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Senator Lydia Brasch Visited Kat Country Hub


A selfie with Senator Lydia Brasch and Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief of Kat Country Hub. Photo Credit also of Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

A selfie with Senator Lydia Brasch  and Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief of Kat Country Hub. Senator Brasch visited Kat Country Hub while out on the campaign trail in the Spring, prior to the primary election in May. Photo Credit also of Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

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2014 Was Busy for Local Communities


Construction of a new pool in Lyons, a new Dollar Store in Oakland, May election, Memorial Day flags going up, a pole being replaced from an accident, library and Golden Oaks activities also topped the list of events in 2014. More to come!! All photos credit of Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Construction of a new pool in Lyons, a new Dollar Store in Oakland, May election, Memorial Day flags going up, a pole being replaced from an accident, library and Golden Oaks activities also topped the list of events in 2014. More to come!! All photos credit of Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

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Roger Maurice Robinson, 76, of Tekamah NE


ROGER MAURICE ROBINSON, 76 years, of Tekamah, Nebraska, passed away Thursday, December 25, 2014, at Golden Living Center in Tekamah.

Roger was born January 26, 1938, in Tekamah, to Merlin and Annie Robinson.

He attended school in Tekamah until heading West in his mid-teens. After serving in the U.S. Army, he settled in Twin Falls, ID, marrying Kathleen Butler in 1965.

He made his living as a self-employed tree trimmer for many years, returning to Nebraska in 1983 to take the helm from his aging father, Merlin, as Sexton of the Tekamah Cemetery. Roger enjoyed his work, family and nature. An accomplished naturalist and political observer, he was never one to shy away from writing eye opening articles on many subjects.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Annie E. in 1983, and his father, Merlin A. in 1989.

Survivors include daughters, Theresa and Melanie; sons, Mitch and Daniel; brother, Carl; sisters, Joyce and Rachel; 10 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 2:00 pm at Faith Family Baptist Church, Tekamah, NE.

BURIAL: At a later date

NO VISITATION

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.

Roger Robinson

Roger Robinson

pelan@pelanfuneralservices.com

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.

 

Weekly Activities:

Wed. Dec. 31: No chime practice today. Sign up to play in the pitch tournament at 1:30.

Thurs. Jan. 1: Center is closed today. Happy New Years!

Fri. Jan. 2: Tai Chi class at 9:30 and walking ex. class at 10:30. Stop in for coffee at 10:00. Sign up to play in the pinochle tournament at 1:30.

Mon. Jan. 5: Bring a covered dish and join us for potluck at noon. Cards and puzzles are available in the afternoon.

Tues. Jan. 6: Tai Chi class at 9:30 and the walking ex. class at 10:30. Stop in for coffee at 10:00. Sign up for the pitch tournament at 1:30.

Wed. Jan. 7: No chimes practice. We will play bingo at 2:00.

 

 

 

Margie VerLee Wickstrom, 73, of Oakland NE


Margie VerLee Wickstrom was born to Irvin and Margie (Wegner) Greenfield on November 3, 1941 in rural Bancroft, Nebraska.  She passed away Sunday, December 28, 2014, at Fremont Health Medical Center in Fremont, Nebraska.

VerLee grew up on a farm outside of Bancroft, graduating from High School in 1959.

On January 22, 1960, VerLee was married to Emory Wickstrom in Elk Point, South Dakota.

VerLee and Emory made their home in Oakland, where they raised their four children.

VerLee was employed in the healthcare field in Oakland, Lyons and West Point, Nebraska.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Irvin J and Margie A. Greenfield; brother, Rocknie L. Greenfield.

She is survived by her husband, Emory Wickstrom, of Oakland; son, Nick (Suzie) Wickstrom, of Ann Arbor, MI; daughter, Linda (Joel) Williamsen, of Huntsville, AL; son, Tom (Michelle) Wickstrom, of Omaha, NE; son, Darin Wickstrom, of Lincoln, NE; brothers, Marlin (Kathy) Greenfield of Uehling, NE Marvin (Mary) Greenfield of Bancroft, NE; 6 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Friday, January 2, 2015, 10:30 a.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland.

MEMORIAL VISITATION: Friday, one hour prior to service at the church.

NO BURIAL 

MEMORIALS: In Lieu of flowersThe Myositis Association, 1233 20th St. NW, Suite 402, Washington DC 20036

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

VerLee Wickstrom

VerLee Wickstrom

Ione Madelyn Nelson, 98, of Rosalie NE


IONE MADELYN NELSON was born to Walter and Hannah (Peterson) Wachter on May 15, 1916 in rural Herman, Nebraska. She passed away Sunday, December 28, 2014, at Ambassador Nursing Home in Nebraska City.

Before moving to Rosalie in 1930, Ione attended schools in Washington County. She graduated from Rosalie High School in 1934. In March of 1938, she married Gunnar Nelson at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rosalie. They moved to a farm west of town where they lived until retirement in 1975, at which time they moved to Rosalie.

Ione was a professional homemaker. She was truly a “farmer’s wife”. She spent hours on end in their yard planting flowers and maintaining a vegetable garden. During the winter months, she occupied herself by quilting. Through the years, she was active in different capacities at her church. She was also a charter member of the Rosalie Friendship Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, C. Gunnar Nelson; daughter Carole Dawn; parents, Walter and Hannah (Peterson) Wachter; brother and sister-in-law, Rollin and Jeanne Wachter.

Survivors include brother, Richard (Susan) Wachter; son-in-law, Wesley Nelson; children, Linda (Don) Young, Colleen (LeRoy) Kenan, Randy (Kathy) Nelson, Roger (Diane) Nelson; 12 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Friday, January 2, 2015, 2:00 pm, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rosalie, NE

MEMORIAL VISITATION: Friday, one hour prior to service at the church

PRIVATE FAMILY BURIAL: Lyons Cemetery, Lyons, NE

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, Immanuel Lutheran Church, PO Box 249, Rosalie, NE 68055

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

Ione Nelson

Ione Nelson

Tucker Gean Hanson of Decatur NE


Tucker Gean Hanson went to Heaven on December 28, 2014 at St. Lukes Regional Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa.

His mother is Ashley Hanson; grandparents, Leonard Hanson and Mary (Gary) Reynolds; aunt Tracy (Bruce) Nathan all of Decatur, Nebraska

FUNERAL SERVICE: Thursday, January 1, 2015, 2:00 pm at the United Methodist Church in Decatur.

BURIAL: Hillcrest Cemetery, Decatur

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

It is an Icicle Kind of Day


It is colder than cold today! Looks like this icicle will be around a bit longer! Photo credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

It is colder than cold today! Looks like this icicle will be around a bit longer! Photo credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

It Has Been a Picture Perfect Year


Storytime, Easter and school were a big part of 2014! More to come! All photos credit of Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Storytime, Easter and school were a big part of 2014! More to come! All photos credit of Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

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2014 Year in Pictures


The Burt County Fair Kickoff and Lana Minton selling L&M in Lyons also with a few nature pictures are just a few of the highlights of 2014. More to come! All photos credit of Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

The Burt County Fair Kickoff and Lana Minton selling L&M in Lyons also with a few nature pictures are just a few of the highlights of 2014. More to come! All photos credit of Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

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