The Family of Rodney and Elnora (Frades) Hellbusch invite folks to honor them with a greeting on their 60th Wedding Anniversary. Rodney and Elnora, were married August 1, 1954 at St. Pauls Lutheran Church. Cards may be sent to, 204 Elm Street, Reynolds, NE 68429.
Governor Dave Heineman submitted a request Tuesday for disaster assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to help Nebraskans in five northeast Nebraska counties who were impacted by the June 14-21 severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding.
The counties are: Cedar, Cuming, Dixon, Stanton and Wayne.
The action comes in the wake of a decision announced yesterday by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that Individual Assistance for Cedar, Cuming, Dixon, Stanton and Wayne counties did not warrant federal disaster assistance. The decision came after a thorough review of all available information, including the results of joint local, state and federal preliminary damage assessments. Level of insurance coverage is one factor that is considered, particularly because federal disaster assistance cannot duplicate insurance proceeds or assistance from other sources.
Thayer County fair is just around the corner. It is time to fill out entry tags in preparation of turning in your exhibits.
There are several different methods that entry numbers and exhibit titles can be accessed.
The fair book can be accessed in an online version on the front page of the Southern Plains Extension Website: http://southeranplains.unl.edu. The link can also be found on the Thayer County Fairboard website. You can find this website by typing in thayercountyfair.
This is the first year that the fair board has asked that the fair book be printed and distributed early in banks in the county. The extension office expects this to occur shortly.
We are making every effort to make information easily available in an hopes of increasing fair participation throughout the county.
Photo caption: Jacie Milius has joined the UNL Extension office team for Thayer, Nuckolls, and Clay counties as of June 2. Photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky/Fairbury Journal-News
Jacie Milius of Gladstone has joined the Thayer, Nuckolls, and Clay county UNL Extension office as of June 2.
Milius comes to the office with a wide variety of experiences that will make her an assets to the 4-H community for those counties.
Milius, herself, has shown in 4-H since she was eight years old and upon graduation from Adams Central High School in Hastings, she began volunteering her skills to help better how 4-H serves its communities.
I was really interested in textiles and crafts, Milius said. But I also showed beef and sheep and had a rabbit or two that I always entered into the fair. I guess you could say I have two groups of friends, my summer friends that were all about 4-H and then my school friends.
Area students who met the specific qualifications of their school or major area to be placed on the honor roll are Bin Chen of Fairbury, she attends School of Pharmacy and Garrett Thompson of Wymore, he attends the School of Engineering.
Approximately 4,6000 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2014 semester.
The students, from KUs Lawrence campus and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing in Kansaas City, Kansas, represent 94 of 105 Kansas counties, 43 other states and 38 other countries.
Honor roll criteria vary among the universitys academic units. Some schools honor the top 10 percent of students enrolled, some establish a minimum grade-point average and others raise the minimum GPA for each year students are in school. Students must complete a minimum number of credit hours to be considered for the honor roll.
Wittler and Junker have received honors at the State 4-H Horse Show Exposition held recently in Grand Island at Fonner Park.
JNan Wittler, 16 of Fairbury received champion in two events at the show. She received Champion with her three year old Quarter Horse mare, My Good Invitation and in the Three Year Old Western Pleasure competition. She also received Champion with her five year old Quarter Horse, the Terminator, placing in the Four/Five Year Old Halter Gelding division. She also received Reserve Champion with her two year old mare, Potential Notice, in the Two Year Old Snaffle Bit Western Pleasure. JNan is the daughter of Kevin and Lori Wittler.
Josie Junker, 12 of Jansen, received Reserve Champion with her Paint Mare, The Only Decision in the Four/Five Year Old Halter Mare Class. Josie is the daughter of Jake Junker and Beth Junker.
Little Blue Country Kids held an Open Horse Show at the Blue River Arena in Hebron, Sunday, July 27. The Open Horse Show is a way for many of the young riders to prepare for the upcoming Thayer County fair, August 7-9. The kids get an opportunity to practice their showmanship as well as their riding skills in front of an official judge just prior to the fair. Many more photos at: www.fairburyjournalnews.com. Photo by Trevor Gill/Fairbury Journal News
Photo caption: South side of the square in Fairbury, Ne
120 Years Ago
The Jefferson County Journal
Two intersecting footbridges at the intersection of Sixth and G streets were damaged by high water from heavy rains.
John E. Heasty, Fairbury lawyer, was busy. He was mayor, chairman of the county Republican Central Committee, recently married, and his law partner, W.O. Hambel, had been killed in the Rock Island wreck near Lincoln, throwing all the legal work of the firm on him.
Jefferson County Republicans endorsed George Cross for state senator and nominated J.O. Cramb for the legislature, E.W. Hinshaw for county attorney, E.P. Griffin for district court clerk, John Nider for commissioner and Dr. Pritchett for coroner.
110 Years Ago
The Jefferson County Journal
J.W. McDonnell, Fairbury store owner, was a colonel in the Nebraska National Guard.