Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/20/2015 - 2:36pm
Lois Templin 92, was born July 25, 1922, on a farm outside of Reynolds, Ne. She was one of twelve children born to Henry and Anna Elgert. She grew up on a farm during the depression. She often told stories about her mom baking 12 loaves of bread per week, making bean soup on washday and of her father running a thrashing crew during harvest. Lois had fond memories of the Saturday night dances in Reynolds and other community gatherings.
Lois worked for the Bonham family during World War II.
Lois married Harold (a.k.a. Tim) Templin on October 22nd, 1946. They had two children Kevin and Diane. Tim and Lois made their living farming outside of Reynolds until their retirement. Lois did everything from milking cows and butchering chickens to hauling grain during harvest. This was in addition to raising two kids and running a household. She continued her mother’s tradition by baking many goodies and making homemade ice cream for her family.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/20/2015 - 2:35pm
Dennis Allen Stainbrook was born on June 23, 1951 in Fairbury, Nebraska. He was the only son of Arthur A. Stainbrook and Gladys Pearl Stainbrook.
Dennis started his education with grade school at Daykin Public School. He then attended and graduated from Meridian Public School in 1970.
Following graduation, Dennis worked for John Jarchow as a farmhand. He then took a job at the Farmers Coop in Daykin where he worked for many years. Prior to his retirement, Denny took a job for Endicott Clay Products in Endicott.
Being a part of a small town was one of the things that Denny enjoyed the most, supporting everything and everyone, not only in Daykin, but in the surrounding areas as well.
One of the things that brought the most joy to Denny was being a member of the Daykin Volunteer Fire Department.
Denny attended the United Methodist church in Daykin.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/20/2015 - 2:32pm
Shannon Marie Criner 46 of Fairbury passed away April 17, 2015 at Gardenside LTC in Fairbury. Shannon was born January 18, 1969 in Fairbury, NE. to Kent & Mary (Linenberger) Criner. She attended school in the Fairbury School system until she graduated from Fairbury High School in 1987. She married Jeff Bradley in 1988. To them one son was born. They divorced 15 years later. She then married Christopher Anderson in 2009. They divorced 1 ½ years later. Shannon worked for the Swingster Co. She left the company because of health issues. Later she worked part time for Blue River Area Agency on Aging, Dollar General, Schroeder’s Family Foods & Attitudes Apparel. She enjoyed meeting & visiting with the public. She dealt with several health issues for many years. She always had a great love for animals, especially cats. She raised Himalayan kittens in her home for several years, & raised “Show Quality” cats, & Collie pups for awhile.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/20/2015 - 2:31pm
Elizabeth “Beth” Ambri, 43 of Mesa, Arizona, passed away March 30, 2015 in Mesa. She was born June 20, 1971 in Fairbury, NE, to Jerry and Jacquline Meyer.
Beth loved hiking, working out, and volunteering her time to help others. She also loved to watch and coach her daughters’ volleyball team. She always enjoyed a gathering with family and friends, a glass of wine and good sushi.
She is survived by her husband Steven Ambri of Mesa, son Derrick Ambri of Mesa, daughters Erin Meyer-Blythe of Nebraska, Cassidy Ambri of Mesa and Courtney Ambri of Mesa and her new granddaughter Eliana Meyer-Blythe, and parents Jerry and Jacquline Meyer of Fairbury.
Visitation was held Thursday April 2, 2015 at Falconer Funeral Home in Gilbert, AZ. Funeral services were held on Friday, April 3, 2015 at Baseline Christian Church in Mesa, AZ.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/20/2015 - 2:25pm
Memorial Day, and the encompassing weekend, has been one of my favorite holidays for several years. The cemeteries are so colorful with their avenue of flags and individually decorated graves. Hundreds of flags look great among the green trees and grass.
Memorial Day is also the official beginning of summer, and I love the thought of that.
For the past 10 years Memorial Day has always been a marker for when my sheep shearing should be finished. I would start mid-May and shear as I, and my helpers, had time. The long holiday weekend was the extra time off school and work to get the project finished. These professional shearers are awesome and can do hundreds of sheep a day. I always aimed to do 20 a day. My back was always screaming by No. 15, and I could barely walk to the house by number No. 20.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/20/2015 - 2:25pm
From time to time we receive comments from people that give us the warm fuzzies. Just down home feel good tid bits. Occasionally the comments we get in at the paper are about things that either we or another person or group in Fairbury have done.
But not always.
For a few weeks now we have been conducting a fund raiser for the Bonham Theater in Fairbury. We have been donating a portion from the sale of each of our pictorial history books toward the renovation of the Bonham. So far, so good. The response has been satisfactory...but could always be better.
Recently we received a couple comments from book buyers that we would like to share with our readers.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/20/2015 - 2:24pm
Nebraska State Senator Laura Ebke should be given a just amount of credit for her vote last week opposing a veto override vote to increase Nebraska’s gas tax.
Albeit in a losing effort, Ebke was correct to oppose LB610, which will add a little more than six cents per gallon to what motorists pay at the pump in our state. Nebraska already has the 13th highest property tax and 15th highest income tax rates in the nation. To that, with the gas tax hike, we will have the 16th highest fuel tax in the United States.
Proponents say the tax increase was needed to repair Nebraska roads. Sen. Ebke and those who oppose it claim that increasing taxes is not the right move for Nebraskans. We agree.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/20/2015 - 2:23pm
May 4: Report of a male arrested in the 500 block of D Street for threatening to kill another person.
May 6: Report of criminal mischief in the 1300 block of F Street.
May 6: Report of suspicious activity in the 1400 block of F Street.
May 6: Report of a disturbance in the 100 block of 5th Street.
May 6: Report of minors in possession of alcohol at Crystal Springs.
May 6: Report of a domestic disturbance in the 1800 block of G Street.
May 7: Report of barking dog in the 1800 block of G Street.
May 7: Report of suspicious activity at Crystal Springs.
May 8: Kristin M. Specht, of Fairbury, was backing a 2002 Pontiac from the gas pumps at Casey’s General Store when the vehicle collided with a parked 1996 BMW owned by Zachary Mansell. Damages to Mansell’s vehicle were estimated at $2,000. Damages to Specht’s vehicle were estimated at $900.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/20/2015 - 2:21pm
THE FAIRBURY CEMETERY ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS stand next to the memorial wall which has names engraved of contributors. Pictured from left to right are Nat Covey, Kent Preston, Craig Mahloch-Superintendent, Louie Hanson, Bill Cummins Stan Stewart, Charles Endorf. (Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News)
The Fairbury Cemetery Association board is gearing up for what board members call another fantastic and challenging year.
The Board’s goals are to maintain and keep a beautiful cemetery along with the buildings and the overall grounds. Right now there is a drawing fundraiser event going on with some prizes.
the tickets are one dollar per ticket and the first place winner will get an Arien’s 21 inch mower. Second place will be a decorative headstone flower vase and 3rd place will be an engraving on the donor memorial wall at the entrance to the cemetery. Anyone wishing to purchase a ticket should be able to visit with one of the manned cemetery entrances over the Memorial Day weekend or contact a board member.
“We are so fortunate to have a great cemetery superintendent in Craig Mahloch who has a very good staff under him who works hard and diligently to keep the Fairbury Cemetery in such good condition.”