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0000ebster County schools share superintendent __, lDon Osbom, the Guide Rock After approving the basic pro- dent's job,in.two disic_.He 0o I superintendent for the last posal, both the .lO' int boards went argueo me ueclsxon, snomu ,Utmi u [r and a half, will take on re- into executive session to hammer made. onm Issue.or ono _ cs:  [msibility for administration of out the salary and benefit pack- Mxkeay,anmeruuleKrel K. " | Red Cloud schools, age. The boards agreed to offer patron, saw me change as a pre - ]0z}The twoschool boards reached Osborn $26,400 for a six-month uoe to merger.  .de..cision to share the head period, 60 percent of the salary loHu/lo:emndeKr?gealRa d tlnmtstratorafterajointmeeting will be paid by the Red Cloud C P evening, districtand40percentbytheGuide thinks having one superintendent mlhc two boards Friday e adtion was precipitated Iruse of the Dec. 20 resignation Rogers, Crete, as Red [ud superintendent. But it also ".  cost-cutting implications for two districts. r About 15 persons from the two tricts were in attendance at the eting. After convening, each ard met separately in executive smon to discuss the proposal to are the superintendent. After returning to open ses- an, the Guide Rock board up- ., roved the proposal by a 5-1 largin to enter into a contract Rock district. Under the old con- tract, Osborn was paid $21,400 for six months. The time will be divided ually except Osbom will attend all home activities at Guide Rock. He will attend Red Cloud activities if Guide Rock does not have anything scheduled. Allen Schutte, president of Guide Rock's board, said the dis- trier will save more than $10,000 on the superintendent's salary each semester. Because the school has no principal, the district will be able to spend about $2,000 more onhead teachers who will be given additional responsibilities. The net will help both schools "We feel this will maybe work to the bene- fit of our children so that in the long run, they get an opportunity for a good educational environ- ment." Schutte said the Guide Rock board has discussed the idea of sharing administrators for the past five years and thinks it is some- thing small districts are going to have to consider in the future because of the tax burden on dis- trier residents. Osborn called the change a challenge. "The cost of education is becoming so expensiv e, schools ith Osbom which would allow m to accept the Red Cloud post. savings to district, he said, would must investigate all possibilities TheRedCloudboard approved be about $8,000 per semester, in saving tax money, as long as it doesn't sacrifice education," he . ploying Osbom on a 5-0 vote, The action has not pleased all ith one member absent, of the Guide Rock patrons. Lon- said. "Sharing an administrator will bring about substantial sav- hie An'ants said he didn't think one man can fill the superinten- lugs.' advisory }Ommlttee will Nitrate poisoning [neet Friday t:Thecitizensadvisoryeommit - kills 14 cattle . |cappointedbyGov. BenNelson  the Corps ofengineers Study NitratepoLoningfromswathed morethan70feedsamplesWood  the operation of Harlan County corn and alfalfa is being blamed had taken by mid-December If the old prediction that moisture follows a fog 90 days later, this area is southern boundary of the Evergreen Cemetery looking toward Superior. The ervoir willhaveapublicmeet_ for the deaths of 14 cattle owned tested high for nitrates. lg Friday in Superior. by Leon and Karen Boden, Ionia Safe feed has 750 parts nitrate in for a wet March. Fog has held grip on the area most days since Christmas. Twin Valley Implement Company store lot is in the background but invisible in At times visibility has been near zero. This picture was taken near the this picture taken at mid-morning. Express Photo P[ The meeting will be held in the The Heartland Herald-Echo per million. Wood said some of ... dy Vesty Room at the Leslie reported Wednesday that the 14 the feed tested has shown nitrate  .... 