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school lunch menu 2-18-15

Fairbury Jefferson and Central 
Elementary Schools
Thursday, Feb. 19: CHILI W/CRACKERS & HMD CINNAMON ROLL; Ham sandwich and fresh veggies;
Friday, Feb. 20: TUNA NOODLE CASSEROLE W/HMD BREAD; PBJ sandwich and peas.
Monday, Feb. 23: PIZZABURGER; Turkey sandwich and tater tots.
Tuesday, Feb. 24: CHICKEN STRIPS W/HMD BREAD; Tuna salad on HMD deli and Broccoli w/cheese.
Wednesday, Feb. 25: MACHO NACHO; Ham & cheese wrap and refried beans.
 
High School
Thursday, Feb. 19: CHILI W/CRACKERS & HMD CINNAMON ROLL; Hamburger and fresh veggies.
Friday, Feb. 20: TUNA NOODLE  CASSEROLE W/HMD BREAD; Ham & cheese flatbread and peas.
Monday, Feb. 23: PIZZABURGER; Roasted chicken on bun and tater tots.
Tuesday, Feb. 24: CHICKEN STRIPS W/HMD BREAD; Ham & cheese wrap and Broccoli w/cheese.
Wed
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Feb

2-18-15


PLA-MOR LANES-- downtown Fairbury in 1955. Contributed photo. More like these can be found in the Fairbury Pictorial Book. To purchase a book call Fairbury Journal-News, 402-729-6141.
120 YEARS AGO, 1895
The Jefferson County Journal 
J.C. Kesterson was advertising a sale of 71 head of trotting horses at his Crystal Springs farm.
John Thornton and son of Green, Kan., had bought the hardware store of the A.M. Tunnell estate.
Journal publication had health problems.  C.Q. DeFrance, editor, had an eye removed, later suffered from “lagrippe.”
Thad Williams was handling editorial duties.  Guy Bailey, printer, was being helped by Albert Hammond.
 
110 YEARS AGO, 1905
The Jefferson County Journal 
After services attended by 50 people, at the Latter Day Saints Church in the northwest part of Fairbury, four candidates were baptized after ice was broken on the Little Blue River.
Wed
18
Feb

Letters to the Editor

I’m From Fairbury, 
A Flag City
Editor:
We retired recently to the state of Arizona. We have met many wonderful people at the resort we live in; many of whom proudly wear hats proclaiming the branch of the military they served in.
Of course the subject of where everyone is from always comes up. I always responded – Fairbury Nebraska.
Our good friends, the Broadstons from Steele City had gotten us a Subscription to the Fairbury Journal and we read about American Flags being made right in our old home town.
I showed that article to many, and I know now that when asked where I am from, I will proudly say – Fairbury Nebraska, one of only eight cities in the United States that manufactures American Flags! 
Thank you for a Terrific article!
Linda Bundy
Benson, Arizona
 

 

Wed
18
Feb

Understanding The Four-Year-Old Mind

I like the way four-year-old Kane thinks.
He was driving his tractor and wagon around the living room floor doing various voices as he acted out the conversation between the tractor and something else that I never figured out. The wagon was filled with a bunch of small rubber tires that the boys keep taking off of their farm equipment, and Kane was talking about taking the tires to the farm. 
After a while of watching this I asked Kane if he wanted to be a farmer like Daddy. 
“No, I don’t want to be a farmer,” he said with complete seriousness. “I want to be medium.”
“Medium” is the word Kane often uses instead of “small.” Unless he is talking about two-and-a-half-year-old Reid, and then he says Reid is small. For the record Daddy is big, Kane is medium and Reid is small. Mommy is a girl. Apparently girls don’t have sizes. 
So I’ve learned that Kane doesn’t want to grow up. He is going to stay medium. 
Wed
18
Feb

How Much Change Back For That General Lee?

