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Phyllis Wiemers

The family of Phyllis Wiemers would like to honor her with a card shower for her 80th birthday. She was born Oct. 18, 1933.

Children are Cheryl (Kupfer), Patricia Wiemers, Elizabeth (Cooper) and Grant Wiemers.

Cards may be sent to P.O. Box 97, Diller, NE 68342.

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Social News

Sadie Elizabeth, infant daughter of Bob and Erin Dunn, was baptized during morning services Oct. 6, 2013 at St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Plymouth. Godparents were Travis, Courtney, Whitney, and Madison Burger. Following services a dinner was held at the home of Ila Burger. Guests were Bob, Erin, Ellie, and Sadie Dunn, Everett, Cheri Courtney, Whitney, and Madison Burger, Travis and Courtney Burger, Brian and Elaine Burger, Amy Burger, Ross, Jessie, and Camille Miller, Dave, Rose, John, and Pam Niemeier, and Ernest Boerenstrauch. Pastor and Sarah Bortulin and daughters were afternoon visitors.

Austin Lee Gronemeyer, infant son of Dustin and Elise Gronemeyer, was baptized during morning services at St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Plymouth. Godparents were Nic and Taryn Gronemeyer, Lance and Annie Bice and Drew Kershner.

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Brooklyn Marie Holtmeier

HOLTMEIER Ryan and Angie Holtmeier of Tobias announce the birth of their third daughter, Brooklyn Marie Holtmeier, born Aug. 28, 2013, weighing 4 pounds, 12 ounces at Thayer County Memorial Hospital in Hebron. She was welcomed home by sisters Brynn Leigh nine-and-a-half years old, and Bailey Ann eight years. Grandparents are Bob and Deb VanWesten of Alexandria and Glennis and Karen Holtmeier of Tobias. Great-grandmothers are Marie Rohr of Fairbury and Leola Roesler of Geneva.

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People

The annual gathering of the Friends of the Fifties was held Sept. 19-21, 2013 at Cobblestone Hotel & Suites and at the Kruse Ranch in Fairbury.

Those attending were Jerry and Marg OLeary of Excelsior Springs, Mo.; Jack and Jeanene Dodge of Omaha; Don and Lois Brockmeyer of Wichita, Kan.; Maurice and Eloyde Mueller of Harbine; Jan Taylor of York; Bob and Jan Brockmeyer and Jan Weeks all of Lincoln; Donna Kruse and Gary Ward of Fairbury.

After meeting in the hotel conference room on Thursday afternoon, the group ventured to Endicott for a lovely evening meal at Criners Corner.

Marg took pictures of each couple.

The Kruse Ranch was the scene of the Senior Olympics on Friday. This was organized by Eloyde and Donna. The main event was a watermelon seed spitting contest. Winners in the handicap division were Gary, Donna and Maurice. The winners in the other division were Lois, Don and Jan T.

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Social News

The Jansen Trinity Ladies Aid and LWML met Oct. 1, 2013 with 12 members present. Pastor Ortgren led the Bible Study, Legacy for Life.

President Jean Zabel called the meeting to order. LWML Sunday will Oct. 13. The fall Rally will be on Oct. 12 at Zion, Tobias.

Lou Ann Wurm had the Christian Growth with looking for 30 books of the Bible.

Coffee hour will be Oct. 20 with Linda Ebke.

Hostess was Nancy Bettin.

Christian Womens Fellowship of First Christian Church

Jean and Alice Fairley hosted the October 3 meeting of the Christian Womens Fellowship of First Christian Church. Eight members were present.

Ruth Schmidt presented the lesson. Gods Critical Presence.

The group will be purchasing Christmas gift cards to send to Child Saving Institute in Omaha.

Members filled in a sheet for hostesses and lesson leaders for 2014. The next meeting will be in December.

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Skidmore and Bell Recite Vows Aug. 3

Allison Jeanne Skidmore and Jacob Ryan Bell were united in marriage Saturday, August 3, at five oclock in the evening at the United Methodist Church in Fairbury, Nebraska.

