Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/17/2016 - 2:23pm
top 10 placings of the 7th & 8th grade division of the Jefferson County Spelling Bee held Feb. 8, 2016 at the Fairbury Junior/Senior High School.
Front row, left to right: Brynn Novotny-Fairbury-4th place; Bailey Waltke-Tri-County-3rd place; Halle Pribyl-Meridian-2nd; Mackenzie Vitosh-Diller-Odell-1st;
Back row, left to right: Brianna Weers-Diller-Odell-10th place; Brittyn Wentz-Fairbury-9th place; Caitlyn Reynolds-Tri-County-8th place; Keely Schramm-Fairbury-7th place; Brylee Yantz-Fairbury-6th place; Melina Kostal-Diller-Odell-5th place. (contributed photo)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/17/2016 - 2:21pm
The Fairbury Optimist Club is encouraging area students to speak their minds about the topic of “How My Best Brings Out the Best in Others” as part of the Optimist International Oratorical Contest for 2016.
The Fairbury Optimist Club contest will be held on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at the Fairbury United Methodist Church at 4 p.m.
The Optimist Club will invite judges to evaluate the local students’ speeches based on content and presentation to determine the top boy and girl winners, who will receive a neck medallion and advance to the district level in Grand Island on April 16, for the opportunity to win $2,500, $500, or $250 college scholarships. The top scoring individual will then compete at a Regional contest for an additional $5,000 and the right to advance to the International Competition for $20,000, $15,000 or $10,000. This is the initial year for the Video Regional and International contests.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/17/2016 - 1:44pm
Terry Dean Terrill, of Fairbury, age 60, passed away on Tuesday Feb. 2, 2016. Terry was born in Lincoln on May 27, 1955 and on July 25, at 2 months of age, God placed him by adoption to his chosen parents, Dean and Marge Terrill.
At 12 years of age, Terry accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior and was baptized at Fairbury First Baptist Church where he grew up in the church and was active in Sunday School, Bible School and Youth Group.
He graduated from Fairbury High School in 1973, attended Fairbury Junior College and then he began working and traveling as part of a road crew, assisting with set-up, lighting and sound for the Zipper band and then The Pelican Peace band for several years. ln 2004, the band members from the Pelican Peace Band including Terry were inducted into the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/17/2016 - 1:41pm
Jeanne Kerwood, 80, of Bruning, Neb. died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 in the Saunders Medical Center-Long Term Care in Wahoo, Neb.
Survivors are husband Kenneth of Bruning; son Michel and Waunda Kerwood of Wamego, Kan; daughters Denise Robeson of Brainard, Neb; Vicki and Randy Lyons of Omaha; Kimberly and Sherman Frahm of Westcliffe Colo; nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Feb. 20 at United Methodist Church in Bruning. Visitation on Friday from 2-8 p.m. Family will greet friends from 4-6 p.m. at Farmer and Son Funeral Home in Geneva. Memorials are directed to United Methodist Church in Bruning. Graveside services are in the Bruning Public Cemetery with Pastor Mike Anderson officiating. Online condolences may be left at www.farmerandsonfuneralhome.com.