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I’m Not Without Automotive Skills, So Where Did They Go?

In a previous age I could get it done with a wrench. I could pull a transmission, do body and fender work and re-wire a harness much like people change light bulbs. Easey-peasey. And engine work: it was a breeze. I could pull and switch out a 289, 327 or 351 Windsor like some artisans worked in clay or wove fine tapestries. I tore down cars, re-built cars and raced cars. 
 So Sunday should have been easy, right?
 While driving back to town a fine member of our local law enforcement agency stopped me to tell me I had a passenger side headlight out. Being a relatively nice day I thought “I got this. Why pay the garage $50 or more for something I can do myself.” A quick trip to Wal-Mart later and I was ready to go.
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Unfortunately, Pools Are Money Pits For Municipalities

While looking through the surveys handed out to sixth, seventh and eighth graders in Fairbury about what kind of facilities they would enjoy to pass the time, I was struck with a reoccurring theme: the want for a new pool.
There were several comments left on the surveys like, “New pool,” “Fix the pool,” and “Add stuff to the pool.” 
A bit of a misnomer people have is that pools are a money maker for a city. This is the furthest thing from the truth. Pools, by and large, lose money annually for a municipality. The trick of city administrators, water operators and even life guards, is to soften that loss as much as possible. 
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Hazel Vieselmeyer

Hazel G. Vieselmeyer
Hazel Gertrude (Beasley) Priefert Vieselmeyer, 91, of Deshler, passed away on Friday, March 11, 2016 at Parkview Haven Nursing Home in Deshler. She was born the youngest of six children to Walter and Eva Lena (Greeson) Beasley on November 17, 1924 in Eaton, Colo.
 Her early childhood was spent in Eaton where the family lived until the death of her father (1928) when Hazel was four years old. In 1929, uncle Henry Greeson brought his widowed sister with her four sons and two daughters to Fairbury, where he was a businessman. The four oldest children, Chester, Lester, Wilbur and Pearl, were gratefully employed at the Greeson Filling Station at 4th and G Streets.
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Mearle Rush

Mearle Rush
Mearle (Shoebotham) Rush, born July 28, 1919, passed away March 18, 2016. Mearle was born in Reynolds, to Russel and Marie (Compton) Shoebotham. She had one sibling, Leland. Merle was a 15-plus year member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Lincoln. Life member of the National Education Association. Phi Delta Gamma, past state president of Kappa Kappa Iota. Mearle and George Grossoehme were married in 1940 and had two children, son: Leland, who died in infancy and a daughter: Laura. In later years she married Leslie Rush. Mearle was a life-long teacher. She ended her career after 19 years at Pound Junior High. She then worked 13 years at Eastern Ambulance/Rural Metro.
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Marvin Wurm

Marvin Wurm
Marvin Lavell Wurm was born Oct. 2, 1932 on the family farm Southwest of Kramer, Neb. to George Sr. and Ro’salia (Monhardt) Wurm. He was baptized Oct. 26,1932 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Crete. Several years later he moved with his parents and three older brothers to a farm east of Crete where he attended Crete Public School until 1944 the family moved to a farm Southwest of Plymouth. He attended St. Paul’s Lutheran School and was confirmed by Pastor Avery Degner on May 30,1948.
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Hoops Potluck

Fairbury Area Hoops is sponsoring an end-of-season celebration/potluck Friday, April 1, at 6 p.m. at Picnic Shelter/City Park. Main dish, drinks, and service provided; please bring a side and/or dessert; High School commons is rain venue. Please RSVP to your team’s coach as soon as possible for head count.

Date: 
Friday, April 1, 2016 - 9:45am
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Easter Egg Hunts

Egg Hunt March 25

The Pioneer Inn in Gilead would be holding their Annual Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. on March 25 at Pioneer Inn for children up to sixth grade.

 

Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt-Fairbury Easter Egg Hunt to take place Saturday on courthouse lawn at 1 p.m.

 

Western Easter Egg Hunt--Activities on Saturday  will include games and facepainting in the city park at 1:30 p.m.

Date: 
Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 9:45am
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Mar

Family Fun Night

The annual Family Fun Night event was held at the ‘47 Gym on Friday night. Hannah Simpson, left, and Amy Simpson help Reid Novotny with the Pick A Duck game at the event. (Photos by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
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Mar

Donkeyball!

The Fairbury FFA Alumni held a fund raiser on March 20 with a donkey basketball tournament at FHS. FFA member Nathanial Stapaules, center, participated in the FFA boys squad, and had some troubles getting his partner to cooperate while FHS faculty member Mary Jantz shoots the ball and Patrick Ondrak, FFA member, also attempts to gain control of his donkey. RIGHT: Tyler Kimberlin, veterinarian with Fairbury Animal Clinic, had to drag his partner back into the gym (Photos by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
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Copacabana 2016

ABOVE--Brooke Eisenhauer sings the song “Bubbly” with the help of Darby Davidson. LEFT--Memories, songs and bubbles were a highlight of Copa 2016. Sharing some bubbles and exchanging outfits were, from left to right, Patrick Ondrak, Trevin Likens, Toriann Likens, Haylee Gray, Halle Knigge and Joy Ondrak. (Photos by Shaun Friedrichsen, Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
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