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Roy Christlieb

 
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.
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Fairbury Fun Park Meeting March 3

A meeting of the Fairbury Fun Park committee will be held Thursday, March 3 at the Fairbury Journal-News office at 7 p.m.
Future projects for parks in Fairbury will be discussed and anyone is welcome to attend.
Date: 
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 7:00pm
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Kick-Off Gala March 12

The fourth annual Three’s Pieces “Light It Up Blue” kick-off gala benefitting autism awareness will be Saturday, March 12 from 6-10 p.m.
The event will take place at the Fairbury Elks Lodge, 525 G St. Tickets will be available at the door.
Entertainment will include a live DJ, as well as Happy D Klown, a magic show, balloon animals, face painting and lots of surprises.
A silent auction will also be held with drinks and snacks provided.
Date: 
Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 6:00pm
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Agribusiness Banquet

The annual Jefferson County Agribusiness Banquet has been set for Friday, March 18, at 7 p.m. at Fairbury Jr.-Sr. High School. The evening will feature entertainment by Star Belle, a ukulele trio.
The banquet will also include the presentation of the FFA Alumni scholarship, the Jefferson County Ag Award, and the NRD Conservation Award.
Date: 
Friday, March 18, 2016 - 7:00pm
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Change of Venue for District Spelling Contest

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.

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Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 8:30am
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Soup Supper

A soup dinner fund raiser is being held for the Tri County Legion baseball teams on Sunday, March 13 at the Plymouth Community Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
All proceeds will be used for operating and construction costs of the Legion baseball. 
Date: 
Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 11:00am
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Volunteers Needed

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.

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Friday, February 26, 2016 - 8:45am
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Championship Weekend

photo by Greg Blobaum

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Reunited-Mother, Son Together Again After Abduction

Together Again--Jaxon’s mother posted this photo on social media of her and her child after they were reunited on Saturday night. (Contributed Photo)

At 7:15 a.m., Saturday, the Fairbury Police Department received a report that would kick off a day-long search to recover a two month old child, Jaxon Smetter, who had been abducted from a residence in Fairbury.
Megan Smetter, Jaxon’s mother, reported that when she woke up, her child and her vehicle were both missing. The officers were given reason to believe that Ernest Howard, who was in a relationship with Smetter, was the primary suspect in the case.
Chief of Police Chad Sprunk explained that an Amber Alert wasn’t issued sooner because there are many factors that must be considered before that alert is issued.
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Improving The Community, One Road At A Time

At the Fairbury City Council meeting, City Administrator Collin Bielser presented a preliminary plan to improve the city’s infrastructure over the course of 2016.
He explained that the funding for these projects comes from the half-cent sales tax, as well as other funds. He intends to tackle projects that are visible, which will help to improve the overall image of Fairbury. However, he emphasized that these projects are not set in stone.
The city may have to delay some projects depending upon the bids; however, if the bids come in low enough, it is possible that the city will expand the scope of the improvement plans.
“All these projects are in flux, because bids might come in higher, or lower,” said Bielser. “This (the plan) is just very fluid, but I would say it’s a good look into what could actually happen.”

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