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Patricia Ann Rader

Patricia Ann Rader passed away on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury, NE. She was born on February 5, 1932 in Montgomery, Alabama to Glen and Alonzo Jackson.
Pat is survived by her children; son, Jon Mosley and partner, Paul Houlihan of Boston, MA; daughter Jenny and husband, Joe Buckley of Logan, IA; daughter, Karen Silvernale and partner, Lee McKinnon of Bellingham, WA; son, Barry Mosley and wife, Joanne of Lincoln, NE.; daughter, Kim Skeens and partner, Kent Higel of Fairbury; and step-children, Robin (Rader) Sassman and Russ Rader. Along with 7 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren.
She was a loving mother and dear friend to many. She loved her family, the sunshine, flowers, Nebraska football and her cherished cats.
A private family service will be held at a later date. Harman-Wright Mortuary, Beatrice . 
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Oct. 8, 2014

Police Report 
Sept. 24: Report of an assault near Jefferson School. 
Sept. 25: Report of a missing person in the 900 block of G Street. The person was located. 
Sept. 27: Report of an alarm in the 500 block of C Street. 
Sept. 27: Betty M. McMullen, of Fairbury, was driving a 2001 Buick west in the 200 block of West 3rd Street when she was watching a cat that had run onto the road and collided with a parked 2002 GMC owned by Gary W. Erks, of Beatrice. Damages to McMullen's vehicle were estimated at $2,000. Damages to Erks' vehicle were estimated at $2,500. 
Sept. 28: Report of phone harassment in the 100 block of West 3rd Street. 
Sept. 28: Report of theft of services in the 1300 block of D Street. 
Sept. 28: Report of a disturbance in the 900 block of 4th Street. 
Sept. 28: Report of a stolen three-wheeler in the 900 block of Maple Street. 
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Dean LeRoy Orth

Dean LeRoy Orth was born at 11:01a.m. on Juy 21, 1945 in Fairbury, NE. to Vernon and Viola (Rollman) Orth.  The middle of three children, and the only one born in a hospital.  Dean released his last breath with Michele at his side, entering Heaven at 5:27a.m. on Sunday, October 5, 2014.  He graduated from Fairbury High School in 1963.  He furthered his education for two years at Fairbury Junior College, and then onto University of Nebraska - Kearney.
He started working at age 11, setting pins at the Fairbury Bowling Alley.  At 12 he was ‘promoted’ to shining shoes, and by age 16 he was hired as a pool shark, getting paid to play pool after school.  Other varied jobs include Endicott Brick; the bridge gang - riding the railroad out to Colorado; Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado; Cuckoo Restaurant in Kearney; KFOR and KLMS, before opening his own Ad. Agency, Response Marketing, later renamed Response Media.  
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Oct

Store Kraft Closes After 94 Years

A Beatrice industry, started by a Fairbury man, has shut down this week after nearly 100 years of operation.
Store Kraft Manufacturing a nationwide manufacturer of  store furniture, fixtures shut down operations Monday. Employees were informed Monday. The company was started by Fairbury businessman E.J, Hested in the 1920s as a firm to provide store fixtures for his chain of five and dime stores through the Midwest. In recent years the company shifted its focus to producing electronic kiosks.
According to a news release the company has struggled to maintain profitability since the economic downturn of 2008, posting annual losses annually since that time.
The release also said efforts to secure alternative funding through an outside investor were unsuccessful. Attempts to sell the business or consolidate with another business also proved unsuccessful. An attempt to receive financing to continue operations also failed.
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Oct

City Council Meeting Postponed

Due to a scheduling conflict, the regular meeting of the Fairbury City Council, which was to have taken place this Tuesday, has been re-scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday). The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m., rather than the usual 7:30 time slot.  
All regularly scheduled agenda items will be addressed.
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Larry Allen Leonard

Larry Allen Leonard, 77, of Fairbury Nebraska, ended his life’s journey in the same home to which he was born on Saturday, September 27, 2014 after a brief period of heart problems. Born in Fairbury,NE. to Ernest Jesse Leonard and Gladys Ethel Craig. He was a lifetime resident of Jefferson County, Nebraska.
He graduated from Fairbury Junior Senior High School in 1955 and attended one year of college before deciding to go into farming with his father. He farmed east of Fairbury until he retired from farming in 2002. When not farming, He was extremely loving and proud of his children, JayDe Leonard, of San Francisco; Shannon Schroeder and  husband, Craig, of Fairbury. 
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Oct

Informational Meetings On Bond Issue

 There will be three informational meetings held regarding the upcoming bond issue that will be placed on the November 4 election ballot.  The bond is for the repair of deteriorating roads in Jefferson County.  Two of the roads that will be discussed will be the PWF and Brickyard Road.  The first meeting will be held October 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Burkley Family Center.  The second meeting will be held in Diller on October 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Diller Community Building and a third meeting will be held on October 28 at the Burkley Family Center at 6:30 p.m.

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Lord’s Acre Festival in Endicott


63rd Annual Lord’s Acre Day Celebration--held Saturday in Endicott was attended by people of all ages. Above, Gracie, 3, daughter of Chris and Sarah Parker of Fairbury, threw out candy from a Fairbury Rural Fire Dept. vehicle. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News. More photos under the photos tab on this site
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June Eva Jorgensen Hoegh

June Eva Jorgensen Hoegh, the daughter of Otto and Nellie Marie (Hansen) Westergaard, was born in Omaha, NE. on August 10, 1935 and passed away in Kearney, NE. on October 1, 2014, at the age of 79.
She grew up in Omaha and graduated from Benson High School in 1953. June worked for Bell Telephone in Omaha from 1953-57.
On September 9, 1956, she was united in marriage to Otto V. Jorgensen. They moved to Omaha for three years, and returned to Aurora in 1960, where they farmed until 1994. June worked for the Grain Place for many years. Otto passed away on December 17, 2003.
On April 29, 2006, she was united in marriage to Dale E. Hoegh at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kronborg.
She was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kronborg, where she sang in the church choir for many years. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Otto; and sister, Viola Cook.
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Oct

County Employees Abusing Internet?

Computer security was the main topic of discussion at a mandatory meeting for all local elected officials and department heads, both state and county, at the Jefferson County Commissioners’ meeting, Tuesday.
Brad Eisenhauer, Jefferson County Information Technology officer, informed the commissioners at their board meeting two weeks ago that he was very concerned about internet usage, especially in the courthouse.
“The courthouse had maxed out their internet capacity,” Eisenhauer said.  “This means that there are a lot of personal  devices, cellphones and tablets that are hooking into the county internet.  People are also using YouTube and music sites such as Pandora which takes up even more bandwidth.”

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