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Willis Irl Else

Willis Irl Else, passed away in Akron, Ohio, on Sept. 21,2013, after a brief illness.

He was born in Fairbury, Neb. on Dec. 24, 1931, son of Irl Roy Else and Helen Gertrude Lynch Else, and graduated from Fairbury High School in 1949.

He received a B.S. (Physics) from Northwestern University in 1953, where he was a member of Theta Delta Chi fraternity, and a M.S. (Economics) from the University of Illinois in 1958 after serving in the U.S. Army from 1953-56 as an instructor in its Nike Anti-Aircraft School, Fort Bliss, Texas. He also attended the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago.

In September, 1958, he joined the management training program at The First National Bank of Chicago. During his years at this bank he headed the Economics faculty at the American Institute of Banking in Chicago.

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Blanche Loree Monaghan

Blanche Loree Monaghan, 83, of Diller, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 in Beatrice.

She is survived by husband, Donald Mo; sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Pam Johnson, Dan and Cathy Johnson, Dale John and Beverly Johnson, all of Lincoln; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held Wednesday at St. Pauls Lutheran Church, 114 Lavelle Street, Diller. Cremation took place.

No visitation.

Condolences may be left at lincolnfh.com Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 South 14th Street, Lincoln.

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Robert A. Bower

Robert A. Bower, 89, of Steele City, Neb., passed away Sept. 25, 2013 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury.

He was a WWII Navy Veteran.

Cremation has taken place.

Private family services at a later date.

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

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Steele City Flea Market

Attendance at the 2013 Steele City Annual Flea Market was down from previous years but many shoppers still descended on the town last weekend to find bargains. These two ladies examine canisters and other kitchen items at the flea market.

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Endicott Village Life - Visit #5

Many people are interested in the history of the area in which they went to church, to school and grew up. We are fortunate that a number of people have chronicled the years from the settlement of our area up to the present time.

In the first four visits to Endicott we learned from a few of these sources. In this article we will learn from a couple more.

Charles Dawson was a local man who I believed lived on a farm just to the northeast of Endicott. In 1912 he collected information and wrote a book titled Pioneer Tales of The Oregon Trail and of Jefferson County. The book was published by Crane & Company of Topeka, Kansas.

In this books he writes of Endicott, Settlers began making their homes near the site of Endicott as early as the 1850s and 1860s. Uncle Billy Smith and his wife Elisabeth, along with Edward Hawkes, built a cabin in 1864 just south of the present site of Endicott on the Little Blue River.

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Brianna Weers

Brianna Weers is all smiles at the Nebraska State Small Animal Show. This is the first time for her to compete at the state level and received a fourth purple over all. She and her cat, Dora who is relaxing after a long day are now ready to enjoy the sites. Contibuted Photo

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Jeffs, Trojans Compete At Fillmore Central Invite

There were plenty of runners at Thursdays Fillmore Central Invite run on the Hidden Acres Golf Course in Geneva.

To be exact there were 80 varsity competitors in the girls race and 102 runners participating in the boys race.

For the Lady Jeffs, the team had a pair of top 20 medalists which helped Fairbury place eighth out of 18 teams with a acore of 109 points.

Anna Schouboe earned the sixth place medal, while Jordan Johnson came away with a 13th place finish.

Rounding out the Lady Jeffs varsity runners were Hannah Yantz, 39th, and Alex Medina was 60th.

Malcolm was the team champion on the girls side with a score of 18 points while Wilber-Clatonia was runner-up with 55 points.

On the boys side, senior Jonathan Fletcher paced the Jeffs, as the lone medalist on the day with a 19th place finish.

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Wegele Family Reunion

Wegele Family

Reunion

The Wegele Family Reunion was held at Senior Diners in the park at Fairbury on Sept. 15, 2013 which was also Kathren Mees 92 birthday celebrated.

Hosts were Clifford and Twila and Mike Klaumann, Joan Sothan, and John and Rose Arntt.

Attending were Twila and Mike Klaumann, Joan Sothan, John and Rose Arntt, John and Lisa Seibolt, Sydnee, Macee, and Rylee, Dave and Char Mees, and Kathren Mees, all of Fairbury; Rick and Becky Klaumann, Bailey, Shelly and Jason, of Gladstone; Roy and Shirley Eggert, and Lyle and Sherril Wegele of Jansen; Stacy, Katelyn and Luke Lineweber of Beatrice; Joan Sothan of Lincoln; Shirley Fox of Fremont; Gary and Amy Wagner, Lauren and Drew, all of Omaha; Diane Saale of Talmage; John and Rose Arntt of Dodge City, Kan.; and Tom and Teri McGrathin of Wichita, Kan.

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Grone Reunion

Grone Reunion

The Grone family reunion was held Sept. 8 at the Fairbury Community Building.

Present were Margery Keefover of Diller; Anthony and Stacy Farber and Cindy Langdale of Lincoln; Robert Sanner of York; Diane Sanner of Grand Island; Marjorie Grone of Fairbury; Shari Swett of Beatrice; Dan Swett of Endicott; Jenny Swett of Sutton; Darin and Michelle Doeschot, Michael and Jared, and Dee and Marilyn Swett of Steele City.

Following a carry-in lunch at noon, a short business meeting was conducted by Marilyn Swett, president. Secretary, Sheryl Malchow was unable to attend. Officers were re-elected for another year.

Next reunion will be held Sept. 14, 2014 at the Fairbury Community Building.

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Shinn News

Shinn News

Everett and Marilyn Shinn went to Omaha last Sunday to see the great-grandkids, Logan and Wyatt, children of Paul and Ryan Deike; then stopped in Beatrice to visit Shirley and Meloin Bodtke.

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