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Fri
11
Mar

Brad Grummert Passes Away

Fri
11
Mar

News Update: Jefferson County Commissioner Brad Grummert passed away early this morning.

News Update: Jefferson County Commissioner Brad Grummert passed away early this morning.

Fri
11
Mar

Oscar Overton

Oscar D. “Bud” Overton, 74, died Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Christian and Masonic services will take place at 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 14, at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street in Des Moines. Cremation to follow. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 13.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years.Sheila Lavon (Nance) Overton: children. Anita Lavon McGehee (Robert), Tommy Dean Overton (Michelle), Kathy Marie Elliott (Jason). and Scott Dale Overton (Julie Griffin) 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial  contributions may be made to either Home Lodge #370 or Shriners Hospital for Children.
Condolences may be expressed at:

 

Thu
10
Mar

Fire Near Endicott

Thu
10
Mar

Tri County School Calls Off School For Today Due To Norovirus

Tri County Supt. Randy Schlueter said that the Norovirus has heavily affected elementary students and teachers. About 25% of student body was absent from school Wednesday as well as 8 teachers and 5 paras.

Not known yet if they will cancel school tomorrow(Friday) 

Wed
09
Mar

Patrick (PJ) Roskilly

Patrick (PJ) Roskilly
Patrick (PJ) Roskilly 58 of Hanover, Kan. passed away on Feb. 25, 2016 in Hanover, KS.  He was born on March 20, 1957 in Mexico, Mo. to Royal James and Dorothy Mae (Lukas) Roskilly. He grew up in rural Nebraska and attended Blue Hill Community School. After graduation he began working for Burlington Northern Railroad in Hastings, Ne. After several years with the railroad he moved to Wichita, Kan. and went to work for Boeing Aircraft.
Survivors are a sister Jocelyn (Jodi) Pickard and husband Doug of Wichita, Brothers: Rollie Roskilly of Lincoln, Quentin Roskilly of Eunice, La. Ben Roskilly and wife Amy of Dublin, Texas, Mark Roskilly and wife Deb of Omaha, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Royal and Dorothy (Lukas) Roskilly, a sister Carolyn Koch, and sister in law Julia Roskilly.
Wed
09
Mar

Idonna Ackley

Idonna (lang) Ackley
Idonna Ackley, 90, Blue Springs, Mo., formerly of Harrisonville, Mo., died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 at St. Mary's Manor in Blue Springs. Funeral services were Feb. 27, 2016 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville.
Burial in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice, 14310 E. 42nd Street South, Unit 600, Market Place Shopping Center, Independence, Missouri, 64055.
Wed
09
Mar

Alice Nelson

Alice Nelson
Alice Irene Fall Nelson died Feb. 6, 2016, at Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln after a short illness. She was 87. Alice was born Sept. 27, 1928, in Beatrice, to William P. and Lulu M. Cox. In 1944, she married Glen E. Fall and together they owned and operated Fisher’s Ice Cream  in Beatrice. The couple had four children. In 1958, they moved north of Fairbury, where they farmed until Glen’s death in 1975.
Alice moved to Fairbury and in 1976 was elected county treasurer of Jefferson County. She served four terms, retiring in 1993. In 1981, she married Donald Nelson. They enjoyed 27 years together, 13 in active and well-traveled retirement. Alice was a longtime member of the First Christian Church in Fairbury. She was talented at crafts, wise about business and ceaseless in her support of family. After Donald’s death in 2008, she moved to Savannah Pines Retirement Community in Lincoln.
Wed
09
Mar

Doyle Lade Inducted Into Nebraska Baseball Hall of Fame

It’s not everyday that your hometown is the birth place of a major league player.
Doyle Lade, was a major league pitcher who pitched for the Chicago Cubs from 1946-1950. He was born in Fairbury in 1921.
Lade who passed away in 2000 was one of four players, two coaches, and an umpire that were enshrined Valentine’s Day evening to the Nebraska Baseball Hall of Fame in front of 475 people in attendance at Aunt Mary’s Restaurant and Event Center in Beatrice.
Doyle’s son Terry, from Florida, and brother, Bud, who spends time in both Arizona and Florida, were there to except the honor.
Lade’s baseball career began in 1941, when he was signed by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent.
He spent the 1941 season with Oklahoma City of the Texas League, where he posted a record of 6-10 along with an earned run average of 3.66.
Wed
09
Mar

Remembering A Sincere Friend

It is always difficult to say goodbye to someone who had made an impact on so many people’s lives.
That was the case for family members, students, teachers, administration, opposing coaches, and close friends in the communities of Diller, Odell, and the surrounding area who were shocked at the unexpected passing of former teacher and coach Larry Shoff last month.
Mr. Shoff was physical education and health teacher and coach for 33 years at both Diller and Diller-Odell High Schools.
Shoff, a native of Wymore, Neb., graduated from Wymore High School and was a graduate of Peru State Teachers College. He began his career in education parttime at Yankee Hill elementary school in Lincoln in 1975.
In the fall of 1976, he was hired at Diller where he taught elementary and high school physical education, along with being the head coach in football, girls volleyball, girls basketball, and track and field.

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