Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 07/20/2016 - 10:14am
The former Alexandria Groceries could belong to the Village of Alexandria next month—if the village is the winning bidder of a sheriff’s sale.
Village board members unanimously passed a motion July 13 to set its bid limit at $100 for the property at 309 Harbine Street. If the village has the winning bid, it also will be responsible for two years of back taxes.
“It’s already kind of in disrepair, and if it got any worse, it would affect [the village’s] building,” said board Chairman Jeremy VanWesten, referring to a common wall the building share’s with the town’s library.
VanWesten said both the roof and the floor have collapsed on the building, which has been vacant for about 10 years. If the village is able to acquire it, he said it will have to tear it down.
“It’s in pretty bad shape, beyond salvation,” said VanWesten. “If I was a millionaire, I’d probably try to save it.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 07/19/2016 - 3:18pm
Mary Jane Wendland, 88, of Columbus, died Saturday, July 16, 2016, at Morys Haven Nursing Home, Columbus.
The Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 21, at the Federated Church, Columbus, with Pastor Edward Yang officiating.
Private family interment in the Columbus Cemetery will precede the service.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Gass Haney Funeral Home. The family will greet friends beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church. There will be a family prayer service at 10:45 a.m. Thursday at the church. Memorials are to be directed to the Federated Church.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 07/19/2016 - 3:17pm
Deloris Jane Witt was born in Reynolds to Osa and Maude Cline Witt on Jan. 7, 1929.
She died May 26, 2016, at her home at the Heritage Care Center at the age of 87 years, 4 months, 19 days. She was baptized Jan. 7, 2013.
Deloris lived at home with her parents until both her and sister Doris were placed in the Beatrice State Developmental Center. When her sister Doris passed away, Deloris was relocated to the Heritage Care Center on Nov. 10, 1969. She lived at the Heritage for over 46 years, which became her home. Through those years Deloris had many roommates that she became close too, as well as their families.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 07/19/2016 - 3:17pm
Patricia M. (Haddan) Watson, 56, of Fairbury, passed away July 9, 2016, at Bryan LGH West, in Lincoln after a lengthy illness.
She was born to Donald and Norma (Polage) Haddan on June 8, 1960, in Fairbury. She grew up on the Haddan Family farm south of Alexandria and was a graduate of Meridian High School in 1978.
She loved her animals and enjoyed gardening, inheriting the green thumb from her mother. She also enjoyed going to flea markets, garage sales and auctions. She will be deeply and lovingly missed.
Surviving are husband, Doug; son, Seth; brothers: Russell (Linda) Haddan, of Ogallala, Doyle (Joyce) Haddan, of Lincoln, and sister Maxine Haddan, of Fairbury; aunt Gladys Schweer, of North Platte; aunt Erma Pauley, of Fremont; mother-in-law Phyllis Watson, of Fairbury; sisters-in-law Judy (Scott) Ryan, of Omaha; Pam (Larry) Fisbeck, of Oklahoma City; Joyce Graves, of Hastings; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 07/19/2016 - 3:14pm
Robert (Bob) Ray Stahl, 84, of Fairbury, passed from this earth Monday, July 11, 2016, at JCHC. He was born Nov. 21, 1931, in Diller to Herman and Norma Harvey Stahl.
Bob was educated in the Diller school system and graduated in 1949. After graduation, he met and eventually married Phyllis Valentine on Aug. 5, 1952. Two days after the wedding ceremony, Bob shipped out to serve in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1952 to 1954. During is absence, his bride resided in Diller with her new father-in-law.
Upon his return, the couple moved to an apartment in Fairbury where they started a family. Bob was employed as a truck driver. In subsequent years, he also worked at the Creamery, the CoOp and Barber Furniture.
Besides being a devoted family man, Bob enjoyed boating, water skiing, fishing and taking his wife dancing. He was a member of the Fairbury Elks Lodge and belonged to the VFW and the American Legion.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 07/13/2016 - 2:54pm
June 23: Joseph F. Chilen, personal representative of the Estate of Dean L. Zweifel, to Cheryl Zweifel; SW ¼ of the SW ¼ of Section 3, Township 2 North, Range 2 East of the 6th P.M., E ½ of the NW ¼ of Section 9, Township 2 North, Range 2 East of the 6th P.M., NE ¼ of Section 9, Township 2 North, Range 2 East of the 6th P.M., SW ¼ of the SE ¼ of Section 4, Township 2 North, Range 2 East of the 6th P.M., S ½ of the SW ¼ of Section 4, Township 2 North, Range 2 East of the 6th P.M., S ½ of the NE ¼ of Section 4, Township 2 North, Range 2 East of the 6th P.M., Jefferson County.
June 23: Brian D. Snook and Amanda G. Snook, husband and wife, to Spencer Brunow, a single person; Lot 15, Block 6, Highland Addition to the City of Fairbury, Jefferson County.