Submitted by Tim Linscott on Wed, 02/24/2016 - 1:16pm
Water, water everywhere and possibly none of it to drink.
That is what Steele City, and many other communities are facing with an aging infrastructure and aging population.
As the infrastructure ages, repairs and maintenance must be done. However, with many residents in smaller rural communities on a fixed income, funds are hard to come by, therefore, repairs or upgrades are put off until the situation reaches crisis levels.
There is no shame in asking for help. This goes for people dealing with financial situations beyond their control and even villages. Asking for loan assistance, grant funds and the like are basic functions of being on a village and/or city board. The village board of Steele City, Fairbury, Endicott, Plymouth, Alexandria, Beatrice, Lincoln, Omaha, Oakland, Dallas, Philly, Houston, and everywhere in between, should be constantly looking for grants, loans and help to keep things like water systems viable.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/24/2016 - 1:05pm
Brayan Medina, 21 of Fairbury, to Brenda Carolina Barajas, 20, of Fairbury.
Roger Vaughn, of Lincoln; Speeding 16-20 MPH, infraction. Found guilty; fined $125.
Austin T. Forney, of Endicott; Speeding 21-35 MPH, infraction. Found guilty; fined $200.
Misty J. Frost, of Fairbury; Possess controlled substance, class 4 felony; tamper with physical evidence, class 4 felony, amended to attempt of a class 3A or class 4 felony, class 1 misdemeanor; criminal mischief—$1,500 or more, class 4 felony, amended to criminal mischief—$500-$1,500, class 1 misdemeanor; criminal trespass—first degree, class 1 misdemeanor; possess or use drug paraphernalia, infraction. Found guilty; fined $100, sentenced to 36 months probation.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/24/2016 - 1:03pm
Roy L. Christlieb, 57 years of age, of Wymore passed away at the Bryan West Medical Center in Lincoln Saturday night, Feb. 20, 2016. He was born on Oct. 8, 1958 in Beatrice to Leroy “Ozzie” and Rosalie “Rosie” (Rush) Christlieb, and was a 1977 graduate of Odell High School. Roy and Deb Pike were married on Sept. 4, 1982 and later divorced. He was employed with the Sanitary Garbage Company in Beatrice. Roy enjoyed racing (both cars and motorcycles), camping, boating, swimming, Husker football, and his dog Zippy.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/24/2016 - 12:46pm
Due to remodeling taking place at the Jefferson County Courthouse the District Spelling Contest is being MOVED to the Burkley Fine Arts Center at the Fairbury Jr-Sr High School Building. Registration begins March 6, at 8:30 a.m. for grades 5-6 and 12:30 p.m. for grades 7-8. Spelling begins at 9 a.m. for grades 5-6 and 1 p.m. for grades 7-8.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/24/2016 - 12:45pm
Bonham Theatre Project is having demolition/work days Friday, Feb. 26 from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 27 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Various demo projects being done, so bring some tools. Those with question or are available to help contact Brooke Schwab at 402-587-0683.