Rosie Pesek, 94, of Ord died Saturday, September 20, 2014, at the Valley View Living Center in Ord.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 25, 2014, at the Ord Memorial Chapel with Reverend Doug Olson officiating. Burial will be in the National Bohemian Cemetery west of Ord. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. at the Ord Memorial Chapel. Memorials may be given to the family. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Rosie was born June 26, 1920, west of Ord, Nebraska in Valley County to Joseph and Mary (Pravecek) Pesek. She was raised on the family farm and attended the Pleasant Valley rural school.
At a young age, Rosie fell from a horse and became disabled. She lived with her parents until 1965, when her parents both passed away. She then made her home with her brothers and sisters. Rosie later lived at the Wajda Rest Home, Grandview Assisted Living and recently the Valley View Living Center.
Rosie enjoyed attending church; spending time with family; and attending family functions.
Survivors include a sister-in-law, Mary (Mrs. Eddie) Pesek; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, James, Johnny, Joseph, Adolph, and Eddie; six sisters, Lydia Chalupa, Mary Shiemek, Emma Bruha, Lillie Paider, Mamie Koncel, and Irene Koncel.
Shirley A. Hoover Sanders, 78
Shirley Ann Hoover Sanders, 78, formerly of Burwell, died on Thursday, September 18, 2014 in Lincoln. Memorial services will be Tuesday, September 23 at 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church near Polk with Rev. Jeffrey Bloom officiating. Interment will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery. Solt Funeral Home of Central City and Polk is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.soltfh.com
Shirley was born on November 7, 1935, in Polk County to Willard D. and Mildred D. (Meerkatz) Richardson. Shirley attended school in York County through the tenth grade and moved with her family to Marquette and graduated from Marquette High School in 1954. She then worked as a waitress in York. On August 5, 1956, Shirley was united in marriage to Stanley Hoover at Immanuel Lutheran Church near Polk. To this union three children were born, Cathy, Cindy and J.D. They lived in Seward. On June 2, 1971, she was married to Terrell Sanders at Ord. To this union their daughter, Terra, was born. They lived in Loup and Garfield Counties. Shirley lived in Burwell for many years where she worked at the Livestock Market, the Hotel, Legion Club and nursing home; as well as doing adult daycare. As her health began to fail, Shirley moved to Lincoln to be near her daughter.
Shirley was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church near Polk, confirmed at the Lutheran Church in York and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Burwell. She loved entertaining her grandchildren and great grandchildren, she enjoyed flowers, playing cards, listening to music and camping. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Post 298 in Burwell.
Those left to cherish her memory are her children - Cathy and John Doggett and Cindy and Todd Mandl all of Stanton; J.D. and Susan Hoover of Ainsworth; and Terra and Kelly Johnson of Lincoln; step children - Lynn Sanders of Virginia; Tena and Harry Walahoski of Elyria; and Sue and Sally Waters of Omaha; 17 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; her brother - Don and Rita Richardson of Fairbury; and her sister-in-law and brother-in-law - Glenda and Gordon Sanders of Ava, Missouri.
Preceding Shirley in death were her parents and sister-in-law - Elvera Richardson.
Agnes E. Cernik, 93
Agnes Elizabeth Cernik, 93, of Kearney, formerly of Ord, passed away Friday morning, September 19, 2014, at St. John’s Good Samaritan Center in Kearney.
Funeral Services will be held at the Ord Memorial Chapel in Ord, NE, on Tuesday, September 23, at 10:30 am with the Reverend Trevor Rook officiating. Burial will be in the Ord Bohemian Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Memorials are suggested to the Family’s Choice. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
She was born January 14, 1921 to Frank and Emma (Maresh) Bruha, on a farm just west of Ord, Nebraska. She grew up with three other sisters and one brother living through the Great Depression and World War II. She also worked as a nurse’s assistant at a residence in Kearney and later at the Army Ammunition Plant in Grand Island. On October 2, 1946, she married Frank Cernik, They raised their three children on a farm near North Loup. She will always be remembered for her famous dumplings and red gravy, canned fruits and vegetables, and her recipe for frozen creamed corn. She raised many flocks of chickens, ducks and geese. The neighbors looked forward to buying eggs from her every week. The couple attended polka dances regularly. She was also a member of the Ord VFW Auxiliary.
