News From Bancroft Senior Center


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

 

Weekly Activities:

Wed. Nov. 15: Chime group practices at 9:00 a.m. Coffee time at 10:00 a.m. FROG Ex. at 1:30 p.m. We will play bingo at 2:00 p.m.

Thurs. Nov. 16: Tai Chi Class at 9:30 a.m. Coffee time is at 10:00 a.m. Sign up to play 5-handed pinochle at 1:30 p.m. Make your reservation for the noon meal on Tuesday, November 21 Friday.

Fri. Nov. 17: Come in for coffee. Join us for the birthday party in the afternoon; we’ll play pitch and hand & foot. There will be a speaker at 1:30 p.m. Come and eat lunch with us at 3:30 p.m.

Mon. Nov. 20: Join us for coffee. The caregiver group meets at 2:00 p.m.

Nov. 21: Tai Chi Class at 9:30 a.m. Coffee time is at 10:00 p.m. The noon meal will be pancakes and French toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit cup, juice and coffee. Cards will be played in the afternoon.

Wed. Nov. 22: No chime practice today.  Coffee time at 9:00 a.m. FROG Ex. at 1:00 p.m. Play Skip-Bo at 1:30 p.m.

 

Meals on Wheels

Getting tired of cooking for one person and then have left over’s that you will be eating for the next couple of days? Why don’t you consider getting meals on wheels; the meals are very nutritious and provide you with the protein, fruits and vegetables needed for a well balanced meal. Contact the manager at the Bancroft Senior Center if you have more questions or want to sign up; the number is 402-648-3387.

This Day in History: Moby Dick was Published


On this day in 1851, Moby-Dick, a novel by Herman Melville about the voyage of the whaling ship Pequod, is published by Harper & Brothers in New York. Moby-Dick is now considered a great classic of American literature and contains one of the most famous opening lines in fiction: “Call me Ishmael.” Initially, though, the book about Captain Ahab and his quest for a giant white whale was a flop.

Herman Melville was born in New York City in 1819 and as a young man spent time in the merchant marines, the U.S. Navy and on a whaling ship in the South Seas. In 1846, he published his first novel, Typee, a romantic adventure based on his experiences in Polynesia. The book was a success and a sequel, Omoo, was published in 1847. Three more novels followed, with mixed critical and commercial results. Melville’s sixth book, Moby-Dick, was first published in October 1851 in London, in three volumes titled The Whale, and then in the U.S. a month later. Melville had promised his publisher an adventure story similar to his popular earlier works, but instead, Moby-Dick was a tragic epic, influenced in part by Melville’s friend and Pittsfield, Massachusetts, neighbor, Nathaniel Hawthorne, whose novels include The Scarlet Letter.

After Moby-Dick‘s disappointing reception, Melville continued to produce novels, short stories (Bartleby) and poetry, but writing wasn’t paying the bills so in 1865 he returned to New York to work as a customs inspector, a job he held for 20 years.

Melville died in 1891, largely forgotten by the literary world. By the 1920s, scholars had rediscovered his work, particularly Moby-Dick, which would eventually become a staple of high school reading lists across the United States. Billy Budd, Melville’s final novel, was published in 1924, 33 years after his death.

Jackson Lee Potadle, 19, of Fort Calhoun NE


Jackson Lee Potadle age 19, of Ft Calhoun, Nebraska passed away November 10, 2017 near his home in Ft. Calhoun.  Funeral services will be on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at 10 am, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Tekamah.  Visitation will be held Tuesday, from 2-8 p.m. with family receiving friends, and a Prayer Services at 7 p.m. at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church.  in Tekamah.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are to be directed to the Lane Thomas Foundation and Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Tekamah. Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah in charge of arrangements.

Jackson Lee Potadle was born to Eric Potadle and Victoria Ahmann October 22, 1998 in Omaha, Nebraska. Jackson was raised in Tekamah, Nebraska with his sister Erica and brother Luke. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved camping. He enjoyed shooting trap and playing golf in Tekamah. He was successful in ROTC at Boystown.

Jackson adored his nieces Brooklyn and Brylee. He loved his dog Aspen, who is his most loyal friend.

He was preceded in death by his best friend and cousin, Ethan Ahmann-Weaver; grandfather, Richard Ahmann; great grandparents.

He is survived by his parents; sister Erica (Dustin) Franklin; brother, Luke (Mariah) Potadle; nieces, Brooklyn and Brylee Franklin; grandparents, Jon and Sharron Potadle and Carol Ahmann; aunts and uncles, Paul (Lisa) Ahmann, Greg (Anna Thoma) Ahmann, Carrie (Steve) Weaver, Kurt (Marti) Potadle; many more cousins and friends.

