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Wed
25
May

First Recital

Students of Jill Carlson held a piano recital on Saturday, May 21 at Cornerstone Church in Fairbury. Students of varying levels played a variety of pieces. Awards, certificates and commemorative composer busts were given to students at the completion of the recital. From left to right, Nate Stelling, Natalie Heidemann, Olivia Linscott, Memphis Brown, Ellie Tucker, Mikelangelo Hunt, Adaline Linscott, Kate Tucker, Allexia Vculek, Bethany Klaumann, Bridget Heidemann, Jill Carlson. A reception was held after the recital. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

Wed
25
May

Annual Softball Tourney To Be Largest In Years

The 30th annual Fairbury Girls Softball tournament, traditionally held Memorial weekend, is expected to be the largest in at least a decade. 
The tournament is scheduled for May 28-29 at the Fairbury Softball Complex. Monday, May 30, is reserved for a rain date.
“The Memorial Weekend Tournament is a long-standing tradition in our community,” said Lana Likens, Fairbury Girls Softball president and this year’s tournament director. “It is a great early-season tournament for teams to practice their skills; it is a boost to Fairbury’s economy as it brings many players, coaches and spectators to town; and it is a fund-raiser for Fairbury Girls Softball.”
This year there are 36 teams registered for the tournament. Likens said that some teams travel each day from home, some teams stay in motels in Fairbury or the surrounding area, and some teams camp in area camp grounds. 
Tue
24
May

Jordan Gausman

 
Jordan R. Gausman, 31, passed away May 3 2016 in Colorado. 
Jordan was born July 25, 1984 in Fairbury. He attended school at CHB and later Thayer Central where he graduated in 2003. Jordan received his Associate Degree in Media Arts from Central Community College in Hastings. 
In 2006 he moved to Leadville, Colorado and was last employed at the Silver Dollar Saloon as a bartender and cook. 
His passions were cooking, skateboarding, snowboarding, hiking, camping and drawing.  
Jordan  is survived by his parents, father-Jeff Gausman of Fairbury, mother- Sandi Freese and special friend Neil Zenger of Haddam, brother- James  Long and wife Meaghan of Lincoln, nephew- Carter Long, grandmother-Phyllis Gausman of Fairbury, grandparents- Bob and CJ Freese of Fairbury/Phoenix, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Tue
24
May

Alvina Krueger

Alvina Krueger was born on April 28, 1923 in Gothenburg, Nebraska to Eilert and Gesina (Schmidt) Franzen. She passed away on May 1, 2016 at Blue Valley Lutheran Home at the age of 93. Alvina was baptized on June 3, 1923 at Christ Lutheran Church and confirmed in her faith on April 10, 1938. Her confirmation bible verse was Col. 3:17, “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Alvina completed the eighth grade at Middle Willow Island School and helped her dad on the farm. She later worked as a nurse aid at the Gothenburg hospital. Alvina traveled to Gilead to visit her sister, Bernice, and there met her future husband, Paul Krueger. Paul and Alvina were married at Christ Lutheran Church in Gothenburg on August 27, 1944. Five children were born to this union, Eileen, Dean, Carol, Sharon and Ann. Paul and Alvina were life-long farmers south of Gilead.

Mon
23
May

Joyce Jean Kugel

Joyce Jean Kugel, born Dec. 15, 1954 in Fairbury. She passed away May 22, 2016 in York, NE. 
Services on June 3 at 10 a.m. at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials to family choice to be designated at a later date.
Arrangements will be held at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home. wwwlincolnfh.com.
Mon
23
May

Kieth A. Crome

Kieth A. Crome 72 of Steele City, NE. passed away May 16, 2016. He was born January 26, 1944 at Marysville, KS. He was a Vietnam Army Veteran. Survivors are Sons: Brent (Francine) Crome of Marysville, KS., Robert Crome of Diller, NE., Wayne (Leah) Crome of Greeley, NE., Michael Crome of Ord, NE., 11 Grandchildren, Brother: Lennis Crome of Billings, MT., Sisters: Connie (Tex) Doebele of Silver Lake, KS., Nancy (Brad) Townsend of Elnora, IN. Cremation has taken place.

Mon
23
May

STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS AND FLOODING STILL POSSIBLE OVER THE NEXT 7 DAYS

A morning look into the forecast from each weather service office in our area.

A look at what the forecast holds for rainfall over the next 7 days.

All the local rivers and creeks in the area are back to their "normal" levels, but with the forecasted rainfall in the area this could change.

Remember "TURN AROUND DON'T DROWN"

Monitor current NWS forecasts for any changes

Thu
19
May

Annual Spring Salad Festival

The annual spring salad festival sponsored by the auxiliary of Jefferson Community Health Center today at the Fairbury Elks Lodge.

Wed
18
May

Diller-Odell Students Raise over $200,000 in Scholarships and Awards

Bladen Ahl:
Elk’s Student of the Month Award, Joel and Glenda Austin Shelter Insurance Foundation scholarship, Wayne State College Leadership Award, Wayne State College Foundation Scholarship, Wayne State College, Honors Program, Alternate RHOP Recipient, Universal Technical Institute Scholarhsip, UNK Deans Scholarship, UNK Chancellor’s Scholarship, Kiwanis Scholarship and the Dorothy Stanosheck “Grandma Dot” Memorial Scholarship.
Tyler Klecan:
SCC High School Senior Scholarship, Nebraska Past Exalted Rulers Scholarship, Knights of Columbus Scholarship and the Charles and Orene Hinds Scholarship
Zachary Reiman:
DOEA Scholarship and the UNK Band Scholarship
Cody Scheele:
Burdell Van Boening Memorial Scholarhsip, CCC ACT Advantage Scholarship, Horseshoe Farmer’s Band Scholarship, and the OACE Scholarship.
Bailey Schroeder:

Wed
18
May

5-18-16

Sheriff’s Report:
May 2: A vehicle was stopped for speeding and cited for no proof of insurance.
May 3: A vehicle was stopped for speeding. The driver was found to have an active warrant and had no proof of insurance. The driver was arrested on the warrant and cited for no proof of insurance.
May 7: Traffic stop leads to the arrest of a male driver for driving under the influence of alcohol in Steele City.
May 7: Report of a theft in Jansen.
May 9: Possible suicidal subject in rural Endicott. Subject was located and was fine.
May 12: Traffic stop resulted in a citation for possession of marijuana, one ounce or less, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
May 14: Melissa A. Bennett was westbound on Highway 8 in a 2015 Chevrolet when a deer came out of the south ditch, making contact with the front of the vehicle, causing $3,000 of damage.

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