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Wed
17
Jun

Snakes, Spiders, Ticks and Poison Ivy

There are many dangers people can face during the summer months. Good knowledge and preparation can make all the difference between a safe or dangerous summer. 
There are three known venomous snakes found in Jefferson County, but all are very rare, such as Copperheads, the Western Massasauga Rattlesnake, and Timber Rattlesnake. 
Mike Fritz, a Zoologist, that is part of Wildlife Division at the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission stated, that the Wildlife Division has had reports of Timber Rattlesnakes being spotted in the Jefferson County area, but that they are very rare and keep to themselves.
There are also Copperheads and Massasauga Rattlesnakes found in Jefferson County and they are very rare as well, there are no Cottonmouths found in Nebraska. 
“The Water Snake is usually mistaken for being a Cottonmouth and is more aggressive, but non-venomous,” Fritz said.
Wed
17
Jun

Senior Center Offers More Than Just Lunch


Deb Grummert of Jansen serves a birthday dessert at the Fairbury Senior Center in the City Park.(Photo by Cynthia Scheer/Fairbury Journal-News)
Fairbury’s Senior Center is more than a lunch spot where senior citizens come for a hot meal. The center offers everything from tai chi on Monday mornings to pitch on Friday afternoons, and senior center manager Gail Ward said the budget at the center is so tight that much of what is done there is done with donations and volunteers. 
About 25 volunteers take turns delivering meals to seniors at home – about 40 people request the home meal delivery – and all of those volunteers donate their time, vehicles and fuel. There are “a few main volunteers” who deliver the two volunteer routes, Ward said. A third route is delivered by a paid employee.
Ward got her start at the senior center back when she was a stay-at-home mother who saw a church bulletin request for volunteers. Her children would sometimes accompany her on the meal deliveries; her grandchildren beg to help now, she said. 
Wed
17
Jun

School lunch menu 6-17-15

Free lunch for all children ages 1-18; Meals served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Monday, June 15: Toasted cheese sandwich, tomato soup, fresh veggies WG crackers. 
Tuesday, June 16: Hot Dog on bun, baked beans, animal crackers.
Wednesday, June 17: Spaghetti w/ meat sauce, green beans, garlic bread.
Thursday, June 18: Fiestada, corn.
Friday, June 19:  chicken Nuggets, fresh veggies, WG bread.
All meals served with fruit/fruit slush and milk.
Wed
17
Jun

CASA HAD A FUNDRAISER AT RUNZA RESTAURANT


CASA HAD A FUNDRAISER AT RUNZA RESTAURANT IN FAIRBURY last week. Runza gave 10% of their sales from 5-8 pm to CASA(Court Appointed Special Advocates). The monies will stay in Jefferson County. Kathy Waldrep of Fairbury, a volunteer for CASA, had a meal in support of the event. Pictured from left back to front is John Waldrep, Gayle Allen, Ashton Kats; right back, Kathy Waldrep, Ashley, Ryan and Jase Kats. (Photo by Ashley Jensby/Fairbury Journal-News)
Wed
17
Jun

Farmers Cooperative and Land O’ Lakes Foundation each donated $750 to BTP


Farmers Cooperative and Land O’ Lakes Foundation each donated $750 to the revitalization efforts of Bonham Theatre Project. Pictured Left to right: Brooke Schwab, Debby Ebke, Dennis Kenning, Devin Lovgren, Eric Bartels, Larry Miller. (Photo by Shaunte Dean/Fairbury Journal-News)
Tue
16
Jun

Scott A. Roker

Scott A. Roker 41 of Fairbury, NE. passed away June 16, 2015. He was born December 4, 1973 in Fairbury, NE. . Survivors are Parents: Henry & Lois Roker of Fairbury, Brothers & Sisters-in-law: Steven & Sarah Roker of Lincoln, Peter & Mary Nell Roker of Bolivar, MO., Sister: Rebecca Roker of Lincoln, 6 Nephews: Peyton, Camdon, Jadon, Benjamin, Jackson, & Lucas. Services will be at 10:30 am Friday June 19, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Fairbury, with Pastor Mike McDonald officiating. The family will greet friends Thursday June 18th from 5 to 8 pm at the Funeral Home. Memorials to Family’s Choice. Burial at the Fairbury Cemetery-Fairbury, NE. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge of arrangements.

Tue
16
Jun

Julie Haberman

Julie Ann Haberman, 62, passed away in Dallas, TX on June 5, 2015.  She was born on July 15, 1952 in Geneva, Nebraska. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Brittany Mason-Mah and Colby Mah and Jordan Mason and Louis Toms, all of Dallas; her brother Jim Haberman of Forreston, TX; her sister Nancy Dunning and brother-in-law Wayne Dunning of Dallas; four nieces: Jennifer Jackson of Maypearl, TX, Amy Thompson of Maypearl, TX, Katie Haberman of Forreston and Maggie Haberman of Forreston; two aunts; several cousins; and numerous friends.  

Tue
16
Jun

Brenda Sue (Beu) Roesler Dunn

Brenda Sue (Beu) Roesler Dunn, 48 of Fairbury, NE passed away June 10, 2015 at Bryan West in Lincoln.  She was born March 25, 1967 to Leonard W. and Rozella (Weiner) Beu at Hastings, NE.
Survivors are daughter Amanda Roesler of Omaha, mother Rozella Beu of Fairbury, brother Lenny Beu, nieces Erin Meyer-Blythe, Katlyn Beu, Kaylie Beu, and nephew Korey Beu.
Services were Monday, June 15, 2015 at the Gerdes-Meyer Chapel in Fairbury, NE with Pastor Randy Novotny officiating.    Burial will be in the Fairbury Cemetery with memorials to the Family’s Choice in lieu of flowers. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.
 
Tue
16
Jun

Kevin L. Nutsch

Kevin L. Nutsch 47 of Fairbury passed away at his home June 12th, he was born February 6, 1968 at Fairbury
 Survivors include his sons Cory and Steph Nutsch of Fairbury, Craig and Jamie Nutsch of Carleton, NE, wife Shelley Hopkins of Morrowville, KS.  Mother Catharine Nutsch of Fairbury, sisters Peggy Nolte and husband Randall of Western, NE, Janet Schneider and husband Richard of Hutchinson, KS.  Brothers James and Julie Nutsch of Wilber, NE, Gregory and Lori Nutsch of Beatrice, NE. Step daughters Mary Fast and husband Nolan of Beatrice, NE, Katherine Graff and husband Justin of Morrowville, KS.  Five grandchildren.  
Tue
16
Jun

Man Dies In Accident at Endicott Clay

At approximately 0543 the 16th of June 2015 Jefferson County Communications received a 911 call from Endicott Clay Products. They reported a worker being caught in a machine. Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene. Upon arrival they found a subject that had been crushed by a machine. The subject was transported to Jefferson Community Health Center in Fairbury where he was pronounced dead.

The subject was Scott Roker, 42 years of age of Fairbury, NE.

The investigation concluded that this was an accident.

Emergency Services responding were Jefferson County Ambulance District #33, Jefferson County Rescue and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office.

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