Submitted by Fairbury1 on Mon, 10/19/2015 - 1:45pm
Walter F. Manley 88 of Fairbury, NE. passed away October 13, 2015 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury. He was born January 15, 1927 at Burwell, NE. Survivors are Wife: Marjorie Manley of Fairbury, Daughter: Marilyn (Warren) Joerg of Randall, KS., Daughter-in-law: Teri Manley of Littleton, KS., 7 Grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren, Sister: Doris ( Vernon) Thompson of Taylor, NE. Cremation has taken place.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Fri, 10/16/2015 - 4:55pm
Harold J.E. Meyer, passed away Sunday, October 4, 2015 at the age of 95.
He is survived by son Thomas Meyer and Leslie Williams of Round Rock, Texas; son John Meyer and wife Sharla of Blue Springs; daughter Mary Meyer-Scully and husband David of Nederland, Colorado; grandchildren- Rod Paddock, Erin and Emmit Scully, Jonathan and Katelyn Meyer; two great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, mostly living in Nebraska. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Blue Springs.
Memorial service, including full military honors for Harold will be held October 26, 2015 at 10AM at the Fairbury Cemetery in Fairbury, NE.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Fri, 10/16/2015 - 4:53pm
Raymond H. Pohlmann, 94, of Beatrice formerly of Plymouth died at Good Samaritan Society of Beatrice Thursday night, Oct. 15, 2015. He was born on May 19, 1921.
Survivors include three sons, Gary Pohlmann and wife Carol of Lincoln, Gale Pohlmann and wife Lois and James Pohlmann and wife Lori all of Plymouth; one daughter, Debra Keaschall and husband Kelly of Rock Falls, IL; ten grandchildren, Staci (Jeff) Stoehr, Jon (Melissa) Pohlmann, Amy (George) Schwamberger, Chad (Darcy) Pohlmann, Brent (special friend Schauneen) Pohlmann, Brandon (Sara) Pohlmann, Amanda (Steve) Holzwarth, Andrew (Emily) Keaschall, Adam Keaschall, Ashley (Quentin) Workman; 12 great-grandchildren, Christopher and Jordan Stoehr, Amanda, Ashton and Connor Pohlmann, Kelton Schwamberger, Micah, Lucas and Gracee Pohlmann, Landon Holzwarth, Ellise Keaschall, Jack Workman; one great-great-granddaughter, Ivy Pohlmann; brother, Kenneth (Dee) Pohlmann of Huntley, IL; many nieces, nephews and friends.
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 10/14/2015 - 3:36pm
As a kid in school I can remember celebrating Columbus Day. In grade school we were taught that ‘Columbus sailed the ocean blue in fourteen hundred and ninety two.’ As the explorer who both discovered America AND disproved the belief that the world was flat, we needed to celebrate those achievements.
Fast forward a few years. A lot of years actually. What we find is that Columbus Day, as we were taught is a sham. A scam. Nothing more than a flim-flam, at least as being the discoverer of America is concerned.
Christopher Columbus was not the first European to set foot on our shores. It is widely accepted the Vikings hit the coast some 300 years before Columbus. Columbus even set out to find the Americas. He died thinking he had discovered Asia. What he did do was map the coasts of Central America. He was on the wrong side of the world.
Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 10/14/2015 - 3:36pm
As I was watching the first Democratic debate last night, I couldn’t help but think about how glad I was that the citizens of the United States who tuned in to watch the event finally had the chance to see an actual debate.
I’ve seen the first two Republican debates that have taken place, and I can say that, while I have enjoyed seeing some of the more level-headed candidates offer their thoughts on how to lead the country, overall, I’m not impressed.
Although there were some important issues discussed during the Republican debates, watching the event made me feel as if I were watching a prime-time drama. With some of the candidates accusing Governor Chris Christie of having the audacity to work with President Obama, the debate, which devolved into a contest to see who could talk the loudest, or say the wittiest one-liner, didn’t seem like a debate at all.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/14/2015 - 3:35pm
On September 27, 2015 I hosted a simple burial for my only sister at the East Denney plot of the Fairbury Cemetery. People drove from towns in Central Nebraska and from Lincoln. They called my cell phone trying to find the Fairbury Cemetery. They were lost because there are no signs indicating how to find that cemetery.
The Fairbury Cemetery Board, the Jefferson County Commissioners, the Fairbury City Council and the State Department of Roads should work together and get several highway signs installed along Highway 15 and one at the bottom of the bridge and one near the cemetery visible from the road so that people know where the Fairbury Cemetery is located. I certainly hope this can happen before my children bury me next to my sister and my friends have no clue on how to find that cemetery.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/14/2015 - 3:29pm
New contest added to 2015 Christmas Festival
Start planning your LEGO® contest entry
SEWARD, NE – Oct. 14, 2015 – The Seward Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas Committee and the Seward Wal-Mart are partnering to host a first LEGO® contest during the upcoming Christmas Festival. All entries will be displayed at the Civic Center from November 23rd to December 5th. The entries are to be brought to the Civic Center between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm. November 23rd; juice and cookies will be served and there will special edition LEGO® sets along with Signature edition sets displayed that night only.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/14/2015 - 3:11pm
Arlene M. Bohling 78 of Byron/Chester area, passed away Oct. 13, 2015. The wife of Loren Bohling. Services will be at 10:30 am Saturday Oct. 17, 2015 at St. Paul Lutheran Church at Byron. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday October 16 at St. Paul Lutheran Church at Byron. Burial will be at St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery – Byron. Memorials to the Family’s Choice.