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.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:38am
Early Voting applications will be published October 8, 15, 22, 2014 in the Fairbury Journal-News. Anyone who is a registered voter may fill this out and return to the County Clerk’s Office. If you do not have a copy of the application you may send in a signed letter of where you are registered and where you want the ballot sent.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:37am
Hope Crisis will be hosting several events to help not only draw support for victims of domestic violence but to help support the efforts of Hope Crisis.
Hope Crisis Center volunteers including youth from American Lutheran and United Methodist church have been going door to door to distribute yard signs to willing residents of Fairbury.
They will be holding a Candlelight Vigil Wednesday, October 1 on the courthouse lawn beginning at 7:30 pm. Sunday, October 11 will be an active day for Hope Crisis, Fairbury’s Walmart will once again be hosting the stuff the van event titled “Moving to Safety.” A van will be parked at Walmart and a list will be available asking customers to show their support by purchasing supplies to help stuff the van.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:36am
Homecoming Royalty for 2014 Homecoming Queen is Emily Hill, daughter of Steve and Michele Hill; Homecoming King is Dalton Hinrichs, son of Bob and Monica Hinrichs. Photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky/Fairbury Journal News
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 3:30pm
Mary E. Holtz of Fairbury, NE. passed away on Sept. 2nd, 2014. Mary was born on Nov. 15, 1949 to Michael Luby and Irene Roode-Ackman. Mary attended St. Michael's Catholic School & Fairbury Jr. Sr. High School. After high school she graduated from Fairbury Junior College. In 1975 she married Michael Caroon. Together they had 5 children. In 2001 she remarried to Robert Holtz of Fairbury. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, Playing poker and watching Nebraska football.