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Midlands Edition 26 Pages Three Sections Plus Supplements II Our 11 lth Year, No. 42 "]he Superior Express Official Nuckolls County Newspaper Member of Nebraska Press Association and National Newspaper Association I I I I I I I I t II ISSN 0740-0969 2010 Superior Publishing Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved Price 50 National Edition 26 Pages in Three Sections 1 i Superior, Nebraska 68978 Thursday, October 21, 2010 III Injured assistant footba00., coach back on linuted baals John Quackenbush. defensive co- ordinator forthe SuperiorWildcat foot- ball team, has returned to practices on a limited basis, according to head coach Kevin Miller. The assistant Superior coach was mjured earlier this month when he was reportedly gored by a boar while at work at Zoltenko Farms. He was hos- pitalized Oct. 8 after being diagnosed with kidney failure and spent about a week on dialysis at St. Elizabeth Hos- pital in Lincoln Miller said Quackenbush was able to attend Friday evening's home game against Hastings St. Cecilia and is back to coaching on a limited basis. Quackenbush was met by some shiny nears Friday when he arrived at the ball field; about a half-dozen of his players shaved their heads in honor and support of their injured coach. Matt Bargen injured in 4-wheeler crash while working cattle Matt Bergen, 34, is at home reedy: ermg from injuries received in a four- wheeler accidenl west of Superior on Oct. 13. Bergen was working with cattle on the four-wheeler when he was thrown from the ATV, possibly while trying to avoid a collision with one of the animals. He suffered a broken collarbone, at least four broken ribs and a severe injury to a shoulder. The extent and nature of the shoulder injury is un- knownbecause he isn't yet well enough to undergothenecessary MRI and other tests to assess the damage. It may be as long as six weeks before the shoulder MRI can be performed. (y ' . According toBargen s wife, Robin. a hired hand was nearby when the accident occurred, and he transported Bergen to the hospital rather than call- ing for an ambulance. He was hospital- ized for two days at Brodstone Memo- rial Hospital. Nearly 17 years ago to the day, Bergen's father. Curt. was killed in an ATV accident while working cattle. He was 36. Grandson found in pool; hospitalized in St. Louis, Mo. At this writing, Kayden Peterson, the nearly t,do-year-old son of a Supe- rior native. Cassidy McCord Peterson. is hospitalized in St. Louis. Earlier in the week he was pulled from the family swimming pool in Marion. Ill. Wednesday morning he was re- ported to be breathing on his own but his future was very much in doubt. Cassidy's brother. Shannon. and her mother. Pat McCord. were en route to St. Louis to be with the family. I I Weather Lynn Wilton NOAA, Observer Superior Tuesday Morning, Oct. 19, 2010 Temperature High flr week .............................. 82 Low for week ................................ 34 Precipitation Total this week " 0 Total this month ........................ 0.34 Year to date ............................. 22.44 Normal to Oct. 31 .................... 25.43 II Markets III J m8 Superior Grain Market Wednesday, Oct. 20. 2010 Today's Price New Crop Corn .............................. 4.94 4.55 Mild ............................... 4.96 4.40 Wheat ............................ 5.61 6.50 Soybeans ..................... 10.95 10.52 Vogler sentenced for felony sexual assault of a child Casey Vogler. Guide Rock, was sentenced on Oct. 13 in Nuckolls County District Court to 60 days in jail and four years of intensive supervision probation. On July 6 Vogler pleaded no contest to one count oflhird degree sexual assault of a child, a Class HIA felony. Terms of the probation require Vogler toreside in Guide Rock and not leave without permission from his pro- bation officer. He is required to abstain from using alcohol or anv controlled substance and from breaking any law and engaging in disorderly conduct. He must also comply with all sex of- fender registration requirements. Pro- bation violations could result in addi- tional jail time. Currently, hd is serving his sentence in the Clay County jail. Vogler was arrested on Aug 21, 2009. after a warrant was issued charg- ing one count of first degree sexual assault and one count of third degree sexual assault of a child. In.June 2009 the Superior Police Department initi- ated an investigation into allegations that Vogler was intimately involved with underage girls in Nuckolls County. Assisting in the investigation were the Nebraska State Patrol Nuckolls County Sheriff' s Department, Webster County Sheriff's Department and United States Secret Service. Wahoo company will build Oak Southeast box: culvert The Nuckolls County Board at about, tprobably would have voted to tacfed the Nebraska Department of