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Rippe

Family of Shirley (Schmitz) Rippe would like to honor her with a card shower for 80th birthday on April 24th. Cards can be sent to 133 Lawrence Rd. Hebron, NE 68370.   

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Maatsch

Happy 95th Birthday to Fred Maatsch! His kids and grandkids would like to honor him with a card shower. Well wishes can be sent to Fred at Gardenside Long Term Care, P.O. Box 277 RM. 120-2, Fairbury NE 68352.  

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Manley

The family of Mary Manley would like to honor her with a card shower for her 97th birthday on April 23rd. Cards may be sent to Heritage Care Center, 909 17th St., P.O. Box 667, Fairbury, NE 68352. 

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Cortney

The family of Jim Cortney, would like to honor him with a card shower for his 90th birthday on April 20. Cards may be sent to 105 West 5th Street, Apt #104, Fairbury, NE  68352.

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Green

Helen Green will celebrate her 94th birthday on April 30, 2015.  Her address is Heritage Care Center, PO Box 667, Fairbury NE  68352.  She will appreciate cards, calls or visits this month.

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Gibson

The family of Shirley Gibson would like to honor her with a card shower for her 80th birthday, on May 3rd. Cards may be sent to Box 62, Jansen NE 68377.

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Why Do We Waste Money On Toys?

Who needs toys when you have a calf puller?
I hope the calf puller works the next time Michael needs it. Michael had leaned it up against the fence of the cow lot after pulling a calf a few weeks ago, and Kane has spent hours playing with it ever since. Kane calls it his crane. When leaning up against a panel, the calf puller’s hook, which is used to hook onto the chain that is wrapped around a calf’s feet, hangs over the top of the panel and does resemble a crane. Kane wraps the cable and hook around various items – it’s been pieces of broken posts lately – and then cranks the handle to raise and lower the load. He then climbs up the panel and straddles it as he releases the hook and drops the load back onto the ground about six feet below. 
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“You’re From The Newspaper Can’t You Do Something?”

 Being in the newspaper business has it’s own unique set of rules. Even when I’m not “at work” I am always on the job. 
  I have accepted that stories and photo ops come up at odd times and in odd places. In more than 36 years of newspapering I have gotten used to the fact that people will come up to me on the street, at a restaurant or in any public venue with something they think is either newspaper worthy or a cause that the paper should be involved in. I gladly welcome input and always try to be helpful.
 Some things however I cannot do anything about and have no control over. The discontinuance of the Ray’s Apple Market grocery insert in the newspaper is one of those things. 
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Annexation Projects Should Not Be Seen As An Act Of Villanry

Annexation.
    The very word sparks a heightened awareness among people. Particularly for those who are being annexed, people feel like they have targets on their backs. Whether it be a business, storage area, or ground for a housing development (all local examples of a most recent annexation project) those involved feel victimized.
   But they shouldn’t. Annexation is not a dirty word. It’s not a bad thing, nor an illicit act. When a  municipality such as Fairbury enacts an annexation project they are doing so with the future in mind. Growth, expansion, the further development of  community. None of these things can happen without annexation. In an all too true statement those towns that are not planning for the future with a  plan to accommodate growth are heading in the wrong direction. 
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Michael A. Mangels

Michael A. Mangels, 44 of Fairbury, NE died March 28, 2015 in Fairbury. He was born October 21, 1970 to Fredrick H. & Evelyn L. (Klarman) Mangels at Long Branch, NJ. Mike grew up and attended school in Texas. He was a writer and came to Fairbury to work on his book. He joined the U.S. Army in 2008 and lived for being a soldier. He fought a courageous medical fight for 7 years. He was Uncle GUM to his great niece and nephews and NotPa to his grandkids.
Survivors are wife Sheri Risher, of Fairbury, sisters Kathy Mangels of Fairbury, Julie (Andrew) Johnson of New York, brother Fred (Joanne) Mangels of VA, niece Nicole (Jason) Sorensen of TX, nephews Tommy (Hannah) Taylor of Fairbury, Brian (Ashley) Taylor of Fairbury, Grandchildren Brage, Ayla and Jobe.
Preceded in death by his parents, Fredrick H. and Evelyn (Klarman) Mangels.

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