Significant Weather Advisory

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR MONONA…HARRISON…SHELBY… BURT…EASTERN WAYNE…CUMING…NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON…NORTH CENTRAL DODGE…THURSTON AND NORTHEASTERN STANTON COUNTIES UNTIL 200 PM CDT… At 1237 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a band of diminishing showers over portions of eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa, moving northeast at 50 mph. In the wake of the dissipating showers, winds are briefly gusting to 40 to 50 mph. Locations impacted include… Wayne, Harlan, West Point, Onawa, Missouri Valley, Tekamah, Logan, Wakefield, Wisner, Pender, Lyons, Walthill, Winnebago, Whiting, Beemer, Bancroft, Decatur, Earling, Mondamin and Ute. This includes Interstate 29 between mile markers 77 and 125.

Robert Lee Peplinski, 68, of Pender NE

Robert “Bob” Lee Peplinski, 68, of Pender, NE, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. A Celebration of Life service will be Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Cornerstone Assembly of God Church in Pender; Pastor Randy Nelson will be officiating. The memorial visitation will be Friday, May 10. 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Cornerstone Assembly of God Church in Pender. Inurnment will be at a later date. Memorials are suggested to Hope Lodge or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Pender.

The Aftermath of the Flood in Winslow

The aftermath of the recent flooding took a very definite toll on the community of Winslow, NE. People have been cleaning up their property, but some may not be able to return to their homes to live. The small community may suffer more than anyone can realize. All photos credit of Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief/Kat Country Hub.

Linda R. Burmester, 71, of Pender NE

Linda R. Burmester, 71, of Pender, NE died on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the Pender Community Hospital.

Memorial services for Linda are currently pending with Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home of Pender.

Bobby J. Cater, 84, of Craig NE

Bobby J. Cater, 84 years, of Craig, Nebraska, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Oakland Mercy Hospital in Oakland, Nebraska.

In keeping with Bobby’s wishes, there are to be no services held.

Memorial Contribution


Pelan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Deborah Elise (Bue) Lund, 67, of Bancroft NE

Deborah Elise (Bue) Lund, age 67, of Bancroft, Nebraska passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. Funeral services will be on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bancroft, NE; Pastor Nathan Henschen will be officiating. Private family inurnment will be held at Graceland Park Cemetery in Sioux City, IA. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 2, 2019, from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in Bancroft.Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home of Bancroft.

Deb was born January 9, 1952 in Sioux City to Vernon and Jacqueline (Menefee) Bue. She graduated from East High School in Sioux City in 1970. Deb married William Lund on May 4, 1984 in Sioux City, together the couple had three children. She worked at the Sioux City Stockyards before owning Debbie’s Daycare for 30 years. Deb loved attending her kid’s and grandkid’s sporting events as well as watching sports on tv. She loved sewing, working at the library, and was an active member of the Senior Center.

She is survived by her husband, Bill Lund of Bancroft, NE; daughter, Tiffany Engle of Denver, CO; daughters, Danielle Lund of Lincoln, NE and Lindsey (Brad) Burhoop of Bancroft, NE; son, William “B.J.” (McKayla) Lund of Bancroft, NE; grandchildren, Bowdie and Tavis Burhoop and Liam Lund; and brother, Curt (Vicky) Bue of Sioux City, IA.

Deb is preceded in death by her parents; and niece, Alana Bue.

Deborah Lund

Cody James Olsen, 39, of Blair NE

Cody James Olsen, 39 years, of Blair, Nebraska, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2019 in Tekamah, Nebraska.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Memorial Contribution


 All memorials will be used for a Scholarship in Cody’s name to a trade school.
Pelan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Cody Olsen

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