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SVFD answers baler fire call

SVFD answers baler fire call Monday evening

 


Members of the Superior Volunteer Fire Department were called about 10 p.m. Monday when a baler operated by Jason Jensen on the Jody Langer farm south of Superior was reported on fire.

The firefighters kept the fire contained to the baler area but the baler was destroyed.

The fire was along Cedar Road about three-fourths of a mile west of 240 Road. This put the fire about directly south of Superior and into Kansas about two miles.

Though June was dry, the department was not called to any fire related calls.

Fireworks stand operators report they only got a portion of their orders this year and the stands were closed by mid-afternoon July 4. It is thought transportation and production snarls caused by the pandemic are to blame for the shortage of fireworks.

The fire department’s show went on as planned Sunday night and those attending, report it was a good show. The pre-show barbecue raised about $800 for the fireworks fund. The department continues to solicit donations to help pay for this year’s show. Any excess will be applied to the show planned for next year. Donations may be sent to the Superior Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 157, Superior, Nebraska.

Fireworks aren’t the only product to be caught up by transportation snarls. Tuesday this newspaper was informed by one of its paper suppliers that coated board stock through at least the end of the year will be limited to what is currently in stock in Omaha. The wholesaler’s supplier was informed earlier this week its supplier was unable to secure transporation and would not be accepting new orders the balance of this year.

 

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