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o h IEdition Two Sections up i Year, No. 38 O rlor Price 35 I i ISSN-0740'0969 :1992"Superior Publishing Company, |n: All Rights.Reserved Superior, Nebraska 68978 ts honor of Superior kmniversaryhanquet Hotel, :" ful economic development pro- gram during the past year. This honor is a tribute to the effective- ness of the economic develop- ment program and the support and civic-minde(hess shown by its citizens. "Superior's enlightened lead- ership and the c.oopemtive spirit of its people have ensured a solid and healthy economic base that will endure in that city for many years to come. The visible re- sults of an aggressive economic development program in Supe- rior serve as landmarks for other Nebraska communities to follow in their drive for economic secu- rity." The award was signed by Gov. Nelson and Donald G. Ander- son, president of the diplomats. A diplomat with ties to Supe- rior was also honored Friday. Bill Beavers received the "Diplomat of the Year" award. This is the first time the award has been presented in 10 years. Beavers is a director of the diplomats organization. He is rnamed to the former Mary Ann Bowes, a member of the Supe- rior High School Class of 1956. received the out- award. Clerk present to also attended a the ts sought for erior mural Com - had a most t SUCOSS- Q writtendescriptlonoftheproposal or before May 29 of next year. on the side of the The mu- tt d as the series of the down- for the mural site, and not more than five slides of their recent work. The proposals must be sub- mired to John McKirahan, the consultant retained to coordinate the project. He must have the pro- posals by Sept. 26. The murai is to be located on a brick wail approximately 30 feet high and 100 feet in length. By Oct. I the proposais will be narrowed to three. The three fi- nalists will be invited to visitthe site during the month of October and then asked to prepare a final proposal and detailed drawings of their proposed project. Fmai selection of the artist is to be made during the month of December. Execution of the mu- rai project will be in the spring of 1993 with the completion to be on The artist selected for the pro- ject will receive an honorarium of $6,000 provided funding of the project is approved by the Ne- braska Arts Council. Currently, the committee is preparing a grant application for submission to the arts council. The seleetiun committee in- cludes Glenra Thayer, Dave Autrey, Debbie Hansen, Carlita Price. Tim Aldrupt and the con- sultant, John McKirahan. Both Hansen and Aldmpt have bache- lor of fine arts degrees. The murai is only one of sev- eral ideas the committee is for- mulating for the showcasing of the Lady Vestey Festival and the re-enforcing of the Victorian downtown district. plan- i and the "The Vitro- of Nebraska." ; ont this pro- but the corn- OPen to all Nebraska ect should resume, Park campers improvements O year the Superior a request and cemetery funding for t to the money taken the city tte the reno- western por- representative of the comments being received from campers about the improvements. Jackie Kelly, a resident of Killeen, Texas, recently stayed in the park with his wife and child. Though he has camped in the park during seven pheasant sea- sons, he wrote, "It's better this year than ever before." Ray and Wanda Myers wrote, "Really appreciate this beautiful park.Thanks so much!" On behalf of a camping club, Donna Corman wrote: "This weend the Republican Valley Sobbusters camped in Lincoln Park. We want to let you know we reailyatvrecia the n_ pads. It is a great improvement. Though a fee is not charged, many of the campers have made a contribution to the park fund in appreciation of the improvement. In addition to the camping improvements, a new rnamte- nance building has been con- structed to replace a deteriorated house and barn. Park improvements have not stopped with city employees. Members of the Superior Gar- den Club have donated their time to plant and care for flower beds in both Superior parks. Park board members have expressed appre- ciation to the flower club mem- bers for the welcome addition of the flower beds. SUPERIOR MARKETS Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1992 Corn ..................... 2.18 2.15 Mile .................... 3.59 3.56 Wheat ....... ........... 3.11 3.10 Soybeans ............. 