Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/04/2015 - 1:33pm
Marilee Perri went to be with her Lord after a lengthy illness on Oct. 13,2015 at her daughter’s home in Chatsworth Calif.
Marilee was born to Herman and Adeline (Eberhardt) Schmidt in Deshler on March 23, 1939. She was the eldest of 11 children, baptized March 1939 at Deshler Lutheran Church. Attended Boyd County Grade School and Fairbury High School. Marilee was saved at the age of 16 while attending Fairbury Foursquare Church.
On Aug. 15,1956 Marilee and Bob Vestal were united in marriage, relocated to California and to this union two daughters, Debra and Vicky, were Born. Later in 1975, she remarried Nick Perri, the love of her life for 10 years.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/04/2015 - 1:32pm
John Edward Middendorf, 69, of Lincoln passed away on Oct. 31, 2015. John was born in Bruning to Carl and Merle Middendorf. John was a Vietnam War veteran, serving for the U.S. Army. He married Gloria Middendorf on June 7, 1980, in Lincoln. He worked in sales for General Fire and Safety for over 25 years. John enjoyed playing golf, watching Husker Football, and the Green Bay Packers.
John is survived by his four children, Todd Haverkamp, Kami (Dana) Eiler, Shannon (Terry) Conley, and Jason (Mandy) Middendorf, all of Lincoln. Grandchildren Contessa and Ryker Eiler, Sylis Conley, and Brayden Middendorf. Sisters June Ricards and Jan Storzer. John is preceded in death by his wife and parents.
Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 11/04/2015 - 1:29pm
Over the Halloween weekend, the Fairbury Police Department noticed a rise in the amount of criminal activity compared to previous years.
Chad Sprunk, Fairbury Chief of Police, explained that the department dealt with a variety of criminal cases from Oct. 30-Nov. 1.
“This weekend we dealt with the following issues, Weapons Violations, Drug Violations, Alcohol Violations, Assaults, Injury Accidents, multiple suspicious person calls, arson and one attempted suicide.”
Although there was an increase, Sprunk believes that this was caused by the day on which Halloween occurred.
“This year we were a little busier than last year but I do believe that had to do with Halloween being on a weekend.”
Several cases are still under investigation by the Fairbury Police Department.
Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 11/04/2015 - 1:28pm
HELPING OUT--Taryn Hinman, six, helps her mother, Carmen, during the Stuff The Van event at Wal-Mart on Saturday. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Hope Crisis Center in Fairbury hosted a stuff-the-van event on Saturday, Oct. 31 to help collect items like pillows, toiletries and kitchen utensils, that will be distributed to the victims of domestic violence throughout the coming year.
While this was the last event to be hosted during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Carmen Hinman, executive director at Hope Crisis Center, explained why it is important to stay vigilant about the issue of domestic violence throughout the year.
“We need to have an ongoing heightened awareness about domestic violence,” said Hinman. “When I say heightened, I think of things like our yard-sign campaign that gives the community that reminder. We want people to understand that unfortunately there are needs all year long. We want people to recognize that domestic violence happens all year long, unfortunately.”
Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 11/04/2015 - 1:23pm
Out with the old--The county commissioners voted Tuesday to replace outdated equipment at the Highway Department. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
With the final cost reaching $587,435, the Jefferson County Commissioners voted Tuesday to replace aging equipment at the highway department by awarding bids to both John Deere and CAT.
During the meeting, County Commissioner Michael Dux made a motion to purchase a wheel loader and two motor graders from CAT and one motor grader from John Deere. Commissioner Mark Schoenrock seconded the motion after explaining what influenced his decision.
“I think they’re both really good machines that would meet our needs,” said Schoenrock. “From my perspective as a commissioner, I’ve got two interests. Number one is, I want to make sure that we’re getting the machine that meets our needs.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/04/2015 - 1:20pm
The Fairbury Journal-News will be doing an Early Bird Special on Nov. 9 with discounts on new and renewal subscriptions starting at 7 a.m.
The Journal-News will open its doors at 7 a.m. and all those who come in to the office, at 516 Fifth Street in downtown Fairbury, will receive 20 percent off of a one-year subscription until 8 a.m. From 8-9 the percentage drops to 15 percent and from 9-10 the percentage is ten percent and 10-11 a.m. it is five percent, one-year subscription per household.
Early Bird Discount deals will also be available for the Fairbury Pictorial History books with a set of books being sold for $30 from 7-8 a.m. and $33 from 8-9 a.m.
From 9-10 a.m. the books will be sold for $36 and from 10-11 a.m. $39.