Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:59am
Sept. 8: Report of a theft from a porch in the 800 block of 6th Street.
Sept. 9: Report of a juvenile complaint in the 1300 block of 4th Street.
Sept. 9: Report of a juvenile complaint in the 800 block of H Street.
Sept. 9: Report of a civil disturbance in the 800 block of 8th Street.
Sept. 11: Report of an animal complaint in the 1400 block of A Street.
Sept. 11: Report of wildlife being killed at Crystal Springs Park.
Sept. 12: Report of criminal mischief at Fairbury Junior/Senior High School.
Sept. 12: Dianne K. Wurm, of Fairbury, was backing a 2014 Jeep owned by McBattas Publishing Co., of Belleville, Kan., when the vehicle collided with a utility pole in the parking lot in the alley of the 400 block between E and D Streets. Damages were estimated at $1,000.
Submitted by Trevor Gill on Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:48am
My two boys have been a part of daily farm life since they were only a few days old. They experienced their first sheep chores in a stroller as I pushed them around to the various pens before hauling water or forking hay. I remember zipping them into their little snow suits on cold days and covering them with blankets before chore time.
As they got older they fussed when the stroller stopped moving. Sheep feeding time became a relay. On several occasions I would push the stroller halfway between the grain trailer and the sheep pens and run back to the grain trailer to get my full pails of feed as the child began to fuss. I would then nearly run those pails of feed to the sheep pens and run back to the stroller to console an angry child.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:48am
With the recent news of Ferguson, Missouri and then topped off locally by the stupid accusation made by the esteemed Amy Miller. Nebraska Legal Director or the ACLU,stating that the Law Enforcement Officers of Lincoln and the N.H.P. are racist because more blacks are being stopped than whites for traffic violations and also arrests for various crimes. In addition, according to the ACLU, law enforcement ‘grossly misused’ tasers.
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:47am
One of the things that really raises my hackles is people who can’t count change back. Look to your own example and see if more times than not when getting change back the cashier just hands you a wad of money and says “here’s your change.”
Last week I bought lunch for a friend at a local restaurant. I paid with a $100 bill. my change should have been $68.20. I could tell the attendant was “locked up.” She couldn’t figure change out of a hundred. She went and got an associate and they too had trouble figuring my change “Sixty-eight twenty,” I told them. They handed it to me in a wad and said “have a nice day.”
A friend of mine from Hastings, Ne., sent me an e-mail sometime ago about New Math. Now is a good time to share it.
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:46am
It has always been a source of amazement for those of us who cover events for a living to hear someone say, “there’s nothing to do around here.” On the contrary there really is a lot to do “around here.”
Last week alone provided good examples of the wide array of activities that a person could attend. The Steele City Flea Market, activities at Rock Creek station, the Fairbury City Museum Car Show and a great race at the Jefferson County Speedway topped just Saturday and Sunday alone.
If you throw in sporting activities from local and area schools our point only becomes more valid. Among our four schools: Fairbury, Tri-County, Meridian and Diller-Odell there are on average of 24 varsity events that take place each week. If you throw in JV, freshmen, and jr high activities those numbers nearly double.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:43am
Ribbon cutting was held September 26 for D & A Vapor Store located at 1832 K Street. Right: Kim Swanda, Julie Ondrak, Justin Schultis, Angela Gomez (co-owner), David Devor (co-owner) Sara Bundy, Jill Davis, Paige Conried, and building owner Kent Preston. Photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky/Fairbury Journal News
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:41am
Jefferson County’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, held Sunday, Sept. 14, was successful, says organizer Lana Likens.
This year’s walk raised more than $4,800 for the Alzheimer’s Association. Proceeds included donations gathered by walkers, t-shirt sponsorships, and other sponsorships.
“This is the largest number of walkers we’ve had in recent years, and the largest amount we have raised to help end Alzheimer’s Disease,” said Coordinator Lana Likens, director of public relations at Jefferson Community Health Center.
In addition, many local businesses and individuals supported the 35 walkers as they raised money for the Alzheimer’s Association. Walk to End Alzheimer’s funds assist the Alzheimer’s Association with services and support for families coping with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as ongoing research and education.
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:40am
Officials from Loveland Products say the news following the announced closure of Agrium Technologies of Fairbury isn't all bad. The liquid portion of the fertilizer business, which operates immediately next to the "dry plant" will remain open.
In a news release sent to the Journal-News LPI (a subsidiary of Agrium Technologies of Alberta, Canada) says that portion of the facility will remain open. And along with it the 20 people who work there will remain employed.
"The company bought the plant from Tetra Micro Nutrients in 2011 and since have invested nearly $9 million in the facility," Paul Poister, a spokesman for Loveland said.
"The recent announcement of the closure of a nearby dry fertilizer plant, also owned by Agrium, will not impact the LPI operations," Poister added.
Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:38am
Jefferson County Commissioners heard good news Tuesday regarding renovation of the courthouse.
The week of September 15 the Jefferson County Commissioners asked their architectural firm, Berggren Architects to investigate into LB191, a recently passed Nebraska bill that would supply tax credits to assist in alleviating some of the cost of renovation of historical buildings. LB191 is titled Job Creation and Mainstreet Revitalization. The portion of the bill that would benefit Jefferson County is Mainstreet Revitalization.
This last week the commissioners had a phone conference with their architects as well as a tax representative, Doug Ewald from KPMG public accounting firm out of Omaha. Ewald, a former Nebraska Tax Commissioner, is currently working with different clients across the state who were planning on taking advantage of Mainstreet Revitalization (LB191) tax credits.