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  • City To Investigate Law Enforcement Models
    Friday, May 18, 2018 6:23 PM
    The city council chamber was crowded on the evening of Thursday, May 17, as the Public Safety Committee put to rest whispers of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office actively moving to absorb the Fairbury Police Department. 
  • Friday, May 18, 2018 3:39 PM
    By Nathan Heuer
    The Tri County school board went over a number of important items at Monday's regularly scheduled school board meeting including an update on the HVAC system, bus barn update, and a few particulars on putting a baseball team together at Tri County.
    The schools new bus barn project will begin on Monday, May 21 with the removal of the old bus barn building.
    Tri County Superintendent Randy Schlueter said that their has been no set backs with the bus barn project and the expected date of completion is set for Friday, August 3.
  • Friday, May 18, 2018 3:39 PM
    It is not that they want to raise prices, but they have to raise prices.
    Diller-Odell Superintendent Mike Meyerle noted at Monday's Diller-Odell School Board meeting that after an audit, which is done every three years, on the lunch program, the lunch prices at Diller-Odell are too low.
  • Tough Decision
    Tuesday, May 22, 2018 6:05 PM
    It was a decision that was based on family.
    After seven years at Diller-Odell High School being a science teacher, head coach for both football and track and field, along with holding the reins of athletic director, Kent Ropers is preparing to move on to teach and coach next year at Shelton.
  • Jeffs Earn Medals At State
    Tuesday, May 22, 2018 6:03 PM
    Each one of Fairbury’s three state placers had their own taste of adversity at the state track meet on Friday in Omaha.
    And they each overcame their own challenges to leave Omaha Burke Stadium with a medal around their necks.
    The Jeffs lone returning state placer, Jessa Eden, returned to the discus ring with a seventh place medal already on her resume from a year ago. The fact didn’t show early on, as the junior scratched her first two throws in prelims. Eden’s true colors then shined bright, securing a spot in the finals on her final attempt.
  • Niemeyer Earns Gold, D-O Sets Records
    Tuesday, May 22, 2018 5:59 PM
    Losing was a foreign feeling to Tri County’s Creighton Niemeyer all season long.
    He never lost a race in the mile throughout his 2018 track campaign entering the state meet’s 1,600-meter race on Saturday and he made sure that wasn’t about to change.
    The two-time returning state medalist in the event took off from the double waterfall start and gained the lead by the time all runners past the first curve of the race.
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018 4:44 PM
    You are most likely reading this on a Wednesday or a Thursday. However, I wrote it on a Tuesday, and because this Tuesday was Primary Tuesday, I wrote it wearing one of those little “I Voted Today” stickers on my shirt. Voting is, of course, a civic duty, and most voters wear those stickers proudly. 
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018 4:42 PM
    We all know the old saying, where there is smoke, there is fire.
    There has been some hints of smoke in the air over the local police department merging with the sheriff’s department. This is nothing new and has been a discussion point for several years, most recently 2012.
  • Friday, May 11, 2018 4:13 PM
    There are certain rules about writing one must obey. I’m not talking I before E except after C and all that jazz. When you write the kind of stuff I write, there are certain subjects you simply must address. Rule number one: if you know someone who ever worked in a circus or a carnival, you MUST write about that person.
  • Jewell L. Buchli
    Tuesday, May 15, 2018 6:18 PM
    Jewell L. Buchli passed away to be with our Lord and savior Jesus Christ at the Garden Side Nursing Home on May 3, in Fairbury, at the age of 82.
    Jewell is survived by his wife, Margaret; children, William (Tammy) Buchli of Fairbury; Daniel (Theresa) Buchli of Alexandria; Matthew (Karie) Buchli of Alexandria; Scott (Alisa) Buchli of Newton, IA and Amy (Jeff) Hammer of Hebron; grandchildren – Jacob (Sami), Adam, Alison, Joanna, Michaela, Collin, Madison, Joshua, Christian, Benjamin and Alex; Great grandchild Eastynn; and siblings Glorine Joe, Lowell (Shirley) Buchli, Sharon (Harvey) Jurgena, Jack (Bonnie) Buchli, Pam (Ron) Lancaster and Ted (Kandy) Buchli.   
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018 10:07 AM
    John Dale Sullivan age 58, of Fairbury, died Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Lincoln. 
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018 10:07 AM
    Terry Lee Beachler, 60 of Cripple Creek, Colorado died at home with friends September 18, 2017 of liver cancer. He was born in Fairbury on December 21, 1956 and grew up in Mahaska Kansas.  He moved to Fairbury in 1971 with his family 
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Photography Contest at 9:24 AM on 3/7/2018
Start Time: 3/7/2018 9:24:00 AM
End Time: 7/12/2018 9:00:00 AM
Jefferson County Fair July 12-15 Photography Contest “My Adventure” is the theme for the 2018 Jeff. Co. Fair photo contest. Photo can be of person, place, or thing that was taken on an adventure. Jeff. Co. Fair: Your Adventure Starts Here! Contact Bob and Susan Bauer at 402-729-5909.
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Steele City Flea Market at 4:53 PM on 5/9/2018
Start Time: 5/9/2018 4:53:00 PM
End Time: 9/16/2018 11:00:00 PM
Steele City Flea Market Sept. 15-16, tractor show and flea market both days, tractor pulls, music, games, beer garden, street dance, parade and more.
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Jefferson County Fair at 4:56 PM on 5/9/2018
Start Time: 5/9/2018 4:56:00 PM
End Time: 7/15/2018 10:00:00 PM
Three Nights of Rodeo Fun and Midwest Midget Championship for 2 nights
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DeWitt Memorial Day at 1:04 PM on 5/16/2018
Start Time: 5/16/2018 1:04:00 PM
End Time: 5/28/2018 11:30:00 AM
DeWitt Annual Memorial Day Dinner May 28, 2018 11:30 a.m. De Witt Community Center
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Fairbury Farmer's Market at 1:07 PM on 5/16/2018
Start Time: 5/16/2018 1:07:00 PM
End Time: 10/10/2018 6:00:00 PM
Fairbury Farmer’s Market season opens June 6 at the same location, 501 K Street. It will continue every Wednesday until October 10 or first killing frost. Times of operation are 4:30-6 p.m. There will be absolutely no sales before the 4:30 p.m. start time. If interested in becoming a vender, call Norvak Steward at 402-587-0766.
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Scout Day Camp at 1:08 PM on 5/16/2018
Start Time: 5/16/2018 1:08:00 PM
End Time: 6/5/2018 12:00:00 AM
Sign up today for Boy Scout Day Camp. Attend Day Camp in your County, or any county. Tuesday, May 22nd -Jefferson County - Crystal Springs (Fairbury); Wednesday, May 23rd - Thayer County - Willard Park (Hebron); Saturday, June 2nd - Saline County - Tuxedo Park (Crete); Tuesday, June 5th - Fillmore County - Camp Sloan (Geneva)
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