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Upcoming Classes held in the library (507 Main Street)

 

***Call crystal Vavra at 629-4415 or 366-7213 for any questions or to reserve your spot for any of the classes**

 

 

History of Block 9 Lot 9 507 Main St.

Lot 9 Block 9

1889 – 1890 Mary A. Dinneen

                     1888 – 1906 Antonia Vacek, Millinery

1890 – 1890 Sarah Niblack

           Mrs. Antonia Vacek, Millinery

1890 – 1906 Antonia Vacek, Millinery

1903 Dr. George F. Zerzan, Doctor Office in section of building

1905 Zerzan Practice sold to Dr. V. V. Smrha

1899 – 1906 Frances Cerveny, Millinery, Manager

1906 – 1909 Lillian Kotas

1909 -1909 Frank Kucera

1909 - 1916 Frank Jansky, Flour Store; also took in boarders

1916 - 1922 Mrs. Josephine Jansky, Café & Boarding House

1928 Stella Stratton built new building

1928-1935 Fred Stratton, Drug Store

1935-1939 Roy Ostredosky, Drug Store

1939-1947 Fred Stratton, Drug Store

1940 – 1949 Fred N. Stratton, Drug Store/Sold Refrigerators and    Stoves

1947 - 1949 Milo & Mary Kottas, Kottas Family Pharmacy

1949 – 1995 Milo and Mary Kottas, Kottas Family Pharmacy

1995-2014 Robert D. Morford, First Video Machine Repair, Later Storage

2014 – Present - Village of Milligan

New Titles at the Library

 

Week of November 24

New books added are:  Butterfly Palace by Colleen Cobble, and her Hope Beach Series- Tidewater Inn, Rosemary Cottage, and Seagrass Pier;  Z:  A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by  Terese Fowler;  My Name is Resolute by Nancy Turner; The Wedding Gift  by Marlen Bodden; and three by Ellen Feldman-Lucy, Next to Love, and The Unwitting.  On order is the DVD-Dolphin Tale 2. Books on order are:  Lovely Wild by Megan Hart;  Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail by Cheryl Strayed; Pegasus by Danielle Steele;  Prisoner of War:   Six Years in Hanoi by John McGrath and Diary of a Wimpy Kid:  The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney.

 

Week of December 2 

Six new books by Colleen Cobble are now ready for your reading pleasure.  These are The Mercy Falls Series-The Lightkeeper’s Daughter, The Lightkeeper’s Bride and The Lightkeeper’s Ball and The Lonestar Series-Lonestar Angel, Lonestar Secrets and Lonestar Homecoming.

 

Week of December 8

 

New books that have been catalogued and read for check out are: The Aloha Reef Series by Colleen Cobble-Distant Echoes, Black Sands, and Dangerous Depths.   The book, Lovely Wild by Megan Hart, is at the library and was ordered to fill a request from a patron.

 

For you history buffs that have a DVD we have a 6-DVD set of The Road to World War II and a 6-set DVD of The Untold Secrets of the Civil War.

 

Week of December 14

 

Three new books by Colleen Coble have been added that complete the Lonestar Series, Rock Harbor Series and Aloha Reef Series.  These are Lonestar Sanctuary, Cry in the Night and Midnight Sea.

 

Week of December 20

New books include Looking for Alaska, An Abundanceof Katherines, Paper Towns and The Fault in Our Stars all by  John Green; Hopeless and Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover; and The Blue Bistro and A Summer Affair by Ellen Hilderbrand.

New DVDs are:  The Lost World:  Jurassic Park, How To Train Your Dragon 2, and The Fault in Our Stars.

 

 

If you are interested in reading stories about Auschwitz and what took place at the gas chambers and crematoriums during World War II, the library received the book, From Hell to Here, an autobiography written by C. J. Cornelius, MD.  He wrote this from tape recordings produced by Benny Hochman, a native of Sidney, NE, who was a survivor of the atrocities at the death camps at Auschwitz-Berkinau and Buchenwald.

 

February 11

 

Several new books have arrived at the library. The View From Here, The Mountain Between Us and A Change in Altitude all by Cindy Myers; The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, the following by request - The Girl You Left Behind by JoJo Moyes, Still Alice by Lisa Genova, and Ordinary Grace, Trickster’s Point, Tamarack County, Iron Lake, Windigo Island and Northwest Angle all by William Kent Krueger.

 

Coming the end of next month is the DVD Unbroken.

 

 

New titles added to the library are: Blue Moon Promise and Safe in His Arms both by Colleen Coble,; The Homesman by Glendon Swathout, and two requested titles- Fate is the Hunter by Ernest K. Gann and

American Sniper, an Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in the US by Chris Kyle.

