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THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS

From our early files

Nuckolls County Courthouse News

Acreage reporting deadline nearing

Distinguished Nebraskan Award given to Byron couple



From our early files

Eighty Years Ago
A. M. Brooking, curator of the Hastings Museum, announced the finding of one of the largest mammoth bones ever discovered while on a collecting trip in northern Nuckolls County. A newspaper and curio collection owned by the late Lewis T. Brodstone was entrusted to the care of the Superior Public Library by Lady Evelene Brodstone. Newspapers dating back to 1788 were part of the collection.
James Hale, 89, died. He was the publisher of the Formoso New Era newspaper.
A pencil-selling hobo, who realized a 400 per cent profit on each sale, was ordered to leave Superior by local police officers. The police responded to complaints from several Superior residents who alleged they were subjected to a flow of choice invective when they refused to buy his wares. Police also relieved the man of a half-empty liquor bottle.
Oysters were 25 cents per pint at Elwood Jordan's Superior grocery store.
The Lyric Theatre was playing "Craig's Wife," starring Rosalind Russell and Billie Burke.
Seventy Years Ago
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Shuck, Superior, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
To conserve their coal supply, the Burlington Railroad temporarily discontinued some of its passenger and freight service through Superior.
Mae Fenimore Kimmel, 62, died. She was a former Superior resident.
The Railway Express Agency announced a rate hike for its services.
Women's velvet lounging pajamas were $19.75 at the Superior Style Shoppe.
The Lyric Theatre was playing "Whistle Stop," starring George Raft and Ava Gardner.
Sixty Years Ago
Mr. and Mrs E. L. Shuck, Superior, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
Nuckolls County Scully Estate tenants received a large rent reduction on their leased land.
Florence Lile, 83, died. She had been a Superior resident since 1895.
Albert Ferguson, 89, died. He was a Hardy resident.
Beef liver was 19 cents per pound at the Superior Locker Plant.
The Crest Theatre was showing "Rebecca," starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine.
Fifty Years Ago
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hannegan, Superior, purchased the Fremont Coca-Coca plant. Tom Hannegan had worked for Coca-Cola bottler Virgil Browne for more than 27 years.
Superior utility users saw a decrease in natural gas rates.
Ora Petty, 88, died. She was a Nelson resident and operated a restaurant there.
The Union Pacific Railroad tax bill from Nuckolls County for 1966 was $4,577.69.
A solid state AM portable radio was $12 at the Superior's Penney's store.
The Crest Theatre was playing "How to Steal a Million," starring Audrey Hepburn and Peter O'Toole.
Forty Years Ago
Doctors Angelo Llana and John Pan dissolved their partnership but both continued to practice medicine at the Medical Arts Building on Washington Street.
Mr. and Mrs. John Porter, Superior, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
Otie Cunningham, 83, died. He was a WW1 veteran and Webber community resident,
The Christmas lights were lit in downtown Superior.
A Broyhill propane operated tank heater was $89.95 at Superior's B & S Tire Market.
The Crest Theatre was playing "Mother, Jugs & Speed," starring Bill Cosby and Raquel Welch.
Thirty Years Ago
Workers at the Dubuque Packing Plant, Mankato, received notice the plant was permanently closed and their jobs terminated. More than 80 employees were affected by the closing.
The Superior Lions Club sponsored the Toys for Tots program for the fourth year.
A Nelson resident was held by Kansas authorities in connection with the armed robbery of the Lorraine, Kan., bank.
Alphild Larson, 97, died. She was a retired teacher and resident of the Scandia community.
Fresh green cabbage was 25 cents per pound at Superior's Jack and Jill Food Center.
The Crest Theatre was playing "Tough Guys," starring Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster.
Twenty Years Ago
Angie Jones, Nora, was in Las Vegas, Nev., as a contestant in the 1997 Miss Rodeo America contest.
The Superior Lions Club sponsored the seventh annual Farm Toy Show at Superior High School.
Douglas Williams, 34, died. He was a 1981 Superior High School graduate and a Superior resident.
Anna Heye Becker, 97, died. She was a Nelson resident.
The Crest Theatre was playing "The Associate," starring Whoopi Goldberg and "D3 The Mighty Ducks," starring Emilio Estevez.
Ten Years Ago
Evelyn's Victorian Restaurant, Superior, closed its doors.
The Superior Lions Club launched the annual Toys for Tots collection.
A new sign was installed at Salem Lutheran Church located on Highway 14 north of Superior.
Directors of the Highway 14 Association held their meeting at the Superior Estates Winery.
The Crest Theatre was playing "Flicka" and "Everyone's Hero."
Five Years Ago
The Superior City Council voted to cap building permit fees at $350 for residential structures and $3,500 for commercial use.
The South Central Public Power District completed work on a power line project which improved their ability to deal with weather related outages.
Douglas Hayes, 60, died. He was a Nelson resident.
Jesse Barnason, 87, died, He was a farmer in the Guide Rock community.
The Crest Theatre was playing "Jack and Jill" and "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part1.
One Year Ago
The Nuckolls County Board approved the establishment of both juvenile and MIP diversion programs.
The review of the petition calling for the recall of Vicki Gardner from the Nelson City Council was completed. The required number of signatures were verified and a recall election was to be scheduled.
Charlotte Peckam Walters, 97, died. She was a Hardy resident.
Kaylene Sothers Clark, 56, died. She was a Courtland resident.
The Crest Theatre was playing "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 2."

