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Thomas Pierson

Thomas A. Pierson, 60, of Fairbury, passed away Aug. 9, 2013 at Bryan LGH West Hospital in Lincoln.

Survivors are father and step-mother, John and Edna Pierson; mother, Pat Sackett; son, Christopher Pierson; daughter, Heidi Zetrour-Thompson; brother, Jeff Pierson; sisters, Sande Miller, Debbie Randall, Lori Sackett, Jonie Kingland; special friend, Sandi Decker.

There will be a final salute for Tom at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 at Chuckles Bar in Fairbury.

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

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Looking Back

Photo caption: Submitted by Donna Hamilton (Porter)ARE YOU IN THIS PICTURE? Square dancing on the Square in 1952.

120 Years Ago

1893

The Jefferson County Journal

Community correspondents to The Journal often reported births with the added phrase: Mother doing well; cigars from Dad. The infants weight also was reported.

Joe Butterbaugh sold his barbershop to Joe Buller and gave all his attention to the ice business, with Lon Davis as partner.

Journal editor Al Hammond described the first meal served at Dave Groffs new restaurant as a haxametic poem, a symphony, yes, a lullaby. Hed fed 95 farmers that first day at 25 cents each.

A three-inch rain after a long drouth brought hopes for a two thirds crop of corn.

110 Years Ago

1903

The Fairbury Journal

W.J. Bryan bought a fine span of driving horses for $1,200, almost equal to the pair driven by Col. C.J. Bills of Fairbury.

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Results from Old Settlers Picnic Announced

The Old Settlers Picnic took place in Western on July 19-20.

Parade theme was Lifes Shining Moments. Grand Marshals were Clarence and Darlene Musil.

Childrens Parade Winners were First Place: Just Married - Lani Lutjemeyer and Blaine Schelbitzki; Second Place: A Childs Birthday is One of Lifes Special Moments - Cheston Stewart, Grace and Reece Rothe, Hannah, Hudson and Ella Gibson, Ally Neihouse; Third Place: Catchin My First Fish James and Kaleb Bonar, Alyssa Haake, Olivia Reinsche, Emily Aldrich.

Saturdays Parade Float Winners were Best Overall Float: Saline County Veterans Memorial; Best Depiction of Theme: St. Johns United Church of Christ; Finest Workmanship: Western Motors; Most Amusing Float: KTs Market.

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Visit #1 Endicott Village Life

It is said that our home town is where we lived during our formative years, our school years. Those years for me were Steele City. But the village where I have lived the longest was Endicott, from 1994 to 2011. Those seventeen years were filled with fond memories of all the wonderful people that called Endicott home. What could beat those daily coffee sessions at Bob and Catherine Shelburnes Blue River Inn?

The Endicott Area

- The Early Years

Centuries before the white man ventured into the tall grass plains in the middle of the North America continent, the Native American Indians roamed the countryside. In the 1500s they had visitors from the south. The Spanish explorers from Mexico were looking for the riches of gold. During the 1700s there were new visitors to the region. Early French traders and trappers came. They were interested in the fur trade.

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Cedarwood Open House Successful

An open house Thursday, July 25, celebrating a new addition to Cedarwood assisted living, honoring Bill Welch, chief executive officer, on his retirement, and celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jefferson Community Health Center was a success.

An estimated 150 attended the event, said Lana Likens, director of public relations at JCHC.

We were pleased to see so many community members, friends and supporters of JCHC and Cedarwood attending, Likens said. Community support has always been a tremendous asset for JCHC and Cedarwood.

Cedarwood added eight one-bedroom units. The four upstairs units are being used as temporary office space for Jefferson Community Health Center staff during renovation at the hospital. The four downstairs units are available for tenants.

Cedarwood opened in 2004, and is Fairburys first and only licensed assisted living facility. Once all of the new units are available for tenants Cedarwood will have 50 units.

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Fairburys New Teachers

Photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky/Fairbury Journal News

The new school year is just about ready to start. The incoming teachers gathered at the superintendents office for their first inservice that will signal the beginning of their new school year. Pictured left to right back row are: Darby Davidson (English Jr/Sr High), Amy Simpson (Kindergarten, Central), Derek Garfield (Physical Education, Jr/Sr High), Paul Rieken (Chance Program Coordinator ESU 5), Odessa Ambrose (Chance, Jefferson North). The front row left to right include: Melissa Dux (Business, Jr/Sr High), Barb Rieken (Chance, 47 Building), Carly Winter (Media Specialist, Jr/Sr High), Samantha Jensen (Ag, Jr/Sr High), Hannah Rundle (Math, Jr/Sr High).

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SCC offering Adult Education, GED classes

SCC offering Adult

Education, GED classes

After a summer break, the Beatrice Adult Education/Fairbury GED classes will resume Aug. 20.

SCC in Beatrice sponsors the Adult Education program. It is a federal and state program that provides basic education skills to individuals who are 16 years of age and older and not enrolled in school. A $20 registration fee is due prior to the first day of class, and pre-registration is required.

The major components of Adult Education include GED preparation for those without a high school diploma, basic skills for those who need to improve in a specific area or enhance their life skills, English as a Second Language for residents who wish to learn to speak, read and write English, and citizenship classes for those wishing to become U.S. citizens.

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Diller Community Work Day

A community work day is being planned for Saturday, Sept. 21 in Diller Park from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Volunteers are needed to move wood chips and complete other small improvement projects. Bring wheelbarrows and rakes.

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Lovewell State Park

Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Lovewell State Park, is sponsoring its 11th Annual Campground Christmas on Saturday, Aug. 17. Campers at the state park are encouraged to decorate their campsites in a Christmas Theme. Campers who choose to join in on the festivities need to register at the state park office, by 5 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Campsites will be judged after 8 p.m. on Saturday. Prizes will be awarded on Sunday, Aug. 18 at the Beach Shelter at 11 a.m. A vehicle permit is required. Daily permits are $5.00, annual permit $25.00.

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Nebraska Hunter Education/Young Hunters Safety Clinic

Nebraska Hunter Education/Young Hunters Safety Clinic

will be held Aug. 21, 28 and Sept. 4 at the Union Bank Community Room, Hwy. 15 and US 136. To register go to www.huntsafenebraska.org.

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