Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/10/2016 - 12:55pm
For the fifth year, the students at Fairbury Central Elementary and Jefferson Intermediate schools have participated in the Valentines for Veterans project. They valentines they created will be shared with veterans at the VA Hospital in Omaha and the Veterans Homes in Grand Island and Bellevue.
The program in this area is coordinated by Marky Miller of Hebron, who felt this was a good way to give back to people who gave so much, as well as presenting a valuable opportunity for the students to do a fun community service project.
Fairbury students were joined by students from Hebron, Bruning-Davenport, Deshler, Diller, Geneva, Meridian and Superior. More than 1300 valentines were created by the students and will be hand delivered to the veteran facilities noted above.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/10/2016 - 12:54pm
Agriculture Award 2016
Nominations are now being accepted for the "Jefferson County Agriculture Award,” which was created to recognize those individuals who have contributed to agriculture in Jefferson County. Many individuals work many years serving agricultural interest in many ways. The presentation of the award will be made at the 2016 Annual Agri-Business Banquet on March 18 at the Fairbury High School.
Nomination forms are available at the following Jefferson County offices: Farm Service Agency (FSA), UNL Extension--Jefferson County, and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Deadline for nominations is March 1, 2016.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/10/2016 - 12:53pm
FHS Junior High Students of the Month--Students are: Seventh Graders: Sarah Engelman, daughter of Steph and Jeff Engelman; Aden Watson, son of Heather and Dan Watson. Eighth Graders: Hektor Kuzelka, son of Brad and Rhonda Kuzelka and Raven DeFrain, daughter of Tina and Cory DeFrain.(Contributed Photo)
Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 02/10/2016 - 12:52pm
After seeing the way that one community celebrated its successes and how another gathered together to raise money to preserve one of its historical buildings, I have to say, I’m impressed.
I’m talking, of course, about two events that occurred over the weekend: the Diller Shrimp Feed and the annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet.
I’ll start with Diller. A while back, I had the privilege of attending the annual meeting of the Diller Community Foundation Fund. At the meeting, I realized I was witnessing something special. The people in Diller care a lot about the future of their community, and that truly shows in the amount effort they put into building the community and promoting it.