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Statewide Magazine Features Diller Picnic

The July/ August 2014 issue of Nebraska Life Magazine features a tour of Dillers granddaddy of Nebraska picnics and a listing for readers with recipes from the villages own picnic cookbook.

Over the five-page feature, Dillers Granddaddy of Picnics, Nebraska Life staff writer, Matthew Spencer, takes readers back to that first picnic on the banks of Indian Creek in 1897. The story also brings readers along for the show-stopping parade as 118 years of tradition proudly marches on by the Kansas border in Jefferson County.

Three summer recipes are featured from the cookbook A Taste of Diller. Generations of treasured family dishes are served up amid colorful photography, including Apricot Wraps, Mamas Salsa on Strip Sirloin, and Lemon 7-Up Salad.

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Fairbury Council Passes On Request To Aid Daycare Provider

Members of the board of directors for Kids Connection, a local not for profit daycare center in Fairbury, came before members of the local city council on Tuesday hoping for some financial assistance. What they came away with was empathy but no pledge of dollars.

City leaders offered moral support but no money for the struggling daycare center, which according to board vice-chair Carman Hinman, is running in the red. Hinman spoke on behalf of the board saying it is estimated that by year's end the daycare provider will be an estimated $5,000 in the red.

"We have done fundraisers and received some grants, but it just hasn't been enough," she said. "The money that we get from enrollment fees are our main source of income but most of that goes to salaries. We are struggling at the present time"

Hinman said the board would be grateful for what ever level of support the City could provide.

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New Drainage Tools To Help Run Off Problems At McNish

Photo caption: RENOVATIONS BEGIN AT MCNISH-Fairbury begins renovations at McNish to update the storm sewer system with new type of erosion mat as well as many other renovations. Contributed Photo

Growth is a good thing.

It is especially good for our community, unless the infrastructure is not growing along with the community. Such is the case at McNish Park in Fairbury.

McNish Park was established in 1920 and was originally known as Highland Park. During the depression, several WPA projects helped build McNish up to what it is today. The WPA projects included the Boy Scout cabin, the outdoor sanctuary as well as the totem pole fountain and rock waterfalls.

Over the years as Fairbury grew northward McNish became an important part of Fairburys storm water control structure. McNishs storm system was responsible for approximately 23 acres of drainage when the Fairbury storm sewers became overloaded.

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Livingston Enterprises To Expand

Livingston Enterprises of Mahaska is undergoing a major expansion to their swine producing facility.

The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (water division) is seeking written comments from the public regarding the DEQ's intention to approve the proposed plan which would allow the rural Mahaska, KS enterprise to construct two additional buildings and increase their swine capacity by 4,996 head. In addition to the new buildings new shallow pits with pull plugs will also be added.

Those wishing to submit comments have from July 2 through Aug. 1. Comments made should pertain solely to issues the DEQ has authority under the Livestock Waste Management Act. All comments should be sent to: Agriculture Section, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality. PO Box 98922, Lincoln, Ne., 9509.

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City Hires Rental Inspector

After nearly two years of trying to enforce ordinances for minimum housing standards but having no enforcement personnel, the Fairbury City Council voted Tuesday to hire Kelly Davis of Fairbury from Davis Home Inspections.

Davis will be responsible for certifying local residences for being up to code prior to occupancy. His contract with the City runs through July 2015.

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Holiday Weekend Activities in Fairbury

The City of Fairbury is gearing up for the July 4th holiday. Crowds annually estimated at more than 20,000 will attend the 43rd annual Pioneer Shrine Club July 4th Flea Market in City Park. The event will feature hundreds of vendors offering everything from antiques, collectables, crafts, and food beginning at dawn.

The Bonham Theatre Project and Fairbury.com are hosting a cooperative effort by sponsoring the 1st Arts & Music Festival at Stagecoach Mall Antiques & Tasting Room on Friday, July 4th. Local artist Lucky Stradley will demonstrating the ancient Japanese technique of glazing pottery, known as Raku, beginning at 10 am.

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Plymouth News -- Angie Zulauf

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Those who attended the retirement ceremony for Brian Jantzen at Norfolk Virginia Naval Base were his parents Warren and Gail Jantzen, brother Paul Jantzen of Las Vegas, Nev.; sister Emily Volker of Auburn, Neb. and Aunt Teri Meints of Plymouth.

The Plymouth Silver Circle met June 17 with 13 present to play Call your partner 10point pitch. Delores Wasserman and Carolyn Schuerman were guests. Happy Birthday was sung for Ila Burger. Delores had the high score. Ila served refreshments in honor of her birthday.

Koey, Heather, and Jonas Lloyd of Blue Springs, Mo. and Scott,Rebecca, and Sara Schmidt of Manhattan, Kan. were June 21st weekend guests of Bob and Marge Schmidt.

Marilyn Kite took supper to the home of Margaret Plegge in Beatrice Sunday, June 22nd to help Margaret celebrate her birthday.

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Narka News

Following the Parish Sunday morning worship service led by Pastor Phil Goombi, a delicious pot luck dinner was enjoyed by all. The Parish 5th Sunday Gospel worship began at 1 pm. Lorene Holloway played prelude music to begin the festivities. Spokesman for the day, Loren Mach, gave a welcome and prayer. Great music for the afternoon was presented by: 4 S's, Kathleen Stump, Sally Splichal and Pam Gallion accompanied by Sharon Mach and Charleen Nevit; The Reruns, Walter Molazhn, Larry Stephens and Melvin Edwards; Pam Gallion; Jan Thomas; Janice Houdek; Macintosh Ministries, Gary & Janet MacIntosh; and Ten Pieces, Marvin & Donna Shoemaker, Jan Thomas, Loren Mach, Charles Joy, and Pam Gallion accompanied by Sharon Mach and Charlene Nevitt. The program ended with 2 patriotic melodies in honor of the 4th of July Holiday coming this week.

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Local Relay For Life group gives back

2014 Relay for Life Jefferson County Tri-chairs Krystal Schroder, Linda Schwisow and Tessa Schellhorn took a donation of 152 pounds of canned food to the local BVCA food bank that has been collected over the past few months at all of the team and committee member meetings.

This is our way of giving a little back to such a great community.

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Janice Olberding is retiring after 31 years!

Fairbury Public Library staff would like to recognize Janice Olberding with a card shower for her retirement. Janice is retiring after 31 years at the library. Cards may be sent to Fairbury Public Library, 601 7th st.

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