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Dana Lynn Raney

Dana Lynn Raney 26 of Alexandria, Nebraska passed away April 13, 2014 at her home. She was born December 17, 1987. Surviving her death are her parents David and Linda Raney of Alexandria; brother, Ed Raney and wife, Kim; nieces, Gabrielle Jeannette and Karina Marie of Wahoo, Neb.; sister, Leann Obermeier and husband, Ryan of Annandale, Va.; grandparents, Duane and Mel Raney of Osborne, Kan.; aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous dear friends. Services will be August 9, 2014 with a Rosary held at 9:00 a.m. followed by Funeral Mass at 10:00 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alexandria, Neb., with Father John Birkel officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery at Alexandria. Memorials have been established to ALS in the Heartland and St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alexandria for the cemetery and fence funds. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of the arrangements.
 
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Jefferson County Participates in Bomb Squad Training

What would happen if a bomb was found in Jefferson County? Tuesday emergency personnel attended training given by the Lincoln Bomb Squad to find out what to do in that what if situation.

Lincoln Bomb Squad trainer Don Gross spent the day in Fairbury conducting explosives training. He first met with Jefferson Community Health Center and Heritage Long Term Care Center during the afternoon and then during the evening he met with emergency responders.

The training was funded through Homeland Security as the Planning Exercise Training. The purpose was to assure that all emergency responders in the area are aware of the dangers of various explosives and potential situations are handled appropriately.

Wed
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Inmate Found Non-responsive At Law Enforcement Center

Emergency Services were called to the Law Enforcement Center when a staff member of the Jefferson County Jail found an inmate unresponsive and not breathing in a housing cell at 7:10 a.m. on August 13.

Additional staff was summoned along with EMS personnel from Jefferson County Ambulance District #33. Emergency procedures were performed on the inmate. She was transported to Jefferson Community Health Center where she was pronounced dead at 0748.

The inmate was identified as Keylee Gibbons, 29. Gibbons had been arrested by the Fairbury Police Department on Tuesday evening for possession of controlled substance and possession of legend drugs without prescription.

The death is being investigated by the Nebraska State Patrol and an autopsy has been ordered. There will be a Grand Jury as the subject was in custody at the time of her death.

Wed
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Birdies & Bogies for the Bonham

Sunday September 7th

Fairbury Country Club

Registration: 8:15

Shotgun start: 9:00

Two Couples Charity Golf Tournament to raise money for the Bonham Theatre Project capital campaign.

18 Holes - 2 Couples (2 men & 2 women) Scramble

No Shot Requirements! Anyone can play!

Entry Fee:

$200 per team/$50 per person

Limited to the first 32 paid teams

Fee includes Continental Breakfast & Box Lunch.

Prizes: Cash prizes will be awarded along with pin prizes.

Mulligans, raffles and other fun extras will also be available. Men bring your dollar bills!

Flights: Tournament will be flighted.

Must have a minimum of 9 teams signed up by Sept 1st to hold tournament.

Sponsorship Opportunities available

For additional information call Brooke Schwab at 402-587-0683 or email bmschwab@gmail.com

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First Fairbury National Guard Reunion

Photo caption: More than 100 members who served in the National Guard based in Fairbury gathered at the Fairbury VFW Club for day long activities last Saturday. Everett Shinn came in his old Guard uniform.Photos by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News. Check out all the other photos under the paper issue.

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Darrell D. Parker

Darrell D. Parker 56, of Fairbury passed away August 13, 2014. Services are pending with Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury.

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Grace Lutheran LWML

Grace Lutheran LWML quarterly meeting was held Aug. 4, 2014 at 7pm. Opening devotions lead by Brenda Schmidt with prayer, followed by singing hymn What God Ordains Is Always Good . Topics for study was on Living with pain/ Life plans disrupted.

Business meeting called to order by Pris Stelling, President. Roll call answered by 15 members. Minutes read and approved. Treasurer report given and placed on file. No committee report. Election of officers was held. New officers are Arlene Lubbee, President Elect. Genevieve Holtzen, Secretary and Sherril Wegele, Treasurer.

In gathering items for convention may be left in Brenda's office. Cleo Dux Leader Development Chairman read No difference based on Romans 3: 21-31. Meeting adjourned with LWML pledge and table prayer. Ruth Circle provided refreshments.

Wed
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Christian Womens Fellowship of First Christian Church

Eight members and guests, Darlene Novotny and Donna Kinney, attended the Aug. 7 meeting of the Christian Womens Fellowship. Linda English was hostess.

Cheryl English gave the lesson, The Holy Spirit Leading.

The group will be using the book, When You Come UngluedStick Close to God, by Patricia Wilson, for their study the next several months.

The next meeting will be Oct. 2 with Rosella Cline as hostess, at the church.

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EAGLE SCOUT AWARD EARNED

Nick & Jake Niemand both of Fairbury, have earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award. The Niemands are members of BSA Troop 302 and are 2 of approximately 4% of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle rank, according to Scoutmaster Jeff Holliday Each candidate must earn 21 merit badges and successfully complete a community or church related service project to earn their Eagle rank. The Niemands both chose projects at Camp Jefferson just south

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Holliday Waddell & Reeds Circle of Champions

Fairbury, NE Michelle Holliday, CFP, Financial Advisor, qualified for Waddell & Reeds annual Circle of Champions conference, recognizing the companys top financial advisors. This years event was held in Grapevine, TX.

The conference is conducted each summer by the asset management and financial planning firm, with selection based on an analysis of investments, insurance and financial planning sales generated by the advisor. More than 550 advisors qualified for this years event, out of Waddell & Reeds national network of over 1,700 financial advisors.

Michelle Holliday, Financial Advisor, joined Waddell & Reed in 1995 and specializes in financial planning for individuals, families, and business owners throughout the Fairbury and Lincoln communities. This is the eighth time that Holliday has earned the honor.

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