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Four Fairbury Seventh Graders Honored by Duke Program

Photo caption: Duke TIP Award for Seventh Graders. From left, back row, Michaela Buchli and Jayson Klaumann

Four Fairbury seventh graders were honored on May 8 at the state recognition ceremony held at the University of Nebraska-Omaha for the Duke TIP program. The state recognition ceremony honors seventh graders for their exceptional scores on the ACT or SAT.

Duke University Talent Identification Programs(Duke TIP)7th Grade Talent Searchidentifies students across the United States who have scored at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level achievement test. As part of the program, these academically talented students take above-level college-entrance exams (ACT or SAT) to learn more about their abilities.

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Thayer County

Hebron/Thayer County, Nebraska: May 16.

Marriage license:

Mark Christopher Miller Jr., 23, of Hebron, and Crystal Lee Nicole Taylor, 22 of Hebron were married April 19th in Fairbury.

Real Estate:

May 8: Nancy E. Snider to Sandy J. Snider: Part of SE of SE of 14-3-1 subject to life estate, and W of SW of 24-3-1 subject to life estate, and E of NW of 25-3-1 subject to life estate, and SW of SE of 14-3-1 subject to life estate.

May 8: Patricia J. Hofmann to Patricia J. Hofmann; Trustee of the Patricia J. Hofmann Revocable Trust: NW of 13-3-2.

May 9: Nikki Zahn to Glenn E. Anderson: Lot 5 in Block 6, EADS Addition of Hebron, Thayer County, Nebraska.

May 13: Rosemary H. Dageforde to Michael L. Crosgrove, and Vicki A. Crosgrove, and D. Merle Hartley with life estate: Part of Lot 11, 10 in Block 10, original town of Hebron, Thayer County, Nebraska.

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Meeting Marie, Thayer County Clerk

Photo caption: Thayer County Clerk Marie Rauner in the record/deed room, Photo by Amy Hadachek, Fairbury Journal-News

Getting immersed in a tiny room is almost as much of a comfort as it is a challenge to Marie Rauner, Thayer County Clerk.

Having been appointed Clerk in 2005, Rauner knows a calming familiarity when spending time delving through in the 11 by 7 room, that she calls the vault.

Weve maintained all of our own deeds and retained possession, instead of forwarding them to the state, Rauner told the Hebron-Thayer County edition of the Fairbury Journal-News.

Sometimes, as in Rauners case, its an issue of space. I also have use of another vault on the third floor. We keep all marriages, deeds, mortgages and miscellaneous records in the two vaults, added Rauner.

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Fairbury Class Picnics

Photo caption: Fairbury's third grade class had a picnic at the city park on Tuesday followed by games and activities. Photo by Carole Sprunk Fairbury Journal-News

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Donald E. Traeger

Donald E. Traeger, 82 of Medford, Ore. passed away on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at his home. He was born on November 14, 1931 in Hastings, Neb. to Carl and Leora Traeger.

He joined the US Navy and is a veteran of the Korean War. He moved to the Rogue Valley in 1970 from Kenesaw, Neb. He and Jan married on June 10, 1972 in Medford, Ore. He worked as a mechanic in the valley for many years. He enjoyed camping and flying (he has been a pilot since he was 16). He was a member of Harvest Baptist Temple and CAP.

He is survived by his wife, Jan; sons, Richard of Medford, Ore.; Mike of Lebenon, Ore.; Dan of Birmingham, Ala.; Brad of Central Point, Ore.; Steve of Palmer, Alaska; David of Medford, Ore.; thirteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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Joyce E. Schwisow

Joyce E. Schwisow, 69, of Topeka, Kan., passed away on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. She was born October 23, 1944 in Fairbury, Neb., the daughter of John and Hilda Fett Eisenhauer. She spent her youth growing up on a farm and was very active in 4-H. She graduated from Fairbury High School and received a Bachelors Degree in Education from the University of Nebraska. She was employed as an elementary school teacher before becoming a full-time mother. Roger and Joyce moved to Topeka in 1980 as owners of Browns Shoe Fit. She enjoyed volunteering in her childrens activities along with scrapbooking for herself and her family members. She was a long time member of Countryside United Methodist Church. Joyce married Roger L. Schwisow on August 16, 1964 in Fairbury. He survives.

