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THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS

From our early files

Nuckolls County Courthouse News

Delta Kappa Gamma awards scholarship

Superior FFA members attend state convention



From our early files

Eighty Years Ago
Safe crackers used nitro-glycerine to blow the safe at the Superior Milling Company. The blast broke windows in nearby buildings and the heist netted the criminals $14.
The Superior city council was beset by angry community members demanding the Sunday store closing ban be repealed. No action was taken.
Three Superior boys, Dave Stowe, Warren Hastriter and Lyle Williams, took first, second and third places in the county marble tournamant.
Frank Kenyon purchased a barber shop in Oak. He was employed at the Smith barber shop in Superior.
Crude carbolic acid was 47 cents per gallon at the Geo. L. Fisher & Co. drug store in Superior.
The Lyric Theatre was showing "The King and the Chorus Girl," starring Fernand Gravet and Joan Blondell.
Seventy Years Ago
Tuberculin tests were adminstered to 256 students and teachers at Superior High School.
Mrs. N. J. Sorensen, Superior, celebrated her 90th birthday.
Clifford Frey. 38, drowned when his horse fell into a hole while he was stringing fence wire across a pond. He was a Mt. Clare area resident.
John Lomax, 69, died. He was an Oak resident and a carpenter.
A bottle of Coca-Cola was five cents.
The Lyric Theatre was playing "Margie," starring Glenn Langan and Jeanne Crain.
Sixty Years Ago
Mr. and Mrs. John Dillon, Mt. Clare, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Dr. Mark Muffley, a Superior dentist, was appointed chief of the Nebraska Division of Dental Hygiene.
Fire destroyed a brooder house and 150 week-old baby chicks at the John Montgomery place in Lincoln Park. Defective wiring was the cause.
Hazel Wehrman Nelson, 50, died. She was a nurse and a Superior resident.
Little girls' hats were one dollar at the Superior Penney's store.
The Crest Theatre was playing "Count Three and Pray," starring Van Heflin.
Fifty Years Ago
Pat Mullally was named manager of the Superior Elks Club.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Romig, Superior, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Hoops, Byron, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Bird, Superior, celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary.
A 13.7 cu. ft Philco no frost refrigerator was $269.95 at Mullett's in Superior.
The Crest Theatre was playing Walt Disney's "Monkeys, Go Home."
Forty Years Ago
Superior was under consideration as a site for a gasohol plant.
Martha Schultz, Ruskin, celebrated her 80th birthday.
The Rev. Thomas Hutcheson preached his first sermon as pastor of Superior's Reformed Presbyterian Church.
Wallace "Duck" Manion, 82, died. He was a retired brick mason and a Nelson resident.
Prairie Maid summer sausage was 99 cents per pound at Superior's Ideal Market.
The Crest Theatre was showing "Freaky Friday."
Thirty Years Ago
Removal of late season April snow cost Superior taxpayers approximately $6,000.
Courtland elementary school students received an unexpected day off when heavy rains overloaded the community's sewer system.
Mr. and Mrs. Art Kirchhoff, Byron, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Jean Shotzman, 68, died. He was a lifelong Scandia resident.
Whole or half leg of lamb was $3.29 per pound at Superior's Jack and Jill Food Center.
The Crest Theatre was showing "Light of Day," starring Michael J. Fox and Joan Jett.
Twenty Years Ago
A blizzard dumped more than 10 inches of snow on Nuckolls County. Schools were closed and travel on area roads was halted.
The Superior City Council offered a $100 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for vandalism at the city auditorium.
The Superior school board solicited bids for repairs to the football stadium.
Gus Brazil, 85, died. He was a Superior resident.
The Crest Theatre was playing "Double Team" and "Star Wars: The Special Edition."
Ten Years Ago
The Nuckolls County Health and Wellness Fair was held at Superior High School.
The Nuckolls County Board approved the purchase of a triple-axle trailer for the county road department to haul heavy equipment.
Representatives from the Architectural Partnership, the firm hired to prepare preliminary plans for the Superior City Auditorium, presented their plans at a public meeting.
Henry Soukop, 89, died. He was a Superior resident and retired with 45 years of service as a train engineer at the Ideal Cement Plant.
The Crest Theatre was showing "Wild Hogs" and "Firehouse Dogs."
Five Years Ago
Heavy rains saturated the area and led to some Superior streets being closed.
Warm weather brought ticks out in large numbers and area residents were warned of the dangers of tick bites.
A fundraising supper was held for Superior's Vestey Center.
Mary Gardner Cline, 86, died. She was a Hebron resident.
The Crest Theatre was showing "The Hunger Games" and "Journey 2: Mysterious Island."
One Year Ago
Jim Miller, Hardy, was honored on his retirement, with 15 years of service, as a director of the Nebraska Bostwick Irrigation District.
The Superior Lighthouse Community Church of the Nazarene moved into the former First Baptist Church building
Allan and Donna Gaskill, Superior, celebrated their 80th birthdays.
Gary Kile, 74, died. He was a retired Superior High School teacher,served on the Superior City Council for 18 years and was a former mayor.
The Crest Theatre was showing "Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice."

