Golden Oaks News


Golden Oaks news by Jami Method

It is time for our annual “Chicken & Biscuit” Fundraiser. It will be on Sept. 16th from 11-1:00 and we will have takeouts available. Please join us for dinner.

We will begin the Medicare Part D enrollment process in October. The enrollment dates are Oct. 15th thru Dec. 7th. Please watch for more info next month or you may call us at 402-685-5146.

Happy birthday wishes this week go out to Wilmer Moseman on the 12th,Chuck Rogers on the 13th,Ed Hanna on the 15th.

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Happenings at Oakland Heights


Oakland Heights News

By Nancy Silvey Activity Director

Well it is time again for our monthly waffle supper so come and enjoy a waffle with a family member on Thursday September 18th at 5:30 pm, and then on Saturday September 20th we will be showi

Oakland Heights employee Cindy Dillender was honored for 15 years of employment with a party. Photo courtesy of Oakland Heights.

Oakland Heights employee Cindy Dillender was honored for 15 years of employment with a party. Photo courtesy of Oakland Heights.

Cindy and her mom at the party honoring Cindy for a 15 year landmark of employment at Oakland Heights. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Cindy and her mom at the party honoring Cindy for a 15 year landmark of employment at Oakland Heights. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Oakland Heights employees Kim Schwetz, left, Nancy Silvey and Jill Brink busily serve residents cake and other goodies at Cindy's party. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Oakland Heights employees Kim Schwetz, left, Nancy Silvey and Jill Brink busily serve residents cake and other goodies at Cindy’s party. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

ng the Nebraska Football game at 7:00 pm. Next week we have a line up starting with Monday September 22nd we will be going on a shopping trip at 2:30 pm. Then on Tuesday September 23rd we will be having treats made by staff at 2:30 pm. On Thursday September 25th from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm is our monthly General Store for residents to come and do some shopping. And then on Saturday September 27th is more Nebraska football, we will be showing the game in the front lobby starting at 8:00 pm. We would also like to wish a couple of Happy Birthdays to Lorna Olson on September 19th and Dale Johnson on September 24th.

Church Service for Sunday September 21st at 2:30 pm will be given by the St. John’s Lutheran Church with refreshments served afterwards. On Tuesday September 23rd at 9:30 am is Catholic Mass given by Father Paul.

Activities for the week of Sept. 22nd to Sept.27th are as followed, , Reading with Marilyn, Manicures, Sing a Long, Bingo w/Methodist, Show and Share, Bible Fellowship, Let’s Play Ball, Crafty Cooking, Friday Bingo, Saturday morning movie, Lawrence Welk, Nebraska Football Game at 7:00 pm.

Volunteers signing in last week were; Judy Nelson, Betty Hanna, Mary Donovan, Seth Anderson, Dani Moseman, Marge Maller, Anne Anderson, Patty Miller, Pat Anderson, Mary Alice Pearson, Bonnie Fleischman, and Sly Rouse.

Guest signing in last week was: Mary Plageman to see Dorothy Larson Ty and Nancy Fada to see Tiny Bacon. And Jo and Bob Tefft to see Margaret Moderow.

 

 

 

 

Katie Brehmer is Oakland’s New City Clerk


The City of Oakland's new city clerk is Katie Brehmer, left. Rosa Schmidt, Head Library Director, also works part-time in the city office. Stop in and welcome Katie aboard and tell the ladies hi! Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

The City of Oakland’s new city clerk is Katie Brehmer, left. Rosa Schmidt, Head Library Director, also works part-time in the city office. Stop in and welcome Katie aboard and tell the ladies hi! Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Michael John Grashorn, 62, of Rosalie NE


MICHAEL JOHN GRASHORN, 62 years, of Rosalie, Nebraska, passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at the St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point, Nebraska.

Michael was born on February 13, 1952 in Norfolk, Nebraska, to Richard and Dorothy (Cerny) Grashorn. He attended school and graduated from Wisner Public School.

On April 18, 1976, Mike was married to Glenda (Buck) Gustin. They lived most of their married lives on a small farm south of Rosalie, Nebraska. Mike enjoyed raising and selling quarter horses. He worked at IBP in Dakota City until he was diagnosed with MS in 1986. Mike enjoyed watching westerns and rodeos on TV, taking care of his yard, playing with his two dogs and spending time with his nieces and nephews and their children.

