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i! i;: . # Superior triathlon competitors near the turn around east of Superior on Highway 8, Saturday morning, m the cycling portion of the race. Pictured (from left) are Larry Joe, Fairbury, Hiram Dexter, Central City, Kirby Taylor, Milford - looking down, his bicycle tire has just gone flat, Andrew Miller, Superior. and Andrew Eshleman. North Platte. Other communities represented in the race included Hardy, Nelson, Omaha, Bellevue. Elkhorn, Lincoln, Waukee, Iowa; Belleville, Webber, Kearney, Blue Hill. Deshler, Byron and Aurora. Superior Schools will employ six new teachers this fall. They are (back row, from left) Nick Mumm. Marry VanWesten and J.J. Wagner. (front) Sara Fuller. Jacki Porter and Kelsea Jones. Superior School District welcomes 6 new teachers Superior Schools held a meeting last Weduesday to welcome six new leachers to the district Ior the upcom- ing school 3 car Nick Mumm. Many Vail Westen. J.J. Wagner. Sara Fuller. Jacki Porter and Kclsea Jones. Nick Mumnl will be tile kindergar- ten through sixth grade physical edu- cation teacher as well as tile coach lor v o" cr freshnian weight trainill=, .irls basket- ball and track. Munnn grew up on a farln near Bclvidere and graduated from Bruning- Davenport High School, after which he attended and graduated Irom the University of Nebraska at Kearney m 2008. He taught al Sandhifls as tile kindergarten through 1 ,th rade physi- cal education teacher and coached fool- ball as well as beilv, ihe assistant oirls basketball and track coach. His wile. Ashl%. will acl as his assis[ani girls basketball coach lhis year. There is a hit of potential in tile girls this eal"." Mulnm said, "'I am looking for that senior leadership group. This is a re1 T ta/enled group of young- sters. Marty Van Westen will be the lnu- sic instructor f{}1 grades kindergarten throug h 12 including band and choir This will bc Van Westen's first leach- ing position following his 2010 gradu- ation from Hastings College. "I am hoping to get more students excited about the high school music program," said Van Westen. who is hoping to gel students more involved with public perfi)rmances in the com- nmnity and is planning an a cappella choir in addition to tile traditi onal swing CUOlr. J.J. Wagner is originally fi'Oln Co- lulnbus, graduated from Columbus High School and then graduated in 2008 from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a degree in elementary education and a coaching endorsement. Wagner will teach sixth grade at North Ward and act as assistant volleyball coach and head boys basketball coach. "I hope I can get to know the chil- dren and make learning as fun as we, can." said Wagner. Kelsea Jones will be the Spanish teacher for Superior High School start- ing this fall. Jones is a native of Auburn and graduated in 2008 froln Hastings college'with her degree in elelnentary education, and received her master's degree from Hastings College m Spare ish and English as a Second LanFuage in 2010. "l hope I can b/'oaden tile students" knowledge base of Spanish speaking countries." said Jones. "And lbster the development of enthusiasm for learn- ing to speak Spanish. There is a huge opportunity in learning another lan- guage. Jones will also serve as tile high school volleyball coach. "The girls have been working very hard this summer. said Jones. "'We have had a great turnout." Sara Fuller taught business last se- mester at Superior High School and will return again this fall as the seventh through 12th grade business education teacher. Fuller is a native of Mankato and currently lives on a farm near Burr Oak with her husband, Jamey. Busi- ness education will include account- ing, keyboarding, computer applica-. tions, web design, , general business and business law. Fuller obtained her degree in secondary education with a concentration in business from Kansas State University. Jacki Porter will serve as tile Supe- rior High School OLlidance cotinselor starting this fall. Porter completed her undergraduate studies at Hastings Col- lege and her graduate degree through the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Porter is a Superior native. Superior expects enrollment increase Early projections indicate enroll- lnenl will be up slightly in Superior wh en public school open Wednesday, Aug. 18. At the August Superior Board of Education meeting Monday evening, both Doug Hoins and Bob Cook. Supe- rior school principals, indicated en- rollment figures change on a daily ba- sis. However. as of Monday. Hoins expected to enroll 222 elementary stu- dents and Cook expected '226 junior senior high school students. At the end c,, the 2009-2010 school year the Su- perior junior -semor high enrollment was 194. "Last year's graduating class was small, so a larger seventh grade class entering jum or high accounts for most of the change." Cook said. Elementary class sze were as fol- lows late Monday: kindergarten - 34. first grade - 30. second grade - 29. third grade - 36. fourth grade - 27. fifth grade - 37 and sixth grade -30. Boys outnumbered the girls 119 to 107 in the elementary grade. At the high school level, enroll- men[ figures late last week were as follows: seventh grade -35. eighth grade - 32. ninth grade - 27. tenth grade - 36. eleventh