Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/26/2014 - 8:39am
Linda Bauer, of Fairbury, was sworn in last Friday as a county judge of the First Judicial District by District Court Judge Paul Korslund. Bauer was the county attorney and a partner at Schwab and Bauer before being appointed in October to the new position by Gov. Dave Heineman. She will preside over county court cases in the counties of Jefferson, Saline and Thayer. She replaces Judge J. Patrick McArdle, of Crete, who retired at the end of July. Photo by Fairbury Journal-News
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:37am
The Diller Seniors Card Party was held Nov. 18th. High scores for Pitch were Carl Lytle, Kathie Menck. Low scores were Lois Bures and Betty Habka. Door prize was won by Eva Renz. Hostesses were Betty Lawrence, Jan Gold, and Eva Renz. Next Card Party will be Dec. 16th. All are welcome! ( We have Gift certificates. They make Great Christmas Gifts.)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:35am
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Plymouth hosted the area Reformation service Sunday afternoon, November 2nd. Pastor Joel Schroeder, of Mount Olive Lutheran of Overland Park, KA was the guest preacher. Special music consisted of a children’s choir, an adult choir, a men’s choir, and hand chimes. A supper was served at the close of the service.
June Weichel and Cassie Bienhoff traveled to Eldorado, KA for a three stay visit at the home of Damien and Brooke Haugenstein, Courtney, Justus, and Karisa.
Tom and Connie Seevers hosted their card club Saturday, November 1st at their home in Lincoln. Winning high prizes were Robert and Nance Heidemann. Low prize winners were Gordon and Maril Freese.
Esther Weichel hosted her ladies’ card club Tuesday, October 28th. Ila Burger had the high score and Lois Bessler was second high.
Shawn Freese was a Friday visitor of his grandmother, Lillian Freese.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:34am
The Plymouth Cloverleaf 4-H Club met November 9th 2014 at the Plymouth Community Center. The meeting was called to order by President Megann Freese. Old business included Trunk or Treat on Halloween, Veterans day craft fair. Our Christmas party will be held on Sunday, November 30th at 4:00 p.m. There will be a $5 gift exchange for members who want to participate.
New business: January 2nd the Extension office will hold a winter workshop on January 2nd. 4-H Achievement Day will be held Sunday, January 4th at 5:00 p.m. We will be collecting food for the food pantry at the next meeting. We will then do the gift exchange and a pot luck meal.
A game was played by the recreation committee, Presentations were done by Likens, Hueske’s and Holtmeiers. Then boxes for Operation Christmas Child were packed to send.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:31am
Dani Kenning and Kegan Mitchell were united in marriage on, October 31th at the Four Square Gospel Church in Fairbury. Pastor David Lutze Officiated the ceremony in the presence of close family members.
Parents of the couple are Mr. Mrs. Dennis Kenning and Mr. and Mrs. Terry Mitchell. The bride was given away by her father. The matron of honor was Tommi Mitchell, sister-in-law of the groom. The best man was Kelly Mitchell brother of the groom.
The bride is a graduate of Southeast community College in Beatrice with a degree in nursing and currently is employed by blissful Touch.
The groom is a graduate of Southeast Community College in Milford, with a degree in Heating and Air Conditioning and is employed at PVI in Fairbury, as a welder.
The couple took a short trip to Chimney Rock and the couple will reside in Fairbury.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:22am
The family of Art Smith would like to honor him with a card shower for his 95th birthday on December 10. Children are daughter, Sharon Dexter and husband Jon, son Randy Smith and wife Linda, and son Jeff Smith and wife Kathy. There are 6 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Cards may be sent to 309 Nebraska Street, Jansen, NE 68377.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 11/25/2014 - 9:03am
Bernice Anne “Bing” (Chromy) Blatny, of Lincoln, NE passed away peacefully at home on November 18, 2014. She was born on June 6, 1943 to Joseph and Alice (Nesladek) Chromy in North Bend, NE, where she grew up. She later lived in Fairbury, NE and Lincoln, NE. She was married to Dr. Richard Blatny from 1967 to 1987, and to this union, five children were born.
Bing’s greatest pride and joy was her family. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, attending every special event or milestone within reach, and had a special way of making each of her 14 grandchildren feel like they were her favorite.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 11/25/2014 - 9:00am
Doris E. Riggert, 94 of Wellington, KS. passed away November 23, 2014 at Sumner Co. Care Center at Wellington, KS. She was born April 26, 1920 at Odell, NE. to Charles & Julia (Matthews) Shanek. Survivors are Brother & Sister-in-law: Walter & Betty Shanek of Odell, Nieces & Nephews. Preceded by Parents, Sister Mildred, Husband Henry. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 28, 2014 at the United Methodist Church in Odell, with Pastor Curt Magelky officiating. Burial at the Odell Cemetery – Odell, NE. In Lieu of flowers memorials to the Odell Cemetery or the Odell United Methodist Church. Vance-Gerdes Funeral Home in Odell are in charge of arrangements.