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Tue
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Dec

Socks for Seniors


Socks for Seniors is a community project by AseraCare Hospice. On Tuesday Dec. 9, Lori Stanley Provider Relations Manager from AseraCare Hospice in Beatrice gave Vola Prellwitz from Fairbury a new warm pair of socks. Over 230 socks were collected and will be given to a senior this holiday season. Contributed Photo
Tue
23
Dec

Single Copy Price To $1.50

Effective Jan. 1. The single copy price of the Journal-News will be raised 50-cents to help offset increased operating costs. 

Tue
23
Dec

Cleaning Up Fairbury One House At A Time


CLEANING UP FAIRBURY ONE HOUSE AT A TIME--Demolition crews razed this house located in the 700 block of E Street on Thursday. The demolition was part of an enhanced effort by the City of Fairbury to crack down on run down properties. Photo by Shaunte Dean/Fairbury Journal-News
Tue
23
Dec

Time Warner To Close Fby Cable TV Office

Local and area residents who are used to paying their cable television bills and seeking service in Fairbury will have to look for other options after the first of the year. Time Warner Cable will be closing their Fairbury office effective Friday, Jan. 9.
 A note posted on the door of the local cable television provider read only: “This office will be closing effective Jan. 9, 2015. For future service please call 1-800-248-8823 or visit us on line at www.timewarnercable.com.”
 The Journal-News attempted to contact officials from Time Warner but calls were not returned. A person close to the situation who asked not to be identified said there was not enough traffic in the Fairbury office to warrant keeping it open.
Tue
23
Dec

Probation For Ellis Man In Child Pornography Case

Bradley Garton, 31, of Ellis was sentenced in Gage County District Court last Friday. He will serve 36 months probation for two counts, attempted possession of child pornography with intent to deliver and attempted possession of child pornography.
He will be required to register as a sex offender.
According to Gage County Court documents, the incident dates to March 19, when Google detected two images that fit the definition of child pornography uploaded to an email.
Google reported this information to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, giving them the email address and IP address of the login.
NCMEC searched the address, which came back to Charter Communications in Beatrice. Charter was given a subpoena for the subscriber information, which came back to Garton.
Tue
23
Dec

Journal-News To End Carrier Delivery In January

 The way some customers of the Fairbury Journal-News receive their newspaper will be changing effective with the first publication date in January. Starting with the Jan. 7 edition carry service (front door delivery) will no longer be available as a service option.
 According to Journal-News publisher Fred Arnold cessation of carrier delivery ends nearly a century of "paperboys" delivering the Fairbury paper.
 "We don't know exactly how long there have been newspaper boys and girls, and even adults, delivering the newspaper here in Fairbury but we can find at least some references made in our archives dating back nearly 100 years," he said. "At one time or another just about everyone either delivered the Journal-News or knew someone who did. For many young people it was their very first job."
Tue
23
Dec

Jefferson County Courthouse Retirees


JEFFERSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE RETIREES--After a combined total of 72 years of service to the people of Jefferson County. Sandra Stelling, 28 years as Jefferson County Clerk, Vicki Haskell, 24 years in the Jefferson County Assessor’s office and Roseanna Wiegert, 20 years in various positions in the courthouse including position of Clerk of the District Court have decided to retire. All three are looking forward to relaxing, spending more time with their families and maybe even doing some traveling in the future. Photos by Michelle Engelman/Fairbury Journal-News
Tue
23
Dec

Southeast Community College Officials Discuss Future With Jefferson County Citizens

Dr. Paul Illich, new president of Southeast Community College, has a vision for SCC, but he wants input from constituents throughout the College’s 15-county area.
 That’s why on Wednesday, Illich and other SCC officials hosted a public forum from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Union Bank & Trust in Fairbury to learn more about the needs of the people of Fairbury and throughout Jefferson County.
 “We want to know what you need from us as your community college,” Illich said. “We’ve said throughout these forums that we have campus locations in Beatrice, Lincoln and Milford largely by acts of the Nebraska Legislature in the early 1970s. Does it make sense for us to open additional locations in other areas of the service area? That’s one of the things we’re going to study.”
Tue
23
Dec

Chatelain Gives To BTP


DONATION TO THE BONHAM THEATRE PROJECT--Jim Chatelain of Bellevue, a former Fairbury resident, donated $5,000 for the Bonham Theatre Project. This is his second $5,000 donation. Contributed Photo
Tue
23
Dec

Bonham Theatre Project Donations


DONATION TO THE BONHAM THEATRE PROJECT--American National Bank gave $2,500 to the BTP. In the photo are some of the bank’s employees and representatives of the project. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News

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