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Obituaries
Patty A. Siems

Patty A. Siems

Patty A. Siems, 85, of Wymore died Friday morning, April 13, 2018 at Homestead House in Beatrice. She was born on May 2, 1932 at Beatrice and attended school in Beatrice. She married Glen Kuchera and they later divorced. She married Carl Siems on May 30, 1970 at Beatrice. She worked at Swift and Company, Horseshoe Café and Paddock Hotel all in Beatrice. She also worked at the Corral Steakhouse in Lincoln. She was a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church of Beatrice.

Survivors include her husband, Carl of Wymore; two sons, Allen (Judy) Kuchera of Belleville, Kan. and Troy (Valerie) Siems of Fairbury; daughter, Ronnie (Spencer) Fentress of Fairbury; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred H. and Helen W. LaFollette Weise; two brothers, Carl and Alfred Weise; two sisters, Evelyn and Lois Weise.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church of Beatrice with Pastor Joshua Hillmann officiating. Burial will be at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery in Lincoln. A family prayer service will be held at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday in the church fellowship room. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday. A memorial has been established to the church. www.foxfuneralhome.net Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice is in charge of the arrangements.


Crime-and-courts
alert
At the Courthouse April 14, 2018

All offenses in addition to $49 court fees.

County Court

Speeding:

Tiffany M. Day, 37, Barneston, $75; Jacob S. Buhr, 21, Adams, $25; Paul R. Greenough, 75, Iowa City, Iowa, $75; Mike J. Horky, 56, Fairbury, $25; Kenneth A. Huber, 54, Beatrice, $25; Matthew B. Johnson, 34, Beatrice, $75; Autumn N. Luetjen, 21, Beatrice, $25; Krystal D. Simpsons, 36, Falls City, $75; Accassia D. Saathoff, 29, Beatrice, $75; Brian C. Koch, 39, Beatrice, $75; Kathy M. Huffman, 60, Beatrice, $75;Guodong Xue, 21, Lincoln, $200; Henry J. Zach, 59, Omaha, $75; Angela E. Penner, 37, Bellevue, $75; William R. Lange, 51, Raymond, $75; William O Overbeck, 62, Colorado Springs, Colo., $125; Jay W. Lee, 48, Grand Island, $25; Tami L. Driggers, 38, Hillsboro, Kan., $75; Theresa L. Gingery, 58, Holmesville, $75; Kyle B. Moos, 23, Fairfax, S.D., $75; Andrew J. Lewis, 40, Center Point, Iowa, $75; Erica K. McDonald, 19, Sterling, $75; Justin D. Hauptman, 22, Beatrice, $75; Dale A. Ulmer, 60, Fairbury, $25; Samantha Gardner, 25, Lincoln, $75; Cale J. Pleak, 20, Juniata, $25; Thien M. Do, 27,Lincoln, $25; Quinton C. Graham, 20, Beatrice, $200.

No seat belt:

Autumn N. Luetjen, 21, Beatrice, $25; Kathy M. Huffman, 60, Beatrice, $25.

No operator’s license:

Christina Devor, 28, Blue Springs, $75.

Stop sign violation:

Nicholas S. Vontz, 28, Beatrice, $75; Rileigh A. Flohrs, 21, Red Cloud, $75; Mallory Hellerich, 24, Adams, $75.

Traffic signal violation:

Donna L. Rosenthal, 71, Tecumseh, $75.

Improper turn:

Joseph E. Danner, 60, Parnell, Mo., $25.

Failure to yield:

Madison B. Long, 16, Beatrice, $25.

CMV radar detector:

Kyle B. Moos, 23, Fairfax, S.D., $30.

Arraignments

Bobby L. Harms, 52, 28952 S. First Road. Second offense DUI, refuse to submit to a pretest, unlawful display of plates. Not guilty plea entered. Hearing set for May 15.

Noah A. Marshall, 19, 608 S. Sumner St. Unauthorized use of a financial transaction device. Guilty plea entered. Sentencing set for April 24.

Quinton C. Graham, 20, 121 S. Sumner St. Disturbing the peace, exhibition of acceleration. Not guilty plea entered. Continued to May 7.

Matthew J. Aden, 26, 1501 N. 11th St. First offense DUI. No contest plea entered. Continued to May 24.

