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Village of Mead


Volume 14, Issue 7

JULY 2019



The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met June 11 at the Village Office at 6:00 p.m.  Roll call showed the following members present:  Chairman Guyle; Trustees Felty, Thorson, and Wielage.  Absent was Trustee Wimer.  Also present were Clerk Moline, Utility/Maintenance Superintendent Raver, and Police Chief Carlson.  Guests were Viki Miller, Patty Knott, Rebel Ruhr, Manuel Ramirez, Dalene Selko, Emily Humm, Colleen Morrissey, and Josh Girmus.

SCHEDULED GUESTS: Dalene Selko, representing Mead Days Committee, presented a proposal to mount a light with a timer for the basketball/tennis courts at the school.  All that was involved for the village was approval to wire the light.  Approval was granted for the project.

Wimer entered the meeting at 6:15 p.m.

Colleen Morrissey read a statement regarding the drainage situation at Hannan Subdivision.

UNSCHEDULED GUESTS: Patty Knott and Emily Humm presented drainage concerns at Hannan Subdivision. Josh Girmus requested a letter to his real estate agent permitting him to begin the process to rezone several lots at Girmus Subdivision from Light Industrial to Suburban Residential.  Agreement was signified that a letter with approval of the rezoning of the properties will be forwarded.

REPORTS: Police – Carlson presented the monthly police report and nuisances.  Resolution 19-11, Nuisance Abatement was issued on property described as Lots 7 and 8, Block 5, Anderson and Carlson’s Addition to Mead. Utility/Maintenance Superintendent – Raver reported concern with water level at the lagoons, timeline of water project, and preparation for Mead Days is underway. Planning Commission – The minutes of the May 20 regular meeting and permit were accepted.  Permit being:  19-06, Shawn Havelka for a garage addition.  Melissa Konecky and Connie Schliffke were re-appointed to the Planning Commission for a three-year term. Library – The minutes of the May 20 meeting were accepted. Clerk – Moline reported the accountant will be in-house on July 8 to complete the nine-month audit and gather information for the upcoming fiscal year budget, sale of 58 dog/cat licenses to date, outstanding water/sewer account, water meter add-on’s, and vacation request.

 NEW BUSINESS:  Action was taken to approve the Planning Commission Chairperson as a member of the Board of Adjustment and approved a special permit to Twisted Thunder to sell fireworks.

The meeting adjourned at 7:28 p.m.



The Village Office will be closed Thursday, July 4th.

Thank you, Jody Weible, for your many years of service on the Mead Planning Commission. We will miss your knowledge in zoning and subdivision, dedication to your job, and organization at the meetings while serving as Chairperson.  Thank you!


WELCOME Scott Morin who has been appointed to serve as a member of the Mead Planning Commission.




Summer Library Hours

Tuesday       9am-5pm                                                        Friday       12noon-5pm

      Wednesday  4pm-8pm                                                        Saturday   9am-12noon

Thursday     12noon-5pm                                                   Closed:     Sunday and Monday

NOTE: The library will be closed Thursday, July 4 for Independence Day.

Monthly Schedule

Coffee Hour is scheduled every Tuesday at 10am.  Come for coffee and conversation.

The Mead Public Library Board of Trustees next regular-scheduled meeting will be Monday, July 15, 2019, at 5:30pm in the Library. The public is invited to attend and participate in the session.


Special Events

Wednesday, July 3 – Come in for a Kids Craft Night anytime between 5pm and 6pm. All ages welcome.  We’ll be making a cool Fourth of July puzzle to take home!

Wednesday, July 10 – Join us for Back Yard Games between 6pm and 7pm. Meet us in the back of the library in our beautiful garden area. Family Fun Time! 

Saturday, July 13 – Stop by and jump into a Shark Activity at 10am. All ages are welcome.

Wednesday, July 17 – We will have a Movie Night. The film starts at 6pm and will be rated PG-13. We will supply the popcorn. Please bring your own covered drink.

Wednesday, July 24 – Join us for Back Yard Games between 6pm and 7pm. Meet us in the back of the library in our beautiful garden area. Family Fun Time! 

Saturday, July 27 – All ages are welcome to complete an Alien Craft at 10am.

Thursdays in July – All kids entering 3rd grade and up: You are invited to Read A Loud to your peers starting at 4pm.  These minutes count as DOUBLE on your reading logs!

