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Dale Henske

Dale Henske, 87, of Fairbury, Neb., died July 12, 2011 in Fairbury.

Services are pending at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home, Fairbury.

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Timothy C. Hughes

Timothy C. Hughes, 56, of Atlanta, Ga., formerly of Fairbury, Neb., died June 29, 2011 at Veterans Administration Hospital in Atlanta.

Survivors include his sister, Wendy Jacobson and husband, Larry of Sharpsburg, Ga.; brothers, Tom (Mike) and wife, Kathie of Loganville, Ga., Pat of Fairbury, Jack of Atlanta, Brian Wilson and friend, Bambi Schmid of Lincoln; aunt, Evelyn Specht and husband, Loren of Endicott.

Services are pending following cremation.

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Marjorie E. Junker

Marjorie E. Junker, 86, of Fairbury, Neb., died July 7, 2011 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury.

Survivors include her husband, Irvin; daughter, Barbara Meyer and husband, Jerry of Cairo; son, Robert Junker and wife, Becky of Lincoln; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

Services were held July 11 at the Presbyterian Church in Fairbury with the Rev. Steve Frazier officiating. Memorials to family's choice. Burial was in the Fairbury Cemetery, Fairbury. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home, Fairbury, service.

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Marian A. Garrett

Marian A. Garrett, 85, of Fairbury, Neb., died July 12, 2011 at Gardenside Long Term Care in Fairbury.

Survivors include her husband, Wendell; sons, Doyle Garrett and wife, Pam of Seward, Todd Garrett of Doniphan; grandchildren, Allison, Kara and husband, Tim Renner and Levi; brother, Fred Psota and wife, Pat of Grand Island; brother-in-law, Dwight Garrett and wife, Jean of Littleton, Colo.; numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 15 at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home Chapel in Fairbury with Darlene Novotny officiating. Family will greet friends on Thursday, July 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Memorials to family's choice. Burial will be in the Fairbury Cemetery, Fairbury.

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Max D. Gill

Max D. Gill, 70, of Fairbury, Neb., died July 8, 2011 at his home.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn; son, Greg Gill and wife, Marty of Fairbury; grandsons, Trevor Gill and wife, Ginny, Ty Gill and special friend, Amber Hansel, all of Fairbury; great-granddaughters, Rylee and Jordin Gill; sister, Sue Hynek and husband, Joe of Fairbury; brother, Larry Gill and wife, Kathy of Hutchinson, Kan.; sister-in-law, Betty Walsh and husband, Bill of Hebron; brothers-in-law, Larsen Bowker and wife, Jeanette of Blackburg, Va., Brad Bowker and wife, Colleen of Estes Park, Colo., Roger Bowker of Seward; numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 14 at the First Baptist Church in Fairbury with the Revs. Joel Hahn and Brad Bowker officiating. Memorials to family's choice. Burial will be in the Alexandria Cemetery, Alexandria. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home, Fairbury, service.

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Church Services

Fairbury Churches

AMERICAN LUTHERAN

CHURCH

Vacation Bible School

July 25-28

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

must pre-register

12th and K streets

Pastor John Brink

Sunday, Worship 9:30

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ASSEMBLY OF GOD

CHURCH

11th and D streets,

Pastor Randy Novotny

Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday

School for children and

adults; 10:30 a.m. Worship.

First Sunday of each

month a contemporary

service will be held at 7

p.m.

SAINT CHARLES

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Looking Back

120 YEARS AGO, 1891

The Fairbury Gazette

Fairbury youths began firing guns and beating drums at 12:01 a.m. on the Fourth. Celebration marshal of the day was A.E. Smith, Ed Hansen was captain of the bicycle parade and Will Pettit drummer of the local military band. Joe Butterbaugh led the parade, costumed as Uncle Sam.

The Fairbury school board leased the former McLucas residence at the southeast corner of Sixth and I streets to house some of the classes of the junior college due to open in the fall. Other classes would be in the senior high school.

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Letters To The Editor

Reader Outraged

Over $4,000 Desk

Editor:

I read last week's county commissioner meeting notes in awe that were published in The Fairbury Journal- News. Mr. Bill Hansel, county highway superintendent, got permission to purchase a $4,000+ desk for his wife who also works for the highway department.

No one questioned it!!!! What is the matter here? It seems pretty obvious, over spending. Our county roads are in terrible shape yet there is no money to repair them.

The county commissioners need to be held accountable for their actions and this seems like negligence in my mind. Please give the reasons to the public as to how you can justify that kind of money for a desk.

Thank you in advance for answering my question.

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Court & Cops

Police Report

July 2: Officer initiated traffic stop and found driver to be in operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol (DUI).

July 5: Report of a theft in the 300 block of Fifth Street.

July 5: Report of a domestic disturbance in the 1200 block of F Street.

July 4: Report of a reckless driver at 14th and K streets. Officer observed vehicle speeding in the 400 block of K Street and initiated a traffic stop. Investigation revealed the driver to be driving under the influence of alcohol.

Sheriff's Report

June 29: Male subject cited for driving under suspension in rural Fairbury.

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Benefit To Be Held, Account Set Up For '98 Grad Diagnosed With Inoperable Brain Tumor

A 1998 Fairbury graduate was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in May of this year and an account has been set us locally to help the family with expenses.

Rachel Reese Richardson, daughter of Fritz and Patty Reese of Jansen, is being treated for malignant Melanoma which is now in her blood stream and can travel to other parts of her body and could form new tumors.

According to her mother Patty, Rachel has started radiation and now will begin many other forms of treatment on other parts of her body that are affected. Rachel, her husband Dave and her father, Fritz, are going to Houston, Texas for further treatment for the 32-year-old mother of three. The couple, who reside in Grand Island, are the parents of Gracey 9, Garrett 8 and Gabby 4.

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