'o". tel andwill begin at9 a.m. head were found dead the day concentrations as high as 4,000 ( ) T h   U- D e r "1 o r 14 PagesPNSiicna 3din T:o/ecfns i  di:cuP;ismnarYofanda item will after the suspect fecd was fed the parts. "At that level, tbefeedmust  ' " hat to recom- herd. Among the dead were 13 be bumed," Wood said. ,o Mend as the minimum operating cows and one bulI. Theanimals Thehighnitrateconcentrations Weather , m'vel for the Harlan Count Res were fed Dec. 29 and found dead in the feed was caused by the ivir for this year Y " Ed Groves, observer ..... if"-'- I1 oO I [ The public is welcome, on Dec. 30. drought. A shortage of moisture Temperature Highnitratecontentinthefccd stunted plant growth and in-Highforweek 53      1 II  causes the animal s cells to starve creased the nitrate concentration Low for week 26 111 m "rubhc" meeting" within 30 minutes after the hi-  ....... 1 58  ...... -- .... ,re=n_ for oxygen. Death can come in the feed. l)r trate reaches the animal's blood- [' ll/Ir ,, --1.1 4-  | ''t Tl'Wmeeth 1158 MTds E:= Section s ISSN 0740-0969 1992 Superior Publishing Company, Inc. eport on stream. I ZV&  l =; Io  J To date m" 1992 1.58 ag All Rights Reserved Bill Wood, Jewell County ex-  To date in 1991 0.26 Plus Supplement Sunerior Nebraska 68978 " 81 progress tension agent, has been warning 8UPERIORMARKETS Totalsnowfall 14.4 c.rOqrd Year No 2 " ' Thursday, Jan. 9, 1992 I A public meeti Jewell County farmers about the Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1992 Normal for Jan. 057 "' ."" . ' " ............ ['%*ChesterFr ng will be held possibility of high nitrate con- Corn 234 Normal to Feb. 1 0.57 ' ;E dcr' 1 [iday evening to con- tent. Wood has said nitrate poi- Mile 4.11 Kenneth Hansen, observer ll S PlJIrlw a the upgrading of soning occurs more often than Wheat 3.65 Ruskin .... 1.68  ............... " 1 ....... "11 1 1 'J" " 'g y 81, from the people realize. One third of the Soybeans 5:30 tatetine north eight miles to end Merlin Lubma, observer m4earHebron. Oak .,o..,_,., ,. 00mergency crews srana watch __The highway will pass to the Commissioner race Lveweil 1.26 11 '!  JI Chester but most of the Ralph Herz, observer ,,ayitwillcloselyfollowtheroute Lawrence '" as gasoline DumDea Irom Dll; rtf/heprescnthighway" draws 3 ---- 00,e00Un,00s =" o = ., .. The meeting is to begin at 7:30 Don Schlermeyer, observer l..eChesterCity Auditorium. Total last year 17.04 The Superior Volunteer Fire container ncar the Santa Fe Rail- block building. Thc building was pellets from their plant northwcst mghway departmentofficials will Although 1992 has just begun, bent, and Jesse Jensen and Dean Larry Glllett, observer Department and the rescue squad road tracks east of Central. originally built for an animal hide of Superior. In recent months it liscuss right-of-way acquisition, SelmaFerguson, NuckollsCounty Rowley have already filed for BurrOak 1.31 werecalledaboutll:151astThurs- FireChiefJohnRogerssaidan processing center and had been was used by Hans Ehlers. II Lentract letting schedules and re- clerk, is remindingincumbents and county commissioner for District Clyde Cramer, observer day morning when gasoline was undetermined amount of gasoline used for a number of years by Ehlers said the storage tank in Wlcauon assistance plans, aspiring office holders of up- 2, the only county office on the Hardy 1.45 discover leaking from astorage seeped into a pit in the cement Longford Mills to load alfalfa question contained contaminated Time will be provided to an- preaching filing deadlines. wer questions and take public Four dates should be kept in ,testimony on the plans, mind in anticipating oftheMay 12 primary election. Feb. 1 is the last day for a city or village to pass an Merchants, fair at ordinance toholdjointcity-county election. It is also the last possible date for a county central commit- tee to certify to county clerk, pre- cinct representation to the county convention. Feb. 12 is the first day the county clerk can receive applica- uons for absentee ballots. The filing deadlines are Feb. 27 for incumbents and March 13 for all others. Robert Samsula, the incum- ballot this year. Ferguson said candidates fil- ing for a county office or school board must file in the county clerk's office. Candidates for city or village offices may file either with their local clerk or with the county clerk. Filing fees are required for any office with a yearly salary in ex- cess of $500. A statement of