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Charles Seeley

Charles Steven Seeley, 60, of Alliance, Neb., formerly of Fairbury, Neb., died May 22, 2011 in Scottsbluff.

Survivors include his wife, Colleen; daughter, Briana and fiancé, Josh Rock of Omaha; grandson, Hunter; sister-in-law, Linda Seeley of Jansen; nephew, Travis Seeley and fianceé, Melissa Robinson of Lincoln; brother, Rick and partner, Sheila of Steele City; sister, Deb Tourner of Aurora; nieces, Tiffany and Stan Haug and Brandy Meyers from Kansas.

Services will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 27 at Military Cemetery in Alliance with full military graveside rites. Family is requesting flowers be sent to the cemetery.

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Lela Rohrbaugh

Lela M. Rohrbaugh, 103, of Hebron, Neb., formerly of Daykin, died May 24, 2011 at Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home in Hebron.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 28, at the United Methodist Church in Fairbury with the Rev. Karl Lent officiating. The family will greet friends on Friday, May 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home in Hebron. Burial will be in the Fairbury Cemetery, Fairbury.

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Eunice Epp

Eunice E. Epp, 78, of Plymouth died at the Syracuse Good Samaritan Center May 24, 2011.

She was born on Feb. 18, 1933 at Beatrice.

She graduated from DeWitt High School in 1950. She attended the Fairbury Jr. College for teacher training and then taught school for ten years.

She married Alan Dean Epp on Aug. 22, 1956 at St. John Lutheran Church of Beatrice and they lived at rural Plymouth.

She had worked at Wal-Mart in Beatrice for 10 years.

She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church of Beatrice where she taught Sunday School for 25 years and was a member of the Ruth Circle. She was treasurer for the Oregon Trail Chapter of Lutheran Brotherhood for many years.

She enjoyed doing genealogy.

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Dale Strothman

Dale L. Strothman, 76, of Fairbury, Neb., formerly of Daykin, died May 20, 2011 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury.

Survivors include his sisters, Ann Jarchow of Longmont, Colo. and Evelyn Theobold of Lincoln; nieces and nephews.

Services were held May 24 at St. John Lutheran Church in Daykin with the Rev. Lawrence Fruhling officiating. Memorials to Heritage Care Center or HoriSun Hospice. Burial was in the St. John Cemetery, Daykin. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home, Fairbury, service.

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Valera Henke

Valera Gross Henke was born in a farm home near Western, Neb. on Jan. 15, 1923, she was the only child of Leonard and Katie Gross. She died May 18, 2011 at Gardenside Long Term Care in Fairbury.

She graduated from Western High School in 1940.

She was united in marriage to Raymond Henke on Jan. 9, 1944.

Through the years she worked at Brown's Grocery Store, sold Avon, cooked at Velma's Café and also at the Western Public School.

Her hobbies were cooking and quilting. She belonged to a quilting club in Western. She also raised a garden with lots of strawberries and she did a lot of canning of peas and beans, etc.

She was a lifetime member of St. John's United Church of Christ, where she and her husband were church secretary and treasurer for many years.

She enjoyed playing cards and bingo.

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Ruth Ginn

Ruth N. Ginn, 85, of Morrowville, Kan. died May 16, 2011 at the Washington County Hospital.

She was born on Sept. 16, 1925 to Clarence and Rose (Hauschel) Wells at rural Morrowville.

On Aug. 12, 1942, she was united in marriage to Marvin Ginn at Belleville. They lived on a farm north of Morrowville. She moved to Morrowville in 2002.

She worked as a seamstress and a homemaker. Collecting barbed wire was a hobby she shared with her husband. They would travel throughout the U.S., going to barbed wire shows to trade, buy and sell. They are in the Barbed Wire Hall of Fame in Lacrosse. She also collected bird houses and letter openers.

She was a member of a pinochle club and a coffee club at Morrowville. She enjoyed doing crafts.

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Griffin Wins Gold For Jeffs In Class B Discus, Lady Jeffs Place In Four Events

By Jim Phelps

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Fairbury's Pierce Griffin saved his best for the big show this past weekend at the 2011 Nebraska State Track and Field Meet held at Burke Stadium in Omaha.

The Jeff senior came home with two top honors.

Griffin won the Class B state championship Saturday afternoon in the discus with a throw of 170'0".

The mark of 170'0" breaks the school record in the boys discus previously set by Clay Ehler at 169'10" in 2007.

Dustin Schmidt was the last Fairbury Jeff trackster to win an individual state championship with a leap of 46'3" in the 2000 Class B Boys Triple Jump.

Fairbury finished in a three-way tie for 24th place with 10 points, while Boys Town won the Class B state title, amassing 65.50 points.

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Griffin Wins Gold For Jeffs In Class B Discus, Lady Jeffs Place In Four Events

By Jim Phelps

Journal-News

Sports Editor

Fairbury's Pierce Griffin saved his best for the big show this past weekend at the 2011 Nebraska State Track and Field Meet held at Burke Stadium in Omaha.

The Jeff senior came home with two top honors.

Griffin won the Class B state championship Saturday afternoon in the discus with a throw of 170'0".

The mark of 170'0" breaks the school record in the boys discus previously set by Clay Ehler at 169'10" in 2007.

Dustin Schmidt was the last Fairbury Jeff trackster to win an individual state championship with a leap of 46'3" in the 2000 Class B Boys Triple Jump.

Fairbury finished in a three-way tie for 24th place with 10 points, while Boys Town won the Class B state title, amassing 65.50 points.

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Griffin Wins Gold For Jeffs In Class B Discus, Lady Jeffs Place In Four Events

By Jim Phelps

Journal-News

Sports Editor

Fairbury's Pierce Griffin saved his best for the big show this past weekend at the 2011 Nebraska State Track and Field Meet held at Burke Stadium in Omaha.

The Jeff senior came home with two top honors.

Griffin won the Class B state championship Saturday afternoon in the discus with a throw of 170'0".

The mark of 170'0" breaks the school record in the boys discus previously set by Clay Ehler at 169'10" in 2007.

Dustin Schmidt was the last Fairbury Jeff trackster to win an individual state championship with a leap of 46'3" in the 2000 Class B Boys Triple Jump.

Fairbury finished in a three-way tie for 24th place with 10 points, while Boys Town won the Class B state title, amassing 65.50 points.

Wed
25
May
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Griffin Wins Gold For Jeffs In Class B Discus, Lady Jeffs Place In Four Events

By Jim Phelps

Journal-News

Sports Editor

Fairbury's Pierce Griffin saved his best for the big show this past weekend at the 2011 Nebraska State Track and Field Meet held at Burke Stadium in Omaha.

The Jeff senior came home with two top honors.

Griffin won the Class B state championship Saturday afternoon in the discus with a throw of 170'0".

The mark of 170'0" breaks the school record in the boys discus previously set by Clay Ehler at 169'10" in 2007.

Dustin Schmidt was the last Fairbury Jeff trackster to win an individual state championship with a leap of 46'3" in the 2000 Class B Boys Triple Jump.

Fairbury finished in a three-way tie for 24th place with 10 points, while Boys Town won the Class B state title, amassing 65.50 points.

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