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December 10, 2015

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U r laIlilUl Official Nuckolla County Newspaper M~dlands Ecfnic~ 24 Pages Three Sect.s Pk~s ~l~emencs Our 116th Year, No. 50 Natonal Edition , Pages in Three Seclions Express Member of Nabraska ~lLPreas Association and National Newspaper Association tSSN 0740-0969 12015 Supedor Publishing C~pany, Inc. AB R,ghls Reserved SUl~tior, Nebraska 68978 Thurs~y, December 10, 2015 County officials discuss courthouse security tions on how to i ntprove sectlrity, There is no c~l to the count)' for the service. Baker said i'c sotmnds 11he a good idea and he i s eager It) hear their ntcom mca- dations, The county clerk will contact the U,5. Marshal's Officio. ]t wa-'i sugg~led In contac ~- boring com_ul[ie~; [o SC"~ what ol.m~ se- cmiry options axe being explored. Baker said he believes Republic County ~ a .,~tcurily ~n posted al the co,.mbouseentrar~'= d urLag allope n hours. Commissioner Doyle Christensen said he wogTd like to ~e son-~one pOsl~tl at file main entrance oftheNuckol]sCoun(y Courdlouse on all court days. Baker explained any stdc' court- lmu_i~ security I',ers~)nnel would have m be courthouse employees ~th~r dla)a sherifPs deputies, because any addi- tional deputbs at this point would change the classification of his depart- meat arid tittle him tooffer benefits he can't ~ford= h is believed throughout the court- hawse lh.t sta~ or Federal mandates will farce a cetta in ,number of security precautions be implemented eventu- ally, including havin~ only one on- trance to the building fol puhhc u~e. The I',omd is confident the U ,S. MaT, ~hal~' -~ec'ut~ty pevlew will mclu~ a rectmlmemialion of what to do the th~me r:oun.hou+ entrances, ()no plan discus~.d eaxtier thi~ yea~ m~ eluded reopening the wt,.st entrm~ a-s the public emrance and havmg the other t~ee doors h~ked with keypad entrance, In another matter, commissioner Doyle Cbristensen said he wt~utd like to see motorgrader operators 1eking more re~ponsibilily ['or the col~di|ion tff the roads they pawol, by devoting more timeto prob$m awes and repel:* fag ~)ncems lo Gary Warren. c.unty highway superinttmdenl, rather than merely going up and down the roads. Warren said he agrees and knows he has both kinds of operator in his cle- penmen1. "'If they'w just cheering the TOads and don't .'are about the condition of t~ ~ac~. [ think we s~u]d take them ou'~ oft~t machine/' Christen~n ~id-Commission~tTim Zikmund said he agreed. in other business: Carrie Miller, oaunty clerk..,,aid A c,nv~:rsation about c~tmhouse se~vrity drew a crowd Iv Monday's reguh'lLt ntectl ng ofth, e Ntmckolls County Bt~ard: near~y all county ofl%'cs and department-,, had at leasl one repmese~- lati'e at the meeting, Sheriff Brad Bakex had been ~ked m oblain a c~t estimate for the instal- latiomffpamc buttons lathe offices of the ourdm~se. He said a wireless panic breton sy.~.tem would co,st ahom s I It) per b'ULLt+II p]U.'S.~i.~iSO fill unit, which ,,,,.