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School Board Discusses Building Conditions

The Fairbury School Board met Monday, Nov. 11, discussing many issues but one of the main items was to consider and approve a Performance Contract Vendor.

Currently, the Fairbury School District has contracted with Seimens to maintain all the operating equipment such as air conditioners, heat, electrical and etc.

The School Board put out a request for bid for a company to evaluate and make recommendations as to the condition of the Fairbury Schools. The School Board asked that companies that applied with proposals present what schools they have worked with in the past and what if any work they had done with Fairbury. Two companies responded and the Board decided go with the TRANE company. TRANE will evaluate the condition of the buildings and equipment for free and make recommendations and bring it to the Board for discussion.

Wed
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Teachers Help Bonham Theatre Project

Photo caption: Teachers from Fairburys Jefferson and Central Elementary Schools, donated $1,050 to the Bonham Theatre Project last week as part of their Jeans for a Cause program. During the school year, each teachers each pay $20 annually to wear jeans on the last day of each work week, usually on Fridays. The teachers raised $1,000 in the program but added an additional $50, their prize money for a winning parade float.

This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.com

Photo by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-News

Wed
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Elks November Teens of the Month

The Fairbury Elks Lodge #1203 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elk USA announced their teens of the month based on character, leadership, community service, citizenship and scholastic achievement.

Amelia Louise LEcuyer, who attends Washington County High School, is the daughter of Francis and Christine LEcuyer.

She was in FBLA for four years, and FFA for three.

LEcuyer achieved High Honors all through high school, Solos in Choir (First in District, Regional and State), Par Law team FBLA (Regional and State), State Nursery Team FFA, and High Point award FFA.

Athletically she has participated in volleyball, track, and basketball, and lettered two years in Basketball.

LEcuyers hobbies include horseback riding, photography, and reading books.

Her plans for the future are to attend Cloud County for two years to set her Associates Degree, then transfer to Washburn University to obtain her degree in physical therapy.

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Charlene Janice Zabel

Charlene Janice Zabel 82, born September 27, 1931 at Wymore, Ne., to Ralph and Iva Anderson (Merle) Cacek, passed away at Bryan LGH-East in Lincoln on November 11, 2013. She is survived by her husband, Howard, sons; Lynn & wife Becky of Lincoln, Ne.; Dean & wife Jean of King George, VA; and Bruce & wife Brenda of Omaha, Ne. 6 Grandchildren, 3 Great-Grandchildren, and 1 Great-Great Grandchild, and Sister; Elaine & husband Alvin Hennerberg of Fairbury, Ne. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers; Arnold and Virgil. The family will greet friends on Friday, November 15, 2013, from 7:00- 8:00 p.m. at the Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury. Services will be Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church with Pastor Karl Lent officiating. Memorials will go to the United Methodist Church in Fairbury or Familys Choice. Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery at Western, NE.

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Frank W. Phelps

Frank W. Phelps 97 of Fairbury, NE., passed away November 7, 2013 at Gardenside Long Term Care in Fairbury. He was born June 16, 1916 at Blanca, CO. to David & Almira (Skinkle) Phelps. He was a W W II Army Veteran. Survivors are Son & Daughter-in-law: Jim & Lori Phelps of Fairbury, Sister: Louise Howard of Salem, OR., Nephews & Wives: Frank & Alice Howard of Salem, OR., Dave & Sharon Howard of Nashville, TN., Great Nieces & Nephews. Preceded by Parents, Wife Heral. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday November 15, 2013 at the United Methodist Church in Fairbury, with Pastor Karl Lent officiating. The family will greet friends at the Funeral Home on Thur. Nov. 14th from 7 to 9 p.m. Burial at the Nora Cemetery Nora, NE. In lieu of flowers memorials to the Fairbury United Methodist Church & Gardenside Long Term Care. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge of arrangements.

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Maxine M. Mannschreck

Maxine M. Mannschreck 93 of Fairbury, NE., passed away November 11, 2013 at the P.E.O. Home in Beatrice. She was born June 25, 1920 at Cook, NE to August and Mary Seeba Weber. She owned and operated the John Deere Implement Dealer in Fairbury with her husband Robert. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert and a sister Lucille. She is survived by sons Howard Mannschreck and wife Alverna of Chesterfield, MO, Doyle Mannschreck and wife Brenda of Fairbury, a daughter Cheryl Matthies of Kansas City, MO. 8 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren and 4 step great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Gerdes-Meyer Chapel in Fairbury, with Father Edwin Stander officiating. Burial will be in the Fairbury Cemetery. Memorials are to the American Heart Association. The family will greet friends on Wednesday, from 6:00 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Betty A. Tedrow

Betty A. Tedrow 89 of Fairbury, NE. passed away November 9, 2013 at Gardenside Long Term Care in Fairbury. She was Born October 2, 1924 at Fairbury, NE. to Duncan & Evelyn (Steele) Ruble. Survivors are Husband: Norman Tedrow of Fairbury, Daughters: Janet Keller & Husband Robert of La Monte, MO., Beverly Poley & Husband Larry of Morrowville, KS., Grandchildren: Jodie Thering & Husband Edward Bud of Knob Noster, MO., James Keller & Wife Katarina of Blue Springs, MO., Buffy Auman & Husband Andy of Fairbury, Roger Davis & Wife Sherri of Fairbury, 10 Great Grandchildren, 3 Great Great Grandchildren, 2 Step Great Grandchildren, Numerous Nieces & Nephews. The family will greet friends from 1:00 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, at the funeral home and burial will follow at the Fairbury Cemetery. Memorials are to the familys choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge of arrangements.

Fri
08
Nov
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Frost Gets 20-36 Months for Stolen TV

Misty Frost, 26, was sentenced to serve 20-36 months imprisonment for the possession of a stolen flat screen television. The strong sentence also had a lot to do with her lack of cooperation with the court.

Thursday, in Jefferson County District Court, Judge Paul Korslund was clearly tired of Frosts lack of diligence as she failed to even contact probation officers performing a pre-sentence investigation over the past eight weeks.

While her defense attorney Joseph Casson asked for a continuance because Frost was arrested on further theft charges over the weekend, Korslund denied the motion.

I would like to make the court aware that this morning my office filed a new complaint and Ms. Frost is presently in custody. She was arrested on felony theft charges over the weekend, said Jefferson County Prosecutor Linda Bauer.

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08
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Nov. 6, 2013

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Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Homes Recently Joined with Tibbetts Bros., Inc

Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Homes of Fairbury, Odell and Western announce they have recently joined with Tibbetts Bros., Inc., based in Belleville KS.

"This new association will strengthen our commitment to the families we now serve in our Kansas and Nebraska areas, and will provide the reassurance of maintaining our locally owned funeral home for generations to come," said Jeffrey C. Meyer, president of Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Homes.

Funeral directors Jeff Meyer and Don Sutton, and staff will continue to serve families at the Gerdes-Meyer locations.

Tibbetts Bros., Inc. has operated funeral homes in North Central Kansas and South Central Nebraska since 1947.

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