grade -43 and twelfth grade- 43. Boys projected to enroll in junior- senior high school outnumber girls I 13 to 103. Early in the meeting, Gary Allen, B&D Construction site manager for the aew elementary building reported to the board. Weather permitting, Allen expects 20 additional masons will join the current crew. He hopes by mid- November to have the metal roof deck- ing in ilace and hopes before winter a permanent rubber roof will be installed so crews can work inside during the winter. Ronda Myers. local TeamMates coordinator, introduced Allison Horn. regional TeamMates coordinator, to the board. Horn trained three new men- tor and directed a refresher course in Superior. "We have had a slight change in philosophy," she said. "We are get- ting away from "at risk" and working toward a strength based model which looks for leadership potential. TeamMates is not tutoring, il is more another adult there to be an extra cheer- leader and friend." Superior has 18 mentor-student matches. The organization was founded by Tom and Nancy Osborne in 1991 to provide support and encouragement to school aged children. There are 115 chapters in. Nebraska and Iowa. This fall one is starting in California. Supt. Charles Isom indicated the school had been contacted concerning the purchase of property related to the current elementary sites. "There is a process we must go through to sell property," he said. "I will review it with you next month." Action items approved by the board included: Allowing Jonas Sahli, a foreign ex- change student from Switzerland, to attend school. Fred and Nancy Meyers are to be his host family. Raising activities bus drivers wages to $8 per hour, up from $7.50. Approved the use of substitute teachers with a local substitute certifi- cate. Approved August claims for $343-.669 from the general fund. Approved a resolution to apply for r {Continued to Page 2A) Superior Markets Wednesday, Aug. 11. 2010 Ti}da).': Price New Crop Corn ................................ 3.46 3.63 Mile ................................ 3.49 3.49 Wheat ............................... 5.78 5.90 Soybeans .......................... 9.62 9.57 "Ihe Superior Price 50 National Editiorq 16 Pages in Two Sections EBxDress Member of Nebraska  Press Association and National Newspaper Association Midlands Edition Official Nuckolls County Newspaper 16 Pages in Two Sections ISSN 0740-0969 2010 Plus supplements Superior Publishing Company, Inc. Our 11 lth Year, No. 32 All Rights Reserved Superior, Nebraska 68978 Thursday, August 12.2010 Superior council has second thoughts on RV ordinance After giving first reading approval at their July 26 council meeting, mem- bers of the Superior City Council have apparently taken a breath and recon- sidered their action to change the regu- lations governing the use of recre- ational vehicles and places of resi- dence. Monday evening the council unani- mously votea to table tile ordinance prior to the second reading. In the two weeks since their previous meeting several changes 13ave been suggested. Now the council wants the planning commission to review those'changes before furlllel action is taken. Among the proposed changes is a seasonal residence permit. Such a per- mt could be issued for as much as sx months to be located on private prop- erty not developed as a mobile home court provided rot'the six months when the unit is not used a residence if it is either moved off the property or stored m a permanent structure located {)11 the property. In several sections of the proposed ordinance restrictions Oil the nulnber ofpernfits thai can be issued were relaxed. In other acti{m Monday night. Larry Yost presented changes tile youth soc- cer league would like to make to the Cit 3 Park ballfield so it could also be used a soccer field. Last year the soc- cer program used the infield at the Wildcat Community Track. That area is not available this year as tile football practice field has been relocated to the track. The former practice field is now , the site of the new elenlentary school. Yost said lhc park board had ap- proved the changes. Tile soccer leagne wants to relocate a fence, sod and wa- ter Ihe present infield area. The rest of the ballfield already has a sprinkler system. When colnpleted he said the area would be used by both.the soccer league and tile T-hall progranl. Tile soccer club is seeking donations to cover the $2.000 cost. Nuckolls i]ounty Relay For Life raises $17,700 for cancer research, programs The Nuckolls County Relay For a.m. to 2 a.m. represents the time exeroising and getting yearly exams, relay forhopethatourconnnunity will Life. an annual event to help raise money for the American Cancer Soci- ety, was held at the Super!or High School track Saturday and Sfinday. The event began at 7 p.m. Saturday with Kori Tinkham as the master of the opening ceremony. The Rev Jocelyn Tupper from the Superior United Meth- odist Church delivered the opening revocation. Shelby Ferguson and Alicia Reed sang the national anthem as the color guards presented the colors. Arian Drudik. Nelson 1hayer. welcomed par- ticipants and spectators to the event. Carla Eitzmann thanked tile sponsors. and event chairperson Melissa Jenseu thanked the committee for their hard work and dedication. Committee mem- bers include Calla