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Nuckolls County Courthouse News


County Court, traffic
Alex H. Griess, Sutton, speeding, $25.
Larry D. Chenery, Republic, speeding, $10.
Anthony Ferdinand Matarese, York, speeding, $75.
County Court, civil
Collection Associates vs. Patricia Payton, Superior, judgment entered.
Collection Associates vs. Tracey Samsel, Superior, judgment entered.
Collection Associates vs. Brandon Woerner, Superior, judgment entered.
Real estate transfers
Superior Economic Development Corporation to Jeremy Tatro Lots 1, 2 and 3 Kottmeyer 1st Addition Replat Lot 1 ­ Lots 1-3 of Superior.
CHBB, LLC to Tyson Gebers, Dennis C. Gebers, Carla S. Gebers Lots 11 and 12 and Pt Lot 10 in Block 13, Original Town of Superior.
David M. Karmazin, Casey M. Karmazin to Arnold E. Svoboda, Teresa A. Pond-Svoboda Pt SW 14 13-4-8.
John F. Corman ­Trustee, Cynthia K. Corman ­Trustee, Lila F. Corman Revocable Trust to Cody Lynn Wyatt, Crystal Ann Wyatt Lots 4, 5 and 6 in Block 11, East Superior.

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Delta Kappa Gamma awards scholarship
The Alpha Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, which includes women educators from Webster, Nuckolls and Thayer counties, met in Bruning last Tuesday. The events of the meeting included awarding its annual scholarship to a senior planning to pursue a career in education.
This year's recipient is Hyeonju Wang of Thayer Central High School. She plans to attend Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln in the fall. The scholarship was presented by Margaret Brittenham of Superior and Chandra Hillman of Deshler, members of the scholarship committee.
A Founders' Day presentation was also given by Joyce Kroll of Hebron.
The chapter meets throughout the year for educational programs, which stimulate the personal and professional growth of its members.

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Superior FFA members attend state convention
Nearly 60 members of the Superior FFA Chapter attended the state convention held in Lincoln, April 5 through 7. More than 7,000 students, advisors, parents and guests attended the convention.
The chapter's ag technology and mechanics team placed eleventh. Wyatt Schuster earned a purple ribbon, Trent Tietjen a blue, and John Sullivan a white. The agronomy team placed fifth. Blake Kirchhoff, Nicki Kirchhoff, Jenna Whitmore and Jacob Whitmore each earned a purple ribbon in this contest. The farm and ranch management team placed sixth. Michelle Unruh and Cale Frahm received purple ribbons. Katie Bower and Makenna Jensen received blues.
For the floriculture team, Trisha Hayes earned a white ribbon.
Jared Dressman earned a blue ribbon in natural resources.
In meats evaluation, Adin Liebel received a red ribbon and Chase Morris a white ribbon.
Cheyanne Franzen placed first and will represent Nebraska in the national veterinary science proficiency competition. Blake Kirchhoff also earned a trip to the national contest in forage crop production proficiency. Katie Bower placed second in agriculture education proficiency. Blake Kirchhoff, a State Star qualifier, placed second out of 592 state degree recipients with his agribusiness proficiency entry. To qualify for a state star, a FFA member must have a four-year proficiency and be in the top 24 of all state degree holders. Blake was also a state office finalist and received a silver in the job interview competition.
The nine state degree recipients from Superior High School were Cheyanne Franzen, Lane Morris, Blake Kirchhoff, Rochelle Corman, Heather Gehle, Jillian Worm, Katie Bower, Jenna Whitmore and Michelle Unruh.
The students left Superior early April 5. At 11:15 the ag mechanics team entered their contest at the Pinnacle Bank Arena. At 3:15 the farm sand agriscience team took a written test along with a practicum. At 5 p.m. the farm and ranch management team took a test on the UNL East Campus.
The convention's opening ceremony began at 7 p.m. that night.
On Thursday delegates Brenden Jensen and Payton Frahm attended a breakfast session at the Cornhusker Hotel. The second general session started at 9 a.m. The members listened to one of the vice president's retiring address, NAIY, Feed Nebraska recognition and the state chapter awards.
Session three started at 1 p.m. At that session they listened to a retiring address, and the presentation of chapter and advisor awards. Session four started at 4:30. At this session, Demoine Adams, a former Husker athlete, talked about the importance of school and decisions that could change the members' lives. The meats contest was held at 3 p.m. and the floriculture contest at 2:30.
On Friday the livestock evaluation teams competed at 6 a.m. Session six took place at 1 p.m. CDE, LSE and agriscience awards were given out and a vice president gave a retiring address.
The seventh session started at 4 p.m. At this time almost 600 state degrees were awarded and the 2017-2018 state officers were announced.
While not attending a session, members attended various workshops. Members of the Superior Chapter started home about 7 p.m.

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