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Wed
21
Jan

Legislature Introduces Weekly Bills

LB 190, introduced by Sen. Dave Bloomfield of Hoskins, would allow spouses of United States Armed Forces service members to be considered a resident of the state where he or she has been stationed to apply for a concealed handgun permit.
LB 196, introduced by Sen. Kathy Campbell of Lincoln, would establish a loan repayment program and offer financial incentives to medical residents who practice within a "designated health profession shortage area" in Nebraska. 
LB 199, introduced by Sen. Sara Howard of Omaha, would provide stipends for undergraduate and graduate social work students who are committed to working in the child welfare services field.
LB 204, introduced by Sen. Ken Schilz of Ogallala, would provide a tax credit for certain beer manufacturers who use beer-related crops grown in Nebraska. 
Wed
21
Jan

Jared A. Tapee

Jared A. Tapee, 24, of Fairbury, NE. passed away January 19, 2015. He was born January 9, 1991 in Beatrice, NE.  Survivors are his parents, Nancy Tapee & David Tapee; brother, Joey Tapee & Jasmine Schwisow; grandparents, LaVeryl & Ruth Jensby; Robert Tapee; aunts & uncles, David, Gary, & Mike Jensby; Dale & Cindy Ever; Bobbie Hudson; Karen Rehm; Matthew Tapee; Becky Tapee; Randy & Sara Kueten; Steve Tapee & Annie; Patrick Tapee & Shell; and Patricia Moody & Mark.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday January 24, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Fairbury, with Pastor Joel Hahn officiating. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday January 23 at the Funeral Home in Fairbury. Burial at the Belleville City Cemetery-Belleville, KS. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury, NE. is in charge of arrangements.
 
Wed
21
Jan

Lloyd Garber

Tue
20
Jan

Barber and Sasse Make Dean’s List

Kylee Kristine Barber, daughter of Terry and Annette Barber, and Chelsea Sasse, daughter of Ron and Mindy Sasse, both Freshman at Bryan College of Health Sciences in Lincoln, NE. have made the Dean’s List for the Fall 2014 term. The Dean’s list is composed of students who were taking 12 credit hours or more and received a 3.5 GPA or higher.

Tue
20
Jan

Judson Gaston

The family of Judson Gaston would like to honor him with a card shower for his 102 Birthday on Jan. 28.
Cards may be sent to Judson Gaston, Cedarwood Assisted Living, 828 22nd Street, Fairbury, NE 68352.
Tue
20
Jan

Dee and Marilyn Swett’s

Open house for Dee and Marilyn Swett’s 80th Birthdays on January 25, 2015 at Steele City Fellowship Hall in Steele City, NE.   

Tue
20
Jan

Virgil Richardson

Virgil Richardson, 96, of Fairbury, NE. quietly left this world and the company of his beloved wife of over 68 years on December 21, 2014, at The Heritage Care Center. The much loved husband, father, grandfather, and friend was born December 25, 1917, to Lora Fields and Lloyd Richardson in South Bend, NE.
Tue
20
Jan

Randall Alan Meyer

Randall Alan Meyer, 47, passed away January 9, 2015 on his farm south of Tobias, NE. He was born to Melvin D. and Sharon L. (Ward) Meyer on November 13, 1967 at Fairbury, NE. 
He went to Meridian Public School until the 6th grade and then to Zion Lutheran school for 7th and 8th grade. He graduated from Meridian High School in 1986. He then attended Southeast Community College in Milford and graduated with the class of 1988. He worked for Tuttle, Inc. in Friend for many years. When his dad got sick, he continued helping out on the farm in spare time, raising cattle and tending to the crops. 
He enjoyed traveling, and a couple memorable trips were to Alaska and Australia. He also enjoyed hunting. Randy and his dad enjoyed Collecting International Tractors and Combines both real and toy.
He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin D. Meyer; grandparents, Rudy and Lena Meyer; and cousin, Stanley Meyer.
Tue
20
Jan

Freda C. Burkhart

Freda C. Burkhart, daughter of Charles and Freda (Divoky) Drda, was born near Wilber on January 30, 1927.
Freda was baptized on September 9, 1949, at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Daykin by the Rev. A. L. Kohtz. She confessed her baptismal faith in the rite of Confirmation on September 9, 1949 at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Daykin.  She was instructed by the Rev. A.L. Kohtz.  Her confirmation verse was Revelation 2:10.  She was admitted to the altar to receive the medicine of immortality, Christ’s life-giving body and blood.
Freda was joined together in holy matrimony to Kenneth F. Burkhart on June 26, 1949, at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Daykin by the Rev. A. L. Kohtz.  God raised through this union six children, Elizabeth, Audrey, Connie, Ronda, Ritchie, and Craig. 
On January 8, 2015, at the age of 87 years, Freda fell asleep in Jesus at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury.
Tue
20
Jan

Dennis W. Kugel

Dennis W. Kugel, 68, of Hebron, NE., passed away January 19, 2015 at home. He was born February 5, 1946 in rural Hubbell, NE. He was a Vietnam Army Veteran. 
Survivors are wife, Sharon Kugel of Hebron; son, Wayne Kugel and wife, Kay of Hebron; daughter, Kris Huss  and husband, Bryce of Fairbury; grandchildren, Cody, Sara, and Emily Huss; Kyle, Kourtlyn, and Kinsley Kugel; sisters, Janette Fangmeier and husband, Dale of Lincoln; Sharon Baden and husband, Marvin of Deshler; Laura Biehl of Lincoln; brother, Delaine Kugel and wife, Sharon of Wahoo. 
 Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday January 23, 2015 at Grace Lutheran Church – Hebron, NE., with Pastor Keith Brozek officiating. The family will greet friends from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Thurs. January 22 at the Funeral Home in Fairbury. Burial at the Fairbury Cemetery – Fairbury, NE. In lieu of flowers memorials to Fairbury or Hebron Rural Fire Dept. 

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