The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska (2024)

20 The Lincoln Star Tuesday, Deaths And Funerals ALBERTSON Edith, 41, 5140 Greenwood, Monday of leukemia. Inspector and specialist for Lincoln Housing Authority, Born Artesian, S.D. Lincoln resident 8 years. Survivors: sons, Randy, Ricky, Ronnie, all home; mother, Mrs. Ida Gaston, Lincoln; sisters, Mrs.

Roger Thompson, Lincoln, Mrs. Margaret Denver. Services: 2 p.m. Thursday, Artesian Methodist Church, Artesian, S.D. In state until 9:30 p.m.

Tuesday, ROPER SONS MORTUARY, 4300 St. Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Artesian, S.D. BIRKES Willard 87, Lincoln, died Sunday. Survivors: niece, Mrs.

Olive Birkes, Seward; grand-niece, Mrs. Les (Linda Birkes) Lance, Seward. Graveside Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Cedar View Cemetery, Doniphan. VOLZKE MORTUARY, Seward.

BOECK Carl 75, 6115 Havelock died Sunday. Born Humboldt. Lincoln resident 27 years. Member Lutheran Church. Survivors: wife, Florence; sons, Robert, Geneva, Charles, Davey; daughters, Mrs.

Milford (Bonnie) Spier, Lincoln, Mrs. Dean (Phyllis) Edwards, Lincoln; mother, Mrs. Augusta Boeck, Humboldt; seven brothers; sister, all Humboldt; nine grandchildren; five greatgrandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Wherry Chapel, Table Rock.

Burial Table Rock. Pallbearers: Robert West, Larry Hawley, Arnold Stumbaugh, Gary, Del Spier, Chadd. ROPER SONS HAVELOCK CHAPEL, 6037 Havelock Ave. CARROLL Robert 56, 2545 Cornhusker died Sunday. Services: 10 a.m.

Wednesday St. Mary's Catholic Church. Msgr. John Flynn. Calvary Cemetery.

Rosary: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, METCALF FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL, 245 No. 27th. Pallbearers: Dick, Gene Carroll, Fred Trouba, Dick Miller, Ralph Wickman, Walt Walters. KOONTZ Esther 72, 1617 S.

15th died Saturday. a Services: 11 SONS a.m. MORTUARY Tuesday, Chapel, 4300 St. Wyuka. Memorials to Children's Zoo, Lincoln.

ROBINSON Vivian L. (widow of Roy), 88, 3220 N. 14th died Monday. Survivors: sister, Julia Schiek Kline; two nieces. Services: 11 a.m.

Wednesday, Hovendick Chapel, Beatrice. Evergreen Home Cemetery, Beatrice. OUT-OF-TOWN BOLDT Emil 90, Bennet, died Sunday in Lincoin. Retired farmer. Member Bennet Community Church.

Survivors: wife, Ida; son, Clinton, Sterling; daughter Mrs. Ernest (Belva) Hunt, Bennet; four grandchildren; 16 greatgrandchildren. METCALF FUNERAL HOME, Firth. Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Bennet Community Church, Bennet.

The Rev. Richard Terrell. Bennet cemetery. BROWN Gertrude, 80, Falls City, died Saturday. Survivors: son, Howard Smith, Glide, daughter, Mrs.

Richard (Ruth) Ketter, Arvada, two grandsons; three great-grandchildren. Services: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dorr Funeral Home, Ci-, ty. Steele Cemetery, Falls City. CASHEN Annie 92, Omaha, former Lincoln resident, died Services: a.m.

Tuesday, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Lincoln Memorial Park. HODGMAN SPLAIN ROBERTS MORTUARY, 4040 A. CONNELLY Frank, 78, Lindsay, died Sunday. Survivors: wife, Elizabeth; sons, Joe, Bob, both Lincoln; daughters, Marianne Bauer, Denver, Theresa McHugh, Grand Island, Alice Sprunk, Columbus; 20 grandchildren; great-grandchild.

Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Holy Family Church, Lindsay. Wake Services: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Holy Family Church, Lindsay. FRERICHS Herman W.

65, Omaha, died Sunday. Survivors: wife, Mabel; sons, Rev. Herman W. 111, Russell, Rev. James Lincoln; sisters, Mrs.