**Last Day** to turn in your Summer Reading Log and receive a prize is JULY 31


Be sure to “like” our Face Book page for updates and details of programs and events.

The MEAD MESSENGER is published monthly in Mead Public School’s Newsletter. You may view and print the schools newsletter which includes the Mead Messenger at  The Mead Messenger is also available at  If you wish to receive a paper copy of the newsletter please contact Kris Schutt at 402-624-3435 and she will place your name on the mailing list.



ALMA LUTHERAN 219 W. Fifth St. / 402-624-3015

10:30a.m. – Sunday Worship


PANERA BREAD FREE TO THE PUBLIC, Saturday following the second Friday every month, 10AM – 12PM. There is always plenty of bread, rolls, coffee cake, bagels, and cookies.  This month the church will be open on SATURDAY, JULY 13.


MEAD COVENANT 1540 Co Rd 10 / 402-624-6125

10:00a.m. – Sunday Encounter Service


6:00p.m. – We’d like to treat you to a FREE meal!

7:00p.m. – Adult Groups, Jr & Sr High Youth Group

6:15p.m. – 8:30p.m. – Kids in Action (elementary age children)


  1. JAMES CATHOLIC 213 E. Eighth St. / 402-624-3555

5:30p.m. – Saturday Vigil

9:00a.m. – Sunday Mass

Weekly Schedule

7:00a.m. – Daily Mass



* Resides within the corporate limits of Mead

* Willing to learn zoning regulations

* Concerned about the community


Contact the village office, or members of the Board of Trustees or Planning Commission.


Reminders –

Grass and weeds are to be maintained at a height no greater than 12”. Grass clippings are NOT to be mowed into the streets.  Homeowners are required to trim tree branches to a height of at least 14’ above the surface of a street or sidewalk abutting their property.


All ATV’s, UTV’s, and Golf cars are to be licensed if driven on the streets of Mead. Licenses expire annually on March 31.


DOG AND CAT OWNERS – Please keep your dogs on leash when off of your property. You are required by code to remove your dog’s excrement from public/private property other than your own.  All dogs and cats living within village limits are required to be licensed by May 1.  Apply for licenses TODAY!


A fence is required to surround all pools/spas/hot tubs containing at least 16” of water. If the spa/hot tub has a lock attached this will forgo the fence requirement but the spa/hot tub must be locked at all times when not in use.  A permit for the fence must be approved by the Planning Commission prior to erecting the pool/spa/hot tub.  This encompasses the one-mile zoning jurisdiction of Mead.


Trustees Hold Special Meeting ~

The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met in a special meeting on June 17 at 6:05 p.m. Present were Chairman Guyle; Trustees Thorson and Wielage.  Absent were Trustees Felty and Wimer.  Also present was Clerk Moline.  Action was taken to approve a final increase from $75.20 to $77.70 flat water fee due to additional products required at the treatment plant.  This will go into effect near the end of the water project. The meeting was adjourned at 6:08 p.m.



Village Board:  Tuesday, July 9, 6:00 pm

Planning Commission: Monday, July 22, 7:30 p.m.

Library Board:  Monday, July 15, 5:30 p.m.

Fire & Rescue: Monday, July 8, 7:30 pm


The Village Board & Planning Commission meets at the Village Office, Library Board at the Library and Fire/Rescue at the Fire Station.


312 S. Vine St., P.O. Box 46

Mead, NE 68041

Phone: 402-624-2495

Fax: 402-624-2024



Gary Guyle, Chairman

Jason Felty, Trustee

Bill Thorson, Trustee

Richard Wielage, Trustee

Rod Wimer, Trustee

June Moline, Clerk/Treasurer 402-624-2495

Nick Raver, Utility/Maint. Supt.402-443-9688

Jerry Carlson, Police Chief 402-443-6846

Laurie VanAckeren, Library Director


Lori Moseman, Ass’t Library Director



Thank-you to Dalene Selko and Staci Charles for coordinating the Mead Days celebration. Also, thank you to Scott Selko and Jerry Charles, additional committee members, and the many unnamed volunteers and participants for making Mead Days a success.


A special thank you to the coaches, umpires, Becca Halbmaier and Nick Raver for field preparation, Tracy Varble for custodial duties, concession stand workers, and members of the Mead Ball Association for providing a successful baseball / softball season for our youth.


