Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 06/17/2015 - 1:35pm
Each Friday through the month of June, there are going to be events for the Summer Reading Program children to attend at the 4H building on the Jefferson County Fairgrounds and the Fairbury Library.
Linda Dux, Fairbury Librarian stated, EMT Dan Lufkin met up with children from the Summer Reading Program on Jun 12, to teach them about fire safety and how to handle an emergency.
“There are still two more programs that the Library will hold and those programs will be for the children who have completed their reading goal,” Dux said.
On June 19, the children in 3-8th grade will be able to make super hero costumes and play games at the 4H Club Building between 10:00-11:00 am. There will be popcorn and a movie that begin at 2:00 pm for grades five and up at the Library.
“In addition, the children will receive their free personal pan pizza certificate from Pizza Hut and a bag of goodies,” Dux said.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 06/17/2015 - 1:29pm
Donors of all blood types – especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative – are needed. The Red Cross must collect 15,000 blood donations every day to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals and transfusion centers nationwide.
To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
June 29: 12:30 - 6:30 p.m., Community Building, 503 Commercial St.
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 06/17/2015 - 1:28pm
Nearly a year ago the Army Corps of Engineers contacted representatives from the City of Fairbury regarding the structural integrity of the levy system that surrounds the west and south portions of the city.
According to assistant street and alley superintendent Laura Bedlan there was concern that Fairbury might have to undertake a costly and lengthy process to get the levy re-certified.
"There is concern by the Army Corps that following Hurricane Katrina when many of the levies failed around New Orleans that the levy system in the U.S. needed to be re-evaluated," she told the Journal-News in 2014.
But in light of recent flooding that has plagued much of southeast Nebraska in the last six weeks Bedlan said Fairbury's levy has had 'trial by fire' and passed with flying colors. She said other than some minor drainage issues along the southern border the barrier which protects Fairbury from flooding is holding up well.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 06/17/2015 - 1:28pm
Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Nebraska businesses and residents in Jefferson, and other area counties affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, high winds, and flooding that occurred May 2-11. The Small Business Administration acted under it’s own authority to declare a disaster in response to a request they received from Gov. Pete Ricketts on May 22.
The disaster declaration makes SBA assistance available in Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Lancaster, Nuckolls, Saline, Seward, Thayer, and York counties in Nebraska; and Republic and Washington counties in Kansas.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 06/17/2015 - 1:27pm
155th Anniversary of the Pony Express Annual Re-Ride--Maggie Pryor, the Pony Express rider started out at Rock Creek Station near Fairbury June 16 on the annual ride. She'll ride two miles and switch with another rider, and that pattern will continue until the ride is complete on June 19. (Photo by Ashley Jensby/Fairbury Journal-News)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 06/17/2015 - 1:26pm
Jefferson County is at risk of continuing flooding conditions throughout the summer months.
John McKee, Jefferson County Emergency Services Manager, “after the last couple rains we have had, the land in Jefferson County is completely saturated.”
The Little Blue River outside of Fairbury is filled to it’s banks and is at 17.66 ft., but if it rises above 18.05 ft. there will be minor flooding. The river reached 25.42 ft. on May 7, 2015 which considered major flooding conditions, but on June 5, 2015 the level was at 18.84 ft.
“If the Little Blue River does end up flooding again, it may have an affect on the roads, but I’m not sure yet,” McKee said.
Since the land is so saturated it will continue to hold water and when the rivers overflow, the water wont be soaked into the ground, creating flooding conditions when it rains.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 06/17/2015 - 1:02pm
May 20: Collena Laschanzky, of Beatrice, was stopped at a stop sign at 14th and E Streets in a 2002 Chrysler when the driver said she was not paying attention and collided with the back of a 2005 Dodge driven by Sara E. Stewart, of Fairbury. Damages to Stewart’s vehicle were estimated at $1,000. Damages to Laschanzky’s vehicle were estimated at $2,000.
June 2: Report of a protection order in the 1700 block of G Street.
June 2: Report of a dog bite in the 1400 block of 6th Street.
June 3: Report of a juvenile complaint in the 400 block of L Street.
June 3: Report of a sexual assault in Fairbury.
June 3: Report of a domestic disturbance in the 700 block of F Street.
June 3: Report of an attempted suicide in Fairbury.
June 4: Report of a disturbance in the 100 block of 5th Street.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 06/17/2015 - 1:01pm
Side Trek's Doubles Horseshoe Tournament in Harbine:(front L-R): 1st Place: Larry Wise/Dale Caldwell, back R-L, 2nd Place: Robert Eyer/Mike Bock, 3rd Place: Jeff McDaniels/Jason Urich, 4th Place: Tony Stotler/Chester Stotler.(Contributed Photo)