The State of Nebraska will offset a portion of real property taxes levied in 2014. The Property Tax Credit Act provides a real property tax credit based upon the valuation of each parcel of real property compared to the valuation of all real property in the state. The total amount of credit available for statewide distribution in 2014 is $140 million.
Auburn City Council Approved Several Key Agenda Items Including Its Budget; Mayor’s Vote Needed to Break Five Ties
By Darrell Wellman
During the Sept. 8 regular meeting, Auburn City Council approved several agenda items, including budgetary items for the next fiscal year and a property/ casualty insurance carrier. Councilmembers voted unanimously to extend the current agreement for solid waste collection with American Recycling and Sanitation Inc. The City of Auburn just finished three years with the Rock Port, Mo., business.
Turkey Trot Fun Run, Little Gobbler’s Mile Saturday, Oct. 11 in Brownville; Part of Old Time Autumn Festivities
The first annual Turkey Trot Fun Run and Little Gobbler’s Mile will be the lead-off event for the Brownville Historical Society’s family fun Old Time Autumn which takes place October 11 and 12. The Turkey Trot and Little Gobbler’s Mile open the activities on Saturday. Runners, walkers, young and old are invited to join the fun. For safety reasons, no dogs are allowed for either event. Strollers and wagons are welcome.
The Johnson-Brock Lady Eagles took an 8-2 record into this week’s MUDECAS volleyball tournament at Southeast Community College-Beatrice. Last week, Johnson-Brock held off Pawnee City in five sets and swept Auburn before capturing three matches to win the Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer (HTRS) Invitational.
Marilyn Smith, daughter of Harold G. Smith and Ruth E. (Randel) Smith, was born on May 19, 1930 in Auburn, Nebraska. She was one of four children born to this union. Marilyn graduated Auburn High School and attended Wesleyan University where she received her bachelors degree. She then went on to complete her masters degree in Denver, Colorado in library and information studies. She was united in marriage to Dean Behrends on May 23, 1964. Dean taught school in Homesville, Neb. They later moved to Texas and it is there that Dean passed away in 1994. She returned to the Auburn where she was active in the community and loved to square dance. It is through square dancing she met Richard Gruber and the couple married on November 27, 2000. They made their home in Shenandoah, Iowa. Marilyn passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 due to a tragic car accident near Malvern, Iowa. She had reached the age of 84 years, three months and 14 days. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. She is survived by her husband Richard Gruber of Shenandoah, Iowa; his children Larry Gruber and wife Lena of Shenandoah, Iowa; Janelle Kroska and husband Ken of Fonda, Iowa; Jean Ann James and husband Randy of North Liberty, Iowa; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother Randel Smith and wife Jane of Brownville, Neb.; brother Gregg Smith and wife Kathlene of Hastings, Neb.; Harold Smith Jr. M.D. and wife Barb of Philadelphia, Penn.; other relatives and friends. A funeral service for Marilyn Gruber was held Saturday, September 6, at the Hall Funeral Chapel in Auburn. Following lunch, burial was in the St. Paul (Hickory Grove) Cemetery near Memorials may be given in Marilyn’s honor to the DaVita Shenandoah Dialysis Center at 300 Pershing Ave, Shenandoah, IA 51601 Hall Funeral Chapel of Auburn was in charge of arrangements for Marilyn Gruber.
Edna Mae (Hahn) De Jonge, 77, of Humboldt, Nebraska was born to Ed F. and Gertrude (Boellstorff) Hahn on September 17, 1936 in rural Johnson, Nebraska. She grew up near Johnson and attended country school through the 8th grade at Cherry Grove District #69. Edna later graduated from Brock High School with the class of 1954. On June 10, 1956, Edna was united in marriage to Edward De Jonge at the Charter Oak Christian Church. To this union three children, Lynn, Arlon, Tim, and Christi were born. The couple lived and raised their family in the Humboldt area. Edna worked as a nurses aid for two years at the Humboldt Hospital and then for Dr. Heim and Dr. Stappenbeck for 38 years. She was a member of The Faith Lutheran Church in Humboldt and in her spare time enjoyed gardening, playing cards with friends and family, and raising household flowers. Edna passed away at the Nebraska Heart Institute in Lincoln, on Saturday, September 13, 2014, having reached the age of 77 years, 11 months, and 27 days. She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son Arlon De Jonge, and brothers-in-law: Leonard Bray, George De Jonge, and Tom O’Brien. Edna is survived by her loving husband Ed De Jonge of Humboldt; sons: Lynn De Jonge of rural Humboldt; Tim De Jonge of Humboldt; a daughter Christi Krause of Lincoln; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one step great-grandchild; sisters: Norma Bray of Johnson; Darlene O’Brien of Geneva, Neb.; brothers-in-law: Lammert De Jonge and his wife Emma Lee of Humboldt; Ommo De Jonge and his wife Marilyn of Humboldt; sister-in-law Lucille De Jonge of rural Humboldt; and many other relatives and friends. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 19, 2014, at The Faith Lutheran Church in Humboldt, with Reverend Robert Schermbeck officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on Thursday, September 18, at The Wherry Mortuary in Humboldt. Family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. at the mortuary. Inurnment will be at the Humboldt Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the American Diabetes Association or The Faith Lutheran Church. Online messages of condolence can be left at http://www.wherrymortuary.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Wherry Mortuary-Humboldt (402)