Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/20/2016 - 1:52pm
Norman W. Tedrow, left, was awarded a certificate for 50 years of continuous membership and service to the American Legion by Bruce Junker, Commander of Fairbury Post #24 at the April 12 meeting. (Contributed Photo)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/20/2016 - 1:51pm
Tony and Donna Fuller, Blue Rapids, Kan., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Mikala Fuller, to Dylan Hinrichs, both of Manhattan, Kan.
Dylan is the son of Bob and Monica Hinrichs of Fairbury.
Fuller graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2011, from Cloud County Community College with an Associate of Science Degree, and from Kansas State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education.
Hinrichs graduated from Fairbury High School in 2011, Cloud County Community College with an Associate of Arts Degree, and from Kansas State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education.
The wedding for the couple will take place at the First Christian Church in Marysville, Kan., on May 7, 2016 at 3 p.m. with a reception to follow at the Marysville American Legion.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/20/2016 - 1:50pm
The family of Mildred Dux would like to honor her for her 90th birthday on April 30 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the Cedarwood Assisted Living Dining Room at 828 22nd St., in Fairbury. Cake and refreshments.
If you can’t be there please send her a card to Apt. 229 at Cedarwood.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/20/2016 - 12:42pm
Helen was born May 25, 1941 in Fairbury, Nebraska to Harry and Hallie (Ledger) Kinzie. She, along with her twin brother Harvey, spent her childhood growing up with six more brothers and four sisters.
She was married to the love of her life, Ralph Hevelone, for 35 years and their family included children Teresa, Rodney, Roger and Debbie.
She passed over in the early morning of April 10 at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury. At the age of 74 she was preceded in death by: parents Hallie and Harry Kinzie; sisters Fern Gates, Flossie Kinzie and Betty Reeves; brothers William, Cliff, Jim, Frank and George Kinzie and by her former husband Ralph Hevelone.
While raising four children, Helen worked at Campbell Soup, Pamida and Truck Haven in Omaha. Her last position was with Casey’s General Store in Fairbury. Over her life she lived in Fairbury, Springfield and Omaha, and Colorado Springs, Colo.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/20/2016 - 12:42pm
J. T. Peregrine
J. T. “Bud” Peregrine, 94, of Endicott, formerly of Grant, passed away peacefully on April 6, 2016, at his daughter’s house in Lincoln. He was born Feb. 23, 1922 on a farm north of Grant to Joe and Martha Familiar (Reynolds) Peregrine.
He farmed and raised livestock with his father and later with his brother-in-law, John Zingg, and worked in the ag industry in Perkins County until 1972. He had three sisters, Dorothy, Gerry (Zingg), Barbara (Hegwood) and a brother, Dale. Bud graduated from high school in Grant in 1939 and briefly attended the University of Nebraska until joining the US Army, 45th Infantry Division, in August of 1942.
During WWII, Sgt. Peregrine was with the 328th Engineers Battalion throughout their 511 days of combat including the amphibious assaults of Sicily and Salerno, the Battle of Anzio, and the landing in Southern France at St. Maxime.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/20/2016 - 12:40pm
Suzette Kay (Grone) Findley Mack, 65, of Ogallala, passed away April 17, 2016 in Denver, Colo. She was born Aug. 4, 1950 at Steele City.
Survivors are husband Chet of Ogallala; daughters Tracy (Tim) Beltran of N.C., Stacy (Jeff) Castanedo of N.C.; son Travis (Renee) Findley of Kansas City, Mo.; step-son William (Emily) Mack of Ogallala; seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, one step-great-grandchild, one great-grandchild on the way; mother Marjorie Grone of Fairbury; brother Ron (Denise) of Roenoke,Texas; sister Shirley of Lincoln and brother Donnie of Fairbury.
Services will be Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Gerdes-Meyer Chapel in Fairbury with Darlene Novotny officiating.
The family will greet friends Friday evening April 22 from 6–8 p.m. at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home. Burial in the Steele City Cemetery.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/20/2016 - 12:39pm
Getting the word out about drinking, drugs and driving and possibly saving a life is the goal of a joint project between the Fairbury Elks Club and the FYI Center.
A mock accident will be held Wednesday, April 27, at 5 p.m. In front of the Elks Lodge, 525 G Street in Fairbury.
A question and answer panel discussion will held at the Elks Lodge to discuss how drinking and driving can affect an entire community. On hand will be members of the Fairbury Police Department, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and fire and ambulance department members.
“Our main concern is getting the word out. Kids are getting out of school soon and there will be parties and celebrations this summer. If we can make a difference in just one kid, we are making a difference in the community,” Jim Schroeder of the Fairbury Elks, said.
The project is funded through grants by the Elks and FYI and Schroeder noted that spectators are needed.