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Carlson Reports-District 38 By Senator Tom Carlson As you may recall, I worked two years completing the passage of LB 609, an economic development bill to provide grants to rural groups wishing to collaborate to persuade people to move to Nebraska from outside the state and bring their jobs with them. The bill, as passed in 2008, allowed the Rural De;elopment Commission' s BECA grants to include applications from the groups designated in LB 609. Last week Marco and I had the plea- sure of attending the "launching" of the new Phelps County website funded by a BECA grant. I encourage you to take a look at http://www.justtheplacenebraska.com. You may register and take part in the website. My passion remains seeing a regrowth of our rural communities by convincing people that rural Nebraska living is the best place to settle and raise a family. LB 477, which I introduced this session, was debated on General File. The bill Would require the NRD or the applicant to obtain a title report that identified lien holders and document their consent before approving a trans- fer of certified irrigated acres or other certified water uses. The bill only ap- plies to ground water transfers, and with fully and over-appropriated sta- tus for basins in Nebraska, these cir- cumstances will arise frequently in the future. Sen. Dennis Utter prioritized the bill which will benefit buyers of land, sellers of land. and financial institu- tions holding land as collateral for loans. The bill advanced to Select File on a vote of 33-0. Water issues continue to bc critical for the state. The Department of Natu- ral Resources is reversing its prelimi- nary decision on declaring the Lower Platte River basin as being fully appro- priated. When a basin is fully appropri- ated. any new use of water reqmres an equal offset or reduction equal to the FleW use. Thc dcsignation of fully appropri- atcd is supposcd to bc based on best and accuratc scncntific information. It is of conccrn when a dcsignatnon is madc and then rcvcrscd in a short pe- riod of time. If thc fully appropriated designation was a mistake, it needs to be corrected. This decision causes me concern aboul the evidence used in the Colo- rado. Neb,'aska, and Kansas Compact on the Republican River. The decision also causes me concern about the evi- dence applied to the Platte River re- covery plan. Decisions to limit access to irriga- tion water [or agriculture are serums Sodbusters plan year's first camp-out Throughout the winter, members of the Republican Valley Sodbusters camping club have gotten together sev- eral times for dinner and a business meeting but more importantly they have played progressive 10-point pitch in the afternoon. A few of the club mem- bers went south for at least a portion of the winter. The first camp out of the season will be later this month (weather per- mitting) at Dyer Park near Ayr. The first camp-out of the season always requires special effort as most mem- bers have to unwinterize their recre- ational vehicles. After that is done, they are often off to where ever they want to go. This year the club has decided to make bluebird houses. At the April meeting a speaker is scheduled to give inforrnation on how to make the houses and where to place them. Some mem- bers have participated in this project before so the club anticipates getting a lot accomplished. Hosts for the April meeting will be Jim and Janet Staehr and Elden and RebeccaWatson. Friday evening mem- bers are to grill meat and contribute a dish for the evening meal. Saturday evening will be a carry-in dinner. I I Honor Roll Lawrence-Nelson Schools All "A" Honor Roll - 3rd Quarter Seniors: Gage Biltofi. Juniors: Kate Brown. Derek Harrington. Christa Ostdick. Kaci Schroer. Sophomores: Marissa Kovanda. Jason Pohlmeier. Lisa Pohlmeier, Jared Reiman. Laura Wehrman, Natasha Wehrman. Freshman: Kasandra Fanning, Jacob Himmelberg, Kenzee Kucera. Eighth grade: Ashley Buescher. Seventh grade: Daniel Schroer. 