Jim and Brandee (Hahn) Goosman of Fairbury, Neb., would like to annouce the birth of their daughter, Ella Claire Goosman, born Oct. 21, 2011 at Methodist Hospital in Omaha, weighing 6 pounds and 11 ounces. She was welcomed home by a big brother, Trace, age 2½. Grandparents are Scott and Cindy Hahn, Bob Goosman, all of Fairbury. Great-grandparents are Elaine Hahn of Fairbury and Dale and Marlys Grummert of Jansen. Cards may be sent to 57130 721st Rd., Fairbury, NE 68352.
Alissa and Sara Lytle of Fairbury, Neb., would like to announce the birth of their baby brother, Matthew Dean Lytle, born Oct. 18, 2011, weighing 8 pounds. His parents are Todd and DeAnna Lytle of Fairbury. Grandparents are Eddie and Linda Lytle of Fairbury, Jesse and Diane Wilson of Ola, Idaho.
Kelly and Charlotte Jurgena of Western Grove, Ark., would like to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Kiley Ann Jurgena to Douglas Melton, son of Doug and Jan Melton of Couch, Mo.
Grandparents of the bride are Jean Compton and Harvey and Sharon Jurgena, and she is the great-granddaughter of Grace Buchli, all of Fairbury.
The couple will recite their wedding vows on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 at Rock Haven Bible Camp in Hasty, Ark.
Joely Adele Weers celebrated her fifth birthday with a Hello Kitty party with her family and friends at her home near Diller on Aug. 28.
A dinner was served followed by opening of gifts. A Hello Kitty cake with ice cream was served.
Attending the party were her parents, Brian and Kendra K. Weers and sister, Brianna Weers of Diller; grandparents, Robert and Angie Weers of Diller and Bill Cummins of Fairbury; great-uncle and aunt Larry and Hazel Cummins of Humboldt; uncle and aunt Darin and Kendra Weers and cousins Neleigh, Esdon and Myleigh Weers, all of Diller; and Judy DeBoer of Diller.
On her birthday, Aug. 30, she celebrated with classmates at Studio 3 Dance with cupcakes and then a special dinner with her parents and sister. Then, on Sept. 7, she celebrated her birthday with classmates at Preschool Learning Center with games and a Hello Kitty piñata. Cupcakes and punch were then served.
The Nebraska volleyball team welcomes Big Ten Conference foe Wisconsin to the NU Coliseum when "Nebraska Volleyball" airs Saturday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. CT on NET1/HD.
The live broadcast between the Badgers and the Huskers features play-by-play coverage of the match by sportscaster Larry Punteney, with former Nebraska All-American volleyball standout Kathi Wieskamp offering color commentary.
"Nebraska Volleyball" is a production of NET Sports for broadcast on NET Television. NET1/HD are part of NET Television, a service of NET. For a complete program schedule, visit NET's Web site (netNebraska.org/television).
November 13-19 will mark the 90th annual observance of American Education Week. Our American Education Week tagline, "Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility," highlights the importance of bringing together educators, parents, students and communities in a unified effort to build great public schools.
Today's teachers do more than teach basic skills. They nurture and inspire children despite obstacles. They help students learn essential skills not always measured in testing, such as critical thinking, conflict resolution, cooperation, and problem solving, which help students throughout life.