Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:47pm
Free assistance in changing or reconsidering Medicare D or Medicare Advantage Plan. Medicare Open Enrollment is available from October 15 through Dec. 7. Appointments are required, and can be made by calling Lori DeBoer at Jefferson Community Health Center at (402) 729-3351.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:46pm
The Fairbury American Legion will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW. All veterans are invited to attend, along with wives and friends and participants don't have to be a member to attend.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:45pm
Outreach programs are established through Blue Valley Community Action Partnership with the help of AmeriCorps VISTAs.
The goal of the Veteran Support Project is to increase the capacity of BVCA in serving Veterans and their families.
All members volunteer as members of a veteran leadership advisory council are being organized to include Veterans or a Veteran’s family members. A local organizing meeting will be on Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. in Crete at the College Heights Country Club 1225 E 4th St.
Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:40pm
On Wednesday, Sept. 30, Hope Crisis Center hosted a candlelight vigil to usher in a variety of activities that are meant to inform people about the issue of domestic violence during the month of October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Carmen Hinman, executive director at Hope Crisis Center in Fairbury, was pleased with the turnout at the event and hopes that it will help to raise awareness about this issue that isn't as well known. She believes that any event like this has the potential to help people find resources they can rely upon for aid.
“We're always happy with any attendance that we get,” said Hinman. “It takes a lot of work to put events on to bring awareness to the communities, but any number of people we can get to attend events like that is a success in our eyes. If a small group shows their presence and spreads the word, hopefully that touches one more person.”
Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:39pm
At the county commissioners meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 6, the board of commissioners deliberated on the issue of whether it should continue to focus on its efforts to fix the PWF road or other roads in Jefferson County.
Tim Farmer, of Speece-Lewis Engineers, explained that the county had received seven more donations of rights-of-way since the time of the last meeting. County Commissioner Mark Schoenrock asked Farmer what he believes the main objection is that people have to donating a portion of their land to this project.
Farmer stated that he has heard a lot of landowners refuse to donate their property to this project because of recent increases in property evaluations. He believes that people object to donating their land for this project because they want to be compensated for it.
Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:38pm
During Tuesday's county commissioners meeting on Oct. 6, Matt McCord, county employee, had his employment terminated effective at 1 p.m. on Tuesday.
The decision came after a closed session, which was called to discuss personnel matters, that began at 11:08 a.m. and was finished at 11:45 a.m. Shortly after the closed session ended, County Commissioner Michael Dux made a motion to “terminate the employment of Matt McCord, effective at one o'clock today, giving Matt time to remove any of his personal items at the Highway Department.”
County Commissioner Brad Grummert seconded the motion and a roll call vote was held. The motion passed with Dux and Grummert voting in favor of terminating McCord and County Commissioner Mark Schoenrock voting against it. At the commissioners meeting, no reason was given for McCord's termination.
The Fairbury Journal-News will continue to follow this story as it develops.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:38pm
Super Publisher, the Man of Skills
Secret Identity: Tim Linscott
Power: Using every aspect of the media to improve not only business, but the community at-large.
Tim has been plugging every experience, piece of information and idea he has into improving the Journal-News and make the paper, and the entire region, better for tomorrow.
SEE page 8A in E-edition for all staff secret powers photos
National Newspaper Week is Oct. 4-10 with this year’s theme being, “The Power of the Press.”
Because of the theme this year, the staff at the Fairbury Journal-News has peeled back the curtain of the newspaper world to reveal the many powers and traits possessed by those in the industry.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of National Newspaper Week (NNW), the annual week-long observance of the impact of newspapers in communities of all sizes.
National Newspaper Week is sponsored by the Newspaper Association Managers, Inc., which is the organization of press and newspaper associations representing the industry throughout North America.
Getting the paper out on time each week for 123 years is no small task and FJN staff members felt it important to reveal the heroics done on a weekly basis across the nation to put their readers first.