 

A new book by Colleen Coble, A Heart’s Disguise, is ready to be checked out. This is the first of a series of six and the rest will be added when available.  The 2015 Caldecott Medal book, The Adventures of Beekle, The Unimaginary Friend, by Dan Santat and the Newbery Medal book, The Crossover, by Kwame Alexander are both ready to be checked out.

 

 

New books that are ready to be checked out are:  SmittenSecretly Smitten, and The Smitten Book Club all by Colleen Coble and by request - The Theory of Everything, The Origin and Fate of the Universe by Stephen W. Hawking.   The DVD, Unbroken,  is ready to be checked out.

 

April 1, 2015

New titles at the library are Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, Last One Home by Debbie Macomber, and A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler.

 

April 8, 2015

 

New books for the younger set are Life on the Pioneer Homestead by Sally Senzell Isaacs, Silverlicious by Victoria Kann, The Wild Woods by Simon James, The Dentist from the Black Lagoon by Mike Tahler, The School Secretary from the Black Lagoon, and Down on the Farm Cows by Hannah Ray.

 

April 22, 2015

 

Two new titles have been added, Don't Die My Love and The Year of Luminous Love both by Lurlene McDaniel.

 

April 29, 2015

 

The library has received several new titles during this past week. They are The Year of Chasing Dreams by Lurlene McDaniels, Operation Tree Roper: An Eye Above by Robert A. Polk, The Home Place by Carrie LaSeur, Books 1,2,and 3 of the Rock Harbor Series by Colleen Coble –Beyond a Deoudt, Without a Trace, and Into the Deep, The Prodigal Son by Danielle Steele, and by request Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides and Luzon A World War II account of the battles there.

 

New materials at the library are the following books:  by request a set of four by Diana Gabaldon-Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, and Drums of Autumn, and Breath of Scandal and Best Kept Secrets both by Sandra Brown.  The DVD American Sniper is also ready to check out.

 

June 25, 2015

 

New titles for the elementary reader: Nana in the City by Lauren Castillo, Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry  and Tom Lichtenheld, Please, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony, I Don’t Want to be a Frog by Dev Petty, Waiting is not Easy by Mo Willems, and Once Upon a Cloud by Claire Keane.

 

New books for the adults are: The Liar by Nora Roberts, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand, and Heaven’s Keep by William Kent Krueger.

 

Three books by David Baldacci-The Innocent, Memory Man and The Hit; Two books by William R. Forstchen-One Second After and One Year After; After the War is Over by Jennifer Robson; Boys in the Trees by Carly Simmon; Take Me with You by Catherine Ryan Hyde; What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman; The Silent Sister by Diane Chanberlainn; and two books by Tami Hoag-The 9th Girl and Cold, Cold Heart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Library Quarterly Meeting Minutes

January 5, 2015

 

The Winter quarterly meeting of the Milligan Public Library Board was held Monday, January 5, 2015 in the village board meeting room and was called to order at 7 p.m.

 

Those present were: Kathy Rischling, President, Shirley Brunkow, Treasurer, Dorothy Novak, Secretary and board member, Donna Krupicka, absent was board member, Laura Steuben.

 

Minutes of the September 29, 2014 meeting were read. Shirley made a correction to the minutes stating that the books published before 2005 that were donated by LaDawn Capek Sperling would be placed on the shelves without being catalogued and could be checked out like a magazine.  The books published after 2005 were cataloged and placed on the book shelves. Other than this correction the minutes were approved as read.

 

Shirley noted that the treasurer's report for the past few months will need to be adjusted as the income and expenditure columns were mislabeled. When this correction is made, she will print the new reports and they will be placed on file. The numbers were all correct and only this adjustment needs to be made.   Shirley also reported that the bank statements will now be issued on the same date that will correspond with statements of the village board. There were several Certificates of Deposit that will be maturing soon; but as work on the drug store renovation is slow, we will let the CD's roll over until the money is needed.

 

All the paperwork for the USDA grant has been turned in and funds will be granted as the work is completed. There is a possibility of up to $50,000 might be allowed. Donna made a motion to accept the treasurer's report with the other board members agreeing and they thanked Shirley for her diligence in regard to the renovation project.

 

There was no old business to be brought up to the board.

 

New Business:

 

Shirley reviewed the information she has received from the Cornhusker Industries representative concerning plans for tables, chairs and shelving. She will continue working with them and convey our feeling about not starting actual construction now as there is no place to store the items until the building in completed and carpeting and tile laid.

 

The next quarterly meeting will be Monday, March 23, 2015 with the possibility of special meetings being called in regard to the drug store renovation.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Dorothy Novak, Secretary

 

 

March 23, 2015

The Spring quarterly meeting of the Milligan Public Library Board was held Mondy, March 23, 2125 at the village board room and was called to order at 7 p.m. by board president, Kathy Rischling.

