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Thursday, August 25, 2016 THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS 7A By JennyRees, UNLE.xtcmion Lawns will recover on t from leaf spot diseases like d, With many area corn fields in be- and brown patch once weath ginning dent and starch fill, I should tions dry out and cool. "Cura have written about last irrigation last plications may stop a disease week. You may be wondering how to from spreading further, but schedule the last irrigation, age will have been done. Add For those of you with watermark higher rates are required for often tolerate a low level o! damage " alennv's REESources without justifying the need mr fungi- cide applications. ~eir own )liar spot .~r condi- tive" ap- 3utbreak he dam- tionally, curative sensors or soil moisture sensors, the applications and these rate~ are not goal is to use them to determine when available for homeowner ~urchase. thesoilprofilereachesf0pereentdeple- Often environmental conditipns suit- tion (for silty-clay soils in our area aim able for disease infection may subside for an average of 160 kpa of all your following the initial outbreak, mean- watermark sensors). At beginning dent ing that a curative application may be corn, you need 5 inches of water to completely unnecessary. finish the crop to maturity (the Now is also the best time for lawn NebGuide also says approximately 24 renovation. For those who have called days depending on the year). Corn at asking how to get rid of unwanted starch or milk line needs 3.75" (about other types of grass and weeds in your 19 days) and milk is 2.25" (about 13 lawn (other than nutsedge), August is days). Soybeans at the beginning of often the time to apply glyphosate to seed enlargement (RS)need 6.5 inches kill those areas and then reseed those,,at full seed enlargement (R6) need areas with desirable grass seed (after "I~be UNL NebGuide "Pred!cting the waiting period according to the pesticide label restrictions). This the Last Irrigation of the Season pro- YouTube video explains step by step vides good information on how deter- considerations: mine your last irrigation in addition to com/watch?v=4MIKhrlENWY. This showing charts on how much water the YouTube video also does a good job crop still needs at various growth stages, explaining how to bring back a drought- One way to look at this is by the number of days left and use a step stressed lawn that many of us may down essentially for have experienced this past year: https:/ / approximately 24 days left at begin- CmHBUFK2AcY& ning dent, increase your average trig- I also like the publication Improv- get for irrigation over 3 to 4 weeks. At beginning dent, if you were allowing ing Turf in the Fall" as it goes step by your sensors to average 90kpa previ- step into how a homeowner can do ously, then aim for an average of this. You canfinditat: http://turf.unl. 110kpa the first week, 130kpa on the edu/NebGuides/ImprovingTurfin second week, and 150kpa on the third FallPrograms2010A.pdf or we'd be happy to provide it for you at the exten- week. If these triggers are met during the sion office. You may find all our lawn week, you would put on about I inch of NebGuides at: water. By going to these numbers, you fact-sheets-nebguides. dry out your soil profile to allow for recharge this fall, winter and next spring. In many years but perhaps not this one, it might give you a higher probability for rain in the next couple of weeks. I was grateful when Roger Elmore, extension cropping systems specialist, and Justin McMehan, new cropping system specialist, joined me in Clay County fields last week. A deeper discussion with photos can be viewed in this week's CropWatch at http:// Essentially, this is a genetic X environment interaction. We believe the July 7 wind event was a major contributor in causing the primary ear of certain racehorse hy- brids to be aborted as the wind was a common factor throughout the state. Most of these fields had minimal greensnap and we hypothesize the ex- treme wind may have damaged the meristematic tissue where the primary ear was developing causing abortion of it and thus the various types of ear formation present in those fields. Companies test hybrids under nu- merous environments and this year was quite abnormal, As Roger mentioned, this is only the second time in his life where he'd seen this type of wide- spread ear development and we all hope we never see it again. We began with the cool spring fol- lowed by high heat in June where the hybrids had fast elongation under irri- gation. July 4 time-frame turned cool followed by the July 7 wind event and high heat again during pollination. We hope the CropWatch article helps explain what is being observed in some fields and we hope it increases awareness tbr you to check fields now instead of waiting till the combine goes through them. In general (not related to the abnormal ear development), there is quite a bit of tip back from the heat during pollination and there is some firing of leaves likely due to