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Proceedings — Antelope County Board of Supervisors

October 10, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Neligh, Nebraska
October 2, 2012
Notice of meeting published as required by statute.
A complete record of these minutes as well as all resolutions and agreements are on file at the County Clerk’s office and are open to the public.
Those responding to roll call: Bolling, Brandt, Schwager, Baker, Williby, Henery and Kerkman.
Discussed the Green Line Equipment bill for repairing the asphalt machine; no action taken.
Appointed Maurice Soper to the Antelope County Airport Authority board.
Authorized the chairman to sign the resolution adding the Central Valley Ag Road Project No. C-2(364) to the one and six year road program.
Approved accelerating the county road department employees who were hired on the old wage scale to the new wage scale.
Selected Smith Hayes at the bonding company for the new jail facility.
Discussed funding of the Antelope County Resource Center; no action taken.
Reviewed the clerk of the district court August fee report.
Approved the Elgin Public Library and Oakdale Public Library interlocal agreements.
The American Legion Club gazebo will not be dismantled; several individuals have taken it upon themselves to see that it is repaired.
County Government Day will be October 4, 2012.
Job descriptions for the county road employees was discussed.
Decided to have the safety committee draft a policy on how the county employee’s driver checks will be handled.
Discussed drafting a dress code for county road employees.
Approved the lease/purchase of a Case 621 Payloader at the cost of $121,712.00; said payloader to be purchased from Titan Machinery.
Heard an update from Blue Cross Blue Shield Representative Sue Warner regarding the county health insurance.
Authorized the chairman to sign the proclamation declaring October as Cyber Security Awareness Month.
Approved the September 4, 2012 and the September 11, 2012 regular board minutes.
No action taken on selling the bridge stored at the Neligh shop.
No action taken on the Tilden North Bridge Project right of way acquisition.
Reviewed correspondence.
Meeting adjourned.
Antelope County Board of Supervisors
Chairman of County Board
/s/ Antelope County Clerk
Publish: October 10, 2012

Sylvester Beckman

September 27, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Sylvester J. Beckman
1928 - 2012
A Christian service with military honors was held Monday, September 24, for Sylvester “Vet” Beckman.
Beckman, age 84, of Laurel, passed away on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at Wayne, Nebraska.
Funeral services were held at the United Methodist Church in Laurel with Rev. Jaime Farias officiating.
Interment will be at a later date at memorial Park Cemetery in Siouc City, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the family for a later designation.
Hasemann Funeral Homes of Laurel was in charge of arrangements.
Sylvester John “Vet” Beckman was born April 19, 1928, at Elgin on the farm of his parents, to Louis H. and Anna E. (Schiltmeyer) Beckman. He was baptized at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Raeville where he made his First Communion and was confirmed. He attended St. John Berchman’s School in Raeville. He enlisted in the United States Army on March 31, 1955, serving until his honorable discharge on February 25, 1957. After returning from his military service, Vet farmed the home place near Elgin, later buying the farm. He took up square dancing, where he met the love of his life, Doris. Vet married Doris (Roost) Engel December 28, 1985, at Hope Lutheran Church in South Sioux City. The couple lived in South Sioux City until 1990, when they a built a summer home in Norfolk. They loved traveling to many states and countries from 1986 to 1998 including the Hawaiian Islands, Canada, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Islands, Cancun, Copper Canyon, and Mexico.
The couple spent many winters in Mission, Texas before making it their permanent home for 11 years. In 2007, they moved to Laurel. Vet loved his family, grandkids, friends, and neighbors. He enjoyed farming and helping his nephews, Dave and John, continue their dad’s farming operation. Learning about the new cars, pickups, and John Deere machinery was always of interest. The couple spent much time square dancing, listening to polka music, and attending music jams.
Vet is survived by his wife, Doris; step-son, Richard (Bev) Engel of Homer; seven step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Leonard (Ann) Beckman of Elgin; sisters, Mary Ann (Rudy) Starman of Petersburg and Helen Preusser of Petersburg; sister-in-law, Mary Rose (Beckman) Schainost of Norfolk; brother-in-law, Norbert (Jan) Starman of Elgin; in-laws, Yvonne (Charles) Emmons of Hubbard, Leona Porter of South Sioux City, Clifford (Nina) Roost of Dakota City, Ray Severson of Emerson; many nieces and nephews.
Vet was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Norbert Beckman; a sister, Clara M. Starman; sisters-in-law, Theresa Severson and Joyce Rechkammer; brothers-in-law, Jim Preusser, Louis Roost, James Roost, and Dewayne Roost; step-son, Dan Engel.
Vet’s family appreciates your thoughts and kindness and invites you to lunch in the church fellowship hall following the service.

