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Thursday, August 18, 2011 THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS 5A t ;s 5. at te tS ig ly )U n. y ot er lis ld a'.' BE ;W ge ;at ,m ;S- li- as in :'at tlt :or |er rs; dc ch ;w "es he tog ht, w- gh )W ng )ut ng tge : of ;. ng tbe p:/ .: Soccer more than j ust exercise for 3 young men from Superior For three young Superior men, soc- cer is far more than just play, exercise and competition. It is their passion. Stormy Chaput, 19, Brett Garver, 19, and Rhys Williams, 18, have forged a strong bond of friendship while play- ing on their improvised soccer field located on the Superior Kiwanis Club's T-Ball field located in City Park. Two years ago the trio observed the newly organized soccer program had left their goals and nets on the T-ball field. Inspired by the World Cup and the arrival of a Swiss exchange student named Jonas Sahli, the improvised games began. Sahli's love for soccer helped re- cruit other players and interest in the improvised game grew rapidly. Many, summers they met at the park 25 or more times for games. Last Monday night they met in City Park for thelast gameof2011. It proved to be a bittersweet ending for the sea- son. Brett and Stormy are off for classes at Central Community College at Hastings. Both plan to live on campus. Brett will study electronic technology. Stormy plans will major in general education with an eye to transferring to Kansas State University. Rhys will attend Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln where he will major in liberal arts. The three plan on returning to Su- perior each summer with plans to con- tinue meeting for soccer games in City Park. They expect to conclude their summer vacations with a big soccer .game finale. When asked what they will miss the most about Superior, their replies were almost identical, "the great environ- ment. friends and family." With summer ending and school beginning, the games will not end for the three. All three are avid garners and they will moved to indoor games. The young men are multi-console owners with machines like the Xbox360, Px3 and Wii. Stormy leans toward role playing games. Brett prefers musical like Rock Band and fighting games while Rhys leans to Call of Duty, a combat game, and Halo, alien fighting at its best. The bonds of friendship we}e forged on the filed of play and will continue to strengthen over the years but the memo- ries of their youth here in Superior will always be with them. While the three were the organizers the soccer games, their interest in the sport has spread throughout the com- munity. When an Express photogra- pher stopped at the field to watch a few minutes of the season finale, girls and other guys were sitting in the bleachers and grade school and junior high age youngsters were also on the field. The younger ones seemed to sense their time is coming. They knew now was the time to learn from the older boys for their time as the leaders and orga- nizers is coming, Agrex celebrated their 30th anniversary in Superior with an open house at the Superior Estates Winery, Thursday even ng. Above, Supenor employees pose for a picture w th the general manager of the grain division. Pictured are (back row, from left) B.J. Laven, grain division general manager, Steve E edg$ and Enc Krotzinger - operat ons, (middle) Dave Healey -+,superintendent, Pat Utecht - foreman, Brian Flaata - operations, Bruce Tinkham - senior merchandiser (front) Glenda Kermoade - truck and rail accountant, Sandy Nelson - merchandiser and Chris Hiatt. truck and rail accountant. Agrex celebrates 30 years of doing business in 0000uperior The staff of the Agrex s SuperLor elrVatdfcelebratedthe c0mpany' s 30th anniversary of doing business in Supe- rior Thursday with an open house from four to eight p.m. at the Superior Es- tates Winery. The company then known as Koppel, Inc., opened the Superior el- evator in November of 1881. It was the company's second Nebraska elevator. The first was located on the Union Pacific at the ghost town of Enola. Neb. The elevators fed grain to the company's harbor elevator located at Long Beach, Calif., for shipment to the Pacific Rim. The elevators were among the first in Nebraska to load unit trains. Trains then contained fewer and smaller cars. In the initial years the company owned a fleet of cars and two trains a week left Superior on the Santa Fe'for Long Beach Superior was picked for the company's second Nebraska site be- cause of the proximity to corn country, the Santa Fe's freight rate and the fact the location would provide