Please welcome our newest full time kitchen staff, Vickie Nicolaus.  Vickie loves working with people of all ages.  She said she really enjoys preparing and making a wide variety of meals. 

Vickie is our morning kitchen staff and really enjoys working the morning hours.  She does a great job making breakfast for everyone!  

She is originally from Iowa and moved to Nebraska in the 80’s.  She has resided in the Atkinson, Page and O’Neill area for 30 years now.   Vickie’s first job in this area was the JM Drugstore, and she reports she met “a lot of our residents there”.  She enjoyed this job because it allowed her to help people and get to know them personally.  She worked at Casey’s General Store, O’Neill, Nebraska for 8 years as the Food Service Leader, then in 2018 she took a position as a kitchen helper at O’Neill Public Elementary School.  In 2020 Vickie moved over to the high school where she became the head of the food service department for the high school.  Vickie loved cooking for the kids and getting to know them. 

Vickie’s family includes her six children, 16 grandchildren, her dog and her granddaughter’s cat. 

Her children include Krystal, who resides in Missouri and has five children; Karmen who resides in Ewing and has three children; Kylea who lives in Lincoln and has two children; Kodie who lives in Omaha and does not have any children yet; Kasey who is located in York and has one child.  Her only son Kurtis lives in O’Neill Nebraska and has 5 children.  Currently her granddaughter McKenzie lives with her. 

In her free time, she enjoys photography, gardening, completing crafts with her grand children and attending her grandchildren’s activities.  Stop by and say hi to Vickie and welcome her to our team!