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20
Apr

Helen Hevelone

Helen Hevelone
Helen was born May 25, 1941 in Fairbury, Nebraska to Harry and Hallie (Ledger) Kinzie. She, along with her twin brother Harvey, spent her childhood growing up with six more brothers and four sisters.
She was married to the love of her life, Ralph Hevelone, for 35 years and their family included children Teresa, Rodney, Roger and Debbie.
She passed over in the early morning of April 10 at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury. At the age of 74 she was preceded in death by: parents Hallie and Harry Kinzie; sisters Fern Gates, Flossie Kinzie and Betty Reeves; brothers William, Cliff, Jim, Frank and George Kinzie and by her former husband Ralph Hevelone.
While raising four children, Helen worked at Campbell Soup, Pamida and Truck Haven in Omaha. Her last position was with Casey’s General Store in Fairbury. Over her life she lived in Fairbury, Springfield and Omaha, and Colorado Springs, Colo.
Wed
20
Apr

J.T. Peregrine

J. T. Peregrine
J. T. “Bud” Peregrine, 94, of Endicott, formerly of Grant, passed away peacefully on April 6, 2016, at his daughter’s house in Lincoln. He was born Feb. 23, 1922 on a farm north of Grant to Joe and Martha Familiar (Reynolds) Peregrine.
He farmed and raised livestock with his father and later with his brother-in-law, John Zingg, and worked in the ag industry in Perkins County until 1972. He had three sisters, Dorothy, Gerry (Zingg), Barbara (Hegwood) and a brother, Dale. Bud graduated from high school in Grant in 1939 and briefly attended the University of Nebraska until joining the US Army, 45th Infantry Division, in August of 1942.
During WWII, Sgt. Peregrine was with the 328th Engineers Battalion throughout their 511 days of combat including the amphibious assaults of Sicily and Salerno, the Battle of Anzio, and the landing in Southern France at St. Maxime. 
Wed
20
Apr

Suzette Mack

Suzette Kay (Grone) Findley Mack, 65, of Ogallala, passed away April 17, 2016 in Denver, Colo. She was born Aug. 4, 1950 at Steele City.
 Survivors are husband Chet of Ogallala; daughters Tracy (Tim) Beltran of N.C., Stacy (Jeff) Castanedo of N.C.; son Travis (Renee) Findley of Kansas City, Mo.; step-son William (Emily) Mack of Ogallala;  seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, one step-great-grandchild, one great-grandchild on the way; mother Marjorie Grone of Fairbury; brother Ron (Denise) of Roenoke,Texas; sister Shirley of Lincoln and brother Donnie of Fairbury.
 Services will be Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Gerdes-Meyer Chapel in Fairbury with Darlene Novotny officiating. 
The family will greet friends Friday evening April 22 from 6–8 p.m. at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home. Burial in the Steele City Cemetery. 
Memorials will go to the Family’s Choice.   
Wed
20
Apr

Mock Accident Next Week

Getting the word out about drinking, drugs and driving and possibly saving a life is the goal of a joint project between the Fairbury Elks Club and the FYI Center.
A mock accident will be held Wednesday, April 27, at 5 p.m. In front of the Elks Lodge, 525 G Street in Fairbury.
A question and answer panel discussion will held at the Elks Lodge to discuss how drinking and driving can affect an entire community. On hand will be members of the Fairbury Police Department, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and fire and ambulance department members.
“Our main concern is getting the word out. Kids are getting out of school soon and there will be parties and celebrations this summer. If we can make a difference in just one kid, we are making a difference in the community,” Jim Schroeder of the Fairbury Elks, said.
The project is funded through grants by the Elks and FYI and Schroeder noted that spectators are needed.
Wed
20
Apr

4-20-16

Sheriff’s Report:
April 9: Accidental death occurred in Fairbury.
April 9: Bank alarm in Diller.
April 10: Report of criminal mischief on River Road due to mailboxes and a stop sign being damaged. The suspects were located and referred to the County Attorney’s Office.
April 11: Nathan W. Smith, Jr. was northbound on 566 Avenue turning east onto Crystal Springs Road when he lost control of his 2006 Chevrolet in the gravel, sliding into the north ditch. He stated the sun was glaring in his eyes and that an unidentified vehicle swerved into his lane, causing him to swerve and lose control. His vehicle was totaled.
April 11: One vehicle accident with injuries and traffic violations in rural Fairbury.
April 12: John A. Garcia was southbound on Highway 103 in a 2002 Chevrolet. Two chickens were in the road and struck the vehicle causing $2,000 of damage.
Tue
19
Apr

