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Midlands Edition 16 Pages Two Sections Plus Supplements Our 118th Year, No. 43 Superior Express Official Nuckolls County Newspaper 1 II Model rettwns for last school Mass A model of the Sacred HeartChurch at Lawrence, built by Glen Beyke while he attended the Sacred Heart School, has returned m Lawrence and was dis- played Tuesday when the last Mass was held in the former school building. Glen Beyke is the son the late Oliver and Emma Beyke. He has one brother Gary. On Dec. 20, 1945, his life was forever changed with a Christmas time tragedy that claimed the life of his 35- year-old father. When Glen was a fourth grade stu- dent at Sacred Heart School in 1947 and just l0 years old he completed a home project in loving memory of his father, a miniature replica of the Sa- cred Heart ChurCh. The project was completed in less than three months utilizing scraps of lumber, ship- ping crates he could carry home from the local grocery story and a handful of tools. The miniature church was a true labor of love and it has been preserved. It measures about two feet long and is an exact likeness of the Lawrence edi- fice. The interior includes the organ loft and organ, the sacristy, religious statutory, real glass multicolored win- dows and pews. The priest can be seen and there is a bell in each tower, with ropes extending down the interior of the building. The church was Glen's second project of this kind, the first being a two-story dolt house, complete with furniture and all household appoint- ments. Both the church and the doll house were displayed at the county fair held at Nelson in August of 1947. At the county fair Glen received a blue ribbon the church entry. A story about the miniature Sacred Heart Church was published in the Southern Nebraska Register issue of March 21, 1947 and The Superior Express Aug. 21, 1947 j,s~ue. The miniature church and doll house then went on to be enjoyed by many children for 38 years in the Lawrence playroom of John and Annie Beyke. In 1985, when John and Annie's home was sold. LaVeta Beyke, Glen' s aunt. made certain Glen took both items home with him. For the next 32 years they rested in the attic of Glen's home. Then last August The Superior Ex- press made reference to the miniature church in the 70 years ago section in the From the Files column. That brief reference led famiiy members to start asking questions and the church and doll house came out of attic retirement to be shared and enjoyed again. Glen and his wife. Joann. returned the church to Lawrence for the last Mass which was celebrated m Sacred Heart School on Tuesday. It will also be on display at the annual Lawrence Sacred Heart Parish Smorgasbord planned for the church basement on Saturday. Nov. 4. Future plans call for the church to be displayed permanently at the Nuckolls County Museum so that it can be enjoyed for generations to come. The museum is located at 612 East Sixth Street. which is one block east of Highway 14. The family's rediscovery of the miniature church and doll house led to another amazing find. When a niece. Kimberly Breiffelder, sent to Lawrence a school photo taken in 1948 of her uncle in the library, the priest noticed the benches m the photo. He said they still had those benches and planned to use them for the last Mass. When the priest turned one of benches over, he found a message on the underside and learned Glen made the benches from an old organ when he was only 11 years old. Glen and Joanne Beyke+ are current residents of Lincoln. t f Glen Beyke was 10 years old (1947) when he built a replica of the Sacred Heart Church Lawrence in memory of his father. TheminiatureSacredHeart Ch u rch m easured about two feet long and is an exact likeness of the Lawrence edifice The ~nter]or =nctuded the organ loft and organ, the sacristy, religious statutory real g(ass multicolored windows and pews. The priest could also be seen and there ]S a bell in each tower, with ropes extending down the interior of the building Member of Nebraska Press Association and National Newspaper Association I I ISSN 0740-0~69 ~ 2017 Superior Publishing Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved Superior, Nebraska 68978 As an adult, the Sacred Heart Church replica Glen Beyke built was stored in an attic. Above, he kneels by the replica after family members insisted it should not be hidden away. nor 3000 Foundation =net Thursday evening to discuss how the not-for- profit group can assist with the growth and development of Superior. Before the meeting adjourned, the group decided one way they could do just that was to offer three $2,000 sholarships to high school graduates pursuing vocational school training to served the needs of existing Superior businesses. The first scholarships will be available for students enrolling in 20iS. After Gary Crook, the foundation president and one of the original founders, reviewed the group's pur- pose. he went around the room asking the 30 some people in attendance for ideas about what could be done to boost Superior. Most expressed ideas, some of which we have included in this story. Dean Franzen reviewed the accom- plishments of his employer, the North