Winside Tour of Man Caves & Craft Show on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Tour “Man Caves” in the Winside Community.

Tickets will be available for purchase day of event. $10.00 per person. Start at Marotz Seed Building, 307 Mains Street, Winside.

12:30 p.m. Summer Rec Food Stand Opens. (more…)

Celebrate the holiday season at Ponca State Park, where families can enjoy the weekly seasonal activities of Christmas in the Woods.

Christmas in the Woods, which takes place Dec. 2, Dec. 9 and Dec. 16, is a chance for families to do seasonal crafts, get a family photo taken, decorate a cookie or cupcake, attend an outdoor program, or (more…)

Bryan R. Backstrom, age 62, of Winside

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

Memorial services for Bryan R. Backstrom, age 62, of Winside will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Winside on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. Memorial Visitation will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Winside on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until Service Time. Private Interment will be held at a later date. (more…)

Randy Lanser, age 61, of Laurel

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Funeral Services for Randy Lanser, age 61, of Laurel will be held at First Lutheran Church in Allen on Friday at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be held at First Lutheran Church in Allen on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. Interment will be at the Laurel Cemetery. (more…)

Robert Penn, age 88, of Wayne

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Funeral Services for, Robert Francis Penn, age 88, of Wayne will be held at the First Baptist Church in Wayne on Saturday December 16th at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be held at Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne on Friday December 15th from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. with family. Interment will be at (more…)

Lois M. Meyer, 80, of Wayne

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Lois M. (Denker) Meyer, 80, of Wayne, NE, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Providence Hospital in Wayne. Funeral services for will be Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wakefield, NE: Pastor William Bertrand will be officiating. The visitation will be (more…)

Phyllis Salmon, 82, of Wakefield

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Phyllis I. Salmon, 82, of Wakefield, Nebraska died on Friday, December 8, 2017 at Faith Regional Hospital in Norfolk, NE.  Funeral services for Phyllis will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Salem Lutheran Church in Wakefield, NE; Pastor Patti Meyer will be officiating.  The (more…)

Ponca – Christmas in the Woods at Ponca State Park

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Celebrate the holiday season at Ponca State Park, where families can enjoy the weekly seasonal activities of Christmas in the Woods.

Christmas in the Woods, which takes place Dec. 9 and Dec. 16, is a chance for families to do seasonal crafts, get a family photo taken, decorate a cookie or cupcake, attend an outdoor program, or (more…)

Ponca – Christmas in the Woods at Ponca State Park

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Celebrate the holiday season at Ponca State Park, where families can enjoy the weekly seasonal activities of Christmas in the Woods.

Christmas in the Woods, which takes place Dec. 16, is a chance for families to do seasonal crafts, get a family photo taken, decorate a cookie or cupcake, attend an outdoor program, or (more…)

Mary Lou Koester, age 86, of Allen

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Funeral services for Mary Lou Koester, age 86, of Allen will be held at the United Methodist Church in Allen on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be held at the United Methodist Church in Allen on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. with family. (more…)

Duane Flock of Bancroft, 85

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Lawrence Duane Flock of Bancroft, NE, 85, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017 at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point, NE. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bancroft; Pastor Nathan Henschen will be officiating. The visitation will be Wednesday, December 20, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Munderloh-Smith (more…)

Joyce H. Novak, 94, of Hooper

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Joyce H. Novak, 94, of Hooper, NE, passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at the Hooper Care Center. Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in Pender; with Pastor Allison Siburg officiating.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at (more…)

Dale B. Warren, 84, of Emerson

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Dale B. Warren, 84, of Emerson, Nebraska, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, December 21, 2017. Memorial services will be Friday, December 29, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Emerson; Pastor Gretchen Ritola will be officiating. The visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. and run until the time of service. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. Arrangements (more…)

Christmas Eve

Sunday, December 24th, 2017

CHRISTMAS

Monday, December 25th, 2017

Earl Gene Rhods, 90, of Wayne

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

Earl Gene Rhods, 90, of Wayne, NE passed away Friday, December 22, 2017 at his home in Wayne. Funeral services for will be Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Bressler-Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Wakefield, NE: Pastor Patti Meyer will be officiating. The visitation will be Tuesday, December 26, 2017 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Bressler – Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in (more…)

Arthur “Art” Nelson, 70, of Lyons

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

Arthur “Art” Nelson, 70, of Lyons, NE passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2017. Funeral services for will be Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at West Point Family Worship Center in West Point; Pastor Aaron Trimble will be officiating. The visitation will be Wednesday, December 27, 2017 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in Pender. Burial will be at a later date. Memorials (more…)

Donna B. Gilster, 88, of Emerson

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

Donna B. Gilster, 88, of Emerson, NE, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Heritage of Emerson. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Emerson; Pastor Gretchen Ritola will be officiating. The visitation will be Wednesday, December 27, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in Emerson (more…)

Ponca – Winterfest at Ponca State Park

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

Join us at Ponca State Park on December 30, 2017 for the 6th Annual Winterfest. Winterfest offers a full day of family fun, with crafts in the morning, the National Fruit-Cake Fling at high noon, a 3K Yule Log Quest in the afternoon and guided hayrack rides at dusk, among other activities. (more…)

New Year’s Eve

Sunday, December 31st, 2017