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May Day


Rotary member Chad Jurgens, JCHC CEO, delivers a May basket to Eleanor Seggerman, Cedarwood tenant, on May 1. This is the second year Rotary has taken orders for and crafted and delivered May baskets as a fund-raiser. Rotary does a variety of community service projects.
Wed
29
Apr

Superintendent’s Hobby Showcases Students

Photography has always been a part of Fred Helmink's life, yet the Fairbury Public Schools superintendent said he has never had any formal training. His dad, Maurice, always had a 35mm camera in hand, Helmink said. Like father, like son, except the son carries a digital Nikon camera these days. 
“I'm not an expert,” Helmink said. “I just like taking pictures.”
Helmink almost always has a camera with him, he said, and his family jokes that he must have lost his camera when he shows up to functions without it. 
The Norris grad began taking school pictures in 1978 when he was a vocal music teacher. He took a lot of pictures of the students at various events, he said.
After nine years of teaching he became a principal and offered to take photos at events. After all, he said, he was going to be there anyway so he might as well take photos. 
Wed
29
Apr

2nd Grade Class Observing Arbor Day


Hayden Corter, Devin Vculek, Ashley Grubbs, Avery Gillham and Cooper Wolfe - All in Miss Bergmeier's 2nd grade class, joined in on the Arbor Day celebration. NCRS gave a presentation about tree planting and what trees need to survive, then each child got to take home a Lilac Bush. (Photo by Shaunte Dean/Fairbury Journal-News)
Wed
29
Apr

Living History Weekend in Steele City

Area residents will recreate the past this weekend, May 2-3, at the first of three living history weekends to be held in historic Steele City this year as they pick up tools and work as the pioneers did over 100 years ago.
Blacksmithing, wheelwrighting, and a variety of domestic skills such as weaving and soap making will be demonstrated to the public on Saturday and Sunday at the historic buildings in Steele City, including the blacksmith shop, bank, and livery barn.
Date: 
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 10:00am
Wed
29
Apr

Living History Weekend in Steele City

Living History Weekend
 
Area residents will recreate the past this weekend, May 2-3, at the first of three living history weekends to be held in historic Steele City this year as they pick up tools and work as the pioneers did over 100 years ago.
Blacksmithing, wheelwrighting, and a variety of domestic skills such as weaving and soap making will be demonstrated to the public on Saturday and Sunday at the historic buildings in Steele City, including the blacksmith shop, bank, and livery barn.
“Our volunteers take off from their regular jobs and become craftsmen from the past,” said Jefferson County Historical Society Curator Denise Andersen. “All we want is for others to enjoy the weekend and maybe learn something in the process.”
Wed
29
Apr

Ambulance Director Resigns

Ambulance
Director Resigns
 
 Jefferson County Ambulance manager Joe Grubbs has resigned. Grubbs tendered his resignation to Jefferson County Commissioners last week following a series of executive sessions regarding personnel matters.
  Grubbs has been ambulance Director for District 33 for several years. His last day will be May 2
Wed
29
Apr

Daykin Bed And Breakfast Began With Farmhouse Restoration

Don Endorf had daydreamed of owning a bed and breakfast after he retired from Boeing in Wichita. He didn’t plan on having two. 
“My nephew, Kent Endorf, bought land these two houses were on and was putting in pivots,” Endorf said. “He needed the houses gone, and they were too nice to put a match to.”
After Endorf accepted the first farmhouse, he said, his nephew asked if he wanted a second one. 
The first answer was ‘No,’ the Daykin man recalled.  
But there those two houses stand on Daykin’s west edge in what was once a cornfield. They were moved to town from nearby farms two weeks apart in 1999. The houses sit side by side on separate lots. Endorf said he doesn’t think his children, who have careers far from Jefferson County, have any desire to retain the houses when he and his wife, Doris, are gone, so he anticipates the homes will one day be sold to families. 
Wed
29
Apr

Car Seat Check


Safe KIDS--Child Safety Seat Technician and Nebraska State Trooper Eric Janssen checks a carseat during “Safe Kids” at the Fairbury Elks Lodge last Thursday. A total of 20 seats were checked. (Photo by Shaunte Dean/Fairbury Journal-News)
Wed
29
Apr

Ribbon Cutting at M&D


New Home. Expanded Services. A ribbon cutting was held last week officially marking the new location for M & D Auto Service in Fairbury. The company, which originally opened in the former Skelly filling station at 521 5th Street in downtown Fairbury moved to their current location at 620 C Street late last Winter. Owner Mitch Heidemann purchased the former Schroeder’s Family Foods Grocery when that business closed last Summer. He has since expanded his business to the location as well as expanding services. (Photo by Shaunte Dean/Fairbury Journal-News)
Wed
29
Apr

Fairbury Edges Crete In Nine Hole Dual

Paced by four scores in the 40s, Fairbury defeated Crete by nine strokes, 187-196 in a nine-hole varsity dual played April 20th on the College Heights Country Club golf course in Crete.
Nick Christiansen led the Jeffs on the day shooting a 44, Spencer Feldkamp carded a 46, Zach Reikofski fired a 48, Dalton Hinrichs had a 49, while Justin Peterson finished with a score of 51.
Kale Friesen topped Crete with a nine-hole round of 39.
In junior varsity play there was no team score kept with Crete having only one golfer, while Fairbury fielded a full five-man squad.
Robby Meyer paced the junior Jeffs with a score of 46 for nine holes.
Blake Bauer shot a 52, Dylan Au fired a 55, Keyten Pfingsten finished with a 56, and Tanner Novotny turned in a score of 62.

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