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I1 snowed nearly a41 day Saturday Large flakes began to I'al? shortly after 8 am argl were replaced intermittontly wdh l,ny flakes unt,I around S p m Warm siclewa[ks an3 Streels melLed much of the Snow. but nearly three inches accumulated on area grave= toads Sunday morning heavy log blanketed the area culling visibil,ly lo the point some drfv~rs missed their plans to Iurn Pictured above is ~ snow scene '/villi fog obscuring Ihe bac~gmund in lbe Olive Hill Church parking lot southwest OF Superior Brodstone partnering with 'image management' service vt amid be homed and the patient would carry the te.~t rc.'-sull,~ to their provider. When the provider saw that patient for their office visit they wonld load the CD on their computer and hopefully the test could be viewed. At ~ime~ the software would nut work because of incompatibilit y. "'Now, with Off Site's services, medical pro~ idcrs can usea Iogin. pass- word and link to a patient's images,'+ said Dian, Lit u-ell, diagnostic imaging director m B~,Iston, 'ffhey can view tke int~es and have a plan of care e.-,aablishe,d long [' fore the patienl eve,~ arrives at their door." Brodstoae is a|so ulilizin~ OfiSite' s new dis0xler recovery ~rvices. They store their diagnostic images on their "Btx,dstort M.emor,al Ho~p,zal ~~ m- tin~,, to be on the cutting edge of technology." according to Karen Tinkham. pab]ic ~lations direcwr at Brodstone. Administrators at the hospital b~ San working with OftSite [mage Man- agcrnent. Inc.. in St. Joseph, Mo., to make it easier for heahh cam providers outside Bnx:lskme and Supedor Fam- ily Medical Center to access pattern diagno.~ic imaging results, Tinkltam said, Like other cot ical access hospitals. Brodst0,e ~omiat,c~ to struggle with the ev~-changing IT issues, In the past. a patient who needs to be .~een by a mctiica| provider outside Br~Ktstone ,a tmld request a copy of their test.a CD server ~ Brodstoae may use them to acces.g their information if there is a natural disaster or technology issues andt he information is di ffieul! to get to at Bmdstor~. ot'rSitecan help veccvm" the information quickly and efficiently so Bmdstone tu~ contin anus acee~ to a pmient's exams. While Bfodstone had a system in place for dkoster re- covery, these new serdces from OffSite will help them maintain a more serum pattern data. "Like many critical access hospi- tals, we ~mlinu k, provide our pa- tients with cutting-edge late where and whe-n they need it, We are pleased this means we can fax)vide cuffing- edge 1ethnology for their data, too." Lit|roll ~id. Byron bank observing anniversm An advertisement in this issue of The Exl~egs tells of an 0~'1~11 hous~ planned to ce~chrale the 40th anniver- sary of the founding of the Byux:,,+ State Bank. But dtc b:mk c~m trace its history much t~.rther back. By rOU Stale Bank r~atl s extend back to the c=x~perativv ~.'r,Mit asso~iatit~s fornled in Nebraska during d~ 1930s to ~place fl', banks that wcrc closed at that lime. In the car;'y 193q)s the Farnzcrs and Mewhams Bank of Byron was c|osed h)' Ihc Nebraska Bankin~ Dcpanment and Byron Cvor~'r;Ui~ Crcdil A~o- clarion was tl~" Fanned and ganted a charter by &e dev~mem. in 1976. Verland']'ictjcn, president of Byron Co>peratWe Cn..dit Associa- tion, uo]d lh, C dlp~rtmcnt the majonty of the members of the Byron COOl~'a- Live C~dit Association mquesmd the banking deporlntent dissoh, c th~ Byron Coopcrath,e Crodil Association and repla~ it with a mate bank charter, thus b~on+i~t~; um~ of the first coopera- live c~2tlit a~sL, ciatkms to make the voluntary chang.e from cooperative credit a~s~g:ialion Its a chartered bank. On Nov. I. 1976. Byr,m Stale Bank Wdh l~j)eneLI, In 20DL with the resignation of Verland Ti~ljea, Calvin Tie~jen k- earne president. Byron State Bank be- gan with assets of appmxm~ely $2 million~ [t has since grown to have asse~s of approxitnatly .