Puppies Were the Theme during Story Time at Oakland Public Library


Oakland Library Director Rosa Schmidt reads a book about puppies to Laityn Johnson, from left, Rachel Gatewood, Hilary Ray and Blaise Hartwell. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Oakland Library Director Rosa Schmidt reads a book about puppies to Laityn Johnson, from left, Rachel Gatewood, Hilary Ray and Blaise Hartwell. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Sutton Hartwell enjoys watching the kids enjoy story time at the Oakland library. Soon, she will be participating. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Sutton Hartwell enjoys watching the kids enjoy story time at the Oakland library. Soon, she will be participating. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Blaise Hartwell proudly displays the puppy he made during craft time at the Oakland library. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Blaise Hartwell proudly displays the puppy he made during craft time at the Oakland library. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Blaise Hartwell shows what his puppy does at the Oakland Public Library. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Blaise Hartwell shows what his puppy does at the Oakland Public Library. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Making a puppy was fun for Hilary Ray at the Oakland library. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Making a puppy was fun for Hilary Ray at the Oakland library. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Laityn Johnson has a cute puppy to show off at the Oakland Library. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Laityn Johnson has a cute puppy to show off at the Oakland Library. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Marcella “Sally” Williamsen, 72, of Uehling NE


Marcella “Sally” Williamsen age 72
of Uehling
passed away on January 26, 2015
at Nye Legacy Health and Rehabilitation Center in Fremont

Marcella “Sally” Williamsen was born to Otto F. and Ida A. (Poppe) Pribnow on January 11th, 1943, in Scribner, NE. Sally grew up on a farm outside of Scribner, NE, graduating from Scribner High School in 1960.
On September 18th, 1960, Sally married Roger Williamsen in Scribner (they were later divorced). Sally and Roger made their home in lots of places, most of the years in a farm south of Craig, NE (Alder Grove) and Craig itself, where they operated an auto repair shop and raised their four children. Sally was employed many years at the Pendleton Mills as a steam press operator. She was also employed as a waitress, bookkeeper, housecleaner, and store clerk over the years. Sally enjoyed sewing, traveling, hunting, and flying. She was an enthusiastic angler, having fished in Alaska, Colorado, Montana, Arkansas, and many other locations. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Ida Pribnow, and sister, Shirley Pribnow.

Sally is survived by her son, Joel (Linda) Williamsen, of Huntsville, AL; daughter Judy (Layne) Gebers, of Clarksville, TN; son Jon Williamsen, of Lyons, NE; and daughter Jenna (Shanon) Morris, of Cedar Bluffs, NE; brother, Otto (Emily) Pribnow, Jr., of Scribner, NE; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Honorary bearers will be her eight grandchildren: Nikkole Gebers, Dustin Gebers, Christopher Williamsen, Jenessa Gebers, David Williamsen, Taylor Williamsen, Daphney Williamsen, and Leo Morris.

There will be no graveside service, instead, a memorial marker will be placed at a later date at Alder Grove Methodist Church where her ashes will be interred.

The memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 31, 2015, 10:00 AM at United Lutheran Church in Scribner with Rev. Dr. Nicki McIntyre officiating.

Memorial visitation with the family members will be held on Friday, January 30 at the Ludvigsen Mortuary, East 23rd Street, Fremont, Nebraska from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.

Online guestbook at http://www.Ludvigsenmortuary.com

Marcella "Sally" Williamsen

Marcella “Sally” Williamsen

East Husker Conference Announces Basketball Tournament Brackets


The East Husker Conference announced their brackets on Monday for the annual basketball tournament.  The top four seed get home games the first night.  The girls start on Friday with Stanton, Howells-Dodge, West Point-Beemer, and Twin Rivers hosting games.  On Saturday, the boys will be competing at Bancroft-Rosalie, Clarkson/Leigh, Stanton, and TwinRiver.

