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THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS Nuckolls County I I I I I I I First Published Jan. 23, 2003 in The Superior Express NOTICE In the County Court of Nuckolis County, Nebraska. Estate of Elza Epley Grove, Deceased, a//k/a Elza E. Grove. Estate No. PR-03-06 Notice is hereby given that a peti- tion for Probate of Will of said De- ceased, Determination of Heirs, and Appointment of Jerry Grove as Per- sonal Representative has been filed and is set for heating in the County , Court of Nuckolls County, Nebraska, " located at Nuckolls County Court, Ndson, Neb., 68961 on Feb. 11,2003, at or after 11:15 a.m. Jerry Grove, Petitioner 908 North Central Avenue Superior, Neb. 68978 Randall Alexander (Bar II3 #15337) Downing, Alexander and Wood 355 N. Commercial, P. O. Box 185 Superior, Neb. 68978 4-3c First Published Jan. 23, 2003 in The Superior Express NOTICE In the County Court of Nuckolls County, Nebraska, Estate of Opal Anderson, Deceased Estate No. PR-03-05 Notice is hereby given that on Jan. 16, 2003, in the County Court of Nuck- oils County, Nebraska, Don L. Hancock, whose address is 352 Louden, Superior, Neb., 68978, was informally appointed by the Registrar as Personal Representative of the Estate. Creditors of this estate must file their claims with this Court on or be- fore March 23, 2003 or be forever barred. Diane L. Wehrman Clerk of the County Court P. O. Box 372 Nelson, Neb. 68961 Timothy S. Schmidt, #15 i 60 213 East Third Street Superior, Neb., 68978 4-3c First Published Jan. 23, 2003 in The Superior Express NOTICE In the County Court of Nuckolls County, Nebraska. Estate of Ruth E. Hansen, deceased. Estate Case No. PR02-23 Notice is hereby given that a final account and report of administration and a Petition for complete settlement have been filed and are set for hearing in the County Court of Nuckolls County, Nebraska, located at Nelson, Nebraska, on Feb. 1 !, 2003, at or after 9:30 a.m. Patricia Jean Post, Petitioner III Lousiest month Thursday, February 6, 2003 1010 West 10th Hastings, Neb., 68901 Pavia Jo Stanley, Petitioner 6429 Gemstone Way Colorado Springs, Colo., 80918 Michael L. Johnson, #15090 Leininger, Smith, Johnson, Baack, Placzek, Steele and Allen P. O. Box 186, Superior, Neb. 68978 4-3c Notice of Meeting Notice is hereby given that a regu- lar meeting of the Board of Education of the School District of Superior in the Counties of Nuckolls, Webster and Thayer, in the State of Nebraska (County School District No. 011) will be held at 7:30 o'clock p.m., on Febru- ary 10, 2003 in the Superior High School Library, which meeting will be open to the public. Agenda items known at this time are: Discussion of Tier 1 project. Discussion of bids for asbestos abatement and possible action. Appoint standing committees. Approve Sunday facilities use. Kerry Corman, Secretary First Published Feb. 6, 2003 in The Superior Express NOTICE In the County Court of Nuckolls County, Nebraska. Estate of Vernon August Grum- inert, deceased. Estate No. PR03-7 Notice is hereby given that on Feb. 4, 2003, in the County Court of Nuck- oils County, Nebraska, the Registrar issued a written statement of Informal Probate of the Will of Said Decedent and that Daniel Grummert, whose ad- dress is 2354 Meadow Isle Lane, Lawrenceville, Ga., 30043 was infor- mally appointed by the Registrar as Personal Representative of the Estate. Creditors of this estate must file their claims with this Court on or be- tore April 8,2003 or be forever barred. Diane Wehrman, Clerk of the County Court Wayne L. Garrison #11443 Garrison & Garrison 155 S. Main Nelson, Neb. 68961 6-3c Proceedings of the Superior City Council Jan. 27, 2003 The Superior City Council met in altywillbechargedondelinquentbills. public session on the 27th day of Janu- Delinquent accounts are subject to dis- ary 2003 in the Conference room of the connection with proper notice. City/Utility Building at 7:30 p.m. PCA Charges: Present were council members Applicable to all rates Christiancy, Springer, Menke,SuperiorUtilitieswillpassthrough Simonsen. Absent: Mickelsen, Grove. as an additional charge, any Produc- tion Cost Adjustment (PCA) charge of the year ale$ that may be received from our whole- sale