The Johnson-Brock High School Class of 2015 which graduated Saturday, May 16, received a number of scholarships, which are listed below along with the graduates’ future plans. Kendra Alberts: Plans to attend Peru State College (PSC), with a double major in special education– kindergarten through 12th grade and elementary education with an emphasis in behavioral disorders.
A $16,375 proposal for information technology services with WRK of Omaha was accepted by the Auburn Board of Public Works (BPW) Thursday, May 14. The bid, recommended by the Technology Committee, was the lowest of proposals meeting the utility’s specifications. WRK also provides services to Auburn State Bank and Carson National Bank. Dr. Michael Zaruba, board member, spoke with bank representatives who are happy with WRK. The other proposal meeting specifications was Harland, also from Omaha, who bid $17,440 annually.
Luke Lundy, Auburn High School graduate, signed Monday, May 11, with the NFL’s Cleveland Browns after participating in the club’s rookie minicamp on a trial basis. Lundy played on the Bulldogs’ 2006 state championship football team and is a member of the Auburn High School Athletic Hall of Fame. A four-year football letter winner, he rushed for 5,023 yards in his high school career, including 2,480 yards and 32 touchdowns as a senior. Lundy earned second-team All-State honors as a running back.
Tierra Williams of Auburn placed in two events at the Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships Friday through Sunday, May 15 through 17, at East Lansing Mich. She is a sophomore on the Nebraska Huskers. Williams placed eighth in the women’s long jump with a leap of 19’6.25”. She had entered the conference meet third in the jump. The 2013 Auburn High School graduate ran on the 400 meter relay team which placed seventh, at a time of 46.54.
Delores Caroline Franzen, age 84 of York, Nebraska, died April 30, 2015 at York. She was born on September 2, 1930 to George and Wilhelmina (Minnie Kanzmeier) Woerlen in Johnson, Nebraska. She was baptized on October 4, 1930 at Zion Lutheran Church at Johnson. Delores married Carl Franzen at Johnson on September 10, 1950. They lived in Pawnee City, Neb. until 1964, when they moved to York. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Carl Franzen of York; four children, Diane Franzen of York, Brian (Karen) Franzen of Aurora, Colorado, Elaine (Stanley) Hoemann of Bellevue, Neb. and Donald (April) Franzen of Aurora, Neb.; her sister, Inez Gebers of Johnson, Neb.; sister-in-law, Shirley Franzen of Thornton, Colo.; eight grandchildren, Amanda (Martin) Strohsheim of Arizona, Aaron (Sara) Franzen of Holland, Mich., Adam Franzen and fiancée Erin Drescher of Aurora, Colo., Kelly (Adam) Bentley of St. Petersburg, Fla., Juliann (Lance) Meck of Omaha, Neb., Stephanie (Trevor) Bartling of Omaha, Jamie (Eric) Dalgren of Lincoln, Katelin Franzen of York and Joshua Patterson of Grand Island, Neb. She also leaves behind nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Delores was preceded in death by her parents and brothers-in-law, William Franzen and Loren Gebers. Also,sisters-in-law and their spouses, Anna LaFrance and Pauline Grulke; and an infant grandson, Jeffrey Franzen. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Faith Lutheran Church in York. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery, York. Memorials may be directed to Mission Central, Orphan Grain Train or to the family for later designation. Condolences may be left for the family at www.metzmortuary.com. Metz Mortuary, York, was in charge of arrangements.