Lois “Arlene” Klase, 83, Formerly of Galena Mo, Phoenix AZ and Lyons NE


LOIS “ARLENE” KLASE, 83, formerly of Galena, Missouri; Phoenix, Arizona & Lyons, Nebraska passed away on December 18, 2014 in Sun City West, Arizona. Arlene relocated to Sun City West in May 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl E. Klase, formerly of Lyons, Nebraska, her parents and brothers Norwood and Gerald Warner. Survivors include: her three daughters Ruth Klase of Sun City West, Arizona; Drena (Andy) Vogt of Littleton, Colorado and Lajena Rasta (George) McLane of Phoenix, Arizona; grandson: Christopher (Stephanie) Rasta of Phoenix and great grandson: Christopher Rasta, Jr. of Phoenix; sisters Eunice Veach of Fresno, California, Marjorie (Boyce) Wilson of Rogers, Arkansas; sister-in-law: Margaret Warner of Idaho Falls, Idaho and Irene Dixon of Sioux City, Iowa; and a number of nieces, nephews and close friends.

GRAVESIDE MEMORIAL SERVICE: Saturday, May 2, 2015, 11:00 am at her graveside in the Lyons Cemetery, Lyons, Nebraska

NO VISITATION

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

Lois Klase

Lois Klase

Grandmother and Grandson at Prom Walk Through at Oakland Heights


Bev Landholm with her grandson Bryce Uhing at the Prom Walk Through at Oakland Heights. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Bev Landholm with her grandson Bryce Uhing at the Prom Walk Through at Oakland Heights. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Kathryn L. Shafer, 89, of Tekamah NE


KATHRYN L. SHAFER, 89 years, of Tekamah, Nebraska, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015 at the Memorial Community Hospital in Blair, Nebraska.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 1:00 pm at the United Methodist Church in Tekamah.

NO VISITATION

BURIAL: Tekamah 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

Kathryn Shafer

Kathryn Shafer

Ned J. Boyle, 75, of Oakland NE


NED J. BOYLE, 75 years, of Oakland, Nebraska, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015 at the Oakland Mercy Hospital in Oakland.

FUNERAL SERVICE: Services are pending with Pelan Funeral Services.

O-C Prom Walk Through at Oakland Heights


Brynn and Bailey Charling with their grandpa, Dean Charling, during the prom walk through at Oakland Heights. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Brynn and Bailey Charling with their grandpa, Dean Charling, during the prom walk through at Oakland Heights. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Burt County Board of Supervisors Meeting Minutes


OFFICE OF THE BURT COUNTY CLERK

Minutes of the Burt County Board of Supervisors

April 14, 2015

TEKAMAH NE 68061

The Burt County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 in the Boardroom of the Burt County Courthouse in Tekamah, Nebraska, pursuant to adjournment of their last meeting. Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by Publication in the Plaindealer, upon a 1st floor bulletin board within the courthouse and on the County’s Website. A copy of the proof of publication is on file in the office of the County Clerk. The following members were present: Cliff Morrow, David Schold, Greg Brummond, Matt Connealy, Perry Rogers, Ted Connealy and Gerald Newill.

The meeting opened at 9:00 A.M. upon motion by Rogers, seconded by Newill, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Chairman Morrow informed the public that the Nebraska Open Meeting Act was posted on the wall.

Upon motion by M.Connealy, seconded by Brummond, the agenda was approved, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes –Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill.

The County Clerk Report of Fees, the County Court Report of Fines, the District Court Fee Report and the Zoning Report for March, as well as the Sheriff’s Quarterly Reports, were approved upon motion by Rogers, seconded by Schold, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none.

The minutes of the last meeting were approved upon motion by Schold, seconded by Newill, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none.

The following Miscellaneous Receipts in the amount of $898,024.90 and fund balances were approved upon motion by Schold, seconded by Newill, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none.

ZONING PERMITS
CO CLERK-FILING & RECORDING FEES CO CLERK-DOC STAMPS (CO SHARE)
CO CLERK-MISC FEES
DISTRICT COURT-FILING FEES
DISTRICT COURT-COURT COST REFUNDS DISTRICT COURT-MISC FEES & REVENUE DISTRICT COURT-FILING FEES
COUNTY COURT-MISC FEES

400.00 2,152.00 979.40 129.73 290.00 129.00 262.25 200.00 221.75

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CO SHERIFF-SERVICE FEES
CO SHERIFF-MILEAGE & COST
INTOX TEST
TITLE INSPECTION
GUN PERMITS
FINGER PRINT CHARGES
OVERLOAD FINES-25% COUNTY SHARE INTEREST ON INVESTMENTS
TAX SALES-MISC REVENUE
HIGHWAY/STREET ALLOCATIONS
HIWAY BUYBACK
BRIDGE BUYBACK
ROAD-MISC REVENUE
INTER-FUND TRANSFERS TO ROAD
CO CLERK-PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION STOP PROGRAM
INHERITANCE TAX
INHERITANCE TAX
INHERITANCE TAX
PLAT BOOK SALES
911 WIRELESS SERVICE FUND
COUNTY 911 SURCHARGE
OVERLOAD FINES-75% STATE SHARE
COUNTY COURT FINES-REGULAR
DECATUR FIRE-GENERAL
DECATUR FIRE-BOND
LYONS FIRE-GENERAL
LYONS FIRE-BOND
OAKLAND FIRE-GENERAL
OAKLAND FIRE-BOND
IN LIEU TAXES-1957 PRIOR
IN LIEU TAXES-1957 PRIOR
IN LIEU TAXES-5% GROSS REVENUE

