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Kingston Avery Stonewall

Keysha Forney and Leander Stonewall of Seward became the parents of Kingston Avery Stonewall on March 1, 2018 at the Butler County Health Care Center. Kingston weighted 6 pounds 14 ounces.

He is the grandson of Chad Forney of Seward, Yenni Forney of Seward, Jeanine Stonewall of David City, and Lincoln Stonewall of David City.

Great-grandparents are Jeanine Merrick of Colorado Springs, Judy Earnest of Seward, and Cheryl and Larry Noyd of Rogers.



Holy Trinity Senior’s activities in March

A Community Soup Luncheon will be held Thursday, March 15, at noon in the Klein Center. The Holy Trinity Seniors will serve a variety of soups. Those attending are asked to bring sandwiches, finger foods, or desserts or make a donation. Vern Dvorak will provide a variety show for entertainment. All are invited to join us and enjoy a “spring” outing of great food, conversation, and music.

The Senior’s group will be hosting a Lenten program on Thursday, March 22, at 1:30 p.m. in the Klein Center. The public is invited to attend and listen to a presentation by Father Steven Snitily, which will focus on what the Catholic Church teaches about the Eucharist including Scriptural foundation, thoughts of early saints about the Eucharist, miracles and devotion to the Eucharist. It will be a very informative program followed by lunch.

Senior Menus
Senior Menus

Butler County Senior Services

All ages welcome.  Cost for 59 and under is $4.50 and Suggested cost for 60 and up is $3.50. For reservations, call 402-367-6131 before 9 a.m. 

 Mar. 12 - Swiss Steak or liver & onions, hash browns, buttered cabbage, tropical fruit.  10:00 A.M. – Quilting & Cards

Mar. 13Pork cutlets, mashed potatoes w/gravy, green bean casserole, apricots, salad bar. 9:30 A.M. – Quilting & Tai Chi Van to Omaha. 6:00 PM Supper & Pitch

Mar. 14 - 11 a.m. Free Blood Blood Pressure Check. Corned beef, baby potatoes, carrots & cabbage, lime jello w/pears. 9:30 A.M. – Frogs; Quilting & Cards

Mar. 15 - Oven fried chicken, potato salad & baked beans, applesauce, salad bar.  9:30 A.M. – Quilting & Tai Chi,  Van to Omaha.  

Mar. 16 Potato soup, grilled cheese, succotash, cherry bars. 10:00 A.M. – Quilting & Frogs,  1:00 P.M. – Pinochle       

Front Page Files
Front Page Files

100 years ago (1918)

G.E. Mason, M.D., is opening an office over the City National Bank in David City for the practice of chiropractic and medicine. He makes a specialty of nervous and chronic ailments, and female diseases. Consultations are free.

The Farmers Grain Company of Linwood has purchased the Dawson Grain Company elevator at Linwood. The firm will commence business in the near future.

75 years ago (1943)

The David City Commercial Club has appointed a victory garden committee to promote the idea of David City residents raising bigger and better gardens this year. The committee will act as a clearing house for information as to any lots which can be used for victory gardens.

Friends and neighbors went to the Richard Hopkins farm at Bellwood on Monday and completed husking his corn. Hopkins was unable to husk his corn because of illness.

50 years ago (1968)

Loran Schmit, David City farmer and owner of Mid-American Helicopter Service, has announced that he will seek the State Legislature seat now held by Senator Harold Stryker. Schmit is a University of Nebraska College of Agriculture graduate and has long been active in civic affairs.

Ten teachers have resigned their positions on the David City Public Schools faculty after being offered contracts for the 1968-69 school year. Some of them indicated in their letters of resignation that they intend to do additional graduate work, while others did not indicate their future plans.

25 years ago (1993)

Residents of Goedeken Lake and Brandenburgh Lake were evacuated Monday evening because of rising flood waters from the Platte River. Ice jams on the Platte near Columbus and Schuyler caused the river to begin overflowing Monday, closing Highways 81 and 30.

Members of the Rising City Schools Board of Education have discussed modifications to the school building that would make it handicapped accessible. Total cost of the changes will be about $22,000.

10 years ago (2008)

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is in the process of locating a new, smaller office in David City by March 31 when it vacates its current local headquarters. The county is not required to locate the space for a smaller HHS office here.

A statewide ban on smoking in public places, passed by the Nebraska Legislature and signed by Gov. Dave Heineman, will go into effect June 1, 2009. Some Butler County residents wish the law itself would go up in smoke.

5 years ago (2013)

Bonnie Luckey of David City has submitted her resignation as head of the Boston Studio Project. Luckey, one of the project’s most active supporters, has been leading the effort to preserve the large portrait collection taken by early David City studio photographer H.L. Boston. The project was first organized in 2003.

Over the weekend, the David City Golf Club set up propane fueled cannons and fired away in order to scare-off hundreds of Canadian geese that have stayed at the city park since December. The geese got the message and moved on.

Sabata-VanderGriend vows planned

Announcement is made of the engagement of Lisa Ann VanderGriend and Kevin Louis Thomas Sabata both living in Colorado.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Dr. Robert and Sarah VanderGriend of Gainesville, Florida. Lisa is a graduate of Davidson College and Denver Seminary with a degree in Sociology and Counseling.

The groom-elect is the son of Larry and Ann Sabata of David City, Nebraska. Kevin is a graduate of Central Community College of Hastings with a degree in Hospitality management. Kevin also served twelve years in the United States Army.

The couple will come before God on May 12,  2018 and commit their faith to one another, in Colorado Springs.

Calendar of Events
Calendar of Events


County Board of Supervisors, 9 a.m. First and third Mondays, courthouse.

City Council: Regular meeting, second Wednesday, 7 p.m.; Committee of the Whole, fourth Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.

St. Joseph’s Court 25¢ Community Bingo, Last Monday of the month.

Blue Valley Community Action Advisory Board Meeting, 416 E St., 4th Tuesday, 2:30 p.m. at Store. Public welcome.

Community Coffee, Rolls, Free, 9:30 a.m., david place, first Wednesday.

Ag Expo, Monday, March 13, Butler County Event Center, BC Chamber 402-367-4238.

Arts Council presents Michael Morris, vocalist, Sunday, March 18, Times and locations: david place at 1:30, St. Joseph’s Villa at 2:45, and at Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art at 4 p.m.