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Joe and Doris Gibson Huber

Joe and Doris Gibson Huber will be celebrating their 60th Anniversary. They were married on June 4, 1956, in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Gilead, Nebraska.
Their children are Joe, Jr. (Darcee), Mary (Jim) Vils and Tom. Joe and Doris have five grandchildren. Share their joy by sending a card to 1444 N. 1st Street, Seward, NE 68434.

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Dr. William and Marion Yoachim

 
The family of Dr. William and Marion Yoachim of Lincoln would like to help them celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with a card shower. 
The couple were married on May 19, 1946 at the First Christian Church in Fairbury.
Children of the couple are Linda Biles (Bill) Tie Siding, Wyo., Bob Yoachim (Sue) Arkanasas City, Kan., Susan Hungerford (Mark) Manhattan, Kan., nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
 Bill and Marion were married with two days notice before Bill was sent to Japan for two years. Marion stayed in Fairbury and taught Home Ec at FHS until Bill returned.  Bill joined the Lynch Clinic and was a physician until his retirement in 1979.
They moved to Lincoln in 2008. Cards can be sent to 7200 Van Dorn #130 Lincoln, Ne., 68506.            8-9p
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May

Reflections On 2016 Session

After a couple of weeks since the April 20 end of session, it’s now becoming more possible to not only to reflect back on what was done during the 2016 Legislative session, but also start to look ahead to the 2017 session and the beginning of the 105th Legislature.
In addition to the “farewell addresses” of the senators who are term limited and won’t be returning next year, the big issue on the last day of the session was the override of LB 947.
I think that bill deserves a little bit of attention here.

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May

What You Want And What You Need Often Aren’t The Same Things

When I was growing up I can remember telling my mother “what I wanted.” 
It could have been regarding anything from food to toys or a particular brand of bicycle. 
She always said, “What you want and what you need aren’t the same things.”
This line of thinking can be applicable to many situations in one’s life. And can even be extended to a community’s wants and needs. Locally there has been a great deal of justifiable discussion about Fairbury’s Parks Plan and, in particular, the future of our local swimming pool.
There is no doubt that Fairbury needs a new swimming pool. The buzz phrase now is to call them aquatic centers. Our pool has been outdated for decades. Its running and maintenance has been problematic.
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May

Build It And They Will Come?

Since the city meeting to discuss the pool issue in Fairbury I have had folks want to know where the Fairbury Journal-News stands on the issue.
So, here goes: We need a new pool in Fairbury. It is a quality of life issue that needs to be addressed. The old pool has seen better days and to have patrons dress out in the open, to me, is archaic. I believe the city should pursue getting a new facility with the utmost urgency.
Of the four choices presented at the meeting the one with a lazy river, with a price tag of $5.1 million, stands out thus far as number one option for the public.
In researching the issue, I spoke with Jeff Hassenstab, director of the aquatic center in Hastings, which features a lazy river, rock climb, wave pool, several slides, snack bar and just about every other accouterments you could ever want in a pool.

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May

Dance On

Dance On

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May

Quick Quips

• The sounds of summer include the ‘ping’ of a softball against an aluminum bat, the joyful laughter of children on a slip-n-slide and, in my house, the high-pitched screaming of siblings already ready to tear into each other after one morning together on summer vacation.
My youngest, Elijah, has figured out what makes his older sister, Olivia, stark-raving mad, and continues to push that Pavlovian button nearly every one minute. I try to explain to her that if she ignored him, he’d go away and do something else. She claims he is the most annoying little brother on the planet, and he relishes in that fact.
• Izzabella Rosalita Marie Linscott turned one on Sunday. Izzy, for short, is our dog and the kids insisted on having a birthday party for her with presents (two new chew toys) and special homemade treats (peanut butter, carrot, bacon biscuits). The dog ended her special day by chasing a rabbit in our yard for an hour. A good time was had by all, sans the rabbit.

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May

Saying Goodbye

Central Elementary School first grade teacher Hannah Simpson says goodbye to students last Friday as not only did the school year conclude, but Simpson will be teaching at Tri County next year. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

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May

Getting Ready For Summer

-Volunteers hold up the bleachers at the softball complex in Fairbury last week so cleaning of the facility can continue.

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Free Fishing May 21

Optimist Club will hold the Annual Tom Wright Family Fishing Clinic on Saturday, May 21 at Crystal Springs Lake.
Registration at 9 a.m. A FREE hot dog lunch will be provided to all registered participants. Prizes will be awarded. Youngsters may bring their own fishing gear. Free poles will be loaned on a first come basis. NO Nebraska fishing license is required on May 21 so adults may accompany children. For more information, Contact Twyla Bray at 402-729-2661 or Diane Schutt, diane_schutt@yahoo.com or any Fairbury Optimist Club member.

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