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enty-one students Greehand degree rresident Brittanie Utecht presided FFA Chapter's Ceremonies, Jan. 14. All FFA officers were present and arents. Twenty-one students uirements for the first are to learn and explain Creed and Motto, be familiar history, use the jacket and responsibilities and have a Agricultural Experience or in place. regional civil defense spoke to the members and dl pox awareness and He explained lunteers and the impor- a county-wide plan to be in if an out break was detected. trip to Chicago and pre- district FFA leadership students. ,Ose earning membership signs were John Turner, aBlevins,Eliza- ;adrick, Brian Eggers, Abby Amy Williams, Melissa ~. Elledge, Sherries son, Levi Koss, Sam Rempe, Amber Kyle Bouray, Leslie Kile, Sara Rogers ka History Society Moses Sydenham in an 1870 letter Harris, described Kearney, Clay, Webster, Franklin, and Tile promise of a job which didn't materialize drew Jennifer Smiley and her family, (from left) Adam, Rebecca and Colin, to Superior. But, the quiet community and a different job encourages her to stay. Promise of community ob and quiet lures family Olive Chapter of Eastern Star meets A regular stated meeting of Olive Chapter Order of the Eastern Star was held Monday evening. Worthy matron Billy Maxey conducted the business meeting. Several members were ill and absent. Correspondence and greetings were received from members Betty Mullet of Lincoln and Virginia Blankenship of Kearney. Cathy Dzurri, Minden, will be the district grand supervisor and will make her official visit to Olive Chapter and conduct a School of Instruction later this year. Officers foi" 2003 were installed by the worthy matron are: Billy Maxey, worthy matron; Merle Hayes, worthy patron; Genevieve Ebsen, associate matron; Gary Keeling, associate pa- tron; Margene Shuck, secretary; Vir- ginia Rhoads, treasurer; Clara Mac Chambers, conductress; Carole Th- ompson, associate conductress; Ellen Wheeler, chaplin; Betty Fenimore, music; Jane Headrick, Adah; Leona Paulsen, Ruth; Marian Pedersen, Esther; Kathy Ely, Martha; Dorothy Corman, Electa; Dale Gourley, warder; and Dana Fenimore, sentinel. Lloyd Buchfinch, worthy grand patron of Grand Chapter of Nebraska 1968-69, died Dec. 21. The Charter of Olive Chapter will be draped in his memory. An invitation had been received to attend the installation of officers of Acaria Chapter of Hastings. A 5-state Friendship Weekend is planned for July 11-13 at Rapid City and the Black Hills of South Dakota. Grand Chapter of South Dakota will be the host. Many activities are planned including a bus tour through the Black Hills. There were no January birthdays. Following the meeting refreshments were served by Merle and Erna Hayes and Billy Maxey By Donna Christensen to be called to Chris) Rebecca, a kin- The promise of a job which didn't dergarten pupil, to the South Ward materialize drew Jennifer Smiley to School before going to work. After Superior. When the job didn't materi- school Colin takes a bus from North alize as expected, she decided to stay Ward to South Ward and than walks in the area. with his siblings to the Mid-Nebraska Harris was then land It isn't the first time Smiley bravely workshop. After a short wait, Jennifer mtssioner of the Burlington and entered an area she wasn't familiar gets off work and the family goes lri River Railroad in Nebraska. with. home. Next summer, Jennifer's wid- ept. 15, 1870, in the Ne- After separating from her husband owed mother plans to come to Sups- l, the letter gives of I 0 years, she moved to Florida and rior