Gavin G. Uhlik, 21, 618 N. Ninth St. First offense DUI. No contest plea entered. Sentencing set for May 8.

Sentencings

Todd D. Parker, 44, 402 E. Saline Ave., DeWitt. $100 for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Logan A. Retherford, 18, 1521 Market St. 10 days jail for driving under suspension.

Kyle S. O’Day, 30, 4621 Cooper Ave., Lincoln. $50 for no proof of ownership, $25 for no valid registration, $100 for failure to appear.

Matthew J. Aden, 26, 1501 N. 11th St. $100 for disturbing the peace.

Angela M. Kurth, 40, 691 W. Court St. $500, license revoked 60 days, nine months probation for first offense DUI.

Natasha M. Leach, 18, 225 S. 21st St. $50 for criminal mischief.

Devon M. Swoboda, 21, 225 S. 21st St. $50 for criminal mischief.

Shelby L. Piening, 19, 203 S. 16th St. $50 for criminal mischief.

Dismissed

Martin Viveros, 54,St. Joseph, Mo. Three counts custody agreement. Dismissed without prejudice.

Kyle S. O’Day, 30, 4621 Cooper Ave., Lincoln. No proof of insurance. Dismissed without prejudice.

Angela M. Kurth, 40, 691 W. Court St. No valid registration. Dismissed without prejudice.

Continued

Sidney R. WIlliams, 57, 40722 S. 51st Road, Wymore. Third-degree domestic assault. Continued to May 10.

Bradley A. Ottersberg, 26, 1514 Washington St. First offense DUI. Continued to April 17.

Billie J. Morter, 22, 422 N. 19th St. Strangulation, third-degree domestic assault, child abuse. Continued to April 17.

Aaron T. Leach, 48, 417 Ella St. Third-degree domestic assault. Continued to April 17.

Crystal D. Hatfield, 39, 537 Colorado Ave., Superior. Second-degree forgery $0-$500. Continued to April 17.

Joshua K. Schwisow, 36, 1200 L St., Fairbury. Third-offense shoplifting. Continued to April 17.

Roy J. Forney, 36, 411 E. First St., Blue Springs. Third-degree domestic assault, driving under suspension, terroristic threats. Continued to April 17.

Ashley A. Bartels, 20, 420 W. H St., Wymore. Driving under suspension, no valid registration, failure to appear or comply with citation. Continued to April 13.

Phillip W. Olin, 42, 415 N. 13th St. Possession of a controlled substance, negligent child abuse, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, no operator’s license. Continued to May 29.

Tammy J. Mayhew, 46, 1406 N. 11th St. Driving under suspension. Continued to May 15.

Austin D. Watts, 20, 805 ½ Ella St. Leaving the scene of an accident. Continued to May 8.

Kyle R. Schamp, 27, 4241 Normal Blvd., Lincoln. Driving under the influence, refuse to submit to a test. Continued to May 14.

Logan A. Retherford, 18, 120 W. Lincoln St. Disorderly conduct, criminal mischief, criminal trespassing. Continued to April 17.

Amy D. Epp, 58, 60694 702nd Road, Summerfield, Kan. Two counts possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia. Continued to April 20.

Reginald Scott Jr., 28, 221 W. D St., Wymore. False reporting. Continued to April 20.

Ryan K. Mathews, 30, 302 Hazen St., Blue Springs. Two counts negligent child abuse, two counts contributing to the delinquency of a child, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, no child restraint. Continued to May 10.

Bound

Austin D. Watts, 20, 805 ½ Ella St. Burglary. Bound to District Court May 30.

District Court

Arraignments

Dillon A. Epp, 28, 2987 W. PWF Road, Blue Springs. Possession of a controlled substance. Guilty plea entered. Sentencing set for May 17.

Sentencings

Justin S. Brown, 27, 28088 S.W. 32nd Road. One year jail for attempt of a class 3 or 3A felony.

Justin S. Brown, 27, 28088 S.W. 32nd Road. One year jail for failure to stop and render aid.

Continued

Dennis C. Burr, 29, 117 N. Saunders St., Blue Springs. Terroristic threats, criminal mischief. Continued to June 21.

Dennis C. Burr, 29, 117 N. Saunders St., Blue Springs. Terroristic threats, criminal mischief. Continued to June 21.

