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Price 35 he rior ,Edition in Three Sections No. 28 XPI00 ISSN 0740-0969 O 1991 Superior Publishing Company, Inc. All Rights Raserved Superior, Nebraska 68978 National Edition 22 Pages in Three Sections Thursday, July 9, 1992 "gh winds wreck c across Kansas home has been destroyed." Her plea for help immediate- ly set in motion a series of events. Kistler contacted the Thayer County Law Enforcement Cen- ter for assistant. Hebron, in-turn contacted Fairbury and Belleville to request assistance for Coneordia. Officers and vol- unteers from those communities plus Byron and Chester were soon enroute to Concordia. Kistler was eventually able to contact the Mitchell County communications center but the dispatcher there advised Mitch- ell County had also been hit and would he unable to respond to the call for mutual aide. Still unable to reach Mankato and fearing that community had been hit by the storm. Kistier called Leo Zadina, civil pre- paredness director for Webster, Nuckolls and Thayer counties. Though it was the middle of the night, Zadina drove to Mankato. He found the storm had passed south of Mankato but the community was left without electrical power or communica- tions. Kistler said it was eerie to sit in the Superior communications center and not be able to contact nearby Kansas communities or hear any radio traffic from northern Kansas. summer storm trated path, damage from this across northern storm is widespread. morn- First word of the storm communications, reached Superior emergency and downing workers about 2 aan. lines. Vernon Mohler, who lives in of The Express northern Jewell County, about 2 Wednesday, law 1/2 miles southwest of Superior, Officers are dis- called the Superior base station in Mitchell and to request assistance in restoring Motorists are electrical power. detour around the Power on the line served by the Jewell-Mitchell REA had Jack Baker, Su- gone out about 11 p.m. Mohler Permitted through had been attempting to call the 81 rural electric association office He said in Mankato but was unable to of the get through. appeared all Richard Kistler was on duty the highway or destroyed, at the Superior communications' t throughout the base station. He attempted to most side reach emergency base stations in The only both Belleville and Mankato but appeared to he was unable to make contact. officers and He next tried to reach the ). base station at Concordia. the two counties Though he now does not under- warning about stand how he managed to con- tact the Concordia base, the op- earlier the crater there did not wait to ask had issued a the reason for his call. She im- thunderstorms mediately issued her own call 40 miles per for help. She told Kistler, "Can you storm arrived it get help? I think we have been wind of more hit by a tornado. We, have mas- r hour. sive damage, trailer homes are Weather Bu- overturned and at least one that at 80 miles per least 20indicatemin-the Superior holding per hour. harvest sale Superior business firms have joined together this week to sponsor a community-wide har- vest sale. When the dates were picked early this year, it was expected the harvest would he over long before the sale dates. Some mer- chants were concerned the dates were later than desirable but with the July 4 celebration scheduled for Saturday it was decided the calendar was too full. A series of summer storms has delayed the harvest. Some farmers are finished but others have much left to cut. However, the sale will go on as planned. A special section in this issue of The Express de- scribes the many special values to be found throughout the town. The sale prices are valid Thursday through Saturday. Most stores will be open Thurs- day evening but be sure to check with the store to be certain of closing time. Officially the retail committee of the Superior Area Chamber of Commerce recom- mends all stores he open until 9 p.m. Thursday but each store owner sets the hours for their store. In addition to the harvest sale advertising, this issue of The Express also contains advertise- ments for the Thursday evening shopping promotion. may inflict a concert- The storm had downed com- munications towers and inter- rupted electrical service. Later Wednesday the Superi- or base was contacted by a resi- dent of a rural home located one mile south of Concordia. The caller was concerned family members camped at Lovewell