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Ernest C. Pavlicek

Ernest C. Pavlicek, 97, of Fairbury, passed away Jan. 22, 2014 at Gardenside LTC in Fairbury.

He was a WWII Army Veteran.

Survivors are niece, Susan Pavlicek of Fairbury; several cousins; relatives of his wife; and many friends.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury, with Lana Likens officiating.

Burial at the Fairbury Cemetery-Fairbury.

Memorials to the Fairbury Cemetery and Fairbury VFW.

Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge of arrangements.

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UNKs Dean List

University of Nebraska at Kearney today announced the names of students who earned a place on the deans list for the 2013 fall semester.

To earn a place on the deans list, UNK students must complete at least 12 credit hours with a 3.5 or better overall grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Courses taken on a credit/no credit basis arent included among the necessary 12 credits.

In recognition of their academic achievements, deans list students receive a certificate from their respective deans.

Deans list students are listed below in three groups: Nebraska students, out-of-state students and international students. Students who earned a 4.0 average are noted by an asterisk after their names.

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Elks Teen of the Month

Photo caption: Miranda Johnson

The Fairbury Elks Lodge #1203 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elk USA announced their teens of the month based on character, leadership, community service, citizenship and scholastic achievement.

Miranda Johnson, daughter of Pat and Patty Johnson attends Meridian High School.

Miranda is a of volleyball, basketball, track, serving as co-captain for both volleyball and basketball for two years. She is also a member of Future Business Leaders of America, Student Council, serving as President and Vice-President. She is a member of National Honor Society serving as reporter and President, member of the Drama Club and Thespians, Speech Team, Band, Show Choir, Choir, Cheerleader.

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Northwest Missouri State Announces 2013 Fall Graduates

The Office of the Registrar and the Graduate School at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, have released the names of students who completed requirements for degrees at the conclusion of the 2014 fall trimester.

Degree recipients include: bachelor of science (B.S.), bachelor of science in education (B.S. Ed.), bachelor of technology (B.T.), bachelor of arts (B.A.), bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of science (M.S.), bachelor of science in clinical laboratory sciences (B.S. CLS), bachelor of science in medical technology (B.S. MT), master of arts (M.A.), master of business administration (M.B.A.), master of science in education (M.S. Ed.), and education specialist (Ed. Spec.)

To view a complete listing of Northwests fall 2013 graduates listed by, country, state and hometown go to

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Tri County Jr.-Sr. High Honor Roll

1st Semester


Shelby Cammack, Brooklynn Dienstbier, Tobias Haab, Caitlyn Lijewski, Katlyn Likens, Lena Ludwig, Thomas Waldo, Sarah Wollenburg

Honorable Mention: Josh Fisher, Helaina Helms, Emily Parde, Kimberly Moreno, Oliver Solberg, Emily Thornburg, Cole Weise


Riley Ensz, Justin Epp, Megann Freese, Elsie Hermsmeier, Wyatt Kowalski, Cody McCain, Ashley Scheele, William Stokebrand

Honorable Mention: Samantha Husband-Hummer, Madison Klar, Grant Riesen, Bailey Sailor, Brayden Schultis

Sophomores: Cheyenne Gerlach, Shane Jiskra, Josie Weise

Honorable Mention: Kristynn Brant, Carson Hicks, Colleen Mentel, Shalayna Niemeyer, Houston Parker,

Karlee Rademacher, Jack Spilker, Delaney Uher


Kyleigh Aksamit, Shianne Bryant, Colby Ensz, Sloane Holtmeier, Isaac Klar, Reagan Schultis, Haley Staroscik, Halle Weise, Hayden Weise, Kendra Wollenburg

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2013-2014 MERIDIAN JR./SR. HIGH 2nd Quarter / 1st SEMESTER

