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, J lllllllhl,. . ~1~ ,,, - ,~vv~ PAPEo~ ~'RRES~.,'. ItlIIIIt hId..I , , vv COTA ST '~o ~vlyD i,. iil,,,ii SHEL TON WA 98584-2263 Price 50 Midlands Edition National Edition 16 Pages Two Sections is Plus Supplements Official Nuckolls County Newspaper Member of Nebraska Press Association and National Newspaper Association 16 Pages in Two Sections Ill Our 117th Year, N(). 34 Available on the web at superiorne.comISSN 0740-0969 2015 Superior Publishing Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved E-mail address: tse@superiorne.comThursday, August 25, 2016 Superior, Nebraska 68978 I ii ili!(iii! i i il il}i !ii!i!i/?ii!! i~: = ~ i i i!~ii~: i ~i~!:ii ~iil i:~i i~i~i: This picture records a creative solution to the old problem of how to get a dog to take a bath. Harley Schuster (in the water at the right) said her dog needed a bath but wasn't cooperating. So Harley's dad, Matt, got out a stock tank to which he had attached ore locks. The dog and human friends boarded the tank and the tank was allowed to drift on a pond located west of the Schuster farmstead. When out from shore a suitable distance, Harley climbed out and the dog was encouraged to join her. While swimming back to shore, the dog got the needed bath. Harley said rowing the tank against the wind was a bit difficultJ Grandmother Jean watched the process and snapped this picture. This week Harley is attending classes at A pilot flying to Colorado Springs, for sport trainer. The ST featured two Colo., made a brief stop at Superior open cockpits in tandem. Construction MunicipalAiiportlastWednesday.The ofthefuselagewas semi-monocoque. fact tfiat a transient plane landed is not The fuselage was all-metal while the unusual. What was unusual was the wings were constructed using metal plane he was flying. It was a Ryan ST, and wood.Theouterwingswerebraced a once prolific flight trainer that has ail with flying wires to the landing gear but vanished, and landing wires to the upper fuse- The Ryan ST was one in a series of lage. notable aircraft designed and built by The St was modified for military T. Claude Ryan and the Ryan Aero- use in 1937. Further variants were de- nautical Company. The most famous veloped before the entry of the United build was the Ryan NYP, also known States into WWl 1. Before the war, as the Spirit of St.. Louis, a purpose production of all military and civilian built aircraft which Charles Lindbergh models totaled 315. Between 1942 and flew from Long lsland, N.Y, toParisin 1943, 1,253 military versions of the 1925. trainer were produced. The ST became The St made its debut as a single- theprimarytrainerfortheUnitedStates engine aircraft ST was the acronym Army Air Force. Some models were Discussion continued at Monday's Aurora Co-op East elevator. Two of regularmeetingoftheNuckollsCounty the commissioners said they com- Board about the condition of the south plained about the approach to the highway approach at the intersection county's Nebraska Department of of Highway 8 and 4300 Road (the Roads supervisor, who reportedly said Cadams road), they should talk to Randy Sabata, the The approach, which on Monday NDOR's District 4 maintenance su- was called both "unsafe" and "unac- pervisor. ceptable" by the commissioners, car- DuringaconferencecallwithSabata ries heavy truck traffic in and out of the on Monday, he told the board he would Kansas State University. Popcorn company seeks Kickstarter funds for packaging The owners of Free Day Popcorn have launched a Kickstarter campaign on the internet with the hope of raising $6,500 by Aug. 31. If that money is raised the company plans to buy shrink wrap equipment to streamline packag- used by the United States Navy. ing of the company's product known After the end of the war, many of as Popping Ears. the planes were scrapped or sold for Project backers received product civilian use. Time and the elements awards, an opportunity to pick their reduced the number of extant aircraft own popcorn in the field or take a as the years passed, combine ride. Popping Ears are ears of handpicked According to the pilot, his aircraft popcorn. The popcorn may be popped was one of five still flying in the United directly on the ear in a microwave. States. There are a small number of The business is managed by Nate ST'sflyinginothercountries, withthe Freitag and his wife, Stacey. They majority being in Australia, where started the company last year and sold many ST's saw service before, during out of popping ears in the first month. and after the war. The company name comes from the For those who witnessed the plane Freitag last name which is German. as it arrived and departed, they may Frei literally