Blizzard Warning is now for Burt County

Blizzard Warning
Expires at: 6:00 PM CST on January 22, 2018
A blizzard warning has been issued for Burt County, NE

Zack Townsend, 28, Formerly of Tekamah NE

Zack Townsend, age 28, formerly of Tekamah, Nebraska passed away Monday January 15, 2018 in Columbia, South Carolina.

Memorial services will be on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Tekamah with Military Honors follow services at the church.

Memorial visitation will be held Wednesday morning one hour prior to service, at the church.   Memorials to the family for later designation.

Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah is in charge of arrangements.

Winter Storm Watch

Snow and blowing snow likely from Wednesday evening through Thursday morning…

.Rain will change to snow on Wednesday evening through Wednesday night, with accumulating snow expected through Thursday morning. Strong northwest winds will create blowing and drifting snow, with reduced visibilities. The winds will combine with plunging temperatures to cause wind chills to drop to the teens below zero. Additionally, the plunging temperatures may cause wet surfaces to freeze quickly, leaving a layer of ice beneath the snow.


* WHAT…Snow and blowing snow likely. Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Thursday. Tree branches could fall, as well. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches, with isolated higher amounts, are possible.

* WHERE…Portions of east central, northeast and southeast Nebraska and west central Iowa.

* WHEN…From Wednesday evening through Thursday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Significant reductions in visibility are possible. Cold wind chills as low as 15 below zero will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. Rapidly falling temperatures on Wednesday night may cause wet surfaces to freeze quickly, leaving a layer of ice beneath the snow.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

Delwin J. Benne, 83, of Oakland NE

Delwin J. Benne, 83 years, of Oakland, Nebraska, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Oakland Heights, in Oakland.

Funeral Service is Pending with Pelan Funeral Services of Oakland

Lyons City Council Meeting Agenda


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




January 2, 2018 – 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. Meeting called to order.






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 December 5, 2017.
  2. Claims as presented.
  3. Treasurer report.

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




Consideration and Action:


  1. Beth Ackland and Jamie Barrett, of NPGA – Discuss NPGA.


  1. Authorize drawdown #4 of CDBG funds in the amount of $47,371.44 to NED, Inc for Direct Financing and $802.38 to NENEDD for Construction Mgmt on the Brehmer Mfg 3rd expansion.
    1. Approve/not approve.
    2. Tabulation of votes


  1. Police report by Chief Buck.


  1. Library & Grant reports by Mike Heavrin.


  1. Utilities report.
  1. Stillman Building.
  2. 405 S 5th St Red Placard.
  3. NPGA Meeting.
  4. Snow Truck.


  1. Clerk’s Report.
    1. Income Statements.
    2. Budget Reports.


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

Marjorie Hilliard, 87, of Hooper NE

Marjorie Hilliard, age 87, of Hooper, Nebraska passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017, at Nye Point in Fremont, NE. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Hooper with Burial at the St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Hooper.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at the Ludvigsen’s Hooper Funeral Chapel from 3 until 7 p.m.   Memorials are suggested to the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Hooper or the American Cancer Society.  Online guestbook can be accessed at  Ludvigsen’s Hooper Funeral Chapel in Hooper in charge of arrangements.

Marjorie was born February 24, 1930, on a farm in Humphrey, NE to Mary and Joseph Joerger. She grew up and attended school at St. Francis School in Humphrey and worked on the farm on the home place.

She married in Yankton, SD, took care of her family, and cleaned homes for the elderly. In 1973, she went to work for the Hooper Care Center where she was the Supervisor of Housekeeping and retired in 1996. She enjoyed reading and embroidery and visiting her children. She belonged to St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and the St. Rose Guild.

Survivors include her brother Don Joerger and wife Mary of Twin Falls, ID, children Judy Hall and late husband Ron of Spring Branch, TX, Jeanette Cordes and husband Phil of Scribner, NE, Earl Hilliard and wife Lori of Fremont, NE, Ernie Hilliard and wife Cherrie of Orange City, IA, Mary Knott and husband Rick of Berthoud, CO, Lyle Hilliard of Prague, NE, Larry Hilliard of North Bend, NE, and Rose Hilliard and husband Stacy Glascow of Berthoud, CO, 20 Grandchildren and 36 Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by parents, Mary and Joseph Joerger, brothers, Gene, Harold, John and Gerald Joerger, sisters, Evelyn Hemmer and Sally Bender, son, Jim Hilliard, and great-granddaughter Trinity Dart.

Marjorie Hilliard

Potluck Cancelled at Golden Oaks in Oakland NE

Event Cancelled Monday – Monday’s Potluck is canceled
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