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remain a distinct two school board Lneighboring coun- Ito unofficial vote the bOard, Jeff Ord, and Mike Gay respectively 109 ballots bOard were Tim Arrants 70. tight for Davenport apparent win- Mosier 182, and Murrey However Maria yet to be race at Daven- Rene Ficken 87 Richard Kidney were for seats on llage board. 115 votes, 104. Hill with whom had 86 advanced election as the He fin- votes while off the school stu- of an early Sat- iust left saw the lights upside bed, they r who the accident Hastings, when control of } and of the The ac- 1.4 miles west north of Supe- of the Portland There are no ge. ts to settle boardraces Charles Fangmeier had 302 and Jewell Buchli had 411. The Democratic candidate apparently will be Russell Loontjer. Loontjer finished with 382 votes while Daniel Wiedel had 279 and Gordon Fleming 178. Larry Edgar and Valerie Shambaugh, the only candidates for the two spots on the Guide Rock village board apparently have.won election. Edgar col- lected 88 votes and Shambaugh 105. Amendment No. 1 The proposed constitutional amendment apparently was ap- proved in both Thayer and Webster counties. The Thayer County vote was close with 1,086 voting for the amendment and 1,057 voting against. In Webster County, the tally was a wider margin, 756 for and 510 against. National Races As expected, Republican George Bush and Democrat Bill Clinton won handily in both counties. Bush collected 561 votes compared to Pat Buchanan's 100 in Webster County. In Thayer County, Bush garnered 942 votes and Buchanan 182. Clinton won easily over Edmund Brown in both coun- ties. He rolled over Brown in Webster County 240 to 71 while winning 430 to 106 in Thayer County. There were 145 uncom- mitted votes in Thayer County and 93 in Webster County. Bill Barrett ran unopposed for the Third District congres- trapped wreck County responded as did mem- bers of the Superior Volunteer Rescue Squad and the Superior Volunteer Fire Department. The Jaws of Life were needed to extricate Kraus from the ve- hicle. She was taken by ambu- lance to Brodstone Memorial Nuekolls County Hospital where she was treated from cracked ribs and collar bone and bruises. She was released Saturday evening. Sheriff's officers who inves- tigated the accident estimated damage to the pickup was in excess of $3,000. The sheriff's department re- ported one other accident this week. Patrick Himmelberg, Lawrence, reported Monday he had hit a fire hydrant at the cor- ner of Main and Highway 4 the previous morning about 2:30. Damage to the 1989 Ford Thunderbird was estimated at $500 while damage to the hy- drant was estimated at $2,000. sional seat on the Republican ticket and Lowell Fisher was unopposed on the Democrat side. Barrett collected 639 votes in Webster County and 1,136 votes in Thayer County. Fisher had 376 votes in Webster County and 602 votes in Thayer County. 43,000 gallons to fire dumped Jim Butler and a forklift belong- m which there ingtoSullivan'sDairywereused to help get to the fire. Water was facil- supplied by a constant shuttle of two fire trucks, a cement truck Fire from Quality Red-D-Mix and a Called at 12:23 milk tanker from Mid-America Seven hours Dairymen, Inc. later Officers from the Nuckolls COuld call it County Sheriff's Department were on the scene to help con- trol traffic and keep sight-seers clip- away. Even after the firemen were able to return to the fire barn about 7 p.m., the work was not done. About 8 p.m., one truck was dispatched to the scene when some flames erupted. About the road to 12:30 a.m. Sunday a tanker re- were able turned to the scene when some to the hot spots were found. It took the firemen about 45 minutes to ex- belonging to tinguish the fire. 86 : ............... 44 ................... 0.25 .0.25 .. 7.23 ................... 5.02 ....... ' .......... 3.52 ............ 8.62 ......... 0.40 ........ 0.71 .......... 0.29 ........... 0.41 ........... 0.50 0.57 Express ads bring excenent results Bob and Sue Trapp, operators of the Rainbow International Carpet Dyeing and Cleaning Company agency learned how many people read Express ad- vertisements. The Trapps are one of 25 Su- perior business Finns participat- ing in the Thursday evening ad- vertising program sponsored by The Superior Express and the Superior Chamber of Corn-" mfAV. Last week by error their ad- vertisement advised they would clean one room at regular price and each additional room for $5 provided the orders were placed between 6 and 9 p.m. Thursday. Their telephone nearly rang off the wail. They wanted the telephone to ring but they planned to offer $5off each ad- ditional room. Th Midlands Edition 16 Pages in Two Sections Plus Supplement Our 93rd Year, No. 20 Monday the Nebraska interstate tourist guides visited Superior for lunch and an update on the community's latest tourist news. After a trolley tour