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  • New Beginning
    The City of Fairbury recently began their project of replacing approximately 180 ash trees at Crystal Springs near Fairbury. The trees are being removed because of the threat of the Emerald Ash Borer.
  • Funding For Water Projects Sought
    The City of Fairbury has applied for funding for water improvement projects through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) program jointly administered by the Nebraska Dept. of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health (DHHS) and the Nebraska Dept. of Environmental Quality (NDEQ). These projects include replacement of transmission mains, improvements to the water tower and a chemical feed system. An environmental impact review of the proposed projects has been completed.
  • County Commissioners Look At 1, 6 Year Road Plan
    At the Jefferson County Commissioners Meeting the morning of Tues., Febr. 12, the One and Six Year Road Plan was presented and unanimously approved by the Commissioners. Timothy Farmer, the president and owner of Speece Lewis Engineers, presented the plan to the Commissioners.
    “This is an aggressive plan,” noted Commissioner Mark Schoenrock. “It’s going to keep our dirt crew busy.”
    
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  • Funding For Water Projects Sought
    Wednesday, February 20, 2019 9:00 AM
    The City of Fairbury has applied for funding for water improvement projects through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) program jointly administered by the Nebraska Dept. of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health (DHHS) and the Nebraska Dept. of Environmental Quality (NDEQ). These projects include replacement of transmission mains, improvements to the water tower and a chemical feed system. An environmental impact review of the proposed projects has been completed.
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019 9:00 AM
    The Blue River Local Outreach to Survivors (LOSS) Team is made up of all volunteers that were brought together to provide hope and encouragement for those impacted by suicide. LOSS aids to reduce the time it takes these survivors to reach out from on average five years to just 90 days. 
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019 9:00 AM
    Sheriff Nels Sorensen appeared at the Jefferson County Commissioners Meeting the morning of Tues., Febr. 12.
  • Trio Of Titans Take Home State Hardware
    Wednesday, February 20, 2019 9:00 AM
    Pushing each other to be better and holding each other accountable.
  • Making Of A Champion
    Wednesday, February 20, 2019 9:00 AM
    Resiliency Pays Dividends For Fairbury State Medalists

    When their hopes of making the state finals were dashed, Seth Firmanik and Ace York received words of encouragement from their head coach, Derek Garfield.
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019 9:00 AM
    Diller-Odell 36 HTRS 26 – Subdistrict D1-2 Semifinal, Tuesday
    Junior Emily Swanson scored her second-highest total of the season (14) in Diller-Odell’s win over third-seeded HTRS. She was 6-of-12 shooting from the field. Diller-Odell forced 31 turnovers in the game.
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019 9:00 AM
    LB 497  may be the answer, but I still have questions. Brought forward by Sen. Curt Friesen, and supported by our own Sen. Tom Brandt, the bill will be providing a funding base for schools.
  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019 8:00 AM
    Love is a wondrous thing. I had a chance to see a true embodiment of love Sunday night. The Nebraska Baseball Hall of Fame banquet was held in Beatrice Sunday night and I had the chance to see the fraternity of baseball players.
  • Friday, February 8, 2019 3:26 PM
    I just had another birthday, so I guess it’s time to moan about my lost youth once again.
  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:04 PM
    Maxine Marie Martin, also lovingly known as "Mema", age 82, passed away on February 9, 2019, at Heritage Care Center of Fairbury.
    She was born in Diller, on April 14, 1936, to Josiah and Vera (Kelly) Rogers. She was the youngest of three children, and was well-protected by her two older brothers. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2019, at the Fairbury Seventh-day Adventist Church, in Fairbury. Following the service, family and friends are welcome to a gathering with refreshments.
  • Frank E. Webb
    Monday, February 18, 2019 4:49 PM
    Frank E. Webb, (96 years old), born February 23, 1923, died December 1, 2018. Services will be 10 a.m. on February 23 at the VFW, 136 Chambers, El Cajon, CA 92020. His final resting place will be at the family plot, Fairbury cemetery in Nebraska.
  • Lawrence Dale Meyer
    Monday, February 18, 2019 10:28 AM
    Lawrence Dale Meyer was born on July 23rd, 1938, in Jefferson County, Nebraska, oldest of five children to William and Hazel (Spahr) Meyer. He passed away on February 11th, 2019, in Parker, Arizona.
    Funeral service will be 10:30 am Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at the United Methodist Church in Silver Creek. Visitation will be Tuesday morning 9:30 am until service time at the church.
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Steele City Presbyterian Church Soup Supper on March 3, from 4:30-7 p.m.
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Monday March 4th 2-4 p.m. at the Fairbury Public Library.
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Registration forms for this year’s Girls Adventure Camp can be found under Youth Programs on Fairbury.com. The camp is open to all girls going into Kindergarten, through graduating seniors. The camp is June 10-13 at Camp Jefferson south of Fairbury, registration fees apply.
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Sunday, March 3, 4:30-7 p.m., free will offering.
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Kids session of kids cooking March 8 at JCH&L, for grades 3-6, pre-register at 402-729-6846.
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2019 Youth Baseball parents meeting is rescheduled for Sunday, March 3 at 1 p.m. in the High School Commons.
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2019-2020 Central Elementary School Kindergarten Roundup, 808 F St, Friday, March 15, 2019 at 9 a.m. Informational meeting for parents/guardians, 2019/2020 kindergarten students are welcome to attend. Your child must turn 5 on or before July 31 of the school year in which they enter. Please register by calling 402-729-2418 by March 7
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Kiwanis Club Pancake Feed on Thursday, Feb. 28, 5-7 p.m. during Central & Jefferson Family Night at Fairbury Jr./Sr. High School.
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The Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group will meet Monday, Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m. In the Jefferson Community Health and Life Small Conference Room. The program will be “10 Ways to De-escalate a Crisis,” by Teepa Snow, dementia care and education specialist.
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Pheasants Forever Banquet-Saturday, Feb. 23, 5:30 p.m., 4-H Building.
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