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Courthouse News Nuckolls County County Court, traffic Breanna Elting, Edgar, failure to dim, $25. Sandee M. Heller, Guide Rock, vio- lation of stop sign, $75. Debbie J. McCutchan, Nelson, speeding, $25. Tamara J. Gruszka, Colorado Springs, Colo., no operator's license. $75. County Court, civil Credit Management Services Inc. vs. Tonya Pohhnan, Superior, judg- ment entered. General Collection Co. vs. Roy J. Palmer, Superior, judgment entered. Credit Management Services Inc. vs. Katie Thompson, Superior. judg- ment entered. Credit Management Services Inc. vs. Kathleen Spurgin, Superior, judg- ment entered. County Court, criminal State of Nebraska vs. Amy L. Imler, Hardy, driving under suspension, $100. State of Nebraska vs. John Post, Ruskin, unlicensed dog, over three dog limit, $20. State of Nebraska vs. Herbert L. Johnson, Norton, driving left of center, $100; careless driving, $100. Real estate transfers Bruce Meyer, Debby Meyer to Cole Epley Pt Outlot A Outlots to South Nora. Jeremy Kussman, Jennifer Kussman to Christina Runyan, Angela Runyan Lots 5 and 6 in Block 6, Origi- nal Town of Hardy. Dale J. Kathman, Darcy D. Kathman to Prairie Spirit Wind, LLC Memoran- dum of Lease on E 1/2 SE I/4 21-4-8; W 1/2 SW 1/4 22-4-8. Marion Gruntorad, Miriam Gruntorad to Prairie Spirit Wind, LLC Memorandum of Lease on N I/2 NE 1/4 2-4-8. Dwight E. Sheltrown, Audrey F. Sheitrown to Bobby Bardon, Angela Teague Lots 1,2, 3 and 4 in Block 1, Wheelers I st Addition to Nelson. Letter to the 38th Legislative District By Sen. John Kuehn, Nebraska Legislature Compared to many states and the federal government, Nebraska has rela- tively few laws regarding conflicts of interest, reporting of nteractions be- tween elected officials and lobbyists and rules regulating the influence of special interest on lawmakers. During my three years in the legislature, a number of ethical issues have emerged with no guidance for resolution. These include concerns of conflicts of inter- est, senators registering to lobby while in office, personal use of state resources and expectations of residency within a district, among others. Outside of issues of campaign fi- nance under the jurisdiction of, the Nebraska Accountability and Disclo- sure Committee, there are no ethics rules for members of the Nebraska Legislature. Consequently, there is no process for addressing ethical concerns among members of the Nebraska Leg- islature unless it is illegal activity de- fined by statute via the courts. Nebraska voters have the expecta- tion that their interests are being repre- sented by their elected officials, not those of paid special interests and lob- byists, and free of quid pro quo ar- rangements. Statutes and rules that re- flect that intention are conspicuously absent. Additionally, the public as- sumes there are rules and a procedures in place for ethical conduct, even though none exist. Public confidence in the legislative process necessitates greater transparency in the ethical ex- pectations of state senators. Among the ethical issues unad- dressed in current Nebraska law is known as the "revolving door." This is the practice of elected officials and senior staff becoming paid lobbyists directly after leaving office. Immedi- ately leveraging the influence and in- sider knowledge gained in public ser- vice is prohibited by 34 states and the federal government. Nebraska has seen two high profile examples of the re- volving door in action in recent months. as former state senator, Heath Mello. has been hired as chief lobbyist for the University of Nebraska, and former director of the Department of Eco- nomic Development, Courtney Dentlinger. has been hired as the chief lobbyist for the Nebraska Public Power District. In keeping with my firm belief that the lawmaking process in Nebraska should be transparent, responsive, and devoid of undue influence by special interest groups, I have introduced leg- islation to close the revolving door each of the past two years. My legisla- tion would prohibit elected officials from taking a job as a paid lobbyist for two years after leaving office. The govemor, lieutenant governor, attor- ney general, state treasurer, secretary of state, auditor of public accounts and members of the legislature, public ser- vice commission, state board of educa- tion and Board of Regents of the Uni- versity of Nebraska would be required to have a two year "cooling off period" before being paid to lobby. Their staff would be prohibited for one year. The language of my bills mirror the federal statute passed in 2007. In Wash- ington, D.C., varying revolving door statutes have dated back to as early as 1872. In addition, 34 other states have enacted "cooling off periods." yet Ne- braska has none. For a body that prides itself on transparency, we are failing when it comes to public expectation in this regard. The chairman of the gov- ernment committee, John Murante. has failed to bring the bill to vote by the committee in either year. I am not the first senator to introduce a bill requir- ing a cooling off period before lobby- ing. In 2008, Senator Bill Avery intro- duced similar legislation which did not advance from the government com- mittee. Four of the members of that committee later went on to lobby after their time as senator. Influencing policy is big business in Nebraska. In 2016 more than $16.7 ( Jack