fi- nancial interest is also required. Voter registration deadline for the primary election is May 1. Postcard mail-in registrations must be postmarked at least 30 days prior to election, making the dead- line April 12. Jan. 25 More than 30 Davenport busi- nesses will display their merchan- dise and services at a fair Satur- day, Jan. 25, at the Davenport Community Center. The fair will be from 2-7 p.m. and include special entertainment :at 7:30 p.m. Local entertainers will oerform throughoutthe event. Six New Year's babies arrived at the home of Michelle and Travis Schoenrock, Superior, New Year's Day. The babies are shar pei puppies. The breed was originally bred by the Chinese for fight- g and to guard the emperors The dogs are quite unusual in this area. The clogs are known for be- ' real territonal. Their ears are small and placed close io the head. In addition their skin is loose making it hard for another animal to get a hold of them. The animals give off a somewhat musky scent when excited. Travis said his mother is raising the dogs in Arizona and he and Michelle are interested in raising them in this area. ---Express Photo 3 thefts Horses unloaded as reportedin truck catches fire An Iowa man faces charges steming for the alleged theft of saddles in that state. Dennis Ruby was detained for questioning by Jewell County authorities after an incident in which a pickup caught fire on a mud road amile north of the Burr Oak road and a mile west of High- way 14. According to information sup- plied by the sheriff, John "Eddie" Superior Learning Center open house Monday The Superior I.arning Center will have an open house Monday at 7 p.m., at Superior High School. Individuals attending the event will have the qp ortunity to preview and ster for svailable c om-ses. The courses are offered by Superior Public Schools and Central Community College- -Hastings Campus on an In- dividualised basis for college credit. The courses utilize a variety of materials including books, cassette tapes, slides, films and study packets. Learning Center Manager Gary Kile helps students as they work through the courses and serves as a contact with the college faculty. The learning center will be open Mondays from 7 to 10 p.m. at Superior High School. Because the courses are in- dividualized, however, there is no minimum enrollment requirement and students can begin a course any time the learning center is open. Clamms are available In the areas of accounting, agriculture, business and management, commercial horticulture, communications, electrical technology, health care administration, human services, mathematics, medical assisting, office technology, personal development and social cionce. Owen, Ruby called Tony Avila about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and said he was in Creston, Iowa, where he was having the transmission fluid and filter changed on his pickup, Avila informed the sheriff shortly before 9 p.m, that Ruby had called and said he was leaving Superior. Three officers from the sheriff's department went to the area to awmt his arrival. Shortly before 10 p.m., Avilla reported Ruby had taken a wrong road and had gotten stuck and they were going to go and unload the horses and try to pull the vehicle out. When officers arrived, the pickup was engulfed in flumes. Ruby stated there was a loud bang from the vehicle as they were moving the horses out. Three saddles were removed from the a'ailer andplaced in the custody of the sheriff's department. The Mankato Volunteer Fire Depart- ment was summoned to put out the fire. Owen said Wednesday morn- ing Ruby had been released but would be facing charges in Iowa. He said a detective from that state had been to the county and taken the saddles with him as evidence. December inflows into Harlan Lake increase During December the Harlan County Reservoir added 5,162 feet of water to the I32,447 acre feet the reservoir held at the end of November. The U. S. Bureau of Reclama- tion reported this week that Re- publican River inflows contrib- uted 94 cubic feet of water per second to thereservoir during De- cember. Mean inflow was only 58 cubic feet per second during November. The river was dry during September and October and only 32 cubic feet per second were