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Viola and Christoph Wiegert

Viola and Christoph Wiegert, 94 and 95, both of Fairbury, Neb., died March 10, 2011 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury.

Survivors include their sons, Harold and Mary Wiegert, Ronald and Rosanna Wiegert, all of Fairbury, Dale Wiegert of Grand Island; daughter, Betty Cacak and husband, Mike of Eagle; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Services were held March 14, at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairbury with the Rev. Charles Schmidt officiating. Memorials to Grace Lutheran Church. Burial was in the Fairbury Cemetery, Fairbury. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home, Fairbury, service.

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Carolyn Garcia

Carolyn S. (Hardy) Garcia, 77, lost her brief but courageous battle with colon cancer on March 6, 2011 with her husband and family by her side.

Born to Howard and Muriel Hardy, Jan. 18, 1934 in Endicott, Neb. She was the middle of three children.

She graduated from Endicott High School and went on to work in the education field for many years, first as a teacher, then as an instructional aide.

She met her husband Francis a.k.a. "Wimpy" in Bakersfield, Calif., and they married in 1955.

She loved traveling, reading, and turn-arounds to State Line.

She had a lifelong passion for cats, from Boogie, Angel and Midnight to PeeWee and Gus.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Nancy, and grandsons, Christopher and Cade.

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Eugene Elder

Eugene Edward Elder was born in Red Cloud, Neb. on May 1, 1926, the son of Eugene and Clyda Elder. He died March 8, 2011 in Lincoln at the age of 84 years.

He was a merchant marine from 1943-1944 after which he took over the family business as the owner of Elder Jewelry.

On May 13, 1944 he was married to Betty Jane Keil and to this union three children were born.

He was a master jeweler and was a Gemological Institute of America graduate. He owned Elder Jewelry in Hebron, from 1944-l984 and Elder Jewelry in Fairbury, from l986 to 2008.  After this he retired and moved to Lincoln to be closer to his children and grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife; and sister, Genevieve Tibbetts.

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Dorothy Betzer

Dorothy M. Betzer was born Dec. 21, 1920 in Fairbury, Neb., to Claude and Maude Livingston Gibson. She died Jan. 28, 2011 at the age of 90 years, 1 month and 7 days.

She graduated from Fairbury High School, where she enjoyed band and was the school drum majorette and F Queen.

She came from a very musical family and enjoyed playing in the city band and for family and friends. She continued playing the organ daily.

She attended Doane College, where she received a teaching degree. It was at college where she met her future husband.

After graduation she taught school in rural Nebraska towns of Union, Palisade and Fairbury and during the war she worked at the Bruning Air Base.

In 1945, she was united in marriage to George R. Betzer and to this union three children were born.

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Williams Receives Academic Scholarship

Cole Williams is the recipient of a $600 Dean's Scholarship from Cloud County Community College for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Cole will graduate in May 2011 from Meridian High School.

He is the son of Kevin and Adela Williams.

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Millions Of Americans Have Diabetes And Don't Know It

In observance of Diabetes Alert Day, the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) and Jefferson Community Health Center are encouraging people to take NDEP's Diabetes Risk Test and find out if they are at risk for developing diabetes. The test will be available in English and Spanish beginning March 22 at stopdiabetes.com, by calling 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) and pressing 0 for a representative. Hard copies of the risk test will also be available at the Bob and Wauneta Burkley Wellness Center.

Those who score 10 or more points on the risk test are at HIGH RISK and should contact a health care provider to get screened.

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Shamrock Shuffle Draws A Large Crowd

Got a little green in you? Over 90 people thought they did when they showed up to run/walk in the First Annual Shamrock Shuffle sponsored by the Fairbury Chamber of Commerce last weekend. The event was designed as a "fun" fundraiser for the Chamber to help with annual expenses. A total of 93 people from around the Fairbury area and beyond signed up for the event. Above, the race was on as runners and walkers took off from the starting line in front of Chuckles in their St. Patty's Day attire. Left, Tyler Weishahn was proud to display his "green" with his tank top, shorts, leprechaun hat and three-leaf clover glasses. His beard also fit in with his outfit. (Journal-News photos)

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Shamrock Shuffle Draws A Large Crowd

Got a little green in you? Over 90 people thought they did when they showed up to run/walk in the First Annual Shamrock Shuffle sponsored by the Fairbury Chamber of Commerce last weekend. The event was designed as a "fun" fundraiser for the Chamber to help with annual expenses. A total of 93 people from around the Fairbury area and beyond signed up for the event. Above, the race was on as runners and walkers took off from the starting line in front of Chuckles in their St. Patty's Day attire. Left, Tyler Weishahn was proud to display his "green" with his tank top, shorts, leprechaun hat and three-leaf clover glasses. His beard also fit in with his outfit. (Journal-News photos)

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4-H Super Sitter Clinic Held

Nineteen students from Meridian and Fairbury schools recently participated in the 4-H Super Sitter Clinic sponsored by the UNL Extension program and Jefferson Community Health Center. They held sessions on CPR and choking emergency procedures, how to feed children safely, diapering, fire safety and appropriate toys for different ages. Right, students Nikkie DeFrain and Emily Ford intently practice CPR for infants. Above, pictured are the class participants along with junior leaders who assisted with the class. (Contributed photos)

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4-H Super Sitter Clinic Held

Nineteen students from Meridian and Fairbury schools recently participated in the 4-H Super Sitter Clinic sponsored by the UNL Extension program and Jefferson Community Health Center. They held sessions on CPR and choking emergency procedures, how to feed children safely, diapering, fire safety and appropriate toys for different ages. Right, students Nikkie DeFrain and Emily Ford intently practice CPR for infants. Above, pictured are the class participants along with junior leaders who assisted with the class. (Contributed photos)

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