Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/27/2016 - 11:19am
The Fairbury Elks Lodge #1203 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elk USA announced their teens of the month based on character, leadership, community service, citizenship and scholastic achievement.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/27/2016 - 11:17am
Jerry and Wanda Talbot
After all these years, they've still got it.
The family of Jerry and Wanda Talbot are requesting a card shower in honor of their belated 60th wedding anniversary. Their family includes children, Doug, Sheryl, Joni; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family is also requesting a card shower in honor of Wanda's 80th birthday April 28th. All cards can be sent to P.O. Box 83, Endicott, NE 68350. There's no plans for the Talbots to slow down any time soon.5-6p
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:12am
By Tim Linscott
• There was a bit of confusion in the house the other day. My son, Elijah, kept telling his mother he wanted to go hang out with Rabbit.
There is a bunny in the yard, incidentally, driving our dog bonkers, and she was a bit confused as to why her son wanted to play with a wild rabbit in our yard.
No, the confusion was cleared up when I figured out what he was talking about: he wanted to go to that place and hang out with Rabbit.
That place was not the yard and it was not A rabbit, but The Rabbit.
We went to lunch in Endicott not too long ago and my son and I met a delightful person calling himself Rabbit. Elijah practices social interaction and will rehearse introducing himself to people. He did a good job of talking to people and had a good time, especially with his buddy, Rabbit.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:12am
When I began this column, it was going to be yet another rant about the current campaign season. Then, last week, something happened and decided instead to write about something that was, if not more important, at least more dignified than the classless carnival American politics has become.
Now I realize obituaries of pop stars are not the usual purview of this publication and there is likely nothing I can say about the death of Prince that hasn’t already been covered ad infinitum by the perpetual television news machine.
Nevertheless, I feel compelled to say something and the fact that this isn’t the obvious audience only makes that compulsion stronger.
Submitted by Tim Linscott on Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:11am
The Fairbury Journal-News once again came home with a batch of awards from the Nebraska Press Association annual convention over the weekend.
The Journal-News staff works very hard each and every day to put out the best product available. To be validated by another group of peers, this year judges were from Arkansas, is a tremendous feeling.
Our advertising staff, Susan Bartels and Jennifer Lewis, go out of their way to get our advertisers the best ‘bang for their buck’ when it comes to ads and it is nice to know that some of our ads have been recognized for being superior in the field. We work hard to do our job, which is make attractive ads that will garner attention, thus gaining customers and dollars for those advertisers, that is our job.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:11am
Thirty seven years is a long time to do anything.
Wind the calendar back 37 rotations are some of the things that happened included the winding down of Jimmy Carter’s presidency; the U.S. and China established diplomatic relations and McDonald’s introduced The Happy Meal.
Locally, Fairbury had a population of nearly 6,000 people; The Rock Island Railroad was still going strong and the community still was home to Southeast Community College.
Oh, and Larry Naiman started work for the City of Fairbury in the utilities department. Fast forward 37 years. Larry Naiman is still the only constant. That is until this Friday when he officially retires as assistant superintendent of utilities.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:09am
Brenda Lea (Zimmerman) Kerns, daughter of Richard and MaryAnn (Nun) Zimmerman, was born on March 9, 1963, at the Lynch Clinic in Fairbury. She went home to be with Jesus after a hard-fought battle with cancer on April 14, 2016, at the age of 53 years, one month and five days.
She was baptized on May 19, 1963, at Zion United Church of Christ, Gladstone, by Pastor Bryce Hecht. Her sponsors were her Aunt Arlene Zimmerman and Aunt Shirley Nun.
She was confirmed on April 3, 1977, at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairbury, by Pastor Norman Bangert.
Brenda attended school in Fairbury from Kindergarten through 12th grade. After graduating from Fairbury High School in 1981, she attended Southeast Community College in Fairbury. After SCC, she attended Joseph’s College of Beauty in Beatrice and became a cosmetologist and while living in Lincoln worked as a beautician and then worked at LaVon’s in Fairbury.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:08am
Eleanor Darlene (Weigel) Kenning was born March 15, 1923. She died on April 15, 2016 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury, Nebraska at the age of 93 years and one month.
She was the daughter of Earl and Cora (Hilder) Weigel. Soon after her birth she was baptized at the Congregational Church in Diller. She was confirmed there in 1935. She grew up on the family farm that her great grandparents homesteaded south of Diller. She attended elementary school at District 89 and graduated from Diller High School. She attended summer school at the Fairbury Junior College and the University at Lincoln. She taught elementary grades in Jefferson and Gage County.