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  • New FJN Imprint Debuts With  “Nebraska At War”
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 11:13 AM
    Linscott Media is excited to announce the launch of a new book division. The very first book through the new division is “Nebraska At War: Dispatches from the Home Front and the Front Lines.” 
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 11:07 AM
    The approval of a bid for the Tri County bus barn was pushed back to the school board’s regularly scheduled meeting in January meeting after discussion at Monday’s school board meeting.
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 11:06 AM
    The Fairbury Public Schools Board of Education is whole again as they welcomed Barry Schwab as their newest board member. He was sworn in on the evening of Monday, December 11, at the board’s regularly scheduled meeting.
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 8:16 AM
    Tri County Lady Trojans 42  Southern 25
    Tri County turned up its defensive intensity in the second half holding Southern scoreless in the third quarter.
    As a result, the Lady Trojans rallied from a six-point deficit to remain undefeated with their 17-point home win on Friday.
  • Jeffs Win On The Road, Drop Home Game
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 8:14 AM
    Fairbury 52 Milford 66
    Hosting a Milford team which had held their first two opponents of the year to under 25 points in each game, the Jeffs knew they would have to score early and often to keep pace with the Eagles. Three Jeffs scored in double-figures, led by Chance Amundson (17), Cayman DeBoer (15) and Isaac Robertson (13). The Jeffs scored 30 points from beyond the arc, with Amundson connecting on five to lead the team. Fairbury’s outside shooting kept them in the game, but were unable to comeback and get the win. Robertson and DeBoer grabbed six boards a piece, while Adam Wasserman dished out six assists.
  • Meridian Guts Out OT Win
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 8:12 AM
    Tied at 44 at the end of regulation, Meridian was able to fend off Cross County Friday evening with 6-6 free throw shooting in overtime to claim a 54-50 home win.
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 9:04 AM
    Here is a story I promised quite a while ago.
    In Nebraska, it seems natural disasters lurk around every corner; tornadoes, blizzards, droughts, heat waves and now, thanks to fracking in a nearby state, even earthquakes. By and large, Nebraskans stand pretty stoic in the face of Mother Nature’s repeated tantrums, possibly taking some little solace in the fact that, at least we don’t have to deal with volcanoes.
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 8:59 AM
    Everyone is getting ready for Christmas!  The local businesses, city workers, and the Chamber are doing a good job of promoting the Holiday.  Churches are having special services and the schools are having programs. Everyone is anticipating Christmas. The building anticipation is a wonderful thing.   
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 8:58 AM
    Transparency. The City of Fairbury council members, mayor and city administrator need to be transparent. After council member Brad Kuzelka once again reiterated that he felt the city had not been transparent in regard to the pool bond and how it relates to curb, gutter and drainage systems for city park, I began thinking about the situation.
  • Gladys Ruhnke
    Thursday, December 7, 2017 8:20 AM
    Gladys M. Ruhnke, 93 of Jansen, NE passed away December 5, 2017 at the Bryan East Hospital.  She was born April 27, 1924 to Edwin & Emma (Boese) Harrifeld in Plymouth, NE.
  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017 8:21 AM
    Carole Ann Ebeling of Crestview Hills died on December 3rd at her residence. Carole was born in Owatonna, Minnesota in 1939. She went on to marry Charles Ebeling and have five children. 
  • Arthur Monroe "Smitty" Smith
    Monday, December 4, 2017 12:35 PM
    Arthur Monroe "Smitty" Smith, 97 of Jansen, NE passed away December 2, 2017 in Fairbury. 
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Frankie Valens at 12:53 PM on 11/29/2017
Start Time: 11/29/2017 12:53:00 PM
Frankie Valens, will appear at Heritage Care Center, 909 17th St., on Dec. 15 at 2:30 p.m. For more information contact Jill Likens at 402-729-2289.
