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Donald L. Mitchell

Donald L. Mitchell was born in Fairbury, Neb. on Feb. 28, 1923 to Herbert and Elsie Slater Mitchell. He died July 26, 2011 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury at the age of 88 years, 4 months and 26 days.

He attended Fairbury High School through the 11th grade. From 1941 to 1944, he was employed as a laborer by various employers, his last employer being the Rock Island Railroad.

He married Mary Jane Snyder on Aug. 28. 1940 and they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary last year. To this union four children were born.

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Willis Niederklein

Willis Niederklein, 90, of Daykin, Neb., died Aug. 31. 2011 at Gardenside Long Term Care in Fairbury.

Survivors include his children, Lyle and Debbie Niederklein of Deer Lodge, Mont., Joyce Huff of Lincoln, Les and Joyce Niederklein of Boise, Idaho, Faye and Mike Francis of Fairbury, LaMonte Niederklein of Hastings; grandchildren, Joel and Lindsay Niederklein, Anna and Jonathan Leatham, Shane Niederklein, Blake Niederklein, Jami and Nate Canham, Staci Francis, Nathan and Kim Francis, Adam, Alex, April, Abby and Anthony Niederklein, Jonathan and Amy Strand; great-grandchildren, Kingston Leatham, Lexi Francis, Gracyn and Emma Canham, Emma and Elsie Strand; brother and sister-in-law, Dallas and Ruby Niederklein and brothers-in-law and spouses, ElRoy and Alice Bartels, Laird and Sandra Bartels.

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Robert J. "Bob" Placek

Robert J. "Bob" Placek, 83, of Daykin, Neb. died Sept. 2, 2011 in Lincoln.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Gene Slama; grandchildren, Robbie Slama, Telisha Slama, all of Daykin; sister, Marie Sukovaty of Wilber.

Services were held Sept. 7, at Kuncl Funeral Home in Wilber. Memorials to family's choice. Burial was in the Swanton Cemetery, Swanton.

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Lorna A. Jarchow

Lorna A. Jarchow, 87, of Puyallup, Wash., formerly of Daykin and Fairbury, Neb., died Aug. 29, 2011 in Puyallup.

Survivors include her children, Sharyl Swindall and husband, Michael of Edmonds, Wash., Susan Hanson and husband, Gregory of Omaha, Sandra Winkler and husband, Mark of Puyallup, Jaye Jarchow and wife, Grace of Snohomish, Wash.; nine grandchildren, three step grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Alene Endorf of Daykin and Hazel Schmidt of Fairbury.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Daykin with the Rev. Paul Beyer officiating. Memorials to the Church or Orphan Grain Train. Burial will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, Daykin. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home, Fairbury, service.

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Harold M. Keilwitz

Harold M. Keilwitz, 86, of Gilead, Neb., died Sept. 3, 2011 at his home.

Survivors include his wife, Nyla; daughters, Mary Flagle and husband, Robert of Gilead, Linda Krueger and husband, Dean of Reynolds, sons, Jim Keilwitz and wife, Laurie of Alliance, Lyle Keilwitz and wife, Karen of Gilead, George Keilwitz and wife, Liz of Fairbury; grandchildren, Jessie and Erin Flagle, Levi, Elijah, Isaiah Keilwitz, all of Gilead, Abby, Morgan, Tyler Keilwitz of Alliance.

Services were held Sept. 7, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Gilead with the Rev. Lawrence Fruhling officiating. Memorials to family's choice. Burial was in the St. Paul's Cemetery, Gilead. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home, Fairbury, service.

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Joyce Betts

Joyce Betts, 63, of Crete, Neb., died Aug. 28, 2011 with her family by her side at The Hospice House in Omaha.

Survivors include her husband of 45 years; son, Kenneth Betts of Crete; daughter, Amy Obst and husband, Mike of Lincoln; grandchildren, Melinda Betts of Lincoln, Megan Betts, Mae Betts, both of Crete; great-grandchildren, Domonic Betts, Julia Betts, Gloria Betts, Bryten Ybarra; brothers and sisters, Lori Roland of Crete, Jan Nance and husband, Kenneth of Fairbury; Joel Becker and wife, Cathy of Beatrice; nieces and nephews, Melissa Roland, Ben Becker, both of Lincoln, Brandon Roland of Crete, Jennifer Brawn and husband, Eric of Omaha, Allison Nance of Fairbury.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 11 a.m. at Kuncl Funeral Home in Crete.

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Frank Elmer Hinrichs

Frank Elmer Hinrichs, 93, of Rupert, Idaho, died Aug. 18, 2011 at the Cassia Regional Medical Center in Burley, Idaho.

Survivors include his sons, James (Carol) of Lake Stevens, Wash., Robert (Peggy) of Rio Vista, Calif., John (Nancy Wadley) of Burley; daughter-in-law, Jackie of Paul, Idaho; grandchildren, Anna, Lisa, Christine, Kimberly, Kevin, David, Kathy, Teryal, Sheila and Korey; great-grandchildren, Gregory, Jayson, Meleah, Michael, Stacie Rae, Kelsey, Kallie, Andraya, Johnathan, Quinton, Joy, Elaina, Noah and Tegan; great-great-grandchildren, Harlie and Alex.

Services were held Aug. 25 at the Hansen Mortuary Rupert Chapel with the Rev. Pam Meese officiating. Memorials to the Shriner's Children's Hospital.

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Nominees Wanted For BVCA Board Of Directors Election

An open meeting will be held by Blue Valley Community Action Partnership to nominate persons to represent the low-income population in Jefferson County on the BVCA Partnership governing Board of Directors.

The meeting will be held Wednesday, September 14th, at 1:15 pm at the BVCA Center at 624 5th Street in Fairbury.

Any persons interested in being a representative on the Board or seeking more information about the work of BVCA Partnership is particularly invited to attend the meeting.

BVCA Partnership staff and county advisory board members will be on hand to explain the election procedures and the role the representatives assume in planning BVCA activities in Jefferson County for low-income families.

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Irrigation Revisions Addressed At Local NRD Hearing

A Public hearing will be held at the Little Blue NRD office in Davenport. The meeting will be held Sept. 13, set to begin at 6:30. Prior to the meeting will be a half hour information session, starting at 6:00 to review upcoming changes.

Current Nov. 1st anhydrous date will continue as in the past with no proposed change. However, farmers who wish to apply liquid or dry pre plant nitrogen fertilizers, in which nitrogen is the greatest percent of the compound, or when the application result in a rate of over 20 pounds per acre, may only do so after March 1.

The limitations for irrigation water transfers will be lessened by removing the need for a permit if the transfer is to be within the same section of land.

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What's For Lunch?

Fairbury Jefferson and Central Elementary Schools

Thursday, Sept. 8: Spaghetti with meat sauce, green beans or chef salad. PBJ sandwich pack. Cheese stick pack.

Friday, Sept. 9: Fiestada, Mexican rice, kidney bean salad or chef salad. Turkey sandwich pack. Cheese stick pack.

Monday, Sept. 12: Hamburger on bun, French fries, or chef salad. Ham sandwich pack. Yogurt pack.

Tuesday, Sept. 13: Oven fried chicken, mashed sweet potatoes or chef salad. Turkey wrap pack. Yogurt pack.

Wednesday, Sept. 14: Central: Chicken nuggets, broccoli or chef salad. Jefferson: Pizza Hut beef pizza or chef salad. PBJ sandwich pack. Yogurt pack.

Meals served with fruit/ vegetable/bread bar and milk.

High School

Thursday, Sept. 8: Spaghetti with meat sauce, green beans.

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