Adjusted adult meal prices were approved by the Auburn Public Schools (APS) Board of Education Monday, Sept. 12. The board met at the district’s Central Offices. Effective Wednesday, Sept. 14, adult breakfasts are $2.10 while lunches will cost $3.45. Previously the meals were $1.85 and $3.40, respectively.
Wednesday, Sept. 21, the Nemaha County Commissioners discussed seeking funding under the County Bridge Match Program. The commissioners plan to submit several one and six year bridge projects that are ready for construction for possible cost sharing. The board will have to decide whether to build box culverts or tubes. Because the projects are budgeted, they will be completed regardless of whether the county obtains match funding. Should the county apply, it will learn whether it will be accepted for funding early in 2017, said Mark Mainelli of Mainelli Wagner & Associates. The program was created through the Transportation Innovation Act passed by the 2016 Legislature. It promotes innovative solutions while also providing funding to accelerate county bridge repair and replacement.
In a weekend where it could have been easy to have a letdown after toppling the 11th-ranked team in the NAIA, the Bobcat volleyball team were in the right frame of mind as they swept their opponents on the road. On Friday, Sept. 23, Peru State took care of Culver-Stockton in Canton, Mo. The ‘Cats followed that with a sweep of William Penn University (WPU) Saturday afternoon in Oskaloosa, Iowa.
The Johnson-Brock Eagles celebrated Homecoming Friday night, Sept. 23, with a 28-0 shutout of Diller-Odell. The Eagles raised their record to 3-1 overall and 1-0 in the district. Friday night, Sept. 30, the Eagles travel to Nebraska City for a district contest with 3-2 Lourdes Central Catholic. The Knights have defeated Sterling 42-20, East Butler 12-8 and Tri County 22-15. Lourdes’ losses were 30-34 to Falls City Sacred Heart and 16-22 to Guardian Angels Central Catholic.
Marie Kathryn Tannyhill was the second of three daughters born to William Bryan Tannyhill and Abbie Hope (Giles) Tannyhill on September 11, 1924. Her mother, Abbie, passed away when Marie was four years old, leaving her father Bill, with three little girls to raise (older sister Nadine was seven years old and younger sister Alice was one year old. She grew up on a farm west of Pawnee City and attended Rosenweed School District #2. Later, she attended Pawnee City High School, graduating with the class of 1941. She had just celebrated her 75th Alumni Anniversary this past May 2016. Marie worked for the FSA from 1942–45. When WW II ended Marie was engaged to and married Thomas Daryl Carsh at the home of Tom’sparents and grandparents. They were married by the Rev. Ward Merritt on December 31, 1945. Tom and Marie moved into their home on Grand Avenue in April of 1946 and at this home they raised two daughters: Pamela Kay (Carsh) Wagenknecht born on April 28, 1947 and Trudy Dee (Carsh) Fankhauser born on May 29, 1950. When Marie was out of high school her father, Bill, remarried and the girlsgained a stepmother, Leila (Taylor)Tannyhill. Leila had two grown sons,Alvin and Marvin, and a daughter,Roberta, who was still in high school.Marie was a homemaker, farmwife, and mother who was an excellent cook, seamstress, and could reupholster and wallpaper with the best of them. In 1962 she went to work at the Home State Bank in Humboldt and completed 19 years there, retiring in 1981. Tom passed away in Humboldt on June 24, 1973 (at the age of 50 years) from lung cancer. Marie remarried onMay 2, 1981 to Arnold E. Busboom in Lincoln, Neb. Arnold passed away on March 8, 1998. Marie continued to make her home in Lincoln until June of 2015, when Home Care Assistance was no longer enough to keep her safe in her home. She moved back to Humboldt and joined the Colonial Acres Assisted Living family in June of 2015. Parkinson’s disease made it necessary for her to transition to the Long-Term Care area of Colonial Acres on September 14, 2016. She was just settling into her new living quarters when she passed away on September 23, 2016. Marie was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church west of Lincoln, Neb.; a 50+ year member of Humboldt O.E.S. Chapter #234; and a memberof the Humboldt American Legion Auxiliary Harvey Mann Unit #269. Marie was preceded in death byher parents, Bill and Abbie; stepmother, Leila; husbands, Tom and Arnol; dear friend and companion Kenny Volzke; sister, Nadine Arthur; son-in-law, Doug Wagenknecht, and a great-granddaughter, Shaynelle Hemphill. She is survived by one sister, Alice Siske-Hendricks of Hot Springs, Ark.; her daughters, Pamela Kay Wagenknecht of El Paso, Texas; Trudy Dee (Allen) Fankhauser ofHumboldt; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and one great great grandson; as well as two nieces, Judy (Rod) McElroy of Percival, Iowa and Rhonnie (Bob Holt) Arthur; nephews, Ron (Jeanne) Siske of Ralston, Neb. and Clayton Siske of Arizona. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the United Methodist Church in Humboldt, with Pastor Dean Joy officiating.Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8p.m. on Friday, September 30, at TheWherry Mortuary in Humboldt. Family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. at the mortuary. Interment will be at the Humboldt Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Humboldt Auditorium Renovationor Order of Eastern Star Chapter # 234.Online messages of condolence can be left at www.wherrymortuary.com Services are entrusted to Wherry Mortuary-Humboldt, Nebraska (402) 862-2915.
Jerry K. Mehlin, 84, of Stella, Nebraska was born August 21, 1932 inAuburn, Neb. the only child of George and Lois (Korber) Mehlin. Jerry was raised on the family farm and attended country school. He graduated from Bratton Union High School with the class of 1950. It was at Bratton Union where he met Bonnie Lewis. The couple was married after graduation at Coryell Park outside of Auburn, on December 23, 1951. To this union four children: Keith, Mike, Kerry, and Lisa were born. After his primary education, Jerry began work on his family farm north of Humboldt, Neb. He then worked at the Southeast Consolidated School District as a maintenance man. Jerry found his calling after working with Jess Barker at Shubert Plumbing. He bought the business and moved it to Main Street in Stella as Mehlin Plumbing, Heating and Electric, which he owned and operated for 30 years. In his retirement, Jerry enjoyed helping farmers with the harvest at the local co-op. Jerry’s free time was spent in his woodworking shop, fishing with his sons and grandsons,hunting, and camping with his wife. He was a longtime member of Stella Community Church. Jerry passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2016, at the Colonial Acres Nursing Home in Humboldt having reached the age of 84 years, one month, and a day. He was preceded in death by his parents George and Lois Mehlin. Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 64 years Bonnie Mehlin of Stella; children: Keith Mehlin and his wife Cathy of Beebeetown, Iowa; Kerry Mehlin and his wife Michele of Grand Island, Neb.; Jerry “Mike” Mehlin of Beatrice, Neb.; Lisa Chase and her husband Steve of Seward, Neb.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at the Stella Community Church, with Pastor Michael Schmidt officiating. Interment was at the Pleasant View Cemetery north of Humboldt. The family requests memorial contributions to charities of personal choice, with a preference to Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s research. Online messages of condolence can be left at www.wherrymortuary.com Services were entrusted to Wherry Mortuary-Humboldt, Nebraska (402) 862-2915