Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:50pm
The county is working to determine the best course of action to take when utilizing the money left from the bond on the PWF project, which will begin construction in June, in order to improve the roads in Jefferson County.
At their meeting on May 10, the commissioners discussed the options for the funds with Interim Highway Superintendent Tim Farmer, of Speece-Lewis Engineers. Commissioner Mark Schoenrock asked Farmer about the bond and what he had in mind for projects that could be accomplished with the funds available.
“What would your recommendation be on that $500,000?” Schoenrock asked. “How can we best use that money for the betterment of Jefferson County roads.”
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:47pm
The golf season came to a crashing end for Fairbury, as the Jeffs had a rough day on the links finishing 10th out of 12 teams at the B-3 District Golf Meet played Tuesday on the Quail Run Golf Course in Columbus.
As a team, Fairbury shot a score of 370, and had no individual qualifiers advance on to the Class B State Golf Tournament next week at Pioneers Golf Course in Lincoln.
Zach Reikofski led the way for the Jeffs firing an 18-hole score of 89, Robby Meyer came in with a 91, Justin Peterson carded a 92, Nick Christiansen shot a 98, and Anthony Moyer finished with a 106.
Fairbury Jeffs head golf coach Jed Martin was very disappointed for senior Nick Christiansen.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:46pm
A true sign of spring is the smell of fresh cut grass, children setting up lemonade stands and the City of Fairbury sending out letters regarding tall grass and worthless vegetation to property owners.
Fairbury Police Chief Chad Sprunk explained that 31 letters have been recently sent out to people who have not mowed their lawns and not kept the worthless vegetation in check.
“This happens every year,” Sprunk noted.
After a complaint has been registered with the local health board, the property is inspected and a letter sent to the property owner to have the problem cleared up. If the property owner does not comply, the city will mow the lawn and remove the worthless vegetation. City officials explained that the minimum charge sent to property owners is $200 per occurrence.
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:46pm
There’s a lot of good things about Fairbury. Who says so? Members of the Fairbury community itself.
On Tuesday Shawn Kaskie from the Center For Rural Research and Development at the University of Nebraska-Kearney reported findings of this past winter’s community assessment survey to members of the Fairbury City Council. In his presentation he noted that 89 percent of the population returned survey questions about the community and the responses were largely favorable.
“Fairbury is a unique community in that we have done a needs assessment survey on three occasions and the people here are engaged, involved and want to make your community a better place to live,” he said.
Kaskie said that Fairbury received very high marks for excellent city services such as law enforcement, fire protection and utility services. He also said that more younger and professional people are moving to Fairbury because of job opportunities and the “small town atmosphere.”
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:45pm
At approximately 5:05 p.m., The Fairbury City Fire Department received a call that there was a potential gas leak in the basement of a house located in the 800 block of Third Street. Officials searched for anything that could have been the source of the odor and determined that there was not a leak, and that there was no danger. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:44pm
Last Wednesday Gardenside Long-Term Care facility held a special carnival for residents, employees and families. Some of the prizes included hugs from local helpers. Tiffany Pfaff gives Eugene Musil a hug and kiss during one of the many carnival games. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:43pm
Seeds of Hope Youth Garden: Volunteers are needed to assist with a gardening project. The Fairbury Elks Lodge is partnering with the FYI Center Youth Garden and the location is south 6th Street between D and C Streets (the old Trindel Service Station).
The project is geared to teach youth to prepare, plant, maintain, harvest, preserve and store the fruits and vegetables grown over the summer.
If you wish to volunteer, come to the Garden on May 20, at 2 p.m. to share your knowledge. Any questions, please contact Barb Schmidt at 402-729-5947 or Jim Schroeder at 402-729-3350.