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of the Courtland of Superior is troublesome has been se- government test. being installed r one and a fourth near the farm and Mrs. Richard the canal blamed for a of river land in that area. area with under- canal system was lined with con- urtland Canal lining near Superior Dennis Combs, Superior, an scrapers and cranes have been quired under bridges to dig out employee of Onmi Construction, are being used to rebuild the ca- material until there is room for the it also re- served by the With declining lower lake Icy- concern efficiency of About 60 per- placed into the ts available for irri- project. are also the project. includes recon- Canal and placing mem- sides of to the men project, the liner It has a of 200 years. develop, the mere- Patched. Workers which can welded at a tem- degrees Fahren- is subject to a Square inch air test ; are no leaks. out and then 40 millimeters to the tides. of 60 will be covered gravel. aright o gate at Weeping placed catch gate struc- placed in banks said "The laser gives us prefect results. Everytime we check the fill with surveying equipment, it is right on the mark." Combs and Joe Doyle, Webber, are the only two local residents working on .. the project. A large crane cleaned the ca- nal in the beginning stage. Doz- ers, loaders, graders, paddle nal. In the final stages, the crane cleans mud from the canal bot- tom that has recently washed in. Dozers crawl up and down the sides of the canal to pack it. Then graders work with precision to cut the slopes to specifications before the plastic is placed. Men with shovels are still re- Contest judges to visit today imThe Nebraska Community provement Program (NCIP) judges are in Superior today (Thursday) as a rseult of a 60- page book of nomination for the NCIP Award, prepared by Supe- rior's NCIP Committee. The judges were sufficiently im- pressed by the book and the su- perior improvements it outlined to include Superior as one of the finalists meriting a visit. Projects featured in the book and to be examined by the judg- es today include: 1. The Superior Wildcat Community Track facility; 2. The Lady Vestey Festival; 3. Park improvements includ- ing addition of camper pads, erection of a storage building and shop, and transformation of the old Boy Scout cabin into a picnic shelter at Lincoln Park. Projected tubing of the creek to increase the area of City Park was also included. 4. Arnican Legion Baseball Field renovation. 5. Community beautification by the Superior Catrden Club, which conducted a competiton for community beautification, #anted rowe, beds in City Park and Lincoln Park, encouraged the planting of flowers in wood- en tubs downtown, and promot- ed and sponsored an annual city- wide cleanup. 6. Superior Awareness Semi- nar scheduled again this fall by the START Leadership Commit- tee. 7. Housing efforts of the Su- perior Community Corporation, centering on restoring the Hotel Leslie and providing low in- come housing. A housing survey currently being conducted is in- cluded in this effort. 8. Deslngation of the commu- nity as the Victorian Capital of Nebraska by the Nebraska State Legislature. The booklet supporting these activities as worthy of recogni- tion in the NCIP awards pro- gram was prepared by Lois Sul- livan and Beth Bob.ling. Other members of the local NCIP committee are Dave Autrey, Deb Hansen and Glenda Thayer. They will accompany the NCIP judges as they tour the city aboard the Superoir Trolley today. larger equipment. Welcome committee needed Superior residents are being asked to assemble in front of the chamber of commerce prior to 9 a.m. this morning to welcome the Nebraska Community Improve- ment Program judges to the com- munity. Superior is once again a final- ist in the statewide improvement contest and the judges are sched- tried to arrive at the chamber of. rice at 9 a.m. Local contest officials are pull- ing out the stops in an effort to show the community in its best light. As the judges are given a com- munity tour on the Superior His- torical Trolley, residents are also being asked to wave at the pass- ing trolley. Superior is the designad Vic- torian Capital of Nebraska and members of the welcoming com- mittee are being asked to dress in Victorian costumes. ,,:? :: .... :.:.:..:..::::.::.. ::..:'",:'.m? .c'.:.,'./.., i :: " ' " :. ,:: :. 2: "i SUPERIOR MARKETS Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1992 Corn ..................... 2.12 2.13 Mile .................... 3.50 3.51 Wheat .................. 3.22 3.24 Soybeans ............. 