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  • Wasserman Takes In  Husker Walk-On Event
    Friday, December 15, 2017 2:27 PM
    When Scott Frost took the podium at Memorial Stadium for his first presser nearly two weeks ago, the former Wood River High School phenom made an important statement that lies at the foundation of the Nebraska football success.
  • Jeffs Take Dual From Patriots in Final Match
    Friday, December 15, 2017 2:23 PM
     When the Fairbury wrestling team needed a win at Tuesday night's home dual against Adams Central, 106 pounder Autumn Branson and 120 pounder Carson York rose to the occasion.
  •  Varsity Letters Kris Kugel Huss
    Friday, December 15, 2017 2:18 PM
    You could tell that when coaches and players laid eyes on Kris Kugel Huss that they could foresee a bright future for a hard-working, and desire-driven athlete.
  • Friday, December 15, 2017 2:17 PM
    Alas, another stitch in the fabric of my past has come undone, like a single sock, vanishing from the dryer, and now exists only in the dirty laundry basket of my memory.
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 9:04 AM
    Here is a story I promised quite a while ago.
    In Nebraska, it seems natural disasters lurk around every corner; tornadoes, blizzards, droughts, heat waves and now, thanks to fracking in a nearby state, even earthquakes. By and large, Nebraskans stand pretty stoic in the face of Mother Nature’s repeated tantrums, possibly taking some little solace in the fact that, at least we don’t have to deal with volcanoes.
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 8:59 AM
    Everyone is getting ready for Christmas!  The local businesses, city workers, and the Chamber are doing a good job of promoting the Holiday.  Churches are having special services and the schools are having programs. Everyone is anticipating Christmas. The building anticipation is a wonderful thing.   
  • Jimmy Wise
    Friday, December 15, 2017 2:38 PM
    Jimmy Dean Wise was born January 9, 1929 in Fairbury, Nebraska.  He was the second child of Zina L. Wise and Sybil M. Mitchell Wise.  He died at Fairbury on November 24, 2017 at the age of 88.
  • Marian Joyce Wittler
    Friday, December 15, 2017 2:37 PM
    Marian Joyce Wittler, of Loveland, Colorado, departed this life at Pathways Hospice Wednesday, December 13, 2017. She was born in Fairbury, Nebraska on September 28, 1933 to Melvin and Veda Olzen Shultz, the third of three children. She attended Fairbury City School and graduated FHS and FJC (Fairbury Jr. College) in 1953. 
  • Shirley Ann Beran
    Friday, December 15, 2017 2:36 PM
    Shirley Ann Beran was born August 14, 1930, near Diller, to William and Opal (Hill) Glathar. She attended and graduated from Fairbury High School in 1947. She took piano lessons from a neighbor, sang in High school glee her sophomore year and was assistant librarian her sophomore and senior year. She enjoyed school, working at Maws store in Diller her Aunt Glenda and Uncle Don Maw owned and going to movies and dances along with spending time with family and friends. She attended and was a member of the Congregational Church in Diller.
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Frankie Valens at 12:53 PM on 11/29/2017
Start Time: 11/29/2017 12:53:00 PM
Frankie Valens, will appear at Heritage Care Center, 909 17th St., on Dec. 15 at 2:30 p.m. For more information contact Jill Likens at 402-729-2289.
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Community Service Award Nomination at 10:45 AM on 11/27/2017
Start Time: 11/27/2017 10:45:00 AM
End Time: 2/1/2018 12:00:00 AM
The Fairbury Chamber of Commerce is looking for nominations for Community Service Award to be awarded at the Fairbury Chamber Banquet on Friday, February 2, 2018. If you know of someone who has contributed to the betterment of the community over a period of time they may be eligible for the community service award. The nominee should be a member of the community who has devoted a considerable amount of their own time and effort to the betterment of community and/or surrounding area. This should be done on a volunteer basis over a number of years. The services include but are not limited to educational, recreational or cultural activities. Active membership in service clubs, fraternal groups and religious or church organizations should be given consideration in addition to individual activities. Each elected and appointed positions on governmental bodies are also indicators of community services. This award will be presented to the recipient at the Fairbury Chamber of Commerce Banquet, held on Friday, February 2nd at the Elks Lodge for an evening of good food and great entertainment.
