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Jefferson Co American Legion Post

Jefferson County American Legion Post and Auxiliary held their meeting at Steele City on Sunday September 14, 2014.
Gospel Group 10 Pieces sang before the meeting. They did Patriotic songs. They did the Star Spangled Banner and we said the Pledge to the flag.
Lunch was served by the Steele City Auxiliary.
Unit Commander Dick Bugbee opened the joint meeting and Dan Swett acting as Chaplain gave the opening prayer. Adjutant Clinton Quintana covered the POW/MIA chair.  We recited the Preamble. The Auxiliary went to their meeting, which County President Peggy Junker presided over . County Commander Robert Eyer presided over the Legion meeting. Vice Commander from District 11 Rob Rose was a guest.
Upcoming Dates for the rest of 2014 and the start of 2015: October 4th, Department Commander and Department President’s Homecoming at the Denton community center. Reservations are needed by October lst. October 12, Fall
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Brian Starck

Brian LeRoy Starck, (Starcky, Bo) 42, of Fairbury, passed away September 11, 2014 at his home in rural Fairbury, surrounded by his family. Born, February 14, 1972 to Roger and Barbara (Churchill) Starck. He enjoyed continuing the farming legacy that his father had started and eating lunch that his mom (Barbie) cooked, at his parents most weekdays with family.
He graduated Fairbury Jr. Sr. High School in 1990 and Southeast Community College Beatrice with a degree in production Agriculture in 1992. Brian then returned to the family farm and began farming with his father in crop and swine production.
Brian was baptized in 1983 at the First Christian Church, Fairbury. Brian joined the First Presbyterian Church on March 31, 1991 and served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher when his nieces were younger.
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Sep

Nancy Lillie

Nancy K. Lillie, 73 of Beatrice and formerly of Diller passed away September 18, 2014.  Nancy Kay Lillie was born October 21, 1940 to Wilhelm and Gracie (Lottman) Baumfalk at Odell, NE.  She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Diller.  She was a 1958 graduate of Diller High School.  On July 13, 1958 Nancy was united in marriage to Robert Lillie; to this union, four children were born.  Throughout her life she was employed at Johnson’s Café, Metz Baking Company and Peterson Manufacturing.  She loved to garden and feed the birds and squirrels; collect angels and wind chimes; was an avid Nebraska football fan; enjoyed traveling with Bob Geer and spending time with family and friends on her patio.  Above all family was most important.   She went out of her way to spend time with family.  She was a woman of great faith who will be dearly missed by all who knew her.  
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Douglas Endorf

Douglas A. Endorf, 54, of Omaha passed away on September 17,2014. He was born on  June 19,1960 to Rolland and Juliann Endorf.  
He is survived by his wife Diane of 25years; parent, Rolland and Juliann Endorf; children, Caresa, Drew and Cole Endorf; siblings, Denise and husband, Vaughn Bartels; Debra and husband, Pete Dewald; nieces, nephews and friends.
Memorial Mass will be at 9:30 am Saturday 27,2014, family receiving friends from 9 – 9:30 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 508 W. Angus Road, Gretna, NE. Private family Inurnment at a later time. In Lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family. Braman Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
 
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Sep

Jerry Dean Davis

Jerry Dean Davis, son of Luther and Irene Davis and brother of Lonnie Davis died September 2, 2014. He was born August 22, 1940 in Fairbury, Nebraska, graduated from Fairbury High School (1958), Fairbury Junior College and Kearney State teachers college. He received his masters degree from University of Nebraska Lincoln. He served for 2 years in Nigeria in the Peace Corp. He taught in Nebraska towns, Clay Center, Friend and Harvard. September 6, 1969 he married Carolyn Coleman of Ainsworth, Nebraska. In Colorado he taught math until he retired. He served as Big Brother for a boy from age 8 through high school. In retirement he drove large trucks and volunteered for CASA. Being husband and father and educating kids were his commitments and legacy. He loved travel, the space program, world news, reading, mountain hiking, and humor in all forms. 
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Sep

Making A Life In Jefferson County


JANSEN--Carmon Wheatcraft standing in front of the building that housed his Jansen grocery store for several decades. Photo by Cynthia Scheer/Fairbury Journal News.
Sit down next to Carmon Wheatcraft. Right next to him because his hearing is poor despite his hearing aides. 
Ask him a question – any question – and he will tell you a story. 
He may tell a story about his black diamond-colored Cadillac he bought new for his 90th birthday in February, or he may talk about his late wife, Joan, whom he says “was the most beautiful girl you ever saw.” 
Or he might brag about his housekeeper, who has kept the decades-old carpet in his house “looking like new” so that he never has to ask guests to remove their shoes. The avid texter might even pull his cell phone from his pocket and punch a variety of buttons until he finds his favorite photo of his daughter. 
“Isn't she beautiful?” he may say with a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face as he holds up the second cell phone he has ever owned and shows off a photo of his only daughter in a large hat. 
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Sep

Hebron Weighs in on Tattoo Parlors

September temperatures may have been warm but it wasn’t as warm as it was in the Hebron City Hall  chambers Wednesday evening, September 17.  A special meeting was conducted with people voicing their differing opinions about a new business coming to town.
Previously the council met and discussed the  possibility of passing a new ordinance that would prohibit any proposed body art establishment from opening business in Hebron.  The vote by the six council members was split with the Mayor Shane Day casting the deciding vote to disallow the proposed ordinance.  By disallowing the ordinance it would allow a tattoo parlor to set up business in Hebron.
Soon after the regular council meeting a petition was circulated around Hebron asking for a special meeting with the council.  Many citizens of Hebron felt that they had not had the opportunity to express their opinion.  The council then complied by calling a special meeting Wednesday, September 17.
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Sep

Fairbury, Tri County Golfers Medal At Crete

It was a busy week on the links for both Fairbury and Tri County golf teams.
Both the Lady Jeffs and Lady Trojans had a top 15 medalist at Friday’s 13-team Crete Golf Invitational played on the College Heights Country Club golf course.
Fairbury senior Shyanne Adams earned the 13th place medal carding an 18-hole score of 101 on rounds of 49-52.
Rounding out the scoring for Fairbury included Bethanie Schacht with a 129, Evie Schwab shot a 141, Ashley Griffee turned in a 143, and Shavara Kroeker finished firing a 147.
In the final team standings, Fairbury placed 11th with a score of 514.
“This was our second meet in a week for the girls, and it wasn’t too bad of a day for us,” Lady Jeffs coach Jed Martin remarked.
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Sep

Turnovers Prove Costly To Trojans In Loss To Freeman

  Turnovers Prove Costly To Trojans In Loss To Freeman

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Sep

Fairbury Maneuvers Past JCC, 22-13

In a matchup of 1-2 and 0-3 teams Friday night, Fairbury overcame a rocky start by relying on a  balanced offense to improve its season record to 2-2 with a 22-13 victory against Johnson County Central played on the Thunderbirds home field in Tecumseh.
Fairbury found itself trailing, 7-0 just :13 seconds into the game after the opening kickoff was returned by Johnson County Central for a touchdown.
On their following drive, the Jeffs marched down field and pushed the ball across the goal line on a six-yard touchdown run by Jacob Johnson.
The PAT kick was no good leaving the Thunderbirds with a 7-6 lead heading to the second quarter.
Midway through the second stanza, Johnson gave Fairbury a 8-7 lead on a safety.
On the last play of the first half, Fairbury grabbed a 14-7 lead on a touchdown pass from Dalton Hinrichs to Nate Klaumann.

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