The status of the Highway 136 reconstruction project in Auburn scheduled for this year is uncertain, according to Mike Habegger of the Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) Tecumseh construction office. Habegger is construction manager for the project. While the project was let for bids last month, the contract was not awarded, because its cost projections exceeded the limit, Habegger said.
Auburn Public Schools Board of Education and Nemaha County District 1 Commissioner Will Have Contested Primaries May 13
There will be a primary election for the Auburn Public Schools (APS) Board of Education, as eight candidates filed for the three positions by the Monday, March 3, non-incumbent deadline.
The season ended Tuesday night, Feb. 25, for the Johnson-Brock Eagles with a 54-68 subdistrict loss to Lourdes Central Catholic at Freeman High School, Adams. The Eagles finished the season with a 6-17 record. “We played very well for three quarters, but just had a really rough third quarter. Lourdes switched to a triangle and 2 and we kind of struggled adjusting to the change. Also, Lourdes started doing a much better job attacking our zone, which led to some easier scores in the second half. I thought we gave ourselves a chance in the game, but we just couldn’t quite get over the hump. We struggled all season with one quarter each game, and it nipped us again in subdistricts,” Eagles Coach Nick Krenk commented.
The Johnson-Brock Lady Eagles ended their 2013-2014 basketball season 10-13 with a 37-39 loss to Lourdes Central Catholic Tuesday night, Feb. 18, at the Class D1-1 subdistricts at Freeman High School in Adams. Johnson-Brock led 18-4 after one quarter but only scored 19 points the rest of the night. Scoring by Quarters:
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Sarah Wenzl was the only Lady Eagle scoring in double figures, with 12 points. Other scorers for Johnson-Brock were: Tori Rowe, 9 points; Erin Bohling, 8 points; Terra Newman, 5 points; Amzie Dunekacke, 2 points and Kendra Alberts, 1 point.
Wade A. Reeves, son of Jerry Reeves and Nancy (Moser) Reeves was born on October 2, 1965 in Nebraska City, Nebraska. He was one of three children born to this marriage. Wade was raised in Peru, Neb. on the family farm. He graduated from Auburn High School in 1983. Wade attended Peru State College, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management. Wade worked at SAC Federal Credit Union for eight years as a Student Loan Manager, Mortgage Originator and Loan Officer. From 2002 to 2008, he worked for First Comp Insurance in Commercial Workers Compensation in Omaha until promoted to Regional Underwriting Manager for their new office in Henderson, Nevada. He was very active in sports and he loved football. He coached his son’s little league football team. They had several winning seasons with only two losses in three years. Wade also played in a flag football league in Omaha. He was an avid weight lifter and enjoyed spending time at the gym. Wade was a perfectionist and excelled in everything he did. On February 23, 2014, Wade lost his five-year battle with heart disease at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha at age 48. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends who loved him dearly. He is survived by his daughter Jadyn Reeves of Omaha; son Tyson Reeves and granddaughter Leyani of Omaha; parents Jerry and Nancy Reeves of Nebraska City; sisters Diana Lind of Nebraska City, and Lisa Reeves of Bellevue, Neb.; nieces, Regan Lind of Lincoln, Neb. and Alise Reeves of Bellevue; nephew Derek Harms of Peru; and Wade’s special friend Shari Abler of Omaha. Wade is also survived by aunts and uncles, Richard and Sharon Reeves of Nebraska City, Beverly and Gary Perry of Peru, Larry and Linda Reeves, of Hamilton, Texas, and Marcia Reeves of Peru; Great Aunt Alyce Lopez of Corpus Christi, Texas; cousins, Shane Reeves and wife Sherry, Shelly Meredith, Shauna Bennett and husband Rick, Danny Snodgrass and wife Sheila, Tammy Sayer, Kip Reeves and wife Autumn, Kevin Reeves, Larry Reeves Jr., Robert Reeves, and Natalie Cluck and husband Kenneth; and many other relatives and friends. Wade also is survived by his constant and loyal companion, Marley the dog. A funeral service for Wade Reeves was held Thursday, February 27, at the Hall Funeral Chapel in Auburn. Burial followed at the Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Peru. Memorials given in Wade’s honor will be donated to the Heart Transplant Center by the family. Hall Funeral Chapel of Auburn was in charge of arrangements for Wade A. Reeves. Further information is available at www.hallfuneral.net.
Dean A. Vaughn was born January 3, 1930 near Bloomfield, Nebraska to John A. Vaughn and Rachel E. (Birdsell) Vaughn. Dean started school at Santee and graduated from Bloomfield High School. He attended Wesleyan College and taught rural school in Knox County. He spent two years as a medical corpsman in the U.S. Army. In 1953, Dean married Betty Glanzman in Bloomfield. Dean furthered his medical training at Kansas City, Missouri. The family moved to Knoxville, Iowa, where Dean was an X-ray technician. While living in Onawa, Iowa, Dean took hospital administration training and served the Burgess Memorial Hospital for 16 years. Dean was active in the United Methodist Church in each community and was always an active member of Jaycees, Chamber of Commerce, Rotary or Kiwanis. In 1979, the family moved to Winner, S.D. Dean served the Baptist Hospital of Winner for nine years before returning to Nebraska. Back in Knox County the couple lived in Bloomfield and Creighton while Dean served as administrator at the Creighton Hospital and Care Center. At the beginning of 1995, Dean retired after 36 years of hospital service. Dean and Betty chose to retire in Auburn, Neb. They were very active as volunteers in mission. Dean’s wife of 45 years, Betty, passed away in 1998. In 2000, Dean married Winnie Dean and moved to Dayton, Ohio, where they were very active in the church. Vaughn passed away Sunday, February 23, 2014 in Kettering, Ohio, at the age of 84 years. Dean is survived by his wife Winnie; daughters Pamela Greiner and husband Ron, Carol Barsby and husband Vaughn, Brenda Koster and husband Corey, and son Brian Vaughn and wife Theresa; eight grandchildren—Allison Greiner, Benjamin Greiner, Aaron Greiner; Careen Barsby, Jerry Barsby and wife Sharon; Alan Vaughn and wife Courtney; Andrew Koster, Travis Koster and wife Brittany; and four great-grandchildren Samantha Greiner, Sidney Greiner, Jack Greiner and Scott Vaughn. Dean was preceded in death by brother Lloyd, sisters Doris and Vivian, wife Betty and grand-daughter Heather. A memorial service has been scheduled for Friday, March 21st at 11 am at the Methodist Church in Bloomfield. Hall Funeral Chapel of Auburn was in charge of arrangements for Dean A. Vaughn. Further information is available at www.hallfuneral.net.