Monday'sregularmeetingawardedthe spend a little more money to get the Roads. When he returned, he said other contract for the construction of a con- job done earlier." commissioner counties had voiced some of the same crete box culvert on the Oak Southeast Arnold Brown said. "But we don't concerns and there would be a revised project to M.E. Collins Construction have to." document for board approval by Nov. of Wahoo. In another matter, county attorney 1. Collinswas low-bidderamongthree Tim Schmidt advised the board not to In other business: companies, coming in at $119,755.01. sign the National Bridge Inspection The board approved spending OtherstobidtheprojectwereVanKirk Standards agreement between the $850 for the inside cover advertise- Brothers of Sutton ($121.316.61) and county and.the Nebraska Department mentintheHighway !36Association's Gus Construction of Casey, Iowa, of Roads. upcoming brochure. The county will ($231,706). The commissioners also Gary Warren. county highway su- pay for the ad and people who work in had the contractors bid the dirt work perintendent, and Mark Mainelli, the economic development in the county and grading on the project, but decided county's engineering consultant, pre- will decide what information to in- to have the road and bridge department sented the agreement earlier this month elude. 'do the work. for board approval, but both said they A representative from Rasmussen The bids were opened and reviewed had reservations about some of the Mechanical Services demonstrated the on Oct. 4, but the matter was tabled contents ofthe document. The board new computerized control system for becausethe board wanted to make sure passed the contract to Schmidt for his the courthouse heating and cooling the low bidder would be able to start review and opinion, system. the work immediately. Collins was Schmidt said Monday he would The commissioners conducted apparently contacted and said he would advise them not to'sign the document their quarterly tour and review of the start immediately it, its present form. He then excused jail facility, as required by Nebraska "Becauseoftheroadwe'retalking himself from the meeting and con- state statute. expanslo project Improvement, "n at Superior airport nearly done Thenearly$2millionimprovement Accommodating larger aircraft is im- About 90 percent came from the Fed- project at the Superior Municipal Air- portent for attempting to attract busi- eral Aviation Administration's (FAA) port is on-schedule and should be com- ness and industry to the area and also airport improvement fund, five per- pleted shortly before Thanksgiving, because most emergency medical air- cent is from the State of Nebraska according to Cory Reinke. engineer- planes are larger, "turbo-prop" aircraft, Department of Aeronautics, and the ing mchnician at Kirkham Michael Reinke explained remaining five percent are local funds the company that engineered the Reinke said a wide strip of asphalt from the Superior Airport Authority, project, down the middle of the existing main which is funded primarily through its The project was nearly five years in runway became unsafe years ago and farmland revenue and tax incentives. Larry Yost, director of the youth soccer program and one of the officials for Thursday's game, prepares to restart the planning and development stages, was replaced by concrete. That new The general contractor for the the action. Players pictured are (from left) Seth Schnakenberg, Tanner Theis. Morgan Theis and Kiarra Lawrence. which included waiting for funding to middle strip is still in good condition, project, selected through competitive There is apparently' no evidence of any organized soccer game being played in the county before this. become available. Accordingto Lance so the remaining outside strips of as- bidding, is Paulson. Inc.. of Cozad. a Teachworth, chairman of the Superior phalt were replaced with new concrete contractor who has doneother work in First organized soccer game Airport Authorityboard. theproject and extendedanadditionall5feetas the past at the Superior Municipal Air- involvedlengtheningtheexistingmain part of this improvement project, port. VanKirk Brothers, Sutton, sub- runway from 3.700 feet to 4,300 feet The project was done in three contracted the grading and dirt work. and widening it from 60 feet to 75 feet. phases: dirt work, concrete work and played in Nuekolls County The length was added to the'south electrical. The concrete work has been installing thenewlighting.. end of the main runwayand brings the completed and new lights, runway OthermembersoftheSuperiorAir- airport into adifferent classification of marking and fencing is being installed port Authority Board are Mary Fuller. The SuperiorThundercatS and the ln the other game pla) ed Thursday, in number of players and adult volun- municipalairportfacilities, rightabout