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for related west collectibles, Len and Linda Tuesday about a family in the 1880s. about the the 1884 Kan., two Hillsboro, Ore., several Kansas and , have collected in- about the rob- Some of the last in this area. They their book in the " bank was cashier killed by and Ben Wheeler. William in Evergreen Cem- 0f the robbery, Brown as the mar- , they past on both is thought to y the Kid' s 15th one listed on an r members of the gang. Lodge resi- Caught those thought robbery. The to the Medi- escaped from the shot and killed. hot, but his wounds and two compan- Leslie and Small, ial. for information, a letter written which told ationship to an educated uired con- some time they reference to in that leces to the Wheeler tg at a Kan- decided to take the Mindy Ost was , records pieces were being time all of Mrs. Several mothers joined Lawrence-Nelson graduates in the high school library Saturday in Nelson to take a group picture. Pictured above are (from left) Darcy Kathman, Kylene Schroer, Julie Worman, Cheryl Faimon, Carolyn Janda and Jim Koontz, principal. Wheeler's letter has been verified. Alice's father was originally from New York. After serving in the Civil War, he came west. Census records from 1883 indicate William and his wife were then living in Jewell County's Montana Township. He ap- parently had rented land from a man named Cyr. A dispute developed over the picking of corn and the owner hired others to pick the corn. During an argument, Cyr shot Wil- liam Wheeler five times, three of the shots were in the back after he turned and began to walk away from the fight. William Wheeler was described as a large, imposing, man who had lost a portion of one arm. Alice was to marry a man then usiing the name Ben Burton. It is thought Burton was an assumed name. After the marriage he was known as Ben Wheeler. A son was born to Ben and Alice while they were living in the Superior area. The search for information has taken the Gratteries to a number of commu- nities including McCook, Indianola and Oberlin. At Oberlin members of the family were involved in the battle with Dull Knife. Following tlat battle, Alice in- dicates she helped with the making of more than a dozen burial shrouds. Thursday, May 16, 2002 THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS 5A Utiltiy dept., NPPD teaches children about electricity Friday several at' Superior's grade At the Sidney location, it is proposed The Municipal Energy Agency of school students received a lesson in 12 of tile large wind turbines will be Nebraskaisdevelopingthestate'slarg- electrical energy generation courtesy located adjacent to the interstate high- est wind farm near Kimball. Current the Nebraska Public Power District and the Superior Utility Department. With the use of models, Tom Schoening, a NPPD representative, explained how the district is t, sing wind turbines and hydropower to generate electricity. In association with the Central Power and Irrigation District, NPPD operates six hydroelectric plants on the Platte River. The district has two wind turbines operating near Springview. Neb. In three years of operation, the wind tur- bines have generated enough electric- ity to power 500 homes of average SIZe. Other companies have under devel- opment or proposed wind turbine in- stallations near Kimball and Sidney. way. The students were told Superior was the first community in Nebraska to join the power districts's Prairie Power Project. The project goal is the development of renewal energy sources to reduce the state's dependence on coal and oil. C, urrently 60 percent of the electrical energy consumed m Ne- braska comes from coal-fired plants, 20 percent from nuclear fuel power plants and 15 percent from hydro plants. Until Friday's classes, the students did not know why Prairie Power signs are affixed to the population signs at each entrance to Superior. NPPD expects to add five mega- watts of wind generating capacity b 2003. plans call for 10.5 megawatts of ca- pacity and the possible expansion to 20 megawatts. Solar-power also plays a roll in Nebraska's electrical energy picture. The Northwest Rural Public Power District is using solar power to gener- ate electricity for remote customers in its region. Several ranches in the North- west territory have solar-electric sys- tems. Thirty solar-powered systems are installed on stock wells. The Omaha Public Power district will use gas produced by decomposing waste at the Douglas County Landfill to fuel a generator producing electric- ity. A commercial-size fuel cell is gen- erating electricity and supplying heat for a jungle exhibit at the Omaha zoo. recognized of the Na- )hers Associa- 9f awards cam- .was held in the alism and I Hall Carman, of ards in the Carman won first first and second personality, first :st in 9haLo story. ichard and g- also made awards to professional entries. And unrelated event honoring pho- tographers and contributing writers will be held in Lincoln this Friday. Corman will be recognized at a review reading and reception to be held at the Great Plains Art Collection, In Hewitt Place, Lincoln, for her photography which was selected for the book"Plains Song Review, Volume IV". Authors will read their contributions and photogra- phers will be recognized. "Plains Song Review" is an interdisciplinary jour- nal published by the Center for Great Plains Studies. The photograph se- lected for this book was landscape taken by Carman, in Nuckolls County. Air ditioning Sales and service W & Appliance N. Central Superior 402-879-3501 Lawrence-Nelson High School graduated 40 seniors Saturday afternoon. Above they have gathered for a group picture in the school library just before the processional. The class consisted of 16 girls and 24 boys. The class is the second to graduate a s a c0'mbined Lawrence and Nelson class. 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