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  • Fairbury Museum Gives Annual Report To City Council
    The Fairbury Museum board president Mick Suey went before the Fairbury City Council to present the Fairbury Museum Annual Report. Suey
    According to the records kept at the front of the museum, the ledger indicated that 665 people had gone through the doors and over 30 tours were given starting in September 2017 until recently. Over 42 requests for information were asked of the museum, which was gladly given.
  • Police Chief Resigns
    Fairbury Police Chief Chad Sprunk handed in his resignation on Wednesday to city officials. His last day as chief will be Sept. 15.
  • JCHS Staying Busy With Projects
    Funds for the fiscal year of 2017-2018 has been released by the Jefferson County Commissioners to the Jefferson County Historical Society (JCHS). 
    On August 7 at the regular meeting of the Jefferson County Commissioners, President of the JCHS Steve Block met with them to present a prioritized list of projects for their buildings across the county. Last year, the commissioners froze the county funds for the society until they were presented with such a list.
    
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  • Friday, August 17, 2018 2:58 PM
    Three defendants were sentenced on Thursday, Aug. 16, in District Court by Judge Rickey A. Schreiner.
  • Friday, August 17, 2018 2:55 PM
    Judge Linda Bauer saw several defendants in county Court Wednesday morning, August 15.
  • Police Chief Resigns
    Friday, August 17, 2018 2:41 PM
    Fairbury Police Chief Chad Sprunk handed in his resignation on Wednesday to city officials. His last day as chief will be Sept. 15.
  • Jeffs Survive Nail Biter In Season Opener vs. Freeman
    Friday, August 17, 2018 3:49 PM
    Fairbury head softball coach Taylor Biehl said leading up to their season opener on Thursday against Freeman that the hitting department is where her team would need to drastically improve to reach her team’s goal of making it to the Class B state tourney. 
  • Varsity Letters: Monte Munn Part Three of Three
    Friday, August 17, 2018 3:44 PM
    So Monte Munn headed to New York in 1926 to begin his new career as a professional boxer, under the aegis of veteran manager Dan Hickey. Hickey was manager of world light heavyweight boxing champion Paul Berlenbach and triple-champion Bob Fitzsimmons and had high hopes for the 25-year-old Munn. He even hooked up Berlenbach as Munn’s sparring partner.
  • Tuesday, August 14, 2018 5:00 PM
    Fairbury softball head coach Taylor Biehl knows the Class B softball territory all too well. In her 13 years at the helm of the Jeffs program, five have been in Class B and in 2018 she’ll add another year of coaching in Class B onto her resume.
  • Friday, August 17, 2018 3:18 PM
    The internet can be a scary place for those of us of a certain age. It is filled with angry young people using words and phrases we find unfamiliar. For most of us over 50, venturing into the electron jungle is like attending a Nicki Minaj concert or shopping at Hot Topic: we don’t understand what anyone is saying. We just want it to be over.
  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018 11:19 AM
    Okay, this is an old joke:
    1st Guy: “I heard about a guy who bowled three hundred and one.”
  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018 11:18 AM
    I spoke with county commissioner Mark Schoenrock about the potential inter-local agreement between the county sheriff’s department and the Fairbury Police Department.
  • Clarice Ann (Goebel) Siemsen
    Monday, August 13, 2018 9:50 AM
    Clarice Ann (Goebel) Siemsen, 82, or rural Fairbury,  passed away Tuesday, August 7, at Gardenside LTC in Fairbury.  She was born at the family farm in Jefferson County, Nebraska on December 24, 1935 to Paul & Alice (Pavlicek) Goebel.
  • Wendell Lee Garrett
    Tuesday, August 7, 2018 12:49 PM
    Wendell Lee Garrett was born November 17, 1925 to William and Dottie (Compton) Garrett in Steele City, Nebraska. He was raised on the family farm and attended school in Steele City, graduating in 1943.
  • Phyllis Elizabeth Dawson Campbell
    Tuesday, August 7, 2018 9:11 AM

    Another of the greatest generation is gone with the passing of Phyllis Elizabeth (Dawson) Campbell, on August 3, 2018. Private burial will be at Ft. Bliss Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to a charity of your choice.         

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Join NET at the Fairbury Public Library for Daniel Tiger Fun Night on Thursday, Aug. 16 from 4-6 p.m. Everyone’s favorite tiger will be there to show a special episode about friendship, and have family-friendly activities to share! Say hello to your neighborhood friends and take your picture with Daniel Tiger!
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