of the community the guides stopped at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Noren for croquette and a Victorian tea. Members of the committee who will be responsible for the Lady Vestey Tea served Aunt Rachers scones, cucumber sandwiches, butter cookies, lemon biscuits and Trumington ladies chocolate bars with blackberry and orange spice tea and fresh strawberries accompanied by clotted cream. An English tea is much like what we term a "coffee." It may be a family affair or an elaborate social event. Families came in from the field each day for tea which was a hearty mid-afternoon snack. Usually a variety of sandwiches were served first to be followed by the sweets. A high tea is similar to a full-meal. Scones are of all types. Some are like a sweet biscuit and served with honey. Others are like pie crust topped with sugar, cinnamon and nut meats before being cut into wedges and rolled like a crescent. Others are fried like crumpets and are made with yeast. They are fried similar to an English muffin. The recipe for the scones served Monday noted "Aunt Rachel's scones are fattening, indigestible, and quiet glorious." Scones are most often served as Christmas teas. SHS presents awards in W0000dnesday service The annual awards day cer- emonies were held at Superior High School Wednesday after- noon. Andrew Miller was honored as the valedictorian of the gradu- ating class. Collin Stubbs is the salutatorian. Competition was very tight with the determina- tion being made only this week. Those who received scholar- ships or recognition included Macy Cisneros and Darren Jonson, Lions scholarships. Cisneros, Central Community College tuition scholarship; Stubbs, Lions Club scholarship alternate, Roy W. Equall FFA and Northrup King national FFA scholarships. Miller, Key Club, Nebraska Wesleyan, University of Nebraska Regents, Univer- sity of Arizona, Hastings Col- lege, Wichita State University, Cameron Bothwell Memorial, Hustle scholarships, U.S. Air Force Academy appointment, outstanding history study (DAR) award. Kerry Sullivan, Lions Club and Kiwnis Future Teacher scholarship alternate, Superior Education Association, Evelene Brodstone, Rena Clingman and SHS Alumni, student council scholarships. Jeff Autrey, Kiwanis outstanding student, Masonic Lodge scholarships and Evelene Brodstone and Key Club scholarship alternate. Troy Delka, VFW attendance award. Sam Meyers, Doane Col- lege and Hastings College schol- arships. Becky Hansen, Harry B. Sweet Foundation, FHA and French Club scholarships. Amp 9uperior SHS graduation Veteran newscaster Bob nounce the benediction. Special Booe will be the featured speaker music will be provided by Linda at the Superior High School Simonsen and the high school graduation ceremonies Sunday band. Special honors and an- afternoon. The program begins nouncement of the top 10 ePr- at 3 p.m. in the gymnasium, cent of the class will be made y Mel Crowe, high school princi- Andrew Miller is the vale. pal. dictorian and Collin Stubbs is "What makes us unique isn't the salutatorian. Both will ad- where we end up, but how we dress the audience, choose to get there" is the class Pastor Jerry Heydenberk, fa- motto. Theclass colors andblack ther of one of the graduates, will and red and the white rose is the offer the invocation and pro- class flower. Barnes, FBLA scholarship. Lora XP[=00 I Price 35 National Edition 16 Pages in Two Sections ISSN 0740-0969 1902 Superior Publishing Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved Superior, Nebraska 68978 Thursday, May 14, 1992 District II Commissioner race awaits recount Benjamin, FHA, student coun- cil, Yvonne Ehlers Memorial Nursing and College of Saint Mary scholarships. Scott Utecht, FFA leadership award. Jason Ray, FFA scholar- ship award. Kelly Eitzmann, FFA outstanding first year mere - ber. Tiffany Duncan, Kiwanis future teacher, Red Caps and Superior Family Medical Cen- ter hustle scholarships. Student council scholarship alternate. Andy Heydenberk, Nate Tietjen Memorial track, Mid- land Lutheran and Red Caps scholarships. Jim Sullivan, Sandy Smith, Paul Kimminau and Angie Thompson Pete Weber Good Friend awards. Todd Smidt, Kim Squires Me- morial art scholarship. Brenda Doering, PEt f'me arts scholarship. Andrew Ma- son, Bausch and Lomb science award. Tori Woerner, McCook Community College scholar- ship. Jay Priefert, University of Nebraska, Kearney, scholarship. Jamie Hallgrimson, Farm Bu- With only votes between the top two candidates for the Dem- ocrat party's nomination for District II Nuckolls County Commissioner, the race remains too close to call. Unofficial vote tallies com- piled after the polls closed Tues- day show Challenger Jesse Jen- sen (Hardy) leading Incumbent Robert Samsula (Oak) by two votes. In the preliminary tally Jonson had gathered 102 votes and Samsula 100 votes. Howev- er, not all of the absentee ballots