Wind Advisory


.STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS ACROSS ALL OF EASTERN NEBRASKA AND

SOUTHWEST IOWA TODAY…

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PAGE-THURSTON-CUMING-BURT-COLFAX-DODGE-WASHINGTON-BUTLER-SAUNDERS-

DOUGLAS-SARPY-SEWARD-LANCASTER-CASS-OTOE-SALINE-JEFFERSON-GAGE-

JOHNSON-NEMAHA-PAWNEE-RICHARDSON-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ONAWA…MAPLETON…MISSOURI VALLEY…

WOODBINE…LOGAN…DUNLAP…HARLAN…COUNCIL BLUFFS…GLENWOOD…

RED OAK…SIDNEY…HAMBURG…TABOR…FARRAGUT…CLARINDA…

SHENANDOAH…PENDER…MACY…WALTHILL…WINNEBAGO…WEST POINT…

WISNER…TEKAMAH…OAKLAND…LYONS…DECATUR…SCHUYLER…

FREMONT…BLAIR…DAVID CITY…WAHOO…ASHLAND…YUTAN…OMAHA…

BELLEVUE…PAPILLION…LA VISTA…SEWARD…MILFORD…LINCOLN…

PLATTSMOUTH…NEBRASKA CITY…CRETE…WILBER…FAIRBURY…

BEATRICE…TECUMSEH…STERLING…AUBURN…PAWNEE CITY…

TABLE ROCK…FALLS CITY

337 AM CST FRI NOV 18 2016

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING…

* TIMING…STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL OCCUR TODAY AND THEN

GRADUALLY DECREASE TONIGHT.

* WINDS…SUSTAINED FROM THE NORTHWEST AT GENERALLY 25 TO 35 MPH

WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 MPH.

* IMPACTS…DRIVING MAY BE DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH

PROFILE AND LIGHTWEIGHT VEHICLES. IN ADDITION…LIGHT SNOW

ACCUMULATION MAY OCCUR IN AREAS MAINLY NORTH OF HIGHWAY 30

FRIDAY MORNING…WHICH COMBINED WITH THE WIND COULD RESULT IN

MAINLY MINOR VISIBILITY REDUCTIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 MPH OR GREATER

ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…

ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

Caregiver Support Group to Meet


The monthly Caregiver Support Group will meet at the Bancroft Senior Center, Monday, November 21 at 2:00 p.m.

The speaker that day will be Barb Fancher from the Area Agency on Aging; we discuss a variety of topics at these meetings.

The personal information shared by the caregivers, during the meeting, is kept confidential. All caregivers are invited to attend.

 

News From Bancroft Senior Center


By Connie Bargmann

Bancroft Senior Center News

*If you are 60+ and need information on programs designed to help keep you stay in your home longer or if you need legal help, contact Connie at 402-648-3387 or in the evening at 402-648-7648. There are no membership fees or attendance requirements and new faces are always welcome.

* 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. Nov. 16: Melody chimers will practice at 9:00 a.m. Coffee time 10:15 a.m. FROG ex. at 1:30 p.m. Come and play bingo with us at 2:00 p.m.

Thurs. Nov. 17: Tai Chi class at 9:30 a.m. and walking club at 10:40 a.m. Rolls and coffee from 9-11 a.m. If you would like to play 5-handed pinochle today at 1:30 p.m., please sign up.

Fri. Nov.18: Monthly birthday party is today at 1:30 p.m. Lunch is served at about 3:30 p.m. All our friends are invited to the party.

Mon. November 21: The caregiver support group meets today at 2:00 p.m. Our guest speaker is Barb Fancher from the Area Agency on Aging. We welcome you to attend.

Tues. Nov. 22: Tai Chi class at 9:30 a.m. Coffee time at 10:00 a.m. and walking exercises at 10:30 p.m. Free blood pressure clinic starts at 11:40. Make your reservations to eat with us today; we will be serving a roast beef dinner. Cards will be played after lunch.

Wed. Nov. 23: Melody chimers will practice at 9:00 p.m. Coffee times at 10:15 a.m. FROG ex. at 1:00 p.m. Come and play Skip-Bo at 1:30 p.m.

Thurs. Nov. 24: Happy Thanksgiving. The center is closed today.

 

Today in History


AMERICAN REVOLUTION

1777

Articles of Confederation adopted »

AUTOMOTIVE

1965

Craig Breedlove sets new land-speed record »

CIVIL WAR

1864

The March to the Sea begins »

COLD WAR

1957

Nikita Khrushchev challenges United States to a missile “shooting match” »

CRIME

1923

Accused of rape, James Montgomery’s struggle for justice begins »

DISASTER

1978

Plane crashes into Sri Lankan plantation »

GENERAL INTEREST

1889

Brazil’s last emperor deposed »

1891

Erwin Rommel is born »

1984

Baby Fae dies »

HOLLYWOOD

1956

Elvis makes movie debut in Love Me Tender »

LITERARY

1859

Final installment of A Tale of Two Cities is published »

MUSIC

1943

Leonard Bernstein’s Philharmonic debut makes front-page news »

OLD WEST

1806

Zebulon Pike spots an imposing mountain »

PRESIDENTIAL

1977

President Carter hosts shah of Iran »

SPORTS

1965

Craig Breedlove sets new land-speed record »

VIETNAM WAR

1966

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs heckled at university »

1969

Second moratorium against the war held »

WORLD WAR I

1917

Georges Clemenceau named French prime minister »

WORLD WAR II

1943

Himmler orders Gypsies to concentration camps »

Margaret L. Fischer, 88, of Holdredge NE Formerly of Wakefield NE


Margaret L. Fischer, 88, of Holdredge, NE, formerly of Wakefield, NE died on Sunday, November 13, 2016 in Holdredge, NE.