Dennis C. Burr, 29, 117 N. Saunders St., Blue Springs. Conspiracy to commit a class 2 felony. Continued to June 21.

Zachary T. Bond, 26. Two counts child abuse, terroristic threats, third-degree domestic assault. Status hearing set for June 21.

Zachary T. Bond, 26. Two counts possession of a controlled substance. Status hearing set for June 21.

Ryan E. Peden, 22, 500 High St. Drug distribution, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia. Pretrial conference set for June 21.

Heather J. Saathoff, 42, 1517 S. Ninth St. Possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia. Pretrial conference set for June 21.

Joshua L. May, 29, 405 N. Fifth St. Possession of a controlled substance, DUI drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia. Continued to June 21.

Joshua L. May, 29, 405 N. Fifth St. Burglary, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, possession of a stolen firearm. Continued to June 21.

Sondra M. Gray, 37, 2000 N. 64th St., Lincoln. Possession of a controlled substance. Arraignment set for June 21.

Jaime L. Harvey, 34, 308 Lincoln St., Blue Springs. First-degree domestic assault. Further hearing set for June 21.

London L. Maguire, 28, 201 First Ave., Virginia. Possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia. Pretrial conference set for June 21.

Matthew S. Hutchison, 36, 5533 Benton St., Lincoln. Possession of a controlled substance, false reporting. Hearing set for June 21.

Sidney M. Glanz, 42, 1228 D. St., Fairbury. Possession of a controlled substance. Continued to May 17.

Mark C. Miller, 27, 210 Union Ave., Hebron. Driving during revocation, possession of a controlled substance. Continued to May 17.

Alexandria M. Saul, 25, 805 Grant St. Two counts possession of a controlled substance. Continued to June 21.

Drayton J. Riekenberg, 23, 2014 S. Fourth St. Possession of a controlled substance. Continued to May 17.

Katherine N. Phillips, 33, 423 W. Carlyle St. Possession of a controlled substance, two counts negligent child abuse, possession of drug paraphernalia. Continued to June 4.

Eric D. Smith, 27, 1800 Scott St. Burglary. Continued to May 9.

Eric D. Smith, 27, 1800 Scott St. Burglary. Continued to May 9.

Amber D. Pedersen, 29, 1325 Woodland Ave. two counts possession of a controlled substance. Continued to June 21.

Amber D. Pedersen, 29, 1325 Woodland Ave. Drug distribution. Continued to June 21.

Marriage Licenses

Curt M. Oblinger, 31, Wymore to Krystal E. Rutti, 33, Wymore.

Divorces

Ricky L Cookus, 60, Beatrice from Julie A. Cookus, 59, Beatrice. Married June 1990.

Transfers

Roger L. Jurgens, Linda L. Jurgens to James W. White. Lot 4 on block 4, Cropseys A.J. addition of Beatrice. $79,000-$80,000.

Benjamin and Anna Fitzwater to Jayme Stiefvater. Lot 10 in block 4, Barneys first subdivision of Beatrice. $84,000-$85,000.

Thomas H. Denton, Wayne E. Denton, Dallas E. and Karen K. Denton, Joyce M. Williams to John T. and Kathy M. Mellema. Lots 4-12, 13-17 and part of lots 10-11 in block 1, lots 2-5 and part of lot 6 in block 6, Belvedere Heights of Beatrice. $34,000-$35,000.

Allen Rentals LLC to Shawn Lautenschlager. Lots 7-9 in block 15, Hoags addition to Wymore. $3,000-$4,000.

HBMK Ventures LLC to Megan Howe. Lot 11 and part of lot 12 in block 3, Grable and Beachleys third addition of Beatrice. $111,000-$112,000.

Debra D. and John R. Lampe to Paul M. Binczik. Part of section 27, Holt township. $118,000-$119,000.

Rodney H. Bergmeier, Jeanine I Bergmeier to Jennifer L. Filipi. Lot 7 and part of lot 8 in block 2, original town of Clatonia. $164,000-$165,000.

Thomas C. and Michele L. Wheeler to Michael E. Baucke. Lot D replat of lots 1, 3-6, Ash Ridge addition of section 14, Nemaha township. $57,000-$58,000.

