Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 11/25/2015 - 10:28am
Last week I was railing to one of my friends about the desire of President Obama to open our shores to Syrian refugees. I was regaling how our governor, Pete Ricketts, spoke out against this coupled with Congress’ vote to turn the President’s wants down.
My friend, who is a Presbyterian lay minister in Kansas responded by saying, “That’s not what Jesus would do.” Ugh. There it was, the Jesus card. I felt very small for thinking the way I do. The predominant thought in my mind was that of a picture of a smiling Jesus, with a lamb, surrounded by small children, The photo hung in the hallway of St. Michael’s Catholic School in Fairbury where I went to grade school.
WWJD? There it was again. Of course I know what Jesus would do. He would open his arms to the refugees and forgive those who would prosecute others. It’s not that simple for me.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/25/2015 - 10:27am
William (Bill) A. Muller, 85, of Fairbury, passed away Nov. 1, 2015. He was born June 25, 1930 in rural Fairbury, to John and Agnes Scheer Muller.
Bill attended school at District 29 and graduated from Fairbury High in 1947.
Bill married Lois Klotz on Jan. 17, 1955 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church and to this union four children were born. Bill was a lifetime member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Fairbury. They recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends.
Bill was a farmer for several years near Gladstone, then he gained employment at the Fairbury Farmers Union creamery as truck route driver and later as a field agent. In 1968, he began work for the Fairbury Co-op, elevator where he was employed as a grain and feed manager and chemical specialist.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/25/2015 - 10:24am
Rodney R. Sperling, 80, of Fairbury, formerly of the North Loup, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury.
A Celebration of Life was held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, at the Ord Memorial Chapel in Ord, Nebraska. Pastor Peter Hiett officiated. Inurnment and Military Honors will be in the Hillside Cemetery at North Loup. Memorials are suggested to the Family’s Choice. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Rodney was born in Ord on April 22, 1935, to Ralph and Ivy (Ingraham) Sperling. He attended school in Burwell, before moving to Scotia, where he graduated in 1952. Rodney then served in the United States Army until 1958, on active duty in Panama.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/25/2015 - 10:23am
Marjory A. Schoen, 84, of Fairbury, passed away Nov. 5, 2015 in Fairbury.
She was born Nov. 8, 1930 in Fairbury to Alvin and Ona (Miller) McCord.
Survivors are husband: Marvin Schoen of Fairbury; sons: Dennis (Cindy) Buchmeier of Fairbury, Doyle Buchmeier of Fairbury; daughters: Debra (Dan) Hose of Lincoln, Linda (Edward) Earhart of Beatrice; 13 grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 11 step-great-grandchildren; step-sons: Gary (Kathy) Schoen of Omaha, Jeff Schoen of Lincoln; step-daughter: Cheryl (Jim) Swartz of Lincoln; brother: Francis (Wilma) McCord of Fairbury; sister: Kay (Dave) Reininger of Leigh, Neb.; sister-in-law: Delores Lowe of Lincoln.
Marjory loved being in the country as a child, growing up riding horses and taking care of animals.
At the age of 17 she married Darrel Buchmeier and to this union five children were born.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/25/2015 - 10:01am
JCHC--Sharon Vandegrift, RN (center), receives the Workplace Safety Award—Star Level—from Lt. Gov. Mike Foley and Nebraska Safety Council Executive Director Laurie Klosterboer. (Contributed Photo)
JCHC earned the Star Level of the Nebraska Safety Council’s Workplace Safety Awards. This award was presented to employee safety director Sharon Vandegrift at the annual awards banquet on Oct. 20 at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln.
This program is designed for Nebraska Safety Council members which encourage and promote the prevention of occupational injuries and illness in the workplace. The award levels are: Spirit, Star and Peak Performance. JCHC earned the Peak Performance Award in 2010.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/25/2015 - 10:00am
Tyler and Ashley Wit of Chester are proud parents of a seven-pound,15 ounce daughter, Lillian Kaye Rozelle Wit. She was born on Oct. 30 at Beatrice Community Hospital.
Welcoming her home was her big sister Grace.
Grandparents are Denise Rose of Fairbury, Ray and Dawn Wit of Chester. Great-grandparents are Mary Hummel of Fairbury, Barb Kasl of Hebron, Dwain Compton of Fairbury, Sue Rose of Superior and Cheryl and Gordon Clement of Table Rock.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/25/2015 - 9:59am
Shelby and Clayton Rahe of Greenleaf, Kan. are the proud parents of Jax Marshall Rahe. Jax was born Oct. 30 at Via Cristi Health Center in Manhattan Kan. Jax weighed seven pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches long.
Grandparents are Jim and Deanna Rahe of Greenleaf and Greg and Teri Meints of Plymouth. Great Grandmothers are Lois Meints of Beatrice and Ruth Jones of Linn, Kan.