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Wed
26
Nov

Fairbury Superintendent To Retire At End Of Term

 After 13 years of heading up the District 8 school system, superintendent Fred Helmink will be retiring at the end of June.
During the Local Focus program which aired last week on local radio station KGMT/KUTT Helmink said it was time to move on but gave no concrete reason for leaving the Fairbury school district.
"Kathy (Helmink's wife) and I decided to make the announcement together," he said. "I will be looking for another position whether it be inside or outside of education."
 "It has been 13 fantastic years but I think the timing is right with three new board members coming on," Helmink added. Three new members were elected to the school board and will take office early next year: Sharon Ebke, Barb Arner and Alan Stall.
Wed
26
Nov

Giving Trees Up At Fairbury Banks

 For many the upcoming holiday season is a time of joy, of thanks, family, friends and giving. But for others this typically joyous time of year is difficult.
  According to Ryan Bailey, family and community services manager for Blue Valley Community Action, while many people enjoy sending and receiving gifts for Christmas, there are many people, particularly children, in the Fairbury area who will receive no gifts this Christmas due to hardship.
 In what has become an annual holiday custom BVCA along with the support of American National Bank, First National Bank and Union Bank, all of Fairbury,  have set up their Adopt a Family/Giving Tree program.
 Bailey said Christmas trees have been put up in each financial institution. On the trees will be a card with a family's code. She said codes are used so that families and donors remain anonymous. 
Wed
26
Nov

Linda Bauer Sworn In


​Linda Bauer, of Fairbury, was sworn in last Friday as a county judge of the First Judicial District by District Court Judge Paul Korslund. Bauer was the county attorney and a partner at Schwab and Bauer before being appointed in October to the new position by Gov. Dave Heineman. She will preside over county court cases in the counties of Jefferson, Saline and Thayer. She replaces Judge J. Patrick McArdle, of Crete, who retired at the end of July. Photo by Fairbury Journal-News
Tue
25
Nov

Diller News

The Diller Seniors Card Party was held Nov. 18th. High scores for Pitch were Carl Lytle, Kathie Menck. Low scores were Lois Bures and Betty Habka. Door prize was won by Eva Renz. Hostesses were Betty Lawrence, Jan Gold, and Eva Renz. Next Card Party will be Dec. 16th. All are welcome! ( We have Gift certificates. They make Great Christmas Gifts.)

Tue
25
Nov

Plymouth News -- Angie Zulauf

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Plymouth hosted the area Reformation service Sunday afternoon, November 2nd. Pastor Joel Schroeder, of Mount Olive Lutheran of Overland Park, KA was the guest preacher. Special music consisted of a children’s choir, an adult choir, a men’s choir, and hand chimes. A supper was served at the close of the service.
June Weichel and Cassie Bienhoff traveled to Eldorado, KA for a three stay visit at the home of Damien and Brooke Haugenstein, Courtney, Justus, and Karisa.
Tom and Connie Seevers hosted their card club Saturday, November 1st at their home in Lincoln. Winning high prizes were Robert and Nance Heidemann. Low prize winners were Gordon and Maril Freese. 
Esther Weichel hosted her ladies’ card club Tuesday, October 28th. Ila Burger had the high score and Lois Bessler was second high.
Shawn Freese was a Friday visitor of his grandmother, Lillian Freese.
Tue
25
Nov

Plymouth Cloverleaf 4-H Club

The Plymouth Cloverleaf 4-H Club met November 9th 2014 at the Plymouth Community Center.  The meeting was called to order by President Megann Freese.  Old business included Trunk or Treat on Halloween, Veterans day craft fair.  Our Christmas party will be held on Sunday, November 30th at 4:00 p.m.  There will be a $5 gift exchange for members who want to participate. 
New business: January 2nd the Extension office will hold a winter workshop on January 2nd.   4-H Achievement Day will be held Sunday, January 4th at 5:00 p.m.   We will be collecting food for the food pantry at the next meeting.  We will then do the gift exchange and a pot luck meal.  
A game was played by the recreation committee, Presentations were done by Likens, Hueske’s and Holtmeiers.   Then boxes for Operation Christmas Child were packed to send.  
 
Tue
25
Nov

Kenning & Mitchell United In Marriage

Dani Kenning and Kegan Mitchell were united in marriage on, October 31th at the Four Square Gospel Church in Fairbury. Pastor David Lutze Officiated the ceremony in the presence of close family members.
Parents of the couple are Mr. Mrs. Dennis Kenning and Mr. and Mrs. Terry Mitchell.  The bride was given away by her father. The matron of honor was Tommi Mitchell, sister-in-law of the groom. The best man was Kelly Mitchell brother of the groom.
The bride is a graduate of Southeast community College in Beatrice with a degree in nursing and currently is employed by blissful Touch.
The groom is a graduate of Southeast Community College in Milford, with a degree in Heating and Air Conditioning and is employed at PVI in Fairbury, as a welder.
The couple took a short trip to Chimney Rock and the couple will reside in Fairbury.
Tue
25
Nov

Happy 6th Birthday Brandon!

Love,  Mom, Dad & Sydney!
Tue
25
Nov

Happy 95th Birthday, Art Smith!

The family of Art Smith would like to honor him with a card shower for his 95th birthday on December 10. Children are daughter, Sharon Dexter and husband Jon, son Randy Smith and wife Linda, and son Jeff Smith and wife Kathy. There are 6 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Cards may be sent to 309 Nebraska Street, Jansen, NE 68377.

Tue
25
Nov

Bernice Anne “Bing” (Chromy) Blatny

Bernice Anne “Bing” (Chromy) Blatny, of Lincoln, NE passed away peacefully at home on November 18, 2014. She was born on June 6, 1943 to Joseph and Alice (Nesladek) Chromy in North Bend, NE, where she grew up. She later lived in Fairbury, NE and Lincoln, NE. She was married to Dr. Richard Blatny from 1967 to 1987, and to this union, five children were born.
Bing’s greatest pride and joy was her family.  She was a devoted mother and grandmother, attending every special event or milestone within reach, and had a special way of making each of her 14 grandchildren feel like they were her favorite.   

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