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' " PR -' h up r, r . Superior, Nebraska 68978 n, All Rghts Reserved Thursday, Nov. 5, 1992 ar, No. 45 ,=. u,w-wo. , ,oo.- OS?Ir,=N;;;,8,78,. ..... , ..... . ............ ..... Thursday, Nov. 5, 1992 and a stiff north wind did not keep voters away from the poles on election day in Seventy-five percent of the registered voters in Nuckolls County voted on Tuesday to of the best voter turnouts in recent times. Above Daniel Jacobitz hands his completed Wehrman at the new firehouse and community building in downtown Nelson. / to answer charges sistance was said to have .been furnished by the Rural Apprehen- sion Program (RAP), a 13-county group that includes Nuckolls County. :v ns have beerl charged dv .g charges follow- i.1  y search conducted r Oct. 7. L D. Webber, 46, Debra 38, John J Myers, 38, a Kirk, 25, Kevin Mark rO,andPearl L. Pontious, Grove purchases tlibeen charged. Smith #,uous are Hebron resi- Nelsen home lli'ethersareSuperiorresi. Jerry Grove was the success- Olte, ful bidder Saturday aeternoon =::* enforcement officers when Tina Nelsen offered her e Nebraska State Patrol, home on Superior's North Cen- '.POlice Department and tral Street for sale. iekolls County Sheriff's Grove bid $37,750 for the 11 the huse and hme" locatedat362South Gale Mikkelsen was the auc- tioneer. # ers are alleged to ,1' methamphetamine,  arijuana, drug para- Juniors attend ,'' urearms and explo- Nuckolls County ' !eers report they were Government Day  inforn'ffttion obtained fatwo-yearinvestiga- High school juniors from ral drug task force, throughoutNuekollsCounty will ]k:(.magation in the Superior gather in Nelson next Thursday :liql.aaid to have been the for county government day. :J[ll-alformafionlk lqcTg arising out The event is sponsored e,ch ]i'1L--v raid of a metham- American Legion posts. t "melabnearHarvard.As- year by the county's ;now covered the country side in northern Nuckolls afternoon. Miio harvest is just beginning in the promising, but farmers report having trouble With a normal combine header because much of off at ground level. More snow is predicted for the Salem Lutheran has new pastor The Rev. Michael Osberg laas assumed the pastorates at Salem Lutheran Church, rural Superior and Our Redeemer Lutheran, Superior, this week. H( comes to the churches with years of experience in the ministry. He most recently served the congregation of Zion Lutheran Church, Carleton. Previously, he served Christ Lutheran, Louisville, for six years. Part of that time, he also, served the Hosanna Lutheran congregation at Plattsmouth. He has served his entire minis- try in Nebraska. "My top priority is getting to know the people," said Pas- tor Osberg, "I want to become acquainted and learn the cur- rent practices and go from there." Osberg was ordained in Sep- tember1979. He was graduated from Midland Lutheran Col- lege, Fremont. and Pacific Lutheran Seminary, Berkely, Calif. Installation services will be during Salem's Sunday morn- mg worship services. Voters reject development plan Voters in Nelson and Superior selected city council representa- fives at Tuesday's general elec- tion and Superior voters consid- ered an economic development plan. Superior voters turned down a six-year economic development plan and the five-year sales tax that would have funded the plan. There were 1,201 votes east on the development question. Of those 604 (50.29 percent) opposed the plan and 597 (49.71 percent) favored the plan. There were 1,166 votes cast on the sales tax question. Of those, 625 (53.60 percent) opposed the issue and 541 (46.40 percent) supponed it. Planners proposed the pro- ceeds from th sales tax would have gone toward a number of community projects including au- ditorium renovation, remodeling of the Hotel Leslie, an activities program, business and tourism development. Adopuon of the sales tax was said to be key to the hotel reno- vation project. Last week the state approved a nearly quarter-mil- lion dollar grant for the hotel project but the sales tax was to provide about 25 percent of the total financing package. Three council seats were up for election in Superior. In the first ward, Lloyd Rust received 63.14 percent of the vote (161). A long-time member of the council, Rust was seeking re- election when the deathofMayor Roland Wages automatically ele- vated him from council presi- dent to the position of mayor. .Unless he resigns as mayor, he will be unable to hold the council position. Two residents of the district had declared as write-in candi- dates. Carl Mohler, the current holder of the council seat received 27 votes for 10.59 percent of the votes cast. Rick Disney received 67 for 26.27 percent. Jensen wins seat on Nuckolls County board