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Wed
27
Apr

Sign Of The Season

The warm weather afforded a group of youngsters in Fairbury the chance to put up a lemonade stand on Monday. Barry Schwab saw the group holding a sign on Fifth Street advertising for lemonade and cookies and decided to help their cause. From left to right, Corey Mashmeier, Marci Simpson, Eliza Kroeker, Drew Kroeker and Thadius Kroeker helped Schwab get a refreshing beverage. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

Wed
27
Apr

Town Hall To Give Locals Voice On Issues

Eager to see change in the community’s parks?
On May 5, people will have the opportunity to express their ideas about how to improve the parks in the community of Fairbury, as well as to listen to proposed plans to breathe new life into the city’s parks.
Laura Bedlan, who works with the Parks and Recreation Department, explained that many issues will be discussed at the meeting.
“We’ll open it up sometime around four at the community center (located in the City Park),” said Bedlan. “People can come in and view each of the different suggestions for each of the parks, the pool, trails and stuff like that.”
Bedlan stated that engineers will be present at the meeting for people to discuss proposals. The engineers will also present some plans for the public to weigh in on.
Wed
27
Apr

Surveys Collected, Results Coming Soon

The 2016 Citizen Satisfaction surveys have been collected by volunteers over the course of the past month, and now the city is waiting to see the results.
This survey, which Zoning Administrator Laura Bedlan believes is important because it will determine which grants are available to the City of Fairbury and also because of the input from the citizens on what they would like to see happen to improve the community.
She explained that she was impressed with the turnout.
“It looks to me like we have a lot of our surveys back, which is great,” said Bedlan. “There’s only a few that we may be calling out on, but it’s a lot less than I thought it would be. Now we’re just waiting to get all the information compiled.”
The surveys will be processed at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Bedlan believes that the results should be available by the city council meeting on May 17.
Wed
27
Apr

Spring Cleaning Comes To Town

City crews have been busy this week clearing away just about everything, from appliances to beds, tires, and everything in-between during the city-wide clean-up. Pictured is, from left to right, Tony Biehl, Derek DeBoer and Lynn Culp removing items from a property on E Street Tuesday morning. Certain materials, such as tires, shingles, logs, brush, stumps, concrete, leaves, grass, garbage, ashes, batteries, computer monitors, paint (in liquid form), chemicals and all liquids, will not be accepted. All loads will be inspected upon arrival. (Photos by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

Wed
27
Apr

Hog Confinement Redux

“Well, you guys can change your minds,” said Scott Hahn, addressing representatives of Plymouth Ag Group about the proposed hog confinement facility near Harbine after the decision was made by the Jefferson County Commissioners to issue a special use permit for the facility.
Roughly thirty people were present at the commissioners meeting on Tuesday to show support for or express concerns about the proposed hog confinement facility.
Attorney Marc Odgaard, who is representing some of the landowners near the proposed facility, spoke on behalf of his clients and emphasized his concerns about procedure.
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.” 

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