and help care for the children. of the area's prospects: found employment in broadcasting "I still hope the broadcasting job is abundant on the Platte, Prior to the separation she had been turns out," Jennifer said, "but I am valleys, and along living in North Carolina, Her husband satisfied where I am I just want to be .Thayer Co. courthouse streams that empty into them. worked with fiber optics. His work safe and happy." lands in places wells have caused the family to move frequently, observes 100th year as in other states, to procure Because of the frequent moves she This year as been proclaimed by the while there is so much land was home schooling their three chil- Hardy WCU meets Thayer County Historical Society as ys where wateris abun- dren. Jennifer said the move to Ft. Myers, The Women's Christian Union of the "Year of the Courthouse." The the table lands will not be occu- Fla., seemed logical. It was her home the Hardy Union Church met Thurs- Thayer County courthouse is observ- On the Platte the purest and town and mother still lived there, day at 2 p~m. JeAnne Edwards, presi- ing its 100th anniversary this year. water can be procured in She enjoyed her new job in the dent, welcomed the women attending A marker will be placed on the for household radio business but soon realized she and gave' two thoughts for the day. courthouse lawn to commemorate the wells from five to would prefer to rais~ her children in a Officers reports were given; Sarah anniversary. It will read: "The bound- p less intense atmosphere. "Florida with Harvey, first vice president, presented aries of the future Thayer County were streams there may be its dense population and diverse ethnic the yearbooks and the particulars about first defined in 1856, and the county groves of timber in quantities groups is not a good place to raise the February meeting, which will be was named Jefferson. In 1867, Jones :~ent for all the purposes of early children." home Missions month. Elsie Tallent County to the east was attached. The The islands of the Platte are She looked for other opportunities will present the program, Mary Dahl legislature in 1971 divided the single wered with fine groves of andheremployersuggestedamoveto the devotions, Oleta Hobson, Elva large county into two, namingthewest- and creeks of the Kansas-Nebraska area. Hansen and Fern Miller will be host- ern county Thayer. The eastern county :an and Little Blue rivers Superior was picked as the family esses, became today's Jefferson County. timber also. As fast as homeafterconsultingamap.Thecom- Mary Dahl, second vice president, Thayer County is named for John M. :he amount pany operated two radio stations in the gave the circles in waiting, 4-3-4-1. Thayer, Civil War general and Ne- s, as more is planted area and it appeared by living in Supe- JeAnne Edwards reported 29 per- braska U.S. Senator 1867-71. He later reed and this is wise, for when- rior she could commute to either sta- sons attended the potluck dinner fol- served as Nebraska governor. Hebron r plants his tim- tion. She promised her estranged hus- lowing the annual meeting last Sun- the county seat, was established in any other crop, he will band .the children would be in school day. Donna Miller and JeAnne Ed- 1871. fence rails, building here for at least a year, a house was wardswere co-chairmenfortheevent. '"Several great trails to the West ill have pro- leased and the move completed. Members were encouraged to corn, p~h~dthroughThayerCounty, includ- buildings, animals and After arriving in Superior, she dis- tinue saving Campbell Soup labels to'- ln~"the