a second transportation company able to de- liver trains to the Long Beach eleva- tor. Until Superior opened, the com- pany was dependent upon the Union Pacific to supply the Long Beach el- evator. Should service have been inter- rupted on the UP line, the company would not have been able to fulfill its committment to ship grain. i When it opened the Superior eleva- tor was considered to represent the state of the art in elevator design. There have been a lot of changes in the Nebraska elevator business since 1981. Prior to the merger of the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe rail- roads. Superior traditionally had Nebraska's highest corn market. When it came to grain, wheat was the domi- nant commodity for the Santa Fe Su- perior was about the only point in the Santa Fe system that loaded corn and since corn moved at different times than wheat, the company offered an attractive freight rate to encourage the shipment of corn from Superior. With the merger, Superior lost the freight rate advantage it had held for decades over other Nebraska elevators. The elevator located at the east edge of Superior has changed more than it's name in the past 30 years. The current expansion project is the fourth expan- sion smce the elevator opened. Two other times storage capacity has been increased and the size of the privately owned railyard has also been increased. With the merger of the Santa Fe and Burlington Northern railroads, the Union Pacific gained trackage rites to Superior. However, shippers operat- ing on land leased from theBurlington have been reluctant to utilize the Union Pacific for fear the Burlington would retaliate by canceling the leases. Since AVAILABLE FOR SALE Wide variety of vegetables  by the pound or bushel W+ l-Lrueger Gardens 13620 South Willow Ave., Pauline, Neb. (Block north of school house) i Agrex owns its yard, the company hasn't shared that fear. It now ships on both roads and to points other than Long Beach. Crews for the Union Pacific trains reaching Superior are provided by the Kyle Railroad. Among out-of-town officials here for the open house were B.J. Laven and his wife, Patty, from the Agrex corpo- rate office in Overland Park, and Eldon Vohs. Concordia, representing the Kyle Railroad. Members of the local eleva- tor staff attending included Steve Elledge, Eric Iotzinger, Dave Healey, Pat Utecht, Brian Flaata, Bruce Tinkham, Glenda Kerm0ade, Sandy Caleb Isom kicks a soccer ball Monday, Aug. 8, in what Superior youth considered the last game of the summer. Local teens often have played soccer late in the evening this summer at the T-ball field east of the Nuckolls County Museum. For the youth pictured, it is conveniently located close to their homes. Also pictured (from left) are Daniel AIIgood, Rhys Williams, Nathan Warren and Stormy Chaput. 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"We entertained around 270 guests from the surrounding area," Nelson said, "they were from locations as far as 45 miles from Supenor, including many from Kansas." A catered meal featuring brisket and pulled pork was served. The meal was served by mem- bers of the Superior FFA Chapter. Members of Boy Scouts Troop 97 pro- vided a clean-up crew. Agrex supplied 21 door prizes. Names from the guest registration were put m a container for the drawing. Hiatt and Kermoade, encouraged ev- eryone to sign the guest book and enter the drawing. Door prizes and recipi- ents are as follows: Ron Hofts, Royal Bohling, Ideal Market gift certificate; Julie Simonsen, wine gift basket: Larry Judy, tool pouch and tools; Matt Sullivan, bucket of tools; Ben Bargen, tape measure and ear plugs; Sherry Kniep, floral arrangement; Marlice Sullivan, Coleman 12-volt cooler; LaVern Schroer, Eldon Kirchhoff, Steve Belgard and Tanner Serner, each won a men' s Cabella's 3-season jacket; Bonnie Pedersen, Shanda Wilson. Lacey Ward and Teresa Meyer, each collecting data about groundwater for USGS Groundwater levels have been col- lected since the 1930s in the Little Blue Natural Resources District. The data on water levels was originally com- We make dental care more affordable for your entire family. We accel?t all major credit cards and offer INTEREST FREE PAYJtJlENT PLANS (W,A,C,) plied by the United States Geological Survey and the UniVersity of Nebraska's Conservation and Survey Division, both of which continue to monitor sites across the state. But when natural resources districts were cre- ated by the Nebraska Legislature. each began officially recording static water levels within their watershed. The depths to qcater in the Little Blue NRD are measured twice a year, in the spring and fall. Originally 165 irrigation wells were checked across the district. As irrigation development expanded, the number of sites available for collect- ing data grew as well, currently the district measures 344 irrigation wells. Every man ha9 his 'breakln0. polnl;'... mine ie anhinoj 1;hal; osl; more "f, han $29 . , Richard ], M@@t' D.D.S.  