elec cal'sUpplier. s ch PCA is intended to bffset the of pur- chased power when such purchases exceed the base price. Don't Forget to Register for Chamber of Commerce Romantic Get Notice of meeting was given in ad- vance thereof by posting in the City Clerk's Office, Municipal Library and Public Safety Building, the designated method of giving notice. Utilities Section: Council approved the January Util- ity claims and adopted resolution 03- 02 regarding electrical. Resolution 03-02 Be It Resolved by the City Council of the City of Superior, Nebraska That Resolution 03-02, dated Janu- ary 28, 2003 is adopted by said Coun- cil setting out the electric rates pro- vided by Superior Utilities Depart- ment of the City of S uperior, Nebraska, beginning with the February 15, 2003 billing, due March 1, 2003. Electric rate schedules for residen- tial General Service and General Service Demand The following rates are applicable to all residential (urban and rural), com- mercial (urban and rural), industrial (urban and rural) and municipal cus- tomers of the Electric Department. Beginning With the utility billing due Feb. l, 2003 the following rates shall be applied. Residential: Summer: Customer charge $6.00; First 700 kWh usage per month, $0.0781 ; Balance: $0.0922. Winter: Customer charge, $6.00; First 700 kWh usage per month, $0.0674; balance, $0.0455. General Service: Summer: Customer charge, $15.00; First 2,000 kWh usage per month, $0.0866; Balance, $0.0866. Winter: Customer charge, $15.00; First 2,000 kWh usage per month, $0.0738; balance, $0.0546. General Service Demand: Summer:Customer charge, $75.00; Demand charge, $8.70; Energy Charge/ kWh, $0.0460; Ratchet, 54.00%. Winter: Customer charge, $75; Demand charge, $5.20; Energy Charge/ kWh, $0.0460; Ratchet, 54.00%. General service customers will be all customers that are not residential and are not qualified as General Ser- vice Demand customers. General Service Demand custom- ers will be determined by demand use. Any customer that reaches a peak de- mand of 100 kw or greater will be considered a General Service Demand customer for the next twelve months. All bills rendered net due and pay- able upon receipt and delinquent if not paid by the fifteenth (15th) of the month in which the bill is rendered. A ten- percent (10%) delayed payment pen- 250 N. Central Superior 402-879-4119 Away Summer Winter Months-Defined: For billing purposes the following months are defined as summer months: bill dated June, July, August and Sep- tember. For billing purposes the following months are defined as winter months: bill date October, November, Decem- ber. January, February, March, April 41 Order early from a large, New selection of balloons and weights Mugs Stuffed animals Candy Baskets "Show your specia/ someone you care" 335 N. Central Superior, Neb. 402-879-3288 POWER CLEAN rM WASH SYSTEM V' 5 Automatic Cycles ' Air Dry Option ' Hi Temperature Scour Option ' 5-Level Direct Feed Power CleanTM Wash V' 12-Five Piece Place Setting Capacity V' 2-4-6 Hour Delay Wash Option II Fold Down Cup Shelves v' Pots and Pans Cycle Pressure Sensor AnyWareTM Silverware Basket Quiet PartnerTM II Sound Package Rinse-Aid Dispenser with Signal EyeTM Reg. =479 System Indicator v' SC100 Rack System with High Side Upper & Lower Rack ' One TouchTM Controls with Child Lockout Whirlpool Model DU943PWK I 341 N. Central Superior 402-879,3501 I t and May. Passed and approved this 6th day of January, 2003. Council accepted the bid for the clarifier repairs from Warren Sand- blasting in the amount of $3,076.80. City Section: Council approved the January 13 meeting minutes; approved the Janu- ary claims; tabled ordinances until next meeting; approved Mayor Maxey' s ap- pointment of Dick Fish to the Planning Commission; apprtwed the Resolution 03-03 regarding adopting a cafeteria plan for employees with additional dis- ability insurance which would allow the premium to be nontaxed; to harmo- nize with state law; to repeal conflict- ing ordinances and sections; to pro- vide an effective date and ordered to be published in pamphlet form. Public Hearing: Mayor Maxey opened the public hearing at 8 p.m. Dick Elliott, Zoning Enforcement Officer. explained the changes in the zoning ordinances which relate to child day