~ld be housed a{ the dispatchers" and 911 call center. It was estimated 15 buttons would be needed to covet the courthouse ~f- fi'es effectively. Sarah l~:kstadteT, county attorney, xaid panic butlons zee the only ~'urity ~ CLU'- ren0y in place at the Wehste~ County Courthouse, WheTe she also serves as county attorney. Baker said l)e believes panic hut- runs would be ;m ~u:4 ideaand will seek a ~c'ond cost ~I imate to present m the ~,~d_ Also d mac usxcd was a standing offer from the U.S. Mamhal's Office toper- form a walk-through inspection ofth~ courthou~ and make rec~amrneada- Plethora of holiday activities planned from now to Christmas The Superior Area Community Chorus will [w.,~nl a t.-anlata at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday al tl~c Fi~i United Meth- odist {.'hu~h. The lasl of the ~cheduled hayrack ddes Lhrtmgh Cand~ Cane La~ is ~heduled for Frlda). l'hc Sc(~ut Cabin will be ope~ from 61(,9 pm. wilh rides ,~parting for Candy Ca~e Lar~ be- tween 6 and g:30. T]~er wall he a fire in the fireplace anti vohmmeers will he serving chili soup. h,t cht~olate, hot ,gs andcider, Marshntall,ws will be availahle for tousling oker I1~ tim'e. Candy Cane Lane will continue to be open each evening ftmn at lead 6 ~o through Dec 31_ The first two Supen~ Bucks draw. inns have been held. The third and final drawing is set f(~r Monday Dec. 14. Winners of 50 Superior Bm, ks titus far inlu4e Kare'n "]'hayer. Nora. Sue VanSkiver, Nel~n. Steve l'rau~'h, Roseland. Gaylen Franzen, NI.~ m, Rile Everhan. Superior, Marlel}e Ei~nhauez. Wohher..lanell Han~n, Oak, An~y Willke. Superior. Roxane Thcntpson, Superior+ altd Calhy Disney Su~nor, One week front lt~lay i'[hur~Jay~ Supethg" mot.'han Is are joining regal]tar to sponsor the third annual "'Once U[x+n a Cbristma..;" e~nl_ As them-(: ts a pro- gram planned that evening at ~h high -~hooL scheduled hours for the &twn. town clebrahon ~ ~11 ~ from 5 to 7 p.m. Video taken of a prior year'.-, event is available on thL~ t~wspapcr's YouTube page and There will be live willow dis- plays, refreshments, various g~ and chafe,tiers walking the s~els. Several ads in this ~,~.ek's newspaper give more details on what wilt happening. Perhaps the most intpo~'- t~nl event of all will the appea~rarmce of Sama Claus. Santa plans to visit with all area yom~g~ers inside .~olI ~ Al~liance. II ~eems like last week we were writing a~K)tmt the ~lar~ oflh Christmas ~ason and fl~i.~ week we a~ reporting on the l~t of .~onte events. The Nuckolls Cotmnmy Museum's Chistma_s ~ogram ~as held Sunday aflemcrm at the mu~,mm ehu~h. O~ of two Christmas pr~gramns pr.~nled by the 5Ul~nor Sch~ols has been held. The program featnHn~ lunit~r high and high sch~ml atu.,~c qmlent.~ is planned fl~r7 p,m. one ~ t't'k h~rri today ('[3~ur~. day ~.Tb Icmi~emm=~ pn*gramn ~ as held last wc'ck. I',,d,l~ ,~ miw l.l,I t];k,% hll" the T~])~ i(}l "1 {nh. c(.+ll~.llOn [)~lnal ion,, u.I |lOW iunl gently u~.'d ~ ~)m~m ] I~ g t ~ ~ ~'~. hams and COal.,, are be m~ aeepted at SUl~,~r Ace H'aTdwan., and Scomt TV_ Today Crh.r~la)'l is the dead, line [or ~turlfing gifts for the Giving q~s s[x~nsored by the Nockolls Cuunty Human lnteragency Services Team This year the Giving Tree program ex[x~t't~, tu _.~lwe ,at least ItXI t~milies. the noxious weed SUlX.rm tendent needs a new laptop computer aud camera. It ,,,a~ ~cided to ~ whether or n-t a tablet would work, l~'au~ il would likely have a~ on-taxard camera and cuuld replace both devices. Vic'ki En- sigr-, c~urlty treasurer, said the budget. making authority has a laptop they use only during budget time which could ~sh~ between thelwo dcp~ rr~ts if necessary. = The ~i~a~-d reviewed o~e hid re- ceived Ga- replamcnl of an electrical pane~, in the basement. Si ,~ce the pnDject was let for bids. it was discovered two smaller sub~pimels a$so r~ ta he re. ptac,~+ ~ new bids will he .