5.10 5.13 SHS to reveal homecoming candidates at'00esday-rally Acommunitypeprallyat7:30 will have a chance to construct Tuesday evening will highlight preparations for the annual Supe- rior High School homecoming football game next Friday. The theme for the celebration is "Cats R Gonna Knock U Out." The pep rally, to be held at the school, will feature skits, lip sinks and yell contest. The identity of the homecoming royalty will also be revealed at that time. A bon- fire will follow the rally. Superior hosts Concordia in the homecoming game. The coro- nation of the king and queen will follow the game with a mixer for all high school students at the Kristin Russell home afterwards. A full week of activities are scheduled at the school. Monday is the sale of chip cakes, start of the penny war and sign up forl p pals. Tuesday is red-white day and drawing for pep pals. Wednesday is hat day, alumni day and the vote for royalty. Thursday is the end of the penny war, vice-versa day and SHS trivia. "Beat the Panthers" day is Fri- day. The freshmen will paint paw prints on many of the city streets early in the morning. Later in the day will be the Mother's Pep Rally. The homecoming dance is Saturday starting at 8 p.m. Even though there will not be a homecoming parade, students minifloats. The minifloats must be portable and small enough to fit through a door so they can be displayed in the gym, cafeteria and football game. There will also be contests to decorate the gym- nasium and lccker area as well as entryways, doors and high school hails. Games, such as paper air plane contest, Twister, ping pong and "Wildcat Says" will be played prior tO the start of school each day. Homecoming activities are coordinated by the student coun- cil. S-Club will be responsible for the bonfire r-,dly and cheer- leaders for the dance. "'x o oG, o. Midlands Edition ISSN 07J10-0969 1991 Superior Publishing Company, Inc. 18 Pages in Two Sections All Rights eserved Plus Supplements Superior, Nebraska 68978 Our 93rd Year, No. 40 i , , |, i Price 35 National Edition 18 Pages in Two Sections Thursday, Oct. 1, 1992 i i Emergency sparks request for 2nd ball field grant approved. The contact will now run for 10 years. After again discussing the city's tree trimming ordinance, the five members of'the council present Monday evening voted to have a new ordinance drafted rescinding the licensing and in- surance requirement. Current egulations requi re all commercial tree trimmers pur- chase a licenseand show proof of liability. It ,yes reported a survey of Nebraska towns revealed few had regulations as restrictive as did Superior. times of emergency. Mayor Lloyd Rust's reap- pointment of Karen Christiancy to the public works board was approved by the council. A 10-year extension of the city's contract with the Nebraska Public Gas Agency for the whole- sale purchase of natural gas was Bloodmobile visit falls 20 pints short ofquota Sherril Shimek and Victoria Barnard two gallons. Those achieving the one gallon mark were Chad Wood, Crystal Krenke and John Druba. Those who signed the register besides those already noted were Bonnie Drapal, Mason Ely, Rachel Fox, Ryan Stocker, Donald Stevens, Douglas Frederick, Patricia Parde, Jack Stinsen, Scot DeWitt, Gilbert Smidt, Marlin Meyer, Richard Buchholz, Ruth Brawn, Donna Palmer, Birdie Saathoff, Cindy Shadduck, Pare Heitman, Cheryl Russell, Barry Melvin, Bernard 'le number of donors at the semi-annual visit of the Ameri- can Red Cross bloodmobile was nearly 20 short of the average number of donors. The bloodmo- bile was in Superior last Tues- day. Four-teen of the 116 who regis- tered as donors were there for the first time. An average of 133 have registered each time the blood- mobile has visited over the past few years. Marian Watson was recog- nized as having contributed five allons. Mary K athm an, awrence, has donated three and Housing survey to be taken survey returned. The firm of Hanna:Keelan As- sociates will be conducting telephone interviews with Supcrior's major businesses and visiting owners of rental prop- erty. The firm will be in Supnor Oct. 6 and 7 to conduct group meetings focusing on identifying housing "barriers, nels and op- portunities in the area. These meeting will be held at the Supe- rior Chamber of Commerce Board Room and are open to the public. A community meeting will be held Thursday, Oct. 8, at 9:30 a.m. in the Lady Vestey Room at the Leslie Hotel. The meeting will focus on the development of a senior center and auditorium reno- Mertens, William Wendover. JeffHutchinson, Beth Bohling, (Conthmed to Page 10A) Ed Groves, observer Temperature High for week ...................... 