The Nemaha County Emergency Management Agency would like to invite representatives from all local businesses in the county to attend a free 60-minute presentation put on by the Lincoln Bomb Squad. The presentation will be held at the Auburn Volunteer Fire Department building on Tuesday, March 31, at 2 p.m. All businesses are welcome and encouraged to participate. Don Gross, captain of the Lincoln Bomb Squad, will be giving an overview of bomb device awareness and procedures to follow if a suspicious package is found. He will also be showing some of the equipment that is used by the omb squad that has been purchased with federal grant money.
A request for proposals for renewing information technology services was approved Thursday, March 12, by the Auburn Board of Public Works (BPW).
First National Bank of Johnson and Magnolia Metal Corporation are the 015 corporate sponsors of Auburn Legion Baseball. Kevin Reiman, new Auburn Legion Baseball manager, expressed gratitude to the two team sponsors. This will be the sixth year of sponsorship for First National Bank of Johnson, who will be sponsoring the senior team. Magnolia Metal will be entering its fifth year of sponsoring the junior team. The financial contributions of these two organizations go a long way towards meeting the financial responsibilities of running an American Legion Baseball program, Reiman continued. In addition to the corporate sponsors, the Auburn Legion Baseball program unveiled a new donation program. A donation of $500 or more will be designated as a “Perfect Game” Booster. Perfect Game Boosters will be participating in game day activities including throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. Additional sponsorship levels include Grand Slam Booster, $250 to $499; Home Run Club, $100 to $249; and the RBI Club, $50 to $99 Individuals or organizations interested in donating to the Legion Baseball program areencouraged to contact Reiman.
The Auburn High School Girls Track Team opened its season with the March 21 Doane College Indoor Invitational. Coach Mark Oliver said the Bulldogs got off to a great start last Saturdayat Doane. “We had a blend of points scored in the field and on the track, and we got help from our veterans and rookies. Leading the way for Auburn were Taylor Peterson and Maggy Rieschick. Both girls scored well and Maggy was our sole champion,” Oliver commented.
Charles Jergen Hemmingsen died Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at home, following a lingering illness. Hewas the third child born to Hans and Lillian Galbraith Hemmingsen in Auburn, Nebraska, on November 19, 1927. Hans had emigrated from Denmark to the United States in 1906 and had served in World War I. Charles graduated from Auburn High School at semester and joined the U.S. Army in January, 1945, at the age of 17 and two months to serve in World War II. Following his service, he attended and graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in Business. He served in the Army again during the Korean Conflict. While stationed in Chicago, he met and married Camilla Lombardo, who was stationed in Chicago as a stewardess with United Airlines, with whom he enjoyed nearly 54 years of arriage. They had two children, Deborah and Douglas. Following his discharge from the Army, he accepted a position as the convention manager of the Junior Chamber of Commerce National onvention that was held in Colorado Springs in 1 53. Following the convention, he became a stockbroker with Harris, Upham and Company where he worked for nearly 40 years. He was president of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation from 1985 until his retirement in 2012. Chuck was active in the local JayCee organization, serving as president in 1957. One of the major projects he undertook during that time, with the GI Forum, was organizing the first La Fiesta Bonita. He was a volunteer tutor with District 11 at North Junior and Tesla Alternative High Schools. He was named volunteer of the year several times at Tesla. Chuck was the District 11 volunteer of the year in 1997. He received thevolunteer of the year award in 2007 from the District 11 Retired Teachers Association. He was an active member of Grace Episcopal Church serving as treasurer in 1972-73, and 1983-84, and as a member of the vestry. Chuck is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Lynn Bills of Lincoln, Neb.; grandchildren, Sarah (Jereme) Jones of York, Neb.;David Bills of Lincoln; reat-grandsons, Noah Jones and Braeden Hines; sister-in-law, Phyllis Hemmingsenof Auburn, Neb.; brother-in-law, Charles Lombardo of Temecula, Calif., and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by wife, Camilla; son, Douglas; brother, Robert Hemmingsen; and sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Dean Arter. Services were held Monday, March 23, 2015, at Grace Episcopal Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. A reception followed at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Grace Episcopal Church Columbarium Fund, 631 N. Tejon, Colorado Springs, 80903; or Pikes Peak Hospice, 2550 Tenderfoot Hill St., Colorado Springs, 80906.
Windy Ann (Edwards) Quintanilla, daughter of William Edwards and Patricia (Mayall) Edwards, was born August 11, 1975 in Bakersfield, Calif. She spent most of her life in northern California. On Dec. 12, 2012, Windy was married to Gamaliel “Jose” Quintanilla inAuburn, Nebraska. They joined the New Life Church in Auburn, where Windy loved her church family and Jose donates all the grounds-keeping work.Windy enjoyed drinking coffee in the mornings and telling funny stories. Her sense of humor was one of her greatest gifts. She loved to camp and fish, and to spend her Saturdays with her husband. Windy was always on the lookout for a deal, and she was good at finding them! She loved to cook, and learned to cook the authentic Mexican dishes that Jose loved. Every holiday meal included special treats for him. Windy passed away in her sleep at her home in Auburn on Sunday, March 15, 2015. She had reached the age of 39 years, seven months, and four days. She leaves behind her beloved husband Jose; sons Larry Edwards f Lincoln, James Cates of Auburn, Robert Cates of Auburn; mother and step-father Patricia and Jessie Martin of Auburn; step-father Donnie Hughes, Sr. of Bakersfield,Calif.; 13 brothers and sisters; three grandchildren; and an uncountable number of nieces, nephews, other family, and friends. A funeral service was Friday, March 20, 2015 at New Life Church in Auburn, officiated by Rev. Jackie Gfeller. Special music was played. Casket bearers were Jose Quintanilla, James Cates, Robert Cates, Daniel Mayall, Tex Hughes, Donnie Hughes, Jr., Clinton Stonebarger, and Anthony Collins. Honorary bearers were Larry Edwards, Jess Martin, Donnie Hughes, Sr., and David Hughes. Burial was in Wyuka Cemetery at Nebraska City. Services were entrusted to Hemmingsen Funeral Home of Auburn