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Tue
25
Aug

Donna Mulkey

Donna Jean Lyree Mulkey 93 formerly of Fairbury, NE. passed away August 23, 2015 at Crestview Care Center in Milford, NE. She was born May 19, 1922 at Endicott, NE. to John & Emma (Allen) Schell. Survivors are Daughters: Mary Smith & Husband Kimball of Omaha, Pam Slama & Husband John of Milford, 4 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren, Sister: Helen Rossmiller & Husband Harv of Buffalo City, Iowa. Services will be at 11:00 am Thursday August 27, 2015 at the Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home Chapel in Fairbury. Memorials to the Family’s Choice. Burial at the Fairbury Cemetery – Fairbury, NE. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.

Thu
20
Aug

Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste Collections this Saturday, August 22nd

12pm-2:30pm, County Shop, 1415 A St., Fairbury.  See attachment for details

on items accepted.



$5 donation per household requested.

Thu
20
Aug

Betty Bohling

Betty A. Bohling, 89 of Fairbury, passed away August 20, 2015 at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury. She was born November 2, 1925 at Deshler, NE. 
 Survivors are daughters Diane (Mick) Hynek of Endicott, NE, Sharon Kugel of Hebron, NE, Beverly Blecha of Lincoln,NE, son Richard Brinton of Scottsbluff, NE,  6 Grandchildren, 18 Great-Grandchildren, 8 Great-Great-Grandchildren, stepchildren Randy (Sheri) Bohling of Mountain Home, ID, Tom (Barbara) Bohling of Davenport, NE, and Patty (Kerwin) Elting of Oak, NE, and many step-Grandchildren, step- Great Grandchildren and step-Great-Great Grandchildren.  
Wed
19
Aug

Barber and Pollman Wed

Miranda Ashley Barber and Trenten Alan Pollman were united in marriage June 27, 2015 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Fairbury, Nebraska. Father John Birkel performed the double-ring 3:30 afternoon ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Kent and Jennipher Barber and the groom is the son of Roger and Pam Pollman of Fairbury. Grandparents of the bride are Verna Horky and Jim and Carol Barber of Fairbury. Ken and Sharon Chappell of Fairbury and Roger and Joyce Pollman of Wymore are grandparents of the groom.
Wed
19
Aug

Reunions

Wed
19
Aug

Donna (Leonard) Bodamer and Dr. Keith and Jackie (Leonard) Stephenson

Open House being held for Donna (Leonard) Bodamer and Dr. Keith and Jackie (Leonard) Stephenson at American Lutheran Church, 1111 12th St. in the fellowship hall on Sunday, August 23 from 1:30-3:30 for anyone who would like to stop by and say hi.  We are also celebrating Donna’s 90th Birthday.  Please stop by for birthday cake and reminiscing.

Wed
19
Aug

County/State Weigh Bridge Options

Larry Legg, Project Engineer for the Nebraska Department of Highways and Bill Hansel, Jefferson County Highway Superintendent discussed the design and construction of a damaged bridge on Farmstead Avenue at the Commissioners Meeting, Tuesday.
According to Legg, the Nebraska Department of Highways has been looking for alternatives for the design on the bridge. Their hopeful estimate would be around $400,000 for construction and they are debating on how wide the bridge should be.
“We’re looking to build either a 14 feet or 20 feet wide structure but it will need to be large enough for farm equipment,” Legg said. “The area is very tight for construction and we have limited funds for construction.”
Wed
19
Aug

Booster Bash Draws Large Crowd

  Last Thursday, a large number of people attended a dinner hosted by the Booster Club at Fairbury Jr./Sr. High School. 
  Kirk Weichel, Booster Club President, explained that roughly 200 people were served at the meal. While the exact amount raised is still unknown, Weichel estimated that the Booster Club raised between $5,000 and $6,000. He believes that the event had a great turnout.
  The Booster Club will be active during the cross country and football scrimmages on Friday. For more information, or to join the Booster Club, contact Kirk Weichel at 402-300-0118 or 402-754-4130. You can also find them on Facebook. 
Wed
19
Aug

Local Suicide Rate A Cause For Concern

In Jefferson County, the steady rate of at least one suicide per year since 2011 is sounding the alarm for raised awareness about mental health.
  There are several causes that can lead a person to choose to kill themselves. From struggles with depression to troubles with alcohol and drugs, there is no single cause of suicide that can be pinpointed. Dr. Allen Meyer, psychologist at the Behavioral Medicine Clinic, explained some of the warning signs to look for.
  “The biggest predictor of 20 percent of all suicides is alcohol,” said Meyer. “Another big one is mental-health issues, particularly schizophrenia, bipolar, but frequently you'll find alcohol on top of them as well. Sometimes we don't have an explanation.”
  While there are several factors one can watch for, resources are available for people who are facing these issues and those who see the warning signs.
Wed
19
Aug

Poverty Part 4: “Not Everyone Who Needs Assistance is Lazy”

As one of the people working on the front lines to combat the effects of poverty, Ryan Bailey, Family and Community Services Manager at Blue Valley Community Action, has heard many of the criticisms of assistance programs and has seen the positive effects of having these programs in place.
  During her 16 years of working at BVCA, Bailey has been able to help people in need from slipping deeper into poverty. She explained that these programs are important, despite the harsh critiques that are made. One of the most common criticisms that she hears deals with work ethic.
 “The biggest critique is that people who are on any kind of assistance are lazy and that economic assistance makes it easy for people to be lazy and to not work,” said Bailey. “Tax dollars is always a big one. ‘Well there goes my tax dollars to waste.’ 

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