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HARDENBURGER

Drew and Erin Hardenburger, Belleville, KS. are proud to announce the birth of their son Beckett Lee Hardenburger. He was born on July 3, 2014. He weighed 6 pounds 9 ounces and was 20 inches long.

Grandparents are Marvin and Becky Stelling Fairbury, NE; Mike and Diane Hardenburger, Belleville, KS; and great-grandparents are Lyle and Sharon Schmidt, Fairbury, NE; and Irene Hiatt, Belleville, KS.

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Jacquellyn Jackie Nault

Jacquellyn Jackie Nault, 64 years of age, of Concordia, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Mount Joseph Senior Village in Concordia. She was born on June 14, 1950 in Odell, Nebraska to Joe and Berdine (Conzelman) Payne. Jackie graduated from Fairbury High School in Fairbury, Nebraska in 1969. She married Daniel Nault on December 17, 1969 in Steele City, Nebraska. They later divorced. Jackie was a dietary aide at Mount Joseph Senior Village. She was a life member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Concordia where she helped with Bingo. Jackie loved fishing, karaoke, hanging out and talking with friends, riding her motorized scooter downtown and especially, spending time with her grandkids.

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Deloras Schwisow Bartels

Deloras Schwisow Bartels was born March 7, 1926 to Henry and Ida (Marschman) Schwisow near Tobias, Nebraska. She died at Gardenside Nursing Home in Fairbury, Nebraska on July 13, 2014 at the age of 88 years, 4 months, and 6 days. We will miss our wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and our kind, compassionate, loving, tolerant, and forever eager-to-learn teacher and friend.

She was baptized in Zion Lutheran near Tobias March 28, 1926 and was confirmed on June 25, 1939 at Immanuel Lutheran near Daykin. She lived with her parents, brothers, and sister on farms near Tobias, Daykin, and Fairbury and graduated from Fairbury H.S. in 1944. She married Bernard E. Bartels at Immanuel Lutheran on May 30, 1948. They lived and worked on a grain and dairy farm north of Tobias for 63 years. Deloras and Bernard moved to Cedarwood Assisted Living in April, 2011 because of her battle with Alzheimers.

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Maria E. Martin

Maria E. Martin 74 of Fairbury, NE. passed away July 18, 2014 in Fairbury. She was born December 22, 1939 at Lampazos de Naranjo Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Survivors are Brothers: Antonio, Pedro, Ildefonso, & Manuel, Sisters: Guadalupe, Juana, Josefina, & Andrea. Preceded by Parents Antonio & Natalia (Mendoza) Martinez, Husbands Gerardo Sierra & Earl Martin, Brothers Jose, Francisco, & Juan, Sisters Maria de Jesus, Maria Luisa, & Petrabertha. Cremation has taken place.

Memorial Services will be Tuesday July 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Fairbury, with Father John Birkel officiating. There will be a Rosary on Monday July 28th at 7:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home in Fairbury, with the family greeting friends following the rosary. Memorials to the Familys Choice.

Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge of arrangements.

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Peggy Palmerton

Peggy Palmerton, 58 of Fairbury passed away in Lincoln, NE on July 19, 2014. She was born October 27, 1955 at Hastings, NE. Her parents were Samuel and Joanne Engelhardt Ellis. She is survived by daughters Angela Keim and Marty Rhoades of Lincoln, NE, Michelle Decker and husband Kirk of Lincoln, NE and a son Zachary Palmerton and Emily Karnish of Lincoln, NE. 11 grandchildren. Sister-in-law Donna Ellis of Auburn, NE. A Celebration of Peggys life will be Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Fairbury, with Pastor Fay Hubbard officiating. Interment will be in the Fairbury Cemetery. Dress in Nebraska Cornhusker attire or red. Memorials are to the familys choice. Family will greet friends on Wednesday from 6:30 8:00 at the funeral home. Cremation has taken place. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.

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Faye H. Seifert

Faye H. Seifert 72, of Ashland, Neb., formerly of Fairbury, died July 16, 2014 at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Lincoln, Neb. She was born May 30, 1942 in Fairbury.

Survivors are her son, Tony Seifert of Lincoln; 3 Grandchildren, and brothers, Robert Williams and wife Rayetta of Columbus, Nebraska, and Dick Williams of Fairbury.

Services will be Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Fairbury, with Pastor Fay Hubbard officiating. Burial will be in the Steele City Cemetery. Memorials have been established to the familys choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of the arrangements.

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Two Vehicle Accident Results in Totaling One Vehicle

At approximately 4:15, Monday, July 21 Jefferson County Communications received a call of a two vehicle injury accident southeast of Jansen on a county road.

Upon arrival emergency crews found that a pickup had rear ended a semi grain truck. The driver of the pickup received non-life threatening injuries.

Vehicle #1 was a 2005 Freightliner pulling a grain trailer driven by Kevin H. Mittan, 54, of Blue Springs; vehicle #2 was a 2003 Chevy pickup driven by Brett W. Rosenow, 25, of Fairbury.

Mittan was southbound on 574 Ave and had almost came to a stop to wait for an east bound vehicle that was going to turn north on 574 Ave from 714 Rd. Rosenow was southbound and because of all the dust could not see Mittan coming to a stop. Rosenow rear ended Mittan.

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School Supply Drive at Diode Communications

Win an iPad Mini valued at $300 by donating school supplies by August 5, 2014 at Diode Communications office in Diller. Items needed, erasers, markers, folders, backpacks, kleenex and paper. Drawing will take place on August 6, 2014.

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Farm Safety at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds

Farm Safety at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds

Youth in Jefferson County will learn about farm safety on Tuesday July 29. Morgan Zumpfe, Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) Outreach Coordinator, will teach the children about various hazards in rural areas during a Farm Safety Day organized by the Jefferson County Farm Safety For Just Kids Chapter and several other community organizations.

According to the National Safety Council, agriculture is the nations most dangerous industry. Between 1995 and 2000, nearly 700 youth died on farms and ranches in the United States, according to the 2004 Journal of Safety Research.

The farm can be a great place to grow up, said Zumpfe. Kids just need to know what is safe and what is not.

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Jefferson County Fair Photos

Photo caption: Check out the hundreds of photos under this weeks paper issue of the Jefferson County Fair

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