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Tue
07
Apr

Zelda C. Molzer

Zelda C. Molzer, 98, of Beatrice formerly of Plymouth died Wednesday, April 1, 2015.  She was born on June 15, 1916 at rural Clatonia and attended District #82 through the 8th grade.  She married Frank Molzer on June 16, 1935 at St. John’s Lutheran Church at Kramer and they farmed in Lancaster and Saline counties.  They moved into Plymouth in 1987 and went into beekeeping as a business and a hobby.  She was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Plymouth where she attended Ladies Aid and sang in the church choir.  She enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, crocheting, sewing, quilting, gardening, fishing and music.  She lived at Samaritan Springs in Beatrice for six years before moving to Good Samaritan.
Tue
07
Apr

Martin W. Jordening

Martin W. Jordening, 87 years of age, of Lincoln, formerly of Fairbury, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Hospital Regional Medical Center in Lincoln. He was born July 18, 1927 to Conrad and Alvina (Drees) Jordening at Daykin. He grew up in the Daykin area and after graduating from Daykin High School, joined the U.S. Army. After returning from the service, he married Evelyn Grummert on September 3, 1950 at Peace Lutheran Church at Plymouth. Martin was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Daykin, holding many offices throughout the years including treasurer, trustee, elder and chairman. He was also a member of the Sportsman Club of Jefferson County.
Tue
07
Apr

Neal W. Frederick

Neal W. Frederick was born July 6, 1922, to Andrew and Hazel Arndt Frederick at Beatrice, Nebraska. He left this life on March 29, 2015, at the age of 92.
He graduated from Fairbury High School in 1941, where he played High School Football. From 1941 to 1942, Neal worked for the Hested Store Co. at Fairbury. He entered into active service with the U. S. Navy on December 17, 1942, and was discharged on January 29, 1946. He was united in marriage to Darlene Shinn on February 10, 1946.
For many years his career was a rural mail carrier for the Fairbury Post Office as well as renovating houses.
He was an active member of the Fairbury Christian Church; curator of the Fairbury City Museum; and a 25-year member of the Fairbury Cemetery Association.
Survivors are son Fred and cousins.
Preceded in death by his parents and wife Darlene.
Tue
07
Apr

Shirley Fleming

Shirley Fleming, age 81, of Columbus, died Sunday, April 5, 2015 at Edgewood Vista in Columbus.
Shirley was born September 10, 1933 in Plainview, Nebraska to Oscar and Margie (Ober) Wilson. 
In high school she was a member of the pep club, glee club, student council as well as working at the Palace of Sweets and the creamery. She was confirmed at the Methodist Church in Bloomfield where she was a member. She was also a member of the Eastern Star. 
She worked for the Smith County Hospital for many years. 
Shirley has many hobbies including reading, golfing, bowling, quilting, knitting and crocheting. She was always up for a game of Kings Korner, Yahtzee or watching Wheel of Fortune. Her grandchildren will remember her for her quilting, making chocolate chip cookies, apple butter and her huge collection of elephants. The last months of her life where spent at Edgewood Vista in Columbus.
Tue
07
Apr

Elizabeth “Beth” Ambri

Elizabeth “Beth” Ambri, 43 of Mesa, Arizona, passed away March 30, 2015 in Mesa.  She was born June 20, 1971 in Fairbury, NE.
 She is survived by her husband Steven Ambri of Mesa, son Derrick Ambri of Mesa, daughters Erin Meyer-Blythe of Nebraska, Cassidy Ambri of Mesa and Courtney Ambri of Mesa and her new granddaughter Eliana Meyer-Blythe, and parents Jerry and Jacquline Meyer of Fairbury.
 Services will be Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Fairbury, NE, with Lana Likens officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Fairbury.  Memorials will go to the Family’s Choice.  Viewing will be 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. Friday at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home, with the family greeting friends from 6:00 – 9:00. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.  
 
Fri
03
Apr

Weight Loss and Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy at 7pm

Health Awareness Clinic tuesday, April 7 at Community Building 8th & Ash Sts, Fairbury, 888-313-4121, 7pm

Date: 
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 7:00pm
Wed
01
Apr

Teammates Fundraiser at Runza


Fairbury Runza conducts fundraiser on Tuesday to help the local Teammates chapter with 10% of all proceeds going to the chapter. (Photo by Shaunte Dean/Fairbury Journal-News)
Wed
01
Apr

Fairbury Trap Team Takes First, Second Places Saturday


Sr. High Team 1, Handicap Team 1st place 223/250 and High Over All Team 2nd place 445/500 Nathaniel Stapaules, Brock Barton, Jacob Maschmann, Marshall Nichelson, Tyler Heidemann. (Contributed Photo)
Sr. High individual medal winners. Nathaniel Stapaules 1st place 21 yard  handicap 47/50, Jacob Maschmann 1st place 22-23 yard handicap 45/50 and 17/20 in shoot off, Tyler Heidemann 3rd place 22-23 yard handicap 45/50 and 7/10 in shoot off.
 
Sr High scores:
Nathaniel Stapaules 89/100
Brock Barton 91/100
Jacob Maschmann 89/100
Marshall Nichelson 87/100
Tyler Deboer 77/100
Tyler Heidemann 89/100
Mark Kroeker 92/100
Logan Kunc 79/100
Latham Block 82/100
Tyler Bray 77/100
Colton Fangmeier 68/100
Scylar Roop 83/100
Chloe Brooks 76/100
Christian Lufkin 81
Autumn Deepe 68/100
Savannah Brockman 72/100
Michael Lewis 72/100
Wed
01
Apr

Stetson Meyer Sets Record In High Jump At Pioneer Conference Indoor

It was a special day for the Diller-Odell Griffins track and field team at last Thursday’s Pioneer Conference Indoor Invite held at the Fuhrer Fieldhouse on the campus of Doane College in Crete.
Senior Stetson Meyer stole the show as he set a school record in winning the high jump with a leap of 6’9”.
Meyer held the school record of 6’6” established last spring in winning the Class D high jump at the Nebraska State Track and Field Championships at Omaha Burke Stadium.
As a team, the Griffins tied for third in the 10-team field with Pawnee City each scoring 57.50 points.
Falls City Sacred Heart won the conference team championship with a score of 109 points.
Besides Meyer’s gold medal performance in the high jump, senior Marcus Eickmann won the gold medal in the 60-meter high hurdles with a time of 9.45.
Wed
01
Apr

NAIA Division II National Champs


NAIA DIVISION II NATIONAL CHAMPIONS—Fairbury graduate and senior on the Morningside College Lady Mustangs basketball team Mandy Osborne, far right stands with her senior teammates displaying the national championship trophy the Lady Mustangs won by defeating Concordia University of Seward by a score of 59-57 on Mar. 17 at Sioux City, Iowa. (Contributed Photo)

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