 I was stumped and stymied. Add to that  mystified, puzzled, astonished and just about any other “mouth left agape” word you can come up with.
  Last Saturday after a brief day/evening trip I was returning home to Fairbury and stopped for something to eat. I handed the clerk at the counter a 50 dollar bill for my food. He said, “Let’s see which General we have tonight. A General Lee.”
  Imagine a needle scratching across a vinyl record........screeeeetch.
  Wait a minute! Stop right there! General Lee on a 50 dollar bill? Presumably Confederate General Robert E. Lee? Right war, wrong general. It’s not that I typically carry a lot of fifties on me but I guess I do have a fair share. But the last I knew Ulysses S. Grant, a Union General and our 18th President is on that bill.
Wed
18
Feb

How Can Welfare Abuses Be Allowed?

 What’s wrong with a system that punishes people for working with never-ending taxes, yet rewards those who don’t? We all hear the stories about people living off the sweat of others. In fact many of us have first hand knowledge of these people who are little more than bottom feeders.
 Last week three local instances came to light that should leave people indignant or at the very least scratching their heads.
  Item one: a local manufacturer lost seven people the Friday before who walked off their jobs because they had just gotten their income tax refunds.
   Item two: an employee from a local business quit their job because they had been notified they made too much money and were going to lose their Food Stamps.
  Item three: a local income tax preparer noted tax returns were done for a person who received more than a $5,000 refund yet only made enough money to have slightly more than $500 withholding.
Tue
17
Feb

Kathol and Green To Recite Vows Spring of 2016

Russ & Kim Kathol of Plattsmouth, NE. are please to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, DeAnne to Kyle Anthony Green, son of Bernie and Sonja Endorf of Plattsmouth, NE., Rik Ryan of Bellevue, NE. and is the grandson of Charles and Kay Endorf, of Fairbury, NE.

Tue
17
Feb

Edward Roberts

Edward “Gene” E. Roberts, 76 of Salina, passed Saturday, February 7, 2015 surround by his family.  He was born July 14, 1938 in White Cloud, KS.
Edward served in the US Army as a paratrooper. He went to work a Brakeman Conductor for the Rock Island Railroad, and he later went to work for T & T Dugan as a truck driver.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Wilma (Eckley) Roberts; his daughter, Lisa Austin in 2013; sister, Sandra K. Roberts; brother, Bennie Roberts;
Survivors include his beloved wife, Sandra Roberts, of the home; daughter, Tammey (Rich) Duffendack of Salina; son, Kevin (Carma) Roberts of Salina; sisters, Pat Allen and Susie Hancock both of Salina; brothers, Richard Roberts and Ronnie Roberts both of Salina and Butch Roberts, and three grandchildren.
Tue
17
Feb

Helen Lorene LaBass

Helen Lorene Garrett LaBass of Fairbury, NE was born June 25, 1928 at Tulsa, Okla., the oldest of four daughters born to Earnest and Frances (Claypool) Garrett. She was baptized in the First Baptist Church in Bixby, Okla. She was raised on a farm near Bixby.
She was a graduate of Bixby High School with the class of 1945. She attended Oklahoma College for Women, Chickasha, Okla. and received her B. S. degree from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla. She received her Master’s Degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.
On December 28, 1950, she was united in marriage to Joe LaBass at the First Baptist Church, Bixby. To this union three children were born.
She was active in the First Baptist Church and had served on many boards and committees in the church, for several years on the Capitol Association Board of American Baptist Women and four years on the Nebraska State Board of American Baptist Women.
Tue
17
Feb

Dennis W. Kugel

ebron, passed away unexpectedly at his home on January 19, 2015, at the age of 68 years 11 months and 14 days.
He was born February 5, 1946, in rural Hubbell to Wayne and Norma (Zlab) Kugel. 
Dennis lived in Thayer County his whole life. He was baptized on March 24, 1946, at Grace Lutheran Church, Hebron, and confirmed on March 29, 1964, at Faith Lutheran Church, Hebron.
He graduated from Hebron High School with the class of 1964 and served in the U.S. Army from Nov. 26, 1965, to Nov. 23, 1967. He was a Vietnam Army veteran. He was honorably discharged in Nov. 1971, as he was on standby from Nov. 23, 1967, to Nov. 23, 1971. 
Dennis was united in marriage to Sharon Rae Potthast on June 7, 1969, at Faith Lutheran in Hebron. They had a son and daughter. 
In 1975, he started the custom haying along with farming and raising hogs and cattle. 

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