Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:57pm
Nov. 6: Report of domestic assault in the 900 block of 8th Street.
Nov. 11: Report of fraud in the 1200 block of C Street.
Nov. 12: Stacie A. Fentress, of Fairbury, was driving east on 5th Street near A Street in a 2001 Chrysler owned by Spencer M. Fentress, of Fairbury, when the driver turned in front of, and collided with, a 2003 Ford driven by Kevin L. Brimmer and owned by Neil D. Winkle, both of Beatrice. Damages to Fentresses' vehicle were estimated at $3,000. Damages to Winkle's vehicle were estimated at $1,000.
Nov. 12: Report of a female issued a citation for stop sign violation, no proof of insurance and occupant protection. The vehicle was towed because it had no insurance.
Nov. 12: Report of the Police Department assisting probation with the search of a residence.
Submitted by Trevor Gill on Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:52pm
I love this time of year. Not the weather. The impending Christmas holiday.
I love the city street lights decorated in their Christmas tinsel and lights, and I love all of the houses with their lights and lawn décor. I love the Christmas commercials, including the classic Folgers commercials, that seem to make their way back each year.
I love the Christmas carols in the mall and on the radio, and I love the sound of the Salvation Army’s bells ringing when I go shopping. I love the advertisements for the holiday movies on TV and on the pages of my magazines. Everywhere I turn it’s Christmas.
It’s such a happy, hopeful, pretty time of year for me, and I’m sad that the Christmas season is over so quickly. So once Halloween is over, and the ugly orange and black comes down, I get into Christmas mode. If the weather is going to get cold, we may as well have Christmas on the brain. Otherwise its just five long months until spring.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:47pm
I received an e-mail the other day and it served as a reminder of what all of us should know but have let slip in these last six years or so. We let it slip because we were fairly comfortable with the way things were and besides that there are always other things to be busy with or concerned about.
Did you know that as you walk up the steps to the building that houses the U.S. Supreme Court you can see near the top of the building a row of the world’s law givers and each one is facing one in the middle who is facing forward with a full frontal view ....it is Moses and he is holding the Ten Commandments!
Did you know as you enter the Supreme Court courtroom, the two huge oak doors have the Ten Commandments engraved on each lower portion of each door.
Did you know as you sit inside the courtroom, you can see the wall, right above where the Supreme Court Judges sit, a display of the Ten Commandments.
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:47pm
I am sort of embarrassed. No, I am really embarrassed.
A little more than a week ago Journal-News staffer Cynthia Scheer asked me if I could go on Thursday night and take a picture for her. “um, okay,” I said. She asked me to go to the Jansen America Legion and take a photo of a presentation.
Ok. That’s the job and it was my job. But it was cold out. Darned cold, REALLY cold. Temps in the single digits and wind chills hovering at or below zero. As I sat in my chair at home waiting for the time to head out to Jansen I just got colder. On my way to Jansen, neither the truck nor I warmed up. But that’s ok, it was my job.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:45pm
The mere thought is puzzling: “an ordinance to allow fowl within the city limits of Fairbury.” All sorts of images come to mind. People with wire enclosed coops next to their homes. Chickens. Geese. Turkeys. Maybe pheasants, quail and guineas as well. A rooster crowing outside of the bedroom window. Welcome to Hooterville.
When this publication was initially informed that the Safety Committee would be making a recommendation to the full city council for consideration of just such a proposed law we kept waiting for the punchline. “A minister a priest and a rabbi walks into a bar......”
But there wasn’t a punchline. It was a serious piece of legislation.
Fairbury city councilman Brad Kuzelka was the chief supporter of the measure. He says the council should “give a little” rather than to let people constantly believe the city has their feet on the necks of local residents.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:40pm
There will be a benefit on Saturday, Nov. 29 at the 4-H building at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds for Rick and Peggy Rahe to help offset medical expenses.
Rick had some major, life-threatening medical issues. Peggy is unable to work due to her own medical problems.
The fund raiser, in which 100% of the proceeds will go to the family, will start with a nacho bar from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., at 9 p.m. the band Nex2’sDay will play. There is a $10.00 cover charge at the door which includes food and band. There will also be a 50-50 drawing.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:39pm
The Plymouth Cloverleaf 4-H Club met November 9th 2014 at the Plymouth Community Center. The meeting was called to order by President Megann Freese. Old business included Trunk or Treat on Halloween, Veterans day craft fair. Our Christmas party will be held on Sunday, November 30th at 4:00 p.m. There will be a $5 gift exchange for members who want to participate.
New business: January 2nd the Extension office will hold a winter workshop on January 2nd. 4-H Achievement Day will be held Sunday, January 4th at 5:00 p.m. We will be collecting food for the food pantry at the next meeting. We will then do the gift exchange and a pot luck meal.
A game was played by the recreation committee, Presentations were done by Likens, Hueske’s and Holtmeiers. Then boxes for Operation Christmas Child were packed to send.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:37pm
HOPE CRISIS RECEIVES DONATION-XI Alpha Theta Chapter EX2422 of Beta Sigma Phi of Fairbury chose Hope Crisis Center in Fairbury to receive monies from the freewill donations at the last Fairbury Community Concert. The chapter provides refreshments at the intermissions of these concerts. The chapter picks a different organization each time there is a concert. Pictured from left to right is Mindy Burns, Carmen Hinman of Hope Crisis Center, Carol Bauer of Beta Sigma Phi and Cari Emerson of Hope Crisis Center in Fairbury. Photo by Michelle Engelman/Fairbury Journal/News
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:36pm
HERITAGE CARE CENTER in Fairbury--Row 1-Dani Block, Angie Hein, Dezerae Davis, Monica Villeda. Row 2-Deb Mathiesen, Kelsey Herring, Lois Knigge, Becky Gausman, Heather Deuel, Mandi Barnts. Row 3-Susan Michels, Roger VanWesten, Thelma Schellhorn, Deb Nippert, Tina Bramhall, Joni Woodard, Kelly Smith. Contributed Photo
In the most recent survey administered by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Heritage Care Center was rated deficiency-free for a third consecutive year.
It is unusual for a skilled nursing and care center to receive a deficiency-free survey, meaning all services provided at this care center meet or exceeded all state and federal standards. All skilled nursing and care centers are inspected annually to evaluate services and renew state licensure. Unannounced, surveyors come in to interview, observe, and check records for at least four days. If each of the hundreds of regulations are met, the skilled nursing and care center is awarded a “deficiency-free” survey.