3rd Quarter Honor Roll Seniors: Drew Cassell. Eli Fanning, Janteice Holston. Jaycee Jacobitz Mackenzie McCartney, Ryan Schroer Codce Shambaugh, Holly Wehrman. Juniors: Cody Bolte. Jason HuN. Brittany Miller, Andy Paterson, Whitney Schroer, Chelsie Stamper, Garret Svoboda. Sophomores: Kristin Drudik. Kelsey Himmelberg, Lakin Lynch. Luke Schroer, Michael Schroer. Freshman: Kelsey Biltoft. David Kimminau. Jared Kucera. Eighth grade: Jordan Cox, Emet Fanning, Jed Hewitt, Shane Ostdiek. Seventh grade: Cole Epley, Ryan Kile. Brandon Ward. Emily Wulf. 3rd Quarter Honorable Mention Seniors: Zach Ault, Kelsey Reisenweber, Mooren Couple plans April wedding ceremony Amanda Jo Mooren and Alex Michael Reisenweber, Manhattan, have announced their engagement. They will marry April 11, at the Faith Evangelical Free Church, Manhattan. Amanda is the daughter of Jim and Pat File, Courtland and Harry J. Mooren, Morrowville. She was a 2001 graduate of Pike Valley High School and a 2006 graduate of Emporia State University. Amanda is currently em- ployed by Zales of Manhattan. Alex is the son of Shelley Dykstra, Rapid City S.D., and Steve Reisenweber, Brandon, S.D. He gradu- ated in 1997 from Roosevelt High School and was a 2003 graduate of Kansas State University. Alex has been associated with Blueville Nursery and Landscaping Company, Manhattan. since 2000. Grandparents of the couple are Bert and the late Willard Christensen. Ruskin. Merle and Jody File. Courtland, the late Lloyd and Frieda Mooren. Morrowville. Audry and the late Alvin Anderson of Aberdeen. S.D.. and Merrill and June Reisenweber. Sioux Fall. S.D. School Menus Superior Jr-Sr High School April 13 - April 17 Monday - No School. Tuesday - Breaded beef sticks or baked steak, au gratin potatoes, rolls. Wednesday - Popcorn chicken or burrito, corn. pudding. Thursday - Spaghetti or peanut but- ter and jelly, French bread. Friday - Pizza or turkey and cheese with bun. peas. Rice Krispie bar. Superior Elementary April 13 - April 17 Monday - No School. Tuesday - Breaded beef sticks, au gratm potatoes, peaches, rolls. Wednesday- popcorn chicken, corn, applesauce, 15udding. Thursday - Spaghetti, baby carrots. Thursday, April 9, 2009 THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS 3A Highway 14 Association learns about wind power What is the wing span of a wind after the concrete is in place. The tur- tending were asked to remind former Julie Dickerson of the Albion News, turbine when the tip of the blade trav- els at 100 mph, and the blade itself makes 16 revolutions per minute.? Dan Alberts of Third Planet Windpower, LLC, which has an office in Petersburg, Nab., asked members and guests to answer that question at a Highway 14 Association Inc. meeting held at Elgin last Thursday, Alberts is a lawyer and civil engi- neer, who said he is excited to repre- sent wind farm development. Third Planet Windpower opened a company office in Petersburg three years ago and has worked since to place a wind farm in the al-ea? Vicki Miller, Elgin city clerk, asked if there am resource persons for other areas interested in pursuing a wind farm. Alberts recommended Ross Knott at Petersburg State Bank. Pe- tersburg has done everything right, he said, and is bound to be successful. "NPPD will have all bids in by April 15, and they will announce whether it will be good to go by Octo- ber," said Alberts. Since some 20 Boone County representatives contacted NPPD personally at a board meeting, Alberts said it likely NPPD will accept its next wind farm proposal from the Petersburg area and the project will be started next October. The wind farm will encompass 12,000 acres, he said. Nebraska is sixth nationwide tbr the best ivind and has the highest wind energy of any state in the nation. Alberts continued. But. Nebraska is 30th in production of wind energy. The reason ts that Nebraska is much more orga- nized and careful. The state won't be the first ones participating in wind en- ergy, but will be the best at it. Wind regime is right alongHigh- way 14 in Nebraska. and it is one of the best in the nation. "'At a recent meeting ]n Lincoln. Gov. Dave Heineman and Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy both said Nebraska is going to become the wind capital of the world." said Alberts. "This is the bes! thing that will happen in the state." Traditionally, it will cost $400 mil- lion to build a .wind farm. and it will produce $2 million in tax revenue the first year. When counties see millions of tax dollars come in. then they will all say they want a wind farm, he said. That is a huge amount of money avail- able for schools, counties and cities in the area. What income comes back to the communities when they invest in the wind farms? C-BED law provides 33 percent of gross revenues earned must come back to