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Wed
08
Oct

City Council Meeting Postponed

Due to a scheduling conflict, the regular meeting of the Fairbury City Council, which was to have taken place this Tuesday, has been re-scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday). The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m., rather than the usual 7:30 time slot.  
All regularly scheduled agenda items will be addressed.
Wed
08
Oct

Larry Allen Leonard

Larry Allen Leonard, 77, of Fairbury Nebraska, ended his life’s journey in the same home to which he was born on Saturday, September 27, 2014 after a brief period of heart problems. Born in Fairbury,NE. to Ernest Jesse Leonard and Gladys Ethel Craig. He was a lifetime resident of Jefferson County, Nebraska.
He graduated from Fairbury Junior Senior High School in 1955 and attended one year of college before deciding to go into farming with his father. He farmed east of Fairbury until he retired from farming in 2002. When not farming, He was extremely loving and proud of his children, JayDe Leonard, of San Francisco; Shannon Schroeder and  husband, Craig, of Fairbury. 
Wed
08
Oct

Informational Meetings On Bond Issue

 There will be three informational meetings held regarding the upcoming bond issue that will be placed on the November 4 election ballot.  The bond is for the repair of deteriorating roads in Jefferson County.  Two of the roads that will be discussed will be the PWF and Brickyard Road.  The first meeting will be held October 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Burkley Family Center.  The second meeting will be held in Diller on October 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Diller Community Building and a third meeting will be held on October 28 at the Burkley Family Center at 6:30 p.m.

Wed
08
Oct

Lord’s Acre Festival in Endicott


63rd Annual Lord’s Acre Day Celebration--held Saturday in Endicott was attended by people of all ages. Above, Gracie, 3, daughter of Chris and Sarah Parker of Fairbury, threw out candy from a Fairbury Rural Fire Dept. vehicle. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News. More photos under the photos tab on this site
Wed
08
Oct

June Eva Jorgensen Hoegh

June Eva Jorgensen Hoegh, the daughter of Otto and Nellie Marie (Hansen) Westergaard, was born in Omaha, NE. on August 10, 1935 and passed away in Kearney, NE. on October 1, 2014, at the age of 79.
She grew up in Omaha and graduated from Benson High School in 1953. June worked for Bell Telephone in Omaha from 1953-57.
On September 9, 1956, she was united in marriage to Otto V. Jorgensen. They moved to Omaha for three years, and returned to Aurora in 1960, where they farmed until 1994. June worked for the Grain Place for many years. Otto passed away on December 17, 2003.
On April 29, 2006, she was united in marriage to Dale E. Hoegh at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kronborg.
She was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kronborg, where she sang in the church choir for many years. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Otto; and sister, Viola Cook.
Wed
08
Oct

County Employees Abusing Internet?

Computer security was the main topic of discussion at a mandatory meeting for all local elected officials and department heads, both state and county, at the Jefferson County Commissioners’ meeting, Tuesday.
Brad Eisenhauer, Jefferson County Information Technology officer, informed the commissioners at their board meeting two weeks ago that he was very concerned about internet usage, especially in the courthouse.
“The courthouse had maxed out their internet capacity,” Eisenhauer said.  “This means that there are a lot of personal  devices, cellphones and tablets that are hooking into the county internet.  People are also using YouTube and music sites such as Pandora which takes up even more bandwidth.”
Wed
08
Oct

Union Bank & Trust Donates $10,000 to Bonham Theatre Project


DONATION TO BONHAM THEATRE PROJECT--Jen Walton, left, Branch Manager of Union Bank and Trust presents Debby Ebke, Treasurer of Bonham Theatre Group, with a donation of $10,000 to be given over a two year period. Photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky/FairburyJournalNews.com
 Union Bank & Trust donated $10,000 to assist the revitalization efforts of the historic Bonham Theatre. The funds, which will be disbursed over a two year period, will help the non-profit group reach their fundraising milestone to begin renovations.
 “Fairbury has a rich history, and the Bonham Theatre is a key part of that” said Jen Walton, Branch Manager. “With the support of the entire community, the Theatre can once again be an active part of Fairbury’s downtown area.”
 Debby Ebke, Treasurer of the Bonham Theatre Project, stated, “We’re very encouraged by the support of Union Bank & Trust, and all of our area businesses. By coming together, we are truly a stronger community.”
 
Wed
08
Oct

Candlelight Vigil


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Hope Crisis began the month with a Candlelight Vigil on the Courthouse lawn. Shaylene Smith, survivor, not only told her story but urged everyone there to pay special attention to the children to teach them the right way to handle anger and above all else, teach them self worth so they don’t experience what she went through as a young adult. Photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky/FairburyJournalNews.com
Wed
08
Oct

Community Concerts Begin in October

Community Concerts Begin in October 
 The Magic of Hudson Shad will start the season with their concert Tues., Oct. 21 with a 7:30 p.m. show time.  All concerts are held at  Burkley Fine Arts Center, 1501 Ninth St. in Fairbury.  Doors for the concerts open one half hour before the performance begins.  For ticket information contact; Eunice Stuart, 402-729-2845.
Date: 
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 7:30am
Wed
08
Oct

Fairbury American Legion

 Fairbury American Legion will meet on Tuesday, October 14, at 6:30 P.M. at the Legion Hall. You don’t have to be a member to attend. 

Date: 
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 6:30am

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