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Maybe Stepping On A Bee Wouldn’t Really Be All That Bad Considering

 When I was a kid as soon as school got out for the Summer the shoes came off. My folks always bought us kids one pair of shoes before school started and we were expected to wear them from just after Labor Day right up to Memorial Day. 
  By the time school ended for the year my shoes were usually well worn out. What was left was a bit of rubber and some canvas. I didn’t get new shoes for the Summer so barefooted it was.
 As it happens my Dad’s yard usually contained a fair amount of Clover. He liked Clover and said it was good for the soil. In addition to him liking Clover, so did honey bees. 
 Romps through the yard during the summer months usually ended with me getting stung on my feet several times. Over the course of the years I just accepted this fact and tried not to step on the bees figuring they didn’t like it any more than I did.
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17
Jun

Saving The Fun Park Starts Right At Home

 Since the Journal-News broke the story last week about the continuing decay of the Fairbury Frontier Fun Park in the City Park, including the possibility that it may be razed, local discussion has been rampant.
  All forms of media have been abuzz as has personal conversation on what needs to happen to save the facility. And that is good. Raising awareness of a problem and seeking out a solution is always great, especially when there is a call for action.
  Unfortunately there is also a downside to this issue. The finger pointing has begun and the blame game has started. People want to know how the Fun park has been allowed to be a target for vandalism and an alleged site for criminal activity such as drug use and the sale of narcotics during the night hours.
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17
Jun

Scheele

LeRoy Louis Scheele, 79, of Las Vegas, NV, passed away on June 8, 2015, in Carson City, NV. He was born on April 12, 1936, in Atkinson, NE to Walter and Clara Scheele.  He was raised on a farm outside of Jansen, NE.  The family later moved to Diller and then Fairbury, NE. He lost his arm when he was 8 years old. In high school, LeRoy was involved in many activities. He played varsity basketball, was a state qualifier in track, sang in boys’ glee club, and chorus.  He graduated from Diller HS in 1955.  He attended Fairbury Jr. College and Peru State Teacher’s College and graduated in 1959 with a degree in mathematics and minored in Eng. and P.E. As a young man he enjoyed reading, fishing, hunting, and trapping. He started his 37 year teaching career at Sutton HS in NE. He taught mathematics there for four years before meeting Zona Salmen in the summer while managing the Sutton pool.  They were married July 18, 1965.

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Jun

Martin

Ruth I. (Beckfeldt) Martin, 77, of Beatrice died Monday, June 15, 2015 at her home.  She was born to Henry and Myrtle (Rodaway) Beckfeldt on a farm northwest of Syracuse on November 21, 1937 and lived there most of her childhood life.  She graduated from the eighth grade at District 87, Otoe County.  In 1954, she married Harold Hermann who died in a truck-train accident in 1955.  
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Jun

Haberman

ulie Ann Haberman, 62, passed away in Dallas, TX on June 5, 2015.  She was born on July 15, 1952 in Geneva, Nebraska to John and Opal Haberman.  She spent most of her youth in Fairbury, Nebraska, where she graduated from high school and attended community college.  In 1976, Julie moved to Corpus Christi, TX, where she trained to be a nurse.  Afterward, she moved to Dallas, TX, to work as an RN at St. Paul’s Hospital.  Julie spent her career in the healthcare field, both as an RN and in management positions with various healthcare companies.  
Julie Haberman is preceded in death by her parents, John and Opal Haberman of Fairbury, NE, her grandparents, Henry and Mollie Haberman and James and Margaret Marshall, and her sister-in-law, Cindy Haberman.  
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17
Jun

Teddy D. Fleck

Teddy Don Fleck, born October 31st 1951 in Milwaukee, WI to Neil Hugh Fleck Sr. and Florence  Fleck (Kwaitkowski).  He grew up in Milwaukee and graduated high school in 1970.  In 1971 he enlisted in the Navy and was recruited from there into the Marine Corps., and was honorably discharged in 1974.
He settled in Benicia, CA, where he married Patricia Griffin on June 12, 1976.  To this union 3 daughters were born, Kimberly, Michelle and Jennifer.  After his time in the military, he took a job as a civilian at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, overhauling submarines.  After moving his family to Reynolds, NE, he took early retirement from Mare Island in 1995 and shortly thereafter began working at Endicott Clay Products in Endicott, NE. 
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17
Jun

Narvre

NARVRE #174 will meet Monday June 22nd, at 7 pm. at the Heritage Care Center. All farmer railroaders are welcome.

Date: 
Monday, June 22, 2015 - 7:00pm
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17
Jun

Fairbury Girls Softball Association

The Fairbury Girls Softball program will offer instructional softball in July. Instructional is designed for girls ages 5 and up (with no upper age limit) who would like to learn the fundamentals of softball. 
Sign up forms will be available from the Burkley Wellness Center.
For more information, contact Kirk Weichel at (402) 300-0118.
 
Date: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 8:00am
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17
Jun

Spaghetti fundraiser for Wayne Parker

Spaghetti Feed Benefit for Wayne Parker Sunday, June 28th, 11 am – 2 pm. At the 4H building at the fairgrounds, Fairbury NE. For more information please contact Julie Parker at 402-300-0710.

Date: 
Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 11:00am
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17
Jun

Washington Retired Teachers

The Washington County Retired Teachers and School Personnel are invited to meet for lunch on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 11:30 am at the Linn, Kansas American Legion Post.
Advance reservations must be made by Tuesday, June 23rd by calling Pauline Lindhorst at 1-785-562-2935 or Vernon Mai at 1-785-348-5451.
 
Date: 
Friday, June 26, 2015 - 11:30am

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