Alma Kasparek 105, of Fairbury, Neb., died Oct. 1, 2011 at Gardenside Long Term Care in Fairbury.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 2 p.m., at Gerdes-Meyer Chapel in Fairbury, with Pastor Dean Carlisle officiating. Burial will be in the Fairbury Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the family's choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.
[Lexington, Ky.] - In a significant technological move forward for agriculture, the National FFA Organization will stream its 2011 National Convention in Indianapolis Oct. 19-22 live online via the newly launched Alltech Ag Network on iHigh.com. The televised convention will be accessible real time via computers, iPads and all iPhone, Android and BlackBerry mobile devices.
As FFA membership stands at more than a half-million students throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, iHigh.com expects this to be their largest telecast ever. Yet the significance of the convention broadcast goes beyond record-breaking metrics.
Donna D. Ballinger, 63, of Hutchinson, Kan., died Sept. 27, 2011 at Hospice House in Hutchinson.
Services will be held on Friday, Sept. 30, 11 a.m. at First Church of the Nazarene with the Revs. Doug Wyatt and Bones Nay officiating. Burial will be Saturday, Oct. 1, at 11 a.m. at the Fairbury Cemetery, Fairbury. Elliott Mortuary, service.
Phyllis L. Stahl 79 of Fairbury, Neb., died Sept. 28, 2011 in Fairbury.
Memorial Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at the Baptist Church in Fairbury, with Pastor Joel Hahn officiating. Cremation has taken place. No Viewing. A register book is available at the Funeral Home. Memorials to Horisun Hospice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge.
All of the firearms stolen from a Fairbury business recently have been recovered. Charles W. Abbott, 18, of Fairbury and a 15-year-old juvenile are in custody.
"On Sept. 25 the Fairbury Police Department received information of the whereabouts of the firearms that were stolen from American Family Insurance in Fairbury on Sept. 11," Police Chief Chad Sprunk said. "Officers went to the area where some of the firearms were being hidden and located a majority of the firearms buried underground along the river located in Fairbury."
According to Sprunk, officers were provided information that one of the suspects carries a firearm on his person and made threats against another person if they told anyone about the burglary.
A tractor which was reported as stolen a week ago from Jefferson County has been located near Gilead.
"At approximately 4 p.m. on September 25th, officers of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office were made aware of the possible location of a stolen International tractor and loader," Nels Sorensen, Jefferson County Sheriff, said. "The tractor and loader had been taken from a field the previous weekend in western Jefferson County."
With the assistance of the Thayer County Sheriff's Office, individuals were contacted that had possession of the tractor and loader.
"The tractor was positively identified as the tractor that was stolen and it was seized and taken into evidence," Sorensen said. "The investigation is on going and we are continuing to identify suspects and verify information. No arrests have been made at this time."
The saga of the courthouse computers continues. Beginning in the middle of July the County Commissioners met with Courthouse officials to discuss the Information Technology person's performance. There was a lot of dissatisfaction expressed at that time. A month later Tamera Holle, the IT person, turned in her courthouse keys and Brad Eisenhauer soon became the new IT person for the courthouse.
Beginning Sept. 13, Eisenhauer has been meeting regularly with the Commissioner's to give weekly updates on the status of the computers. Initially the information was somewhat dismal. It appeared that the server as well as all the computers had not been worked on with since March 26, 2011.
Ever drive down a country road, just cruising along, enjoying the scenery when you realize there is something in the ditch that does not belong? "Country folk" often feel plagued by discarded refrigerators, computers, televisions or various other electronic equipment.
Not only is it unsightly but down right dangerous. If a farmer is intending to mow a ditch and the grass is grown around the item it can cause serious damage to equipment and/or the farmer. One of the greatest nuisances is the way discarded electronic equipment will store water. Stagnant water is breeding grounds for mosquitoes and the consequent diseases that come with them.
Saturday, Oct. 1 Five Rivers RC&D will be holding an electronics collection and recycling event. It will be held at the Jefferson County Shop, 1415 A St. This event is open to all households in and surrounding Jefferson County.