nitrogen loss from rain events in the spring. Emergency Haying unyill Aug. 3 I and brazing untill Sept. 30 of Conser- vation Reserve Program (CRP) acres has been approved for Adams, Webster, Kearney and Franklin counties. Termination of Land Leases for the upcoming crop year should be con- ducted by Aug. 3 I. It is recommended that the farmland lease be terminated by registered ,nail. This means that the person receiving the letter signs for it, providing evidence that the termina- tion notice was received. For more information, check out this week's CropWatch at http://cropwatch.unl. edu. Summer turf diseases are rampant right now because of warm tempera- turfs and moisture from irrigation. Humid air and warn1 days followed by nighttime temperatures that cool to the dew point result in surface moisture that favors infection. Preventive fun- gicide applications are most effective for disease control, but at this point many lawns have active infections. So 3revention is too late. Home lawns can Agreement extends CREP program A new Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the State of the Ne- braska and the United States Depart- ment of Agriculture (USDA) Com- modity Credit Corporation (CCC) al- lows for re-enrollment of land cur- rently under the CREP for another 10 to 15 years, and continues to allow for new CREP contracts to be filed. The Nebraska Platte-Republican CREP is available in the Republican River Ba- sin and the North Platte, South Platte and Platte River basins. Producers currently in CREP who have a contract that expires Sept. 30 must enter into a Re-Enrolled Water Use Contract with the Nebraska De- partment of Natural Resources stating they will not use the water associated with irrigation of the lands under the contract. The producers must also en- ter into a CRP contract with the FSA. Both contracts must be in place by Sept. 30 in order to have a continuance of existing CREP contracts. For current CREP contractors whose contracts expire Sept. 30 and whose land is located in the Platte River Basin and both natural flow and storage use surface water rights are associated with the land under the origi- nal contract, there are current legal restrictions or considerations such that re-enrollment is not possible. These legal considerations do not exist in the Republican River Basin at this time, and do not affect contracts in the Platte or Republican basins where only groundwater was the source of water for irrigation. Producers who are interested in ob- taining new CREP contracts should contact their local FSA office. The CREP program, which has been in existence for 11 years, is part of CRP, operated on behalf of CCC by the USDA's FSA. The purpose of the Ne- braska Platte-Republican CREP is to improve water quantity and quality, and the enhancement of wildlife habi- tat through establishment of vegeta- tive cover to reduce irrigation water consumptive use and agricultural chemical and sediment runoff into waters of Nebraska. Anger has no counsel. Anger is the only thing to put off ti!i tomorrow. Tree removal, Trimming and Stump Removal i. Licensed Arborist~ Insured Reasonable rates Free estimates .// Phone 402-879-3608 t "lhe Superior Express 148 E. 3rd, Superior, Neb. * 402-879-3291 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5:30 pm 341 N Central, Superior, Neb 402-879-3501 Obituaries Lloyd Soukop Lloyd Soukop, 89, a longtime resi- dent of Grand Is land died Aug. 5, at the Golden Living Center at Park Place. Mr. Soukop was born June 2, 1927, to Joseph and Henrietta (Zickmand) Soukop at Nelson. He grew up on the family farm and attended elementary and high school in Nelson. He learned to sing and play a guitar as a young boy. His favorite was "Old Shep" and country music. On Oct. 23, 1945 he entered the U.S. Army serving in Northern Italy with the occupation forces. Having attained the rank of T- 5 serving as a mail clerk and was trained as an information-education instruc- tor. Lloyd was honorably discharged on April 1, 1947. Following the military, he worked at Biermans Auto Electric in Keamey from 1949-52. While living in Kearney, he married Mattie Delano on July 8, 1951. He opened a shop in Lexington which he ran for two years. On Jan. 1, 1954, he opened Lloyd and Herb's Tune Up and Used Cars with Herb Heusel. They were partners until they retired in 1997. Being an accomplished pilot, he flew his own plane to many markets, purchasing cars for the used car side of the business. Along with flying, Lloyd enjoyed hunting, camp- ing, fishing and training Brittney hunt- ing dogs. A favorite pass time was playing cards with family and friends. He drove to Nelson on Monday nights to play cards at the Legion Club while his health permitted. He served on the Nebraska Dealer Licensing Board for two terms from 1985-97. Serving many committees, he enjoyed chairing the legislative com- mittee the most, as it pertained to laws which affected dealers and protected the consumer. He promoted good busi- ness ethics. His other memberships included the Eagles, VFW and Platt Deutsch. Survivors include brother, George Soukup of Salem Ore.; and nieces, Sharon Schiermeyer and Connie Laluk of Superior. