Frank J. Hecht
1925 - 2010
Funeral services for Frank J. Hecht of Tilden will be held Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 10:30 A.M. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Tilden. Reverend John Bro-heimer will officiate with burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by VFW Post 7603 and American Legion Post 170 of Tilden.
Visitation will be Wednesday, September 22, 2010 from 4 to 6 P.M. at Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home and a 7 P.M. wake service at the church.
Frank J. Hecht, son of Albert J. and Caroline (Rotter) Hecht, was born on February 22, 1925 in Tilden, Nebraska on the farm. He attended Bunker Hill School and graduated from Tilden High School Class of 1942 and then attended Wayne State College.
He married Nancy Forge of Omaha on June 25, 1960 at St. Phillip Neri Catholic Church in Omaha.
To this union eight children were born: Lisa, Mark, Paul, Anne, Emily, John, Sarah and Kathleen.
The couple lived on the farm southwest of Tilden, where Frank farmed. Frank was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church and American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars in Tilden. His hobbies included home building, carpentry and building scaled replicas of antique machinery for show. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He loved antique cars, animals and spending time with his family.
Frank died on Sunday, September 19, 2010 at the age of 85, at Tilden Community Hospital.
He is survived by the mother of his children, Nancy Hecht of Norfolk, NE; seven children and their families, Lisa (Paul) Mettler, Tara and Katie of Champaign, IL, Mark (Mary) Hecht, Ashley and Tristan of Tilden, NE, Paul (Stephanie) Hecht, Tucker of Tilden, NE, Anne (Jim) Meis, Justine, Jonathon and Marie of Elgin, Emily (Merle) Borer, Olivia and Jackson of Elgin, NE, John (Stacy) Hecht, Makinley and Isabella of Gretna, NE, Kathy (Scott) Margheim of Columbus, NE; and sister, Agnes Renner of Battle Creek, NE.
He is preceded in death by his parents; one daughter in infancy; sister, Marion Wisch; and one brother in infancy.
The regular monthly meeting of the Elgin Chamber of Commerce/Community Club will be held Monday night, Sept. 27.
The event will be held at the Steel Steed Steakhouse & Saloon. Social hour will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner and the meeting to follow at 7 p.m.
Persons wishing to attend should RSVP to Betty Kallhoff by noon Friday. She can be reached at 843-5621.
Among the items expected to be discussed at the meeting will be the recent meeting of interested persons putting together the Q125 celebration to be held in 2014.
Reservations can be made by contacting Betty Kallhoff (843-5621) by Friday, July 23.
The Pope John students will hold a paper drive on Saturday, Sept. 25.
Juniors and seventh graders are in charge of the project. The following are contact persons:
Clearwater & Rural St. John — Caleb Pelster (843-5411 or 843-0274)
Neligh — Drew Schindler (843-6275)
Raeville — Jared Seier (843-0387)
Petersburg — Jared Seier (843-0387)
Elgin — Grant Beckman (843-6427 or 843-2334) or Sister Pat (843-5461)
They will collect newspapers, phone books, paper backs and shredded paper, magazines and slick papers, and flattened cardboard.
Please note: Papers must be boxed or put in brown paper bags.
They will not collect any hard covered books, books, note books or calendars with spirals, plastic wrappers or bags.
Please have the paper at the pick-up locations by 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, or placed in the protected area in front of the St. Boniface Gym no sooner than Friday or Saturday but no later than 10 a.m. on Saturday.
The Upper Elkhorn NRD Board of Directors held a public hearing on Monday, September 13, to receive testimony on the proposed changes to the NRDs Groundwater Management Plan (GWMP) Rules and Regulations. Testimony was given by Gregg Felker, Chairman of the UENRD Water Resources and Watershed Committee in support of the changes. Felker outlined those changes which were drafted in an effort to protect existing water users, the development of ground water models and allow future ground water development while protecting ground water supplies. Changes pertained to Rules 15, 20, 21, 22 and 25.
Rule 15 allows for cooperators to complete their Nitrogen Management Certification by means of a take home test. Rule 20 pertains to when a ground water well withdraws 500 acre feet of water it will need to have a hydrological evaluation of the aquifer system. This rule was developed to evaluate the aquifer system and to determine if it can support that type of pumping and the impacts to surrounding users within a two mile radius. Rule 21 was developed when the district adopted the Rules for LB483 acre expansion and outlines when a flowmeter is required. This rule was created because the NRD is lacking the actual amount of ground water withdrawals from wells pumping more than 50 gallons per minute.
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Antelope County Supervisors approved an agreement with the City of Elgin at their meeting last week.
Meeting at the Antelope County Courthouse on Tuesday, Sept. 14, the Supervisors approved a law enforcement agreement with the City of Elgin.
Under the terms of the agreement, the City of Elgin will contract with the county for dispatching services at a rate of $250 per month and law enforcement services at a rate of $25 per call, plus mileage.
Also at Tuesday’s meeting, the supervisors gave the go-ahead to County Clerk Carolyn Pedersen to advertise for bids on three separate road and bridge projects.
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