Thank-you Donors to Mead Days 2019


PLATINUM ($300.00+): Alten Operating—Mead Ethanol Plant; Bank of Mead; Charles Surveying, LLC; Nutrient Ag Solution; Doug and Jeannette Johnson; Shawn Havelka—HF Custom Solutions, LLC; Saunders County Development; Todd Valley Farms; Village of Mead


GOLD ($100.00-$299.00): AWS Well Co., Inc.; Tammy Bennett-Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate; Bergman Trucking; Big Rig Truck Accessories; Terral Brabec; Buckmaster Construction; Country Drive Golf Course; Country Store; Double Eagle Beverages; Feldhaus Ventures; Frontier Co-op; G&L Café; Girmus Dirt Work; Ray and Vera Huckeby; Inspro Insurance; Insulfoam; Jason and Tiffany King; Knuth Iron; Konecky Oil; Tracy Lihs-Scentsy; Matan Welding; Mead Cattle Company; Mead Community Group; Mead Corner Storage; Mead Signs; Miller Lawn Service; NMC Cat-Alex Carritt; Pfeifer Insurance; PJ and Lesha Quinn; Raider Nation Auto Plex, LLC; Rainier Resources Holding; Rusty Rooster; S2Roll-offs and Refuse; SECO Electric; Dalene Selko-Mary Kay/Tastefully Simple; Scott and Dalene Selko; Sid Dillon-Wahoo; Subbert Well Service; Twisted Thunder Fireworks; Wahoo Aquatic Center/Civic Center; Wahoo Auto Parts; Wahoo State Bank


SILVER ($50.00-$99.00): Alma Lutheran Church; Bromm, Lindahl, Freeman-Caddy and Lausterer Law Offices; BW’s Pub and Grill;  Carritt Crafted-Kari Carritt; Cubby’s-Godfather’s Pizza/Chester’s Chicken; Dairy Queen; Bobbie Feldhaus-Rodan and Fields; Shannon Hoover; Husker Water Specialists, Inc.; Makovicka/Sylliaasen Physical Therapy; Deb Nygren; Omaha Steele; Pizza Hut; Randy and Angie Siske; Corey Sorensen-Colby Properties; Mary Sorensen-Keller Williams Real Estate; St. James Catholic Church; Svoboda Funeral Home; Kent and Linda Sweet; Vine Street Market; Water Engineering, Inc.; Staci Wiederstein-A Touch of Glass


BRONZE ($49.00 and under)  Bomgaars; Mitch and Ariel Broekemeier; Chip’s Restaurant; Creative Hairworks; Farmers Mutual Insurance; Fud and Tracy’s Plumbing and Heating; James and Bonnie Edins; Edward Jones-Al Grandgenett; Marvin and Mary Hass; Hy-Vee, Fremont; Kelly’s Produce; Lucille’s Gift Shop; Mead Covenant Church Youth Group; Mocha C’s; Karen Porter; Judy Rasmus-The Hair Studio; Simon’s Says Antiques; Simons Home Store; Subway; Sunmart; Sunsational Beauty; Deb Virgl-Doterra Essential Oils; Wahoo Nails; Wahoo Newspaper; Wahoo Pharmacy; Moriah Wellman-Mary and Martha


Mead Days Strong


The weekend started off with great polka music by Tom Sladek. The Mead Community Group and Mead Covenant Church held several fun games for kids to do.  We had thirty-five teams in our Beer Pong competition with Karly Zaugg and Lance Donovan as the winners.  Second place went to Gregory Knuth and Noah Spangler.  Karaoke was fun with several local singers performing for the crowd.  The evening finished with a fireworks show and of course, a little Mead Days rain.


Saturday started off with lots of color. A packet was given to each participant to have a kick off color celebration.  We had seventy-five registered participants in our 5K Color Run.  The weather was perfect.  Each participant was able to receive six stations of color.  A special thanks to Mead Covenant Church and Mead Volleyball Team for serving as color dispensers.  The overall winner with a time of 19:20 was Blaine Nicola.  It was a so beautiful and fun.  A special thanks to Ariel and Mitch Broekemeier for supplying water for our runners.  Placing in the top ten were:


  1. Blaine Nicola 19.20
  2. Mike Robinson 20:10
  3. Carsen Reynolds 21:20
  4. Nick Georgoulopous 21:56
  5. Seth Janecek 22:29
  6. Alex Carritt 22:46
  7. Sam Popken 24:16
  8. Roger Pelster 24:38
  9. Jessica Sjodin 25:04
  10. Scott Brabec 26:08


We continued with Co-ed Sand Volleyball with eight teams. The winner of the tournament was Lindsey Mayer, Erick Bussen, Chrisian Stancell-Nelson, and Pimmi Philip.  Second place went to Bank of Mead (Scott Selko, Keshia Havelka, Miranda Koertner, and Nate Greene).


