During the early morning hours on the second day of deer season, a fatal accident claimed the life of a Hubbell, Nebraska man, David R. Donan, 69 years of age, according to a news release from Daniel L. Werner, Thayer County Attorney
While hunting with his hunting partner, George McLeod, on Nov. 13, near Hubbell, Mr. McLeod took a shot at what he believed to be a deer. Upon walking to the area he found he had wounded his friend and hunting companion.
Speaker of the Legislature Mike Flood of Norfolk brought the ninth day of the special session to sudden and unexpected calm and content.
About 90 minutes into debate of Schuyler Sen. Chris Langemeier's oil pipeline routing bill, Flood stunned lawmakers and onlookers with news that TransCanada will voluntarily re-route its controversial pipeline. Called Keystone XL, the pipeline would have bisected Nebraska, its
fragile Sandhills and the massive Ogallala Aquifer as it pumped Albert, Canada, tar sands oil to American refineries along the Gulf of Mexico.
"This is a good day for Nebraska," Flood said during a press conference after the session. "This does not belong to government. This does not belong TransCanada. It belongs to
Jane Kleeb, founder of the progressive advocacy group called Bold Nebraska, was
Robert Seibolt, 85, of Fairbury, Neb., died Nov. 11, 2011 at the VA Hospital in Omaha.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15,at Faith Lutheran Church in Fairbury with Pastor Ken Hart officiating. Burial at the Fairbury Cemetery - Fairbury, NE. Memorials to the Family's Choice. The family will greet friends from 7:30 - 9 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury in charge of arrangements.
With fall turkey hunting seasons open in Nebraska, anticipation and adrenaline are running high.
Readying your hunting gear, scouting your hunting spots and practicing your calling are all part of the excitement of hunting. But as you prepare for opening day, and any day you plan to hunt, don't forget the most important part of your hunting plan: safety.
Safety is a key element when you're in the woods calling in a wild turkey. A safe turkey hunter is much like a safe driver: you must be defensive minded. Also, a safe hunter is an effective hunter.
Think safety; hunt safely!
Here are some tips from the Natioonal Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) to consider when you're in the woods this fall:
Know your state's hunting regulations and follow them.
The Fairbury Elks Lodge recently selected their teenagers of the month. Nominees were judged on the basis of multiple achievement ---character, leadership, service, citizenship and scholastic.
Selected were Ashely Stewart and Tyler Kongs, both of Washington, Kan. Both are seniors at Washington County High School.
Ashley is the daughter of Rod and Kannette Stewart of Washington. Her activities and achievements include FFA vice-president; National team member, floriculture and nursery/landscape; cheerleading; Little Tigers Spirit Clinic; Rotary Festival of Trees; 4-H President (Farmington 4-H and Washington 4-H Council); Foreign Language Club, Christian Church Youth Group; volunteer at Independence Farms (where children with disabilities learn to ride and compete in Equestrian events); and KSDS, Inc. (Kansas Speciality Dog Service).
Sixty five years and still going strong. Something the Plymouth American Legion will proudly tell anyone who asks. This will be the 65th consecutive Veteran's Day Observance that the American Legion, Post #234 has held in Plymouth.
The day will actually start at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, with a craft fair held by the American Legion Auxiliary. This will be held at the Community Center. It will be closed between 10:30 a.m. and noon in order to make room for the rest of the events as well as a prepared lunch of hot sandwiches, homemade soups and pies.
The men will be holding their own with their portion of the activities. The ceremony will begin at 10:45 with the Tri County School Band performing in the front of the Community Center. This will be followed by the raising of the U.S. Flag in conjunction with firing of the volleys.
The Avenue of Flags will be put out around the Courthouse on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 8 a.m. and will be taken down on Saturday, Nov. 12, 9 a.m. This is in observance for Veteran's Day. All help is appreciated.
Immunization Clinic in Fairbury has been moved to Monday, Nov. 14, from 9 to 11 a.m. instead of Wednesday, Nov. 9.
Sugar And Spice
The Sugar and Spice Club will meet on Friday, Nov. 18, 1:30 p.m. at Mary Jo Gaston's home. Mary Jo and Shirley Schoen will give the lesson on chocolate.
The Friendly Thursday Club will meet on Thursday, Nov. 10, noon at Griffey's.
Parent-Teacher Conferences for Grades 7-12 will be held in the Fairbury Jr-Sr High School classrooms on Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 5 to 9 p.m. Assistant coaches will be available at 5:30 p.m. and the head coaches will be available at 6 p.m. If at all possible, please limit discussions to five minutes and focus on academics.