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Wed
13
May

Zion Confirmation


Zion United Church of Christ of Gladstone Confirmation April 26, 2015. Left to right: Kaylee Sipek, Pastor Bill Jardine, Ashley Griffee and Jayson Klaumann. (Contributed Photo)
Wed
13
May

Mitchell

Hastings resident Patrick “Pat” L Mitchell, 70, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Mary Lanning Health Care in Hastings. Patrick L Mitchell was born October 1, 1944 in Fairbury, Nebraska, the son of Donald L. and Mary Jane (Snyder) Mitchell Sr. He graduated from Fairbury High School with the class of 1962. Pat married Joyce K. Drewes on April 18, 1964 in Plymouth, Nebraska. He worked for a lumber company and helped his father build houses in Fairbury. Pat went to work for the city of Fairbury with the electrical department before joining Lincoln Telephone and Telegraph from where he retired after 30 years. He and his family moved to Hastings in 1974. Pat was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, the Shriners, and the Elks Club. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, camping, canoeing, and collecting arrow heads. 
Wed
13
May

Patrick Lawrence

Patrick R. Lawrence, 43, of Lincoln, died May 2, 2015 in Lincoln, NE.  He was born October 6, 1971 in Denver, CO.  He is survived by his adoptive parents, Conrad and Janet Lawrence of Nevada (formally of the Diller area), sister Brenda Unruh and husband John of California, daughter Ashlie Lawrence of Tennessee and one niece and four nephews.  He was preceded in death by his brother, James Lawrence.
A private memorial and burial will take place at a later date.
 
Wed
13
May

James Lawrence

James Lawrence
James C. Lawrence, 45, of Lincoln, died April 4, 2015 in Lincoln, NE.  He was born January 2, 1970 in Brawley, CA.  He is survived by his adoptive parents, Conrad and Janet Lawrence of Nevada (formally of the Diller area), sister Brenda Unruh and husband John of California, brother, Patrick Lawrence of Lincoln, four children – Preston, Drake, Jacob and Alexis Lawrence-Hutchison of Nebraska and one niece and nephew.
A private memorial and burial will take place at a later date.
 
Wed
13
May

Scherbarth

Roger D. Scherbarth, Sr. 83 of Fairbury, NE passed away May 9, 2015 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury. He was born March 22, 1932 at rural Taylor, NE. Survivors are Children: Roger D. Scherbarth, Jr. of Lincoln, Jeanne K. Slater of Fairbury, Alan C. Scherbarth of Joshua, TX., 4 Grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren, Brother: Ted Scherbarth of Fairbury, Sister: Zora Tannahill of Houston, TX. Services were May 10, 2015 at the Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury, & burial was on May 11, 2015 at Banner Cemetery-Burwell, NE. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury were in charge.

Tue
12
May

Softball Complex Work Day Wednesday

Fairbury Softball/Baseball Complex is having a work day tomorrow(Wednesday) from 4pm-? Anyone wanting to help please bring rakes/pliers/gloves/visegrips with you.

Tue
12
May

Betty McMullen

Betty M. McMullen 86 of Fairbury, NE. passed away May 7, 2015 in Fairbury. She was born July 24, 1928 at Tobias, NE. to John & Anna Matejka.  Survivors include a Aunt, Niece, Cousins, Brothers-in-law & Sisters-in-law.

Services will be at 11:00 am Monday May 11, 2015 at the United Methodist Church in Fairbury. Burial at the Fairbury Cemetery-Fairbury, NE. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge of arrangements.

Fri
08
May

Boys State

Jack Spilker of Dewitt and Tyler Connelly of Plymouth will be representing American Legion Post #243 of Plymouth at the 2015 Nebraska  Boys State in June. Jack Spilker is a junior at Tri County High school. He is a member of the student Council and also participates in football, wrestling, and FFA. He plans to attend collage after graduation and major in Agronomy or Diversified Ag. Jack is son of Kyle and Betsy Spilker of Dewitt. 
 
 
Tyler Connelly is a junior at Tri County High school. He is a member of the FFA, and involved in band, jazz band, basketball, and Spanish club.  He has been stage manager for the fall play and one act play and also played Legion  baseball for three years.  Tyler is the son of Jeremy and Amanda Connelly of Plymouth. 
Fri
08
May

Parkview Apartments has a limited number of income-based units available to those who have been displaced from their homes due to flooding.

Need Emergency Housing?

If you have been displaced by the flood and need housing...Parkview Apartments has a limited number income-based units available through Parkview Apartments. Please bring your ID, social security card for members of your household. On Saturday, May 9, 2015 will offer special office hours from 9-2. Regular hours are 9-4.

Parkview Apartments, 105 W 5th St., Fairbury, NE 402-729-3451

Fri
08
May

Flood Related Death

On Thursday morning the 7th of May 2015 members of the Fairbury Fire Departments attempted to make contact and evacuate Mrs. Betty McMullen 86 yoa of rural Fairbury. Her residence had been surrounded by flood waters. The firefighters searched and could not locate Mrs. McMullen at the residence or farmstead. At that time the basement was completely full of flood water. The conditions were very treacherous for rescue personnel and the search was suspended until conditions improved. Rescue personnel returned to the scene between 9pm and 11pm and searched the scene again and Mrs. McMullen was not found.

On Friday morning the 8th of May rescue personnel returned to the scene and pumped the water from the basement. Mrs. McMullen was found deceased in the basement.  

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