to complete the project, secretary-treasurer, Steve Fox. Troy Superior Wolverines played an intra- among the younger players in the pro- teers, where the state wants them to be in Most of'the money for the project GenungandMikePearce.LukeMeyers municipal match to a 3-3 draw Thurs- gram. the Superior Thunderbolts beat Fost said the program has been order to accommodate larger aircraft, came from state and federal funds, is the airport manager. day in front of an enthus astic home- theSuperiorFirefox(orisitFirefoxes?) successful becauseof several gener- town crow.d, by thescoreof2-0. The plaers in this ousdonations.thesupportofthecounty Long-time Superior fireman Don't recognize the teams'? That's gamewereaboutagesixthrougheight, and communities involved, and be- , because they're brand new sort of. but there are no hard-set age divisions cause the young people involved are WbiletheNuckollsCountycoedu- in the program, growing to love the sport. The pro- receives honors at state convention cational youth soccer program is {n its Larry Yost. director of the youth gram. however, is not yet financially second full season, it wasn't until soccer program, said games like this stable and Yost said he worries about Thursday that an actual organized will be featured again on Oct. 28 and how it will sustain itself. Last Thursday through Saturday Elmer and'Maxine Rempe, Kenneth game. with qfficials and'a clock and Nov. 4. at 6 p.m. on both dates. The Among the fundraising activities members of the Superior Vohmteer and Janet Rempe, Barney and Diana everything, was played, league is also tryingto schedule tom- the volunteers are working on is a FireDepartmentandFireman'sAuxil- Freitag, DickSchwieger.RonGruwell The Tbundercats and Wolverines petitkm with leagues inothercommu- partnership with Shaklee through m- iary went to Chadron to attend the Mike Fenimore and Cynthia were comprised of the older players in nities, dependent distributors Mike and Vicki 128th annual Nebraska State Volun- Shaug!messy, and Tom Johnson. the league, about ages nine through The program began as a result of a Neiman ofHastings. Supportersofthe teer Firefighters Conference. The Highlights of the annual confer- 12. The Thundercats were coached by juvenileservicesgrantobtainedbyBeth league who make a purchase from the Chadron Volunteer Fire Department ence were the Firefighter and Auxil- Joe Perez: the Wolverines were Bohling /'or the purchase of soccer online Shaklee store will be directly hosted this year's conference, iar) MemorialService. At that service coached by Mariah Charbonneau. The equipment.AfterBohling'sdeath.Yost benefiting the soccer program The Members of the Superior Volun- thenamesofalltheformerfirefighters game was played on the city-owned andotherwlunteerscontinuedtowork program hasitsown website making it teer Fire Department and Auxiliary and auxiliary members who died dur- ballfield east of the municipal swim- at forming the league, which debuted simple for supporters to order prod- who attended were: TJ and Kendra ing the last year are read in remem- ming pool. last year and has grown this year both Morris. Travis and Jennifer Rempe, brance. As each name was read this Volunteer greeters thanking year. a tile with'that persons name was placed on a board forming a large Mal'tese Cross. the universal symbol of Fire Department's everywhere. At the Brodstone Hospital for service table setting was placed at the head of the assembly, complete with a rose and fireman's After nearly suffering from a stroke friendly, he said, not because they long orientation. They are told about helmet to sy mbolize the absence of all the deceased. Firefighters who can no last Thanksgiving, Bill JOnes, Supe- had to be, but because they wanted to confidentiality, what the job entails, longer answer the roll call. One of Elmer Rempe riot, experienced many hospital and be." Karen Tinkham, public relations and take a tour of the facility. Gt:eeters those names remembered this year was emergency room visits at Brodstone director at BMH. brought a copy of work in the morning or afternoon and Albert Jorgensen. a former Superior nor was recognized for his 50 years of Memorial Hospital, fBMH) in Supe- The Superior Express to him during areeitheron-call.orrnaintainaregular fireman. The tile. which held service to his community and state tier. He later learned about the one of his stays at the hospital. While schedule. A station with a desk and At the state firefighters conven- Jorgensen's name was give to the Su- with a certificate of appreciation and a hospital's new addition and their need the gesture was simple, it held a lot of chair are provided, as well as a binder lion, tiles with the names of deoarted perior Volunteer Fire Department to bronze statuette. He was one of six for volunteer greeters to assist patients meaning and -left him