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05
Aug
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Color Me Courageous 5k Fun Run/Walk Coming to Lincoln

The Nebraska Kids TRUTH Campaign is pleased to announce Lincoln as the third of four stops on its statewide Color Me Courageous 5k Fun Run/Walk fundraising tour this summer. The event will take place at JKs Pumpkin Patch on the morning of Sunday, September 14.

Registration is now open on Active.com, and can be accessed through the Nebraska Kids TRUTH Campaign website at www.nebraskatruth.org and clicking on the EVENTS tab, or by searching for Color Me Courageous - Lincoln on Active.com. Registration is set at $35 and ends Sunday, August 24. Each registrant will receive a t-shirt and an extra color packet for the ?nish line party. Special rates are available for groups larger than 5 people who register together. Merchandise will be for sale at the event.

Fri
01
Aug
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Grant Funds Still Available for Recycling Equipment

The Nebraska State Recycling Association (NSRA) still has grant funds available for municipalities, other government entities, non-profits and recycling companies (for example, waste haulers) who wish to purchase recycling equipment.

Interested parties should go to recyclenebraska.org or call Deb Rost at 402-933-3059 in Omaha for more information.

Grants can help fund the purchase of recycling trailers, semi trailers, carts, dumpsters, balers, forklifts, trucks and more. Equipment may be new, used or in need of refurbishing. Grants will be awarded until the funds are depleted. This is a quick- turnaround program where application-to-approval is usually accomplished in approximately a month.

Fri
01
Aug
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SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Nebraska Residents and Businesses Affected by Tornadoes, High Winds and Flooding

Gov. Dave Heineman and the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency were notified today by the U.S. Small Business Association of an administrative declaration of a disaster for Stanton County which was affected by tornadoes, high winds and flooding that occurred from June 14 through June 21.

As a result of the declaration, low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to residents and business owners in Stanton County and the neighboring counties of Colfax, Cuming, Madison, Pierce, Platte and Wayne.

Gov. Heineman submitted a request to the SBA on Tuesday, July 29, to help Nebraskans who were impacted by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster following the July 28 denial of the states request for a major disaster declaration.

Thu
31
Jul
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Happy 50th Anniversary Laird and Sandra (Gragert) Bartels

Laird and Sandra (Gragert) Bartels were married on August 8, 1964 at Zion Lutheran Church in Fairmont, Oklahoma.

They celebrated with their family on a trip to Disney World in Orlando, FL.

Laird is a retired farmer and Sandra retired from Meridian Schools. They have lived on a farm southwest of Tobias since 1964.

Their children are Lisa (Curtis) Cogwell, McCool Junction, Gary Bartels, Daykin; Jim (Martha) Bartels, Lincoln. Grandchildren are Blake (Joslyn), Ostynn, Coleman, McKehna, Conner, Josie, Brynley, and great-granddaughter Ella.

Thu
31
Jul
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Faye H. Seifert

Faye H. Seifert 72, of Ashland, Neb., formerly of Fairbury, died July 16, 2014 at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Lincoln, Neb. She was born May 30, 1942 to Clifford Marion and Mabel Faye (Snyder) Williams in Fairbury.

e. Most people remember her riding her bike around town to get around. She would make friends with anyone anywhere if she could. She always looked at everyone with a kind heart.

Faye loved her mother and both of her brothers very much. Once the sickness of dementia started taking her mind, her coping mechanism was to remember the happy times when she was younger, like when she and Mable used to drive a horse and buggy into town. Many times she would talk about the time that the horses, even in a blizzard, would be able to find their way home through the snow, even though they could not see. She never had any doubt in her faith in God. She still has her bible that she received when she was 10 years old, and read it often.

Thu
31
Jul
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DeLoris Elaine Onnen

DeLoris Elaine (Kruse) Onnen was born August 1, 1927 on a farm near Daykin, Neb. to Arthur and Malinda (Pfingsten) Kruse. She departed this life on Tuesday July 22, 2014 at Thayer County Health Services in Hebron, NE at the age of 86 years.

