Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:34am
Herman Richard Kenning was born to Flora (Carrico) Kenning and George Kenning, Sr. on a farm southwest of Steele City on March 13, 1925. He passed away Jan. 7, 2016 at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury.
Herman was the youngest of four children. He was raised by his grandparents Parry and Alice Carrico, because his mother passed away when he was a toddler. He attended grade school at Rocky Hollow District #3. He graduated from Steele City High School. Herman farmed his entire life, but also worked for area farmers, Endicott Clay Products, OK Tire, Jefferson County Assessor, Roodes Feedlot and Packing Company, and the Jefferson County Department of Roads.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:33am
Beverly Gene Broadston, 83, Angel on loan from God, passed away from this earth in the loving arms of her daughter and son (in-law) Jan. 17, 2016, at The Arbors; 45-days after God called home her beloved husband, Clyde Lee. “I lend you for a little time an angel of mine, God said. Now will you give her all your love, never think the labor in vain. And please don’t hate me when I come to call, to take my Angel home again.”
Beverly was born March 8, 1932 to Clifford Carroll Ginn and Faye Bernice (Shirck) Ginn, in Waterville, Kan. Four years later her baby sister, Meredith Ann, joined the family.
Initially the family lived in Kansas City, Mo., later moving to Pueblo, Colo., where Beverly and Meredith grew into their teens and young adulthood. Their father and mother were both tailors, owning a cleaners and tailor shop in K.C. and Pueblo.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:31am
Alfred Eugene Schoen was born Nov. 9, 1930, to Emil Schoen and Emma Kujath in rural Gladstone. He died Jan. 13, 2016.
Farming was always in his DNA. At the age of 17, he planted his first crop on his grandmother Ida Schoen's farm. He later purchased the farm in 1957, where he and his wife Lila resided until retirement in 1993.
From 1951 to 1963, Alfred served in the Army Reserve as a supply sergeant, as well as continuing his pursuit of farming.
On June 1, 1952, he married Lila Seggerman, who was always the love of his life.
Both were lifelong Nebraska Husker fans, attending local and some away games for 20 years. They also enjoyed golfing and traveling in retirement.
Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:26am
Cyndi Shinn’s third grade class at Jefferson Intermediate School, along with the classroom’s foster grandparents Karen Schwisow and Wilma Quelle, helped to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a service project to collect items such as hats, gloves, blankets, scarves and socks to be given to students at Central Elementary School and Jefferson who are in need of these items. This year, the students gathered 360 items and $25. Shinn explained that this service project is a way to remind people that it only takes one warm heart to warm the hands of many. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:20am
GRAY NIGHT--Rosalyn Bray, left, Crystal Sokolik and Sarah Roesler sell merchandise at the “Gray Out” on Jan. 22 at the Fairbury High basketball games. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
By Becki Schmidt
Fairbury Public Schools Nurse
With the cold dreary “gray” weather outside, one might not think of “gray” as a positive color. But inside the Fairbury High School gymnasium, gray was the color of the night.
Gray is the color of diabetes awareness and in an effort to raise awareness of Type 1 diabetes, the IN Group (a T1D support group) and Fairbury Public Schools hosted a Gray Out during the Fairbury-York basketball games on Friday, Jan. 22. T-shirts were sold prior to the game and business and family sponsorships were collected. With close to 200 t-shirts sold and the sponsorships, the IN Group raised more than $2,000. This money will be used for camp scholarships for students attending diabetes camp and money will be sent to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) to help find a cure for T1D.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:19am
Commissioner Michael Dux was approved to become the new chairman for the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners at their meeting on Tuesday.
As part of the reorganization process, Commissioner Brad Grummert stepped down as chairman and the position was open to nominations. Commissioner Mark Schoenrock moved to appoint Dux as the chairman, and Grummert seconded the motion. All of the commissioner voted in favor of the motion.
Schoenrock was appointed to become the vice chairman of the board of commissioners after he was nominated for the position by Dux.
Another issue discussed at the meeting was the courthouse renovation project. The project is scheduled to begin within the next few weeks.
Schoenrock explained that all of the offices will remain open during the construction project, which is scheduled to be completed 253 calendar days after the project commences.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:18am
Diller-Odell Student Council hosted a "Block the Door Party,” a unique food drive that offered the students the ability to block assigned doors in order to miss class in that room for the day. Each class, 7th-12th grade, were assigned a classroom door to cover from top to bottom with canned food items. Classes were given 15 minutes to "block the door," if all doors were covered, all students were able to participate in planned activities hosted by the Student Council. However, if a door was uncovered, any student that had that teacher had to attend that class. The entire student body managed to not only block all doors, but fill an enclosed trailer with pantry items. Donations were given to the Wymore Food Pantry.