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Severe Thunderstorm Watch


SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 381 REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM CDT
FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

  NEBRASKA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ANTELOPE             BOONE               BOYD                
BUFFALO              BURT                BUTLER              
CEDAR                COLFAX              CUMING              
CUSTER               DAKOTA              DAWSON              
DIXON                DODGE               DOUGLAS             
GARFIELD             GOSPER              GREELEY             
HALL                 HAMILTON            HOLT                
HOWARD               KNOX                MADISON             
MERRICK              NANCE               PHELPS              
PIERCE               PLATTE              POLK                
SARPY                SAUNDERS            SHERMAN             
STANTON              THURSTON            VALLEY              
WASHINGTON           WAYNE               WHEELER             
YORK
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Oakland Chamber of Commerce July 3rd Party in the Park


Colonel Kirk Slaughter Escorted Home


 

4th of July Festival in Lyons


Phyllis E. Smith, 89, of Decatur NE


Phyllis E. Smith, 89 years, of Decatur, Nebraska, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the Elmwood Care Center in Onawa, Iowa.

VISITATION

Tuesday June 27th
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
United Methodist Church, Decatur803 South 4th Avenue
Decatur, NE 68020

FUNERAL SERVICE

Tuesday

27

Jun

10:30 AM
United Methodist Church, Decatur803 South 4th Avenue
Decatur, NE 68020

Burial will be at a later date.

Memorials suggested to the family for later designation.

Phyllis Smith

Patriot Guard Escort Ride for Colonel Kirk Slaughter


PATRIOT GUARD ESCORT RIDE FOR COLONEL KIRK SLAUGHTER 🇺🇸

For those who want to participate in escorting Col Kirk R Slaughter home here are the details…

* he arrives in Omaha Monday at 12:22 – Delta flight 662.

* If you are riding from Lyons/Decatur area, riders are meeting @ the Decatur mini mart @ 10:15

* If you want to meet at the airport, there will be a riders meeting at the parking lot close to the airport. Meeting place is approx. 1/2 mile south of Eppley. Parking lot is on the WEST side of Abbott Drive, right near the 2 hotels. 11:20

*We escort Kirk to the Pender Nebraska funeral home

*visitation is Tues 4-7 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lyons Nebraska with a wake starting at 7:00.

*funeral is Wednesday at Lyons Decatur Northeast High School

You do not have to ride a motorcycle to escort him home! EVERYONE is welcome!!!

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Kirk R. Slaughter, 49, of Honolulu Hawaii, Formerly of Lyons Nebraska


Colonel Kirk R. Slaughter, age 49, of Honolulu, Hawaii was tragically killed on Thursday, June 15, 2017 in a boating accident at Waianae Boat Harbor in Hawaii.  Colonel Slaughter formerly of Lyons, Nebraska was stationed at Fort Shaftner, Hawaii and served as the Deputy Commanding Officer for Operations of the 9th Mission Support Command of the Army Reserve.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at the Lyons-Decatur Northeast School Gymnasium in Lyons, NE; with Farther Paul Ortmeier celebrating Mass.  Burial with Military Honors will be in the Lyons Cemetery in Lyons.  Visitation will be 4 until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lyons, with a wake service starting at 7 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family for future designation (Slaughter Memorials, 265 Radar Hill, Honolulu, HI 96819).  Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in Pender, NE.

Colonel Slaughter formerly of Lyons, Nebraska was stationed at Fort Shafter, Hawaii and served as the Deputy Commanding Officer for Operations of the 9th Mission Support Command of the Army Reserve.

Kirk Richard Slaughter was born December 3, 1967 in Pender, NE to Eugene Richard and Sharon Kay (Frey) Slaughter. He was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith. Upon graduating from Lyons-Decatur Northeast High School in 1986, he attended Chadron State College and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, which he used to become a member of the Nebraska State Patrol for several years in the David City area.

Kirk loved sports and participated in football, basketball, track, and baseball in high school; and track in college. When Kirk was not participating in his own athletic endeavors, he was following the Minnesota Vikings, Twins, and Nebraska Football. Kirk also had a passion for hunting, fishing, golfing, surfing, and any other activity he could participate in, but he was not necessarily an expert at those activities.

On July 27, 1990, Kirk married his high school sweetheart, Kimrena Brehmer and shared in the joy of her Catholic faith. They made their home in Lyons, NE; David City, NE; Pelham, AL; and recently Fort Shafter, HI. They were blessed with four children, Allison, Derek, Max, and Zoe. Always as a family, they enjoyed going to football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, and softball games of the kids. He had a talent in cheering on his children and their teams from the stands, as every stadium was aware of Kirk’s presence.

After high school, he joined the Army National Guard and began his military career. While on a support mission to Bosnia, Kirk was offered a full-time position with the Army Reserve, which he and Kim decided would be good for their family.  After moving to Alabama, he was deployed to Iraq for a year and earned the Bronze Star. After graduation from Air War College, they moved their family to Hawaii.  He loved his country and took great pride in achieving the rank of Colonel.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Kim; daughters, Allison and Zoe; son, Max all of Fort Shafter, HI; son, Derek and fiance Haley Brooks of Fort Rucker, AL; mother, Sharon Slaughter of Lyons, NE; brothers, Marty (Amy) of South Sioux City, NE, Rustin (Michelle) of Omaha, NE; grandmother, Kathryn Frey of Lyons, NE; uncle, Lonnie (Carol) Slaughter of Sergeant Bluff, IA; aunt, Pat (Roger) Andersen of Lyons, NE; mother-in-law, Bette Brehmer of Lyons, NE; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and endless friends.