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years on April 2, 2008; his parents; brothers, Henry and Emil Soukop; in infant brother, Joseph. His funeral was held Aug. 13, at All Faiths Funeral Home with Daniel Naranjo officiating. Cremation took place following the service with burial of ashes at a later date in the Evergreen Cemetery at Su- perior. Military honors will be pro- vided by the U.S. Army and United Veterans Honor Guard. Carol Drake Carol E. Drake, 83, of Superior, died last Wednesday at Brodstone Memorial Hospital in Superior. The daughter of Marion and Opal (Stone) Cleveland, she was born Nov. 22, 1932; in Biggs, ~a:~ ........... ~~i~. Calif. Carol grew up in the Lovewell area and gradu- ated from Lovewell High School with the Class of 195 I. On Aug. 16, 1953, Carol was united in marriage to William E. "Bill" Drake in Hastings. This union was blessed with the birth of three children: two sons and a daughter. Carol had worked ford short time as a waitress at Dalton's Cafe in Hastings before she and Bill left for California for four years while Bill was in the service. They returned to Hastings for a short period before coming to Superior in 1957. Bill owned and operated Drake's TV and Electric for many years in Superior. Carol was his bookkeeper as well as partner. In her spare time, Carol enjoyed gardening, camping and time with her grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Carol was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother She Rubber Roofing Specialist Modified Hot Tar Shingling 1-800-365-8677 Approved Installer No. 4565-3 of Triumph EPDM Membrane by Firestone Building Products Up to 20-year warranty Olson Roofing York, Neb. 402-362-4825 Insurance Claims Welcome was preceded in death by her parents, ated the liq uor store downtown also for SurvivorsindltJde her husband, Wil- some time. For a short period he worked liam E. Drake, of Sqperior; sons, Doug for the county assessor and then at the Drake of Clay Center, Neb., andCurt Wheelers store and car wash. DrakeofSuperior;dahghter, Mrs.Tom He was preceded in death by his Russell (Pam) ofTrumbull; 10 grand- parents, his step-father, George V. Per- children; 13 great-grandchildren; a sis- son, brothers, Larry and Arnold and a ter, Sharon Conrad of Hastings; broth- nephew, Mark Placke. ers: Carlie Cleveland of Hastings and He is survived by his wife, Shari of Larry Cleveland ofWestminster, Colo.; Superior, Teresa Barrett and husband, other relatives and friends. Dave, of Hastings, Neb., James Placke Her funeral was held Tuesday at the and wife, Holly, of Seward, Neb., and United MethodistChurchin Superior, Jeffrey Placke and wife, Kelly, of with Pastor Dorothy Smith officiating. Seward, Neb.; eightgrandchildren,Jor- Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, dan Barrett, Brady Barrett, Lindsey Superior. Williams Funeral Home of Placke, Kendra Placke, Breanna Superior was in charge of the arrange- Placke, Jordan Burhoop, Avery Placke ments, and Cambry Placke. He is also sur- vived by his sister-in-law, Data Placke, Betty Puckett of Grand Island, Neb., his aunt, Irene Betty Ayers Puckett, 89, of Jefferson Wendell, fHastings, Neb', alng with City, Mo., died last Tuesday at Oak nieces, nephews and a host of other Tree Villas. She was born June 11, relatives and many friends. 1927, in Superior, the daughter of the late George F. and Mattie (Doud) Ayer_s. She married Allen B. Wolfenbarger Oct. 13, ! 947. He died in 1966. Two daughters were born to this union, Georgia Lee Brown, (deceased) and Jo Ann Carranza, Jefferson City, Mo. She married Luther Puckett in 1968. He preceded her in death in 2003. Most of Betty's life was in southern California raising her family. She re- tired from 3M Medical Laboratories in Ventura, Calif. In 1991, Luther and Betty moved from Camarillo, Calif., to Jefferson City. Afterward, she was ac- tive in various clubs. She especially enjoyed her weekly bridge group. She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church for more than 20 years. Survivors include her daughter, Jo Ann Carranza of Jefferson City; I I grandchildren and 15 great-grandchil- dren. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Lyle Ayers; daughter, Georgia Lee Brown and great-grand- daughter, Brookelynn Fields. A memorial service was held Satur- day at Trinity Lutheran Church with The Rev. Sam Powell officiating. Her body was donated to the University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Medi- cine. Arrangements were under the direction of Houser-Millard Funeral Directors, Jefferson City, Mo. Francis Placke Francis Eugene Placke, the son of Arnold and Delores (Stamer) Placke, was born on July 30, 1942, in Hastings, Neb. He died on Aug. 20, 2016, at Brodstone Me- morial Hospital at Superior, Neb., at the age of 74 years and 21 days. He attended Morton Elementary School in Hastings and Su- perior Public Schools in Supe- rior. On