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  • Friday, March 24, 2017 2:24 PM
    A TransCanada official said that while no construction or site preparation on the Keystone XL pipeline has taken place in Jefferson County, the oil company hopes to move forward by at least the end of the year.
  • Traveling Art  Show
    Friday, March 24, 2017 2:19 PM
  • Light it up blue
    Friday, March 24, 2017 8:24 AM
    Light it up Blue Gala benefitting Autism Awareness on Saturday, March 25, 6-10 p.m. at Fairbury Fairgrounds 4-H Building.
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 2:31 PM
    Both Tri County track and field teams got its season off on a positive note competing in the nine-team Doane University Class C Indoor Track Meet held at the Fuhrer Field House on the campus of Doane University last Friday in Crete.
    Powered by a sweep of both distance relays, and a first place finish in the 800, Tri County's Lady Trojans notched a third place team finish with a score of 67 points.
  • Eclipsing 100 wins
    Friday, March 10, 2017 3:35 PM
    Prior to the 2016-17 wrestling season, only five wrestlers in Fairbury’s history won 100 or more career matches. That all changed as Damian Green became the sixth member of the elite club. That was just the beginning.
  • Cinderella Story
    Wednesday, March 8, 2017 3:17 PM
    The will and effort showed on the court, however a stagnant second half of offense dashed the hopes of the Diller-Odell Lady Griffins quest of winning a state basketball championship.
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 2:10 PM
    It is amazing to see the light bulb go off in the mind of a child. My daughter, Olivia, was watching a cooking show the other night when they started talking about cupcakes
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 2:09 PM
    I never thought I would hear the words spoken, but a colleague spoke the words “a medical marijuana bill advanced in Nebraska.”
  • Friday, March 17, 2017 1:52 PM
    We sat and watched a procession of young men receive the sacred tattoos, awaiting our turn.
  • Florence  Bauer
    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:38 AM
    Florence May Beck  Bauer was born June 28, 1927 at Nuckolls County, NE. to Henry William Beck & Ethel May (Bagley) Beck. She passed away March 17, 2017 at 89 years of age.
  • Darlene Welch
    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:34 AM
    Darlene Marie Welch, born January 27, 1941, and earned her angel wings on March 10, 2017
  • Helen Flower
    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:32 AM
    Helen Flower, 92, of Laramie,Wyo. passed away surrounded by her family at the Laramie Hospice House on Wednesday, March 15. 
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Prescribed burn permits at 11:03 AM on 3/1/2017
Start Time: 3/1/2017 11:03:00 AM
End Time: 3/27/2017 12:00:00 AM
Fairbury Rural Fire Department personnel will be available to write permits for prescribed burning from 6-8 p.m., at the fire station (3020 Industrial Avenue), on February 27 and every Monday in March. Please bring current copies of land maps, available at FSA office, to expedite process. Call Barry Schwab at 402-587-0738 with questions.
btp chair-ity campaign deadline at 11:11 AM on 3/1/2017
Start Time: 3/1/2017 11:11:00 AM
It’s deadline time for Bonham Theatre Project’s Chair-ity Campaign. At least a small deadline that is. With over half the 234 seats sold on the main floor and renovation work moving ahead rapidly, one of the small pieces to finish, the seat installation looms ahead. It is time for seat sponsors to finalize the names and wording on the recognition plates. The deadline is March 8.
Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group at 11:46 AM on 3/15/2017
Start Time: 3/15/2017 11:46:00 AM
End Time: 3/27/2017 12:00:00 AM
The program will be a webinar, “Living with Alzheimer’s: For People with Alzheimer’s.” On Mon., March 27, at 6:30 p.m. in JCHL’s Small Conference Room.
