Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 11/04/2014 - 4:49pm
The family of Lou Ann Wurm would like to honor her with a card shower for her 80th birthday on November 7th. Children are son Dennis and wife, Dianne Wurm of Fairbury; daughter, Carolyn and husband, Steve Thompson of Richmond Hill, GA. Grandchildren are Alicia and Curtis Arnold; Spencer and Sami Wurm of Fairbury. Great-grandchild is Kinsley Arnold. Cards may be sent to 56865 718th road, Fairbury, Ne 68352.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 11/04/2014 - 4:47pm
ALSMAN – Gary and Laura Alsman of Fairbury are proud parents of a son, Cooper James Alsman. Born on October 8, 2014 at Beatrice Community Hospital & Health Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and 19½ inches long. Grandparents Roger and Melinda Alsman of Omaha; Stan and Deanna Stewart of Fairbury; Rick Steer and Jeanette Fletcher of Omaha.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 11/04/2014 - 4:45pm
Melody Ann (McPherson) Jensen of Fairbury, died October 31,2014 at her home. She was born September 24, 1961 in Auburn, Washington. She married Leon Jensen in June of 1980.
Melody was a long time AKC Agility Judge, dog trainer and handler. She loved life and taught us all what it means to help others. Her legacy of M.A.J.I.C Belgians will continue and she will live forever in our hearts and in her dogs.
She is survived by her husband, Leon Jensen; parents, Ivan and Vickie McPherson; daughter, Cassandra Rogers and husband, Kasey; two granddaughters, Katelynn Maria and Kodi Rayann.
A celebration of life open house will be held November 23, 2014 from 1 – 7 pm at the family home. Please contact the family for more information.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 11/04/2014 - 4:43pm
Dortha L. Sleigh, 83, of Fairbury, NE died October 20, 2014 at her home. She was born to William and Katie (Crone) Garrison January 3, 1931 in Fairbury.
After graduating from Fairbury High School, Dortha married Donald Sleigh on November 25, 1951 in the Fairbury United Methodist Church. She then went on to Lincoln General Hospital School of Nursing and became a Registered Nurse.
They resided in Jacksonville, FL while Don was stationed with the Navy. They moved back to Fairbury where Don worked for Rock Island Railroad and Dortha worked at the Jefferson Community Hospital.
She is survived by daughter, Kim Broz & Mike Fahrenbruch of Omaha, NE; son, Blake and, wife Cindy of Broomfield, CO; three grandchildren, Quintin & Katie Sleigh of Buffalo Grove, IL; Chelsea Sleigh of Albuquerque, NM; Collin Sleigh of Broomfield, CO; two great-grandchildren, Carter Cody of Albuquerque, NM; and Morgan Jean Sleigh of Buffalo Grove, IL.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 11/04/2014 - 4:41pm
Edward L. Svajgr, 96. died on October 11, 2014 at the Gardenside Long Term Care Center in Fairbury, NE. He was born on May 26, 1918 near Milligan, NE. He was the youngest of six children born to Vaclav and Mary (Trynner) Svajgr.
He attended grade school at District 83 in Saline County and graduated from Milligan High School in 1935. On August 8, 1939 he married Bessie Novotny of Diller, NE. at Fairbury, NE.
Hebecame an SPF swine producer in 1960 and sold breeding stock to hog producers in many states. They moved to Fairbury in 1980 but continued to farm and raise livestock until 1984. He was Chairman of the Democratic Party in Jefferson County for many years.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Bessie of 68 years; daughter, Joyce; infant son, Stanley; brothers, Joseph and James; sisters, Sophia and Martha; and daughter-in-law, Judy Svajgr.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 11/04/2014 - 4:38pm
March 1, 1954 – Oct 22, 2014
Darrell Cook grew up in Fairbury, NE, on his father’s and grandfather’s farm. He attended school in a one-room schoolhouse, where he was the only student until his brothers were old enough to join him. He graduated from Fairbury High School (go Jeffs!) and went to the University of Nebraska at Curtis. He graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Agriculture.
He always wanted to live near the mountains, and moved to Colorado in 1983. He met his wife there and was married in 1990. They made their home in Lafayette.
Darrell worked a variety of jobs, but came into his own when he started market farming in 2009. He rented acreage from a local farmer and from the Boulder County Open Space program. He built Ginger Cat Farm, which grew with the Longmont Farmer’s Market. Darrell loved his return to farming, as well as interacting with the people at the market.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 11/04/2014 - 1:28pm
Jeffrey Scott Paneitz, 58 died Saturday, November 1, 2014 in Anchorage, Alaska. He was born Feb. 28, 1956 in Fairbury NE. He is survived by his parents, Vernon and Jean Paneitz, Beatrice, NE; brother, Douglas (Gigi) Zoubek , Ninilchik, Alaska; sister Tammy (Jim) Sylvester, Clay Center, KS; nieces, Zizi ( Eric) Hanson, Ninilchik, Alaska; Jacelle Zoubek, Soldotna, Alaska; Amanda Matherly, Loving, New Mexico; Sidney Zoubek, Soldotna, Alaska; and nephew Christopher Reed, Loving, New Mexico.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:53pm
Eavon M. Zimmerman, 90 of Fairbury, passed away November 3, 2014 at her home. She was born on January 22, 1924 at Ragan, NE.
Survivors are son, Doug and wife, JoAnne of Fairbury; daughter, Debra and husband, Douglas DeWald of Gretna, NE; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; half-brother, Gary Littrell and wife, Dodie of Arkansas.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Mon, 11/03/2014 - 8:47am
On October 31, 2014 at approximately 11:31 P.M., the Fairbury Police Department was dispatched to the 100 block of West A Street reference an argument. While officers were heading to the location, they were informed that gunshots were heard coming from the area and a small dark colored pickup was seen leaving the area at a high rate of speed.
When officers arrived, they spoke with several witnesses who indicated that there was a lot yelling and then they heard what appeared to be 4 gun shots fired. Officers searched the area and located 4 empty hand gun casings located in the yard of a residence in the area. Officers searched the area for any damage or victims but were not able to locate any. At this time, there have not been any reports of injuries from the incident.
The Fairbury Police Department is asking for any information related to this incident. Citizens are encouraged to call 402-729-3355 with any information.