Nebraska investors. The legislature has guaranteed the law is to protect everyone. Sales tax in C-BED projects is abated and each landowner bines used in the Petersburg East project will be "the 4020 tractor of turbines," said Alberts. "They have a nine-year history and are 1 1/2 megawatts. They have the best history of reliability of turbines." He added there will be 300 construction people coming in for at least eight months to assemble the 53 turbines in this project. Each farmer who leases their land can still farm up to the wind turbine. Or, they can still use the land for a pasture. Where is the best place for the tur- bines? "In the comers, where the crops aren't that good anyway," said Alberts. "It makes perfect sense for anyone. Leasing of the land pays the farmers directly $6,000 for 20 years. Knowl- edge is that the turbines will run for 20 years. Operation and maintenance and decommissioning dollars are also in the plan." Lois Schrunk el: Bartlett asked if Nebraska electrical rates will be lower with the wind farms. Albert answered, "It won't lower the cost. It will probably raise your electrical costs in Nebraska because of the cost to build the wind farms. NPPD will be exporting the electricity gener- ated to other areas. For example, Ne- braska electric rates are six cents per kilowatt, but New York electric prices are 20 cents per kilowatt. So, it makes sense for NPPD to put the electricity on the national grid and sell it for higher prices rather than using the elec- mcity generated in Nebraska. The market for electricity is moving back and forth every minute." There is also the prospect that a carbon tax will be placed on carbon emissions. Renewable energy sources are gomg to be needed. Companies are going to have to change. A wind farm will generate 1/20th of the necessary electrical usage. Alberts also sUggested schools sign up for a wind project. He said a turbine on a virtual website could show it spinning and generatl ng electricity, and an asset to science-related classes. A wind turbine, like in Cedar Rapids or at Elkhom Valley in Tilden. could gener- ate electricity for the school which would save on the school's electrical costs, or the school could contract to put the electricity generated on the nationwide grid. Don Mackel of Elgin correctly an- swered the "wing span" of the wind turbine at 160 feet. The association will order 10.000 birding brochures to be added to the group tour brochures and to use in brochure racks. Also. it was decided to order 500 "Highway 14 Welcomes You" stickers for employees and em- members to renew. The membership form is on the website at: www.highwayl4.org. Web hits doubled from February to more than 11,000. Don Meadows, Neligh, said he checked the website and found it needed updating as soon as possible. Events and web links should be done on a monthly basis. Boone County Devel- opment Agency offered to help update the webpage. A total of 11 geocachers found the Highway t4 geocachesin March. There are now two geocaches at the Fullerton site. Know Nebraska application is due May 1. County attractions in the corri- dor could be featured in a booth at the Nebraska State Fair from Aug. 29 to Sept. 6. Also included would be the podcasts made by Sandy Patton of Neligh and geocaching information. Groups awarded a booth will be noti- fied the week of May 4. A winery bus tour was discussed. Kendra Jefferson of Central City sug- gested a two-day bus tour, which could involve several wineries in Nebraska and other events in the Central City area. She will come back With more information at the next meeIing. It was suggested the tour could also coincide with the Elgin Craft Fair the first Sat- urday in October. A birding bus tour was tabled until next January. The Nebraska Furrier Association will be having a two-day event un Albion m September. Jason Reynoldsen of Albion asked if the Highway 14 Association would want to plan a craft fair in conjunction with the meeting. A list of POP IN vendors will be sent to him. A meeting is planned on network- ing small businesses with larger busi- nesses rather than outsourcing. The Center for Rural Affairs will be host- ing the meeting at several locations. Ted Thieman of Petersburg brought up the idea of having a photo contest along Highway 14. Thieman. Jim and Sandy Patton of the Antelope County Resource in Neligh, Mitzi Fox of Albion and Denise Trine from PrairieLand RC&D in Madison will get together and formulate rules. It was suggested to check into the 4-H rules for county fairs. NETA brochure swap will be May 13. Jefferson may be able to attend, since the swap will be held in Hastings. It was also noted the Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest at Neligh' s Bread and Jam Festival last year had 25 par- ticipants, and the record distance was 229 inches. A mist fountain will be installed this summer at the Antelope County Resource andTourism Center in Neligh. Weather For the week ending April 7, 2009 Lynn Wilton, NOAA observer -Temperature High for the week ......................... 