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Hoops Shoot January 6 at 2:40 PM on 12/13/2017
Start Time: 12/13/2017 2:40:00 PM
End Time: 1/6/2018 12:00:00 AM
The annual Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest is planned for Saturday Jan. 6, 2018 at the Fairbury Jr.-Sr. High School gymnasium beginning with registration from 9-10 a.m. Competition is set to start at 10 a.m. The event is hosted by the Fairbury Elks Lodge No. 1203. The Elks Hoop Shoot is free to boys and girls who will be between the ages of 8-13 as of April 1, 2018. Local winners have an opportunity to advance through district, state, and regional Hoop Shoot contests. Regional winners qualify for a trip to compete at the Hoop Shoot National Finals in Springfield, Mass. Any questions contact Hoop Shoot director Don Mahlman at (402) 729-3466.
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Defiant Few Toy Drive at 2:41 PM on 12/13/2017
Start Time: 12/13/2017 2:41:00 PM
End Time: 12/16/2017 12:00:00 AM
Will be at Wal-Mart stores in Beatrice and Fairbury on Dec 16th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. People who are needing help with toys. For kids from newborn to 12 years old can pick some out from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the 18th, 19th, and 20th of December. Will be at the Blue Springs Fire hall in Blue Springs.
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The JCH&L Gardenside Bell Choir at 2:41 PM on 12/13/2017
Start Time: 12/13/2017 2:41:00 PM
End Time: 12/21/2017 12:00:00 AM
The choir will perform on Thursday, Dec. 21, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m. The program will journey back to the stable on the first Christmas, as seen through the eyes of the animals. The performances are free and open to the public. For more information contact Gardenside at 402-729-5220.
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Prenatal Childbirth Education at 2:42 PM on 12/13/2017
Start Time: 12/13/2017 2:42:00 PM
A Prenatal Childbirth Education class will be offered on Wed., Dec. 20, 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Jefferson Community Health & Life for all expectant parents. For more information or to pre-register, call Erin Starr RN at JCH&L at (402) 729-6889.
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2017 Red Kettle Campaign at 2:42 PM on 12/13/2017
Start Time: 12/13/2017 2:42:00 PM
End Time: 12/23/2017 12:00:00 AM
Bell-Ringers are needed. This assistance is given on the local level, and funds are not sent or given any to other areas. Sign up by going to the Customer Service counter at Wal-Mart. Times are available immediately and can also be scheduled in advance. For questions, please call Ryan at 402.729.2278 ext. 147.
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Blood Donation Opportunities in Plymouth at 2:42 PM on 12/13/2017
Start Time: 12/13/2017 2:42:00 PM
End Time: 12/18/2017 12:00:00 AM
Mon., Dec. 18, 12:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Plymouth Community Center, 307 East Main Street.
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Elf presented by Schramm Construction at 2:43 PM on 12/13/2017
Start Time: 12/13/2017 2:43:00 PM
End Time: 12/16/2017 12:00:00 AM
Showtimes: Saturday, December 16 at 3 p.m. Free Admission with Donation of 2 Non-Perishable Food Items. Collected food will be donated to Blue Valley Community Action Food Pantry Runtime: 97 minutes
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Annual Christmas Fund-raising Project In Progress at 2:43 PM on 12/13/2017
Start Time: 12/13/2017 2:43:00 PM
JCH&L is seeking the community’s help in raising fund for a new bus for JCH&L Gardenside. The bus is in need of replacement. The cost of a new bus is about $60,000. JCH&L has applied for grant funding to hopefully help with the cost. Donations of all amounts are welcome, and are tax deductible to the extent allowable by IRS regulations. Donations count toward cumulative recognition on the Wall of Honor in the JCH&L front lobby. Please contact Lana Likens at (402) 729-6855.
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Devotion on Bullying at 9:14 AM on 12/15/2017
Start Time: 12/15/2017 9:14:00 AM
End Time: 12/15/2017 7:00:00 PM
I will be hosting my 2nd devotion: I plan to have a devotion once a month at Fairbury girl scout cabin This devotion will be about bullying and a special message for the youth and all ages welcome to come. Date December 15th Time 7:00 pm Location Fairbury girl scout cabin
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