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Norm Case of Oakland


Norm Case, of Oakland, Nebraska, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Oakland Mercy Hospital in Oakland.

Funeral Service is pending.

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Oakland’s 150th Celebration was a Huge Success!


Oakland NE’s 150th celebration was a huge success! From Sawyer Brown, the car show and the parade, which were all well attended! Thank you to the community of Oakland for putting together quite the celebration! Photo credits/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Park is Closed in Oakland NE due to the Logan Creek out of its Banks and more Flooding to Come


The Logan Creek in Oakland is out of its banks. It is flooding the Oakland Park. The park is closed. More flooding is expected due to the conditions to the north of Oakland, where much more rainfall occurred. Photo credits/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

LaDonna Mae McNear, 76, of Tekamah NE


LaDonna Mae McNear was born on August 14, 1941 to Clarence and Marie (Kirk) Houghton in Blair, Nebraska. She passed away peacefully at her home in Tekamah, Nebraska on June 10, 2018, surrounded by family, at the age of 76 years.

Funeral service will be Friday, June 15, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Tekamah with burial in the Tekamah Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Thursday, from 5-7 p.m. with family receiving friends at Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah.  Memorials to the family for later designation.  Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah in charge of arrangements.

LaDonna Mae McNear was born on August 14, 1941 to Clarence and Marie (Kirk) Houghton in Blair, Nebraska. She passed away peacefully at her home in Tekamah, Nebraska on June 10, 2018, surrounded by family, at the age of 76 years.

LaDonna was united in marriage to Lew McNear on November 15, 1959 at the First Presbyterian Church in Tekamah. They resided on the family farm near Tekamah until retiring and moving to town.

LaDonna was an avid Husker football fan. Through the years she enjoyed fishing, dancing and traveling. She always took an active interest in children’s and grandchildren’s activities, such as 4-H and Cub Scouts. She was also a member of Eastern Star and the Nebraska Democratic Women.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother-in-law, Robert Christensen; sister-in-law, Janet Hawkins; brother-in-law Gerd Hawkins.

Survivors include her husband, Lew McNear; sister, Janice Christensen; daughters, Robin (Terry) Tilson, Lori (Randy) Wheaton; son, Jeff (Heather) McNear; grandchildren, Cody (April) Tilson, Brittany Tilson, Dylan (Annie) Wheaton, Clayton (Danielle) Wheaton, Loran Wheaton, Shayla McNear, Seamus McNear, Sean McNear; great grandchildren, Malaya Zabat, Cash Dunning, Brance Wheaton, Max Wheaton; numerous nieces and nephews.

LaDonna McNear

Maurice “Moe” Johnson, 72, of Oakland NE


Maurice “Moe” Johnsonage 72, of Oakland, Nebraska passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at his home in Oakland.

Funeral service will be Monday, June 11, 2018, at 10 a.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland. Burial with Military Honors will be in the Oakland Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Sunday from 5-7 p.m. with family receiving friends at Pelan Funeral Services Oakland. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials to the family for later designation.

Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland is in charge of arrangements.

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