He was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Shannon Michaela Grashorn; his father, Richard; brother-in-law, Ronald Buck Sr. and sister-in-law, Bev Grashorn.

Survivors include his wife, Glenda of Rosalie; step daughter, Shawn Dolezal of Minnesota; sister, Connie (Chris) Niles of Pierce, Nebraska; two brothers, Roger (Sharon) Grashorn of West Point, Nebraska, Gerald Grashorn of Bismarck, North Dakota; brother-in-law, James (Terri) Buck of Lyons, Nebraska; and sister-in-law, Sharon Buck of West Point.

FUNERAL SERVICE: Friday, September 19, 2014, 10:30 am, at the United Methodist Church in Rosalie, Nebraska.

VISITATION: Thursday 6-8 pm with family receiving friends at Pelan Funeral Home in Lyons. Visitation will also be held at the church one hour prior to services.

BURIAL: Lyons Cemetery

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

Michael Grashorn

Michael Grashorn

Michael J. Grashorn, 62, of Rosalie NE


MICHAEL J. GRASHORN, 62 years, of Rosalie, Nebraska, passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at the St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point, Nebraska.

FUNERAL SERVICE: Friday, September 19, 2014, 10:30 am, at the United Methodist Church in Rosalie, Nebraska.

VISITATION: Thursday 6-8 pm with family receiving friends at Pelan Funeral Home in Lyons. Visitation will also be held at the church one hour prior to services.

BURIAL: Lyons Cemetery

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

 

Story Time Begins At Oakland Public Library


Oakland Public Library Director Rosa Schmidt reads to Ava Johnson, Avery Christensen, Hilary Ray, Laityn Johnson, Paxton Miller and Blaise Hartwell on the first day of Story Time, which will be every Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Oakland Public Library Director Rosa Schmidt reads to Ava Johnson, Avery Christensen, Hilary Ray, Laityn Johnson, Paxton Miller and Blaise Hartwell on the first day of Story Time, which will be every Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Lyons Police Report


Lyons Police Department Police Report for August 2014

 

Mileage: 1,246

Fuel: 69.25

Citations: Unlicensed vehicle, 3

Correctional: Expired plates 2, head light violation 2, no insurance card 1, taillight 1

Warnings: Careless driving 1, failure to signal 4, stop sign 3, speeding 5

Dogs: Dogs at large 11, dogs barking 3, dogs not fed or watered 2, pit bull at large 4, mean dog (barking and growling) 2. Results: 7 dogs taken to Red Barn, 2 citations unlicensed dog, 1 citation dog at large.

Calls: Civil dispute 3, prowler 1, intruder into home 2, 911 hang-up 2, possible assault 1, emergency protective custody 1, vehicle reckless driving 2, theft 3, call for service 6, illegal burning 1, criminal mischief 2, harassment 1, loud noise complaint 1, goose trying to enter bar 1, too much car and truck noise early in morning 1, accident 2.

Assisted Burt County Sheriff: 3

Assisted Oakland Police: 2

Arrests:1 Burt County Warrant.

Received Assistance From: Nebraska State Patrol 1, Burt County Sheriff 2, Oakland P.D. 2.

Car Searches: 6

Letter to the Editor


Friday, September 12, 2014

Ruth, Our ‘Happy Days’ Disciple

The Bible has Ruth in the New Testament. However, we in Lyons have Ruth Cole at Happy Days. Someone came up with the perfect name for our Senior Center as ‘Happy Days’. We probably have one of the best Senior Centers in the country.

Under the Direction of Ruth — and her helpers, Dee and Elaine, we have meals that are excellent, good tasting and healthy. It is an atmosphere of friends enjoying a good meal together and other fun activities. Our Happy Days provide the following:

  • Good healthy meals
  • Fun times with neighbors and friends
  • Card games (like pitch) and bingo
  • Health education tips and Services
  • Exercise programs
  • Valet services — for the older people who have trouble getting around, Ruth helps them into the room; and then parks their car. When they are ready to go home, she retrieves their car and helps them safely to their car.
  • Ruth even checks up on someone if they do not show up for lunch (to make sure they are OK!)
  • Community support — we have fantastic support from the Lyons Community. Contributions and support for our special events, donations of foods from their garden — as well as monetary donations.
  • Story telling by Mary Frittz.
  • Music for birthdays and special times like Saint Patrick’s Day (by Anne Anderson and Dorothy Moore)
  • Meals on Wheels for Lyons and Bancroft
  • Humor by Laurene and others

 

When I moved to Lyons, 2 ½ years ago, I was told that their food was good and the price was very reasonable. That is certainly true. But I never relized, how enjoyable it is living in rural America.