 

Those present were Kathy Rischling, president; Shirley Brunkow, treasurer; Dorothy Novak, secretary; and members, Donna Krupicka and Lauren Steuben.

 

Minutes of the January 5, 2015 meeting were read by the secretary and approved as read with a motion made by Shirley and seconded by Donna.

 

The treasurer's report was read by Shirley and was placed on file as read.

New business: Shirley, Donna and Dorothy met with Curt Meyer to look at the samples of carpeting and tile for the drug store renovation. On another day Shirley, Donna, Kathy and Dorothy went to Shickley to see the options that Swartzendruber Floor Covering and Construction Co. had to offer. The third place that asked to submit an estimate is Brandt Floor Covering at Friend. The same group went to Friend the same day. At the time of the board meeting, only Swartzendrubers' had submitted an estimate.   One estimate has come in from a general contractor and two more are to be coming in soon. The Fire Marshal has not made a visit.

 

Shirley had a file of drawings for the new furnishings that Cornhusker State Industries has drawn up. After discussion the board members chose the style they preferred.

 

The Fillmore County Foundation granted the library $250 that will be used for a large bulletin board in the new library and accessories related to story time. The bulletin board will be used for the story time children to display the crafts they make related to the book read each week.

 

Kathy made a motion to adjourn at 8 p.m. Laura seconded the motion and the meeting was adjourned.

The next scheduled meeting will be June 22nd at 7 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Dorothy Novak, Secretary

 

 

June 22, 2015

 

 The Summer quarterly meeting of the Milligan Public Library Board was held Monday, June 22, 2015 at the village board meeting room.

 

 President, Kathy Rischling, called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. with the following present: Kathy Rischling, Shirley Brunkow, Donna Krupicka and Dorothy Novak. Laura Steuben was absent.

 

Secretary, Dorothy Novak, read the minutes of the March 23rd meeting and they were approved as read.

 

Treasurer, Shirley Brunkow, presented her report. With the exception of one typographical error that she will be correcting, the report was approved and placed on file. Shirley gave a brief update on the progress of the drug store renovation. The windows are being replaced and soon the electrical work will be begin.      

 Shirley also reported that the USDA grant as been approved in the amount of $50,000. The board members thanked Shirley for her diligence in all the work she has done.   She also had larger samples of the wood finish and fabric that we had selected and the group was pleased with the choices.

 Presently about $192,000 has been raised for the new library and village office and the projected cost is $280,000. It is hoped the work will be completed by the New Year.

 

Shirley told about her summer story time projects as she is doing fun activities such as painting the library windows related to the book she read. They have also made paper gliders and had flying contests and in the future they will be painting little race cars and competing with those. The attendance has been good.

 

A motion was made to adjourn at 7:30 p.m and seconded.

The next meeting will be September 28th at 7 p.m.

Respectively Submitted,

Dorothy Novak, Secretary

 

The autumn quarterly meeting of the Milligan Public Library Board was held Monday,September 28, 2015 at the village board meeting room. President, Kathy Rischling, calledthe meeting to order at 7 p.m. with the following present: Kathy Rischling, Shirley Brunkow, Donna Krupicka and Dorothy Novak, absent was Laura Steuben.

Secretary, Dorothy Novak, read the minutes of the June 22nd meeting. One correction is to be made: The projected cost of the new library and village office project should read $230.000 and not $280.000. This correction will be made. With this one correction the minutes were approved as read.

New Business: Shirley reported that a separate bank account has been opened at the Farmers and Merchants Bank and $31,945.00 was transferred from the regular library bank account to the new account. This amount is from grants, donations and other funds received for the library project. From now on all donations will be deposited in this account and also checks will be issued for expenses incurred. A number of donations have been received and the balance as of August 31st is $34,381.40.     Shirley read the treasurer's report for the library account and it was approved as read and placed on file.

The rest of the meeting was a combination of new and old business concerning the progress of construction at the new site. The electrician is now working, the carpet supplier has taken measurements and has ordered the carpet and tiles, plumbing fixtures were selected and bathroom accessories have been purchased. Construction of the new shelving and other furniture has begun. Shirley gave an update of the furniture placement options. Other miscellaneous topics were discussed. The librarians are to begin packing up sections of books that are not frequently used in anticipation of the move. It is hoped that a number of people from the community will help move the books as it will be a big project. Construction is to be completed November 7th and then the painters can come in and then carpet will be laid. An open house will be held when everything is in place, a few ideas for this event was discussed. The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

The next meeting would be December 21st but due to the holidays will be held on Monday, January 4, 2016, 7 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Dorothy Novak, Secretary

 

October 26, 2015

 

A special meeting of the Milligan Public Library Board was held October 26, 2015 at the village board meeting room.