Eitzmann. LaMira and AI Mueller. Norma Blackburn. Diane Littrell. Susie Lowery, Mary Wheeland. Bill Riley, Dave Barnard Mai'cia Drudik, Diana Kranau. Lori Kohmetscher and Larry Striggow. Tracy Herlnosillo read Cancer Does NotStop ForNight Time. which helped explain the symbolism inw)lved with the Relay For Life: "'The Relay For Life starts at dusk and ends at the next day's morning. The light and darkness of the day and night parallel the physical effects, emo- tions and mental states of a cancer patient while undergoing treatment. "'The relay begins when the stun is setting. This symbolizes the time that tile person has been diagnosed as hav- ing cancer. The day is getting darker and this represents the cancer patienr s state of mind as they feel their life is coining to an end. "'As the evening goes on it .,ets colder and darker,j ust as the emotions of the cancer patients do. Around I Weather Superior Observations For the week ending Aug. 10, 2010 Lynn Wilton, NOAA observer Temperature High for the week ....................... 101 Low for the week .......................... 66 Precipitation Total this week .......................... 1,36 Year to Date .............................. 19.23 Average o Aug. 31 ................ 20.12 Nelson Precipitation ............................... 0.75 'Little Mexico' coming to downtown Superior cancer patients begin treatment. They become exhausted, some sick. not wanting to go on. possibly wanting to give up. As a partmipant, you have been Walking and feel much the same way. You are tired, want to sleep, maybe even want to go home. but you cannot, You cannot stop or Dve up, just as the cancer patient cannot stop or give up. "Around 4 or 5 a.m.,symbolizes the coining of tile end of treatment for tile cancer patient. Once again they arc tired, but they know they will make it. The sun rising represents the end of treatment for the cancer patient. They see tile light at tile end oflthe tunnel and know lilE will o o11. The orning light brings on a new day ofthd life and excitement for tile cancer patient as a partieligant: you will feel the bright- ness'of the morning and know the end of tile relay is close al hand. "When you leave the relay, think of tile cancer patient leaving their last treatment lUSt as you arc exhausted and weak. so is that person after u-eat- ment. "We honor our survivors, because they are the reason to celebrate. With the opening lap they respired us with strength and courage !'" Caregivers and familiesjoined in a celebration lap with tile fire depart- menl providing a ladder truck to dis- play the "hope" banner, which fea- tured a piclure of a girl who lost her battle with cancer. Entertailnnent was provided by Howard and Alicia Reed. Pare AckermalL 2010 Hero of Hope, shared a personal and inspiring story aboul her diagnosis of breast cancer and subsequent treatment. Ackerman stressed the i lnportance of eating right, Gale Mikkelsen conduded tile auc- tion before this year's awards were presented: Best tent went to tile Women's Sur- vivor team. Cindy Rogers and Diane Delka. captains. Four $1,000 shirts were presented {those who raise $1.000 or more for Relay For Life receive a free T-shir! }. Marcia Drudik. Lori Kolnnetscher. Lesli Biltoft and Paige Jensen were awarded shirt. The bronze team award went to Marcia Drudik's Happy Feet team. Tile Spirit of Relay award was pre- sented to Paige Jensen for showing the mosl spirit and raising $1.280 in her first year of inw}lvement m tile relay. Jensen. an eighth-grader, reportedly decided at the beginning of July she was going to taiso $ 1.000 in honor of her grandlnolher who died of cancer and Jesse .1011 Sell whD aI tha| |ilnc "ttlS battline cancer. Katrina Wulf and Toni Hunter cou- ducted the luminaria cerelnony. Each of the inore than 640 laminaria ining lhe track representing a lreasurcd rela- tionship, in honor and memory of loved ones lost. "Tile Ituninaria.cerenlony is a tilne for us to grieve for those we've lost and to reflect on how cancer has louchcd us personally. The queslion was asked. 'Why do we relay'?' For hope Ihal we will come together as a comlnunity to celebrate tile lives of all those who have faced cancer, from newly diag- nosed 1o k,mg term survivors. We relay to celebrate caregivers -- all those who have cared for loved ones." said MelissaJensen.event chairperson."We relay [{/1 hope thal wc relnember all those gone too soon and wc will never. ever forget those we have Iost. We have strcnoth and detcrmin " " ,  ' - " atlontohhl back agalnSl cancer. We relay with hope thai everyday we will fighl back in sonic way by exercising, ealing bet- ter. or asking a loved one to gel lhe test they need to. We relay for celebralion rcnlcnlhl'altce and fighting back To- gclhcr'we find hope." A quiet lap was walked in h{}nor and incn]ry of someone close who has foughl cancer. Each step was'in remelnbrance of experiences and /he special people lhey were shared with. The huninaria celenlmy ended with a poeln read by Diane Delka. "'When yon have cancer )ou arc Sluck in a kind of tilne trap. tilne mov- ing Io(} slowly and giving you t{}o nluch [{} thi ilk aboul, alld time nloving too quickly to live your life the way ) ou wanl Io." Jenseu said. "'W hat if we add jusl one extra hour a da 3 to free us froln the pain of canccr? Thai is wily we make a pledgc al lhc fighl back ce1"cmolay. On Ihe 251h day of ever 3 111{)11111 we pledge to take one hour lo help save a life by gelting a SCl'Cenin{g exam lhal's bccn pul off. encouraging so] neone IO get checked for cancer. Lcl your leg] slalor know lhal cancer lnust be a plioruy.