~3 million today. Byron Slam Bank is located in the ~ural community of Byron. A south- western Tilaycr County comnmnity with a popuhticm of approxiinately 100 people. The Byro~ Stale Bank is one ~fthe few independ~m hanks left in Nebras ka. Webster Co. taxpayers asked to weigh in on courthouse, sheriff's building The fate ~i' historic, but expensive to maintain, courthouses in small county seals is a big issue. Ne~ly eveD' nime a major ex r~n~ is incurred at the N, nckolls County Coarlhous. the b~mrd discu-~s the possibility at- moving cmnty operations to a newer, more cuM-efPxiem stnlcto~'. Otu rg.ighb[wslo the weal in Wehst~ Ctmnty are cnr~ntly straggling with the same issue. Surveys wove rcenrty mailed to 6very progeny owner in the County asking fur input about both the cou~h,mxe and the sheriffs building. The commissioners have apparently been explonng options for several years, ir~h~ling building a new coon- house and rcnntx~eling the existing building. Av estimate has been obtained F~r $3.0 million to remodel the existing building, including new heating and cooling system, roof. front steps, win- dows, fire sprinkler system, fi~e es- cape. electrical seP.'ice a~d ~pair of the ornamental copper, gables, comer- stones, pa~pet walls and chimney.The cost of a new, one-story courthouse built of brick and composite material, was eslim~L-',~ by an archimct at $3,4 million. The qnote [~ build a similar steel frame building with steel siding carr~ it at $1.4 million. The cost to fix just the whndows. F~nt slops, heating and tooling system,roof, parapet wa I Is and chimney is estimated at S~50,0~X). "Becau~ of safety issues, escalat- ing heating and voolin~ c~(s ($16.855 per year) and general ondilion of the building, we have to do star, thing with tl~i s courthouse. To repair or build a new counhou~ is the decision we ~ed k] make. Yourrespons will help us make this cL~ision.'" the letter ~an- eluded. Pmpegy owners cocci red a simiizr letter about the ~wiff's office andjail facifity, which states it is the oldest operational jail in the stale, built some- time around 19WJ, According to the letter, the foundation is crumbling and the sill plates and fl~trjoisrs have dry- rot, It states the windows are single- pane and in pour condition and the boiier used For heat is beyond repair. A three-year average for utilities in the sheriff's building is$9.455 per yea.r, or $788 per month. During the past five years. Webster CounW has housed a total of 334 of their own prisoners for a total of 3.837 days at cosu to the county of S50 per day. or $249.405, not inclading medi- cal or translg~atioa costs. During the same time, Webster County has housed 396 prisoners for other eoanties and collecled $224,397 in fees, Add)don- ally, the letter s~es. if there was no jail there, the county would have addi- tional costs of transporting prisoners to court appearances and paying be- tween $50 and 51130 per day to house them el~where. Anew sheriW soffice can be huillon-site for about $150.0f.~l. which would not include a jail facility_ The cu.rmnt jail holds 10 inmates if all are nnale, lfone i s female. Ihe capac- ity drop~ to six. Two companies were reportedly u.