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Fri
27
May

Legendary Southern Rock Band 38 SPECIAL, coming to Milligan, Nebraska

After three years, and 7 famous Country Bands, Milligan, Nebraska (60 miles SW of Lincoln, NE) is going to be "Rockin' into the Night" on Friday June 10th, at their 29th annual June Jubilee celebrity conce

Fri
27
May

Deloris J. Witt

Deloris J. Witt, 87, of Fairbury, NE, passed away May 26, 2016 at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury. Born January 7, 1929 at Reynolds, NE. 

Memorial Service will be Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the Heritage Care Center Chapel in Fairbury with Darlene Novotny officiating.  Viewing will be from 2 – 6 pm on Friday and 8 am – 1 pm on Saturday at the Funeral Home only.  Burial will be in the Rose Creek Cemetery in Reynolds, Ne.  Memorials will go to the Family’s Choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.

Thu
26
May

BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS:

The Fairbury Journal-News is currently looking into a situation involving the Nebraska State Auditor's office and the Jefferson County Historical Society. The story is ongoing, keep checking our website, social media and next week's edition for more.http://www.auditors.nebraska.gov/APA_Reports/2016/OE480701-05232016-May_...

Thu
26
May

Possible Severe Weather with possible tornado capabilities today

Tornado Watch until 10:00 pm.

 

Flash Flood Watch till 7:00 am tomorrow morning.

 

The severe weather threat continues for today.

 

After a conference call with the Omaha NWS at noon. We have the following information.

 

The first round of storms have started as of this email. The NWS stated this round will have some tornadic threat to it. The greater tornado threat will be later this afternoon (4 to 6). The areas along the Kansas/Nebraska border have the greater risk of tornadoes.

 

Large hail is also possible with these storms.

 

Storms will continue into the morning hours.

 

Wed
25
May

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor,
I’m writing this letter to address the patrons of my laundromat. I realize this letter will not reach all of you because of literacy issues, you cannot read and heed the already existing signs on the wall, so hoping someone can read it to you. 
Please check the pockets on your laundry, remove screws, nails, rubber bands and other debris. These items can and will greatly reduce the life and efficiency of the machines.
Please do not stuff the machines. This will not allow the washers to do their job and may damage your laundry as well as the machines. Spend the extra money and make two smaller loads from that extra large load. And, above all, don’t stuff foam rubber seat cushions in my toploaders, as it will result in burned belts and melted plastic parts.
Wed
25
May

“Imagine Sisyphus Happy”

We need to talk about something that is affecting people across the nation, especially the younger generations: suicide.
Suicide has stripped away the lives of many people, each of whom had something to offer the world, whether it was guidance, talent or even the comfort of friendship.
For many, it is difficult to understand why anyone would choose to end their life; however, for those of us who, to quote Robert Frost, “have been acquainted with the night,” there is a sense of empathy as to that choice and an unspoken solidarity that binds us together. 
One of my favorite lyrics from Simon and Garfunkel comes from the song Richard Cory, which was adapted from a poem by the same name. The song is about seeing a guy who has it all from the perspective of someone who barely has enough money for bread.
Wed
25
May

FYI Garden Shows That Kids Do Great Things

Naysayers talk about “these kids today.” They say things like kids are lazy, they don’t know how to work, all they want to do is get in trouble and on and on.
Okay, let’s talk about “these kids today.”
Last Friday there was an event in downtown Fairbury put on by the Fairbury Youth Involvement Center (FYI). Sponsored in partnership with Blue Valley Community action more than two dozen members of our youth community spent the afternoon planting a garden at the corner of 6th and E Streets. There is a sign on the corner that reads in part: ‘Seeds Of Hope.”
Journal-News staff members spent a considerable amount of time at the location shooting pictures, taking notes and talking with people about the project. It was evident that the younger members of the Fairbury community were completely engaged and eager to be involved in the project.
Wed
25
May

Let’s Get Off The Transgender Train, Okay? There Are Bigger Issues

It's difficult for me to wrap my head around the issue of where transgender people go to the bathroom. I guess I really didn't event know it was an issue and truthfully never have thought about it as being an "issue" until watching the news and reading the papers.
But it seems it is an issue. From state governments who want to ban transgenders for using a certain bathroom and celebrities who want to use their clout to allow "freedom of choice," to Bible-totin' mamas who claim profusely in big box stores that God hates transgenders and something with the devil...bah blah blah. I think we're on transgender/bathroom overload.
For what it's worth I don't think God hates transgenders. In fact I don't think He hates anything. But I digress.
Wed
25
May

Junior High Trap Team

The Fairbury Jr High team competed in the 47th Cornhusker National Jr/Sr High School Shoot April 28.  The team was in a three-way tie for third place shooting 434/500.  The tie was broke by which team shot best their first 25 rocks which placed them 4th.  There was 862 Jr High shooters this year.  Coach Steve Stapaules, Coach Randy Bartling, Lane Zabokrtsky 85/100, Riley Stewart 86/100, Kyle Gregory 86/100, John Kerwood 86/100, Joe Melcher 92/100, Coach Mike Holes and Coach Scott Banahan not pictured. (contributed photo)

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