* 2nd quarter only

** Both 2nd quarter, 1st semester

*** 1st semester only



**Blair Hofstetter

**Brandon Jackson


***McKehna Bartels

**Brooke Massa

8th Grade

**Adeline Beals

**Erin Johnson

**Rylee Pieper

**Jaicee Sobotka

7th Grade

**Jackie Dimas

HONOR ROLL 93% - 100%


**Caleb Jarchow

**Miranda Johnson

*Riley Noel

**Kyle Schwisow


**Ty Brakhage

**Lupe Dimas

**Ann Endorf

**Karina Meurer

*Ricky Nunez

**Mikayla Schafer

***Ashli Soukup


*McKehna Bartels

**Jordan Daniels

**Paula Meiringer

Meridian Honor Roll


***Isaiah Ellis

**Shelby Homolka

**Allison Klipp

**Crystal Nunez

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Jefferson Intermediate School 5th/6th Grade Second Quarter Honor Roll (2013-2014) *Denotes 4.0 Honor Roll Students

5th Grade

Taryn Arnold

Chayton Baloun-Diller

Brooklyen Bear

Mallonee Biehl

Marlee Biehl

Harlie Blas

Phoenix Cervantes

Rebecca Dayhuff

Nikolas Dunsing

Payton Firmanik

Jenik Green

Kyle Gregory

Taylor Gustafson

*Konnor Hasselbring

*Christina Hickey

Andrew Johnson

*Abigail Judd

Shelby Klaumann

*Briaunna Knothe

Cashe Kroll

*Maggie Layton

Samantha Lee

*Mikwena Lierman

*Leah Mach

*Josi Mans

MoNae Moody

*Leah Moyer

Hailie Nicholson

*Page Nippert

*Austin Novotny

*Brynn Novotny

Ellie Ohlde

*Addison Parrack

Jadyn Rasmussen

*Joshua Robertson

Keely Schramm

Cade Sooby

Kacy Starck

*Dylan Starr

Riley Stewart

Jordan Tracy

*Tyler Tucker

*Brittyn Wentz

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Jefferson Public School Honor Roll

High Honor Roll


Kylee Barber

Michaela Barber

Rachel Bender

Kaitlin Bush

Abigail Busing

Mikala Chrastil

Anne Grigoleit

Erik Hart

Paige Husa

Jordan Johnson

Haley Knobel

Kristen Krause

Sierra Kroeker

Anna Mach

Alex Medina

Taylor Miller

Gavin Ragland

Kara Riggle

Chelsea Sasse

Jessa Schultis

Jennifer Slater

Bryce Taylor

Anna Vetter


Coleman Bauer

Spencer Feldkamp

Christopher Fisher

Nicole Graham

Dalton Hinrichs

Nathan Klaumann

Madison Neuerburg

Marshall Nichelson

Madison Schlake

Megan Siebe

JNan Wittler


Seth Hart

Mark Kroeker

Lindsay Lee

Kelsey Snyder


Blake Bauer

Lilibeth Estrada

Paul Mach

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UNK Honor Band, Choral Clinic Includes Local School

High school vocal and instrumental music students from 118 schools in Nebraska and Kansas have been selected to participate in the University of Nebraska at Kearneys Honor Band and Choral Clinic on Jan. 27.

The event includes 677 students and features three choirs and two bands, which rehearse all day before presenting a 6 p.m. concert at the UNK Health and Sports Center. Admission to the concert is $3. There is no admission charge for participants, music directors and preschool children.

As the students rehearse the music during the day, they receive important music instruction about making music and proper performing techniques that they can take back with them to their schools, said Clinic Director James Payne, UNK professor of music and performing arts.

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Shelter Insurance Foundation and Austin Insurance sponsor local high school scholarship

This spring, the Shelter Insurance Foundation will award a $2,000 scholarship to a graduate of Fairbury, Diller-Odell and Tri-County High Schools. Shelter Agent Joel and Glenda Austin sponsors and partially funds this scholarship.

A committee of local high school officials and community leaders will select the local recipient. The committee will consider each applicants scholastic achievements, educational goals, citizenship, moral character and participation and leadership in school and community activities.

The scholarship is given without regard to race, disability, religion, national origin or gender of applicants.

The name of the recipient will be announced at the close of the school year.