 

The (11-5) Lady Cougars are the fifth seed.  They will play at Dodge in the 7:45 p.m. game. Their opponent should be familiar. Northeast drew the twelfth seed (6-10) Oakland-Craig Knights.  The two will face off on Thursday in a regular season game at Oakland  and will come back for a rematch twenty four hours later at Dodge.

 

The (6-9) boys travel to Twin River (Genoa) for their contest against the sixth seeded  (9-8) West Point-Beemer Cadets.  They square off at 7:45 p.m.

 

Winning teams play their second round games at the remaining highest seeded team in their block on Monday for girls and Tuesday for boys.  Barring upsets in  other brackets, Northeast should play at Stanton with a first round win by either the boys or girls..

Consolation games are on Thursday and Friday for first round losers.

Flag Pole Repaired, New Flag Flying at Oakland City Auditorium


The flag pole in front of the Oakland City Auditorium has been repaired and a new flag is now flying, thanks to the assistance of the Oakland city employees. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

The flag pole in front of the Oakland City Auditorium has been repaired and a new flag is now flying, thanks to the assistance of the Oakland city employees. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Lyons-Decatur Northeast Kindergarten Class Celebrates 100 Days of School


Lyons-Decatur Northeast Kindergarten teacher is dressed as a 100 year old to celebrate the 100th day of school. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Lyons-Decatur Northeast Kindergarten teacher is dressed as a 100 year old to celebrate the 100th day of school. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Ryan Tuttle, from left, Linden Anderson and Lexus Petersen are dressed as 100 year olds to celebrate the 100th day of Kindergarten. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Ryan Tuttle, from left, Linden Anderson and Lexus Petersen are dressed as 100 year olds to celebrate the 100th day of Kindergarten. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Dr. Thomas R. Tibbels, 81, of West Point NE


Dr. Thomas R. Tibbels, age 81, of West Point, Nebraska passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015, at Oakland Heights in Oakland, Nebraska. The family will receive guests Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, from 5-7 p.m. at the Nielsen Center in West Point. A private memorial service and inurnment will be held at a later time. Donations may be made to Oakland Heights Nursing Home, Oakland, NE, West Point Central Catholic High School, John A. Stahl Public Library or a St. Francis Memorial Hospital or a charity of your choice.  Stokely Funeral Home in West Point is in charge of these arrangements.

Tom was born in Omaha, Neb., Jan. 14, 1934, to Randolph (Doc) H and Ethel C. (Winkler) Tibbels, the first of their four children.  He grew up in Oakland, Neb., graduating from Oakland High School in 1952.
He attended the University of Notre Dame from 1952-54, and transferred to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he graduated in 1956 with a degree in history. Before beginning his teaching career, he served as a deputy sheriff on the Winnebago reservation. In fall 1958, he began teaching and coaching at Holy Name Catholic High School, Omaha, Neb.
On Oct. 31, 1959, he married Jacqueline Maybee at Holy Name Catholic Church, Omaha, Neb. They moved to West Point, Neb., in 1960, where he starting teaching and coaching at Guardian Angels High School and they began raising their family.
In fall 1962, he entered the University of Nebraska School of Medicine, following in his father’s footsteps. He completed his residency as a general practitioner at Lincoln General Hospital in 1968 and returned to West Point to join Dr. L.L. Erickson and Dr. Eugene Sucha in private practice at Elkhorn Valley Clinic. He retired from his practice in 1995, renewed his teaching certificate and volunteered at West Point Central Catholic High School where he taught an honors social studies class, developing his own teaching materials steeped in philosophy, history and current events. He also spent time working with the students one on one.
He spent most of his time reading. He had a life-long passion for learning – always reading, always studying – and was an expert in his knowledge of general medicine, philosophy and World War II. His genuine love for the people he cared for in his medical practice and the students he coached and taught fueled this passion. He was also a regular at the local sports events especially enjoying the high school events. At home, his booming laughter will be missed most. With Doc, the bigger his audience the bigger his laugh.
Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline of West Point; children, Stephen R. (Loretta) Tibbels, Scott (Michelle) Tibbels and Cathy Tibbels all of Omaha, Matt (Theresa) Tibbels of Lincoln, Michael Tibbels of Norfolk and Tracy Tibbels of Tulsa, OK; grandchildren, Stacey (Toby) Shinaut, Stephanie, Lauren, Danielle, and Nicholas Tibbels; Ben and Aaron Tibbels; Patrick and Nathan Tibbels; Caleb (Donna) Smidt, Elise (Ryan) Kubik and Lexa Bortle. Brothers, Mike (Kay) Tibbels of Norfolk and Terry (Mary Jean) Tibbels of Carlsbad, Calif., and sister, Nancy (Gordon) Englert of Billings, Mt., three great granddaughters, two great grandsons and many nieces and nephews