She attended Fairbury schools and graduated high school with the Class of 1944. After graduation, she taught country school for two years at District # 94 north of Reynolds.

On June 2, 1946, she was married to Gerhard R. Onnen at Trinity Lutheran Church, Gladstone, Neb. by Rev. Lawrence Wachholz. The couple moved to their farm southeast of Gilead. To this union, seven children were born: Sandra, Robert, Michael, Thomas, Timothy, Joel and Richard.

Thu
31
Jul
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Erna Lottman

Erna Lena Adelia Martha (Wasserman) Lottman, 94, of Beatrice, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the Beatrice Good Samaritan Center. She was born August 21, 1919 at Washington County, Kansas on the family farm that was on the NE/KS state line. Erna attended school in rural Odell at the Banner Country School. The family moved to Steele City, NE where she then attended Springhill School. She married Ted Lottman on December 10, 1939 at her home.

She worked for the Green Thumb Programs at the Odell Grade School Library for 10 years and the Paddock Lane School Library for 12 years after moving to Beatrice in 1991. Erna was a confirmed April 9, 1933 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Odell, and is a member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Diller.

Wed
30
Jul
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Luella Maxine Levell

Mrs. Luella Maxine Levell, 89 of Eustis, Florida passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014. She was born in Endicott, Neb. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church of Eustis.

She is survived by her sister, Cynthia Newman, NE; sister in law, Marvene Rogers, NE; longtime friend, Leva Marsh, Sorrento, FL; nieces, Arla (Charles) Fryer, NE; Rose (Ron) Wiegert, NE; nephews, Glen (Shirley) Rogers, NE; Michael Newman, NE; Robert Newman, NE; Scott Robitille, CT. She is preceded in death by her husband, Harold Levell; her companion, Glen LaRoe; and brother, Wayne Rogers.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Beyers Funeral Home in Umatilla, with Rev. Michael Fronk officiating. Interment followed at Lakeside Memory Gardens in Eustis. Online condolences can be made at www.beyersfuneralhome.com. Beyers Funeral Home, Umatilla.

Wed
30
Jul
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Velma Anna Hammer

Velma Anna (Elgert) Hammer, 102, passed away at Heritage Care Center on July 1, 2014. She was the daughter of Henry M. Elgert and Ann J. (Lottman) Elgert. She was born on a farm north of Gladstone on June 26, 1912. She was baptized and confirmed at Zion U.C.C. Church east of Gladstone. She helped take care of her 11 brothers and sisters. She also worked for Stelles Restaurant in Reynolds. She was the best pie maker around. She married Leonard M. Hammer at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Fairbury on April 15, 1940. They lived on the Hammer Farm southeast of Reynolds. She helped her husband on the farm and raised lots of chickens. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; daughter, Clarice Jean; brothers, Fred, Leonard, Walter, Harold, Eldon and Leo; sisters, Gladys Byrd, Deloris Elgert and Joan Rarrick.

Wed
30
Jul
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Charlie J. Barber

Charlie J. Barber 90, formerly of Diller, passed away July 24, 2014 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury. He was born March 25, 1924 to Les and Bertha (Long) Barber on the family farm in rural Diller, Nebraska and was the seventh of twelve children. He graduated in 1942 from Diller High School.

On August 8, 1946 he married Verneal Schnuelle in the parsonage of the Hope Evangelical and Reformed Church in rural Harbine, Nebraska. They had one son, Charles.

Charlie was a farmer his entire life, starting out helping the family until he had saved enough to buy his own land. In addition to his passion for farming, he started a dairy operation and had a fondness for Ayrshire cows. Aside from his love of family, an occasional trip south to try his luck on the slots, and tending to and sharing his garden, what he loved doing most, was putting in a long, hard days work on the farm. He was a wonderful grandpa and great grandpa and loved attending their activities.

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