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Letter to the Editor: Its Mysterious

Its Mysterious

Editor,

Its a mystery to me how the county commissioners can ok the purchasing of four new road graders and two new sheriffs cars and cant put in a cement culvert so a family can have fire and emergency service and drive to their own house.

Dwaine Friesen

Fairbury

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Norman Medina

Norman Medina

Norman Armando Medina,77 of Fairbury, passed away Dec. 28, 2013 at Bryan LHG West Hospital in Lincoln, after a short battle with cancer. He was born in Meadow, Neb. on Aug. 13, 1936 to Fidencio and Candelaria (Gallardo) Medina. He attended St. Michaels School thru the Eighth grade, graduated from Fairbury High School in May of 1953, and went into the Marin Corps on April 22, 1958 for four years.

He worked for Punk Williams before going into the Marines. He also worked for Charles Pilcher at the Buick Garage, also the Ford, Chevy, and Beasleys Garage, and the Brickyard. He retired in July of 2013. Norman married Linda Nuding in April of 1963 and to this union two children were born Andrea and Scott.

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Harlene Hellbusch

Harlene Hellbusch

Harlene Alice Graham Hellbusch, 78, surrounded by family, took Jesuss hand and was brought to Heaven on Jan. 28, 2014.

Harlene was born July 9, 1935 to Clarence and Ethel Graham in Fairbury. Her father worked for Rock Island Railroad and in her younger years lived in Goodland, Kan. And Silvis, Ill. She and her parents then moved to an acreage east of Fairbury.Harlene graduated from Fairbury High School and Southeast Community College.

During her college days, she met Victor at a square dance at Fairburys town square. Harlene and Victor were married July 17, 1955 at First Baptist Church in Fairbury. She taught at Bruning Public Schools for three years. They were blessed with two daughters; Carolyn and Lori and lived on a farm near Reynolds.

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Edith Haake

Edith Haake

Edith Clarice Nau Haake, 100, of Fairbury, passed away on Jan. 13, 2014 at Gardenside LTC.

She was born to Rev. Wm. G. Nau and Rose L. Ruff Nau on July 19, 1913 in Red Cloud, Neb.

She was baptized by her father at Zion Lutheran Church in Red Cloud. The family moved to Holstein, Neb. in 1916 and then to York, Neb. in 1919, where she attended St. Pauls Lutheran School. She was confirmed by her father in May of 1926 and attended Benedict High School, graduating in 1930.

That year the family moved to Zion Lutheran Church at Tobias, Neb., where she was a member until her death. After attending Hastings College, she taught at rural School District No. 118 in Saline County for three years.

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Ed Boddye

Ed Boddye

Ed Boddye was born Nov. 17, 1914, on the Boddye family farm, five miles north of Fairbury, one of seven brothers and sisters. He grew up farming with horses, having fun ice skating, neighborhood dances, fishing, breaking horses and various sorts of mischief. He often recounted the story of the time bumblebees stung one of the horses hitched to the brand new side bar mower while mowing in the hay meadow. They took off running and when they got back to the barn there was nothing even recognizable left of the brand new mower. He attended and graduated from District No. 48 Country School and Fairbury High School.

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Lorna Riggert

Lorna Riggert

Lorna I. Riggert, 87, of Marysville, Kan., formerly Odell, Neb., passed away Feb. 1, 2014 at the Crambridge Place in Marysville, Kan.

Survivors are sons, Mike Riggert and wife, Kristine of Odell, Ronald Riggert of Lavergne, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; brother, Melvin Duensing and wife, Arlene of Marysville, Kan.; sisters, Leona Tjaden and husband, Vern of Oketo, Kan., Verneda Gerdes and husband, Gerald of Lincoln; sister-in-law, Marcine Duensing of Marysville, Mildred Lauterbach of Greeley, Colo., Verna Riggert of Marysville.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 at Our Savior Lutheran Church-Odell, Neb., with Pastor Greg Stuckwisch officiating.

The family will greet friends at the Vance-Gerdes Funeral Home in Odell on Wednesday, Feb. 5 from 6:30-8 p.m.

Burial at a later date.

Memorials to the Familys Choice.

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Bernadine Ginn

Bernadine Ginn

Bernadine A. Ginn, 78, of Reynolds, Neb., passed away Feb. 1, 2014 at Thayer County Hospital in Hebron.

Survivors are children, E. Diann Jurgena and husband, Tyrone of Fairbury, Doris Ginn of Reynolds, Jerry Ginn and wife, Sharon of Reynolds, Garry Ginn and wife, Michelle of Gillette, Wyo.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Walter Gould and wife, Marie of Wallula, Wash., Russell Gould of St. Joseph, Mo.; sister-in-law, Patty Gould of Crete; and numerous other relatives.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 at the Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury, with Pastor John Jenson officiating.

Memorials are to the familys choice.

Cremation has taken place.

Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge of arrangements.

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The Commodity Supplemental Program Food Program clinic

to be held in Fairbury at 512 3rd Street on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 is postponed until Friday, Feb. 7, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. due to the weather. Call 729-2278 if further information is needed.

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Financial & Estate Planning, Beginning Farmer Programs, Debtor/Creditor Law, Water Rights, and Much More...

Farmers and ranchers are invited to attend a FREE clinic. The clinics are one-on-one, not group sessions, and are confidential. The Farm Finance clinic gives you a chance to meet with an experienced Ag law attorney and Ag financial counselor. These clinic staff specialize in legal and financial issues related to farming and ranching, including financial planning, estate and transition planning, farm loan programs, debtor/creditor law, water rights, and other relevant matters. Here is an opportunity to obtain an experienced outside opinion on issues that may be affecting your farm or ranch. Bring your questions!

These FREE farm and ranch clinics are being held in:

February Clinic dates:

Norfolk Thursday 6th

North Platte Thursday 13th

Fairbury Friday 14th

Norfolk Friday 21st

Valentine Friday 28th

To sign up for a clinic or for more information, call Michelle at the Nebraska Farm Hotline: 1-800-464-0258.

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Courthouse Renovation Moves Closer

Courthouse moves one step closer to renovation.

The Jefferson County Commissioners talked with architect, Jerry Berggren regarding conducting a hazardous material survey for the courthouse. He said that the renovation would not begin until there was a hazardous material survey on record. He had reviewed the files from the previous architectural firm, Prochaska, and there was no such survey on file. Since they were dealing with new construction they had not conducted a survey.

It is both a state and federal regulation to require an asbestos survey prior to renovation. He had contacted Bockmann Inc. to do a mold, asbestos and lead assessment of the courthouse. They had returned a proposal to conduct a survey/inspection not to exceed $1,350.

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