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  • Legislative Debate Held In Hebron On Wednesday
    Justin Bomar of Thayer Central High School mediated the debate between Sen. Laura Ebke (L) and challenger Tom Brandt (R) on Wednesday at the Majestic Theatre in Hebron. A second debate will be held in Fairbury on Sept. 26 at Fairbury High School.
    For full audio of the debate, click here
  • Local Power Outage Caused By Cornstalks
    The major city-wide power outage of Fairbury and the surrounding area was caused by a very unlikely and surprisingly common Nebraskan feature. Trevor Weher, Manager of Operations and Safety for Norris Public Power, explained what happened at sub 115 north of Fairbury.
  • A Hot Night In Fairbury
    World famous trumpet player Jens Lindemann set the stage on fire with his up-tempo, high energy show ‘Brass Fire’ at the Burkley Fine Arts Center at the Fairbury High School on Monday night.
    
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  • Legislative Debate Held In Hebron On Wednesday
    Friday, September 21, 2018 4:03 PM
    Justin Bomar of Thayer Central High School mediated the debate between Sen. Laura Ebke (L) and challenger Tom Brandt (R) on Wednesday at the Majestic Theatre in Hebron. A second debate will be held in Fairbury on Sept. 26 at Fairbury High School.
    For full audio of the debate, click here
  • Commissioners Visit The  Jefferson County Diversion Office
    Friday, September 21, 2018 4:00 PM
    The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners took a walk on Tuesday morning over to the office of Diversion Caseworker Kyle Fox to discuss the program’s impact on Jefferson County. A newly rebooted program, the Jefferson County Diversion program is making waves.
    Fox’s office is situated across the square from the courthouse in the same space as the current public defender and county attorney candidate, Joe Casson. 
  • Local Power Outage Caused By Cornstalks
    Friday, September 21, 2018 3:57 PM
    The major city-wide power outage of Fairbury and the surrounding area was caused by a very unlikely and surprisingly common Nebraskan feature. Trevor Weher, Manager of Operations and Safety for Norris Public Power, explained what happened at sub 115 north of Fairbury.
  • Area Runner Dominate At Randall Smith Invite
    Friday, September 21, 2018 4:36 PM
    On the girls side, 11 of 20 medalists were from Fairbury, Thayer Central, Tri County and Wilber-Clatonia. Thayer Central’s Sydney Escritt was the top area girl, placing 2nd, with Tri County’s Andie Koch is 3rd, Fairbury’s Josephine Blatny in 4th and Koch’s teammate, Ella Crawford in 5th. Fairbury took the team championship, with four medalists. Joining Blatny were; Alissa York (8th), Autumn Branson (14th) and Mikwena Lierman (16th), all receiving medals. Thayer Central girls were second with Kylie Pachta (10th) and Alanna Fangmeier picking up medals for the Titans. Tri County, despite having two runners in the top five, finished in third place. Savannah Gerlach (19th) was the only other girl to medal for Tri County. Only six points separated Fairbury (42) and Tri County (48) in the team race. 
  • Diller-Odell sweeps Sterling behind Griffins’ junior all-around effort
    Friday, September 21, 2018 4:22 PM
    From the net, in the back row, and at the service line – Diller-Odell junior Mackenzie Vitosh proved she can effective no matter where she lines up on the court.
  • Lady Jeffs Stay Hot With A Pair Of Wins
    Friday, September 21, 2018 4:22 PM
    In a week that will feature six games when all is said and done, the Fairbury softball team is off to a perfect start, scoring 35 runs and 37 hits in three victories through Thursday.
  • Friday, September 21, 2018 4:39 PM
    Day Three: You know, this was supposed to be a vacation. Okay, I knew I would probably write something for the paper about my trip to Key West, but that was a secondary consideration. This was supposed to be a fun trip but, honestly, I wasn’t really having fun. There were so many events scheduled for Hemingway Days I felt obligated to attend that it felt like work.
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2018 11:25 AM
    Recently on social media our social media editor Trevor Gill noted some statistics when it comes to participation in fall sports. Of the six schools we cover, Fairbury has the lowest participation numbers, which has many facets that go into the whole sum of the figures.
  • Friday, September 14, 2018 7:46 PM
    Day Two: Yesterday had been a wearying day, so I didn’t get out of bed till after ten and didn’t leave the motel till after eleven, making sure I grabbed a bottle of water to take with me. I didn’t want a repeat of last night’s pain
  • Friday, September 14, 2018 1:36 PM
    Nancy J. Jurgens, 60, of the Hildreth/Wilcox area passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at CHI Health - Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hildreth with the Revs. Patti and Steve Byrne officiating. Interment will be held following services at the Hildreth Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, September 17, 2018 at the Craig Funeral Home in Minden with Christian Vigil Service at 6:00 p.m. led by Fr. Joseph Hannappel. Memorials in Nancy’s honor are kindly suggested to the family for later designation. Craig Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
  • Patricia Omel
    Monday, September 10, 2018 2:04 PM

    Patricia ‘Patty’ Omel, age 71, of Grand Island, passed away Saturday, September 8, 2018, at Tiffany Square in Grand Island.

    Funeral Services will be held 10:00 A.M., Thursday, September 13th at the Evangelical Free Church, 2609 South Blaine, Grand Island.  Rev. Dan Brenton will officiate. Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery at 1:00 P.M. following the church service and lunch.  Visitation will be from 5 – 7 P.M.Wednesday at the Evangelical Free Church in Grand Island.  The family will greet friends from 5:30 – 6:30.  Memorials may be made in care of the family to be designated at a later date.  Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora is in charge of arrangements.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.

  • Alwin F. Grefe
    Monday, September 10, 2018 10:25 AM

    Alwin F. Grefe of Plymouth, age 94, died September 6, at the Beatrice Community Hospital.

    Funeral services were September 11, at Zion Lutheran Church of rural Harbine with Rev. Matthew Koterba officiating. Burial in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery east of Plymouth. A memorial has been established to the family’s choice. www.foxfuneralhome.net  Fox Funeral Home of Plymouth is in charge of the arrangements.

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