-Reach out to someone you know who is baltling cancer and help connecl Ihefn IO Ihe American Cancer Society resources. Gel active. eal i:ight or even quit smoking." Toni Hunler c{}nductcd Ihc fighl back ccrelnony. The final lap was cal/ed al 6:30 a,m and the closino corenlony beean with Vicky Wagner leading praise song Jensen thanking everyone and reported lhe Nuckolls County Relay For Life raise $17.700.44 Io.help wilh research and programs. Logan Ellis sMred lhc closing lncssage .of hope Superior will gain another place to get a bite to eat in the near future: joining the local eatery scene will be "Little Mexico." which will be located in the building formerly occupied by the Fourth Street Junction. and prior to that. Evelyn' s. at the corner of Fourth and Commercial in downtown Supe- rior. Little Mexico has long been a fa- vorite among lake-goers and local,.s alike in its Qriginal location. Republi- can City, and the owners now also have a Little Mexico restaurant in Kearney. According to Jay Beerman. who owns the business with a partner, Bill Brumbaugh, the Superior Little Mexico will be a lot like the other two. "The Mexican food menu will probably be exactly the same as in the other two, but the American food side of the menu might be a little differ- ent." Beerman sid. "It can be adjusted some depending on what peop!e there want, Beerman,said the restaurant's hours will likely be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.. similar - to the other two. and either open six or &even days. They are shooting for an opening date on or around Labor Day weekend. "Down the road some. we might try a Sunday buffet, with American food. if there is a market for it." he said. The Superior Little Mexico will employ somewhere between 15 and 20 people; both full-time and part-time positions are available. There is a"help wanted" classified in this issue for the new restaurant. The restaurant wi!l feature a full- service bar they are renowned for margarKas, after all -- but Beerman said the main focus in on the food, and the bzir merely compliments the res- taurant. Little Mexico was a popular eating destination in Republican City for more than 25 years, before moving to its new location on the lake about 10 years ago. The Kearney location is about 15 years old. The partners are currently leasing the Superior location, but say they are confident an agreement can be reached for them to purchase the build- ing from the current owners. Beerman..who is single and has two grown children, will be moving to Su- perior in the near future to oversee the operation here. "As soon as I find a place to live," he said. According to Beerman, his partner (Brumbaugh) "has a lot of cousins in this area." Lawrence cyclist participates in Livestrong Challenge in Calif. While Lance Armstrong was in France representifig the United States in the Tour De France. Lawrence resi- dent Terry Cox was in Call fornia riding his bicycle tora cause: Cox was alnong 1.500 riders who participated in the Livestmng Challenge in San Jose. Ca= lift This was the second time Cox has ridden in a Livestmng Challenge: last year he participated in Austin. Texas. Lance Armstrong's hometown. Cox has a personal goal to attend all the host city rides -- Austin, San Jose, Seattle and Philadelphia.'Ttie Rmndation re- portedly hold,s a special place in Terry' s life. being a cancer survivor himself. The Livestrong Foundation raises money for a variety of causes, includ- ing supporting cancer patients and su-r- vivors and finding a cure for the dis- ease. Each rider must raise a mini mum of $250 to be illegible. This year with the support and gen- erosity of friends, family and the com- munity of Lawrence. Cox met his goal of raising $2,500. It was announced at the start of the ride that the San Jose event was just $80 short of raising $1 million, but moments later a person handed them the $80 to make it offi- cial. Terry said the weather was beauti- ful -- in the middle 80,g -- but lacked the Nebraska humidity, making the ride much more enjoyable. He also said much of the ride was along city streets but the entire route was scenic. Others who attended the event in sup- port of him were his s6n. Jordan Cox: sister, Pare Nielsen; niece, Jackie Nielsen; and Karl Himmelberg, friend of his son. While on their journey across the western half of our country, the group saw the Salt Flats in Utah, casinos in Reno, Nev., the ocean at Santa Cruz. Terry Cox, Lawrence, was among the participants in a recent Livestrong Challenge event in San Jose, Calif., in which $1 million was raised for a variety of cancer-related causes by the Livestrong Foundation, founded by world champion American cyclist, Lance Armstrong. CaliE. the Oakland Raiders' football stadium, and other sites. Cox said he is grateful to all past and present support- ers of the Livestrong Foundation. "Unity is Strength" has been Cox's motto and he said he understands it takes everyone's involvement to fight the disease at every level.