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Highway N-11 Open From Wood River to Cairo


March 19, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) is continuing
its efforts to inspect and reopen roadways after the historic flooding this spring across the state.

 

Following inspection and clean-up (and repair) by NDOT personnel, Highway N-11 is now open
from Wood River to Cairo.

 

Please remember some local and county roads may still remain impassible.  Travel with caution.

Plan your travel by checking 511 prior to leaving for your destination.  511 provides the most up to date
travel conditions and closures available.  The system is available at all times online at 511.nebraska.gov,
Nebraska 511’s smartphone app or by dialing 511.

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Revision to Reopened Roads


March 19, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) — The Nebraska Department of Transportation is continuing
its efforts to inspect and reopen roadways after the historic flooding this spring across the state.

The following highways are open:

Highway N-64, West Maple, is open at 204th
Highway US-77 is open south to Lincoln
            Highway US-75 SOUTHBOUND is open, not northbound

Please remember some local and county roads may still remain impassible.  Travel with caution.

Plan your travel by checking 511 prior to leaving for your destination.  511 provides the most up to date
travel conditions and closures available.  The system is available at all times online at 511.nebraska.gov,
Nebraska 511’s smartphone app or by dialing 511.

Roads in Nebraska Being Inspected and Reopened


March 19, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) — he Nebraska Department of Transportation is continuing
its efforts to inspect and reopen roadways after the historic flooding this spring across the state.

The following highways are open:

Highway N-64, West Maple, is open at 204th
Highway US-77 is open south to Lincoln
Highway US-75 is open

Please remember some local and county roads may still remain impassible.  Travel with caution.

Plan your travel by checking 511 prior to leaving for your destination.  511 provides the most up to date
travel conditions and closures available.  The system is available at all times online at 511.nebraska.gov,
Nebraska 511’s smartphone app or by dialing 511.

Carol Barger, 75, of Tekamah, NE


Carol Barger, 75 years, of Tekamah, Nebraska, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at her home in Tekamah.

Memorial Services pending with Pelan Funeral Services Tekamah.

Flooding, Not Again!


Well, here we go again! Flooding! Logan Creek went out of it’s banks and flooded the Oakland Park and the golf course. Fields are also flooded. Many people have water in their basements. And, according to the forecast for tomorrow, it isn’t over yet. Please be careful everyone! If traveling, check out the road conditions in the area you are headed to. Call 511 from your phone before departing so you can plan ahead!

These pictures are from the Oakland Park area, the Logan Creek and some fields that are flooded in Oakland. All photos credit of Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief/Kat Country Hub.

Flood Warning


The National Weather Service in Omaha has issued a * Flood Warning for… Rain and Snowmelt in… Monona County in west central Iowa… Madison County in northeastern Nebraska… Burt County in east central Nebraska… Colfax County in northeastern Nebraska… Platte County in northeastern Nebraska… Southern Pierce County in northeastern Nebraska… Antelope County in northeastern Nebraska… Northwestern Saunders County in east central Nebraska… Wayne County in northeastern Nebraska… Cuming County in northeastern Nebraska… Dodge County in east central Nebraska… Thurston County in northeastern Nebraska… Butler County in east central Nebraska… Boone County in northeastern Nebraska… Stanton County in northeastern Nebraska… * Until 145 PM CDT Wednesday. * At 741 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated 1 to 1.5 inches of rain over the warned region in the last 3 hours. This rain along with snowmelt was resulting in significant flooding along area streams and roadways. Additional rainfall of 1 to 2 inches will only worsen the flooding through noon today. * Some locations that will experience flooding include… Norfolk, Columbus, Schuyler, Wayne, West Point, Onawa, David City, Madison, Pierce, Tekamah, Albion, Neligh, Stanton, Wakefield, Battle Creek, North Bend, Wisner, Pender, Scribner and Lyons.

Flood Watch


…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING… The National Weather Service in Omaha/Valley has issued a * Flood Watch for portions of Iowa and Nebraska, including the following areas, in Iowa, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, and Shelby. In Nebraska, Antelope, Boone, Burt, Butler, Cass, Cedar, Colfax, Cuming, Dodge, Douglas, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Lancaster, Madison, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Pierce, Platte, Richardson, Saline, Sarpy, Saunders, Seward, Stanton, Thurston, Washington, and Wayne. * From late Tuesday night through Wednesday evening * A strong storm will bring warming temperatures and 1 to 3 inches of rain to the region during the middle of the week. This will result in an increased risk of river flooding, do to the unusual combination of heavy rain, snowmelt, saturated or frozen soils, and thick ice cover on area rivers. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Significant and rapid river level increases are possible do to runoff or localized ice jams. Anyone with interests along or near area rivers should continue to monitor the forecast and river levels closely. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

My Favorite Hobby: Crocheting


Do you have a hobby?

