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Steele City Village Life Visit 163 - 1950s

The Steele City schools have been quite busy the past week or so. Two hours of entertainment were furnished the patrons of the district last Friday night by the dramatics and music departments.

A comedy, "The Millionaire from Memphis", was presented by the junior class, under the direction of instructor Lola Smith. Before the play and between the acts, entertainment was furnished by the music department under the direction of Mrs. Dagmar Wilcox. George Meyer's rendition of "Shortnin' Bread" was enthusiastically received by those in attendance.

The senior girls, in blue and white formals, ushered. The posters and attractive programs were made by the commercial department, under the sponsorship of instructor D. R. Ehlers.

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Eloise Law

Eloise Law was born June 23, 1919 on a farm two miles south of Fairbury, Neb., in Jefferson County. She died Jan. 10, 2011 at her son's home in Pullman, Wash. at the age of 91 years, 6 months and 17 days.

During her early years, her family moved an estimated 22 times mostly around Jefferson County, but as far as Arapahoe, Neb. In spite of the many moves, she recalled her early teachers, especially Marie Schroll.

On July 11, 1937, she married Claude Lyle Frank Law of Fairbury. To this union two sons were born.

She worked in the Jefferson County Courthouse for over 30 years, serving as Register of Deeds from 1957 to 1972, and the Deputy County Clerk from 1972 to 1987, when she retired.

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Olive Hinman

Olive C. "Lindy" Hinman, 86, of Beatrice, Neb., formerly of Liberty, died Jan. 23, 2011 at the Beatrice Good Samaritan Center in Beatrice.

Survivors include her son, Richard Hinman and wife, Sheri of Fairbury; daughters, Nancy Jo York of Fairbury, LuAnn Outhet and husband, Steve of Liberty; grandsons, Shane York and wife, Keri Ann of Hickman, Sherman York and wife, Karrie Jo, Simon York and wife, Marci, Nathan Hinman and wife, Carmen, all of Fairbury; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Alice Williams and husband, Leo of Casper, Wyo.; step-brothers, Dean Carlson and Ronald Carlson of California; several nieces and nephews.

Memorial graveside services will be in the Liberty Cemetery, Liberty at a later date. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, memorials to family's choice. Fox Funeral Home, Beatrice, service.

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William Krumme

William A. Krumme, 93, of Fairbury, Neb., died Jan. 20, 2011 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury.

Survivors include his sons, Warner Krumme and wife, Janet, Nick Krumme and wife, Nancy, all of Fairbury; daughter, Nella Clinefelter of Fairbury; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29 at the United Methodist Church in Fairbury with the Rev. Bill Jardine officiating. Cremation. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home, Fairbury, service.

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Vernette Griess

Vernette Griess was born July 23, 1912 to Adolph and Julia Johnson. She died Jan. 18, 2011 in Omaha, Neb. at the age of 98 years.

She was a long time member of the United Methodist Church of Fairbury, the Vashti Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and Naphis Temple of the Daughters of the Nile.

She was a wonderful cook, seamstress and a smart Bridge player.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, R.E. Griess; sister, Dolores Case, niece, Jacqueline Case Wiseman.

She is survived by nieces and great-nieces.

Services were held Jan. 26, at First United Methodist Church in Omaha. Memorials to the United Methodist Church in Fairbury.

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Gerald Hendrickson

Gerald Lee "Jerry" Hendrickson, 74, of Pocatello, Idaho, formerly of Fairbury, Neb., died Jan. 17, 2011 at the Idaho State Veterans Home in Pocatello.

Survivors include his children, Randi (Cindi Earles) Singleton of Eagle Mountain, Utah, Traci (Kevin) Sessions of Rexburg, Idaho, Kari (Jason) Locher and Kristi (Aaron) Locher, all of Colorado Springs, Colo; sister-in-law, Judy Hendrickson of Omaha; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; nieces, Lori Fredrickson and Jill Duranski.

Services were held Jan. 22 at Pocatello Veterans Home, Burial was in the Rexburg Cemetery with military honors by the Rexburg Veterans Honor Guard. Colonial Funeral Home, service.

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24th Annual Tour de Nebraska Bicycle Tour Heads To Southeast Nebraska

The 24th annual five-day Tour de Nebraska bicycle ride will head to southeast Nebraska on its 310-mile round trip journey, June 22-26. Approximately 225 cyclists will leave Syracuse on Wednesday, June 22 and camp overnight in Brownville, Pawnee City, Fairbury and Wilber.

"This is one of our favorite areas of the state. It offers great scenery, friendly people and history which in combination make an excellent experience for our cyclists," according to Susan Larson Rodenburg, who organizes the tour with her husband, Rich.

The noncompetitive circle tour will start and end this year in Syracuse, 30 miles east of Lincoln. It will then proceed to overnight host communities of Brownville (Wednesday, 6/22), Pawnee City (Thursday, 6/23), Fairbury (Friday, 6/24) and Wilber (Saturday, 6/25), and return to Syracuse on Sunday, June 26.

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Just Around The Corner

Copacabana

There will be a Copacabana planning meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 6 p.m. in the high school commons. Anyone interested in helping, please attend.

Benefit Dinner

A Benefit for the Brian Roskilly family, whose home was damaged by fire, will be held Saturday Feb. 5 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Donations will be supplemented by Thrivent.

Commodity Supplemental

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) distribution clinic will be held in Fairbury at 512 Third St., on Tuesday, Feb. 1. An appointment is suggested. To schedule an appointment or obtain information on how to qualify for CSFP, call Blue Valley Community Action, 402-729-2278.

Farm-Ranch Clinic

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Doyle Onnen Receives Company's Top Real Estate Award

Farmers National Company, the nation's leading farm and ranch management and brokerage company, is pleased to announce that Doyle Onnen was recently presented the Farmers National Company Silver Eagle Award for his outstanding efforts in real estate sales.

Onnen is a 1973 Fairbury High School graduate.

Onnen, real estate sales agent and professional farm manager with Farmers National Company, received the company's top award for real estate sales in 2010. The awards were presented at a company-wide conference in Omaha.

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Fairbury Chamber Of Commerce Gearing Up For Home And Garden Show

The Fairbury Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the upcoming spring Home and Garden Show to be held Saturday, March 26th. This will be the fifth year for this community event. Due to scheduling conflicts the date has once again been changed but the show will still be held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Fairbury and it will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The committee is excited to be celebrating five years of this well attended show and will be adding many new activities for the day. There will be something for everyone in attendance.

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