News from Bancroft Senior Center

The senior center provides Information and Assistance to any individual who is looking for services for themselves or another person 60 years and older, the center manager and/or center participant can provide information to individuals on services available within the community. We link individuals to the services and opportunities that are available within or beyond the community itself. We will then establish adequate follow-up procedures to see that their needs were met. For more information call 402-648-3387.

*If you are 60 years and older and need information on programs designed to help keep you in your home longer or if you need legal help, contact Connie at 402-648-3387 or in the evening at 402-648-7648.

* We have the following medical equipment to loan out on an as need basis, wheel chair, bath seats, toilet seat riser and portable toilet chair, crutches or walkers. Call 402-648-3387 during office hours.

Meals on Wheels

*Would you like to get Meals on Wheels? Anyone over the age of 60 years and lives within the city limits are eligible for these meals. You may sign up anytime for the Meals on Wheels program; you can get the meals delivered however many times you want them each week. You must call 402-687-2332 before 8:30 a.m. if you want a meal that day. The suggested donation for the meals is $4.00.

Our annual Cookie Walk will be Sat., Dec. 5 at the community building. Anyone in the community is welcome to bring cookies, candies or snack items for our cookie walk. We are still collecting items for the raffle; we accept craft items, cash, homemade sweet rolls and pies, etc.

Weekly Activities:

Wed. Dec. 2: Melody chime practice at 9:00 a.m. Come for coffee at 10:00 am. Just a reminder to sign up for the pitch tournament at 1:30 p.m.

Thurs. Dec. 3: Tai Chi class is at 9:30 and walking club at 10:45 a.m. Rolls and coffee in the morning. Board games at 1:30 p.m.

Fri. Dec. 4: We will have a pinochle and hand & foot tournament at 1:30 p.m. St. Joseph’s Retirement Community will bring a snack to go with the coffee at 3:30 p.m.

Sat. Dec. 5: Cookie Walk and Raffle 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Bancroft Community Building on the main level.

Mon Dec. 7: Today is the potluck meal, bring your food and eat with friends. Hand and foot will be played at 1:30 p.m.

Tues. Dec. 8: Tai Chi class is at 9:30 a.m. and walking club at 10:45 a.m. Come and have coffee with us. The pitch tournament will be played at 1:30 p.m.

Wed. Dec. 9: There will be melody chime practice at 9:00 a.m. Come and play bingo with us at 2:00 p.m.


Happenings at Oakland Heights

Oakland Heights News by Nancy Silvey

I hope everyone had a good holiday weekend, we are starting a new month this week, and it is a month of many special holiday events here at the Nursing Home.

We start off this week on Friday December 4th is our Annual Holiday Bazaar from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm , we have a variety of holiday items to choose from, so come up and do a little Christmas shopping with us. On Sunday December 6th the St. John Lutheran carolers will come up and sing in the dining room at noon. Next week on Monday December 7th is the monthly Volunteer executive meeting at 2:30 pm. On Thursday December 10th Charlie Davis will be here to play his harmonica. Then on Friday December 11th is the Residents Christmas party, dinner with family members at 6:00 pm and the party to follow. On Saturday December 12th the Uehling FFDA will be putting on their Holiday play for the residents at 3:00 pm. We have one resident celebrating a birthday, Janet Kroger on December 7th.

Church Service for Sunday November 6th at 2:30 pm will be given by the First Baptist Church with a luncheon served afterwards. On Tuesday November 8th is Catholic Mass with Father Paul at 9:30 am.

Activities for the week of December 7th to December 12th   are as followed, Reading with Marilyn, Manicures, Sing a Long, Game Day, Bingo w/Evang. free, reading group, Bible Fellowship, Friday Bingo, Saturday morning movie, and Lawrence Walk.

Volunteers signing in last week were; Marilyn Baker, Judy Nelson, Betty Hanna, Mary Donavan, Anne Anderson, Patty Miller, Dani Moseman and Seth Anderson.

Guest signing in this past week was:   Mary Plageman to see Dorothy Larson, and Krista Peters visiting Dale and Janet Johnson.








Lyons City Council Meeting Agenda


A Copy of the “Open Meetings Act” Has Been Posted on the Bulletin Board on the East Side in the Council Chambers.




December 1, 2015 – 5:30 P.M.


The City Council reserves the right to go into Executive Session at any time as deemed appropriate and in accordance with State Statute.



  1. Meeting called to order.


  1. None.



Recommended Action: Approval of Consent Agenda

NOTE: All items are automatically approved when the Consent Agenda is approved unless moved to the Regular Agenda by the request of any single Council member.

  1. Dispense with reading of minutes of meetings held November 3.
  2. Claims as presented.
  3. Treasurer report.

Motion and second to approve the Consent Agenda/Tabulation of Vote.




Consideration and Action:



  1. Graham Christensen – Update on wind/solar information.


  1. Chad Kehrt – Approve/not approve the Certification to Board of Public Roads Classifications & Standards (NBCS Forms); and the SSAR report for FY ending Sept 30, 2015.
    1. Motion and second from Council members.
    2. Tabulation of votes.


  1. Patty Plugge – Presentation of guidelines and application for demolition grants.


  1. Wyatt Fraas of Center for Rural Affairs – Discuss the Store Front Movie Theater.


  1. Police report by Chief Buck.


  1. Library & Grant reports by Mike Heavrin.


  1. Utilities report.
    1. Logan Valley Manor.
    2. Wastewater drawdown.
    3. Brink Park.
    4. Wastewater plant.
    5. Natural gas training.