Central Kansas Vocational Technical School. The fast growing school was established at Beloit in 1964 and is now .sewing a number of business groups that are egperiencin~ a short- age of available workers. He said many trades taught by the school are needed These benches built by Glen Beyke were used in the Sacred Heart School fourth grade classroom. Price 50 National Edibon 16 Pages in Two Sections Thursday, October 26, 2017 BMH speciality clinic nears opening date After more than 18 months of con- stmction work, the new Brodstone Me- modal Hospital Speciality Clinic build- ing is set to enter into active use. The 16,000 square feet addition was under- taken to meet the growing demand for specialty medical services in the com- munity. Specialty services offered at the clinic include Oncology, Orthope- dics. general Surgery, Neurology, Car- diology. OBGYN. Neuro Surgery. Be- havioral health. Orthomedics. Keamey. performs fittings at the clinic. The facility has two floors for medi- cal use, The large basement is home to the relocated purchasing department. A conference room. equipped with 50 chairs and 12 tables is available tbr use. The room features a large screen television which will be utilized for video conferencing and webinars. Out- lets are located on the floor to provide computer access and electrical power for those in attendance. A refreshment area, with a microwave and refrigera- Many special activities planned for this week For those who like to dress in cos- tume and enjoy pretending this is a good time of the year. Such activities have long been associated with Hal- loween and this year holiday comes on Tuesday. This issue of The Express has several 'advertisements promoting the wearing of costumes and indulging in sweet delights. Tonight starting at 5 p.m. in down- town Superior the annual Superior Chamber of Commerce organized Pumpkins on the Square event begins with a number of special activities for the youngsters. For the older set, the Superior Elks Lodge is sponsoring a chili cookoff with an opportunity to taste and score tl~e various recipes. On Tuesday night Living Faith Fel- h)wsh/p is sponsoring the annual fall carnival. Central Street from Third to Fourth will be blocked off at 5 p.m. to allow forthe camival setup. The actual carni- val beings at 6:30 and will continue for two hours. Carnival entrance poinP, ~lll he on I~nh Th=rd and Fourth srreet,~ There ~tll be a number games. ,nflatable~ and trunk or treat opportu- nities on the street. In addmon there w ill be special acti~ tries inside the Liv- ing Faith Church buildings. LiglRhouse L'llurcn ol me r~azarene Will italY," d food concessions trailer set up for those who want something other than candy to eat. Many Superior businesses have contributed financially to make the carnival possible. This is also the time for community suppers, bazaars, craft shows aud the like so be sure to read the advertise- for is located in the room. It has a roll down screen when it is not in use. There is atsoa utility room and restroom located in the basement. It will also serve as a storm shelter. An elevator allows deliveries to be taken to the basement. Access to the elevator is on the first floor through a door located on the east side of the building. The structure houses 10 examina- tion rooms on the first floor. Three offices are available to the physicians who utilize the space. Entrance is gained from the lobby of the Superior Family Medical Clinic. Patients will check in at the service desks.They will then enter the waiting area of the ex- panded facility. A waiting room. with two televisions and chairs is available for patient use. Handicapped acces- sible rest rooms are conveniently Io+ cared near the waiting area. A commo- dhms reception desk allows the staff to process the patients and direct them to the appropriate room. A stacked stone wall is the eye- catching feature as oneenters the room. To the left is the reception desk with a delicately decorated glass panel. Each examination room features storage space in cabinets along with a sink. Examination chairs are in each room which are painted with different colors. The lights in each room are activated when thedoor is opened The physician offices afford the ,Ntmg specialists a private area fi)r recording patient information and quiet time There is a nurse" s statmn on the fLr,t floor as well as a room to house the computer equipment An elevalor or staLr~a~ prox ide, access to the ~,econd floor Because the second flier o| the ne~, ~ in g ~ ~ h~gher than the second floor ot the or~ma hospital building, a sta~r~a~ ~ead~ ar~ to the floor and there are +we e~e~ ait~r stops on the ride The second fl~ar ts home r +he relocated pharmacy.The facd it} houses storage units for medications. There ts a dedicated room for preparing IV drugs. The former pharmaq, area ~ being renovated for use as a nurse~ medication room in the original hospi- tal building. There is an office for the pharma- cist as well as a restroom and other storage areas. Other hospttal umts are also relocating to the second floor The control room for the sleep lahoratoD as welt asthe sleep study room ts no~ housed on the second floor Pulmonary functions ~-, mo~mg from the cardio-rehabdttauon t ac~! tw There ts an office and a rcx>m for rhe cardio-pulmonaD staff as w el la~ ~tor age space. Another ut~omw,~ ~hange ::, lhe relocation of the g~ft ~ht>p h w fll rn, v~e to a larger renovated area on ~hc f~rst floor of the original ho~pt+ai area ~;th acces~ off the Superior Fam~i Med~ cal Center comdor The s~ oft~ces and ~v phy ~an ofl~ces m the former ~pe~a/t.