with a strong containing the volunteer schedule and firemen formed a Maltese cross, the take home. firefighters statewide to be recognized and visitors. Because of the care he impression of how friendly and caring a summary of the doctors workingeach universalfire department symbol. One At the annual fireman's banquet on for 50 years of service to their commu- received at BMH, Jones felt the need to the staffwas, day. of those tiles honored the memory of Saturday night Elmer Remoe, Supe- nity. pay back the hospital and those who Jones later came across an adver- On his first day, Jones explained AI Jorgensen. served him. He decided to dedicate his tisement in The Superior Express that that Sandy Borden. chief financial of time as a volunteer and has been greet- BMH was looking for volunteers. Be- fleer, helped him until he got the hang ing at the north entrance for more than cause of the new addition to the hospi- of it. He now volunteers two or three twomonths."Everyonewassofriendly tel, greeters were needed to help pa- days a week during the morning shift. and caring, I thought I'd give this a tients chck in. provide wheelchairs When he arrives. Jones checks the [ whirl." Jones said, "see ifI can help in and find their respective destinations, binder for the doctors that will be re- my own little way." Thinking on the care he received at ceiving patients. This way he knows Jones was born and raised in Se- BMH, Jones decided to volunteer and whatto expect and where he'll be teL- attle. Wash. His working years were calledTinkhamabouttheoos'tion."I'd ing people throughout his shift. As a spent driving heavy eqmpment for never done anything like this before, volunteer. Jones still experiences the mining opera- but I wanted tope3 back the hospital." friendly and caring nature of the BMH tions throughout ::: #.: he said. staff. He said the always smiling the west. When !:::ii:; Volunteers start by takinz an hour- (Continued to Page 2A) each mine's po- :::.!::.;iii ;:=::,:= tential was de- N k ll C pie b pleted, Jones iiii  UC 0 S O. sam a ots ll would seek em- publ" h d " this Exp ployment at adif-  :i ferent location, i  ..... IS e In ress His first job was With the November general elec- new remdents.thosewho havechanged at an Arizona tion less than two weeks away, this their name and those that have moved copper mine issue ofThe Express includes thepub- since the last election must register. where he resided tor seven years. He lication of the sample ballots showing Though the courthouse regularly closes then worked 10 years in Colorado and the races and issues Nuckolls County at 4:30 each day, the county clerk's finally took his last job at an open pit voters will be asked to decide, office will remain open until 6 p.m. gold mine in Nevada. After 15 years. Prior to going to the polls on Nov. 2, Friday to accommodate those needing Jones retired and moved to Supertor. voters are encouraged to review the to register. Last Thanksgiving, Bill Jones and sample ballots and decide how they Those registered voters who will his wife were preparing to visit her will vote. If desired, the sample ballot not be able to visit their designated familyinKansasfortheholidayswhen may be taken to the polling place, polling place on election day may el- he almost collapsed. Jones called for ther vote at the county courthouse or his wife to get him to the hospital. They A copy and explanation of the pro- request an early voter's ballot be sent later discovered he had almost suf- posed constitutional amendments is to them. The advance ballot may be feted from a stroke. Jones' symptoms also published in this issue of The completed at home and returned either continued to persist, resulting in con- Express. in person or by mail to the county slant hospital visits and several trips to The amendments will also be pub- clerk s office. Oct. _7 ts the last day the the emergency room. lished next week but this is the only clerk's office is allowed to mail abal- Scott Butler (right) and Dave Coleman tighten a new net at the Superior tennis court. In late September the court Although this was a frightening time the sample ballots will be pub- lot though ballots may be requested in was resurfaced and new nets installed. Butler inspected the court after.a recent rain. time, Jones started to get to know.the lished, person after that date. A form for mak- "All the bird baths (standing water holes) are gone," Butler said. "It is like new." hospital staff at BMH and took corn- The deadline to register for the up- ing that request was published in last Butler and Coleman care for Supenor parks and the cemetery. The cost of resurfacing the courts cost more than fort in their presence. "They were all coming election is 6 p.m. Frida3. All week s issue of this newspaper. $7,500 and was paid for by city funds managed by the Superior Park Board,