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Reva J. Rollman

Reva J. Rollman

Reva J. Rollman, 88, Salina, formerly of Morrowville, passed away Monday, Mar. 24, 2014 in Salina. She was born December 19, 1925 in Washington County to Earl and Clare (McNish) Jennings. Reva was united in marriage with Henry Rollman on May 18, 1946. She and Henry owned and operated the Corner Caf for many years. Reva was a lifetime member of the Morrowville Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, on Jul. 9, 2004; infant son, Billy Hank; brothers, Maynard Jennings; Guy Jennings and wife, Phyllis; and sister, Ruby West and husband, Max.

Survivors include her daughter, Gayle Lacey and husband, Don of Salina; grandson, Deron Graham and wife, Stephanie of Liberty, MO; great-grandchildren, Davis Graham of Liberty, MO and Corsin Graham of St. Louis, MO.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, March 27 at the Morrowville Christian Church. Inurnment will be in the Morrowville Cemetery.

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Viola Hanlin

Viola Hanlin

Viola Wilhemina, 81 , passed away in Aurora, Nebraska on March 14, 2014. She was the daughter of Herman and Wilhemina (Borchard) Scherling , she was born on December 3, 1932 in Beatrice, Nebraska .

She worked various jobs throughout her life but her most memorable employment was waitressing in North Hollywood, California during the 1960s and chatting with famous actors like Roy Rogers or Michael Landon.

On August 23, 1975, Viola was united in marriage to Jim Hanlin. She spent most of her time as a full-time wife and mother. She loved doing things for her family, from cooking and preparing the perfect Christmas dinner to remembering every special moment with cards and gifts.

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Larry Nickel

Larry Nickel

Larry G. Nickel, 73, of Griswold, Iowa formerly of Western, Neb., Passed away on Saturday Mar. 1, 2014.

He is survived by his daughter, Sandra (Dan) Olsen of Murdock, Neb.; son, Todd (Dawn) Nickel of Beatrice; brothers, Jim (Diana) Nickel; Rod (Betty) Nickel; Randy Nickel; sisters, Donna (Galen) Zajicek; Darla (Larry) Johnson; Sherri Folkerts and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Saturday, Mar. 29, 2014, 2pm at St. Johns United Church in Western. Military graveside service performed by the United States Air Force will be held following the service at the plainview Cemetery, Western. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place. In Lue of flowers, memorials to benefit the Western American Legion Post #255 and the Plainview Cemetery Association.

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Rev. Kenneth Jacobson

Rev. Kenneth R. Jacobson, 95 died March 25, 2014 at Gardenside Long Term Care in Fairbury, NE. He was born October 24, 1918 to Thorwald and Anne (Dybevik) Jacobson in Sebeka, Minnesota.

Survivors include his wife, Clara; Daughters Solveig Bischoff of Beatrice, NE., Mary Hoppe and husband Dick of Fairbury, NE., Margit Kegel and husband James of Eugene, OR.; Sons Peter & wife Anne Jacobson of Wichita, KS., Paul and wife LaVonne Jacobson of Northfield, MN., and Thomas and wife Kim Jacobson of Champlain, MN., 25 Grandchildren and 18 Great-Grandchildren; and Brother, Rev. Arvild Jacobson and wife Jo of Sun City, AZ .

He is preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters, 5 brothers, one son-in-law and one grandson.

Services will be Monday, March 31, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the American Lutheran Church in Fairbury, NE., with Pastor Brian Julin-McCleary officiating. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of the arrangements.

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Mary J. Hess

Mary J. Hess

Mary J. Hess, 54, of Fairbury, Neb. passed away Mar. 21, 2014 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury. She was born October 30, 1959 in Washington, Kan.

Cremation has taken place.

Graveside services are pending with Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury.

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Alvin J. Bures

Alvin J. Bures

Alvin J. Bures, 87, of Odell, Neb. passed away Mar. 18, 2014.

Survivors are sons, Terrance Bures and wife, Connie of Beatrice; Randall Bures And wife, Annette of Urbandale, Iowa; daughters, Sondra Klover and husband, Douglas of Marysville, Kan.; Brenda Thanel and husband, William of Derby, Kan.; Lori Stohs of Omaha; nine grandchildren, Erin Blake and husband, Brandon; Steven Bures and wife, Felicia; Benson Bures; Jessica Pecenka and husband, Alex; Hilary Rombeck and husband, Andrew; Kate Spitsnogle and husband, Dexter; Jayden Thanel; Ethan Stohs; Emily Stohs; seven great grandchildren; sisters-in-law; Ella Klaus and Lola Dorn of Beatrice; Brothers-in-law, Vernon Klaus and wife Eleanor of Fairbury; David Klaus of Odell; Myron Lohse of Hanover, Kan; many nieces & nephews.

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CORRECTION

CORRECTION

Correction from the Farmiong Tool that was published in our March 19 edition

Willa Cather is not the author of the Little House on the Prairie series. Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote that series. Cather is the author of O Pioneers, Song of the Lark and she also received the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours.

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The Beatrice Zone Lutheran Womens

The Beatrice Zone

Lutheran Womens

Missionary League will hold their Spring Workshop at Zion Harbine on Saturday, April 5. Registration will be at 12:30 and the workshop will begin at 1 p.m. The theme of the workshop is Always changing, always the same referring to the colors of the church.

Admission is free but bring an item for the food pantry or a donation. Dessert will be served at the conclusion of the meeting at approximately 4 p.m.

Anyone interested is welcome to come.

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Fairbury Public Library

Fairbury Public Library

will celebrate National Library Week, April 13-19. The week starts early when the Library and the Rock Creek Quilters Guild present an evening with Suzi Parron, author of Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement. Ms. Parron will show slides of barn quilts and share stories from her travels in writing her book. Refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase and signing. There are several barn quilts in Fairbury and Jefferson County and quilt trails in Nebraska will be included in Ms. Parrons second book. The talk is being held Thursday, April 10 at the American Lutheran Church at 7:00 P.M.

During the week of the 13th, the Library will have a small gift for adults and children who visit the library as a reminder that Lives change at your library and books are just the beginning. The library will also hold its annual sack sale in the hallway all week long. The library will be closed Friday, the 18th.

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Endicott Village Life Visit # 26 The Redbird 1937

Note: In the Fall of 2013 Jane Fairchild Bakewell gave Wanda Criner Talbott copies of five Endicott High School The Redbird newspapers from 1937. For the next few weeks we will read articles from those newspapers. Wanda was kind enough to allow me to make copies of The Redbird.

Volume IV Number 4 1937. SUPT. HEITBRINK HEADS COUNTY SCHOOL CLUB.

At the county School Administrators Club held in Fairbury last Wednesday evening, Mr. A. Heitbrink, Supt. of Schools at Reynolds, was elected president for the coming term. Mr. George Reichenbach, Supt of Plymouth Schools, was elected vice-president and Mr. Carl Ludington, coach of Diller Schools, was elected secretary-treasurer.

The executive committee appointed Chas. Clark, Supt of Schools at Steele City, for Activities Committee chairman. Supt, Nickel was appointed head of the program committee.

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