%+d to estimate the cost of a new correctional facility For 25-28 inmates. One estimate is $%5 mil$iort: the other is S5.5 million. The beg1 design, according to the telter, would attach the new correctional Facility to the new oeflhouse. ' )"he consul ion a,,vd the increased size of the facility would cwal~ more ,jobs, stimulating the local economy_ Housing oat-of-county inmates, like we presently do, could bring enough n~mey into the system to help pay for wages and othe r costs. We have talked to sarmunding counties andlhey agree there is a housing problem in the area for prisoners," 1hat letter concludes. Tho~ resporMiag to the letter were asked to choose either "b~ild only a sheriffs ~ff'~" or "build a new cor- rectiona~ facility." " hc SUp Hor oBm,. Prl. S0 Official Nuckolla County Newspaper Midands ERdon 16 Pages Two Our 117th Year, No. 49 National Edition 16 F~ In Two Soo6~-~ ExDre . Member of Nebraska iPress Assoclaldon and National Newspaper Association ISSN 0740-0969 ) 2016 Superior Publishing Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved Superior, Nebraska 68978 Thursday, December 8, 2016 VanKirk awarded culvert job east of Superior VanKirk Brothers Conlracting in Sutton was aw',m:led the bid f~r a box culvert project in the county at Monday's regular commissioners meeting at the oourfh0g~ in Nelson. Also present for the bid-letting wine Gary Warren, Nacko|ls County high- way superinlendenl: Jeff Wagner. the count's contracted road and bridge engineer; and two n~presentatives f~m VanKirk, Located about 2 I/2 miles east of the Sup~or water tower on Rvigt C, project will entail constr~lion of a twln 12- x IlY x 40-fOOl concrete box culve~ and ~[aled road work. Con- tractors were asked, to bid tke culvert ~muctioa and the roadway construe- don scpa~lely, V~Kirk' s bid was $137,164.80 [or I~ culvert and $10,314 for the mad work for a total oF$147.478.g0. Other biddetx were Husker F_.agineering Inc. of Bm'welL, $144~94A_45 For the cub v~t ar, d $t0,480 for the mad work for a total of $155,424.45, ~ Construc- tion of Lincoln, $226~3.85 for the colvef~ arid $1718~ FOr ~ mad work f~ a total of $?Ag.393.85: and TCW Construction of Lincoln, $ I gs,023 for th culvert and SIS,T?8 for the ~ad wink for a totM of $206,801. Warren and Wagner recommended the commissioners ~-x'ept VanKi.rk's hid of $137,164.80 for the culve~ con- swaction, with the county mad and bridge departmentdoing the road work themseNes. The boa.rd approved anani- mously. Warren also asked ~or h%e board's approval to upgrade to a better used paddle ~-agzon. He said t~ aren't many m choose from because they no longer make them. but he has found one priced competitively at M~zfphy Tractor in Grand IsLand. He said it will fit in his budget if he delays replacing of one of the department's pickups. Jim BoRe, road deparlm~t foq~man, was there to answer questions about the machine for the commissioners, who directed Warren to proc~d, and lO chtx'k with the county attorney about the bid process. Commi.~ioner Doyle Chrislen~n r~'~oned on the safety inspection he and membersofthe county safety corn- nlittee c~mducted on ~ road depart- ment shop ia Nelson and all the out- posts, Christensen said the shop and office in Nelson should have carbon monoxide r.letectors and the o~tposts in Lawrence and HaZy both need some concrete foundation work. but aside from some aee&~ cleaning and orga- 0.izing. he de~ribed the inspection as "very favorable)' Chris~'m.,g'n asked about the anise level in the Nelson shop, ,and Warren said his guys w~ ear protection when necessary. Chnsteasen asked if it was feasible or p~actical to close the outpost in B0~twick. Warren said he doesn't be- lieve it is at this time, In ~ther business: The board approved closing the county extensi6n offioein Nelson from noon on Dec. 23 m jan. 3. Commis- stoat( Tim Zikmund said he talked to office manager Jean Stichka, who said there is typically little ftglt Lraf:fic and few telel~on calls in the tfffice during thai time, " Monlhly reports were received and reviewed fr~m the counly clerk. l~asufer, ~:ounly court letk-t~:lagis- tra~e, clerk of the di~4rict cuun amt sheriff. Home health service relocates office Carh Oat, RN, is the Sapernor case mmtager and the I)ceds facilitator. She cain assist in assessi,g the needs the changes required Lt~ innpmve saLely cuadilions lit the homc. At~er visilmg Wilh the patient "and seeing ihc patient+s luome+ she prepares a plan oF care. Patient L~Ucalion IS ol'lcn t|i key to the success o1' prog rant+ C;SS I lome Health offers Telchealth Moniuoring in the home, A device that w'~x~ds Mood lymSsum+pulse.oxygen saturaUon.and weight then transmits that inforrnatkm toacomputcr fornurscs to as6ss daily. Staff members working from the Superior office includeCafla (>st, RN. and Sara Merinos, LPN. Sara visits with the patients ar, d Im|ps them with 1heir daily needs as well as oversees the medication schedule, Carla is a |o,tgdme residentofJewell and Naekolls counties and has been a ntffs since 1982. Sara moved to Sup~ riocaftcr Eer fatlmr ~tin~d in 1998. She is a Superior High School grad0ate of 2003. She is roan'led to Jolm and has two children, Kylie and Grady, Good Samaritan Home Health Js ant affi)ia~M with the Good Samaritan Socie~, nursing homes bul isa branch of the Good Samaritan Society. The Superior office is an extension of IEe Hastings Home Health Campus. 'llte servic~ recendy relocated to 356 IE, Third Strict. This location provides an independent space to access the equip mcnt needed, From Ibis office patients in NuckolLs, Webster. Tha)'er aad CIay coumies are served. By Sandra Foole There arc s=~ many lypes oL" home heulth condititm~, ,rod health c~e rip- ti0ns it is difficuh tu keep them Oear in our minds, When we think t~t" "{;~vd Samaritan" we may think of the par- able in the BihLe or a nu~ng h=H~e, BIll the nanlc has ml~r applicahuos ir~'clnding a home heallh care servile now operaling in SOl-S.,riur. Wbea it comes to health care. there seems Io be a shift in what -'.~nlnrs [,ow wan1 compared Lo their v,,ums in )cars gas1. Rather than ta~.'ing to a rctircnnent home. many older Ix'oplc now wanl to live in their own homes as long as possible. 'ibis can be because of sev- eral reasons. ]'orhags they don't waat to leave their Ix~m and the memories it ho]ds,'l'ltey ,nay want tv k~p living with a pet. "J."Ju:ir grown children may not want to lost: lheir sense o["coming l~)me" when lhey visit lheir parenLs. ]t" the pat-eat nxwcs to on assisted, living envn~onnlem or nursmg complex ollen times Ihe ',~lult children believe their home is gol~c. As a person grows older, it is nor- mall for their health to decline. This is when the Good Samadlan Home Heal~ service may be of assistance. Services include physical Iherapy, occupational therapy aad s[',ch lhcrapy, home heal~ aide and Honlemaker (cho~'cs andlighl hmlsekeepiag s,'rvices).These services may be ueeded aficra hospital slay, or chu nge ia condition like weak- ness, Falls. ~td ck.'c ~a.,.cd nlubili[y caus- ing a det'rea:~ in [uncLioaal inldepen- donee, or surgery and are available for ~oplc of all ages. When patient no longer qualilies fora hospital stay or a nursing home is nol an 0plLm., }laale Heahh services may be at" assislanc_ GSS Home Heahh has a dual license wkich ullows for the provision of b~,th skilled and non.,:kilLed asxistanec. Non-skilled home health can assis~ anylime. Ch- ents do nol ha~e to have had a quatil'~- ins p~-haspitat or nur~il)~ home stay. Serviccs then can bc paid tbr with insulance. Medicare and Medicaid el,; well as Vlemns qualified. [f l]m paiien! finds it difficult to leave home and requires the lv:lp of som0-n else, Ihty may quality (or GOOd Samarilan }']olne ]-]callh Ser- vices. Services may intcLude various kinds of lifelines. Them is even a lypo with a GPS Ioeati0n s~stem. : ;:.% -- .. . + Carla Os1. (left) a te~Pstered nurse, and Sara Merlens. a heensed prachcal nurse, showcase some of 1he devices they uSe while helping home bound ~atienls. The~e art~Jes are poflable espeoally helplul 1or home care GOOd arr~rRan Home Health moved to their new alnico at 356 E. ~hird $1~eel i~ mid November. The space was originally buiR for Dr. Duane wrench's optoerwlty offic~, Mostly recently il has been ot.