Lulu Vaughn, Ft. Collins, Mrs. Miriam Ardissono, Alberta, both of Seattle, five grandsons. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Trinity Lutheran Church, 30th and Redicks Omaha.

Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorials to TriniLutheran Church or Omaha Home for boys. ROEDER MORTUARY, Omaha. GADEKEN Lena 73, Syracuse, died Sunday. Survivors: husband, Henry; sons, coln; daughter, Mrs.

Louis (Betty) LoVascio, Hollywood, 15 grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Reinhold (Minnie) Teten, Talmage, Mrs. Hans (Frieda) Neels, Dunbar, Mrs. Orville (Leta) Warnke, Dunbar. Services: 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, Syracuse. Tonsing FUSSELMAN PERRY FUNERAL HOME, Syracuse. St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Talmage. JOURA James 82, Crete, died Saturday.

Services: 2. p.m. Tuesday, FUNERAL HOME Chapel, Crete. Lincoln Memorial Park. LIEDTKE Fritz, 85, Beatrice, died Sunday in Treasure Island, Fla.

Survivors: brothers, Ernest, Beatrice; John, Lincoln; sister, Mrs. Dewey (Emma) Green, Lakeland, nieces and nephews. Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Trinity Lutheran Church, Beatrice. Evergreen Home Cemetery, Beatrice.

Family prayer service: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Fox Funeral Home, Beatrice. MELLEN Samuel, 79, Roswell, N.M., died Friday, ROPER SONS MORTUARY, 4300 O. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday, ROPER AND SONS HAVELOCK CHAPEL, 6037 Havelock Ave.

The Rev. Virgil Willits. Fairview cemetery. Pallbearers: Lawrence, Walter, Ronald Mellen, Donald Smith, Orville Smith, Jim Young. O'DONNELL Gertrude 88, Mount Vernon, former Lincoln resident, died Friday.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Cathedral of the Risen Christ. Rosary p.m. Tuesday, HODGMAN. SPLAIN MORTUARY, 4300 A.

Calvary. RANSLEM Lloyd 72, Gretna, died Sunday in Omaha. Retired Greyhound bus driver. Survivors: wife, Mary; daughter, Mrs. Richard (Carol) Ingersoll, Council Bluffs; sister, Ethel Shanahan, Utah; two grandchildren.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, MARCY CHAPEL, Ashland. The Rev. Bruce Johnson. Maple Grove Cemetery, Cedar Bluffs.

SCHILZ Hilary Mathew, 74, Sidney, died April Survivors: wife, Inez; sons, Arlin, Farmington, N.M., Robert, Gary, both Sidney, Roland Thermopolis, Darrel, Lyman, Alan, Kimball, Gordon, Sterling, daughters, Norma Stearns, Lincoln, Marian Sewald, Sterling, Marlene Hergenreter, Ft. Morgan, Audrey Sterkel, Sidney, Diane Larabee, Sandy, Utah; brothers, Leonard, Peetz, Alfred, Denver; sisters, Agatha Ready, Romona Soucie, both Denver, Mary Dewey, Ogallala, Esther Meyer, Peetz, 36 grandchildren; 16 greatgrandchildren. Services: were April 24 in Sidney. SCHMIDT Clara 1 83, Tipton, formerly of Sterling, died Saturday in Frederick, Okla. Survivors: son, Victor, Sterling; daughters, Mildred Schmidt, Tipton, Mrs.

Lewis (Ruth) Callahan, Dayton, Ohio; sisters, Mrs. Ernest (Anna) Sockwell, Snyder, Mrs. Dorothy Schmidt, Lonewolf, four grandchildren, two greatgrandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday, St.

John American Lutheran Church, Sterling. St. John' Lutheran Cemetery, Sterling. Family prayer service: 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, church basem*nt.

SINNETT Ethel (Cedar), 67, Fullerton, died Sunday. Survivors: husband, Harlan (Cy); daughter, Lois Severson, Lincoln; son, William Cedar, Creighton; eight grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday; Palmer Mortuary, Fullerton. SNOWDEN Harry Liewellyn, 64, Topeka, died Friday.

