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Kale Wolken Named Outstanding Male Performer of NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships; Defends National Decathlon Title

Kale Wolken Named Outstanding Male Performer of NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships; Defends National Decathlon Title

Kale Wolken, 2012 Johnson-Brock High School graduate, has been named the Harry Gill Men’s Outstanding read more

Six Bulldogs Competed in State Class B Track & Field Championships; Maggy Rieschick Earns Second Place Medal in 300 Meter Low Hurdles

Six Bulldogs Competed in State Class B Track & Field Championships; Maggy Rieschick Earns Second Place Medal in 300 Meter Low Hurdles

By Darrell Wellman The Auburn High School Girls Track team finished the 2015 campaign at the State read more

Bequette Urges Recognition of Those Who Served Country, Especially Individuals Who Fell in Battle

Bequette Urges Recognition of Those Who Served Country, Especially Individuals Who Fell in Battle

By David Swanson Rain, which has occurred frequently during May, held off Monday morning, May 25, for read more

Unusable American Flags Retired in May 23rd Ceremony at Auburn’s Legion Memorial Park

Unusable American Flags Retired in May 23rd Ceremony at Auburn’s Legion Memorial Park

MORE THAN 100 worn out American flags were burned under cloudy skies and temperatures in the 60s Saturday read more

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Notices of Valuation Change Will Be Mailed Friday, May 29

The 2015 Notice of Valuations will be mailed on Friday, May 29th. If your valuation has an increase or decrease in value, a notice is mailed out. You will not receive a notice if the property value remains the same. A review of residential areas in Nemaha, Brownville, Peru, Julian, Brock, and Johnson has been completed. Any change in value will be reflected on the Notice of Valuation change.

Furnas Arboretum In Brownville Will Note Wildflower Week on Saturday, June 13 with Free Activities, Tours

The Furnas Arboretum in Brownville will be the site of a full day of free activities and tours Saturday, June 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gardeners are invited to bring their questions for an informal outdoor presentation at 10:30 a.m. on native vs. non-native plants, biodiversity and other landscape concerns by Justin Evertson, interim director of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum.

Thomas Hinrichs Named NAIA Scholar-Athlete in Track and Field for Concordia University

Thomas Hinrichs, 2012 Auburn High School graduate, was named a Daktronics- National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Scholar-Athlete in track and field. Hinrichs is a hurdler on the Concordia University, Neb., Bulldogs track and field team. He is a junior middle level education major at the Seward school. Hinrichs was among 16 Concordia men’s track and field student-athletes and 33 Bulldogs overall honored in 2015. He was among 287 men’s track and field NAIA scholar-athletes from across the United States.

Heart of America Athletic Conference Unveils New Brand, Logo as of 2015-16

The Heart of America Athletic Conference has initiated the process of expanding its profile and that of its member institutions by unveiling a new logo to spearhead its rebranding efforts going into the 2015-16 school year. Seeking to create a cohesive and uniform visual identity with the conference adding Grand View University and William Penn University for the 2015-16 academic year, as well as the acceptance of Clarke University and Mount Mercy University for the following season, the league has been aggressive in its efforts to communicate with its key audiences.

Karen S. Cockrill

Karen S. Cockrill age 73 of Lincoln, passed away May 25, 2015. She was born January 13, 1942 in Auburn, Nebraska to George and Leola (Hicks) Cummings. Retired from Goodyear as a supervisor. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Monte and Renee Mertes, Mitchell and Beth Mertes, Jeremy and Kristie Cockrill. Daughter and son-in-law, Stacy and Dave Barth. Grandchildren and spouse, Melissa and Herbert Kinchen, Lauren Mertes, Alex Mertes, Paige Jewett, Jenna Elson, Rebeka Elson, Jachin Mertes and Grace Mertes. Great grandchildren, Meliyah Lashley and Cameryn Collier. Brothers and sisters-in-law, Roger and Paula Cummings, Earl and Betty Cummings, George William III and Nadine Cummings. Preceded in death by her husband, Jerold W. Cockrill. Services will be held at 1 P.M. on Thursday, May 28th at Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 “O” Street, Lincoln. Memorials to Hearts United in Auburn. Online condolences may be left at www.wyuka.com

EDUS B.H. RIPPE

1927-2015

Edus Bertha Helen (Fintel) Rippe, one of four children of William and Anna (Bohling) Fintel, was born May 26, 1927 near Rohrs, Nebraska. She was baptized at St. Paul Lutheran (Hickory Grove) Church and confirmed November 30, 1941 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church. Edus attended Pleasant View rural school, graduated from Johnson High School, and went on to earn her teaching certificate at Peru State Teachers College. On January 1, 1948, Edus was united in marriage to Herschell B. Rippe at Martin Luther Church near Johnson, Nebraska. They moved to the farm shortly after their marriage and would be blessed with five children: Myron, Virgene, Mark, Debora, and Daniel. Edus taught for three years before her marriage, and from then on considered herself first as a homemaker. She also helped with the farm chores, and loved working in the dairy operation she and Herschell started. In 1981 the couple moved into Auburn, Nebraska, and Edus worked at the Good Samaritan Society-Auburn, first as a volunteer and later as an aide. As a longtime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Auburn, Edus taught Sunday school for many years and attended Women’s Bible Study. In all her activities, she always let her love for her family shine through. Just one example was her love for camping with the grandkids. In the fall of 1999 Edus and Herschell moved into Good Sam because of health issues. After Herschell’s passing in 2003, Edus lived either at Good Sam or Long’s Creek Assisted Living in Auburn. In late May of 2015 Edus was admitted to CHI Health St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska. She passed away there, with family around her, on Saturday, May 23, 2015, just three days short of her 88th birthday. In addition to her husband and her parents, Edus was preceded in death by her son Myron in 1960 and brothers Erwin and DeWayne. Those left to celebrate her joining Herschell and other loved ones include her children and their spouses Virgene and Larry Rasmussen of Denver; Mark and Barb Rippe of Auburn; Debora and Ken Heidzig of Auburn; Daniel and Linda Rippe of Auburn; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister Leola Heuke of Lincoln; sisters-in-law Vivian Fintel of Floral City, Florida; Joni Fintel of Bradenton, Fla.; Iva Dell and Larry Bohlken of Auburn; Phyllis Rippe of Johnson; other relatives and friends. A funeral service, officiated by Rev. Ken Miller was held Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Auburn. Donna Caspers was organist for congregational singing, and a special pre-recorded song was played. Casket bearers were Alex Rasmussen, Stuart Rasmussen, David Rippe, Grant Rippe, Mitchell Rippe, Alex Ball, Bruce Kraeger, and Robert Fintel. Burial was in Martin Luther Cemetery near Johnson. Services were entrusted to Hemmingsen Funeral Home of Auburn.   


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