Former state Sen. DiAnna Schimek has taken her seat on the Lincoln City Council.
Schimek took the oath of office on Monday, the same day a funeral was held for her predecessor.
Schimek is serving the rest of Jayne Snyder's four-year term. Snyder died of cancer last Wednesday. She had resigned her council seat, citing health reasons.
Snyder was elected to the at-large seat in May 2009. Snyder had
told several council members that she wanted Schimek to replace
The 71-year-old Schimek represented Lincoln in the Legislature
for 16 years.
At Snyder's funeral, Mayor Chris Beutler said Snyder
had boundless enthusiasm, energy and dedication to her work.