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Endicott Carrier Service

This edition of the Journal-News will be the last for carrier service, due to the loss of the carrier. Until a new carrier can be found all subscriptions will be mailed.

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Fairbury Rural Fire Department, 50 Years Young

Fifty-one years ago if a fire occurred out on the farm the farmer had little hope of stopping it. If he had a really big family or was on great terms with his neighbors and there was a good source of water nearby he might have a chance but it was a slim one. Times have changed due to a group of farmers who worked together to establish the Fairbury Rural Fire Department.

I can remember back in 1963 or so when my hay shed caught on fire and about all I could do was stand there and watch it burn, said local farmer and past Rural Fire Chief, Richard Zimmerman. The city fire fighters back then wouldnt come out to the country. It was about then that a bunch of us decided that we had better do something about that.

Art Schoenrock and Sam Ellis were probably the two main guys who got us started, Ben Schoenrock, Jefferson County farmer and past Fire Chief, said. We didnt have much in way of equipment, but we worked closely together and it all worked out.

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Anhydrous Facility Moving to Jefferson County

Jefferson County Commissioners heard the concerns of one Jefferson county resident when they opened the Special Use Permit hearing for an anhydrous ammonia loading facility at their Tuesday meeting.

The Aurora Cooperative has applied for a Special Use Permit to develop an anhydrous loading facility to be located in the 1300 block of L Street behind Canning Truck Service. The facility would have two tanks, one 18,000 gallon and another 12,000 gallon with serveral nurse tanks for transportation, a portable building on skids and portable scales at this four acre location. They are also planning on bringing in water for safety. It is projected that once established the facility will employ five to seven full time employees that will be permanently located in Fairbury.

Wed
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Anhydrous Facility Moving to Jefferson County

Jefferson County Commissioners heard the concerns of one Jefferson county resident when they opened the Special Use Permit hearing for an anhydrous ammonia loading facility at their Tuesday meeting.

The Aurora Cooperative has applied for a Special Use Permit to develop an anhydrous loading facility to be located in the 1300 block of L Street behind Canning Truck Service. The facility would have two tanks, one 18,000 gallon and another 12,000 gallon with serveral nurse tanks for transportation, a portable building on skids and portable scales at this four acre location. They are also planning on bringing in water for safety. It is projected that once established the facility will employ five to seven full time employees that will be permanently located in Fairbury.

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City Seeks Grant Funds To Rehab Homes

The City of Fairbury is seeking to improve approximately 10 homes in the city limits.

On Tuesday members of the local city council unanimously voted to seek grant funds totaling $310,000 to be used to rehabilitate owner-occupied housing. The monies are part of a federal funding project administered through the State of Nebraska.

If received approximately $250,000 of the total will go to improve existing housing. The remainder will be used for administration and testing fees. In all it is estimated that approximately $25,000 will be allocated for each home renovation project.

This would be the third time in as many years that Fairbury has applied for and received rehabilitation funds. In 2012 nine homes were renovated while another 10 homes qualified in 2011.

In other business before the City:

* Voted to accept the resignation of Jan Nance from the Library Board.

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Lindell Schleif

Lindell Schleif was born in Nelson Nebraska on January 20, 1934 to Henry and Ida Schleif. He passed away in Fairbury, Nebraska on June 7th, 2014. He was baptized by Pastor Charles Bunge on March 4, 1934 and confirmed on Aug 17, 1947 by Pastor Reuter at Salem Lutheran Church in rural Nelson, Nebraska. He graduated from Nelson High School with the class of 1952. After graduation he served four years during the Korean War. He was an air crewman and instructor in Aerial Navigation.

In 1959 he graduated from Kearney State College with a Bachelors degree in Biological Science and was married to Jean Brown of Fullerton, Nebraska. Two children were born to them, David Lin and Kristin Diane. He taught for 2 years in the North Platte Public Schools.

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Dale C. Michels

Dale C. Michels, 76, of Superior, Neb., passed away on June 13, 2014.

Memorial service will be held on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 10:30 am, at the Megrue-Price Funeral Home, Superior.

Burial at the Evergreen Cemetery, Superior. Visitation for family and friends will be on Sunday from 1:00 pm-8:00 pm - at the Megrue-Price Funeral Home, 750 N Commercial Superior.

Megrue-Price Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Dale C. Michels

Dale C. Michels, 76, of Superior, Neb., passed away on June 13, 2014.

Memorial service will be held on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 10:30 am, at the Megrue-Price Funeral Home, Superior.

Burial at the Evergreen Cemetery, Superior. Visitation for family and friends will be on Sunday from 1:00 pm-8:00 pm - at the Megrue-Price Funeral Home, 750 N Commercial Superior.

Megrue-Price Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Dale C. Michels

Dale C. Michels, 76, of Superior, Neb., passed away on June 13, 2014.

Memorial service will be held on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 10:30 am, at the Megrue-Price Funeral Home, Superior.

Burial at the Evergreen Cemetery, Superior. Visitation for family and friends will be on Sunday from 1:00 pm-8:00 pm - at the Megrue-Price Funeral Home, 750 N Commercial Superior.

Megrue-Price Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Wanda M. Anthony

Wanda Mae Anthony, 83, of Fairbury, Neb. passed away on Monday, June 9, 2014 at Gardenside Nursing Home in Fairbury. Wanda was born on August 9, 1930.

She is survived by her daughter Sandra and husband, Edward Runge; step daughters, Audrey Williams and Kim Chapman; step sons, Dave and wife, Terry Anthony and Mark Anthony; six grandchildren; nine step grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

Memorial Services were held on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Wyuka Funeral Home Chapel in Lincoln with, Pastor George Cook officiating. A family burial will follow at a later date in Eagle, Neb.

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