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Kiwanis Installs New Members


Bob Brackle installing new Kiwanis members Chance Klasak and Amber Pearce. Sponsors of the new members are Danni Starck and Bill Runge. Pictured from left to right Bob Brackle, Bill Runge, Chance Klasak and Amber Pearce and Danni Starck. (Contributed Photo)
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Mar

Maxton Joseph Gill

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Amber and Ty Gill proudly announce the birth of their son, Maxton Joseph Gill. He was born in at the Beatrice Community Hospital, Beatrice, NE, on February 23, 2015 weighing 7 pounds, 13.3 ounces and 19.5 inches long. He was welcomed home by sisters Braylee and Avery. Grandparents are William and Jeanna Hansel of Fairbury and Greg and Marty Gill of Fairbury. Great-grandparents are Marilyn Gill of Fairbury, Duane and Darlene Daniel of Beatrice.

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18
Mar

Faith Luthern Church in Hebron


Faith Lutheran Church in Hebron hosted the 2015 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Deshler Zone Spring Workshop last week. Diane Molthan, Hebron Ladies of Faith president welcomed 45 attendees. Seventy-seven gift bags of travel size toiletries were put together by the attendees to be given to the Blue Valley food pantry in Hebron and the Nuckolls County food pantry in Superior. (Contributed Photo)
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Mar

3-18-15

Police report
March 2: Report of shoplifting in the 1400 block of K Street.
March 3: A parked 2001 Ford owned by Caseindra L. Grybko, of Fairbury, was damaged by an unknown vehicle in the 1900 block of K Street. No damage estimate available.
March 4: Report of disturbing the peace in the 200 block of West 3rd Street.
March 5: Report of a disturbance in the 700 block of D Street.
March 6: Report of the police department assisting another agency.
March 6: Report of vandalism in the 800 block of F Street.
March 6: Report of assisting the ambulance in the 1400 block of F Street.
March 6: Report of a domestic in the 1900 block of K Street.
March 7: Report of a runaway juvenile in the 800 block of E Street.
March 7: Betty L. Williams, of Fairbury, was driving a 2012 Ford east on Highway 136 west of bridge No. 14969 when the vehicle collided with a deer. Damages were estimated at $4,000.

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Mar

Tatro Chiropractic donated $570 to the Fairbury Booster Club


Tatro Chiropractic donated $570 to the Fairbury Booster Club. $3 was donated for every 3 point basket made in a varsity Jeffs and Lady Jeffs basketball game. Leading shooters this year were Connor Livingston and Sidney Pollman. accepting the check for the Booster Club is Kirk Weichel. (Photo by Shaunte Dean/Fairbury Journal-News)
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18
Mar

Fun With Cows And Kids

My two boys are keeping me smiling. They make me laugh everyday, and sometimes I forget to write the funny things that they say down.
We were out unrolling a bale of hay for the cows when Kane saw the Hereford bull. As we passed the bull Kane said, “That bull has big toenails and big feet.”
I asked Kane if the bull had big feet like Daddy, and Kane said farmers don’t have big feet. Just bulls.
Later in the day Kane and I went out to check a cow that was calving in the bottom lot. I told Kane that soon all of the cows in the bottom lot would have babies. As we were walking back to the house Kane said, “By next year all of these cows will have babies.”

Wed
18
Mar

The Old Man Still Makes Rookie Mistakes

My son holds me in high esteem. He says I am a legend in Nebraska community journalism and to follow in my footsteps would be nearly impossible.
Personally I never have seen myself in that light. I just work hard. But if I ever got to feeling that way all I need to do is rewind to last Saturday.
By all accounts it was a busy day full of photos and story ideas. A small portion of my day was dedicated to covering the annual Fairbury Chamber of Commerce “Shamrock Shuffle.” The event is a lot of fun; people in crazy St. Patrick’s Day garb, running, walking, shuffling and in short having a great time.
It’s always a wonderful opportunity for some great feature photos to be used now in the paper and later in one of the many promotional products we publish.
I was on my game, let me tell you. Cute photos of children, candid shots of participants and those there just for fun. Some of the best stuff for the paper in a long time......or so I thought.

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18
Mar

Rural Fire Departments Provide Essential Services To Our Area

When most of us think about a rural fire department we probably tend to think about those guys (and gals) who host hamburger feeds, nut frys and other fundraising events, along with providing equipment for whatever fun day or parade might be going on in our local communities.
But think again. Rural volunteer fire departments are much more than that.
This was never more evident last weekend when a fire broke out in rural Jefferson County southwest of Steele City. Rural departments from; Fairbury, Diller, Steele City, Hanover (Ks), Washington (KS) and Hollenberg (KS) were all dispatched to a scene where a large grass fire had gotten out of control. Buildings, timber and many acres of pasture ground were put at risk. The departments spent the better part of Saturday afternoon and evening getting the blaze under control. All with little fanfare we might add.

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Mar

Fairbury Booster Club

The Fairbury Booster Club will hold it’s annual meeting on April 1, 2015 beginning at 6:00 pm at Wally’s. The public is welcome to attend.

Date: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 6:00am
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18
Mar

Easter For Kids one-day Vacation Bible School,

Easter For Kids one-day Vacation Bible School, Saturday, April 4, 8:45-noon, ages 3-6th grade, call 402-656-4465 and pre-register. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church & School, Plymouth

Date: 
Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 8:45am

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