Submitted by Tim Linscott on Wed, 06/08/2016 - 11:28am
MAKING A CASE--Dennis Kenning, left, talks with the Jefferson County Clerk Cynthia Newman, center, and Commissioner Mark Schoenrock, along with the rest of the county commissioners, about the Jefferson County Historical Society on Tuesday. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
The Jefferson County Commissioners have been thrust into the situation involving the Jefferson County Historical Society after a group of concerned citizens addressed the county officials at the Tuesday commissioner meeting.
Over 20 people showed up to the meeting and the commissioners reconvened in the district court room to accommodate the influx of citizens. Dennis Kenning and Megan Sothan addressed the commissioners with concerns they had in regard to the historical society, including a recent letter of review from the state auditor’s office.
Kenning asked if the commissioners wanted to move to executive session because the matter dealt with taxpayer funds and JCHS curator Denise Andersen, who was present at the meeting. Andersen said she was not an employee of the county and Jefferson County Attorney Jeffrey Goltz was consulted, noting that if Andersen did not have an issue with the discussion in an open meeting it could proceed.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 06/08/2016 - 8:11am
John Phillip Hajek, 99 of Beatrice passed away on June 4, 2016. He was born on Oct. 2, 1916.
He is survived by his nieces and nephews: Raymond Hajek, Dorothy Grell, Adelaide Hruska, Theresa Wissenburg, Mary Ann Wolcott, Francis Hajek, Annamae Soucie, Rita Leonard, Betty Sieck, Albert Hajek, Jr., Eugene Hajek, and Paul Hajek among many other relatives.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, from 5-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 1-9 p.m. at Vance-Gerdes Funeral Home in Odell. Rosary will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated by Father Ferdinand Boehme and Father Loras Grell on Thursday, June 9 at 10:30 a.m. St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Odell.
The American Legion #123 of Odell will conduct the military services at the Odell Czech Cemetery, where John will be buried.
Memorials have been established to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Odell.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 06/07/2016 - 11:39am
James V. Schroeder, 77, Beatrice died June 6, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Society in Beatrice. He was born May 24, 1939 to Glen and Hilda Schroeder. He grew up on the family farm southwest of Plymouth and was the youngest of three children. Jim attended elementary school at St. Paul’s Lutheran and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1956. He joined the Nebraska National Guard at Crete in 1957 and served six months active duty at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. and Fort Chaffee, Ark.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 06/07/2016 - 11:30am
Linda Lucille Schroeder, 75, passed away June 4, 2016 in Greeley, Colo.
Services will be held at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Platteville, Colo. on Monday, June 13, 2016 at 11 a.m. followed by lunch.
Linda was born in North Platte, NE to Linus and Helen Deaver on October 20, 1940. She married Russell Schroeder on September 3, 1957. After moving to Denver in 1978, Linda earned her license as an LPN and worked at Boulder Community Hospital and Sunny Acres Retirement Center. Linda enjoyed her grandchildren, great grandchildren, crocheting, card games, and traveling.
Linda is preceded in death by her parents Linus and Helen.
Linda is survived by her husband, Russell; her sister, Ruth; her children, Susan, Thomas, Michael, and Jennifer; 10 grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Mon, 06/06/2016 - 10:23am
Celia Helen Leidig Schmidt age 71 of Western, Nebraska died on June 3, 2016. She was born May 12, 1945 at Fairbury, Nebraska.
Survivors include her husband Richard, son Thorin Schmidt and wife Melissa of Bowling Green, Missouri, daughters Caroline Beetley and husband Michael of Chicago, Illinois, Anita Burns and husband Nathan of Lincoln, Nebraska, Valerie Buller and husband Jon of Lincoln, Donna Ramsey and husband Darcy of Lincoln, 10 grandchildren, 5 sisters and 2 brothers.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Fri, 06/03/2016 - 4:27pm
The Cub Scout Pack 303 will be hosting Day Camp on Monday June 6, 2016 from 9am – 3pm at Camp Jefferson.
We would like to invite you out to take part in the fun and then have a simple picnic lunch with us!
We will eat from 12-1230. You may come out prior to or stay after ! We would love to show you all of the fun things we will be doing like shooting sports, Aqua pod rockets, games, make a craft with us!
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 06/01/2016 - 1:08pm
After years of attending the NSAA State Track and Field Championships at Omaha Burke Stadium I’ve concluded that the city of Omaha and Omaha Burke do an outstanding job of putting on the two-day state track and field meet.
It is a superb sports tradition that the city of Omaha should be proud of and that they have the facilities to host such a prestigious sporting event for the outstanding high school athletes from across the state of Nebraska.
I would personally like to thank NSAA Assistant Director Sarah Sasse-Kildow for all the things she does at the meet and behind the scenes to assist and provide for the media. Her help is fantastic.
The NSAA State and Track and Field Championships are one of the largest attended high school sporting event during the school year.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 06/01/2016 - 1:08pm
16/18 CHAMPS--The Fairbury Elite claimed the championship at the 30th annual Fairbury Girls Softball Tournament, held May 28-29 in Fairbury. The Elite defeated the Beatrice Dillers 7-4 in the finals. (Contributed photo)
With 36 teams participating in this year’s 30th annual Fairbury Area Girls Softball Tournament, the competition was tough, but Fairbury had two teams claim championship gold.
The 16/18 Fairbury Elite defeated the Beatrice Drillers, 7-4, in the finals to win the title.
The Elite went 3-0 in pool play to face the Val Sting in the opening round, winning 7-2. Against Arlington, the Elite were in a battle on both offense and defense, coming away with a tight 5-3 victory. Shaking off the previous game, the Elite would down the Drillers in the finals.
The 14 and Under Husker Rehab squad went into extra innings to win 4-3 against the Hastings Bombers to be named champions.