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Feb

A Simple Act Of Kindness Goes A Long Way

Anyone who knows me—truly knows me—knows that at heart, I’m a very critical person. I am apt to always look for the way in which things can be improved. 
Whether that’s from casting a light on not-so-exuberant issues within the county, the nation and the world in an effort to dispel their shadows, or simply taking issue with the way the world is because it seems that to me, and many others with whom I’ve spoken, that the game of life is rigged, I truly am a cynic.
Although there are benefits to having a healthy dose of cynicism—for example, having some degree of cynicism helps to prepare me for the worst that life can throw at me because I am already expecting some form of negative return from life—one needs to balance that pessimism with some inoculation to keep from slipping too far into the pit of despair.
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03
Feb

Our Readers Have Made Us #1 In The State of Nebraska

Being top dog is a hard concept to get our heads around. But number one we are, and it is quite a humbling feeling.
Last week official audited numbers were released by the Nebraska Press Association and this newspaper, your newspaper, has officially been named the largest circulated, highest read non-daily newspaper in the state of Nebraska. With 10,375 readers each week The Fairbury Journal-News for the first time ever has achieved the top ranking.
Each year the FJN is regularly among the top weekly newspapers in Nebraska. We find ourselves right up there with some of the finest newspapers like the Aurora News-Register, The Seward County Independent, The Hickman Voice-News, Bellevue Leader and Ogallala Keith County News. To be named among these newspapers is an honor.
Wed
03
Feb

The Blizzard That Either Was Or Was Not

By the time you read this we either did get a ‘snowpacolypse’ or we didn’t. No matter whether it did bury us in snow or not, I am not a happy camper.
If it did end up a blizzard I’m not happy about it because I do not like snow. If it didn’t blizzard I’m not happy about it because that’s all that anyone talked about for the last five days.
If it did end up a blizzard I’m not happy about it because my body aches from shoveling, snow blowing and ice-melt spreading. If it didn’t blizzard I’m not happy about it because my body aches from of all the time I spent getting the snow shovel sharpened, the snow blower running and finding where I put the ice melt.
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03
Feb

Clarice Schenk

 
Clarice R. Schenk died Jan. 23, 2016 at LifeCare Center in Longmont, Colo. at the age of 92.  She was born to Frank Drost and Clara (Schmidt) Drost on Jan. 25, 1923 in Wichita, Kan., where she graduated from East High School in 1941.  On March 21, 1942, Clarice married Allen Schenk, her husband of 73 years, who she survived by one year.   The couple moved to Allen’s home in Fairbury, where they built a house, a family business - Schenk’s Electric - and raised three children.
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03
Feb

Joseph Cortney

 
Joseph James “Jim” Cortney, the son of William and Sabina Cortney was born April 20, 1925 on the farm near Alexandria, the oldest of 10 children. He died on Jan. 10, 2016 at Gardenside Care Home in Fairbury, NE.
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03
Feb

Irvin Junker

 
Irvin Henry Junker was born to Edward and Anna Junker on Jan. 18, 1925, in rural Fairbury, and passed away on Jan. 23, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Society in Beatrice, five days after his 91st Birthday.
He attended rural grade school through grade 4 and finished his education in Fairbury, graduating in 1943.
Jan. 1, 1944, he was united in marriage to Marjorie E. Glaze. Two children were born into this union, a daughter, Barbara Ann (1945) and a son, Robert Irvin (1948).
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03
Feb

Timothy Lemmon

 
Timothy Gale Lemmon was born on Father’s Day, June 19, 1955, in Fairbury, to Orval and Beulah (Thornburg) Lemmon. After they lost one son, Tim was the long awaited boy after eight older sisters. 
Tim always enjoyed playing sports, and watching sports. After watching All Star Wrestling, his sisters were often the unwilling participants in his wrestling maneuvers.  His nieces and nephews remember many hours of tossing the football around with him in the street and playing Horse at East Ward School.
Tim was an avid and loyal Husker football fan and we will always remember him yelling “COME ON, NEBRASKA!!!”
As a teenager he worked dispatch at the police department and all of the officers became his friends.  Later in life Tim made many long-lasting friends while working at Kellwood and Swingster’s. He worked there for many years until his health forced him to retire.
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03
Feb

Terry Terrill

Terry D. Terrill, 60, of Fairbury, passed away Feb. 2, 2016 at JCHC in Fairbury. He was born May 27, 1955 in Lincoln. 
Survivors are son: Brian Terrill of Lincoln; mother: Marge Terrill of Fairbury; sister and brother-in-law: Nancy and Chris Amundson of Fairbury; nephews: Caleb and Chancellor Amundson. 
Cremation has taken place. Memorial Services will be at 10:30 am Tuesday Feb. 9, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Fairbury, with Pastor Robin Stoops officiating. Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice. Burial in the Fairbury Cemetery. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.
Wed
03
Feb

Kindergarten Round up

Tri County parent meeting is Tuesday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. Register by Friday, Feb. 19 at 402-683-2015.

Date: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 6:30pm
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03
Feb

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Tri County conferences have been scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9.  
Students will attend classes on that day with an early dismissal at 1 p.m.  Secondary school conferences will be held from 3:30 – 8:30 p.m.  
Parents/guardians may pick up their son’s/daughter’s report card at conferences from Mrs. Spilker at her table in the High School Gym. If unable to attend call for a meeting time.
There will be no school on Friday, Feb. 12.
Date: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 3:30pm

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