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e !argest round barn in the United States was located on the banks of a pond iFl;ttlernoon, Creek water, unable to empty into the Republican River, surrounded ted on ndmark" The river is near the top of !he photo. Additional photos of the f!ood the Instae pages OT mis section OT me express. --txprees noto 11,1 " blica n fl oo ds 1o wl and he avy rain likely has caused many anxious have been the possibility while their have been flooding. sounded in Tuesday a tornado was highway Kansas- three miles overcast area at the s were driving on. A cloud was of Ruskin at neither lge. the con- since late rain fell all River Guide Rock to night. the creeks flash the area. roads in counties bridge ap- Highway a time soon filled the and it morning areas. COVering an acres failed from the about 18 months ago washed outa county road. The Little Blue River was quickly filled to capacity but did not cause as much alarm as the Republican. When Superior area residents learned of the heavy rains Tuesday morning, many began chocking the river here but it continued flowing normally until late afternoon when the first signs of the runoff arrived at Superior. By sundown the river was still several feet from bank full but traffic was unusually heavy as sightseers kept watch. By Wednesday morning the river was bankfull here. Tuesday afternoon the National Weather Service posted s flood warning thrnhout the night for Franklin and Webster County. It was expected the river would crest late Tuesday at between 17% to 18 feet at Guide Rock. Flood stage at Guide Rock is 16 feet. The crest was predicted to be 11 feet at Hardy where the flood stage is also 11 feet. However, the predictions OVed inaccurate as additional avy rain fell in the Red Cloud area" Tuesday night. Amounts up to 3 inches were reported but the rain didn't cover as large area as did the Monday rain. There was, however, no place for the water to go. At 1 a.m. Wednesday, the Republican River washed over the highway at Guide Rock. The water continued to rise until 6:30 a.m. At mid-day Wed- nesday, the river began to overflow into the lowlands at Superior. The Superior Express chartered an airplane from Superior Aviation Tuesday afternoon and sent a reporter- photographer out to inspect the river. From the air at 2:45 p.m., the first sign of the coming flood was foam on the river near (Continued to Ps ge SA) Company rolls back rate The natural gas price in- crease which was implemented by The Gas Service Company on April 23 has been partially rolled-back according to in- formation received this week by Mayor Harry Robinson. The company which serves retail gas customers in Superior, Mankato, Jewell and Burr Oak had planned to in- crease the rates 47.24 cents per thousand cubic feet on that date. However, Harold Steenbergen, director of rates and tariffs for The Gas Service Company; reported the com- pany's wholesale supplier, Cities Service Gas Company, notified them Friday the wholesale price increase would he reduced to 37.87 cents per llusand cubic feet effective on April 23. makes teacher assignments, new kindergarten teacher Board extra-duty the upper a new kin- approved a non-certified par- more gular that the Hugo attend on a tuition the filing Monday at,d on that of the teacher made for but not or high teachers. The board proceeded to approve the recom- mendations for teacher placement as presented by the administration and further made the appointments for the sponsorship of .various classes and extracurricular activities including the coaches. In connection with teachers, the board voted to extend a 1982-83 contract to Pamela Frericha. Mrs. Frerichs will be teaching the additional kindergarten classes as determined at a previous board meeting. The board also adopted with some modifications an extra-duty pay program as purposed by the Superior Education Aesocitien. In other action, the board approved a seven percent across the board increase in pay for non-certified staff and ap- proved the purchase of new approved purchasing through the Educational Service Unit various pieces of furrdtu., equipment and supplies m- cluding cassette recorders, projection carts, microscopes and two computors with related. equipment. The board rejected for this year the p rop. I to buy more audio visual eclmpment m be used in the ltbrrj, and athletic department. Note was also made of the need