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Living History Weekend in Steele City

Area residents will recreate the past this weekend, May 2-3, at the first of three living history weekends to be held in historic Steele City this year as they pick up tools and work as the pioneers did over 100 years ago.
Blacksmithing, wheelwrighting, and a variety of domestic skills such as weaving and soap making will be demonstrated to the public on Saturday and Sunday at the historic buildings in Steele City, including the blacksmith shop, bank, and livery barn.
Date: 
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 10:00am
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29
Apr

Living History Weekend in Steele City

Living History Weekend
 
Area residents will recreate the past this weekend, May 2-3, at the first of three living history weekends to be held in historic Steele City this year as they pick up tools and work as the pioneers did over 100 years ago.
Blacksmithing, wheelwrighting, and a variety of domestic skills such as weaving and soap making will be demonstrated to the public on Saturday and Sunday at the historic buildings in Steele City, including the blacksmith shop, bank, and livery barn.
“Our volunteers take off from their regular jobs and become craftsmen from the past,” said Jefferson County Historical Society Curator Denise Andersen. “All we want is for others to enjoy the weekend and maybe learn something in the process.”
Wed
29
Apr

Ambulance Director Resigns

Ambulance
Director Resigns
 
 Jefferson County Ambulance manager Joe Grubbs has resigned. Grubbs tendered his resignation to Jefferson County Commissioners last week following a series of executive sessions regarding personnel matters.
  Grubbs has been ambulance Director for District 33 for several years. His last day will be May 2
Wed
29
Apr

Daykin Bed And Breakfast Began With Farmhouse Restoration

Don Endorf had daydreamed of owning a bed and breakfast after he retired from Boeing in Wichita. He didn’t plan on having two. 
“My nephew, Kent Endorf, bought land these two houses were on and was putting in pivots,” Endorf said. “He needed the houses gone, and they were too nice to put a match to.”
After Endorf accepted the first farmhouse, he said, his nephew asked if he wanted a second one. 
The first answer was ‘No,’ the Daykin man recalled.  
But there those two houses stand on Daykin’s west edge in what was once a cornfield. They were moved to town from nearby farms two weeks apart in 1999. The houses sit side by side on separate lots. Endorf said he doesn’t think his children, who have careers far from Jefferson County, have any desire to retain the houses when he and his wife, Doris, are gone, so he anticipates the homes will one day be sold to families. 
Wed
29
Apr

Car Seat Check


Safe KIDS--Child Safety Seat Technician and Nebraska State Trooper Eric Janssen checks a carseat during “Safe Kids” at the Fairbury Elks Lodge last Thursday. A total of 20 seats were checked. (Photo by Shaunte Dean/Fairbury Journal-News)
Wed
29
Apr

Ribbon Cutting at M&D


New Home. Expanded Services. A ribbon cutting was held last week officially marking the new location for M & D Auto Service in Fairbury. The company, which originally opened in the former Skelly filling station at 521 5th Street in downtown Fairbury moved to their current location at 620 C Street late last Winter. Owner Mitch Heidemann purchased the former Schroeder’s Family Foods Grocery when that business closed last Summer. He has since expanded his business to the location as well as expanding services. (Photo by Shaunte Dean/Fairbury Journal-News)
Wed
29
Apr

Fairbury Edges Crete In Nine Hole Dual

Paced by four scores in the 40s, Fairbury defeated Crete by nine strokes, 187-196 in a nine-hole varsity dual played April 20th on the College Heights Country Club golf course in Crete.
Nick Christiansen led the Jeffs on the day shooting a 44, Spencer Feldkamp carded a 46, Zach Reikofski fired a 48, Dalton Hinrichs had a 49, while Justin Peterson finished with a score of 51.
Kale Friesen topped Crete with a nine-hole round of 39.
In junior varsity play there was no team score kept with Crete having only one golfer, while Fairbury fielded a full five-man squad.
Robby Meyer paced the junior Jeffs with a score of 46 for nine holes.
Blake Bauer shot a 52, Dylan Au fired a 55, Keyten Pfingsten finished with a 56, and Tanner Novotny turned in a score of 62.
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29
Apr

Trio Of Firsts Sparks Griffins, Hajek Earns Gold For Lady Griffins At Friend Invite

Sparked by a pair of first place field events, coupled with a gold medal winning relay, Diller-Odell finished third in the 10-team Friend Invite held April 21.
The Griffins tallied 86 points by placing in 11 events with East Butler coming away as the team champion with a score of 124 points.
Individual gold medalists were Stetson Meyer winning the high jump with a leap of 6’4”, and Bladen Ahl claimed the top spot in the pole vault clearing the bar at 11’6”.
Diller-Odell’s 400-meter relay team of Meyer, Marcus Eickmann, Ely Hroch, and Christian McCown picked up 10 team points securing first place in a time of 47.7.
Posting runner-up finishes were Eickmann, 110-meter high hurdles, 16.0, McCown, triple jump, 38’11 1/4”, and Cory Engelman soaring 11’6” in the pole vault.
Wed
29
Apr

It’s Draft Time

And with the first pick in the NFL Draft.
That phrase means its time to get down to business in the NFL.
The 2015 NFL Draft will take place April 30-May 2 in Chicago.
Will the number one pick be either Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston or Oregon quarterback  Marcus Mariota to Tampa Bay?
Teams will be on the spot to draft that marquee player which can fill their greatest need and hopefully help that team take a step toward the post-season playoffs.
There should be no shortage on talent for this year’s draft, as 74 underclassmen have declared for the draft.
The number of 74 underclassmen to enter the draft is the second highest number of underclassmen to declare in the past 10 years with last year’s total of 98 players taking the money and jumping to the NFL.
This year’s 2015 class according to experts has the deepest talent of running backs in years.
Wed
29
Apr

Meridian Squads Place Fourth, Tie For Sixth At Friend Invite

Competing for the second time on the Friend High School track, Meridian’s track and field teams came up with one event champion and six runner-up medalists at last Tuesday’s 10-team Friend Invite.
Earlier this month, both Meridian track squads competed in the Mustang Invite which was held on the Friend High School track.
For the Mustangs, the team scored in 11 events to rack up a fourth place finish with 68 points.
East Butler coasted to the team title amassing 124 points, while Cross County placed second tallying 95 points.
Senior Cody Lundholm came through with a second place finish in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles at 43.4, and the Mustangs’ 400-meter relay claimed runner-up behind Diller-Odell with a time of 48.1 for the team’s top finishes.

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