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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.
Wed
13
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.  
Wed
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Apr

A Ground-Breaking Experience

A Striking Pose--Members of the Jefferson County Fair Board broke ground on a new construction project at the fairgrounds to build restrooms and a concession stand near the horse arena. Pictured are board members (l-r) Dennis Kenning, Lois Welsh, Ann Freese, Kevin Johnson, Dennis Traeger, Bob Weise, Bill Runge, Jennifer Kapke and Tony Likens  (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

On Saturday, members of the Jefferson County Fair Board broke ground on a new construction project at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds to build a new concession stand and restroom facility near the horse arena.
Fair Board Member Dennis Kenning explained why the board decided to construct such a facility.
“The need has always been there,” said Kenning. “Our present concession stand made it difficult to meet health code rules. For the fair and larger events, portable restrooms had to be brought in, and they do not meet ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) rules. We have always wanted to make sure that all can enjoy the fairground events.”
Lois Welsh, president of the Fair Board, explained that construction of the facility is currently under way and that the construction crew has guaranteed that it will be completed by the start of the Jefferson County Fair.
The total cost of the project is $77,500.
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13
Apr

School Board Hires New Teachers, Recognizes Student Achievements

At their meeting on Monday, the District 8 School Board approved the hiring of nine teachers, as well as recognized students of all ages for their dedication to various activities.
Jeremy Christiansen, principal at Jefferson Intermediate, and Nicholas Kroon, who will be principal at Fairbury Jr./Sr. High School beginning with the 2016/17 school year, explained the qualifications for each of the teachers to the board.
Board Member Barb Arner made a motion to hire the new teachers, and Board Member Sharon Ebke seconded the motion. All board members present voted in favor of the motion.
The teachers that were hired include Logan Katz, business; Ashton Feldkamp, science; Tammi Mans, family and consumer science; Brandee Goosman, elementary; Michaela Schroeder, elementary; Becky Urian, elementary; Taylor Lyons, elementary; Megan Pachta, secondary special education, and Brittany Talbot, preschool. 
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Apr

Spreading Joy Through Theater

It was a packed house at the Endicott Town Hall as the Endicott Town Hall Players performed their rendition of “Radio Razzle Dazzle,” during the matinee showing on Sunday. Pictured are actors and actresses (l-r) Fred Cowels, Larry Lange, Cassie Nelson and Deb Sutton. Proceeds from this performance go to fund projects within the village. The players also accepted donations during the intermission of the show, which will help to fund the costumes, set and props for the group’s next performance. Director Cheryll McAtee was pleased with the turnout and is grateful to have so many people attend the performance. She also recognizes the large amount of time the actors and actresses dedicated to making the performance happen. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

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