Jackson Potadle

 

Lyle “Gene” Marr, 81, of Tekamah NE


Lyle “Gene” Marr, 81 years, of Tekamah, Nebraska, passed away Monday, November 6, 2017 at Tekamah Care and Rehabilitation Center in Tekamah.

Visitation is Thursday, Nov. 9th from 5-7 p.m. at Pelan Funeral Home in Tekamah.

Funeral Services are Friday, Nov. 10th at 1:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Tekamah.

Burial is in the Tekamah Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation.

Lyle “Gene” Marr

Oakland Mercy Hospital Scholarship Soup Luncheon


Lyons City Council Agenda


 

A Copy of the “Open Meetings Act” Has Been Posted on the Bulletin Board on the East Side in the Council Chambers.

 

LYONS CITY COUNCIL

AGENDA

November 7, 2017 – 5:30 P.M.

 

The City Council reserves the right to go into Executive Session at any time as deemed appropriate and in accordance with State Statute.

  1. ROUTINE BUSINESS

 

  1. Meeting called to order.

 

  1. PUBLIC HEARING

None.

 

        III.  CONSENT AGENDA

Recommended Action: Approval of Consent Agenda

NOTE: All items are automatically approved when the Consent Agenda is approved unless moved to the Regular Agenda by the request of any single Council member.

  1. Dispense with reading of minutes of meetings held October 3.
  2. Claims as presented.
  3. Treasurer report.
  4. Clerks Report of Mayoral Action: Resolution No. 2017-4: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF LYONS, NEBRASKA, RELATING TO THE STOREFRONT THEATER, declares and adopts the attached “Storefront Theater USER AGREEMENT” as the terms and conditions for the usage of the equipment and premises was signed.

Motion and second to approve the Consent Agenda/Tabulation of Vote.

 

 

  1. REGULAR AGENDA / NEW BUSINESS

Consideration and Action:

 

  1. Brad Slaughter of Ameritas Financial – Update on Pool Bond interest rates.

 

  1. Approve/not approve Resolution No 2017-8: Parameters for refunding of General Obligation Pool Bonds.
    1. Motion and second by City Council.
    2. Tabulation of votes.

 

  1. Approve/not approve Ordinance 731: AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION SWIMMING POOL REFUNDING BONDS, SERIES 2017, OF THE CITY OF LYONS, NEBRASKA, IN THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF NOT TO EXCEED ONE MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED SIXTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,760,000) TO REFUND CERTAIN OUTSTANDING BONDS OF THE CITY; PRESCRIBING THE FORM OF SAID BONDS; PROVIDING FOR A SINKING FUND AND FOR THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF TAXES TO PAY SAID BONDS; PROVIDING FOR THE SALE OF THE BONDS; AUTHORIZING THE DELIVERY OF THE BONDS TO THE PURCHASER; PROVIDING FOR THE DISPOSITION OF THE BOND PROCEEDS AND ORDERING THE ORDINANCE PUBLISHED IN PAMPHLET FORM
    1. Motion to suspend the Statutory requirement of reading on three separate days.
    2. Motion and second by City Council to adopt Ordinance 731.
    3. Tabulation of votes.

 

  1. Police report by Chief Buck.

 

  1. Library & Grant reports by Mike Heavrin.

 

  1. Utilities report.
  1. Red Placard Notice.
  2. Water Tower.
  3. Brehmer Mfg Electric Project.
  4. Wastewater Discharge.

 

LYONS CITY COUNCIL

AGENDA

November 7, 2017 – 5:30 P.M.

 

 

 

Utilities report. (Continued)

 

  1. Gas Odorizer Install.
  2. NSF Office.
  3. Annual “Public Official” gas training.

 

  1. Clerk’s Report.
    1. Income Statement – General.
    2. Income Statement – Utility.
    3. Budget Reports – General and Utility.
    4. An update to the Summit software was completed on November 2.
    5. An update to the Itron meter reading software is scheduled for November 15.
    6. The City and full time employees’ Healthcare & Life/LTD insurance applications have been completed and turned in to Andy Rennerfeldt.
    7. The City’s 2018 Holiday schedule.

 

  1. Approve/not approve a special designated liquor license to the Lyons Community Club for an event on November 9, 2017 at the Lyons Community Center.
    1. Motion and second by City Council.
    2. Tabulation of votes.

 

  1. Open Janitorial Bids for the Lyons Community Center. Approve/not approve a bid.
    1. Motion and second by City Council.
    2. Tabulation of votes.

 

  1. Selection of auditor for the 2016/2017 audit. Approve letter agreement for audit services on the 2017 audit.
    1. Motion and second by City Council.
    2. Tabulation of votes.

