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Emmett Nolte

Emmett Nolte, youngest child of John and Amelia (Schafer) Nolte was born July 27, 1924 near Tobias, Neb. He died March 22, 2011 at the age of 86 years, 7 months and 25 days.

He was baptized Aug. 17, 1924 by the Rev. Protratz at Zion Lutheran Church of Tobias. He attended Zion Lutheran School and was confirmed in April of 1939, by the Rev. W.G. Neu.

He farmed for his mother after his father's death.

He was united in marriage to Loleta Hummel on Sept. 20, 1946 by the Rev. O.R. Heinitz at Immanuel Lutheran Church near Daykin.

They lived on a farm near Tobias for 11 years. They belonged to Zion Lutheran Church.

In 1957, they moved to a farm north of Fairbury, where they belonged to Immanuel Lutheran Church living there until they retired in 1985, moving to Fairbury.

In 1989, they transferred their membership to Grace Lutheran Church in Fairbury.

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Evelyn Harms

Evelyn Harms was born May 30, 1924 at home near Friedensaw, Neb. to Henry and Helena (Juedes) Sporing. She died March 20, 2011 at the age of 86 years, 9 months and 20 days.

She was baptized June 8, 1924 by the Rev. Schabacore.

She attended Procal School through the eighth grade.

She was confirmed in May of 1939 by the Rev. Theodore Dragameuller

She was united in marriage to Ferdinand Harms on April 23, 1943 at Trinity Church at Friedensaw by the Rev. Theordore Dragameuller. To this union two children were born.

Survivors include her son, Eugene Harms and wife, Janet of Lincoln; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; son-in-law, B.J. Johnson of St. Louis, Mo.; sister, Hilda Dageforde of Hebron.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Beverly Johnson.

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Statewide Events Encourage Healthy, Active Lifestyles

Safe Routes Nebraska encourages parents, educators and community leaders to celebrate Nebraska's fourth-annual Spring Walk to School Day, Wednesday, April 20. The goal of the day is to promote healthy, active lifestyles for children through safer routes to walk and bike to school.

Schools and groups across the state are planning Walk to School Day events in their communities where youth can meet and walk together along safe routes.

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Just Around The Corner

Fairbury Community Softball

The annual parent meeting of the Fairbury Community Girls Softball Association will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 13, at the Fairbury Community Building. The meeting will include election of board members and information on the 2011 season. Anyone with questions should contact President Mark Knobel at 587-0425 or secretary Lana Likens at 729-5792 or e-mail llikens@hotmail.com.

Fairbury High School Class of 1961

The Class of 1961 is looking for information for the following classmates: Linda Brandt, Winnie Dickson, Risé Galbraith and Janet Raney. Please contact Fred Preston at 785-582-5383 or Arnola Mitchell at 402-729-6003.

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Third Graders Run a Business 2010-2011 American Enterprise Project

Fairbury FBLA members and third graders at Jefferson School completed the annual American Enterprise project. FBLA members use this project each year to educate Fairbury youth about the entrepreneurial opportunities in America.

Session 1 taught third graders the meaning of American Enterprise.  FBLA members gave examples of very successful businesses that began with a mere idea, such as Wal-Mart and McDonalds.  Surveys were completed to determine the students' favorite cookie flavor. Each third grader was asked to draw a picture and recite the meaning of American enterprise. By the end of Session 1, each class shouted out loudly "The Freedom to Start and Run Any Business We Choose!"

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Third Graders Run a Business 2010-2011 American Enterprise Project

Fairbury FBLA members and third graders at Jefferson School completed the annual American Enterprise project. FBLA members use this project each year to educate Fairbury youth about the entrepreneurial opportunities in America.

Session 1 taught third graders the meaning of American Enterprise.  FBLA members gave examples of very successful businesses that began with a mere idea, such as Wal-Mart and McDonalds.  Surveys were completed to determine the students' favorite cookie flavor. Each third grader was asked to draw a picture and recite the meaning of American enterprise. By the end of Session 1, each class shouted out loudly "The Freedom to Start and Run Any Business We Choose!"

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Debate Bill Close To His Heart

Debate Bill Close To His Heart

We debated a bill on a subject close to my heart this week, LB305, a bill to create a state meat and poultry inspection program. Having owned and operated Karpisek's Market for nearly 20 years, I feel strongly that this bill fails to address any real issue, and doesn't provide the economic development that is claimed by the bill's introducer. I believe the only thing that LB305 may accomplish would be horse slaughter in the state. Although I am not opposed to that, it is not clear that it is even possible because of federal regulations, not to mention the cost to implement a state meat inspection program. I cast the only opposing vote on the bill, and it advanced from first-round debate.

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Statewide Events Encourage Healthy, Active Lifestyles

Safe Routes Nebraska encourages parents, educators and community leaders to celebrate Nebraska's fourth-annual Spring Walk to School Day, Wednesday, April 20. The goal of the day is to promote healthy, active lifestyles for children through safer routes to walk and bike to school.

Schools and groups across the state are planning Walk to School Day events in their communities where youth can meet and walk together along safe routes.

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Steele City Village Life

In the first article we learned of the lives of brothers and Alfred and Augustus Bower who were farmers and stone cutters from England. The second article told of Ferdinand Bower, their cousin, this article will relate information regarding Jacob Bower, Alfred and Augustus's brother.

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A Diller a Dollar - by Sharon Ocker #22: One Last Look... (A series of stories about the Diller Schools in the 60's)

Diller had a very active group of parents called the Band Mothers. They had suppers and other fund-raising events to support the band. Money was used to buy music and band instruments, which were then loaned to students who couldn't afford to buy their own horn, etc. They did a lot of good for our school and were much appreciated.

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