I have many. I enjoy reading, and try to read every day. I enjoy boating and fishing in the warmer months, which I hope arrive soon. I have taken up some chalk painting, but I am very much a novice. I have painted a couple of Mason jars to date. I have other projects on my mind to accomplish this summer. Gardening is also a hobby I enjoy. Jeff has taught me so much about gardening. From tilling the soil, to planting, fertilizing, weeding the garden and the  best reward, enjoying the fruits of your labor. We enjoy sharing our garden vegetables with others as well. I have also grown my own herbs over the last few years, which I dry and use to season our meals all winter long. There is truly nothing better than homegrown vegetables and herbs. I also recently purchased a keyboard/piano. I have wanted one for a long time. I purchased a book to help me in my passion to learn how to play it. I try to set aside time three or more times a week practicing. I played the clarinet throughout school and have always enjoyed music. The keyboard/piano is quite different from a clarinet, to say the least, but I can read music, even after all these years since high school. I may never be a great pianist, far from it, but I am trying. That is important to me. Trying, learning, never letting my mind sit idle.

My favorite hobby is crocheting. I would say crocheting is my main passion. It is amazing to me how a skein of yarn, or a very delicate thread, can come to life as a baby blanket, an afghan, a pot holder, a dish cloth, a shawl, a rug, a purse and a doily. The items I listed, I have crocheted. Some of them several times.

My latest creation was the last item I mentioned, a doily. I have never crocheted using such a small hook or such delicate thread. I chose a beginner’s pattern, because for this project, I am a beginner! There isn’t such a thing as an easy pattern. I have made mistakes on patterns that are easy and torn out several rows of yarn. I consider this a lesson learned. All crochet patterns require counting stitches as your proceed along a row. I have missed a stitch before. It is frustrating and educating all at the same time. But, isn’t that true of everything in life? A person doesn’t gain success without failure.

I finished this small doily today. It is a small one, but a beautiful one, in my eyes. I know the effort it took me to make it. People that don’t crochet, quilt or knit can’t comprehend the time, and the money, required to make any pattern. This is true of any type of craft. I find it gratifying when I have completed a project. The joy a new completed project brings to me is hard to describe.

I thank my Grandma, Beatrice Sundquist, for my love of crocheting. Had I really been paying attention, I would be quite the seamstress and I would knit too! She did all of them! I am fine with crocheting. But, who knows, I may take on another hobby!

I have more thread, so I plan to crochet another doily, or ten, in the future. I want to make a bigger one next time!

Have a great evening!

Winter Weather Advisory


…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM CST THURSDAY… * WHAT…Snow with total accumulations of 3 to 4 inches. Some freezing drizzle could mix with the snow with minor ice accumulation possible. * WHERE…Portions of east central and northeast Nebraska and southwest and west central Iowa. * WHEN…From midnight tonight to 6 PM CST Thursday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

God Bless The USA


It saddens me to say this, but OUR country is headed on a downhill slide.

Why you ask? If you have to ask, you aren’t paying attention.

I remember the days of old. I may be aging myself, but i am fine with that. I do believe the “good old days” are the cherished days. We lived freely. As a child, I never worried about being abducted. I didn’t even know what that meant. I was blessed to grow up in a neighborhood so full of friends and loved ones. My great aunt and uncle lived across the street. I really never realized how lucky and blessed I was.

The world has changed. I wish I could say it changed for the better, but, unfortunately, I cannot.

Yes, I voted for President Trump, and I will again. Why? He was the better of the two evils. You couldn’t pay me to vote for Hillary.

Do I need to update you on how far left this country is? Turn on the news, you will hear it.

I have been watching Leave it to Beaver every morning rather than the news. I cherish the old ways of life, not what life is now. The news isn’t the news, not in my opinion. Journalism has disappeared. Hate is abundant. Speeding as fast as a car in the fast and furious!

I have a degree in journalism. I know how hard I worked to obtain that degree. I was 50 years old when I graduated from college! I was never so proud. I spent endless nights doing homework. All college students do, but I was much older than those fresh out of high school.

I was taught not, NOT, to report just one side of an issue. Report BOTH sides! If you report one side, you were bought! Enjoy your 15 minutes of fame. You will be in someone’s rear view mirror a minute later.

Now we have term-limit baby killers, those that believe babies can be left to die. I am outraged by this. We have our own senators/congress people saying we don’t need a border wall but yet we can kill babies. The same representatives want to take our guns, but yet they have bodyguards with guns and have a wall around their mansions? Please think about this!

I am concerned as a parent, a grandparent and above all, a citizen of this country! Are we headed to a civil war? I don’t know. But, I have read reports, legitimate stories, that indicate a war could happen, in our own country. On the soil we love. The land of the free and the home of the brave!

My opinion? President Trump is not a politician. He is a businessman. He has acknowledged that. Did he get to be a billionaire by being honest? Heck no! Have you known an honest politician? But, remember President Trump is not a politician.

I don’t care who he slept with or what deals he has made. Keep in mind, past Presidents were not honest. Read a book. Depend on your own resources rather than the media.

Read the reports about the economy, find the real news, do the research. I always do. I have always done my own research, never relying on the “reports” of other sources. I count on me.

I have faith in this country. I have faith in President Trump. I thank God each and every day he is the President of the United States of America! 

God Bless the USA!

 

 

 

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