Construction of the Nebraska portion of the Midwest Transmission Project is expected to start in September, said Mike Jones, senior media specialist, Omaha Public Power District (OPPD). OPPD is managing the Nebraska portion of the project, covering eastern portions of Nemaha, Otoe and Richardson counties.
Auburn Public Schools (APS) received a $50,000 Career Technical Education Grant, Nancy Fuller, director of school improvement and curriculum, indicated in her report to the APS Board of Education Monday, Aug. 10. The award will be used to modernize the high school food laboratories, and update the food and nutrition curriculum.
Peru State athletic director Steve Schneider recently announced that Brenda Lutz has joined the Bobcat athletic department staff as its project coordinator. Lutz, who is from Rock Port, Mo., joined the staff in July. Lutz is no stranger to Peru State as she earned two degrees from the College. She first secured a bachelor of science in Basic Business Education and then returned to earn her second degree in Computer Management & Information Systems with the latest degree coming in 2009.
Bobcat men’s basketball head coach Eric Behrens has announced the signing of nine recruits for the Peru State men’s basketball program for the 2015-16 campaign. The new group of recruits consists of fivejuniors, two sophomores, and two freshmen. The new commits will join four seniors and one junior.
Lola M. DeVorss, age 79 of Nebraska City, Nebraska passed away early Monday, August 17, 2015 at her home. Lola Marie DeVorss was born on June 28, 1936 in Auburn, Neb., the daughter of Pete and Marie (Hager) Yates. She attended school in Auburn and graduated from the Auburn High School in 1954. She was united in marriage to Robert Floyd DeVorss on April 17, 1955 at the Methodist Church in Auburn and to this union four children were born: Robert, Kim, Karla and Kathy. Lola worked at Crown Line Plastics and later in the office at Larson Motors for some 20 years. Lola and Bob spent 55 years of their lives together until his death. Over those years they raised their family and spent time doing the things they loved such as boating, camping, gardening and Husker Football! She is survived by her children: Robert F. DeVorss, Jr. and wife Kathleen; Kim Kreifels and husband Clint; Karla DeVorss and Kathy Allgood and husband Bret all of Nebraska City; nine grandchildren: Holly DeVorss, Taylor DeVorss, Jason Kreifels and wife Jaclyn, Lisa Andrew and husband Bryce, Tara Dickey and husband Jason, Neil DeVorss, Kylie Allgood, Amanda Wolken and Nathan Worm; five great-grandchildren: Justus Kreifels, Jolie Kreifels, Aca Andrew, Wrenn Andrew and Brixtyn Andrew; two sisters: Phyllis and Jean; two sisters-in-law: Sally and Lorraine; nieces, nephews and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband on August 15, 2010; daughter- in-law Susan DeVorss and brother Donald Yates. A private family graveside service was held at Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City. Remembrances may be left at www.gudefuneralhomes.com. Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.
Jesse A. Nichols, age 72, of Nemaha, passed away Sunday, August 16, at his home in Nemaha. A funeral service for Jesse A. Nichols will be held Friday, August 21, at 10:30 a.m. at the Hall Funeral Chapel in Auburn, Nebraska. Burial will follow at the Nemaha Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, August 20, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Chapel in Auburn. Family will greet friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jesse is survived by his wife Karen Nichols of Nemaha, Neb.; daughters Kathrena Dettmann (Tim) of Avoca, Neb.; Kimberly Nichols of Lincoln, Neb.; Krystal Nickels (Troy) of Johnson, Neb.; Kandace Nichols of Lincoln, Neb.; Step-sons Kurt Tanner (Kim) of Nemaha, Neb.; Kevin Tanner (Christy) of Auburn, Neb.; eight grandchildren, 12 brothers and sisters; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Hall Funeral Chapel of Auburn is in charge of arrangements for Jesse A. Nichols.