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Jun

Bryan and Wesleyangrads

Bryan College of Health Sciences announced the President's and Dean's list for the Spring 2016 term. The President's list is composed of students who were taking 12 credit hours or more and received a 4.0 grade point average (GPA). The Dean's list is composed of students who were taking 12 credit hours or more and received a 3.5 GPA or higher.
Chelsea Sasse of Diller is a Sophomore nursing student and is on the Dean's list. Her parents are Melinda and Ronald Sasse of Diller.
Kylee Kristine Barber of Fairbury is a Sophomore nursing student and is on the President's list. Her parents are Annette and Terry Barber of Fairbury.
 
Nebraska Wesleyan University has announced its Academic Honors List for the spring semester of the 2015-2016 academic year.
Fairbury
Michaela Barber
Tanner Smith  
Lindsey Atkins

 

Wed
22
Jun

Vorderstrasse Reunion

The 86th annual Vorderstrasse reunion of the descendants of Karl W. and Anna Ilsebeine Sundermeier Vorderstrasse was held Sunday June 12, 2016 at the Wagon Wheel Cafe at Deshler, NE.
Attending were: Dennis and Nancy Vorderstrasse of Hastings; Randy and Dianne Waldemeier of Belvidere; Verleen Vorderstrasse of Chester; Don and Mary Stelling, Gary and Denise Brettmann and granddaughter of Deshler; Harriet Easton and Carol Krueger of Hebron; Sharon Krueger of Concordia, KS; Rolla Heller and Charlotte Heller of Fairbury; Verlene Grafelman, Barb Smith and Patrica Hall all of Lincoln; Leoda Yost of Crete; Warren and Gale Jantzen and Roma Bovar of Plymouth.
The first reunion was held in the Deshler city park with 200 attending and has been held every year since 1930, the second Sunday in June. They came with well filled baskets of food and enjoyed dinner and supper.
Wed
22
Jun

Caroline

HAPPY BIRTHDAY 
CAROLINE
Cancer Survivor, 47 and 40 years. Now 75 years young. Happy Birthday Caroline. June 23rd. 13p
Wed
22
Jun

Bernice Goebel

Help celebrate Bernice Goebel’s 100th birthday. 
Cards may be sent to 483 29th Rd., Mahaska, KS 66955.
Wed
22
Jun

Park Upgrades Could Cost City $2.7 Million For All Improvements

Fairbury city leaders gave a unanimous vote of approval Tuesday to adopting the Community Park Master Plan feasibility study. The study which was conducted by the Omaha engineering firm of Olsson & associates looked at projects in the city's four parks: The City Park; McNish Park; The Conrad Park and The Optimist Park.
According to Kevin Pryor, engineer for Olsson & Associates he said each of the parks has their own unique quality and areas for improvement.
"There's no doubt the crown jewel in your park system is City Park," he said. "City Park is a key feature to the city of Fairbury and is host to a very many events and activities."
Wed
22
Jun

Barnyard Fun

TOP: The Grace Lutheran Vacation Bible School June 6-10 with the theme “Barnyard Roundup.” Children had the chance to have a hayrack ride to the park for lunch on the last day of the Bible school.

Wed
22
Jun

Quick Quips

• Proudly wearing my Les Vilda shirt the other day, I had someone look at it and say, “You are right, you can’t do any worse.”
Les is a Wilber native that is running for President under the B.E.E.R. party (Biological Engineered Experimental Reindeer, a bear and a deer). He has perpetually been running for President for years now and gains support and voters everywhere he goes. Les is doing this very tongue-in-cheek as a way of making a parody of the absurdity of the political system.
Unfortunately for us as Americans, that absurdity has turned some heads to legitimately voting for Les and people in that same line of comedy. Pat Paulsen still runs every year and gains voters, incidentally.
After talking with someone disenfranchised with the Presidential candidates, I thought about who I am going to vote for this election.
Right now, I may be more with Les. 
Wed
22
Jun

Singapore Slingshot

Singapore Slingshot

 

It was the last two days of my trip. My group headed to Singapore, where we would spend a couple of days exploring the tiny but crowded city-state before turning around and heading home. Up until this point, the trip had gone fairly smoothly. Unusual for any trip, let alone one as complex as this. We were well overdue for some drama.

Wed
22
Jun

Write It, Sign It, Mean It

Having an opinion, a voice in this nation, has always been important to me. Having that voice be heard in the local newspaper has also been equally important to me.
There have been letters to the editor about politicians, situations in town, and, yes, hemorrhoids, in this publication. Everyone writing about those points of view have written their names at the bottom of their letters or had verifiable signatures and addresses.
Two letters came across my desk the other day that had some very valid points. The letters were written by people that felt passionate about a topic and felt the need to want to warn the public. They felt passionate, but not enough to sign their name.
One letter concerned a political race, term limits and some other issues facing this great land. For the life of me, however, I cannot find “A Concerned Nebraska Voter,” in the phone book, nor can I find the city “Nebraska Voter” on the map.
Wed
22
Jun

More of the Same Old, Same Old Coming

The country’s in a hell of a mess.
Since I was a little boy I have heard my Dad say that. The first time I remember hearing that was during the Johnson administration during the Vietnam War. The next time Nixon and Watergate. Then it was Carter and gas shortages. 
Oddly enough my Dad, who was a lifelong Democrat, was oddly quiet during the Reagan and Bush Sr., years but he started in again on Bill Clinton. He has missed the ‘Dubya’ years as well as those of President Obama. But I can still hear him say “the country’s (still) in a hell of a mess.”
Maybe it’s me getting older, maybe it’s me turning in to my Dad (which my sister and I both acknowledge) but as far as Hellish messes go, dating back to the Vietnam years I think the worst is yet to come. Looking forward to the looming change at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue I don’t see anything but a loss for the American people. 

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