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Wed
27
May

I Think My Mind Is Going

I’m a little concerned about my inability to remember things. Especially since it hasn’t always been that way. 
When I was in high school, people would always be amazed that I could remember things. 
“An elephant never forgets,” I would quote. In hindsight that was a rather strange thing to say, but my point was that I had a good memory. 
Somewhere in the last 10 years that has changed. And I think it’s getting worse. 
I think I remember things on my to-do list, such as what I’m supposed to be doing at work today. I say I think because I may have forgotten. 
But once things are in the past I have a terrible time recalling them. 
I cannot remember when I made the leftovers that are in the fridge. Was it two days ago? Was it two weeks ago?
I can’t even remember what stories I wrote last week. People say names, and I’m still clueless. 
Wed
27
May

Letters to the Editor

Editor:
My husband and I were visiting NE last week and while we were in Fairbury, we wanted to meet you.  You are a very busy man and we realized that would not be possible, so I am writing to let you know how much we enjoy receiving and reading The Fairbury Journal-News.  I read it from cover to cover.  I especially like your articles, because you tell it like it is, no matter what the topic.  When we are finished with the paper, we give it to our neighbor as he really enjoys reading a small town paper.  
 We received your letter to the alumni.  I am an alumni of the class of 1956.  My years growing up in Fairbury and attending school Kdgn. through Jr. College were the best!!  Yes, I have fond memories of the Bonham Theater and have been following the  progress of the Theater Project group.  
Wed
27
May

Memorial Day Services Also a Lesson In History

 When attending a Memorial Day service most of us tend to remember those who served in places like: Flanders Fields, Guadalcanal, along the 38th Parallel or maybe in Saigon. More recently perhaps places like Fallujah or Baghdad  come to mind.

Wed
27
May

The Death Sentence Should Not Be Overturned In Nebraska

Some people just deserve to die.
  There. It’s now out there. There is no questioning how I feel about capital punishment. 
  To say I was disappointed that the Nebraska Unicameral overturned the death sentence last week is an understatement.
 To say I am happy Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is going to veto the bill is also an understatement.
 And, again, to say I am unhappy that the legislature most likely will attempt an override vote is also...an understatement.
 I understand that Nebraska hasn’t put an inmate to death since 1997. That was when Robert Williams was electrocuted for killing three women. Since the state resumed executions in 1994 Harold Otey and John Joubert have also been electrocuted, each for murder. Eleven currently remain on death row in our state.
Tue
26
May

Mildred Zimmer

Mildred M. Zimmer 75 of Fairbury, NE. passed away February 19, 2015 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury. She was born September 6, 1939. Survivors are Children: Harold “Rob” & Shelley Zimmer of Fairbury, Lori Miller of NC., Larry “John” Zimmer of Fairbury, Shari Withers & Don of Des Moines, IA., 10 Grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren, Sisters: Laurel “June” Troxel of Fairbury, Lois Ziemann & Randy of Western, Sisters-in-law: Beverly Cordry of Blue Springs, Bonnie Cordry Preston of Jansen, Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces & Nephews. Cremation has taken place. Graveside services will be  at the Enos Dale Cemetery- Washington, KS.

Tue
26
May

Gertrude Sarah Burda

Gertrude Sarah Burda, age 93, Born January 23, 1922, passed away on May 18, 2015.
Gertrude was the third daughter of seven children born to Ernest & Sarah Reuwsaat in Crawford County, Iowa. She attended the Coon Grove Country School and graduated from Dennison High School. After Commercial Extension School in Omaha, Nebraska, Gertrude worked for the Civil Service Department in Omaha.
Gertrude married Jim Mayhugh. They had 4 children. After living in Des Moines & Ottumwa, Iowa, Gertrude & her children moved to Council Bluffs, Iowa where she worked for the Corp of Engineers on the Fort Randall Dam project.
Gertrude married Francis Steinmetz in 1957. The family moved to Fairbury where the children were raised. 
Gertrude married Emil Burda. After his death, she lived in both Beatrice and Lincoln where she resided until her death.
Tue
26
May

Sheila J. DeMars

Sheila J. DeMars 59 of Steele City, NE. passed away May 22, 2015 in Steele City. She was born April 12, 1956 at Independence, MO.  Survivors are Partner: Rick Seeley of Steele City, Father: Charlie Rolen of Mahaska, KS., Brother: Dale Henry of Norton, KS., Sister: Merna Elder of Trescott, KS. Cremation has taken place. Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday May 30, 2015 at the Mahaska Cemetery-Mahaska, KS. Memorials to the family’s choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.

Tue
26
May

Teddy D. Fleck

Teddy D. Fleck 63 of Fairbury, NE passed away May 21, 2015. He was born October 31, 1951 at Milwaukee, WI. He was a Marine Veteran. Survivors are Children: Kimberly Fleck (Kevin) of Fairbury, Michelle Fleck (James) of Beatrice, Jennifer Fleck Schnell (Tim) of Ankeny, IA. Grandchildren: Chastity Schmidt, Dalton Schmidt, Maggie Schmidt, Braedyn Feldhausen, Caden Feldhausen, Owen Schnell, Siblings: Kathleen Boyd of Milwaukee, WI., Judy Fleck of Milwaukee, WI., Neil Fleck, Jr. of WI., Numerous Nieces & Nephews. Cremation has taken place. Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday May 29, 2015 at the Fairbury Cemetery-Fairbury, NE with Darlene Novotny officiating. Memorials to the Family’s Choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge of arrangements.
 
Tue
26
May

Julian G. Gallegos, Sr.,

Julian G. Gallegos, Sr., 72 of Fairbury, passed away May 16, 2015 at Heritage Care Center. He was born April 12, 1943 in Midlothian, Texas. 
Survivors are wife Jackie Gallegos of Fairbury, son Julian (Laura) Gallegos, Jr of Fort Worth, TX, daughters Elizabeth Smith of Kaufman, TX, Cindy (Darrell) Lambert  of Rice TX, Stacy (Michael) McRamy of Lake Whitney, TX, and Lisa Willingham of Fairbury, NE, 15 Grandkids and 15 Great-Grandkids.
Services will be Friday, May 29, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Gerdes-Meyer Chapel in Fairbury with Pastor Kerry Moody officiating.  Cremation has taken place.  Burial will be in Texas at a later date.  Memorials will go to the Family’s Choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.
 
Wed
20
May

1923 Preservation Meeting

Fairbury 1923 Preservation Foundation Annual meeting to be held in the Arend Family Community Center in the 1923 Building on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Date: 
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 7:00pm

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