Dr. Thomas Tibbels

Dr. Thomas Tibbels

Village of Decatur Special Meeting Minutes


Village Board of Decatur                                                                                

Special Board Meeting
January 22, 2015

4:30 P.M.

The Board of the Village of Decatur met in special session at 4:30 P.M. at the Community Center on January 22, 2015. The guests signing in were Ellen Olson, Betty Wiseman, Don Warren, Dave Radke (Williams & Company), and Charlie Redding. Guest not signing in was Dale Wolf.

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Loretta Kellogg.

Roll Call: Walt Bolln-yes, Loretta Kellogg-yes, Robert Richards-yes, Margaret Tolby-yes, Alta Wolf-yes.

Agenda and minutes of the previous month’s meeting were received:

Roll Call: Walt Bolln-yes, Loretta Kellogg-yes, Robert Richards-yes, Margaret Tolby-yes, Alta Wolf-yes.

Approval and/or correction and suspended reading of the previous month’s minutes:

Roll Call: Walt Bolln-yes, Loretta Kellogg-yes, Robert Richards-yes, Margaret Tolby-yes, Alta Wolf-yes.

Excusing Board members not attending:
All members were present.

 

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Presentation of Audit Report- Dave Radke (the Village auditor) reviewed the 2013-2014 report with the board members. The audit report is available for inspection at the clerk’s office.

 

  1. Budget to Actual Comparison – Dave stated that overall if we look at our whole Village; I think at this point, our first quarter; we have done a good job at keeping our expenses down and our revenues coming in. The goal is to build some of the cash balances back. He feels six months of reserve should be kept on hand. Dave will continue to give quarterly reports. Carol Kellogg representing the Sears Operational Committee discussed some concerns with Dave.

    3. Appoint a Village Clerk – Kellogg made a motion to go into an executive meeting for a few minutes. Wolf seconded the motion. Roll Call: Tolby-yes, Richards-yes, Bolln-yes, Kellogg-yes, Wolf-yes. Time 5:10 pm. Richards made a motion to come out of executive session. Bolln seconded the motion. Roll Call: Kellogg-yes, Tolby-yes, Wolf-yes, Richards-yes, Bolln-yes. Time 5:17 pm. Wolf made a motion that we hire Ann Chytka at $12.00 an hour to start; with a possible raise in three months. Kellogg seconded the motion. Roll Call: Kellogg-yes, Tolby-yes, Richards-yes, Wolf-yes, Bolln-yes. Ann does not need the employee insurance provided through the Village; she has her own. Ann will start Monday January 26, 2015

Chairman Kellogg asked if there were any questions from the audience. Charlie Redding asked about the police ad in the paper that states 100% paid family insurance. He wanted to know if the Village paid for the whole family because some places only pay for just the employee. The Village does not have a retirement plan so the 100% paid family insurance is offered.