~up!ecl by Dana F. Cole and Company. Dana Co~ has enovecl inlo 1he east side ol'~he bui~ling torrnely occupied by Mikkelsen AuctiOn and Real Estate County court dates u, h free movie matinee Mothers' Club sponsors The last hayrack tides through C~xJy Cane Lane for this season are .,~:heduk'xJ to depart Lincoln Park's Scoul Cabin between Ih hours of 6 and 8:31J p,m. Friday. While earlier in the v~a~on th~ hay[ark was pulled by horses, lkt~ v,~.~k an untiq, ue haclor will be u~d. Chili soap+ hal chocolate, !a~asLed marshmallows hot dogs anti cider will h., avadable in the scoul cabin. Cm=dy Cane Lane is upon from 61o 9 p,m, each c~.'en,ng through Jan. 1. Now in its 14th year.Candy Care Lane continue,: to grow each year, The Lions C[uh is accepumg dana- lions for the "l'uys for "ruts program through Tuesday. Donatitms of new and gemly used toys. acw ghwcs, haL~ and coats are being collected at Scott Hopefully this change v,~ll nctt re- volve most of our rtad~ lint dates t-or county court in Nu~'kolls Counly ~n$] change ffecti,~e March I. "]'hejudge~. who ~r~c th~ N~'kolls County corot arc mo~ .i~g court dale~ f/L~in Tuesdays to tlt lirst, thn~d and fiflh Monday.,, ol each nnonlh. Axr.,ignmt:nls for ad~tlD, wnll remain at lUa.m, F:or cilgRl't'd'lS w rntk-n to m~e- hires. I~rst appearance time v,'illbc at I p.m, Open Hoo,~ al Indian Museum The Pawnee Indian Museum Stme Historical Sile near Republic will hold a Holiday Opctt Hot~ from 2 to 4 p.m. Sat~dsy, Museam admission during those hours will be free. Museum friends will serve Iteats. TV & Appliance awl Ace Ha.,dwur. The annual Om.~ Ul~m a Christmas ev~t will 11 lmld in downtown Supe- rior belwe,:n .5 and 7 p.m. Monday. Dec, 19, l~ir thisyear'sevcat, theTBT (.~ tel will be performing at the Waves Beauty Salon between 5 and 7. A spcaker system will bro'~ast their music onta the street. Santa Clans is cxDg'~led to make an appearam.'c and many stones wit~ offc~ refreshmenl~ and olher aclivilics, The &=adline for r~l.k'ipating ,n Giving.]'reeslamsored by Nuckolls Coumy Hun+an ]nleragencey Servnc~ is Saturday, Gifts for lhal progratn are to be left at Superior Pharmacy and DollaTGeneral in Superior. the Nel,,~m Pos[ OJ'fice. t~r Farmers & Merchams Bank in Lawrence. "]'his yeur the Giving Tree .xpects to go>vide 100 families with food and other gifts. The Christmas Bucks give-away spunsored by the Su perior Chamber of Commen2e continues [hro~gh I~c, 19, The las'~ drawing will be held that morn- ing, Winners of this week's drawing include Doris Davidsen Guide Rock, Susie Lower~ anti J'ulm Wya[L both of Superior, [:,ac h n.'-c c i red 50 of the bucks which may he spent like cash at a parici pining Sn~rior business. The Superior Jnnior High and High School Winter Con,'ert will be held one week from today ("]'hu.tsdayl an 7 p.m. The Superior Mothers C lu h is spon- soring the 2 p+m, Sunday showing of "Elf' at Lhe Cuest Theatre. No admis- stun will bc charged. I Weathe SUperior Ohservaliom fro" CoCoRaHS Predpitation thrm~h 6 p.m, Tuesday This week ................................... LI.31 A~rag for Dc~mb~ .............. 0,80 Average through December ..... 27.20 This year to date ...................... 25.09 Estimated Snowfa|] ...................... 2,7 Batty SchoOl ~ovtdtR~ ~lhe pump organ accompaniment 1or ~he Chrislmas singalong at 1he Nu~kofls Counly Histori- cal Society Christmas program at the museum cflueb in Superior, Suneay_ Markets Superior Grain Mark~ Tuesday CIo~, No,Rmber Dllver~ (~mprm Pine '~eck Corn ................................. 3-21 3.07 Milo ................................. 2.85 2.74 Wheat ............................... 2.82 2,98 Soybeans .......................... 9,58 9,.51)