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Tue
14
Jun

Ruth Lahree (Kenning) Nowaczyk

Ruth Lahree (Kenning) Nowaczyk, longtime resident of Omaha, passed away on May 20, 2016 at the age of 92 at Blue Valley Nursing Home in Hebron, Nebraska. Ruth was born on December 5, 1923, to Emiel and Josie (Cole) Kenning at Steele City, Nebraska. Ruth attended Rocky Hollow School District #3 for her first eight years of schooling. She completed high school in Fairbury, Nebraska, graduating on May 29, 1941 with 62 boys and 61 girls.
Western Union hired Ruth in Omaha, and there she met Johnny Nowaczyk who worked for the Martin Bomber Plant. Ruth and Johnny were married on July 27, 1944. Johnny passed away on May 8, 1985.
Tue
14
Jun

Karen R. Holtmeier

Karen R. Holtmeier 72 of Tobias passed away June 12, 2016. She was born October 24, 1943 at Beatrice.
 Survivors are Husband: Glennis Holtmeier of Tobias, Daughters: Andrea (Greg) Orr of Clarksville, Tenn., Amy (Don) Daly of Omaha, Son: Ryan (Angie) Holtmeier of Tobias, six Granddaughters, Sisters: Sandy (Max) Lichti of Geneva, Glenda Stirba of Daykin, Glenn (Becky) Roesler of Geneva, Numerous Nieces and Nephews. Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday June 18, 2016 at Zion Lutheran Church – Tobias, with Pastor Ryan Meyer officiating. Memorials to Family’s Choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.
Tue
14
Jun

Joyce Jean Kugel

Joyce Jean Kugel,daughter of Loren and Nadine Rohr Kugel was born December 15, 1954 in Fairbury. She died May 22, 2016 at the age of 61 at the York Hospital in York, NE. She was baptized on Jan. 9, 1955 by Rev. A.L. Kohtz at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Daykin. She was confirmed on May 18, 1969 at St. John Lutheran Church of Daykin, NE.,being instructed by Rev. Paul Sorlien.
Joyce attended Daykin Public School. She then moved to Beatrice, Lincoln and in 2008 moved to York where she spent many happy years with her Region V family.
Survivors include her brother Gary and his wife Robin of Daykin; nephew Jared of Lincoln; aunts Delores Kugel and Marie Rohr of Fairbury; numerous cousins and her Region V family of York.
Preceding her in death were her parents and sister Judy Ann.
Services were June 3, 2016 at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home in Lincoln, NE.,with Kim Dunker officiating.
Tue
14
Jun

Marie H. Kosmacek

Marie H. Kosmacek 78 of Jansen-Fairbury passed away June 10, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Society in Wymore. She was born May 11, 1938 in Baltimore, Maryland.
 Survivors are Husband: Frank Kosmacek of Jansen, Children: Norman Day of Lincoln, David Day of Fort Mohave, AZ., Sherrie Smid of Lincoln, Carolyn Harris of Mahaska, Kan., Cecelia Ackman of Seward, Mary Rhoden of Lincoln and Grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday June 17, 2016 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Fairbury, with Father John Birkel officiating. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday June 16th at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury. Burial will be at the Blue Hill Cemetery Friday at 3 p.m.
Mon
13
Jun

Edward L. Crocker

Edward L. Crocker, 82 of Fairbury, NE passed away June 13, 2016 at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury.  He was born March 4, 1934  at Smith Center, KS. He was a Korean War Army Veteran.

Survivors are brother Phillip D. Brunow (Yvonne) of Fairbury, daughter Rose Marie Crocker,  son Mark Chraseil both of Lincoln, aunt Pat Day of Hastings, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces.

Services will be Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Gerdes-Meyer Chapel with Sharon Schuster officiating.  Burial will be in Fairbury Cemetery.  Memorials have been established to the Family’s Choice.  Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements. 

Sat
11
Jun

Alexandria Kids Fishing Clinic

Photo by Fred Arnold

Fri
10
Jun

A Health Alert for Toxic blue green algae has been issued for a Second lake.

 

The state has issued a health alert for toxic blue-green algae at Swan Creek Lake #5A, (also known as Willard Meyer Recreational Area) in Saline County in addition to the previous alert for Pawnee Lake in Lancaster County.

 

The public is advised that swimming and activities which could cause accidental ingestion of water are not permitted in these lakes. The designated swimming beaches are closed. While recreational boating and fishing are permitted, the public should avoid activities that could cause accidental ingestion of water as well as full immersion in water.

 

Fri
10
Jun

Lila J. Nolte

Lila J. Nolte, 66 of Fairbury passed away June 9, 2016 at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury.  She was born to Harley and Gladys (Fritz) Cline March 22, 1950 in Modesto, CA. 
 She is survived by her husband Bruce of Fairbury, daughters Wendy Graff and husband Clint of Hollenberg, Kan., and Jodi Hevelone of Fairbury, son Shawn and Fiance’  Kristen Swisher of Beatrice,  grandchildren Courtney, Trevor, and Tregan Graff, Macy, Katlynn and Joseph Hevelone, and Evan, Hailey and Abigail Nolte, brother Dave Cline and wife Joanne of Pella, IA, and sister-in-law Belva Winters and husband Walt of St. Louis, MO.
 Services will be Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church at Daykin with Pastor Paul Beyer officiating. Memorials have been established to the church.
Fri
10
Jun

Marjorie Elizabeth Junker

Marjorie Elizabeth Junker, 81, our beloved Mother passed away on June 6, 2016 in Alamosa,  Colorado.  She was born on September 27, 1932 in Fairbury, Nebraska to Lawrence and Marjorie Hanson.
 
She is survived by her children:  Roger Junker, Marjorie (Ranger) Duran and Julie Smith (Ken Bauer) and a brother and sister:
Wilber (June) Hanson and Virginia Filipi.  She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. 
 
She spent her life helping and caring for others.  She loved her family and was a caring and devoted nurse.
 
We will honor her at a Memorial Service at the First United Methodist Church in Alamosa, Colorado on June 14, 2016 at 1:00 pm and graveside at the Fairbury Cemetery on June 27, 2016 at 11:00am.
Wed
08
Jun

Farmers Coop Tire Center Celebrates Open House

On June 8, Brent Colgrove grills at Open House serving 500 people.
(Photo by Susan Bartels/Fairbury Journal-News)

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