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'Z- S lhllllvlnl,iihiMi,lil,,l,lnnq,,Mq,nnn'di,,dlql"l,, SM **C005"~0215"*D*=1 7 ..... 01-31-2015 SMALL TOWN PAPERS 217 W COTA ST SHELTON WA 98584-2263 Midlands Edition 28 Pages in 5 Sections Plus Supplements Official Nuckolls County Our 114th Year, No. 28 Available on the web at I '1 [ e-" " Motorists asking Superior Police Newspaper ISSN Member of Nebraska'Press Association and National Newspaper Association 0740-0969 2013 Superior Publishing Company, Superior, Nebraska 68978 Inc. All Rights Reserved E-mail address: tse @ Price 50 National Edition 28 Pages in 5 Sections Thursday, July/ 2013 I J Apparently, me Nebraska Depart-" ment of Roads has eliminated a lane from the intersection of Highways 8 and 14 in Superior. " Perry Freeman, Superior police chief, said he began fielding citizens' questions about the intersection Tues- day. When he went to look, he said he discovered they had eliminated the in- side lane for southbound motorists to turn left (eas0 from Highway 14 onto Highway 8. Previously, the southbound inside lane was for motorists turning left or going straight, and the outside lane was for those turning right. Now it appears to be a two-lane road epa- rated by a double-yellow line. Freeman said he was not aware they were changing the lane structure at the intersection. Where it was previously difficult for southbound 1g-wheelers to turn right at the intersection, it now seems impossible for them to make the cor- ner, without first steering the cab across the double-yellow line, which would be a moving violation if enforced. The commissioners at Monday's county board meeting devoted more time to board to equalization business than to routine county business. Among the taxpayers scheduled for valuation protest hearings was Ron Hasley, owner of the building which most recently housed the Nelson Good Samaritan Center. Hasley, who was present for the hearing, along With his wife and daughter, has protested both the valuation assigned to the property and denial of tax-exempt status by the county each year since he purchased the property at public auction. Hasley appealed the county's de- terminations regarding both the 2011 and 2012 taxes to the state Tax Equai ization and Reform Commission (TERC). TERC recently ruled in favor of the county in the matter of the 2011 taxes. Hasley purchased two parcels at the auction in September 2010 one con- mining the former nursing home build- ing, and an adjoining unimproved lot. During Monday's protest hearing, Hasley requested the valuation on the parcel with the building be reduced from $164,400 to $4,125, andthe un- improved lot parcel be reduced from $1,550 to $375. As in the past, Susan Rogers, county assessor, asked Hasley to provide ac- cess for a complete inspection of the interior of the building. As in the past, Hasley refused to have the interior inspected. Hasley claims the building is being used exclusively forreligious purposes, but according to the county assessor and county attorney, he has failed to provide evidence of that fact. In their ruling last month, TERC agreed. The board of equalization has maintained an interior inspection is necessary to help determine building usage, a posi- tion sustained by both TERC and the Nebraska Supreme Court. Casey's General Store, Inc., was also on the schedule for a protest hear- ing, however no one from the company attended the meeting. According to Susan Rogers, Casey' s apparently dis- covered they were being double-taxed in Douglas County --- taxed for the same equipmentas both real estate and personal property so they decided :!; :L.. The Nuckolls County Historical Society Museum in Superior is displaying collection was made in 1885. The Nuckolls County Historical Society Museum, Superior, has added two exhibits which are on display until the end of July, as well as new addi- tions to the permanent collection. The reception room is home to a display of wedding dresses, brides- maid dresses and wedding gowns on dolls dating from 1898 to 1986. The exhibit showcases the change in styles and materials over the years. One of McLaughlin wanted a remembrance of Angus at the museum and Gwen Johnson, museum curator, was the per- son who brought the project together. With the assistance of many of the museum vohmteers, a display case was converted in a diorama of Angus in its heyday Johnson, an accomplished art- is]. painted a backdrop on the sliding rear glass door,,, of Ihc case. shov, ing the Angus mill. She fashioned model.,, the outstanding examples is a dress .of the other buildings which defined from approximately 1900 that is fash- Angus at the height of its prosperi~. ioned from hand made lace and is as There is a model of a farmhouse along delicate acreation as one can imagine, with the town swimming pool. the There is one dress that you know is from the 1920s without even looking at the exhibit placard. A black velvet wedding dress from 1935 is in stark contrast to. the other white and ecru gowns. There is a tailored suit to re- flect the austerity of the WWII years. The newest gown in the collection is from 1986. The museum church is hosting the quilt collection. There are 50 quilts on display. They are dr:aped over tile backs of pews and the altars. The oldest quilt in the collection is log cabin pattern which was made in 1885. The most recent museum acquisition is a quilt from Nora. Geraldine Schultz taught the last session at the Nora