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2 [HESUPERIOR EXPRESS Thursday, September 1,2011 I Area Happenings i Orientation for students and par- ents was held Wednesday evening at St. Peter's church near Byron. Com- munion will be served at the 10:15 morning worship service planned for Sunday. Work will be starting soon on a quarter million dollar project to con- vert a long closed Geneva gasoline station into the community's tourism bureau, chamber of commerce Office and gasoline station musuem. The building located west of the Fillmore County courthouse will require exten- sive rennovation. From Sept. 16 through 25, a full- scale replica of the Old TestamentTab- ernacle will be on display at the First Baptist Church, 1616 West 39th Street, Kearney. The interactive exhibit has seven stations that lead visitors through the display. The replica is true to the size and layout of the original Taber- nacle constructed by Moses. That tent housed the Ark of the Covenant more than 3,000 yeats ago and is described in the Book of Exodus. The municipality of Washington, Kan., has operated a power plant since 1937 but an EPA order regulating plant emissions may cause the city to pull the plug. The plant operates seven large engines ranging in age from 27 to 57 years old. Dee Eck returned to Beloit ,to be- come the last person to swim in the municipal pool, a place she and her family enjoyed for 64 years. She was in the seventh grade when she moved tO Beloit with her family in 1947. Her family members traveled a total of 1,000 miles to be present for the last swim. Beloit expects to open a new pool next year. i i ill i The Express Policy The Express will publish en- gagement .announcements, wed = ding photogi'aphs and accompa- nying information without charge. Wedding pictures should be pub- lished soon after the marriage cer- emony Dates will be omitted if more than six weeks after the wed- ding. Alt'houg;hThe Express does not charge for 15ublishing the pictures and tdries, they reserve the right to give space preference to couples who purchase their wedding invi- tations; programs and other sup- plies from-The Express. Anniversary pictures are pub- tished wit:h a re'pc'r t after he obser- vance. Pictures may be included in an invitation display ad near, the bottom"of the page. There is a 15-cent per wrd charge for inclo- sion in the "You're Invited" col- umn on page 3. Information received in writ- ing by 4 p.m., Monday, is given preference for inclusion in that week's paper. The Express reserves the right to edit nd condense all copy submitted. The new miniature train which will haul youngsters around the Wamego city park is ready for a grand opening celebration planned for September. The opening of a new swimming pool at Frankfort cut attendance at the Marysville pool by 50 percent. A Concordia family is one of four chosen to appear on billboards pro- moting breast feeding. Erika and Greg Hodgens volunteered last May for the honor. When their story made last week's Hebron Journal-Register Ted and Jane Tofari had visited 2,458 counties in their quest to visit all 3,142 counties in the United States. It has taken them 17 years to get this far. The first phase oftheThayer County courthouse renovation project has started. Workers are now installing new windows in the old courthouse building. Window replacement will cost $200,000. Clay Center has ordered a part-time police officer to crack down on High- way 14 driver's violating th& speed limit while passing through the Ne- braska community. After having booth space at the Nebraska State Fair for the first time last year, this year Sutton doubled the size of its booth. One of two water wells pumped by the City of Belleville is 95 percent plugged and in need of immediate re- placement. The well is located near Chester and is 220 feet deep. It was drilled in 1929. The Mars Candy Company has bro- ken ground on its first new factory in 35. The plant located near Topeka will employ 200 people and make M&Ms and Snickers. HOURS: Tuesday: 10 a.m. - $ p.m. Wednesday: CLOSED Thursday: 2 - 8 p.m. Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday: l0 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sunday & Monday: CLOSED #O'tty00se yarn & Gift Shop 302 N. Commercial Superior, NE 68978 402-879-0151 CREST THEATRE &VIDEO -  ....... '-''- ---' .,-, ......... I MOVIE SHOWTIMES: VIDEO HOURS: Friday, Saturday & Sunday Friday and Saturday: 5 to 10 p.m. Sept. 2, 3 & 4 7:30 p.m. Sunday: 5 to 9 p.m. ' Rise of the Planet of the Apes Running time: 1 hour 50 minutes During experiments to find a cure-for AIzheimer's disease, a genetically- enhanced chimpanzee uses its greater intelligence to lead other apes to freedom. Starring: James Franco, Andy Serkis and Freida Pinto. Cowboys and Aliens Running time: 1 hour 58 minutes In the Old West, a lone cowboy leads an uprising against a terror from beyond our world. Starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde. ,1 [ ISSN 0740-0969 This summer Amtrack' s Califomia Zephyr is havng trouble getting through Nebraska. Earlier the passen- ger train collided With a center pivot irrigation system in Fillmore County. Last week it was a crane being used to demolish an elevator in the western Nebraska ghost town of Doane. The rubber-tired crane with two workers in the cab had overturned onto the tracks before the fast moving east bound train came along. The train hit the