care centers which would allow a child day care center in a residential dwelling unit building where the operator would not be re- quired to live in the building but would have to spend at least the number of hours per day at the center on days that the center is open for business. Day care center would be required to be licensed by the State and would also need a Special Exception Permit. No travel requests were received and various committee reports were given. January Utility Claims. Alltel, 35.98; National Public Gas Agency, 88,241.48; NPPD Treasury Dept., 61,735.00; Alltel, 105.99; Alltel Cellular, 23.25; American Family Life, 159.82; City Clerk/Treasurer, 86.95; Five Points Bank, 312.60; Gary Th- ompson Agency, 100.00; John Druba, 109.50; South Central Public Power 987.74; Standard Insurance, 417.83; United Healthcare, 11,135.08. Post- age by phone, 500.00; salaries, 14,181.89. January City Claims. Alltel Cellular, 105.80; Alltel Com- munications, 5.00; American Family Life, 426.22; ;Camie Kroeger, 87.84; Chuck Hatzenbuehler, 87.84; Eggers Motor Service, 52.00; Farmers Coop- erative A Assn., 60.19; First Bankcard, 80.90; Gary Thompson Agency, 100.00; Holiday Inn, 354.00; Interna- tional ConferenceofBuildingofficials, 85.00; IREC Corp. 1, 1,500.00; John Druba, 90.00; League of NE Munici- pality, 1.84; Phillips 66 Company, 251.56; Richard Elliott, 24%70; Steve Meyer, 60.00; Superior Motor Parts, 3.61 ; S uperior Outdoor Power, 81.23; Robert Allgood, 476.00; Nebr Mun Clerks Assoc., 20.00; Platte Valley Superior High School students accompanied by Julene Sullivan and Melissa Schuster attended District VII Student Council Winter Workshop hosted by Sandy Creek High School, recently. By Phyllis Schmitt First Community Church, Oak. Pas- tor James Dresser. Sunday, 9 a.m., a.m., worship service; 7 p.m, Prayer and praise. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Christian Women's After Five Club. Pauline Hanson and Zelda Schuster ate lunch together and then visited in Zelda's home. Pastor Bob and Janet Elwell, were lunch guests of Pastor Jim and Wanda Dresser. Andrew Shelburn visited his great- grandmother, Donna Gillan. Drew and Jessica Shelbum also visited in Donna's home on Saturday. Phyllis Schmitt and Gerry Peterson attended the Ruskin Senior Citizens dinner and meeting. Phyllis visited with Ron and Lois Lewis in the afternoon. On Thursday, Phyllis accompanied Ron and Lois to Hastings. They had dinner out as a belated birthday dinner for Phyllis. Sharon Littrel brought dinner to the home of Vern and Verla Snyder. Gerry Peterson has also visited in the Snyder home. Gerry Peterson and Phyllis Schmitt attended basketball games in Blue Hill and Nelson. They also visited at the Nelson Good Samaritan Center with Communications, 2,462.00; Standard Cleo Scroggin and Ruby Snyder. Insurance. 167.58. United Healthcare, Dan Alexander and family, Ruskin, 8,809.75; NE Dept. of Revenue, were supper guests of Pastor Jim and 1,037.37; Alltel Communications, Wanda Dresser. Jackie Cox was a 38.25; Baker & Sons Disposal, 29.00; Thursday noon lunch guest of the Baker & Taylor, Inc., 345.50; Follett Dressers .... . Software company, 240:0(1; Maggi< Gerry PetefS0a was a supperg0est Harding, 30.00; National AVl:lio Co. of Randy and Rtrth Peterson and ram- 34.93; National Geographic Society, ily, Hastings. Friday, Lorrell Peterson 34.00; National Geographic Society, a noon lunch guest of his mother. i 5.90; Superior Ace Hardware, 79.85; Donna Gillan accompanied Cheryl Superior Utilities, 438.66; The Gale Jensen and sons to Hastings. They Group, 151.51; Vicki Perrie, 25.00; stopped at the Edgar Pre-school. On World Media Express, 82.99; Salaries, Thursday, Donna accompanied Cheryl 6,700.73. and sons to Grand Island. A complete text of the minutes, Pastor Jim and Wanda Dresser vis- resolutions and ordinances are on file ited in the LaVon and Marilyn Schoof in the City Clerk' s Office and are avail- home. able tbr public inspection during regu- Saturday morning, Jerry Peterson lax business hours, attended a Nelson basketball game in b o (3 O % The Superior (3 Chamber of Commerce and Retail Committee have a . "/ o SWeet promotion 0 '0 planned (3 for Februa Watch {or details in next week's paper Watch for details in next Week's