means free and tag means have been unaware of the significant day. role it played in forming the pilot corps The Free Day Popcorn company is of the United States during WW 11. based in Belleville. The corn is grown in Thayer County, near the community of Byron. The Freitags believe their corn is the freshest on the market and include the picking date on each package. City Park project look into it, but would first need a receiving donations written request from the board, after Donations are continuing to re- which NDOR will conduct a traffic ceived this week by the Nuckolls study. CommissionerDanCorman then County Foundation and designated for called Wesley Wahlgren, the NDOR' s Superior City Park improvements. District 4 engineer, to get more infor- The foundation address given this mation about the letter of request and newspaper last week was incorrect. traffic study.In other business: The gifts should be sent to the Nuckolls County Foundation P.O. Box 186, (Continued to Page 8A) Superior, Neb. 68978. It was a short meeting but some unanimously to withdraw the proposal building a natural gas fired generating monumental decisions were made from this year's general election, plant in the Superior area. when the Superior City Council met t The council will ask the League of Before making Monday evening's Monday evening. Nebraska Muncipalities to poll other decision, Larry Brittenham, the man- The decision with the most visible communities ranging in size from 1,500 ager of the utility department, attempted affect was probably a motion rescind- to 3,000 people to see how they are to estimated the cost of buying power ing a previous decision to send a street financing street improvements, from the present supplier and fourother bond issue to the voters at the Novem- The city currently does not have companies. Savings ranged from a low ber election, enough money to address all the of $120,000 to a high of $500,000. Of At a previous meeting the council community's streetimrovementneeds, course the actual savings realized will decided to poll the voters to determine Though street construction costs con- depend upon the amount of power pur- if they favored issuing bonds to fund tinue to increase, tax levy lids and a chased, when it is purchased and other two types of street improvement dis- relatively stable valuation have not al- factors AEP appeared to provide the tricts, lowed a substantial change in the power at the lowest cost. It is the same The council already has the statu- amountofmoneyleviedforstreetwork, company that South Sioux City and tory power to order gap paving and to The various forms of state and federal Beatrice have contracted with. create paving districts and has used assistance which might be used for Under the terms of the city's cur- that authority on previous projects, street projects is not expected to in- rent contract with the Nebraska Public For examplethe gap paving authority crease. Power District, the switch will be was used to pave a portion of South Under the current rules, property phased in over five years with 30 per- Bloom Street and paving districts have owners who would like to have the centofthepowercomingfromthenew been created in association with new street past their property paved, may provider in 2018 and greater amounts housing developments, petition the council to create a paving in following years. While in both instances the adjoin- district. If the owners of a majority of The goal is to negotiate a five-year ing property owners pay most of the a street's linear feet, approve, the contract with AEP as opposed to the bill, the creation of paving districts project goes forward and the owners much longer term NPPD has been pro- requires the approval of those people are required to retire the bonds which posing. owning a majority of the linear feet were issued to fund the project. Electrical power will be delivered being served. The other decision reached Mon- to Superior via NPPD lines at a rate set The council had proposed a ballot day night may be as monumental but by the Southwest Power Pool of which question that wouldhave sampled pub- willless noticeable, provided the lights NPPD is a member. lic support of street projects, stay on. In other action Monday night, the However, when the proposed bal- After months of study and consid- council voted to proceed with a previ- lot language was submitted to the sec- eration, the council picked a new elec- ous order to abate violations at 826 retary of state, it was rejected. Instead trical energy supplier. Central. Bags of trash and old carpet- state election officials ruled the ques- FordecadesSuperiorhaspurchased ing are apparently being stored on the tion had to