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Apr

Letters to the Editor

Islam Is Exterminating All Christians

Wed
29
Apr

Farm Work Is Just Good, Old-Fashioned Fun

I think my little family would have enjoyed growing up in the “old” days, the days before television and cell phones and computers. We had a rather old fashioned day of working outside recently, and we were all tired and dirty by day’s end. There were a few modern conveniences including animal crackers and Tonka trucks, but there was also a lot of mud, sticks and good ol’ walking in the pastures. 
Michael is spending his days fixing fence and working cows, so the boys and I joined him. We drove the UTV to a pasture, and while Michael checked and fixed fence, the boys and I cut cedars. The pasture was relatively free of cedars, but there were still some small cedars here and there. 
The boys were like coon dogs: They would run ahead searching for cedars and yell when they’d find one. 
“It’s a big boy,” Reid would say even if the tree was only eight inches tall. 
Wed
29
Apr

In My World Bruce Jenner Isn’t News Anymore

A lot of cool things happened in 1976. Not the least of them at least in my world was when Bruce Jenner, representing the United States of America, won a gold medal in the Decathlon at the Summer Olympics in Montreal.
While I never really was much of a Wheaties fan before, or after for that matter, Jenner’s winning of a gold medal turned me in to a Wheaties eating machine. The Captain Crunch got put away and Wheaties was the fare of choice.  Those of us old enough to remember his picture with arms raised in victory on the cereal box remember it as a sight to behold. Every young red-blooded teen boy wanted to be that guy.
Now that was news.
Wed
29
Apr

City Manager Search Long But Hopefully Worth The Wait

 Last week’s news that the City of Fairbury finally has a city manager candidate set in their sights was a most welcome revelation. The city is currently working out preliminary contract negotiations with Collin Bielser of Baldwin City, Kansas. Fairbury Mayor Homer Ward says he hopes now of a more final nature can be reveled to the public on May 5.
  Let’s hope so too.
 For nearly a year our community has been without what is probably the single most important position any municipality can have. Upon the non renewing for former city manager Joe Parker’s contract Fairbury leaders have been hesitant to test the waters and quickly fill the position. Quickly is not a term we would use for Fairbury’s action.
Wed
29
Apr

Art Guild

 Jefferson County Art Guild met on Monday, April 27th at The Studio.

Date: 
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 5:00pm
Wed
29
Apr

Evangel University Concert Choir


Evangel University Concert Choir will perform at the Fairbury Foursquare Church (6th and H Street) Monday, May 4th, 7:00 pm. The Evangel Concert Choir under the direction of Dr. Sharon Wilkins has performed in 48 states and 18 other countries. Their repertoire ranges from classical to contemporary sacred. Their program is as varied and energetic as the 23 member choral ensemble. (Contributed Photo)
Tue
28
Apr

Ronald Kostal

 
Ronald J. Kostal, 86 of Odell, NE, passed away April 27, 2015 at Bryan LGH-East in Lincoln.  He was born January 12, 1929.  Survivors are Wife: JoAnn (Weaver) Kostal, Sons: Dennis (Eileen) Kostal, Donald (Terri) Kostal, Douglas (LaRae) Kostal, Grandchildren: Andrea (Jeff) Humphreys, Alissa (Damian) Andersen, Brent (Abigail) Kostal, Derek (Morgan) Kostal, Travis Kostal, Brandon Kostal, Joshua Kostal, Great Grandchildren: Ashtyn, Braeden, Peyton Humphreys, Dalton & Devin Andersen, Preston & Austin Kostal, Easton & Adalynne Kostal, & two more on the way, Sisters-in-law: Mary Kostal, Barbara Kostal, & Shirley Kostal, Many Nieces, Nephews, Family & Friends.
Mon
27
Apr

Lois M. Templin

Lois M. Templin 92 formerly of Reynolds, NE passed away April 27, 2015 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury. She was born July 25, 1922 at Reynolds, NE.
 Survivors are Daughter & Son-in law: Diane & Ron Scheips of Eucha, OK., Son & Daughter-in-law: Kevin & Kathy Templin of Arkansas City, KS., 2 Granddaughters: Tammy & Theresa, Several Step Grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren, Sister: Marjorie Terrill of Fairbury. 
Services will be at 10:30 am Friday May 1, 2015 at the United Methodist Church in Fairbury. Cremation has taken place. Memorials to the family’s choice. Burial of ashes at the Fairbury Cemetery-Fairbury, NE. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge of arrangements.
Thu
23
Apr

Tasting Room Featuring One More Rd, April 24, 7pm

Live Music, Inside Stagecoach Mall 508 E St, Fairbury

Date: 
Friday, April 24, 2015 - 7:00pm
Wed
22
Apr

Open House Lily's Flowers & Gifts

Open House & Ribbon Cutting Lily’s Flower & Gifts

May 7 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Lily's Flowers & Gifts,

Date: 
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 8:00am

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