Submitted by Trevor Gill on Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:18am
I think my little family would have enjoyed growing up in the “old” days, the days before television and cell phones and computers. We had a rather old fashioned day of working outside recently, and we were all tired and dirty by day’s end. There were a few modern conveniences including animal crackers and Tonka trucks, but there was also a lot of mud, sticks and good ol’ walking in the pastures.
Michael is spending his days fixing fence and working cows, so the boys and I joined him. We drove the UTV to a pasture, and while Michael checked and fixed fence, the boys and I cut cedars. The pasture was relatively free of cedars, but there were still some small cedars here and there.
The boys were like coon dogs: They would run ahead searching for cedars and yell when they’d find one.
“It’s a big boy,” Reid would say even if the tree was only eight inches tall.
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:17am
A lot of cool things happened in 1976. Not the least of them at least in my world was when Bruce Jenner, representing the United States of America, won a gold medal in the Decathlon at the Summer Olympics in Montreal.
While I never really was much of a Wheaties fan before, or after for that matter, Jenner’s winning of a gold medal turned me in to a Wheaties eating machine. The Captain Crunch got put away and Wheaties was the fare of choice. Those of us old enough to remember his picture with arms raised in victory on the cereal box remember it as a sight to behold. Every young red-blooded teen boy wanted to be that guy.
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:16am
Last week’s news that the City of Fairbury finally has a city manager candidate set in their sights was a most welcome revelation. The city is currently working out preliminary contract negotiations with Collin Bielser of Baldwin City, Kansas. Fairbury Mayor Homer Ward says he hopes now of a more final nature can be reveled to the public on May 5.
Let’s hope so too.
For nearly a year our community has been without what is probably the single most important position any municipality can have. Upon the non renewing for former city manager Joe Parker’s contract Fairbury leaders have been hesitant to test the waters and quickly fill the position. Quickly is not a term we would use for Fairbury’s action.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/29/2015 - 10:06am
Evangel University Concert Choir will perform at the Fairbury Foursquare Church (6th and H Street) Monday, May 4th, 7:00 pm. The Evangel Concert Choir under the direction of Dr. Sharon Wilkins has performed in 48 states and 18 other countries. Their repertoire ranges from classical to contemporary sacred. Their program is as varied and energetic as the 23 member choral ensemble. (Contributed Photo)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 04/28/2015 - 7:51am
Ronald J. Kostal, 86 of Odell, NE, passed away April 27, 2015 at Bryan LGH-East in Lincoln. He was born January 12, 1929. Survivors are Wife: JoAnn (Weaver) Kostal, Sons: Dennis (Eileen) Kostal, Donald (Terri) Kostal, Douglas (LaRae) Kostal, Grandchildren: Andrea (Jeff) Humphreys, Alissa (Damian) Andersen, Brent (Abigail) Kostal, Derek (Morgan) Kostal, Travis Kostal, Brandon Kostal, Joshua Kostal, Great Grandchildren: Ashtyn, Braeden, Peyton Humphreys, Dalton & Devin Andersen, Preston & Austin Kostal, Easton & Adalynne Kostal, & two more on the way, Sisters-in-law: Mary Kostal, Barbara Kostal, & Shirley Kostal, Many Nieces, Nephews, Family & Friends.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Mon, 04/27/2015 - 3:18pm
Lois M. Templin 92 formerly of Reynolds, NE passed away April 27, 2015 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury. She was born July 25, 1922 at Reynolds, NE.
Survivors are Daughter & Son-in law: Diane & Ron Scheips of Eucha, OK., Son & Daughter-in-law: Kevin & Kathy Templin of Arkansas City, KS., 2 Granddaughters: Tammy & Theresa, Several Step Grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren, Sister: Marjorie Terrill of Fairbury.
Services will be at 10:30 am Friday May 1, 2015 at the United Methodist Church in Fairbury. Cremation has taken place. Memorials to the family’s choice. Burial of ashes at the Fairbury Cemetery-Fairbury, NE. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge of arrangements.