Robert H. Bob Schroeder, 84, of Reynolds, Neb. passed away on May 30, 2014. He was born Sept. 5, 1929 at rural Plymouth, Neb. the son of Frederick and Katharine Kracke Schroeder.
Survivors include his sisters-in-law, Martha Schroeder; Marie Schroeder; Bertha Schroeder; numerous nieces; nephews; cousins; friends and special friend Karen Keilwitz.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Gilead, Neb. with, Pastor Connie Raess officiating. Burial was at the Fairbury Cemetery. Memorials are to the church.
Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury in charge of arrangements.
Nearly 4,450 candidates for degree from the University of Kansas this spring - representing 88 Kansas counties, 45 other states and and 41 other countries - have been announced by the University Registrar.
Bin Chen, of Fairbury. Chen will receive a Doctor of Pharmacy.
The Office of the Registrar at Northwest Missouri State University announced the names of students named to the Academic or Presidents Honor Roll at the end of the 2014 spring trimester.
To be included on the Academic Honor Roll a student must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours and attain a grade-point average of 3.50 or above on a 4.00 scale. Students named to the Presidents Honor Roll have attained a perfect 4.00 GPA for the trimester.
Local students include Connor D Duis on the Presidents List from Odell and Hannah M Horak on the Presidents List from Western.
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.