May 25, 2017



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Victorian Festival this weekend in Superior

Meetings planned for city's OOR project

Brodstone taking over Edgar Clinic

Sewer project will close Idaho Street


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Victorian Festival this weekend in Superior

The 26th annual Victorian Festival in Superior, honoring Lady Evelyn (Brodstone) Vestey, begins tomorrow (Friday) and continues through Memorial Day.
The Nuckolls County Museum, which features items collected by Lady Evelyn, will be open tomorrow (Friday) from 1 to 5 p.m. There will also be music by D.J. Dan at the Superior Country Club from 7 p.m. to closing time, and a teen dance with an 80s and 90s theme from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Simic Recreation Center.
Saturday's events kick off with breakfast served from 7 to 10 a.m. at Centennial Lutheran Church. The Superior FFA chapter will have a petting zoo from 8 to 10:30 a.m., located at 354 N. Commercial. At 9 a.m., a Victorian stroll ­­ a guided walking tour of Victorian homes ­­ will commence in the City Park, 6th and Bloom.
There will be a craft show Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Eagles Club, 133 W. Third. The festival's information center will be open at 336 N. Central from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Superior Good Samaritan Center will host Bingo at the Vestey Center from 9 to 10 a.m. Entry number pick-up and late registration for the annual parade will be held at Superior High School from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Midway games will be located at various locations downtown from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
LaRue's Little Horse Ranch will be located at Fourth and Commercial from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Werner's Cowboy Corner, located in the former Elk's Lodge, will also be open for viewing. Cat Tales Face Painting will be available at Fourth and Central from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and a BB gun shooting trailer, sponsored by the National Wild Turkey Federation, will be located downtown throughout the day. A lunch trailer will be open throughout the day downtown, sponsored by the Lighthouse Community Church of the Nazarene, to benefit their daycare center. A pair of clowns, Giggles and Mini, will be performing near Fourth and Central from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The annual entrepreneur award, in memory of Larry McCord, will be presented at 10 a.m. Saturday by the Express Trolley at Fourth and Central, followed by music by vocalist Kira Frey. The annual parade gets underway at 10:30 a.m., led by a performance of the national anthem by Neah McMeen and presentation of the flag by the Sons of the American Legion. The Superior Auditorium will be open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for those interested to check out the renovation progress.
After the parade, Jensen Shire Draft Horses will be stabled across the street from the auditorium, and the Pleasure Cruisers Car Club will host their annual classic and antique car show at Third and Central. Registration for the Little Tuggers Pedal Tractor Pull begins at 11:30 a.m. near Fifth and Central, with the pull beginning at noon. The Presbyterian Church will have a hamburger feed and bake sale at 11:30 a.m. at 549 N. Central. Watch out for bed races, hot dogs and snow cones, all by the Masonic Lodge, at 11:30 a.m. at Fifth and Central. Other lunch offerings downtown Saturday include a Fat Dragon and Spirit Spirits BBQ and Brew at Fourth and Central, and cotton candy and funnel cakes by the Superior Lions Club.
The Lunzer Victorian home, 909 Idaho, will be open for viewing from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, and the Nuckolls County Museum will be open 1 to 5 p.m., with historical demonstrations of butter churning, weaving and rope making. There will be an outdoor music recital at 2 p.m., featuring students of Sherry Poole, Ivan Miller and Teresa Christensen, in front of the Superior Auditorium.
There will be a Victorian tea from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Vestey Center. Only 50 tickets are available in advance from the chamber of commerce. Susan McLain, Nebraska Humanities Council, will be the guest speaker. Honored alumni class photos will begin to be taken at the high school at 5:30 p.m., followed by the annual Superior High School alumni banquet. A dance with D.J. Dan from 9 p.m. to close at the VFW Club closes out the events on Saturday.
Superior Country Club will host a one-person scramble golf tournament beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday. The Lunzer Victorian home may be open again for viewing from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, joined by Price Funeral Home at Eighth and Commercial. Both Victorian structures have interesting histories tied to the early days of Superior. A Civil War reenactment band will provide music at the City Park band-shell on Sunday beginning at 2 p.m.
The annual Memorial Day service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Evergreen Cemetery, at the north edge of Superior.


