NATIONAL SOCIETY of collegiate scholars

Christopher Matthew Fisher of Fairbury has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars. (contributed photo)


Club News

Zion UCC Women’s Fellowship

The Zion UCC Women’s Fellowship held their monthly meeting on May 5 at Cedarwood with 11 members and four guests – Pastor Bill Jardine, Lora Rhinehart, Carolyn Tate and Nancy Vincent, present.
Martha Welsch gave the devotions and program.  She shared Proverbs 31 and the characteristics of a Christian woman.  The group also played several games – Mother’s Day Anagrams, Animals and their babies, and “Can you list the beauty products?”.
President Twila Klaumann conducted the meeting.  Secretary Helen Schoenrock took roll and read the minutes.  Treasurer Phyllis Kriesel gave the financial report.  Discussion was held on snacks for Five Star Bible Camp and prayer concerns were shared. A letter from Pastor Hecht was read and Happy Birthday was sang to Mildred Dux.
 Sheryl Schoenrock and Martha Welsch served refreshments.


Mary Kay Bedlan of Edward Jones Receives 15th Anniversary Service Award with Edward Jones
Mary Kay Bedlan, a senior branch office administrator in Jay Peterson’s Edward Jones branch office in Fairbury is celebrating her 15th anniversary with the financial-services firm.
"Mary Kay is my right arm," Peterson said, "and is not only responsible for the daily operation of our branch, but she also works closely with my clients, helping me provide them with top-notch service."




CONFIRMATION: St. John Lutheran Church, Daykin, Nebraska celebrates Confirmation Sunday. Two young people affirmed their faith on Sunday, April 24, 2016: Peyton Lyle VanWesten, son of Jay and Staci VanWesten, Josiee Jean Sobotka, daughter of Scott and Wendee Sobotka. (contributed photo)


Students of the month

Fairbury Jr/Sr High School students of the month include: 8th grader Casey Nimmich, daughter of Missy Krier and Jason Nimmich, and 7th grader Harlie Blas, daughter of Terry Blas and Leann Olberding.



May 10, 2016
Academic Excellence
7th Grade
Taryn Arnold
Mallonee Biehl
Marlee Biehl
Harlie Blas
Sarah Engelman
Taylor Gustafson
Konnor Hasselbring
Christina Hickey
Abigail Judd
Shelby Klaumann
Briaunna Knothe
Maggie Layton
Mikwena Lierman
Leah Mach
Josi Mans
Leah Moyer
Page Nippert
Brynn Novotny
Ellie Ohlde
Jadyn Rasmussen
Joshua Robertson
Keely Schramm
Kacy Starck
Dylan Starr
Tyler Tucker
Brittyn Wentz
Riley Wood
Brylee Yantz
8th Grade
Chancellor Amundson
Brock Beed
Josephine Blatny
Jillian Caroon
Bret Cole

Joe and Doris Gibson Huber

Joe and Doris Gibson Huber will be celebrating their 60th Anniversary. They were married on June 4, 1956, in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Gilead, Nebraska.
Their children are Joe, Jr. (Darcee), Mary (Jim) Vils and Tom. Joe and Doris have five grandchildren. Share their joy by sending a card to 1444 N. 1st Street, Seward, NE 68434.


Dr. William and Marion Yoachim

The family of Dr. William and Marion Yoachim of Lincoln would like to help them celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with a card shower. 
The couple were married on May 19, 1946 at the First Christian Church in Fairbury.
Children of the couple are Linda Biles (Bill) Tie Siding, Wyo., Bob Yoachim (Sue) Arkanasas City, Kan., Susan Hungerford (Mark) Manhattan, Kan., nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
 Bill and Marion were married with two days notice before Bill was sent to Japan for two years. Marion stayed in Fairbury and taught Home Ec at FHS until Bill returned.  Bill joined the Lynch Clinic and was a physician until his retirement in 1979.
They moved to Lincoln in 2008. Cards can be sent to 7200 Van Dorn #130 Lincoln, Ne., 68506.            8-9p

Reflections On 2016 Session

After a couple of weeks since the April 20 end of session, it’s now becoming more possible to not only to reflect back on what was done during the 2016 Legislative session, but also start to look ahead to the 2017 session and the beginning of the 105th Legislature.
In addition to the “farewell addresses” of the senators who are term limited and won’t be returning next year, the big issue on the last day of the session was the override of LB 947.
I think that bill deserves a little bit of attention here.


What You Want And What You Need Often Aren’t The Same Things

When I was growing up I can remember telling my mother “what I wanted.” 
It could have been regarding anything from food to toys or a particular brand of bicycle. 
She always said, “What you want and what you need aren’t the same things.”
This line of thinking can be applicable to many situations in one’s life. And can even be extended to a community’s wants and needs. Locally there has been a great deal of justifiable discussion about Fairbury’s Parks Plan and, in particular, the future of our local swimming pool.
There is no doubt that Fairbury needs a new swimming pool. The buzz phrase now is to call them aquatic centers. Our pool has been outdated for decades. Its running and maintenance has been problematic.