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Randall L. Drewes

Randall L. Drewes 68 of Fairbury, NE passed away July 12, 2015 at Bryan LGH East Hospital in Lincoln. He was born November 18, 1946 in Fairbury, NE to Raymond and Hazel (Milius) Drewes. Randall was baptized December 8, 1946 at Peace Lutheran Church in Plymouth, NE by Pastor E. F. Prange and was confirmed April 10, 1960 at Peace Lutheran Church in Plymouth.  He spent his growing up years in Fairbury and attended Fairbury High School.  He worked for Petersen Manufacturing at DeWitt for close to 30 years.  Randall enjoyed cars and collecting farm tractors. 
Randall is survived by his sister Joyce Mitchell of Hastings, NE, nieces Angela and husband Randy Pierce of East Lansing, MI, Denise Vinton of Mullen NE, nephew Ryan and wife Lisa Mitchell of Norfolk, NE and several great nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law Patrick Mitchell, and nephew Terry Vinton.  
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Lamonte Drees

LaMonte Melvin Drees, 64, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2015, at St. E’s Hospital in Lincoln, NE from cancer.
He is survived by his wife, Darlene, of Hickman, NE:  2 sons, Levi Drees of Hickman, Damien Drees of Lincoln and a grandson, Martin Drees of Lincoln, NE.  Two brothers, Larry (Carolyn) Drees of Tucson, AZ:  Lauren (Ann) Drees of Lincoln, NE:  1 sister, LaJeanne (Arnold) Boehler of Hastings, NE and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents.
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Thayer Co. Fair in Deshler,

Thayer Co. Fair in Deshler, Nebraska is a four day fair, starting on Wed. Aug 5

Date: 
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 8:00am
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Free Fishing Day at Crystal Springs

Free for all Fishing Day Sponsored by Fairbury Optimist Club, Saturday August 1, at 9:30am – 3:00pm at Crystal Springs open to everyone.  Free poles available if needed, while supplies last.  No Fishing license required for children. Adults will need a license. 
 
Date: 
Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 9:30am
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Bible School

Vocational Bible School-
Faith Lutheran Church,1630 I Street on July 25, 2015 at 9 am to noon. “Jesus Feeding the 5,000 is the theme for the Vocational Bible School.
Date: 
Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 9:00am
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Wilber Czech Talent Contest

53rd Wilber Czech Festival Talent Contest on Saturday, Aug. 1 at 3:30 pm, entries may be called in, emailed or mailed, by July 31, 2015. Mrs. Judy Vrbka, PO Box 284, Wilber, NE 68465, 402-821-2667 or judy.vrbka@wilberclatonia.org

Date: 
Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 3:30pm
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Swanton UMC Ice Cream Social

Swanton United Methodist Church Ice Cream Social   Sunday July 26 from 5-8pm
Serving homemade ice cream and desserts. Swanton Legion Hall, Free will donation. 
Date: 
Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 5:00pm
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Hunter Safety Course

Hunter Safety Course to be held at the Union Bank on August 12, 19, 27. To register go to: HUNTSAFENEBRASKA.ORG.

Date: 
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 1:45pm
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Giving Back to Our Veterans


Holding the Quilt of Valor, Sara Huss presents the quilt to Freddie Drexler at the Jefferson County Fair last Monday.(Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/Fairbury Journal-News)
During the 4-H Style Revue and Talent Show on Monday, July 13, Freddie Drexler received a quilt sewed by participant Sara Huss as a token of appreciation for his service in World War Two.
Huss made the quilt as a part of the Quilts of Valor program, which has volunteers who make quilts to give to veterans. As a member of 4-H, Huss learned about the program and couldn't wait to give back to the people serving this country.
“I learned about the Quilts of Valor through my quilting instructor, Barb Schmidt, a few years ago when we started doing the inter-generational quilts with some of my quilting peers,” said Huss. “I decided this would be something I could do every year that would make me feel good about doing and I could give back to the soldiers.”
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Jefferson and Southeast Counties 911 System

Jefferson County Sheriff, Nels Sorensen, discussed plans and information on a new 911 system, with the Jefferson County Commissioners last week.
The system that could be installed in Jefferson County, will be powerful enough to handle 100 answering points at once. “We've been working on this project since July 2013, so this is not a spur of the moment decision,” Sorensen said.
The older system that Jefferson county still uses was installed between 2006 and 2007 and is utilizing equipment and network functions that are outdated. Jefferson County's system is nearly at the end of its useful life. 
“No one makes parts for our system anymore, that's why we’re gravitating toward the new system,” Sorensen said.

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