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Wed
25
May

Saying Goodbye To Friends

Last Thursday a retirement party was hosted in the District Courtroom to celebrate District Court Judge Paul Korslund’s many years of service to the judicial system. Korslund’s last day serving as a judge will be on May 31. The vacancy left by Korslund will be filled in the coming months after a new judge is selected. Korslund hopes to spend time with his family and to continue staying involved in his community through volunteer work. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

Wed
25
May

Gone Fishin’

The Fairbury Optimist Club annual Tom Wright Family Fishing Clinic was held on Saturday, May 21 at Crystal Springs with 56 children in attendance. Organizers noted that 40 kids is average and the possibility of having a bounce house and other activities at Crystal Springs for the Duck and Run event may have bolstered attendance. Plans for next year have already started for the event. (Photo by Fred Arnold/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

Wed
25
May

Am. Legion Needs Volunteers

The Fairbury American Legion requires volunteers to help put flags on veterans’ graves to honor all veterans on Memorial Day. If interested, meet at the flag pole in the Fairbury Cemetery on Friday, May 27, at 1 p.m. The flags will be taken down on Tuesday, May 31 at 1 p.m. Also needed are volunteers to help roll up these flags afterwards at the VFW Hall. Contact person: Commander Bruce Junker 402-230-9008.

Date: 
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 1:00pm
Wed
25
May

Fireworks Donations

The VFW is now accepting donations for the annual fireworks display. Send donations to VFW at 2337 North K, Fairbury or the Chamber of Commerce. Call 402-587-0045 for information.

Date: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 8:30am
Wed
25
May

Derek’s Story June 4

Lighting Up the Darkness: from Hell to Heaven: Derek’s Story of Addiction and Suicide through the Eyes of Mom. Guest speaker Julie (Grammer) Siefers PA-C. 7 p.m.. Saturday, June 4 at Jefferson Community Health Center Conference Room, 2200 H St., Fairbury. Event is free and open to anyone interested. No registration required. Refreshments provided. Silent auction will include many handcrafted items, with proceeds benefiting: Out of the Darkness, Norton Valley Hope Treatment Center.

Date: 
Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 7:00pm
Wed
25
May

Community Band Getting Back Together

On June 6 the Fairbury Community Band will resume rehearsals Monday evenings 7-8 p.m. at the Train Depot. All musicians welcome. Will be performing in July. For more information call 402-239-8986.

Date: 
Monday, June 6, 2016 - 7:00pm
Wed
25
May

Concert Association Begins Ticket Drive

The Fairbury Concert Association is preparing for the upcoming 2016/2017 season with one of the best lineups of concerts to date.
Last week 19 met for the kickstart of the annual ticket drive and the annual concert series is entering the 36th season and organizers noted that now is the best time to order tickets.
“This season again offers four great shows for the entire family,” Rose Weigert of the FCA said. “The Concert Association Board is so proud to bring these quality shows to Fairbury, but we are asking for your help. It takes a community effort to keep them coming. We currently have over 50 businesses from our community and surrounding areas that make donations so the concerts can continue. Your members hip and volunteer hours are needed.”
Wed
25
May

First Recital

Students of Jill Carlson held a piano recital on Saturday, May 21 at Cornerstone Church in Fairbury. Students of varying levels played a variety of pieces. Awards, certificates and commemorative composer busts were given to students at the completion of the recital. From left to right, Nate Stelling, Natalie Heidemann, Olivia Linscott, Memphis Brown, Ellie Tucker, Mikelangelo Hunt, Adaline Linscott, Kate Tucker, Allexia Vculek, Bethany Klaumann, Bridget Heidemann, Jill Carlson. A reception was held after the recital. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

Wed
25
May

Annual Softball Tourney To Be Largest In Years

The 30th annual Fairbury Girls Softball tournament, traditionally held Memorial weekend, is expected to be the largest in at least a decade. 
The tournament is scheduled for May 28-29 at the Fairbury Softball Complex. Monday, May 30, is reserved for a rain date.
“The Memorial Weekend Tournament is a long-standing tradition in our community,” said Lana Likens, Fairbury Girls Softball president and this year’s tournament director. “It is a great early-season tournament for teams to practice their skills; it is a boost to Fairbury’s economy as it brings many players, coaches and spectators to town; and it is a fund-raiser for Fairbury Girls Softball.”
This year there are 36 teams registered for the tournament. Likens said that some teams travel each day from home, some teams stay in motels in Fairbury or the surrounding area, and some teams camp in area camp grounds. 
Tue
24
May

Jordan Gausman

 
Jordan R. Gausman, 31, passed away May 3 2016 in Colorado. 
Jordan was born July 25, 1984 in Fairbury. He attended school at CHB and later Thayer Central where he graduated in 2003. Jordan received his Associate Degree in Media Arts from Central Community College in Hastings. 
In 2006 he moved to Leadville, Colorado and was last employed at the Silver Dollar Saloon as a bartender and cook. 
His passions were cooking, skateboarding, snowboarding, hiking, camping and drawing.  
Jordan  is survived by his parents, father-Jeff Gausman of Fairbury, mother- Sandi Freese and special friend Neil Zenger of Haddam, brother- James  Long and wife Meaghan of Lincoln, nephew- Carter Long, grandmother-Phyllis Gausman of Fairbury, grandparents- Bob and CJ Freese of Fairbury/Phoenix, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

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