for the school district caius to be eemted by J u. 30. Mrs. Donna Fullerum mu take the Superior and surrotmding area count and Mrs. MarJorle Blair will take the census for the Hardy and surrounding area. . ...... The next meeting c/me ooam is scheduled for Monday, j.une, - 14 at 7:30 in the junior mgn library. athletic materials. The board _ , Vacant on Superior School Board i=.,rla'y"cll Board four.year term. The board  cent of the number, of votes ,ttgatin-s" to accept therefore seeking people who received by the higtmst v oer .te"t , w, .or David would be interested in filling getter in the last scnoo! el .cctlm. ' %t" = mov the rest of th term. Thuse In e case, the .r) Y ca , out took I0 recmvm t,t ctim to .... no people should contact a board getter in .... .__ m his seat menber or the superintendent, votes, so an asp/rant m tm 1 to &..,. ' iee must produce a peu.- toX, the ,rmtj endent For those who would dire to signed by at |e.t m regteterm at for a term and have More : .0000ffies W.00o002_ ..aerVe:_aPpo er names placed on the heacushtm, shou, o some_  ei%'me of November haUot several tUtngs stgnaturm  aemE? _.? %_t' wth the are nocesury. The cancUdate for one sm or anon. ?: '-  at   ttm.e a must also ta!n .a petin .?m petition must . fl o e :-,on ,,- ,.uvemtmr the county clara ano sonct before the next ger ,,-,= the bao ueeome a sufficient signatures to, at the which this year is Nov. z or oy mr a full minimum, be equal to 20 per- August 23. L . , ,i . in i ,,, ,, i, ii i i n iii , ii Price 25 The Superior X R 20 Pages in Three Sections Plus Supplement 1982 Superior Publishing company, Inc All Rights Reserved Our 83rd Year, No. 19 Superior, Nebraska 68978 ,Thursday, May 13, 1982 Voters select party nominees in Nebraska primary election Forty-two percent of the eligible Nuckolls County voters went to the polk Tuesday. A light turnout had been expected, and most reports from the polling places Tuesday were confirming the expectation. However, when all votes were counted more went to the polls this year than did in the 1980 presidential primary. Only 1,775 votes were cast in the 1980 primary and 2,180 in the general election. Several hotly contested county races are thought responsible for generating the local interest. Nuckolls County voters followed the statewide voting trends on the state issues. Hardy and Spring Creek precincts were the first to report their vote tabulations to County Clerk Nora Wehrman. Reports from those two lxcinc were delivered to the courthouse at 9:20. The last precinct to report was Victor, arriving at 11:35 p.m. It apper that write-in efforts to place two Republicans on the general election ballot were successsful. Deputy Sheriff James Marl" received 342 write- in votes for sheriff. Wayne L. Garrison received an estimated 205 write-in votes for county attorney. Neither had con- ducted a campaign for the write-in votes. Nebraska law requires a successful write-in candidate mustgain at least five percent of the votes cast by members of his party in the election. It appears that both have done so as an estimated 50 votes would be needed. Before a Write-in candidate's name will appear on the general election ballot, the candidate must file for the office within 10 days following certification of the primary election. Neither have publicly confirmed an intention to file, County Clerk (Republicans) +Selma Fergusou Virgil Uhrmacher Albert Ahreus County Clerk (Domecrat) + Willard J. Karmazin Donnetta Campbell District Court Clerk (Republican) Sally J. Schroer (Republican) +Dorothy Joy 923 510 County Sheriff 318 (Republican) 12 +Jim Man'(write-in) 342 County 8herlff (Democrat) 552 +Donald Squires 657 286 J" W. Healey 175 County Commlssiuner Dist. I (Republican) 71 +Arnold Ehlers 173 6o2 county Commlsmnor 274 l)4strlet I (RepubDcan) +Joe Sullivan 218 703 County Commluiener District HI (ContkmM toPage 5A) Ed Groves, observer Temperature High during week 82 Low during week 38 Precipitation Total for week 1.31 Total this month 2.o3 Todate in 1982 8A2 To date in 1982 7.23 Normal for May 3.52 Normal to June I 8.82 Roy Brundon. observer Burr Oak .55 Clyde Cramer, observer Hardy 1.30 Emil Zlmmermun. observer Guide Rock 2.2O Cecil Marqunrdt. observer Byron 1.30 Elmer Lang, observer Davenport 0.88 Kenneth Garst. observer Lovewell Dam 0.63 Voters defeat incumbent Webster, Thayer auorneys boring counties turned up these results. In Webster Cetmty the