crane's boom and derailed. Twenty-two people were injured in the accident. The train was on the BNSF's mainline between Denver and Lincoln. A Union Pacific railroad employee driving a hi-rail vehicle died Sunday when the crossing gates failed to work and his vehicle collided with an auto- mobile crossing the tracks near Abilene. BNSF trains traveling through Supe- rior operate on UP tracks in the Abilene area. I Letters To The Editor Editor: The vote of the city council to not proceed on the project to rehab the Superior City Auditormm was unwise, ill-advised and most disappointing to me. I back this project 100 percent and know that it can be done with minimal expenditure of local funds. I am put- ting my money where my mouth is and sending a check to the committee which has been formed and is working on the rehabilitation of the auditorium. I hope my classmates of the S.H.S. Class of 1958 and other S.H.S. classes, wher- ever they may now be living, will join me in a monetary show of support for the auditorium, If unable to do so, they can at least write to the members of the city council urging them to reverse their decision. Several years ago I worked with the Jefferson COunty Historical Society to save the Rock Island depot in Fairbury. The building was a shell with a bad roof and much damage to the windows because of vandalism. Although Fairbury residents were doubtful the depot ould be saved, we were able to get a tate grant which allowed the depot to be fully rehabilitated both functionally and appearance wise. The auditorium project in Superior would qualify for such a grant and I am prom- ising to work with the committee in Superior to process an application for such a grant for fiscal year 2012. This year the Nebraska Department of Roads approved grants for $7 million for quali- fying projects throughout Nebraska. There is no reason Superior can not tap into this source of funding. Four performances of "The Girl With The Red Balloon," the third play in the Nebraska Cycle by playwright A.P. Andrews, were presented last weekend by the Superior Community Theatre at the Superior Elks Club. Andrews is a Superior native and recent graduate of New York University. He is based in New York. Cast members (from left) were Ged Leibel, Rodney Deuel. Dave Wroughton, A.P. Andrews, Laurie Corman and Carolyn Cutillo There has been concern that if the auditorium is reopened there will not be funds available to operate it. Cre- ative thinking will result in not only such funds being available but perhaps a surplus generated which can be set aside in an interest-bearing fund which can be used for future maintenance and repairs for the building. What Superior City Council mem- bers apparently failed to realize is that once Phase I of the rehabilitation has been completed, events can be held in the auditorium which will generate operating revenue to cover costs of operation. The building is a tremendous asset which can be used in many ways to benefit the community. In addition to the possible events the committee sug- gested to the city council, the visitor center for Superior could be moved to the auditorium from the former city library. Senior van service could be hubbed out of the auditorium as well as vans for medical facilitjesSn Hastings and Lincoln. The lobby'would provide a climate controlled waiting area for such vans. With the opening of the new grade school which the pupils will not be easily able to walk to from most parts of Superior, an arrangement can be made with the Superior School Dis- AGS DEWEESE MUD D Saturday, Sept. 10 Races Sta00 at 1 p.m. ATV and Truck Check-in 9 a.m. - Noon $20 entry fee for ATV, $25 for Trucks $1,600 added Total to truck payout For more information contact Art Wach 402-469-8065 or 402-756-8519 Duane Wach 402-469-7941 after 5 p.m. or e-mail at dandamudracingtrack@hotmail.com or Duane at dwachr@hotmail.com trict where students can gather in the lobby and be picked up and dropped off for school. This could include grade school students, junior high students and high school students. A working kitchen is part of pro- posed Phase I and all sorts of events involving food can be booked imo the auditorium. Events which currently take place in the high school gym could be moved to the auditorium with the school district paying user fees for the savings in janitorial and clean up costs s.aved by not having off-hour events at the gym. Let your mind fly and cpnsider all possibilities, no matter how farfetched. Until you try something, you have no right to say it won't work or can't be done! I intend to continue to work with the auditorium committee to process the state grant for 2012. I would sug- gest the city council reverse its vote on the auditorium at its next regular meet- ing so that those of us who realize the importance of this project to the com- munity can mov forward with it. Richard L. Shmeling This newspaper available on the internet at http//www.superiorne.com M&R Bookkeeping and i TaXServlee 454 N. Bloom Street P.O. Box 424 Superior, Neb. 68978 402-879-4764 mrbkkeeping @ h0tmil.c0m Marilyn Peters0n this going but don't give up, instead keep daydreaming and getting excited about the work you're doing. Superior has a lot of energetic, talented people in it! I would like to recognize a few of the things I'm impressed with  the hospital, clinic and auxiliaries, library, swimming pool, Candy CaneLane and the skating rink. I'm impressed with Lew and Pamela Hunter's work for area youth. Superior is a good example of what small towns can get done. Volunteers are making a difference! Thanks, Justin M. Bushnell You are invited! st We Forget Tea I Style Show[ Craft Fair- Sept. 11,2011 1-5 p.m. Craft Fair 2 p.m. Greeting by Mayor Sonja Schmidt fi)llowcd by CNN Documentary with Alan Jackson singing HVbev I,v You When the World StoH)ed Turning 2:10 p,m. High tea Will be served by table hosts 2:45 p.m Style show featuring local participants modeling f;ashions from Carmen's Style Shoppe, Pamida and Nifty Thrifty fi)llowed by honorary tributes to veterans and community servants. 