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Coat Closet needs donations

The Schuyler Ministerial Association is again collecting winter clothing for people in need.

New and gently used winter coats, hats, gloves, mittens and scarves for all ages are being received at collection boxes in area churches through Dec. 15.

The Coat Closet will be hosted again this year by La Iglesia Principe de Paz and Christ United Methodist Church at 1922 Colfax St. in Schuyler. It’s open to anyone in need of warm clothing, as long as donations last, through Jan. 31. Hours are 9-11 a.m. Mondays, 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 1-3 p.m. Fridays.

St. Benedict hosting events

The public is invited to St. Benedict Center to view Nativity scenes from around the world, including the Holy Land, Africa, Asia, South America, North America and Europe. The Nativity display will run from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Dec. 17 and Jan. 2–5. There is no admission fee.

God Calls! A Discernment Retreat for Women is scheduled for Jan. 19-21. Teresa Monaghen, Sr. Inviolata Mukhaabi, Fr. Thomas Leitner and their team of consecrated and lay women will help attendees draw closer to God and participants will be introduced to life-giving spiritual tools. Scholarships are available.

Men’s Retreat: Spiritual Exercises for Discipleship is scheduled for Jan. 26-28. This weekend for men will introduce attendees to many practical tools for living as Jesus’ disciples. Br. August Schaefer, Deacon Duane Karmazin, Fr. Thomas Leitner and Teresa Monaghen will present various aspects of discernment. The schedule will include brief conferences, silence, Mass, Confession, fellowship, and spiritual direction. It's open to all ages and scholarships are available.

Walking the Lenten Journey with Scripture and Benedictine Values is a one-day retreat scheduled for Feb. 3 with Brother Tobias Dammert. This day will include shared lectio divina with selected Scripture passages, time for silent reflection and exploration of Benedictine values regarding the observance of Lent, God’s mercy, the community of brothers and sisters, silence and celebration. Program fee is $30. Lunch is available at the center for $10.50.

For more information on these events, call 402-352-8819 or visit

Senior Citizen Center

Meals are served at noon, Tuesday-Friday. On Mondays, evening meals are served from 5:30-6:30 p.m. There are no noon meals on Mondays.

Meal reservations are recommended by 9 a.m. the day of the meal.

Home-delivered meals are also available by calling the senior center. Home-delivered meals go out at 11:30 a.m. weekdays and 5 p.m. Mondays. Carry-out meals and for those under age 60 are $9.

The city of Schuyler handi-van is dispatched from the senior center. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Dec. 11-15

Monday: Turkey tetrazzini, spinach, carrots, emerald pears and bread.

Tuesday: Oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, broccoli, peach slices and bread.

Wednesday: Hot turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes and turkey gravy, country-style tomatoes and easy fruit dessert.

Thursday: Braised beef tips, boiled potatoes, beets, mixed fruit and bread.

Friday: Chipper fish, noodles Romanoff, braised cabbage and carrots, tossed green salad, blushing pears and biscuits.

Milk, coffee, water and iced tea are offered with all meals.


Tuesday: Volunteer appreciation lunch; Board of directors meeting, 9 a.m.; Tarok, 11:30 a.m.; Bingo and cards, 1 p.m.

Wednesday: Pitch, 12:30 p.m.

Thursday: Bridge, 11:30 a.m.; Pitch, 12:30 p.m.

Friday: Bingo, 1 p.m.

Area Church Schedules

First Presbyterian Church

Rev. Sarah Gengler

802 A St.

Dec. 6 -- Awana Sparks, 6-7:30 p.m.

Dec. 7 -- Let's Get Together, 9 a.m. in church library.

Dec. 10 -- Sunday School Christmas program rehearsal, 8:30 a.m.; Worship service with Christmas program during worship, 9:30 a.m.; Refreshments after worship.

St. John's

Lutheran Church

821 Denver St.

Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m.

Christ United

Methodist Church

1922 Colfax St.

Pastor Dennis Wheeler

Dec. 9 -- Worship, 5 p.m.

Dec. 10 -- Annual Christmas program with brunch following, 8 a.m.

Dec. 13 -- Christmas caroling, meet at church at 6 p.m.

Dec. 14 -- United Methodist Women, 9 a.m.

Coat Closet schedule:

Monday -- 9-11 a.m.

Tuesday and Thursday -- 5-7 p.m.

Wednesday -- 4-6 p.m.

Friday -- 1-3 p.m.

Divine Mercy Parish

Fr. Gerry Gonderinger


Fr. Gregory Congote

Associate Pastor

Mass times:

St. Augustine's Church

Sixth and Banner streets

Saturdays — 5 p.m.

Sundays — 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. (Spanish) and 11 a.m. (Spanish)

Mondays and Wednesdays — 7 a.m. and noon (Spanish)

St. Mary's Church

11th and Banner streets

Saturdays — 5 p.m. (Spanish)

Sundays — 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Tuesdays — 7 a.m. and noon (Spanish)

Thursdays — 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. (Spanish)


Harlan Ladehoff

Sept. 24, 1939 — Dec. 2, 2017



NORTH BEND — Harlan F. Ladehoff, 78, of North Bend, passed away Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at Edgewood Vista in Fremont.

He was born Sept. 24, 1939, in rural Dodge County to Rueben and Ella (Wulf) Ladehoff.

He is survived by his wife Lavonne; daughter, Jennifer (Doug) Johnson of Omaha; sons, Fred Ladehoff of North Bend and Jon (Kristi) Ladehoff of Sutton; brothers, Harold (Gayle) Ladehoff of Lincoln, Harvey Ladehoff of North Bend and David (Karen) Ladehoff of Arlington; six grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in North Bend. The Rev. Chris Howell will officiate. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Moser Memorial Chapel in North Bend with the family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church. Military honors will be conducted at the church by VFW Post 8223, AmVets Post 20 of North Bend and American Legion Post 340 of Morse Bluff. Burial will be at St. Matthew Lutheran Cemetery at Pleasant Valley, northwest of North Bend.

Memorials may be directed to St. Matthew Lutheran Cemetery at Pleasant Valley, St. Peter Lutheran Church, the Alzheimer's Foundation of America or donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be left at

Moser Memorial Chapel of North Bend is in charge of arrangements.

Svobodas welcome son

Henry William Svoboda

Bill and Tiffany Svoboda of Gothenburg are parents of a son born Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, at Great Plains Health.

Henry "Hank" William weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce.

Maternal grandparents are Doug and Vickie Keiser of Gothenburg. Paternal grandparents are Richard and Linda Svoboda of Schuyler.

Great-grandparents are Harold and Bonnie Post of Syracuse, Donna Keiser of Gothenburg and Virginia Sylva of Springview.