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July 22, 1982
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rrty'two runners entered the four-mile Pawnee Day Run which !lh0rtb after 8 a.m Saturday morning at the Pawnee Indian Village ancj Concluded in Republic. This was the third annual run and .to plant 00gns workers =t 100 people is hoped will be a temporary ; at least layoff. Without jobs Company officials said that the Dubuque while the plant is sutdown, any plant in maintenance personnel will do era m. some plant remodeling, that =retable market had been planned for later, ially the particularly in the caracss load lsh cattle, out area, so that when wgq company production is resumed, no ;er  in what further shutdown for this type of work will be necessary. ( this pickup, ,teven Sorensen, apparently i injury when the vehicle left a county road ;".' an flipped end over end. However. the pickup, m driven only 13,000 miles was considered a u flips near t early Sunday 1962 Chevrolet "e ickup was gle vehicle Lday morn- , 18, was US n-Oak ' "tUck left the road. The Ld driveway of Ruskin ,er end before -  the left grader ...,a. taken by ;tot ?Qek,  Brudstone Ils County thought to he serious. The accident was in- vestigated by Sheriff Donald Squires. Tuesday afternoon Roslyn Aden, driving a 1975 Mercury, backed from a parked position on Fourth Street, and struck a 1974 Plymouth, owned by Lloyd Sporing, according to a report of the Superior Police Depart- ment. Damage to the left rear fender of the Sporing automobile which was parked was estimated at ap- proximately $50. Damage to the right rear of the Aden vehicle mira es were not was estimated at $75. tt0000ing starts fire ae near Jewell v ning the George Klrgis residence south- aen Rapids Were called eWell fire a fire in the le % 5 ed visit for sl, Sl qel will qgl:'::L 5, at the = q]lu ). The anged to 11 -,ab ! being made m, t n Church PPointment n "v by con- "*,, ;m Price, ltan. west of Jewell. Lightning struck the house creating what sotmded like an explosion and almost instantly kindled the fire that destroyed many of the family's belongings as well as killing a dog and some cats. Some of the Kirgis family, who were in the house at the time the lightning struck, suffered burns. Tuesday afternoon the Mankato Fire Department was called to assist the Burr Oak Fire Department fight a field fire on land belonging to Jim Decker, north of Burr Oak The fire apparently started from a pickup truck driven into a field of wheat stubble. The fire spread into pasture and burned approximately five or six acres before being extingulMwi. Nuckolls County retailsales show 5.6 percent increase Nuckolls was one of only 16 Nebraska counties to report a retail sales increase during the first quarter of 1982. Statewide retail sales during the quarter were only 96.3 percent of the 1981 mark. Nuckolis County reported a 5.6 percent sales increase. The greatest sales increase was in Gosper County with a growth of 16.9 percent. Dixon County recorded a 10.2 percent increase and Stanton a 7.8 percent growth. Statewide, retail sales declined for the second quarter in a row. A search of records back to 1970 failed to find another instance where there were two-quarter back-to-back declines in dollar volume sales. When adjusted for price changes, the state sales decline was slightly more then 8 per- cent. The Nuckolls County growth, when adjmted for price changes, was approximately 1.1 percent. Nnekolls County faired better than adjoining counties during the first quarter. When com- pared to 1981 sales, Adams sales were if/.5 percent, Clay 94.7, Webster 84.2 and Thayer 84.9 Like the state, Nuckolls County reported a sales decline in the fourth quarter of 1981. percent. the third time Kent Elyea, Lindsborg, was the winner. His time for the four miles was 20:10. --Express Photo Th Superior X Our 83rd Year, No. 29 1982 Superior Pubhshmg Company, Inc All Rtghts Reserved SulPerlot Nebraska 68978 Preparation underway for Lo00ewell Dam repair The contraeto is busy stock- piling materials So that the first of September work can begin to add material to thicken the ledge near the base of the Lovewell Dam and add ad- ditional rock to tle face of the dam. In order for the work to be done, it will be necessary for the water to be lowered ap- proximately I0 to 12 feet from its present level. Bureau of Reclamation officials expect the normal use of lake water for irrigation throughout the rest of July