Nuckolls County voters bucked the national trend and backed the Republican candidates George Bush and Dan Quayle for the office of President and Vice President of the United States. The Republican office holders carried all 11 Nuekolls County precincts. Independents Ross Perot and James Stockdale ran stronger in Nuckolls County than they did nationwide. The independent can- didates ran only one vote behind the Democrats' slate of Bill Clin- ton and AI Gore for the second place. The Perot candidacy polled 827 votes, to the Clinton slate of 828 votes. With 2,942 votes cast for presi- dent, Bush received 43 percent, Clinton 28.14 percent and Perot 28.11 percent.Twenty votes were east for lesser known candidates. For the third district seat in the U. S. House of Representatives, GOP Ineurnbent Bill Barrett ear ily won re-election to a second term. In Nuckolls County, the vote spread between Barrett and Lowell Fisher, the Democrat's challenger, was about 2-1. Barrett received 1,774 votes or more than 62 percent of the votes cast. Fisher polled 1,074 for just less than 38 percent of the votes cast. Nuckolls County voters were against the statewide trend and Sed the statewidelottery plan. se voting 51 percent or 1,413 voters opposed the state- wide lottery. The plan xas ap- proved by 1,362 or 49 percent of the voters. Nuckolls County voters were solidly opposed to using any of the lottery proceeds to reimburse those who lost money in the fail- ure of Commonwealth Savings. There were 1,864 votes (73.59 percent) opposed to aiding the depositors. Only 669 votes (26.41 percent)favored the plan. NuckollCOunty voters also favored the term limits amend- ment with 1,235 votes (51.93 per- cent) cast for the measure and 1,143 (48.07 percent) opposing. Local control of liquor licens- Central Public Power District board seat. His challenger, Rex Kirchhoff received 132 votes or 28.27 percent. In Superior's second ward a former council member, Marvin Smidt and Chet Moran were on the ballot. Smidt received 257 votes (63.46 percent) to Morlm's 148 votes (36.54 percent). In the third ward Incumbent Ed Wharton turned down the challenge from Rick Alexander. Wharton pulled 201 votes (53.46 percent) to Alexander'g t75 (46.54 percent!. The three incumbents on the airport authority were unop- posed. Mary Fuller was the top vote getter with 953. Lee Wil. liams received 861 and Ormond Norgaard 827,, Two council seats were up for election in Nelson. Floyd Towne and Arian Drudik sought the North Nelson council positiom Drudik was the winner with 113 voters (59.47 percent). Towne received 77 votes (40.53 percent). J. P. Wehrman, who was tin- opposed for the south Nelstm seat, received 136 votes. ing was also popular with Nuck- oils County voters: Two-thirds of evotes(1,914)werecastforthe New members to proposition while only 945 op- posed. There was only one county office up for e,ection this year " " school boar d Jesse Jensen, Hardy, with 525 join votes (52.45 percent) defeated EddEppley, Nora. A Republican, Thre positions were to be Eppley received 476 votes (47.55 percent) of the votes cast. In the primary Jensen defeated incum- bent Robert Samsula to win the Democratic party's nomination. Jensen's election leaves the Democrats in solid control of the, county board with three of the three seats. In Nuckolls County Larry Mikkelsen received 335 votes (71.75 percent) votes for the South 75 percent of Nuckolls Co. voters cast ballots Tuesday Voter turnout for the /92 gea- eml election washigh throughout Nuckolls County. When the polls opened there were 3,947 county residents reg- |stered to vote and 2,965 of them (75 percent) had east ballots by the time the polls closed. Thirty- nine absentee ballots were yet to come in. Though there were fewer reg- istered this year, more went to the polls than did in the 1988 presi- dential election. That year 2,961 votes (71 percent of those regis. tered) were cast. Two years ago 61 percent of the registered vot- ers went to the polls. Six years ago 2,533 votes were cast. In 1984 there were 3,075 votes cast for 69.8 percent of the electorate. The 1980 election saw 2,915 votes cast. Voter turnout appeared to be high in all precincts. The smallest precinct, Nora, had 97 registered voters. Of those Officers stop 77.32 percent cast ballots. Bea- ver I has the largest number of registered voters, 780 and 61.79 percent of those went to the polls. With 200 registered, 81 percent of Spring Creek voted. At St. Stephens 138 were registered and 72.46 percent voted. Beaver 2 has 588 possible voters and 7 t.94 percent of those went to the polls. Nearly three-fourths (74.53 per- cent) of North Nelson's369 voted. In Victor precinct, 68.97 percent of the 319voters caSt ballots. In Beaver 3 there are 507 registered