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Robert Brown

Robert M. Brown passed away May 20, 2015 at Jefferson County Health Care.  He was born in Western, July 14, 1933 to Murray and Eva (Wanek) Brown.  The village was his home (and favorite place) his entire life except for serving his country (4 years in the Air Force) and after retiring, working for his son-in-law in Colorado Springs for 5 years.
He married Janet Ross, December 22, 1953.  They shared service life in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  They had three children:  Robert Jr, Sheri and Jeffrey.  After returning to Western he joined his father in the grocery business.  When his father passed away in 1958, he purchased the business and ran it for 42 years.  His theory was, "If you loved the job, it wasn't work," and he did enjoy the store and all the friends he made over the years.
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Dennis Bartels

Dennis D. Bartels, was born October 1, 1955, to Bernard and Deloras (Schwisow) Bartels in Fairbury, Nebraska. He died in rural Tobias on May 29, 2015, at the age of 59 years, seven months, and twenty-nine days. We will dearly miss our husband, son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.
Dennis was baptized October 16, 1955 and was confirmed March 30, 1969 in the Zion Lutheran Church near Tobias. He attended Zion Lutheran Grade School through the eighth grade.  Dennis graduated from Meridian High School in 1973 and from the University of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis in 1975.  On June 27, 1997, he married Janet Vavra at the St. Wenceslaus Church in Milligan and they resided in Milligan. 
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03
Jun

Fishing At The Dam


Sam Duke recently caught a gar right next to the Fairbury Dam and when he held up the fish it still touched the ground. According to Duke the fish weighed between 25-35 pounds. “You can see tons of fish at the bottom of the Dam, but I got lucky and snagged this big guy, he said.”
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03
Jun

Duck N Run


The annual Duck ‘n’ run walk/race was held on Saturday in Fairbury City Park. The race was sponsored by Blue Valley Community Action of Fairbury. David and son Eli Conway make their way through the city park during the race. (Photo by Ashley Jensby/The Fairbury Journal-News)
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03
Jun

school lunch menu 6-3-15

Central Elementary Cafeteria
 
Free lunch for all children ages 1-18; Meals served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Monday, June 8:  Breakfast 4 Lunch; Sausage links, pancakes, hash browns.
Tuesday, June 9: Popcorn chicken, WG bread.
Wednesday, June 10: Macho Nacho w/ Tortilla Chips, refried beans, fresh veggies.
Thursday, June 11: Mandarin chicken, fried rice w/ vegetables.
Friday, June 12:  Turkey sandwich, fresh veggies, sunchips.
All meals served with fruit/fruit slush and milk.
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03
Jun

Rock Island Rail Days

Rock Island Rail Days will be held this weekend at the historic Rock Island Depot Railroad Museum in Fairbury located at 910 Bacon Road, or 1 block south of third and I Sts. On the schedule of events is a garage sale Saturday and Sunday to help raise money for the museum, as well as fun events such as miniature train rides and a model train display. The day’s activities begin at 8 a.m. with the garage sale with the museum open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday. The event is sponsored by the Jefferson County Historical Society. For more information, call 402-729-6141.

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03
Jun

Simpson

Simpson
Rhett August Simpson was born May 16, 2015 at Beatrice Community Hospital. He weighed  6 lbs 7 oz. and was 19" long. He is welcomed home by his parents Bryce and Hannah and big brother Cale Jacob Simpson. Grandparents are Brian and Katie Genrich and Randy & Cara Simpson. Great-grandparents are Delores Genrich, & Al and Pat Ruge.   10p
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03
Jun

Tri County 2nd Semester Honor Roll

Seniors:Dustin Alsobrook ,Riley Ensz, Justin Epp, Alexander Eriksson, Megann Freese, Samantha Husband-Hummer, Alysha Johnson, Wyatt Kowalski, Cody McCain, Grant Riesen, Brayden Schultis,William Stokebrand, Juniors: Kelsey Crawford, Cheyenne Gerlach, Shane Jiskra,Victoria Koos, Josie Weise, Sophomore: Shianne Bryant, Colby Ensz, Sloane Holtmeie, Travis Likens, Taylor Moeller, Reagan Schultis, Haley Staroscik, Halle Weise, Haydyn Weise, Kendra Wollenburg, Freshmen: Logunn Baker, Riley Knust, Shayna Lijewski, Ethan Paxton, Ainsley Sailor, Cooper Smith, 
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03
Jun

Hake and Dux To Wed In July

Kristina Hake and Thomas Dux, both of Wahoo are planning a July 11, 2015 wedding at the Alma Lutheran Church in Mead, NE.
The future bride is the daughter of Janet and Thomas Hake of Palmer.  She graduated from Palmer High School in 2009 and earned a Bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska -Kearney.  She is a billing specialist at Saunders County Medical Center.
Thomas is the son of Stephen and Karen Dux of Fairbury.  He graduated from Fairbury High School in 2007 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  He will be an agriculture education teacher and FFA advisor at Fairbury High School in the fall.
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03
Jun

Fairbury Jr/Sr High Honor Roll

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