Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 2:05pm
Sara Hyman and Robert Barton would like to announce the birth of their son, Zachery Barton on Oct. 29, he weighed nine pounds five ounces and was 19 inches long.
Grandparents are Julie and Wayne Parker of Fairbury, Donna and Bob Barton of Alexandria and Terry and Rhonda Dean of Woodland Park, Colo. Great-grandparents are Donnabell Gerheardt of Fairbury and Dorothy Dean of Beatrice.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 2:04pm
The Fairbury High School Class of 1950 held their 65th class reunion Nov. 6-8 at Stagecoach Mall. On Friday evening the group attended the First Friday Event, Saturday night was the banquet with Phil Heidelk as Master of Ceremonies, Rev. Dean Shultz gave the Invocation, Jane Bakewell a former teacher and her husband Robert were guests, Geri Katz did roll call and read letters from those who responded, Ella Mae Monroe gave a tribute to deceased members. Classmates attending all or part of the events were Mervin and Carol Carstens, Lincoln, Ed and Jean (Brown) Ma Gee, La Jolla, Calif, Rev. Dean Shultz, Gibbon, Neb, Stanley and Nola Oberhelman, Chapman, Neb., Mildred (Eret) Beaumont and daughter, Omaha. From Fairbury were Jim and Carol (Schnuelle) Barber, Geri (Sisler) Katz, Ella Mae (Janz) Monroe, Fern (Rahe) Sell, Phil Heidelk and Ralph and Martha Knobel. Shirley Howell, whose husband Bob was a classmate, visited on Friday evening.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 2:04pm
Fairbury Students of the Month are nominated by their teachers based on work ethic and their behaviors in the classroom. Pictured: eighth graders: John Kerwood, son of Doyle and Joann Kerwood; Hannah Knigge, daughter of Steve and Julie Knigge. Seventh graders: Riley Wood, son of Lindy and Justin Wood; Brylee Yantz, daughter of Jlee and Ron Yantz. (contributed photo)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 2:03pm
The family of Larry and Patty Cote would like to help them celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday Nov. 27 with a card shower. Cards can be sent to Larry and Patty Cote, 1011 M St., Fairbury, NE 68352.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 2:02pm
Left to Right, Seated: Roxie Cole Cacak, Marilyn Mergen Essman, Linda Huntsinger Reid, Sharon Frisbe Smith;
Row 1: LaJean Cizak Belding, Carolyn Trisler Jackson, Elinor Olsen Krause, Joyce Paul Kunert;
Row 2: Marilyn Franzen Gibbs, Marcella Conrad Hauschel, Apryl Flower Eggelston, Diane Hokenstad Bradley, Becky Traum Bradley, Shari Kahler Kubik, Judy Eisenhaur Losz, Carolyn Bangert Galligan, Shirley Minnick Krause, Don Krause, Virginia Hardy Hutcheson.
Row 3: Gary Junker, Lonnie Theye, Steve Black, Gary Siebe, Erma Holtmeier James, Verl Schoenrock, Judy Janssen Bors, Aldene Eisenhauer Goeking, Don Corbin:
Row 4: Dennis DeFrain, Wes Galligan, Jim Detter, Larry Bors, LaVon Menke Nigh;
Row 5: Al Isaac, Lowell Eisenhauer, Stan Stewart, Mark DeLong, Gary James, Roger Wagoner, Barry Denney, Roger Starck, Don Slater, Don Barber, Gary Meeske, Judy Bloyd Crosier, Darrell Waring, Bill Carstens, Jim Nigh, Ken Starr. (contributed photo)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 2:01pm
Whatever happened to the phrase “Be Kind”?
Is this not what we have been raised with? Is this not what parents are teaching and showing their children?
Are we raising our children to be bullies? Well wake up Fairbury parents, because when your children leave your house, a part of you is going with them. Your children are examples of you.
The first words out of a person’s mouth, when they see bullies, is “It must be how they’re being raised.” If this hits home with you, make a change. It’s never to late. Show your children that being kind to others only makes them a better person.
Be proud to have been blessed with children. Be responsible for them. Remember, those little bullies grow into bigger bullies.
Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 2:01pm
The darkness of the human heart was shown in full force on Thursday and Friday in Beirut and Paris. Of course there will be a response to these terrorist attacks, but that response is what truly invokes my fear.
In the days following the attack I observed several people in the mainstream news networks politicizing the loss of human life to do a variety of things from condemn the president to advocating for a stronger surveillance network.
When it comes down to it, the question that arises from these attacks is one that has been asked before many times. Is security more important than freedom? Should we sacrifice more of our privacy in the name of safety?
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 2:01pm
Sometimes I think people just don’t have enough to do or occupy their time.
I have tossed it around for the last week plus whether or not I wanted to weigh in on the “Starbucks coffee cup issue.” And yes, I think I do since so many folks still seem to be talking about it.
For those of you who have been living under a rock and not around any form of news media, there are some people who are upset that Starbucks is using a red cup this holiday season to put their coffee in rather than a cup that reads “Merry Christmas.”