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Lori Robinson-Dively

Lori A. Robinson-Dively, 49, of Satsuma, Ala., formerly of Faibury, Neb., died June 23, 2011 in Alabama.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 1, at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury, with Pastor Steve Frazier officiating. Burial will be in the Fairbury Cemetery - Fairbury. Memorials to the Family's Choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge.

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Stanley Roelfs

Stanley A. Roelfs 62 of Diller, Neb., passed away June 23, 2011 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Diller, with Pastor Mark Liscom officiating. The family will greet friends Monday, June 27 at the Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial at Prairie Home Cemetery -Diller. Memorials to Family's Choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge of arrangements.

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Bikers In Town Recently

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Bikers In Town Recently

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Girl Scout Camp 2011

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Weather's Good For The Mosquitoes But Bad For People

Been outside lately? Its hard to escape the dive bombing mosquitoes. Not only are mosquitoes bothersome with their biting but they can carry a variety of potential diseases. Some of these that occur most commonly in the United States include, St. Louis encephalitis (although there are several varieties of encephalitis they can carry), Eastern and Western Equine Encephalitis, canine heartworm, and of course West Nile Virus.

Fairbury has already been on top of it. The first round of spraying has already been completed last Tuesday and Wednesday. But techniques have changed and one may not have noticed the spray.

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Jim Cummings The Inventor Of The Bulldozer

by Mitch Zabokrtsky

By the 1850s the nation was exploring rapid changes in manufacturing, transportation and other aspects of life due to inventions and new ideas. Settlers were moving west. Railroads spread across the nation. Oil was discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania.

In the 1920s there was a need to transport crude oil and refined petroleum products. Underground pipelines were being laid across America.

In 1923 Jim Cummings witnessed the laying of a pipeline near Morrowville, Kansas in Washington County. The work was slow and laborious. The pipeline workers using horses, mules and slip scrapers to fill the ditch after the pipeline was laid could only fill 500 to 700 feet of ditch per day.

Jim Cummings, with his interest in mechanical devices, soon developed a machine to speed up the work.

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Steele City Village Life-Visit 171 - 1930s

On this visit we are going to go back to the 1930s for a poem that extols some of the qualities of our village and village life. Most people take pride in their hometown and like to do a little bragging. So, here is a poem about the Steele City community.

Our Home Town

by Mrs. Hubert Manning

On the plains of Nebraska there is a quaint little town,

That is known and liked for miles around:

Where friends make friends, and hearts are lighter,

And hand shakes seem a little tighter.

On the south and west is the Little Blue River

with its babble so sweet,

And the large trees towering across it to meet

Are the homes for our lowed birds to nest,

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Human Trafficking- Not Just A Problem Over There

Human trafficking is a serious and very real tragedy that reaches out globally. The average age of the girls forced into this slavery is 15 years old. These precious daughters are forced to have sex with as many as 40 clients a day. They become accustom to a life of beating or torture. They cannot leave the brothel, are often denied sufficient food, and are not paid. Often these girls are forced to have unsafe abortions in the brothel, since many of the men do not use condoms. HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases are very common. After they are found to have HIV, the girls are thrown out. If they dare return to their villages, they face being ostracized because of what they have been-because of what was done to them. Families will not take them back, and their prospects for marriage, or a job are non-existent. Of those who don't die of AIDS, most end up back on the street, selling themselves.

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Darline Bergmeier

Darline L. Bergmeier was born on March 2, 1928 in Beatrice to Martin and Hulda (Brandt) Scherling. She died June 15, 2011 at the Beatrice Manor Care Center in Beatrice at the age of 83.

She was a 1946 graduate of DeWitt High School and attended Fairbury Junior College in Fairbury and Concordia College in Seward.

She and Gaylord Bergmeier were married on Oct. 29, 1950 in Plymouth. She had lived in the DeWitt and Plymouth areas her entire life until moving into Beatrice in 2004.

She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in DeWitt, the Patience & Hope Circle, had taught Sunday School, and had also attended St. John Lutheran Church in Beatrice; member of the American Legion and Eagle Club Auxiliaries in Beatrice; had been a Hospice, Elder Care and Blood Mobile volunteer; and was a member of the DeWitt Historical Society and DeWitt Community Club.

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