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Earl Edmond Schmidt

Earl Edmond Schmidt, the son of Emil and Elsie (Leavitt) Schmidt, was born at the family farm near Daykin, NE. on November 9, 1923. He died at Fairbury on October 2, 2014 at the age of 90.
He attended District 24 through his 8th grade, Helvey School until 10th and graduated from Fairbury High School in 1941. 
He married Ruth. E. Zabel on March 10, 1946 and they lived and farmed at his birthplace until November of 2008, when they moved to Fairbury.
Earl and Ruth were blessed with five children: Connie (who died in an accident in 1954), Eugene, Larry, Douglas and Roger. He was a member of the Helvey United Methodist Church until it closed in 1986. In 1987, he joined the Fairbury First Christian Church. 
He was a dedicated farmer and deeply appreciated the many hours of help provided by his sons and grandsons. 
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08
Oct

Tri County Homecoming


TRI COUNTY HOMECOMING ROYALTY RILEY ENSZ AND JUSTIN EPP were chosen king and queen after last Friday night’s home game versus Shelby-Rising City. Ensz is the daughter of J’Nan and John Ensz. Epp is the son of Judy and Rodney Epp. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
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Oct

Explosion In Second Half Powers Trojans To Decisive Homecoming Win


TRI COUNTY SENIOR QUARTERBACK WYATT KOWALSKI, No. 14, fights to break free from Shelby-Rising City Raul Zuniga’s tackle on a first quarter carry in Friday’s homecoming game. Kowalski rushed for two touchdowns and threw scoring passes in Tri County’s 46-14 win. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
For almost 24 minutes in the second half Tri County could do little wrong on either side of the ball.
After going over a month without a win on the gridiron, Tri County put an end to a four-game losing streak blasting Shelby-Rising City, 46-14 in its homecoming game played on Trojan Field last Friday night.
Tri County’s offense played one of its best games of the season racing out to a 19-0 first quarter lead.
The Trojans first touchdown was scored on a 15-yard touchdown pass from Wyatt Kowalski to Carson Hicks with 8:15 on the clock.
Sophomore running back Colby Ensz tallied Tri County’s second touchdown of the first quarter on a one-yard run.
A three-play drive by the Trojans with 2:30 left in the opening quarter resulted in a 10-yard run by Kowalski.
Shelby-Rising City winless on the season dictated play in the second quarter.
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08
Oct

Robert Lee Scherbarth

Robert Lee Scherbarth, 55, passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014 at his home.      
Robert was born March 12, 1959 in Fairbury, NE. to Ted & Mary (Ahl) Scherbarth.  He graduated from Fairbury High School.  He grew up in Fairbury and moved to Hastings in 1982 to manage the Hastings location of the family business, Scherbarth Inc.  He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Southern Hills Golf Course and Knights of Pythias, past member of Hastings Optimist Club and Hastings Saddle Club.  Robert was a kind, warm, generous and caring man who loved his grandkids very much and was a friend to everyone.  He loved to travel and golf. 
Robert was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Scherbarth and granddaughter, Ellie Scherbarth.      
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Oct

Patricia Ann Rader

Patricia Ann Rader passed away on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury, NE. She was born on February 5, 1932 in Montgomery, Alabama to Glen and Alonzo Jackson.
Pat is survived by her children; son, Jon Mosley and partner, Paul Houlihan of Boston, MA; daughter Jenny and husband, Joe Buckley of Logan, IA; daughter, Karen Silvernale and partner, Lee McKinnon of Bellingham, WA; son, Barry Mosley and wife, Joanne of Lincoln, NE.; daughter, Kim Skeens and partner, Kent Higel of Fairbury; and step-children, Robin (Rader) Sassman and Russ Rader. Along with 7 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren.
She was a loving mother and dear friend to many. She loved her family, the sunshine, flowers, Nebraska football and her cherished cats.
A private family service will be held at a later date. Harman-Wright Mortuary, Beatrice . 
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Oct

Oct. 8, 2014

Police Report 
Sept. 24: Report of an assault near Jefferson School. 
Sept. 25: Report of a missing person in the 900 block of G Street. The person was located. 
Sept. 27: Report of an alarm in the 500 block of C Street. 
Sept. 27: Betty M. McMullen, of Fairbury, was driving a 2001 Buick west in the 200 block of West 3rd Street when she was watching a cat that had run onto the road and collided with a parked 2002 GMC owned by Gary W. Erks, of Beatrice. Damages to McMullen's vehicle were estimated at $2,000. Damages to Erks' vehicle were estimated at $2,500. 
Sept. 28: Report of phone harassment in the 100 block of West 3rd Street. 
Sept. 28: Report of theft of services in the 1300 block of D Street. 
Sept. 28: Report of a disturbance in the 900 block of 4th Street. 
Sept. 28: Report of a stolen three-wheeler in the 900 block of Maple Street. 
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08
Oct

Dean LeRoy Orth

Dean LeRoy Orth was born at 11:01a.m. on Juy 21, 1945 in Fairbury, NE. to Vernon and Viola (Rollman) Orth.  The middle of three children, and the only one born in a hospital.  Dean released his last breath with Michele at his side, entering Heaven at 5:27a.m. on Sunday, October 5, 2014.  He graduated from Fairbury High School in 1963.  He furthered his education for two years at Fairbury Junior College, and then onto University of Nebraska - Kearney.
He started working at age 11, setting pins at the Fairbury Bowling Alley.  At 12 he was ‘promoted’ to shining shoes, and by age 16 he was hired as a pool shark, getting paid to play pool after school.  Other varied jobs include Endicott Brick; the bridge gang - riding the railroad out to Colorado; Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado; Cuckoo Restaurant in Kearney; KFOR and KLMS, before opening his own Ad. Agency, Response Marketing, later renamed Response Media.  
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08
Oct

Store Kraft Closes After 94 Years

A Beatrice industry, started by a Fairbury man, has shut down this week after nearly 100 years of operation.
Store Kraft Manufacturing a nationwide manufacturer of  store furniture, fixtures shut down operations Monday. Employees were informed Monday. The company was started by Fairbury businessman E.J, Hested in the 1920s as a firm to provide store fixtures for his chain of five and dime stores through the Midwest. In recent years the company shifted its focus to producing electronic kiosks.
According to a news release the company has struggled to maintain profitability since the economic downturn of 2008, posting annual losses annually since that time.
The release also said efforts to secure alternative funding through an outside investor were unsuccessful. Attempts to sell the business or consolidate with another business also proved unsuccessful. An attempt to receive financing to continue operations also failed.
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08
Oct

City Council Meeting Postponed

Due to a scheduling conflict, the regular meeting of the Fairbury City Council, which was to have taken place this Tuesday, has been re-scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday). The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m., rather than the usual 7:30 time slot.  
All regularly scheduled agenda items will be addressed.
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08
Oct

Larry Allen Leonard

Larry Allen Leonard, 77, of Fairbury Nebraska, ended his life’s journey in the same home to which he was born on Saturday, September 27, 2014 after a brief period of heart problems. Born in Fairbury,NE. to Ernest Jesse Leonard and Gladys Ethel Craig. He was a lifetime resident of Jefferson County, Nebraska.
He graduated from Fairbury Junior Senior High School in 1955 and attended one year of college before deciding to go into farming with his father. He farmed east of Fairbury until he retired from farming in 2002. When not farming, He was extremely loving and proud of his children, JayDe Leonard, of San Francisco; Shannon Schroeder and  husband, Craig, of Fairbury. 

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