CHILDREN UTILIZE the patriotic theme to decorate their bicycles and tricycles to parade down Main Street in Brownville’s Freedom Day parade. The contest preceded the parade, among a multitude of activities to celebrate the 238th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.
By David Swanson
Lee Conner of Auburn Eagles Aerie No. 3767 reported the Friday night, July 4, Independence Day fireworks show on the Auburn High School grounds was successful. The display was sponsored by the Eagles and the Auburn Volunteer Fire Department. Music was provided by Mo and T DJ Service.
THE AUBURN ADRENALINE 12’S have been champions in their last two tournaments at Lincoln. The locals went 4-0 and won the June 28- 29 Summer Slam tournament. During the July 5-6 Firecracker Tournament they went 5-0. Back row, left to right, Coaches Shannon Cole and Ryan Rieschick; Kylie Allen, Maddie Reiman, Emma Goering, Addie Gyhra, Shelby Neiman and Coach Tommy Grafton; Front row, left to right: Maclaine Hug, Marissa Roybal, Macy Rieschick, Desire Mowery, Meadow Rightsell.
After another fourth place finish in the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) Women’s Golf Championship, much success was to be celebrated for the young Bobcat team as they put up a good hard fight in the tournament and received several all-conference honors.
Diane Sue Baumhover, age 71 of Auburn, passed away Monday, June 30, 2014 at the Tabitha Journey House in Lincoln. Survivors include her husband Loras, Auburn; sons Steven (Faith), Omaha; Brian (Kim), Papillion; Craig (Natalie), Omaha; Kevin (Betsy), Lincoln; Shaun (Rhiannon, Lincoln; grandchildren Jeff, Jon, Aubree Sue, Grant Wesley, Aidan, Makenna; brother Dr. Larry (Bernadette) Mahoney, Des Moines; sister Mavis (Dick) Davey, Hastings; many other relatives and friends. A funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, July 3, 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Auburn. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery near Auburn. Visitation will be at the funeral home Wednesday July 3 Funeral Mass for Diane Baumhover Death 6 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Rosary will be recited at St. Joseph Catholic Church Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to St. Joseph Catholic Church Tower Fund. Services are entrusted to Hemmingsen Funeral Home of Auburn.
Venneth Orlando Henderson was born December 10, 1932 at Ainsworth, Nebraska. One of 13 children of Albert John and Lulu Essie (Reed) Henderson, he attended school in Ainsworth and graduated high school in 1952. While still in high school Venneth began working as a printer’s apprentice at the Ainsworth Star Journal, where he worked until 1953. In February of 1953, Venneth was drafted into the United States Army. He served in the infantry during the Korean War, receiving the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Medal, and Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation. After his honorable discharge on December 23, 1954 Venneth returned to Ainsworth. On November 23, 1956 Venneth was united in marriage to Donnita Faye Dilsaver in Bassett, Neb. They made their first home on a ranch in Rock County, Nebraska. Their union was blessed with two children, Monica Lee and Loren Dean. In 1965 Venneth and Donnita left the ranch and moved to Tacoma, Washington, where he worked at the West Coast Door Factory. In 1976 the family moved to Auburn, Neb., and Venneth was a foreman at Triangle Pacific Cabinet Factory. After retiring from Tri-Pac in 1993 he managed the Palmer House Motel in Auburn until 1997. Venneth was a member of the Ainsworth American Legion Post and belonged to the Elks Club in Tacoma. He enjoyed fishing in his younger years, and was an avid NASCAR and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. fan. After suffering a debilitating stroke, Venneth entered the Good Samaritan Society-Auburn. It was there he passed away on Friday, June 27, 2014 at the age of 81 years, six months, and 17 days. His parents, two infant brothers, sisters Burdetta Jansen, Catherine Powell, Lavisa Henderson, Diora Morton, Cozetta Rundlett, Glenda Cannon, Gwonda Willis, Yvonne Rodin, brother Albert Henderson, and brother-in-law Keith Dilsaver preceded him in death. Venneth is survived by his wife Donnita of Auburn; daughter and sonin- law Monica and Rob Baker of Auburn; son and daughter-in-law Loren and Connie Henderson of Humboldt; grandchildren Jacob Henderson and fiancée Danielle Stutzman; Sydney Henderson and fiancé William Bebout; Paula Davis; sister Ardath Randall of Fremont, Neb.; sister-in-law Arlene Henderson of Denver, Colorado; brothers- and sisters-in-law Royce and Betty Dilsaver of Cheyenne, Wyoming; Don and Bev Dilsaver of Lincoln; many other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be Thursday, July 3, 11:00 a.m. at Hemmingsen Funeral Home in Auburn, officiated by Rev. Kent Clark. Inurnment of ashes will be at a later time at Sheridan West Cemetery. Visitation was at the funeral home Wednesday, July 2, with family greeting friends 6 to 8 p.m. Memorials are suggested in lieu of flowers. Services are entrusted to Hemmingsen Funeral Home of Auburn.