Thursday, April 14, 2016
NEWS ROUNDUP: Mollie B Coming To Saline County; Duane Pavlish Passes
Mollie B From RFD TV Coming To Wilber: The Times has been informed that this May, the Wilber Fire and Rescue Department will be hosting Mollie B from the "Mollie B Polka Party" on RFD-TV in May. For those who don't know, Mollie Busta is a popular performer from the Jim Busta Band and Squeezebox; she's also host of her own weekly one-hour TV program, which features the nation's top polka bands and a wide-variety of ethnic styles produced on location at music festivals from around the country. Mollie B will be in Wilber on May 7 (7 p.m. to 11 p.m.) and May 8 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.) at Sokol Hall. Tickets are $20 a piece. Call Frank's Smokehouse (402.821.2647) or Tonja (402.821.3519) for more information. Tickets are at Farmers and Merchants Bank, and First State Bank, both in Wilber.
Dorchester's Beautiful Main Street Median Draws Compliments: Julie Holly, owner of The Well in Dorchester, reports that her out-of-town customers who attend The Well's recent yoga classes have commented on the beauty of our main street and the flowering trees on Dorchester's median. Holly writes: "Thanks to those who planted the trees how ever many years ago." We echo her sentiments and hope Dorchester will continue to preserve and enhance its special main street median.
Local Police And Fire Scanner Online: Remember the days when many used to listen to the analog police and fire scanner to hear the emergency calls in their community? It's still possible today, even in the age of digital radio. Click here to hear the broadcast fire and EMS calls dispatch to the Dorchester Fire/Rescue, as well as Crete Fire and Rescue Dept; Friend Fire/Rescue; Tobias Fire; Western Fire/Rescue; Swanton Fire; Dewitt Fire/Rescue and Wilber Fire/Rescue. Also hear Saline County Sheriff and Fire, Crete Police, as well as the Friend and Wilber Police. Listen for an hour or two each night and you'll be even more appreciative of our first responders.
DHS Graduate Duane Pavlish Passes At 62: Duane E. Pavlish, 62, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, passed away on March 20, 2016. He was born on July 29, 1953, in Crete to Edward and Mildred (Koll) Pavlish. Duane was the oldest of six children. He was baptized and confirmed at the Dorchester Methodist Church. He attended Evergreen Country School District 25 through the 8th grade near the farm home southeast of Dorchester. Duane graduated from Dorchester High School in May 1971. Duane spent several years farming, was a Cargill Seed Salesman, and spent his time building many small farm buildings as well as remodeling the farm home. He is survived by his children, Chris Pavlish and his fiancee, Deanne of Lincoln, Ryan and Erin Pavlish of Waco, Rene and Casey Taft of Lincoln; grandchildren, Jacob Pavlish, Henry Pavlish, Audrey and Zoey Taft; Special Friend, Marlene McWilliams; brother, Neal and Carolyn Pavlish of Crete; sister, Marlene and Scott Lentfer of Kearney; mother of Duane's children, Carol Pavlish; many nieces and nephews. The funeral was held March 24, 2016 at Kuncl Funeral Home, Crete with the Rev. Roger Wolfe officiating. Condolences may be left here.
Zika-Infected Mosquitos May Be A Huge Threat To Our Health: We hope the boys at the village shop have the mosquito fogger ready to go. It could be a long spring, summer and fall if (perhaps when) the mosquito-borne Zika virus comes to Nebraska. Reports are that scientists in Brazil have uncovered a new brain disorder associated with Zika infections in adults: an autoimmune syndrome called acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, or ADEM, that attacks the brain and spinal cord. Zika has already been linked with the autoimmune disorder Guillain-Barre syndrome, which attacks peripheral nerves outside the brain and spinal cord, causing temporary paralysis that can in some cases require patients to rely on respirators for breathing. The new discovery now shows Zika may provoke an immune attack on the central nervous system, as well. This is in addition to the birth defects Zika causes, including the unusually small heads of babies seen on news reports. See the CDC's website on Zika and tips to prevent getting it.