Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:22pm
PRESENTING A TOKEN OF REMEMBRANCE-- Pastor Charles Schmidt, right, gives a cross made by the congregation to Rev. Richard Snow, Nebraska District President of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Senate. For more on this story, turn to Page 2. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/Fairbury Journal-News)
Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:21pm
Recently, the Fairbury Journal-News began recycling materials that are accepted at Fairbury’s recycle center.
Laura Bedlan, Zoning Administrator of the City of Fairbury, provided the Journal-News with information about the center. According to that information, the center has been collecting recyclable materials, such as paper and certain types of plastic, since 1990.
In its 25 years of operation, use of the recycle center has fluctuated. In 2009, the center collected 140 tons of material over the course of that year. The collection of recyclable material generates revenue for the City of Fairbury.
According to the information provided by Bedlan, the 140 tons of material collected in 2009 provided approximately $3,500 for the city. This revenue helped to save the city in tipping fees, which, as Bedlan explained, are the fees the city has to pay for dumping trash.
Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:19pm
KEEPING IT CLEAN-- Ryan Umland, left, and Althea Esteller of the Fairbury FFA finish walking through a stretch of Highway 136 near Fairbury. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/Fairbury Journal-News)
Twenty members of Fairbury FFA dedicated part of their day on Saturday, Aug. 22, to cleaning up a three-mile stretch of Highway 136.
Thomas Dux, head of the FFA program at Fairbury Jr./Sr. High School, emphasized that this project is a great way to get teens involved in their community.
“This is a great way for the students to help out the surrounding community of Fairbury and also a great way for students to be stewards of the land and take care of the environment,” said Dux.
When the project was completed, Dux cooked hot dogs for the students involved. Althea Esteller, FFA member, explained that she took part in this project in order to help keep Fairbury clean. Ryan Umland, another member of FFA, explained that the clean-up project is a great way to connect with the community by helping to clean it up.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 08/25/2015 - 7:41am
Donna Jean Lyree Mulkey 93 formerly of Fairbury, NE. passed away August 23, 2015 at Crestview Care Center in Milford, NE. She was born May 19, 1922 at Endicott, NE. to John & Emma (Allen) Schell. Survivors are Daughters: Mary Smith & Husband Kimball of Omaha, Pam Slama & Husband John of Milford, 4 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren, Sister: Helen Rossmiller & Husband Harv of Buffalo City, Iowa. Services will be at 11:00 am Thursday August 27, 2015 at the Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home Chapel in Fairbury. Memorials to the Family’s Choice. Burial at the Fairbury Cemetery – Fairbury, NE. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Thu, 08/20/2015 - 1:45pm
Betty A. Bohling, 89 of Fairbury, passed away August 20, 2015 at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury. She was born November 2, 1925 at Deshler, NE.
Survivors are daughters Diane (Mick) Hynek of Endicott, NE, Sharon Kugel of Hebron, NE, Beverly Blecha of Lincoln,NE, son Richard Brinton of Scottsbluff, NE, 6 Grandchildren, 18 Great-Grandchildren, 8 Great-Great-Grandchildren, stepchildren Randy (Sheri) Bohling of Mountain Home, ID, Tom (Barbara) Bohling of Davenport, NE, and Patty (Kerwin) Elting of Oak, NE, and many step-Grandchildren, step- Great Grandchildren and step-Great-Great Grandchildren.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 08/19/2015 - 1:59pm
Miranda Ashley Barber and Trenten Alan Pollman were united in marriage June 27, 2015 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Fairbury, Nebraska. Father John Birkel performed the double-ring 3:30 afternoon ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Kent and Jennipher Barber and the groom is the son of Roger and Pam Pollman of Fairbury. Grandparents of the bride are Verna Horky and Jim and Carol Barber of Fairbury. Ken and Sharon Chappell of Fairbury and Roger and Joyce Pollman of Wymore are grandparents of the groom.