received during August. Inflows into Lovewell Reser- voir were also up during Decem- ber. Lovewell's December mean inflow of 77 c.f.s, was up slightly from November's 71 c.f.s. For December, 1990, the in- flow into the two reservoirs was 54 and 53 c.f.s, respectively. At the end of December, Harlan Co tmty had filled to a level of 1,929.19 feet above sea level. This is 3,93 feet below where it was a year curlier and nearly 17 feet below the top of the conser- vation pool. Lovewell has filled to a level of 1,577.37. This is 3.75 feet be- low the year earlier level. During December a total of .92 of an inch of precipitation was recorded at Harlan County Res- ervoir. December precipitation was 236 percent of normal. For 1991,18.85 inches were recorded at the dam. This is 84 percent of normal. Kermy Garst, the observer at Lovewell Reservoir, reported re- cording 1.49 inches of precipita- tion during December. This was 233 percent of normal. For the year, Lovewell received 21.25 inches of moisture. This was 77 percent of normal. December inflows into Lovewell and Harlan County res- ervoirs were among the highest of the reservoirs in the Republi-, can River watershed. Other in- flows were Keith Seblius, 2, Harry Strunk, 46, Hugh Butler, 22, Enders, 26, Swanson, 108, and Bonny, 25. At month end, Harlan County contained 137,609 acre feet of water. A year earlier it contained 188,393 acre feet. Lovewell con- rained 28,020 acre feet. A year earlier it contained 37,430 acre feet of water. Lawrence area The Nuckolls County Sheriff's Department reports three thefts in the Lawrence area recently. A Yamaha three-wheeler was taken from the Roger Nelson resi- dence, Kent Miller lost a snowblower and a 12-gauge shot- gun and a .22 rifle were taken from the John Ostdiek residence. Deputy Scott Stemper said all the thefts are thought to have taken place around the New Years holi- day. gasoline that had been pumped out of the storage tanks of his gasoline stations before the tanks were removed by the new owners. He claimed no more than 10 gal- lons could have spilled. Other estimates placed the amount as high as 60. Rogers said a pit filled with liquid was emptied under the watctfful eye of a deputy state fire marshal. Railroad trains from the Sama Fe were kept to the east of the site until mid-evening when it was decided the area was safe. There were no Burlington Northern trains through Superior that day. The firenmn were back at the fire barn by 10 p.m. Hotel developers negotiating changes Though the bids were much higher than originally expected, committee members working for the conversion of the Leslie Hotel into condominium apartments are encouraged this week with the project's prospects, Several meetings with the con- tractors and other developers have been scheduled in recent days to review the bids. Several cost-sav- ing alternatives are being discov- ered. It appears some changes in the plans will make the project economically feasible. In addition, the committee has been talking with a prospective operator of the kitchen and dining room. In an effort to bring recon- struction costs down, the com- mittee is making changes to specificiations for the kitchen, public rooms, roof and heating system portions of the plan. The committee expects the design changes will be completed next week: The encouraging word this week is that it appears the changes will bring the total project cost into a feasible range. For several months a commit- tee organized by the START group has been working to de- velop a plan to preserve the hotel structure, ASCS disaster program available in Nuckolls County TheAgriculturalStabilLati0n than 35 percent to qualify. and Conservation Service will Producers with crop insurance administer 'a crop disaster assistance program to com- pensate eligible producers for crop losses caused by drought, flood, and other natural disasters in either 1990 or 1991. According to NUckolls Cotmty ASCS Director, Dale Kovanda, "Producer with crop insurance must have had loues greater must have had losses greater than 40 percent." Program applications may be filed from Feb. 3 through March 13. The 1')9 cro laster progra ::' vi? d  payments for production losses on participating and non, (Cotlnuod to Page 5A)