~ ~imtc area ~tll be renovated be~mmn~ m December and utilized b~ the tartan clinic staff Several ot the department~ are m vaD,ng stage,~ ot the moving pro~e~, The chmc e,tpe~t, to ~ee its hrq pa t]ent~ at the begmnin~ ot No~ember The former gttt ~hop ~pa~e ~,lll be converted to an office ]-he ~,ntraetor ], hn]~hmg ~* lth the punch tt~l recttf?mg ~<~ues as they are d~c~ered the ne~ ~iw +t building P, e~pected ro ser'.e rhe OFt''~r I'~' ~2, need~ ot the com~ mtmm, ,~r many year, [he physical :hera,? and ~ ardl: "*.'bah hr. khng ~ as c~,mpleted eari~er ~h~, year L~gerher the 7~r'~ ' =l~.+[lrle, hr'n~ ~rq j 1ol]e }{o, "1e~1~ "~C -]ne t r, ~,r~c ~i+l', "TIcdit !r'lC w~l 31t!ac;mV qct~, ,tar' ~c,vl~P,~ ments in this issue of The Express. DTR pogram will rehab oo be uniformed and miss out on the many opportunities this week tot tall social activities, along with other facilities downtown store fronts Superior Council delays plan Downtown Superiorpropertyown- ing administered by theLtty bupertor. Superior Development Corporation ers were invited to attend a meeting Thursday noon which offered a glimpse into the proposed downtown revital- ization program for which the city has received grant money The puqx~se of the program is to make money available tbr the improve- ment of downtown buildings by re- storing, renovating, replacing or re- construction of facades and signage. The program goal is to encourage con- tinued investment into the downtown district through the use of Block Grants Superior 3000 Foundation to offer vocational scholarships Directors and friends of the Supe- in small communities like Superior. degree. and LB840 funds. The p[ogram is +be- and the South Central Economic De- velopment District. Funding will be available to prop- erty and business owners within an area bounded by Second and Fifth streets between E;olorado and Kansas streets. A maximum of $3@000 is avail- able for any project. Each project will require a 25 percent match from the business or property owners. All work must be approved in advance and com- pleted before Dec. 1, 2018. A grant of up to $5.000 is avaitaNe for the removal of non-conforming items. In addition to the grants and loans provided through the downtown revi- talization process, state and federal tax credits may also be available. More intbrmation is available by contacting Derek Clark- Weather i Farmers have been enjoying good harvest weather but change is in the wind and we had plenty of wind Mon- day and Tuesday. Between Wednes- day and Thursday the weather service has predicted a 50 degree difference in wind chill temperatures, lfyou h aven" t done so. now is the time to break out the winter clothes. Superior Observations for CoCoRallS Predpitation This week in Superior 0 Precipitation this year 27.38 Temperature Report Rick Disney, observer High Temperature this week 82 Low Temperature this week 35 Markets Superior Grain Market Tuesday Cl~e Cum.m Price L~ W~ k Corn 3.13 3.10 Mild 2.48 2.45 Wheat 3.16 3.15 Soybeans 8.81 8.90 The new specialty clinic addition to Brodstone Memorial Hospital is set to open next week. The building houses 10 examination rooms, physican's offices, the pharmacy, a conference room and the purchasing department Members of the Supe nor Ctly Coun- cil met for about 45 minutes Monda) evening. During that nine they agreed to spend $15.578 to replace fans and lights in the shop building shared by the water and natural gas departments South Central Electric ~ as the ap- parent tow bidder v, hen the project v, as put out for bids last year Av, ardmg of the contract a as delayed unUl !he ne~ fiscal year v, hich began Oct t as the bids were h=gher than budgeted for The contractor v, dl instal! ne~ LED lighting. The bid price was adJusted to allow for changes m material prices Members of the coun~i voteO 5- to not move forward at th}s t~me on a proposal to modify and enlarge the counc~I meeting r~x~m m the c,t~ office building. Derek Clark. the city planner, had suggested replacing the ch amber s west permanent waU With a moveable wali that would allow opemng the chamber into the hallway on those fev, occa- sions when the current room t~ fi I!ed to capacity. Council members Sandra Foote and James Flores spoke m favor but when came time to vote. only Foote favored continuing to gather information alx~ut the proposal. During discussion. Foote said for security reasons there should be more space between the council and the ~ is+- tots. in addition she said the current council arrangement of seating the mayor and council members around a conference table is intlm~dating and keeps the citizens from attending the meetings. She said the proposed changes would allow for a different seating arrangement and send a more welcome message to the residents of Superior. Council member Jame~ Flores said style was important to mem- bers of the millennial generation Chris Peterson agreed and said chang- ; ng the configuranon of the r~xsm ~ ould not change the pubhc percepuons of the council Council member Came Lemke ~as the first speak out. She said. 