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Midlands Edition 16 Pages Two Sections Plus Supplements Our 111th Year, No. 13 qhe Superior IExl)ress Official Nuckolls County Newspaper Member of Nebraska Press Association and National Newspaper Association I ISSN 0740-0969 2010 Superior Publishing Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved Su perior, Nebraska68978 Price 50 National Edition 16 Pages in Two Sections Thursday, April 1. 2010 Jennifer Andersen missing in Omaha area; auto found The investigation continues into the disappearance eta forrner Clay County resldenl iving in Omaha. according to all article in the Clay Cotmtv News. Douglas County Sheriff&apos;s Depart- ment officials have been sear(hi ng for Jennifer Andersen. 33 l'oNnerly of Sutton and Edgar. since her car was discovered in the parking lot of a res- taurant located ahmg the Missouri River in Omaha. The car was report- ed[y processed for evidence, but yielded no signs of fonJ play. Surveillance l\\;)otage from security cameras located outside the restaurant has also been revi ewedbut hasn'l pro- duced anything in the way of useful evidence, A plea for assistance fronq the public resulted in several phone calls, but those calls have not led to any new developlnents in the case. A sheriff's tie partment spokesper+ son said the riverside has been searched as thoroughly as possible fi'0m the Steam locomotive will pass through county Those living near the ABC railroad Called "Union Pacific's living leg- line may cx perience a "'blast frolll the past" this month q'he last steam h)co-" motive huih for Union Pacific will be traveling through northeasl Nuckolls county twice m the month of April. Steam engines made their last runs in tile 1950s after diese engines, re- leased in the thirtms, replaced them. Though steam engines were as power- ful as diesel and often faster, the steam engines require a [()t of [uel. water alld [abor-inlensive maintenance UniorJ Pacific used Ihrcc lypcs ul steam cngi lieS, the "'big hoys," I he larg- est steam locomotives in the world. challenger and 8(10-class train.,,. Big be) s were the steam engine workhorse. deJivering freight th'oughoul Workt War II. Challenger and 800-class uains were snlaller and faster, ttsed for pas- sengers and freight. The No. 844. which now makes novelty runs. is one of the 800-c lass trams. The No. 844 has run hunch'eds of thousands of miles as Union Pacific's "'ambassador of goodwill." according to the U.P. website. It was the last steam engine built for Union Pacific, delivered in 1944. The high-speed passenger engine has pulled widely known trams includimz the Overland . - /  . . Lunlted. Los Algeles Limited. Port- land Rose and Challenger. It was saved from beirlg scrapped in 1960 and held for special service. end." the train will travel from Chey- enne. Wvo. to Harlingen. Texas and hack l'ro{n April 2 to 29. The irain is scheduled to run the ABC line. travel- ing through Edgar. Sedai1 and Daven- port. Schcduled to leave from Cheyenne, Wyo. on April 2. the train will arrive In Keamey at 11 a.m. on April 3. then depart the saine day at I 1:30 a.m. II arrives 111 Marysville. Kan.. the same day at 3 p.m. The steam engine will stay at the Union Pacific Rail yard, Jenkins and 1st streets, until April 4 at 8 a.m. arriving in Topeka at 10 a.m. II will depart The Great Overland Sta- tion at 10:30 a.m. to arrive in Kansas City at I p.m. On its return tri p, the Irain will be on special display at Union Station m Kansas City from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The train departs t)n April 27 at 8 a.m. to be in Mar? s,,ille at 1:30 p.m From there the Irain will stop in 'Gibbon. Neb. from 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. A GPS tracking device will be used to monitor the train's progress when it travels across Nebraska and then south tln-ougl-i Kansas City to Texas, Any- one interested in viewing the tram can check its progress at uprr.coln. The tram will stop in Marysville and has a scheduled display stop in Kansas Ciiy. Me. County's gravel, mudrock prices set for new year The Nuckolls County Board at Monday's regular meeting signed an agreement for gravel with Deweese Sand and Gravel. setting the gravel prices for 2010. Following are those gravel prices per cubic yard. hauled to the various precincts: Victor $13.20. Liberty $13.20. Sherman $13.80. Hammond $13.70. Saint Stephens $13.10,Nelson $13.60. Blaine $13.70. Elk $14.15. Alban $12.25 Highland $12.35, Nora $13.50. Spring