only county-wide races were on the Republioan side for ccunty attorney and county com- missioner for the fifth district. In the county attorney race, Michael Offner received 624 votes and Jerry McDonel 258. For fifth district county com- missioner, Melvin Troudt received 82 and Loran Herrick 106. There was a three-way race for Guide Rock Village trustee with two to be elected. Philip Hartman received 7O votes, Billie Delka 96 and Myrtle Hadley m. In Thayer County, there were county-wide races in both parties. On the Democratic side in the race for clerk of district court, Sharon Branting easily outdistanced Dorothy Hintz 602- 235. The county commissioner race resulted in John Fink receiving 371 votes, Harold Gerberding 237, Paul Ger- herding 139, Bob O'Nea1506 and Ray Karnatz 523. On the Republican side in the race for county treasurer, Raymond Draws polled 1,062 votes and Stuart Sell 554. For county at. torney, Duane Hubbard received 271 votes and Daniel Warner, 1,310. Candidates for county commissioner seats showed John Zucker with 215, Melvin Rippe 650, Arold EKlers, 4, Bruno Fangmeier 537 and Bud Voigt, 1,054. In a four-way race for three seats on the Davenport village board, Jinunie Meets polled 142 votes, Ardean Nunnonkamp ., Donna Lawson 121 and" Steven Relnke 196. In Clay County the only county-wide races were on tl Primary races in the neigh- Republican side where in the race for clerk of district court Donna Beeka polled 1,300 ,otas end her opponent, Walter Sapp, jr. 418. In the race for sheriff, Gary Jones received 1,00 votes and Dee Wilkerson 713, County attorney candidates Don Bet- torf received 754 votes while his opponent, Ted Griess received 1,034. In the race for county supervisor from the first district, Philip Reinsch received 144 votes and Dean Domeier received 186. There were non-political races in the 32nd and 34th districts for the Nebraska legislature. In the 52nd district the Thayer county vote was Donald Apley 668, Len Schropfer 12, Sharon Apking, 1,201, Donald Eret 3,55, Ken Rohare 4e, Norman Behrends 87 and Bill Thomas 308. In the Clay County portion of the 34th district the vote was Rod Johnson, 2,0e0, Ted Regier, 243, John Harris 200 and Ed Ellis 51. Two school districts, predomioately in neighboring counties, also had races. The mmhers represent the vote totals received in both counties. In Webster County, the Guide Rock school hoard race was a seven candidate affair with these results: Frank Moravcek receiving 116 votes, Robert Bencken 6& Allen Woodward 9e, Robert Rapp 86, Richard Langer 74, James Richardson 166, and Richard Montgomery 12& In Thayer county, the Davenport school race showed Robert Skrbbeckl with I00 votes, lleno Johnson , Pamela Pearson 132, Elliott Jagels, 330, Marceleen Keim 413 John Greet, 309, Jerry Miller 170, and Wonda Mnsler, 215. Mankato resident killed in construction accident- Both company and law en- forcement officers are con- ttnulng the investigation into the accident. Forrest Childress suffers injuries in farm mishap Forrest Childress of rural Superior suffered painful In. juries Mmlay  when the tractor and loader he was eperatlng turned over on him at his farm northwest of Superior, Childress was able to free himself from the equipment and was brought to the Brodstone Memorial Nuckolls County Hospital by b; ebbor Jim Finch, 42, Mankato, was one of three com truetion workers killed in the ollapee of a scaffold at Jemore in Ness County near Dodge City, Monday afternoon. The three men were am- poyees of the Borton c. struction Company, /ut- chimon, and were preparing to paint the inside of the Collingwood Grain elevator when ilm accident cccurred. Them wore no other injuries. SUPERIOR MARKET8 Wednesday, Msy IZ, 1M2 Wheat 1.62 Corn 2.74 Milo 4.30 There were several county races. The unofficial tAly of the Nuckolis ballots fellows. The apparent nomineed is marked with +. +Mildred Eilers Kathleen Flower District Court Clerk (Demecrat) +Hene J. Nielsen County Treasurer City Council orders pump; agrees to fill street ditch All six members of the derhanded or crooked. They Apartments, the city and Superior City Council voted were, according to Rust, just Gaylord Higer Construction for Monday evening to-purchase a trying to get the swimming pool curb and utter in front of the new water circulating pump for ready for use this season. The apartments were approved. the municipal swimming pool. action he said saved the