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Apr

Diller Odell Honor Roll

High Honor Roll Seniors
Ahl, Bladen Keifer Klecan, Tyler Michael
Schroeder, Bailey Lynn
Schultis, Kaitlyn Elizabeth
Zarybnicky, Theresa Ann
Juniors
Arnold, Paige
Ebeling, Carson Rae
Hennerberg, Reese Brian Jurgens, Madison Cay
Lottman, Corina Ann
Wed
06
Apr

Hueftle

Hueftle
Kevan and Nicole (Milius) Hueftle of Eustis, Neb. are proud parents of a son, Hayes Dean Hueftle, born on March 21, 2016 in Kearney, Neb. He was 7 lbs. 10 oz. and 20" long.  Hayes is welcomed home by his big sister, Chesley, 2. Grandparents are Dean and Deb Milius of Plymouth and Lee and Sherry Hueftle of Eustis. Great Grandparents are Eileen Bergmeier and Shirley Imes, both of Plymouth, Janice Hueftle and LaRaye and Sylvia Schurr of Eustis.
                          
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06
Apr

Donnabelle Gerhardt

The family of Donnabelle Gerhardt would like to honor her for her 85th Birthday on April 14. You may send birthday wishes and special memories to her at Cedarwood Assisted Living, Room 106, 828 22nd St., Fairbury NE 68352.

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06
Apr

Ruth Flagle

Happy 90th birthday to Ruth Flagle of Mahaska now residing at Cedarwood. Dewayne and JoAnn, Les and Marilyn, John and Linda and families.

Wed
06
Apr

The Plastic Bag Forrest Will (Almost) Never Go Away

Here I go again.
While shopping at a local store last weekend I was again asked that all too common question, “paper or plastic?” I replied with the standard answer “paper please; there are far too many plastic sacks out blowing around.”
 I told the checker it was always good to push paper. She countered with “yes until we run out of trees.” I got on the ‘bag train’ again and pointed out that more trees were planted each year than were harvested and in fact forestation of the United States was at an all time high. It’s perfectly ok to use paper.
If I need to remind people just how bad plastic bags are for the environment and exactly why people should never, ever, ever get them from a store I would build my case by saying simply, drive out to Crystal Springs.
Wed
06
Apr

Let’s Hear What You Have To Say

The President holds a State of the Union address each year. The City of Fairbury has been working on a State of the City meeting for quite some time now and things are getting more organized and definite dates and times should be released soon.
I implore everyone reading this to attend this meeting for the simple reason that anyone can be an armchair quarterback and tell everyone around them at the local watering hole how government should be run. This is the opportunity to be in the room with local officials and discuss what needs to be done with parks and recreation, the pool, streets and departments like water and electric.
Have a complaint? Come to the meeting. Have praise? Come to the meeting. Have a question? Come to the meeting. Have a solution? Come to the meeting.
Wed
06
Apr

That Was Hard To Watch

So there I was, cowering behind my camera, trying to become a part of the wall I was leaning against, taking mental notes as stinging words ricocheted around the room, hitting their targets left and right.
Much like the suspended NBC reporter Brian Williams, I haven’t yet experienced war first hand—I sincerely hope that I never have to. The chaotic scene I described above did not take place on a battlefield. Rather, it took place at the Steele City village board meeting on Monday night. For a non-exaggerated account of what happened at the meeting, see the story that starts on the front page.
Wed
06
Apr

Letters to the Editor

Editor:
For the fourth year in a row the Nebraska Unicameral has failed to expand medicaid. For the second year in a row Fairbury's native daughter Senator Laura Ebke has voted against that expansion. 
What's it going to take for Fairbury to wake up and realize how precarious the future of your hospital has become?
The Affordable Care Act is the law. As a result the Federal Government has stopped reimbursing hospitals for medical care for uninsured individuals. The assumption is being made that states would expand medicaid thereby providing insurance for these individuals.
Rural Nebraska is fighting for its survival. 
In my lifetime, Fairbury has lost its railroad, then it lost its college, now are you going to lose your hospital, too?
Wed
06
Apr

Quick Quips

• Spring brings many wonderful things, like the blooming of the trees, the smell of freshly cut grass, the warm weather and greasy hands....yep, grease in your fingernails. 
My middle daughter, Olivia,  loves to ride her bike. Living in the western part of the state, the sandburs were so bad we would go through three or four bike tubes a year, even with the green goop you put in the tires to stop punctures. 
Earlier this week I dug out her bike and prepared it for the year with new tubes and adjusting the seat and handlebars. I forgot that to do all of that, you have to pretty much take the bike completely apart, getting my hands all full of grease. 
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06
Apr

Parkinson’s Support Group

The Parkinson’s Support Group will meet on Monday, April 11,  at 10 a.m. in Jefferson Community Health Center’s Small Conference Room. For more information, contact Lana Likens at Jefferson Community Health Center at (402)-729-3351.

Date: 
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 10:00am

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