Funeral services for Margaret are currently pending with Bressler – Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home of Wakefield, NE.

Jen Wheelen, 43, of Norfolk NE


Jen Wheelen, 43, of Norfolk, NE died on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at a North Memorial Hospital in Robinsdale, MN. 

Funeral services for Jen are currently pending with Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Emerson, NE.

Dale Oscar Johnson, 88, of Oakland NE


Dale Oscar Johnson was born to Oscar and Frieda (Prawitz) Johnson in Oakland, Nebraska on September 24, 1928. He passed away November 13, 2016 at Premier Estates of Fremont in Fremont, Nebraska, at the age of 88 years.

Dale was raised in Oakland, and graduated from Oakland High School, where he was a star athlete in football, basketball and baseball.

He married Jeanette Carson on October 12, 1950. Together they raised four daughters; Kristie, Janelle, Marla and Lynnette. Dale and Jeanette were long-time members of First United Methodist Church in Oakland. They were active members of Golden Oaks Senior Center in Oakland.

Dale made his career as a linotype and printing press operator, working in Oakland, Lyons, West Point and Walthill for many years. Following his retirement, he was co-owner of Dime Store Days antique mall in Fremont until 2012.

Dale was an extraordinary gardener, perennially winning blue ribbons for his vegetables and flowers. It will be difficult to find a warmer, more genuine and friendly man, and he will be missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gene; sister, Betty and son-in-law, James Peterson.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Jeanette; brother, James (Joanne) Johnson of Lyons; sister-in-law, Bonnie (Morris) Fleischman of Oakland; daughters, Kristie (Patrick) Peters of Crystal, MN, Janelle (Tom) VanScoy, Marla Peterson and Lynnette (Curt) Goracke all of Fremont; granddaughters, Heather (Bob) Batt, Brooke (Chris) Goracke, Haley (Tom) Fruen, Emily Perina, Celia (Jakob) Peters; grandsons, Jason (Darcy) Martin, Seth Perina, Andrew (Brittney) Perina, Spencer (Jodee) Goracke, Joseph Peters; eleven great grandchildren, Gabi, Josh, Devin, Ellis, Carter, Reese, Cain, James, Drew, Addison, Rayne, Mason; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The Funeral Service is Thurs., Nov. 17th at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Oakland NE.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Burial is in the Oakland Cemetery.

Memorial Contribution to the Alzheimer’s Association Nebraska, 11711 Arbor Street, Suite 110, Omaha NE 68144.

Dale Johnson

Dale Johnson

Dale O. Johnson, 88, of Oakland NE


Dale O. Johnson, 88 years, of Oakland, Nebraska, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Premier Estates in Fremont, Nebraska.

Funeral Service is pending at Pelan Funeral Services.

Casey Leah Beltz, 35, of Oakland NE


Casey Leah Beltz was born to Wesley Dean Beltz and Rebecca Sue (Jones) Beltz in Cambridge, Nebraska on December 17, 1980. She passed away at her home in Oakland, Nebraska on November 11, 2016, at the age of 35 years.

Casey started school in Cambridge. She attended several schools including Blair Elementary in Blair, Nebraska, country schools in Cozad and Gothenburg, Nebraska and Wakonda Elementary in Omaha, Nebraska. She began attending Oakland-Craig schools in the seventh grade, graduating from Oakland-Craig High School in 1999.

Casey’s greatest pride was being the mother of Piper Simone Beltz, age 9, and Garrison Lamone Woods, age 2. The three of them attended the Evangelical Free Church in Oakland, as a family.

Casey worked in retail clothing, becoming a manager at American Eagle Outfitters. Her caring and kindhearted personality drew her to healthcare. She earned an Associate’s Degree and became an LPN. She was employed at CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center – Bergan Mercy in Omaha, Nebraska, working in the Cadiac Monitoring and EKG Department.

Casey returned to Oakland in 2010. She adored her children and kept active with them. She was a wonderful, attentive and loving mother. She was an avid reader, a creative decorator and enjoyed drawing. She had a fun-loving personality. She was a hard worker, and was rightly proud of her accomplishments. She was a good friend to many, but a best friend to her mother, Becky. She was so loved, and will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Kenneth and Mary Ellen (Johnson) Jones, Raymond and Mary Anne (Wagner) Beltz; step-grandparents, Joseph and Hazel (White) Bartley.

She is survived by her children, Piper and Garrison; father, Wesley D. Beltz of Norfolk, NE; step-father and mother, Tom and Becky (Jones/Beltz) Bartley of Oakland; brothers, Cole (Kristin) Beltz and Chase (Emilie) Beltz all of Omaha; step-brother, Kevin (Dionne) Bartley of Omaha; step-sister, Kimberly Bartley of Kearney, NE; nephews, Shane and Arlo; step-nephews Kain and Kael; step-niece, Ella; many friends who loved her dearly.

Visitation is Tues., Nov. 15th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland. Family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

The Funeral Service is Wed., Nov. 16th at 11:00 a.m. at the Evangelical Free Church in Oakland.

Burial is in the Oakland Cemetery.

Memorials suggested to the family for later designation.

Casey Beltz

Casey Beltz

Casey L. Beltz, 35, of Oakland NE


Casey L. Beltz, 35 years, of Oakland, Nebraska, passed away at her home on Friday, November 11, 2016.

Services are pending with Pelan Funeral Services Oakland.

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