In eternity, Kirk will join his father, Eugene; beloved brother, Scott Eugene; grandparents, Alton “Buck” and Melba Slaughter; grandfather, John W. Frey; father-in-law, Reynard Brehmer; aunt, Barbara (Paul) Brewer; and cousin Sherry.

Kirk Slaughter

Kirk Slaughter, 49, of Hololulu Hawaii, Formerly of Lyons NE


Kirk Slaughter, 49, of Honolulu, Hawaii formerly of Lyons, Nebraska passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017 due to an accident involving a boat at the Waianae Small Boat Harbor in Hawaii.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in Pender, Nebraska.

Kirk Slaughter

Severe Thunderstorm Watch


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH
339 IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING
AREAS

IN IOWA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 4 COUNTIES

IN SOUTHWEST IOWA

HARRISON              POTTAWATTAMIE         SHELBY               

IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA

MONONA                

IN NEBRASKA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 30 COUNTIES

IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA

BURT                  BUTLER                DODGE                
DOUGLAS               SARPY                 SAUNDERS             
WASHINGTON            

IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA

ANTELOPE              BOONE                 CEDAR                
COLFAX                CUMING                KNOX                 
MADISON               PIERCE                PLATTE               
STANTON               THURSTON              WAYNE                

IN SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA

CASS                  GAGE                  JEFFERSON            
JOHNSON               LANCASTER             NEMAHA               
OTOE                  PAWNEE                RICHARDSON           
SALINE                SEWARD                

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ALBION, ASHLAND, AUBURN, BEATRICE, 
BELLEVUE, BLAIR, BLOOMFIELD, COLERIDGE, COLUMBUS, COUNCIL BLUFFS,
CREIGHTON, CRETE, CROFTON, DAVID CITY, DECATUR, DUNLAP, ELGIN, 
FAIRBURY, FALLS CITY, FREMONT, HARLAN, HARTINGTON, LA VISTA, 
LAUREL, LINCOLN, LOGAN, LYONS, MACY, MAPLETON, MILFORD, 
MISSOURI VALLEY, NEBRASKA CITY, NELIGH, NIOBRARA, NORFOLK, 
OAKLAND, OMAHA, ONAWA, OSMOND, PAPILLION, PAWNEE CITY, PENDER, 
PIERCE, PLAINVIEW, PLATTSMOUTH, RANDOLPH, SCHUYLER, SEWARD, 
ST. EDWARD, STANTON, STERLING, TABLE ROCK, TECUMSEH, TEKAMAH, 
VERDIGRE, WAHOO, WALTHILL, WAUSA, WAYNE, WEST POINT, WILBER, 
WINNEBAGO, WISNER, WOODBINE, AND YUTAN.

A Minute With the Mayor


A Minute with the Mayor by Lyons Mayor Andy Fuston

June, 2017

Summer is here.  Mother Nature was being kind to us there in May but turned up the burners a little here in June.  It’s keeping the pool busy anyway!  We’re off to a great start to the pool season.  We had to replace the chemical controller right at the start of the season.  The repair work we did last year wasn’t working so we ended up replacing the existing unit.  We’re back to stable Ph levels which help keep the pool on an even keel.  We’ve also been able to hire enough lifeguards to get us through the summer.  We got our insurance bill for up-coming year (starts July 1st).  Premiums when up about $3000.00 to $105,000.00 but the replacement costs for certain areas went up also.  We currently insure almost $18 million in property, automobiles and equipment.

The council talked about those buildings on Main Street that received yellow repair placards.  The city is very much willing to work with property owners as long as they show progress in repairing the portions of their buildings identified as requiring attention.  In addition to those buildings needing repair work, the council discussed the bowling alley and its timeline for demolition.  An interested party stepped forward wanting some time to explore the idea of establishing another business in the building, which the council agreed too, but since the council meeting the interested party has had difficulty locating the owner of the building and the demolition company was ready to move forward with the tear down.  In the best interest of the surrounding buildings, the council is proceeding with the demolition.

The city has completed the tarring of cracks around town that it had budgeted for this year.  More to come next year.  We also continue to work through the electrical upgrades for the Brehmer Mfg. expansion.  A representative from Habitat for Humanity was at the council meeting to discuss doing some work in Lyons in August.  They are looking for a couple of houses in close proximity to each other that could use a little TLC.  They are planning a “Rock the Block” party on August 26th from 10 am to 3 pm to provide home repair and restoration services.  Anyone is welcome to come and help and volunteer that day.  More information will be coming in August.  Dan Westerhold is replacing Sandy Posvar on the Planning Commission Board.  Thank you Sandy for your many years of service to the city and welcome aboard Dan.  Logan Valley Baptist Church has submitted a building permit for a new building and concrete work located on South 4th Street.  We’re excited to have them put down roots with a new church.  The 4th of July will be here before we know it and with that comes the Bluegrass celebration.  You’ve probably seen the fliers posted all over town listing the day’s events.  I hope to see all of you there.  The day will end, of course, with our annual fireworks display.

The pool will be open that day from noon to 3 pm and it will be free admission that day.  Talking about things that put us in a festive mood, what do you think about the new banners that are lining Main Street?  Aren’t they fantastic!  You can thank your Community Club for those.  You’ll also be able to thank them for the new Christmas light displays that will adorn the light poles this winter.  The Lyons Community Club is able to provide those wonderful “extras” for the community thanks to your support of their fundraisers they do throughout the year (like the 4th of July celebration).

Thank you Community Club for all your hard work and willingness to keep Lyons a great community to live, work and play in!  That’s all I have for now.  Stay cool and talk to you soon.

Mayor Andy Fuston

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