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Local Firefighters Respond to Betty’s Way Wildfire

Local Firefighters Respond to Betty’s Way Wildfire

Local firefighters have answered the call for mutual aid, to assist in battling a fire northeast of North Platte, dubbed…
EPA Approves Year-Round E15 Ethanol-Blend Gas Sales

EPA Approves Year-Round E15 Ethanol-Blend Gas Sales

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the year-round sale of E-15. The EPA’s final rule is effective April…
Suspect in Reynolds Arrest Pleads Not Guilty

Suspect in Reynolds Arrest Pleads Not Guilty

One of three suspects arrested after an assault on deputies in Reynolds appeared in Jefferson County on Wednesday, February 28,…
Alpha Haskett Returns to Court

Alpha Haskett Returns to Court

Alpha L Haskett, age 47, of Fairbury, appeared in Jefferson County Court on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. Linda Bauer was…
Blue Springs Man Accused of Tattooing Sexual Assault Victim Gets Prison

Blue Springs Man Accused of Tattooing Sexual Assault Victim Gets Prison

A Blue Springs man was sentenced to two years in prison after being accused of multiple charges of the sexual…
Dry Conditions Bring Fire Danger

Dry Conditions Bring Fire Danger

Fairbury Rural Fire Department (FRFD) was dispatched at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 25, to the scene of a…
Repairs On Rock Island Depot Roof Nearly Complete

Repairs On Rock Island Depot Roof Nearly Complete

The work to repair the roof of the Rock Island Railroad Depot Museum in Fairbury is nearing completion.The roof was…
How Legislation Will Impact Counties

How Legislation Will Impact Counties

By Gordon HopkinsJefferson County Commissioners have observed that several bills currently under consideration in the legislature this year will have…
2024 Candidate Filing Deadline Looms

2024 Candidate Filing Deadline Looms

The deadline for incumbent candidates for the 2024 election has passed. There is still time for non-incumbents to file. That…
Governor Responds To Survey

Governor Responds To Survey

By Gordon HopkinsGovernor Jim Pillen has cited results of a recent poll as support for his goal of a 40…