We had thirteen teams for the Horseshoe Tournament with the winners being Tim Petersen and Bob Mesner.


The parade was led by the Yutan American Legion and Mary Hass sang the Star Spangled Banner. Kerry Knuth served as MC for the parade.


This year we had a sanctioned Kiddie Tractor Pull by Barnyard Pedal Pull. We had thirty-four contestants with the top three places qualifying for state.  The top three finishers in each division were:


4 year old female                                                                4 year old male

1.Laney Siske                                                       1.Dax Wagenknecht

2.Maison Rezac                                                   2. Eli Kavan

  1. Ellie Byrd 3. Luke Wemhoff


5 year old female                                                5 year old male

1.Emily Byrd                                                        1. Easton Kavan

2.Melanie Nicola                                                                 2. Grayden Girmus

  1. Isaac Albrect


6 year old female                                                                6 year old male

1.Charlie Daniels                                                 1.Bode Bratsburg

2.Amelia Carlson                                                 2.Cooper Wemhoff

3.Benson Couch


7 year old female                                                7 year old male

1.Allison Rezac                                                    None

2.Kellyn Smith

3.Kate Miller

8 year old female                                                                8 year old male

1.Ella Wagenknecht                                            1.Noah Heinen

2.Emma Byrd


9-year old female                                                                9 year old male

1.Raitlin Rezac                                                    None

2.Jersey Siske


10 year old female                                              10 year old male

1.Lilja Bratsburg                                                  None


11 year old female                                              11 year old male

None                                                                      1.Wyatt Bohaty


12 year old female                                              12 year old male

1.Cooper Kahlandt                                             None


Bryan Hill Entertainment provided our kids blowups this year with fun waterslides and bounce houses for all ages. Bingo was a huge event and thanks to the volunteers who helped run it.  Kids and adults also enjoyed face painting, Henna tattoos, paint a picture, make a teddy bear, petting zoo, and pony rides.  The MVFD Hemit Truck 242 was displayed for people to see the damage from the flood and kids could take their picture with it.  A special show by Superhero Spiderman, Superwoman, and Tinkerbell was enjoyed by all of the kids and adults.  The Live Auction was a hit with the Mead Days Package going to Karen LaCroix with Raider Nation, Husker Package went to Norma Konecky with Konecky Oil, and Mead Raiders Package to Shane Divoll.  A special thanks to Shawn Havelka from HF Custom Solutions for making the cornhole boards for us.  A special thanks to all the people bidding on the items as well as those who purchased them.


The afternoon finished with a great ventriloquist show by James Wedgwood. Several volunteers were involved in the show.  The show was very entertaining.


A special thank you to the Bank of Mead for sponsoring Happy Hour and the Pizza Hut Pizza Special. Also, a special shout-out to Roberta Havelka and her staff for providing a great concession stand all weekend.


That evening the band “4 on the Floor” performed a great street dance. The Mead Community Group provided the movie “Despicable Me Two” for the youth to watch.


In the Chinese Horseshoe Tournament we had twelve teams with the winners being Leticia Sherman and Kurt Christiansen.


Sunday was a beautiful day for the Car Show. Special thanks to members of Stardusters and G&L Café for sponsoring the event.  We had around seventy car entries and some fun mini-bike races for entertainment.  G&L Café trouphy winner was a 1956 Chevy BelAire owned by Everett Carlson, Stardusters trophy winner was a 1970 Buick GPS owned by Mike Goodman, and Mead Days trophy winner was a 1938 Chevy Coupe owned by Kurt Chudomelka.


The Mead Days Committee would like to thank everyone for their hard work and support throughout the weekend. Mark your calendars for Mead Days 2020, June 19-21.  We would also like to thank all of our donors and volunteers: without your generosity Mead Days would not be as successful as it is.


Thank you to everyone for coming to support Mead Days 2019

Mead Days 2020 is scheduled for June 19-21