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Local FBLA Students Receive National Award

Forty-seven Nebraska Future Business Leaders of America students received Top 10 Awards at the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Ryan Erskine and Bill Spilker of Tri County High School placed second in Computer Game and Simulation Programming. Curtis Reynolds of Tri County High School placed third in State Chapter Annual Business Report. Jared Knust of Tri County High School, placed fourth in FBLA Principles and Procedures. Calvin Ebke, Curtis Reynolds and Jared Knust place eighth in Local Chapter Annual Report.

Two local schools received the Gold Seal Chapter Award of Merit, Fairbury High School and Tri County High School.

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What's For Lunch?

Summer Food Program

Lunch is served from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Monday thru Friday at Jefferson Intermediate School, Fairbury. Kids one through 18 eat free.

Thursday, July 21: Pizza Hut Cheese pizza, green peas.

Friday, July 22: Hamburger on bun, tator tots, Elf crackers.

Monday, July 25: Pizza melt, (pizza flavored beef with cheese, wrapped in a warm bun), tossed salad.

Tuesday, July 26: Chicken strips, corn, bread sticks.

Wednesday, July 27: Country fried steak, mashed potato with gravy, dinner roll.

Thursday, July 28: Hot dog on bun, baked beans, dessert bar.

Friday, July 29: Chef choice, garlic toast.

Meals served with fruit/fruit slush and milk.

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Safety Day Set For Aug. 2

The Progressive Agriculture Safety Day will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Fairbury. This year's Safety Day is the 14th annual event for the local chapter of Jefferson County Farm Safety 4 Just Kids.

Progressive Agriculture Safety Day is open to area children who will be entering Kindergarten through seventh grades in the fall. The registration deadline is July 22. Registration fee is $5 per child or $10 per family, and includes lunch, snacks, speakers, t-shirt and a goody bag. After the July 22 deadline, the registration will increase to $7 per child with no family discount.

Safety Day is not just for "farm kids," organizers said. Safety Day is designed to provide safety information that is agriculturally oriented as well as general safety information.

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Tri County Students In Beatrice Children's Theatre Production

The Beatrice Children's Theatre will present Alice in Wonderland, July 28 through July 31st. It is the story of Alice and her friends, with a twist as Mad as a "Hatter." In this adapted version, writer and director Paul Pearson brings Alice and her accomplices into the 21st century as she discovers fanciful friendships and terrifying trouble around every corner.

All productions are held at the Community Players Theatre, 412 Ella Street, Beatrice. Alice in Wonderland will be presented Thursday, July 28th and Friday, July 29th at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, July 30th at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, July 31st at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. When requesting tickets for Alice in Wonderland, please note that we have two casts, and request the production with your favorite young actors! You can do this by calling the box office at 228-1801 between 5:00 and 8:00 pm starting July 18th.

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Natalie Hammer Wins First Place In National Dance Competition

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Bill Forrest Michels

Bill Forrest Michels was born on April 1, 1933 to M. Herman Michels and J. Temple "Bowlin" Michels. He died April 1, 2011 after a year-long battle with cancer. At the time of his passing he resided in Tucson, Ariz. at the age of 78 years.

Bill, "Willy" as he was known to his friends, was born in the Michels family home that was located on the curve going into Crystal Springs in Fairbury. The home was repurchased by his father in the middle 1960s and he had the privilege of helping his dad remodel the little house and his family enjoyed many fun weekends at Crystal Springs. Later, his parents added the "Wayside Chapel" to the property.

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Bonnie Lorraine Hohensee

Bonnie Lorraine Hohensee was born Dec.13, 1935 at Narka, Kan. to Henry and Jane (Bevington) Ross, the fifth of six daughters. She died suddenly July 12, 2011, at her home near Pleasant Dale at the age of 75 years, 6 months and 29 days.

As soon as she was able to read and write, she enjoyed playing school with her friends and dolls. While she was creating "pretend" school, she attended rural schools in Thayer and Saline County and enrolled in Western High School in the fall of 1949 where she met the love of her life, Leo Hohensee.

She graduated with the class of 1953 and furthered her education at Fairbury Junior College and started her teaching career in a rural school just south of Dorchester. She continued her education and taught near Western.

On June 5, 1955, she was united in marriage to Leo Hohensee at the United Church of Christ in Western and they left for Chicago, Ill.

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Joseph Paul Scherer

Joseph Paul Scherer, 80, of Fairbury, Neb., died June 12, 2011 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury.

Survivors include his wife, Josephine; daughters, Sharron Duggan of Loveland, Colo., Peggy Jo Reynolds of Temecula, Calif.; son, Jerry Boddeye of Los Angeles, Calif.; granddaughter, Debbie Custer of Littleton, Colo.; niece, Karen Scherer of New South Wales, Australia; nephew, Frank Jordan and wife, Melody and their son, Jason, all of Fairbury; sister, Vivian Davenport and her son, Fritz Samales of Kingman, Ariz.; brother, Louie Scherer and wife, Agnes.

Private family services were held June 19 in Fairbury. Cremation took place.

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Ellen Quam

Ellen Quam, 93, of Omaha, formerly of Fairbury, died July 17, 2011 at Brookstone Village in Omaha.

Survivors include her husband, Sigurd; daughters, Judy (Bob) Huber, Karen (Dennis) Mattes, Debra Quam, (Audrey Prosser) and Sue Ellen Quam; one brother; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held 10 a.m. on Friday, July 22 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 508 Angus St., Gretna. Memorials to Saint Patrick Catholic Church of Gretna, St. Michael Catholic Church in Fairbury or family's choice. Burial will be in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Gretna. Cards may be sent to Sig Quam, 6446 Pine Ridge Rd., Elkhorn, NE 68022. Roeder Mortuary, Gretna, service.

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Frieda Ida Drewes

Frieda Ida Drewes, 101, of Beatrice, Neb., formerly of Plymouth, died July 16, 2011 at the Beatrice Manor.

Survivors include her daughter, Delores Busch and husband, Eugene of Plymouth; grandchildren, Glenda Johnsen and husband, Roger of Beatrice, Peggy Lindblad and husband, Lonnie of Martel, Douglas Busch and wife, Theressa, Susan Brandt, all of Plymouth; nine great- grandchildren, six great- great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Services were held July 19 at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Plymouth with the Rev. Jon Bortulin officiating. Memorials to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church. Burial was in the St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery. Harman-Wright Mortuary, Plymouth, service.

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