SUV Bid Accepted for Nemaha County Sheriff’s Department; Sharon Hessler Named to County Visitors Committee
A $34,025 bid from Meyer-Earp Auto Center of Auburn for a 2014 police Tahoe 4x4 sport utility vehicle for the Nemaha County Sheriff’s Department was accepted Wednesday, Nov. 13, by the county commissioners. It was the only bid received. The bid did not include a trade-in. The new vehicle will replace a Tahoe which will be transferred to the Emergency Management Agency. It is unsure what will be done with the agency’s older vehicle.
The fourth annual U.S. Marine Toys for Tots Drive will be Saturday morning, Dec. 7, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Club, 721 5th St., Peru. Santa Claus will make a special guest appearance. Free coffee and doughnuts will be served to everyone who contributes a toy. For more information, please contact Dan Stukenholtz at 402-274-8298.
After being tied at halftime, 39-39, the visiting Mid-America Christian University (MACU) went on an 11-1 run to start the second half and never looked back as the Lady Evangels went on to top Peru State 94-72. With the win, MACU improved to 2-1 while the Bobcats fell to 0-2.
In the first half, there were seven ties and five lead changes as neither team had a lead larger than seven points. The teams traded buckets during the first five minutes of the game and were tied at 8-8 until the Lady Evangels went on a 7-0 run to take a 15-8 lead with 12:26 left in the first half.
The Peru State men’s basketball team evened their season record on Monday night with a 71-64 win over the visiting Crusaders of Manhattan Christian College (MCC). The Bobcats are now 2-2 on the season while the Crusaders fell to 1-5.
First Half Action
After getting the opening tip, Taylor Christensen (Phoenix, Ariz.) put the ‘Cats up 2-0 on an assist from Brett Pierce (St. Joseph, Mo.). However, the Crusaders quickly countered with a trey take a 3-2 lead and followed it with another three-pointer to lead 6-2 with 17:24 left in the first half.
Christopher Thomas Hayes, the second of five boys born to Martin and Allison Hayes, was born December 26, 1973, in Nebraska City, Nebraska. Chris enjoyed fishing and playing sports growing up. He attended Brownville Elementary School through the 8th grade before attending Auburn High School and graduating in 1992. During school, Chris participated in football, basketball, track, and played Legion baseball in the summers. He was also a member of the National Honor Society. After high school, Chris attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln for one year. He enjoyed bowling, playing softball, and attending sporting events, especially Nebraska Cornhusker football and basketball games and the College World Series. Chris won many trophies for his efforts in bowling competitions. He also enjoyed spending time with family, friends, and his many nieces and nephews. One of Chris’s favorite accomplishments was being a part of the championship team of the Brownville Historical Society Golf Classic. In January of 2013, Chris received a diploma in Security/Police Sciences from Stratford Career Institute. In the early morning hours of Sunday, November 17, 2013, near Hamburg, Iowa, Chris was involved in an accident that took his life. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Thomas and Delphine Hayes and William and Faye Furnas. Chris will always be remembered for his kindness and generosity. Chris is survived by his parents Martin and Allison Hayes of Brownville; brothers and sisters-in-law Martin, Jr. and Andrea Hayes of Omaha; Daniel and Nikki Hayes of Brock; William and Sena Hayes of Nebraska City; Robert Hayes and Shelli Eyman of Murray; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. A memorial service is scheduled for Friday, November 26, 2013 at Hemmingsen Funeral Home, officiated by Rev. Bob Chitwood. Jody Anderson will play traditional hymns, and special pre-recorded music will be played as well. Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with family greeting friends 6 to 8 p.m. Services are entrusted to Hemmingsen Funeral Home of Auburn.
Betsey G. Thompson, age 88, of Oshkosh, Nebraska, formerly of Auburn, Neb., passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at the Garden County Nursing Home in Oshkosh. She is survived by her children, Terry Thompson and wife June of Wilber, Neb.; Arthur Thompson and wife Cecilia of Cook, Neb.; Rocky Thompson of Auburn; Fabian Thompson and wife Brenda of Oshkosh; eight grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Saturday, November 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Chapel in Auburn. A funeral service for Betsey Thompson will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 23, at the Hall Funeral Chapel in Auburn. Burial will follow at the Tecumseh Cemetery in Tecumseh, Neb. Hall Funeral Chapel of Auburn is in charge of arrangements.