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Meetings planned for city's OOR project

The City of Superior is conducting two important meetings for the public on June 6, at the Vestey Center to review with homeowners and contractors the upcoming Owner Occupied Rehab (OOR) project.
The city has received the grant from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development to undertake owner occupied rehab activities on qualified homes within Superior. The purpose of the program is to help low-to moderate income homeowners make safety, energy efficiency and other necessary improvements to their homes.
Staff from South Central Economic Development District (SCEDD) and Housing Development Corporation (HDC) will be on hand to discuss the program. The agencies will serve in an administrative capacity overseeing the program.
Two meetings are being held on June 6. At 4:30 p.m., at the Vestey Center, all contractors (general, roofing, window, electrical, plumbing, painting, etc.) who are interested in providing bids for the homeowners' OOR projects, are invited to attend a contractor's meeting. HDC will discuss how to become an approved contractor, bidding, etc.
The second meeting, which will be held at 6:30 p.m., at the Vestey Center, is for any homeowner in Superior city limits who is interested in learning more about eligibility for the OOR program. Application packets will be available that evening.
If you are unable to attend the meeting of interest, contact Michelle Callahan of Housing Development Corporation with your specific questions.

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Brodstone taking over Edgar clinic
Even though the Edgar Medical Clinic is hanging hands on July 1, patients will be able to continue their care with their current provider. After more than 20 years of operation, Mary Lanning Healthcare will be turning over ownership of the Edgar clinic to Brodstone Memorial Hospital in Superior. Heidi Bergen, APRN, will remain on staff, as will many of the other staff members.
"Mary Lanning Healthcare has a long history of commitment to serving rural communities like Edgar," said Eric Barber, Mary Lanning's president and CEO. "When it became obvious we were not going to be able to sustain the clinic on our own, we were pleased to learn that Brodstone was willing to assist. Brodstone's Critical
Access Hospital designation will allow it to ensure the viability of the Edgar clinic for the foreseeable future and continue to provide local healthcare access to the community."
"Brodstone is pleased with the collaboration with Mary Lanning Healthcare in the transfer of owner-ship of the Edgar Medical Clinic," said John Keelan, Brodstone's CEO. "MLH as been cooperative and generous in working with us to keep rural healthcare viable for Edgar. We are pleased about the reception we have received from Edgar residents and we are looking forward to serving them with quality care. Edgar Medical Clinic employees will remain and become employed by Brodstone. Their great care will continue without disruption in meeting the healthcare needs of the community."
Patients of the Edgar Medical Clinic will notice a small change in hours of service. New hours, effective July 1, will be Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m.; and Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. Heidi Bergen also will be seeing patients at the Nelson Family Medical Center on Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m.
Eric Barber said he's grateful to Edgar residents for their support during the past two decades.

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Sewer project will close Idaho Street
Starting Tuesday getting around in Superior will be a bit more difficult.
A second construction project will close Idaho Street, the route of Highway 14, from Ninth to 15th.
A contractor is currently in Superior sliplining sewer mains and will be working on that portion of main starting Tuesday. In that part of town the main runs down the center of the street and Idaho is not wide enough to allow traffic to safely pass the construction workers.
As the work will block the normal entrance to the Brodstone Hospital emergency room, area ambulance services have been notified. Construction at the hosptial had closed Washington Street for more than a year but that work has progressed to the point that Washington Street traffic is again able pass along the east side of the hospital. As Dakota Street is closed between Tenth and Eleventh for the Kingswood Court development, Kansas is the first street west of Idaho that is open the entire detour route. Commercial Street is suggested as the first best route from Eighth to Fifteenth west of Idaho.
Highway 14 through traffic will be asked to take the truck route around the east side of town. Many drivers will probably decide to take Fifteenth the west and rejoin the highway west of Lincoln Park. Local traffic will have to find alternative routes. The work is expected to take about a week to complete.
The work which has been ongoing for several years also will disrupt sewer service to the homes along the route and Brodstone Hospital.
The current water line replacement project along Third Street from Bloom to Colorado will at a future date interrupt water service from Central west to Colorado for about two hours at a future date while new water valves are installed.

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