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217 W COTA ST SHELTON WA 98584-2263 Midlands Edition 16 Pages Two Sections l Plus Supplements Our 118th Year, No. 4 Official Nuckolls County Newspaper ISSN 0740-0969 2017 Member of Nebraska Press Association and Superior Publishing Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved Superior, Nebraska 68978 Price 50 National Edition National Newspaper Association 16 Pages in Two Sections Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ @ Winter'streezeandthawcycJesare has heaved and threatens to damage Seventeen through 19 connect Paw Earlieritwasthoughtthecitywould still wrecking havoc on city streets but campers and boats en route to and from Print and Wildcat drives. The final two have to find a new location. The devel- theCity of Superior StreetDepartment the state park. priorities are assigned First Street Be- opment of an alternative site near the is planning how to attack the deterio- It is proposed the intersection be tween Cona and Louden. wastewater treatment plant was pro- rating streets when the spring con- rebuilt and opened prior to Memorial The plan to save a large portion of posed and steps taken to obtain a state struction season begins. Weekend. the 2017 street maintenance project license for the new location. Monday evening the street The second new construction foraplannedrebuildingofEighthStreet Now it appears likely an agreement = department's consulting engineer met project calls for armor coating of a between Bloom and Central and Oak will be reached to continue using the with the city council to discuss the currently graveled street that connects Ridge Drive. It was hoped that work present site on the Fintel farm, developing plan and schedule the one Paw Print and Wildcat drives, could be done in fiscal years 15 and 16 Members of the council approved and six-year street improvement plan Several blocks of armor coating are but the cost of the work exceeded the requests from Ashlei Roesti and Mel- public hearing with is required by the included in the summer street repair available money, issaNielsentojoin the rescue squad as State of Nebraska. The hearing must plan. The armor coating have been In other action Monday evening,emergency medical technicians. Both be held and a plan filed with the state assigned priorities ranging from I to members of the council approved ne- havecompletedandpassedtherequired prior to March 1. Prior to the hearing 21. The first three priorities are as- gotiating with Lee Fintel, the current schooling and are now awaiting re- public notice will be published in this signed to the full length of Oak Ridge owner of the present bum pit located ceipt of their state licenses. newspaper. Road. north of the former Portland Heights Mayor Sonia Schmidt's appoint- The city crew plans to undertake to Priorities 4 through 7 are assigned School on Road 3400. A former sand ment of Brenda Corman to the plan- rebuild projects this year. The first will Tenth Street between Kansas and pit, that site has been used by the City ning commission was approved. Also involve the rebuilding of the Second Idaho, Dakota Street between Eighth of Superior as a disposal site for 70 approved was the appointment of and Bloom street intersection. Over and Tenth. years or longer. It was once the site of Ashley Clark and reappointment of the years several layers of surfacing Priority 9 is Converse Street be- a large sand pit which mined and Karen Rothfuss to the park and cem- material has been added to the inter- tween Eighth and Ninth. The tenth shipped sand on the Missouri Pacific etery board. Clark will replace the re- section which once served state High- priority is Park Street between Third Railroad which provided a spur to the. tiring John Sullivan. Lorraine Smith ways 3S and 14. Now the intersection and the railroad.Eleventhrough 13are pit. and Nick Theis were reappointed to is on the main route to Lovewell State Park Street between Fourth and Sev- In recent years Lee's father, Don the library board. Park. enth streets. Fourteen is Fifth Street Fintel, had contracted with the city to It was reported SaathoffConstruc- Potholesaredevelopinginthelower from Park to Colorado. Fifteenth is operate the disposal site. However, tionhadbegunMondaybringingequip- layers of the street and migrating up- ColoradofromFifthtoSixth.Sixteenth health issues caused him to stop doing ment in and planned to start on Tues- ward. In addition a section of the street is Kansas between Fifth and.Sixth, so in the fall of 2016. day removing three houses no longer considered fit for human habitation. Landyn Wulf (left), Reagan Meyers, Brieanna Osten and Michael Alpaugh work to complete a 100 piece jigsaw puzzle as part of the 100th day of school activities at Superior Elementary School, Friday. .............. .......................... ............... :: :,:::': The Lighthouse Christian Child Care Center which is now opening in Superior was only a vision at this time last year. When members of the American Baptist congregation which hadmet in Superior since the early years of the town, gifted their building to Superior' s congregation, the Nazarene's saw an opportunity to expand their ministry. But one of the questions they had to address was, "What would they do with their own building?" doing," explained Kimberly. The Nazarene church at Scottsbluff donated stainless steel sinks the state regulations require the facility to have. The special flooring in the basement was donated by the Heritage Hill Nazarene Church in Omaha (not the one mentioned above). When it was learned the standards required the existing carpet be removed from the dining area, volunteers from Lakeside church in Hastings, the Grand Island Church of the Nazarene and A board member suggested achild Columbus Church of the Nazarene carecenter and the dreaming;investi~- came to tear out the old and replace gation and planning began with many board meetings and much prayer. While they had a building, a major hurdle to be overcome centered on how to finance this new venture. The Nazarene congregation is small and does not have limitless financial re- sources. Betbre development of the daycare center could begin lots of money would need to be raised. With taith and prayer the board members began exploring what their financial options were. Doors began to open, one at a time. The congregation had two "work and wimess" weekends at the proposed childcare center. Nazarene congrega- tions from all parts of Nebraska came to help with the renovations. When the first "work and witness" weekend was held, members of an Omaha congregation could not attend because the schedule conflicted with Pr ~ r p~an ~) fm: han c~Ve:~e2al~a~n ~s:~~l specifically for this mission trip but : :., plans changed and the trip was can- ; celled. So the congregation decided to : make a monetary donation to the Supe- rior daycare project. Jeff Kimberly, pastor of the Supe- rior congregation was asked "How much do you need.'