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Wed
28
Oct

BVCA Cleans Highway

A group of 12 people from Blue Valley Community Action recently picked up trash along Highway 136 east of Fairbury.
Ryan Bailey, organizer for the event, explained that this project has been in the works for a long time. However, she stated, the group was somewhat delayed because of a lengthy application process. This is not the first clean-up project in which the group has participated.
“We started this process at least a year ago,” said Bailey. “We had to go through several things to be approved for that. We did our first one last April. The state gave us 10 bags in the beginning, and it took 48 bags. It took several hours and we decided that we were going to do it every six months because of the amount of time that it took. This time, it didn't take much time at all to do.”
Wed
28
Oct

Annie Oakley Coming To Fairbury

On Sunday, Nov. 1, Charlotte Endorf will don her Annie Oakley outfit to put on a show at the VFW as a way to help raise money for purchasing two new furnaces for the VFW. 
Endorf, who will also be performing at the Methodist Church on Sunday at 10:30 a.m., is excited to return to Fairbury because it is the place where she developed her speaking abilities.
“I started in 1992 back in Fairbury at Jack Wesch’s dental office there, I joined Toastmasters because I wanted to improve my communication and leadership skills,” said Endorf. “So, that’s what started me in speaking.”
From there, she became involved with Humanities Nebraska, where she performed speeches meant to teach people about history with a hands-on experience. Since that time, she has traveled across the state to perform.
Wed
28
Oct

10-28-15

Sheriff's Report:
Oct. 14: Dispute over village street being closed.
Oct. 16: Theft at a gravel pit in rural Fairbury discovered in progress by Sheriff's Office.
Oct. 16: Shane R. Culp was traveling north on River Road in a 2001 Ford when he misjudged a turn, overcorrecting and landing in the north ditch on 565 Ave., which resulted in $1,200 of damage.
Oct. 17: Subject in rural Jansen arrested for domestic assault.
Oct. 18: Jeremy S. Scott was westbound in a 2001 GMC when a deer entered the roadway from the south ditch. He swerved to the left, entering the eastbound lane, to miss the animal. He then overcorrected, causing the vehicle to skid sideways across both lanes, entering the north ditch. Upon entering the north ditch, the vehicle turned backwards and continued to slide before coming to a rest facing south. The incident resulted in $1,000 of damage.
Wed
28
Oct

Stop Pivots from Upsetting in High Winds With New Product

Jim Frager of Polaris Products LLC is announcing he has two Provisional Patents on a device to stop pivot sprinklers from upsetting in a high wind.   
The device fits on the cross members of each pivot tower.  
The “Pivot Guard” as it is called, uses an electric motor to screw an auger foot feet into the ground to keep the pivot from upsetting in a high. In the testing of the Pivot Guard” it was found to increase the down force on each tower from 5,000 to 8,000 pounds of force depending on the soil type.  The “Pivot Guard” can be controlled by a wind sensor that sends a high wind warning to the landowner’s cell phone.  
The landowner can then use his cell phone to lower the augers on each tower to stop tip-over of the pivot.  Wind speeds above 60 MPH have been found to upset an empty pivot.  
The augers can be lowered or raised manually at the pivot also.  
The “Pivot Guard” is manufactured in Nebraska. 
Wed
28
Oct

Soaring to Meet the Goal


Local pilots raised money for the Bonham Theatre Project by giving airplane rides. Over $1,000 was raised by the pilots to help the Bonham Theatre Project. Pictured are (l-r): Randy Prellwitz, Jeff Engels, Debby Ebke, Bonham Theatre Project Treasurer, Bill Stelling, Brooke Schwab, Bonham Theatre Project President and Jason Trimm. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Tue
27
Oct

FJN Cleans Up Downtown

Tue
27
Oct

Bonham Update

Tue
27
Oct

School lunch menu 10-28-15

Fairbury Jefferson and Central

Elementary Schools

Tue
27
Oct

Charles Murphy

Charles Glenn “Chuckster” Murphy passed away on October 24, 2015.

Charlie is survived by his brother Macavius, parents Cameron and Jenna; aunts and uncles: Catherine Murphy, Sean Murphy, Brock and Stephanie Buchli, Sylvia Buchli, Jamie and Ryan Swartz;  grandparents Eric and Cindy Murphy and Ted and Kandy Buchli, and great-grandparents Ardelle Ebbers, Hazel Rouse, and Roger Murphy.

Mon
26
Oct

Smart Moves Class Starting at JCHC

Smart Moves Program Begins

Shaun Friedrichsen

News Editor

 

On Oct. 28, the first in a series of classes to help people make changes in their lifestyles to limit the risk of getting diabetes.

These classes, which will take place at Jefferson Community Health Center, offer not only information about diabetes and changes that can be made to lead healthier lives, but also a sense of support for following through with implementing those changes.

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