At the time of retirement Frank and Agnes moved to Ord. She enjoyed friends, family and working at the Valley County Hospital. Several years later Frank was moved to a skilled nursing home in Kearney. She then moved to Kearney to be closer to him. They celebrated 64 years of marriage the year that Frank passed away. Agnes continued her stay in Kearney. She had extremely good health for almost all of her 93 years until the last two months. She will be dearly missed by many friends and family.
Survivors include: daughter, Betty Robinson of Kearney: daughter, Charlene Hruby and husband, Alan, of Hansen, NE. and daughter-in-law, RaNae Cernik of Kearney. She was blessed with seven grandchildren: Keith Robinson of St. Louis, MO, Scott Hruby of Hastings, Douglas Hruby and wife, Novelyn, of Kearney; Christina and husband, Jon Barber, of Hickman, Kathleen and husband, Matt Honke, of Roca; Amanda Cernik of Ravenna and Michael Cernik of Kearney. Great grandchildren included Austin, Cassandra and Isaac Barber and Alex Honke. Agnes is also survived by two sisters: Minnie Vopat of Kearney, Dorothy and her husband, Tom Meuret, of Grand Island and many nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by a son, Frank C. Cernik, an infant daughter, a sister, Alice (Bruha) Hulinsky and her husband, Mike Hulinsky; and brother, Vincent Bruha.
Cards, letters, and your stories of your memories of Frank and Agnes, which will be assembled for a Memory Book family keepsake, may be sent to Betty (Cernik) Robinson, PO Box 63, Kearney, NE 68848.
Dolores C. Sweet, 95, of Albion formerly of Scotia passed away on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at the Boone County Health Center in Albion.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 19, 2014, at the Chalk Hills Community Church in Scotia. Pastor Jeremiah Knoop will officiate. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Scotia. Visitation will be held on Friday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time. Memorials are suggested to the Chalk Hills Community Church. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Dolores was born August 1, 1919, to Alfred and Nell (Jeffres) Beck at home in Greeley County, east of Horace, Nebraska. She was raised in the Horace area where she received her education and graduated from Horace School in 1937.
On April 24, 1937, Dolores was united in marriage to Adrian B. Sweet at Bartlett, Nebraska. To this union a daughter, Sharon was born.
Shortly after their marriage the couple moved to Ames, Iowa. While in Ames, Dolores worked for two years on a dairy farm. In 1939, they returned to the Horace area where they made their home and farmed. Dolores worked on the farm and cooked for the hired hands. In 1989, they moved into Scotia. Mr. Sweet passed away on February 26, 1992. Dolores resided in Scotia until she moved to Albion in September of 2010, where she resided at the Good Samaritan Society and recently the Wolf Good Samaritan Home.
Dolores was a lifetime member of the Horace Church. Upon the closing of the church she became a member of the Chalks Hills Community Church of Scotia. She belonged to the Women’s Missionary Group and TOPS. Dolores will be remembered for her excellent cooking, her large garden and entertaining.
Survivors include a son-in-law, Darrell Cook of rural Scotia; three grandchildren and their spouses, Steve and Cheryl Timmons of Wood River, Kent and Lesa Timmons of Wellfleet, and Sharolyn and Alan Rasmussen of Albion; 9 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marvis Beck of Fremont.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Adrian; her daughter, Sharon Cook; an infant sister; and a sister, Jesse Sautter.
UNK Students Collect Canned Goods During Homecoming Week
More than 4,000 pounds of food was collected during the recent University of Nebraska at Kearney Canned Food Build.
The homecoming teams accomplished a lot throughout the week, and the Canned Food Build is a great way to have the teams come together to accomplish something that impacts the Kearney community.
The food build was organized by the Loper Programming and Activities Council, and the event was held Sept. 17 as part of UNK Homecoming Week activities. The food that was collected is being donated to the Mid-Nebraska Food Bank and The Big Blue Cupboard, a UNK organization that combats student hunger.
The Mid-Nebraska Food Bank will receive 3,624 pounds of food, and the Big Blue Cupboard will receive 400 pounds of food.
The Big Blue Cupboard food pantry is visited daily by UNK students who might be waiting on their next paycheck to buy food or who are supporting their family while attending school.
The first-place winners of the Canned Food Build were Alpha Xi Delta, Pi Kappa Alpha and Sigma Lambda Gamma with their creation of a jukebox.
