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M&D Ribbon Cutting

The Fairbury Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Ribbon Cutting on Friday, April 24th at 11:00 a.m. at M & D Auto Service.  Also join M & D Auto Service for their Open House at their New Location 610 C Street from 11-2 p.m.  Refreshments served.

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Friday, April 24, 2015 - 11:00am
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Apr

FHS Students Attend Skills USA


Fairbury SKILLS USA State Leadership Conference held in Omaha. Pictured is Tom Scott, Auto Mechanics teacher at FHS and Jared Herman. Jared will compete at nationals on June 22-26 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Contributed Photo)
April 15-17th, students from Fairbury Public Schools attended the State Leadership Conference for Skills USA in Omaha Nebraska held at the Double Tree Motel downtown in Omaha and the Century Link building.  What is Skills USA?    Skills USA is a national organization for students in career and technical education.  The goal of Skills USA is to promote skills and trades education to help with the ever demanding shortage of skilled workers in America.  Students can win scholarships and network with other students to find jobs or to make friends.  Skills USA even extends into college as well.  
Students this year that attended the conference were:  Bryce Schouboe, Kyle Bauer, Dalton Hinrichs, Tanner Novotny, Reed Williams, Alxzander Allsman, T.C. Bray, Zacc Snyder, Jared Herman,  and  Mark Kroeker.    Each student competed in at least two events at the conference.   
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Apr

FAIRBURY BUSINESS CLEAN – UP WEEK MAY 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

THE CITY OF FAIRBURY WILL PROVIDE 1 TON OF FREE DUMPING AT THE TRANSFER STATION FOR BUSINESS IN THE CITY LIMITS FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 4-8, 2015, 9 AM. – 4 PM. ONLY.
All loads must be onsite at the transfer station between the hours of 9 am. and 4 pm.  
This service is limited to BUSINESSES IN THE CITY LIMITS, HAULED BY THOSE BUSINESSES AND FOR MATERIALS FROM THOSE BUSINESSES ONLY.
Maximum of 1 ton per business.  
Haulers are responsible for tarping all loads and meeting all other federal, state, and local guidelines for material transport.  
All loads will be inspected.
MATERIALS NOT ELIGIBLE include, but are not limited to:  Tires, Shingles, Logs, Brush, Stumps, Concrete, Leaves, Grass, Garbage, Ashes, Batteries, Computer Monitors, Paint (in liquid form), Chemicals, and ALL LIQUIDS.
IT SHALL BE UP TO THE DISCRETION OF THE ON SITE WORKERS AS TO WHAT MATERIALS ARE OR ARE NOT ELIGIBLE!
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Apr

Career Day at Central


Fairbury Police Department, chief of Police Chad Sprunk gives a presentation to Miss Talbots morning preschool class at Central School. This week they are studying careers and it is police and fireman week.(Contributed Photos)
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Apr

Fby Council Closes In On New City Administrator

After being vacant for nearly a year Fairbury may finally be getting closer to hiring a new city administrator.
 On Tuesday members of the local city council voted unanimously to begin negotiations with Collin Bielser of Baldwin City, Kansas. The position in Fairbury has been vacant since city leaders did not renew the contract of then city administrator Joe Parker last May.
 According to councilman Doug Brown, the city has interviewed five candidates for the job and Bielser comes well recommended.
 "The personnel committee individually came back with the same recommendation that this is the guy we want," he said.
Fairbury Mayor Homer Ward agreed and said Bielser, who is the current assistant city manager at Baldwin City, seems like he would be a very good fit for Fairbury.
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Apr

Black Hills Energy Seeks Price Increase

Black Hills Energy, the natural gas supplier for much of the region, including Fairbury, is seeking a rate increase for residential, commercial and energy option customers starting this Fall.
 According to a rate increase proposal sent to the Nebraska Public Service Commission the increase-50 cents a month for residential customers, $1.87 a month for commercial customers and $2.37 a month for energy option customers will affect nearly 200,000 Nebraska customers.
The increase would raise nearly $1.5 million for Black Hills. Company officials say it is being sought in order to help defray some operational and maintenance expenses. The energy group is currently in the process of replacing cast iron mains in much of its service area including Fairbury.
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Apr

Journal-News Honored As One Of State’s Best

The Fairbury Journal-News was named this past Saturday as one of the top newspapers in the state at the Nebraska Press Association Convention in Lincoln. The newspaper, which is the second largest circulated weekly newspaper in the Nebraska is a regular honoree at the yearly awards ceremony.
For the year ending 2014 the Journal-News claimed top honors as having the best front page and editorial page in their division.
Journal-News publisher Fred Arnold received a second place award for column writing. Sports editor Jim Phelps won second place in sports photography and staff writer Sandy Zabokrtsky won second for feature photography. Staff graphic artist Jennifer Lewis and advertising manager Susan Bartels won second place for a retail advertising campaign.
   Over the past 25 years the Journal-News has become one of the top award winning newspaper in Nebraska, receiving over 125 awards for excellence in journalism.
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Apr

2015 FHS Prom Royalty


Fairbury Jr/Sr High School’s Prom was last Saturday. Crowning was in the ‘23 Building and Prom was in the ‘47 Gym. This year’s Prom King is Bryce Schouboe and Queen is Keanna Kroeker. (Photo by Shaunte Dean/Fairbury Journal-News)
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Apr

KEEPING OUR CITY CLEAN


CITY WIDE CLEAN-UP in Fairbury is underway--Fairburians continue to keep the city clean with the annual cleanup. (Photo by Shaunte Dean/Fairbury Journal-News)
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Apr

Death Makes Me Focus On Life

I always think of a good topic for a column while I’m driving somewhere. I never write it down because I think I will surely remember. I almost never do. Then I get to my desk Monday morning and stare at the computer screen as I try to think about what to write about. How can all of my thoughts disappear the moment I get to work?
Fred Arnold once said that is why he carries a small notebook in his pocket. I almost never have pockets, though, and even when I do I get annoyed with anything in them. That’s probably why I constantly walk off and leave my phone sitting on a table. 
One thing I have considered writing about for some time is recognizing far too many of the names in the obituaries. 

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