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Mead Messenger
February 2010 Volume 6, Issue 2

The Board of Trustees held a special meeting on 12/28/09 at 1:00 p.m. at the Village Office. Present were Chairman Howell & Trustees Halbmaier & Raver. Absent were Feldhaus & Swanson. Also present was Clerk Moline.
Purpose of the meeting was to review the Employee Handbook. Changes will be recommended at the 1/12 regular meeting.
Action was taken to require all village employees to punch a time-clock & have pay calculated on an hourly basis.
The meeting adjourned at 1:55 p.m

A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees was held 1/12/10 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Office. Present were Chairman Howell, Trustees Feldhaus, Halbmaier, Raver & Swanson. Also present were Clerk Moline, Utilities/Maintenance Supt. Walling & Police Chief Carlson. Also present were Scott Selko & Nick Raver.
Selko presented information on the Saunders Co. Economic Development Assoc.
Action was taken to approve membership & appoint Selko to serve on the Board of Directors of the Saunders Co. Economic Development Assoc., hired City of Wahoo as Interim Operator of the wastewater treatment plant, adopted Res. 10-02, Amend Employee Handbook & $.50 hour wage increase to Clerk Moline.
Walling reported snowplow repairs, maintenance of the water tower & plans for snow removal at street intersections. Carlson presented the monthly police report. Moline reported resident concerns. The 2009 Building Permit Report was reviewed. The minutes of the 1/9 Library Board were presented.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:46 p.m.

A public hearing of the Board of Trustees was held 1/12/10 at 6:11 p.m. Present were Chairman Howell, Trustees Feldhaus, Halbmaier, Raver & Swanson. Also present were Clerk Moline, Utilities/Maintenance Supt. Walling & Police Chief Carlson. Also present was Scott Selko.
Action was taken to approve Res. 10-01, One and Six Year Street Plan.
The hearing was adjourned at 6:15 p.m.


There have been numerous sightings and complaints of dogs running at large within the village. Please be aware that village ordinance calls for all dogs to be confined on private property or on leash when off of private property.


Village Board: Tuesday, Feb. 9. 6:00 p.m.
Planning Comm: Monday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Library Board: Saturday, Feb. 6, 8:00 a.m.
Fire & Rescue: Monday, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m.

The Village Board and Planning Commission meet at the Village Office, Library Board at the Library and the Fire Department at the Fire Hall.

Mead Library News 2010 January by Vera Kuhr

Weather permitting, we will have had our annual Fund Raiser – a spaghetti feed at the Malcolm Basketball game. Thanks in advance for your participation.

We have two new members on our Library Board of Trustees – Mary Mayfield and Denise Patocka. The monthly meeting is open to the public and is held at the library on the first Sat of the month at 8:00 a.m. (note the new time). It is difficult to work around everyone’s schedule and this time was the one that fit the best. It is more conducive to an open meeting if we meet when the library is closed to better accommodate visitors.

If you have any DVD’s that you are no longer watching, please donate them to the library. Our collection is in need of some new titles. Thanks!!!

Mead patrons are reading: “June Bug” by Chris Fabry (really well received); Louis L’Amour; Michael Connelly; James Patterson; Hascal Giles; Jack Higgens; James Michener; John Saul; Rosamunde Pilcher; Ken Follett; J. K. Rowling; Jeffrey Deaver; Susan Wiggs; Stuart Woods; Danielle Steel; Lawana Blackwell; Stacie Peterson; and more.

Children books that are popular now are ones about snow – imagine that.

Library hours are Tuesday and Thursday: 9:00 am – 11:00 am and 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm; Wednesday: 9:00 am – 11:00 am and Saturday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

On January 19, Dick Swanson received the Navy Marine Corps medal for his life-saving actions in 1943 after the sinking of the troop ship, USS Dorchester. Dick was recommended for this medal at that time, but it somehow fell through the cracks until now. It was presented by Governor Heineman in his office at the Nebraska State Capitol. Congratulations, Dick!

Please note that the Annual Dog and Cat Vaccination and License Day has been scheduled for Saturday, April 10 from 1:30—3:00 P.M. at the Mead Community Building

Dr. Dobesh will be available to give your pet shots and provide products to purchase for heartworm and fleas and ticks. Blood draw for heartworm is also available.

You may also purchase your annual tags for your dogs and cats on that day. Pet licenses are due May 1.

Have we had enough snow yet?

Thank you to everyone who helped move snow in some large or small capacity so far this winter. Special thanks to Terry and Adam Miller for their dedication during the holiday season while substituting for Keith.

We’ve had a memorable, snow filled winter so far. And to think we were so happy with the nice weather we’d received in November following a wet October. Personally, I can’t wait to mow my lawn!

Available to the public at Alma Lutheran Church (basement) on February 13 from 9 – 10 am.

There is always plenty of bread. Please feel free to come and help yourself!


The Mead Area Primetimer’s Club meets every second Thursday of the month at the Mead Covenant Church at 12 PM for potluck and fellowship.

Our next meeting will be February 11, with the program to be announced.

Plan to join us for dinner and fellowship!


ST. JAMES CATHOLIC 213 E. Eighth St.
5:30 pm Saturday Mass
9:00 am Sunday Mass
(check bulletin for daily mass, generally 7:00 a.m.)

8:30 am Spoken Worship
9:15 am Sunday School for all ages
10:30 am Traditional Worship

7:30 am Prayer in Sanctuary
9:00 am-11:00 am Worship, Coffee & Visiting, Life Groups & Kids Alive


Alma Lutheran is celebrating 140 years in ministry. The actual anniversary date is January 5, 1870 which was founded by Swedish homesteaders. Plan to attend several planned events throughout the year to help Alma celebrate!

Events planned throughout the year are:
Swedish pancake supper, February 14 at 5 p.m.
Participation in Mead Days parade, June 19
Confirmation class reunion, June 20 at 5 p.m.
Ice Cream Social, July 18 at 5 p.m.
Smorgasbord, December 5 at 5 p.m.
Juelotta, Christmas Day at 6 a.m., serving egg coffee and rusks (similar to biscotti)

Swedish Pancake Feed
Abel Skiver Dinner

Alma Lutheran Church
Sunday, February 14
5:00 p.m.

A historical skit will be performed that evening about the founding of Alma Lutheran Church 140 years ago.

In Preparation of Easter at Alma . . .

Ash Wednesday Worship Service will be held Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m.

The Lenten Series, “Living the Love of Christ” will begin February 24 serving soup at 6:00 p.m., followed by worship at 7:00 p.m.

Mead Covenant Church Weekly Schedule

6:00 pm Time of Prayer
6:00 am Pursuing God Through Prayer
7:00 pm Men’s Group
7:00 pm Women’s Group (2nd Tuesday of each month)
7:00 pm Jr. & Sr. High Youth Group
10:00 am-Noon Primetimer’s (2nd Thursday of each month)


312 S. Vine St., P.O. Box 46
Mead, NE 68041-0046
Phone: (402) 624-2495
Fax: (402) 624-2024
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Brad Howell, Chairperson
Bobbie Feldhaus, Trustee
Jim Halbmaier, Trustee
Ailene Raver, Trustee
Dick Swanson, Trustee

June Moline, Clerk/Treas. 624-2495
Keith Walling, Ut/Mnt. Supt. 227-5150
Jerry Carlson, Police Chief 624-2056
Vera Kuhr, Librarian 624-6605
Mike Coyle, Fire Chief 443-7164