John E. and Claudia D. Fringer to Kari S. Fringer. Lots 10-12 in block 8, first addition to Odell. $99,000-$100,000.

St. Paul’s of Beatrice to Neal A. and Kimberly Ostermann. Part of lots 12, 13 in block 2, Prairie Lane addition of Beatrice. $6,000-$7,000.

Dale A. Zimmerman to Dwayne A. Zimmerman. Part of section 3, Logan township. $185,000-$186,000.

Dwayne A. and Nora L. Zimmerman to Dale A. Zimmerman. Part of section 10, Logan township. $96,000-$97,000.

Karen J. and David Fulton, Diane K. Pope, Larry D. Pope to Dale A. Zimmerman. Part of section 10, Logan township. $193,000-$194,000.

Jeffrey L. Frack, Donna M. Frack, Frack Family to Dale A. Zimmerman. Part of section 10, Logan township. $96,000-$97,000.


Obituaries
Wayne C. Roberts

Wayne C. Roberts

Wayne C. Roberts, 56, of Beatrice died Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the Beatrice hospital. He was born on March 18, 1962 at Geneseo, Ill. and graduated from Geneseo High School in 1980. He attended Wyoming Tech School in Laramie for diesel mechanics. He lived in several communities including Alliance, Leigh and Beatrice where he worked as a mechanic. He enjoyed fishing and golfing.

Survivors include three sons, Shayne (Brittany) Roberts, Caleb (Kendra) Roberts and Ridge Roberts; one daughter, Katie (John) Weintz; six grandchildren, Craig Leygh Roberts, Andyn James Roberts, Treyvin Alton Roberts, Marley Ray Roberts, Oliver Michael Wayne Roberts, Jensen Weintz; three brothers, Wes Roberts, Leonard (Wendy) Roberts and Doug (Tami) Roberts; multiple nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arlo M. “Mort” and Audrey Wunn Roberts.

A celebration of Wayne's life will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place. A register book for signatures and messages of condolence is available online at www.foxfuneralhome.net Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice is in charge of the arrangements.


Funeral notices

Delores G. Gastmann

Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, April 13, at Kinsley Mortuary. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, April 14, at Stateline Lutheran Church, north of Marysville. Burial will be in the Marysville City Cemetery.

Elaine Hennerberg

Services will be Saturday April 14, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at American Lutheran Church in Fairbury with Pastor Brian Julin-McCleary officiating. Burial will be prior to the service at the Fairbury Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. The family will greet friends at the Funeral Home on Friday evening from 6 – 8:30 p.m. Viewing will be at the Funeral Home only.

Jacqueline “Jackie” A. Hovendick

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Christ Church Episcopal in Beatrice with Reverend Marilyn Hasemann officiating. Private family interment will be at the Evergreen Home Cemetery. The body will lie in state Thursday from 12-5:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. at the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice with the family greeting friends Friday from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and not at the church. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the Christ Church Foundation, Nebraska PEO Home, and the Beatrice Humane Society with the funeral home in charge.

Phyllis J. Shockey

Memorial Services are 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Chaplain John Mueller officiating. There will be no burial. Memorials may be given to the family. There will be no viewing or visitation.


Local
Korean veteran honored by County Board

A veteran of the Korean War was recognized as the monthly Veteran of Honor.

Richard Weishahn was the recipient of the monthly program hosted by the Gage County Board of Supervisors and presented during a County Board meeting.

Gage County Veteran Services Director Phil Dittbrenner said Weishahn received the Korean Service Medal with three bronze service stars, National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation for his service in the early 1950s.

“He entered the united States Army on October 17, 1951 and was discharged September 18, 1953,” Dittbrenner said. “…He spent most of his time in Korea.”

Weishahn said he spent around 16 months in Korea. During much of that time he guarded prisoner of war camps.

“At the time I got over there is when the Korean and Chinese boys were surrendering, so we had prison of war camps,” he said. “We had 5,000 prisoners where I was at. We guarded them until the war ended and then they disappeared into the public.”

Weishahn described seeing the prisoners carrying rice sacks over the hills. He thanked the county for recognizing his service, and added the prisoners being guarded were not dangerous.

“That was something to see when those 5,000 prisoners got out there and did their exercises,” he said. “They weren’t dangerous. They were better off with us than they were in the Army so they were happy to be with us. We could trust them with anything.”