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Myron “Mike” Kraff

Myron “Mike” Kraff, 83, passed away Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015 at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital.
 Mike was born in Brooklyn, NY.
He is survived by his son Kevin and daughter-in-law Leslie and their two children, Summer and Forrest.
Memorials are to be given to an organization of the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be left at www.gerdesmeyerfh.com or www.parkerfuneralservice.com.
Services were Dec. 30, 2015 at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury with Lana Likens officiating. Burial at the Fairbury Cemetery-Fairbury, NE.
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Mary Ellen Duis

Mary Ellen Duis 79 of Reynolds, Neb. passed away Dec. 25, 2015 in Houston, TX. She was born June 23, 1936 at Verona, MO. 
Survivors are Husband: Loren Duis of Reynolds, NE. Son: J. Alan and (Shirley) Dickey of Houston, TX., Grandchildren: Ethan, Faith, and Grace Dickey, Brother: Donald and (Clara) Cook of Kansas City, Kan. 
Services will be at 10:00 am Monday Jan. 4, 2016 at Cornerstone Community Church in Fairbury, with Pastor Dean Carlson officiating. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 pm Sunday Jan. 3, 2016 at the Funeral Home in Fairbury. Burial will be at 10:00 am Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016 at Pleasanton Cemetery – Pleasanton, KS. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.
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Rosemary Haase

Rosemary (Murphy) Haase 85 of Lincoln, NE formerly of Bennet, NE passed away Dec. 25, 2015. 
Born Dec. 17, 1930.
Survivors include stepdaughter Joan (Carl) Ashman, Minden; stepson Jon (Sherry) Haase, Wayne;  brothers Tom Murphy,  Western,  and  Bill (Vicki) Murphy, Punta Gorda, FL. Sisters Margaret Gross, Lincoln;  Mildred (Dale) Hudec, Yucaipa, CA; Alice Keller-Spilker, Lincoln; Kathryn Schinker, Omaha; Eileen (George) Beasley, Las Vegas, NV; Anne (Dennis) Carmichael, Lincoln; sister-in-law Bonnie Murphy, Punta Gorda, FL.  Many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. 
0, 2015 at 7:00pm at Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St., Lincoln. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday at 10:00 am, Saint Michael Catholic Church, 9101 South 78th street, Lincoln, NE.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to Saint Michael Catholic Church, Catholic Social Services or The Alzheimer’s Association.
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Dixie Hansmire

Dixie Hansmire 84 of Fairbury, Neb. passed away Dec. 24, 2015 at Gardenside LTC in Fairbury. She was born December 5, 1931 in Fairbury.
 Survivors are Daughter: Rise Hansmire of Fairbury, Son: Greg (Teresa) Hansmire  of Fairbury, 2 Grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren, Sister: Dorothy Reid of Fairbury, Brother: Finis (Linda) Reid of Hubbell, NE. Services will be at 1:30 pm Wednesday Dec. 30, 2015 at the Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home Chapel in Fairbury. Burial at the Fairbury Cemetery-Fairbury, NE. Memorials to the Family’s Choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.
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23
Dec

Holiday Joy From A Wiseman


Constructing a holiday spirit--Don Wiseman has provided a special display at his property for the last 10 years. He makes each decoration himself. This year, he unveiled a new addition he has named “Big Rudy.” He invites people to see these decorations and to spread the Christmas spirit. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Don Wiseman is inviting people to visit his display of Christmas decorations that he has made over the course of the past 10 years.
In a humble nature, Wiseman explained that making these wooden decorations is a way to pass time doing something he loves. He has invested countless hours over the years to making the decorations and painting them with close attention to detail.
“I’m just doing it as a public service,” said Wiseman. “I’ve been doing it for about 10 years. It’s not a full time job, or anything; it’s just something I do in between the other things that I do.” 
Wiseman believes that the inspiration behind creating these decorations comes from a combination of activities he likes to do, as well as passing on the spirit of Christmas to a younger generation.
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Dec

Courthouse Project Delayed

The Jefferson County Commissioners have decided to wait on awarding a bid for the reconstruction project at the courthouse until the next meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 5.
This decision was made in order to allow Commissioner Brad Grummert, who was unable to attend Tuesday’s meeting due to health-related issues, to provide input on the issue before the bid is awarded.
On Dec. 8, the commissioners opened the bids they received from two construction companies. Cheever Construction, of Lincoln, offered a bid for $1,542,000, and Lacey Construction, of Wahoo, offered to complete the project for $1,711,000. Neither of these bids included the cost to complete a lighting project.
Commissioner Mark Schoenrock explained that it was best to wait on making a decision like this until all three commissioners were present.
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Dec

Sleeping Through Santa


On Dec. 19 two-week-old Marshal Pospisil slept through his visit from Santa in Western. Marshal is the son of Preston and Lynette Pospisil of Hallam and the grandson of Dennis and Deb Pallas of Western. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
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Dec

It’s For The Kids


On Monday evening, members of the Fairbury Police Department assisted Blue Valley Community Action (BVCA) in passing out toys that were gathered at the various Stuff The Cruiser events. Ryan Bailey, family and community services manager at BVCA, estimated that over 1,100 toys were donated during these events, which went to help approximately 201 children in the community. Pictured are (l-r): Andrew Schroeder, Bailey, Police Chief Chad Sprunk, Nick Georgi and Brett Wentz. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsne/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
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Dec

One Down, One To Go...

The bid for the reconstruction project on Romeo Road near Steele City was awarded at the Jefferson County Commissioners meeting on Dec. 15.
With work on the project slated to begin on June 1, 2016, or even sooner, the project is estimated to take only 60 days to complete. The Jefferson County Commissioners received  four bids from various contractors. They decided to award the bid to Dave Banahan, who explained that he could complete the project for a total of $35,953.52.
“It looks like they're all going to start and end at the same time,” said Commissioner Mark Schoenrock. “Dave is the apparent low bidder.”
Schoenrock made a motion to award the bid to Banahan, and Commioner Brad Grummert seconded the motion. Romeo Road west of Steele City sustained a heavy amount of damage during the flood that occurred on May 7 and has remained closed since.
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Home Building

Third grade students at Jefferson Intermediate School on Tuesday had a chance to head into the Christmas break by building a gingerbread house. Students provided the candy accessories to decorate the home and were able to take their creations home. Devin Vculek, Evan Hatfield and father Jason fill a bowl with everything needed to decorate a gingerbread home in Sally Scott’s classroom. Fairbury Public Schools is on break until Jan. 6, 2016.  (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

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