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Apr

For three years Runza IN Fairbury has held a fundraising day to support Bonham Theatre Project


For three years Runza IN Fairbury has held a fundraising day to support Bonham Theatre Project. With the recent donation of $769.84, the three year support from Runza totals $2,685.09. "We are very grateful for the visible support and special fundraising days Runza Restaurants has provided BTP," said BTP treasurer Debby Ebke. "With assistance from the entire community we will achieve our goal of reopening the Bonham Theatre." “Runza® is proud to work with Bonham Theatre Project in support of their extensive renovation. We are excited to see months of effort come to life,” said Sabrina Koch, Fairbury manager. Persons in the picture from left to right: Janette Warnke; Debby Ebke; Sabrina Koch; Brooke Schwab; Nels Sorensen (Photo by Shaunte Dean/Fairbury Journal-News)
Wed
15
Apr

Fairbury Board Discusses Costly System Upgrades, Budget Cuts At Meeting

An energy savings company met with Fairbury Public Schools board members Monday night to provide a priority list of upgrades that will cost money – about $500,000 all together – but are expected to make the school buildings run more efficiently. 
Trane, the energy savings company, said that during a recent visit to Fairbury Public Schools, it was determined that there is negative air pressure in the building because more air is being exhausted from the building than being brought in. 
“It's the worst building I have seen in 35 years,” one of the Trane officials said.
Wed
15
Apr

New FHS Asst. Principal/AD Hired

A West Point man has been hired at Fairbury Jr.Sr. High School. The Fairbury School board voted to hire Nicholas Kroon as the high school assistant principal and activities director with a salary of $76,000. He is currently a math teacher at West Point Public Schools. 
The board also voted to hire Sarah Roesler as speech pathologist, Cassie Nelson for special education, Paige Pfingsten as an elementary teacher, Chris Showman as an English teacher, Trina Laufenberg for secondary special education, Abigail Jones as an English teacher, and Haley Smiley for secondary special education. 
Administrators said there are still positions to fill. 
Superintendent Fred Helmink asked the board members to consider changing the deadline for resignations to April 15 instead of May 1. 
 
Wed
15
Apr

2015 FHS PROM CANDIDATES


FAIRBURY JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL 2015 PROM CANDIDATES are front row: Shyanne Adams, Madison Neuerburg, Taylor Schroeder, Megan Siebe, Keanna Kroeker. Back row: Connor Livingston, Brett Wanamaker, Cole Bauer, Bryce Schouboe and Spencer Feldkamp. Crowning is open to the public Saturday April 18 at 7pm, located at the ‘23 building on J St., in Fairbury. Prom is at ‘47 Gym on K St., in Fairbury. (Photo by Shaunte Dean/Fairbury Journal-News)
Wed
15
Apr

Nebraska Breast Cancer License Plates

 In an effort to raise awareness of the need for breast health statewide we are pleased to share information about how Nebraska residents can apply for a specialty license plate featuring a pink ribbon and a breast health message.
The State of Nebraska requires 500 pre-paid applications prior to manufacturing specialty license plates.  Once 500 applications are reached they will be sent to the State and production will begin.  If the 500 minimum is not reached, checks will be destroyed.
For details: www.komennebraska.com or call Angela Phillips, Komen Nebraska Phone: 402-502-2979  ext. 202 and Linda Gill 402-947-6181
Wed
15
Apr

Recognition For Fairbury Rural Fire Department on Sunday

There will be a recognition of the Emergency Responders who responded to the fire at Livingston Enterprises on March 22. 
Senator Laura Ebke will present copies of a Legislative Resolution which honors the efforts of over 20 different agencies who responded to the fire, from both Nebraska and Kansas.
The event will be held on Sunday, April 19 at 1:30 p.m. at the Fairbury Rural Fire Dept. headquarters, 3200 Industrial Road, on the north end of Fairbury along Hwy. 15. Agencies that are not able to send a representative will have their resolution mailed.
The public, and press are welcome to attend.
Wed
15
Apr

Plow Day In Jefferson County


On Sunday local farmers got together for a Plow Day. There were tractors with pull behind plows, blacksmiths, and small engines. They plowed 32 acres. Kenneth Dodge said "We are out here to have some fun after our machines have sat in the sheds all winter." The event started around 12:30 p.m. and ended around 4 p.m. across from Roode’s Feedlot outside of Fairbury off of Hwy. 8. (Photos by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News)
Wed
15
Apr

Tree Voucher program

Tree Voucher program
 
The city of Fairbury is offering a Tree Voucher program to property owners that can pay for 50% of trees planted on private property adjacent to streets in the city limits, up to $100 per tree.  This is offered on a first come first serve basis until Arbor Day, April 24th, 2015.  Call the Public works department at 402-729-5261 or stop into the city offices for more information.
Wed
15
Apr

Fairbury Track Teams Place 11th, 12th At Waverly Invite

Both Fairbury track and field squads were not at full force last Friday due to other school functions during the week.
As a result, the Lady Jeffs and Jeffs finished 11th and 12th in their respective team races at the Waverly Invite.
The 12-team invite bolstered teams from Class A to Class C.
On the girls side, the Lady Jeffs placed in three events to account for 13 team points.
Class A Lincoln Pius X was the girls team champion with 166 points, while Waverly was runner-up scoring 106.50 points.
Sophomore Mary Lawrence had the top individual finish for Fairbury placing fourth in the discus with an effort of 97’5”. 
Freshman Destini Warnke earned seventh place in the discus with a mark of 83’9”.
One team point was scored by freshman Emily Burkley finishing eighth in the 800-meter run in a time of 2:44.14.
Wed
15
Apr

Fairbury Trap Takes First, Second at Nebraska City Trap Meet


On April 11, 2015 at Otoe County Wildlife Club, Nebraska City Trap Meet Sr. High medal winners. Scylar Roop 49/50 1st place handicap individual from 18 yards, Tyler Heidemann 43/50 2nd place 24-25 yard handicap. (Contributed Photo)
Sr. High scores
Nathaniel Stapaules  84/100
Brock Barton 78/100
Jacob Maschmann  78/100
Marshall Nichelson  83/100
Tyler Heidemann 90/100
Mark Kroeker 79/100
Logan Kunc 85/100
Tyler DeBoer 84/100
Scylar Roop 83/100
Lathan Block 75/100
Tyler Bray 71/100
Christian Lufkin 78/100
Colton Fangmeier 73/100
Chloe Brooks 72/100
Michael Lewis 72/100
Savannah Brockman  76/100
Autumn Deepe 67/100
Reed Williams 77/100
 
Jr. High Results
John Kerwood 45/50
Joe Melcher 40/50
Riley Stewart 40/50

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