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Wed
27
Jan

Judge Korslund To Retire

Lawyer, county judge, district judge, mayor and now Paul Korslund can add retiree to his list of many titles.
Korslund announced this week he is stepping down as the district court judge to pursue other interests.
“I have loved working with the people in Jefferson County, the clerk’s office, the sheriff’s deputies that do security and the attorney’s over the years,” Korslund said.
He remembers fondly working with Linda Bauer for many years when she was county attorney. She is now Judge Bauer.
“Jeff Goltz is doing a fine job as her successor. I was so pleased to see Linda Bauer become Judge Bauer,” Korslund said.
Korslund noted that Jefferson County is a busy county and he notices an uptick in drug cases over the last few years.
“I think law enforcement does a very good job and that can make a difference as to how many cases come into court,” Korslund said.
Wed
27
Jan

Blues, Brews and Barbecue Event Benefits Bonham


JANUARY BLUES--Carolyn Oleson and David Epp, of the duo Enigma, let the Blues wail as part of the third annual Winter Blues Festival to help raise money for the Bonham Theatre Project. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
The third annual Winter Blues Festival at Stagecoach Mall helped to raise money for the Bonham Theatre Project on Saturday by attracting a crowd of approximately 120 people to partake in the festivities.
Brooke Schwab, President of the Bonham Theatre Project, was pleased with the turnout at the event. She explained that the total amount raised during the event is still being calculated, but she is optimistic  about the results.
“We don’t have any actual numbers yet, but it was good,” said Schwab. “We had a good turnout; we were close to sell-out numbers. It was a great night! We had a wonderful party with a lot of people. I think it was just a good time had by all.”
Wed
27
Jan

Citizens Asked To Register For Updated Emergency Alert System

With the updates complete on the Jefferson County 911 Citizen Alert, people who live in Jefferson County are requested to register to receive emergency alerts via phone call, email and text by visiting the registration website at https://jeffco911.onthealert.com, or by clicking the link on the Jefferson County website.
This new alert system will send out messages whenever public safety is determined to be at risk. It will be used to notify the public situations such as flood evacuations, snow emergencies, chemical spills and law enforcement issues in which there is a threat posed to the public. 
However, Jefferson County Emergency Manager John McKee explained that this is only meant to be another tool to help keep people informed. He encourages them to stay up to date with other tools such as media outlets, weather radios and certified social media sites.
Wed
27
Jan

Foundation Awards $18,800 In Grants


Strengthening the community--Beth Roelfs, Chairperson for the Diller Community Foundation Fund, announced that the fund is giving approximately $18,000 in grants to help groups in the community of Diller to prosper. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
At their annual meeting on Sunday, Jan. 17, the Diller Community Foundation Fund awarded approximately $18,800 in grants to local organizations to help them complete projects to improve the community of Diller to prepare for its future.
Beth Roelfs, Chairperson of the Diller Community Foundation Fund, explained that the efforts of the community over the years are coming to fruition, and that the fund is just one example of the way people are being proactive in helping their town grow.
“The fund was established nearly 20 years ago,” said Roelfs. “The purpose of it was to build a financial resource that could support the vision of the community for the future. Many times small communities have to rely on, at the moment, fund raising to react to needs. 
Wed
27
Jan

college grads

Bryan College of Health Sciences announces the Dean’s list for Fall 2015 term. Dean’s list is 12 credit hours and received 3.5 GPA or higher.
Chelsea Sasse of Fairbury, graduated from Fairbury Jr/Sr. High School. Her parents are Ron and Mindy Sasse of Diller. Chelsea is a sophomore at Bryan College in Lincoln and is enrolled in the Nursing program and is on the Dean’s List.
Kylee Barber of Fairbury, a sophomore in the nursing program and graduate of Fairbury Jr/Sr. high school is on the President’s List. 
Kylee is the daughter of Terry and Annette Barber of Fairbury.
Kaden Henry, a senior, and Fairbury native, made the Dean’s list. Henry is the son of Rodney Henry and Gail Henry, both of Fairbury.
 
Dakota State University President’s Academic Honors List for Fall 2015 Semester: Derek Kerner of Fairbury.
 
Wed
27
Jan

Meints 4 generations


Four Generations of the Meints family, left to right, Mother Shelby Meints Rahe of Greenleaf Kan., Jax Rahe, Grandpa Greg Meints of Plymouth and Great-Grandmother Lois Eggert Meints of Beatrice.(contributed photo)
Wed
27
Jan

School lunch menu 2-1 to 2-5

Fairbury Jefferson and Central 
Elementary Schools
Monday,  Feb. 1-Cheesy breadstick or turkey wrap or chef salad, chicken noodle soup
Tuesday,Feb. 2- Breaded pork cutlet or chicken salad sandwich or chef salad, loaded mashed potatoes
Wednesday,  Feb. 3-BBQ chicken patty or ham and cheese wrap or chef salad, baked beans
Thursday, Feb. 4- Sausage patty w/pancakes/syrup, turkey sandwich or chef salad, tator tots
Friday,  Feb. 5- Pepperoni pizza or tuna salad sandwich or chef salad, corn
High School
Monday,  Feb. 1-Cheesy Breadstick or cheeseburger, chicken Noodles soup
Tuesday,Feb. 2-Breaded pork cutlet or chicken and cheese flatbread, loaded mashed potatoes
Wednesday,  Feb. 3-BBQ chicken patty w/couscous or meatball sub, baked beans
Thursday, Feb. 4-Sausage patty w/pancakes/syrup or chicken wrap, tator tots
Wed
27
Jan

Mike Georgi

Arnold Motor Supply, headquartered in Spencer, Iowa, recognized the 2015 top performers for the Retail Store Division of The Arnold Group of Companies, at the company’s Manager’s meeting held in Ankeny on Jan. 12, 2016. The Top 5 Awards recognize the top producers company-wide in both sales and the percentage increase of sales. 
Mike Georgi, manager of the Auto Value Parts Store in Fairbury, received the coveted Service is the Difference Award. Georgi received the award for exemplary effort going above and beyond the norm in customer service and satisfaction.  
Wed
27
Jan

Douglas

DOUGLAS
Zach and Lauri Douglas of Burlington, Kan., would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Brinley Grace Douglas, born on Dec. 1, 2015 at the Coffey County Hospital in Burlington, Kan, weighing six pounds, 14 ounces and 20 inches long.
This is the couples first child.
Grandparents are Frank and Connie Durst of Morrowville, Kan.; Sheri Douglas of McPherson, Kan. and Larry Douglas of Emporia, Kan. great-grandparents are Shirley Hasbrouck of Fairbury, Duane Durst of Washington, Kan., Connie Lambertus of Wichita, Kan.
Wed
27
Jan

Seeley

 
Seeley
Travis and Melissa Seeley of Lincoln are aproud parents of a baby boy, James Owen Seeley. James was born January 7, 2016, weighing 9.11 pounds and was 21.75” long. He was born at Bryan Memorial in Lincoln. This is the couple’s first child. Grandparents are Linda Seeley of Jansen and the late Alan Seeley, and Ron and Marilyn Robinson of Lincoln.

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