Clarence A. Schmitt Obituary

September 13, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Clarence A. Schmitt
1920 - 2012
Funeral services for Clarence A. Schmitt age 92 of Wisner, NE will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wisner, NE. Interment with military honors will be in the Wisner Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m., the family present after 6 p.m. and there will be a public vigil service starting at 7 p.m., and will continue on Saturday from 9 a.m. until service time at the church. Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner is handling the arrangements for the family.
Clarence passed away on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at the Wisner Care Center.
Clarence Anthony Schmitt was born March 20, 1920 at Dalton, NE to Theodore and Frances (Preusser) Schmitt.
At an early age the family returned to Elgin, NE, where Clarence attended St. Boniface School through the 10th grade. He left school to begin helping on the family farm. He enlisted in the United States Army on August 28, 1942, while serving with Battery C of the 553rd Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion during the European Theatre his unit was involved in the Battle of the Bulge and the Crossing of the Rhine. He later served in Germany during the Occupation Campaign and was honorably discharged as a First Sergeant on January 17, 1946. On June 15, 1948, he was united in marriage to Helen Baum at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE. He went to work for Elgin Lumber Co. and in 1959 was transferred to Wisner, NE to become the manager of Wisner Lumber Co. He retired in 1986 and later became the manager for Woodland Circle Apartments in Wisner. He was an active member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and served on the Archdiocesan Parish Council.
Clarence’s motto was “Service is the price we pay to occupy this world.” He lived his motto by serving his community as a life member of the Wisner American Legion Post #85 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5767, a 50 year member of the Wisner Lions Club, member of the Wisner Chamber of Commerce, member of the Knights of Columbus for over 60 years and was treasurer of Wisner’s Council for 23 years, served on the Northeast Community College Board of Governors’ for close to 20 years, served on the Wisner School Board and Wisner-Pilger School Board, was a member of the Wisner Housing Authority, served as Civil Defense Director, member of the Wisner Medical Clinic Board for over 25 years, served on the FEMA Board for over 10 years, served for 12 years on the County School Redistricting Board, served on the Wisner Community Development Board, and had belonged to the Lumberman’s Association for over 35 years.
Clarence received his GED diploma from Wisner-Pilger High School in 1975 and was a member of the districts 3rd grade reading program for 10 years, he was honored by receiving the Wisner Lions Club Citizen of the Year award twice in 1979 and 1990, received the Nebraska Community College Governors’ Award in 2003, the AkSarBen Ike Freidman Award in 2006, and an Honorary Associate Arts Degree from Northeast Community College in 2007.
Survivors include Wife-Helen Schmitt of Wisner, NE; Daughter- Mary and Philip Sharp of Cheyenne, WY and children- Will and Jenny Sharp, Sarah and Mike Meissel, Frannie & Douglas Bailey, and Hannah Sharp, Son- John and Shirley Schmitt of Norfolk, NE and children-Andrew Schmitt and Natalie Schmitt, Daughter- Annette and Jeff Odell of Greeley, CO and children-Ben Cary, Nick Cary, and Amanda Cary, Sisters- Helen Getta of Des Moines, IA, Irene McAleer of Cedar Rapids, IA, Brothers- Harold Schmitt of Watkins, IA, Bill Schmitt of Ft. Collins, CO
Clarence was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers- Leonard, Robert and Norbert Schmitt, and sister- Wilma Vanourney.

Clarence A. Schmitt

September 12, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Funeral services for Clarence A. Schmitt age 92 of Wisner, NE are pending at the Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner, NE.
Clarence passed away on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at the Wisner Care Center.

John L. “Jack” Pruden

September 6, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

John L. “Jack” Pruden
1932 - 2012
John L. “Jack” Pruden, 80 of Ewing, NE passed away Friday, August 31, 2012 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh, NE.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 5, 2012 (today) at the United Methodist-Presbyterian USA Church in Ewing, NE, with Pastor Eric Ford officiating.
Interment will follow at the Ewing Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Sanders Post #214 of Ewing.
Visitation will be one-hour prior to services at the church.
Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin, NE is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
John Lee Pruden, son of James Lee and Edna Pearl (Tucker) Pruden, was born July 4, 1932 at Ewing, NE. He attended Ewing Public Elementary School and graduated from Ewing High School in 1950. He entered the United States Army on January 24, 1953 and received an honorable discharge December 24, 1954.
Jack was united in marriage to Barbara Ann Mutchler in November 1955 at the United Methodist-Presbyterian Church in Ewing, NE. The couple made their home on the ranch south of Ewing, NE where they raised their son, Joel. In 1984, Jack moved off the ranch into Ewing where he resided until 2012.
Due to health problems, Jack spent the past few months in nursing homes and passed away Friday, August 31, 2012 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh, NE at the age of 80.
He was a member of the United Methodist-Presbyterian USA Church in Ewing, NE, American Legion Sanders Post #214, and the Masonic Lodge. Jack earned his private pilot’s license in 1948 and enjoyed flying his Piper Cub for many years. He will always be remembered for his dynamic storytelling abilities.
Jack is survived by his son Joel Pruden and wife Marvi; one grandson Brandon Pruden, all of Ewing, NE; nephew: James Burtwistle and wife Trish along with their children Samantha Jo and Charlie, all of O’Neill, NE, three cousins: Bob Pruden and wife Patricia, Neva Jones and husband Bob, all of O’Neill, NE; Melvin Pruden of Faytteville, NC.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Barb; two brothers: James “Farmer” Pruden and Robert Pruden; and a sister Fern Burtwistle.

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