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Harold Hansel

Harold William Hansel, 86, of Yakima, Wash., formerly of Lincoln, Neb., died July 31, 2011.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Mae; son, Robert Hansel of Vancouver, Wash.; grandchildren, Maria (Todd) Thomas of Yakima, Lisa (Tim) Driver of Siera Madre, Calif., Rob Hansel of Fargo, N.D., Debra Hansel of Lincoln; great-grandchildren, Erin and Alec Thomas; brothers, Fred (Betty) Hansel of Lincoln, Earl (Dolores) Hansel of San Diego, Calif.; nieces and nephews.

Services were held Aug. 13, at Sheridan Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers memorials to Sheridan Lutheran Church. Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, Lincoln, service.

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Fairbury FFA To Hold Picnic Sunday

The Fairbury FFA Chapter will hold the Family/Alumni Picnic on Sunday, August 21, at 6:00 p.m. in the High School Commons.

The evening will include a brief program and an update of the FFA chapter's calendar of activities. Plus, according to instructor Dennis Kenning, this will be a good time to meet their student teacher, who will be working with the FFA members. Following the program, an FFA Alumni meeting will take place.

"We are asking 8-10 grade students to bring a salad, and 11-12 grade students to bring a dessert for the meal," Kenning said. "Table service, drink, and burgers will be furnished by the FFA Chapter."

Kenning encourages students to attend to see if they would have an intersest in FFA.

"If you are thinking about joining FFA this would be a great way to see what FFA is about. The FFA officer team hopes you can join us this Sunday."

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What's For Lunch?

Fairbury Jefferson and Central Elementary Schools

Thursday, Aug. 18: Mini corn dogs or chef salad, mac and cheese, broccoli. Ham sandwich pack. Yogurt pack.

Friday, Aug. 19: Chicken fajita or chef salad, black bean salad. Turkey sandwich pack. Yogurt pack.

Monday, Aug. 22: Hamburger on bun or chef salad, tater tots. PBJ sandwich pack. Cheese stick pack.

Tuesday, Aug. 23: Homemade beef pizza or chef salad, green beans. Turkey wrap pack. Cheese stick pack.

Wednesday, Aug. 24: Chicken nuggets or chef salad, seasoned rice, rainbow vegetables. Ham sandwich pack. Cheese stick pack.

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

High School

Thursday, Aug. 18: Mini corn dogs, mac and cheese, broccoli.

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Jim Denney

Jim Denney, 86, of Omaha, Neb., died March 10, 2011.

Survivors include his children and spouses, Art and Barbara Denney, Kathy and Bob Kunkle, Rick and Leanne Denney and Bob Denney; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews.

Services were held March 14 at Countryside Community Church. Memorials to Doane College Foundation. Burial was in the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. Crosby Colonial Chapel, Omaha, service.

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Pony Express Re-Ride Finally Re-Scheduled

Normally the Pony Express Re-Ride is held in June, commemorating the actual beginning of the Pony Express. But for the first time in its 32 year history it had been postponed due to a horse virus that had been detected in three of the eight states that the riders would be going through.

Commemorative mail is scheduled to leave St. Joseph, Missouri, August 17 at 10:00 to reach Old Sacramento at 10:00 a.m. on August 27. The mail will travel through Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, and California.

Riders are scheduled to have the exchange of the mochila's, the leather pouch that carries the mail, at the Tri-County marker, south of Steele City, for the Kansas riders on August 18 at 8:00 a.m. on August 18.

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Want To Save Lives? Become An EMT

Are you interested in being an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician)? If so an informational meeting will be held Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center.

Interested individuals can register at Southeast Community College or pickup registration forms at Jefferson County Ambulance forms need to be received at SCC prior to Sept. 8. Contact persons are Melaine Leseberg at 800-828-0072 or Joe Grubbs, Ambulance Director, at 402-300-1772.

The instructor will meet with the students and go over expectations, class times and dates.

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Evelyn Jordening Receives Nebraska State Genealogical Society Recognition

Recently Evelyn Jordening was awarded a certificate of appreciation from the Nebraska State Genealogical Society. She is an active member of the Jefferson County Genealogical Society.

Jordening joined the JCGS in 1996 shortly after it was organized. One of the first projects she undertook was to transcribe the Jefferson County Marriage Books A through F at the County Clerk's Office. The Society has printed the books for researchers to use.

Her latest project is organizing the obituary books at the Fairbury Public Library. She has worked with scrapbooks and notebooks containing obituaries as well as clipping newspaper the past few years. She has served the Society as president for a number of years.

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Invite You To Attend An Evening With Gov. Heineman

The Jefferson County Republican Women are proud to announce their upcoming "Dinner with Governor Dave Heineman".

The event will take place on Monday, August 29 at the home of Mark and Jan Knobel at 5:30 p.m.

"We believe Mr. Heineman is an excellent Governor," Kim Allen, Jefferson County Republican Women President, said. "We stand behind him in his efforts to maintain a balanced budget and we know he's had to make some tough cuts."

This is a fundraiser for the Jefferson County Republican Women.

"Our club supports local and state candidates only," Allen commented.

The dinner will be held at the rural home of the Knobels located at 56695 721 Road.

For more information please call Kim Allen at 402-890-5674 or Bev Schwab at 402-729-6611.

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Commissioner Meeting Notes 8-16-11

* Sandra Stelling, County Clerk, presented the Commissioners with a recommendation from the State Auditor stating that all counties must have an Inventory Policy in place. Currently Jefferson County does not have one in place.

* Bruce Weise and Randy Welsh have agreed to accept additional term on the Zoning and Planning Committee. The Commissioners are currently looking for additional members to fill the remaining spots.

* Met with Elected officials and Department Heads to discuss computer Information Technology (IT) Position. Currently the officials are looking for a person to fill the soon to be vacated position for the courthouse. Commissioners stated that position is still considered full time until Sept. 19 and they are to call current employee, Tamera Holle.

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Just Around The Corner

Community Coffee

The Heritage Care Center will be hold a Community Coffee on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 9:30 a.m.

Concert

Fairbury Assembly of God Church is sponsoring Steven Spalding, nationally know singer, song writer, author, cowboy poet and country gospel singer in concert on Friday, Aug. 19, 7 p.m. at 23rd and J streets, across from the water tower. Bring your lawn chair.

Back To School

Fairbury Assembly of God Church, 11 and D Streets is inviting all youth seventh through 12th grades to a back to school party on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 1 to 6 p.m. For more information contact Troy at 402-587-1718.

Street Dance

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