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  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018 10:20 AM
    The Fairbury City Council passed a motion with a majority vote (council member Brad Kuzelka voting ‘no’) to take $300,000 from the half cent sales tax for the second issuance of the swimming pool and other park improvements. The second issuance was set for $2,075,000. 
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018 10:19 AM
    The Jefferson County Commissioners signed the SE Nebraska Adult Drug Court Interlocal Agreement at their meeting on Tuesday, June 19. Amanda Van Asperen was present to have the chairman of the commissioners sign the interlocal agreement.
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018 10:18 AM
    Jefferson County Commissioner Mark Schoenrock reiterated to the Fairbury Journal-News late last week that the sole reason for the county withholding funds from the Jefferson County Historical Society is due to the fact that an organized plan for the funds provided by the commissioners has not been presented.
  • Southeast Nebraska All-Star Volleyball Game
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 10:11 AM
  • Legion Baseball Round Up
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 10:07 AM
    Seniors
    Fairbury 11 Beatrice 1 (Friday)
    Fairbury put a nail in the coffin of Friday’s home contest against Beatrice by way of a seven run sixth inning that extended Fairbury’s 4-1 lead into an 11-1 lead.
  • Moore, Wardy Show Out In All-Star Game
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 10:06 AM
    Five area athletes from four area schools took part in the Southeast Nebraska All-Star Basketball Games on Saturday at Southeast Community College.
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018 5:54 PM
    The parks plan developed two years ago estimated the storm sewer improvements in City Park to cost $625,400, according to city administrator Collin Bielser. Bielser recently said in a video that around $700,000 would be used for storm sewer improvements in the park. When asked about it, he noted the estimate two years ago was $625,400, but when asked how much of the $5 million would be used he replied, ‘actual cost of storm sewer improvements cannot be determined until the project is let out for bid.’
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018 5:54 PM
    The Word, in John 1 is, among other things, is Life & Light. This next passage builds on that, a message of light. Let me explain. God is eternal – existed for all eternity. Somewhere in that eternity, He chose to create the universe. At that point God created time and space. He spoke light into existence
  • Do What You Like, Like What You Do
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 10:03 AM
    Everything in life has a beginning, a middle, and an end.
    Heck, New York Yankees center fielder Joe DiMaggio’s consecutive hit streak came to an end after 56 games in 1941.
    After working at the Fairbury Journal-News for nearly 30 years, the last 26 years covering sports I have decided to move on to a new chapter in my life.
  • Ruby Mae Zabel
    Monday, June 18, 2018 4:50 PM
    Ruby Mae Zabel, 97, formally of Daykin, died on June 13, 2018 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury. Services will be held at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday June 23, 2018. The family will greet visitors on Friday June 22, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Gerdes-Meyer. Memorials to family choice.
  • Darrell Lee Sasse
    Monday, June 18, 2018 4:49 PM

    Darrell Lee Sasse of Plymouth, passed away June 11 at the age of 72.

    Services were June 14, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church – Diller. 
    Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury in charge of arrangements.    

  • Alvin Dale Hennerberg
    Tuesday, June 12, 2018 4:22 PM

    Alvin Dale Hennerberg 92 of Fairbury,  passed away June 7, at Gardenside LTC in Fairbury. He was born April 19, 1926,  at Hollenberg, KS 

    Services will be June 11, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. at the American Lutheran Church in Fairbury with Pastor Kyle Bendorf officiating. The family will greet friends on Sunday from 3 – 5 p.m. at the Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Fairbury Cemetery.  Memorials have been established to The American Lutheran Church.  Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements. 

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Registration forms are now available for the 21 st annual Progressive Ag Safety Day in Jefferson County, set for Tuesday, July 24. The mission of Safety Day is to provide education, training and resources to make life safer and healthier for children and their communities. It’s not only for “farm kids,” said coordinator Lana Likens. Sessions include both agricultural-related safety sessions—such as grain safety or equipment safety; and non-agricultural-related safety session—such as lawn mower safety, and nutrition. “Each year we try to have a few agriculture-related topics and many topics appropriate for all children,” Likens said. “We rotate topics from year to year and demonstrate them in different ways so if children participate year after year they can learn about many different topics, and some of the same topics in new and different ways.” Many businesses and organizations have supported Progressive Ag Safety Day in the past 20 years. The local committee gives parents this important message: We cannot accident-proof any child, but we certainly hope the lessons learned at Progressive Ag Safety Day provide a great foundation to making wise decisions and good choices.” Registration forms will be available soon, at Jefferson Community Health & Life and the Jefferson County Extension office. For more information contact Lana Likens at 402-729-6855, or the Jefferson County Extension Office at 402-729-3487.
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