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Nov

Halloween Gunshots Prove Mystery For Fby. Police Dept.

A series of gunshots fired in the 1000 block of A Street in Fairbury on Halloween have prompted the Fairbury Police Department to ask for people with information relative to the incident to step forward.
According to Fairbury Chief of Police Chad Sprunk officers were dispatched to the location at approximately 11:31 p.m. reference an argument.
 "While officers were heading to the location they were informed that gunshots were heard coming from the area and a small dark-colored pickup was seen leaving the area at a high rate of speed," he said.
 Sprunk said when officers arrived they spoke with several  witnesses who "indicated there was a lot of yelling then they heard what appeared to be four gunshots fired," he added. Officers searched the area and located  four empty hand gun casings located in the yard of a nearby residence. 
Wed
05
Nov

Trunk or Treat


TRUNK OR TREAT held on the square last Friday had many children in costume gathering their goodies as well as and many local businesses and participants with decorated trunks. Photos by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News
Wed
05
Nov

District 8 School Board Provides Close Races

Three out of four people elected to the district 8 school board in Fairbury will be fresh faces following Tuesday night's general election.
 Sharon Ebke of rural Fairbury was the top vote-getter in an election that had five people running for three four-year terms. She received 1,300 votes. Joining her on the board as a new comer will be Barb Arner, also of rural Fairbury who had 809 votes. Incumbent Vickie Banahan, who serves as school board president, received the second most votes with 1,107.
   School board incumbent Tammi Davis lost her seat receiving only 690 votes. Challenger Carole Sprunk lost out on the third open spot by 49 votes. She received 760 votes. Incumbent Chris Ruzicka did not re-file for her seat.
Wed
05
Nov

County Voters Follow Along State Lines

 Jefferson County voters followed lock step in line with the rest of Nebraska voters regarding key races Tuesday night.
  In the race for governor, County residents supported Republican Pete Ricketts over Democrat Chuck Hassebrook 1,407 to 1,011.
  Senate candidate Republican Ben Sasse received the lion's share of county votes of Democrat Dave Domina 1,813 to 728.
  Initiative 425, otherwise known as 'The Minimum Wage Bill' was approved by Jefferson County voters 1,379 to 1,134.
Wed
05
Nov

First Friday Art Walk Nov. 7

First Friday Art Walk Nov. 7
 
Fairbury’s First Friday event is scheduled for Friday, November 7th in downtown Fairbury. Beginning at 5 p.m., Stops include Jefferson County Art Guild, Campbell Bros Circus Mural, New Earth Clay Pottery, Blue River Archery, Stagecoach Mall. For more information log on to: www.fairbury.com. Relay for Life team will  be hosting a wine tasting inside Stagecoach Mall. 
Wed
05
Nov

Six Nominated For Fairbury Chamber Board

 Representatives from six local businesses have been nominated for three open positions on the Fairbury Chamber of Commerce board of directors.
   They are: Jill Davis from the Fairbury Public School system; Ashley Kats from Prairie View Industries; Dani Kettelhut from Fairbury Dental Associates; Justin Newton of Riverside Chevrolet; Nick Schacht of Westin Packaged Meats and Nichole Siebolt of Loveland Products.
  Candidates for directors can also be nominated by petition bearing the signature of at least five percent of the total members ion good standing. all voting ballots must be returned to the Chamber office by 5 p.m. Dec. 1.
Wed
05
Nov

H.T. “Jay” Sydow

H.T. “Jay” Sydow, 90 of Fairbury passed away November 4, 2014. He was born to Harry and Dora (Huber) Sydow July 30, 1924 at Alexandria, Nebraska.

Survivors are Kristi Strizek and family of Lincoln, NE, Danny Sydow and wife Betty Ann of Gloucester, VA, Karen Pickett and husband Ronald and family of McAlpin, FL, 5 Grandchildren, 7 Great-Grandchildren and sister-in-law Kathryn Rinehart of Omaha, NE.

Wed
05
Nov

Sue Meredith

Sue Meredith, age 70 of Fairbury, passed away Wednesday in Fairbury. Services Pending with Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home.

Wed
05
Nov

Voters decide to increase minimum wage

By Julia Jackson

LINCOLN - Nebraskans gave overwhelming support to increase the minimum wage to $9 by January 2016 in Tuesday's midterm elections.

Tue
04
Nov

Judson Gaston 5 Generations

5 Generations--Judson Gaston 101 of Cedarwood Assisted Living in Fairbury holds his great-great-granddaughter. Aubree Annmarie Engle – 3 weeks old. Her mother, Chelsea Roesler Engle of Geneva; grandmother, Geri Buchli Roesler of Tobias; and great-grandmother, Shirley Gaston Buchli of Alexandria.

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