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Margaret E. Rooney, 93, of Hubbard NE


Margaret E. Rooney, 93, of Hubbard, NE, passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at the Pender Community Hospital. Funeral services are pending with Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Pender, NE.

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Gerald “Jerry” Brand, 78, of Craig NE


GERALD “JERRY” BRAND, 78 years, of Craig, Nebraska, passed away September 28, 2015, at Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.

FUNERAL SERVICE: Friday, October 2, 2015, 2:00 pm at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland.

VISITATION: Thursday, 6-8 pm with family receiving friends at Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland.

BURIAL: Craig Cemetery.

MEMORIALS: To the family for designation at a later time.

Gerald Brand

Gerald Brand

Please feel free to send your condolences to the family.
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Oakland City Council Meeting Agenda


 REGULAR MEETING

CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF OAKLAND, NEBRASKA

 

MEETING NOTICE:

      NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Oakland, Nebraska, will be held at 5:30 on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at the Municipal Building, 401 North Oakland Avenue in Oakland, Nebraska for the regular monthly meeting.

An agenda for such meeting, kept continuously current is available for public inspection at the office of the City Clerk. Except for items of an emergency nature, the agenda shall not be enlarged later than twenty-four hours before the scheduled commencement of the meeting.

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PRELIMINARY AGENDA

 

I.    CALL TO ORDER

  1. Roll Call
  2. Establishment of a Quorum
  3. Reminder of Open Meeting Laws/Poster
  4. Approval of Minutes of September 10, 2015 meeting
  5. Treasurer’s Report

 

  1. SCHEDULED CITIZENS AND VISITORS TO ADDRESS THE COUNCIL

A.   Phil Lorenzen & Julie Ogden- Industrial paving project

B.   Tayler Hinrichs- Bountiful Baskets

C.   Marka Grege- Oakland Fire Department Axillary- Going to be putting on a benefit for Mitch Smith on Oct. 3rd.

III.           COMMITTEE AND DEPARTMENT REPORTS

D.   Police Department

 

  1. OLD BUSINESS

E.       Ben Murray’s request for parking on Main Street

V.  NEW BUSINESS

F.    Engineering agreement

G.   Consideration/adoption of Resolution No. 2015-17, Reimbursement Resolution related to advance of funds temporarily fund costs of Sanitary Sewer project costs.+

H.   Consideration of an Ordinance authorizing the issuance of Bond Anticipation Notes, Series 2015 to provide funds to pay the cost of construction of sanitary sewer improvements.

I.     Possible bond anticipation note issuance

J.     Water meter services at 820 N Oakland

K.   Resolution 2015-16 selling L7 BLK30 RAILROAD ADD OAKLAND

L.    Renewal of Line of Credit account

M. W. Fulton water extension

N.   Approve recommendation from Planning Commission to approve Greg Mockenhaupt building permit

O.   Park Rules

P.    Update Employee Handbook

VI. INFORMATION ITEM

VII.            DISCUSSION

Q.   Date to start advertising for new Water and Sewer supervisor

 

      VIII.    EXECUTIVE SESSION

IX. APPROVAL OF OPERATIONS BILLS AND WARRANTS

Approval by motion

X.           ADJOURNMENT

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. Sept. 30: The melody chime group will play at Colonial Haven at 2:00 p.m. Join us for coffee at 10:00 am. Sign up to play in the pitch tournament at 1:30 pm.

Thurs. Oct. 1: Rolls and coffee served from 9:00 am. until noon. Tai Chi class at 9:30 am. and the walking ex class at 10:45 am. There will be board games at 1:30 pm.; you decide what you would like to play.

Fri. Oct. 2: The Farmers Market is open today from 9:00 – 11:00 am. There is a pinochle and hand & foot tournament at 1:30 pm. St. Joe’s Retirement Community will bring lunch at 3:30.

Sat. Oct. 3: Join us for the music jam at 7:00 pm. Bring a food item for lunch when the entertainers take a break.

Mon .Oct. 5: Don’t eat at home alone bring your food and eat with friends at lunch time. Please bring a meat, vegetable, salad or dessert dish; the senior center will not be furnishing any meat that day. Cards will be played after lunch.

