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  • Thursday, April 19, 2018 4:00 PM
    Road improvements were a hot topic of discussion at the Tuesday evening Fairbury City Council meeting on April 17. 
    The H Street Project had a third change order that needed to be signed by the city administrator. According to the original project plan, the water main was at a depth of six inches. Between 16 and 17 Streets the water main is two inches deeper. The project plan will have to change to include the main at a depth of eight inches for that block.
  • Thursday, April 19, 2018 4:00 PM
    Auditions will be held for the Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) production of TREASURE ISLAND Monday, April 23, 2018, at the ‘47 gym from 4-6 p.m. Those auditioning should arrive at 4p.m. and plan to stay for the full two hours. 
  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018 4:00 PM
    On April 12, 2018, at approximately 6:28 a.m., officers with the Fairbury Police Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and Saline County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at a residence in Fairbury, Nebraska located at 1015 4th Street. 
  • Lady Jeffs, Wolverines Take Over Tesar Invite
    Thursday, April 19, 2018 4:04 PM
    Fairbury
    Jessa Eden's personal best throw of 141 feet 3 inches in the discus and a down to the wire first place finish by the girl's 1,600 relay team set the tone for the Lady Jeffs second place outing on Tuesday at the Dan Tesar/Tri County Invite.
    Eden took first place in the discus with the toss and improved her previous best distance by over 3 feet. The throw is the second best in Class B this year, only behind defending state champ Marika Spencer of Columbus Scotus (153-4).
  • Thursday, April 19, 2018 4:03 PM
    Sprinting, jumping, distance running, and hurdling.
    The Thayer Central girls check all the boxes needed to win team title's at any given meet and Jena Cottam, Chloe Souerdyke, Katelyn Richardson, and Sydny Havel exemplified the team's potential in those areas at the Superior Invite on Tuesday.
  • Thursday, April 19, 2018 4:02 PM
    Diller-Odell
    Despite being overcast and temperatures in the 50s, the Diller-Odell Lady Griffins track and field team battled their way to the team title at Tuesday's 10-team Friend Invite.
  • Thursday, April 19, 2018 9:10 AM
    Let me tell you a story. It may be apocryphal but I believe it. It is a story about Three Stooges. First there was Moe. Then there was Larry. There was always Moe and Larry. Then there was the third Stooge. Most people know the sad story of pudgy, shaven-headed Jerome “Curly” Horwitz (aka Howard).
  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018 3:29 PM
    It wasn’t a familiar sight, but one I think this community needs right now.
    Rick Carmichael, hands on his hips, Kevlar vest on, watching law enforcement agents from multiple arenas entering a home, finishing a drug bust.
    This was a scene I was familiar with early in my career and it is one that was to behold last Thursday. The response from many on social media has been overwhelmingly positive.
  • Friday, April 13, 2018 1:52 PM
    Whilst perusing the Journal archives, I discovered something interesting. The Fairbury Journal-News used to publish an advice column. It was called “Ask Amy.” It was probably syndicated. I'm sure it wasn't written locally. “Amy” wasn't listed anywhere on the masthead and the head shot and logo were not in the typical Journal style of the time. There is another reason to think the column wasn't written locally, which I'll get to in a bit.
  • Susan Schoner Fisher
    Thursday, April 19, 2018 4:06 PM
    Susan Schoner Fisher of Algiers, New Orleans, beloved wife and mother, passed away after a short illness April 14, at age 75.  
    She was born Jan 2, 1943, in Orange, NJ to the late Warren and Jean Schoner, who moved with Susan and her sister Linda to Jefferson Parish, LA in 1946. 
  • Bernice Marie (Schenk) Harms
    Tuesday, April 17, 2018 9:30 AM
    Bernice Marie (Schenk) Harms, 94 of Fairbury passed away April 14, 2018 in Fairbury.  She was born January 16, 1924 to E. J. & Marie (Junker) Schenk at Diller.
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018 9:30 AM
    Elaine Marilyn (Cacek) Hennerberg 83, of Fairbury passed away April 11, in Lincoln. 
