PETE BUNTING, store director, Auburn Sunmart, presents $1,000 to Pastor Jonathan Rathjen, accepting for Trinity Lutheran Preschool. The donation was made possible by the Support Our Schools program, which presents financial assistance to schools, churches and nonprofit places of worship and education to help purchase teaching equipment, supplies and services.
THURSDAY MORNING, July 31, Auburn Chamber of Commerce members sponsored a ribbon cutting and First Dollar of Profit presentation to Leroy Able Farms Feed & Supply at 2800 O St. From left are Suzie Adams, executive director; Melissa Sierks, Leroy Able, Bill Sherman and Valerie Able with the business; Scott Kudrna, Auburn Mayor; Linda Ellison, chamber vice president, and Daryl Obermeyer, with Auburn Development Council.
Three Area Meat Processors Will Participate in Game and Park Commission’s Hunters Helping the Hungry Program
Twenty-one meat processors will participate in the 2014 Hunters Helping the Hungry program. Administered by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Hunters Helping the Hungry provides ground venison to Nebraskans in need. Deer hunters may donate deer at any contracted Hunters Helping the Hungry processor beginning with the start of the archery season on Sept. 1, 2014. The most up-to-date list of processors accepting deer for the program will be available at OutdoorNebraska. org/HHH.
The Peru State College volleyball team and coaches recently hosted their 2014 High School Team Challenge Camp with participants coming from Nebraska Class A to Class D2 schools. Teams from Auburn, Millard South, and Conestoga high schools participated in both days of the two-day camp, while Falls City Sacred Heart participated the first day.
Donald Harry Hopp, adopted son of Harry C. Hopp and Emma L. C. (Schacht) Hopp, was born on August 31, 1926 in Kansas City, Missouri. Donald spent all his life on the farm. He graduated from Talmage High School in 1944 and observed his 70 year alumni this past spring. Don was united in marriage to Glenis Holtgrewe on June 16, 1948. To this marriage two sons were born. He was a member of Zion United Church of Christ where he served on the Church Board and was a member of the church choir and church quartet, St. John’s (McWilliams) Cemetery Board. Don was a past president and board member of Otoe County Farm Bureau, former UCT member, past member of Fire District Board, served on District 73 country school board where he attended first through eighth grade. Don’s hobbies were collecting coins and playing cards. He enjoyed square dancing, and traveling the United States. He also coached pint, peewee and midget summer baseball. Due to ill health Don entered the Ambassador care facility in Nebraska City and it is there that on Saturday, August 2, 2014 he passed away having reached the age of 87 years 11 months and two days. He was preceded in death by his parents. Don is survived by his wife Glenis of Talmage; two sons, Gerald Hopp and wife Kathy of Falls City, Neb.; Mark Hopp and wife Julie of Dunbar, Neb.; four grandsons Andrew Hopp and wife Stephanie of Gretna, Neb.; Christopher Hopp of Omaha, Neb.; Brian Hopp and wife Jamie of Lincoln, Neb.; and David Hopp and Fiancee’ Ally of Omaha, Neb.; great-grandchildren Ethan Hopp, Ashleigh Hopp, Alaina Hopp, and Lincoln Hopp; brother-inlaw Virgil Holtgrewe and wife Carol of Estes Park, Colo.; their daughters Claire Holtgrewe and Janet Ostrom and husband Terry, and Janet’s children Tyler and Lance Ostrom, other relatives and many friends. Memorials may be given to American Parkinson Disease Association and Talmage Fire & Rescue. Charitable donations may be made in Donald’s memory to the following organization: American Parkinson Disease Association, http://www.apdama.org, 720 Harrison Ave., Suite 707, Boston, MA 02118; Telephone: (617) 638-8466 A funeral service for Donald Hopp will be held Friday, August 8, at 10:30 a.m. at the Zion United Church of Christ in Talmage. Burial will follow the service at the St. John’s (McWilliams) Cemetery near Talmage. Visitation will be Thursday, August 7, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the church with family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m. Hall Funeral Chapel of Auburn, Neb. is in charge of arrangements for Donald H. Hopp of Talmage. Further information is available at www.hallfuneral.net.