Alwin Grefe will be celebrating his 90th birthday on June 7, 2014 and Alwin & Rosella (Niemeier) Grefe will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary on June 19, 2014.
Their children, Linda Grefe of Fairbury, Barbara Ruhnke and husband, Don of Fairbury and Karen Reynolds and husband, Jeff of Plymouth, wish to honor them with a card shower for both milestones in their lives.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Securitys Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)through its regional offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City and Denton (Texas)is monitoring the possibility of tornadoes and large hail on Tuesday across parts of the Central Plains and Mid-Mississippi Valley. Residents in potentially affected areas should take the time now to prepare for severe weather and to monitor conditions via NOAA Weather Radio and local media.
FEMA is in close contact with the National Weather Service, which is forecasting the development of severe thunderstorms across the Great Plains into the Ohio Valley and central Appalachians Tuesday into Wednesday. The storms may bring the potential for significant severe weather events. Comprehensive forecasts for specific areas are available at www.weather.gov.
Downtown Fairburys art galleries and specialty shops will be open for "First Friday" coming up June 6th. They will be opening their doors to visitors from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. as part of the First Friday Art Walk in historic downtown Fairbury. Some cities hold "art walks" in which a number of the town's art galleries or artists' studios open their doors into Friday evening to attract people to the downtown and enrich the art community.
The June Art Walk will feature three stops and the debut of the 4th annual Architectural Elements Contest, a game that challenges visitors to identify features on historic buildings around the square. Punch cards and entry forms will be available at the first stop on the walk, the Jefferson County Art Guild.
Among the 650 graduates of Doane College on Sunday, May 18 were Sondra R. Peterson, DeWitt, Bachelor of Arts, Human Relations; Bailey A. Wollenburg, DeWitt, Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education; Kara Joy Marvin, Plymouth, Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education.
Shelby Cammack, 2014 graduate of Tri County Schools was named to the Lincoln Journal Star's Class Acts students. Also named were Logan and Even Garber, graduates of Ashland-Greenwood, grandsons of Virgene Schmidt and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Garber.
Dennis Krejci, business teacher at Tri County Schools, will be among 45 Nebraska business teachers to be recognized by the Department of Education at the Nebraska Career Education Conference on June 4 in Kearney.
May 20: Mumby Family Trust to Ryan Kats and Ashley R. Kats: E25' of W150' of S142' and the W50' of the E150' of the S142' of B3 of W.G. McDowell's Subdivision in Fairbury; and the S64.5' of the E100' of the S142' of B3 of W.G. McDowell's Subdivision in Fairbury.
May 20: Carmen K. Schroeder to Julian G. Gallegos and Jacqualine J. Gallegos: L8 of Van Dorston's Addition to Fairbury.
May 21: Gloria J. Poteet Trust to Jon S. Aasen and Robin Ann Marks-Aasen: L3, B2 of Schwag Addition to the City of Fairbury.
May 21: Eavon Zimmerman to Mary A. Sasse: L16 of First Brick Addition to the City of Fairbury.
May 21: Debra Dewald and Douglas Dewald to Mary A. Sasse: L16 of First Brick Addition to the City of Fairbury.
May 22: Donald W. Call and Michaela B. Call to Justin Schultis: L12-13, B4 of Mendenhall's Addition to Fairbury, with exceptions.
The Paul's Lutheran of Plymouth Ladies' aid Met May 29. The opening hymn was The head that Once was Crowned with Thorns. Pastor Bortulin finalized the study of the Apostles: James, Simon, and Judas, son of James.
President Marge Schmidt called the meeting to order. Waneita Schroeder was welcomed as a visitor. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. The treasurer's balances were given.
It was moved and seconded to donate $100 to Vacation Bible School.
There is also a sign up sheet for cookies for VBS. Discussion was held concerning the children's busy bags that are used during church services.
The ladies' aid agreed to go through them and sort the materials once a month.
Kami Hasse celebrated her 2014 RCHS graduation with a Mardi Gras party at the Hall in Narka. The room was decorated in the Mardi Gra theme with a photo corner for all the guests to have their picture taken in feathers and beads. A fun time was had by all helping Kami celebrate with lots of good food, fun and music. The event was hosted by her family.
The Mahaska Alumni celebrated it's 85th year Memorial weekend. Over 90 alumni & guests gathered at the Acerage in Hubbell Fri. night for supper, visiting and getting caught up on thier lives and laughing about the "old days" On Sat. morning a group of about 12 gathered at the Mahaska Community Center to set up for that evenings banquet. Sat. afternoon some of the alumni took a tour of their old high school which is now the Mahaska Lofts. On Sunday evening the group gathered for a social time, visiting and sharing old pictures, a slide show given by Dave Miller, and a catered meal at the center.