Community Service Award Nomination at 10:45 AM on 11/27/2017
Start Time: 11/27/2017 10:45:00 AM
End Time: 2/1/2018 12:00:00 AM
The Fairbury Chamber of Commerce is looking for nominations for Community Service Award to be awarded at the Fairbury Chamber Banquet on Friday, February 2, 2018. If you know of someone who has contributed to the betterment of the community over a period of time they may be eligible for the community service award. The nominee should be a member of the community who has devoted a considerable amount of their own time and effort to the betterment of community and/or surrounding area. This should be done on a volunteer basis over a number of years. The services include but are not limited to educational, recreational or cultural activities. Active membership in service clubs, fraternal groups and religious or church organizations should be given consideration in addition to individual activities. Each elected and appointed positions on governmental bodies are also indicators of community services. This award will be presented to the recipient at the Fairbury Chamber of Commerce Banquet, held on Friday, February 2nd at the Elks Lodge for an evening of good food and great entertainment.
Hoops Shoot January 6 at 2:40 PM on 12/13/2017
Start Time: 12/13/2017 2:40:00 PM
End Time: 1/6/2018 12:00:00 AM
The annual Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest is planned for Saturday Jan. 6, 2018 at the Fairbury Jr.-Sr. High School gymnasium beginning with registration from 9-10 a.m. Competition is set to start at 10 a.m. The event is hosted by the Fairbury Elks Lodge No. 1203. The Elks Hoop Shoot is free to boys and girls who will be between the ages of 8-13 as of April 1, 2018. Local winners have an opportunity to advance through district, state, and regional Hoop Shoot contests. Regional winners qualify for a trip to compete at the Hoop Shoot National Finals in Springfield, Mass. Any questions contact Hoop Shoot director Don Mahlman at (402) 729-3466.
Defiant Few Toy Drive at 2:41 PM on 12/13/2017
Start Time: 12/13/2017 2:41:00 PM
End Time: 12/16/2017 12:00:00 AM
Will be at Wal-Mart stores in Beatrice and Fairbury on Dec 16th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. People who are needing help with toys. For kids from newborn to 12 years old can pick some out from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the 18th, 19th, and 20th of December. Will be at the Blue Springs Fire hall in Blue Springs.
The JCH&L Gardenside Bell Choir at 2:41 PM on 12/13/2017
Start Time: 12/13/2017 2:41:00 PM
End Time: 12/21/2017 12:00:00 AM
The choir will perform on Thursday, Dec. 21, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m. The program will journey back to the stable on the first Christmas, as seen through the eyes of the animals. The performances are free and open to the public. For more information contact Gardenside at 402-729-5220.
Prenatal Childbirth Education at 2:42 PM on 12/13/2017
Start Time: 12/13/2017 2:42:00 PM
A Prenatal Childbirth Education class will be offered on Wed., Dec. 20, 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Jefferson Community Health & Life for all expectant parents. For more information or to pre-register, call Erin Starr RN at JCH&L at (402) 729-6889.
2017 Red Kettle Campaign at 2:42 PM on 12/13/2017
Start Time: 12/13/2017 2:42:00 PM
End Time: 12/23/2017 12:00:00 AM
Bell-Ringers are needed. This assistance is given on the local level, and funds are not sent or given any to other areas. Sign up by going to the Customer Service counter at Wal-Mart. Times are available immediately and can also be scheduled in advance. For questions, please call Ryan at 402.729.2278 ext. 147.
Blood Donation Opportunities in Plymouth at 2:42 PM on 12/13/2017
Start Time: 12/13/2017 2:42:00 PM
End Time: 12/18/2017 12:00:00 AM
Mon., Dec. 18, 12:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Plymouth Community Center, 307 East Main Street.
Elf presented by Schramm Construction at 2:43 PM on 12/13/2017
Start Time: 12/13/2017 2:43:00 PM
End Time: 12/16/2017 12:00:00 AM
Showtimes: Saturday, December 16 at 3 p.m. Free Admission with Donation of 2 Non-Perishable Food Items. Collected food will be donated to Blue Valley Community Action Food Pantry Runtime: 97 minutes
Annual Christmas Fund-raising Project In Progress at 2:43 PM on 12/13/2017
Start Time: 12/13/2017 2:43:00 PM
JCH&L is seeking the community’s help in raising fund for a new bus for JCH&L Gardenside. The bus is in need of replacement. The cost of a new bus is about $60,000. JCH&L has applied for grant funding to hopefully help with the cost. Donations of all amounts are welcome, and are tax deductible to the extent allowable by IRS regulations. Donations count toward cumulative recognition on the Wall of Honor in the JCH&L front lobby. Please contact Lana Likens at (402) 729-6855.
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