Grant Heidemann, left, and father Mitch stopped in at Runza for lunch on Tuesday, Aug. 25, to help support the Fairbury Public Library during the annual fund-raiser sponsored by Runza. Periodically, the local restaurant donates a portion of proceeds through a day or time period to a charity or cause. On this occasion the recipient was the library. (Photo by Shaunte Dean/Fairbury Journal-News)
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Showing Gratitude--The Booster Club donated $250 to the local VFW on Thursday as a sign of how grateful they are for those who have served. In this photo (l-r) Mark Schoenrock, Stan Schiermeyer and Kirk Weichel. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/Fairbury Journal-News)
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On Thursday, Aug. 20, the Booster Club made a donation of $250 to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Mark Schoenrock's name.  Schoenrock was the presenter chosen to speak at the Booster Bash this year. Kirk Weichel, President of the Booster Club, explained that the... + continue reading

The Work Crew-- Crews help move a building from downtown Plymouth to a different location where it will be restored. Paul Shada of Plymouth helped lead the group of local citizens in preserving a piece of history of their downtown as the building was one of the very first in the village. (Contributed photo)
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On Sunday, a group of dedicated people led by Plymouth resident Paul Shada worked to save a building with a great amount of historical value from being demolished.  This group moved the building to another plot of land where it will stand until it finds a permanent resting place.... + continue reading

SPECIAL GUEST-- Governor Pete Ricketts, center, cuts the ribbon on the newly dedicated Jefferson Community Health Center (JCHC). Joining Ricketts were, from left to right, Bill Welch, former CEO of JCHC; Carmen Hinman, board member; JCHC CEO Chad Jurgens, Mike Steele, board member; Gov. Ricketts; Brian Scheele, JCHC board vice chairman; Dick Hoppe, JCHC board chairman; Lymon Hamm, JCHC board secretary/treasurer; Lana Likens, JCHC public relations director; Sandy Bauer, Human Resources director for JCHC and Mary Glenn, board member. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/Fairbury Journal-News)
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The JCHC open house on Saturday, Aug. 22, which gave people the opportunity to experience the new Jefferson Community Health Center, attracted an estimated 700 people, including Governor Pete Ricketts and Senator Laura Ebke.  This event was planned in order to bring attention to the... + continue reading

PASSING THE TORCH--Fred Arnold, left, welcomes Tim Linscott back to the Journal-News as publisher on Aug. 24. Arnold announced on Monday that he was naming Linscott publisher and would still be involved in certain aspects of the Journal-News. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/Fairbury Journal-News)
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After nearly 25 years, Fairbury Journal-News owner Fred Arnold has turned over publishing duties to Timothy Linscott of Grant. Arnold made the announcement on Monday that Linscott, a former editor at the Journal-News, would be taking over the publisher duties. "We have had a void in... + continue reading

Grant Heidemann, left, and father Mitch stopped in at Runza for lunch on Tuesday, Aug. 25, to help support the Fairbury Public Library during the annual fund-raiser sponsored by Runza. Periodically, the local restaurant donates a portion of proceeds through a day or time period to a charity or cause. On this occasion the recipient was the library. (Photo by Shaunte Dean/Fairbury Journal-News)

Showing Gratitude--The Booster Club donated $250 to the local VFW on Thursday as a sign of how grateful they are for those who have served. In this photo (l-r) Mark Schoenrock, Stan Schiermeyer and Kirk Weichel. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/Fairbury Journal-News)

The Work Crew-- Crews help move a building from downtown Plymouth to a different location where it will be restored. Paul Shada of Plymouth helped lead the group of local citizens in preserving a piece of history of their downtown as the building was one of the very first in the village. (Contributed photo)

SPECIAL GUEST-- Governor Pete Ricketts, center, cuts the ribbon on the newly dedicated Jefferson Community Health Center (JCHC). Joining Ricketts were, from left to right, Bill Welch, former CEO of JCHC; Carmen Hinman, board member; JCHC CEO Chad Jurgens, Mike Steele, board member; Gov. Ricketts; Brian Scheele, JCHC board vice chairman; Dick Hoppe, JCHC board chairman; Lymon Hamm, JCHC board secretary/treasurer; Lana Likens, JCHC public relations director; Sandy Bauer, Human Resources director for JCHC and Mary Glenn, board member. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/Fairbury Journal-News)

PASSING THE TORCH--Fred Arnold, left, welcomes Tim Linscott back to the Journal-News as publisher on Aug. 24. Arnold announced on Monday that he was naming Linscott publisher and would still be involved in certain aspects of the Journal-News. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/Fairbury Journal-News)

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PRESENTING A TOKEN OF REMEMBRANCE-- Pastor Charles Schmidt, right, gives a cross made by the congregation to Rev. Richard Snow, Nebraska District President of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Senate. For more on this story, turn to Page 2. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/Fairbury Journal-News)
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KEEPING IT CLEAN-- Ryan Umland, left, and Althea Esteller of the Fairbury FFA finish walking through a stretch of Highway 136 near Fairbury. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/Fairbury Journal-News)
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Twenty members of Fairbury FFA dedicated part of their day on Saturday, Aug. 22, to cleaning up a three-mile stretch of Highway 136.  Thomas Dux, head of the FFA program at Fairbury Jr./Sr. High School, emphasized that this project is a great way to get teens involved in their community... + continue reading

SHOWCASING--Karen Fox displays a quilt at the Rock Creek Quilt Guild auction on Aug. 23. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/Fairbury Journal-News)
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The Rock Creek Quilt Guild hosted a quilt auction on Sunday, Aug. 23, which roughly 80 people attended, in order to raise funds for future projects. Former President of the Rock Creek Quilt Guild, Barb Schmidt, explained that she was grateful to see so many people in attendance at the event... + continue reading
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