Creek $13.70,Bostwick $12.25. Beaver $12.35, Garfield $12.45. Hardy $12.95. The price for gravel hauled to the county yard in Nelson is $13.60 pet" cubic yard. The pit price for gravel is $8.60 per cubic yard at the Superior pit and $9.35 at the Deweese pit. The pit price for mudrock is $10.25 per cubic yard at.the Superior pit and $1 1.30 at the Deweese pit. The gravel bids were initially opened and reviewed at a hearing dur- ing the regular March 22 meetin& In other business: A discussion was held en the future on Title VI and ADA/504 con> pliance for the county. Title VI deals with racial discrimination: ADA/504 deals with disability discrimination. The county will schedule several train- ing sessions with specialists in the two areas to help ensure compliance. [t is believed compliance will be absolutely mandatory before federal funding will be obtained for any count3 projects or programs. The board met in executive ses- sion for about 25 minutes to discuss a personnel matter. Included in the pri- vate session were the three commis- sioners, county clerk Jackie Kassebaum and county attorney Tim Schmidt. On March 22 the commissioners met as the board of equalization and approved tax exemption applications for Brodstone Memorial Hospital (two 2002 Chevrolet Impalas) and Living Faith Fellowship Church of Su perior fa 1994 Ford van). shore: the next step is to put boats ill the water and continue the search that way. Andersen is described as a white female with blonde hair and blue eyes. She is 5-7 and weighs approximately 110 pounds. She was last seen at about I a.m. March 9 at her apartment lo- cated near 120th and Blond() streets in Omaha. Her car. a maroon 2001 Chevrolet Lumina. was found March 15 outside Rick's Boatyard Cafe, lo- cated at 345 Riverfront Drive. near Omaha's Old Market area. Andersen's wallet was found in- side the car. She reportedly has several medical conditions which require medi- cation chat is not believed to be in her possession. BMH offers smoking cessation classes Brodstone Memorial Hospital will offer the first session of its new smok- ing cessation class Tuesday evening in the west conference room of the hospi- tal. There is a fee for the class, which is available to anyone in the county who desires to quit smoking. Instructors for the class will be Jeff Kipp, respiratory therapist and direc- tor of Cardiopulmonary Services at Brodstone. and Micki Jacobitz. regis- tered nurse and director of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Brodstone. Kipp and Jacobitz received training in Omaha as "freedom from smoking" facilitators through the American Lung Association. Kipp said they will be using a curriculum established by the American Lung Association -- a three step approach -- as well as nicotine replacement therapy. The course will last eight or nine weeks. The hospital, like most health care facilities, is now a smoke-free campus and is offering incentives to help em- ployees quit smoking. Those who com- plete the course will be reimbursed for the cost of the course as well as any nicotine replacement products used during the class. Kipp said they plan to offer the class four times" per year. Superior man held on $25,000 bond The Superior Police Department is investigating the assault eta 15-year- old boy which occurred at 171 S. Cen- tral Ave. in Superior in the early morn- ing hours of March 12. On March 15, Christopher Lovegrove, 22, was arrested as the primary suspect in the case. He was charged with assault, procuring alco- hol for minors, terroristic threats and false imprisonment, and held initially on a $50,000 bond. Lovegrove's first court appearance was March 23 where he waived his right to a preliminary hearing on the charges. He Was bound over tO district court and is currently being held on a $25,000 bond; the county judge re- duced the original bond. Lovegrove will face felony charges on April 6 in district court. Three additional men have been charged for their alleged roles in the assault. Jesy Scheuerman, 19, Garett Roe, 19, and Alexander Baumbach, 20, were cited with misdemeanors and are scheduled to appear in court on April 13. Perry Freeman. Superior chief of police, said the investigation is ongo- ing, and additional charges may be forthcoming. Deshler post-prom attended by 66 The activity center in Deshler was filled with laughter and fun early Sun- day morning as the junior and senior classes and their dates enjoyed a post prom celebration hosted by their par- ents. A total of 66 