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09
Feb

Helen L. LaBass

Helen L. LaBass 86, of Fairbury, NE, died February 8, 2015 at Heritage Care Center, Fairbury, NE. She was born June 25, 1928 in Tulsa, OK.

Survivors are son, Gary of Fairbury; daughter, Gayle (Jack) Anderson of Lees Summit, MO; daughter, Jane (Chad) Zabokrtsky of Endicott, NE; grandchildren, Stacey (Brian) Anderson Johnson of Chicago, IL; Bryce Anderson of Kona HI; Cherish (Isaac) Anderson Smith of Kansas City, MO; Josey and Lane Zabokrtsky of Endicott; and sister, Vera Garrett of Aurora, CO.

Fri
06
Feb

News from the Capitol From Senator Laura Ebke District 32

The pace continues to quicken in your Nebraska Legislature. Morning sessions, afternoon committee hearings, and countless meetings with constituents and interested parties.  We've had a number of bills moved out of committee, and have started taking those up on General File during the morning session, gradually moving things to Select File (the second reading).  Nebraska bills have to be voted on 3 times before moving to the Governor’s desk, so all bills are still up for discussion, in some form, yet.

Fri
06
Feb

CALL FOR A SPECIAL MEETING TO THE MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE MAYOR:

CALL FOR A SPECIAL MEETING

 

 

TO THE MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE MAYOR:

 

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor has called a Special Meeting to be heldMonday, February 9, 2015, at 6:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers, 612 D Street, Fairbury, Nebraska.  The object and purpose of the Special Meeting is to consider and take action on Health Insurance effective March 1, 2015.  The agenda for the Special Meeting will be delivered to all Council Members and the Mayor on Friday, February 6, 2015.

Wed
04
Feb

U.S. Flags Made In America Are a Rarity


U.S. Flags Made In Fairbury, NE. MSA Brand workers produce American Flags using all American made materials in their Fairbury plant inside the McBattas Packaging and Printing building. To order your flag go to: www.flagsmadeintheusa.com
 Last week a reporting crew from The Omaha World-Herald came to Fairbury. Their mission, according to reporter Cole Epley, was to find out what all the buzz about American flags was.
   “We were informed that there was a company in Fairbury making United States flags in a former sewing factory and thought it would be a good story,” he said. “You know...sewing jobs return to Fairbury, that sort of thing,” he added.
 Epley admitted what he and World-Herald photographer Sarah Hoffman found was much more impressive.
 “Apparently nearly every United States flag that is made is made outside of the United States,” he said. “It is very cool to see that someone in America actually makes them.”
Wed
04
Feb

Surprise Storm Dumps 8" On Fairbury, Shuts Down Major Roads


Weekend Snow Storm in Fairbury, NE. Photos by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News. Find more like these under the photos tab at: www.fairburyjournalnews.com.
 In the first major snow storm of the season, Fairbury and the surrounding area unofficially received eight inches of snow over the weekend.
   Heading in to last weekend National Weather Service officials lowered storm totals as the week went on. What originally had been predicted as a 1-3 inch snow-maker was downgraded to "flurries to one inch" as late as Friday evening. NWS officials had said the Journal-News coverage area would see primarily a rain-making event with precipitation changing to snow late Saturday night.
  That, however, was not the case.
Wed
04
Feb

Was There A Gas Leak Or Wasn't There?

Businesses along the Highways 136 and 15 corridor were evacuated mid afternoon on Tuesday as a natural gas leak was reported in the busy portion of Fairbury.
At approximately 3 p.m. representatives from Black Hills Energy requested that first responders seal off and vacate area businesses due to a natural gas leak. Businesses including the strip mall were emptied and traffic was re-routed around the area. By 3:45 p.m. it was back to business as usual.
 According to Fairbury chief of police Chad Sprunk he said Black Hills energy people said, "It wasn't as bad as they had thought." No further information on the purported incident was available and calls to Black Hills Energy officials went unanswered.
Wed
04
Feb

Excess LB840 Funds May Be Used For House Demolitions

Voters residing within the city of Fairbury have made a commitment to use extra sales tax dollars to benefit, in part, local economic development efforts through passage of the LB840 sales tax initiative.
 And according to Fairbury City Attorney David Bargen the term “economic development” and use for the LB840 funds could have a broader meaning than most people think. Bargen told members of the Fairbury City Council on Tuesday that it is possible those funds could be used to help demolish run down houses within Fairbury.
 “If you want to improve property by tearing down run down houses thereby making that property available for other uses, the case might be made that this is in essence economic development,” he said.
 Bargen said in some years when sales tax in excess is $185,000 is generated that money can be used for economic development.
Wed
04
Feb

Despite Weather, The Show Must Still Go On!


ENTERTAINMENT IN FAIRBURY SATURDAY EVENING--Jared Alberico, from Jared’s Good Time Blues Party of Lincoln was at the Tasting Room inside the Stagecoach Mall. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News
Wed
04
Feb

Mustangs Place Sixth At Freeman Invite

In their final invite prior to next week’s Crossroads Conference Wrestling Tournament, Meridian finished sixth in the 13-team Freeman Invite held Jan. 29 in Adams.
Yutan won the invitational with a score of 122.50 points, while Meridian racked up 74.50 points for sixth place.
Five wrestlers brought home medals for the Mustangs including a pair of individual medalists.
Senior Liam Noel won the 120-pound weight class with a mark of 2-0.
Noel won his championship match by pin fall in 3:32 over Nebraska City’s Juan Rico.
Senior Brandon Jackson was the individual champion in the 182-pound weight class posting a record of 4-0.
In his championship match, Jackson won by decision, 11-4 against Jacob Buhr of Freeman.
Runner-up medalists included Joshua Traynor, 138 pounds, and Triston Voight at 170 pounds.

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