5.22 5.32 parking a trailer phaseof A Park l with and wa- PR ." letters Wade Schmidt was concentrating real hard when the photographer caught him when he was punting the football during the pass, punt, kick and run contest Saturday. Others in the picture, from left, are Cody Wyatt, Jerred Ehlers and Joel Henderson. Winners from the event will go to the state meet Oct. 23 at Minden. ---Express Photo It's Wildcat Community Track National Edition 18 Pages in Two Sections ii I I I iiii ii Thursday, Soot. 17, 1992 I Mohler fills seat on city council The mayor's appointment of Carl Mohier to complete the un- expired term of Lloyd Rust on the Superior City Council was approved by a majority of the council members present Mon- day evening. Members Ed Wharton, Ker Rempe and Arlo Doehring voted for the appoint- ment. Sue Tn pp voted against. Ken Fairbrother was not present when the vot was taken. The term will run until the council is reorganized mid the candidate elected atthe November election takes office in December. Mohler was not present for the meeting Monday but Mayor Rust indicated he would attend subsequent meetings. As the only candidate to file for the office, Lloyd Rust, was automatically elevated from council president to mayor upon the death of Mayor Roland Wages, it appears anyone inter- ested in the position will need to conduct a write-in campaign for the office. DeWayne Aberg, city clerk, reported the date to place a candi- date on the ballot by petition had passed. However, a write-in cam- paign is still possible. He .sug- Igested those interested in a write- m campaign to file an affidavit indicating their intent with the county clerk. In other action Monday evening, the council authorized the writing of a letter of intent with resard to the city's plan for waste disposal. State law requires the letter be written by Oct. 1, The letter will indicate the City of Superior will designate that waste be sent to a regional landfill near Grand Island. Lo- caily, the waste may be taken to the Way Transfer Station for eventual shipment to Grand Is- land. Trapp reported the solid waste disposal committee had consid- ered several options including sending the waste to a landfill near David City. As it appears the county intends to affiliate with the Grand Island landfill, the committee advised the city should follow suit. Both the city and county will be responsible for the legal disposal ofwaste.Trapp explained that should the city and county select different sites and problems develop requiring additional work, it was possible the residents of the city would be taxed to correct problems associ- ated with two landfills. By going with the same site, she said the residents of Superior would avoid the double taxation risk. However, it was pointed out not all Nuckolls County com- munities were expect to affdi- ated with the Grand Island site. Johnson. David Christiancy and Barb Crowl were reappointed to the park and cemetery board, Approval was given Midland Area Agency on Aging to use the city aging activities bus to trans- port patients from the Good Sa- maritan Center. Possible changes in the city's tree trimmer ordinance were dis- cussed. Currently firms or indi- viduals trimming trees for hire must have liability insurance and hold a valid city license. The license costs $10 per year. It was repord only one per- son currently is licensed and sev- eral residents have complained the ordinance is unfairly limiting their choice of tree cutters and making it difficult to have trees removed. It was also noted home- owner's insurance will not cover damage done by someone hired to trim trees. No action was taken but city staff members were directed to investigate how other towns are handling the problem. Bids will be sought for the purchase of a new 1992 or 1993 dump truck for the street depart- ment. The truck is to be of a weight size similar to that of the Mayor Rust's appointment of fire truck obtained last year. Mary Fuller to the airport zoning The council committee study- board wasapproved.othermem-, ing the city retirement plan rec- bers are Gary Tordrup, Jim But- ommended the retirement plan ler and David Williams. She will ' adopted in August remain in complete the term beld by Vernon force. Superior schoolboard selects track name Superior's new track has a surfacing work will be completed name. Meeting Monday evening, by the first week of October. The the SupPer Board of Edacation workmay begin lnesday. officially named the facility the Much of the board meeting "Wildcat Community Track. was focused on Safety concerns. The START track committee suggested the name. According to the START recommendation, several names including the Su- perior-Hardy Community Track and Ed Weir Community Track had been considered by the the committee. The committee re- quested the word "community" be included in the name as more than $64,000 in cash, 2,700 hours Following a presentation from the Nebraska celluar telephone company, the board voted to pur- chase five portable celluar tele- phones for use in school vehicles. Through a link with the company's 30 