Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/06/2016 - 8:04am
Betty L. Johnson, 87, Logansport, passed away at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at her residence.
Born June 30, 1928, in Fairbury, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Arlie Howland Leonard.
She was married in Fairbury on Dec. 22, 1946, to Buford Johnson, who preceded her in death on Oct. 16, 1991.
Betty had been employed at CVS Pharmacy (formerly Hook’s Drugs).
Prior to that she had been employed at Young’s TV and Appliances.
Betty was a member of the Logansport Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Betty had been a member of the Cass County Humane Society and VFW Post 3790 Auxiliary. She loved animals.
Surviving are a son, John (Susan) Johnson, Oregon, Ohio; daughter, Phyllis (Michael) Roecker, St. Anne, Ill.; sister, Jean Shane, Wahoo, Neb.; grandsons, Scott Roecker and Stephen Johnson; several nieces and nephews.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 04/05/2016 - 2:40pm
Marvin L. Weichel 78 of Fairbury, NE. passed away April 5, 2016 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury. He was born November 30, 1937 at Beatrice, NE.
Survivors include numerous cousins. Services will be at 10:30 am. Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairbury, with Pastor Charles Schmidt officiating. Burial at the Fairbury Cemetery – Fairbury, NE. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge of arrangements.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 04/05/2016 - 9:25am
Candy D. Atkins, 40, of Fairbury, NE passed away April 4, 2016 in Lincoln. She was born to Milton and Diana (McCrory) Stanford on October 25, 1975 in Crescent City, CA.
Survivors are parents Diana and D.J. Barnes of Fairbury, daughter Ivy Blanchett of Beatrice, son Joshua McCrory of Fairbury, brother Michael Stanford of Rose Burg, OR, sister Bonnie Stanford of Crescent City, CA, and great-grandmother Patricia Siedschlag of Demming, WA.
Services will be Friday, April 8, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Baptist Church in Fairbury with Darlene Novotny officiating. Cremation has taken place. Memorials will go to the Family’s Choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Mon, 04/04/2016 - 11:25am
Michel G. Weerts, 68, of Beatrice, died Friday night at a Lincoln hospital. He was born on September 18, 1947.
Survivors include one daughter, Kimberly Parde and husband Scott of Beatrice; one son, Jeffrey Weerts and wife Kari of Lincoln; four grandchildren, Camden and Makenna Parde and Elle and Collins Weerts; two sisters, Carolyn Blobaum of Ashland and Barbara Tremblay of Lincoln; many beloved nieces and “favorite” cousins.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 03/30/2016 - 1:05pm
Facing a strong field of competition, Diller-Odell’s boys track and field team came away with a second place finish in last Wednesday’s Pioneer Conference Indoor Track and Field Meet held at Doane College in Crete.
Junior Cory Engelman had a superb day in the boys pole vault for the Griffins, winning the event and setting a new school record with a vault of 13’0”.
Besides Engelman winning the pole vault, Diller-Odell came through with two additional first place finishes.
Junior Reese Hennerberg earned the top spot in the Pioneer Conference 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.12.
Junior Christian McCown came away with the gold medal in the long jump with a mark of 20’ 5 1/2”.
McCown tallied 14 team points with a second place finish in the triple jump at 40’ 7 1/2”, and he finished third in the 60-meter dash in a time of 7.63.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 03/30/2016 - 1:04pm
It was a perfect day for golf and the results were positive for Fairbury, as the Jeffs began their season sweeping a varsity and junior varsity duel against Beatrice played last Tuesday afternoon on the Beatrice Country Club golf course.
In the varsity duel, Fairbury came out victorious over the Orangemen by a score of 183-189.
Senior Nick Christiansen led the way for the Jeffs shooting a nine-hole score of 39.
Rounding out the scoring for Fairbury were Zach Reikofski and Robby Meyer both fired 46s, and Justin Peterson carded a 52.
Also playing on the Fairbury varsity squad were Dylan Au with a 56, and Blake Bauer posted a score of 59.
Dylan Burenheide paced Beatrice in the duel firing a nine-hole score of 38.
“It was a fantastic day for golf. I know Beatrice is young, but beating them on their home course is something that we will certainly take,”said Fairbury Jeffs head golf coach Jed Martin.