June 22, 1962, he was united in marriage to Shari Lyn Hannegan and to this union was born three chil- dren. Francis was a lifelong member of Centennial Lutheran Church in Supe- rior. From the third grade on Francis never missed a day of school. He had a love of all things sports. In his younger days he played basketball, football, track and baseball. He was very com- petitive and athletic. He enjoyed watch- ing his children in their sporting activi- ties and later in life took up golfing with his boys. His wife. kids and grandkids were the most important thing in his life. He worked for Ideal Cement for 24 years until the plant closed. He and Shari owned and oper- Are your savings earning what they should? Jim Sullivan Financial Advisor 321N CentralAve Supedor. NE 68978 402-879-4646 MembeJ SlPC EdwardJones MAKING SENSE OF INVESTING Nelson Housing Authority His funeral was held on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, at 2 p.m. from the Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Supe- rior, Neb., with David Watters offici- ating. Music was "Somewhere Over The Rainbow," "The Green Green Grass of Home" and "The Old Rugged Cross," with Stephanie Thayer as soloist and Carlita Price as organist. Visitation was held on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with the family present to greet friends. Pallbearers were Mel Crowe, Jay Nielsen, Steve Siebecker, Phil Stineman, Jerry Applegate, Bruce Thayer and Jay Peterson. Honorary pallbearers were Marty Tietjen, Wylie Jensen, Dr. Tim Blecha, Tom Sorensen, Ron Thayer and Gene Bruening. Interment was in Evergreen Cem- etery, Superior, Neb. Memorials are suggested to go to the Superior Country Club or the Su- perior Red Caps Condolences may be sent to Megrue-Price Funeral Home, 750 N. Commercial, Superior, Neb., 68978 or Megrue-Price Funeral Home of Superior, Neb., was in charge of the arrangements, pd. Kenneth Denzin Kenneth "Pete" Denzin, 85, died July 21, at St. Louis, Mo. He was born in Deshler and married Ilene Kuhlmann, Byron. He is survived by his wife of 65 years and three children. His funeral was held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Kirkwood, Mo. Venita Franey Venita Franey, 68, the daughter of Robert and Dollie (Burr) Van Sickler, was born Feb. 9, 1948. in Scranton, Iowa. She died Aug. 12, 2016, at the Israel Family Hospice Home in Ames, Iowa. Venita attended several schools in Iowa and Nebraska while her family farmed. She graduated from Nelson High School in 1966 and moved to Fort Dodge to attend Iowa Central Community College where she re- ceived her,ira 1968~ and then a bachelors of artsdegree in teaching in 1970 from the University of Northern Iowa. Venita was married in 1974 and two children were welcomed; Andrea Franey and Anthony Franey, now both of Haslet, Texas. During her life, Venita helped op- erate the Eleventh Frame Lounge and Bowling Center in Jefferson, taught in the Jefferson school district and later was activity director at the Jefferson Manor and at the Gowrie Care Center. Her thoughtfulness and caring for oth- ers was always paramount in her life. She was a member of the JelTerson DOES Drove 196. Survivors include her children: two Doing business as Elk Creek Apartments, is currently accepting appncations for affordable quality 1-Bedroom and 2-Bedroom apartments. Electricity, gas, water, sewer and trash removal are all included in the rent. Eligible residents pay 30 percent of their adjusted gross income. Each unit includes microwave, gas stove, refrigerator, air conditioning, carpeting and is cable ready. There is mail delivery; tenant community room with kitchen; onsite main office, laundry facility and maintenance department with lawn care and snow removal. Located in a residential setting within walking distance of business district, parks, swimming pool and school. For more irfformation, please C 311 q02-225-3622 or aPPlY in person at 151 outl East Nelson, NE 68961 (No Fee to Apply) Managed by Ndson Housing Authority Nelson Houshlg Authority is an equal opportunity provider and employer sisters, Grace Foutz of Lawrence, Karl., and Rita Sue Van Sickler of Boone, Iowa; three brothers, Willis Van Sickler of Fort Dodge, Iowa, David Van Sickler of Jefferson, Iowa and Donald Van Sickler of Tacoma, Wash. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Kay Finke; and two brothers, Robert Jr. and Dennis Van Sickler; and two brothers-in-law, Jay Foutz and Darrel Finke. Her funeral was held Saturday at the United Methodist Church at Scranton, Iowa, with Pastor Karen Patrick officiating. Burial was in the Dillavou Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends was held Friday evening. Brown Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Marvin Engel Marvin Engel of Fairbury, formerly the principal at Peace Lutheran School at Deshler, has died. His wife, Leora, lives in Fairbury. Engel was honored with having two students in three years qualify for the National Spelling Championship. Sharon Gerdes in 1965, and Jenni- fer Reinke in 1967. Jennifer won