas caroling at the Good Samaritan Center and at all of the assisted living centers, volunteered at Candy Can Lane, Giving Tree, the Crest Theater and the Walking School Bus. Last summer was the fifth year to host the Girl Scout Camporee to show the younger girls about leadership and being a positive role model in the community. The five seniors earned the Bronze Award when they organized and facilitated the first camporee.
This year the seniors plan to take a trip to Orlando, Fla., after graduation as their final outing as a troop.


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Huge Foundation, Cabela's offering scholarships
Cabela's, together with the Harry and Reba Huge Foundation, will be awarding $10,000 scholarships to four female graduates of Nebraska high schools this spring.
Cabela's Women in Leadership scholarships are part of an initiative to encourage young women to become leaders of the future. This is the fifth year Cabela's has partnered with the Harry and Reba Huge Foundation to issue these scholarships, which will be awarded to women who graduate in the spring of 2017 and plan to attend college in the fall of 2017. Scholarship winners may attend any college or university.
"We are pleased to continue the Cabela's Women in Leadership scholarship program," said Sarah Kaiser, director of diversity and inclusion at Cabela's. "Our partnership with the Harry and Reba Huge Foundation has been a truly collaborative effort toward the common goal of enhancing the future of talented, deserving young women."
Not only will the students receive $10,000, 2,500 a year for four years, they also will have opportunities to receive mentoring from women in leadership positions at Cabela's and possible internships with the company.
Applications will be due Feb. 6 and are available beginning today (Thursday) at the ScholarshipQuest website,, the Harry and Reba Huge Foundation website or from high school counselors.
"These are extraordinary scholarships," said Jack Siemsen, president and CEO of the Harry and Reba Huge Foundation. "They not only provide substantial financial support to these very deserving young women, but they also open doors to special leadership opportunities within the Cabela's organization. This includes the chance to be mentored by professionals at Cabela's as well having access to special Huge Foundation educational, cultural and career networking activities."
Cabela's Incorporated, headquartered in Sidney, is a leading specialty retailer and the world's largest direct marketer of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor merchandise. With offices in Charleston, S.C., and Superior, the Harry and Reba Huge Foundation is a non-profit organization established to support programs and initiatives that provide educational opportunities for students who exhibit the potential to become tomorrow's leaders. Focusing primarily on programs that have immediate and direct benefit to students ­­ including scholarships, research grants, travel grants, and internships ­­ the foundation also supports broader initiatives, both educational and economic, leading to partnerships that extend additional educational and career opportunities to students in the United States and throughout the world.


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