Tues. Oct. 6: Tai Chi class is at 9:30 am. and walking ex. class at 10:45 am. Stop in for coffee at 10:00 am. Sign up to play in the pitch tournament at 1:30 pm.

Wed. Oct. 7: The melody chime group will practice at 9:00 am. Join us for coffee at 10:00 am. Golf will be played at 1:30 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

Grain Market Report


Grain Markets 9/29/15 @ 10:24am

Corn +1 ½ @ 388 ¼

Beans + 4 ¾ @ 8.81 ½

Global markets rallied Friday after Fed Janet Yellen laid out plans to increase rates by years end, but the rally was short lived.  Global stock fall this morning due to concerns of China’s economy, Dow, S&P, Stoxx Europe 600, Asia’s Nikkei 225 all fell this morning.  Shares in commodities giant Glencore sank over 20% as they suffer from a slump in commodities.

 

Apparently another Government “shut down” is looming as of October 1st, 2015.  With Speaker of the House John Boehner’s resignation from congress, he agreed to stay until the end of October to assist with passing a bill to prevent shut down.

This afternoon weekly crop conditions and harvest progress will be updated, I am anxious to see as more producers begin harvest.  This Wednesday is the USDA Quarterly Stocks report, in the event of a market reaction it is wise to have nearby cash offers, and new crop HTA offers in place to capitalize.

 

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For Fun

A Lunar Eclipse last night for all to see!  Last night was the first full lunar eclipse I have ever seen.  A blood red moon, and it happened to be a super moon, something very rare!

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lunar eclipses occur when Earth’s shadow blocks the sun’s light, which otherwise reflects off the moon. There are three types — total, partial and penumbral — with the most dramatic being a total lunar eclipse, in which Earth’s shadow completely covers the moon.  A lunar eclipse can on occur when the moon is full.  A total lunar eclipse can happen only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are perfectly lined up.  Anything less than perfection creates only a partial eclipse or nothing at all.

 

My family and I decided to head out into the country last night to watch the eclipse.  A peaceful quiet evening, a chance to talk with my family about whatever, but many good questions about science in general and the eclipse.  The only thing that would have made it better would have been a telescope.

 

 

Greg Mockenhaupt

ProEdge Risk Management Consultant

P: (402) 685-5613 | Greg.Mockenhaupt@cvacoop.com

 

1007 County Road O

Oakland, NE 68045

Standing Water in Oakland Park and Fairgrounds Due to Continuous Rainfalls


Six to seven inches of rain fell in Oakland last week with two more falling overnight, leaving standing water throughout the park and fairgrounds. The creek in the park was also very high, which carries the water from the west side of town to the creek in the park. All photos credit of Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Six to seven inches of rain fell in Oakland last week with two more falling overnight, leaving standing water throughout the park and fairgrounds. The creek in the park was also very high, which carries the water from the west side of town to the creek in the park. All photos credit of Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

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Several Inches of Rain Overflow Pond at Lyons Park


Approximately 10 inches of rain fell over two days in Lyons last week, causing the pond in the park to go over it's banks and is still very high. All photos credit of Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Approximately 10 inches of rain fell over two days in Lyons last week, causing the pond in the park to go over it’s banks and is still very high. All photos credit of Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

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Reinhold (Rein) G. Mattes, 77, of Florence AZ


Reinhold (Rein) G. Mattes, 77, of Florence, Arizona, died Saturday, August 29, 2015 at the Lund Home in Gilbert, Arizona, of complications from a rare blood cancer.

Rein grew up in Chicago, Illinois, graduating from Tilden Tech High School in 1956. He continued his education at the University of Illinois in Champagne/Urbana, then the University of Colorado in Boulder, where he received a Doctorate in Education in 1983.

Rein married Lois Tieger in 1960. In 1963, the couple moved to Broomfield, Colorado, where two daughters, Kirsten and Lynn, were born. Rein worked as an educator in metro Denver for 30 years: 17 years in Adams County District 12 in a variety of positions; 13 years as principle of Gateway High School in Aurora.

In 1984, Rein married Barbara Petersen. He retired in 1993, and Rein and Barbara moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico. In 1997, they moved to Arizona.

