All

Wed
06
May

Rex Scott

Rex E. Scott of Lakewood, Colorado, passed away Monday, April 27, 2015 at the age of 90.
Mr. Scott was born October 14, 1924 to Hazel Teeters and Willis V. Scott in Goodland, KS, and  moved with his mother and step-father, Lester Everetts to Fairbury, NE where he completed his school years. He married Jean Marion Ely in 1951 in Chicago, and they later moved to Denver, CO, where they spent most of their lives.
He was a decorated veteran of WWII, and was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his service in the US Army in the European theater. Following his military service, he graduated from Iowa State University, and later earned certification as a licensed Architect. His career spanned more than 40 years and is still represented by many structures he designed in Denver and across the western United States.
Wed
06
May

Larry Nave

Larry C. Nave, 75, of Beatrice died at his home on Sunday, May 3, 2015.  He was born on July 20, 1939 at Fairbury and graduated from Fairbury High School.  He served two years in the United States Navy.  He moved to Beatrice in 1973 and worked at Beatrice State Developmental Center and did taxidermy on the side.  He later became a licensed taxidermist.  On July 4, 2000, he married Patricia Boerger Johnsen at Beatrice.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.  
Wed
06
May

Louise Milius

Louise Katherine Milius, 97, of Lincoln, (formerly Fairbury) 
passed away May 3, 
2015. She was born near DeWitt, NE to Herman and 
Anna Blobaum. Louise was preceded in death by 
husband Orval, 4 brothers, 4 sisters, son in law Riley 
Slack, and grandson Brian Milius. Louise is survived by 
daughter Patricia Slack, son Ken (Kerry) Milius, 6 
grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren and 3 great 
great grandchildren. Celebration of Life services will be 
May 8, 11:00 at American Lutheran Church, 1111 12th 
Street, Fairbury NE with Pastor Brian Julin-McCleary 
Officiating. Arrangements by: Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home. Condolences can be left at lincolnfh.com.
Wed
06
May

Ronald Kriley

Ronald D. “Ron” Kriley, age 63, of Bradshaw, NE, died Monday, May 4, 2015 at Omaha, NE.  He was born October 11, 1952 in Beatrice, NE. Ron was a veteran, having served in the US Army.   He worked as an electrician.  Ron was united in marriage to Jeanette Sorensen on August 23, 1996 in Aurora, NE and the couple made their home in Bradshaw.  Ron’s hobbies included collecting arrowheads, fishing, gardening, and he was an avid card player.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife Jeanie of Bradshaw; son Charles (Kim) Chollar of Danebrog, NE; daughters, Karri (Michael) May of Stromsburg, NE and Jaime (Danny) Robinson of Smyrna, GA; grandchildren, Mandy (Matt) Weber of Grand Island, NE, Justin (Lora) Splain of Brandon, FL, and twins, Samuel and Alax Robinson of Smyrna.  Also surviving are a sister Delores Firch; and an aunt Wilma James of Steele City, NE.  Ron was preceded in death by his parents.
Wed
06
May

Ronald Kriley

Ronald D. “Ron” Kriley, age 63, of Bradshaw, NE, died Monday, May 4, 2015 at Omaha, NE.  He was born October 11, 1952 in Beatrice, NE.Surivivors are his wife Jeanie of Bradshaw; son Charles (Kim) Chollar of Danebrog, NE; daughters, Karri (Michael) May of Stromsburg, NE and Jaime (Danny) Robinson of Smyrna, GA; grandchildren, Mandy (Matt) Weber of Grand Island, NE, Justin (Lora) Splain of Brandon, FL, and twins, Samuel and Alax Robinson of Smyrna.  Also surviving are a sister Delores Firch; and an aunt Wilma James of Steele City, NE.  
Memorials services will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, May 8, 2015 at the Metz Chapel in York. 
Wed
06
May

Life Is Wonderful When You Are A Genius And A Princess

Graduation season makes me blue. I first noticed it last year, and the feeling came again during the back-to-school season. I no longer see graduations and going back to school as exciting milestones. They are reminders that my boys are going to grow up and leave me. It makes me sad. 
I know that going to school, and eventually graduating, are positive milestones in children’s lives and we as parents must encourage that growth and independence. And I will. But right now I can’t help but to think that every day is one day closer to my boys not needing me anymore. 
Of course I want my children to go to college and get a job that makes them happy. I want my boys to go out on their own and become their own people. I wouldn’t want them to be dropouts who live at home forever and refuse to get jobs. 
Wed
06
May

You Can Learn More than Just Smithing At The Blacksmith Shop

 I think I would have been one of “those guys” who hung out around the cracker barrel at a turn of the last century general store. You know: talking about politics, problems with these kids today and other deep rooted subjects. 
 I like to talk about “stuff” but more importantly I like to listen.
A person who listens will always know more than they guy who does most of the talking telling others how much he knows. Last weekend I learned quite a lot.
 On Saturday I was fortunate enough to spend quite a bit of time in Steele City at the Blacksmith Shop during living history weekend. During a slow time for onlookers a few others who were just hanging around got to talking about work. More specifically why anyone who wants a job doesn’t have one.
Wed
06
May

Honors Banquet Spotlights The Great Things Young Community Members Do

What’s wrong with these kids today? They’re lackadaisical. They lack work ethic. They don’t take life seriously enough.
 Hogwash. These kids today are going to be just fine.
 Last Saturday’s Honors Banquet held at the Fairbury Elks Lodge spotlighted everything that is right with younger members of our community. More than 160 of the finest high school juniors and seniors were aptly recognized by our local Elks in a near three hour ceremony that indeed shows out future is in bright hands. Students from: Fairbury Wymore Southern, Washington, KS., Meridian, Hanover, KS., Tri County, Thayer Central and Diller-Odell were on hand to receive recognition for the work they do both inside and outside of the classroom.
 These young people are emblematic of the hard work ethic and stellar upbringing that can come from good rural stock. The students of today will be our local, state and national leaders of tomorrow.
Wed
06
May

5-6-15

Sheriff’s report
April 25: Report of a female arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance.
April 28: Report of trash dumped on the road in rural Fairbury. 
April 28: Report of a verbal disturbance in rural Fairbury. 
 
Police report
April 23: Report of a vandalism in the 800 block of Hubble Street. 
April 23: Report of a disturbance in the 900 block of B Street. 
April 23: Report of kids harassing fowl at Crystal Springs. 
April 24: Report of a dog bite in the 800 block of 9th Street. 
April 24: Report of a suicide attempt in the 900 block of J Street. 
Wed
06
May

Local FCCLA Chapter Moves Toward New Horizons


FCCLA State Leadership Participants from Fairbury Public Schools recently attended a conference in Lincoln. Pictured front row, L to R: Regan Schmidt, Rosalyn Bray, Autumn Bray, Nicole Graham; Back: Evie Schwab, Macy Ohlde, Grant Snyder, RJ Suey. (Contributed Photo)
Over 1,100 students from all areas of Nebraska gathered for the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America’s (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference held in Lincoln, Nebraska April 12-14. This year the conference was moved from the former Pershing Auditorium to the Pinnacle Bank Arena. Fairbury High School students including Nicole Graham, Evie Schwab, Macy Ohlde, Grant Snyder, Rosalyn Bray, Regan Schmidt, Autumn Brandt, and RJ Suey were among the students that attended the conference, along with FCCLA sponsor Kay Onnen.
Over the 3 day conference, students were able to participate in competitive events such as STAR, and attend several sessions and workshops led by many inspiring speakers on relevant youth issues. Topics included leadership development, peer education, organ donation, college readiness, healthy relationships, and much more.

Pages