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TransCanada Legal Reps File Twenty-Seven Eminent Domain Petitions In Antelope County

January 22, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

stacked-papersAntelope County Court employees arrived at work Tuesday morning and were greeted in the hallway by legal representatives of TransCanada Corp.

As reported, they were there regarding land easements along the proposed Keystone XL pipeline route that they have been unable to secure from landowners. In total, twenty-seven petitions for eminent domain were filed in Antelope County. Neighboring Holt County received thirty-five petitions.

According to Barb Finn, Clerk of the Antelope County Court, the next step is for the court to secure at least one certified appraiser along with two other Antelope County landowners to form a committee that will be responsible for determining the value on the easements being sought by TransCanada Corp. The committee will also consider crop damages/losses that the landowner would incur due to the easements. The court has three days from the filings, on Tuesday, to have a committee in place. Finn said they would need to have the committee established on Friday, January 23.

According to published reports, less than 90 landowners in Nebraska have come to terms with TransCanada Corp.  Under the permanent easement terms, TransCanada Corp would control the rights to a fifty foot wide strip of land solely for the purpose of operating a single underground oil pipeline. Property owners would retain ownership of their land.

Mary Helen Schrage

January 15, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Mary Helen Schrage
1932 — 2015
Mary Helen Schrage, 82 of Elgin, passed away Thursday, January 8, 2015 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday morning, January 12, 2015 at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, with Rev. Ross Burk-halter offici-ating. Interment followed at the parish cemetery.
Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to St. Boniface Church, St. Boniface School and Pope John Central Catholic School. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Mary Helen Schrage, daughter of Albert & Ann (Overmohle) Fritz was born on March 3, 1932 at Elgin, NE.
She was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Church, attended St. Boniface High School and graduated in 1949.
After graduation, Mary Helen worked Monday’s in the office of the Elgin Livestock Commission and part-time at the 2 x 4 Café.
On August 17, 1953, Mary Helen married Alvin Schrage at the St. Boniface Church in Elgin.  They lived on the family farm near Elgin where they were blessed with three children:  Deb, Sherri and Mark.  They moved to town in 1987.
Mary Helen relocated to the Willows in Neligh, in July of 2013.
She entered the Golden Living Center in July of 2014, where she passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015.
Mary Helen loved farming with Al, quilting and sewing, playing cards, traveling with life-long friends Ray and Leora Dinslage and singing in the choir.
She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-children and having tea parties with them.
She was a loving and tender caregiver to Al during his illness.
Mary Helen was a lifetime member of St. Boniface Church, a former member of the Choir, St. Boniface Christian Mothers and the Domestic Arts Club.
She is survived by her children: Deb (Kyle) Warren of Elgin, NE; Sherri (Dave) Peterson of Norfolk, NE, Mark (Brenda) Schrage of Elgin; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister: Juan Hoefer of Elgin, one brother: Paul (Joan) Fritz of Owensboro, KY, one brother & sister in-law Urb & Celine Schrage of Salinas, CA and sister-in-law Dorothy Schrage of Red Oak, IA; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mary Helen was preceded in death by her husband Alvin, son-in-law Terry Zegers; grandson Andrew Peterson; brother-in-laws: Hubert, Clarence, Gilbert, Wilfred, &  Art Schrage, Leonard Hoefer and Robert Lee, sister-in-laws Philomena Lee, Annabel Schrage, Margaret Schrage and Joanie Fritz

