Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/04/2015 - 1:42pm
The American Lutheran Church Youth Group went door to door on Oct. 28, collecting food for Blue Valley Community Action’s Food Pantry. In less than 90 minutes, 562 pounds of food was gathered. Pastor Brian Julin-McCleary is grateful for the generosity of the citizens of Fairbury.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/04/2015 - 1:38pm
Fairbury sophomore Dawson DeBoer helps Mrs. Mumm’s third grader Megan Zoch bake cookies for the project. (contributed photo)
During the month of October, twenty-four members of Fairbury FBLA conducted their annual American Enterprise project.
This year, three classes of Fairbury Elementary third-graders were taught the meaning of American Enterprise, the importance of spending locally and the multiplier effect, which happens when money is spent within the community. Third graders were able to set up a cookie baking business, bake cookies at the high school and market their cookies to the high school and junior high students.
With over $640 in revenue collected over three days, this year's cookie sales were a big success. After paying all expenses, the remaining profit will be split between the three third-grade classes. The third-graders will first spend a small portion of their cookie profits on a special treat from Deb Umland in an effort to support local businesses. Then each individual class will decide how to spend the remainder of their business profits.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/04/2015 - 1:37pm
George and Caroline Klabunde Layton were married on Nov. 6, 1965 at the American Lutheran Church in Fairbury, NE. Their family, son Scott, wife Heidi and grandchildren McKenzie and Maggie Layton would like to honor them with a card shower. Cards may be sent to 1011 K St. Apt. 201 Fairbury, NE 68352.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/04/2015 - 1:36pm
On Wednesday, September 30, 2015 six officers from Tri County’s FBLA along with four underclass members attended the Fall Leadership Conference (FLC) in Omaha. At FLC the members listened to inspirational and humorous speaker, Kevin Wanzer, as well as the six state officers. The four members attended a session with Kevin Wanzer, while the officers attended their separate workshops to gain ideas on how to further develop their positions. Front row: FBLA pictured: Brianna Connelly, Daegan VanEperan, Krista Reynolds and Cloe Legg. Back row: Riley Knust, Shayna Lijewski, Jessica Goodwin, Kyleigh Aksamit, Haley Staroscik and Shianne Bryant. (contributed photo)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/04/2015 - 1:35pm
AseraCare Hospice kicked off “Socks for Seniors” this week. New socks for adults will be collected and given to seniors in the Fairbury area during the holidays.
Socks must be new and may be traditional socks or fun colorful fuzzy socks. Locations to drop off socks is the Fairbury Senior Center, 601 City Park Rd and Blue Valley Community Action 620 5th St. Fairbury. Socks need to dropped off by Dec. 4, 2015 so that can be delivered by Christmas and provide some holiday cheer.
For questions call AseraCare Hospice at 402-228-6262.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/04/2015 - 1:34pm
LaVerna Mae Barnhart (née Shortridge), 88, was born Sept. 11, 1927, in her grandparent’s home on their beautiful farm near Reynolds. She passed from her earthly life on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 of age related ailments. LaVerna’s parents were George and Mae Shortridge and she had one brother, Harold (deceased). She and Harold attended a one room school in Reynolds, often riding a horse back and forth in good weather. She often attributed her social nature and future success in life to those early years in that small farming community, surrounded by close family and friends, who had to work hard to survive on the farm and get through the Great Depression. LaVerna’s memories of those times remained vivid to the end and helped her be the strong and independent woman that she was. Her family later moved to Fairbury where she attended high school. Her father ran the Standard Oil bulk station in Fairbury and her mother worked as a nurse.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/04/2015 - 1:33pm
John C. Swanson, 74, of Lincoln, passed away on Oct. 26, 2015, in Everett, Wash. in the arms of his son. He was born on Nov. 4, 1940, to Carl and Elsie Swanson. John’s independent spirit, sense of adventure, and witty personality remained with him to the end of his journey. His sense of adventure, lead to many destinations and homes. His independent spirit guided the way he chose to live his life. His witty personality made him friends where ever he went.
John graduated from Swanton High School in 1958 and spent much of his life in Swanton and always seemed to gravitate back to his roots in-between adventures. His future plans were to return to Swanton.