school in the 1978-79 school year. Each of her students contributed a quilt panel with a pattern and their name embroidered on it. The panels were assembled into a quilt which is now part of the museum's extensive collection. A donation from Ruth Dohse McLaughlin, a former Angus resident who now resides in Edgar, "made pos- sible another museum attraction.. Fuller Automobile factory, the Angus store and other buildings. Jolmson also incorporated Dohse family memora- bilia into a book which traces the fam- ily history along with the rise and de- cline of the community of Angus There is an addition to the perma- nent display collection. A sewing rocker, which had belonged to Mathilde Brodstone, the mother of Evelyn Brodstone, the l.ady Vestey. was do- nated to the museum and is on display in the Lady Vestey display area. A sewing rocker is a small rocking chair, with no arms, which was used for hand sewing Young girls also used them as they learned to crochet and embroider. For those with longer legs, a cushion would be placed on the seat. The bot- toms were either, cane, rush or plank. The Nuckolls County Historical Society Museum is open Sunday and Monday from 1:30 to 4 p.m. until La- bor Day. The museum is also opened by specific request. The museum is supported and operated by vohmteers and donations. It receives no govern- ment funding. to file a protest in every Nebraska county they have stores, prompting each county assessor to cheek records and make sure the same thing isn't happening elsewhere. Rogers said they are being taxed correctly in Nuckolls County. Protest hearings were also sched- uled with taxpayers Mark Jorgensen, Paul BureSh and Amy Delaney. All were present for their hearings. Plans were made to inspect the three proper- ties after lunch and before taking ac- tion on the protests. In other board of equalization business, motor vehicle tax exemptions were approved for Brodstone Memorial Hospital and Mid Nebraska Individual Services. Gary Warren, county highway su- perintendent, reported on a recent in- spection of county road department facilities by NIRMA (Nebraska Inter- governmental Risk Management As- sociation). They have been directed to install eye wash stations at each of the road department outposts, signs indi- caring the location Off'h-St aid kits, and signs at each of the department's fuel- ing stations. This neady new (50 hours) Intemational tractor with front-wheel assist was destroyed by fire, alongwith the round baler behind it, last Thursday early evening. Owner Tim Johnson, Clay Center, was reportedly baling straw. The fire apparently started after he shut down the rig and headed for home in his pickup. The Nelson Volunteer Fire Department responded. The value of the tractor is reportedly $250,000. The field in which the fire occurred is located at the junction of Highway 14 and east Highway 4. The Nuckolls County fair to be held later this month will again feature the 50 quilts in the museum church through the end of July.The oldest quilt in the Cancer Stomp as part of the Tuesday night rodeo performance. The Nuckolls County Cancer Stomp was created by the Nuckolls County Ag Society (Fairboard) because of the desire to help raise both awareness and funds to assist Nuckolls County Can- cer Patients. Merchandise will be for sale at the rodeo featuring the Cancer Stomp logo designed by Mel Rempe, a Nuckolls County artist and Superior teacher. The proceeds will go into a cancer patient assistance fund available to assist any Nuckolls County resident battling can- cer. Every approved applicant will re- ceive $200 in assistance which may be in the form of gasoline cards, a utility Conununity garage sales, sidewalk sale joining on Aug'. 10 August has long been an important month for thrifty Superior shoppers. More than 50 years ago members of or pharmacy payment or configured to the Superior Chamber of Commerce meet another financial need. picked August as the month to hold Nuckolls County residents fighting their annual Sidewalk Sale for most of cancer may apply for this assistance those years the sale was held on the once per calendar year. Applications first Saturday of August. are available at Brodstone Memorial Nearly 40 years ago this newspaper Hospital and SuperiorFamily Medical began sponsoring a community-wide Center or they may be requested from an ag society director. Fair board members emphasize the Cancer Stomp fund ts a way for Nuckolls County residents to support their neighbors dealing with cancer. All dollars donated will be dispersed locally. County residents are encouraged to give cancer the boot by wearing Can- cer Stomp clothing when attending the fair on Tuesday, July 30. garage sale on the second Saturday of August. This year the Superior Chamber of Commerce and this newspaper are teaming up to hold both events on the same day, the second Saturday of Au- gust. With the two events being held the same day, Superior will be must place to be on Aug.10. 