?" He made a guess and the next day the Omaha congregation sent $5,000.00 in support of the Superior project. The Omaha congregation had "no ties to the Superior area." They just wanted to be a part of the work that God was with the new flooring. Countless people from the Superior community donated hours painting, tearing out old walls and cleaning. A photocopier was donated by Superior's Home Federal Bank. Dona- tions were given the congregation at the 4th of July event held at Lincoln Park. Donations were received from Horizon Bank, Zoltenko Farms, Ideal Market, Brodstone Memorial Hospi- tal, Ace Hardware, Shopko, Carla Gebers, Jenny and Jeff Utecht and the Brie McCutcheon, assistant director, the Lighthouse Christian ChUdcare Center prior to open state approval before they start enrolling children. Guests inspected the Lighthouse Christian Childcare Center at an open house Sunday ,, east of the Superior Swimming pool at the former Nazarene Church. Superior Lions Club. The volunteers and games from the Living Faith Fel- lowship congregation helped raise sup- port during the July 4th event. Saathoff Construction has helped with the req uired fire sprinkler system. Newly retired Susan Turner, a daycare owner and operator for 30 years, heard of the Lighthouse Daycare project. She was moving out of the area and wanted to liquidate her busi- ness assets. A friend got Kimberly and Turner in contact with each other. In- stead of selling all of her supplies fur- nituJe and eq uipment, she donated them to the Lighthouse project. It took an 18 foottrailer and two vehicles to haul all of the equipment to Superior. The staffcurrently employed by the Lighthouse Daycare Center includes Mrs. Mike Sibert (Cindy) with 15 years' experience in the childcare industry 10 years of experience in office manage- ment. Brie McCutcheon, a Superior High School graduate has a heart for children and is in the process of be- coming certified through classes the state required courses. Belle Henderson (left), Ashtyn Mueller, Jesse Gilman-McCown, Cypress Edwards and Onyx Boser assemble a 100 piece jigsaw puzzle during 100th day of school activity at Superior Elementary School, Friday. Cindy Sibert, director, and Jeff Kimbedy, administrator, pose for a picture at house which was held Sunday. The facility is waiting for final ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Rail yard offers flash back in time Tuesday it looked like old times in the Superior railyard. Fifty years ago four railroads served Superior. Only Lincoln and Omaha were served by more railroads and Superior was the only one served by the Santa Fe. In addition to the Atchinson, Topeka and afternoon. The center is located on Seventh Street, on the hill Santa Fe, the Chicago and North West- ern, the Missouri Pacific, and the Chi- cago, Burlington and Quincy trains were regularly seen in Superior. With mergers, the number of railroads now serving Superior has been cut to two. The C&NW was the first to go. It sold the line to Superior to the Great Plains and then merged with the Union Pa- cific. The Great Plans lasted only a few months before going broke and aban- doning the line. In the early 1980 the former C&NW track was removed. Next the Missouri Pacific disappeared when it was merged with the Union Pacific and the line through Superior was abandoned. The last merger put the Burlington and Santa together and much of the old Burlington line's track through southern Nebraska was aban- Taryn Zimmerman (left), Bryler Fullerton and Easton Payton take a break during the Superior elementary School's 100th day of school observance, Friday. The three students attempt to complete a 100 piece jigsaw puzzle. Montana Meadows Townhomes coming dnedthe BNSFand mergerremved'theHwever'union Pacificwith later this year received trackage rights into Superior. Announcement is made in this Tuesday there was Union Pacific power parked in the Superior yard, and cars and other equipment proclaiming the marks of the original owners, the C&NW, AT&SF, Missouri Pacific, Burlington in various locations. Almost made one think he had slipped back in time. week's edition of The Superior Ex- press of a planned housing develop- ment scheduled for the former horse P rStU .e east of Superior's M lntana Saathoff Development has included floor plans and other information in this issue about the second addition of Montana Meadows Townhomes. Each will feature a double garage, coveredpatio, walk-out basement, two bedrooms, two baths with an open con- cept kitchen, living and dining room area. The main floor will also include a laundry room with sink.. At the present time, the lower levels will be left unfinished but there are several options for finishing the lower levels. The first addition townhomes built along Montana Street a number of years ago have proved to be a popular hous- ing option which have suited the needs of many residents. For more information about this development see the flyer in this issue or contact Nate Saathoff at Saathoff Construction. Police seeking help from witnesses of altercation at VFW The Superior Police Department is seeking help from the public. Anyone who may have witnessed a disturbance at the Superior VFW at approximately l0 p.m. Saturday is asked to contact the department, according to Perry Freeman, Superior' s chief of police. Freeman said to call 402-879-4407, or stop in at the office during the day- time and someone should be there. Ifa recording is reached, leave a telephone number and an officer will be in con- tact. Story on Page 2 Weather Drizzle and ;og describes the weather this week. Dense log roiled in 1ate last Wednesday and stayed until Saturday. Saturday was warm and pleasant but by Tuesday dreary weather had returned and the National Weather Service said freez- ing rain and even snow was possible over night. However, the worst of the weather was expected to stay north of 1-80. Su perior Observations for CoCoRaHS Precipitation through 6 p.m. Tuesday This week ................................... 0.04 Total tot January ........................ 1.24 Average for January ............. ....0.57 Snowfall this week ............. i..., ..... O Snowfall this month ............. v.., 0.5 Temperature Report High this week .............................. Low this week ....................... .... 25 II Markets Superior Grain Market Tuesday Close, January Delivery Cun'ent Price Last Week Corn ................................. 3.29 3.34 Milo ................................. 2.68 2.71 Wheat ............................... 3,22 3.32 Soybeans .......................... 9.53 9.631 /