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Tue
26
Apr

Accident Today

At approx. 3:05 p.m. the Jefferson Co. Sheriffs Office responded to an accident between an SUV and a combine south of Fairbury details to follow.

Mon
25
Apr

James Roland

James “Rick” Roland age 54  formerly of Fairbury, Nebraska died April 6, 2016 in Michigan. He was born January 25, 1962 in Fairbury the son of Francis and Lucille Roland.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Fairbury Dam. In case of inclement weather, services will be held at the Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury.

Mon
25
Apr

Marvin Schoen

Marvin John Schoen, 92, of Fairbury passed away Thursday April 21, 2016.
 He was born August 6, 1923, in Gladstone, Ne. to John G. and Anna (Ude)  Schoen.
   He was a U.S. Marine veteran.  During his time as a Marine he was on duty as a horse patrolman in the bombed out city of Hiroshima, Japan. 
Survivors are daughter Cheryl (Jim) Swartz of Lincoln; sons Gary (Kathy) of Omaha and Jeffrey of Lincoln; six grandchildren; seven great grand children; step  daughters, Debra (Dan) Hose of Lincoln and Linda (Edward) Earhart of Beatrice;step-sons Dennis (Cindy) Buchmeier and Doyle Buchmeier, both of Fairbury; 13  step grandchildren; 11 step great-grandchildren; brothers Norris (Shirley)  Schoen of Fairbury and Richard Schoen of Scottsbluff, Ne.
  Services will be Wednesday April 27, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran
Mon
25
Apr

POSSIBLE SEVERE WEATHER TUESDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING MODERERATE RISK FOR SEVERE WEATHER FOR OUR AREA

It is very important that you, your family, business and schools be prepared before Tuesday what you would do if severe weather was to hit your area. If you are going to be out on the road too this includes school bus drivers. Always be alert to where, if you need to take shelter, where would you go. Have your All-Hazard NOAA Weather radio ready too.

Make sure you have your emergency kit stocked. This is important year round not just for winter or spring storms.

Monitor the changing forecasts from the NWS offices through tomorrow. It is not often we get placed in a moderate risk. Even if you’re not in this risk area it looks like somewhere in southern Nebraska and northern Kansas will see severe storms.

 

Wed
20
Apr

Quick Quips

Quick Quips
 
By Tim Linscott
 
• I recently attended a conference with Dr. Adolph Brown, a professor and world renowned speaker and advocate on education. He spoke about how his grandfather did not have more than an elementary education, but was the wisest man he knew.
Dr. Brown and his grandfather had some sage advice for those in attendance and for citizens of the world in general:
“When things go wrong, you do not have to go with them.”
“Ladies, stop putting importance on below your waist and not from the neck up.”
“Once you get an education, no one can take that from you.”
“If you have to whisper it, don’t say it.”
My grandfather had some famous sayings within the family that I use today:
“You pick your rhubarb, I will pick mine.” 
Wed
20
Apr

“What Do You Mean I Gotta Press Two For English?”

Normally when I go to restaurants, I go there to hear what people are talking about; to hear them discuss the pressing (or exaggerated) issues of the day.
Lately, I’ve been thinking about a certain person’s rant I heard while I was at a restaurant when I was in college. It went something like this:
“It’s a crime that we gotta press two to hear them foreigners try to talk English when we’re needin’ somethin’. What do you mean I gotta press two for English? This is America. We speak English, not no other languages.”
At that point, I tried to avert my gaze from the individual, hiding a grin beneath my hand. Yes, this could be considered a case of schadenfreude, which is indeed a word that exists within the English language. 
However, as with most of these incidents, I was more embarrassed for the person than upset about it. Here’s why: I believe this is an example of the failure of our education system here in the U.S.
Wed
20
Apr

Keep It Simple, Stupid

I do not favor the proverbial corporate fat cat; however, I think we can all agree the U.S. tax system is a broken mess.
President Obama recently limited U.S. companies from doing an ‘inversion’ or shifting money from the U.S. to other countries in order to pay lower taxes. The new rules make it difficult for a U.S. company to move their tax address to another country and avoid the 35 percent corporate tax rate. Yes, folks, you did not read that wrong, 35 percent tax rate.
I see the intent of the new rules; however, foreign companies that do business in the U.S., may be looking for ways to avoid dealing with these rules by simply packing up and going home.
According to Kenneth Frazier, Merck and Co. Chief Executive, American companies will likely begin moving their headquarters out of the U.S. in droves, or allowing themselves to be bought out by foreign companies, simply to avoid the real problem: the broken tax system.
Wed
20
Apr

Parts Of H Street Are Worse Than The Worst House In Town

We all have things we are embarrassed by. Maybe it’s the aunt who always pinches your cheek at family reunions, even though you are 40 years old. Maybe it’s slipping on the ice in front of a crowd of people. Or perhaps it’s leaving the rest room with your “barn door” open.
Or maybe it’s a street, how it looks, how it’s cared for and the appearance that it gives. Locally we have such a case that is nothing short of an embarrassment. H street in Fairbury from 23rd to 27th Street is, frankly, the worst road that I have ever driven on, and as a flagship road in our community either needs to be fixed or closed.
Wed
20
Apr

Veterans Forum Deadline April 29

Military veteran family members that would like to contribute to improving community services for military families and veterans are asked to come to “Making Connections-Community Conversations” on Monday, May 4 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Public Health Solutions in Crete (995 East Hwy 33, Suite 1).
The meeting will be dealing with a statewide effort to help shape an action plan for Nebraska veterans and their families.
To reserve a spot or with questions, call Jill Kuzelka 402-826-6686 or 1-844-830-0813 by Friday, April 29.
Date: 
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 6:30pm
Wed
20
Apr

JCHC Festival May 19

The JCHC Auxiliary spring salad festival will be held Thursday, May 19 at the Fairbury Elks Club from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Date: 
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:00am

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