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May

National Police Appreciation Week


In honor of National Police Appreciation Week, the Fairbury Assembly of God Church thanked local law enforcement departments and first responders with flags, cards and a dinner at the Law Enforcement Center in Fairbury. Left to right is Bill Seher, Aaron Christ and John McKee. (Photo by Shaunte Dean/Fairbury Journal-News)
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May

National Nursing Home Week

In honor of National Nursing Home Week, a wide variety of entertainment and programs were offered at Gardenside long-term care. On Wednesday, May 13, Linda Garcia, a speaker sponsored by Humanities Nebraska, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment and the State of Nebraska, told stories about Abuelas and Abuelos (grandmothers and grandfathers.) Residents also were given the opportunity to try Mexican breads. Pictured is Garcia showing a toy iron to Gardenside residents. Earlier in the week, students in Maryann Johnson’s Spanish II class did presentations for the residents on Hispanic culture. Programs included a wide variety of topics – such as soccer, salsa dancing, Cuba, and more. (Contributed Photo)
 
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May

Local Teams, Individual Recognized In Live Well Team Challenge

The 2015 LiveWell Team Challenge finished on May 1, and local teams and individuals were recognized in this year’s challenge.
AHLRIGHT finished third in the Nebraska Total Fit team competition. The team had an average of 541.91 miles per team member. Also participating from Jefferson County in the division were Shakin’ Bacon, which finished 13th in the Total Fit division, with an average of 439.53 miles per team member; and Positive Impact, which finished 25th in the division, with an average of 319.64 miles per person. There were 42 Nebraska teams in the Total Fit division.
Team Tickles Park was 28th of 71 teams in the Fresh Start division for Nebraska teams with an average of 202.81 miles per team member.
Lana Likens of the Positive Impact team finished in the top 10 for individuals for Overall Healthy Weight.
 
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20
May

Schlichtman Ribbon Cutting in Diller


The Diller Community Club celebrated with a ribbon cutting for a new business, R E Schlichtman Earthmovers on May 14th. Cutting the Ribbon are Rob, Vonnie and Mason Schlichtman and members of the Diller Community. (Contributed Photo)
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20
May

Hebron To Host Memorial Day Event

The Color Guard, re-enactors in period uniform and a speech by Abraham Lincoln are a few of the events that will be featured on Memorial Day at 10 a.m. at the Thayer County Courthouse in Hebron. The American Legion, VFW and community will remember all veterans and celebrate the 150th year of the end of the Civil War. 
Guest speaker Abraham Lincoln and wife, Mary Todd (portrayed by Fred and Bonnie Priebe) will arrive by horse-drawn carriage. There will also be an appearance by General Ulysses S. Grant. 
Re-enactors in period uniform include Union Solider Color Guard and drummer boys and the community choir singing the Battle Hymn of the Republic and a POW Hymn. There will also be a World War II P51 Fighter fly over and a recitation of Nebraska’s part in the Civil War. Thayer County’s Congressional Medal of Honor recipients will also be recognized. 
Wed
20
May

Roger Scherbarth

Roger was born just outside of Taylor, Nebraska, the third of four children (Grant, Ted and Zora, his older brothers and younger sister) of Albert and Ella Mae Scherbarth. Growing up he was a typical kid from the small town of Taylor. He skipped school quite often to go fishing, hunting or messing around at the river and gravel pit ponds. Several times he was bringing home food for the table from his adventures. These skills were a precursor to him leaving Taylor and joining the Army at the age of 17 (served 10 October 1949 - 22 October 1952). Basic training was at Fort Riley Kansas and then on to Ski Trooper Training at Camp Carson in Colorado. He always made the comment that part of the reason he joined was to get out of the cold Nebraska winters so it was ironic that cold weather training was his next stop while in the Army. Little did he know what was in store for his future? He met his future wife, Skip, at Camp McCoy in Wisconsin and they married in August of 1950.
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May

Robert Rohlfing

 
Robert H. “Rabbit” Rohlfing, 64, of Plymouth died at the Heritage Center in Fairbury on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.  He was born on February 22, 1951 at Fairbury and attended school at Tri County.  He served in the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam from 1970 to 1974.  
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20
May

Lois M. Templin

Lois Templin 92, was born July 25, 1922, on a farm outside of Reynolds, Ne. She was one of twelve children born to Henry and Anna Elgert. She grew up on a farm during the depression. She often told stories about her mom baking 12 loaves of bread per week, making bean soup on washday and of her father running a thrashing crew during harvest. Lois had fond memories of the Saturday night dances in Reynolds and other community gatherings.
 Lois worked for the Bonham family during World War II. 
Lois married Harold (a.k.a. Tim) Templin on October 22nd, 1946. They had two children Kevin and Diane. Tim and Lois made their living farming outside of Reynolds until their retirement. Lois did everything from milking cows and butchering chickens to hauling grain during harvest. This was in addition to raising two kids and running a household. She continued her mother’s tradition by baking many goodies and making homemade ice cream for her family.
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20
May

Stainbrook

Dennis Allen Stainbrook was born on June 23, 1951 in Fairbury, Nebraska.  He was the only son of Arthur A. Stainbrook and Gladys Pearl Stainbrook.  
Dennis started his education with grade school at Daykin Public School.  He then attended and graduated from Meridian Public School in 1970.
Following graduation, Dennis worked for John Jarchow as a farmhand.  He then took a job at the Farmers Coop in Daykin where he worked for many years.  Prior to his retirement, Denny took a job for Endicott Clay Products in Endicott.  
Being a part of a small town was one of the things that Denny enjoyed the most, supporting everything and everyone, not only in Daykin, but in the surrounding areas as well.  
One of the things that brought the most joy to Denny was being a member of the Daykin Volunteer Fire Department.  
Denny attended the United Methodist church in Daykin.
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May

Shannon M. Criner

Shannon Marie Criner 46 of Fairbury passed away April 17, 2015 at Gardenside LTC in Fairbury. Shannon was born January 18, 1969 in Fairbury, NE. to Kent & Mary (Linenberger) Criner. She attended school in the Fairbury School system until she graduated from Fairbury High School in 1987. She married Jeff Bradley in 1988. To them one son was born. They divorced 15 years later. She then married Christopher Anderson in 2009. They divorced 1 ½ years later. Shannon worked for the Swingster Co. She left the company because of health issues. Later she worked part time for Blue River Area Agency on Aging, Dollar General, Schroeder’s Family Foods & Attitudes Apparel. She enjoyed meeting & visiting with the public. She dealt with several health issues for many years. She always had a great love for animals, especially cats. She raised Himalayan kittens in her home for several years, & raised “Show Quality” cats, & Collie pups for awhile.

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