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Attorney Seeks Change Of Venue In Sex Crimes Case

  The attorney for a rural Fairbury man charged in a sex crime case against an unnamed minor is seeking to have his jury trail moved to another location.
  Joe Murray, from the law firm of Germer, Murray and Johnson of Hebron told the Journal-News yesterday that he has filed a Change of Venue Motion in Jefferson County District Court asking that a trial for his client, Dwain Junker be moved. Murray said their is reason to believe Junker could not get a fair and impartial trial in Jefferson County.
     He said Junker is the defendant in a pending criminal prosecution scheduled for trial in Jefferson County District Court. Murray said the trail is scheduled to begin on May 26.
  "As the result of an article appearing in The Fairbury Journal-News on February 25, I have filed a motion to change venue," he said. 
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May

Elks Honors Night


The Fairbury Elks Lodge hosted their annual honors night last weekend. More than 160 high school juniors and seniors from throughout the area were honored for academic and personal achievements. (Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News)
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May

Three's Pieces receives donation


Three’s Pieces received a donation of $375.00 this past Tuesday from Wally’s Sports Bar & Grill in Fairbury. In April they had Blue drink specials all month long and proceeds from the sales of the blue drinks went to Three’s Pieces, local Autism Awareness Group. Pictured: Three’s Pieces, Hillary Christ and Wally’s owner, Shirley Bender. (Contributed Photo)
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May

It's Soccer Season


IT’S SOCCER SEASON--Fairbury youth compete in the city park this past weekend.(Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News)
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May

Three-Room School Still Going After Nearly 140 Years


ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH SCHOOL NEAR TOBIAS currently has a baptized membership of 334. (Contributed Photo)
Members of the Zion Lutheran Church have kept their Lutheran school going for 136 years, and Judy Bartels, who is the principal and head teacher, said the school located southeast of Tobias will continue to educate children as long as the congregation can keep it going. The school, which  is one of the oldest continually functioning schools in the area, has graduated hundreds of students. This year, the pre-school through grade eight school has only seven students, which Bartels said means extra one-on-one time for the kids. 
Bartels said the school had about twice as many students last year, but the summer departure of the upper grades principal caused some parents to decide last fall to send their children to Meridian Public Schools. The school, which has always had combined classes, now has four pre-schoolers, two kindergarteners and one first grader. 
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May

Doyle D. Wood

Doyle D. Wood 55, passed away April 20, 2015 at his home in Jansen, NE. He is preceded in death by his Parents Marion & Alvera (Ebel) Wood, & Grandparents. He is survived by his wife: Virginia, Daughter: Deatra Manzanilla, Sons: Dustin Karnes, Daniel Wood, David Wood, 14 Grandchildren, Brothers: Kenny Wood, Warren Wood, numerous other family & friends. Services were April 24, 2015 at the Baptist Church in Fairbury. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury were in charge.

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May

James Snyder

James R.  Snyder, 89, of Shelton passed away March 2, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Society in Wood River.
Memorial services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 7th Day Adventist Church in Fairbury, Nebraska with Pastor Lawrence Francis officiating.  Inurnment of the ashes will be in Fairbury Cemetery, Fairbury, Nebraska.    Apfel Funeral Home, Grand Island is in charge of arrangements.
 James R. Snyder was born in Gage County, NE, November 22, 1925 the son of James R. and Cleta (Quinn) Snyder Sr.  He attended Elm Center elementary school and graduated from Diller High School with the class of 1943.
On May 15, 1949 he was united in marriage to Ruth Billhimer.  The couple farmed in Jefferson and Gage counties for 40 years.  Upon retirement they moved to Shelton to be near family.
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May

Rex Scott

Rex E. Scott of Lakewood, Colorado, passed away Monday, April 27, 2015 at the age of 90.
Mr. Scott was born October 14, 1924 to Hazel Teeters and Willis V. Scott in Goodland, KS, and  moved with his mother and step-father, Lester Everetts to Fairbury, NE where he completed his school years. He married Jean Marion Ely in 1951 in Chicago, and they later moved to Denver, CO, where they spent most of their lives.
He was a decorated veteran of WWII, and was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his service in the US Army in the European theater. Following his military service, he graduated from Iowa State University, and later earned certification as a licensed Architect. His career spanned more than 40 years and is still represented by many structures he designed in Denver and across the western United States.
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May

Larry Nave

Larry C. Nave, 75, of Beatrice died at his home on Sunday, May 3, 2015.  He was born on July 20, 1939 at Fairbury and graduated from Fairbury High School.  He served two years in the United States Navy.  He moved to Beatrice in 1973 and worked at Beatrice State Developmental Center and did taxidermy on the side.  He later became a licensed taxidermist.  On July 4, 2000, he married Patricia Boerger Johnsen at Beatrice.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.  
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May

Louise Milius

Louise Katherine Milius, 97, of Lincoln, (formerly Fairbury) 
passed away May 3, 
2015. She was born near DeWitt, NE to Herman and 
Anna Blobaum. Louise was preceded in death by 
husband Orval, 4 brothers, 4 sisters, son in law Riley 
Slack, and grandson Brian Milius. Louise is survived by 
daughter Patricia Slack, son Ken (Kerry) Milius, 6 
grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren and 3 great 
great grandchildren. Celebration of Life services will be 
May 8, 11:00 at American Lutheran Church, 1111 12th 
Street, Fairbury NE with Pastor Brian Julin-McCleary 
Officiating. Arrangements by: Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home. Condolences can be left at lincolnfh.com.

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