Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 07/06/2016 - 7:33am
Born on June 12, 1923, in Reynolds, to Paul and Alta Mae (Simmons) Stark, Joyce Marie Callan departed this life on June 27, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Society in Beatrice with the kind and devoted care giving of all the people of Angel’s Landing Household and Beatrice Community Hospital Hospice.
She graduated from Reynolds High School and attended Peru State College, where she met her husband, Clair Callan. They were married on Dec. 25, 1942, immediately after which he began his tour of duty in the Pacific as a 1st Lt. in the United States Navy. During the war, she lived with her in-laws, Sen. John and Agnes Callan, and she taught kindergarten in the Odell Public Schools. She lived most of her adult life in Odell, Washington D.C., and Fairbury.
It was her great pleasure and honor to entertain family, friends and constituents of Nebraska’s First Congressional District in Washington, D.C., from 1965-1966.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 07/06/2016 - 7:32am
Larry Gene Kleine, 72, of Grand Island, died Thursday, June 23, 2016, at home.
Services were June 28 at Calvary Lutheran Church, Grand Island. The Rev. Bill Schroeder will officiate. Burial was in the Grand Island Cemetery.
Peters Funeral Home in St. Paul is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Kleine was born on Nov. 14, 1943, near Tobias, the son of John Henry Gerhard and Lola Armeda (Stigge) Kleine.
Larry attended Daykin Public School and graduated from Daykin High School in 1962. He also service in the Nebraska National Guard. He then attended Milford Technical School, where he studied diesel technology.
He was united in marriage to Karen D. Metcalf on June 7, 1964, at Plymouth. The couple first lived in Grand Island for a couple of years before moving to Superior for four years, after which they returned to Grand Island.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Fri, 07/01/2016 - 3:54pm
The Village of Exeter is without water. Local sources have said that construction crews working near the water tower may have struck the village's main water line earlier today. But residents shouldn't be left high and dry for long, sources say. FairburyTV has learned that utility crews are repairing the line now and water should return to village taps late this afternoon.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Thu, 06/30/2016 - 1:13pm
On June 29, 2016 at approximately 1215 hours, the Fairbury Police Department was contacted by M&D Towing in Fairbury, Nebraska in regards to a male subject that test drove a tow truck that was for sale and has not returned. A physical description of the subject was given to law enforcement and it was broadcasted amongst law enforcement to watch for the tow truck and subject. Information obtained was that the suspect was dropped off by another unknown person who was driving a black explorer with Iowa plates. At approximately 1420 hours, the vehicle was entered as stolen. A Facebook post was put out informing the public of the stolen vehicle. Hours later, multiple reports were coming in about possible sightings of the tow truck eastbound on I-80.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 06/29/2016 - 2:05pm
Lois Muller and her family recently gave $500 to the Fairbury Community Baseball Association in memory of her husband Bill. The funds went toward a pitching machine. Bill Muller was head coach of the Smitty’s team for 17 years in the 1960s and 1970s. Pictured are, from left to right, Jed Martin, Tony Biehl, receiving the check from Lois Muller, Bill Runge and Bill Melcher. (Contributed photo)