Submitted by Fairbury1 on Thu, 06/25/2015 - 1:45pm
Gayle Kujath was driving a 2005 Mercury Marquis east bound on 9th St., when turning right to park in a parking stall to the apartment building, she accidentally hit the accelerator pedal instead of the brake pedal. Causing her to collide with a hand rail and go over the concrete embankment wall.
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 06/24/2015 - 1:33pm
After more than two months of negotiations, the City of Fairbury finally landed the candidate they had sought from day one to serve as city manager.
On Tuesday Fairbury Mayor Homer Ward conformed the hiring of Collin Bielser of Baldwin City, Kan. Bielser, who serves as assistant city manager for Baldwin City will start duties in Fairbury on July 27.
"We found the right guy," Mayor Ward said. "It's taken quite a bit longer to get all of the contractuals ironed out than we would have liked, but this is a big move for both of us and we needed to make sure everything was done properly."
Mayor Ward said he was very excited to land a candidate of this caliber and said Bielser would do an excellent job managing the day to day activities for Fairbury. The mayor said he was especially pleased that Bielser has an emphasis on economic development.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 06/24/2015 - 1:33pm
Blue Valley Community Action (BVCA) Head Start in Fairbury was awarded an Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) grant worth $840,991. BVCA partnered up with two local child care centers, one being Kids Connection in Fairbury.
Elaine White, Interim Director for Kids Connection stated, because of the funds received from the grant they will be doing renovation on the facility and playground.
“Some of the specific things we’re getting are new tile, an extra sink, new fire exit, four foot wall to separate rooms, new carpet, and much more,” White said.
Early Head Start provides services that benefit families, children, and teachers. Some of these services are health, development, and behavioral screenings.
“The grant has helped to get the program and the staff training going, we’ll have more slots open up and be taking applications to fill those slots soon,” White said.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 06/24/2015 - 1:32pm
while working on the roads in jefferson county this motorgrader sunk into the road between Fairbury and Gladstone on 562 Avenue due to undermining that occurred with the recent flooding . (Contributed Photo)
More roads have been closed since an incident happened on 562 Ave. north of highway 136 between Fairbury and Gladstone. To avoid further accidents, the roads are being worked on to ensure safe driving conditions.
Bryce Huss, an employee for the roads department was working on 562 Ave. attempting to repair the flood damaged road and the motor grader sunk into the road.
The accident happened at the edge of a bridge where the road had been “undermined” giving way under the weight of the grader. Undermining is when a lower layer of the road is washed away during flooding, but the top layer is left, making the road look safe to drive on.
Bill Hansel, Highway Superintendent for Jefferson County stated, this is a good example of why we close and barricade the roads, it may look safe, but that is not always the case and someone could get seriously injured if they drive on a closed road.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 06/24/2015 - 1:29pm
Local Student Attends
The Skillsusa National
Leadership And Skills Conference
One student, Jared Herman from Fairbury Public Schools is in Louisville, Kentucky June 22-27, as delegates and competitors attend the 51st National Leadership and Skills Conference sponsored by SkillsUSA. Jared will compete in Power Equipment Technology (small engines) and represent the entire state of Nebraska as he was a state winner at the State Leadership Conference where he won first place.
During their stay, students participate as competitors or as voting delegates where they elect their national officers for the year and conduct the business of their organization. Students also meet with business and industry representatives and hear from government officials. And, they have fun, too.