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Wed
11
Mar

Marvel Elizabeth Dimond Winter

Marvel Elizabeth Dimond Winter, 96 of Western, NE, passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. She was born on February 9, 1919 in rural Alton, Kansas.
Survivors are daughters Karen and husband, Stan Michels of York, NE, Pamela and husband Dwight Nickel of Western, NE, sons Michael and wife Lourdes Winter of Oceanside, CA, and Jeffrey and Lisa Winter of Yorba Linda, CA, and step-son Rolland Winter of Virginia, seven grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and 3 step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral and memorial were held at the First Baptist Church in Fairbury, NE on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Burial at the Plainview Cemetery in Western, NE. Memorials may be made to the Western Volunteer Rescue Unit of Western, NE. Meyer Funeral Home in Western is in charge of arrangements.

Wed
11
Mar

Vernon D. Thomsen

Vernon D. Thomsen, 75 of Lanham, KS passed away March 6, 2015 in Lanham. He was born July 10, 1939 in Odell, NE. He was an Army Veteran. Survivors are Brother & Sister-in-law: Eldon & Eunice Thomsen of Hollenberg, KS., Aunt: Velma Adam of Odell, NE., Nieces: Joy Thomsen, Dawn Zabokrtsky, Amy Reichenberger, Nephew: Troy Thomsen. Services were at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday March 10, 2015 at Trinity Lutheran Church-Hanover, KS., with Pastor Rodney Fritz officiating. Burial at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery-Hanover, KS. Vance-Gerdes Funeral Home in Odell are in charge of arrangements.

Wed
11
Mar

Alene E. Endorf

Alene E. Endorf, 100 of Fairbury, died March 10, 2015 at Gardenside LTC. She was born November 20, 1914 in Daykin, Nebraska.

Survivors are sons Donn (Marilyn) Endorf & Dean (Elaine) Endorf all of Daykin, NE, Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2015 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Daykin, NE with Pastor Paul Beyer officiating. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Daykin, NE. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family will greet friends at the Funeral Home from 7:00 – 9:00 Thursday evening. gerdesmeyer@diodecom.net .

Tue
10
Mar

Fairbury school board hires Pawnee City superintendent to lead district

Fairbury Public Schools has hired a new superintendent. Board members voted Monday night to hire Stephen Grizzle, who is the superintendent for Pawnee City Public Schools. His base salary will be $130,000 a year.
“We felt like he was the best candidate to come in and lead,” said board president Vickie Banahan. “He had some experience, and we thought he would be a breath of fresh air.”
He was one of four candidates interviewed for the position last week.
“Fairbury is a really great size for a district,” Grizzle told the Fairbury Journal-News of accepting the position at Fairbury. “It's obvious that the school has great support from the community, and the school also has a great blend of staff and strong administrators.”
The 48-year-old Dallas, Texas, native said Fairbury is also large enough to offer lots of activities and have access to resources while being small enough that “everybody knows everybody.”

Mon
09
Mar

Daniel “Dan” Robert Bower

Daniel “Dan” Robert Bower, 56, of West Point formerly Wymore passed away at the West Point Living Center on Sunday March 8, 2015 after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was born February 19, 1959 in Fairbury.
Survived by two daughters, Brooke Hormandl and husband Allen of Wilber and Erin Zimmerman and husband Scott of Omaha; five grandchildren, Bree, Gavyn and Dru Hormandl and Keynen and Xavier Zimmerman; two sisters, Lynda Bower of Richmond, VA and Cheyenne Bower of Steele City; one brother, Tom Bower of Beatrice; special friend, Linda Vicars of Beatrice; many cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mon
09
Mar

Vernon D. Thomsen

Vernon D. Thomsen 75 of Lanham, KS. passed away March 6, 2015 in Lanham. He was born July 10, 1939 in Odell, NE. to Meenke & Edna (Adam) Thomsen. He was an Army Veteran. Survivors are Brother & Sister-in-law: Eldon & Eunice Thomsen of Hollenberg, KS., Aunt: Velma Adam of Odell, NE., Nieces: Joy Thomsen, Dawn Zabokrtsky, Amy Reichenberger, Nephew: Troy Thomsen. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday March 10, 2015 at Trinity Lutheran Church-Hanover, KS., with Pastor Rodney Fritz officiating. Viewing will be on Monday March 9, 2015 from 2:30 to 8:00 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church-Hanover, KS., with the family greeting friends from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Burial at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery-Hanover, KS. Vance-Gerdes Funeral Home in Odell are in charge of arrangements.

Fri
06
Mar

Tamatha Schwisow

Tamatha Schwisow, 50 of Hastings, NE, died March 4, 2015 in Hastings. She was born February 16, 1965 to Edward Hansen and Nancy McGee at Iowa City, IA.
She is survived by two daughters Katie Davis, and Savannah (Julean) Juarez, granddaughter Jessica, mother Nancy McGee, step-father Elroy Schwisow, brother Kevin Schwisow, sister Shana (Sean) Meyer and their children Chris, Josh, Caleb, Kayleen & Jayce Meyer, step-children Jimmy, Cloe, Jennifer and Stormy Montes.
A Memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday March 14, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Fairbury with Pastor Joel Hahn officiating. Burial of cremains will be at a later date. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
gerdesmeyer@diodecom.net

Fri
06
Mar

Art Guild

Jefferson County Art Guild met Feb. 23 at The Studio. Eleven members answered roll call, telling an art technique they would like to learn.
Three guild members attended the texture in clay workshop on Saturday at the Stagecoach Mall.
Next month’s meeting will be at the Studio on Mar. 23 at 7 p.m. The original artwork challenge for March will be wind effects (Kites, balloons, windmills, etc.)
The Studio will be open on Mar. 6 for Fairbury’s First Friday Artwalk. Our quest artist will be Taylor Miller.

Fri
06
Mar

One Year Older - Schwartz

Ryder Davidson Schwartz celebrated his first birthday at his house on November 21, 2014.
He is the son of Jeremiah & Brittney Schwartz.
Guests included grandparents Terry & Leann Blas, Rick & Connie Schwartz, great-grandparents Janice Olberding, Bill & Carol Blas, Joan Godfrey, aunt Harlie Blas & uncle Trayce Blas, aunt & uncle Reuben & Jessica Mitchell, many great aunts and cousins.
Ryder opened many gifts from John Deere tractor to a big car, he also got many outfits and toys. He ended his special day with a cake that was a monkey just his size.

Fri
06
Mar

Kenning

The family of Herman Kenning, would like to honor him with a card shower on his 90th birthday on March 13. Cards may be sent to the: Heritage Care Center, Box 667, Room #101, Fairbury, NE 68352

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