6th annual Triathlon will be held Aug. 6 The word is out, The Superior Mu- nicipal Swimming Pool will sponsor the sixth annual Superior Triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 3. Registrations must be postmarked by Monday, July 29. Proceeds will go toward pool projects. Few communities the size of Supe- By Marty Pohhnan and it you played for a major leagt=e A common sight in New York and club. even the woeful St Louis Browns Northern New Jersey tavern windows or Philadelphia Athletics. yon were rior have a pool large enough to host is an illuminated beer s~gn with the still among an elite group, such an event. The Superior commu- logo of the New York Yankees, major The nation and baseball changed as nity isfortunatethebuildersofthepool league baseball's most loved or hated the years passed. The l)odgers left for built 64 years ago had the vision to team, deperidingon your perspective. Los Angeles and the Giants departed build what is known as the state's What is not a common sight is to see for San Francisco. The wonderfully seventh largest municipal pool said sigh in the window of a bar and woeful New York Mets-would enter There willbetwocourses thisyear. restatlrant m Lawrence. more than the National League in 1962. The ri- The long course will include a 500- 1.600 miles west of Yankee Stadium. valry between the Yankees and Mets yard swim, a 10 mile bike ride and a AsalifclongYankecsfan.thisrcporter never reached that of the Yankees two mile run. The youngsters' course was intrigued by this s)mbol of base- l)odgersofthe40sand50s.Therewas willincludea125-yardswimandthree- ball legend hanging in the window of one subway series between the two quarters era mile run. Dick's Place. A morning spent chat- teams in 2000 with the Yankees win- The event started as a family activ- ting with Richard"Dick" Kometscher nmg the series in five games. Most ity and has grown to the point where cleared up the mystery. Dick has been Yankee fans do have a soft spot in their the number of entries must be limited. thenamesake oftheestablishment since hearts for the Mets as they defeated the More information about the event 1971. dastardly Boston Red Sex in the 1986 is available on the web at A-Lawrence native, he graduated series. Love them or hale them. the Entry fees will include T-shirt, from Lawrence High School After Yankcesepitomizedcxcellenceon the awards and refreshments. graduation, he went to work for West- ball field. ern Land Roller in Hastings. A short Kohmetscherpointstothewcstwall while later, he enlisted in the United ofhisestablishmentand it is a pictorial Weather States Army and was off to machinist to Yankee greatness past and present. Superior school. He spem a year tn Viet Nam Autographed pictures of Yogi Berra Temperature and then returned to the United States and 13abe Ruth)are on the wall as well High for the week ....................... 101 and a posting at the Aberdeen Proving as many other photos of by-gone Yan- Low for this week ......................... 60 Grounds in Maryland. Upon his hen- kee greats. Kohmetscher's father was Precipitation orable discharge t'ronl the army, an avid Yankee fans and passed this Precipitation ............................... 0.20 Kohmetscher returned tc Western Land love on to his son. He would attend Burr Oak Roller. games at Kansas City when the Bronx Larry Gfllett, NOAA Observer An unex peeled twist of fate changed Bonabers were in town and rcttirn home Pecipitation this week ................ 0.05 the course of his life and he became a with souvenirs for it young barkeep. He took a sublease on his Kohmetscher. establishment and found a convenient Dick's Place has been a Lawrence ll Htll funds place to house the memorabilia from landmark since he and his wife of 43 one of his other passions, rooting for years, Marge. took over it's operation, for colnlnlllntty center the New York Yankees. New York They added food to the establishment Sponsors promise a night'offun and City was home to three major league when the other bar in town decided to fund raising Sunday in the Thayer baseball teams at one time. The Dodg- expand in that direction. Dick's Place County community of Byron. ers of Brooklyn, the Yankees and Gi-" is much more than a watering hole for The activities startat5:30p.m, with antsofthe Bronx.To call theirrivalries the area Dick and hisstaff open the a meal and silent auction. This will be ~::i~ ..... ,~ .... bitter would be an understatement doors for coffee and rolls at 5:30 a.m., followed by a live auction at 6:30 p.m. ~:: iil;!:::::::i:ii America was a different nation and seven days a week. The place is all Proceeds,will go toward the Byron ::~:::~:~ baseball was truly the national pas- Continued to page 5 Community Center. ~ii':ili~:~i time. Minor leagne teams were fotmd ::::: ::: :(i:i ~i~i it, commtmities ,,cross the nation, in- lls rts in this issue eluding Superior. The team everyone Markets , Readers aregetting their money's !~:i~iI~!!~ loved to hate was the Yankees. They wo12h with this issue of The Express. /~::!~'~ , never seemed to lose. They always had Superior Grain Market in addition to the regular paper of great teams and great players. Occa- Wednesday Open 22pagesthisissuecontainsTheLeader sionally another team might win the c~t~ Newcrop section and advertising supplements The Nuckolls County Historical Socie Museum in Superior has an exhibit World Series, but that was an infre- Corn .............................. 7.10 4.89 for 'Ace Hardware, Ideal Market, of wedding gowns on display through tho ond 0l duly in the main building. The quent event during the 1920s, 1930s, Mile ............................. :6.25 4.66 dresses on display were wSrn from the late 19th through tho,Jate 20th 1940s and 1950s. There were only Wheat ........................ ,..7.25.7A2 ._ Shopko, Menards, Subway and the centuries. -- eight teams in each league at that time Soybeans ..................... 15.3512.26 Nebraska Corn Board.