'We can't afford it at ~h~s ume "" Mayor Schm~dt agreed ~ ith those op- posing the project at this t~me and ~ald. 'Attenda,ce at the ct>un ]J mee[mg~ does not justify " When the quest+on came to a ~ote. members Steve, Fox Came Lemke R k D]sne), Chn, Peterson and Ja rne~, Ftore s voted against proceed i rig. Foote ca.~,' the onh ~ote to pr~eed Mayor Schmtdt+s appointment of Councilmember Rick Disney pointed out the need to be frugal and and his job. About a year he began get the city finances back in order, congiderino WaV~- he ,:nitld ~e,-~P mht~ Spencer Trapp to the park and cem- etery board was approved unaninxmsly The solid waste commiltee reported a flaw had been round in the recently adopted ordinance regulating fires out- s~de of the fire district. As adopted, the ordinance bans the outside ~ t-~tl bum- er~ that are becoming increasingly tx~putar Several residents are using the ~ nod burning extertor t'umaces to heat thetr homes and water. Members of the council voted to allow the con- tmued use of such devices. The council reviewed and approved for payment several bills relating to the current housing rehabilitation program. Mayor appoints Flores to fill council position With Mayor Soma Schmldt appoint- men! of Ja rues Flores on Monday to the Superior Councd and the unanimous confirmation by the five sitting coun- cil members, the council has been re- turned to full strength, A vacancy had existed follo,xmg the resignation of Kent Jensby He left the council when h]~ work earl,or thts year began taking h~m out of to~,n on meeting nights. FIores wdl represent the third ward. A relative new comer to Superior, Mores has been a resident of the com- munity for two years. He ~s a lal'~- ratorv technician at Bred'stone Memo- hal Hospital and as- sistant manager of the laboratory. In an interview following the coun- cil meeting, Flores said he liked the GafF Iotas town, the people community. Both the school board and city council were of interest but he decided at this time he was more inter- ested in the council. However, after his youngsters are established in school, he may rethink his decision. Flores and his wife, the former Norrisa Shuck, a native of Edgar, have two children, ages four and ! 1 months. Originally t'mm Cozad, Flores oh- mined an associate's degree from Cen- tral Community College and a bachelor's degree on line. He has served with the National Guard since 2006 and currently holds the rank of sergeant. One weekend a month he attends a drill at Keamey in addition to an annual two week com- mitment. In his first 10 years with the guard, he served as a mechanic. About a year ago he began working water purification. The family attends the United Meth- odist Church and in their leisure time enjoy camping. Norrisa is employed in the Rrtwletnnt= M~,rn~nnl l--I'ner~{l tl nft3 ,P Richard Thayer spoke of his work with technology companies in the Omahaarea and said there were oppor- tunities in Superior for small t~chnol- ogy companies. He told of one such company that was offering counseling services via the interact. That service used technology to connect counselors and patients without the need for the patients to travel long distances. Janet Eggers noted the need for more drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities and said nearby facilities are filled to capacity. Shannon MeCord noted the need for more locally grown produce. Per- haps greenhouses had a role to play in increasing the supply of locally grown produce. Deb Hanson commented on the ef- fort to remove dilapidated properties and clean up the community and said such work would pay dividends. Luke Meyers suggested a goal should be to change the mind set of high school students intent on leaving the community as soon as they gradu- ate. Meyers said communities like Su- perior offer opportunities to earn good livings with the added benefit of a quality lifestyle. He said a two-year degree from NCKVT could be obtained for an in- vestment of I 1 to 18 thousand dollars. Many four-year schools are now cost- ing more than $25,000 per year. He acknowledged that often times the graduates of the vocational schools lack the skills needed to manage a business and said such courses should be among the courses the students rake. While discussing the needs of the community, Marlene McGowan noted the community must come together. She said all 1,800 current residents need to join forces and work on the common goal of moving the commu- nity forward. Crook noted high school alumni and former residents could also make valuable contributions. Randy Meyer noted a distillery or micro-brewery would compliment his winery and not be a competitor as some thought. The importance of a strong high school business curriculum was stressed It was said the high school should be helping to wain people to live and work in the local community and not focus exclusively on training students to obtain a four-year college to remodel council chambers