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Paul Fredrick Busing

Paul Fredrick Busing was born on Aug. 29, 1919 on the family farm by the Alexandria State Lakes to George and Elizabeth (Landkamer) Busing. He died Nov. 27, 2011 in Fairbury at the age of 92 years, 2 months and 28 days.

He attended District 10 and District 77 schools near Alexandria. He farmed with his dad and also did custom farming until entering the US Navy in February, 1944 serving aboard ship in the Pacific until his discharge in May 1946. Upon his discharge, he returned to Alexandria and took over the farming the home place.

He was united in marriage to Iola (Dibben-Sims) on May 17, 1947 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alexandria. Together they raised 11 children. They lived on the family farm near Alexandria until 1952, when they moved to an acreage southwest of Fairbury.

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George Wendland

George Wendland, 87, of Columbus, Neb., died Dec. 19. 2011, at the Columbus Community Hospital.

Service will be held on Friday, Dec. 23 at 10:30 a.m. at the Federated Church in Columbus with Rev. Dr. Jim Goodenberger officiating. Burial will be in Columbus Cemetery with military honors by the American Legion, Hartman Post 84 Honor Guard. Visitation will be on Thursday, Dec. 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Gass Haney Funeral Home. Gass Haney Funeral Home, Columbus, service.

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Chester "Chet" Kellie

Chester "Chet" Kellie, 87, formerly of Endicott, Neb., died Dec. 17, 2011.

Survivors include his daughters, Connie Mewes and husband, Glenn of Blue Springs, Wanda Just of Beatrice; son, Raymond Boyce and Jennifer of Hebron; son-in-law, Bob Helget of Kansas City; grandchildren, Randy Mewes and wife, Vesta of Sterling, Jeff Helget of Endicott, Stephanie Helget of Vancouver, Wash., April Morrison and husband, Jeff, Kellie Smith and Bill England, all of Lincoln, Trevor Boyce and wife, Stacy, Scott Henson and wife, Becky, all of Plymouth, Justin Boyce, Chelsea Boyce, both of Hebron, Ryan Boyce and wife, Stacy of Tobias, Mike Snyder and wife, Marilus, John Snyder and wife, Linda, all of Beatrice, Ronda Mewes and Hugh Carmichael of Blue Springs; sister-in-law, Violet Kellie of Endicott; 26 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

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Orpha Irilla "Rill" Holz

Orpha Irilla "Rill" Holz, 91, of Plymouth, Neb., died Dec. 17, 2011 at the Beatrice Community Hospital surrounded by family and friends.

Survivors include her daughters, Marcine Pullman and husband, Richard of Hallam, LaRita Lang and husband, Gary of Lincoln; granddaughter, Brenda Haas and husband, Scott of Waverly; great-grandchildren, Emily, Cody and Colton Haas of Waverly; sisters-in-law, Hilma Ridpath of Western, Frieda Schafer of Scottsbluff, Vera Holz of Lincoln and Alvina Holz of Sidney; nieces and nephews; granddogs, Cruzer Pullman and Andre Lang.

Services were held Dec. 21 at Peace Lutheran Church, rural Plymouth with Maynard Kellerman P.M.A. officiating. Burial was in the Peace Lutheran Church Cemetery. Harman-Wright Mortuary, Plymouth, service.

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Coloring Contest Winners

Pick Up All Certificates At

The Fairbury Journal-News Office by Jan. 13

One Dollar Bills - First National Bank

Drew Niederklein, Delaney Homolka, Evan Hergott, Alyse Petersen, Mallonee Biehl, Cobie Cole, Seth Firmanik, Jax Biehl, Paige Livingston, Brock Barton, Jordyn Snyder, Riley Vculek, Brandon Hinrichs, Madison Gregory, Rusti Bassett, Dominik Ramirez, Gavin Weichel, Sara Huss, Katie Forney, Malonee Biehl, Brigham Scheetz, Michaela Buchli, Devin Holliday, Chance Amundson, Adriana Kroeker.

$5 Gift Certificate - Ray's Apple Market

Kamren Klein, Brandon Seibolt, Joshua Netherton, Austin Novotny, Kailey Weichel, Chandler Dragoo

Hamburger Happy Meal - McDonalds

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Memorial Wall On Display At First National Bank, North Branch

The "Remember our Fallen" Memorial Wall is now on display at the First National Bank North Branch in Fairbury. People are encouraged to stop in and view the wall which displays photos of the 117 men and women in Nebraska and Western Iowa who gave the ultimate sacrifice. A dedication ceremony was held Monday morning and the presentation of colors was by the Veteran's Honor Guard. The wall will be on display for public viewing until Dec. 30

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Memorial Wall On Display At First National Bank, North Branch

The "Remember our Fallen" Memorial Wall is now on display at the First National Bank North Branch in Fairbury. People are encouraged to stop in and view the wall which displays photos of the 117 men and women in Nebraska and Western Iowa who gave the ultimate sacrifice. A dedication ceremony was held Monday morning and the presentation of colors was by the Veteran's Honor Guard. The wall will be on display for public viewing until Dec. 30

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The Night Before Christmas First Grade Program

Fairbury's Central Elementary School's first grade students held their Christmas programs this past week. The first grade classes in Christy Lucking's and Kim Parde's classes performed on Dec. 13 and Carolea Roelf's class and Lisa Maschmann's class held their program on Dec. 15.

After the children were finished with their Christmas

programs they invited the crowd to join them for cookies and punch. The students escorted their family members and friends to the refreshment line.

The special events were programmed and directed by music instructor Laura Bigley. Watch the video on home page.

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The Night Before Christmas First Grade Program

Fairbury's Central Elementary School's first grade students held their Christmas programs this past week. The first grade classes in Christy Lucking's and Kim Parde's classes performed on Dec. 13 and Carolea Roelf's class and Lisa Maschmann's class held their program on Dec. 15.

After the children were finished with their Christmas

programs they invited the crowd to join them for cookies and punch. The students escorted their family members and friends to the refreshment line.

The special events were programmed and directed by music instructor Laura Bigley. Watch the video on home page.

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Narka News by Estel Edwards

4-H Sunday was celebrated by the Mahaska Merrymakers 4-H club at the regular Narka/Mahaska church services on, Nov. 20. Ashton Sinn and Chris Daniels were ushers and greeters; Elizabeth Jacques led the Call to Worship; Hymn Leaders were Ben Jacques, Dalton Daniels and Ashley Daniels; and Shelby Gallion led the 4-H pledge. Leaders are Travis and Mandi Sinn. At Children's time, the little children of the church, Anika and Makensie Paige, Ashton and Colter Sinn, Brooke and Alexis Talkington, and Makayla Collins, came in with lights singing, "This Little Light of Mine" then forming a ring around Pastor Phil; they sang Happy Birthday to him. Lunch with Birthday cake followed the service for fellowship time. Janet Sinn and Vicky Holly also were honored for their birthdays.

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