Winter Storm in Oakland Nebraska

A winter storm came through the area, effecting a large area of Nebraska, bringing with it large amounts of snow. This is the scene in Oakland Nebraska. All photos credit of Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

A winter storm came through the area, effecting a large area of Nebraska, bringing with it large amounts of snow. This is the scene in Oakland Nebraska. All photos credit of Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

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Village of Decatur Special Board Meeting Agenda



November 30, 2015 @ 4:00 PM


NOTE: Everyone must use the microphones at the table. The audience must be quiet during the meeting. If you want to ask a question and you are not on the Agenda, you must raise your hand, get permission from the Chairman, and come to the microphone before speaking. If you are on the Agenda the same rule applies.




1)         Meeting called to order by Chairman Kellogg

Roll Call: Bolln _____, Kellogg_____, Richards ______, Tolby _____


2)        Agenda and minutes of the previous month’s meeting received:


Roll Call: Bolln _____, Kellogg_____, Richards ______, Tolby _____


3)        Approval and or correction and suspended reading of the previous month minutes.

Roll Call: Bolln _____, Kellogg_____, Richards ______, Tolby _____




Yes _______ No ________
Roll Call: Bolln _____, Kellogg_____, Richards______, Tolby ______

5)         NEW BUSINESS:


1) Nominate vacant seat


2) Sale of silver car






ADJOURNMENT TIME _____________ P.M.

Village Clerk

Grain Markets

Grain Markets 11/30/15 @ 11:43am
Dec Corn +6’0 @ $3.65’2
Jan Beans +8’6 @ $8.81’6

A key reversal last Monday sets the technical stage for a potential rally, but fundamentals remain negative, and without headlines to move the market.  However, funds don’t typically care about the fundamentals, just profit.  It makes sense the Thanksgiving holiday kept trade volume at bay until today.


Greg Mockenhaupt

ProEdge Risk Management Consultant

P: (402) 685-5613 |

1007 County Road O

Oakland, NE 68045

Larry J. Larson, 80, of West Point NE formerly of Oakland NE

Larry J. Larson, age 80, of West Point, Nebraska, formerly of Oakland, passed away Friday, November 27, 2015 at his home in West Point.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 2, 2015, at 11 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Oakland, Nebraska with Rev. Joel Rathbun officiating.  Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery at a later date.  Visitation will be on Tuesday, from 5-7 p.m. with family receiving friends with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. to be officiated by Rev. Les Parmenter, all at Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland. Visitation will also be held at the church one hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to First United Methodist Church Oakland and to the Oakland-Craig Public School Foundation.  Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland is in charge of arrangements.

Larry J Larson was born to Harold and Esther (Gallup) Larson October 9, 1935 in Oakland, Nebraska. He passed away on Friday, November 27, 2015 peacefully in his home in West Point, Nebraska. Larry was baptized at the Congregational Church in Uehling, Nebraska. Larry and his family lived in Uehling for five years then the family moved to Omaha where he attended Benson West Elementary and Benson High School. He was confirmed in St Paul’s Methodist Church in Benson.   In 1950 the family moved to Oakland where he graduated from Oakland High School in 1953. After high school he attended Midland Lutheran College where he graduated in May of 1957.

Larry married Ruth H (Hensel) on November 23, 1958 at Grace Lutheran Church in West Point. They started their life together in Fremont, Nebraska where Larry worked for George H. Hormel Company. In 1959 they moved to Oakland where he worked as General Manager for Holmquist Grain and Lumber until he retired in 2000. While living in Oakland, Larry and Ruth raised their family of four children.

Throughout Larry’s life, he was very active in many organizations and hobbies. Larry served in the US Army Reserve. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was elected on the Oakland School Board for 12 years. He was appointed to the Nebraska Grain and Feed Dealers Legislative committee for many years. He served as president of the Oakland Chamber of Commerce, member of the Oakland Jaycees and as a board member for the Oakland Golf Club for many years.

Larry’s passions were sports and fishing. While attending Midland Lutheran College he played football, basketball and was a member of the golf team. He played on the Hillside Dairy softball team. Larry continued his passion for the game of golf throughout his life starting at the age of 12 as a caddy for the Omaha Country Club. Throughout his years, he enjoyed watching, encouraging, and coaching his children and grandchildren in their involvement in sports and the arts.

Larry was preceded by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth of West Point, NE; children, Kevin (Brenda) Larson of West Point, Terry (Vivian) Larson of Lees Summit, MO, Patricia (Lee) Fellers of Red Oak, IA, Kathleen (Jerry) Lindstrom of Hiawatha, KS; 12 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; sister, Lila (Gary) Zimmerman of Omaha, NE.

Larry Larson

Larry Larson

Oakland City Employees put Christmas Decorations up on Main Street

Oakland city employees Bryan Johnson and Mike Francis put up the Christmas decorations last week on Oakland's Main Street. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Oakland city employees Bryan Johnson and Mike Francis put up the Christmas decorations last week on Oakland’s Main Street. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Burt County 4-H Planning Meeting Postponed

Event Rescheduled Monday – Burt Co 4-H Planning meeting postponed to Dec 16th, 7 p.m. at the 1st National Bank NE in Tekamah NE. 

Leonard G. Poppe, 93 of Scribner NE

Leonard G. Poppe, age 93, of Scribner, Nebraska passed away Sunday November 29, 2015 at Dunklau Gardens in Fremont.  Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at United Lutheran Church in Scribner. Burial will follow in the Scribner Cemetery.  Visitation will be Wednesday at Ludvigsen’s Scribner Funeral Chapel from 3 to 8 p.m. with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m.  Memorials are suggested to United Lutheran Church.   Online guestbook can be accessed at  Arrangements by Ludvigsen’s Scribner Funeral Chapel in Scribner.

Leonard was born September 3, 1922 in rural Scribner to Carl and Clara ‘White’ Poppe. He attended District 36 School and received a special award for not being tardy or missing a day of school for eight years. He was a member of the Sunday school and church at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Cuming County Line. On September 8, 1935 he was confirmed by Rev. Wendt. Leonard farmed with his father until 1943. On June 29, 1943 he married Ardell Dahl in the home of her parents, Earl and Luella Dahl, by the Rev. Davis. They farmed south of Scribner until 1987 when they moved into Scribner.

Leonard was a member of United Lutheran Church in Scribner and was a past church council member for six years. He was also a member of the School Board at District 47 for ten years.


Sons – Ronald Poppe of Scribner
Glenn (Jan) Poppe of Fremont
Gene (Nancy) Poppe of Oakland
Russel (Anne) Poppe of Scribner
Daughter-in-law – Kay Poppe of North Bend

14 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren

Brother – LeRoy (Janice) Poppe of Scribner
Sister- Alice (Larry) Prall of Green Valley AZ.
Brother-in-law – Orville (Becky) Dahl of Scribner
Sisters-in-law – Gladys (Ken) Low of Scribner
Anita Dahl of Scribner

Leonard was preceded in death by his wife Ardell, sons Richard and Norman, 2 brothers and a sister.

Leonard Poppe

Leonard Poppe

Logan View and Scribner-Snyder Schools Closed

Logan View and Scribner-Snyder schools are closed today due to the weather.

Chat Community Center Closed

The Chatt Community Center in Tekamah is closed today, no meals on wheels delivery.

Oakland-Craig School Closed

Oakland-Craig School is closed today due to the weather.

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