Oregon-California Trail, the covered the promised job opening was ward Epworth Villages goal of 1.5 Pony Express Trail, and the overland 'f the cereals do well, without not yet available. She began to look for million and a third passenger van. Get stagecoach route. In 1864, Indians Wheat will average about other work. well cards were signed for Jim Calder raided ranches and stage stations along r acre; corn, 50 bushels; Before thearrival of a family inter- and Pastor Lance Shafer. the trails in Thayer County. The St. potatoes and other rupted her education plans, she was Elva Hansen sent a birthday card to Joseph and DenverCity Railroad came heavily--all garden taking college courses with hope of Esther Wyatt for her upcoming Janu- in 1972. Thayer County is home of ,a large size and of fine obtaining an elementary education de- ary birthday. Nebraska's woman suffrage move- grown in this sec- gree. Eight coffee cups were donated by ment, forming the first permanent r to that of eastern With her college background and Elsie Tallent. woman suffrage association in 1879. is known to bring 10 prior work with the Easter Seals Soci- Oleta Hobson reported 410 best "The Thayer County courthouse, than any other wheat, in sty, she decided to apply at Mid-Ne- Choice Product codes had been saved completed in 1903 is constructed of market" Indiana Bedford limestone and Ver- braska Individual Services. She was at the last count. concluded by praising accepted and now works for that DonnaMillerandCharlotteWalters montmarble.Thebuilding'stowerwas the settlement agency, will be in charge of the Fellowship so badly damaged by the Hebron tor- as a Nebraskan, having She said, "Working with disadvan- coffee preceding council meeting Feb. nado of 1953, that it was removed." ,'ars in the wilderness of taged children is different than with 2. The marker is to be installed prim el truly glad to see the disadvantaged adults, but many of the Florence Bargen gave the devo- to Memorial Day. various railroads as techniques are similar. You just have tions"But-TheMagicEraser"andElsie With them the elements of to get used to them being adults instead Tallent presented the program "Shadow ization." of children." Women" with Mary Dahl, JeAnne !By, January 23, 2003 Edwards, Marian Pedersen, Fern Thursday, January 23, 2003THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS 3A Students of the month selected for the month of December at Superior High School in recognition of outstanding achievement in the classroom are (from left) Sara Rogers, freshman; Marci Rhoads, eighth grade; Nichols Vogler, sophomore; Erin Eitzmann, junior; Trevor Thayer, seventh grade; and Wade Schmidt, senior. Honor Roll Superior High School Honor Roll Second Quarter High Honor Roll Seventh grade: Jacki Bouray, Jami Bouray, Courtney Giger, Ashley Hayes, Taylor Heller, Jenny Hersh- berger, Sam Paddock, Evan Robb, Thomas Rogers, Brett Ross, Trista Sibert and Trevor Thayer. Eight Grade: Hannah Burris, Nichols Eggers, Andrew Leibel, Kayla Rempe, Beth Renz, Marcella Rhoads. Freshmen: Kris Bargen, Brett Chris- tensen, Ann Hershberger, Allie Marr, Samantha Myers, Brooke Peterson, Kayla Porter, Torie Robb, Sara Rogers, Abby Schmidt, Micheal Smith, Jesse Taylor, Amy Williams. Sophomores: Kendra Kaldahl, Cassie McCutcheon, Jennifer Rogers, Jordan Tuma, Nichols Vogler. Thomas Rogers, Kyndsey Starkey, Keilie Tinkham. Eighth grade: Courtney Aksamit, Chelsea Baker, Jay Beaty, Andrew Brazil, Katie Bruns, Adam Kramp, Jamie Mickelsen, Nick Miller, Ross Montgomery, Houston Purcell, Nancy Tryon. Freshmen: Matt Brazil, Marti Clyde, Elizabeth Headrick, Leslie