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Wed
25
Mar

Verlene E. Hohbein,

Verlene E. Hohbein, 80, of Beatrice died at her home on Saturday, March 21, 2015.  She was born on August 11, 1934 at Odell and was baptized at our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Odell.   She was confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Diller.  She graduated from Diller High School and Peru State College.  She taught school for 40 years in Gage and Jefferson County, retiring in 1994, and had lived in Beatrice since 1958.  She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Beatrice where she was involved in LWML, Social Club and Dorcas Society.    She was also a member of NSEA, B.A.R.T.A. and several singles groups.
Survivors include her brother, Roger Dailey and wife Janette of Colorado and Arizona; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Katherine Thieman Dailey.
Wed
25
Mar

Gary L. Johnson

Gary L. Johnson, 74 of Daykin NE, died March 23, 2015  in Fairbury. He was born February 2, 1941. Survivors are wife Rachel (Drees) Johnson of Daykin, sons Dennis (Linda) Johnson of Daykin, Brad (Stephanie) Johnson of Lincoln, NE, Pat (Patty) Johnson of Daykin, daughters Kelly (Chad) Frank of Daykin, Holly (Tyler) Armagost of Syracuse NE, 14 Grandchildren, brother Dwaine (Elaine) Johnson of Mt. Vernon, IL, Lyle (Lynda) Johnson of Hebron, NE, Dale (Anne) Johnson of Oakland, NE, and sister Rita Meyerhoff of Grand Island, NE.
Wed
25
Mar

Robert Glaesemann

Robert Glaesemann
Robert Glaesemann 65, of Fairbury, died 3/24/2015.  Services 11:00 a.m. Saturday March 28, 2015 at Faith Lutheran Church in Fairbury.  Memorials for Families Choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home. gerdesmeyer@diodecom.net.
Wed
25
Mar

Lester Boyd

Lester Boyd 91, of Fairbury, died 3/24/2015.  Services are pending at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home. gerdesmeyer@diodecom.net.
 
Mon
23
Mar

Nella Gene (Krumme) Clinefelter

Nella Gene (Krumme) Clinefelter was born in Holdredge Nebraska on March 13, 1952 and died March 18, 2015 in Loveland Colorado. Among her survivors are: one daughter, Heidi Clinefelter of Rochester NY. Cremation has taken place with no services.

Mon
23
Mar

Narka News

Betty Edwards and Peggy Galloway were Tuesday visitors of Bettys Grandson, Shaun, Kelly, & 2 month old Corden Vail at their home in Lincoln.

Betty Edwards joined Sharon Dolozal of York, and Delores Bowman of Hebron, met Wednesday in Hebron for lunch.

An open house was held at the home of Harold and Marge Lane at their home in Fairbury to welcome their Son, Lyle Huffman from Grand Prarie Texas who was home for a short visit. Those from the Narka area attending were: Alberta Simmons, Mike and Vicky Holly, Rick, Amanda, & Samantha Simmons, Melvin and Estel Edwards, and Betty Edwards. Also a Lyle's two Brothers, Leo & Larry of Fairbury and lots of their friends.

Mon
23
Mar

Raeshelle Jean Forney Rickers

Raeshelle Jean Forney Rickers, 53 years of age, of Wymore passed away at the Marysville Hospital Saturday night, March 21, 2015. She was born on August 15, 1961 at Fairbury to Raymond and Shirley (Hewitt) Forney.

Survivors include her husband Harlan Rickers of Wymore; children Curtin James Rickers of Wymore and Angie Jo Rickers of Hastings and her fiance Tim Blecha; mother Shirley Forney of Fairbury; two sisters Janelle Forney Weir of Fairbury and Carrie Haake and husband Lawrence of Plymouth; brother in law Gene Rickers of Wymore; niece Niticia Haake of Plymouth; and 2 nephews L.J. Haake and wife Kenzie of Omaha, and Tyler Haake of Plymouth; 2 aunts Betty Gutzmer and Elvera Rodgers; and one uncle Bill Hewitt. She was preceded in death by her father Raymond Forney (2014); grandparents Rolland and Katherine Forney and William and Ann Hewitt; and parents in law Irvin and Matilda Rickers.

Mon
23
Mar

Livingston Enterprises Stateline facility south of Fairbury hit by fire

Livingston Enterprises Stateline facility south of Fairbury hit by fire. Multiple buildings engulfed in flames. Seven area fire departments on scene, along with dozens of emergency vehicles and volunteers. Estimates are over 100 personnel responding.
UPDATE: Fire departments still being paged out. Rural departments starting to run low on water. Smoke can be detected and seen from 20 miles away.

Wed
18
Mar

Spring Expo at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds

The Fairbury Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the 9th annual Spring Expo to be held Saturday, March 28, 2015, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. The Expo will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature many vendors, entertainment, Happy D Klown and prizes. Admission is free.

The Expo continues to grow over the years, and offers something for nearly everyone.

“We are very excited about the wide array of booths which will be available, as well as new entertainment,” said Lana Likens, co-chair of the event. “Attendees will be able to see a variety of home improvement, garden, service, decorating and health offerings, as well as attend informational and entertaining programs.”

A new offering this year is the Gown Gala Pageant by the FYI Center, set for 1 p.m. in the Merchants Building. (see attached poster for entertainment throughout the day)

Wed
18
Mar

Fairbury Red Basketball Team


FAIRBURY RED SIXTH GRADE BASKETBALL TEAM finished their season 17-3. They received first place in the Kansas/Seward and Fairbury Tournament and placed first in the YMCA Spirit League. The team finished fourth in the Grand Island Hoops Mania tournament in the “A” Bracket. Team members include: Back row, Shelby Klaumann, Marlee Biehl, Addie Parrack, Mallonee Biehl and Ellie Ohlde. Front row, Mikwenna Lierman, Maggie Layton, Leah Moyer and Brooklyn Bear. Contributed Photo

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