 

President Kathy Rischling called the meeting to order at 7 PM. Those in attendance were Kathy Rischling, treasurer; Shirley Brunkow, secretary; Dorothy Novak, board member; and Donna Krupicka, board member. Laura Steuben was not able to attend due to a prior commitment.

 

The purpose of the special meeting was to address some issued concerning the progress of the new library and to update the safety box information.

 

  1. All agreed that a policy needs to be put into effect concerning the Certificate of Deposits that the library has. By consensus opinion the following policy will be in effect as soon as the paper work can be complete at the bank. An Officer of the Farmers and Merchants Bank, currently Deb Filipi, will hold the Certificates of Deposit in their special lock box. Normally the treasurer of the Milligan Public Library will endorse the CDs for either renewal or to be cashed ans access the library deposit account. If the treasurer is not available, the other Milligan Library Board officers, president and/or secretary, will have the authority to do so. In order to have continuity of policy, the Milligan Library Board officers and librarians will have keys to the new library. The motion was made by Shirley and seconded by Kathy to adopt the above policy.

  2. Deb Filipi of the Farmers and Merchants Bank had contacted Shirley about possibly having our open house the same day as the bank and insurance agency Christmas open house. After discussing the options, Kathy made a motion and Donna seconded the motion that having an open house on a Sunday might enable more of the donors to attend. A Sunday in January will be selected as the time comes closer depending on when everything has been completed in the new building. It was also decided that invitations will be sent to the donors three weeks prior to the date. Donna made a motion to the above and Shirley seconded it. Cookies, coffee and water will be served in the story time area for those attending the open house.

  3. Shirley led a discussion concerning the purchase of a donor plaque to be made and displayed in the new library. The Crossroads Awards & Gifts Company at York will be contacted about the project. There are currently approximately 90 donors but we will ask that there will be 120 spaces for individual name plates be made to allow for names of future donors. Shirley will follow up with this project.

  4. Joe Havlat has been awarded the contract for new computers. Three new Dell computers and one new printer will be installed in the new library with the Windows 7 operating system. One will be for use by the general public, one will be for use by the public and children, and one will be placed in our current lock cupboard that will be used by the librarians and treasurer for recording books in the library and financial records. As two donations were given to be used specifically for something for the children besides books, two Ipads will be purchased with games installed that will be used by children in the story time area. The library will have access to the Village of Milligan copy machine and an increase in fees for copies will need to be made after consultation with the Village Clerk.

  5. We were notified that when the time comes to move books, shelves, etc. there are some youth who need to complete Community Service house and they will be helping with the work. Steve Briske will be in charge.

    The meeting was adjourned at 8 PM.

 January 4, 2016


The winter quarterly meeting of the Milligan Public Library Board was held Monday, January 4, 2016. This was the first time the board met in the new library and all were very pleased that the majority of the work had been completed with only a few details yet to be done.

All the board members were present when the meeting was called to order at 7 p.m. by President, Kathy Rischling.

Dorothy Novak, secretary, read the minutes of the September 28, 2015 meeting as well as the special meeting of October 26, 2015. Shirley made a motion to approve of the reports as read and Laura seconded the motion.

The treasurer's report was given by Shirley and placed on file as presented.

With the opening of the new library it was decided to offer the librarians extra hours if they are willing to do so.

Shirley also reported that the hall tree that was in the old library has been refinished and extra hooks attached for the children to hang their coats on when they come to story hour, also two boot trays have been purchased for their wet boots.

In addition to the original order from Cornhusker Industries two small cabinets have been added, one for the card catalog to be placed on and one for the Village Clerk. The board members agreed on the need for these items and approved them.

The Open House for the new library and Milligan Village Office will be held Sunday, January 31, 2016 from 2 to 4 p.m. Coffee, water and cookies will be served by the board members, each board member is to bring two dozen cookies.

On Wednesday, January 6th those of the board members who can will go to the library and do cleaning in preparation of the open house. They are to bring cleaning supplies.

It was reported that soon the library and village clerk signs will be put on the library windows, they are to purple and silver and be similar to those on the Insurance Agency.

Letters will be sent to all those who have donated to the library building fund and permission has been given for use of the village copier. Crystal Vavra, the village clerk, has been so helpful during the process of work on the new library building, the board members voiced their appreciation for her able and cheerful assistance.

Shirley made the motion to adjourn and Donna seconded the motion and the meeting was adjourned at 8 p.m. The Spring Quarterly meeting will be Monday, March 21, 2016 at the library. 
 
Respectfully Submitted, 
 
Dorothy Novak, Secretary

March 21, 2016


The spring quarterly meeting of the Milligan Public Library board was held Monday, March 21, 2016 at the library.

President Kathy Rischling, called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. with the following members present: Kathy Rischling, Shirley Brunkow, treasurer, Dorothy Novak, Secretary and board member, Donna Krupicka. Board member, Lauren Steuben was absent.