and August wig result in sufficient water being used so it will not he necessary to release water from the lake. H that is not the case, the water management personnel plan to release sufficient water to lower the level to the inactive pool stage. The work is characterized by bureau personnel as being essentially routine in nature. It is expected the work will he finished no later than March 1 Communities plan weekend celebration A busy weekend is in store for area residents. Community celebrations are scheduled Saturday at Byron and Davenport. The Nora Rodeo will be held on both Saturday and Sunday evenings. The annual Nora Rodeo Association Rodeo will be held Saturday and Sunday, with performances each night at 8 p.m. The rodeo is sanctioned by the Central States Rodeo Association, the largest regional pro rodeo association in the country. Last year's Nora rodeo drew nearly 100 contestants and paid a total of $3,377.25 to the winning cowboys and cowgirls. Roger Branch of Edmond, Okla., was the All-Around cowboy. This year's Nora rodeo will include action in six rodeo events -- bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, calf roping, steer wrestling and barrel racing. A total of $300 in added money will he offered to the winning contestants, The stock will be provided by the JC Rodeo Co., of Gypsum, Kan. The Byron Fun Day spon- so00d by the Li. under way at 4 p.m. amrctayy and continue through a dance scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. Events are scheduled for children ranging from a baby crawling race to the more traditional tricycle and bicycle races, an egg t, pancake flip relay and a frog or tma Jum- ping contest. A flea market, bake sale and ice cream social will be held as well as a dunking stand and free street square dancing. Prior to the dance, there will be a pork harbeque. For more specific in- formation on these and other events, give attention to the display ad that appears elsewhere in this week's paper. The annual Davenport Achievement Day will be Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m., with a six-mile marathon race and ending with a dance that evening. A bridal gown parade will he a part of the morning program along with the 4-H Club's revue and a queen contest. More than 20 wedding gowns will be modeled, one dating back to 1902. In the afternoon there will be an "oldtimers" softball game (over 30), men vs. women. The firemen's water fight will be at 4 p.m. and a parade, "Who's Who in '82," will begin at 6 o'clock from the old ball park. For other highlights of the day, see an ad elsewhere in this issue of The Superior Express. Oak residents open market After being without a place to buy groceries and other household goods or some time, the residents of Oak can again do some of their shopping in their home community, thanks to the efforts of Ruby Lonsdale and Rhodabell Lewery. The ladies opened the Oak Market in the post office building the first week of July and have stocked it with a line of household gdods and meats, fruits and vegetables. It is open six days a week. According to one Oak resident, the store sure helps those of the older generation who cannot always get to bigger shopping areas to do their buying. Storm pelts farm crops, catches campers unaware probably be facing snowballs before it reached maturity. The storm struck Republic right in the midst of the Pawnee Day Celebration evening ac- tivities, Mrs. Cecil Marquardt said the walnut size hail in the Byron area was very jagged and did a great amount of damage. Only .65 of an inch of moisture was received at Byron. The rapidly developing storm surprised many, particularly campers and boaters at Lovewell Lake. The Saturday evening television weather hadn't indicated the storm was developing. T 3 Price 25 20 Pages in Three Sections Thursday, July 22, 1982 n Much cropland was caught for the second time this year Saturday evening by an on- slaught of wind and hail. The storm stretched across The Express circulation area from Jewell to Chester. Uncut wheat was destroyed, gardens, corn and mile, severely damaged and windows broken. A Loveweli area farmer, Robert Watson, said it was the second time this year his corn had been hit by hail. He said the stripped corn would recover if it was earlier in the season, however, he doubted at this late day there would he enough time. He said the corn would EIlert Bargen stands in front of the glass enclosed buggy which he has donated to the Nuckolls