Jordan Gausman

Jordan R. Gausman, 31, passed away May 3 2016 in Colorado. 
Jordan was born July 25, 1984 in Fairbury. He attended school at CHB and later Thayer Central where he graduated in 2003. Jordan received his Associate Degree in Media Arts from Central Community College in Hastings. 
In 2006 he moved to Leadville, Colorado and was last employed at the Silver Dollar Saloon as a bartender and cook. 
His passions were cooking, skateboarding, snowboarding, hiking, camping and drawing.  
Jordan  is survived by his parents, father-Jeff Gausman of Fairbury, mother- Sandi Freese and special friend Neil Zenger of Haddam, brother- James  Long and wife Meaghan of Lincoln, nephew- Carter Long, grandmother-Phyllis Gausman of Fairbury, grandparents- Bob and CJ Freese of Fairbury/Phoenix, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Alvina Krueger

Alvina Krueger was born on April 28, 1923 in Gothenburg, Nebraska to Eilert and Gesina (Schmidt) Franzen. She passed away on May 1, 2016 at Blue Valley Lutheran Home at the age of 93. Alvina was baptized on June 3, 1923 at Christ Lutheran Church and confirmed in her faith on April 10, 1938. Her confirmation bible verse was Col. 3:17, “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Alvina completed the eighth grade at Middle Willow Island School and helped her dad on the farm. She later worked as a nurse aid at the Gothenburg hospital. Alvina traveled to Gilead to visit her sister, Bernice, and there met her future husband, Paul Krueger. Paul and Alvina were married at Christ Lutheran Church in Gothenburg on August 27, 1944. Five children were born to this union, Eileen, Dean, Carol, Sharon and Ann. Paul and Alvina were life-long farmers south of Gilead.


Joyce Jean Kugel

Joyce Jean Kugel, born Dec. 15, 1954 in Fairbury. She passed away May 22, 2016 in York, NE. 
Services on June 3 at 10 a.m. at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials to family choice to be designated at a later date.
Arrangements will be held at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home.

Kieth A. Crome

Kieth A. Crome 72 of Steele City, NE. passed away May 16, 2016. He was born January 26, 1944 at Marysville, KS. He was a Vietnam Army Veteran. Survivors are Sons: Brent (Francine) Crome of Marysville, KS., Robert Crome of Diller, NE., Wayne (Leah) Crome of Greeley, NE., Michael Crome of Ord, NE., 11 Grandchildren, Brother: Lennis Crome of Billings, MT., Sisters: Connie (Tex) Doebele of Silver Lake, KS., Nancy (Brad) Townsend of Elnora, IN. Cremation has taken place.



A morning look into the forecast from each weather service office in our area.

A look at what the forecast holds for rainfall over the next 7 days.

All the local rivers and creeks in the area are back to their "normal" levels, but with the forecasted rainfall in the area this could change.


Monitor current NWS forecasts for any changes


Annual Spring Salad Festival

The annual spring salad festival sponsored by the auxiliary of Jefferson Community Health Center today at the Fairbury Elks Lodge.


Diller-Odell Students Raise over $200,000 in Scholarships and Awards

Bladen Ahl:
Elk’s Student of the Month Award, Joel and Glenda Austin Shelter Insurance Foundation scholarship, Wayne State College Leadership Award, Wayne State College Foundation Scholarship, Wayne State College, Honors Program, Alternate RHOP Recipient, Universal Technical Institute Scholarhsip, UNK Deans Scholarship, UNK Chancellor’s Scholarship, Kiwanis Scholarship and the Dorothy Stanosheck “Grandma Dot” Memorial Scholarship.
Tyler Klecan:
SCC High School Senior Scholarship, Nebraska Past Exalted Rulers Scholarship, Knights of Columbus Scholarship and the Charles and Orene Hinds Scholarship
Zachary Reiman:
DOEA Scholarship and the UNK Band Scholarship
Cody Scheele:
Burdell Van Boening Memorial Scholarhsip, CCC ACT Advantage Scholarship, Horseshoe Farmer’s Band Scholarship, and the OACE Scholarship.
Bailey Schroeder:



Sheriff’s Report:
May 2: A vehicle was stopped for speeding and cited for no proof of insurance.
May 3: A vehicle was stopped for speeding. The driver was found to have an active warrant and had no proof of insurance. The driver was arrested on the warrant and cited for no proof of insurance.
May 7: Traffic stop leads to the arrest of a male driver for driving under the influence of alcohol in Steele City.
May 7: Report of a theft in Jansen.
May 9: Possible suicidal subject in rural Endicott. Subject was located and was fine.
May 12: Traffic stop resulted in a citation for possession of marijuana, one ounce or less, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
May 14: Melissa A. Bennett was westbound on Highway 8 in a 2015 Chevrolet when a deer came out of the south ditch, making contact with the front of the vehicle, causing $3,000 of damage.


State Track Schedule

Friday (Times are approximate)
Fairbury: 9 a.m. Triple Jump-Brent Hirsch, second flight
9 a.m. 3200 meter run- Patrick Ondrak, Row 6
Diller/Odell: 9 a.m. Discus-Paige Vitosh, fifth thrower
Meridian: 9 a.m. Pole Vault-Andi Kort, 11th jumper
Meridian: 100 meter high hurdles-Erin Johnson, 9:55 a.m.
Diller/Odell: 10:15 a.m. 110 meter high hurdles-Reese Hennerberg
Meridian: 10:35 a.m. 100 meter dash-Rasclyn Griffin
Meridian: 11:55 a.m. 3200 meters- Brianna Barton
Diller/Odell: Noon Triple jump-Christian McCown
Diller/Odell: 12:55 300 meter intermediate hurdles-Reese Hennerberg
T.C.: 3 p.m. Triple jump-Houston Parker, Flight 1
T.C.: 3:30 p.m. Shot put-Shane Jiskra, Flight 3
T.C.: 3:30 p.m. Girls 3200 m relay
T.C.: 3:30 p.m. Boys 3200 m relay
T.C.: 7:45 p.m. 300m intermediate hurdles-Colby Ensz, Heat 2


Linksters At Thayer Central

Gaining experience on the course was the goal for the Fairbury Jeffs junior varsity golf team at last Wednesday’s 13-team Thayer Central Invite played on the Hebron Country Club golf course.
As a team, Fairbury shot a score of 409 to place ninth in the final team standings.
Sutton won the invitational firing a score of 345, along with having three top 10 medalists on the team.
Fairbury did not have any medalists on the day.
Blake Bauer led the way for the Jeffs carding an 18-hole score of 100, Robby Meyer and Ace York both had scores of 101, Anthony Moyer shot a 107, and Tanner Novotny finished with a score of 115.
According to Fairbury Jeffs head golf coach Jed Martin this invite was used to give some of Fairbury’s younger golfers a chance to play in a tournament enviroment.