Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 2:03pm
The family of Larry and Patty Cote would like to help them celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday Nov. 27 with a card shower. Cards can be sent to Larry and Patty Cote, 1011 M St., Fairbury, NE 68352.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 2:02pm
Left to Right, Seated: Roxie Cole Cacak, Marilyn Mergen Essman, Linda Huntsinger Reid, Sharon Frisbe Smith;
Row 1: LaJean Cizak Belding, Carolyn Trisler Jackson, Elinor Olsen Krause, Joyce Paul Kunert;
Row 2: Marilyn Franzen Gibbs, Marcella Conrad Hauschel, Apryl Flower Eggelston, Diane Hokenstad Bradley, Becky Traum Bradley, Shari Kahler Kubik, Judy Eisenhaur Losz, Carolyn Bangert Galligan, Shirley Minnick Krause, Don Krause, Virginia Hardy Hutcheson.
Row 3: Gary Junker, Lonnie Theye, Steve Black, Gary Siebe, Erma Holtmeier James, Verl Schoenrock, Judy Janssen Bors, Aldene Eisenhauer Goeking, Don Corbin:
Row 4: Dennis DeFrain, Wes Galligan, Jim Detter, Larry Bors, LaVon Menke Nigh;
Row 5: Al Isaac, Lowell Eisenhauer, Stan Stewart, Mark DeLong, Gary James, Roger Wagoner, Barry Denney, Roger Starck, Don Slater, Don Barber, Gary Meeske, Judy Bloyd Crosier, Darrell Waring, Bill Carstens, Jim Nigh, Ken Starr. (contributed photo)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 2:01pm
Whatever happened to the phrase “Be Kind”?
Is this not what we have been raised with? Is this not what parents are teaching and showing their children?
Are we raising our children to be bullies? Well wake up Fairbury parents, because when your children leave your house, a part of you is going with them. Your children are examples of you.
The first words out of a person’s mouth, when they see bullies, is “It must be how they’re being raised.” If this hits home with you, make a change. It’s never to late. Show your children that being kind to others only makes them a better person.
Be proud to have been blessed with children. Be responsible for them. Remember, those little bullies grow into bigger bullies.
Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 2:01pm
The darkness of the human heart was shown in full force on Thursday and Friday in Beirut and Paris. Of course there will be a response to these terrorist attacks, but that response is what truly invokes my fear.
In the days following the attack I observed several people in the mainstream news networks politicizing the loss of human life to do a variety of things from condemn the president to advocating for a stronger surveillance network.
When it comes down to it, the question that arises from these attacks is one that has been asked before many times. Is security more important than freedom? Should we sacrifice more of our privacy in the name of safety?
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 2:01pm
Sometimes I think people just don’t have enough to do or occupy their time.
I have tossed it around for the last week plus whether or not I wanted to weigh in on the “Starbucks coffee cup issue.” And yes, I think I do since so many folks still seem to be talking about it.
For those of you who have been living under a rock and not around any form of news media, there are some people who are upset that Starbucks is using a red cup this holiday season to put their coffee in rather than a cup that reads “Merry Christmas.”
Submitted by Tim Linscott on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 2:00pm
I want kids in this state, especially this county, to fail. I had a chance to fail in high school and I am better for it.
Covering the Endicott Clay tour last week I had a chance to learn more about the brick industry as a whole, but also had some insight to the opportunities high school students have in this region and state.
While John Butcher spoke with a group of high school students about computer drafting and mechanical engineering, I had the chance to hear about the opportunities, or lack thereof, for high school students in the area in drafting. This spurred me to look into the issue of vocational class offerings on a state level.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:58pm
Raylene Sandra Simon, 67, of Grand Island died Friday, Nov. 13, 2015.
To honor Raylene’s wishes cremation has taken place. Celebration of Life Services were Nov. 18 at All Faiths Funeral Home of Grand Island.
Raylene was born May 21, 1948, at O’Neill, the daughter of Ray and Naomi (Froseth) Nemec. She grew up in Spencer, graduating from Spencer High School in 1966. She went on to graduate from Grand Island School of Business. She was united in marriage George Simon on Labor Day in 1967 at Murdo, S.D.
For over 30 years Raylene was employed as bookkeeper with the same company Roy’s Grand, which was previously Parella Motors, Inc. and before that Schuppans. She retired in 2014.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:58pm
Shirley Ann (Krause) Ebke was born Sept. 17, 1935 at Beatrice to William and Isabelle (Malchow) Krause. She was baptized Sept. 29, 1935 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Beatrice by Pastor Joseph Timken. Shirley was confirmed April 10, 1949 at Zion Lutheran Church of Harbine by Pastor Theo Schmidt.
Shirley married Donald H. Ebke on April 25, 1954 at Trinity Lutheran Church of Jansen by Pastor Walter Heddrick and was a member of Trinity where she and her husband Don taught Sunday School and she was a member of the Trinity LWML Ladies Aid at the time of her death on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2015 having attained the age of 80 years, one month and 24 days.
She lived on their family farm until moving to Fairbury Gardens in 2010 and Cedarwood this June. She worked for Lally, Kellwood and Swingsters from 1965 until 2000.
Submitted by Trevor Gill on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:57pm
Fall sports are officially over, and this past Monday, winter sports practices began.
With another sports season brings a whole new set of hopes and aspirations. Last season proved to be a tough one on the hardwood for the majority of the local basketball teams, while the local wrestling squads look to continue with the success of last winter.
I won’t go into great detail here, but if you want a really good look into what this upcoming sports season holds, go to FairburyTV.com and check out the Winter Sports Preview edition of the Area School Round-up.
I sat down with FJN Sports Editor Jim Phelps and discussed each team from each school. Jim is filled with knowledge on high school sports, and it’s always a pleasure to sit and discuss such matters.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:56pm
SHOW OF SUPPORT--A large throng of fans from Diller and Odell made the trip to Lincoln to watch the Lady Griffins vie for a state volleyball title. The team made it to the finals, where they lost to Johnson-Brock. (Photo by Greg Blobaum/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Diller-Odell’s hopes of a state volleyball championship were snuffed out Saturday afternoon, as the Lady Griffins were swept in three sets by Johnson-Brock for the D-1 State Championship played at the Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln.
Johnson-Brock won the state volleyball title by scores of 26-24, 25-11, 27-25.
This was the fifth time this season that Pioneer Conference rivals, Diller-Odell and Johnson-Brock had faced each other on the court.
The two squads had split their previous four matches during the season.
Diller-Odell won the most recent match defeating Johnson-Brock in the D1-1 Subdistrict final played at Auburn High School.
In the fifth meeting between the two squads, Diller-Odell Lady Griffins head volleyball coach Kandice Jurgens felt there were two keys that stood out in the match.