the National Spelling Bee with the word Chihuahua. Republic By Betty Bouray Kent and Betty Bouray completed another year being managers of the NCK 4-H food stand. This is their eighth year running the food stand. The CKLS Bookmobile visited the Rae Hobson Memorial Library and left lots of new and interesting books, audio books, games and Playaways. Come by and check them out. The Usborne books are in and ready for check out also. Bryan and Carolyn Simms were in Belleville last Monday to watch Lau- rel Fisher show her horse in the 4-H division at the fair. The Rae Hobson Memorial Library is the proud owner of the new "Harry Potter" book and it is ready to be checked out. While checking out the book, check out Kay Brown's Harry Potter collection which will be leaving the library soon. Greg and Donna Diamond of Clarion, Iowa, were Sunday supper and overnight guest of Bryan and Carolyn Simms. More than 80 guests gathered for the Scandia United Methodist Church China show. Several from the area enjoyed the Second Saturday Cafe this week. Kent and Betty Bouray attended the funeral of Betty's uncle, Richard Kimminau, in Lawrence, Neb., last Wednesday. Guests of Mike Charles the week of Aug. 5-11 were Jamaican friends, Mrs. Delores Russell and her children Ro- maine; 17; and,Tyra:, J 3:,from Ealmuth. J, amaica. While staying in Republic, they participated in Kansas college campus tours Mike had scheduled for Romaine: Monday they toured Cloud County Connnunity College with track coach Luke Mahin. Tuesday, they took the prospective student to tour the Kan- sas State University campus. Both tours included interviews with academic connselors. Mike and his guests also called on Charlie and Julie Dietz, Re- public, and Shawn and Emilee (Dietz) Moreland and family of Salina. They attended church and dined at the farm with Jean Charles on Sunday and vis- ited the Pawnee Indian Village Mu- seum. L0vewell Lake and Superior area. They wept back to Jamaica from Wichita on Friday. The Do Nothings finally went on their long overdue outing. Betty Bouray and Nadine Adams co-hosted. Betty Bouray picked up Delores Thompson, Shirley Johnson and Pat Dinning at Shirley's house. Jone Rodgers is still healing so was un able to attend. As we traveled to Abilene we made our first stop in Concordia for breakfast. With a little detour and a phone call we found Nadine's new home for a short visit before heading to Mr. K's Farmhouse. After a meal celebrating Betty's 50th birthday, complete with decorations, we toured the town before stopping at the other Jone's store. We shopped there and a few other stores downtown before heading back to Nadine' s. Betty opened gifts and Nadine got an early one as well. We all had cookies, brown- ies, cake and drink. We played 10 point call for your card pitch before heading home. We made a stop in Salina at Gale's house to drop some items off and had more gift unwrapping as Shirley' s great-grandson was celebrat- ing his birthday. We got a fashion show of granddaughter Grace's 4-H clothes before getting a cold beverage for the trip home. Work will begin on Highway 281 north of Red Cloud Weather permitting, asphalt over- lay work is scheduled to begin the week of Aug. 29 on US-281, begin- ning six miles north of Red Cloud at the Cowles Spur and proceeding north to the west junction of US-281, ac- cording to the Nebraska Department of Roads. Werner Construction, Inc., of Hastings has the $1,485,299 contract. Traffic will be maintained during con- struction with flaggers and a pilot ve- hicle. There will be a 12-foot width restriction during construction. Work on the project is anticipated to be com- pleted in mid-October. The department of roads' project manager is Kevin Kohmetscher of Hastings. Motorists are reminded to drive safely through work zones. Keeping watch on the sky above By Don Wiest This week look toward the southern sky in the evening after it gets dark enough to see the stars. The three brightest objects are Mars, Saturn and Antares. The planet Mars is moving easterly past the star Antares. If you observe the pair at about the same time on successive nights, you will notice that Mars is moving to the left as Antares (and the other stars of the constellation Scorpio) remain in fixed positions rela- tive to each other. In the Greek language the planet Mars is called Ares. The heart of the Sco~on is'the star-Antares. "Anti" in Greek means "opposed to" or "rival." Can you guess why Antares is called the"Rival of Mars"? tlint: Take note of the color of Mars and the color of Antares. Antares is a red giant star. As a matter of fact it is st) hugc, that, if our star Sol (the Sun) was replaced by the star Antares, the phmcts of Mercury, Venus. l:arth and Mars would bc in- side the slal! Need a back issue of this newspa- per or a current copy of Ihe newspa- pers published al Courtland. Belle v itle, l)eshlcr, Hebron, Red Cloud and Nelson. Ihc~ are .l~ailable a~ The Ex- pl'c~ office Large or Small! All " bur t:'rill ting Needs. 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