Submitted by Fairbury1 on Mon, 03/09/2015 - 9:05am
Vernon D. Thomsen 75 of Lanham, KS. passed away March 6, 2015 in Lanham. He was born July 10, 1939 in Odell, NE. to Meenke & Edna (Adam) Thomsen. He was an Army Veteran. Survivors are Brother & Sister-in-law: Eldon & Eunice Thomsen of Hollenberg, KS., Aunt: Velma Adam of Odell, NE., Nieces: Joy Thomsen, Dawn Zabokrtsky, Amy Reichenberger, Nephew: Troy Thomsen. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday March 10, 2015 at Trinity Lutheran Church-Hanover, KS., with Pastor Rodney Fritz officiating. Viewing will be on Monday March 9, 2015 from 2:30 to 8:00 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church-Hanover, KS., with the family greeting friends from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Burial at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery-Hanover, KS. Vance-Gerdes Funeral Home in Odell are in charge of arrangements.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Fri, 03/06/2015 - 3:12pm
Tamatha Schwisow, 50 of Hastings, NE, died March 4, 2015 in Hastings. She was born February 16, 1965 to Edward Hansen and Nancy McGee at Iowa City, IA.
She is survived by two daughters Katie Davis, and Savannah (Julean) Juarez, granddaughter Jessica, mother Nancy McGee, step-father Elroy Schwisow, brother Kevin Schwisow, sister Shana (Sean) Meyer and their children Chris, Josh, Caleb, Kayleen & Jayce Meyer, step-children Jimmy, Cloe, Jennifer and Stormy Montes.
A Memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday March 14, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Fairbury with Pastor Joel Hahn officiating. Burial of cremains will be at a later date. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. email@example.com
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Fri, 03/06/2015 - 10:07am
Jefferson County Art Guild met Feb. 23 at The Studio. Eleven members answered roll call, telling an art technique they would like to learn.
Three guild members attended the texture in clay workshop on Saturday at the Stagecoach Mall.
Next month’s meeting will be at the Studio on Mar. 23 at 7 p.m. The original artwork challenge for March will be wind effects (Kites, balloons, windmills, etc.)
The Studio will be open on Mar. 6 for Fairbury’s First Friday Artwalk. Our quest artist will be Taylor Miller.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Fri, 03/06/2015 - 10:02am
Ryder Davidson Schwartz celebrated his first birthday at his house on November 21, 2014.
He is the son of Jeremiah & Brittney Schwartz.
Guests included grandparents Terry & Leann Blas, Rick & Connie Schwartz, great-grandparents Janice Olberding, Bill & Carol Blas, Joan Godfrey, aunt Harlie Blas & uncle Trayce Blas, aunt & uncle Reuben & Jessica Mitchell, many great aunts and cousins.
Ryder opened many gifts from John Deere tractor to a big car, he also got many outfits and toys. He ended his special day with a cake that was a monkey just his size.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Fri, 03/06/2015 - 9:58am
Happy 50th Anniversary to George and Lois Schipper who were married on March 14, 1965 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Daykin NE. Anniversary wishes may be sent to 1522 E. Skyline Drive, North Platte NE 69101.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Fri, 03/06/2015 - 9:46am
Nathan and Jami Canham proudly announce the birth of their son, Grant Christian Canham. He was born February 4, 2015, weighing 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and 21“ long. He was welcomed home by his big sister’s, Gracyn and Emma. Grandparents are Mike & Faye Francis of Fairbury, Tracy & Vickie Arntt of Endicott. Great-grandparents are Nioma Francis of Fairbury, Elville Arntt of Steele City and Bill & Ellen Canham of Rockham, SD.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Fri, 03/06/2015 - 9:44am
William Keith Jacobs, 98, Lincoln, died February 26, 2015 at Eastmont Towers. Born April 10, 1916 on the family farm near Daykin, NE to Edwin and Lydia (Schilke) Jacobs. Graduate of Fairbury HS and Nebraska Wesleyan University. He had a long career in farming and feeding cattle. In 1941 married Gretchen Kelly in Vancouver, WA. They were married 68 years before Gretchen died in 2009. Upon retirement in 1977 they moved to Lincoln, NE. He enjoyed traveling, taking care of his yard, watching all sports, the stock market, and collecting coins. He was active in the Lutheran Church.
Keith is survived by his daughter, Jan and husband, Bob Sibal; nephews, Stephen, Robert, Douglas, Richard, and Gregory Johnson; nieces, Mary Johnson Meyer, Donna Hall, Patsy Peeler; and great granddaughter, Shelby Sibal. Also survived by numerous other relatives.
He was preceded in death by parents; wife; sister, Ruth and husband, Henry Johnson; grandson, Gregory Sibal; and son, John Edwin.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:42pm
Beatrice Basketball Tournament Silver Division Champs--Fairbury 8th Grade, front row left to right: Tori Likens, Madison Gregory, McKenzie Layton and Janessa Swanda. Back row, left to right: Coach Nichole Grummert, Bryn Livingston, Jessa Eden and Mikasa Lierman, not pictured Kaylee Sipek. Contributed Photo