The Nebraska Department of Revenue, Property Assessment Division, has processed the 2015 Real Property Abstracts of Assessment filed by the 93 Nebraska county assessors. Preliminary analysis indicates that real property valuations have increased 11.02% from 2014 to 2015, resulting in an increase in valuation of approximately $20.84 billion. • $2.18 billion (10.46%) is attributable to newly-constructed real property.
By Darrell Wellman
In the near future, those driving east of Auburn near the airport will begin to see construction of a new hangar facility. The Auburn Airport Authority sought bids for and have since signed a contract with Ryan Conn of Conn Construction, Auburn, to be the main contractor to construct a community hangar facility measuring 100 by 80 feet, according to Authority PresidentJay Hauserman.
BULLDOG SISTERS Maggy Rieschick (left) and Meg Rieschick head down the straightaway in the 200 meter dash during the earlier Auburn Quadrangular. The girls each run a leg on Auburn’s 1600 meter relay which regularly places. The Bulldogs 1600m relay placed sixth at Waverly, fourth at Plattsmouth and second at Syracuse. Maggy set a meet record at Syracuse in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 46.49 seconds. Meg placed in four events at Syracuse.
The Auburn High School Girls Track Team finished eighth out of 12 teams in the recent Waverly Invitational. Coach Mark Oliver said, “We went into the meet short handed because of FFA State and FBLA State Leadership Conference, but our younger kids competed very well. Meg Rieschick brought home the only gold on the day with a great vault and Maggy Rieschick ran a super time in the 300 meter hurdles to place second. Meg and Maggy also placed in the 200 and 400 dashes.
Rita Russell Bolinski died peacefully in the early morning hours March 13, 2015, in Nashville, Tennessee. Born in Auburn, Nebraska on February 20, 1918, to Eugene and Ruth Pryor Russell, Rita grew up in Nemaha County, Neb., and attended Champion School, a one-room school her parents had previously attended. The family later moved to Peru, Neb. after her father’s untimely death. She received a B.A. from Nebraska State Teacher’s College and studied at The School of the Art Institute at Chicago before earning a M.A. in art from Colorado State University. A talented artist, she taught middle school art classes in Nebraska, Iowa, Colorado and Texas over 30 years. Following retirement in 1979, she pursued her interest in oil painting and leaves behind many lovely works of art portraying the Colorado mountains and plains she loved. She was preceded in death by three husbands, August Bolinski, Ray Hanna and Theodore W. Graves, her parents and her brother, Ross F. Russell. She is survived by her brother Roger E. Russell and his wife Grace, four stepsons, six nieces and nephews, and 12 grandnieces and grandnephews. Burial will be in the Nemaha County Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be directed to Peru State College Foundation, P.O. Box 10, Peru, Nebraska 68421 for the Rita Russell Hanna Teacher Scholarship.
Hazel Maxine Remmers was born on December 31, 1917 in Julian, Nebraska. Her parents were Senator John Aufenkamp and Hazel (Wells) Aufenkamp. Maxine graduated from Julian High School in 1935 and Peru State College in 1939 with majors in home economics and business. While at Peru College she was a member of the college choir where she met Wiley Remmers. Later during her teaching career she took graduate hours at Peru State and the University of Nebraska. Upon graduating from Peru State College in 1939 she taught at Alton, Iowa. In the spring of 1940 on June 6th Maxine married Wiley Remmers. After her marriage she taught school at Garland, Bratton Union, and Johnson-Brock schools. While teaching at Johnson she was the sponsor of the junior class, school paper, and pep club. In addition to her teaching she served as principal for four years. Maxine was an active member of St. John Lutheran Church, WELCA, and St. John’s choir. She was a member of the Golden Rule Extension Club, Auburn Women’s Club, Delta Kappa Gamma and the Nemaha County Hospital Auxiliary. During the time Wiley was a senator in the Nebraska State Legislature, Maxine was a member and held offices in the Nebraska Legislative League and the Unicameral Club. Maxine liked playing bridge, sewing, dancing, fishing, and keeping up to date on her former students’ lives. She enjoyed horses, and was a skilled rider. She took an active interest in the farm operation and particularly liked helping with the cattle. Maxine loved spending time with her friends and family, enjoyed following the stock market on a daily basis, and had a great sense of humor. Her home was always the gathering place for family and friends but taking care of Wiley and their four daughters was at the top of her list. On the morning of Friday, April 10, 2015, Maxine passed away peacefully in her sleep having reached the age of 97 years, three months, 10 days. Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, husband Senator R. Wiley Remmers, daughter Lois Callan, brothers Lloyd and wife Norma Aufenkamp, and Kenneth Aufenkamp. She is survived by her daughters Joyce Bruggeman of Auburn; Janice and husband Mike Guilliatt of Fremont; Jacqueline and husband Brian Branda of Houston, Texas; grandchildren Bryan Bruggemann, Rhonda (Robert) Jeanneret, Joel Schlachtenhaufen, Mark (Theresa Lehn) Guilliatt, Scott (Emily) Guilliatt, Michael (Laurie) Callan, Tom Callan, Steve Callan; 21 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister Lavonda and husband Bill Abernathy of Nebraska City; sister-in-law Dorothy Aufenkamp of Julian; other relatives and friends. A funeral service was held Saturday, April 18, 2015 at St. John Lutheran (Stone) Church near Auburn, with Rev. Catherine Burroughs officiating. Special music was provided by Cari Kreienhop, Heather Candelaria, Cody and Bobby Jeanneret, and the CrossWalk Quartet. Susie Hogrefe was organist. Casket bearers were Joel Schlachtenhuafen, Scott Guilliatt, Mark Guilliatt, Bob Jeanneret, Nathan Bruggeman, Scott Abernathy, Bryan Bruggeman, Dennis Aufenkamp, and Dale Remmers. Burial was in the church cemetery. Services were entrusted to Hemmingsen Funeral Home of Auburn.