82 Low for week ....................... 37 Predpitaflon :- Total this week .................. 0.58 Total this month ................ 1.04 To date in 1992 ............... 28),2 To date in 1991 ............... 17.45 Normal for Sept ................ 3.78 Normal to Oct. 1 ............. 23.99 Kenneth Hansen, observer Ruskin .................................. 55 Merlin Luben, observer Oak..... .................................. 80 Clyde Cramer, observer = Hardy .................................... #,3 Larry Gillett, observer " Burr Oak, .............................. 62 Ralph Herz, observer Lawrence ............................ .40 Vehicle accident damsges pickup Damage in excess of $500 was sustained by a 1988 Ford Ranger pickup driven by John Schutte, Nelson, when it collided with a cow Sunday evening. According to the accident re- port on file with the Nuckolls County Sheriff's Department, Schutte was driving east on U.S. 136 five miles north and nine miles west of Superior when he hit the animal which was stand- vations. The meeting is being ing in the roadway. sponsored by the Statesmen of No information was available Superior. on the cow which ran off. Application will be made im- mediately for a second grant from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for improvement of the Lincoln Park Baseball Field. According to information pre- sented the to the Superior City Council Monday evening, the game commission considers the field to be unplayable until safety hazards associated with the cur- rent lighting system are co. After field improvements be- gan at the conclusion of the 1992 baseball season, one of the field's tall light poles fell over. An in- spection has indicated other poles .are rotted and in danger of fall- mg. Rodgcr Dean, chairman of the committee working to improve the field, said it might be pos- sible for a player to outrun a falling pole but the overheadelec- trical wiring connecting the poles makea for an especially danger- ous condition. Though the deadline for sub- mitting grant applications was said to be only 10 days away, Dean said an attempt would be made to meet that deadline. The council approved seeking $20,000 in grant. Local funds will be needed to match the grant, but Dean indicated the funds were available. The Superior public works board has agreed to pay up to $12,000 for new light poles. Thirty-six business firms and in- dividuals have contributed $18,271 for ball field improve- ments. Of this amount, $6,000 is committed to pay for the under- ground sprinkler system installed as part of the first phase improve- ment. Though the lighting project may cost $40,000, Dean said any money left over will be used for improvement of the bleachers, concession area and rest rooms. The first phase of the planned ball park improvement is now underway. The field has been graded, sprinkler system installed and the grass reseeded. New fence and dugout improvements are slated. In other council action Mon- day night, the City of Superior PrOvcd agreements with the braska Public Power District providing for assistance during The City of Superior, the Supe- rior Community Corporation, Lincoln Telephone & Telegraph Company and Farmers S t te Ba,,k of Superior and Hardy are spoh- soring a housing market study for the Superior area.. More than 1,200area residents will be mailed a survey to gather information on housing needs and help develop a plan to provide available and ',if- fordable housing. Surveys may be returned to ei- ther Farmers State Bank location or to the Superior Area Chamber of Commerce office. Farmers State Bank will donate $1 to the responder's church, Brodstone Memorial Nuckolls Coumy Hos- pital, the Superior library, the Superior Community Corpora- tion, or the Legion Ballfield Reno- vation Fund for every completed sched - I to the canal in water is di- canal for stor- It is : with the plas- ts below as the to winds has 1Seen allo- work is gravel placed canal is not Problem as the "g re- per the slickness 100 will be in- sides of the the area will of a three- for the above the Kansas Cfasci- placed to set th panel said estab. A mighty big carpeting job is underway west of Superior. Construction workers are lining more than one mi)e of the Courtland Canal with plastic. It ia hoped the pic will stop some of the seepage problem.s which have plagued landowners in that area since the early days of the canal. The work involves reshaping and. grading the al: A horseshoend wilt be removed betore the $1.5 million project is completed, ,{ I