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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.
Wed
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.
Wed
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)

Tue
31
May

Deloris Witt

Deloris J. Witt, 87, of Fairbury, NE, passed away May 26, 2016 at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury.  She was born Jan. 7, 1929 at Reynolds.
Memorial Service were May 28, 2016 at Heritage Care Center Chapel in Fairbury Burial in the Rose Creek Cemetery in Reynolds.  Memorials will go to the Family’s Choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.
Tue
31
May

Robert Fox

Robert “Bob” Fox 64 of Fremont, NE passed away April 4, 2016. He was born April 16, 1951 in Fairbury. He was a Navy Veteran.  Graveside Services will be at 11:00 am Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Fairbury Cemetery-Fairbury, with the Fairbury Honor Guard doing military rites.  Following the graveside services there will be lunch and a celebration of Bob’s life at the VFW in Fairbury. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge of arrangements.

Tue
31
May

Eileen Lenora (Bartels) Brauer

Eileen Lenora (Bartels) Brauer was born September 11, 1925 on a farm near Daykin. She passed away in Seward, Nebraska on May 27, 2016 at the age of 90 years, 8 months, 16 days.   
Survivors include her children and their spouses, Denny and Shirley Brauer, Del Rio, TX, Diane and Paul Grieser, Lincoln, Larry and Pat Brauer, Seward; five grandchildren: Chad (Nikki) Brauer, Jason (Michelle) Grieser, Justin Grieser and friend Kirsten Richardson, Ryan (Leigh Erin) Brauer, Sam Brauer; nine great-grandchildren: Colby Brauer, Abby Brauer, Makenna Brauer, Allyson Grieser, Erich Grieser, Olivia Grieser, Easton Grieser, Regan Brauer, Mackinley Brauer; sisters and brothers-in-law, Leanna Matthes, Lincoln, Ruth and Dean Albers, Lincoln, Shirley and William Obermier, Waco; sisters-in-law, Louise Walla, North Dakota, Viola Wolfe, Texas; nieces and nephews.
Tue
31
May

Leo L. Jordening

Leo L. Jordening 81 of Fairbury, NE. passed away May 30, 2016 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury. He was born February 10, 1935 in Daykin. He was a Korean Army Veteran. Survivors are Step Children: Judy & Paul Butler of Omaha, Jackie & Mike Heald of Broken Arrow, OK., James & Sandy Bulin of Fairbury, 6 Step Grandchildren, 5 Step Great Grandchildren, Sisters-in-law Mildreth Jordening of Blue Hill, NE, Evelyn Jordening of Lincoln, NE.

Tue
31
May

Iverna M. Harms

Iverna M. Harms, of Hebron, Nebraska, passed away Friday, May 27, 2016 at Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home in Hebron, Nebraska at the age of 93.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 3, 2016 at Faith Lutheran Church in Hebron, Nebraska at 11:00 a.m. Officiant will be Pastor Christopher Gerdes, organist Cheryl Walsh, congregational hymns “Precious Lord Take My Hand”, “Just as I Am”, and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives”. Casket bearers Ron Welch, Jerod Welch, Bob Wassom, Mike Harms, Lester Dux and Ron Dux.  Visitation will be Thursday 1PM to 7PM at Kroll Funeral Home in Hebron, NE.  Burial will be –1:30 PM in the Fairbury Cemetery following the service. Kroll Funeral Home of Hebron, NE is in charge of arrangements.          

Sat
28
May

Robert “Bob” Fox

Robert “Bob” Fox 64 of Fremont, NE passed away April 4, 2016. He was born April 16, 1951 in Fairbury, NE. He was a Navy Veteran.

Sat
28
May

Some low land flooding possible locally

The Little Blue river is forecasted to be at bank full to some low land flooding. At this time county roads should stay open.

Monitor for any changes.

 

WATER STREAM UPDATE....................

 

This email will be an overview. Rain fall amounts from the official rain fall observers has been received and the forecasters are going over that to try to get an idea what the rivers/creeks might do. The NWS feels this should be done by 9:30 this morning. After I have that updated information we will get it out to you here.

 

Saline County:

At this point there is low land flooding along all major waterways in the county. All gauges show the Turkey and Big Blue are bank full. Same in Seward County.

No good forecast yet for Crete or DeWitt as mentioned above.

 

Jefferson County:

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