Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/09/2015 - 7:57am
Robert (Bob) Emrie Leonard
July 27, 1938 – August 28, 2015
Robert (Bob) Emrie Leonard of Reynolds, Nebraska died Aug. 28, 2015 at his home. He is survived by his wife, Judy, of the home, one son, one daughter, five grandchildren: Earl W. and Debbie Leonard of Reynolds and children, Michael Leonard of Lincoln, and Cassie Cox and husband, Justin, of Omaha; Julie Y. and Barton Oestreich of Llano, Texas, and children Isaac Carver and Samantha and Salena Oestreich. He is also survived by one greatgrandchild, Hayden Specht of Fairbury.
Son of the late Earl Leo and Lena Mae (King) Leonard, he was born July 27, 1938 in Brighton, Colorado. He is also survived by one sister and her husband, Rose and Bob Bartels of Sturgis, S.D. He graduated from Fairbury High School in 1956, having attended thirteen different schools during his twelve years of education.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/09/2015 - 7:56am
Leola Louise Niemeyer Roesler was born to Otto H Niemeyer & Ella L (Henning) Niemeyer on May 19, 1912 at Concordia, Mo., and passed away Sept. 1, 2015, at Geneva, Neb., at the age of 103 years, 3 months and 12 days. She was one of three children in the family.
She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Concordia, Mo. Her family moved to Sylvan Grove, Kan., for a short period of time during her childhood until moving back to Concordia, Mo. She completed eight years of education at St. Paul’s Lutheran School. She lived here until she ventured to Kansas City, Mo. and provided domestic assistance to various families. In 1941, she moved to Idaho where she met her future husband, Fred Roesler. They were married on Nov. 15, 1942, in Concordia and to them four children were born.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/09/2015 - 7:55am
Sharon Kay Holtzen was born to Harley L. Gaston and Viola E. Schmidt Gaston on June 1st, 1949 in Fairbury, Nebraska and passed away Aug. 31, 2015 at the age of 66.
Sharon graduated in 1967 from Fairbury High School. She was a jack of all trades with numerous jobs from sewing to making cakes to winding brooms to helping troubled youth to secretarial responsibilities.
She was an active member of the Bruning community and a die-hard fan of any school sport. Sharon was the Bruning Village Clerk.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 09/08/2015 - 2:38pm
On Sept. 2, at approximately 2:45 a.m., a deputy sheriff with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Highway 136, just east of Jansen.
Deputies detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle and conducted a search of the vehicle. Marijuana was located inside the vehicle, along with drug paraphernalia.
The driver of the vehicle, Patrick Thompson, Jr., of Lincoln, was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia. The passenger, Kalea Vasquez, also of Lincoln, was cited for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/02/2015 - 1:17pm
Tia Patton member of the Aurora Trap Shooting Team, Shot 25x 25 at Central City Trap Club Event. Presenting her with the medal is the leader of the Central City Trap Shooting Team. Tia is a freshman at Aurora High School, daughter of Mark and Rene Patton, granddaughter of Susie Patton of Fairbury and Robert and Linda Phenis of Beatrice. (Contributed Photo)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/02/2015 - 1:15pm
Jayton Jones, son of Clint and Mindee Jones of Daykin, participated in the Nebraska State Fair pedal tractor competition last weekend and finished first out of 70 other competitors in the six-year-old division. Jones attends kindergarten at Meridian. (Contributed Photo)