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Wed
01
Oct

Jefferson County Memory Walk

Jefferson County’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, held Sunday, Sept. 14, was successful, says organizer Lana Likens.
This year’s walk raised more than $4,800 for the Alzheimer’s Association. Proceeds included donations gathered by walkers, t-shirt sponsorships, and other sponsorships.
 “This is the largest number of walkers we’ve had in recent years, and the largest amount we have raised to help end Alzheimer’s Disease,” said Coordinator Lana Likens, director of public relations at Jefferson Community Health Center.
 In addition, many local businesses and individuals supported the 35 walkers as they raised money for the Alzheimer’s Association. Walk to End Alzheimer’s funds assist the Alzheimer’s Association with services and support for families coping with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as ongoing research and education.
Wed
01
Oct

Company Says “Wet Side" Plant To Remain Open

Officials from Loveland Products say the news following the announced closure of Agrium Technologies  of Fairbury isn't all bad. The liquid portion of the fertilizer business, which operates immediately next to the "dry plant" will remain open.
 In a news release sent to the Journal-News LPI (a subsidiary of Agrium Technologies of Alberta, Canada) says that portion of the facility will remain open. And along with it the 20 people who work there will remain employed.
 "The company bought the plant from Tetra Micro Nutrients in 2011 and since have invested nearly $9 million in the facility," Paul Poister, a spokesman for Loveland said.
 "The recent announcement of the closure of a nearby dry fertilizer plant, also owned by Agrium, will not impact the LPI operations," Poister added.
Wed
01
Oct

New Law to Benefit Courthouse Reno

Jefferson County Commissioners heard good news Tuesday regarding renovation of the courthouse.
The week of September 15 the Jefferson County Commissioners asked their architectural firm, Berggren Architects to investigate into LB191, a recently passed Nebraska bill that would supply tax credits  to assist in alleviating  some of the cost of renovation  of historical buildings.  LB191 is titled Job Creation and Mainstreet Revitalization.  The portion of the bill that would benefit  Jefferson County is Mainstreet Revitalization. 
This last week the commissioners had a phone conference with their architects as well as a tax representative, Doug Ewald from KPMG public accounting firm out of Omaha.  Ewald, a former Nebraska Tax Commissioner, is currently working with different clients across the state who were planning on taking advantage of Mainstreet Revitalization (LB191) tax credits.
Wed
01
Oct

General Election Nearing

Early Voting applications will be published October 8, 15, 22, 2014 in the Fairbury Journal-News. Anyone who is a registered voter may fill this out and return to the County Clerk’s Office. If you do not have a copy of the application you may send in a signed letter of where you are registered and where you want the ballot sent.  

Wed
01
Oct

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Hope Crisis will be hosting several events to help not only draw support for victims of domestic violence but to help support the efforts of Hope Crisis.
Hope Crisis Center volunteers including youth from American Lutheran and United Methodist church have been going door to door to distribute yard signs to willing residents of Fairbury.
They will be holding a Candlelight Vigil Wednesday, October 1 on the courthouse lawn beginning at 7:30 pm.  Sunday, October 11 will be an active day for Hope Crisis, Fairbury’s Walmart will once again be hosting the stuff the van event titled  “Moving to Safety.” A van will be parked at Walmart and a list will be available asking  customers to show their support by purchasing supplies to help stuff the van.  
Wed
01
Oct

Fairbury Homecoming Royalty


Homecoming Royalty for 2014 Homecoming Queen is Emily Hill, daughter of Steve and Michele Hill; Homecoming King is Dalton Hinrichs, son of Bob and Monica Hinrichs. Photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky/Fairbury Journal News
Tue
30
Sep

Mary E. Holtz

Mary E. Holtz of Fairbury, NE. passed away on Sept. 2nd, 2014. Mary was born on Nov. 15, 1949 to Michael Luby and Irene Roode-Ackman. Mary attended St. Michael's Catholic School & Fairbury Jr. Sr. High School. After high school she graduated from Fairbury Junior College. In 1975 she married Michael Caroon. Together they had 5 children. In 2001 she remarried to Robert Holtz of Fairbury. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, Playing poker and watching Nebraska football.

Tue
30
Sep

Larry A. Leonard

Larry A. Leonard, 77, of Fairbury, NE. passed away September 27, 2014 in Fairbury, NE. He was born August 24, 1937 in Fairbury, NE.

Survivors are daughter, Shannon Schroeder and husband, Craig of Fairbury; son, Jay De Leonard of San Francisco, CA.; 4 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, sisters, Donna Bodamer of Kansas City, MO.; Jacquelyn Stephenson of Estes Park, CO.;

Mon
29
Sep

Marcellan Siegel

Marcellan Siegel,92, of Fairbury, NE., passed away Sept. 20,2014. Born in Diller on July 18, 1922, to George and Marie (Shipman) Mees, She attended and graduated from St. Michael's Catholic and Fairbury High schools.
A lifelong resident of Fairbury, she was employed by the Fairbury Windmill and Fairbury Livestock companies and, later, worked alongside her husband, Harold, in his auction and real estate business. After Harold passing, Marcellan continued to be active in her church.

Mon
29
Sep

Cyrus Henry Mussman

Cyrus Henry Mussman, 95, passed away on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Heritage Crossings in Geneva, NE. He was born to Henry Mussman and Emma Pfingston Mussman on January 18, 1919 on a farm near Tobias, NE. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church.

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