Kile, Keshia Krotzinger, Tiffany Morton, Sam Rempe, Evan Ross, Michael Smith. Sophomores: Alyssa Diehl, Rebekka Kramp, Amanda Miller, Nichols Petersen, Aaryn Schultz, Joe Trapp, Samantha Walker. Juniors: Jessica Adams, Vanessa Bouray, Sherries Fitzgerald, Tim Meyers, Alyssa Montgomery, Kelly Ostdiek, Richard Rogers. Seniors: Darrin Bouray, Rachel Brazil, Britni Clyde, Andy Eiseman, Amanda Hatzenbeuhler, Joel Henderson, Bryce Kintigh, Michelle Mehlhaff, Derek Shaner, Jenny Warneking. Juniors: Will Corman, Gina Ed- wards, Erin Eitzmann, Sherries Fitzgerald, Jami Fuerhoff, Adam Heitman, Jess Kinyoun, Brian Rempe, Mickayla Rhoads, Kassie Swanson, Lauren Williams. Seniors: Ryan Fuerhoff, Tyson Gebers, Jared Mitchell, Wade Schmidt, Derek Shaner, Stacy Simonsen, Brittanie Utecht, Amber Wyatt. Honor Roll Seventh grade: Syndee Adams, Jus- tin Cotter, Natalia Freeman, Michael Kinyoun, Kelcey Knoell, Tanner Krajnik, Erin Montgomery, Ashley Moody, Samantha Nielsen, Kyndsey Starkey, Kellie Tinkham, Jessica Wood, Jon Wulf. Eighth grade: Courtney Akasmit, Chelsea Baker, Andrew Brazil, Katie Bruns, Adam Kramp, Jamie Mickelsen, Nick Miller. THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE & BODYWORK This newspaper available on the Swoa~=, Relaxation massage "We weren't used to a small com- internet at .~amdra L Holling LM.T. pub~hed munity," Jennifer said, "but the quiet Miller,Vivian Hansen and Oleta httpHwww.superiorne.com . 402-879-4697 Superior ~ut~-~ com~ny, ,nc.. 148 makes up for some of the inconve- Hobson taking part. , I Superior, Nebrosko 68978. niences." The meeting was adjourned by ev- J OperyeorinNebrosko,$21.26 . in " ' " I r .rOles rex) end $28 per yeor The Smfleys are able to manage eryone pray g The Lord s Prayer. s*cae=' contspersinOo without the aid of a baby-sitter. Jenni- Hostesses were Donna Clark, Besiege poid of Superior. fer takes Colin (fourth grade) to the Marian Pedersen, and Arlyne Gunn. Prime Rib, ~onolmcmtr~omce. ~sr North Ward School and Adam (a sec- The tables were decorated with J Baked potato or fries, roll and salad bar chnOe':rneSupor~ ond grade pupil who currently prefers,Notxo~oGa978 ~ .- ~snwmen" J _ 6"9 p.m. _.__, ~ 80th Birthday .: t,nday, Jan. 2 I 2 Super Bowl Party--,,, I Turkey and salads Beer specials and drink during the game/ _ " 6-9 p.m. Just arrived in time for Valentine's Day, ~o,he,'s,~,,y,,,,,, ay, Jan. 26 Graduation: CnA St. Peters Parish Hall. Deshler, Neb. Oak. Nob. 402"225-9904 ELETS (can beseenatSuperiorFloral) 2 to 4:30 p.m. Hosted by her children A VERY COOL WAY TO S, ETC Cards may be sent to: ;5"361-2023 Loontjer PO Box 127. Deshler, Neb. 68340 START LOSING WEIGHT. Betty requests no gifts/ Yours when you join, Thank you to Brodstone FREE REGISTRATION FOR MEETINGS For additional meetings near you: Memorial Hospital 1 800 651 6000 and all the contributing Monday at 6 p.m. businesses for the Church of Christ New Year Baby " ) 564 E. 4th Street gifts! Superior, Neb. MOnte, Heather, , Elly, Jony and ' Cody Dahl For'. limited time at participating mooting location,. Joining members pay only the weekly fee. 2003 V~ight Watchert International, |he, owner of the WEIGHT WATCHER$ traoemark. All rights reserved Once per semester, Superior High School teachers select one student in each academic area as demonstrating outstanding ability and exceptional effort. Students chosen are (from left) John Turner in visual and performing arts, and Ksssie Swanson in vocational education. Freshmen: Matt Brazil, Bryan Rempe, Jed Renz, Mickayla Rhoads, Eggers, LeslieKile, KeshiaKrotzinger, Kassie Swanson, Kristen Sweet, Sam Rempe, Evan