Fraud Protection Seminar at 11:46 AM on 3/15/2017
Start Time: 3/15/2017 11:46:00 AM
End Time: 4/4/2017 12:00:00 AM
Union Bank and Trust will be co-sponsoring with the Fairbury Chamber of Commerce a Fraud Seminar by Ryan Sothan of the Consumer Protection and Anti -Trust Division of the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office. It will be held Tuesday, April 4 from 9 a.m. -10 a.m. in the Lower level of Union Bank and Trust.  There is no charge to attend. Please RSVP: 402-729-3337. Space is limited.
Spaghetti Dinner ‘Fitness Center Fund Raiser’ at 2:30 PM on 3/8/2017
Start Time: 3/8/2017 2:30:00 PM
End Time: 3/26/2017 11:00:00 AM
The Diller Community Club is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, March 26 to raise funds for the Diller-Odell Fitness Center to be located in Diller. The event will be held at the Diller Opera House from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. A free will donation will be accepted.
Diller Community Foundation Fund Granting Celebration at 2:30 PM on 3/8/2017
Start Time: 3/8/2017 2:30:00 PM
End Time: 3/26/2017 12:00:00 AM
Plan to attend the Diller Community Foundation Fund Granting Celebration which is being planned in conjunction with the ‘Fitness Center Fund Raiser’ on March 26 at the Diller Opera House. The Granting Ceremony will begin at noon. Over $12,000 will be given to eight worthy grant recipients.
Red Cross at 1:27 PM on 3/22/2017
Start Time: 3/22/2017 1:27:00 PM
End Time: 4/11/2017 12:00:00 AM
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April. Donating blood is a simple way to make a profound difference in the lives of patients. Fairbury: April 11, 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Elks Club, 525 G Street
Lincoln Vets Center at 1:27 PM on 3/22/2017
Start Time: 3/22/2017 1:27:00 PM
End Time: 3/25/2017 12:00:00 AM
Lincoln Vets Center will be at the Fairbury Elks, 525 G St., Saturday, March 25th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come get your veterans questions answered. No appointment is necessary.
Runza and TeamMates Mentoring Program at 1:27 PM on 3/22/2017
Start Time: 3/22/2017 1:27:00 PM
End Time: 3/4/2017 12:00:00 AM
An event for TeamMates will be held Tuesday, April 4. Runza Restaurants across Nebraska and Iowa will be donating 10 percent of all proceeds to TeamMates.
Struckman-Baatz Library at 1:20 PM on 3/23/2017
Start Time: 3/23/2017 1:20:00 PM
End Time: 3/26/2017 12:00:00 AM
The Struckman-Baatz Library will have their annual fund raiser breakfast this Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Western Fire Hall.
Give Blood April 3 at Jefferson Community Health & Life at 1:21 PM on 3/23/2017
Start Time: 3/23/2017 1:21:00 PM
End Time: 4/3/2017 12:00:00 AM
Giving blood is giving a gift of life FAIRBURY – Giving blood is giving a gift of life. Nebraska Community Bloodbank is Jefferson Community Health & Life’s bloodbank, and the two organizations partner for blood drives in Fairbury to save lives. The next blood drive will be held on Monday, April 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Nebraska Community Bloodbank bloodmobile in the JCH&L parking lot (on the H street side of the building.) All types are needed. To make an appointment, call Jean Smith at JCH&L at 402-729-6851, the Nebraska Community Bloodbank at 1-877-486-9414 or visit and use sponsor code JCHC.
Youth Swim Offered by Burkley Fitness Center at 2:15 PM on 3/24/2017
Start Time: 3/24/2017 2:15:00 PM
End Time: 4/17/2017 12:00:00 AM
Event Open to Kids in Grades 1 through 6 Jefferson Community Health & Life Burkley Fitness Center will offer a youth swim event on Monday, April 17, for youth in grades 1 through 6. The lifeguarded swim gives youth the opportunity to swim from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. without a parent or guardian present. The event is free for members, and $3 per youth for non-members. Registration is limited. Pre-registration is required by calling the Burkey Fitness Center at 402-729-6139.
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