Crcoting Exceptionol Smiles 235 East 4th St. Superior, NE 68978 (402) 879-3192 But only collecting data twice each tickets for 2012 season: Janelle year leaves a large gap of time where it is not known how the water levels respond to withdrawals. The USGS has five dedicated observation wells in which monthly data has been recorded for an extended time, some informa- tion goes back to 1936. The monthly levels record how the aquifer responds to withdrawals and re-charge through- out the year. So, when funds became available from Nebraska's Department of Natu- ral Resources to assist NRDs in duties won a woman's Cabella's 3-season of groundwater management arising jacket; Hotiey ,K.iiatigh,,Mikynie under the Nebraska Ground Water Hansen, Cody Brockman, Carter Management and Protection Act, an Underwood each won 10 Superior application was submitted to install Bucks. more dedicated sites to track water "Since we began business here in levels. This grant, funded through the November of 1981," Tinkham said, Interrelated Water Management Plan "'we considered celebrating in that Program, was approved in 2009. month, but decided on August to pre- At each dedicated well site a 6 inch ventconflicting with school activities." hole is drilled to the aquifer bottom, 'Observation' wells cuttings are collected whenever the geologic material changes. The depths where the changes occur are noted on a log, the time it takes for the drill bit to drop every 5 feet is also noted. When the hole is completed an electronic log is recorded for each hole. The e-log records the presence of clay, sand and gravel throughout the profile by mea- suring the strength of an electronic current which is transmitted into the sand material and amount of gamma www.mazourden m Superior High School . Junior High Football Meeting Wednesday, Aug. 24 during school First practice is Thursday, Aug. 25 After School All athletes wanting to play Junior High Football need to have Physicals in by first practice i I Call Superior High School 402-879-3257 for more information I rays emitted from the clays. A two inch casing with 6 feet of screen is set in each hole and the appropriate gravel pack and bentonite seal installed. The casing is covered with a capped, square, 4 inch steel casing set in cement. A data logger is installed in the casing and calibrated to take readings once each day as measured from the land surface. The Principle by which the logger works is pressure, measuring the amount of standing water above the sensor and translating that into depth to water. The goal in developing this obser- vation well network was to install one site per irrigated township in the dis- trict. CropWatch info Continued from page 4 / 3OO2ylxxOro. Heat Effects on Vegetables: I've received several questions on why cer- tain fruits arenit setting or why toma- toes have hard white spots in them. The heat had an effect on our veg- etables too. Now that things have cooled off, hopefully production will resume! Tomatoes, cucurbits, and peppers may have experienced no fruit set due to blossom drop or fruit may have been small and misshapen. Bean pods may have set pods but not have seed inside and the pods may have been tough and fibrous. Hard white spots within the flesh of tomatoes can be due to various rl| i i - f viruses, but the tomatoes are still safe to eat--just cut out the white part, White on the outside of the tomato ig most likely due to sunscald. Cucum- bers also may have tasted bitter and i they were bitter, pickling them will not help them taste any better. Now that temperatures have cooled Off some, , these problems should turn around. Time for Lawn Improvements: If you are noticing thin areas due to the damage from the high heat, now is the time to improve your lawn! Zac " Reicher, professor of turf science said, "With the prolonged heat, cool-season lawns in the north central US have : again struggled this summer. How- ever, now is the time to dramatical:ly  improve the lawn to make it more resilient to weather like this in the future. Dramatic improvement could be seen by simply fertilizing ares- sively and controlling weeds this fall. 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