By Bruce Hunkins

Senator Brasch Calling for Legislative Page Applicants


Senator Lydia Brasch is encouraging high school graduates from Legislative District 16 to apply for a legislative page position in the Unicameral. Since 2010, Senator Lydia Brasch has had the pleasure of working with legislative pages from District 16. “The experience these pages have in working with various members of the Legislature and committees is invaluable and brings lifelong rewards in many ways,” said Senator Brasch. “In visiting with previous legislative pages from District 16, they highly recommend this experience to their peers and continue to use the valuable skills they learned at the Legislature.”

 

The Clerk of the Legislature’s Office is accepting legislative page applications for the 2015 Legislative Session until 5:00 p.m. on October 3, 2014. According to the Office of the Clerk of the Legislature:

 

Requirements: Pages must be high school graduates who are currently enrolled in a Nebraska college or trade school with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. They must be able to work 20 hours a week during session. It is preferred that they work the same four-hour shift each day. The legislative session will begin January 7, 2015, and go through June of 2015. This is a paid position and you may also be able to receive credit hours through your college.

 

To Apply: Applications are available through the Clerk of the Legislature’s Office, Room 2018, State Capitol, 1445 K Street, or through your state senator’s office. A page applicant is also encouraged to contact his or her home district state senator for a letter of recommendation.

 

Deadline: The page application deadline for the 2015 legislative session is by 5:00 p.m. on October 3, 2014. The page selection committee will meet in October to interview and select individuals to fill those positions to start January 7, 2015

 

Contact: For further information, please contact the Office of the Clerk of the Legislature at 402-471-2271 or Kitty Kearns at 402-471-0617 email: kkearns@leg.ne.gov.

Senator Brasch

Senator Brasch

Ricketts Announces Tax Reform Plan


Pete Ricketts, GOP nominee for governor, today released his plan for property tax reform that benefits all Nebraskans.

 

“While politicians have talked about property tax relief for years, what’s needed is real-world reform,” Ricketts said. “Working with the Legislature to significantly lower the property tax burden on our farmers and ranchers, small business owners and working families will be my top priority as governor.”

 

“I appreciate Pete’s eagerness to work with the Legislature on this crucial issue,” said Sen. Dan Watermeier of Syracuse.  “It doesn’t matter if you’re in Auburn or Alliance, property taxes are too high and getting higher.  Pete’s plan recognizes this is a dire situation that deserves our immediate attention and focus.”

 

“Pete’s plan to increase property tax credits, address state mandates on counties, lower ag land valuations from 75% to 65 % of market value, and place caps on valuation increases is an excellent, Nebraska common sense approach to much needed property tax relief,” said Sen. Tom Carlson of Holdrege. “I am happy to endorse this idea.  I believe this effort will benefit every citizen in our state.”

 

“Pete’s plan recognizes the number one barrier to agricultural growth in our state: skyrocketing property taxes,” said Mark McHargue, 1st Vice President of the Nebraska Farm Bureau.  “We are pleased that Pete understands the urgency of this issue, has created a plan to address it, and is willing to make it his top priority.”

 

“Pete is listening to Nebraskans. Property taxes are too high and reform is needed sooner rather than later,” said Sen. Jim Smith of Papillion. “Real reform won’t happen without leadership from the governor’s office, and I look forward to working with Pete on this pressing matter in the upcoming session.”

 

“Increasing property taxes are straining taxpayers, while increasing state mandates are straining county budgets,” said Christian Ohl, Madison County Commissioner.  “It’s refreshing to know that Pete understands the severity of both problems and the need to directly address them in order to achieve lasting property tax reform.”

 

“Pete knows Nebraskans want property tax reform because he’s been listening to them tell him about it for a year,” said Sen. Ken Schilz of Ogallala.  “Skyrocketing property taxes are hurting our ag producers and making us less competitive.  We need real reform, and Pete is the right leader for the job.”

 

The Ricketts Property Tax Reform plan centers on enhancing the Property Tax Credit Relief Fund, reducing costly state mandates on counties, lowering ag land valuations from 75 percent to 65 percent of market value, and placing a cap on how quickly valuations can increase.  The plan in its entirety can be found at www.petericketts.com.

 

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