The start of July means it is almost time for the 2015 Nemaha County Fair, scheduled Thursday through Sunday, July 9 through 12, at the fairgrounds along Highway 75 in Auburn. Livestock shows; 4-H, FFA and open class exhibits; woodcarving demonstrations; two parades; two free grandstand shows; a pedal tractor pull and a midway will be highlight attractions.
Auburn, (pop. 3,385), has earned its recertification in the Nebraska Economic Development Certified Community Program. The city was originally certified in May 2006 and recertified in December 2009. The program is sponsored by the Nebraska Diplomats and administered by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED). Designation as a Nebraska Economic Development Certified Community indicates that Auburn is prepared for business growth and ready to meet the needs of companies seeking new business and industrial locations.
The Brownville Historical Society’s (BHS) annual Golf Classic will be Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Rock Port, Mo. Country Club. Players, sponsors, auction and drawing donors are welcomed at this time. You may call 402-825-6001 if you have donations or team concerns.
The Magnolia Metal Auburn American Legion Juniors baseball team entered the final week of the regular season with a 9-9 record. Auburn placed fifth in last week’s Southeast Nebraska Baseball Conference tournament last week. After losing their opener, the Juniors used a walk-off win and a big late inning to finish the week with two wins. All games were played at Syracuse.
Lois Elaine (Warner) Munson, 69, of Auburn (formerly of Humboldt, Nebraska) was born on August 7, 1945, in Humboldt to Floyd and Edith (Clutter) Warner. She was raised in Humboldt and attended Humboldt Public Schools. On March 21, 1964, Lois was united in marriage to Donald Munson. To this union, six children: Robin, Clay, Ray, Shawn, Angela, and Amanda were born. The couple moved in 1969 to Auburn where Lois worked as a nurse’s aide at the Good Samaritan Center for over twenty-five years. She enjoyed her retirement by doing word searches, sewing, and watching General Hospital and The Walking Dead. Lois passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 28, 2015, at the Nemaha County Hospital in Auburn, Nebraska having reached the age of 69 years, ten months, and 21 days. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Donald Munson, and a brother Gary Warner. Lois is survived by her children: Robin Munson of Auburn; Clay Munson of Auburn; Ray Munson of Auburn; Shawn Munson of Auburn; Angela Munson of Auburn; and Amanda Munson of Auburn; grandson Todd Munson and his wife Melanie of Johnson, Neb.; one special little girl Taylor Usher of Auburn, Neb.; a sister Mae Munson and her husband Robert of Cozad, Neb.; a brother Ronnie Warner of Sioux Falls, S.D.; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 2, 2015, at The Wherry Mortuary in Humboldt, with Pastor Mary-Ellen Gaither officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at The Wherry Mortuary in Humboldt. Family will greet friends from 4-6 p.m. at the mortuary. Interment will be at the Humboldt Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the Richardson County Cancer Fund. Online messages of condolence can be left at www.wherrymortuary.com Arrangements are entrusted to Wherry Mortuary-Humboldt.