Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 06/22/2016 - 12:13pm
Teams rallied, marched and walked at the 2016 Relay For Life at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. The event ran from 6 p.m. to midnight, raising funds and awareness for the fight against cancer. (Photo by Fred Arnold/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 06/21/2016 - 4:40pm
Rita Mary Stone of Endicott passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2016 at the age of 81. She was born Aug. 15, 1934. The Rosary will be held on Thursday, June 23 at 7 p.m. at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral home. Services will be held on Friday, June 24 at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Michael's Catholic Church, 807 F Street in Fairbury.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 06/21/2016 - 2:27pm
Lawrence Wayne Sadil, 92, of Littleton, Colo., passed away June 4, 2016 at Littleton Hospital in Littleton.
He was born at Thompson, NE on Sept. 23, 1923 to Charles and Fannie Sadil. He graduated from Reynolds High School and then served in the Armed Forces during World War II.
On Sept. 12, 1947, he married Virginia Iverson and they made their home in Fairbury.
Larry worked for the Rock Island Railroad until they moved to Denver in 1956. He worked in the automobile business until his retirement. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and six sisters.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years and sister-in-law Marilyn Snyder and family.
Service were held at Sunrise at Orchard on June 13, 2016 with pastor Skip Banks officiating.
Cremation with private burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colo.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 06/21/2016 - 2:24pm
Steven H. Meyn, 64, of Alexandria, NE, passed away June 20, 2016 at Gardenside LTC in Fairbury. He was born Jan. 7, 1952 in Little Rock, AR.
Survivors are sisters Cindy (Meyn) Wadlington and husband Andrew of Hanover, KS, Linda (Meyn) Taras and husband Mike of Pensacola, FL, brothers Tom Meyn and wife Amy of Fairbury, Tim Meyn and wife Romelyn of Kuwait. He will be missed by all his family and friends.
A Final Viewing will be Wednesday June 22, 2016, from 6:30 – 7:30 p..m. at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury, with cremation to follow. Memorials have been established to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 06/21/2016 - 8:11am
By Gordon Hopkins
It was the last two days of my trip. My group headed to Singapore, where we would spend a couple of days exploring the tiny but crowded city-state before turning around and heading home. Up until this point, the trip had gone fairly smoothly. Unusual for any trip, let alone one as complex as this. We were well overdue for some drama.