Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 12/09/2015 - 10:20am
On Sunday, Dec. 6 young members of the United Presbyterian Church in Fairbury put on a living creche for the community to view. Adorned with lavish costumes, the creche featured actual livestock and an angel looking over the scene. (Photo by Fred Arnold, Jr./www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 12/09/2015 - 10:19am
Local author Ron Schwab signs his new book for Karie Buchli at a book signing event that took place on Friday, Dec. 4 at Sisters Used Books and Housewares. Schwab is the author of several works, including “Night of the Coyote,” “Sioux Sunrise,” and “Paint the Hills Red.” He is currently working on a new novel. Schwab draws from his years of experience to tell new tales. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 12/09/2015 - 10:18am
Maxine Ward (left) helps a customer gather her items with the help of Marcie Beachler (right) at the annual Christmas Bakery and Boutique at the United Methodist Church in Fairbury. Many food items were sold out and crowds were steady all weekend, according to organizers of the event. Approximately $1,850 was raised from the event, which will be put in the general fund to help with building maintenance. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 12/09/2015 - 10:15am
Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home hosted a memorial tribute concert on Dec. 2 featuring local musicians. Sharon Schuster plays “The Little Drummer Boy” on the banjo.
(Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 12/09/2015 - 10:12am
Spoiler alert: If you’re one of those people who is all excited about Nebraska going to a bowl game, don’t read this. You’ll just want to throw rocks at me.
I’m having a hard time getting my head around why the Nebraska football team would be getting a bowl bid with a 5-7 record or why the university would even want to go.
By now we all know that the Cornhuskers will be playing 8-4 UCLA in the Foster Farms Bowl. My friends in Kansas are saying we’re going to: The Foster Brooks Bowl, The Toilet Bowl or playing some flag football game on someone’s farm.
Submitted by Tim Linscott on Wed, 12/09/2015 - 10:12am
Governor Ricketts last week decided that he would put on hold his attempts to import a key component drug for lethal injections until the people of Nebraska decide the course the state should take in dealing with capital punishment.
The drug, sodium thiopental, is not made in the U.S. anymore and many states with lethal injection have switched drugs or delayed executions.
To hear Gov. Ricketts say he was suspending his course to continue to pursue getting the drug is a bit of a ruse, if you ask me. He couldn't get the drug anyway (a shipment had been sent back from India in September) and a federal appeals court ordered the FDA to block sodium thiopental from coming into the country in 2013. For me, once he knew it wasn't coming anyway, he turned course and used this as an opportunity to get some brownie points with the public by saying, “We're going to wait and let the people decide.”