Ross, GregWilton. Lauren Williams. Sophomores: Mindy Holling, Seniors: Chandra Blecha, Abby Rebekka Kramp, Amanda Miller, Cline, Ryan Fuerhoff, Tyson Gebers, NicholePetersen,AarynSchultz, Kirby Kyle Grove, Jared Mitchell, Wade Siebecker, Joe Trapp, SamanthaSchmidt, Stacy Simonsen, Brittanie Walker. Utecht, Amber Wyatt. Juniors: Vanessa Bouray, Tim Meyers, Kelly Ostdiek, Jed Renz, Ri- Honor Roll chard Rogers, Kristen Sweet. Seventh grade: Syndee Adams, Jus- Seniors: Cody Barry, Chandra tin Cotter, Natalia Freeman, Taylor Blecha, Rachel Brazil, Abby Cline, Heller, KelceyKnoell,TannerKrajnik, Andy Eiseman, Kyle Grove, JoelErinMontgomery, SamanthaNielsen, Henderson, Bryce Kintigh, Michelle Thomas Rogers, Kyndsey Starkey, Mehlhaff, Missy Nielsen, JennyKeilieTinkham. Warneking. Eighth grade: Courtney Aksamit, First Semester High Honor RollChelsea Baker, Jay Beaty, Andrew Seventh grade:JackiBouray, Jami .Brazil, Katie Bruns, Adam Kramp, Bouray, Courtney Giger, AshleyJamie Mickelsen, Nick Miller, Ross Hayes, Jenny Hershberger, Michael Montgomery, Houston Purcell, Nancy Kinyoun, Sam Paddock, Evan Robb, Tryon. Brett Ross, Trista Sibert, Trevor Freshmen:MattBrazil,MartiClyde, Thayer, Jessica Wood. Elizabeth Headrick, Leslie Kile, Keshia Eighth grade: Hannah Burris, Krotzinger, Tiffany Morton, Sam NicholeEggers, AndrewLeibel, Kayla Rempe, Evan Ross, Michael Smith." Rempe, Beth Renz, MarcellaRhoads. Sophomores: Alyssa Diehl. Freshmen:KrisBargen,BrettChris- Rebekka Kramp, Amanda Miller, tensen, Bryan " Eggersl Ann Nichols Petersen, Aaryn Schultz, Joe Hershberger, Allie Marr, Samantha Trapp, Samantha Walker. Myers, Brooke Peterson, Kayla Per- Juniors: Jessica Adams, Vanessa ter, Torie Robb, Sara Rogers, Abby Bouray, Sherries Fitzgerald, Tim Schmidt. JesseTaylor, AmyWillliams. Meyers, Alyssa Montgomery, Kelly Sophomores: Mindi Holling, Ostdiek, Richard Rogers. Kendra Kaldahl, Cassie McCutcheon, Seniors: Darrin Bouray, Rachel Jennifer Rogers, KirbySiebecker, Jor- Brazil, Britni Clyde, Andy Eiseman, dan Tuma, Nichols Vogler. Amanda Hatzenbeuhler, Joel Juniors: Will Corman, Gina Ed-Henderson, Bryce Kintigh, Michelle wards, Erin Eitzmann, Jami Fuerhoff, Mehlhaff. Derek Shaner, Jenny Adam Heitman, Jess Kinyoun, Brian Warneking. TREAT YOUR VALENTINE Sunday, Feb. 9 ~ 4-9 p.m. $9.99 at the door Pick up your tickets at club SUPERIOR VFW CLUB 118 S. Central 402-879-4490 New hours are 4 p.m. to Close II Tami Ellwartger began working at Superior Motor Parts last October. She has lived in Superior since 2001 with her three children: Jami, 13, Mikayla, 8, and Riley, 4. Tami and her family previously lived on a farm between Hardy and Byron: They de- cided to move to Superior after a fire cofiStimed their home. Tami is the daughter of Larry and Judy Mikkelsen. Ruskin. and the niece of Gale and Marie Mikkelsen, Superior. Although the Mikkelsen's lived in Ruskin, she began attending Su- perior Public Schools in the 7th grade when her older brother was enrolled in Superior schools. "It just made more sense to my folks to have both of us in the same school system," Tami explained. She graduated from Superior High School in 1990 As it turned out, Tami believes moving back to Superior has been a positive for her family "The school system here is just fantastic," she said. Mikayla has some health issues that the school has gone above and beyond in working with me on." Tami also does interior and exterior holase painting. In her free time, she enjoys time with friends and family, hunting, fishing and water and snow skiing Welcome to Superior, Tami! FUNERAL HOMES 750 N Commercial, Superior, Neb. 402-879-3900