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The Fairbury Municipal Swimming Pool

The Fairbury Municipal Swimming Pool will be open with regular hours (1:00-8:00 PM) through Aug. 13th.

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The Parkinsons Support Group

The Parkinsons Support Group will meet on Monday, Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. at Jefferson Community Health Centers Downtown Meeting Room, 512 C St. For more information, contact Lana Likens at Jefferson Community Health Center at (402)-729-3351.

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The Herman Krause family Reunion

The Herman Krause family Reunion will be held on August 17, 2014 at the Union Bank hospitality room with a carry in dinner at 12 p.m.

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New Teachers Business After Hours

New Teachers Business After Hours

August 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, Stagecoach Mall Antiques & Tasting Room, 508 E Street NE, Entertainment 5-7 p.m. & Hors doeuvres provided. Great opportunity to meet the new Teachers and Staff. Public Invited.

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Fairbury American Legion

The Fairbury American Legion Will Meet On Tuesday, August 12, At 6:30 P.m. At The Legion Hall. All Veterans Are Invited To Attend, Along With Wives And Friends. You Dont Have To Be A Member To Attend.

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Department Heads Feel County Could Have Done Better On Raises

Jefferson County Commissioners met with department heads to discuss salaries for the upcoming year at Tuesdays meeting.

We have kicked around the figure of a 35 cent raise for employees and a 1,000 dollar raise for department heads, Commissioner Michael Dux said.

This was the first that the department heads had heard of what the commissioners were considering. Tuesday was the day that all department heads were to start bringing their budgets to the commissioners.

It makes it a little difficult to design a budget when we as department heads have no idea what you (Commissioners) are thinking, said Rose Weigert, Clerk of the District Court. We had no idea what you were thinking, it would have been nice to have been given a heads up.

I agree that we really fell down on this, Dux said. This is something that we should have taken care of a lot earlier than this.

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Good, Clean, Old Fashioned Summer Fun

Photo caption: Two Fairbury youth, Donovan Waldrep (left) and Austin Barnts (right) spent the day fishing at the dam. This is something that many a young man or woman has done in days in the past. After six hours fishing they carried their poles and bucket and walked on home. It wasnt a good day catching fish but it was a good day to spend with a friend. Photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky/Fairbury Journal News

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National Night Out

Photo caption: NATIONAL NIGHT OUT Fairburys First National Night out gathering was deemed a success by local Emergency Management Providers. Hundreds of people attended the event on Tuesday in the Fairbury City Park. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News.

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Parker Voted Out As City Administrator

It took little more than 16 seconds for members of the Fairbury City Council to remove city administrator Joe Parker from his position Tuesday night.

Following a closed door session that lasted slightly over 15 minutes the council voted unanimously to not renew Parkers contract, which was slated to renew next week. Parker has been Fairburys city administrator since 2008.

The action comes on the heels of a personnel committee decision to axe Parker three weeks ago. Any decision could not be made final however without a full city council vote.

Tuesdays vote came without any discussion by city leaders. Following the city council meeting, Fairbury Mayor Homer Ward was also somewhat vague as to the reason Parkers contract was not renewed.

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Residents To Vote On Half-Percent Sales Tax Hike

The Fairbury City Council unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday to place a measure on the Fall general election ballot that would increase the citys sales tax a half of one percent. The vote comes on the heels of recent discussions by city leaders of how to pay for improvements to Fairburys aging infrastructure.

According to state statute Nebraska communities can implement a sales tax increase by vote of the public. The extra funding can be used for such projects as: street and alley repair, curb, gutter or sidewalk construction or repair, electric, water or waste water upgrades; anything that would fall under the term infrastructure.

If approved by voters the sales tax rate would increase from 7 to 7.5% The vote will he held on Tuesday, November 11.

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