be worded in a way that all its electrical power from the Ne- front porch of the home which is in stipuliated the council had to create braska Public Power District, however violationofcityordinances.Morevio- the districts if the question passed. If that appears to be changing, lations may be found when the prop- rejectedbythevotersthecitywouldbe The council Monday evening ap- erty is inspected in greater detail. barred from creating both kinds of proved beginning negotiations for the The council also directed the owner districts, purchaseofwholesaleelectricalpower of a South National Street property Though a community attidude sur- with a more than century-old Ohio must complete work started on that vey showed two-thirds of the residents based company known as AEP. Mem- property by Sept. 26 or the city will completing the survey supported the bers of the council and the utility de- move forward with plans to abate. If bond issue, council members were not partment staff members have been abatement action is taken, it would be prepared to move forward with the evaluating offers from several compa- the second time the city has done so on issueMonday night. Insteadthey voted, hies including a start-up that proposed this property. "* , /v ! The bottom three nngs of two of Aurora Cooperative's 90,000 bushel grain tanks at Superior are to be replaced before the start of the fall harvest. Tubes distributing grain from the tanks' leg have been taken down in anticipation of the work beginning in the near future. Though the cooperative has a new elevator at the east edge of Superior the older facilities which include the former co-op mill, Scoular and Koch elevators continue to be use. @ )neof ihe changes with the transition to eight-man football by the Superior High SchooiWi-/d-catsisihe need to erect a new goal post to accommodate the shorter 80-yard field. Workers from the Superior High School maintenance department were at work, Thursday, erecting the new goal post at the north end of the field. The old goal post was retained in the event the Wildcats revert to the 11-man game in the future. In recent days a tall crane arrived in Superior to take down grain distribu- tion tubes and equipment associated with Aurora Cooperative's steel stor- age tanks and ring located on the site of the former Armour Plant on East First Street. Taxes now due The second half of Nebraska per- sonal property and real estates tax are due by Sept. 1. The courthouse at Nelson is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 D.m. Monday through Friday. Weather Superior Observations By Rick Disney, NOAA Observer Precipitation This week ................................... 0.84 In August ................................... 3.62 Year todate ............ . .................. 18.88 Average through August .......... 20.21 Average for August ................... 3.24 Temperature High last 7 days ............................ 92 Low last 7 days ............................. 49 The cooperative is not dismantling the leg and storage facility constructed in the late 1970s soon after the Farmers Union Co-op Association of Superior merged with the Farmers Union Co-op of Hardy. Instead the work was the first stage of a planned repair project. Workers are schedule to arrive soon to lift the two big bins and replace the bottom three rings of each. Each bin holds 90,000 bushels of grain and continue to be used regu- larly. ,, The cooperative plans to have the bins repaired and ready for the fall harvest. They will probably be filled cated south of the office located on the. site of the former flour mill were filled with wheat earlier this year. .' Elevators throughout the area are preparing for what promises to be a big fall harvest. Ribbon cutting for. new Republic bridge. planned for Monday The wait is over and it didn't Come any too soon for those wanting to cross the Republican River southwest of Republic. The old Pawnee Bridge has been taken down and a new mbdern with soybeans. The two flat storage buildings 1o- bridge now spans the river in its place. The old bridge, one of the last o.ver- " head truss bridges on the rivel', Was Markets closed because of safety concerns and- for a time it appeared funds would not Superior Grain Market available for its replacement. Tuesday Close August Delivery A ribbon cutting ceremony will be c~nt Price L~tW=k held at the new bridge at 11:30 a.m. Corn ................................. 2.98 3.02Monday. The bridge is located east of Milo ................................. 2.38 2.37the Pawnee Indian Village. The con- Wheat ............................... 3.15 3.19struction was paid for by a combina- Soybeans .......................... 9.13 9.07tion of funding sources.