Survivors: wife, Helen; son, Robert Topeka, daughters, Mrs. Patsy DuBois, Hyattsville, Mrs. Beverly Quigley, Mrs. Susan Richey, both Topeka; sister, Mrs. Irene Teegarden, Richmond, 14 grandchildren; fiver great-grandchildren.

-Graveside Wyuka. services: 2 p.m. WEST Guy, 93, Syracuse, died Sunday. Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday, TONSING FUSSELMAN PERRY FUNERAL HOME, Syracuse.

The Rev. Robert Miller. Parkhill Cemetery, Syracuse. WILSON D.F. 52, of Omaha, died Friday.

Memorial services: 4 p.m. Tuesday, Hope United Presbyterian Church, Millard. to Hope Presbyterian Private cremation Church, Millard. LINCOLN MEMORIAL FUNERAL Kenneth, Sterling, Henry, Lin- HOME, 6800 S. 14th St.

Med school admission i still difficult in Nebraska OMAHA (AP) applicants has dropped from Applications to Nebraska 8.800 to 6.700 for the 90 medical schools has fallen freshman desks. drastically in the past five Spokesmen for the two years but admission is still dif- schools attribute the drop to a ficult. number of factors including the feeling that it is useless to The University of Nebraska try for acceptance and the imMedical Center had 1,300 provement of opportunities in requests for 150 openings five other fields. years ago. This year 650 have Those accepted generally applied.

have grades of or better in pre-med school and a wellAt Creighton's School of. Medicine, the number of rounded background. May arrives with cool, wet weather May Day, usually a time of sunshine and flowers, was a day of showers and cool weather in Nebraska Monday. Temperatures dipped as low as 40 degrees early Monday at Sidney. Lincoln, Grand Island and Valentine shared the day's high of 59 degrees.

Although Lincoln residents are well aware April was a wet month, the National Weather Service Monday confirmed that last month was indeed soggy in eastern Nebraska. Rainfall for April in Lincoln totaled 7.21 inches, 4.62 inches above normal and the wettest April since 1944 when 9.10 inches was recorded, the NWS records show. Lincoln's 1978 yearly total now stands at 9.85 inches, or 4.95 inches over normal. Grand Island, Norfolk, Omaha and Valentine also reported above normal precipitation in April, while Scottsbluff's was below normal. Grand Island.

hit by a 2-hour and 23-minute extremely damaging hailstorm April 7, received 6.12 inches of moisture last month, 3.65 inches above normal. At Norfolk, total precipitation last month was 4.35 inches. 2.20 inches above normal, while in Omaha April moisture reached 4.33 inches, 1.59 inches above average. Moisture last month at Valentine was 3.25 inches, 1.48 inches over normal. 1.

This included 9.7 inches of snowfall. bringing Valentine's seasonal snowfall to date to 44.3 inches. Pharmacists honor Myers OMAHA (UPI) The Nebraska Pharmaceutical Association has given its Pharmacist of the Year" award to a member from Chadron and selected an Alliance pharmacist as its president-elect. George R. Myers of Chadron was given the association's Bowl of Hygeia award for community service and community pharmacy Sunday during the final day of the association's annual meeting.

Virgil V. Hatch of Alliance was chosen president -elect and Lincoln Record Book. Licenses Haussermann, Combs, Hanse, 26 Brannan, Jaros, Sipp, Anderson, Walter, Kenney, Mr. and Mrs. John 3626 Everett, April Daughters Tarkington, Kurt Alan, Oxford, Leach, Michael Wayne, .4000 S'51 22.

Rodriguez, Robert Joseph, Wichita, 24. Porath, Paul Edwin, 2777 Cable 25.. Childs, Russell Eugene, Fremont, 53...... Cannell, John Edward, Oconomowoc, 25 Mahoney Michael Charles, 7000 Douglas, Jensby, Morris, L33, 2933 St. 23 Norby, Eric Harold, 610 46, 18 Brasch, Howard Ernest, 6245 Kearney, 29 Schurch, Maylan Henry, 5201 Calvert 27.

Pelan, Lawerence Gene, 1523 Superior, 25 Births Lincoln General Hospital Sons Andersen Mr. and Mrs. James (Sandra Off), Waverly, April 30. Fricke Mr. and Mrs.

Charles (Sheila Althouse), 5020 S. 66th May I. Heinicke Mr. and Mrs. Gary (Nancy Zieg), 7123 Logan, May I.

