Tuesday, Sept. 1, is the registration deadline to be a vendor in the 2014 Trail of Treasures, reminded Sonia Kistner, Nemaha County coordinator for the flea market/garage sale event. The event is scheduled Friday, Oct. 2 through Sunday, Oct. 4. Please contact Kistner at 402-414-5107 for further details, vendor forms are available at Country Handmades in Auburn. Registration fee for area vendors is $20.
Southeast District Health Department (SEDHD) staff has received the first indication this year of mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile Virus in its five-county area. The district serves residents of Nemaha, Johnson, Otoe, Pawnee and Richardson counties. There have been incidences of the virus the past few years and the district starts monitoring it regularly in early June, with the testing area in Richardson County, stated Kevin Cluskey, SEDHD director.
A long-time and successful former high school educator and coach, Mark Ritchie, has been selected to lead the Bobcat women’s golf program starting this fall. Peru State athletic director Steve Schneider announced the hiring of Ritchie of Nebraska City, who recently retired from teaching and coaching at the Nebraska City Public Schools in 2014. Ritchie will take the reins from another Nebraska Citian, Brett Hahn, who recently resigned due to taking a new position in Omaha. Schneider thanked Hahn for his service and stated, “Coach Hahn did an excellent job during his four years as the head coach of our program. During his time, the team dramatically improved and was considered as a contender annually in our conference meets. We wish him the best of luck in his new endeavor.”
The Auburn Sports Boosters announce plans for an August 14 fall kickoff event—Football 101/Open House. The event is scheduled from 7-9 p.m. that Friday at Arbor Manor. Tickets are on sale at the Sport Shop and the Auburn Newspaper. Only 100 tickets will be sold at a cost of $20 apiece. This is the Bulldog fan’s opportunity to meet the football team, new Head Coach Tony Janssen and his coaching staff. A ticket also entitles those attending to free appetizers and dessert.
Keith Roger Stanley, “Yogi” to his many friends and acquaintances, passed away peacefully on July 25th at the age of 71 years, ten months, and 25 days. He was a much loved fixture in the Stella, Shubert, and Auburn areas, known for his gregarious nature, easy smile, and friendly wave. Keith was the sixth of seven children born to Louie and Ella Stanley. He was baptized at the family home in Shubert as an infant, confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stella in 1956, and graduated from Stella School in 1961. Keith married Mary Ann West in 1963 and the couple settled in the Stella area. Sons Greg and Scott were born before the couple divorced in 1973. As a longtime resident of the Stella area he was involved in the community as a member of the Stella Town Board and Volunteer Fire Department. Keith farmed the family farm northeast of Stella for 37 years. And for 42 years he was a fixture at the Auburn Cabinet Factory before retiring in 2007. On September 28, 1991, Keith married Joyce Fritz Ankrom whom he referred to as “the love of his life”. The couple moved to Auburn in 2011 and had 24 beautiful years together. One of the highlights of his life was a pilgrimage to Israel with Joyce in 2012 where he got to “walk where Jesus walked”. While there Keith reaffirmed his baptismal vows and during a visit to Canaan he and Joyce renewed their wedding vows. One of Keith’s favorite things to do in life was to drive around the countryside. As some friends would attest, some of those rides weren’t your average “Sunday drive”. He also enjoyed doing puzzles, word find, and going for coffee with friends. He was a happy gentleman of few words but was quick to respond with a “git ‘er done”, “10-4”, or “whatwill be, will be”. He will be missed and fondly remembered by his family and many friends. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; sons Greg Stanley and wife Didi of Antioch, Calif. and Scott Stanley and wife Rae of Lincoln, Neb.; stepsons Jim Ankrom and wife Stacey of Pasco, Wash.; and M ke Ankrom and wife Jodi of Arlington, Wash.; grandchildren: Morgan, Margaux, Ella, Chloe, and Taylor Stanley; step grandchildren Shelby Ankrom, Kyle Stiegel, Derek Stiegel, Celeste Marcus, and step great-grandson Jimmy Drummond; sisters Doris Johnson of Omaha, Neb.; Elva Jean McNeeley of Enid, Okla.; brothers Richard Stanley of Auburn and Mark Stanley of Monument, Colo. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Shirley Stowater and Lois Hector. A memorial service was held Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at the Auburn Christian Church, officiated by Nate Powell. Congregational hymns were accompanied by Janell Johnson. Honorary bearers were Morgan Jennings, Margaux Stanley, Ella Stanley, Chloe Stanley, and Taylor Stanley. Burial of ashes was in the Bedford Cemetery at Howe. Services were entrusted to Hemmingsen Funeral Home of Auburn.
Clyde H. Huey, son of Russell H. Huey and Opal Ross (Beer) Huey was born on August 29, 1927 in Auburn, Nebraska. He attended school in Auburn, Nemaha and Shubert. After school, Clyde enlisted in the United States Navy in October of 1945. He served one year of duty in San Diego, California and was honorably discharged in October of 1946. He was united in marriage to Shirley Vice on October 25, 1947 in Humboldt, Neb. To this marriage five children were born. Clyde worked different jobs throughout his life. He drove trucks, worked on the river and as a custodian at Peru State College. Clyde lived in Nemaha most his life. He loved his dogs, cats, and all his wild animals he would care for. Due to ill health Clyde entered the Good Samaritan Society in Auburn. It is there that on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 he passed away having reached the age of 87 years, 10 months and 23 days. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Shirley in 1982, one son John and one great-grandchild Shelby. He is survived by his c hildren, Linda McMann of Auburn; Paula Hays and husband Gary of Shubert, Neb.; Rick Huey of Nemaha, Neb.; daughter-in-law Karen Huey, Jim Huey and wife Linda of Waterloo, Iowa; 14 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; one sister Deloris Keithley of Stover, Mo.; other relatives and friends. A funeral service for Clyde Huey was held Friday, July 24, at the Hall Funeral Chapel in Auburn. Burial followed the service at the Harris Cemetery in Barada.