Rein enjoyed Native American art, northern New Mexico cuisine, gardening and yard work, tennis and golf, their cabin in the Northwood’s of Wisconsin, hiking, boating, traveling and time with family and friends.

He is survived by Barbara, his wife of 31 years; daughter Kirsten Federico and granddaughters Sidney and Demi of Centennial, Colorado; daughter Lynn Henley (John) and grandson Calvin of Denver, Colorado; sister Jeannine Miller of Las Vegas, Nevada; mother-in-law Ruth Petersen of Omaha, Nebraska and brother-in-law Charles Petersen and family of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Cremains will be scattered in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado; in Santa Fe, New Mexico; and at their cabin near Mercer, Wisconsin. A private graveside burial will take place in the Tekamah, Nebraska, cemetery later this fall.

Memorials suggested to Hospice of the Valley/Phoenix, The American Cancer Society, or the IWMF (International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation).

GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Saturday, October 10, 2015, 11:00 am, the Tekamah Cemetery.

Rein Mattes

Rein Mattes

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

Oakland City Office Closed at Noon Today


The City Office will be CLOSING today Monday Sept 28 @ noon due to staff training. We apologize for any inconvenience. As always, water payments may be placed in the drop box.

Betty Jean Krutilek, 88, of Oakland NE


Betty Jean was born on July 21, 1927 in Emmetsburg Iowa. She entered into eternal rest with her family at her bedside on September 24, 2015.

Betty’s early childhood was an interesting turn of events that Betty enjoyed sharing. Her birth parents brought Betty into a family of 20 brothers and sisters. Within her first year of being Freida Mae Langfitt, her birth parents made a hard decision and took their two youngest daughters to an orphanage in Iowa giving the 2 little girls up for adoption. Within a short time the two little girls were split up and at the time Frieda Mae was renamed Betty Jean after being adopted by Bill and Emma Hell. She started her new life on a farm in Elkhorn, NE where her parents ran a butcher shop and grocery business with their daughter in Elkhorn.

Betty Jean grew up without any brothers and sisters, but she was the pride and joy of her adoptive parents. During her childhood years she loved music and took dancing lessons. Her beautiful voice, along with her piano and organ talents were enjoyed by many throughout her life. Betty attended school in Elkhorn and graduated from Elkhorn High School.

After Graduation Betty became a beautician and shared her style and grace with her clients.

She met Walter Krutilek, but their courtship was interrupted when Walter left to serve in the Army overseas. When Walt returned in January of 1946, he and Betty continued their relationship. Betty was quick to say that she knew she was destined to be “Sonny’s” wife. (The nickname Walt’s family and friends knew him by).

On June 1, 1946 Walt and Betty were married and they began their life together on Betty’s parents’ farmland. To this union, six children were born. Later Betty’s father sold the farmland to the Gottsch family and the land is now known as The Indian Hills Golf course.

Betty and her family moved to a farm near Waterloo, NE. In 1966 the family moved to a farm by Oakland, NE. They continued to raise their family here, living on the farm West of Oakland. Betty helped with the farming operation and worked at the Lyons Nursing Home for a short time, sharing her compassion with the residents while helping to earn some additional income to get through a time of a struggling farm economy. In 1991, Walt and Betty retired and moved into a home in Oakland.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Walter, and three of her children; Sally, Tom, and Gary.

Betty is survived by three of her six children and their spouses, Charles (Debbie) of Decatur, NE, Nancy (Dale) Launsby of Omaha, NE, Dennis of Lincoln, NE; and her daughter-in-law, Joann Krutilek of Oakland. She was also blessed with 17 Grandchildren and 13 Great-Grandchildren. Her family also consists of numerous nieces and nephews.

FUNERAL SERVICE: Monday, September 28, 2015, 10:30 am at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland.

VISITATION: Sunday, 3-6 pm with family receiving friends at Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland. Visitation will also be held at the church one hour prior to service

BURIAL: Oakland Cemetery, Oakland

MEMORIALS: To the family for designation at a later time.

Betty Krutilek

Betty Krutilek

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

 

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