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Thursday, October 24, 2002 THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS 7'A ar / hel['e y, a gi a i n mer- located in Omaha re- the purchase of the )any, Downs. The had been operated for by John and Rebecca of Tetlows' elevator, ublished a his- )any--a corn- many years had ties to of the century the a grain ex- here and maintained a home also had elevators pped grain purchased from served by the was- brought to SantaFe elevator operated is a former of the Scoular from the Downs and ten years ago, was determined to and lumber company in ghhedidn't orelec- passion and determi- nm succeed. milar passion and deter- present-da.y Scoular as we stnve to do Scoular identified a opportunity. He saw an h arbitrage, hauling grain railroads. That was read on for the rest  Early Years was 1898. George was six years old Dennis Bishop to be- partner, and together industry for growth for their company that known as Scoular and Grain. the butterflies-in-your 111 and the ever-so slight that a 22 year-old aust have felt when he hit rural Nebraska in a , calling on customers of company. was Bob Scoular to a handwritten wrote that his travel- hotel, meals, only about $5.00 a '. George Scoular died in had been incorpo- ;ishop in Nebraska a commis- ness as well as a grain Agriculture had well. In 1930, over half cars, a third had 10 percent But agriculture was zhnology business. Start Seoular's widow ht out the Bishop year just over 70 ,just under and 93 percent had Bob Scoular, the I. of the board, decided of young, energetic the only way to 'tom sliding Turks of Ne- was the title of a ut Scoular in 1979, ;s new tal- Turks ' of 1908, a )lu- sultan of ated ways. article recognized that The Burlington Route's Passenger Train 16 was preparing to leave Superior when this picture of the Scoular company's first Superior elevator was taken. The elevator was located east of Bloom Street and on the north side of the Northwestern and Santa Fe tracks. It was destroyed perhaps the comparison was a bit far- cai phases of agribusiness manage- fetched, it also praised Scoular- ment. They found fiveofthem, oneof Bishop's new executive staff, credit- them being present-day board member ing their "unusual, exciting and pro- Neal Harlan, who served as the ductive tactics" as the dominant rea- company's merchandising and opera- son why the company sprouted in 12 tions manager. years froma"ramshacklethree-eleva- With the right people in place tor operation into a flourishing Ne- growth through acquisition was the braska giant of grain, operating 27 nextmajororderofbusiness.TheBut- elevators and terminals and merchan- ler-Welsh Grain Company of Omaha dising 70 to 80 million bushels of corn, and the Omaha operations of Texas- wheat, mile, soybeans and oats each based Flour Mills of America were year to buyers all over the world." acquired about a year after Marshall At the helm was Marshall Faith, and his new management team took today's ch'airman of the board, who , over. was described in the article as " a tall, Then the search shifted to small lean and imaginative Kansan with a country elevators, principally those of degree in milling administration from 600to700,000bushelcapacitylocated Kansas State University and a solid in highly irrigated areas and in corn- track record in management with both munities with good schools, medical Pillsbury and Bartlett." He was as-' facilities and progressive attitudes. In slated by Vice President Jim Clinton, additiontooutrightpurchases, thecom- named in the article as "another youth- party made several lease agreements ful, but grain-wise executive." that allowed local elevators to retain Much like today, recruitment rated their local identity but have the "sup- asone ofthe company's top priorities, port of a corporate 'godfather' with I They wanted a corps of tough, sharp, known how muscle in grain merchan- t free-wheeling young execs talented in dising, marketing data, computerized ! marketing, accountin and other criti- accounting, capital formation and quan- I I 302 N Commercial, Superior, Neb. 402-879-3204 1-800-821-4588 [ 2001 Pontiac Sunfire i! 2-do0r, white, 16,000 miles !B! $8,005 .... $1,000 Down payment, cash or trade $7,995 at 2.9 percent, 60 months at $143.60 per month * 2000 Pontiac Sunfire GT i 2-door, silver, sunroof, 44,000 miles $9,595 ...... i i i $1,000 Down payment, cash or trade $8,595 at 2.9 percent, 60 months at $154.36 per month * Qualifiedbuyers through GMAC only Offer ends October 31 County Sheriff's Office County Sheriff's-Department is currently purchase of a 2002-2003 Ford Expedition, :Tahoe 4x4 type vehicle. Speci- at the Nuckolls County Sheriff's Depart- Neb. Send sealed bids to the Nuckolls ,e by 10 a.m. on the th day of November, n the bid letting will occur. Nuckolls County right to reject any and all bids. James R. Marr, Sheriff of the District Court r of led and Joan Rempe Superior High School ros Trucking, 3 years, receptionist Ik, 3 years, teller Industry, 5 years, receptionist trs, service representative, first at Superior, then Hebron e Phone con|pany t ha,:e ott ?n f, kow many residents of /. t feel I can seJ,e my e91boJs as Clerk of District Court. t and a hard working employee. I understand matters of the confidential. If I don't know the answer to a question, I find the answer. I think I would be a wise choice for of the District Court. ad is paid for by Karen Tinkham I ii Amer,can Eagle Insurance, Inc. is offering the following types of insurance to take care of your health and life insurance needs. Nursing Home Insurance Medicare Supplement Plans Major Medical Health Plans ' Life Insurance Call Gary A. Ward o help with any of the above 402-879"4077 by fire but the office building remains, It is located directly east of the South Ward School. The company established in Superior was once active in the local grain business here. This picture is from the collection of Glenn Edwards, Hardy. tity shipping." Changing Times In 1980 volatility and explosive situations abounded in America-from the eruption of St. Helens in Washing- ton State to Washington, D.C., where the U.S. government imposed the So- ciety Grain Embargo, ordering a mora- torium on the sale of grain to the USSR. Initially, the government planned to return the gt:ain to the open market, an action that would have caused prices to plummet. The Scoular Company, through its active involvement in na- tional agriculture trade orzanizations, participated in the successful effort to lobby the federal government to as- sume financial responsibility for the embargo-impacted con tracts, and later, for Congress to enact legislation mak- ing it more difficult to impose an era- bar.go. Scoular' s active involvement in gram industry governmental affairs continues today. The year 1985 brought the passing of an extensive Farm Bill, ending a long era of government-subsidized grain storage programs. In true Scmlar style, the company took a pro:lctive approach, capitalizing on the changing agricultural climate by diversifying from grain warehousing to merchan- dising and distribution." Scoular Today In some ways, Scoular is an ex- ample of the old adage that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Despite the remarkable changes in agrict'dture since 1892, The Scoular Company remains an active leader in the Nebraska agricultural marketplace; Scoular's headquarters are in Omaha arid 13 elevators that Scoutar operates dot the Nebraska landscape. 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Personal service and knowledge of local markets are top priorities," ac- cording to Randy Linvll, Scoular's pres dent and CEO. Together, we have grown our business and established merchandising locations in 16 states throughout the U.S and in Canada and Mexico. And, although lumber is no longer included in our" merchandising mix, the company continues to be a major player in the grain industry. We have extended our reach into more markets and more services, from serving pro- cessors with just-in-time, shuttle-train shipments of quality grain and oil- seeds to customizing food ingredient blends for some of the world's largest food companies to providing an array of marketing options to producer cus- tomers. 1 4028 E Thi J Crowl Tree Tree removal, Trimming and }tump Removal al . Reasonable rates [ -- ...... 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