The ceremony was officiated by Warren Schoming.

Music for the ceremony was provided by Holly Schoming of Davenport, Shelley Skidmore of Nashville, Tenn., and Lauren Albin of Norfolk.

Seth Wiedel of Hebron, best man, performed a ceremony reading.

Natalie and Nathaniel Stapaules of Fairbury served as the candle lighters.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Skidmore of Fairbury. She is the granddaughter of Joyce Heidelk of Fairbury.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bell of Aurora. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. LaVern Mroczek of Loup City and Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Bell of Grand Island.

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Tri County Parent-Teacher Conferences Oct. 11

Tri County Parent-Teacher Conferences have been scheduled for Friday, Oct. 11.

Students will attend classes on that day with an early dismissal at 1 p.m. Secondary school conferences will be held from 3:30 8:30 p.m.

Parents/guardians may pick up their sons/daughters report card at conferences from Mrs. Spilker at her table in the High School Gym. Conferences will be held in the high school gym for grades 7-12.

Mr. Uher will be available to visit or assist.

Mrs. Spilker will be available for counseling questions.

Kindergarten-Grade 6 conference will be arranged by appointment. Conference information will be sent home with a scheduled time for the conference.

Parents unable to attend on Oct. 11 but would like to conference with a teacher or teachers, should please call or email the school so arrangements for a meeting time can be made. There will be no school on Monday, Oct. 14.

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The Unexpected Boys, Tribute to the Beach Boys and Broadway, appear Oct. 17

The Unexpected Boys are back in the Midwest for another great tourthis time doing a Tribute to the Beach Boys and Broadwayand one of their stops on this tour is here in Fairbury at the Burkley Fine Arts Center onThursday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m.sponsored by the Fairbury Concert Association

Since 2007, The Unexpected Boys have been rocking the world of entertainment with their tribute acts. After countless requests they have delivered their next blockbuster. Theyre asking you to grab your surfboards and head to the beach with The Unexpected Surfer Boys!

Featuring classic hits of the iconic group The Beach Boys, including Surfin USA, California Girls and Good Vibrations, this rollicking show follows four hilarious guys at the Bachelor Party they will never forget. The groom may be getting married, but his three kooky friends plan to have Fun, Fun, Fun before the big day! This will complete the first half of the program

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Endicott Village Life Visit # 7 - Bringing Joy

Welcome to another visit to Endicott.

In this visit we are going to learn about a family that brought joy to those they met on either side of the Kansas - Nebraska border. The Rickey family homesteaded in Nebraska in 1877. John and Emma Moses Rickey came from Illinois to Hamilton County, Nebr.

In 1887, they journeyed south into Washington County, Kan. By this time he had learned the plastering trade and was an outstanding old time fiddle player. His son Pearl at the age of ten also learned how to play the fiddle and the foot-pedal organ. They formed a dance band and became quite popular in the area.

In 1894 the family moved to Endicott, Nebraska and later on to Wahoo, Nebraska. Pearl eventually left home and worked for the McOwen Stock Co. where he had charge of their large tents, was with the North Brothers Shows and in 1903 and 1908, was wardrobe custodian for the world renowned Campbell Brothers Circus which was headquartered in Fairbury.

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Nuckolls Inducted Into Hall of Fame

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Former Fairbury Journal-News Publisher Bill Nuckolls was inducted into the Nebraska Journalism Hall of Fame on Oct. 4 in Lincoln along with Dewaine Gahan (post-humously), Pictured at the induction ceremony are from left, Mary Kay Quinlan, Associate Professor of Journalism, UNL-College of Journalism and Mass Communications, Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman, Bobbie Gahan, wife of Hall of Fame inductee Dewaine Gahan, Hall of Fame inductee Bill Nuckolls, of Lincoln and Nebraska Press Association President and Publisher of the Ainsworth Star-Journal Rod Worrell.

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