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/ O Midlands Edition 24 Pages in Three Sections Plus Supplements 94th Year, No. 6 National Edition Price 35 24 Pao= in Thr,., S,, ons .... I I ISSN 0740-0969 @ 1993 Superior Publishing Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved Thursday, Feb. 11 1993 Superior, Nebraska 68978 of Superior is ities in the na- in a project spun- the Professional Asso- serves ap- working at of state, regional governments. was selected from applicants for the na- The selection to have been based on tment by each local guy- applying In addition, planners" sought local that reflect a diver- Superior's approved by the Protection s radon division. March, DeWayne , clerk, will be for two days of workshop will in- about the and local efforts in andmiti- , program work with Aberg to develop a radon strategy and implementation workplan for Su- perior. Representatives will attend the workshop from Wheat Ridge and Westminster, Cole; Post Falls, Idaho; Peoria County, Ill.; Asbury, Iowa; Barren River District, Ky; New Hope, Minn.; Peterborough, N.H.; Santa Fe County, N.M.; State College, Pa.; Coventry, R. I.; Pulaski, Va.; and Douglas, Wyo. The grant will provide Supe- rior with $1,000 for the purchase of radon test kits and to cover other expenses related to develop- ing a local governmem radon strat- egy, cover travel, food and ac- commodation expenses for each community representative attend- ing the Washington workshop and provide technical assistance. As was explained to the Supe- rior City Council Monday evening, Superior will not be expected to financially support the program. The conununity mu st assign a con- tact person, send a representative to the Washington workshop and develop a one-year radon workplan. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas which is thought to have adverse health effects. @ e Harlan County Reser- feet. ,462 more acre Most reservoirs in the bureau's on Jan. 31, 1993, reporting district arc higher than inflow they were one year ago. reservoir this January Last year Merritt contained dess than it was for the 68,831 acre feet. This year it has in 1992. 69,110 acre feet. Sherman is up to a report distrib- from 49,650 to 50,110. Swanson rtheU.S.Bureau is up from 55,749 to 78,341. the reservoir Enders is up from 19,046 to feet of water 22,268, Hugh Butler now con- ' of 1993.However, tains 26,808 compared to 22,579. month of 1992, the HarrySmmkhas35,048compared acre feet. to 23,057. this was 136 Keith Sebelius has increased from 4,191 to 10,106. Kirwin has the mean inflow filled from 8,563 to 20,766. was 28 cubic Webster had 4,698 last year. This year it has 10,236. Waconda is up from 181,839 to 239,827. wen as zero. But not all the reservoirs are of 1,583.48 showing increases. Cedar Bluff is sea level on Jan. 31, down from 12,088 to 10,200. Box one foot into Butte is down from 13,019 to 3ountyre- 11,639, Bonny is down from the top 42,20 3 to 38,828. But for most of On Jan. the Republican watershed the res- ;leva- ervoirs levels are up. feet. The censer- Precipitation of 1.14 inches at Harlan Comaty during January was an elevation of 368 percent of normal. Precipita- , year earlier, itstood tion of 2.14 at Lovewell during At the same time in January was 446 percent of nor- stood at 1,979.63 mal. d Island Show ch~,w~, to g~t end c~ Joan Unruh, Superior High School guidance counselor, distributes smokeless tobacco awareness pamphlets. The "Harvest for a Lifetime!" display, sponsored by the Superior FFA and FHA Chapters, is at the Superior-Aurora basketball game and features Mr. Dip Lip and Mr. Gross Mouth. Fant buys SuperiorisoneoffiveNebraska nications center will bring medi- first year. . communities selected to partici- calresearchandinforrnation, for- The local taskfow..e is eurrently patein the Rural Electric Associa- eign language classes, employee composed of Mike Sheets, C ma- tion's Telecommunication Grant training onmost business subjects ber of Commerce president, Pdch- Proposal. The other Nebraska and many other adult educational ard Nelson, chairman of the eco- communities are Valentine, opportunities to Superior. nomic development council, Stan Albion, Gordon and Cambridge. A taskforce from Superior is Sheets, president of the Superior Eleven communities originally working with a consortium writ- Community Corporation, Glenda sought to participate, ing the grant. The grant will be Thayer, chamber of commerce A telecommunications site submitted in March. Taskforce manager, RonWagner, Brodstone would potentially allow for two- members expect to receive notifi- Memorial Nuckolls County Hos- way audio and video communica- cation in June if the grant is pital administrator, Dr. Judith. tion