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Goldie Harris

Goldie M. Harris, 86, of Fairbury, Neb., died Feb. 4, 2011 at Madonna Rehab Center in Lincoln.

Survivors include her daughter, Christine Scott and husband, Ronald of Washington, Kan.; sons, Donovan Harris and William Harris, both of Fairbury; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sister, Hazel Seachord of Fairbury.

Services were held Feb. 9, at the First Christian Church in Fairbury with the Rev. Ron Johnson officiating. Memorials to the church. Burial was in the Fairbury Cemetery, Fairbury. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home, Fairbury, service.

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Lowell Smith

Lowell D. Smith, 57, of Fairbury, Neb., died Feb. 7, 2011 in Fairbury.

Survivors include his wife, Chris; daughters, Casey Smith of Lincoln, Nicki Blobaum and husband, Mark of Beatrice; son, Kody Smith of Fairbury; grandchildren, Carter and Zak Blobaum of Beatrice; father, Clarence Smith of Jansen; brothers, Larry Smith and wife, Sandy of Jansen, Richard Smith and wife, Sue of Fairbury, Ron Smith and wife, Deb of Lincoln; mother-in-law, Betty Hoffman of Endicott; sisters-in-law, Becky Dorn and husband, Russ of Beatrice, Tracy Ideus and husband, Glenn of Cortland; brother-in-law, Chuck Hoffman and wife, Sandi of Buffalo, Wyo.; nine nephews; four nieces; many uncles, aunts and cousins.

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H. Lee Katz

H. Lee Katz, 83, of Fairbury, Neb., died Feb. 4, 2011 in Fairbury.

Survivors include his wife, Geri; children, Jim Katz and wife, Shirley of Jansen, Lyle Katz and wife, Tammy of Steele City and Julie Katz of Fairbury; grandchildren, Lindsey, Calvin, Jessica, Brandon and Luke Katz, Megan and Harold Smallcomb; step-grandchildren, Wade and Jennifer Lewis; step great-grandchildren, John and Michael Lewis; sister-in-law, Helen Butterfield of Pekin, Ill., nieces, nephews and many other relatives.

Services were held Feb. 8 at the Jansen Bible Church in Jansen with the Rev. Paul Carpenter officiating. Memorials to the Jansen Bible Church. Burial was in the Fairbury Cemetery, Fairbury. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home, Fairbury, service.

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Deanna Johnson

Deanna J. (Lee) Johnson, 67, of Omaha, Neb., died Feb. 2, 2011 at the Douglas County Health Care Center in Omaha.

Survivors include her brother, Gerald Lee and wife, Melissa of Fairbury; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services were held Feb. 7 at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home Chapel in Fairbury with Lana Likens officiating. Memorials to family's choice. Burial was in the Alexandria Cemetery, Alexandria.

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William Krumme

William (Bill) August Krumme died Jan. 20, 2011 at the Heritage Nursing Home in Fairbury at the age of 93 years, 5 months and 12 days.

He was born Aug. 8, 1917 in Arapahoe, Neb. to August William and Minnie (Stagemeyer) Krumme.

He graduated from Arapahoe High School in 1936.

Just out of high school, he worked for his brother-in-law, Steve Stevens who was a foreman for the Bell Telephone Company helping to string wire for the telephone company in New Mexico. Shortly after that, he went to work for Williams Brothers in Arapahoe in the clothing goods department. It was there that he met, Flora Marie Warner, whom he later married on July 29, 1941 in Norton, Kan.

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Ethel Kelly

Ethel was born at Hollenburg, Kan. on March 3, 1918 to John and Mary (Steinlein) Weber. She died Jan. 15, 2011 at Homestead Assisted Living in Kearney at the age of 92.

At the age of six her family moved to Steele City where she grew up and lived until moving to Kearney in 2008. She attended public school in Steele City graduating from high school there. After graduation she had various jobs until she became employed by Dr. Morgan where she was a nurse's aide for 18 years.

On March 5, 1937 she was married to Bill Kelly.

At home she loved embroidering and to crochet. She also enjoyed working in the flowers and garden with Bill. When the grandchildren came they always played Rummikub.

She was a member of the Union Pacific Old-timers Club and the American Legion Auxiliary.

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Leona Kluge

Leona Mae Kluge was born Nov. 30, 1913 at Duncan, Neb. to John and Catherine (Kula) Cyza. She died Jan. 25, 2011 at the CareAge in Wayne at the age of 97.

She was baptized at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church and attended the Catholic School in Duncan, before the family moved to Fullerton.

On Nov. 13, 1933, she married Edwin August Kluge of Burr Oak, Kan. To this union a daughter and four sons were born.

In 1935 the couple moved from Burr Oak to Fullerton and later to farms at Wakefield and Wayne. In 1963, they moved into Wayne where she worked at various eating establishments, before finding her true passion and calling in life, offering private care for the elderly or disabled individuals in the community.

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Steele City Village Life

Welcome back for another visit to our village. The days are definitely getting longer which is a welcome sign.

The village election was held recently and those elected to the council were Hugh Garrett, Dr. I. N. Morgan, Earl Weaver and W. W. Palmer. They were all write in candidates and won over the regular candidates.

With the school year winding down plans are being made for high school baccalaureate and commencement services. The baccalaureate services will be held at the Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Vivian Haun as the speaker. Mrs. Dagmar Wilcox will conduct the music groups.

The seniors' class night will be held in the assembly room of the school. The class prophecy, will and history will be read. The various awards to class members will be presented at this time.

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What's For Lunch?

Fairbury Jefferson and Central Elementary Schools

Thursday, Feb. 10: Cheese pizza, corn, bananas, white cake. PBJ sandwich pack. Turkey chef salad pack.

Friday, Feb. 11: No School. Planning Day.

Monday, Feb. 14: Jeff ribs, cooked carrots. Turkey sandwich pack. Yogurt/cheese pack.

Tuesday, Feb. 15: Spaghetti with meat sauce, green beans. PBJ sandwich pack. Yogurt/cheese pack.

Wednesday, Feb. 16: Turkey wrap, tomato soup, kidney bean salad. Ham sandwich pack. Yogurt/cheese pack.

High School

Thursday, Feb. 10: Homemade Cheese pizza, corn.

Friday, Feb. 11: Jeff chef special selection.

Monday, Feb. 14: Jeff ribs, cooked carrots.

Monday, Feb. 14: Jeff ribs, cooked carrots.

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Court & Cops

Police Report

Jan. 26: Report of a traffic accident at 14th and H Streets.

Jan. 26: Stephanie Consbruck of Beatrice was driving a 2002 Pontiac southbound on H street and while attempting to turn east onto 14th Street she collided with a 2004 GMC truck driven by Rocky D. Bunce of Council Bluffs, Iowa, who was eastbound on 14th in the inside lane. No injuries were reported. The Consbruck vehicle sustained $4,000 in damages and the Bunce vehicle sustained $100 in damages.

Jan. 26: Jared A. Tapee of Fairbury was driving a 1993 Chevrolet pickup and was turning west onto Fourth Street from the alley when he came into collision with a parked and unattended 2005 Chevrolet owned by Jennifer Sturdy of Fairbury.

Jan. 29: Report of a possible suicidal female at the Capri Motel.

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