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Fairbury Junior, Senior High Trap Teams Compete In Cornhusker National Shoot

Photo caption: Scylar Roop, Brock Barton

Fairburys junior and senior high trap teams competed at the 45th annual Cornhusker National Trap Shoot held May 1-3 in Doniphan, Neb.

This event is hosted by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and is open to students in 5th-12th grade from all states.

A new attendance record was set this year with more than 2,300 shooters participating.

The junior high shot 100 clay targets at 16 yards and had 55 minutes per squad to finish and the senior high shot 75 clay targets at 16 yards on Friday, and 75 handicaps on Saturday with 45 minutes each day per squad.

A pair of Fairbury junior high shooters came away with medals at the shoot.

Brock Barton hit 94x100 targets tying him for fourth place, as there was no shoot off, and he placed second in the Ducks Unlimited Greenwing Competition.

Scylar Roop hit 91x100 targets tying for 15th place.

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Floyd W. Schmidt

Floyd W. Schmidt, 99, of Reno Nev. passed away on April 7, 2014, at Heartstone Of Northern Nevada at sparks, Nev.

He was born on the Schmidt family farm southeast of Western, Neb., on Dec. 20, 1914, to John F. Schmidt and Emma Klitzing Schmidt. In 1917, the family moved to a farm north of Chappell, Neb., in the Western part of the state, and in 1935 moved to Los Angeles, Calif. In California , he played minor league baseball. During World War II, He served as a civilian in Panama.

After the war, he lived with his parents in the Fairbury, Neb. area. After his fathers death in 1949, he continued living with his mother in the Fairbury and Reynolds areas, and then the two moved to Beatrice where he worked for Store Kraft Mfg. Co. On Dec. 26, 1965 he married his next door neighbor, Anne Schoneweis, at St Johns Lutheran Church in Beatrice.

Survivors include cousins, Fern Hinz of Fairbury and Richard Schmidt of Western.

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FHS Golfers Fulfill Expectations At Thayer Central Invite

Fairburys varsity golf team went into last Wednesdays Thayer Central Invite wanting to play and compete well, and the team was able to fulfill those goals by placing runner-up in the 14-team invite played on the Hebron Country Club golf course.

The Jeffs shot their best team score of the season with a score of 344, paced by a trio of top 15 individual medalists.

Thayer Central won its own invite firing a score of 326.

Sophomore Nick Christiansen led the parade of medalists for Fairbury, as he finished runner-up individually shooting an 18-hole score of 81.

Freshman Justin Peterson placed eighth carding an 18-hole score of 85.

Junior Spencer Feldkamp earned the 12th place medal firing a score of 88 for 18 holes.

Additional scores for Fairbury included Jorge Barrera with a 90, and Austin Schwisow shot a 96.

Fairbury Jeffs golf coach Jed Martin was pleased with the showing put forth by the team.

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Busy Time For Me At State Track

Its that time of the year to make the annual spring trip this weekend to Omaha Burke Stadium for the NSAA State Track and Field Championships.

I enjoy heading to Omaha to take pictures and see some talented local athletes compete for medals against the states best in Classes B, C, and D.

It is a nice to have the opportunity to visit also with fellow sports writers and photographers I know from other newspapers in the state.

Over the two-day meet, I will definitely get a lot of exercise walking covering each of the events in the three classes.

As the state track and field championships gets underway I will be covering as many as 22 athletes.

Congratulations to each and every area athlete that qualified for this weekends NSAA State Track and Field Championships.

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