County Museum. The buggy was used for many years by a Hardy physician. Historical Society members Oran King, Chauncy Mickelsen, Larry McCord and Betty Hullett were toresent Wednesday to help with the moving and placement of the buggy. -- Express Photo Unique glass enclosed buggy donated to Nuckolls Museum A few clouds had floated over the lake area earlier Saturday but shortly before 7 p.m. a storm line developed south of thelake. It was clear in the west and the sun was shinlng brightly when the storm began to move in catching many people un- prepared. Several people told of seeing water spouts suddenly develop on what had been a calm lake and rapdily move across. Several beats were still on the lake when the storm struck. One pontoon type boat loaded with people, was able to make it acr the lake and to shore during the storm. After the passev_gers were unloaded, the operator ttwned the boat into the lake in an attempt to face+ and ride out the storm, while be, crouched behind the wheel for shelter. The boat was blown a ground. Following the storm other boats were used to pull it off the mud. An old and different piece of transportation arrived at the Nuckolls County Museum last Wednesday, the gift of Eilert Bargen, a retired farmer who lives near Nora. Pulled on a lowboy trailer by 'a pickup truck instead of a team of horses, a glass enclosed buggy formerly used by Dr. Kauffman of Hardy came to take up residence along side a model "A" Ford in the Aurand addition of the museum Ed Groves, observer Temperature Hi during weok Ix durin week Preelpttatlm Total for week Trace Total this month 2; To date in 1962 17.93 To date in 1981 10.93 Normal for July $.43 Normal to Aug. 1 16.97 Emil Zlmmerman, observer Hardy ,03 Cecil Marqurt, olmrvr Byron .65 Elmer lug, observer Davenport .00 Terror strikes golf outing R was mighty hot Sunday afternoon but two Nuckolla C, ounty,sidants decided it wcdn t be too hot at the Nelson Country Club since they could ride a the course on a golf cart. They teed off and played through three and started for four when it came time Creek. The but been made some iumitation they decided it was safe to eros& Just as they neared the middle of the bridge all sorts of loud popping and cracking noises were hear Thinking for sure the bridge was going down, rite driver froze and the " screamed for he sfto rIp. a couple moments they realized the bridge wasn't riced medicine in Hardy and the But new the buggy will rest surrounding territory in from its labor and give others a Nebraska and Kansas from 1892 ,chance to see a mode of- trans- untfl his death in 1936. portation quite different from Following his death, a farm anything seen today and done in couple near Nora, apparently a way different than that bought the buggy and kept it usually octaM with the until they retired and sold it to 'horse and buggy days." Bargen. Bargen said the buggy needed new paint and Fund raiE or reupholstering. A former furniture dealer in Superior, the {OVI'OE Thorl corn- The unique buggy was manufactured in Belleville, Ill., by the Heinzelman Bros. Carriage Co., in the early part of this century and used in bad weather by Dr. Kauffman on a regular basis from ap- proximately 1908 until 1910 when the doctor bought a Model "T" Ford. It apparently remained in use, however, for several years on an occasional basis since with mud roads, sometimes a team and buggy would be the onlyway by which the doctor could make his rounds. Dr. Kauffman prac- late C. R. Phillippi, still did at rerumn home some custom upholstery work and cemented to restore the A 71rune for Gove fund upholstery of the buggy, raiser has been announced by The buggy was pressed into Rodger Dean, finance chair. service again in IH when a man for Nuckolls County. The November snow storm hit the event will be July 30 at the Tom area. Bargen had a carload of SO residence, Hardy. calves out in the field that Gov. Thone and his wife, acceded attention and to drive a wagon  ride a horse to them was impossible but the glass enclosed buggy did the Job. SUPERIOR MARKET8 Weduesday, July Zl. ll Wheat $3.41 Corn 2.68 Milo Ruth, will attend the event which wig be from 7-9 a.m. Refreshments will be served. To purchase tickets you may contact Rodger or Connie Dean, Superior, Wayne m- Debble Garrison, Nelson, or Tom or Judy Sorensen, Hardy. Proceeds go to the Thone for 4.28 Governer committee. S pool more + lessons Two new mrles of swimming lessons have been armomced Pool to bngn