Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/16/2015 - 1:57pm
Michael and Susan Hammer of Reynolds, are celebrating their 45th Wedding Anniversary this year. They were married on September 19th, 1970, at St. Michael’s Catholic church in Fairbury. Their children and grandchildren would like to honor them with a card shower. Cards may be mailed to P.O. Box 103, Reynolds, NE 68429. 25-26b
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/16/2015 - 1:50pm
Staying Active--Members of the Never Idle Club gathered to celebrate their 100th anniversary. Pictured are seated (l-r): Hazel Schmidt, Bobbie Likens and Joyce Kujath. Standing (l-r): Karen Fox, Barb Schmidt, Lois Gentzler, Merlene Schmidt and Arlene Ebke (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
The Never Idle Club, which is a quilting club that was originally formed to bring women living in rural areas together in a social setting, recently celebrated its 100th anniversary.
The group has served as a place for these people to gather and share information about their lives while working together on a hand-quilted project, which is provided by whoever hosts the monthly meeting.
Although it is common for social groups to fade away, Barb Schmidt, who has been a member of the club since 1989, believes that Never Idle’s continued existence is what makes this club special.
“I think it’s unusual for what would be considered primarily a social club to be in existence for this long,” said Schmidt. “I think that is really, pretty unique. Most social clubs kind of come and go with the times. I think it’s pretty unique for what’s basically a social group that’s still in existence after all this time.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/16/2015 - 1:47pm
Fairbury--East side of the square in 1945. At one time Fairbury was so busy that there was parking down the middle of the streets around the square.(Picture taken from Fairbury Journal-News’ Pictorial History Book. Books are for sale in the Journal-news office at 516 5th St., Fairbury.)
The Fairbury Daily News, Sept. 18, 1962
Western news: During the second week of school, three more students enrolled, bringing the total enrollment to 166. Larry, Mike and Steve Calkins were the new students.
New members of the kindergarten class in Western were: Mike Winter, Randy Roberts, Mary Zabel, Bobby Bunton, David Krupicka, JoAnn Jordening, Mark Roessler, Randy Nickel, Melissa Bell, Rex Henke and Donna Colson. New high school students were: Eugene and carol Vacek, Leo Prokop, Sue Slepicka, Linda Krajnik, Bill Xtirba, Grant Smith, Nylene Schoenbeck, Gary Meyer and Barbara Henke.
Movies: At the Bonham Theater that week: Cary Grant and Doris Day in “That Touch of Mink,” co-starring Gig Young and Audrey Meadows.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/16/2015 - 1:45pm
Fred Maatsch, 95 of Fairbury, NE passed away September 16, 2015 at Gardenside LTC in Fairbury, NE. He was born April 19, 1920 at Linn, KS. He was a WW II Navy Veteran.
Survivors are wife Adelia Maatsch of Fairbury, sons, Gordon (Debbie) Maatsch of Jefferson, CO, Darrell Maatsch of San Antonio, TX, daughter Clarice (Joel) Fredrickson of Fairbury, 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 amSaturday September 19, 2015 at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairbury, with Pastor Charles Schmidt officiating. Burial at Prairie Home Cemetery – Diller, NE. at 2:00 pmSaturday. Memorials to the Family’s Choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.
Submitted by Tim Linscott on Wed, 09/16/2015 - 1:34pm
Kids always have an ulterior motive when it comes to some stuff. My son, Elijah, is a perfect example.
We visited a local establishment here in Fairbury over the weekend for lunch and while the kids were waiting for their food they looked around and there were arcade games to play.
I grabbed some quarters and my son, age seven, played a game where he was the pilot of a speed boat and raced through some treacherous terrain and had a blast. His sister, Olivia, age eight, played and did better than he did, so the two had a bit of a competition to see who was better at the boat game.
The next day we left to grab some grocery items and my son asked my wife, “So, mom, do you happen to have any money?”
“Yes, why?” my wife asked.
“I’d be happy to take those quarters from you and go play the boat game if you needed me to,” he said, wide grin on his face.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/16/2015 - 1:34pm
Question posed on death penalty
I am extremely sorry that I missed Senator Ebke’s town hall on August 29. As you are well aware, I was one of the circulators of the petition to restore the death penalty, and I would have liked to pose a question or two to Ms. Ebke regarding that effort.
It really isn’t anything she hasn’t heard from me before, but I think the public forum might have elicited a clearer response. I’m curious as to which of her constituents she was representing when she voted to repeal the death penalty?
She has told me that she didn’t believe the polls that had 73 percent of Nebraskans in favor of the death penalty.
Does she believe the 166,000 who favor putting the issue to a vote of the people?
Will she put as much thought and effort into fixing the broken system should the ballot initiative restore the death penalty?