Young Jack Young, the son of Clarence Chudomelka and Vergie (Young) Chudomelka, was born July 23, 1935, at Scribner, Neb. Jack died on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, at CHI Good Samaritan Hospital in Keamey at the age of 82 years, four months and 17 days. Jack was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving during the Korean Con- flict. He was united in marriage to Lorraine on Aug. 22, 1980, at Long Beach, Calif. Throughout his life, Jack was a self- taught hunting and fishing guide in California; he then owned a welding business in Los Angeles, Calif., and a construction business in Big Bear, Calif., eventually arriving in Guide Rock, Neb., where he owned and oper- ated The Rock for more than 28 years in addition to raising greyhounds. Jack was a member of the NRA and BADD (Bartenders Against Drunk Driving). Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Lorraine Young, of Guide Rock; son, William Young and his wife, Susan, of Fremont, Neb.; adopted daughter, Amy Hamburger and her husband, Joseph, of Guide Rock; and daughter, Robin Chudomelka- Simpson of Chicago, II1.; grandsons, Zachary and Jeremy Young; niece, Cassandra Krause, and her husband, Richard, of Puerto Rico, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. Jack was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Nancy Reppert. A celebration of Jack's life will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at The Rock, (230 A. Street) in Guide Rock, beginning at 5 p.m. Pri- vate family inurnment will take place at a later date. Memorials are sug- gested to Jack's family for future des- ignation. Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior is serving the Young fam- ily. pd. JoAnn Skalka JoAnn Marie (Tebbe) Skalka, 70, of Deweese, died Thursday at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Is- land. She was born in Lawrence on April 19, 1947, to Albert and Anna (Kimminau) Tebbe, who preceded her in death. She graduated from Lawrence High School in 1965 and attended Grand Island School of Business. Later in life she attended Central Community Col- million was spent lobbying Nebraska lawmakers Establishing a clear dis- lege :and obtained an associate's de- ..... tance bet w~een-~ t h~se= t~ s-red- i6 "~dl~e="~ 'gree ih'accounting. For naany years she laws"and those paid to influence tIiefif ~ served as deputy clerk of the Clay reduces the opportunities tor quid pro County District Court and worked for quo arrangements. Even the percep- more than 10 years in child support tion of impropriety degrades public enforcement for the Nebraska Depart- trust in our government and the integ- ment of Health and Human Services. rity of elected officials. She was active in church activities at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic You are invited to follow The Su- Church in Deweese and the Veterans perior Express on Facebook. of Foreign Wars Ladies' Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Darrei Skalka. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Roman, who she married on Jan. 14, 1967, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lawrence; son, David Skalka, Omaha; daughter, Mrs. Brian Lowderman (Marlene), Henderson, Nev.; son, Anthony Skalka, Lincoln, Neb.; daughter, Karen Skalka, Bellevue; five grandchildren; brother, Albert Tebbe, Le Sueur, Minn.; brother, Michael Tebbe, Hastings; brother, Dennis Tebbe, Hastings; and sister, Susana Cable, Austin, Texas. Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in Deweese, with Fa- ther Thomas Schultes officiating. In- terment was in St. Martin (Loucky) Cemetery near Deweese. Frank Gregersen Franklin "Frank" Benjamin Gregersen, age 95, husband of the late Lula Arlene Gregersen, died on Tues- day, Nov. 21,2017, in Auburn, Calif., after a short ill- ness. He lived in Auburn, Calif.; since 2011. Frank was born March 22, 1922, in Ruskin, Neb., to Carl Christian Gregersen and Luella (Peterson) Gregersen. He graduated from Oregon State Uni- versity where he received a degree in electrical engineering in 1951. He was an engineer with the General Electric Company for more than 25 years. Prior to that he was an engineer with Allis Chalmers and the Union Oil Com- pany. He proudly served his country in the U. S. Navy from 1942 to 1946 aboard the USS Token (AM- 126). He is survived by daughter, Sonia Gerson, of Riverside, Calif.; son, Mark Gregersen of Auburn, Calif.,, daugh- ter, Chrisanna Harringto~t of Punta Gorda, Fla., and brother, Carl Gregersen of Rockville, Md. He had four grandchildren, Jodi Holbein of Winters, Calif., Anne DeCosta of Sac- ramento, Calif., Chelsea Harrington, and Cara Hamngton of Los Angeles, Calif.. He had seven great-grandchil- dren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Lawrence Gregersen; sister, Frances (Gregersen) Hansen; and sister, Helena (Gregersen) Kaldahl. A service will be held on Monday, Dec. i 1, 2017, at the Chapel of the Hills, 1331 Lincoln Way, Auburn, Calif. His local funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 18, 2017, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 404 Main Street, Hardy, Neb., with The Rev. Breen Marie Sipes officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday, Dec. 17, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Megrue-price Funeral Home. - Burial will be at Rose Mound Cem- etery in Courtland, Kan, immediately following the church service. Condolences can be sent to P.O. Box 5587, Auburn, Calif., 95604. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Frank Gregersen to the Auburn Interfaith Food Closet, 12972 Earhart Ave No. 301, Auburn, Calif., 95602. pd. Custom Application of Liquid and Dry Fertilizer and Chemical. Propane Anhydrous 1221 E. 3rd Street Superior, Neb. 68978 (402) 879-4749 Hastings Federal Credit Union 707 N. Marian Rd., Hastings, NE 68901 (402) 463-6668 Toll Free: 1-877-508-8399 Member Owned Serving the Financial Needs of People Who Live or Work in the following counUes. Adams, Clay, Fillmore, Nuckolls, Thayer, Webster Savings federal insured to at least $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration tf Bookkeeping and Tax Service, LLC 454 N. Bloom Street P,0: Box 424 Superior, Neb. 68978 402-879-4764 mrbkkeeping@ to the comprehensive team at Mary Lanning Healthcare Kristin Sunday, E.A. Marilyn Peters0n IN HOME For Information contact: For Information, please call 402-460-2551, Jamie Henderson 1005 Idaho St., Superior, NE 68978 Office: 402-879-1125 45/tfc Tree removal, Trimming and Stump Removal Licensed Arborist l" "- Insured " | ] * Reasonable ratesI Free estimates_.../ Phone 402-879-3608 348 N. Central, Superior, Neb. 68978 H ea tt h M a rt 402-879-4234 PHARMACY Open 8i30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Friday Open 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday Providing Pharmaceutical Care to our Community %.._ Lane and Anna Hawley, Owners Welcome Scott Bell, MD, to Inspired Brain & Spine Surgery. Dr, Bell received his Bachelor's Degree in Biology at Hastings College, his Medical Degree at the University of Texas Medical Mary IanningSchoo, in San Antonio, a PhD in Medical Sciences at Texas H E A L T H C A R E A&M University, Department ofPathologyandLaboratory Medicine, College of Medicine, and an MPH in Epidemiology Inspired Brain & and Biostatistics at Texas A&M School of Rural Public Health. Spine Surgery He completed an internship in GeneralSurgery and a Neuro- logical Surgery residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. He is board eligible in Neurological Surgery. He has worked as a neurosurgeon at Southeast Brain & Spine.Surgery; Columbus Regional Health Systems and Saint Francis Hospital all in Columbus Georg a i Thursday, December 14, 2017 THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS 7A This building is owned by Duane Steit, the office of gasoline filling stations. Nora By Helen Gebers Irvin Schleufer attended the North Central Weed Science Society Confer- ence at St. Louis, Me., last Sunday through Thursday. Sunday dinner guests of Irvin and Murlene Schleufer for their Christmas gathering were Dana and Julie Schleufer of Beatrice, Dan Schleufer of Ruskin, Brandon and Katie Murray, Hadley and Hayes of Lincoln and Andy and Lisa Baalman of Salina. Roger and Sue Williams and Lance and Katie Williams and family attended the elementary Christmas program in Lawrence last Monday evening and the middle school and high school Christmas program in Nelson last Tues- day evening. Clay, Jackson and Stella took part in the programs. Lance and Katie Williams attended the Cornerstone Bank Christmas party Guide Rock. It representsa stYle of building which once commonly housed at the Holthus Convention Center in York Saturday evening. Linda Warrick of Blair was a week- end guest of Lance and Katie Will- iams. Steve and Diane Gebers attended the Mannheim Steam Roller concert at the Heartland Convention Center in Grand Island Friday evening. Your news is important to us We'd like to include your family news in the Superior Express. The addresses are P.O. Box 408 for mailing, delivery to 148 East Third Street, telephone: 402-879-3291, fax: 402-879-3463 or e-mail: tse @ SuperiorGroomers & Doggy Daycare A Fu[[Service Pet Salon By Appointment only xt/Call: 402-879-1405 (Leave voicemail if calling) FB Msg: Emaih nbargen @ "r (TextingorFBMsgpreferred) Check our website BID PROPOSAL Install 3 Ph, 34500V Overhead Power Line Superior, Nebraska The City of Superior seeks a qualified contractor to furnish all labor, services, supervision and tools necessary to install approximately 1800' of three phase, 34,500V overhead distribution line using wood poles and 4/0 ACSR conductor. All materials shall be furnished by the City,of Superior., Bids ,w!'U be evaluated on bompletiond t i'and prlt 'e, precedence. Contract documents are on file in the offices of the City of Superior, 135 West 4 St, Superior, NE 68978. The successful bidder shall supply a Performance and Payment Bond executed by the corporate surety licensed in the State of Nebraska in an amount equal to 100 percent of the contract p ce. as of the ContraCt. The City of Superior is an equal opportunity employerand requires all contractors to comply with all applicable Federal and State laws and regulations. The City encourages woman-owned, minority-owned, and Section 3 businesses to respond. The City of Superior reserves the right to r6ject any and all bids and to waive informalities in bids submitted.-, .......... 50.17 I il '~ " 'i ~ : ( : ~12 ..... ',. 7, hq',rK GZ TT LOCO roTiVE- AZETTE Super: i,,; . :NuckollsCounty ':"' Locomotive Gazette 148 E. Third ;St2".iPO Box 408 Superior, Neb./ 689 8 , . Local Area -$28 Nebraska- $34 402-879-3291 ....... ' ElsewhereJ37 The SUperior Express .... 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