Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 05/17/2016 - 4:54pm
Robert Lee (Bob) Bartley (65) passed away Saturday May 14th 2016 at his home in Hastings, NE surrounded by his loving family. Born to Loland Bartley and Sarah (Williams) Bartley in Red Cloud, NE on January 5th 1951. He was the 7th of 8 children.
After graduating from Loup City Senior High in 1969 he served his country in the Army. When he returned to Nebraska, he met the love of his life, Kay Roesler of Western, NE.
They were married August 13, 1977 at Zion Lutheran Church in Montrose CO. Together they had 3 boys, Joshua Robert (Aryn), Luke Edward, and Jacob Ira (Allison). From the 3 boys, Bob and Kay would learn patience and have some of the most incredible memories and stories.
Josh and Aryn’s children, Reagan and Landon, were the light of his life and he was known as Pa. He was looking forward to being Pa for the 3rd time with Jacob and Allison’s baby Bartley in September.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 05/17/2016 - 4:54pm
Lawrence Taylor DeBusk, M.D., passed away peacefully on April 29, 2016 after a long illness.
He was born in Endicott to Samuel and Minnie DeBusk. He moved to Fairbury in 1941 and graduated from Fairbury High in May 1943. He met his wife, Marilyn, in high school. They were later married in Aug. 1948. He enlisted in the Army in August 1943 and served three years in Panama with the Signal Corps.
Upon his return from active duty he earned his college and medical degrees from the University of Nebraska. He enjoyed a 32-year career as a general surgeon in Mountain View, Calif.; he was one of the founders of El Camino Hospital.
He was a member of the Santa Clara County Medical Society, California Medical Society, American Medical Association, San Jose Surgical Society and the American College of Surgeons.
During his leisure time he enjoyed spending time with his family, taking the family dogs for walks, golfing and salmon fishing.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Mon, 05/16/2016 - 10:14am
Reverend Wilfred “Ron” Ronald Johnson age 75 of Texarkana, TX formerly of Alexandria died on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at the Christus St. Michael Hospital in Texarkana, TX. A Funeral Service will be held 2:00 PM on Friday, May 20, 2016 at New Life Christian Church in Alexandria. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.
Arrangements are with the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Sat, 05/14/2016 - 6:08pm
Meredith (Katie) Shelafo (Mullins)
Survived by husband Chester Shelafo; brothers: John and Gary Mullins, and JT Rhoden and family; Sons: Drew and Michael; and many grandchildren. Memorial Details: Horan & McConaty http://www.horancares.com/
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:02am
by Senator Laura Ebke
After a couple of weeks since the April 20 end of session, it’s now becoming more possible to not only to reflect back on what was done during the 2016 Legislative session, but also start to look ahead to the 2017 session and the beginning of the 105th Legislature.
In addition to the “farewell addresses” of the senators who are term limited and won’t be returning next year, the big issue on the last day of the session was the override of LB 947. I think that bill deserves a little bit of attention here.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/11/2016 - 12:43pm
Meridian's Lady Mustangs counted on numerous medalists to come away with a sixth-place team finish at last Monday's Crossroads Conference Invitational held on the Osceola High School track.
The invite was originally scheduled for the last Saturday in April, but rain forced the postponement of the invite to Monday.
As a team, the Lady Mustangs placed in 10 events to account for a total of 38 points.
A quartet of athletes led the way for Meridian finishing third in their individual events.
Erin Johnson turned in a time of 16.80 in the 100-meter high hurdles, Brianna Barton finished with a time of 13:16.40 in the 3200-meter run, Allison Klipp threw the discus 96'3', and Rylee Pieper recorded a time of 28.90 in the 200-meter dash.
The Lady Mustangs' 400-meter relay of Johnson, Pieper, Bridgette Jackson, and Andi Kort scored six team points with a third place finish in a time of 54.80.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/11/2016 - 12:42pm
Meridian tuned up for its upcoming district track and field meet by putting together solid performances en route to winning the girls team title last Thursday at the Russ Snyder Invite held on the Sandy Creek High School track at Fairfield, Neb.
The Lady Mustangs placed in all 17 events to roll up a team score of 131 points. Bruning-Davenport-Shickley was second in the six-team field with 126.50 points.
Junior Allison Klipp led the parade of medalists for the Lady Mustangs, as she was a double individual gold medalist winning both the discus and shot put with efforts of 106'10” and 34'8”.
Thirty two team points were picked up with second place finishes by Bridgette Jackson, long jump, 15' 2 3/4”, Erin Johnson, 100-meter high hurdles, 17.06, Andi Kort, 3200, 13:59.74, and the 3200-meter relay with a time of 54.60.