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Iola Busing

Iola Busing
Iola M. (Dibben Sims) Busing was born Jan. 5, 1923 at Long Lane, Mo., the sixth of 12 children born to Charles and Sarah (Gipe) Dibben. She attended school in Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska. She graduated from Alma High School in 1942 after completing Normal Training. She taught school at a rural school north of Alma, Neb. 1942-43 and the primary room at Alexandria 1946-47.
She married Norval Wayne “Took” Sims on Sept 1, 1943. He passed away on Feb. 14, 1944. They had one child, Norval Wayne Sims, who was later adopted by Paul. Paul Busing and Iola were married May 17, 1947 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alexandria. To this union 10 children were born. They moved to an acreage southeast of Fairbury in 1952.
She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church where she was an active member of the Altar Society.
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AseraCare Hosts “A Butterfly to Remember” Memorial Event in Fairbury

 
 
AseraCare Hospice of Beatrice is inviting individuals in the community who have lost a loved one to attend a memorial event on Tuesday, June 21st at 5 p.m. at the Senior Center and City Park in Fairbury.
The “A Butterfly to Remember” memorial event is an annual AseraCare gathering for families, friends and the Beatrice community to honor and remember loves ones who have passed away. 
“Through this special memorial event families and friends may honor and celebrate the lives and memories of those whom they have loved.  It is our privilege and commitment to serve and support families with respect and dignity as they grieve the loss of their loved ones,” said Geri Hepp, Bereavement Coordinator of AseraCare. 
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01
Jun

Students Honored By NSAA

Twenty-three area student-athletes have been named to receive the Spring 2016 Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association (NCPA) Academic All-State Award.
Each year, the NSAA and the NCPA recognize students during the Fall, Winter, and Spring seasons who are nominated by their schools for their individual academic excellence, leadership and significant contributions in their NSAA activity.
Area high school student-athlete honorees include:
Diller-Odell
Music-Bladen Ahl and Adam Schultis, Boys Track and Field-Bladen Ahl and Reese Hennerberg, Girls Track and Field-Paige Arnold and Madison Jurgens.
Fairbury
Boys Golf-Nicholas Christiansen and Justin Peterson, Journalism-Halle Knigge and Paul Lawrence, Music-Seth Hart and Ryan Umland, Boys Track and Field-Trevin Likens and Patrick Ondrak, Girls Track and Field-Emily Burkley and Mikasa Lierman.
Meridian
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01
Jun

Greenhorn Limestone Fossil Wood Found

The Greenhorn Limestone of Late Cretaceous age was deposited as limey sediment deposits secreted by plants and animals living in the waters in parts of the Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway, running from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Ocean across the North American Midcontinent, about 93 million years ago.
The limestone has a fine-grained light tan to white color and is composed mostly of microscopic shells of protozoans and of coccolithophore algae (microscopic plants). Larger fossils include shells of bivalves, ammonites, and bacculites and the bones and teeth of fishes including teeth of sharks and rays.
The fossils are in the progress of research for the type of wood with possible insect or animal damage.
Wed
01
Jun

Donation from Farmers Coop to Fair Board

Contributing to the Future--Farmers Cooperative donated $1,000 to the Jefferson County Fair Board, which will be used for the new concession stand and restroom facilities being constructed near the horse arena at the fairgrounds. Construction is expected to be finished before the Jefferson County Fair. Pictured are Front (l-r): Eric Bartels, Dennis Kenning, Lois Welsh and Larry Miller; Back (l-r): Kevin Johnson, Bob Weise, Tony Likens and Mike McLain. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

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Jun

Historical Society Under Review

At A Crossing--The Jefferson County Historical Society was reviewed by the State Auditor, revealing a number of areas in need of improvement. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

Last week, the State Auditor’s Office published a letter reviewing a number of issues with the way things are handled at the Jefferson County Historical Society; President of the Historical Society James Cunningham explained that, “It’s all been taken care of.”
Curator for the Historical Society Denise Andersen, when interviewed last Thursday, explained that not all of the board members have had a chance to meet and talk about the issues addressed in the letter from the auditor.
“I will let you know that we just got this review, response, from the auditor this week,” said Andersen. “We have not had a chance to discuss it as a board. So, my board members don’t necessarily know what is in it and what it says. […] We have not had a chance to go over this as a group. We don’t have anything to hide. 
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01
Jun

United We Remember

Doug Kapke gives a salute honoring the Unknown Soldier at the 2016 Memorial day services in Fairbury on Monday. Kapke was joined by VFW, Legion, auxiliary members of both groups, local citizens and services groups as well as the Cub and Girl Scouts in paying homage to those that gave their lives in the pursuit of freedom for America. For more photos of area Memorial Day services please turn to page 6A. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

Wed
01
Jun

Jam-Packed Weekend Hits County

There will not be a lack of activities for this upcoming weekend. A large slate of events throughout Jefferson County will have people of all age ranges busy.
On this Saturday and Sunday the Rock Island Depot museum will be the site for the annual summer kick-off of activities at the museum, including the opening of the mini-railroad outside of the Depot.
The Depot will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday.
All activities this weekend at the Depot are free, which Denise Andersen, curator of the Rock Island Depot Museum, explains that this weekend is a great time for families to get out and enjoy some time together.
“I know there are a lot of activities going on, but taking a few minutes and bringing families out to the Rock Island Railroad Museum for this event is a great thing. There are lots of things to see and it is a chance to learn a little bit about our railroad heritage,” Andersen said.
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01
Jun

Fairbury Rotary Project “Pays It Forward”

TRADITION--Toriann Likens helps remove Rotary flags at the Fairbury Cemetery on May 31. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

It is a way to show respect to the past and build a sense of community for the future.
Since the 1970s the Fairbury Rotary Club has been doing a unique homage to members who have passed away as a means of showing respect and honor for not only the deceased member, but the organization of Rotary itself.
Every Memorial Day Fairbury Rotarians place flags on the graves of deceased members with the only qualification being that they were Rotary members when they passed.
The Fairbury Rotary Club may be the only club in the district, or state, to do this tradition, according to local Rotarians.
“This is just our way of remembering our Rotary members. We want this to mean something,” project organizer Shirley Howell said.
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01
Jun

Remembering the Fallen

The annual Plymouth community recognition of Memorial Day saw all age groups come out to commemorate those who served this nation. A pot-luck dinner was held after the ceremony.  On Sunday, May 29, 2016 the Steele City Campbell-Klein Post# 349 American Legion and Auxiliary held Memorial Day Ceremonies at the Steele City, Nebraska Cemetery. The Master of Ceremonies and speaker was Legion Member Mitch Zabokrtsky. Auxiliary President Berdine Payne read the Roll of Honor, the names of veterans buried in the cemetery. The Auxiliary provided the ceremonial memorial wreath. Leah Bales gave the Gettysburg Address. (Photos by Fred Arnold, Jerry Zabokrtsky/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

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