voters and 70.61 percent voted. For South Nelson there are 358 voters and 73.46percent voted. Elk exceeded the county aver- age with 76.76 percent of the precinct's 284 voters going to the polls. At Hardy 74.59 percent of the 307 voters cast ballots. North Nelson was the first pre- cinct to complete the vote tally. That district reported to the clerk's office at 9:12. South Nelson came in at 9:16, St. Stephens at 9:20, Spring Creek at 9:21, Elk at 9:48 and Beaver 1 at 10 p.m. There was a lull in activity until Beaver 2 came in at 10:40, Victor at 10:45, Nora at 10:46 and Hardy at II:01. As provided by state law, ,.he canvassing board will meet at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) to review the results. Though 36 absenteeand three presidential ballots remained out Tuesday evening, Selma Fergu- son, county clerk, said the ballots were distributed throughout the county and she did not expect they would change the outcome in any of the races. All returns arepreliminary and will have to be verified. BJ's burglary The investigation continues into the attempted burglary of a Superior business, BJ.'s Sport- ing Goods. Shortly before midnif,ht S_at- urday, the Superior Pohce De- partment was advised by aneigh- bor that a burglary was thought to be in process at that business. When officers arrived on the scene, a rear door into the store had been forced open and to suspee were appreheadedin area. It appears the quick arrival of the policemen foiled theburglary attemvt as nothing has been re- ported missing from the store. Ed Groves, observer Temperature High for week ...................... 58 Low for week ....................... 29 Precipitation Total this wek .................. 0.97 Total this month ................ 0.54 To date in 1992 ............... 31.95 To date in 1991 ............... 19.42 Total snowfall ................. Trace Normal for Nov ................. 0.97 Normal to Dec. 1 ............. 26.40 Larry Giilett, observer Burr Oak ..................... : ......... 87 Snow ............................. 1/2" Ralph Herz, observer Lawrence .............................. 38 Clyde Cramer, observer Hardy ................................. 1.24 Merlin Luben, observer Oak ....................................... 90 filled on the Superior School Board and three names were listed on the ballot. All three were elected. The only incumbent, Edward Meekins, Superior, polled 1,106 votes. The other two candidates are from the Hardy area. John Kaldahl received 1,226 votes and Howard Miller, 1,303. Three seats were also to be filled on the Nelson School Board. Five candidates sought the offices. It appears that Scott Cotman with 523 votes, Deborah Koehler with 439 votes and Alfred Han- son with 428 votes were elected. Dawn Miller received 258 votes and Glen Mueller 70. Three names were on the Lawrence school ballot. Elected to the Lawrence school board were Mick Karmazin with 202 votes, Roger Nelson with 237 and Darrel Buschkoetter with 280. . Vote tallies for the Sandy Creek board included Bob Price 20, Jim Hinrichs, 15, Janet Hansen 13, Robert Shockey 7 and Elwyn Fitzke 19. Ten had filed for the Deshler school board seats. Vote tallies wear as follows." Allen Schardt, 62, Lyle Schardt t08,.I;mis Schmidt 96, Steven Houtwed 68, Dennis Schiermeyer 142, Ava Petersen 130, Kristine Miesner 85, Deborah Hintz 84, Roger Kastrup 98, and Richard Hanse, o 64. Three names were on the Chester-Hubbell-Byron school ballot. In Nuckolls County Judy Kirchhoff received 14 votes, Ward Hietmann, 13, and Bonnie Welch 12. Commissioner loses re-election bid Jewell County voters selected two new county commissioners Tuesday. Both are Democrats. Doyle (Hooley) Alcom de- feated three term commissioner, John Ross for the central district. Alcom received 514 votes, Ross 282. In the northern district Frank Langer, rural Superior, defeated Rebecca Johnson McNichols. In the primary election, McNichols won a three-way race in which the incumbent was defeated. Langer received 381 votes, McNichols 347. Sheriff Ed Owen, a Demo- crat, held off a challenge from Robert MeCune. Owen received 1,513 votes, McCune 717. For president, Jewell Cotaly voters favored George B us h w iI t 1,062 votes, Ross Perot with 707 votes and Bill Clinton with 557 votes. The complete but unofficial returnsare printed in this issueof The Superior Express SUPERIOR MARKETS Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1992 Corn ...................... 2.04 2.02 Mite ...................... 3.38 3.40 Wheat. .................. 3.29 3.31 Soybeans .............. 5.11 5.08 For the Arnie Brown family, voting was a family affair. Elaine Oltmans holds four-month-old Emily Brown while Arnie, Emily's dad, signs in and Debra, her morn, has disappeared to vote.