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Dec

Fairbury Elks Teens Of the Month

The Fairbury Elks Lodge #1203 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elk announced their teens of the month based on character, leadership, community service, citizenship, and scholastic achievement.
Erin Holtmeier, daughter of Lee and Stephanie Holtmeier was announced as Elks Teen of the Month. She attends Washington County Community Schools.
Erin is a member of FFA, FBLA, FCCLA, National Honor Society, Cheerleader, Scholars’ Bowl, Forensics, School Play, Band, Student council FCCLA representative, Foreign Language Club,  and Big brother and Big Sisters Program. sports-Cross Country for 3 years.
Community involvement includes 4-H for 12 years as President, Treasurer, Historian, Good Shepard Lutheran Church as Acolyte, Lector, Choir, Youth Group  and Church Council Youth Representative and various other actives.
Wed
17
Dec

Bowls for Backpacks


BOWLS FOR BACKPACKS--Saturday, a fundraiser was held at the Fairbury Jr/Sr. High School to provide meals to children and families. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News
Wed
17
Dec

School Lunch Menus 12-17-14

Fairbury Jefferson and Central Elementary Schools
Thursday, Dec. 18: BREADED PORK ON BUN; Chicken wrap and cowboy beans.
Friday, Dec. 19: CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP W/HMD BREAD; Ham sandwich, golden corn and carrots.
Monday, Dec. 22: MANDARIN CHICKEN W/HMD BREAD AND SEASONED RICE; Chicken salad on bun and oriental vegetables.
Tuesday, Dec. 23: HOT DOG ON BUN; PBJ Sandwich and fresh veggies.
Wednesday, Dec. 24: CHRISTMAS BREAK.
 
High School
Thursday, Dec. 18: BREADED PORK ON BUN; Hamburger on bun and cowboy beans.
Friday, Dec. 19: CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP W/HMD BREAD; Ham & cheese flatbread, golden corn and carrots.
Monday, Dec. 22: MANDARIN CHICKEN W/HMD BREAD AND SEASONED RICE, HMD BREAD; BBQ beef rib on bun and oriental vegetables.
Tuesday, Dec. 23: HOT DOG ON BUN; Cheeseburger on bun and fresh veggies.
Wed
17
Dec

Veteran Leadership Advisory Council Members Wanted

Local veterans are encouraged to contact BVCA to be apart of the organization. The objective is to find the needs of Veterans and  their families and find needed resources for them.
Contact BVCA at 620 5th St. or 402-729-2278.
Wed
17
Dec

Retirement Parties

Celebrate with Roseanna Wiegert and Vicki Haskell on Dec. 18 from 2:30-4:30pm in the District Courtroom and with Sandy Stelling on Dec. 19 from 3-5pm in the District Courtroom.

Wed
17
Dec

Newspapers Going Out On Dec. 23

The Fairbury Journal-News will be printed on Tuesday, Dec. 23 next week.
Deadlines are Monday at noon for ads and articles.
Carriers please make plans accordingly to pick up your newspapers. The following weeks paper will go out on regular schedule.
Wed
17
Dec

City To Apply For Parks, Pool Grant Funds


FAIRBURY CITY ATTORNEY, right, David Bargen swears in Fairbury native Todd Lytle, left, as part-time officer for The Fairbury Police Department at the City Council meeting Tuesday evening. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News
Fairbury residents shouldn't be planning on a new municipal swimming pool...yet.
But the first in a long line of many preliminary steps were taken by members of the Fairbury City Council on Monday as they voted to seek grant funding to conduct a feasibility study for a park improvement program, which includes a new swimming pool.
"We're not breaking ground yet," assistant street and alley superintendent Laura Bedlan said Tuesday. "This is a starting off point that would give us an engineering study, including drawings for any proposed project."
Wed
17
Dec

Council Asked To Review Time Warner Contract

Kevin Booker of 1322 A Street says since moving to Fairbury he is very happy with all of the city services. Lights. Water. Sewer. Everything. But that same sentiment does not hold true for the local cable television provider, Time Warner Cable.
  Speaking before members of the Fairbury City Council on Tuesday, Booker said among other things, "Time Warner does not follow proper safety standards. And I am asking that when their contract comes up for renewal that you open it up for public comment and not automatically renew it," he said.
   Booker said he feels it is only right to be able to allow other people the opportunity to voice complaints with Time Warner.
 "There are other issues with them and I would encourage you to give the public the chance to speak on this," he added.
Wed
17
Dec

Great People, Great Places-Steele City

When Ralph Broadston was two years old his parents divorced. Broadston has no memories of his father, he said, except the weekend the two met when he was in his 20s. 
Broadston said his mother, Pearl, got a divorce from his absent father so that she could get “welfare” benefits to raise the three youngest of her 10 children.
Broadston said there was no indoor plumbing in the house where he grew up in Washington, Kan. The family used kerosene lamps for light until they got electricity when Broadston was five years old. 
He helped his mother with chores when he could, he said, and remembers laundry days when he stood on a stool and worked the clothes stomper. 
His mother was sick, he said, and was probably diabetic. 
When Broadston was 10, his mother died. 
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Dec

LaVonne F. Powers

LaVonne F. Powers, 88, of Fairbury, NE., passed away December 15, 2014 at Gardenside LTC in Fairbury. She was born May 28, 1926 in Rapid City, S.D.

Survivors are sons, Terry Whitton of Fairbury; Larry Whitton & wife, Sandra of Gilead; daughters, Judy Crabtree & husband Clayton of Pottsboro, TX.; Edna Steinberg of Beatrice; grandchildren; great grandchildren; brother, Ray Robinson of Sidney, NE.; sister, Judy Gregg of Enid, OK.

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