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Maxine M. Mannschreck

Maxine M. Mannschreck of Fairbury, Nebraska passed away November 11, 2013, at the age of 93 at the PEO home in Beatrice, Nebraska. She was born to August and Mary (Seeba) Weber on June 25, 1920, in Cook, Nebraska.

Maxine was baptized on July 10, 1920, and later confirmed at Osage Church in Cook, Nebraska. She graduated from Cook High School as Valedictorian in 1937. She attended Peru State College and went on to teach in Dunbar Public School for two years and then in Otoe County rural school after her marriage.

Maxine was married to Robert C. Mannschreck on August 24, 1941, in the Osage Church. To this union three children were born: Howard, Cheryl and Doyle.

Maxine and Robert owned and operated the John Deere dealership in Cook, Nebraska before purchasing the dealership in Fairbury, Nebraska. After her husbands death she and her two sons maintained the business. Maxine worked in the dealership business for 52 years, retiring in 1998.

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Charlene Janice Zabel

Charlene Janice Zabel, 82 passed away at Bryan LGH East Hospital in Lincoln on November 11, 2013. She is survived by Husband: of 51 years Howard, Sons: Lynn Zabel & Wife Becky of Lincoln, Dean Zabel & Wife Jean of King George, VA., Bruce Zabel & Wife Brenda of Omaha, 6 Grandchildren, 3 Great Grandchildren, & 1 Great Great Grandchild, Sister: Elaine Hennerberg & Husband Alvin of Fairbury. She was preceded by Parents, Brothers Arnold & Virgil. Charlene was a happy uplifting person with a instant smile. She was active in the communities of Western & Fairbury & was a member of the Nebraska State Grange & Pork Producers & other organizations. Charlene was a integral part of the United Methodist Churches in Western & Fairbury, where she shared her gift of music by singing & playing the piano & organ. She had a beautiful & inspirational voice to the very end.

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Accident at Subway Friday

Photo caption: On Friday there was an accident involving a car and subway's front door, no serious injuries were reported.

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Gertrude Swett

Gertrude Swett 98 of Fairbury, NE., passed away November 22, 2013 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury. She was born April 11, 1915 at Endicott, NE., to Howard & Jennie (Newman) Darrow. Survivors are Daughter: Korla Crabtree & Husband Jim of Omaha, Sons: Richard Walburn & Wife Sylvia of Arvada, CO., Edward Kelley & Wife Eunice of Ralston, NE., Daughters-in-law: Donna Kelley of Beatrice, Janet Walburn of Alexandria, NE., Numerous Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, & Great Great Grandchildren., Brother: Charles Darrow of Fairbury. Preceded by Parents, Husbands: Neal Walburn, Roy Kelley, & Kyle Swett, Sons Carroll Kelley, Roland Walburn, & Robert Walburn, Sisters Colene Achtemeier & Virlene Darrow. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday November 22, 2013 at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury, with Darlene Novotny officiating. Burial at the Fairbury Cemetery Fairbury, NE. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge of arrangements.

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Gov. Heineman Reminds Nebraskans to Fly Flags at Half-Staff on FRIDAY for President Kennedy Day of Remembrance

(Lincoln, Neb.) This evening, the White House has notified States of a Presidential Proclamation to fly flags at half-staff tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 22 for Day of Remembrance for President John F. Kennedy.

Gov. Dave Heineman is reminding Nebraskans that flags at all state buildings and facilities are to be lowered to half-staff on Friday, Nov. 22. Nebraska residents are also encouraged to fly flags at half-staff in recognition of this day.

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DIODES DIAPER DRIVE

DIODES DIAPER DRIVE.

Many low-income moms struggle to afford diapers, and one in 12 admit to reusing them in times of need, which causes diaper rash and urinary tract infections in infants and toddlers. You can help! Now through December 18th Diode Communications is spearheading a Diaper Drive and all diapers collected will go to Blue Valley Community Action and be distributed to those in need in Jefferson County. All sizes and brands can be dropped off at Diodes offices at 318 Commercial Street in Diller. Monetary donations will also be accepted.

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Fairbury Jeffs wrestling meet in Crete has been cancelled for today

Fairbury Jeffs

The wrestling meet in Crete has been canceled for today. We will try and get a make up date for the meet but nothing has been set yet. Please pass this information along

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13th Annual KUTT/KGMT Free Thanksgiving Meal

KUTT 99.5 and KGMT 1310 AM in Fairbury will be sponsoring the 13th Annual Free Thanksgiving Meal on Thanksgiving Day (November 28). The meal will be held at the Fairbury Elks Lodge, 525 G Street, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. KUTT/KGMT Promotions Director, Nichole Scholl said, Our goal for holding the free Thanksgiving Meal has always been to not have anyone be alone on Thanksgiving. Were happy to help make a difference in peoples lives, and give them a place to experience a sense a family. Any cash donations received this year will be going to the BVCA Food Pantry in Fairbury. The meal, served at the Elks Lodge, is open to the public. Home Delivery is restricted to elderly and homebound individuals.

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Weather Alert from the National Weather Channel

Weather Alert from the National Weather Channel states that light freezing rain changing to sleet this afternoon. Areas of light freezing rain are developing in southeast Nebraska. Elevated surfaced may be lightly glazed over with ice, please use caution when driving.

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Denton sentenced to 20-30 years in prison

Timothy Denton, 28, was sentenced to prison for assault and burglary Wednesday in Gage County District Court, more than a year after he critically injured Cody Williams with a socket wrench.

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