3:45 p.m. Patriotic singing and Prayer for our nation. Tickets arc $10 and are available at the Good Samaritan Society-Superior main office. Veterans arc invited at no charge. All proceeds will go to improvements at Good Samaritan Society-Victorian Legacy to benefit the residents, (402) 879-3099 Thl Sr'IIF xl Oney ear in Nebiaska $9.5.00 tllo 60 sunrise St" Superir' NE -- gi " Periodical Postage Paid at Superior, Neb. 68978 *,,aithsor belief ...... I ..... 10-G1647 LAcY Bill Blauvelt ................................ Publisher  __ Subscription Rates, payable in advance: ' .......................... 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I Published every Thursday by Superior Publishing Company, Inc. 148 East Third Street, PO Box 408, Superior, Nebraska 68978 E-mail: tse@superiorne.com Selected portions of the newspaper available on the webat superiorne.com | Postmaster: Send address changes to: ! The Superior Express PO Box 408, Superiol, Nebraska 68978 Telephone: 402-879-3291 * FAX: 402-879-3463 4 CASH PRIZES! plus PARTICIPATION PRIZES for entries in the Milo Day Parade at 6 p.m. For More Information: LeE Schleif (402-759-5088) Brandon Jones (402-768-1494) Leonard Elting (402-768-2227) Editor. I graduated in 96 and remember all kinds of events at the Supermr city auditorium. I remember home shows, garage sales, auctions, and also play- ing basketball there. I was shocked about the comment that it wasn't being used. 1 think maybe just not by that person or group. I've been involved in different projects and events and understand how much energy one can put into some- thing and a few people can quickly dissolve it. I would like to thank all people on the auditorium restoration committee for their hard. dedicated work for something they believe in. I hope they will continue to move for- ward in restoring the auditorium. It seems everyone is doing their leg work for this project. I would be against spending $400,000 just to remove a building; I support the people who are working to preserve history while giving younger generations the chance of fitilizing a grand building. Superior has survived a lot of challenges and I've always been impressed with the willingness to keep a nice and clean town. My hope is all who are against this project look at it through the eyes of those trying to save it. I read of a group putting on activi- ties at the Elks raising money for this project, I say "kudos" to you. Maybe it will take longer than expected to get Editor: What fun it has been to read Rich- ard Schmeling's nostalgic accounts of the life we shared in our wonderful town as children growing up in the 50s. The Aug. 3, Express story in which Henry Blanke Jr. was remembered' as the reved drama and speech'teacher at SHS brought back so many wonder- ful memories. Until the "neW"N0rth Ward School was completed, all 0f0ur dramatic productions were presented in the Superior City Auditormm. Oh. the city auditorium! Itwas magi- cal with all of the back stage curtains, weights, drops, stair cases, make-up room. the costume area and even the space in front of the stage where the pit orchestra often played before th'e shows, not to mention the forbidden stairway up to the jail. Of course, the city auditorium was the center for so many of our activities. Besides the plays, there were band and choral clinics and concerts, basketball games, where the pep band and Mr. Spongberg gathered on the bleachers on the stage to cheer our team on to victory, graduation, semor night, bac- calaureate, dances--especially home- coming-- and the wonderful, world- class concerts presented by the Com- munity Concert Series. When the Class of 1956 held our 50th reunion in the Lady Vestey Room, Mr. Blanke (Henry) and his wife. Phyllis (Chard) entertained us with a great dramatic presentation and lots of fond remembrances. I know I can speak forour entire class when I say Henry Blanke was a wonderful teacher, men- tor and inspiration to all of us. What a special person! At the 2011 SHS Alumni Banquet, many of us had the opportunity to visit with the Blankes and wish Henry a Ha- ppy 80th Birthday. Thanks to Richard for writing such a heart-warmin article to which all of us 50s children can say AMEN! Now I hope he will recall in his next story the many tales and secrets of the city auditorium. It is one of our little town' s treasures. Cynthia Hansen Dybdahl Perrysburg, Ohio KENNY RHEA 70 TM BIRTHDAY PARTY Saturday, Sept. r3 " ' if Starting at 6p,m.'to close ,"./ ...... Everybody ~ Music & Karaoke - Superior VFW 1.18 S. Central Ave., Superior, Neb. 68978 New Loc_xz0000rn! / / S mmm UPERIOR TOUR & TRAVEL ,.o 4228 Road F - Hardy, Neb. (402) 279-2515 --- (800) 279-1026 su pe riortandt @ gmail.com SAME "SUPERIOR SALES, SEVICG SATISFACTION"