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  • Friday, January 20, 2017 1:57 PM
    During Tuesday's meeting, the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners discussed the construction of a new building for ambulance storage. The proposed building is currently expected to be approximately 80 feet by 140 feet, as construction costs go up considerably for larger buildings, since beams are then required to be much bigger and heavier and 140 feet is also the maximum allowed by current zoning regulations.
  • HOWARD appears in district court
    Friday, January 20, 2017 1:57 PM
    Ernest Howard appeared in District Court the afternoon of Thursday, Jan. 19 for sentencing.
  • Teammates founder visits Fairbury
    Friday, January 20, 2017 1:55 PM
    One question was asked. Twenty-two hands went into the air. Thousands of youth in the Midwest have benefited.
    Many in Fairbury heard this powerful message last Wednesday (Jan. 18).
  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017 11:38 AM
    The 88th Annual MUDECAS Basketball Tournament had another successful run last week in Beatrice at both the City Auditorium and the Truman Center on the campus of SCC-Beatrice.
  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017 11:18 AM
    I bought a house on West Third Street on a tax sale. Then five days later the City of Fairbury put up a condemned sign. They gave me a list of things that needed to be fixed in order to remove the condemned sign. If I had known about this before the sale, I might not have bought it.
  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017 11:17 AM
    Friday, Jan. 20, is the Presidential Inauguration Day.  My first memories of a Presidential Inauguration are that of John Kennedy. 
  • Friday, January 20, 2017 10:46 AM

    William L. “Billy” Koss, the son of Melvin L. Koss and Shirley E. (Miller) Koss was born July 18, 1958 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lincoln, NE and passed away on January 18, 2017 at the family farm, rural Hubbell, NE at the age of 58 years, and 6 months.

     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 21, at the Zion Lutheran Church, Hubbell, NE with Pastor Christopher Gerdes, officiating.

  • Vernon Klaus
    Wednesday, January 18, 2017 10:27 AM
    Vernon D. Klaus, 83, of Fairbury, passed away Jan. 16, at Cedarwood Assisted Living care in Fairbury. He was born Nov. 1, 1933, near Bremen, Kan. to Martin and Paula (Duensing) Klaus. He was baptized, confirmed, and attended school through eighth grade at Bethlehem Lutheran Church near Bremen.
  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017 10:25 AM
    Ilene M. Saathoff, 91, of Sterling, died at Gold Crest Retirement Center in Adams on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.
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SELF HELP DIVORCE CLINICS at 11:29 AM on 9/16/2016
Start Time: 9/16/2016 11:29:00 AM
End Time: 2/28/2017 4:00:00 PM
SELF HELP DIVORCE CLINICS Presented by Legal Aid of Nebraska Clinic locations Cheyenne County District Courthouse 1000 10th Ave., Sidney NE 69162 (308) 254-2814 Jefferson County District Courthouse 411 4th Street Fairbury, NE 68352 on the second floor. (402) 729-6807 What You Need to Bring The Nebraska Supreme Court’s Self-Help Simple Divorce Forms Q: How Do I Get the Forms? A: Go to the “Nebraska Judicial Branch” website. Click on the “Self-Help” menu, and then on “Families & Children.” Choose from “Simple Divorce –No Children” or “Simple Divorce-With Children.” Print out the forms and instructions and bring them with you. Learn how to present your case in Court! Sign up at the Clerk of District Court’s Office. Clinic Dates September: Tuesday, September 6th with follow-up class on October 11th October: Tuesday October 4th with follow-up class on November 8th November: Tuesday November 15th with follow-up class on December 27th December: Tuesday December 6th with follow-up class on January 17th January: Tuesday January 24th with follow-up class on February 28th CLINIC TIMES All the Clinics will start at 3:00 p.m. and end by 4:30
FHS 1962 Reunion at 4:28 PM on 1/3/2017
Start Time: 1/3/2017 4:28:00 PM
End Time: 3/5/2017 12:00:00 AM
Fairbury High School class of 1962. A gathering of members and spouses will be held in AZ March 3, 4, 5, 2017. For details please contact Kathy Weichels 406 855 8296 or email
Learning Frontiers at 3:20 PM on 1/11/2017
Start Time: 1/11/2017 3:20:00 PM
End Time: 1/31/2017 12:00:00 AM
Learning Frontiers for pre-K to grade 3. UNL researchers are partnering with local communities to learn about factors that promote early learning and support development in working with families with young children preparing to start kindergarten in the fall. Participating families can receive up to $300. To take part in the Learning Frontiers: contact Amanda Witte at (402) 472-2490 or
The Fairbury Public Library Bill of Rights Exhibit at 11:00 AM on 1/18/2017
Start Time: 1/18/2017 11:00:00 AM
End Time: 2/28/2017 12:00:00 AM
The Fairbury Public Library will be hosting a new pop-up exhibition from the National Archives, The Bill of Rights and You, commemorating the 225th anniversary of the ratification of this landmark document. The exhibit will be displayed on the north (adult) side of the library through January, then moved to the south (children’s) side for February.
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