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Aug

Back To School Night


Back to School night was Tuesday, August 11, from 5-7pm. This time gives students and parents an opportunity to meet the teachers and see their classrooms before the school year starts.(Photo by Shaunte Dean/Fairbury Journal-News)
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Aug

“Sister’s” To Open In Downtown Fairbury


Jolene Siemson of “Sister’s” Store, opening up downtown on the north side of the square features books, crafts, home decor. (Contributed Photo)
A new shop called Sister's will be opening in the historic downtown area of Fairbury. Jolene Siemson and her sister Alanna are working together to create a business that provides materials and books that may not be found in an average store.
There will be an assortment of books available to purchase such as, fiction, dramas, non-fiction, documentaries and more. Sister's will also have materials like yarn in a craft section and décor.
“I have a lot of products that have accumulated over the years and I was looking forward to sharing it with the community once I retired,” Siemson said.
According to Siemson both her and her sister had collected items throughout the years and needed a way to relieve some of the clutter. The building was offered to Siemson by David Lang who owned the building and she jumped on the opportunity.
Wed
12
Aug

Community Takes First Steps to Repair Fun Park

On Sunday, over 60 people donated their time to restoring the Frontier Fun Park as well as strengthening the sense of community in Fairbury. 
  The community was united in its efforts to bring back a key feature of the Fairbury City Park. Cody Moyer of Fairbury, was one of the volunteers at Sunday’s event. He explained that he volunteered because it is such a great cause.
  “There is so much good in this community,” said Moyer. “There’s just a certain amount of coercion people need to come and take part in a cause like this. I can’t think of a better day than Sunday. It’s a day when most people are spending time with their families and that’s what this whole thing’s about.”
  Moyer, along with others in the community, saw that the Fun Park was in need of repair and decided to make a difference by taking action. The group of people worked to pull weeds, to replace boards and to make some of the chain structures safer.
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12
Aug

Daryl Hermsmeier Horseshoe Tourney


3rd annual Daryl Hermsmeier Doubles Horseshoe Tournament in Jansen on Aug. 1. Winners are l to r: 1st place, Dale Caldwell and Larry Wise; Back (L to R): 2nd place, Robert Eyer and Mike Bock; 3rd place, Tony Stotler and Chester Stotler. (Contributed Photo)
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12
Aug

All-Star BB Camp


BASKETBALL CAMP ALL-STARS Jordan Ruhnke and Sydney Miller, both student-athletes at Fairbury Jr.-Sr. High School, attended the Mid-America Basketball Camp held July 26-29 at Grand Island Central Catholic High School. Miller was a nightly rebound leader award winner in the Girls Major League. Both Miller and Ruhnke were selected All-Stars in the Girls Major League at the camp. Front (l-r) Jordan Ruhnke and Sydney Miller. Back (l-r) Coaches Estaben Lopez, Larry Ribble, Mike Trader, and Bill Gavers. (Contributed Photo)
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12
Aug

Area Residents Place At State Games


Many competitors from Jefferson County, who sought to test their skills at the State Games of America in Lincoln, brought home medals as a sign of their talents. Jonathan Fletcher of Fairbury was awarded a gold medal in three events associated with wrestling: takedown, advantage and freestyle. Fletcher explained that this was his first year wrestling at the State Games. “I went up there, for the first time, actually,” said Fletcher. “It's always something I've wanted to do, but haven't found the time to do it. So, I made it happen this year. I ended up winning all three events. I wrestled six different matches.” Fletcher explained that he is grateful for the support of his parents and his coaches. Eighteen people represented Jefferson County. Based on the results published, at least 11 of these people received medals at the State Games of America. Among the recipients were Adam Parker, Jacob and Korey Nippert, Veronica Rivera, Kody Rumbaugh, Nick Kincaid and Megan Butler. Fletcher believes it is great that so many people from Jefferson County participated in this competition. He plans to compete in the State Games next year. He also encourages other people to compete in the various events. “Hopefully I'll be able to make it up again next year,” Fletcher said. “I plan on competing in all six of the [wrestling] events. Give it a try! You're not going to get anything just not doing anything. Go up and give it a shot. It's a lot of fun!”
 Many competitors from Jefferson County, who sought to test their skills at the State Games of America in Lincoln, brought home medals as a sign of their talents.
 Jonathan Fletcher of Fairbury was awarded a gold medal in three events associated with wrestling: takedown, advantage and freestyle. Fletcher explained that this was his first year wrestling at the State Games.
  “I went up there, for the first time, actually,” said Fletcher. “It's always something I've wanted to do, but haven't found the time to do it. So, I made it happen this year. I ended up winning all three events. I wrestled six different matches.”
 Fletcher explained that he is grateful for the support of his parents and his coaches. 
Wed
12
Aug

Brouse Reunion

Brouse
The 60th  Brouse reunion was held in Mahaska, Kan. August 2, 2015.  Attendance 57 cousins descending from  8 of the 12 Brouse children were represented.   We had the meal started with a blessing from Rod Murray.  After the meal the siblings’ names were called and the relatives would stand and introduce themselves and their families.  Then family pictures were taken.  Honored at the meal was Ethel Peters,96, Mary Frances Kenny, 91,  and Peggy Carlson.  Mary Frances Kenny gave a slide show of her trip to France and described her visit there.  It was decided that we would meet again the first Sunday of August in 2016.  Attending the reunion were descendents of:
Jessie Brouse Quinn:  Carlton & Marlee Kenny Hunt, Ehren, Jess, and Quinn Hunt, Mary Frances Quinn Kenny and Jane Lewis , Mike Kenny, Tamah, Colin and Tabitha Vest. 
Mabel Brouse Kennedy:  Pat and Sue Kennedy, Peggy Carlson.
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Aug

Norma McDaniel

MCDANIEL
The family of Norma McDaniel would like to honor her with a card shower for her 90th birthday on Aug. 16, please send well wishes to 1505 G St, Fairbury, Neb 68352.        
Wed
12
Aug

Lamb and Shinn To Wed

Becky Lamb of Wilber and Terry Shinn of Wilber would like to announce their engagement.
Parents of Becky are Gene and Wilma Tunender of malmo, Neb. Parents of Terry Shinn are Everett and Marilyn Shinn of Fairbury.
Becky is a nurse and Terry has a tree and lawn service.
Their wedding is planned for Saturday, Aug. 15 at 4 p.m. at The Sokol Hall in Wilber, Neb.
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12
Aug

Hansel and Aude Exchange Vows

Amanda Lynn Hansel and Joshua John Aude were united in marriage on June 6, 2015 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Beatrice. The 4p.m. ceremony was officiated by Pastor Greg Gabriel.
The parents of the bride are William and Jeanna Hansel of Fairbury.
The parents of the groom are Curtis and Chris Aude of Tobias. Grandparents of the groom are Carl and Carol Rafert of Daykin; Carol Aude of Belvidere and Don and Beverly Aude of Tobias.

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