MOTION TO ADJOURN THE SPECIAL MEETING
Motion Wolf 2nd Kellogg
Adjournment Time 5:22 P.M

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Loretta Kellogg,
Chairman
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Joyce McCullock,
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East Husker Conference Basketball Standings


EAST HUSKER CONFERENCE STANDINGS

 

ELKHORN DIVISION – BOYS

 

All       EHC    Div

Bancroft-Rosalie         15-0     8-0       6-0

Clarkson/Leigh            12-5     8-2       6-1

Humphrey/LHF          9-8       4-5       4-3

Howells-Dodge           6-10     5-5       5-1

Lyons-Decatur            6-9       3-5       2-5

Oakland-Craig             6-10     5-6       1-4

Scribner-Snyder          2-12     1-7       0-5

Pender                         0-17     0-11     0-5

 

 

ELKHORN DIVISION – GIRLS

 

Howells-Dodge           11-5     8-3       5-0

Lyons-Decatur            11-5     6-3       5-1

Pender                         11-7     7-5       5-1

Bancroft-Rosalie         8-8       5-4       4-2

Humphrey/LHF          8-9       2-7       1-5

Clarkson/Leigh            7-11     2-7       1-5

Oakland-Craig             6-10     4-7       2-3

Scribner-Snyder          3-12     1-9       0-5

 

PLATTE DIVISION – BOYS

 

Twin River                  13-3     6-0       5-0

Stanton                        15-2     10-1     5-1

West Point-Beemer     9-8       7-3       4-2

Wisner-Pilger              8-8       6-4       3-2

Madison                      5-11     3-4       2-2

North Bend Central    4-10     2-6       0-4

Logan View                 3-12     3-5       2-4

Tekamah-Herman       1-14     1-8       0-6

 

 

 

PLATTE DIVISION – GIRLS

 

Stanton                        16-1     10-1     5-0

West Point/Beemer     15-2     9-1       5-1

Twin River                  13-4     5-1       4-1

Tekamah-Herman       10-7     5-5       3-3

North Bend Central    8-6       3-5       1-3

Wisner-Pilger              8-9       7-5       3-4

North Bend Central    10-11   6-9       3-4

Madison                      3-13     1-7       1-4

Logan View                 1-14     0-7       0-5

 

June Hawk, 67, of Rosalie NE


June Hawk, 67, of Rosalie, NE, passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Pender Community Hospital. Funeral services will be Monday, January 26, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Emerson, NE; Pastor Gretchen Ritola and Pastor Randall Herman will be officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, January 25, 2015 from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. with the family present from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Pender, NE. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Emerson, NE. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home of Bancroft, NE are in charge of arrangements.

June was born April 5, 1947 to Edwin and Hilda (Jensen) Kubik in Pender, NE. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Emerson, NE. June graduated from Emerson High School in 1965 and received a Bachelor’s Degree from Wayne State College in 1968. On May 5, 1968, she was united in marriage to Donald Sterling Hawk at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Emerson, NE. To this union, two children were born.

While in high school, June worked part time for Kubik’s Corner. While raising her children, she worked at the Village of Rosalie and as a substitute teacher. June taught for Rosalie and later Bancroft-Rosalie Schools for over 40 years. She taught home economics, keyboarding, library, sociology, and independent living. June was also the FCCLA sponsor and assistant speech coach.

June is survived by her children, Monty (Jan) Hawk of Rosalie, NE and Heidi (Ryan) Eichelberger of Beemer, NE and numerous cousins.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Donald, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

June Hawk

June Hawk

Jacqueline “Jackie” Gustin, 76, of Tekamah NE


JACQUELINE “JACKIE” GUSTIN was born October 5, 1938 in Centralia, Washington, to Palmer and Helen (Murphy) Gustin. She passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at the Golden Living Center in Tekamah, Nebraska, at the age of 76 years.

Jackie volunteered much of her time to the Siena Francis House in Omaha.  In 1997, she became a resident of the Golden Living Center in Tekamah.

Jackie is preceded in death by her parents and one brother.

She is survived by a host of family and friends at the Golden Living Center.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 1:30 pm, at the Golden Living Center (Dinning Hall), Tekamah, with Rev. Mark Tomasiewicz, Celebrant.

NO VISITATION

BURIAL AT A LATER DATE: St. Patrick’s Cemetery, rural Louisville, NE

MEMORIALS: To the family

Please feel free to send your condolences to the family.
Each condolence will be printed and given to the family after the service.

pelan@pelanfuneralservices.com

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