Submitted by Tim Linscott on Wed, 10/21/2015 - 12:39pm
The culmination of many volunteer hours ended on Sunday with the final sealing of wood at the Frontier Fun Park. Pictured are Shandi and Spencer Brown spraying on and brushing in sealer at the park in Fairbury on Sunday. The Browns were leaders in organizing the renovation of the Fun Park for use by future generations. Wood planks were replaced previously and many volunteers from throughout the community came out to help with the project. For a feature on the project, visit www.fairburytv.com. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 10/21/2015 - 12:38pm
The Hope Crisis Center in Fairbury hosted a dueling pianos event on Friday, Oct. 16 at the Elks Lodge to raise awareness of the issue of domestic violence as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Carmen Hinman, who is the executive director at Hope Crisis Center, explained that while she had hoped for a greater turnout, she was very pleased with the amount of people who attended the event and with the positive response from the community.
“We had a great time,” said Hinman. “The entertainers were very engaging and got the crowd involved. We had about 80 people who were in attendance. The people who were there, I think, had a fun time.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/21/2015 - 12:27pm
I was born and raised in Fairbury but around 25 years ago, after high school, I made my way to living in various parts of the state and country. But I always called Fairbury home with pride.
About two years ago, my wife, two kids and I decided to move to Fairbury. It was actually my wife’s idea and I was ecstatic at the thought of raising my kids in my hometown. I wasn’t naive enough to think everything had stayed the same. Things change and not only for the best. But this was my hometown and I was going to make it work.
Now that I’m back I see more of the dilapidated houses and buildings, lost businesses and manufacturers, poor sidewalks and roads, rundown parks, etc. You get my point. I see people in town who seem to lack any pride in themselves. They walk around in their pajamas, have the oddest color hair, are half dressed and so on.
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 10/21/2015 - 12:27pm
For a couple of years now I have been wanting the Journal-News to do a feature story on Jim Garfield. Whether people got tired of me cajoling them or not I don’t really know, but last week we carried a front page feature of Mr. Garfield. If you haven’t read it please do so, you’ll be glad you did.
Though I don’t cover high school sports any more, periodically I will pick up the camera and head out on Friday to a prep football game. While I enjoy shooting all of the teams throughout our coverage area, I especially enjoy it when I am asked to do a Fairbury game. Most of the reason for that is Jim Garfield.
Submitted by Tim Linscott on Wed, 10/21/2015 - 12:26pm
Last week I wrote an editorial about people from Fairbury getting involved with Fairbury.
I had some dramatic prose about never giving in, fighting the good fight and keeping the faith.
I received some positive responses, one is actually right below this editorial comment from Fairbury native Jason Trimm.
All of the response I have received on this notion have been from people between the ages of 23 and 35.
What I want to know is where are the Baby Boomers, the retirees, the near retirees, the born and raised folks that never left? It is great to see a family like the Grizzles move to town, jump in with both feet and become Fairbury citizens.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Mon, 10/19/2015 - 1:45pm
Walter F. Manley 88 of Fairbury, NE. passed away October 13, 2015 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury. He was born January 15, 1927 at Burwell, NE. Survivors are Wife: Marjorie Manley of Fairbury, Daughter: Marilyn (Warren) Joerg of Randall, KS., Daughter-in-law: Teri Manley of Littleton, KS., 7 Grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren, Sister: Doris ( Vernon) Thompson of Taylor, NE. Cremation has taken place.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Fri, 10/16/2015 - 4:55pm
Harold J.E. Meyer, passed away Sunday, October 4, 2015 at the age of 95.
He is survived by son Thomas Meyer and Leslie Williams of Round Rock, Texas; son John Meyer and wife Sharla of Blue Springs; daughter Mary Meyer-Scully and husband David of Nederland, Colorado; grandchildren- Rod Paddock, Erin and Emmit Scully, Jonathan and Katelyn Meyer; two great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, mostly living in Nebraska. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Blue Springs.
Memorial service, including full military honors for Harold will be held October 26, 2015 at 10AM at the Fairbury Cemetery in Fairbury, NE.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Fri, 10/16/2015 - 4:53pm
Raymond H. Pohlmann, 94, of Beatrice formerly of Plymouth died at Good Samaritan Society of Beatrice Thursday night, Oct. 15, 2015. He was born on May 19, 1921.
Survivors include three sons, Gary Pohlmann and wife Carol of Lincoln, Gale Pohlmann and wife Lois and James Pohlmann and wife Lori all of Plymouth; one daughter, Debra Keaschall and husband Kelly of Rock Falls, IL; ten grandchildren, Staci (Jeff) Stoehr, Jon (Melissa) Pohlmann, Amy (George) Schwamberger, Chad (Darcy) Pohlmann, Brent (special friend Schauneen) Pohlmann, Brandon (Sara) Pohlmann, Amanda (Steve) Holzwarth, Andrew (Emily) Keaschall, Adam Keaschall, Ashley (Quentin) Workman; 12 great-grandchildren, Christopher and Jordan Stoehr, Amanda, Ashton and Connor Pohlmann, Kelton Schwamberger, Micah, Lucas and Gracee Pohlmann, Landon Holzwarth, Ellise Keaschall, Jack Workman; one great-great-granddaughter, Ivy Pohlmann; brother, Kenneth (Dee) Pohlmann of Huntley, IL; many nieces, nephews and friends.