Submitted by Fairbury1 on Mon, 12/22/2014 - 3:08pm
Virgil D. Richardson 96 of Fairbury, died December 21, 2014 at Heritage Care Center. He was born on December 25, 1917 at South Bend, NE.
Survivors include his wife, Betty of Fairbury; daughters, Sally (William) Hull of Fairbury; Torry (Chris) Thelen of Wood River, NE,; son, Rick of Enid, OK; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Fri, 12/19/2014 - 4:00pm
When it comes to funding education, the lines between equal opportunities among school districts can become blurred. The differences between smaller school districts and larger, metropolitan-area districts aren't hard to see, but they can create tough challenges for education policymakers.
Superintendents from 13 small to mid-size school districts make up an organization called STANCE, which stands for Schools Taking Action for Nebraska Children's Education. Their mission statement says, "STANCE supports equitable learning opportunities for all Nebraska children."
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Fri, 12/19/2014 - 2:42pm
The Merry Moderns met on Wednesday, December 10 at the Diller Community Building with senior diners. After lunch, Jane called the meeting to order with ten members present. Jean gave two readings and shared two special Christmas cards from the past and a homemade gift from her brother when they were in elementary, school.
Club member voted to send a monetary gift to hope crisis for Christmas. Christmas cards were signed for our clubs honorary members, Hope and Irene. New heart sister were drawn for 2015. Yearbooks for 2015 were handed out. Jeanette led the group in several games. Then the annual heart sister gifts were exchanged.
Jeanette served lunch.
The Diller Seniors card party was held Dec. 16. High scores for pitch were Carl Lytle and Herb Hertwig. Low scores for pitch were Eva Renz, Jan Gold. Door prize winner was Phyllis Engelman.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Fri, 12/19/2014 - 2:23pm
Garry Gene Ward, 60, of Fairbury, NE. Peacefully passed away Tuesday, December 16th at home with his family by his side.
Garry was born to Wayne and Carolyn Ward on March 15. He was the oldest of 3 children.
On March 20, 1972 he married Janice Ann Ward in Guthrie , Okla. They were blessed with a son and two daughters.
For many of his adult years Garry and his father owned their own roofing company “Wards Roofing”. Over the years he had different jobs until his health would longer allow him to do so.
His is survived by his by his best friend and wife, Janice Ward; son, Garry and wife, Diane Ward; daughters, Debbie Sautter and Carol Hasselbring all of Fairbury; grandchildren, Daniel Ellis; Janice Ward, Michael Ward, Amy Ward, Jordan Ward and Riane Ward; sister, Penny and husband, Mike Dickinson of Alma, NE; many nieces, nephews and great grandchildren.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Fri, 12/19/2014 - 2:22pm
Elsie Campbell Penney, 93, formerly of Superior, Ne, passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Fairbury, NE. Elsie was born in Schneverdingen, Germany on February 23, 1921, to William and Meta Kuehne. Elsie had two younger sisters Adina Mason and Eileen Eickmann.
Elsie went to school at rural Byron until the eight grade. Due to the economic conditions of the 1930’s she had to quit school and work to help support the family.
On October 9, 1941, Elsie married Roy Campbell of rural Byron. To this marriage one son, Jerry was born on October 11.
Roy and Elsie ran a grocery store in Byron for several years before moving to Ruskin, in 1949. Where they started Ruskin Produce, picking up farmer’s eggs, cream, and chickens for several year. Then she went to work for in Superior at several different jobs before retiring at age 65. Roy and Elsie moved to a new home in Superior. On June 23, 1984 Roy passed away.