Opal P. Swartz, 91, of Endicott, Neb., died Dec. 12, 2011 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at the United Methodist Church in Endicott, with Darlene Novotny officiating. The Family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at the Funeral Home. Burial at the Fairbury Cemetery - Fairbury, NE. Memorials to the Family's Choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge.
Martin and Carol Anderson of Hitchcock, S.D. would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Anderson to Kyle Baade, the son of Doug and Michele Baade of Rock Rapids, Iowa.
Anderson is a 2006 graduate of Hitchcock-Tulare High School and a 2010 graduate of South Dakota State University with a degree in apparel merchandising and business. She is currently employed at Great Western Bank in Fairbury.
Baade is a 2005 graduate of Tri County High School and a 2009 graduate of South Dakota State University with a degree in animal science. He currently helps manages and operate Penner Genetics outside of Plymouth.
The couple is planning a July 7, 2012 wedding in Hitchcock.
Doug and Jessica (Joe) Effle of Lincoln, Neb., would like to announce the birth of their first child, a son, Kyson Dylan Effle, born Dec. 7, 2011, at BryanLGH East, weighing 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21¾ inches long. Grandparents are Larry and Theo Joe of Fairbury, Dave and Dianne Effle of Lincoln. Great-grandparents are Glorine Joe of Alexandria, Leona Silvester of Fairbury, Gertrude Effle of Creighton. Great-great-grandmother is Grace Buchli of Fairbury.
Former Fairbury resident Mark W. Monroe Chief Deputy for the Nance County Sheriff's Department was recently appointed to the Nebraska Sheriff's Associations Legislative Advisory Committee. The NSA Legislative Advisory Committee is composed of ranking members from Sheriff's Departments across the State of Nebraska and their job is to review legislation which is being introduced by the Nebraska Legislature as it would affect law enforcement. Once the committee has reviewed legislation they decide if the NSA will support, oppose, or remain neutral on a bill. They also contact state senators or different groups to gain support or oppose certain legislation. The committee also lobbies to change legislation. Mr. Monroe was a long time Fairbury Police Officer before going to the Nance County Sheriff's Department and is the son of Bill and Ella Mae Monroe of Fairbury.