Photo caption: THE PONY EXPRESS TRAVELED ALONG THE OREGON TRAIL bringing the pony express riders through Rock Creek Station. The 2014 re-ride followed the same trail beginning in California and traveling through Rock Creek Station on its way to Missouri. Above Pony Express Riders Kara Riggle and Jacob Hughes exchange the mochila as they re-enact the ride that the young riders took in the late 1800s. Holding the horses is Jeff Barger. Photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky/Fairbury Journal News
Anna Brueggemann 88, of Fairbury Western, died June 24, 2014 at Good Samaritan in Beatrice, Nebraska. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday June 28, 2014 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Daykin, Nebraska. Memorials will go to the familys choice. Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Western, Nebraska.
Meyer Funeral Home in Western is in charge of the arrangements.
The Annual Alexandria Alumni Banquet was held Saturday, May 24 at the community center at 6 pm. 2014 Honor classes and attendees were 85 years ( oldest alumni in the year was Mildred (Averill) Eisenhauer who died March 29, 2014), 80 years (none), 75 years ( Kenneth Mussman), 70 years ( Patricia (DeWald) Hergott and Marla Jean (Yoachim) Pletcher), 65 years ( Kathleen (Dill) Winder and Wilda (Weaver) Wilson), 60 years ( Carole (Johnson) Pralle), 55years (Patty (Lee) Simacek, and Bonnie (Wright) Buchle), 50 years ( Bob Houser, Wilma (Knigge) Luther, Jean (Mahaffey) Shipley, Ron Stigge, Susan (Summers) Goodson, Barbara (Wolfe) Waugh. A special guest was Marlyn Huber from the class of 1941, who recently moved to Georgia from Bruning. He said it was probably the last time he could attend.
Robert C. Smith, 90. of Lincoln, husband of Loretta (Schroeder/Jung) did June 12, 2014. Services were Monday June 16, 2014 at Lincoln Memorial funeral Home.
Plymouth Town Meeting
The PIA and village of Plymouth invite residents to a Community Improvement meeting Thursday,June 19th at 7 p.m. Everyone in the community is invited to voice their opinion whether it be activities, community improvement ideas, complaints, etc.
Katherine Barton of Rapid City, SD and Randall Stark of Utica, NE, are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage or their daughter, Samantha Stark, to Jacob Buchli, son of William and Tammy Buchli of Fairbury.
Stark graduated from Centennial High School in 2007. Attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2011 and received her Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education. She is currently employed as a Preschool teacher at Beatrice Community Preschool with the Beatrice Public Schools.
Buchli graduated from Fairbury High School in 2006. Attended SCC- Beatrice and received his Associates Degree in Agribusiness Management & Technology. He is currently employed at Crop Production Services in Beatrice.
Grandparents of the bride are Loyd and Betty Burton of Rushville, NE and Marcie Stark of Yankton, SD.
The General Squires V.W.F. 3113 Auxiliary came to order at 7:30 p.m. with President Joyce Presiding. Guard Susan closed the doors and Conductress Marge checked 8 members cards. Chaplain Linda gave the opening Prayer and Patriotic instructor LaDonna gave the instruction. We all said the Pledge to the Flag.
The meeting was opened and secretary Zona read the minutes and they were approved. Treasurer Cynitha gave her report and it will be put on file.
Secreary Zona read the Department newsletter and it was on membership. The new Department President will be starting in July. They only serve one year at the department level.
Mike and Joyce attended the Department convention at Norfolk. She sent some pictures around of the poppy wreaths. We received a certificate for doing the poppy program.
Clarissa Lufkin was the speaker and she has the Girl Scout Troop 327. They are working with different organizations for their cemetery project.
Peggy Galloway of Beatrice was a weekend house guest of her Mother, Betty Edwards. Peggy's husband, Tim, Tim's Sons, Conner and Cameron Galloway with friends, Tim and Dylan, and David Vail of Hebron, enjoyed the weekend of Fathers Day and Tim Galloway's birthday at the family farm by Mahaska.
Melvin & Estel Edwards enjoyed a visit with niece, Peggy Galloway from Beatrice at her mothers' homeon Friday eve. Melvin and Estel Edwards accompanied by Betty Edwards, Peggy Galloway, Jim, Kelley, and Jared Edwards enjoyed supper together at Mayberrys in Washington before attending a fun night at the Washington Rodeo Sat. evening.