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06
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Robert Placek

Robert J. "Bob" Placek, 83, of Daykin, Neb., died Sept. 2, 2011 in Lincoln.

Services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 7, 10:30 a.m. at Kuncl Funeral Home, Wilber. Memorials to famiy's choice. Burial will be in the Swanton Cemetery, Swanton.

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06
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Willis Niederklein

Willis Niederklein, 90, of Daykin, died peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 at Gardenside Long Term Care in Fairbury.

Funeral services were held Sept. 5, at Zion Lutheran Church near Tobias, with burial at the church cemetery. Memorials to the family's choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home, Fairbury, service.

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06
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Harold Keilwitz

Harold M. Keilwitz, 86 of Gilead, NE died at his home Friday, Sept. 3, 2011.

Funeral services will be held, Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Gilead, NE, with Pastor Lawrence Fruhling officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery at Gilead, NE. Memorials are suggested to the family's choice. Family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.

Fri
02
Sep
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Dog For Adoption

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02
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Lovewell State Park Chili Cook-off And 3D Archery Shoot

Lovewell State Park is sponsoring its final special event of the season, a Chili Cook-off and 3D Archery Shoot, on Sunday September 11th. Registration for the 3-D Archery Shoot will be from 9am to 10 am, with course completion by 12 noon. Participants will be competing in divisions for Men, Women and Youth; a $10 donation is suggested to enter. A Steel Deer Competition will begin at 12 noon, with a $5 donation suggested to participate. Prizes will be awarded for the 1st 2nd and 3rd place shooters overall, at the Chili Cook-Off Location at 1:30PM.

Thu
01
Sep
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Lambert Vet Supply Moving...But Not Far

A fast growing business in Fairbury is moving...but not far.

Lambert Vet Supply, a distributor of veterinary medications and pet supplies, will be making a new home for their business a few doors north of their present facility.

"We plan on moving into the old J.C. Penney's building because there is more room," Doug Lambert, CEO of Lambert Vet Supply, said. "And also you control your own destiny when you own your own property vs. leasing. For what I would have paid in lease payments over the next 12 years, we will completely refurbish and make the payments on the J.C. Penney building."

Lambert plans on consolidating their sales department from 504 E Street and the accounting department which is at 714 Fifth Street together as well as their wholesale department in the new location.

Wed
31
Aug
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September Is Library Card Sign-up Month

If you haven't visited the Fairbury Public Library in a while you may not know all the things you can do with your library card.

You can check out books, audio books, music, magazines and movies. If we don't have a title in our catalog you can request if from another library through inter-library loan or with the addition of a Nebraskcard sticker to your library card borrow directly from area libraries. 24/7 you have access to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Chilton's auto repair manuals, and Price It, a guide to antique and collectible values through our website, www.fairburylibrary.org.

At the library itself you can use all of these resources plus state and local newspapers and our large genealogy collection supplemented by Ancestry.com Library Edition an on-line database of historical records.

Wed
31
Aug
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Road Work To Begin, Expect Delays

Road work is set to begin by Nebraska Department of Roads in the Jefferson County area. There will be three separate projects set to begin on staggering dates.

They will be doing a chip and seal project in three different locations. In each case there will be single lane traffic with flaggers present and the use of a pilot car.

The first project began Aug. 30 on US-136 from Fairbury to Jansen. The work is anticipated to take three days.

The second project is scheduled to begin Sept. 1 on N-8. NDOR will again be doing a chip and seal from Fairbury to Endicott. This project is anticipated to last two days.

The final project will begin Sept. 9 and will be on N-4 east of Daykin. The work is anticipated to take three days.

Begin and end dates are all weather permitting.

Wed
31
Aug
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Labor Day Camping May Be Out For Some

Junction City and Milford Lake may not be a Labor Day destination for area residents this year.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has found extremely high levels of blue-green algae in different parts of the lake.

Beginning in July warnings were placed at the north end of the lake. By the end of July it appeared that conditions were improving.

When KDHE retested the beginning of August the lake's status had deteriorated markedly. A lot of the deterioration is attributed to the high temperatures and sun during the months of July and August.

"Those levels (algae) have increased and with our heat and sun, the entire lake is back under warning," said RJ Harms, Operations Manager for the Army Corp of Engineers.

Wed
31
Aug
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Gov. Heineman Dines Out Jefferson County Style

Going out to eat "country style."

Governor Dave Heineman and his wife, Sally Ganem, traveled the dirt roads of Jefferson County Monday evening to attend a potluck supper at Mark and Jan Knobel's rural residence northwest of Fairbury.

They were special guests at a fundraising event for the Jefferson County Republican Women. Approximately 80 people sat down with the governor for supper and the chance to quiz him afterward.

"We are very happy to host the governor and his wife Sally, and I think we have a very good turn out," Bev Schwab of the Jefferson County Republican women said upon the Governors arrival.

Even though the event was held at the Mark and Jan Knobel residence, Jan took little credit.

"I didn't do much other than clean the house," Knobel said. "Kim Allen, Bev Schwab and Rose Wiegert headed up the event."

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