Fischer Announces Local Office Hours For Staff in Thayer and Jefferson Counties

Fischer Announces Local Office Hours For Staff in Thayer and Jefferson Counties

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) announced today that her staff will be holding local office hours in Thayer and Jefferson counties on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. These office hours serve as a convenient opportunity for constituents to meet personally with Senator Fischer’s staff to receive help with casework and other issues at the federal level. 

Sarah Skinner, Senator Fischer’s constituent services and outreach representative, will be holding local office hours at the time and location below:

 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Jefferson County

Burkley Family Center

509 E Street

Fairbury, NE 68352

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. CST

Tue
19
Apr

Gary Lee Barton

Gary Lee Barton, 77, of Haddam, KS, was killed Sunday, April 17, 2016 in a car accident.
 Gary was born on Jan. 9, 1939, in Granbury, Texas. 
Survivors include a daughter, Amy Minogue of Haddam, KS; a son, Kevin Farley and wife Mardiy of Glennville, GA; Brother Porter Barton and wife Bobbie of Pahrump, NV; granddaughters Brandi Ragsdale and fiancé Marc Selewski of Haddam, KS; AshLee Springer and husband Adam of Marion, IN; four great-grandchildren; and numerous other friends and family members.
 There will be no viewing, but a private family service will be held at a later date. 
Tue
19
Apr

Kim Hasbrouck

Kimberly A. Hasbrouck-Bors 42 of Fairbury passed away April 17, 2016 at JCHC in Fairbury. She was born August 8, 1973 in Lincoln. Survivors are Mother: Shirley Hasbrouck of Fairbury, Husband: Kevin Bors of Fairbury, Son: Jaden Pflum of David City, Sister: Connie (Frank) Durst of Morrowville, KS., Brothers: Randy (Gena) Hasbrouck of Lincoln, Rick Graham of Fairbury, Nephews: Nick (Caitlin) Durst, Landon and Emory of Ames, Iowa, Niece: Lauri (Zach) Douglas and Brinley of Burlington, KS. 
Services will be at 11a.m. Friday, April 22, 2016 at Faith Lutheran Church in Fairbury, with Pastor Ken Hart officiating. The family will greet friends Thursday April 21 at the Funeral Home  from 6 to 8 pm. Burial will be at 1:30 pm at the Morrowville Cemetery-Morrowville, KS. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge of arrangements.
Mon
18
Apr

Eleanor Kenning

Eleanor Kenning age 93 formerly of Steele City, Nebraska passed away April 15, 2016. She was born March 15, 1923 at Diller, 
Survivors include her son Robert Kenning and wife Dorothy of Hay Springs, Nebraska, daughter Karen Bergmeier and husband Daryl of Plymouth, granddaughters Tammy Midgett and husband Josh of Lincoln, Becky Kruse and husband Bryan of Bremen, Kansas, 4 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Steele City. Burial following at the Fairbury Cemetery. Memorials are to the Family’s Choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home of Fairbury in charge of arrangements.
Fri
15
Apr

Brenda L. Kerns

Brenda L. Kerns, 53 of Hebron, NE, passed away April 14, 2016 at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury.  She was born March 9th 1963  in Fairbury.

Survivors are husband Steve Kerns of Hebron, NE, daughters Abbigail Kerns & Bill Johnson of Lincoln, Hannah Kerns of Hebron, grandsons Ian and Ethan Kerns, father Richard Zimmerman of Fairbury, brothers Steve and wife Judy Zimmerman of Fairbury, Randy and wife Jackie Zimmerman of Lincoln, sister Denise and husband Bruce Wasserman of Fairbury, mother-in-law Lois Kerns of Iola, KS, brothers-in-law Michael Kerns of Crete, NE, Patrick Kerns of Belleville, KS, and Thomas Kerns of Concordia, KS.  Sister-in-law Nancy Meadows of Iola, KS.

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