Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:24pm
The Journal-news spends countless hours, days, weeks, months and year extolling the virtues of Fairbury. We preach, talk up and tout what a great place it is to live, work and raise a family. Midwestern living at its best. Salt of the earth people.
But an act of vandalism last weekend at Blue Valley Community Action in Fairbury has left our beliefs somewhat in question. Sometime over this past weekend a person or persons broke into BVCA and engaged in odd, random illegal acts. While none of the more expensive electronic items were stolen, nor were client files accessed, things like snacks, pop and change from workers’ desks were taken. Blankets were also stolen as were items used for the WIC Program.
Toilets were stuffed with toilet paper but not flushed and most disgusting of all someone defecated in one of the offices and cleaned themselves with a window curtain.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:20pm
On September 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its ninth opportunity in four years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Sheriff’s Office at 606 3rd Street, Fairbury, NE (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:19pm
The Bonham Theatre Project is organizing a garage sale during this year’s Trail of Treasures and will be accepting donations September 25th and 29th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bonham in downtown Fairbury.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:01pm
TransCanada will be hosting a tour of their pump station straight east of Steele City on Sept. 19 at 8:30 a.m. The US Chamber of Commerce will be present for the tour. TransCanada. The public is invited to attend.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:00pm
The Fairbury Journal-News will be participating in the NIE Program again this year. Starting with Fairbury Schools. We will have a special monthly tab with a different school featured each month with students making ads for the local businesses and students writing stories.
If you haven’t yet been contacted or we have inadvertently missed you and you would like to be a sponsor or have an ad in the tab, please contact the Journal-News office at 402-729-6141.
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:00pm
Workers for the 'dry side' fertilizer plant at Agrium Technologies have allegedly been told they will be offered a bonus and severance package if they agree to stay on through the plant's closure later this Fall. Last week the company announced it would be shutting down a large part of the facility with between 33 and 50 workers losing their jobs.
A worker at the plant who wished to remain anonymous said the plant is completing existing orders but no new fertilizer orders will be taken.
"We have been promised a severance package but I don't have a lot of faith in the type of package they are offering," he said. "We have also been promised bonuses if we stay and help close the plant down. But again I don't have a lot of faith in them (management)."
Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 09/17/2014 - 2:59pm
Blue Valley Community Action (BVCA) supervisors received a surprise call from Fairbury Police Department Saturday evening. Two windows in the window wells on the west side of the building had been broken and the building had been entered.
According to Rick Nation, CEO of BVCA, it appears that person or persons entered the building after breaking out two lower windows.
“They definitely had a good time for themselves,” Nation said.
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 09/17/2014 - 2:29pm
The Fairbury City Council on Tuesday gave a thumbs up to a measure which would open the door for the Bonham Theatre Project to seek $225,000 in Community Development Block Grant funding.
According to Dave Taladay from the Southeast Nebraska Development District (SENDD), the grant funding, if approved by the State of Nebraska Department of Economic Development, would be used in the Phase I renovation process.
“These monies which would come from State tourism dollars would be used generally to remove material and architectural barriers that would otherwise hinder elderly or disabled persons from using the theatre,” he said.
Bonham board member Deb Ebke told city leaders the renovations group was generally pleased with how the project had been going to restore the theatre. She said the overall scope of the project had been scaled back from a two theatre complex to one screen and using the original lobby.