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Lorene Bethke

Lorene Bertha Johanna Bethke of Davenport, Neb., the daughter of John and Sophie (Knuppel) Lange was born Nov. 19, 1931 in Diller. She died April 12, 2011 at Parkview Haven Nursing Home in Deshler at the age of 79 years.

She grew up in the Diller area.

She was baptized in 1932 and confirmed in 1945 at the Zion State Line Lutheran Church. She attended the District 58 School.

She married Harold Bethke on May 14, 1951. Two daughters were born to this union.

She worked hard by Harold's side on the farm. She loved all animals and passed that on to her family. She was an amazing cook and well known in Thayer County for her baked goods.

After Harold died, she worked at the Deshler Hotel, the Deshler Legion Club, and was in housekeeping at Thayer County Health Services in Hebron for 18 years.

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Robert Parks

Robert B. Parks, 55, of Omaha, Neb. died April 8, 2011.

He was born Aug. 24, 1955.

Survivors include his wife, Mary; mother, Anita (Parks) Parker; brothers, Randon (Mary), Gene (Jane); step children, Joan (Phong) Nguyen, Vince (Rosemarie) West; grandchildren, Ethan Nguyen, Rafael West; best friend, Greg (Teresa) Hansmire.

He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene; nephew, Anthony Parks.

Services were held April 14 at St. Stephen the Martyr Church. Memorials to Leukemia/Lymphoma Society or MPN Foundation. Roeder Mortuary, Gretna, service.

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Ben Rosey

Ben Rosey was born Aug. 26, 1921 in Berlin, Germany to Mendel and Eidel Rosenfeld. He March 16, 2011 at his home in Rathdrum, Idaho at the age of 89.

Ben and Kay, (Katherine Ann Stewart) raised their four children in Alaska where they spent nearly 30 years and never ran out of stories of their many adventures in Alaska.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 68 years; children, Rosie (Bob) Steel of Mahaska, Kan., Dave (Robin) Rosey of Helena, Mont., Kathy (Tom) Pettigrew of San Antonio, Texas and Dan Rosey of the family home, who has been caregiver to his parents for many years; sister-in-law Evelyn Rosenfeld of Louisville, Colo.; grandchildren, Laura Steel of Fairbanks, Alaska; Sue Steel-Claridge (Kevin) of West Palm Beach, Fla., Mike (Shele) Steel and great grandchildren, Corrie Merrill, Ben, Elise, and Lilly Steel, all of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; cousins, nephews and nieces.

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Looking Back

120 YEARS AGO, 1891

The Fairbury Gazette

Corn prices had raised to 55 to 60 cents a bushel, too high for profitable feeding of cattle at $5 a hundred pounds.

C.C. Howell received three Lewellen pups from Kansas. Setters, they were used to hunt quail and prairie chickens.

Marvin Warren was advertising a big farm sale, and the Gazette feared prices would be low because of the late season. Warren offered a 12 percent discount for cash.

In was "colonial times" at an entertainment in Fairbury, with the men dressed in knee breeches and wearing powdered wigs, and the ladies in hoop skirts.

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110 YEARS AGO, 1901

The Fairbury Journal

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Looking Back

120 YEARS AGO, 1891

The Fairbury Gazette

Corn prices had raised to 55 to 60 cents a bushel, too high for profitable feeding of cattle at $5 a hundred pounds.

C.C. Howell received three Lewellen pups from Kansas. Setters, they were used to hunt quail and prairie chickens.

Marvin Warren was advertising a big farm sale, and the Gazette feared prices would be low because of the late season. Warren offered a 12 percent discount for cash.

In was "colonial times" at an entertainment in Fairbury, with the men dressed in knee breeches and wearing powdered wigs, and the ladies in hoop skirts.

