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  • City Council Welcomes New Member
    The Fairbury City Council welcomed Brian Schmidt to the board as the newly elected councilperson for Ward II along with Timothy Polson for Ward I, Rick Carmichael for Ward III and Phil Rogge for Ward VI who were re-elected to the council. City Attorney David Bargen swore in the council members.
  • December Veteran Of The Month
    Michael F. Newman was joined by his wife, Cynthia, as he accepted the Jefferson County Veteran of the Month honor for December. Newman served in the United States Marine Corps from December 1968-November 1970. He was deployed to Vietnam and served with a security force unit in and around the Philippines before coming back to the United States. Pictured, from left to right, Cynthia Newman, commissioner Gale Pohlmann, Michael Newman, commissioner Mark Schoenrock and commissioner Michael Dux.
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  • Monday, December 10, 2018 5:45 PM
    Santa Hut photos taken on Saturday are available at the FJN news offices, 8-5 p.m. M-F. Questions, call (402) 729-6141.
  • Friday, December 7, 2018 4:27 PM
    Several cases were heard in district court on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Vicky L. Johnson was the presiding judge.
  • Derailment
    Friday, December 7, 2018 4:25 PM
  • Turnovers Paralyze Lady Jeffs Offense In loss
    Friday, December 7, 2018 5:16 PM
    Through three games this season the Fairbury girls basketball team has committed a total of 73 turnovers.
  • A Selfless Show
    Friday, December 7, 2018 5:15 PM

    Fairbury Records Highest Point Total Since 2011 In Win Over Superior

    Whether it’s Isaac Robertson hitting a 3-pointer from the corner, Chance Amundson driving to the bucket for layup, or Joe Melcher finishing a low-post move down low. It doesn’t matter for the Fairbury boy’s basketball team.

  • Tri County Three-Sport Standout To Throw For Doane
    Friday, December 7, 2018 5:14 PM

    Freese Chooses To Compete In Track & Field At The Collegiate Level Over Her Favorite Sport, Volleyball

    It wasn’t a matter of if she would compete in college athletics, it was more a matter of what sport the three-sport athlete would take part in at the next level.
    Tri County’s Madison Freese has excelled on the volleyball/basketball court and in the shot put ring during her time as a Tri County High School athlete.

  • Friday, December 7, 2018 4:28 PM
    “Hello! ma Baby, Hello! ma honey, Hello! ma ragtime gal.” – Michigan J. Frog
  • Friday, November 30, 2018 5:29 PM
    Dateline: Seattle, the soggiest city in the United States.
  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018 8:00 AM
    The Ron Hiligas story is a new story series we’ve developed and will be implementing soon. Friends of Fairbury is a celebration of folks from all over the area, a sort of walk down memory lane of people in the region (BJ Fictum is our latest feature, marking his incredible life).
  • Bruce “BJ” Fictum
    Monday, December 10, 2018 5:18 PM
    Bruce “BJ” Fictum of Wilber, was born on July 17, 1964 and passed away at age 54 on December 8, 2018. The family will greet friends at the Wilber United Methodist Church on Friday, December 14th from 5 to 8 p.m. A memorial and celebration of life service will be on Saturday, December 15th at 11 a.m. at the Wilber Sokol Hall. Kuncl Funeral Home in Wilber is handling arrangements.
  • Monday, December 10, 2018 11:40 AM
    LeRoy Kasper Vetch-78 of Fairbury, formerly Alexandria.
    LeRoy was born November 22, 1940 to John and Elizabeth (Biernbaum) Vetch in Roscoe, South Dakota.  He was the youngest of 11 children.  He passed away, December 4, 2018 at Gardenside Long-Term Care in Fairbury, Nebraska at the age of 78.
  • Beverly Forsch
    Monday, December 3, 2018 1:52 PM
    Beverly Forsch, age 89 of York, died December 2, 2018.

    Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1211 East 14th Street, York, NE with the Rev. Megan Clausen officiating.  Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery in York. Visitation will be from 1-8:00 p.m., Monday and then from 9-8:00 p.m., Tuesday with her family greeting friends later that night from 6-7:00 p.m., at the mortuary.

    Memorials may be directed to her family for later designation.
    Online condolences may be sent to her family at

    Metz Mortuary in York is handling arrangements. 

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