city Higer will do the concrete wink Bids from three firms, Superior more than $15,000. and furnish the material for I-M Sales, Capital Supply and Rust presented the contract "$2,475. While the city will have Bonsall Pnoi Company were negotiated at the unofficial to do some grading, the apart- considered at the regularly meeting with Cook Sand- ment owners willreimburse the scheduled meeting of the blasting to the city clerk and city for I-ligers work. council, asked that it be filed with the A bid from Superior Tire While the bids were not for city records. Company to supply the city with identical pumps, the three Councilmember Dwayne regular gasoline and diesel fuel pumps were said to be similar Bostelman reported he was during the mouth of May was and all adequate for the pool. attempting to saeWe a price accepted. Gasoline will cost Superior I-M Sales bid $2,18&75, es.timate for a new pool filter. $1.13 per gaUon and number two Bonsall $2,643 and Capital While the present filter may diesel 98 cents per gallon. $1,7. Delivery will be in about continue to work for A request from the Lovewell two weeks. The city utility several years, he said for Dam superintendentforakeyto department will install the budgeting it weald be nice to the city landfill was denied. have an idaa of the replaeement Kennetli Garst proposed pump purchased from capitol cost. Rust and Larry Juergens luling one p/ckup load of trash Supply. Councilman Lloyd Rust volunteered to donate the from his home and the Bureau reported he was unhappy with necessary welding work. of Reclamation shop at the dam thehasslewhichfollowedactiou The council approved an site each week. The council takenlast week for the repair of ordinance changtngthe zoning members said it had not been the pool. to permit Dr. Judy Butler to the policy of the city to rent keys He criticized The Superior construct a medical clinic at to people or organizations Express for reporting on the Fourth and Colorado. The residing outside the city. unofficial meeting. He said the zoning change was api'oved at However, the material could be council and park board an April meeting of the council, dumped at the landfill during members present were not Contracts betweentheowners regular hours. attempting anything un- of the Meadow Creek Villa (Continued toPageSA) Paving work Work has finally resumed on Highway 14, beg at the north edge of Nelson and run- ning north for II miles to one mile north of the Cy-Nuckolis County line, according to the Nebraska Department of Roads. Through traffic will again be detoured beginning at the junction of highways 14 and 136. west on Highway 1M to the resumes on N- 14 nctlon of highways 136 and 78, stallation; Votapka Con- north on Highway 78 through struction Inc. of Oberlin, has the Pauline to the Junction of high- 4,395 contract for seeding; ways 78 and 74, east on Highway and Werner Cosntruction, Inc. 74 to Highway 14, south on High- of Hastings has the $ 2,694,964 way 14 to State Spur S18B, ast contract for concrete paving. on S 1813 to Edgar, then south Work is scheduled to be from Edgar on a county road to completed in October. Grading Highway 4. and bridge improvement was Sheer Construction, Inc. of completed last year and the Ida Grove, Iowa, has t;w $42,252 road reopened for limited travel contract for guard raft in. through the winter. Wharton youth injured in accident. Patrick Wharton, 18, Desbier lust control of his westbound ditch on the north side of High- was only slightly injured, when vehicle at the railroad crossing way 135 road. the 1970 Volkswagen tie was just east of the Abdal road while Superior fire and ambulance driving flipped overin an ac- traveling at about SO mph. He equipment and the Nuckolls cident that occurrea ap- thought the car may have bit County Sheriff responded to the proximately three  west of some 4x4 lumber lying in the scene. Wharton was taken to the the highway 14-136 intersection ditch which caused the vehicle Brodetoue Memorial Nnckolls onhighway 136 Sunday morning to become a/rborne. The car County Hospital whore he was at approximately 11 a.m. . d.red the county road and treated and released. The Accordlng-- o theto driver, he came to rest facing east in the vehicle was demolished. : I "!' ""  :',, :: J | Patrick Wharton, 18. Deshler, suffered only minor injuries when his car flipped over .... e mi ,:m=t nf tho t4iahw,  4.1 6 intersection on 136, -Eoress PhOtO