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Donald Blacksher

Donald Blacksher

Donald L. Blacksher, 81, of Scottsbluff, passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 after a short battle with cancer.

He was born Sept. 25, 1932 in Adams, Neb., to L.B. and Bertha (Klein) Blacksher.

He attended schools in Adams.

He married Beverly Garton on July 3, 1952 in Oklahoma City, Okla. They lived in Beatrice until 1957, then moved to Southern California, returning to Nebraska settling in Scottsbluff in 1970. He retired from Kinder Morgan in 1995 after 25 years of service.

He was a long time member of the NRA and a lifetime member of the North American Hunting Club.

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Esther Barber

Esther Barber

Ester Ella Barber, 98, passed away Jan. 27, 2014 at Gardenside long term care.

She was born Jan. 27, 1916 to Christian Henery and Alvina Quiram Malchow.

She attended one room country school and Diller High School where she graduated in 1933. Then she went to Peru State College for one semester and became a school teacher for five years in Gage and Jefferson Co.

On Apr. 23, 1939 she was united in marriage to Robert Barber. To this union three children were born, Carolyn, Donald and Judy. He worked as a farm hand for two years around Diller and MonteVista, Colo., then they rented a farm two miles north of Fairbury. From there, they moved to a farm east of Bower. She lived there until moving to Cedarwood Assisted Living in 2008.

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Harold Wieters

Harold Wieters

Harold L. Wieters, 87, of Odell, Neb. passed away Feb. 13, 2014 at the Hanover Hospital in Hanover, Kan. He was born March 18, 1926 at Odell, Neb. to Henry and Hannah (Duis) Wieters. He was a Korean War Army Veteran. Survivors are wife, Velora Wieters; daughter, Sandra Drinkgern and husband Scott; Four grandchildren; 12 Great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Berniece Wieters and nieces and nephews. Services will be at 11:00 A.M. Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 at St. Johns Lutheran Church Lanham, Kan. with Reverend Donna Florio officiating. The family will greet friends at the Funeral Home in Odell from 2 to 3 P.M. and visitation will be till 8:00 P.M. Vance-Gerdes Funeral Home in Odell are in charge of arrangements.

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Wilton Thornburg

Wilton Thornburg

Wilton Thornburg Jr., 86, of Fairbury, passed away Sunday in Lincoln.

He is survived by his wife Doris; daughters, Cynthia Stockwell and husband, Mike of Plattsmouth, Neb., Dixie Bolender of Lincoln, Debbie Ripa and husband, Doug of Wilber, Neb., Diane Peperkorn and husband, Dan of DeWitt, Neb., Michelle Young and her husband, Wilbur of DeWitt, Neb.; sons, Jim Thornburg and Susie Godfrey of Ruston, La., and Steven Thornburg of Fairbury; 23 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at the United Methodist Church in Fairbury, with Pastor Warren Schoming officiating.

Burial was in the Steele City Cemetery, Steele City, Neb.

Memorials are to the familys choice.

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

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Sugar and Spice Club

Sugar and Spice Club

will meet Feb. 21 for a noon luncheon at Cedarwood. Hostess is Clarissa Pohlmann.

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Fairbury Rural Fire Department

Fairbury Rural Fire

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personnel will be available to write permits for prescribed burning on the following Mondays from 6-8 P.M., at the fire station (3020 Industrial Avenue); Feb. 24, March 3, March 10, March 24, and March 31. Please bring current copies of land maps, available at FSA office, to expedite process. Call Barry Schwab at 402-587-0738 with questions.

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Fairbury Fit Club

Fairbury Fit Club

free workout sessions designed by the Beachbody Fitness program including ChaLean Extreme, P90X, Slim in 6, Turbo Fire, P90X3 and Focus T-25 is every Saturday morning 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. inside Husker Rehab, 504 E Street, Downtown Fairbury, Neb.

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The movie Courageous will be shown

Faith Lutheran Church,

1630 I Street, will be having a movie night on Sunday, February 23, at 7:00 p.m. The movie Courageous will be shown. Everyone is invited to attend.

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The Lincoln Coin Club

The Lincoln Coin Club

is having a coin, token and medal show, March 15, 2014 from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at 2604 Park Blvd. #2 Lincoln, NE 68502. Please call Larry Lee at (402) 488-2646 or email lee@athena.csdco.com with any questions or concerns.

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Annual DeWitt Historical Society Soup Supper

Annual DeWitt

Historical Society

Soup Supper is being held Sunday Feb. 23, 2014 at the DeWitt Community Center. They will be serving soup, hamburgers, desserts, and drinks from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. There will be a free will offering and a silent auction. All proceeds go to DeWitt Museum.

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