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09
Sep

Bob and Idonna (Burkhart) Florell

Bob and Idonna (Burkhart) Florell of Lincoln recently celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary with an Open House at Christ Methodist Church. The couple was married on August 1, 1954 in the Fairbury Methodist Church by the late Rev. Arthur Johnson.

Their three children and spouses are David and Kerry Florell of Lincoln, Brenda and Craig Nelson of Omaha, and Scott and Amy Florell of Salt Lake City, Utah. The Florells have nine grandchildren—Ryan, Tyler, and Brandon Florell, of Lincoln, Elizabeth and Trevor Stewart of Austin, TX, Katie Nelson of Dallas, TX , Travis Nelson of Omaha, and Abigail, Anna, and Scotty Florell of Salt Lake City, UT. All were present for the weekend.

Former Fairburians who attended the open house were Bonnie (Schmoldt) Damkroger, Dr. and Mrs. Phil Gibson, Marilyn (Snyder) Hansen, and Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Meyer.

Tue
09
Sep

Kathren Mees

Happy 93rd Birhtday to Kathren Mees

Tha family of Katheren Mees would like to honor her with a card shower for her 93rd Birthday on September 15th. Cards may be sent to Kathren at: Gardenside LTD, 2200 North Street, Rm 118, Fairbury, NE. 68352.

Tue
09
Sep

Gerald “Jerry” E. Huber

Gerald “Jerry” E. Huber, 74, of Lincoln, Nebraska, passed away on September 5, 2014 at his home in Lincoln, NE. He was born to Joseph and Esther (Clabaugh) Huber on September 5, 1940, in Thompson, NE.

He was the 3rd of seven children. He went to Buckley District Grade School, Reynolds High School, and graduated from Mahaska High School in Kansas. He attended electronics school in Denver, Colo.

Tue
09
Sep

Donna Mae Vetch

Donna Mae Vetch of Faribury, formerly Alexandria was born February 2, 1943 to Arnold and Dorothy (Payne) Dunse at home in Belvidere, Nebraska. She departed this life Friday, August 29, 2014 at Gardenside Long-Term Care in Fairbury, Nebraska at the age of 71.

At age 6, Donna was adopted by Roy Waldmeier and has a brother Randy Waldmeier who still resides in Belvidere.

Donna attended school in Belvidere until her sophomore year, when she transferred to Bruning High School to finish her Junior and Senior years. She graduated from the Cosmetology College of Hair and Beauty at Beatrice, NE in 1961.

Tue
09
Sep

Connie Jean (Eilts) Hoover

Connie Jean (Eilts) Hoover, 67, of Wilber, NE entered her heavenly home on September 2, 2014. She was born on March 27, 1947 in Fairbury, NE. Living in Fairbury throughout her childhood years and graduated from Fairbury High School in 1965. On September 1, 1971, she married Stanley Hoover.

Tue
09
Sep

Mary Holtz

Mary Holtz, 64, of Fairbury, NE., passed away September 2, 2014 at Bryan East Hospital in Lincoln. She was born November 15, 1949 at Fairbury, NE., to Vincent & Irene (Roode) Luby. Survivors are Husband: Robert Holtz of Fairbury, Children: Ryan Caroon & Wife Megan of Fairbury, Shane Caroon & significant other Amber of Fairbury, Ainne Caroon & significant other Doug of Fairbury, Tara Caroon & significant other Chadd of Hebron, 12 Grandchildren, Brother: David Luby & Wife Jodi of Elkhorn, NE. Private Family Graveside Service will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday September 8, 2014 at the Fairbury Cemetery – Fairbury, NE. There will be a private viewing for family from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday Sept.

Tue
09
Sep

Leah Wahl

Leah Wahl will celebrate her 100th Birthday on September 24th. Heritage Care Center would like to invite her family and friends to join in on the celebration that day at 2:30pm for refreshments and cake. Cards can also be sent to her at: Leah Wahl, PO Box 667, Fairbury, NE 68352.

Tue
09
Sep

Larry David Sittler

Larry David Sittler was born in Deshler, Nebraska on April 19, 1938, to Thorsle Josephine Brin and Franklin J. Sittler. He passed away on August 22, 2014 at Bryan LGH East in Lincoln, Nebraska.
He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Fairbury, Nebraska. 
Larry was a long time lover of anything trains. He loved to go fishing with friends, attend church on Sundays, sing hymns, dance to polka music, go on bike rides, car races, watch cars, watch westerns, Nebraska Huskers football games and make coffee. He always loved fish and a cold glass of iced tea. He had a strong love for animals and the outdoors. Larry loved to wear the color red. Larry touched the lives of many people. Every person who met Larry was attracted to his smile and his sense of humor. He will never be forgotten by anyone who met him.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Franklin and Josephine Sittler and one sibling. 
Tue
09
Sep

The risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, prompts the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® to offer the following 12 tips for residents to stay safe

  1. Turn Around, Don’t Drown! Avoid flooded areas or those with rapid water flow. Do not attempt to cross a flowing stream. It takes only six inches of fast flowing water to sweep you off your feet, and water only two feet deep can float away most automobiles. Never drive through floodwaters or on flooded roads.
  2. If you are caught outdoors, avoid natural lightning rods such as tall, isolated trees in an open area or the top of a hill, and metal objects such as wire fences, golf clubs, and metal tools.
Tue
09
Sep

A Boy’s Best Friend

My son stole my calf. My tame, slick-coated, grain-loving, bottle-raised calf. 
Her name is Euphegenia, as in Mrs. Doubtfire. 
This black calf with a black and white speckled face is maybe 600 pounds, and she was a year old in May. She’s quite small; I’m not sure when and what we will breed her to. But she’s a pet and owes her life at our farm to her beloved mother. 
Her mother, who wasn’t 850 pounds soaking wet, came to Haddam from Colorado with a semi-load of red Angus heifers that Michael took care of one summer. This all-black, big-eared calf was apparently a foster calf for an Angus cow and was sent to Kansas with her pen mates for lack of any other idea of what to do with her. 
She must have had tropical bloodlines because, even in the dead of winter, she was as slick and short-haired as a cow in June, and she had only half of a tail. It must have froze off in the Colorado winter.

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