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Nuckolls County Courthouse News


County Court, traffic
Gerald L. Simonsen, Ruskin, violation of stop sign, $75.
Rosalie P. Black, Deweese, no valid registration, $25.
Telena Lizzie Kerst, Wray, Colo., speeding, $25.
Pamela D. Frank, Superior, speeding, $75.
Janelle C. Knorr, Douglas, speeding, $25.
Seth Glen Stute, Benkelman, speeding, $25.
Matthew M. Gay, Superior, speeding, $75.
County Court, civil
Credit Management Services vs. Cerissa Scott, Superior, judgment entered.
County Court, criminal
State of Nebraska vs. Steven J. Aksamit, Deweese, no burn permit, $100.
State of Nebraska vs. Dennis R. Wilson, Crosby, Texas, Hunt, fish or trap without permission, $200.
Real estate transfers
Paul R. Edwards, Denelda A. Edwards to Glenn Edwards, Joanne Edwards Lots 4, 5 and 6 in Block 7, Original Town of Hardy; Lots 1 and 2 in Block 13, Original Town of Hardy; Lot 3 in Block 13, Original Town of Hardy; Lots 10, 11 and 12 in Block 8, Original Town of Hardy; Lots 4 and 5 in Block 8, Original Town of Hardy; Lot 6 in Block 8, Original Town of Hardy; Lot 6 in Block 13, Original Town of Hardy.
John J. Overton, Tammie S. Overton to Jerry L. Grove Lots 4, 5 and 6 in Block 1, Hunters Sub of North Superior.
Curtis J. Harshfield to Peggy Ann Radisewitz-Wier Pt Lots 5 and 6 in Block 3, East Superior.
Joseph P. Sullivan, Lois A. Sullivan to Jeremy L. Tatro, Krista Tatro Pt SW 14 12-1-7.
Gale D. Mikkelsen ­Trustee, Gale D. Mikkelsen and Ruby Marie Mikkelsen Revocable Trust to Justin M. Bushnell, Alissa R. Bushnell Lot 16 and Pt Lot 17 in Block 22, Original Town of Superior.
Eunice U. Jagels ­Trustee for the Eunice U. Jagels Trust to Jagels Farms, LLC N 12 1-3-5; S 12 1-3-5 with Exception.
Elliott N. Jagels ­Trustee for the Elliott N. Jagels Trust to Jagels Farms, LLC N 12 1-3-5; S 12 1-3-5 with Exception.

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Acreage reporting deadline nearing
Oct. 1 marked the beginning of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. With the start of the new FY, FSA also started a new year for acreage reporting requirements. Producers who planted small grains and have not already reported their planted acres should take note of the following deadline:
Dec. 15, 2016: deadline to report all fall seeded small grains including wheat, barley, triticale, etc.
In 2016 crop year, nationally FSA waived some but not all late filed fees for producers who failed to report their acres by the deadline. For crop year 2017, there are no late filed fee waivers in place at this time. If producers fail to report their acres timely, a late filed fee of no less than $46 per FSA farm will be applicable. It is very important that producers report their acres accurately to maintain eligibility for current and future programs. This includes acres on both cropland and non-cropland.
Producers should contact the FSA office as soon as possible to schedule an appointment to report their applicable crop uses and acres before the applicable deadline unless they have previously reported their small grain acres. Producers can call the office if they questions or to set up an appointment.

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Distinguished Nebraskan Award given to Byron couple
The Nebraska Society of Washington. D.C., awarded Bill and Yvonne Williams with the annual Distinguished Nebraskan Award. They were among three Nebraska individuals to receive the award for their philanthropic activities.
The Williams' received the award for their work through Patriotic Productions which honors military veterans. The primary work of the couple is creating displays to honor fallen service members from Iraq and Afghanistan. They were instrumental in instituting the honor flights which transport Nebraska veterans to Washington to visit the memorials to their service. They have flown World War ll, Korean and Vietnam veterans on the flights. The most recent flight carried more than 500 Vietnam veterans to visit the Vietnam Wall, the largest single contingent of veterans from one state to visit the memorial at one time.
Another flight is scheduled for next spring and the couple is inundated with applications for that trip.
Bill conceived of the idea to honor veterans for their service. He realized that many had never visited the nation's capitol. Washington is home to monuments honoring veterans of each of the nation's armed conflicts. Williams believed each veteran was entitled to visit the memorials which honored the sacrifice each had made in serving their country in times of conflict
Though not current Byron residents, both Mr. and Mrs. Williams have ties to the Byron community. Mrs. Williams was raised there and Mr. Williams taught school there.

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