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110 YEARS AGO, 1901

The Fairbury Journal

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Hurdlers, Jumpers, Sprinters Carry Lady Mustangs To Fifth At Del Wicks

By Jim Phelps

Journal-News

Sports Editor

On a picturesque day last Tuesday, the Meridian Lady Mustangs and Mustangs track and field teams came away with fifth and sixth place finishes in their respective team races at the Del Wicks Invitational held on the Superior High School track.

For the girls, the Lady Mustangs placed in 12 events to account for their fifth place finish with 58 points.

Thayer Central outdistanced Friend, 121-86.50 for the girls team championship in the nine-team invite.

Ashley Hansel and Melanie Baxa turned in the top individual finishes for the Lady Mustangs.

Hansel placed runner-up in the 100-meter high hurdles at 16.80, and she was second in the triple jump with a leap of 32'10½".

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Hurdlers, Jumpers, Sprinters Carry Lady Mustangs To Fifth At Del Wicks

By Jim Phelps

Journal-News

Sports Editor

On a picturesque day last Tuesday, the Meridian Lady Mustangs and Mustangs track and field teams came away with fifth and sixth place finishes in their respective team races at the Del Wicks Invitational held on the Superior High School track.

For the girls, the Lady Mustangs placed in 12 events to account for their fifth place finish with 58 points.

Thayer Central outdistanced Friend, 121-86.50 for the girls team championship in the nine-team invite.

Ashley Hansel and Melanie Baxa turned in the top individual finishes for the Lady Mustangs.

Hansel placed runner-up in the 100-meter high hurdles at 16.80, and she was second in the triple jump with a leap of 32'10½".

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Helmink Continues Torrid Hitting For Morningside

Kylie Helmink, a senior second baseman from Fairbury, has hit safely in each of the last seven games for the Morningside Lady Mustangs softball team.

Helmink was 15-25 at the plate for a .600 batting average over the last seven games to spike her average from .348 to .404.

Last week against Dordt College, Helmink had three stolen bases to become the new single season stolen base leader for Morningside with 23.

With her 23 steals, Helmink broke the former Morningside single season stolen base record of 19 set by Jessica Taff in 1995.

Kylie became the Lady Mustangs' all-time career stolen base leader with 54.

The previous career mark was 50 stolen bases by Taff from 1995-1998.

In addition, Helmink has walked 98 times in her career to tie a Morningside record first set by Jenna Jurrens from 2004-2007.

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Fairbury Tracksters Place Fourth At Scott Nisley Invite

Both Fairbury boys and girls track and field teams put forth solid efforts at last Thursday's eight-team Scott Nisley Invitational held on the Syracuse High School track.

In the boys team standings, Fairbury placed fourth with 39 points, while Crete was the team champion, scoring 150 points.

Senior Pierce Griffin continued to shine in the field events winning the gold medal in the discus competition with a throw of 164'1", and he placed fourth in the shot put at 45'8½".

Rounding out the list of medalists for the Jeffs were Adam D' Angelo, second, pole vault, 11'6", Tanner Specht, third, high jump, 5'10", John Reyes, tied for fourth in the pole vault at 11'0", 1600-meter relay, fourth, 3:47.34, Clay Medina, sixth, triple jump, 39'4", Joe Horky, sixth, 110-meter high hurdles, 17.9, Seth James, sixth, 200, 24.77, and the 3200-meter relay placed sixth in a time of 9:47.5.

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Kris Kugel Huss Inducted Into Creighton University Hall Of Fame

By Jim Phelps

Journal-News

Sports Editor

As a high school and collegiate basketball player, Kris Kugel Huss meant business when she took the court.

That passion for the sport of basketball led her to be one of the top basketball players in high school at Hebron, and at the collegiate level at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.

Kris stamped an exclamation point on her basketball career by being selected into the Creighton University Athletic Hall Of Fame on April 11th.

Huss was very pleased when she found out that she was chosen to be inducted into the Creighton University Athletic Hall Of Fame.

"This honor means a lot to me. There have been only 68 people that have been inducted with just one or two a year since 1968," Huss said.

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