Reservoir mliy have been caught in the storm. The caller said her home's roof, porch and siding had been stripped away by the storm. The weather bureau indicates the storm formed west of Me- Cook. It was f'trst expected to strike in Harlan County but dipped south striking the Kansas community of Long Island be- fore continuing on to the south- east. Reports indicate Clifton also sustained major damage. Ob- servers are saying damage was worse than that inflicted by a to__do. Area residents are keeping a weary eye on the clouds as Pa- citic Ocean moisture continues to cross the Rocky Mountains and into Kansas and Nebraska. The current weather patterns are said to he very unusual. Satur- day evening heavy hail damaged homes, outbuildings and farm crops in the Edgar, Davenport and Courtland areas. Rain repom in the Webber, Courtland and Republic ranged to more than five inches. Ponds overflowed and flash floods put some roads underwater. Because of flash flooding as- sociated with that storm, travel in Concordia area was also dis- couraged late Saturday and early Sunday. SUPERIOR MARKETS Wednesday, July 8, 1992 Corn ...................... 2.50 2.47 Mile ..................... 4.02 3.98 Wheat .................. 3.23 3.22 Soybeans ............. 5.48 5.56 annual soctal Vestey ice Memo- Auxiliary, at the hospital. at 4 p.m. and Lrn. in a variety of goods will include and pies, rolls. gift shop will event. and a weekend holiday contributed to the record 369 Run Saturday rooming. Participants in the four events as Oregon and Washington state and represented more In this picture, the two-mile and 10-K runners were the of a Kim .... Gary Follmer was making some final measurements and cuts Tuesday as workers pushed to finish the new exhibit hall and office building at the Nuckolls County Fairgrounds. Some of the displays for next week's fair are already in place. --Express Photo New building ready for 1992 county fair A wide variety of events are structed by the Rouih Riders 4-H tor for the Nebraska Department scheduled for the 117th annual Ciub.Alsoseveralcleadtreeshave of Agriculture. He will be at the Nuckolls County Fair which be- gins its four-day run Wednesday. Falrgoers will have a chance to use some of the new facilities which have been built, including a new general exhibit building and fair office, rest rooms horseshoer office and fair gate. The horseshow office was con- been removed. The fair will open with the hog show and junior roping Wednes- day morning. Starting out the day Thursday will he the lamb, dairy, junior beef and open class beef shows. Also available will be Chart Komarek, noxious weed inspec- Cutting the wheat on the Don Boersma farm was made much easier when Mrs. Boersma's neighbors showed up this week. About a dozen men with combines and trucks cut all but about 30 acres of late wheat which was too green for harvesting. of those helping is at the right. A like number of people participated in the one- mile kids'run and one-mile predict earlier. The two-mile overall winners were Laura Massberger, Lincoln, and Mike Garnhart, York. Pare Gray, Hastings, and Joe Schumm, Deweese, were the overall winners in the 10-K. The Firecracker Run was the ion. Neighbors harvest Boersma's wheat fields Velda Boersma found out what having good neighbors means when about a dozen men gath- ered at her farm northeast of Su- perior to complete the wheat har- vest Tuesday. Mrs. Boersma's husband, Don, died unexpectedly March 16 in Arizona. The harvest began about a week ago when some neighbors combined about 25 acres. An- other 45 acres were combined Tuesday, leaving only 30 acres of late wheat which was too green to work. The quality of the wheat was said to he good with moisture running at about 13 percent. Five combines and five trucks and an augur wagon helped with the combining. Among those whc helped were Leo and Barry Blackstone, Lee and Chad Hansen, Ken and Dan Corman, Leroy and Todd Hoyer and Jim, Ron and Leonard Rempe. Mrs. Boersma said of thereap- ers, "They are the best neighbors in the country." The Boersma's moved to Ne- braska from Indiana in January 1962. Superior Garden Club honors home owners The' Superior Garden Club has an ongoing program to rec- ognize a homeowner each week for their contribution toward the beautification and improvement of Superior. With the award comes a sign ..... :: : ::: i Ed Groves, observer Temperature High for week ...................... 