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Thu
02
Jul

Mirlene E. Kramer

Mirlene E. Kramer, 92, of Crab Orchard, passed away July 1, 2015 at Belle Terrace in Tecumseh, NE.  She was born on April 27, 1923 near Plymouth, Nebraska.  

   She is survived by her sons, Ron Kramer and wife Jacinta and Randy Kramer and wife Karen of Crab Orchard, granddaughters, Elizabeth and Margaret Kramer, sister, Dorothy Nickels of Lincoln, nieces, nephews and sisters-in-law, Loretta Kunc, Alberta Little and Rose Kramer.

Wed
01
Jul

119th Annual Diller Picnic

Last week Diller was  buzzing with many activities including the annual parade, games for people of all ages, tractor pull, mud drags, carnival, pasture golf and more.
 
Wed
01
Jul

Portions Of Hwy. 15 Closed Under Construction Plan

 Eleven miles of US Highway 15 running north of Fairbury will be closed as early as 2018 as part of a road construction project conducted by the Nebraska Department of Roads.
 The project will include the resurfacing of Highway 15, widening of the road surface and shoulders with asphalt where needed. The construction project also calls for one bridge repair and the replacement of two bridges with concrete box culverts. The planned construction will begin just north of the US Highway 136 junction in Fairbury and extend to the Highway 4 junction 11 miles north of Fairbury.
The bridge over Cub Creek, three quarters of a mile south of the Bower Corner would be repaired to include updating rails, partial depth deck repairing and removal of the existing overlay and resurfacing. The bridge half a mile south of the Bower Corner as well as the bridge over a tributary of the south fork of Swan Creek will both be replaced with box culverts.
Wed
01
Jul

Beatrice Concrete Sold

Beatrice Concrete, which has plants in Fairbury and Beatrice has been sold. The Fairbury plant for many decades was more commonly known as Consolidated Sand and Gravel.
Workers who wished to remain anonymous said they each received a letter late last week advising that the company had been sold to Nebco headquartered in Lincoln, Ne. The unnamed worker said they were all told that no changes were anticipated in the local operation. Approximately 15-20 people work in the Fairbury plant.
 The Journal-News attempted to contact Nebco officials for a news release but were told, “everyone was in a meeting” and the call would be returned later. As of press time there had been no response from Nebco.
Wed
01
Jul

20,000 People Expected For Annual Flea Market

The 45th Annual Flea Market, is set to begin this fourth of July weekend, at Fairbury City Park. With hundreds of vendors yearly and 20,000 visitors, the Fairbury Flea Market is the largest in southeast Nebraska.
The flea market is sponsored by each year by the Fairbury /Hebron air of the Sesostris Shrine Temple. Wayne Buehler, flea market organizer and Sesostris Shriner stated, people can find just about anything they like at the flea market.
“We had more vendors last year, than the year before, but after all the calls we’ve received, I think were going to have more vendors than last year,” Buehler said. “We can’t set reservations yet, but hopefully we’ll be able to set reservations sometime in the next few years.”
Wed
01
Jul

Jefferson County’s Population Continues Downward Slide

Jefferson County population numbers continue to decline. Information from the most recent, U.S. Census estimations, show that Jefferson County is slowly dwindling in population. 
Jefferson County showed a 2014 population decrease of 212 people since 2013, with a total of 7,335 estimated people still living in the county. The 2013 estimations had remained the same 7,547 from the 2010 Census counts.
Fairbury showed a 2014 population of 3,927, which was down 15 from the 2010, U.S. Census counts. Plymouth showed a 2014 population of 404, which was down five from 2010.
The population fall from 2000-2010 was much greater in all areas of Jefferson County. Towns such as Reynolds had decreased in numbers by 20 and Daykin had decreased by 10. Jefferson County as a whole had decreased in numbers by 786 between 2000-2010.
Wed
01
Jul

Board Changes Activities For Fair

Summer is here and that means the Jefferson County Fair is on it’s way. The fair begins Thursday, July 16th and continues through Sunday, July 19th. 
“We have some new things that have been added to the fair this year,” Lois Welch, President of the Jefferson County Fair Board said. “Two examples would be the Rough Stock Rodeo and the new beer garden.” 
The Dylan Bloom Band will be featured for the first time in the beer garden at the grandstand. The band originated from a small farm town in Nebraska and their heartland themed songs are sweeping across the Midwest. 
Along with the band many other shows will be at the Grandstand, such as ventriloquist, Greg Claassen, who will be making his second appearance at the Jefferson County Fair and stage hypnotist, Mike Prochnow, who has been a fair favorite in past years.
Wed
01
Jul

Parkinsons Group

Parkinson’s Support Group’s next meeting is Monday July 13, at 10 am. At Jefferson Community Health Center in the NEW small Conference room. For more information please contact Lana Likens at JCHC 42-729-3351. 

Date: 
Monday, July 13, 2015 - 10:00am
Wed
01
Jul

Plymouth Flower & Photo Art Show

Plymouth Flower & Photo Art Show is Saturday July 11, from 10:00- 2:00 p.m. at the Plymouth Community Center. For further information contact Nancy at 402-656-4791. 

Date: 
Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 10:00am
Wed
01
Jul

CSFP

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) distribution clinic will beheld in Fairbury at 512 3rd Street on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. For senior who are 60 or older. To schedule an appointment or obtain information on how to qualify for CSFP, please call Blue Valley Community Action at 402-729-2278.
 
Date: 
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 8:00am

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