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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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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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Elizabeth “Beth” Ambri

Elizabeth “Beth” Ambri, 43 of Mesa, Arizona, passed away March 30, 2015 in Mesa.  She was born June 20, 1971 in Fairbury, NE,  to Jerry and Jacquline Meyer.
 Beth loved hiking, working out, and volunteering her time to help others.  She also loved to watch and coach her daughters’ volleyball team.  She always enjoyed a gathering with family and friends, a glass of wine and good sushi.
She is survived by her husband Steven Ambri of Mesa, son Derrick Ambri of Mesa, daughters Erin Meyer-Blythe of Nebraska, Cassidy Ambri of Mesa and Courtney Ambri of Mesa and her new granddaughter Eliana Meyer-Blythe, and parents Jerry and Jacquline Meyer of Fairbury.
 Visitation was held Thursday April 2, 2015 at Falconer Funeral Home in Gilbert, AZ.  Funeral services were held on Friday, April 3, 2015 at Baseline Christian Church in Mesa, AZ. 
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Memorial Weekend Means Pretty Cemeteries, Sheep Shearing And Alumni Banquets

Memorial Day, and the encompassing weekend, has been one of my favorite holidays for several years. The cemeteries are so colorful with their avenue of flags and individually decorated graves. Hundreds of flags look great among the green trees and grass. 
Memorial Day is also the official beginning of summer, and I love the thought of that. 
For the past 10 years Memorial Day has always been a marker for when my sheep shearing should be finished. I would start mid-May and shear as I, and my helpers, had time. The long holiday weekend was the extra time off school and work to get the project finished. These professional shearers are awesome and can do hundreds of sheep a day. I always aimed to do 20 a day. My back was always screaming by No. 15, and I could barely walk to the house by number No. 20.
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Peoples’ Comments Reflect Well On Bonham Memories

  From time to time we receive comments from people that give us the warm fuzzies. Just down home feel good tid bits. Occasionally the comments we get in at the paper are about things that either we or another person or group in Fairbury have done. 
   But not always.
  For a few weeks now we have been conducting a fund raiser for the Bonham Theater in Fairbury. We have been donating a portion from the sale of each of our pictorial history books toward the renovation of the Bonham. So far, so good. The response has been satisfactory...but could always be better.
 Recently we received a couple comments from book buyers that we would like to share with our readers.
  The first is from Arlene Wolter of Columbus, NE.
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Sen. Ebke Stood Fast Against Gas Tax

 Nebraska State Senator Laura Ebke should be given a just amount of credit for her vote last week opposing a veto override vote to increase Nebraska’s gas tax.
 Albeit in a losing effort, Ebke was correct to oppose LB610, which will add a little more than six cents per gallon to what motorists pay at the pump in our state. Nebraska already has the 13th highest property tax and 15th highest income tax rates in the nation. To that, with the gas tax hike, we will have the 16th highest fuel tax in the United States.
  Proponents say the tax increase was needed to repair Nebraska roads. Sen. Ebke and those who oppose it claim that increasing taxes is not the right move for Nebraskans. We agree.
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5-20-15

Police report
May 4: Report of a male arrested in the 500 block of D Street for threatening to kill another person. 
May 6: Report of criminal mischief in the 1300 block of F Street. 
May 6: Report of suspicious activity in the 1400 block of F Street. 
May 6: Report of a disturbance in the 100 block of 5th Street. 
May 6: Report of minors in possession of alcohol at Crystal Springs. 
May 6: Report of a domestic disturbance in the 1800 block of G Street. 
May 7: Report of barking dog in the 1800 block of G Street. 
May 7: Report of suspicious activity at Crystal Springs. 
May 8: Kristin M. Specht, of Fairbury, was backing a 2002 Pontiac from the gas pumps at Casey’s General Store when the vehicle collided with a parked 1996 BMW owned by Zachary Mansell. Damages to Mansell’s vehicle were estimated at $2,000. Damages to Specht’s vehicle were estimated at $900.
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Cemetery Board Readies For Busy, Challenging Year


THE FAIRBURY CEMETERY ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS stand next to the memorial wall which has names engraved of contributors. Pictured from left to right are Nat Covey, Kent Preston, Craig Mahloch-Superintendent, Louie Hanson, Bill Cummins Stan Stewart, Charles Endorf. (Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News)
The Fairbury Cemetery Association board is gearing up for what board members call another fantastic and challenging year. 
The Board’s goals are to maintain and keep a beautiful cemetery along with the buildings and the overall grounds. Right now there is a drawing fundraiser event going on with some prizes. 
the tickets are one dollar per ticket and the first place winner will get an Arien’s 21 inch mower. Second place will be a decorative headstone flower vase and 3rd place will be an engraving on the donor memorial wall at the entrance to the cemetery. Anyone wishing to purchase a ticket should be able to visit with one of the manned cemetery entrances over the Memorial Day weekend or contact a board member. 
“We are so fortunate to have a great cemetery superintendent in Craig Mahloch who has a very good staff under him who works hard and diligently to keep the Fairbury Cemetery in such good condition.”
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Death Penalty Debate

Nebraska lawmakers vote to repeal death penalty

By Sophie Tatum, Nebraska News Service

 

 

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FAIRBURY JUNIOR HIGH HONORS NIGHT May 14, 2015


Perfect NESA Math scores. Math was the only area of perfect scores. 8th graders: Isaac Robertson, Jayson Klauman, Toriann Likens, Tayler Shellhase, Sara Mitchell, (7th graders): Jillian Caroon, Isadora Schwab, Josephine Blatny. (Contributed Photo)
Academic Excellence
7th Grade
Chancellor Amundson
Josephine Blatny
Jillian Caroon
Bret Cole
Cora DeBoer
Kennedy DeBoer
Raven DeFrain
Jacqueline Deras
Sara Huss
Jaelle Johnson
Johnathan Kerwood
Hannah Knigge
Keith Lee
Melia Mitchell
Casey Nimmich
Darby Paulsen
Taylor Runge
Isadora Schwab
Claire Shumard
Bryanne Vculek
Devin Wanamaker
8th Grade
Rielee Achtemeier
Rusti Bassett
Autumn Branson
Destiny Brown
Michaela Buchli
Jared Engelman
Madison Gregory
Nichole Harris
Devin Holliday
Jayson Klaumann
Mikasa Lierman
Toriann Likens
Bryn Livingston
Delaney Miller

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