Morehead Mr. and Mrs. Murlin Jay (Gloria Frey), 642 S. 45th April 30. Daughter Brauckmuller Mr.

and Mrs. Gary (Jody Schweitzer), Greenwood, May Bryan Memorial Hospital Sons Fitzgerald Mr. and Mrs. Kent (JoAnn McMullin), 4220 April 29. Okwonna Mr.

and Mrs. Austin (Comfort Umeonye), 501 S. 13th April 29. Daughter Lindholm Mr. and Mrs.

Mark (Kristie Marine). 304 S. 27th April 30. St. Elizabeth Health Center Sons Luers Mr.

and Mrs. James (Cynthia Bagely), 8000 E. Avon Lane, April 30. Schuler Mr. and Mrs.

Ted (Barbara Ham), 922 S. 20th April 30. Clark Mr. and Mrs. Roger (Patricia Beed), 5720 Dennis April 30.

Swanson Mr. and Mrs. Melvin (Jacky VanArsdale), Ashland, April 30. Divorce Decrees Henderson, Dorothy L. from Thomas R.

Degrazia, Louis from Elizabeth Ruff, Stephen W. from Pamela D. Courts All pleaded guilty unless indicated. Age, address, it from court records. Court adcosts" ditional to fines.

District Court Burglary Ferguson, Joe 20, 2926 2 counts. Count 1 dismissed; Count 2 sentenced to Neb. Penal Complex, 1-3 years to run consecutively to present term now being served. Accessory After the Fact Doggett, Larry, 17, 4901 Normal, amended from burglary, sentenced to 2 years probation. Ex-Nebraskan killed in Minnesota SILVER BAY.

Minn. (AP) Richard J. Shore, the Wiengand, 34, a former Nebraskan living in Wiengand. Phoenix. was one of two persons killed and Sandra G.

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52 TUESDAY 12:00 noon 54 1:00 a.m. 40 1:00 p.m. 55 2.00 a.m. Record high 92. low 26 Sun rises at 6.24 and sets at 8:24 Total precipitation May is 0.0 Total precipitation 1978 is 9.85 Extended Forecasts Weather NEBRASKA: Highs 55-65 west and 65- 70 east Thursday through Saturday.

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The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska (2024)

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Lincoln was founded in 1856 as the village of Lancaster on the wild salt marshes and arroyos of what became Lancaster County. Renamed after President Abraham Lincoln, it became Nebraska's state capital in 1869.

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Lee Enterprises, owner of the Lincoln Journal Star, announced Wednesday that it will purchase BH Media Group, which owns the Omaha World-Herald.

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Lincoln's legacy is based on his momentous achievements: he successfully waged a political struggle and civil war that preserved the Union, ended slavery, and created the possibility of civil and social freedom for African-Americans.

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Lincoln (population 280,364): Lincolnite, not Lincolner.

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The Lincoln Stars are a Tier I junior ice hockey team playing in the United States Hockey League (USHL). The Stars' home ice is the Ice Box on the former Nebraska State Fair grounds and adjacent to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

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About Us. The Journal Star is owned by Peoria Journal Star Inc. which is owned by GateHouse Media, a publicly-traded company based in New York outside Rochester.

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Governor's Office capital

All but one of Lawrie's sculptural works on the Nebraska Capitol are in bas relief. “The Sower” a 19 foot tall bronze statue is mounted on top of the capitol and represents Nebraska's agricultural heritage.

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It is Often Called “Star City”

Most say it's because a star is used on maps to designate the capital city, while others say it's because of the design of the city's streetlights, which are situated in the center of small parks and gardens placed at the street intersections, resembling stars.

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Lincoln was founded in 1856 as the village of Lancaster and became the county seat of the newly created Lancaster County in 1859. The village was sited on the east bank of Salt Creek. The first settlers were attracted to the area due to the abundance of salt.

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As the capital of Nebraska, Lincoln is an epicenter with top-rated schools, plentiful parks and green spaces, and friendly residents with a strong sense of community pride.

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Landmarks include Lincoln Cathedral (English Gothic architecture; for over 200 years the world's tallest building) and the 11th-century Norman Lincoln Castle.

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