73 Low for the week .......................... 12 Precipitation Total this week ........................... 0.03 March to date ...................... : ....... 0.03 Year to date ................................ I. 13 Average March .......................... 1.47 Average through March 2.91 Superior Markets Wednesday, April 8, 2009 Todays Pu'lt.' New ('top Corn ............................... 3.71 3.83 Mile ............................... 3.36 3.43 Wheat ............................. 5.55 5.61 So' ,beans ........................ 9.22 8.39 Your news is important to us We'd like to include your fam- ilY news in The Su parlor Express. The addresses are P.O. Box 408 for mailing, delivery to 148 East Third Street. telephone 402-879- 329 I. fax 402-879-3463 or e-mail tse @ superiorne.com. "-\\; 0000Guide Rock Fire & Rescue Benefit00 Saturday, April 11 5- 7 p.m. Guide Rock Fire Hall Free will offering = Proceeds for ambulance, insurance and supplies [ Call 402-257-3885 J and should be made with caution and Hoelting, Greg Klein, Beth Menke, mixed fruit. French bread, has the right to invest, ployers to use in the corridor when bus care. Brady Oltmans, Steven Schroer, Friday - pepperoni pizza, peas. 1/2 Each turbine requires 250 yards of tours or events are held Preston Skalka, Jacob Wroughton. banana, Rice Krispie bar. concrete with 30 trucks to deliver it. There are currently 71 Highway 14 Freshman: Jaca Estropia, Bridgett .... This foundation is backfilled with dirt Association members, and those at- Hardy Fanning, Nicholas Kucera. Addison Compassion is love in action. McCartney. St 'Paul Lutheran church: Pastors Eighth Grade: Kara Himmelberg, We can go a lot further together thafi  1 go alone. Caitlyn Willingham. Thank You h Thanks to my wonderful husbandi Don Etter, Don and N .... Alice Delka, Steve and Dixie BarRen, Mike, Mary and | Dakota Delka, and Richardand Julianna Wilford for all the N cards,gifts, phone calls and delicious cake and to Everybody's N ' Restaurant for great food and service to help me celebrate | my 68th birthday on April 5. B Pauline Etter arc Ray. Dary I Nelson.mad Rev. Connie Raess. Sunday, April 12:8 a.m.. Easter brcakfasl: 9 a.m.. worship, holy com- munion. Wednesda}. April 15:1:30 p.m.. Woncn-ELCA: 7 p.m.. confir- mation at St. Paul. Hardy. Union Church of Hardy: Lance Shafer. pastel-. Fellowship hour 9:30 a.m.: Easter egg hunt. I 0 a.m.: Sunday school. I 0 a.m.: morning worship with connnunion. 10:30 a.m. Harmonettes will sing. Ushers arc Jim Miller and Dale Tallcnt. WCU meets Thursday, April 16 at 9 a.m for Spring breakfast. ] Report crimeswithout L ] fear of retributionlll I CRIME STOPPERS I 1-800-422-1494 . i THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE & BODYWORK Swedish Relaxation massage Sandra L. Tietjen L.MT, 402-879-4697 Supenor HOURS: Wednesday and Friday -' ,4!i; Thursday, 3-7 p.m. Saturday J 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nifty-Thrifty Shop 410 1/2 N Central , Superior, Neb. The Express Policy The Express will publish en- gagement announcements, wed- ding photographs and accompa- nying information without Charge. Wedding pictures should be pub- lished soon after the marriage cer- emony Dates will be omitted if more than six weeks after the wed- ding. Although The Express does nct charge for publishing the pictures and stories, they reserve the right to give spacepreference to couples wlao purchase their wedding invi- tations, programs and other sup- plies from The Express. Anniversary pictures are pub- lished with a report after the obser- vance. Pictures may be included in an invitation display ad near the bottom of the 15ge. There is a 15-cent per word charge for inclu- sion in the "You're Invited" col- umn on page 3. Information received in writ- ing by 4 p.m., Monday, is given preference for inclusion in that week's paper. The Express reserves the riglqt to edit and condense all copy submitted i 'EASTER ARRANGEMENTS EASTER giLL S @.  