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Terry Terrill

Terry D. Terrill, 60, of Fairbury, passed away Feb. 2, 2016 at JCHC in Fairbury. He was born May 27, 1955 in Lincoln. 
Survivors are son: Brian Terrill of Lincoln; mother: Marge Terrill of Fairbury; sister and brother-in-law: Nancy and Chris Amundson of Fairbury; nephews: Caleb and Chancellor Amundson. 
Cremation has taken place. Memorial Services will be at 10:30 am Tuesday Feb. 9, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Fairbury, with Pastor Robin Stoops officiating. Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice. Burial in the Fairbury Cemetery. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.
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Kindergarten Round up

Tri County parent meeting is Tuesday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. Register by Friday, Feb. 19 at 402-683-2015.

Date: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 6:30pm
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Parent-Teacher Conferences

Tri County conferences have been scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9.  
Students will attend classes on that day with an early dismissal at 1 p.m.  Secondary school conferences will be held from 3:30 – 8:30 p.m.  
Parents/guardians may pick up their son’s/daughter’s report card at conferences from Mrs. Spilker at her table in the High School Gym. If unable to attend call for a meeting time.
There will be no school on Friday, Feb. 12.
Date: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 3:30pm
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Wish Ball Feb. 28

The Make-A-Wish Foundation in southeast Nebraska will hold a Wish Ball: A Night with Oscar fund raising event in Lincoln on Feb. 28. The event will be held at the Lincoln Train Station with a live broadcast of the Oscars.
Presently there are 19 children in the southeast region needing their wish fulfilled through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Date: 
Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 8:30am
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Potential Windtower Lease Land Owners

An informational awareness/concerns meeting on Monday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. in Union Bank basement, 1313 K St with Saline Co. Wind Assoc. speakers. If contacted by a wind energy Co. your attendance is requested.

Date: 
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 7:00pm
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Local Woman Wins Sweepstakes


Amy Wiedel of Fairbury won $1,000 in the H&R Block 1,000 win $1,000 Daily sweepstakes. Pictured, from left to right, Nathan Schroeder, Jan Gunther, H&R Block, Brayden Hamm, Wiedel, Brent Hamm, and Dennis Wurm of H&R Block. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
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Courthouse Construction To Begin Monday

Hammers will be flying Monday, Feb. 8 as the renovation project at the Jefferson County Courthouse begins, which will affect some of the services that are offered at the courthouse.
County Commissioner Mark Schoenrock reported that the construction project will begin in the basement of the courthouse. The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office, which is only open on Wednesdays, will be temporarily relocated to the commissioners room on the main floor.
Travis Arnold, groundskeeper at the courthouse, explained that through the duration of the construction project, part of the parking space will be made a no-parking zone in order to accommodate the construction company.
“Basically, they’re wanting to reserve some parking on the west side of the courthouse, on the north end of the lot,” said Arnold. “We’ve got that arranged with the city.”
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Cheer Camp 2016


On Jan. 22 a large group of elementary students participated in the annual cheer camp at FHS. The girls performed at the halftime of the Lady Jeffs versus Lady Dukes of York game. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
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Juveniles Arrested For Participation In Break Ins

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Hyped Winter Storm Just All Wet


CLear the way--Crews from the City of Fairbury began clearing the snowfall from the streets at approximately 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Assistant Street Superintendent Laura Bedlan warned that because of the weight of the snow, some mailboxes may sustain damage. She encourages people to invest in devices that may prevent this damage from occurring as a result of the snow. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
The snow storm that many expected to blanket the county in upwards of a foot of snow has left behind a small serving of what Jefferson County Commissioner Michael Dux calls “heart attack snow,” which he explained is because of the weight of the snow.
Jefferson County Emergency Manager John McKee explained that the reason why the area did not receive as much snow as originally predicted is because the track of the storm shifted.
“What we were getting, early on, is what they were supposed to be getting in Kansas, and we were supposed to be getting what’s along the interstate,” said McKee. “We got by with a little more rain and a little less snow.”
Electrical Line Superintendent Jim Moorehead stated that there were a few power outages on Tuesday due to the amount of ice on the power lines. He explained that he and his crew had the power back on in most places within an hour of the initial outage.

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