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Catharine Nutsch

Catharine Nutsch
Catharine Mary Margaret (Cumro) Nutsch, was born on March 23, 1927 to William and Margaret (Lyhane) Cumro at Hollenberg, Kan. She passed away on June 16, 2015 in Fairbury. The sixth of seven children, she was baptized, made her First Communion and was confirmed at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Hanover, Kan. Catharine attended and was a 1945 graduate of Hollenberg High School. 
On Feb. 24, 1954, Catharine was united in marriage to George Nutsch at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Washington, Kan. The couple began their married life living on a farm south of Diller. They moved to Fairbury in 1957. 
Catharine devoted her life to raising their five children and in later years enjoying her grandchildren and great grandchildren. 
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Oct

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to help put out the Avenue of Flags around the Courthouse on Nov. 10 at 8 a.m. and take them down on Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. This is in celebration of Veterans Day November 11. 

Date: 
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 8:00am
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Oct

Free Lunch For Veterans

Jefferson Intermediate School is honoring Veterans with a free lunch Thursday, Nov. 12. Veterans please call Jefferson Intermediate School at 402-729-5041 by Monday Nov. 9 to reserve your lunch.

Date: 
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 11:00am
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Oct

Free Food For Seniors

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) distribution clinic will be held in Fairbury at 512 3rd Street on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. An appointment is suggested. To schedule an appointment or obtain information on how to qualify for CSFP, please call Blue Valley Community Action at 402-729-2278.

Date: 
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 8:00am
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Oct

Gardenside Welcomes Trick-or-Treaters

Trick or treaters will be welcomed at Gardenside long-term care at Jefferson Community Health Center, 2200 H St., and Cedarwood assisted living, 828 22nd St., from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31.  All trick or treaters must be accompanied by adults. Trick or treaters may enter the main entrance of JCHC or the main entrance of Cedarwood.       
For more information, contact Gardenside at (402) 729-5220 or Cedarwood at (402) 729-6100.
Date: 
Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 6:00pm
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Oct

Drug and Alcohol Prevention Speaker

On Monday, Nov. 2 from 7-8 p.m. at the Fairbury Elks Lodge will be a presentation on drug and alcohol prevention by Ray Lozano.

Date: 
Monday, November 2, 2015 - 7:00pm
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28
Oct

Riesen to Run

On Saturday, October 31 at 10 a.m., a group of Tri County teachers are having a benefit for a respected, former Tri-County teacher. It  will be a 1 mile/5K event and the proceeds will go to help Dee and her family with medical bills. They will have T-shirts, wristbands. Wear costumes to the event.

Date: 
Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 10:00am
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28
Oct

Scaring Up Some Fun


Above: Tyler and Amber Gill with kids Maxton, Avery and Braylee got into the Halloween spirit on Oct. 24 at Crystal Springs for trick-or-treating in the camping area. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
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28
Oct

City Looks At Sidewalks, LMI Study For Continuing Grants


SCHOOL BOUND--The City of Fairbury is looking for ways to help students get to school safer through a grant program. (Photo by Christina Weidner/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
The City of Fairbury is looking to make the quality of life in Fairbury better.
Members of the Fairbury City Council took two steps forward last week by agreeing to seek participation in a sidewalk grant program as well as agreeing to participate in a Low to Moderate Income grant survey.
According to Fairbury City Administrator Collin Bielser, Fairbury is seeking inclusion in a TAP (Transportation Alternative Program), which would pay for 80 percent of new sidewalk and, or trails construction.
“We would be looking at two projects,” he told the Journal-News. “We realize that there are areas of town where new sidewalks are sorely needed for pedestrians, especially for kids who walk to school. One project would be the installation of a sidewalk that would run from McNish Park to Jefferson School, the other would run from City Park to Central School.”
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Oct

Commissioners Mull Options On Equipment

The county commissioners are looking into the possibility of replacing multiple pieces of equipment that are used by the highway department.
At Tuesday's meeting with Highway Superintendent Bill Hansel present, the commissioners discussed the current state bid to replace three aging motor graders and a wheel-loader. Representatives from Caterpillar and John Deere were present to describe what each company has to offer.
After some clarification about the needs of the county, the commissioners decided that while it would be best to act soon because of the need to replace the equipment, they would wait a week to make a final decision on which pieces of equipment they will replace and which company, or companies, from which they would purchase the items.

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