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THS WEEK'S BRIEFS: Filing deadlines; Wauneta machinery auction; Email scams; Senior Center dinner PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 20 January 2012 15:33

Incumbent filing deadlines coming up

Earlier this month presidential caucuses were held in Iowa meaning the primary election and Democratic presidential caucus season in Nebraska is not far away.

Nebraska’s statewide Democratic presidential caucus is slated for April 14 and the state’s primary election is coming up May 15.

Deadlines for Nebraska office holders are coming up quickly. Incumbents who are up for re-election in the 2012 election cycle must file their intent for re-election no later than Wednesday, Feb. 15.

Non-incumbents who want to seek office in this year’s elections must file no later than Thursday, March 1.

At the county level, the District 1 Commissioner seat held by Chuck Vette of Wauneta is the only county seat up.

URNRD board members up for election include Michael Strand, Kerry Bernhardt, Thomas Gaschler and Tom Terryberry.

Locally in Wauneta, the Village Board seats of Lloyd Sinner and Lynn Brunkhorst are up for election. Filing deadlines for Village Board hit later this summer.

The seats of Wauneta-Palisade school board incumbents Stuart Bartels, Jon Anderjaska and John Jutten are also up for re-election.

In Chase County, the seats of Chase County Hospital District board members Bill Bauerle and Vicky Heskett come up for the first time.

It’s likely voters will decide whether or not to dissolve the hospital district created in the primary two years ago. County Clerk Debbie Clark, who also serves as election commissioner, said that even if the district is dissolved, the board must still be elected to deal with the dissolution process.


Wauneta Machinery Auction set for Feb. 18

The crew at Fanning Auction Service is gearing up again for their Annual Wauneta Machinery Auction, coming up Feb. 18. This year, however, you won’t find any auction ring action east of Wauneta. Instead, the sale will held at a new auction lot located 1 1/2 miles west of Wauneta on the cemetery road, north of Riverside Cemetery.

To consign equipment auctions or find out more information about the upcoming sale go to the Fanning Auction web site at


Sunday dinner coming up at Senior Center

The Wauneta Senior Center is planning a fundraising noon meal this Sunday. Swiss Steak, baked potatoes, vegetables, salads, rolls and desserts will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. MT. Cost of the meal is $8 for adults and $4 for kids 9 and under.

Tonight (Thursday) the Senior Center will host a pancake, sausage and egg supper from 5 to 7 p.m. MT, followed by bingo. A freewill offering will be taken for the meal.


BWTelcom warns of email ‘phishing’ scams

Email scams are common and a recent phishing scam asking local residents to confirm their login and password information fromlocal Internet providing shows no one is exempt from these attempts.

BWTelcom’s Randall Raille warns area email users to always be diligent in protecting their email login and password information, noting that emailed requests to confirm or change logins and passwords are always suspect.

He urges BWTelcom customers not to disclose this information online and to always contact the BWTelcom office when they receive an email requests for this security information.


Goodwill donation drive in Imperial

Goodwill Industries will hold a donation drive in Imperial Jan. 20-25. The donation trailer will be parked at the Imperial United Methodist Church parking lot. Donations of clothing and household items in good condition can be placed inside the trailer between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Because space is limited no furniture or large appliances will be accepted.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 January 2012 15:35