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10
Mar

Tri County School Calls Off School For Today Due To Norovirus

Tri County Supt. Randy Schlueter said that the Norovirus has heavily affected elementary students and teachers. About 25% of student body was absent from school Wednesday as well as 8 teachers and 5 paras.

Not known yet if they will cancel school tomorrow(Friday) 

Wed
09
Mar

Patrick (PJ) Roskilly

Patrick (PJ) Roskilly
Patrick (PJ) Roskilly 58 of Hanover, Kan. passed away on Feb. 25, 2016 in Hanover, KS.  He was born on March 20, 1957 in Mexico, Mo. to Royal James and Dorothy Mae (Lukas) Roskilly. He grew up in rural Nebraska and attended Blue Hill Community School. After graduation he began working for Burlington Northern Railroad in Hastings, Ne. After several years with the railroad he moved to Wichita, Kan. and went to work for Boeing Aircraft.
Survivors are a sister Jocelyn (Jodi) Pickard and husband Doug of Wichita, Brothers: Rollie Roskilly of Lincoln, Quentin Roskilly of Eunice, La. Ben Roskilly and wife Amy of Dublin, Texas, Mark Roskilly and wife Deb of Omaha, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Royal and Dorothy (Lukas) Roskilly, a sister Carolyn Koch, and sister in law Julia Roskilly.
Wed
09
Mar

Idonna Ackley

Idonna (lang) Ackley
Idonna Ackley, 90, Blue Springs, Mo., formerly of Harrisonville, Mo., died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 at St. Mary's Manor in Blue Springs. Funeral services were Feb. 27, 2016 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville.
Burial in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice, 14310 E. 42nd Street South, Unit 600, Market Place Shopping Center, Independence, Missouri, 64055.
Wed
09
Mar

Alice Nelson

Alice Nelson
Alice Irene Fall Nelson died Feb. 6, 2016, at Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln after a short illness. She was 87. Alice was born Sept. 27, 1928, in Beatrice, to William P. and Lulu M. Cox. In 1944, she married Glen E. Fall and together they owned and operated Fisher’s Ice Cream  in Beatrice. The couple had four children. In 1958, they moved north of Fairbury, where they farmed until Glen’s death in 1975.
Alice moved to Fairbury and in 1976 was elected county treasurer of Jefferson County. She served four terms, retiring in 1993. In 1981, she married Donald Nelson. They enjoyed 27 years together, 13 in active and well-traveled retirement. Alice was a longtime member of the First Christian Church in Fairbury. She was talented at crafts, wise about business and ceaseless in her support of family. After Donald’s death in 2008, she moved to Savannah Pines Retirement Community in Lincoln.
Wed
09
Mar

Doyle Lade Inducted Into Nebraska Baseball Hall of Fame

It’s not everyday that your hometown is the birth place of a major league player.
Doyle Lade, was a major league pitcher who pitched for the Chicago Cubs from 1946-1950. He was born in Fairbury in 1921.
Lade who passed away in 2000 was one of four players, two coaches, and an umpire that were enshrined Valentine’s Day evening to the Nebraska Baseball Hall of Fame in front of 475 people in attendance at Aunt Mary’s Restaurant and Event Center in Beatrice.
Doyle’s son Terry, from Florida, and brother, Bud, who spends time in both Arizona and Florida, were there to except the honor.
Lade’s baseball career began in 1941, when he was signed by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent.
He spent the 1941 season with Oklahoma City of the Texas League, where he posted a record of 6-10 along with an earned run average of 3.66.
Wed
09
Mar

Remembering A Sincere Friend

It is always difficult to say goodbye to someone who had made an impact on so many people’s lives.
That was the case for family members, students, teachers, administration, opposing coaches, and close friends in the communities of Diller, Odell, and the surrounding area who were shocked at the unexpected passing of former teacher and coach Larry Shoff last month.
Mr. Shoff was physical education and health teacher and coach for 33 years at both Diller and Diller-Odell High Schools.
Shoff, a native of Wymore, Neb., graduated from Wymore High School and was a graduate of Peru State Teachers College. He began his career in education parttime at Yankee Hill elementary school in Lincoln in 1975.
In the fall of 1976, he was hired at Diller where he taught elementary and high school physical education, along with being the head coach in football, girls volleyball, girls basketball, and track and field.
Wed
09
Mar

Tatro Chiropractic Donates To Hoops Program

Tatro Chiropractic donates $483 to the Fairbury Area Hoops Program. For every three-point basket made in a varsity game Tatro Chiropractic donated $3. The Jeffs had 94 and the Lady Jeffs had 67. Cody Huss and Regan Schmidt were the top shooters with each making 29. Accepting the check on behalf of the Hoops Program is Coach Adam Brill.(Contributed Photo)

Wed
09
Mar

Summers Qualifies For NCAA Wrestling

Taylor Summers, a graduate of Tri County High School and a junior on the Chadron State College men’s wrestling team, qualified for the NCAA Division II National Wrestling Championships to be held March 11-12 at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Summers earned his spot at the national meet by placing second at the NCAA West Super Region Championships held Feb. 26-27 in Gunnison, Colo.
In the regional finals at 133 pounds, Summers lost by pin with nine seconds left in the third period to three-time national finalist and two-time national champion Daniel DeShazer of the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Heading into the national tournament, Summers has a record of 25-7 in his 133-pound weight class.
Summers has a number of key assets which have made him the wrestler he is for the Eagles.
Wed
09
Mar

Parent Mtg

The annual parent meeting of the Fairbury Community Girls Softball Association will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, at the Commons Area at Fairbury High School. The meeting will include election of board members and information on the 2016 season. If you have not signed up for softball and wish to play this summer, or for more information, contact Lana Likens at  llikens@hotmail.com or 729-5792.

Date: 
Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 6:30pm
Wed
09
Mar

Citizen Satisfaction Survey

The City of Fairbury is in need of volunteers to conduct a Citizen Satisfaction Survey this spring. This survey will assist the Governing Body and City staff with future resource allocation, and this survey is also necessary for the City to continue receiving Federal funds. 
Possible future projects that could be funded with these Federal funds include but are not limited to; walking trails, park improvements, new swimming pool, infrastructure projects, and more. 
Zoning Administrator, Laura Bedlan will be conducting an orientation for survey volunteers beginning on March 19th. 
For more information, please contact Laura Bedlan at 402-729-5261.

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