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Sorry Were Closed For The Girls Game

Fewer things unite a rural community more than their high school sporting teams.

What happened throughout the week and over the weekend is usually the main topic for discussion the following week in and about town. Wins. Losses. Individual performances and statistics. We all love to talk about the team.

And there is little doubt that this years Fairbury High School girls basketball team gave us a lot to talk about. It was with great euphoria that our Lady Jeffs qualified for the Class C-1 State Tournament as the number-four seed last week. But that roller coaster ride ended all too quickly as Fairbury fell in the opening round game to Platteview.

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Lino Peace

Lino Peace

Lino Herman Peace, 74, of Grand Island died on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at home. He was born on June 17, 1939, in Broken Bow to Herman and Julia May (Land) Peace.

He married Barbara June Kelly on Oct. 15, 1956, at St. Patricks Catholic Church in Eddyville.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara; daughter, Debra Jones of Grand Island; three sons, Terry and wife, Yvonne Peace of Columbus, Neb.; Mark Peace of Grand Island; Gary and wife, Stephanie Peace of Grand Island; sister, Violet and husband, John Esch of Merna; sister-in-law, Jackie Peace of Chandler, Ariz.; nine grandchildren, Jeanell Peace, Kelli Petersen, Kristina Jones, Stacy Peace, Nichole Hawk, Tasha Jones, Brennan Peace, Austin Peace and Delvin Jones; 14 great-grandchildren; and 26 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Emery Lin Peace; one son-in-law, Gerald Jones; and one nephew, Jeffrey Esch.

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Rhonda J. McNair

Rhonda J. McNair

Rhonda J. McNair, 57, of Grand Island died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Rhonda was born Aug. 3, 1956, to Robert and Rosemary (Finch) Arnold of McCook.

Survivors include her children, David McNair of Grand Island; Jacob McNair and his fianc, Molly Parsons of Raleigh, N.C.; Stacy (Wade Nez) McNair of Marquette; Sara (Alex) Erickson of Grand Island; sisters, Becky (Tom) Rauh of Casper, Wyo.; a Rita (Keith) Snyder of Fairbury; and brother, Bob (Helen) Arnold of Crawford; grandchildren, Iziah, Zaden and Aiyana Nez; many nieces and nephews; and special aunt, Glenda Tucker. Rhonda was an honorary mom to many. She was preceded in death by her parents.

She graduated from Benkelman High School, Class of 1974. She attended McCook Junior College and graduated from Josephs College of Beauty in Grand Island.

She was united in marriage to David McNair in 1975.

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Edna Hammer

Edna Hammer

Edna Anna (Oeltjen) Hammer, 92, of Fairbury passed away on Feb. 24, 2014.

She was born to John and Emilia (Heller) Oeltjen on Oct. 20, 1921. She was baptized on Nov. 13, 1921, at St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Gilead, Neb. and confirmed on Apr. 5, 1936, at St. Pauls.

She was married to George Joseph Hammer on Apr. 11, 1944. To their union three children were born, John, Dennis and Jolene.

She began playing the organ at St. Pauls Church when she was 15 years old. She was also an organist for Grace Lutheran Church in Fairbury, Calvary Lutheran Church in Lincoln, and for retirement homes in Lincoln. She was a Sunday School teacher for many years and also member of Lutheran Womens League.

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Karen L. Bonner

Karen L. Bonner

Karen Loree (Maatsch) Bonner age 71 of Belleville, Kansas passed from this life after battling cancer Sunday, March 09, 2014. She was born in Odell, Nebraska on March 30, 1942, the third child of four children born to Elmer and Rose (Duis) Maatsch.

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Marvin Andover-Gutzmer

Marvin Andover-Gutzmer

Marvin Jesse Andover-Gutzmer, 92, passed away on Jan. 25, 2014. He was born to Jesse and Louise (Schwisow) Gutzmer on Oct. 4, 1921 in Tobias, Neb.

He served in the United States Army from 1942 to 1946 as Military Police. He work at Boeing as an Inspector until he retired in 1983.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Jean Gutzmer; daughters, Kathie (Ron) Reed, Tulsa, Okla.; Jayne (Tim) Colling, Taylorsville, Ky.; son, Douglas (Christy) Gutzmer, Derby, Kan.; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Louise Gutzmer; granddaughter, Angela Colling.

Funeral services were held on Jan. 28, 2014 at Christ Lutheran Church, St. Augusta, Kan. Internment was at Lakeview Cemetary.

Memorials to Robert J. Dole Veterans Hospital Hospice Unit and Christ Lutheran Church.

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Robert G. Smith

Robert G. Smith

Robert G. Smith, 82, of Alexandria, died Mar. 11, 2014 in Lincoln.

He is survived by his wife, Betty; four daughters, Judy Corliss (Mark); Nancy Virus (Roger); Jayne Pholmeier (Gene); Annette Barber (Terry) and son, Kerry (Stephanie); grandchildren, Jeff Corliss; Katie Corliss Moses (Philip); Stacie Corliss; Alex Corliss; Matt Virus (Kimber); Adam, Austin; Carson Virus; Bill Pohlmeier (Lyndsey); Andrew and Chris Pohlmeier; Brittny Barber Stewart (Heath); Ridge and Kylee Barber; Ashley Smith Foutch (Clint) Whitney; Emma, Abbi and Robert Smith; great-grandchildren, Elijah Moses; Olivia Virus; Zoey and Jayden Virus; Katelyn and Emersyn Pohlmeier; and Addyson Foutch; brother, Leo Smith; two sisters, Mildred Kreuzberg; Esther Schiermeyer; nieces and nephews.

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Gene D. Siefford

Gene D. Siefford

Gene D. Siefford, 85, of Fairbury, Neb., passed away on Mar. 11, 2014 at Bryan LGH East Hospital in Lincoln. He was born Feb. 12, 1929 in Steele City, Neb. to Ralph & Bernice (Diller) Siefford.

He was a WWII Army Veteran. Survivors are Son, Steve Siefford and wife, Crystal of Fairbury; daughters, Sheryllin Shellhase of Fairbury; Nancy Pride and husband, Rob of Omaha, Neb.; eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. No viewing. A register book is available at the Funeral Home. Memorial services will be at11:00 a.m. Saturday March 15, 2014at the First Christian Church in Fairbury, with Pastor Melody Smith officiating. Memorials to the Familys Choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge of arrangements.

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The 2014 Baseball Parents Meeting

The 2014 Baseball

Parents Meeting

will be held Sunday, March 16. at 5 p.m. at the American Lutheran Church. All Player Registrations Forms will be due at this time. Any questions, please contact Dean Schmidt at 402-239-5365.

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NARVRE Unit 174

NARVRE Unit 174

National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 18 at the home of Carl and Aldene Goeking. 906 5th Street.

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