between sites. The concept is awarded to Nebraska. The pro- Butler, Dennis Mehlaff, superin- widely used for educational pur- posal seeks more than $100,000 tendent of schools, I en Stuffer, poses, per community. The money has area manager for Lincoln Tele- Superior's business, education been apportioned by the United phone and Deb Hansen, grant re- and health care communities are States Department of Agriculture sources representative. Other particularly excited about thecon- as part of the farm bill. members may be added in the ceptbe#..auseoftheexpandededu- A part of each community's future. eational opportunities telecommu- responsibility is to provide afacil- The consortium contact person nications would bring to this area. ity for thc site. The grant is dcsig- is Robin Meter from the Univer- Most professionals in these fields nated for the technical equipment, sity of Nebraska Medical Center are required to take continuing core programing and assistance in Omaha. educationhours. The telecommu- need to train persormel during the For the foreseeable future, Brodstone Memorial Field will continue to be the home of the Superior High School Wildcat football team. Since its construc- tion in the 1920s, the field has been used by generations of Supe- rior athletes. For many years it was also used by the track team but with the completion of the Wildcat Community Track track and field events have been relo- care. nice facility, working. All students arerequired "The track area provides space to enroll in seven classes. for bleachers only on the north He continued, "In my opinion side. There is no restroom facili- there are advantages and disad~ ties and we do not want people in vantages to release. The advan- theschoolhousedaringthegames, rages are fewer students in study Parking is also a problem at the hall, students wanting to work are track site. Currently we have ad- given the opportunity and students equate parking (for die present are given more independence. field) with the two parking lots. "We already are short staff to We would need 100 yards of new supervise study hall. I supervise it bleachers, which I view as an un- one hour because no one else is necessary expense to the district." available. It is my opinion that Gene Wockenfuss, Superior Someone asked, "What do you most students would not enroll in High School football coach, met plan to do at track meets for eight classes but would choose with the school board Monday to restrooms." study hall and that the eighth pc- explore football field improve- Dennis Mehlhaff, school su- riod would be the most popular. merits, perintendent responded,"Track The disadvantages include Mel Crowe, high school prin- meet crowds tend to be smaller making scheduling more difficult Fant Broadcasting Co. ofNe- cipal, said, "Some people in the and there are not as many meets as and students are absent from braskahaspurchasedtheNebraska community have expressed an in- with football. At this time we plan schc,ol one period. We are not sure whether the vice. Mail will be received and Television Network stations in terest in making inaprovements in to rent portable units for those 'Currentlytherearenotenough official name is Presidents' Day dispatched here as usual but the Superior, Hayes Center and the football field. The improve- specific days." , juniors or seniors wanting classes merits mentioned were new lights, Wocketffu said,' I wouldlike d uring the eighth period for there or Washington s Birthday. The windows will be closed and there Kearney ................ si ........ .............. calendars list it as Washifigton's will be no city or rural delivery. The ,mpany, which is owned a new e.!oek and the - to see us move the bleachers back to be much offered. Most of the btht of but~ a ss box be ~ t Birthday but other guides list it as Mail will be distributed to the post by Anthony Fant of Birmingham, !' Y . pre. ., onthc guest side, there "s hardly " eachers also have their time Presidents' Day but one thing is office boxes. Ale., purchased the network out hind the stmlos. Be:ore max- room to coach there, I would also during the eight period, m an tans, we neeo to octet for certain, Monday will be a fed- Beeauseofthereduaioninmail of receivership. "g " liketoseeuslightthedarkspotsin No action was taken concem- eral holiday, service, The Express suggests The Omaha World-Herald re- mineffthepresentlocationserves the field, cleanuo the pavement ing release time. Consequently most govern- mailing material for the next tssue ported Friday that Fant paid $2.05 us best or if future plans are to and in general clean up the envi- Other items of business in- . ronment m that area. c ded approwng a