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Jun

Welsch New Director

Pre-School Learning Center is pleased to announce they have hired Martha Welsch as their new director/teacher. Martha has an associate's degree in early childhood education and a bachelor's degree in elementary education. She has been substitute teaching at Fairbury elementary schools for 20 years and has been the pre-K bible teacher at 5 Star Bible Camp for the past 16 years and is excited to bring that experience to the children at PLC. She and her husband Randy have lived in the Fairbury area over 30 years. They have three adult children all whom have attended PLC. Pre-School Learning Center is located in the Fairbury Presbyterian Church on North H Street in Fairbury. 
 
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29
Jun

The Washington County Retired Teachers and School Personnel Met At Linn, Kansas

by Mitch Zabokrtsky
The Annual Luncheon of the Washington County Retired Teachers and School Personnel met Friday, June 24, at the Linn, Kan., American Legion. Those present included Donna Kisby and Bernice Wilkens, of Clifton, Kan.; Pat Holsch, Bill Mallean and Helen Elder, of Washington, Kan; Vernon Mai and Mary Tate, of Linn, Kan.; June and Carl Wineinger of Hollenberg, Kan.; David and Carolyn Lickteig and Judy Bohning, of Hanover, Kan.; Bill and Eleanor Thomas Miller, of Topeka, Kan.; Lloyd Holbrook of Goodland, Kan.; Arlo and Pauline Hatesohl Lindhorst of Marysville, Kan.; Bohmam and Mary Freitag Kunc, of Salina, Kan.; Melinda Marlow Scroggie, of Greenleaf, Kan.; and Mitch Zabokrtsky of Fairbury.
Wed
29
Jun

Summer Lunch 6-20 to 24

Children ages 1-18 eat lunch free. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Central School. Menus are subject to change.
 
Monday, July 4: Closed.
Tuesday, July 5: Chicken strips, corn, bread, fruit, milk.
Wednesday, July 6: Pepperoni pizza, lettuce salad, fruit, milk.
Thursday, July 7: Sausage links, tater tots, pancakes, fruit, milk.
Friday, July 8: Hot dog on bun, fresh veggies, fruit, cookie, milk.
 
Wed
29
Jun

Isaac Kroeker

Isaac Kroeker will celebrate his 90th birthday July 13.  Friends and family are invited to help celebrate by sending birthday wishes to  418 N St., Fairbury, NE 68352.
 An open house will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, July 17 at the United Methodist Church fellowship hall. No gifts. please.
Wed
29
Jun

Jeff and Karen Reynolds

Jeff and Karen Reynolds, of Plymouth, had their 30th wedding anniversary June 28.
They were married June 28, 1986, at the Zion Lutheran Church, Harbine.
There will be an open house from 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 10,  at the Plymouth Community Center, Plymouth.
Wed
29
Jun

Robert and Jane Bakewell

Robert and Jane Bakewell
The family of Robert and Jane (Fairchild) Bakewell is hosting an open house for friends and family at the couple’s rural Endicott home from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 10. The event will be a combined celebration for their 65th wedding anniversary and their 90th birthdays.  
Robert and Jane were married June 3, 1951, at the Endicott United Methodist Church. Robert celebrated his birthday June 23, and Jane will celebrate her birthday Aug. 7.
The couple has two sons.  Jeff’s family includes his wife Marcy and their sons and daughters – in-law Jared and Leigh Bakewell and Jason and Christina Bakewell, all of Omaha.  Greg and his wife  Karen, also of Omaha, have two daughters, Christianne Bakewell of New Brunswick, NJ and Melissa Bakewell of Minneapolis, MN.                        
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29
Jun

Quick Quips

• We had a pinata for my son’s birthday last week. I never realized how dangerous of an activity this is as my son was blindfolded with a bat. As soon as candy flew out of the demolished cardboard Spiderman, my daughters rushed to grab candy and were almost smacked by the blinded birthday boy.
Thankfully, no one was hurt, except Spidey, who was smashed up pretty good.
Incidentally, it takes less than eight seconds for an eight-year-old boy to lose a remote control helicopter on the roof and an additional two seconds for the vein in my eye to begin twitching.
• My family and I are pretty jazzed for the opening of the Bonham Theater.
The real hard questions my kids have are: Will there be a kids pack option (small pop, small popcorn and a candy)? Will the movies be awesome? Will the pop have crushed ice or cubed ice? And finally, the one they worry about the most: will there be extra butter available for the popcorn?
Wed
29
Jun

Icky Girls Keep Playing With My Toys

By Gordon Hopkins
Previously in these pages, I have written about racism, immigration, gun control, Cuba, pollution and the death penalty. Finally, I have decided it is time to tackle a truly controversial subject. Yes, I’m talking about Ghostbusters.
Wed
29
Jun

Who Killed Fairbury?

A few weeks back I had the chance to talk with a life-long Fairbury resident about the state of the city. Being humble, they did not want to discuss certain situations with their name attached, but the conversation led to discussing what is on the horizon for Fairbury.
One word kept creeping into our conversation and that was pride. Pride. Pride for the community, pride for the heritage of the town, pride for the future.
I have heard time and time again that the thing that killed the pride this town had was when the railroad closed down. Fairbury was thriving. Fairbury was a mecca for the surrounding communities and had things going on, a plan for the future and a bustling retail market.
Wed
29
Jun

The Bonham Is Going To Open This Time For Sure...Well Probably

This Monday’s “official” groundbreaking ceremony for The Bonham Theater in Fairbury left me feeling very good...again. The event was staged as the kick off to start renovations for the long dormant theater. 
 With popcorn, Junior Mints and shovels a crowd estimated between 50 and 60 people smiled, cheered and applauded as members of the Bonham Theater Project, along with local and area dignitaries reveled in a celebratory atmosphere proudly lauding that “movies are coming back to Fairbury.”
And that’s a good thing. 
Local residents and especially those who are really wanting to get out and promote Fairbury as a great, progressive community need to hear some good news on the Bonham. This project has taken a really long time to get to Monday’s event, so long that doubt was beginning to be cast by citizens that it ever would open.

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