Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/21/2015 - 12:46pm
Front row seated L-R: Connie Cassel Carstens, Sharon Smith Dexter, Syd Reusch Jensen, Barbara Burkley Pfaff, Kathy Priefert Huff, Deb Gombert, Susan Preston Grummert, Cylesta Lea Peters, Virgina Betzer Ough and Caroline Bliss Hatfield.
Second row seated: Bonnie Doehring Hall, Karen Sydow Pickett, Evelyn Thieme, Carol Slater Steinfeldt, Ken Potts, Rita Shepherd, Pat Seggerman Allison, Sara Patrick Volker, Connie Cizek Anderson, Jowan Black Rommenga and Barbara Knapper Anderson.
Third row standing: Bonnie Hudson Jacobsen, Sharon Gaughenbaugh Hoppe, Meredyth Mergen Cline, Mary Lou Patton Schwartz, Betty Simnitt Arenson, Sally Richardson Hull, Beverly Graham Nitti, Lorraine Glenn Boone, Bernie Boerner, Jim Segel, Gilbert Harms and Dennis Zabel.
Fourth row: Randy Smith, Gerald Dux, Jerry Milligan, Norene Waring Rempel, Ron Ramsey, Patty Smith Becker, Sue Gill Hynek, George Acker, Rozann Andres Trusdale, Mike Hall and Don Fox.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/21/2015 - 12:42pm
Auxiliary Meeting Minutes
Sept. 29, 2015
Schopp-Ewing, Nispel, Unit 243 met for their meeting on Sept. 29, 2015. It began with a potluck supper at 6:30 p.m., sixteen were present for the meal. Then we joined the legion in the Pledge of Allegiance. LaVone called the meeting to order.
Lois Bessler gave the prayer. A moment of silence was observed for the deceased members. Nine members answered roll call. Then the minutes were read and approved. Melva Jurgens gave the treasurers report. National set our goal this year of 105 members. The treasures report was approved. LaVone took magazines to VA hospital and used ink cartridges to office in Beatrice.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/21/2015 - 12:40pm
Blue Valley Community Action (BVCA) Partnership is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 “BVCA Partnership Scholarship” and “BVCA Partnership Vocational Scholarship.” Four $500 scholarships will be awarded and can be used for tuition, books and fees associated with enrollment.
The “BVCA Partnership Scholarship” will be awarded to individuals planning to attend or currently attending a 4-year college.
The “BVCA Partnership Vocational Scholarship” will be awarded to individuals planning to attend or currently attending a 2-year college.
Submitted by Tim Linscott on Wed, 10/21/2015 - 12:39pm
The culmination of many volunteer hours ended on Sunday with the final sealing of wood at the Frontier Fun Park. Pictured are Shandi and Spencer Brown spraying on and brushing in sealer at the park in Fairbury on Sunday. The Browns were leaders in organizing the renovation of the Fun Park for use by future generations. Wood planks were replaced previously and many volunteers from throughout the community came out to help with the project. For a feature on the project, visit www.fairburytv.com. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 10/21/2015 - 12:38pm
The Hope Crisis Center in Fairbury hosted a dueling pianos event on Friday, Oct. 16 at the Elks Lodge to raise awareness of the issue of domestic violence as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Carmen Hinman, who is the executive director at Hope Crisis Center, explained that while she had hoped for a greater turnout, she was very pleased with the amount of people who attended the event and with the positive response from the community.
“We had a great time,” said Hinman. “The entertainers were very engaging and got the crowd involved. We had about 80 people who were in attendance. The people who were there, I think, had a fun time.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/21/2015 - 12:27pm
I was born and raised in Fairbury but around 25 years ago, after high school, I made my way to living in various parts of the state and country. But I always called Fairbury home with pride.
About two years ago, my wife, two kids and I decided to move to Fairbury. It was actually my wife’s idea and I was ecstatic at the thought of raising my kids in my hometown. I wasn’t naive enough to think everything had stayed the same. Things change and not only for the best. But this was my hometown and I was going to make it work.
Now that I’m back I see more of the dilapidated houses and buildings, lost businesses and manufacturers, poor sidewalks and roads, rundown parks, etc. You get my point. I see people in town who seem to lack any pride in themselves. They walk around in their pajamas, have the oddest color hair, are half dressed and so on.
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 10/21/2015 - 12:27pm
For a couple of years now I have been wanting the Journal-News to do a feature story on Jim Garfield. Whether people got tired of me cajoling them or not I don’t really know, but last week we carried a front page feature of Mr. Garfield. If you haven’t read it please do so, you’ll be glad you did.
Though I don’t cover high school sports any more, periodically I will pick up the camera and head out on Friday to a prep football game. While I enjoy shooting all of the teams throughout our coverage area, I especially enjoy it when I am asked to do a Fairbury game. Most of the reason for that is Jim Garfield.
Submitted by Tim Linscott on Wed, 10/21/2015 - 12:26pm
Last week I wrote an editorial about people from Fairbury getting involved with Fairbury.
I had some dramatic prose about never giving in, fighting the good fight and keeping the faith.
I received some positive responses, one is actually right below this editorial comment from Fairbury native Jason Trimm.
All of the response I have received on this notion have been from people between the ages of 23 and 35.
What I want to know is where are the Baby Boomers, the retirees, the near retirees, the born and raised folks that never left? It is great to see a family like the Grizzles move to town, jump in with both feet and become Fairbury citizens.