paper which her grandson, Troy Peterson played. After the game she went to the home of her sister, Marianne Wolfe, Fairfield. She was a dinner guest of Marianne and Marion. Pauline Hanson ate Sunday dinner at an Oak cafe with Margaret Troudt and Joan Zelinski of Superior. Art and Harold S wanstrom, Hastings, were also eating dinner at the cafe. Donna Gillan and Mr. and Mrs. Dick Jones, Hast- ings, were also at the cafe. Pastor Jim and Wanda Dresser ac- companied Phyllis Schmitt tO Hebron for the soup luncheon held at the Sa- cred Heart Catholic Church. Capitol Comments By Nebraska Representative Ed Schrock Everyone who wants more prop- erty taxes, please stand up. Now that you are sitting down, let's talk about the most significant issue for the district in this legislative ses- sion, the risk of increasing your prop- erty taxes because of cuts in state spend- ing. This is not to say cuts to state spend- ing are a bad idea, or off limits for dealing with the state's fiscal crisis. The point is we better consider the consequences of specific cuts, in terms of their predictable impact on local property taxation, before jumping on the 'let's just cut' bandwagon. Tha reasonable aplJI, oach "requires refle - tion on the interconnectedness of state and local governments, revenues, and services. Prudence requires we antici- pate the local impact of state action. The legislature can only play de- fense at this point of the budget game. It is early in the session and there will eventually be time for considering leg- islative proposals in the committee hearing process. But for now. the leg- islature is left to react to the governor's budget proposals and these simply com- prise a laundry list of cuts. I would characterize many as drastic cuts in terms of their potential impact on your property tax bill. Education cuts are the most visible and obvious threat to property tax levys. The 10 percent cut to state aid to schools amount to $65 million a year that may be shifted to the property tax burden. Many districts have already raised levys in order to compensate for lack of state aid. Some districts simply don't have sufficient property valuation to make it with reduced state aid. In addition, a $14.6 million cut in state aid for spe- cial education adds a local burden that has, in many cases, been unaccounted for in local effort. Cuts to local governments, coun- ties and cities, 10 board, will inevitabb to property made up with a local sales The 10 percent cut to districts can only result tax increase. But in addition to tacks, the dominoes quences will predictably As rehabilitative resouceS drawn, the welfare rolls best example is loss to vocational training abled. The main mittees, but signi be made in the health, natural resouces The scope of the budgetary so large, all government will be effected, local as I know, as do most in decisions made in LincolaJ mote. They are as close The answer is not to cut expenditures. Comments or c matters or any other directed to me in Lincoln at 402-471-2732 via home, 74274 K Road 68836, (308) 995-4665. Wintering stop in male who brings food young charge how "We read that bird declining, but that is not l ins," Fish said. the country, increasing. They have range more than 500 mile, since the 1900s. They can as humans spread, adapted and used their planted, robins ter further north. Robins are probably men backyard bird, come to feeders. Cats young cern, but observers have ins are rarely found lawns. Fish is scheduled "tel program Republican Valley the Superior Library this meeting is open to the presentation will be of the thing recorded of robins ritory. ,P Large Assortment of. Vintage Valentines Old and New Spring and Easter Gifts and Decoratior New Spring Floral & Ber/'y Accent Pieces Register for Lousiest Month of the Year ng 138 E. 4th St. Superior, Neb. 68978 (402) 469-0759 Antiques h Talk to Dee at Prairie Blessings Flower Boutique and make sure your Valentine receives something Different & Special! Beautiful mixed flower arrangements or elegant roses of many colors : We will be delivering in Superior and.surrounding areas/!/ 302 JC Penney Catalog Merchant 102 East Third Street Superior, Neb. 689878 N.Central Superior, Neb. 402-879-4228 or Toll Free 1-888-339-3190 t79-3254