December 1, 2015 – 5:30 P.M.



  1. Clerk’s Report.
    1. Income Statement – General.
    2. Income Statement – Utility.
    3. Budget Reports – General and Utility.
    4. Deadline for incumbents for City Council is February 16, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. See enclosed letter from the Burt County Clerk.
    5. Will the City reimburse employees for January through November 2015 out of pocket health claims?


  1. Consider to approve/not approve NPPD’s 2016 Wholesale Power Contract (Option A).
    1. Motion and second by Council members.
    2. Tabulation of votes.


  1. Discuss Logan Valley Manor Sheriff’s Sale.


  1. Consider a special designated liquor license to the Burt County Fair Foundation for an event held at the Lyons Community Center on February 27, 2016.
    1. Motion and second by Council members to approve/not approve the request for a Special Designated Liquor License.
    2. Tabulation of votes.


  1. Council to nominate Council President for calendar year 2016.
    1. Motion and second from Council members.
    2. Tabulation of votes.


  1. Mayor recommends the following appointments for January 1 through December 31, 2016:
    1. Commissioner for Utilities Distribution & Maintenance: Charlie Wheaton
    2. Commissioner for Sanitation, Recycling, & Landfill: Kyle Brink
    3. Commissioner for Parks, Pools, Recreation, & Auditorium: Lana Minton & Kyle Brink
    4. Commissioner for City Streets: Allen Steinmeyer
    5. Audit Committee: Lana Minton & Allen Steinmeyer
  1. City Physician: Lyons Mercy Medical Clinic
  2. Board of Health: Lyons Mercy Medical Clinic, Chief Jim Buck, Allen Steinmeyer, & Andrew Fuston
  3. Council Representative to Library: Lana Minton
  4. City Clerk/Treasurer: Mary Lou Ritter
  5. City Attorney: Dan Smith
  6. Legal Paper: Lyons Mirror-Sun
  1. Burt County Economic Development: Kyle Brink & Pam Thomsen
  1. Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District Council of Officials: Allen Steinmeyer
  1. Engineering Company: Olsson Associates
  2. City Street Superintendent: Chad Kehrt of Olsson Associates

Approve/not approve said appointments above:

  1. Motion and second from Council members
  2. Tabulation of vote.


  1. Discuss Employee Christmas Bonus.


  1. Discuss the Community Center thermostat.


  1. Motion and second by Council members to adjourn the meeting.
    1. Tabulation of vote.



Social Speaks: What is Your Favorite Christmas Show?

It is that time of year…..Christmas shows! What is your favorite Christmas TV show?

Paula Stromquist I love the oldies….WHITE CHRISTMAS & HOLIDAY INN

Paula Stromquist Alan’s is CHRISTMAS VACATION
Leann Canarsky Jorgensen Elf, a Christmas Story & Christmas Vacation…I like the funnies!!

 Dan Tierney It’s a Wonderful Life.
Lauri Bundy Canarsky I could watch White Christmas in July.
Suzanna Boyle Anderson I like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, A Charlie Brown Christmas and I like An American Girl Movie Samantha’ Holiday I think it’s called.

Tour of Homes is this Sunday in Oakland NE


Large Snow Flakes During Winter Storm

Very big snowflakes fell during the winter storm, making the blue lights on the Christmas tree more beautiful. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Very big snowflakes fell during the winter storm, making the blue lights on the Christmas tree more beautiful. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Craig American Legion Meeting Cancelled

Event Cancelled Tuesday – Meeting cancelled

Winter Storm in Oakland Nebraska

A winter storm came through the area, effecting a large area of Nebraska, bringing with it large amounts of snow. This is the scene in Oakland Nebraska. All photos credit of Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

A winter storm came through the area, effecting a large area of Nebraska, bringing with it large amounts of snow. This is the scene in Oakland Nebraska. All photos credit of Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

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Village of Decatur Special Board Meeting Agenda



November 30, 2015 @ 4:00 PM


NOTE: Everyone must use the microphones at the table. The audience must be quiet during the meeting. If you want to ask a question and you are not on the Agenda, you must raise your hand, get permission from the Chairman, and come to the microphone before speaking. If you are on the Agenda the same rule applies.




1)         Meeting called to order by Chairman Kellogg

Roll Call: Bolln _____, Kellogg_____, Richards ______, Tolby _____


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


Roll Call: Bolln _____, Kellogg_____, Richards ______, Tolby _____


3)        Approval and or correction and suspended reading of the previous month minutes.

Roll Call: Bolln _____, Kellogg_____, Richards ______, Tolby _____




Yes _______ No ________
Roll Call: Bolln _____, Kellogg_____, Richards______, Tolby ______

5)         NEW BUSINESS:


1) Nominate vacant seat


2) Sale of silver car






ADJOURNMENT TIME _____________ P.M.

Village Clerk

Grain Markets

Grain Markets 11/30/15 @ 11:43am
Dec Corn +6’0 @ $3.65’2
Jan Beans +8’6 @ $8.81’6

A key reversal last Monday sets the technical stage for a potential rally, but fundamentals remain negative, and without headlines to move the market.  However, funds don’t typically care about the fundamentals, just profit.  It makes sense the Thanksgiving holiday kept trade volume at bay until today.


Greg Mockenhaupt

ProEdge Risk Management Consultant

P: (402) 685-5613 |

1007 County Road O

Oakland, NE 68045


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