The minutes of the January 4, 2016 meeting were read and other than the correction of the color of the decal on the window being purple and silver rather than purple and white the minutes were approved as read.
Shirley made the motion to approve the minutes with the correction being made, Donna seconded the motion.

Shirley handed out sheets with the current treasurer’s report and a discussion was held about the use of a second bank account for donations made to the library building fund. This bank account is in the name of the Village of Milligan.

One Hundred ten people attended the January 31^st open house of the new library and many memories of the old drug store were shared.

Judy and Jerry Ware have made a donation to the library in memory of Roma Bigelow. Roma served as the Library Board President for many years it was decided that a book would be appropriate. The board members suggested that Roma's siblings, Kathy Rischling and Merle Buzek be asked to give some
suggestions.

Shirley and Richard made a small stool for the smaller story time kids to stand on in order to reach the sink to wash their hands and also purchased small paper cups and the holder for them to use when getting their drinks of water.. Shirley will add this bill to the story hour bill. She has been having a good attendance and stated how much nicer it is work with the children in the new library.

The first Wednesday afternoon of each month has been designated as Afternoon Fun at the Library. Activities so far have been looking at old scrapbooks and adult coloring as well as visiting. In the future we will plan more activities as interest dictates.

Shirley Brunkow has held a beginning crochet class with seven attending, a second session will be held soon. Donna Meyer and Adrienne Capek will be holding a quilt piece class. Both of these classes are held in the library.

The new library hours are: Monday through Friday 3:30 to 5:30 and Saturday 9:30 to 11:30. Darlene Slezak works Mondays and Wednesday and Betty Zelenka works Tuesdays and Thursdays and they alternate Fridays and Saturdays.

Debbie Adams, daughter of Jeanette Svec, is planning to put a planter by the library as soon as the weather permits. Dwayne Luzum and Diane Kresak, Jeanette's brother and sister, are also planning to put a park bench in front in her memory.

At 8 pm. Shirley made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Donna seconded the motion. The next board meeting will be Monday, June 27, 2016 at 7 p.m. at the library. 
 
Respectfully submitted, 
 
Dorothy Novak, Secretary

 

June 27, 2016

 

 

The summer quarterly meeting of the Milligan Public Library board was held Monday, June 27, 2016 at the library.

 

President, Kathy Rischling and board member Laura Steuben were absent.

Board member, Donna Krupicka presided over the meeting in absence of the President. Others present were Shirley Brunkow, Treasurer; and Dorothy Novak, Secretary.

 

The Secretary's report was read and approved as read by motion of Shirley and 2^nd by Donna.

 

The Treasurer's report was read and placed on file. There was some discussion about recent donations made to the library fund and the Fillmore County Foundation Grant.

 

Shirley reported that she will be having the Childrens Story hour during the summer on Tuesday afternoons at 1:30. There have been on average of eight children each week. Shirley reads a story, they do a related craft project and she makes treats for them at the end the hour.

 

Shirley will be making arrangements to have a plaque made for donors to the library prior to 2014 when the building fund began.

 

Dorothy reported that 34 people attended the open house at the library on the Sunday of June Jubilee. It was a nice opportunity for former Milligan residents to see the new library and it was a successful day with Shirley and Dorothy as hosts.

 

There had been an inquiry from a Barn Quilt project concerning each library in Fillmore County donating $50 towards a presentation by a book author. It was voted to not participate. Dorothy will notify them of the decision.

 

The Fillmore County Foundation approved the application for a grant for

$300 to be used to help develop a genealogy program at the Library. A thank you has been sent and a publicity statement was sent to the Nebraska Signal.

 

A donation of $50 was received from the The Fillmore County Hospital employees from their “Wear Jeans to Work Day:” fund raiser. A thank you note has been sent to them also.

 

Dorothy reported that she has sent 139 thank you notes to donors to the library building project, she will also organizing information about the building project in a notebook for the library patrons use.

 

Two books were donated to the library in memory of Monte Johnson, a Decorated Viet Nam veteran. Dorothy will be collecting information about Monte's extensive service as a helicopter pilot and making a notebook for the library shelf.

 

Our application for the “Open Porch Award” did not win but we appreciated the very nice letters of recommendation written by Tara Milton and Mary Johnson.

 

Randy Capek will be giving the library many funeral folders that his mother, Blanche Capek, had collected over the years. A project of filing them will be done at one of the First Wednesday Afternoon at the library in the future.

 

Shirley made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:45 and Donna seconded the motion.

 

The next meeting will be Monday, September 26^th , 7 p.m. at the library.

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

Dorothy Novak, Secretary

 

 

September 26, 2016

 

The Autumn quarterly meeting of the Milligan Library Board was held Monday, September 26, 2016 at the library.

