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Betty Ann (Ruble) Tedrow

Betty Ann (Ruble) Tedrow, 89, passed away Nov. 9, 2013 at Gardenside LTC in Fairbury.

She was born Oct. 2, 1924 at Fairbury to Duncan and Evelyn (Steele) Ruble.

She married Norman Tedrow on May 2, 1942 and to this union two daughters were born.

Betty and Norman celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary last May. She worked as a sales clerk at J.C. Penny, Hesteds, and Montgomery Wards in Fairbury. She held different positions in TOPS Club and was in the Oregon Trail Campers Club with her husband. She enjoyed embroidery, quilt making, camping, and traveling with her husband. She is preceded by Parents, 3 Brothers Duncan Ruble, Jr., Donald Ruble, and Jack Ruble.

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Maxine M. Mannschreck

Maxine M. Mannschreck, 93, of Fairbury, passed away Nov. 11, 2013 at PEO home in Beatrice.

She was born to August and Mary (Seeba) Weber on June 25, 1920, in Cook, Neb.

She was baptized on July 10, 1920, and later confirmed at Osage Church in Cook, Neb. She graduate from Cook High School as Valedictorian in 1937. She attended Peru State College and went on to teach in Dunbar Public School for two years and then in Otoe County rural school after her marriage.

She was married to Robert C. Mannschreck on Aug. 24, 1941, in the Osage Church. To this union three children were born, Howard, Cheryl, and Doyle.

Maxine and Robert owned and operated the John Deere dealership in Cook before purchasing the dealership in Fairbury. After her husbands death she and her two sons maintained the business. She worked in the dealership business for 52 years, retiring in 1998.

She was a member of PEO Chapter AO and past member of the First Methodist Church.

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Frank Eugene Henderson

Frank Eugene Henderson, 88, of Linn, Kan., and formerly of Fairbury, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 at the Linn Community Nursing Home.

He was born May 28, 1925, at Hollenberg, Kan., son of Harry and Marvel (Hoxie) Henderson. He graduated from Hollenberg High School and at the age of seventeen enlisted in the U.S. Navy Armed Guard. In 1945, he was honorably discharged.

On Dec. 15, 1945, he was united in marriage to Helen Flora at Fairbury. He worked fifty years as a brick layer. The First National Bank in Washington was one of the last projects he helped build before retiring. Frank also built several brick murals through the years.

He was a member of the 1st Baptist Church in Fairbury, belonged to Brick Layer Union No. 3, and was a 60 year member of the Masonic Lodge, Elks, VFW and the American Legion in Fairbury. He was an outdoorsman, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. Frank was an avid Nebraska fan and liked watching their games.

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Bonnie Edwards

Bonnie Edwards

Bonnie Bugbee Edwards, 85, formerly of Steele City, passed away in Kansas City Nov. 26, 2013.

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Commissioners Decide to Wait Three More Weeks

It was decided at the Commissioners Meeting Tuesday, Nov. 26, that they would wait until Dec. 17 before making any decision on required renovations for the courthouse.

Representatives from Prochaska and Associates met with the Commissioners as well as several other county employees to discuss the future of the courthouse.

Linda Bauer, Jefferson County Attorney began the meeting asking questions about historical buildings and variances.

Is there some kind of procedure where historical buildings have some sort of variance, Bauer asked?

Jay Weingarten, representative from Prochaska said that not when it came from the Fire Marshal unless funding was from federal sources.

You are saying that nothing would exempt us from meeting Fire Marshals regulations because we are a Historical Building, Bauer asked again.

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Endicott Village Life Visit #13 - Early Churches

As settlers began to form communities they organized schools and churches too.

In the Endicott area, we have learned of the formation of the early schools. We will now learn of how the spiritual needs of the early settlers were met.

The history of the early churches of Endicott were included in A History of the Churches in Jefferson County Nebraska, The Jefferson County Centennial Committee for the Nebraska State Centennial 1867-1967, Fairbury, Nebraska, 1967, page 99 and pp following.

In the 1870s several different denominations were holding services in and near Endicott, the pulpits supplied by pastors known as Circuit Riders. About the year 1874, there were several groups organized in the vicinity known as Methodist classes. One of these was organized at the Beatty School House, three miles northwest of Endicott, in the south-west corner of McDowell section.

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FEA Plans to Light the Way

With a commitment toward helping local causes, the Fairbury Education Association (FEA) will again be sponsoring their 23rd annual Light the Way campaign this holiday season.

The annual event kicks off its collection today and will continue through Saturday, Dec. 11. A special donation table will be set up on Friday, Dec. 13 during the Fairbury-Milford boys and girls basketball game. All proceeds from the fundraiser will be given to two local families with special medical and financial needs. This year, FEA is supporting the family of Eric and Emily Prellwitz and Mary Munoz Starr.

The Prellwitz family recently lost a stillborn child.

Starr underwent double transplant recipient (pancreas and kidney) in May 2013.

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Its Starting to Look....

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Photo by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-News

Fairbury Electric crews installed Christmas decorations Nov. 21 in downtown Fairbury. The city decorations on light poles add seasonal flavor to the courthouse square.

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Amundson Receives Hyvees Heroes Award Friday

Caleb Amundson, a 19 year-old native of Fairbury, will be honored Friday at halftime of the Nebraska/Iowa football game as Nebraskas representative in Hyvees Heroes Of The Heartland Promotion.

Annually, Hyvee Employee-Owned Grocery Stores honor a Nebraska and an Iowa real-life hero at the Heroes Football Game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Iowa Hawkeyes on Friday.

Each grand prize winner was picked by the American Red Cross and receives the grand prize of four tickets to the 2013 Iowa versus Nebraska NCAA football game on Friday.

Each will be introduced and recognized Friday at the Huskers/Hawkeyes HyVee Heroes Game that will be televised nationally on ABC beginning at 11 a.m. The rival game uses the national stage to honor the heroic efforts of individuals and organizations in both states.

Amundson is a first-year student at North Central Technical College in Beloit, Kan.

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Fairbury Artist Wins Nebraska Life Art Award

At the annual convention of the Association of Nebraska Art Clubs recently in Alliance, Fairbury artist Sherry Joubert won Nebraska Life Magazines Art Award for her work, Peace on the Plains.Nebraska Lifes Assistant Editor Alan J. Bartels viewed all of the entries in the show before choosing Jouberts painting, which depicts the Steele City Stone Church at Steele City.

Although the painting shows just one church in one small Nebraska community, it captures a big slice of what is important in the lives of many Nebraskans, said Bartels. Whether people are devoutly religious or not, churches play a central role in the lives of our citizens and in our communities. It is for that reason that her painting was chosen for our award.

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