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Max Gill

Max D. Gill of Fairbury, Neb., died July 8, 2011 at the age of 70 years, 10 months and 23 days.

He was born Aug. 15, 1940 in Fairbury, the son of Forrest and Lois (Bower) Gill.

He attended grade school at East and West Bower schools and District 11 North West of Hebron. He graduated from Alexandria High School in Alexandria in 1957.

He was united in marriage to Marilyn Bowker on April 6, 1958. To this union a son was born. Together they made Fairbury their home for the next 53 years.

He worked for Nigh Texaco, Bervin Distributing and Lally Manufacturing. He then worked for Swingsters as plant manager and retired after 30 years in 2001.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Fairbury.

He enjoyed his many friends and he enjoyed his shop where he could fix up everything we broke down.

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Leland L. Junker

Leland L. Junker, died unexpectedly at his home on July 17, 2011 in Lehigh Acres, Fla.

Survivors include his children, Lorinda Roth of Clive, Iowa, Lane of Haltom City, Texas; sister, Connie Beer of Leawood, Kan.; long time companion, Lynda Porter of Colorado Springs, Colo.; other relatives.

Private services will be held.

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Bill Michels

Bill Michels, 78, of Tucson, Ariz., died April 1, 2011 at his home.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 30 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery west of Highway 136 and then north on 564th Ave., Family and friends are invited to the dedication of a memorial bench at the Rock Island Depot Museum following the service and then a reception lunch at Wally's located in the Prairie Pointe Plaza.

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Donald L. Mitchell Sr.

Donald L. Mitchell Sr., 88, of Fairbury, Neb., died July 26, 2011 in Fairbury.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane; daughter, Crystal Coatman and husband, Ed of Fairbury; sons, Don Mitchell Jr. and wife, Arnola of Fairbury, Pat Mitchell and wife, Joyce of Hastings, Herb Mitchell and wife, Judy of Deshler; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Itzen and husband, Henry of Fairbury.

Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home, Fairbury, service.

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Doyle L. Dayhuff

Doyle L. Dayhuff, 64, of Fairbury, Neb., died July 25, 2011 at his home.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Lorraine; daughters, Amy Meyn and husband, Thomas of Fairbury, Soni Hydo and husand, Todd of Beatrice; grandchildren, Patricia Meyn, Samantha Meyn and fiancé, Spencer Wurm, all of Fairbury, Tessa and Trent Hydo of Beatrice; brothers, Paul Dayhuff, Randy Dayhuff, Brad Dayhuff and wife, Pam, all of Oswego, Kan., Jerry Dayhuff and wife, Linda of Chetopa, Kan.; sisters, Beverly Littlejohn and husband, Eddie of Washington, Bunny Bell and husband, Howard of Oswego; brother-in-law, Bob Bush.

Services will be held on Thursday, July 28, 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Fairbury with the Rev. Joel Hahn officiating. The family will greet friends on Wednesday, July 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury. Burial will be at a later date. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home, Fairbury, service.

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Voice Of Democracy Contest

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Wheel-N-Deal Auto Sales, Inc Adds U-Haul Rentals

Kent and Sharyl Preston, owners of Wheel-N-Deal Auto Sales, Inc., located at 1832 K St., recently added U-Haul truck and trailer rentals to the auto-sales business they have been operating since 1994. Families needing the finestin moving services now will have increased convenience and a shorter distance to travel when moving, which not only will make their move easier but also will have the positive effect of reducing the amount of carbon emissions released into the atmosphere. U-Haul partnering with business owners across North America to increase convenience for customers while helping our environment is just one of the programs that support U-Haul Company's Corporate Sustainability initiatives. Wheel-N-Deal Auto Sales, Inc.

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Former UNL Football Star, Speaks At 5-Star Bible Camp

One of the features of Five Star Bible Camp for the Jr-Sr High school group is a featured speaker. The Co-Directors work very hard to findpeople who can relate a meaningful mes-sage as well as relate to the kids. This year they happened upon a man in an airport while they were waiting for a plane. Never being shy, they struck up a conversation. Six months later Deb Hellbusch, co-director, called Ricky Sim-mons and asked him to come down to Camp Jefferson to speak for their Bible camp. Ricky Simmons, former University of Nebras-ka, wing back 1980-1983. He lettered three of those years. Experienced four major bowl games and learned to respect a coach that he never even thought he would play for. His talk isn't about how great it was to play for Nebraska, although when talking in private he readily praises Nebraska football and espe-cially Coach Osborne. " I know that he has other titles but to me he is always Coach.

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Looking Back

120 YEARS AGO, 1891

The Fairbury Gazette

J.M. Wildhaber was putting in a store at Harbine.

Bad roads had caused prairie hay prices to soar to $20 a ton in the spring; now, with haying time at hand, the price dropped to $4.

The "Independents" met in county convention and nominated candidates: James Quinn, treasurer; C.Q. DeFrance, clerk; Joseph Jarchow, commissioner; J.F. Downey, sheriff: W.H. Barnes, judge; H.D. Bower, superintendent of schools; J.Z. Schell, district court clerk; N.E. Davis, surveyor, and Dr. Jeffreys, coroner.

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110 YEARS AGO, 1901

The Fairbury Journal

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Huber Reunion

Descendants of the Joe H. and Esther Huber family gathered at Mahoney State Park on July 8-10 for their annual reunion. Six siblings and their spouses, as well as many of their children and grandchildren attended.

Those attending were son, Joe D. and Doris Huber and Tom of Seward.

Daughter, Jan (Huber) Weeks of Fairbury; Rich and Jayne Peters, Mitch and Stacy of Kearney.

Son, Jerry and Suzanne Huber and Sandi of Lincoln; Mike and Jen Vogt of Unadilla; Andy Meadows and friend, Nicole and Michael of Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Son, Bob and Judy Huber of Elkhorn; Bob Jr. and Susan Huber, Catherine, Austin and Annie of Pennington, N.J.; Msgr. Mark Huber of Denton; Tim and Monica Huber, Tanner, T.J., Mick and Maya of Gretna; Kevin and Becky Bartels, Cecilia, Michael and Maria of Elkhorn.

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