proposal to ment offices and financial institu- a day or two earlier than normal, million for the three station net- move the field to the new track lu " tions will be closed. Advertise- Most likely material mailed on work. Ed Meekens, board prestdent He continued,"I would like to acceptapetitionfromGeneHome ments in this issue ofThe Express Monday will not reached the of- The transfer of license must be responded, "It is the consensus of, ,, of. Guide. rock to enroll, his son. announced the closing of several fice in time for publication, approved by the Federal Commu- the school board to leave the foot- box I feel it needs un raded. NtckolasmfirstgrademSupenor offices. Regular deadlines will be in nications Commission. ball field at its current location. 1 i lo action was ta 'n concern- next year " This newspaper and most area effect for items brought to the Gordon Broadcasting Inc.,par- kind of like the bowl like stadium ing the football field, but school ard gave tentative up- business fkms will be open for office or sent in by facsimile me- chased the network in 1986, but settmg. We maybe need to take board members said they would provaltotheLadyVesteyFestwal some cement out of the end zones, commRtee to uf business but it won't be business chineorcomputermodem.Asmail the company was placed in re- welcome a plan of action from " sethe 0otballficld but I feel we have a reasonably as usual. The office closings will delivery times have lengthened, ceivership when Heller Financial interested parties, for a battle of the transformer disrupt several normal business The Express has observed more Inc., a commercial f'mance corn- Other discussion centered monster trucks with the assurance activities, people have their items delivered pany based in Chicago, foreclosed around release time for juniors the trucks would not damage the personally.Electronicdeliveryhas on a loan it had made to Gordon. and seniors. Several voiced com- football field. Permission can bc also inereased.EachissueofThe Two court-appointed receivers ments from concerned parents withdrawn pending insurance For the newspapers the biggest hurdle to overcome will be the reduction in mail service. In the smaller offices, mail ser- vice will be totally stopped. Supe- rior and some of the other larger offices will mm__Lntain limited set- Express contains items delivered have operated the stations since. Ed Groves, observer about courses students could not problems or weather conditions via electronic facsimile and eom- Fant said he plans no drastic Temperature take because of conflicts, which would damage the field if it puter modem. Contributions are changes in the operation of the High for week ................... ,.. 49 Crowereported,"Priorto 1991, were used. also being regularly received on Nebraska stations. Low for week ....................... 23 juniors and seniors were allowed Steve Meyer was hired as a He described Fant Broadcast-Precipitation to take seventh and eighth period substitute bus driver computer disk. ing as "a small-town company" Total this week .................. 0.01work release. Work release was Supt. Dennis Meh lmff that operates in an environment Total this month ................ 0.16eliminated in 1991 because some granted ssiontouseb.isva= sh'nilar to that of the NTV Net- To date in 1993 ................. 1.90students were abusing the privi- cation time to provideadministra- work. The stations are affiliated To date in 1992 ................. 1.71lege and we questioned the wis- tot services for 2-R and Cadams with the AmericanBroadeasting Total snowfall ................... 31.7dom of allowing students to he for the renminder of the school Network. Normal for Feb .................. 0.87absent two periods a day. year. Normal to March 1 ............ 1.44"For thepasttwo years, juniors The board recognized the Su- SUPERIOR MARKETS Merlin Luben, observerand seniors have been given the perior Education Association as Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1993 Oak ....................................... 20 opportunity to have release one tlrebargainingage atfor certi- Corn ................................... 2.12 Larry Glllett, observer period of the day. Students can fled staffandappointed MeekinS, Mile ................................... 3.46 BurrOak ............................... 03 choose release fh'st, t'ffthoreighth John Kaldahl and Kim Deika to Wheal ............................... 3.30 Ralph Herz, observer period. Students are only allowed the negotiation team with Beverly Soybeans ........................... 5AO Lawrence .............................. 