EASTER BALLOONS "lOle.om Main Street Floral 305 N. Central Ave., Superior. Nab. Phone: 1-402-879-8444 "" Toll-Free: 1-877-879-8444 Web site: www.mainstreerflora/superior.com -.. Camie Kroeger. Owner .............. ThankYou A special thankyou to all of my wonderfuliends and clients. Once again, I do not have the words to thank you for your generosity. The kindness you have shown m me personally at this time, is overwhelming. Knowingyou have great friends at times like ,this helps. Thank you again, for all that you gave to me personally and the support and love you have showen my sister Judy)family. Betty Butler Alvin and Eileen (Schiermeyer) Weber of Adams were married April 18, 1959, in Superior, Neb. They will celebrate with family and friends by having a private dinner. Their children are Charles Weber of Bennet, Curtis Weber of Omaha and Carolyn Weber-Odum of Raymore. Me. They have six rand children: Joshua and Kala Weber. and Joel, Jonathon, Becca and Zachary Odum. Congratulations may be sent to: P.O. Box 202 Adams, Neb. 68301 r ' '  elCn  EASTER Egg HUNT Saturday, April 11.10 a.m. Sharp! Lincoln Park.Superior (West Superior Park) Children through 4th grade Sponsored by the Superior Lions Club Prairie Land Food Prairie Land Food can help .you stretch your food dollars. rairie Land Food is for Everyone! rder turn in date: Today through April 13 Two ways to order: 1. Order at your community host site using cash, check or the Vision Card-Food Stamps 2. Order online at www Drairielandfood.com pay by check or debit card Food Pick up day: Saturday, April 25 9- 10 a.m. Superior Church of Christ. 564 E 4th Street. Superior. leb. For more information contact: Pat Kussman at 402-879-1099 Jana Chase at 402-879-3715 Verlene Watson at 402-279-3925 Carla Stark at 402-879-3570 90 ' Birthday "Millie" Mildred (Sheets) Bishop will celebrate her 90th birthday on Easter Sunday, April 12. There will be an Open House Sunday April 19 2-4 p.m. Prairie Winds 603 W. Sixth St., Room 119 Doniphan, Neb. 68832 She request,, ,o gifts but would enjoy seeing you at the Open l-lmse or receiving a card. Her Family r THANK YOU " I would ike to thank everyone who remembered me on my retirement. All of the visits during the Open House at the Post Office. cards, gifts aN well wishes mean a lot to me. I am grateful to all of my customers on he route as I've made many friends over the years. A speciM thank ou to Mary Ann and all of my co-workers at the Post Office for the 0pen House. it was great. It was so good to see so many of my formerco-workers together at the Open House: seems like yesterday that[ was the new kid on the block. Thank you to my family for the supp they've given me as I make this transition to the next phase of my life. God bless all of you. I'm tradingmy old mail bag for my new golf bag?'(Thanks, gang.) Look Out, Golf Course, Here I Come/// k Ken Kempe . ASTE-RIF 25% Off ....... : 2o% Decorations Food mixes Add to #out" Easter Basket." NEW Brainteasers puzzles Delicious Annie B's caramels , Nebraska-made Bakers chocolates And for Dessert." Village Pie Maker pies Cottonwood Cottage Over the river...One mile south of Superior on Hwy. 14 & OPEN TUESDAY-FRIDAY 11 A.M.-6 I'.M. one mile west on the )uth side of the road SATURDAY t0 A.M.-5 I'.M. I I r In Loving Memory of Henry J. Soukop April 7. 1918 - April 9, 2007 We love you and miss you, Ruby, Sharon, Connie, Jerry & family We little knew that morning that Cod Was going to call yonr name. In life roe loved you dearly In death we do flze sanre. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with t/ou, the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide, and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the chain zvill link again. lat00 Annual Easter Program & Egg Hunt 7 00Ea00ter Featuring ' Born Again Bunny! 00t0099stravaeanza Saturday, April 1i. 10:20 aRm. (Immediately after the Lions Club egg hunt) Lincoln Park Superior. Neb. 15,OOO candy-filled eggs! "_ For children  3 years old tosixth grade (A bag will be provided at registration) L./  -x,P This event is being sponsored by _,-,,,__LJ "% "-' Living Faith Fellowship Church f  k 315 N. central J ' Superior, Neb. J/ "  For more information Call: // ' -" 402-879-3814