 

President, Kathy Rischling called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. with Shirley Brunkow, Treasurer, Dorothy Novak, Secretary and board member Donna Krupicka in attendance, board member, Laura Steuben was absent.

 

The secretary's report from the June 27th meeting was read and approved as read, with the motion being made by Shirley and seconded by Kathy.

 

Shirley gave the treasurer's report and gave each board member a print out of the library fund and with an explanation of the transactions. She also reported on the building fund. A number of donations have been given in memory of community members as well as other donations. The treasurer’s report was approved and placed on file.

 

A situation had arisen with a library patron over the use of the computers. The patron complained that others were able to access her email account but it was found that she was not closing out the account. She was made aware of her mistake.

 

Shirley will be looking into the possibility of having Charlotte Endorf of the Nebraska Humanities Bureau presenting a program at the library sometime in October. The public will be invited as well as contacting the Milligan Senior Citizens organization.

 

Brenda Motis from the Fillmore County Senior Citizens Service will be at the library October 20th and November 17th. She will be providing information for those wanting to enroll in the Medicare supplement Part B and the prescription drug Plan D. Shirley will contact her about the details and posters will be posted in several locations in town with the details.

 

The story time has been very well attended since school resumed after the summer vacation, last week 19 youngsters participated. Several art projects are on display in the library. Shirley is to be commended for her faithful work.

 

A concerned citizen asked about a bicycle rack being installed in front of the library but as there is not adequate space and currently there are not many bicycles being ridden by the story time kids it was decided to not install one.

 

Pencil drawings by Jordan Brandt of the Milligan school building and the Milligan Auditorium have been framed and hung in the library. Jordan is a graduate of the Milligan Exeter school and the library board is happy to share her talent with the library patrons.

 

Dorothy made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:45 p.m. and the motion was seconded by Shirley.

 

The next meeting will be held Monday, January 2, 2017, 7 p.m. at the library.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Dorothy Novak, Secretary

January 2, 2017

 

            The winter quarterly meeting of the Milligan Library Board was held Monday, January 2, 2017 at the Milligan Public Library. The meeting was called to order by President, Kathy Rischling, at 7:00 p.m. Board members in attendance were: Kathy Rischling, President; Shirley Brunkow, Treasurer; Dorothy Novak, Secretary and board member, Donna Krupicka. Board member Laura Steuben was absent.

 

            The secretary’s minutes of the September 26, 2016 meeting were read and approved with a motion by Shirley and seconded by Donna.

 

            The treasurer’s report was given by Shirley and she gave each board member a copy of her report. Several Certificates of Deposit will be maturing January 5th.. Shirley will go to the bank and check on current interest rates and if they are higher, she will make new CDs. The treasurer’s report was approved and placed on file.

 

            Old Business: The Charlotte Endorf program about the WWII Canteen at North Platte was discussed and all agreed it was a very worthwhile project with a full house group attending.   This program was held Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

 

            New Business: Shirley applied for a grant to have a 3D display of the United States Bill of Rights and the grant was approved. This project is in conjunction with the National Archives and the Nebraska Humanities. The display is scheduled to arrive in mid-December and will remain in the library for three months.

 

            An individual donated a wall mounted projection screen and a projector. The screen has been mounted and will be used with future programs if needed.

 

            Dorothy will be asking several women about presenting programs sometime in the spring.

 

            There was no further business and the meeting was adjourned at 7:45. The next meeting will be held Monday, March 27th at 7 p.m. at the library.

 

Repectfully submitted,

 

Dorothy Novak, Secretary

March 27, 2017

 

            The spring quarterly meeting of the Milligan Library Board was held Monday, March 27, 2017 at the Milligan Public Library. The meeting was called to order by President, Kathy Rischling at 7:00 p. m.   Board members in attendance were Kathy Rischling, President, Shirley Brunkow, Treasurer, and board member, Donna Krupicka. Board members Dorothy Novak and Laura Steuben were absent.

 

            Donna Krupicka read the minutes of the January2, 2017 meeting. They were approved by Shirley and seconded by Kathy. The treasurer’s report was given and Shirley gave each member a copy. The Treasure’s report was placed on file.

 

            Old Business: The paying of the two librarians Social Security was discussed.

 

            New Business: Two new Certificate of Deposit of $20,000 each were obtained for 27 months. A $1,000 one will be renewed and will remain at the bank.

            Randy Capek will bring materials from his mother. We will look through them to see what should be kept.

            Judy Rada will present a program on April 20th on the work she does in connection with the Tobias Museum and the Saline Co. Museum in Dorchester. A program on Birds will be given later.

