Closing arguments will be heard Monday morning in the murder trial of Susan DeJong.
DeJong is charged with first degree murder and use of a weapon to commit a felony. The charges stem from an incident on March 11, 2011 in which Susan DeJong called 911 claiming her husband Thomas DeJong, 52, was unresponsive and wasn't breathing at their rural home located nine miles west of Fairbury.
All submission of evidence was completed shortly after 3 p.m. on Friday. The last witness to be called to the stand was DeJong's oldest son from South Dakota for the defense.
Jean M. Boyd, 82, of Fairbury, Neb., died Feb. 22, 2012 at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury.
Services will be held on Monday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home Chapel in Fairbury with Pastor Joel Hahn officiating. Memorials to Memory Support Household at Heritage Care Center or Alzheimers Association. Burial will be in the Fairbury Cemetery, Fairbury.
Solar energy is becoming more utilized as a source of space heating and electricity for home and business.
To introduce this energy source, a free, one-day seminar covering solar air, water and electric systems will be presented at Southeast Community College. The seminar will be on Friday, March 2, 2012, at: the Milford Nebraska Campus; 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; the Dunlap Center, Room A, 600 State Street. For those who cannot attend during the day, there will be a business after hours from 4 to 5 p.m. following the seminar.
The Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation and the Nebraska Association of Fair Managers announced today that nominations for the 58th annual Pioneer Farm Awards, sponsored by the Nebraska Farm Bureau are now being accepted. The program honors farm families in Nebraska whose land has been owned by members of the same family for 100 years or more.
To date, more than 8,000 families in all 93 Nebraska counties have been honored at various county fairs. Each honoree receives an engraved plaque and gatepost marker as permanent recognition of this milestone.
Nomination forms can be obtained from the local County Fair Board Office or by writing the Ak-Sar-Ben Pioneer Farm Awards, 8707 West Center Road, Suite 101, Omaha, NE 68124, or online at www.aksarben.org. All nominations must be received by the county fair board office in which the land is found no later than May 1, 2012.