~ughl that include all panels. Action was tabled. The board and county c~erk met in executive session with Gary Wannen to review six applications received for one full-time ~sition in the Toad de- panm~t Ho action was taken as a result of the closed session. Monthly reports were received and ~viewed from the county clerk, treasurer, coutnty cou.n clerk-magis- t[ale, clerk of the d isL, i t court, sheriff and noxious ~ direeb~r. Bl bil coming to Superior Tuesday The Red Cross Bhx,~mobile is scheduled to visit Superior from I0 a.m_ to 4 p.m. l'ue~da). 11 v,'ill It~ated in eRsI baxemnent IX'K~nl of the St. Joseph CathoLic' Church. Call ti)r 402.879-4(~7 lo ~'hedulc an apl~int- menl or vnlunteer to help, llll Weather ,m ] emn~ralure~ reacht.~l the mntd-~h m 5uperior'ruev, lay atternoon. While high tenlperalurcsin |;k:cembet obvi- ously gOl'l$lllt)n th~ weltt~c[ ,~f. vice said they ~o tx:'ur semai-reg utarly. At 11", Grand Island and Hastings air- porL the v,,:ather bu re~,u" st~o primaxy chnlat data silos. Ihe l~t lime a De- cember day reached 60+ deft'cos wa~ onty two y,', ~ ago, when Grand ] sland touched 62 on Dec'.28 and Hastings reached 65 degrees on Dec. 18- Sale:tier Observalions By Rick Disn~ Precipltatlon Ptcipitalkm this week .............. ILl)7 D~emher Pre~ ipit~tkm ............. it.{.)7 Precipitation ':his year .............. 33.73 Alfred Hanson, president mr Ihe Nuckolls County Historical Society, presenled t~e welcomJng remarks to guests al the "Chd sire-as Musk; at the Church" program, Sunday'_ Morethan l ~5 people ahenct, ed the program held at lhe mmj semj m church. Retrashmentg ware served at the museum hail after 1ha program. Nuckolls County Museum presents Christmas program The Nuckolls County Historical Nuckolls County HislorieM Sg~-'ii)" Society hosted their aa~ualChrisimas scrvedasmasterofcevemonyandgave,, , program at the mu~um chu~h Sun- the welcoming l'C|llark~.. J.)f. Jcl[ day. Morn than ] 25 guests assembled Collins+ pastor ul' the Superior Chur~:.~ is the chun:h for the program "Christ- of Christ offered the opening prayer. mas Music al the Museum." '['he tree Arnold Miller and John Price, Jr. per. was lit and the church bell wasrung to Fonmed severa~ Christmas carols and ant)trace Ihe opening of the program_ seasonal g)ng~. The as~mnbled gucsL~ .Am[red Hanson, presidenl of .h~ ~a~g"JoylothcWt)rld","S~LentNighL Holy Night". "0 Come. Aim ye Faith- :~ul'+ a;Kt "(), Li11Ic Towu ,~ I-Beth leh |n"t with Belly SchtHI accompanying the as~'|l|hlag. tm the anl|que chu~:ch ~r. gait. The Cl'lrJMLmm~,, mmmc,~s~t),c ~ ,4.~ rich k- cam by Dz ,.'t>llimi, Ihc guest,, ~n: ushered unl ol Ib eh~,c~'| and many pa rlc~)k ofctfllw, j, om,.v and ~k]cs at the mtmseamn rt.-~.-ephtm IlatI. New event planned in Superior:. ' .................. " Average fo~ Deceml~ .............. u S(I Temperature Higk f,,rt~w.~k ......................... "% for Republican River lawsuits 'Black Tie Feast and Fun' .......................... AG's budget request includes mds