Participating teams included Randall/Men’s Halls; Mantor Hall; Gamma Phi Beta, Sigma Phi Epsilon and Lambda Theta Nu; Alpha Xi Delta, Pi Kappa Alpha and Sigma Lambda Gamma; Alpha Phi, Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Lambda Beta and Sigma Tau Gamma; Centennial Towers West; Centennial Towers East; Antelope and Nester Halls; and Alpha Omicron Pi, Phi Gamma Delta, Alpha Tau Omega and Mu Sigma Upsilon.
Residence halls, sororities, fraternities and other organizations compete for points throughout Homecoming Week during events such as the Canned Food Build, Battle of the Brains, Spirit Competition and the Lip Sync Competition. The team with the most points at the end of week becomes the Homecoming Sweepstakes Champion.
This year’s sweepstakes winner was the team of Alpha Phi, Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Lambda Beta and Sigma Tau Gamma.
Michael Peterson Found Dead In His Cell
(LINCOLN, Neb.) Michael Peterson assigned to the Lincoln
Correctional Center in Lancaster County was found dead at
6:14 am on September 22, 2014. Mr. Peterson, 59, began
serving a life sentence on 05/28/2014 for 1st Degree Murder (Buffalo County).
Mr. Peterson had no parole eligibility or tentative release date.
At approximately 6:14 am on September 22nd, Mr. Peterson was found
unresponsive in his cell. Staff immediately called 911 and began administering
CPR. Lincoln Fire and Rescue arrived and took over the resuscitation. Efforts to
resuscitate Mr. Peterson were not successful and he was pronounced dead at
6:47 am. While the cause of death has not been determined, it appears to have
been a suicide. Mr. Peterson next of kin was contacted.
As is the case whenever an inmate dies in the custody of the Nebraska
Department of Correctional Services, a grand jury will conduct an investigation.
Muddy Creek to Ord transmission line project open house events scheduled by NPPD
Columbus, Neb. – Two open houses will be hosted by Nebraska Public Power District next week concerning the development of a line route for a new 115,000-volt transmission line from a new substation, to be called Muddy Creek and located near an existing transmission line east of Broken Bow, to an existing substation near Ord. The line will enhance the reliability of the transmission network in the immediate area.
The two open houses will focus on gathering information from landowner’s who have property within a study area that has been developed by the District. The first open house for the 42-mile long line will be held September 30 at the Broken Bow City Auditorium, 314 S. 10th Avenue, in Broken Bow. A second open house will be held on Wednesday, October 1, at the Exhibit Hall at the Valley County Fairgrounds, 801 S Street, in Ord.
Project representatives will be available to discuss this project at the Open Houses from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Attendees should allow at least 45 minutes to walk through the displays and provide landowner information.
The new line will play a vital role in enhancing the reliability of the transmission system in central Nebraska where NPPD had voltage and loading issues in 2012, according to NPPD Chief Operating Officer Tom Kent. “A prolonged period of high temperatures in July 2012 combined with drought-like conditions, resulted in NPPD setting a record for peak electrical load needed by customers of 3,030 megawatts,” he explained. The result was that NPPD’s transmission system in the central part of the state was stretched to the limit during the record load period.
Over the past two years, NPPD has temporarily located additional mobile generators in the central part of the state during the summer months in order to help maintain reliability of the transmission system.
The need for the line was identified through the Southwest Power Pool’s transmission planning process, which is performed annually to assess system upgrades. The approximately $34 million transmission project is expected to be in service in June of 2018. Along with the transmission line work, the project also includes upgrades to the existing Ord substation and construction of a new substation east of Broken Bow.
Landowners in the study area have been sent invitations to attend either of these two open house events. NPPD officials noted that no routes have been determined at this time. At the open houses NPPD will collect information from landowners on land use, pivots, wells, planned facilities, residences, and other information. Each landowner will have the opportunity to identify this information and have it recorded into a GIS system that will be used in developing potential corridors for the lines.
“We invite landowners to come to either open house and give us information about their property, future plans, unique situations, locations of pivots and wells,” said Senior Project Manager Mike Hasenkamp. “This is valuable information that allows the project team to develop a line route that will minimize the overall impact.”
Additional information will be available on the need for the project, the route selection process, right-of-way activities, easement compensation, engineering, and environmental considerations.
The open house is one phase of NPPD’s comprehensive public involvement process that is used on its transmission line projects. To develop line routes for the project, NPPD will meet extensively with the public to obtain comments and other valuable information needed for the route-siting/decision making process, beginning with the public open house sessions. NPPD will use a variety of communication methods to interact with area landowners; local, county, and state government officials; and representatives of appropriate regulatory agencies.