students gathered to participate in a variety of activities, One of the many events for the evening included a "'splat ball" area where they had a chance to throw to- matoes and eyeballs. Another hit was the cattle roping, which challenged many to learn the tricks of a lasso (at least cattle didn't protest). Two inflatables-- one for jousting and one for boxing invited many to have a go at each other. Students also had a chance to sharpen their driving skills atthe race track. Two of the most popular activities were the air brush tattoos by Jacquelyn from Crete and the Caricatures done by Jarrod Walburn from Davenport. Throughout the evening, a DHS version of "Family Feud" pitted the "Junior Family" against the "Senior Family." selected elementary and high school classes, along with the teach- ers, had been polled the previous week to discover their top answers to a vari- ety of questions, like "'Name a place that sells ice cream." The event ended with the students and their dates receiving gifts and prizes which were made possible by many donations from area businesses, corpo- rations and individuals. The parents appreciated the support of the surround- ing communities to help sponsor this Deshler post-prom attendee Andrew Shaw receives an air-brush "tattoo" from the proprietor of Air Brush Tattoos by Jacquelyn, a business in Crete. event. It was noted that the parents enjoyed the evening as well with some even sporting air brush tatoos and hay- ing a try at the activities. All 66 students remained the entire evening and morn- ing and left with some great memories. bnurches throughout the area are scheduling special serwces this week Church a new schedule board has been erected in front of the church buildin 9 in observance of Holy Week For members of the Superior Presb,jtenan in memory of the late Marie Mikkelsen. a member of the congregation. Holy Week services continue as Christians prepare for Easter This week Christians contnme to -celebrate the death ef resurrection of Jd:sus with special services planned by most churches. The Lenten Week Breakfasts spon- sored by the Superior Kiwanis Club continue today and Friday The break- fasl has been hosted by a different church each week. This morning (Thursday J the break- fast will be hosted by the United Meth- odist Church. Steve Fox will be the lay speaker. Friday the breakfast series con- Weather Spring is in the air. The birds are staging and after Saturday's rain the air has taken on a different smell Superior Observations For the week March 30. 2010 Lynn Wilton. NOAA observer Temperature Higk for the week ........................ 76 Low Ior me week ......................... 29 Preei pitation Total this week .......................... 1.23 Year to Date ............................... 4.28 Average March precipitation .... 2.9I Ruskin, Kenneth Hansen. observer Precipitation this week Btirr Ot:k,'Larry Gillett, observer j ............. 1.55 Precipita, ln ............. Superior Markets Wednesday, March 31.2010 Today's Price New Cr Corn ................................. 3.36 3.49 Mile ................................. 3.13 3.14 Wheat .............................. 4.02 4.41 So)beans .......................... 9.14 8.52 Nuckolls County veteran service officer sought The Nuckolls County veterans ser- vice committee is seeking a replace- ment for Gary James. who has retired from his position as the county's veter- ans service officer James. who had been the county's VSO for nearly six years, informed the county board on March 17 of his plans to retire. His final day on the job was yesterday (Wednesday). To qualify for the position, indi- viduals must be honorably discharged from active duty in a branch oftheU.S. military Previously only war-time veterans were eligible, but the state now allows veterans from certain peace-time periods to also hold the job. Applicants musthave lived in Nebraska for five years before being appointed to the position. Power will be off in Superior April 13 The Nebraska Public Power Dis- trict has chosen Tuesday, April 13. from midnight to 4 a.m. fer their planned total power outage at Supe- rior. After considermg several possible dates, tile district decided April 13 would cause the least interruption of customer's schedules. If weather be- comes an ssue. the outage will be delayed to April 14. The outage will affect the entire Superior service area. NPPD will be replacing relays on the buss bar in their sub-statiun and power for all affected areas feeds from that buss will