           

            There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

 

 

Donna Krupicka

Acting Secretary

 

 

June 26, 2017

 

 

 

            The summer quarterly meeting of the Milligan Library Board was held June 26, 2017 at the library.   Those is attendance were Kathy Rischling, President, Shirley Brunkow, Treasurer, Dorothy Novak, Secretary and Donna Krupicka board member, Laura Steuben, board member was absent.

 

           

 

            President, Kathy called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. The secretary’s minutes were approved. Shirley presented the treasurer’s report and gave each member a hand out of the expenses and income. Dorothy moved to approve the report and Donna seconded the motion and the report was placed on file.

 

 

 

            Old Business: Dave and Linda Tittering of the Wild Bird Habitat store in Lincoln presented a program at the library on May 18th. A full capacity crowd attended the very interesting program. A number of people from the surrounding towns also attended.

 

 

 

            New Business: Shirley constructed a float for the June Jubilee and it was awarded second prize for the theme “Sowing Seeds for the Future”. A discussion was held about using the money as it is to be used at a Milligan business. It was decided to host the Senior Citizens organization for a meal and purchasing the food items from the Milligan Locker. Shirley will contact the president and ask them about the month they will prefer.

 

            Several ideas for programs for the public were discussed including Harold Janda who has researched Charles Thorpe, the famous jockey who lived in Geneva. LeAnn Manning presents a program about her trip to Czechoslovakia, and the Saline County Sheriff about their K-9 dog.

 

            Shirley said the summer time attendance at the weekly story time has varied from 2 to 14.

 

            It was also noted that several family members of the WWII crash victims will be in Milligan in August for the total sun eclipse and will be coming to Milligan.

 

 

 

            The meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m. The next meeting will be September 25, 2017.

 

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dorothy Novak, Secretary

 

September 25, 2017

 

The library board met at the library on September 25, 2017 with the following members present: Kathy Rischling, President, Shirley Brunkow, Treasurer, Dorothy Novak, Secretary and Donna Krupicka, board member.

Absent was Laura Steuben, board member.

 

Kathy called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. The secretary read the report of the June meeting and it was approved as read with a motion made by Shirley and seconded by Donna.

 

The Treasurer’s report was given by Shirley and placed on file as read.

A one thousand dollar Certificate of Deposit will be maturing in a few days and it was decided to let it automatically renew.

 

Old Business: The Senior Citizens dinner was served by the library board on August 17^th with 12 members in attendance. The board members prepared the noon meal, the food was purchased with the Milligan Bucks won as a prize for our float in the June Jubilee parade. Shirley donated her down town building for the meeting place.

 

A book about the Korean War had been donated to the library and as it is a duplicate to one already on the shelf it was decided to give it to Darlene Slezak to add to her collection about her husbands service in the Korean War.

 

New Business: Tracy Zelenka had offered to donated a number of reference books to the library but it was decided that there would not be sufficient use of them.

 

Materials on the uncategorized shelf will be discarded by the librarians as deemed necessary.

 

The board members will meet the Monday after Thanksgiving to decorate the library for Christmas. A number of ideas were discussed.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 and will meet again on January 2, 2018 as the regular meeting date falls of Christmas Day and the following Monday is on New Years Day.

Respectively submitted,

Dorothy Novak

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donors to the Drug Store Restoration

Source Gas

Arlene R. Weaver

Bob Slezak

Ernest B. & Sharral L. Krupicka Tye

Robert & Carolyn Rischling

Mary F Tous Charitable Foundation Trust

Neal & Tami Filipi

Richard & Karen Jensen; Jerome Jensen in memory of Supt. Alfred & Agnes Jensen

Milligan Community Club

Stanley & Terryl Buzek Brue in memory of Raymond Buzek

Felix A. & Betty Jean Bedlan in memory of Mamie Bedlan

Ms Betty Soukup

Ms Janet Hromadka Chrastil in memory of James & Rose Chudly Hromadka

Joseph Vnoucek

Goldie Chudly Adami, Sylvia Chudly Butcher, Grace Chudly Delaney in memory of     Edward & Anna Chudly

Joseph W. & Kay L. Kottas in memory of Michael Kottas & Gene Kottas

Jo Zelenka Hawley

Betty V. Michl

Bernard & Lorene Zeleny

Dave Zeleny

Delbert & Rogene E. Kresak Tesar in memory of James & Rose Kresak

Vivian Decamp

Diane Kresak

Velma Kotas in memory of Don Kotas

Vernon P. and Janice K. Miller

Father Chuck Kottas

Richard W. and Shirley Ann Brunkow in memory of Irene Synovec

Don and Lorene Sluka

Elvin and Rose Filipi

Adolf A. and Erma J. Zumpfe

Richard and Donna K. Krupicka

Albin G. and Irma J. Kudlacek

Steve and Jennifer Wurzelbacher

John O. and Patricia K. Hoffschneider

LaVern and Dorothy Novak

Don and Mary Kottas Bougger in memory of Milo and Mary Kottas

Nina Verzani in memory of Fred and Blanche Schleis

Richard and Kathryn Rischling

M. Ronald and Jeanette Svec, Sr.

Lois L. Butler

Lelith Vasina Focht, Robyn Focht Thelander, Lori Focht Davies in memory of the Vasina Family

