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Fri
19
Dec

Garry Gene Ward

Garry Gene Ward, 60, of Fairbury, NE. Peacefully passed away Tuesday, December 16th at home with his family by his side.
Garry was born to Wayne and Carolyn Ward on March 15.  He was the oldest of 3 children. 
On March 20, 1972 he married Janice Ann Ward in Guthrie , Okla. They were blessed with a son and two daughters. 
For many of his adult years Garry and his father owned their own roofing company “Wards Roofing”. Over the years he had different jobs until his health would longer allow him to do so.
His is survived by his by his best friend and wife, Janice Ward; son, Garry and wife, Diane Ward; daughters, Debbie Sautter and Carol Hasselbring all of Fairbury; grandchildren, Daniel Ellis; Janice Ward, Michael Ward, Amy Ward, Jordan Ward and Riane Ward; sister, Penny and husband, Mike Dickinson of Alma, NE; many nieces, nephews and great grandchildren.
Fri
19
Dec

Elsie Campbell Penney

Elsie Campbell Penney, 93, formerly of Superior, Ne, passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Fairbury, NE. Elsie was born in Schneverdingen, Germany on February 23, 1921, to William and Meta Kuehne. Elsie had two younger sisters Adina Mason and Eileen Eickmann.
Elsie went to school at rural Byron until the eight grade. Due to the economic conditions of the 1930’s she had to quit school and work to help support the family.
On October 9, 1941, Elsie married Roy Campbell of rural Byron. To this marriage one son, Jerry was born on October 11.
Roy and Elsie ran a grocery store in Byron for several years before moving to Ruskin, in 1949. Where they started Ruskin Produce, picking up farmer’s eggs, cream, and chickens for several year. Then she went to work for in Superior at several different jobs before retiring at age 65. Roy and Elsie moved to a new home in Superior. On June 23, 1984 Roy passed away. 
Fri
19
Dec

Donald R. Gregory

Donald R. Gregory, 80, of Reynolds, passed away December 14th at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury.
Don was born March 20, 1934, in Belleville, KS to Walter and Marion Brennenstuhl Gregory. He attended school at District 44 until the family moved to Reynolds where he finished his education and graduated high school there.
He married Marjorie Prellwitz on September 8, 1956. To them, five children were born.
He was drafted into the army in 1956 and he and Marge moved to Fort Smith, AR. He attained the rank of Sergeant Specialist Fourth Class.
Fri
19
Dec

12-17-14


GAMBLES ON THE SQUARE--Downtown Fairbury in 1966. Contributed Photo
120 YEARS AGO, 1894
The Jefferson County Journal 
Mentioned in a report from District No. 78 (1 mile east  and 1 ½ south of Thompson), by Nettie Paden, teacher, were Emma and Lee Adkins, Fred and Joe Cawdrey, Bessie, Edith and George Dopp, John Drake, Millie and Roy Fickett, Artie and Eddie Grinstead, Daisy Hughes, Wallace Quinn, Gertie Rhode, Frank and Nellie Sampson, Martha Thompson, Arthur Wagner and George Wheeler.
Ed Waples sold his north side restaurant and bakery to J.B. Lewis of Washington, Kan.  On the west side, Martin Oerter planned a two-story building to be rented to Jack Fitton.
Endicott vicinity residents had rousing “literaries” each Friday evening at the Mount Vernon school south of town.
 
110 YEARS AGO, 1904
The Jefferson County Journal 
Thu
18
Dec

Church Directory

Fairbury Churches
 
AMERICAN LUTHERAN
CHURCH
Fairbury
Sunday Morning Worship - 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School - 10:45 a.m.
J.A.M. (Jesus and Me) pre-school - 6th Grade
     Crossroads -  Junior/Senior High
     Adult Class
 
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
CHURCH
11th and D streets,
Pastor Randy Novotny
Saturday, Worship service, 6 p.m.; Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for children and
adults; 10:30 a.m. Worship.
First Sunday of each month a contemporary service will be held at 7 p.m.
 
FAITH LUTHERAN
CHURCH-AFLC
1630 I St.
Rev. Ken Hart
Sunday 9 a.m. Worship;
10:15 a.m. Classes.
 
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
901 F St.
Pastor Joel Hahn
Thu
18
Dec

Santa will be visiting the Orscheln Store on Saturday from 1-3pm for pictures.

Santa will be visiting the Orscheln Store on Saturday from 1-3pm for pictures.

Wed
17
Dec

Diller-Odell Knocks Off Sterling

It took some work, but Diller-Odell responded late to post a 50-43 road win Friday night over (1-3) Sterling.
The Jets and Griffins battled back-and-forth in the opening quarter before Sterling managed to cling to a 10-9 lead after eight minutes of play.
In a tightly contested second quarter, the Griffins pushed ahead at half, 26-25, thanks to a 17-15 scoring advantage.
Diller-Odell kept increasing its lead to 39-35 through three quarters, before falling behind early in the fourth quarter.
Ely Hroch lead the (3-1) Griffins in scoring with a game-high 16 points, Bladen Ahl, 13 points, Austin Vitosh, 11 points, Stetson Meyer, five points, Brady McMurray, four points, and Zach Rash chalked up one point.
Meyer topped Diller-Odell on the boards grabbing a team-high 10 boards, and Ahl had a team-leading four steals.
Wed
17
Dec

Turnovers Hinder Jeffs In Loss To Milford

A combination of turnovers by the Jeffs and hot shooting by Milford proved disastrous for Fairbury in Friday’s 69-39 road loss to the Eagles.
Milford grabbed control in the opening quarter shooting out to a double-digit lead of 15-4.
Fairbury improved its scoring in the second quarter with 15 points, but the Jeffs’ defense couldn’t slow down Milford, as the home team netted 22 points stretching its halftime lead to 37-19.
Milford continued to control the game in the second half outscoring the Jeffs, 32-20.
Fairbury was paced in scoring by Connor Livingston with 16 points, Dalton Hinrichs, six points, Blake Bauer, Nate Klaumann, Spencer Feldkamp, and Bryce Schouboe, four points each, and Chris Fisher accounted for one point.
Wed
17
Dec

Quick Start Propels Lady Jeffs Past Milford

A fast start proved the key for the Fairbury Lady Jeffs to earn a 46-31 road win Friday against Milford.
The Lady Jeffs jumped out to a 14-5 first quarter advantage and never looked back in squaring its season mark at 2-2.
Shelby Pollman topped the Lady Jeffs in scoring with a game-high 21 points, Sydney Miller, seven points, Sidney Pollman, six points, Halle Knigge and Tiffani Bonsal, four points apiece, Marah Shumard, two points, while one point each was scored by Regan Schmidt and Britney Scheetz.
Wed
17
Dec

Jeffs Post First Win, Lady Jeffs Come Up Short

In its first home game of the season, the Fairbury Lady Jeffs didn’t have things go their way in a 44-37 setback to Superior.
Superior jumped out to an 18-9 first quarter lead sparked by the 1-2 scoring punch of Jaysa Hoins and Leah Meyer combining for 11 of the Lady Wildcats’ points.
Fairbury senior Shelby Pollman did her part to keep the Lady Jeffs in the game in the first half scoring 17 points.
Pollman scored all nine points for Fairbury in the second quarter keeping the Lady Jeffs within 10 points, 28-18 at halftime.
Fairbury went stagnant on offense in the final eight minutes of action, and Superior took charge tallying 13 points, including six from Meyer to seal the win.
Fairbury was led in scoring by Shelby Pollman with 19 points, Sidney Pollman, 10 points, Halle Knigge, six points, and Sydney Miller tossed in two points.

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