 

  1. Executive Session – Discuss employee evaluation review: 6 month review for Jarrod McElroy.

 

  1. Motion and second by Council members to adjourn the meeting.
    1. Tabulation of vote.

Dorothy H. Novotny, 81, of Oakland NE


Dorothy H. Novotny, 81, of Oakland, NE, passed away Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Oakland Mercy Hospital.

Dorothy was born October 18, 1936, in Wasau, NE, to John and Pearl (Forney) Hensley. Dorothy graduated from Fremont High School. She married Don Novotny on March 1, 1957, in Fremont. They resided in Fremont, Wahoo, Omaha, and Oakland.

Dorothy enjoyed gardening, homemaking, cats, and interacting with people.

She is survived by her husband, Don of Oakland; sons, Scott (Sharon) Novotny of Chesapeake, Virginia and Dan Novotny of Omaha, NE; daughter, Amy (Randy) Sohm – Vanbeek of Omaha; daughter in law, Janine Novotny of Oakland; six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; son, Jeffrey Novotny; 5 sisters; and 3 brothers.

The funeral service will be 2:00 PM, Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Chaplain Scott Jensen will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior the service on Wednesday at the Funeral Home. Burial will be at Ridge Cemetery in Fremont.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

Dorothy Novotny

Turn Back Time, But Just One Hour!


John Junior Dallmann, 85, of Tekamah NE


John Junior Dallmann , age 85, of Tekamah, Nebraska passed away October 31, 2017 at Tekamah Care and Rehabilitation Center in Tekamah, Nebraska.  Memorial services will be held Monday, November 6, 2017, 10:30 am, at United Methodist Church in Tekamah.  Burial with Military honors will be in the Tekamah Cemetery, Tekamah, Nebraska.  Memorial visitation will be Sunday, 5-7 pm, at Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah.  Memorials are to the family for later designation.  Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah in charge of arrangements.

John Junior Dallmann was born June 16, 1932 to John O. and Goldie (Mankhey) Dallmann in Franklin County, near Macon, Nebraska. John grew up on a farm and attended a country school. He graduated from Franklin High School in Franklin, Nebraska.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church in both Macon and Tekamah. He helped with several remodeling projects in the Tekamah church.

He joined the Navy June 30, 1952, during the Korean War. John served on a repair tender and he was honorably discharged June 13, 1956.

John enjoyed many kinds of work. He farmed, was a certified electrician, worked on a sugar mill and at Burt County Public Power. He owned a café and a bar. His hobbies were photography and leather craft, making billfolds and purses.

On April 3, 1969 he married Mary Miller Preston in Remsen, Iowa. They made their home in Tekamah for 48 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Linda Frerichs and Donna Rae Greening.

He is survived by his wife, Mary of Tekamah; brother, Myron of Franklin; nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, great great nieces and nephews and friends.

John Dallmann

Cheerie Ann Raasch, 69, of Bancroft NE


Cheerie Ann Raasch, 69, of Bancroft, Nebraska passed away Monday, October 30, 2017 at Pender Community Hospital in Pender.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 3, 2017 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Bancroft; with Father Paul Ortmeier Celebrating Mass.  Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with a wake service starting at 7:30 p.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Cemetery in Bancroft.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family for future designation.  Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Bancroft.

Cheerie was born November 3, 1947 in West Point, NE to Louis and Madeline (Waite) Gatzemeyer.  She was baptized on November 30, 1947 and confirmed on April 17, 1947.  She attended Bancroft High School.  On October 23, 1965, Cheerie married her high-school sweetheart, Edward R. Raasch in West Point, NE.  Together the couple were blessed with  ten children.

Cheerie volunteered her time as a member of the Bancroft Library Board, St. Mary’s Altar Society and Holy Cross Parish Council.  She enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren, shopping, a hot cup of coffee and a good book, walking, playing cards (only her rules), working as a para at Lyons-Decatur, teaching CCD, being a Eucharistic minister, reader for mass, church greeter and occasional altar server.  She was honored with the Spirit of Holy Cross Award.  Cheerie also had a love for animals, even the strays had a place in her home.  In her spare time she could be found at “Chicken night” with her cohorts in crime.

Cheerie is survived by her husband, Edward Raasch; sons, David (Roxanne) Raasch, Michael (Lisa) Raasch; daughters, Lisa Raasch-Smith, Tina (Scott) Ronnfeldt, Candi (Christopher) Bonsall, Carri (John) Schuttler, Tabitha (Brad) Sheets, Tiffani (Greg) Jahde, CharLee (Adam) Weborg; sister, Bette Brehmer; brother, Tim (Mary) Gatzemeyer; 20 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Cheerie is preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Madeline Gatzemeyer; parents-in-laws, Harold and Marguerite Raasch; brothers, Bill Gatzemeyer, Tommy Gatzemeyer; and son, Ty Raasch.

Cheerie Raasch

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