Jean Lisec in loving memory of Gary Lisec

TransCanada

Alan D. and Nancy Slepicka

Larry Roit

Emil F. and Darlene A. Krejdl

James E. and Elaine Betka

Class of 1952 in memory of Louis Oliva

Dottie Henkel

Leslie and Cheri Svec

Louise Lauber in memory of J. J. and Ada Klima

Barry and Jean Roit Crays in memory of Don and Ann Crays & Bob and Alice Roit

Bill and Elaine Hamouz

Dorothy Stych, Glenn and Deb Stych, Jim and Lana Stych Daws in memory of Fred Stych

Rudy and Betty Spousta

Sherman and Joann Havel

Anonymous

Franklin and Phyllis Kreshel Hronik in memory of Adolph and Helen Kreshel

Millligan Senior Citizens

Edwin and Beth Vavra

Arnold A. and Lucille Capek

Harre Seed and Service, LLC - Kenny Harre

Touch Someone Enterprise Investments LLC

David M. and Dana L. Vavra

Maud M. Zoubek and Family

Fillmore County Foundation

Milligan Lodge No. 76

Garry and Jean Gurley

Sons of the American Legion

Melvin and Arlene Vavra

Pribyl Brothers

Eric and Tara Milton in memory of Madden

Robert Rischling Memorial

Angelline Koca Brunkow Memorial

Class of 1965

Milligan High School Alumni

Betty Zelenka and Family

Melvin L. Oliva

Gregory Oliva

Daniel A. and Cheryl K. Tesar

Community Club proceeds from Jubilee auction

Mary F. Jansky

Mark Vavra

Don and Susann Turek

Joe and Lydia Tucker

Keith and Angie Kaderabek

Virgie L. Smith in memory of Emil and Tonie Havel

Janet L. Bartels in memory of Dennis Bartels

Alma J. Placek 

Milligan Insurance Agency

Dale and Letitia Naprstek in memory of Jim and Dorothy Bunker

Troy and Nancy Luflin in memory of Jeanette Svec

Albin and Irma Kudlacek in memory of Jeanette Svec

Annabelle M. Sluka in memory of Jeanette Svec

William E. and Elaine D. Hamouz in memory of Jeanette Svec

Doug and Susan Fabschutz in memory of Jeanette Svec

Leslie L. and Cheri E. Svec in memory of Jeanette Svec

Oliver and Betty Jensen in memory of Jeanette Svec

Cliff and Pauline McDonald in memory of Jeanette Svec

Charles and Nora Tonies in memory of Jeanette Svec

Elsie K. Yeck in memory of Jeanette Svec

Bernard and Lorene Zeleny in memory of Jeanette Svec

Leo Yeck in memory of Jeanette Svec

Becky Luzum in memory of Jeanette Svec

Larry and Diane Jansky in memory of Jeanette Svec

Alma J. Placek in memory of Jeanette Svec

Janice Frezen in memory of Jeanette Svec

Carol Smith in memory of Jeanette Svec 

Alan D. and Nancy Slepicka in memory of Jeanette Svec

Michl Service-Larry Michl

Oliva Insurance Agency

Farmer and Son Funeral Home-Kotas Chapel

Farmers and Merchants Bank

Gary and Crystal Vavra

Kassik Milling Company

Arcee Constlruction-Randy and Lana Capek

Dean and Sarah Borchardt in memory of Jeanette Svec 

Elvin and Rose Filipi in memory of Jeanette Svcec

Patricial J. Swanson in memory of Jeanette Svec

Larry and Susan L. Lorack in memory of Jeanette Svec

Ron's Tavern-Elaine Korbelik; Rondel J. and Stephani, Reid, Cole; James D. and Ronda, Elly

Bob, Debbi and Libbie Adams

Diane Zeleny and Family

Darlene Slezak, Terry L. and Terry Ann Slezak Brandt and Family, William A. and Jana Slezak and Family in memory of William "Bill"Slezak

Norene K. Fitzgerald

PC Nuts-Slezak Ag & Naltural Resources Gerald & Kim Slezak

Robert & Vicky Thompson

Anonymous

Jerry and Judy Ware in memory of Roma Bigelow 

Families of Fitzgibbon, Langhorst, Vertann, Borstine, Svec in memory of Evelyn Dlouhy

Dwayne Luzum and Diane Luzum Kresak in memory of Jeanette Svec