409.00 359.71 150.00 360.00

95.00

30.00 162.50 208.00

1,760.00 90,850.25 82,931.79 48,331.56

57.39 450,000.00 365.00 400.00 10,141.26 4,193.22 5,842.52 119.00 4,771.30 829.00 487.50 6,288.75 211.96 87.12 1.53 0.25 742.25 144.08 240.62 2,727.42 179,962.79

Board Member Matt Connealy gave a brief update on the gas tax Legislation.

Correspondence from the Nebraska Secretary of State’s office in regards to an election equipment grant, in the amount of $750.00, that was awarded to Burt County was discussed, noted and placed on file.

Chairman Morrow moved the Board recess at 9:15 AM for Board of Equalization upon motion by Brummond, seconded by Rogers, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none.

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The Burt County Board of Supervisors reconvened at 9:18 AM upon motion by Newill, seconded by T.Connealy, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes –Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none.

Chairman Morrow signed the Karr Tuckpointing Contract for Exterior Masonry Preservation, Maintenance and Repair of the Burt County Courthouse upon motion by M.Connealy, seconded by Rogers, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes –Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none.

Chairman Morrow signed the Thrasher Basement Systems Contract for a Radon Mitigation system to be installed in the Burt County Courthouse upon motion by Brummond, seconded by M.Connealy, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes –Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none.

The Burt-Washington Drainage District Annual Report for FY March 2014-February 2015 was noted and placed on file.

The Board received the Audit for Burt County for the year ending June 30, 2014, performed by Ritterbush & Piotrowski. Upon motion by M.Connealy, seconded by T.Connealy, the Board accepted and approved the audit, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none.

Upon motion by Rogers, seconded by Brummond, the board approved to sign a 3 year contract with Ritterbush & Piotrowski, LLP to do Burt County’s Audits for FY 2014- 2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none.

Kevin Brenneis presented his 2015 Annual Insurance Report and answered questions.

Marty and Becky Rocca visited with the Board in regards to some drainage issues. Mike Braniff, Road Foreman reported that ditches are dug and currently roads are being reworked in regards to the discussions with the visitors.

Upon motion by Schold, seconded by T.Connealy, the Board approved to form a payroll committee to help develop a plan to get Burt County in compliance with LB560, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Schold, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none.
The following people were appointed to be on the committee: Sarah Freidel, Peggy Smith, Frank Barron, Matt Connealy, Gerald Newill and Perry Rogers.

Brief discussions were held with Foreman Braniff on various Roads projects.

An opportunity to attend an Open Meetings Workshop was presented. Matt Connealy will attend, others have time to register before the June workshop if they so choose.

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There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, the Board adjourned at 11:08 A.M. until 9:00 A.M. April 30, 2015.

ATTEST: SARAH J. FREIDEL CLIFFORD L. MORROW, CHAIRMAN BURT COUNTY CLERK BURT COUNTY BOARD OF

SUPERVISORS

These minutes are not the official record and may be corrected.
A copy of the approved official minutes is available to the public at the Clerk’s Office.

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For Pete’s Sake


By Jon Bailey, jonb@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs 

The Legislature recently voted to delay LB 472, the Medicaid Redesign Act, until the 2016 session. While the bill is still alive, this means another year without access to health insurance for up to 77,000 Nebraskans, another year of health consequences that inaction will demand of them, and another year our rural hospitals are in financial jeopardy.

 

What’s more discouraging is the absolute lack of a reasonable alternative plan to provide access to health insurance for these Nebraskans.

 

Governor Ricketts has suggested two alternatives to the health care access issue facing thousands of modest income, hardworking Nebraskans. First, we should rely on “community health clinics” (we assume he’s referring to Nebraska’s seven Federally Qualified Health Centers). Unfortunately, this is placing a small bandage on a major wound. These clinics exist in Omaha, Lincoln, Norfolk, Columbus, Grand Island, and Gering. A look at a map shows there are vast areas of Nebraska where these services are unavailable. A Valentine resident without insurance would live 200 to 300 miles away from these clinics, for example.
Second, the Governor says we should just create better jobs with health insurance. Unfortunately, no plan is offered on how to accomplish this. In recent years, in fact, Nebraska has one of the lowest rates of employer-sponsored health insurance in the nation. The health insurance access challenges facing thousands of Nebraskans still exists, no matter what a majority of the Legislature and Governor say. We challenge them to work with us on a reasonable, practical solution.

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