De turned off. People on powered medical aids ()r eqtqpment are advised to contact their nieuical professional el:call Brodstone Hospital at 879-30_81 /\\;)r advice. cludes at the Centennial Lutheran Church Charles Isom will be tile lay speaker. Many of the churches have Easter Sunrise services plalmed. The Centen- nial Lutheran services is planned for 6:30 a.m. The Superior Church of Christ. Bethany Luthcrall. St. Paul Lutheran. First Baptist. Webber and Republic Methodist Chui'ches all have sunrise services phmned for 7 a.m. The Olive Hill and Firslt Community churches have earl,, servJces shcduled at 8 a.m. Some of the congregations will meet on a country hillside, the Firsl Method- 1st will meet at the Evergreen Ccmtery Chapel and {)tilers will meet in their church buildings. In keeping with tile secular aspect elthe Easter holiday, Easteregg Imnts have been scheduled in at number el comlnunlties for this weekend. Two are planned lk>rS uperior' s Li n- coin Park. The one with lhe oldest tradimm s the annual Lions Club hunt scne(lulcd for I0 am+ sharp. Ttadilionaliy the youngsters are puslmlg at the starting line waitnlg for the signal to start. A minute or two after the siren sounds to signal the start, all the eggs have heen swepl up and tile children are tallying iheirhaul It will feature 15.0()0 can(J}-fillcd lhe lan, cr and longest of lhc twl). c<,s 'rod the B -  ,e. , " orn-AgaluBunriyalon Eggslravagnazasponsored b 3 lhe Liv- wilh skils and i.lluslralion, prcscllllllg II!g Faith Fcllowship Cllurcln folh)ws Ihc rosurroclic)n story. the Lions Club Hun/at approximately The Iwo events con/bin( to chaw !0:20 a.m. youngstccs fronl a widc area. Comm00u00itv chorus presents ca00ntata The SuperiorAreaChorus presented Chuck Turtle. Arnold Milter. Darlene 'A Sovereign Lord' Sunday afternoon Hale. Ro3ece Schotl and Soul at the Nelson Cry Audiloriunl and McCluskcy. Bass included Rodncv Sunday evening at the Superior United Deueh lrvin Schleufer. Phil Dean. Gall Methodist Church. Breen. Rex Kirchhoff. Roger Nelson. Pastor Dorothea Fairbanks opened Tim Schmidt and Richard Walson. with a prayer. Soloists in the perlor- mance inchlded Val Shocnhats. Marsha Cline. Rovce Schotl and Pastor Soul McCluskey. The chorus inc l,ded sopranos, Pare Skinner..Emily Hayes, Ste ph Tha) er. Sandy Skinner. Mcgan Miller. Angle Miller, Marsha Cline. Cindy Betka. Val Shocnh als. Clara Kachanc,. B randi Cox and Claudia Hanson. Altos m- eluded Am byr Tatro, Donna Diamond. Sharon Crowl. DeAnna Tuttlc. Sheryl Buescher. Kathy Wiest, Jo Wilbern and Rhea Thomsen. Tenors included The children's choir, directed by Donna Diam end. iricludcd 1\\; y Rienke. Chloe Rienke. L}dia L) dia Kirchl/off. Met Kirchhoff. Jon) Dahl. Paige Knie p and Cara Kniep. Angela Garver served as chorus director. Claudia Hanson served as narrator and coordinator. Sound and video was done by Tim Crowl. with pianist Kathy Wiest. Pastor Dorothea Fairbanks gave a closing prayer and refreshments were served Rfllowmg the perlbrmances Noelle McMeen (middle, oartially hidden) and Trisha Hayes (right)hold up posters of Brandon Perea Friday evening at Simic Recreation Center. Perea visited Superior for the weekend, skating Friday and Saturday nights for large crowds. Perea also held a jamskating clinic and signed autographs for fans. Superior's roller s ltxL1;ing rin00. hosts national sk00t00iIlg champion There was a line out the door Friday and Saturday nights at Simic Recre- ation Center in Superior. Grandpar- ents. parents and children lined up to skate with Brandon Perea. the t4-year- old jamskater from Chicago who vis- ited Simic for the weekend. Perea. the World Skating Associa- tion champion Men's Elite skater, vis- its skating rinks round the country demonstrating his skills and providing clinics for those interested in learning jamskating, a combination of breakdancing and rollerskating Perea's visit to Simic Recreation Cen- ter in Superior was his firsl perfor- mance in Nebraska. Friday, the busiest of the three skates, had an attendance of 134 and 102 skaters. Perea demonstrated jamskating both nights and participated in limbo and race competitions, and helped monitor the game "green light: . go." Saturday afternoon. Perea gave a clinic to teach jamskating moves to about 60 skaters. The Saturday evem ng skate let those who attended show off the skills they'd learned during the day. All skaters were invited to sit in a circle in the middle of the rink. while each performed stunts or dance moves in the center.