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Mary Elizabeth Naiman

Mary Elizabeth Naiman, 99, of Gilead, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury.

She was born Feb. 8, 1914 in rural Gladstone, Neb., the eldest of four children born to John and Bessie (Hruska) Connell.

She was baptized as an infant, confirmed and grew up attending St. Michaels Catholic Church in Fairbury.

She received her early education in a one room school house, near Gladstone, in Jefferson county. She graduated from Fairbury High School in 1932.

Following her education she married Leslie Aaron Naiman on Nov. 24, 1937 at St. Michaels church in Fairbury. And to this union the couple had five children, Leslie Jr., John, Angeline, Eva, and Marilyn.

They made their home on a farm near Gilead, where Mary was very involved in being a farm wife and raising her family. She enjoyed gardening, baking, canning, reading, playing, cards and watching sports on TV with her son, John.

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Raymond Ray Malchow

Raymond Ray Malchow, 97, of Beatrice, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 at his home.

He was born Apr. 4, 1916 at rural Jansen, Neb. He grew up in the Harbine/Ellis area and attended Zion Lutheran Parochial School and District No. 147 School near Ellis, Neb.

He farmed all his life and enjoyed working and going on trail rides with his horses.

He was an avid coon and coyote hunter in his younger years.

Ray is survived by his sons, Roger and wife, Mary Ann of Adair, Okla., Rodney Butch and wife, Cindy of Alden, N.Y., Roy and wife, Faye of Beatrice; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-laws, Hope Nippert and Marjorie Keefover of Diller, Neb., Fern Day of Ariz.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Dot Malchow (1991); parents, William and Lena (Baumfalk) Malchow; brothers, Irvin and Norman; sisters, Laura Malchow, and Isabelle Krause; great-grandsons, Cody Ray, Justin and Dalton.

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Letha Bartels

Letha Bartels

Letha Fern (Holtmeier) Bartels, 84, passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.

She is the daughter of William and Amanda (Heidemann) Holtmeier, born Mar. 9, 1929 at Tobias, Neb. She was one of five children in the family.

She was baptized on Mar. 24, 1929 at Zion Lutheran Church of Tobias by Pastor E.O. Potratz. She was confirmed in her baptismal vows at the same church on May 3, 1942 by Pastor C.F. Schrein.

She attended Zion Lutheran School and graduated from Tobias High School in 1946. On May 18, 1947, she was united in marriage to Vernon Bartels of Tobias. God blessed this union with two sons, Lloyd and Lyle.

After her children were grown, Letha went to college to obtain her license as a Licensed Practical Nurse and worked 23 years in the nursing field.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and sisters, Ruth Eggerling and Betty Endorf.

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Mary M. Itzen

Mary M. Itzen, 83, passed away Sept. 4, 2013 in Fairbury.

Survivors include her husband, Henry of Fairbury; son, Jim Smith of Ottawa, Kan.; daughter, Debra K. Cole of Lincoln; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services were held Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 at Zion United Church of Christ Gladstone, Neb. at 11 a.m., with Pastor Debra Valentine officiating.

Memorials will go to Zion United Church of Christ, in lieu of flowers.

Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Jerry L. Hock

Jerry L. Hock, 68, of Lees Summit, Mo., passed away Aug. 14, 2013.

He was a Navy Veteran.

Survivors are wife of 45 years, Patty Hock, sister, Pat Schroeder and husband, Byron of Omaha, Neb.; brother, LeRoy Hock and wife, Nancy of Lincoln; aunts; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at St. Paul United Church of Christ Jansen, Neb., with Pastor Debra Valentine officiating.

Burial at Cub Creek Cemetery Jansen, Neb.

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

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Fairbury Elks September Teens of the Month Selected

Photo caption: Grayson Vaughn

The Fairbury Elks Lodge #1203 has nominated the Elks Teenager of the Month for September.

Nominees are judged on the basis of multiple achievements, character, leadership, community service, citizenship and scholastic achievement. The students that were nominated for the month of September attend Fairbury Jr/Sr High School.

Anna Kathryn Mach, daughter of Keith and Mary Mach and Grayson Vaughn, son of Jed and Kristin Vaughn are the September teenagers of the month.

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Community Safety Fair Successful

Photo caption: Contributed Photo The employees of Loveland Products and the bicycles their company donated as prizes for the Community Safety Fair and the seat simulator for which Loveland was a major contributor for Safe Kids.

The second annual Community Safety Fair, that took place Aug. 17 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, was deemed a success by organizers. Nearly 200 attended the event, which was sponsored by Loveland Products and Jefferson Community Health Center. Many local businesses and agencies participated in the safety fair.

We were pleased at the support from businesses and agencies offering safety education and displays, and pleased at the support of the community in attending the event, said Michael Moritz, Plant Manager of Loveland Products, located just south of Fairbury. We have many fine community resources. We hope to see this event grow again next year.

Among the experiences to try included:

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Oct. 3

Jefferson County will once again be hosting a household hazardous waste collection Thursday, Oct. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The collection point will be at the County Road Shop at 813 N. First Street.

The items that will be accepted include cleaning products, lawn and garden chemicals, paint, used oil, florescent light bulbs and other hazardous household items. The site will also be accepting antifreeze.

The public is asked to please bring materials in disposable containers no larger than five gallons or 50 pounds. The containers will not be returned once emptied.

The items that will not be accepted include tires, appliances, science lab chemicals, items containing asbestos, wood preservatives, PCBs, explosives or items in commercial quantities.

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School Board Valuations Up, Tax Levy Down

Taxpayers received a mixed-bag of information at Mondays Fairbury Public Schools board meeting.

The Fairbury School Board met Monday, Sept. 9. The main topic of discussion was the budget and tax levy for this upcoming year.

Superintendent Fred Helmink pointed out that once again the news is both good and bad for the taxpayer.

Big property agriculture landowners are taking a hit, Helmink said. We hoped we can be more like neighboring schools and have a wind farm to profit from but right now we missed out. Hopefully in couple of years we will be able to profit from something like the pipeline, which will take some pressure off people like the Ag landowners.

I would like to spread the pain among all our taxpayers, Helmink said. Although some landowners bought Ag land some of these people inherited their land and right now are suffering because of the high land values.

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On Top of the World

Photo caption: This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.com Photo by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-NewsThe First of 44 Windmills was assembled last week at the Steele Flats Wind Farm, south of Diller and east of Steele City, and work crews were busy on Friday atop the massive structures. For more see Page B14.

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