had been returned. They must be back prior to the the canvass board meeting Thursday. Nuckolls County Clerk Selma Ferguson said Wednes- day morning it appears certain the race will be close enough to automatically require a recount. The third candidate for the nomination, Michael Thayer , (Nora) gained 67 votes. On the Republican ticket for the commissioner nomination, Edd Epley (Nora) with nearly 63 eerCent of the vote defeated an Rowley (Hardy). The un- official vote tally was 177 to 104. A majority of Nuckolls County voters (54.8 percent) fa- vored Constitutional Amend- ment 1. There were 825 votes cast for and 678 votes cast against the amendment. Only one Superior race had sufficient registrants to make the primary election. In the race for the second ward council seat, the names of Marvin Smidt and Chester Moran will advance to the general. Smidt tallied'107 votes, Moran 52 and Joyce All- good 34. The school board, airport au- thority and first and third district council seats did not have suffi- cient candidates to be included on the primary ballot. On the presidential tickets, Nuckolls County voters fol- lowed the national pattern, Vot- ers were given 11 options in- eluding a write-in. With nearly 59 percent of the votes cast, Bill Clinton was the clear winner with 395 votes. Edmund Brown was second with 92 votes or 13.6 percent.Uncommitted bal- lots were cast 96 times. Tom Harkin received 10, Eu- gene McCarthy 9, Paul Tsongas 45, Charles Woods 5, and Ross Perot 16. On the Republican side, 734 votes were cast. Of those, 595 or 81 percent were for George Bush. Patrick Buchanan re- ceived 107 votes, David Duke 19, Tennie Rogers, 2, George Zimmerman 3 and Ross Perot 8. Voters elected representatives to village boards in Hardy, Nora, Oak and Ruskin. Three names were on the bal- lot for the three Hardy village board seats. Mayor Sam Clark won re-election with 40 votes. Diana Fuller, an incumbent, re. ceived 37 votes. George Piper, drew 35 votes. For the village of Lawrence the two incumbents were contin- ued in office. Wayne Koh- metscher received 103 votes and Michael Streff, 100. It appears the voters returned Ellen Lanham and Tracy Worm to the Nora village board. Lan- ham received nine votes and Worm three. A write-in, Debra Jonson received two votes. Six names were on the Ruskin village ballot. Three were elected. Incumbent Rebecca Kleen led the voter getters with 65. Steven Lipker received 49 and Brian Pahl, 48. Others running and their vote totals include Del- bert Jeppesen, an incumbent with 10, Janet Renz 36, and Randy Schultz, 32. Five filed for three positions on the Oak village board. Two new members will be joining the board, Brad Williams and Cher- yl Shelburn. Williams received 32 votes and Shelburn 22. In- cumbent John Corman received 39 votes. Linda Lowery polled six and Ruby Lonsdale 16. Lonsdale was an incumbent. County-wide voter turnout was light. Less than 41 percent of the eligible Nuckolls County residents went to the polls, Though final preliminary tabula- tion was not completed until midnight, all precincts had sub- mitted their returns to Nelson by 10:16 Tuesday night. Spring Creek was the first of the 11 pre- cincts to submit their report to the courthouse. The Spring Creek report was delivered 55 minutes after the polls closed. Spring Creek voters cast their ballots at Ruskin and approxi- mately 15 minutes were needed to drive the report to Nelson. Superior City Council endorses Head Start plan Monday evening the Superior City Council voted to support establishment of a Head Start program in Nuckolls County. Sandy Holling and JulieAnn Cleveland, members of the com- mittee working for the establish- ment of a day care center and Head Start program discussed the concept with the council. At this stage in the process the council has not been asked for financial support and the council has not offered to finan- cial support the program. The current financial plan calls for funding to come from the feder- al government, local donors and from service patrons. In response to a concern over the competition the proposed program might offer existing preschools and daycare centers, the supporters said the demand for services now exceed supply. Sue Trapp, a member of the council and president of the Christian Corner Pre-School, said both preschools were filled and had a waiting list. Council members again con- sidered the possible closing of Second Street from the junction with National Street west to Park Street but did not reach a Petro Plus plans grand opening Petro Plus plans to host a grand opening of the firm's truck stop located near the north edge of Superior on Friday and Saturday. Since purchasing the former Ehlers station, Petro Plus has in- stalled new tanks, a canopy and a bulk plant. The interior of the station has also been renovated and new services added. Station hours have been extended to 6 aan. to 10 pan. The station is also open on Sundays. During the open house there will be free refreshments, prize drawings and special prices on merchandise featu/es. For more information alout the grand opening, please read the advertisement on page 8B of reau scholarship. Scott Sullivan, Sterling Col- this issue of The Express. lege scholarships. Todd Mohler, Red Caps scholarship alternate. Cassidy McCord, Red Caps scholarship alternate and Lisa Weis award. Jon Thompson. hobby recognition (car r tcing)i SUPERIOR MARKETS Honor Roll Wednesday, May 13, 1992 (88percentto92percentwith Corn ........................ $2.57 $2.55 no rade lower than 82percent.) Mile ......................... $4.29 $4.26 Wheat ...................... $3.53 $3.51 (Continued to Page 8A) Soybeans ................. $5.86 $5.76 decision. Some adjoining property owners and other residents of Superior are concerned the clos- ing of the National Street inter- section will result in problems. Objections to the closing of Sec- ond Street have not been voiced. Darwin Fritz, manager of the Mid-America Dairymen plant was present to renew his request for the closure. Though Fritz called the clo- sure an "absolute need" Arlo Doehring, a member of the council said the request was "just a convenience'and an at- tempt to avoid complying with a truck driver licensing law. Doehring introduced a mo- tion to deny the request. The motion was seconded by Lloyd Rust. With Rust and Doehring voting for the motion and Trapp, Ken Fairbrother and Edwin Wharton voting against the me- don failed. After considerable discussion about the need and problems created by either leaving open- ing or closing the street, mem- bers of the council decided to delay a decision until after they met with Mid-Am officials and inspected the site. That inspec- tion will be made Monday evening. Fritz said he would ar- range for a driver to demonstrate the procedure the plant would have to follow if the street is closed. After discussing the possible armor coating of a Lincoln Park street, the council sent the re- quest to the park board. If the park board wants to armor coat the street, money would come from the park budget. It was noted the city had pre- viously coated the street but the coating did not hold in s,eral locations. The failure of the coating was attributed to the in- ability to establish a solid base because of a traditionally high water table. Earlier this year rock was added to the road surface. Be- fore armor ,coating this roc would have to be removed. Dochring reported the Good Sam camper club had held a rally in Lincoln Park mad the members were pleased with the improvements made to the campground this year. He said members decided to return to Superior instead of going to York as first proposed. Members of the club donated $80 to the park improvement fund. A question over the ac- counting of park and cemetery improvement funds led to a heated exchange between Doe- bring and Dwayne Aberg, the city clerk. Operators of the city's kent lottery, Tom Jonson and Tom Sorensen, reported on the finan- cial hardship a change in state regulations will cause. Unless a feasible alternative is found, Jonson said the number of hours and days the game is operated must be reduced. He said such a change would reduce the revenue the city receives from the gam Until roe: tly the Superior game has operated with two em- ployees on duty. Following an employee tampering problem re- ported in Omaha the state has required three operators be on duty to supervise a ball-draw type of game. Jonson said Superior Kent, Inc., had suggested better super vision could be accomplished with a modification to the video monitoring system. And, while addinl extra cost to the operator, he stud the video system was economically feasible. Members of the council agreed to write a letter support- ing the proposed change. Festival planners hold last meeting Croups and individuals in- volved with the Lady Vestey festival will meet at 7:30 tonight (Thursday) at the Superior High School cafeteria to review festi- val plans. Organizers report they are ex- cited to see the nearly two years of planning come together into the first festival. Early in the planning the or- ganizers were advised by state tourism department officials to plan for an attendance of 10,000 people. Many were skeptical and a few skeptics remain. However, those working closely with the planning report the estimates are becoming more realistic with each passing day. The festival is being widely promoted and inquiries are flooding into the Chamber of Commerce office. Tickets sales for the various activities are reported to be good. The book reporting the life story of Lady Vestey has been reprinted in paperback form and is now available for purchase. Other items that are or soon will be available for sale include picture postcards and commemorative T-shirts.