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Quick Quips

• First, my son, Elijah, was dressed as Captain America, but the costume was getting a bit snug for him, so he changed into Spiderman.
I am referring to the Light It Up Blue campaign on Saturday and the theme was superheroes. My son is autistic and it was nice to see the community come out for this cause. It was also great to see so many kids, my son included, have a great time.
I also want to thank everyone that purchased the book my daughter Adaline wrote about having a sibling with autism. She felt good being able to give back to a good cause.
The special education, especially autism, program at Central is phenomenal and I commend everyone at Three’s Pieces for helping out with autism research and education.
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Letters to the Editor

School Student Looking For Nebraska Items
Editor:
Hello, my name is Megan. I am a fifth grade student at Cascade Christian. My state report is on Nebraska. I think Nebraska itself and its history are very interesting. If you could please send me any items such as license plates, postcards, recipe cards, panflits, magazines or any other items it would be greatly appreciated.
If you send me anything thank you so much for putting any time into this.
Megan
Cascade Christian Schools
Puyallup Elementary
601 9th Ave, SE Suite B
Puyallup, WA 98372
 
 
Get Ready Nebraska
 
Editor:
 
Wed
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Mar

A Butt-Chewing And Compliments All On The Same Newspaper Issue

I will be the first one to stand up and tell you that when I decided to go into newspapering I did so with the thought of writing stories and taking pictures. It never dawned on me that I would one day get caught up in the vortex of management, ownership and the things that do and don’t involve writing stories and taking pictures.
Publishing a newspaper can be a double edged sword. The butt you want to kick today may be the one you have to kiss tomorrow. In like manner the people who are throwing you a parade on Monday may be storming the front door with pitchforks and torches after Wednesday’s paper comes out. This past weekend was a lot like that for me.
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Without Volunteers Community Events Will Simply Go Away

 Volunteerism. By definition it means, “the involvement of labor, especially in community services.” Volunteers, the people who donate their time for events and activities, are the fuel that drives the engine of a community.
Without volunteers a community dies. Let me repeat that...without volunteers a community dies. Think about it, without volunteers there would be no local service organizations, no summer youth activities, (in large part) no fire department, no July 4th Flea Market and the list goes on. For those readers old enough to remember our fine community celebration Germanfest, ever wonder what happened to it? It died because of  lack of volunteers to continue the event.
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Brad Grummert

Bradley Grummert
Bradley L. Grummert, 59, of rural Plymouth died at the Nebraska Heart Hospital in Lincoln on Friday, March 11, 2016. He was born on January 10, 1957 at Fairbury and graduated from Tri-County High School in 1975. He married Jeanette Beerenstrauch on April 25, 1981 at Trinity Lutheran Church in DeWitt. He owned and operated the family farm in rural Plymouth for many years. He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church of rural Plymouth and served on various boards. He also served on the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners and was the County Board Chair in 2015, and served on the Jefferson County Extension Board.  He was a longtime member of the Plymouth Volunteer Fire Department and was an avid supporter of the Plymouth community. 
He enjoyed all sports, but especially Husker athletics.
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Helen Green

Helen Green
Helen L. Green, Fairbury, was born on April 30, 1921 to Laurence C and Blanche C (Roulsten) Green at the family home of 723 B Street, Fairbury. She passed away on March 7, 2016 at Heritage Care Center at the age of 94. Because of increasing blindness and decreasing hearing, she had moved from her apartment to the nursing home at the age of 90.
She continued to have an active life there, attending most activities. She enjoyed eating and singing with her friends, especially Richard Meyer and Paul Davidson. Helen was a life-long member of First Christian Church, baptized March 3, 1930. She joined Fairbury Troop #5 of Prairie Rose Girl Scouts, the first troop in Fairbury, where her mother was a leader. She graduated from Fairbury High School with the class of 1938, and attended Fairbury Junior College and Wayne State College. She also traveled to summer school in several foreign countries.
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Oscar Overton

Oscar D. “Bud” 
Overton
Oscar D. “Bud” Overton, 74, died Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Christian and Masonic services were Monday, March 14, at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street in Des Moines. Cremation to follow. 
Bud was born Oct. 13, 1941 in Fairbury, Nebraska to Oscar Wyld Overton and Elta Sisler Overton. This was also his mother‘s 41st birthday. He graduated from Fairbury High School in 1960. He married his high school sweetheart, Sheila Nance on January 12, 1962.
Bud went to work for the Rock Island Railroad on Sept. 2, 1960 and was employed as an engineer when the railroad went bankrupt in 1980. He loved the Rock Island and said the men there were true professionals. He then worked as an engineer for the C&NW RR and then for the Iowa Interstate Railroad, until being disabled in November 1997.
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Lyle Quinn

Lyle Quinn
Lyle B. Quinn, 97, of Fairbury, passed away March 14, 2016 at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury. Cremation has taken place. Services are pending at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury.
 
A subscriber asked that we place this link for people to remember Lyle with.
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Phyllis Rohlfing

Phyllis M. Rohlfing, 86, of Fairbury, passed away March 15, 2016. Services are pending with Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury.
Survivors are Daughter: Amy (Steve) Dike of Lansing, Kan,two Grandchildren: Megan Dike, Colin Dike both of Lansing, Kan.
Services will be at 1:00 pm Monday March 21, 2016 at Peace Lutheran Church – Plymouth, NE. The family will greet friends Sunday March 20th from 6 to 8 pm at the Funeral Home in Fairbury. Memorials to the Family’s Choice. Burial at Peace Lutheran Cemetery – Plymouth, NE. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.

 

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The Chief’s Choice Awards

Chief of the Fairbury Rural Fire Department Kenny Krause (left) presents an award to Barry Schwab (right) for his service to the Fairbury Rural Fire Department. Schwab and Krause were two of the several volunteer firefighters honored at the department’s first annual banquet on Friday. Reverend Todd Burpo also spoke at the event about the importance of having volunteer firefighters. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

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