94 Low for week ....................... 50 Precipitation Total this week .................. 1.16 Total this month ................ 1.16 To date in 1992 ............... 13.03 To date in 1991 ............... 10.69 Normal for July ................ 3.43 Normal to Aug. 1 ............ 16.97 Kenneth Hansen, observer Ruskin .................................. 55 Ken Garst, observer Lovewell Dam ................... 2.35 Clyde Cramer, observer Hardy ................................. 1.01 Merlin Luben, observer Oak ....................................... 50 Ralph Herz, observer Lawrence .............................. 24 which may be displayed at the property. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Brandt was recognizing for their work cleaning a creek in east Superior and planting flowers. Their home is locat at 649 East Third. Mr. and Mrs. Gale Mikkelsen were recognized for their work to improve and restore a large Victorian home at Seventh mad Bloom streets. The home figured PoOinenfly,in the early history uperior mat was in need of much repair. Work on that prop- erty is continuing. Mrs. Cecil Blackstone has long beam interested in raising plants. Each year she raises a large [;arden and sells garden pmn.ts.m addition to maintaining a numtmr oz hewers in her yard and inside her home. She was recognized for her flower gar- dens at 707 Commercial. Quentin Leece was recog- nized for a well-nmnicured lawn at 754 Kansas. Earlier this year the lawn was the site of his son's garden wedding. A bakyard flower garden earned Elsie Wissing the award. weed control booth to identify weeds and answer any questions fairgoers might have. The traditional 4-H and FFA activity night with free admis- sion to the grandstand will be Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. The program will include a live- stock parade, style revue, perfor- mances by song groups, the pre- sentation of the Ak-Sar-Ben Farm Family Award and the crowning of the 4-H king and queen. The poultry, rabbit, horse, and dog show will be daytime activi- ties Friday. Art Kimminau and his mule team will he providing field dem- onstrations in front of the grand- stand both Friday and Saturday during the day. Each evening there will be a rodeo. Saturday activities include a trap shoot sponsored by the Su- or FFA in the morning, a coed volleyball tournament be- ginning at 11:30 azn. and horse- hoe pitching at noon. Both events will he at the Nelson City Park. Afternoon activities include the annual turtle race at 4 p.m. and kids' pedal tractor pull at 5 p.m. Kenney's Fun Land operate the carnival again this year. Hun- gry fairgoers will have a chance to eat at three barbecues, chicken Thursday evening, pork Friday evening and beef Saturday evening. A full-page advertisement elsewhere in this issue of The Express provides additional de- tails. Lake boosters plan fireworks show Saturday Lovewell Lake's July 4th fireworks celebration was rained out Saturday evening when the park was caught in a deluge of rain and hail. The fireworks show has been rescheduled tor 10 p.m. this Saturday. The strong summer thuder- storm which dumped more than 5 inches of rain on many loca- tions also rained out many per- sonal fireworks exhibitions. As a result of the weather, the slate park has obtained special permission from state officials to permit the personal shooting of fireworks in a designated area Saturday. Jim Regelin, manager of the Lovewell Marina, has ex- tended an invitation to area resi- dents with unshot fireworks to bring them to the park this Sat- urday. In addition to state regu- lations manylocalities also have regulations limited the shooting of fireworks to only July 3-5. The commercial display set for 10 p.m. Saturday will be under the direction of the Man- kate Volunteer Fire Department. In spite of the threatening weather, a large crowd had gath- ered in the state park last Satur- day. Sevexal motorists reported having gotten stuck when they sought shelter from the hail by parking under the trees. Report 2 accidents in Nuckoil8 Court W The Nuckolls County Sheriff's Department reported two acci- dents in the past week. Fortu- nately neither involved personal intry. The 1983 Oldsmobile Delta Lwrence g being driven by Myra Ak_samit, was struck as she was turning into a driveway about six miles east and two miles south of Lawrence about 4 p.m: Thurs. daY,ceordil to the accident re- port, t was eastbouaM and as she t urn into the driveway t o