Douglas Community News

By Connie Hartman (402) 799-3539 - June 22, 2017

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Arnold Boldt passed away on June 12. He was the son of Harold and Mary Boldt. Arnold lived at Seward with his wife Sharon. They had lived and raised their children there. He was a 1955 graduate of Douglas High School. Arnold was known far and wide as “the Whistler.” He came back to Douglas from time to time to entertain at the Senior Center. Services were held in Seward United Methodist Church and burial was at Rosehill Cemetery in Douglas.  A time of fellowship was held following the burial at the Douglas United Methodist Church.


Wednesday the monthly birthday party was held at the Senior Center.  A most unusual thing happened. There were 17 people seated at the birthday table for no one had a June birthday.  After dinner several games of “great” skill were played. Birthday cake was provided by Roxanne Laschansky and the Center’s kitchen. Twila Olsen aided in serving.


A pre-Father’s Day Dinner was enjoyed by Merlin and Connie Hartman, Lisa Hartman and Patty Odell, both of Bellevue. It was a long day for Lisa and Patty for they had spent it in tree branch removal. Merlin and Connie had a long afternoon just getting there due to roads closed, traffic lights not functioning and debris that had to be avoided on the route. Bellevue was a disastrous mess.


A farewell potluck at the Douglas United Methodist Church was held for Pastor Ed and Jeane Millican following the worship Sunday. Pastor Ed will move on to serve a new charge and a new pastor will be coming July 2. All expressed their regrets and said their good-byes.





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