communications towers, the telephones are ex- pected to provide bus drivers the ability to communicate with school officials in Superior. ofvolunteerlaborandequipment The new phones may be of use valued at more than $25,000 value should a bus encounter an had been donated by to the emergency while on an activity project, trip or while running t regular Acknowledging thecontribu- route through the rural area. tions from the Weir family, the Mike Moody, elementary committee advised the reinstiga- principal, reported on several tion of the annual Ed Weir Track motor vehicle traffic concerns Meet as a means to honor Superior's greatest athlete. With the track officially named, the START committee will order a granite monument listing the names of all who con- tributed $500 or more toward the construction of track. Three meetshave thus far been scheduled for the new track dur- ing the 1993 track season. It is expected the final track around the district's two elemen- tary schools. One of the flashing warning lights serving the South Ward School is not working and driv- ers repeatedly fail to stop for the red signal lights. In addition, many parents are to increase enforcement of the Doug Hiatt as bus driver. Rd former schedule included to traffic regulations surrounding Ehlers will replace Madonna my activities. Though there the schools. : Savely in thehtne; H , be a p this , Drug free zonfa., .have;be Laiakllbecomeafl.  are touce thecandi- oeagnatea, arouno me schools time custodian replacing  to the community at a pub- and me city par.ks. Mccoy re- Gearldeen Williams. lie pep rally on Tuesday, Oct. 6. poneo me penaJtms Iora arug Linda Simonsen and Julie Haildamagetoschoolsroofswas law violator in one of the zones Delka were approved as cheer- placed at $40,000. are doubled. The area within leader sponsors. Teresa 1,000 feet of a school was re- ported as designated "drug free." With three bond payments left on the junior high building por- tion of the secondary building complex, the hoard examined the option of refinancing the bonds at today's lower interest rates. After considering the refinanc- ing costs, board members con- eluded the most feasible action may be to make one of the pay- ments early. Resignations of Irene McPeek, an elementary aide, and Madonna Snavely, a lunch room cool were accepted. The board approved several staff assignments. Sandy Holling has been assigned as a full-time aid at the South Ward School to replace Donna Miller. Miller re- placed Joyce Fullerton as see- dropping off their children in ar- ondarysehool secretary.Barbara eas reserved for bus unloading. Healy will replace McPeek as Moody said he had requested half-time South Ward School the Superior Police Department i aide. Bill Rogers will replace i Christensen will serve as choral  director.  .-- t ] With 39 boys out for junior Mark e s high football, the board discussed a request that a third coach be /-=, - hired but no action was taken. The board also discussed rental of the three houses owned by the school. Board policy lim- its rental of the houses to school personnel but one of the hotus is vacant. The polic also bans keeping pets on the premises but one of the tenants would like to acquire a hunting dog. No action was taken. Permission was granted the Superior Utilities to uge school district buses for a two-hour tour of Superior planned for Oct. 15. On that date the natural gas dis- tribution deparlment will be host- ing a number of visitors. A number of chges are planned in this year's homecoming ac. tivities. Mel Crowe, elemeatary principal, told the board the Ed Greves, observer Temperature High for week ..................... 93 Low for week ....................... 44 Precipitation Total this week ................. trace Total this month ................ 0,84 To date in 1992 ............... 27.02 To date in 1991 ............... 17.45 Normal for Sept ................. 3.78 Normal to Oct. 1 ............. 23.99 Clyde Cramer, observer Hardy ................................... .05 Don Schlermeyer, observer Guide Rock .......................... 48 Meflln Luben, observer Ok,...,..,......,......,.......,,......, .20 rides were once again the highlight of the Pawnee Indian Village Rendezvous Days. Seldom did a wagon grounds without a load of youngsters. Several wagons were kept busy with the free rides. Their route went west grounds   road and Other activities included Indian exhibitions. High winds both Saturday and Sunday reducedparticipation in this year's event. State Sen. Janis Lee was among the d{gn#art visiting ' the museum grounds Sunday. FcM:x:I vendors and nerearfal:wrthS were also available. The museum was open both  and hueds of people viewed the excav'aied remains of the form nee Indian' Village.