15 release fifth period if they are Beavers ngthealtemate. he contracted out the paint work to get it up, so we can drive it' month, Tom gtress of a V-8 engine. They will andanother guydid the cloth roof. t rolet Master twist. "And on the process went until :iallybecame Next they put the front endTheoriginalinteriorofthecar it was finally complete except for I or, as some together.The front suspension is wasin good condition, so the seats a few finishing touches. I guess it arestorodbecmase from a Mustang II. A Mustang were simply rebuilt. The door still would not be done if some of front end is narrow enough to fit handles, window handles, and re- the local guys had not finished it. , in and of course had all the steering lated chrome trim are original. "The whole ~e, ss has taken Rod and brakes parts. Other parts were replaced he- a little over 6 years. Annual'IYi-City"He used a rear end from a cause they broke easily. For ex- The MasOns joined The Plea- at Former Park,1975Maverick, a1974 Chevrolet ample, the bumper braces and sure Cruisers, a Superior car club 350 V-8 engine from an lmpala, a clutch pedal were made out of in1987 when the ear first became added, mounted it in the car, rewired the he fiat." bought it. car with new wiring and then set Tom continued, "I never m- Marilyn continued, "The ear t was his the body back on. The original tended to make the car into a street wouldn't have won a prize yet, ff. hadit30 wheels, axles, steeringwheeland rod. I just took it to this guy and , m_, softhePleasureCmisers m their garage brakes were sold to another guy told him I wanted a motor and hadn t finished it. Larry who wanted it to fix up his old brakes-so I could, it. . Zimmerman and Alvin Schott ~'~" a s decided ear," added Marlyn. "And he said, You have to do touched up the paint, put the final ...... or make it "Many shows require one to the frame or you cant put a V-8 in pieces of trim on mad insisted oft hecartoa drive the car if it is to be consid" it.' getting the car to a show. . '- ered eligible for a prize. We did "When he got that all done, he and Paul Hutchinson put in me this so we could drive it. The old said, 'Well, while we have the heatandair conditioning and tlum motor had gotten so it would get body all off and dissembl .ed.., this Arlene and Bob Ahrens did the e one who hot.We wanted to turn it into a car is the time to paint it. It will coSat whole interior." the moor, we could use, a ear we could show you lots more later. I ve got At the Grand lsland show a car ring. and take places. Otherwise, we couple of guys that will do it.' entered by Mr. and Roland lidwa to would have had to have a trailer "So l reluctanfly said, "Ok, I'll Stutzrnan, Shickley, won first ldfrmaesandalrucktohaulit.Wejustgoin do that' top class. Members of the Plea- those to- it now." "When he got it done, it place in the 1950s two-doorhard- ng md Tom continued, "It has air con- about two inches off the groun sure Cruisers, the Stutzmans en- and Island L' 'he ditioning and heat. Heinzman did Wow! Wecouldn'tevenparkitby tered their 1952 Buick Super Tom Mason holds his tirst place plaque from the The 20th Annual Tri-City Street Rod Show in Gr . His 1934 C ovrotet up to the all of the restructuring work, then the curb, so I said, 'You have got Riviera. Master Series DA restro rod parked behind him was the first place winner in the Four -Door Sedan Street Class, the ear in rebuilt Chevrolet automatic trans- cast. iitsl~istc T. mission and a Camaro tilt column "The only thing we could not driveable. Tom said, "I like to go to the owl as stee, ring wheel._ . . get is new head lights and that is shows to see the cars and talk to Abbott. H a ry And then ot course, lind to because of the glass,the people." t it at Abbott s have a new radiator and every- "The original tires were 17- Marlyn added, "The club goes tknowwhen, but thing like that. New wiring, new inch tires. They are not made anY- someplace to eat. We d i.'ve our 50s. Then Gene windows, new safety glass. Since more, so the new tires are 14 inch cars. We cruise, eat and cruise tt from Harryitisastreetroditalsohadtohave radials on the front,and 15 inch home. It'sfun. it from Gene signals and brake lights., radials on the back.', Used to drive it Basically he rebuilt me wno|e Marlyn laughed, We had bet- "The f'rrst one we did we went :huekled,"Itwas car. He welded the front end and ter not have a flat tire on our way to Mankato and met meml rs of the Smith Center and the Belleville for awhile. Then the back end together, put in the toashow. The new tires are wider ear clubs we were stopping traffic wintc and thenew axles, rebuilt the whole en- and to fit in the original spare tire like crazy. They were stopping to run.', gine, chromed and painted it, wheel wells the spare tires have to look at all these cars."