Amanda Ofe

January 15, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Amanda Ofe
1978 — 2015
Funeral services for Amanda Jo Ofe, age 36, of Neligh, Nebraska were held Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Neligh United Methodist Church.
Visita-tion was Friday, January 9, 2015 at Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home in Tilden.
Amanda died Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh.
Amanda Jo Ofe, daughter of Donald Bruce and Connie (Brittell) Ofe was born August 23, 1978 at Tilden, Nebraska. Mandy attended Elgin Public Schools, graduating with the class of 1996.
She was blessed with two sons, Alex and Julien.
She graduated from Northeast Community College with a degree in Business Administration. Mandy loved her job as Customer Sales and Service Representative at Farmers Pride in Neligh, Nebraska.
Some of her hobbies that she enjoyed were reading and cooking, but her favorite thing in the world were her sons Alex and Julien and their accomplishments. Mandy was a member of the Oakdale Methodist Church.
Survivors include: her two sons, Alex and Julien; her parents Bruce and Connie Ofe of Oakdale; sister, Jenny and husband Adam Cameron of Oakdale; three nephews, Taven, Kaden, and Jace all of Oakdale; grandmothers, Shirley Ofe of Oakdale, and Evalena Brittell of Neligh; and soul mate, Clinton Linder of Neligh.
She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Bud and Leland.
Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Landauer

January 15, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Dorothy Landauer
1924 — 2015
Dorothy E. “Dottie” Landauer, 90, of Albion, NE, died Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Wolf Memorial Good Sam-aritan Center in Albion. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, January 10, 2015 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion with Fr. Stan Schmit officiating.
Burial followed at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery in Albion.
Levander Funeral Home of Albion is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Dorothy E. “Dottie” Landauer, the daughter of Frederick “Fred” and Mary Dozler Henke was born April 20, 1924 at Elgin, Nebraska. She received her education at St. Boniface Catholic School and graduated from St. Boniface High School in 1942.
Following her schooling, she worked in Norfolk, Omaha, and at the Ordinance Plant in Grand Island.
Dorothy was united in marriage to LaVern Joseph “Shorty” Landauer on October 1, 1946 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Petersburg.
The couple lived northwest of Petersburg and later west of Petersburg until 1957, when they moved to a farm southwest of Albion. There they farmed until 1988, when they moved into Albion.
Dottie worked as a housekeeper for several families in Albion and later at Qualset Furniture for a number of years.
In addition to being a longtime member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and Altar Society, Dottie was a member and past president of the Cedar Rapids Art Guild and a member of the Korner Quilters for over 30 years. She enjoyed painting, quilting, crocheting and embroidering as well as cooking.
She is survived by her husband LaVern “Shorty” of Albion; one son, Dave Landauer (Deb) of Albion, NE; one grandson, John Landauer (Angie) of Fremont, NE; two granddaughters: Jennifer Landauer of Petersburg, NE, and Janelle King (Chad) of Newman Grove, NE; great grandchildren: Julia and Jack Landauer of Fremont, NE; one sister Laverna Sauser of Cedar Rapids, NE, and one brother Darold Henke of Buckeye, AZ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, son Marvin in 1968; brother and sister-in-law Leonard and Millie Henke; sister Mildred Henke, brother-in-law Charles Sauser and sister-in-law Dorothy Henke.

Geraldine Bader

January 15, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Geraldine Bader
1931 — 2014
Geraldine (Hand) Bader, age 83, died December 24, 2014. She was born October 27, 1931 in Edison, NE to Fritz and Hazel (Whyte) Hand.
She started teaching in a one room school house in rural Nebraska.
An exceptional storyteller, she was gifted at entertaining children while teaching them.
A member of Bethany First Church of the Nazarene, she was a former president of the Kumjoynus class.
She was also active in Southern Nazarene University’s Association of Retired Professionals.
Gerry and her husband Dean resided in Colorado for more than 46 years where he owned his barbershop business and she worked as a business woman.
They moved to Yukon, Oklahoma in 2003.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 57 years, Dean Richard Bader; and brother, Walter Hand. Survivors include her sons, Ted and wife Marilyn of Yukon OK, Edward and wife Dee of Portland OR; sisters, Jackie Dwyer of Elgin and Janet Warner of Edison; brothers, Larry Hand of McCook and Phillip Hand of Hebron; four grandchildren, Trudee, Luke, Joshua and Samuel; and 14 great-grandchildren.

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