Much of the buzz in Hebron and across Thayer County is about the proposed school bond issue, as well as the series of public meetings being held over the next few weeks about the bond; leading up to the May 13th election. Voters will decide whether the Thayer County School District 0070 (Thayer Central Community Schools) should issue bonds for $12,975,000 to finance constructing additions to the districts existing buildings. Those additions would include classrooms and a gymnasium, as well as equipment in connection with the consolidation of grades preK-12 within the districts current buildings.
Bottom line, all primary grades would have classrooms in one place at Thayer Central Community Schools, instead of the current scenario in which classrooms are located at multiple places.
March 25: Report of child neglect in rural Steele City.
March 28: Larry G. Schwan, of Western, was driving a 2004 Mazda south on Highway 15 near 716 Road when the vehicle collided with a deer. Damages were estimated at $2,500.
March 28: Report of someone in possession of a prescription bottle that was not theirs in Fairbury.
March 30: Report of a driver being cited for operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol after the vehicle was seen speeding. Passengers in the vehicle were all under age 21 and were released to their parents.
March 30: Report of an ATV accident in rural Plymouth. No injuries were reported.
March 31: Report of a driver cited and released in Fairbury for driving under suspension.
April 1: Report of the Fairbury Police Department assisting with the arrest of a male on a Gage County felony warrant.
March 27: Report of vandalism to a vehicle in the 1100 block of B Street.
March 27: Report of financial fraud of an elderly person in the 400 block of 5th Street.
March 27: Report of a student walking away from Jefferson Intermediate School without permission. The child was located and taken back to the school.
March 27: Report of a male arrested in the 100 block of 5th Street for terroristic threats, use of a firearm to commit a felony, possession of marijuana less than an ounce and possession of drug paraphernalia.
March 28: Report of people selling magazines without a permit. Two males were arrested on outstanding Kansas and Nebraska warrants.
March 28: Report of a male arrested for DUI during a traffic stop in the 1300 block of E Street.
March 28: Report of criminal mischief in the 800 block of F Street.
March 29: Report of a fire burning in the 1200 block of 7th Street.
Photo caption: Contributed PhotoRichard Zimmerman was recently awarded Outstanding Board Member at the 2014 NRCSA convention. He was given the award for his many quality years of service not only locally to the school board but also statewide. He was pleasantly surprised when his family entered from the wings to help honor him for the award.
He has a wealth of wisdom and knowledge and I often lean on him for good advice and the perspective of a hard-working, rural patron of our district.
- Fairbury Superintendent Fred Helmink
Richard Zimmerman, longtime member of the Fairbury School Board was awarded with the 2014 NRCSA Outstanding Board Member Award at the recent state convention in Kearney.
Henry Klee had a good idea in last weeks letter to the editor. Just put a camera up down at Dirty Biz Laundry. I have a rather expensive, state of the art, surveillance system that I dont use as much as I could. It would be nice to find out who thinks I want or need old, broken laundry baskets, and half full bottles of detergent. Folks, I really dont need that stuff, as it just adds to the clutter, and makes your laundromat look like a trash dump. If you really dont want it and it wont fit in our trash cans, I have a depository about 75 feet south of the front door. But getting back to the cameras, I guess if I knew who was responsible, I could just take the stuff back to them , and say no thanks. Womens clothes on the other hand, can be placed in the lost and found box where theyll eventually be washed, and donated to the Hope Crises Center.
I love Fairbury and had many wonderful summers visiting my relatives there over the last 50 plus years, and I have contributed to the Bonham Theatre restoration project. My last living uncle, Irvin Junker, still lives in town and I just returned from visiting him.
I could read your paper online but I still enjoy sitting and reading a printed newspaper and having coffee!
Last week Rhonda Blanford-Green, the executive director of the Nebraska State Activities Association, overstepped her authority by attempting to ban Michael Barth, a senior from Gordon-Rushville High School, from reading his Class C1 poetry division winning poem for an upcoming television program Best of the Best on Nebraska Educational Television (NET).
This is just the latest in the Blanford-Green saga as she flexes her muscles to show the entire state of Nebraska just how important she is.
Blanford-Green is serving in her first year as the NSAA director and she has done little but aggravate and frustrate the people of the state of Nebraska.
She has placed unreasonable and unfair rules and regulations on all media members and seems to rule the NSAA with the iron fist of a dictator.