The upcoming round of open houses will be the first of four rounds of public informational meetings NPPD plans to host. The first three rounds will be open houses and the fourth round will be a required public hearing.
The Hospice Department at Valley County Health System will be holding a public Community Memorial Service on Sunday, November 2nd, at 2:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Ord.
The eighth Celebration of Life will honor the memory of all loved ones who have died this past year. It will include a speaker, music, candle lighting ceremony, a slide show presentation, and balloon release. Refreshments will be served following the service.
If you would like to include your loved one in the service, call Marilyn Winkelbauer at 308-728-4315. To include your loved one in the slide show presentation, please email the picture to email@example.com. If emailing is not possible, bring it by the Home Health/Hospice building at 400 South 23rd Street or mail it to the Valley County Hospice Department, 2707 L Street, Ord, NE 68862. Photos need to be received by October 16th.
All photos will be returned at the service or mailed at the sender’s request.
Football & Volleyball Scores From 9/19/14
Allen 68, Omaha Nation 38
Amherst 3, Franklin 0
Anselmo-Merna 80, Elwood 52
Aquinas 61, Weeping Water 0
Arapahoe 42, Perkins County 22
Arcadia-Loup City 20, Ainsworth 14
Archbishop Bergan 58, Elmwood-Murdock 14
Arthur County 78, St. Edward 58
Ashland-Greenwood 55, Lincoln Christian 7
Aurora 32, Hastings 7
Axtell 26, Ansley-Litchfield 22
Axtell, Kan. 26, Pawnee City 22
Bancroft-Rosalie 66, Osmond 44
Banner County 56, Wauneta-Palisade 22
Battle Creek 63, Ponca 0
Bellevue East 44, South Sioux City 7
Blair 40, Platteview 0
Boone Central/Newman Grove 49, Grand Island Central Catholic 18
Boyd County 44, Central Valley 34
Boys Town 41, Louisville 7
Brady 36, Medicine Valley 35
Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 68, High Plains Community 44
Central City 32, O'Neill 19
Chadron 33, Broken Bow 6
Chase County 38, Kimball 6
Clarkson/Leigh 58, Cedar Bluffs 34
Columbus Scotus 28, Pierce 14
Crawford 40, Morrill 24
Crete 14, Waverly 7
Diller-Odell 62, Mead 12
Doniphan-Trumbull 30, Centennial 7
Dundy County-Stratton 43, Southwest 20
Elkhorn 58, Omaha Benson 6
Elkhorn South 45, Norris 14
Elkhorn Valley 44, Winside 22
Elm Creek 59, Sutherland 24
Emerson-Hubbard 12, Randolph 6
Exeter/Milligan 56, Johnson-Brock 14
Fairbury 22, Johnson County Central 13
Falls City 60, Douglas County West 12
Fillmore Central 55, Sandy Creek 20
Fort Calhoun 24, Bishop Neumann 20
Freeman 39, Tri County 7
Friend 34, Cross County 0
Fullerton 64, McCool Junction 14
Garden County 48, Mullen 40
Gibbon 34, Bridgeport 14
Giltner 68, Overton 16
Grand Island 56, Columbus 19
Grand Island Northwest 62, Gering 0
Gretna 75, Schuyler 0
Guardian Angels 48, Howells/Dodge 34
Hartington 36, Elgin Public/Pope John 30
Hartington Cedar Catholic 39, Homer 0
Hastings St. Cecilia 42, Cambridge 8
Heartland 50, Blue Hill 32
Hemingford 48, South Loup 0
Hershey 41, Wood River 14
Hitchcock County 32, Alma 8
Holdrege 27, Milford-Dorchester 6
Humphrey St. Francis 50, CWC 43
Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 64, Winnebago 20
Kearney 45, Papillion-LaVista 16
Kearney Catholic 27, Cozad 20
Lawrence-Nelson 66, Heartland Lutheran 28
Lexington 20, Alliance 18
Lincoln East 26, Norfolk 9
Lincoln North Star 42, Omaha Northwest 6
Lincoln Pius X 14, York 10
Lincoln Southeast 48, North Platte 0
Lingle-Fort Laramie, Wyo. 32, Mitchell 6
Lutheran High Northeast 66, Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 26