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Endicott Town Hall Players Pack The House...Again

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Endicott Town Hall Players Pack The House...Again

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Country Crafters 4-H Club

We are a new 4-H group in Daykin. We picked the name Country Crafters because we make a lot of crafts. So far we have painted a rug for our bedrooms, painted pumpkins and decorated cookies for the residents at Cedarwood in Fairbury. Our first meeting we elected officers: Halle Prybil, Historian, Brooke Rayburn, President, Breanna Boyce, Secretary/News Reporter, Brittany Boyce, Recreational, Riley Kleine, Treasurer, Cally Ellis, Vice President/Flags. Our group did a cookie fundraiser and made $960. We are going to use the money to help clean up parks, plant flowers, make gifts for the elderly, firemen, police officers, doctor clinics and whatever else our group can do to say thank you. We are also planning a trip to a water park this summer. Marlene Buchli is our Leader and we meet once a month.

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Elks Donates To Manchester Benefit

Jim Schroeder shakes hands with Kelsey Manchester at a benefit in her honor Saturday (March 12) in Swanton. Current Exalted Ruler Wayne Weichel (left) helped present Manchester and her father, Brian, with a check for $1,500 from the Elks. The Fairbury Elks Lodge contributed $500 while the Elks' state Crippled Children's fund provided $1,000. Kelsey was stricken with bacterial meningitis earlier this year and the benefit, and funds provided by the Elks will help defer medical expenses. (Contributed photo)

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Successful Season For Fairbury Girls

According to Coach Dean Schmidt their season is completed and it has been a great year for this group of girls. "I was lucky to have such dedicated families to support the team and our efforts. Our team won the Championship in the Fairbury Tournament, took second in the Grand Island Hoops Mania, Third in the Lincoln MIT. and won the Lincoln YMCA Spirit League as well. It was a great year and I believe the kids improved tremendously as the season progressed."

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Harman's Journey Began In Fairbury, Will End At Nationals

A young free throw shooter's journey began at the local level in Fairbury and has now led him to national competition.

Holton Harman, 9, of Lincoln, placed first at the Fairbury Elks local hoop shoot competition in Fairbury shooting 23-25 in the 8-9 year old division, which qualified him to go on to the district competition in Lincoln. In Lincoln he was good on 21-25. This accomplishment qualified Harman for the state hoop shoot competition held at York where he completed 23-25 qualifying him for the regional shoot.

Last Saturday in the regional Elks Hoop Shoot in Denver, Colo. Harman hit a perfect 25-25 free throws in the 8-9 age group which qualified him for National "Hoop Shoot" Finals in Springfield, Mass. in April.

Harman also received the "George Klein" award for high score and the "David Barker" award for a perfect score at the Denver awards presentation.

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Pheasants Forever Receives First Donated Conservation Easement

Pheasants Forever has received its first donated conservation easement, a 63 acre parcel of land in Nebraska's Adams County.

The donation from Dr. Ralph "Rip" Pfeiffer permanently protects habitat critical to upland birds and migratory waterfowl in Nebraska's Rainwater Basin region.

Under the terms of the easement, Dr. Pfeiffer will retain ownership of the property, while Pheasants Forever ensures permanent wildlife habitat management by limiting future land uses. Dr. Pfeiffer wanted to perpetually protect the property from agricultural production and development. He also contributed $15,000 directly to Pheasants Forever for ongoing stewardship of the easement.

Nebraska's Rainwater Basin is important to both upland, migratory and song birds. In fact, more than 250 bird species have been observed in the region.

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Looking Back

120 YEARS AGO, 1891

The Fairbury Gazette

A young farmer was held up and robbed near the Lindell elevator here.

The Salvation Crusaders ended a two months revival meeting in Fairbury, with 40 "joiners."

The City Council accepted the offer of E.E. Howell for a two-story city hall and fire house, for $4,300.

Charles Denney was hired to teach the Ward district in Washington Precinct for the spring term. He was the first of a three-generation family of attorneys in Fairbury that included his son, Robert V., a congressman from the First Nebraska district, and a federal judge.

The county commissioners hired Arthur Bower of Steele City to check the building of the courthouse, at $4.50 per day.

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Jim and Carol Barber

The families of Jim and Carol Barber would like to honor them with a card shower for their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on Easter Sunday, March 25, 1951 at the Hope Reformed Church near Harbine. Their children are daughter, Pam Jones and husband, John of Lino Lakes, Minn., sons, Terry and wife, Annette, Kevin and fiancé, Lori and Kent and wife, Jennipher, all of Fairbury. They also have nine grandchildren. They will be having a family celebration. Cards may be sent to 56662 Highway 136, Fairbury, NE 68352.

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Gary And Joyce Schmidt

The children and families of Gary and Joyce Schmidt would like to honor them with an open house for their 50th wedding anniversary and retirement.

Family and friends are invited to attend the open house on Saturday, March 19, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Fairbury Elks Lodge. The couple requests no gifts.

Cards may be sent to 56970 712th Rd., Fairbury, NE 68352.

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