    She was born February 16, 1935, at Odell, to Ralph and Merle Cacek.  She was baptized April 25, 1946, at the First Christian Church in Beatrice by the Rev. E. E. Powell.
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Fairbury Girls Softball Tournament at 10:17 AM on 1/17/2018
Start Time: 1/17/2018 10:17:00 AM
End Time: 5/26/2018 12:00:00 AM
Fairbury Girls Softball Tournament, May 26-27, no class A teams, contact Lana Likens to signup. 402-729-5792.
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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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Annual Cycling Tour Set for May 19 at 2:11 PM on 3/21/2018
Start Time: 3/21/2018 2:11:00 PM
End Time: 5/19/2018 12:00:00 AM
Annual Cycling Tour Set for May 19 Experience Jefferson County with a 12-, 25-, 48-, 60- or 70-mile ride FAIRBURY – The 10th annual Fairbury Cycling Tour is set for Saturday, May 19, giving participants a great way to get outdoors and experience Jefferson County while exercising and having fun. Join us on Saturday, May 19, for this fully supported ride. Registration is from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. Ride will begin at 8 a.m. at Jefferson Community Health & Life Burkley Fitness Center. Tour fee is $30 per single rider (for all distances) if postmarked by May 7 and will include the 10th annual cycling tour t-shirt. Fee will be $35 per rider after May 7 and will not include a shirt. All ages are encouraged to ride! Riders under the age of 18 must ride with a parent or guardian. Kids ages 12 and under ride free! Sorry, no refunds or rain dates. Sign-ups will be accepted on tour day. Distances are 12, 25, 48, 60, and 70 miles. There will be rest stops with water and snacks along all the routes with a roving SAG vehicle. SAG support will end at 2 p.m. Food and showers will be available to all riders in the Burkley Fitness Center after the ride. This year registration is available on line at bikereg.com/fct-fairbury-cycling-tour. Registration forms are also available at the Burkley Fitness Center and the Fairbury Chamber. For additional information call Jackie Gregory at 402-239-3559 or the Burkley Fitness Center at 402-729-6139.
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Ag Safety Day at 2:15 PM on 3/21/2018
Start Time: 3/21/2018 2:15:00 PM
End Time: 7/24/2018 12:00:00 AM
The annual Progressive Ag Safety Day has been set for Tuesday, July 24, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. 
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May Day Baskets Available at 2:18 PM on 4/18/2018
Start Time: 4/18/2018 2:18:00 PM
End Time: 5/1/2018 12:00:00 AM
May Day Baskets by Rotary Club, free delivery in Fairbury. All proceeds benefit local area youth. Drop off your order to The First National Bank of Fairbury north branch at 1411 K St.
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Odell Community Garage Sales at 2:18 PM on 4/18/2018
Start Time: 4/18/2018 2:18:00 PM
End Time: 5/5/2018 12:00:00 AM
Odell Community Garage Sales will be: Saturday, May 5, Starting at 8:00 am, Please let me know if you would like to have a garage sale, so I can get your name on the city map for the day. The more sales we have in town, the better.
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Sponsorship for BVCA Duck 'N' Run Due May 1 at 2:20 PM on 4/18/2018
Start Time: 4/18/2018 2:20:00 PM
End Time: 5/1/2018 12:00:00 AM
Duck ‘N’ Run- Sponsorship for the Blue Valley Community Action annual Duck ‘N’ Run event on May 19 is due by May 1 at the BVCA office. For sponsorship forms contact the BVCA office at 402-729-2278.
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JCH&L Gardenside and Cedarwood Opened to Visitors on Friday, April 13 at 2:23 PM on 4/18/2018
Start Time: Time to be determined
End Time: 5/1/2018 12:00:00 AM
With influenza cases finally down substantially in our community, JCH&L Gardenside and Cedarwood opened to visitors on Friday, April 13. Please continue to use caution and don’t visit if you are ill. Thank you for your patience as we kept closed to visitors to protect our residents and tenants during high incidence of influenza.
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