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German Settler’s 1868 Homestead House And Farm On Display July 18

 The descendants of a German settler are beginning to restore a nearly 150-year-old home on a family farm along the Swan Creek.
Michael and Christina Witt settled the land in 1861 and built the fakwerkbau,” or “half-timbered house” in 1868. The house was listed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1980 and was noted as the only house of its type in Nebraska.
The Witts and their descendants have farmed the land for the last 154 years.
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Jul

Living History Weekend In Steele City

 Area residents will recreate the past this weekend at the first of three living history weekends to be held in historic Steele City this year as they pick up tools and work as the pioneers did over 100 years ago.
Blacksmithing, wheelwrighting and a variety of domestic skills such as weaving and soap making will be demonstrated to the public on Saturday and Sunday at the historic buildings in Steele City, including the blacksmith shop, bank and livery barn.
“Our volunteers take off from their regular jobs and become craftsmen from the past,” said Jefferson County Historical Society Curator Denise Andersen. “All we want is for others to enjoy the weekend and maybe learn something in the process.”
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08
Jul

Glenn Korff Estate Gives TC Hospital $6.9 Million


thayer County Health Services Proposed Remodel--With a donation, Thayer County Health Services will be adding on to their facility with construction starting next month. (Contributed Photo)
 Thanks to a generous gift of $6.9 million from Glenn Korff’s estate to the Foundation for Thayer County Health Services, a new Rehab and Wellness Center will be built on the north side of the hospital in Hebron.  Construction on the Rehab and Wellness Center will begin in August 2015 and will lead into a hospital renovation project. 
 “Thayer County Health Services (TCHS), his hometown, and fitness were all important to Glenn.  It is very rewarding to be a part of a project that will incorporate these three things into a legacy for Glenn,” remarked Rita Luongo, TCHS Development Director.  “In working with Ken Korff and Mary Arth on the project, they expressed the importance of having this facility serve not only patients and employees, but also the residents of Thayer County.  This tremendous gift has made it possible for a Wellness Center to be included in the hospital renovation project.” added Luongo.  
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08
Jul

Jay Peterson Receives Award

Jay R. Peterson Receives Award 
 
 
Jay Peterson of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Fairbury, Nebraska recently won the firm's Frank Finnegan Award for his exceptional achievement in building client relationships.
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08
Jul

James Family Reunion

James Family Reunion
The Bert James Family hosted the James Family Reunion June 28th, 2015 at the Endicott town hall at Endicott. Raymond and Lucille Zahn,Wakeeney, KS; Anita James, Fairfield, AR,; Helen Clark, Hill City, KS; Eugene, Becky and Parker Stithem Topeka, KS were hosts. Attending were Della and Willie Cook, Dennis Brenneis, Mike and Karen Prellwitz, Vola Prellwitz, Yvonne Hellbusch, Clinton and Zona Quintana,  Rollie Roskilly, June Nutsch, Keith and Norla Allerheiligen, Wilma James, Bob and Bev James, Art and Janice Duitsman, Diane, Gary, Drew, Colton, Amelia Stone, Ethan Vinderfet, Lonnie and Lee Ann James, Shiana, Urial and Amaurice Henning, Deb and John Poley, Trace Peters, Jim and Judy Uiller, Anthony James, Linda Hinman, Virginia Roskilly, Rachel Stuchlik, Roger, Jayne and Ronnie Roskilly, Jodi, Terry.
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08
Jul

Youth

Nebraska Wesleyan University has announced its Advantage Program academic honors list for the spring semester of the 2014-2015 academic year.
Advantage Program students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.75 on a 4.00 scale. Students from Fairbury: Courtney Kuhns, Lindsey Atkins, Stella Mayela Quiel.
 
Nebraska Wesleyan University has announced its Academic Honors List for the spring semester of the 2014-2015 academic year.
 A student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.75 (on a 4.00 scale) for 12 or more hours of coursework to qualify for the list. Students from Fairbury are Margaret Ray Ehle, Michaela Sarah Barber, Tanner Michael Smith.   
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08
Jul

Grummert

Grummert
Jennifer and Daniel Grummert of Lexington would like to announce the birth of their daughter Karsyn Lynn Grummert. She weighs 8lbs 2oz and is 20 inches long.
Grandparents are Robert and Jo Keim and Jerry and Janice Grummert, great-grandparents are Beverly Anderson and Kenneth Grummert and Frank and Mildred Szwanek.
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08
Jul

Kotas

Happy 50th Anniversary to Gerald and Lois Kotas of Western.
Sending special wishes to a special couple as they celebrate July 10th.
Love from your family and friends.
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08
Jul

Kujath

The family of Art & Gayle Kujath would like to honor them with a card shower for their 60th wedding anniversary on July 19th. Cards may be sent to 324 W. 4th Fairbury NE 68352.

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08
Jul

Letters to the Editor

Ebke’s Vote:
Was It For The People?
 
Editor: 
A few weeks back, I wrote concerning Laura Ebke’s vote on the death penalty.   I received a letter from her with the information about total calls and emails her office had received.  I debated with myself whether to bother writing another letter or not, figuring it won’t do any good, or will it?  If others know the information then it could help in the future.  So here it is.
I asked two questions, “Was her vote....because of her own personal conscience or the conscience of the people living in the district she represents?”  She replied to me,  “This is, of course one of the toughest things for representatives to discern, and one of those things which forces us to sometimes do what we think is right, and hope that our constituents will understand, even if they don’t agree.”

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