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Rehabbing Houses Is Just As important As Tearing Them Down

 Sometimes I get stuck in a loop.
There are times when I have something on my mind or have a certain opinion, that opinion is all I can see. It’s the “can’t see the forest for the trees” issue. For those of you who follow my thoughts on politics, welfare and shopping local you know exactly what I mean.
You can add to that housing. It’s really been no secret that I am a huge proponent of firing up the bulldozer and levelling large chunks of Fairbury. 
Like my friend councilman Roger Bailey says if you want to get rid of the cockroaches you have to get rid of where they live. 
There are that many run-down houses in Fairbury and they need to be torn down.
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Apr

Tri County Football Fundraiser

Sunday, April 17 in the DeWitt Community Center from 11 a.m. -1 p.m.

Date: 
Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 11:00am
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CASA Lunch April 21

Lift up a child’s voice. A child’s life.
Lunch is on us!
Every day in Nebraska, twelve (12) children are victims of child maltreatment. Abused and neglected children need your help, right here in Jefferson County. CASA Lunch and Learn
Thursday, April 21, 2016
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Stagecoach Mall Antiques and Tasting Room, 508 E Street, Fairbury.
Please RSVP to Don@SoutheastNebraskaCASA.org by April 19.
Can’t make the meeting?
Date: 
Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 11:30am
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Apr

Garage Sales April 22-23

Don't miss out! Fairbury's City-Wide Garage Sales are Friday and Saturday, April 22-23 across the community. For another year, the Relay For Life of Jefferson County is sponsoring the event map. 
Maps will be available at the Chamber of Commerce, Stagecoach Mall, Globe Rexall, Korbel Drug, both Maatsch's locations and Ray's Apple Market. 
Date: 
Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 10:30am
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Apr

St. Michael’s Spring Buffet

Sunday, April 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Serving: Assorted meats, casseroles, salads and deserts.
Free will donation, Public welcome.
Date: 
Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 11:00am
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Apr

Medicare Workshop

 
Jefferson Community Health Center is sponsoring “Medicare ABCs,” a free, educational workshop presented by certified Medicare counselor, Lori DeBoer.  The program will be held on Monday, April 18, 2016, from 5:30 p.m. at 2200 H Street at Jefferson Community Health Center. Reservations are not required. For more information, call (402) 729-3351.
Date: 
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 1:00pm
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Apr

Improving the County’s Cyber Security

The county is looking for a way to improve its cyber security in order to prevent people from hacking into information, or holding county computers hostage through viruses and ransomware.
At the Jefferson County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, Brad Eisenhauer, head of the county computer IT department, informed the commissioners that some of the county’s email accounts were hacked. 
“Last week we had some email issues with some of our accounts,” said Eisenhauer. “We found out that some of the passwords we were using were not real secure. One of the accounts was hacked and used by somebody else to send a bunch of spam.”
Wed
13
Apr

Pohlmann Appointed As New Commissioner

Gale Pohlmann was appointed to fill the vacancy on the board of commissioners, left by Commissioner Brad Grummert’s passing, by a committee comprised of County Attorney Jeffrey Goltz, County Treasurer Leroy Bast and County Clerk Cynthia Newman.
Pohlmann was sworn in Wednesday morning by Judge Linda Bauer. From there, he and the other commissioners began interviewing candidates for the Highway Superintendent position. He explained that the next few weeks will be challenging, but that he hopes to make informed decisions about issues that affect the county.
He explained that this is not the first time he has been involved in politics. He has been involved with a hog operation for 45 years; during that time, he became a member of the Nebraska Pork Producers and has served as an officer for that organization. 
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Apr

Clinic To Join JCHC This July

The Fairbury Clinic will join Jefferson Community Health Center as of July 1.
The JCHC board of directors and the Fairbury Clinic physicians have been discussing possibilities for integration for more than a year. Both groups signed a purchase agreement this week.
“JCHC has worked very closely with the Fairbury Clinic for many years, and looks forward to continuing to work together be our community’s most trusted partner in health care,” said Chad Jurgens, JCHC CEO.
As a part of the agreement, the physicians will join the team of employees at Jefferson Community Health Center. Fairbury Clinic employees will also be offered employment with Jefferson Community Health Center.
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Apr

Spring Expo Ends Run At 10 Years

After a successful 10-year run, the Fairbury Chamber of Commerce wishes to announce that it has hosted its final Jefferson County Spring Expo. 
The Chamber feels there was a tremendous opportunity to work with area businesses and community leaders when putting this event together each year. The intended goals were achieved in that this occasion provided local businesses, healthcare providers and nonprofit organizations an avenue to showcase their products and services for the public to enjoy all in one location.  In addition, it provided an opportunity for vendors to network with each another.  
Knowing that as time passes, the needs of our community change.  

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