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Friesen Card Shower

Dwaine & Vernadine Friesen are celebrating 60 years of marriage. You can send cards to  56750 705 Rd. Fairbury NE 68352

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Wiedel card shower

Please join us, the children of Gene and Barb Wiedel, as we honor our parents on their 60th wedding Anniversary.  Together, they have found friendship, raised a family and built a beautiful marriage.
They have many family and friends who aren’t nearby, so we invite you to celebrate this special day with them by sending a card or a note to include a memory or simply express your good wishes.
Cards may be sent to 724 Road 6100 Hebron, NE  68370.   Gene and Barb were married in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Hebron on April 11, 1955. by Monsignor Crowley.  They have 6 children: John of Lincoln; Jerry and wife, Lynne, of Belvidere; Jayne and husband, Kevin, of Hebron; Jim and wife, Denise, of Hebron; Jill and husband, Brian, of Ayr; and Jan and wife, Pat, of Lincoln. They are also blessed with 28 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.   
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Hansel and Aude To Wed In June

William and Jeanna Hansel of Fairbury are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Lynn Hansel, to Joshua John Aude, son of Curtis and Chris Aude of Tobias, Nebraska. 
Amanda is a 2009 graduate of Meridian High School and a 2013 graduate of the University of Nebraska at Kearney where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and Special Education K-6. She is now completing her first year of teaching at Shickley Public Schools.
Josh is a 2010 graduate of Meridian High School. He is employed at Brother's Equipment in Friend, Nebraska.
A June 6th wedding is planned at St. John's Lutheran Church in Beatrice, Nebraska.
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Bleich card shower

The children of Robert and Connie Bleich would like to honor them with a card shower for their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married April 18, 1965 at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairbury. Cards may be sent to Box 142, Jansen, NE 68377. 2-3p

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Weers Card Shower

The family of  Robert and Angie Weers would like to honor them with a card shower for their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Beatrice on April 18, 1965. They have two sons, Brian and wife Kendra Kay weers and Darin and wife Kendra Weers. They have 5 grandchildren. Cards maybe sent to 57890 708th RD, Diller, NE 68342.  

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Hergott Open House

Hergott
The family of Joe and Bev Hergott will be hosting an open house in honor of their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday, April 12, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hebron. No gifts. Your presence is your gift. Cards may be sent to them at 324 North 13th Street, Hebron, NE 68370. 2p
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Keepin' Country Alive


THE COUNTRYMEN BAND is a group of local/area musicians who play primarily country music from the 60s and 70s. They are one of very few country bands still playing this era of music. Pictured from left to right are Jay Jones, Jack Duke and Bob Dawley.(Photos by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News)
Jay Jones said he remembers when every town had two or three country bands. 
“We played all over,” he said. “Jansen, Hebron, Beatrice. It wasn't hard to find a country band for a Friday or Saturday night.”
That was before karaoke became popular in about 1997, he said. 
There is now little demand for a country band, and most of the people who played in the local bands have died, 63-year-old Jones said. But the music hasn't died in Fairbury. The VFW hosts “The Countrymen” – Jones plays lead guitar in the band – the first Saturday of each month. The pay for the monthly concert is donations at the door, Jones said, plus the joy of keeping country music alive. 
“We play old traditional country,” Jones said. “The old bar-type music like Hank Williams.”
The group, who practices about once a month in a garage, also plays songs in the genres of polka and waltz in addition to audience favorites. 
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JOSIE VITOSH SIGNS WITH HIGHLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE


JOSIE VITOSH SIGNS WITH HIGHLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE—Diller-Odell senior Josie Vitosh completes her signing of a letter of intent to play volleyball next fall for Highland Community College in Highland, Kan. Attending the signing were seated Josie’s parents Laurie and Stuart Vitosh. Standing are (l-r) Kent Ropers, Diller-Odell athletic director, and Kandice Jurgens Diller-Odell Lady Griffins head volleyball coach. (Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News)
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ELY HROCH SIGNS WITH PERU STATE COLLEG


ELY HROCH SIGNS WITH PERU STATE COLLEGE—Diller-Odell senior Ely Hroch smiles after his signing of a letter of intent to play football next fall for Peru State College. Attending the signing in the Diller-Odell High School gym were seated Ely’s parents Renee and Ernie Hroch. Standing were (l-r) Lou Varley, Peru State College assistant football coach, Terry Arnold, Diller-Odell Griffins assistant football coach, Chris Schluter, Diller-Odell Griffins co-head football coach, and Kent Ropers, Diller-Odell Griffins co-head football coach and Diller-Odell athletic director. (Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News)
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Equation For Success In Baseball Spend Money Or Catch Lightning In A Bottle

Following a snowy and cold winter for many parts of the country it’s time to settle back and look toward spring to gear up for another season of Major League Baseball.
Major League Baseball is coming off a thrilling 2014 post-season where the Kansas City Royals pushed the San Francisco Giants to a seventh game in the World Series before coming up short by a score of 3-2.
In an era when big-market teams spend money left and right to qualify for the post-season it was  nice to see that small-market teams can have success, as the Royals took the country by storm in 2014 with their post-season run late into October.
Most owners and general managers believe if a team wants to achieve success on the diamond and advance to the post-seasom it needs to spend money, and the more green spent the better.

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