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Meridian National Honor Society will again be hosting the Veteran’s Day Program at Meridian School

National Honor Society-The Meridian National Honor Society will again be hosting the Veteran’s Day Program at Meridian School on Tuesday, November 11th, starting at 10 am in conjunction with the Daykin Legion Post # 198.
 
Date: 
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 10:00am
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Veterans Day Program at Fairbury VFW

Veterans Day Program-Fairbury VFW  Veterans Day program will be held on Monday, November 10th with soup and sandwiches being served at 5:45pm. Program will start at 7pm with guest speaker Barbara Mohrman talking about her father and three uncles being in WWII and what it was like on the home front. Sponsored by the American Legion, VFW and Elks.

Date: 
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 5:45am
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Avenue of Flags

Avenue of Flags will be put out on Sunday, November 9th at 1 pm and will be taken down on Veterans day November 11th at 1 pm. 

Date: 
Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 1:00am
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Nov

School Lunch Menus Nov. 7-12

Fairbury Jefferson and Central Elementary Schools
Thursday, Nov. 6: MINI CORNDOGS; Turkey wrap and baked beans.
Friday, Nov. 7: NO SCHOOL; INSERVICE.
Monday, Nov. 10: NO SCHOOL; PLANNING DAY.
Tuesday, Nov. 11: SOFT TACO; Tuna salad on bun and refried beans.
Wednesday, Nov. 12: CENTRAL- CHICKEN NUGGETS W/ HMD BREAD, JEFFERSON – PEPPERONI PIZZA HUT PIZZA; Ham & cheese flatbread and corn.
High School
Thursday, Nov. 6: MINI CORNDOGS; Ham & cheese flatbread and baked beans.
Friday, Nov. 7: NO SCHOOL; INSERVICE.
Monday, Nov. 10: CHICKEN GRAVY OVER BISCUIT; Pizzawich, green beans and double c. c. cookie.
Tuesday, Nov. 11: SOFT TACO; Roasted chicken on bun and refried beans.
Wednesday, Nov. 12: CHICKEN NUGGETS; Ham & cheese flatbread and corn.
Diller-Odell Schools
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05
Nov

Hazel Schmidt, 105 and Still Staying Active

Hazel Schmidt, 105 and 
Still Staying Active
 
Sandy Zabokrtsky
Staff Writer
 
“You know I am 105 and I think I may be the oldest person here in Fairbury.  At least I know I am the oldest person when you look at the nursing homes and here at Cedarwood.”  Those were the comments of Hazel Schmidt who turned 105 on October 12.
Schmidt is very proud of the fact that she has been able to stay as active her 105 years. 
“People ask me how I stay so young and I used to never have an answer but this past year I decided it was because I have always exercised,” Schmidt said. 
“I was born in 1909 and back then we knew what chores were,” Schmidt said.
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Nov

Frost Frolic


FROST FROLIC HOLIDAY MARKET held at Fairbury Jr/Sr High School this past weekend was attended by over 1400 shoppers. The event was sponsored by Bonham Theatre Project as a fundraiser. Next year’s event is slated for Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News
Wed
05
Nov

Heritage Care Center Receives Award


Beth Block, Administrator of Heritage Care Center
Receiving Bronze National Quality --Heritage Care Center has been recognized as a 2014 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality care.The award is the first of three distinctions possible through the National Quality Award program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The program honors centers across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality care for seniors and individuals with disabilities. Contributed Photo
 
Wed
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Nov

Ebke Earns Late Victory In 32nd Race


FATHER-DAUGHTER CONGRATULATIONS--Fairbury attorney Ron Schwab congratulates his daughter Laura Ebke following Tuesday’s election. Ebke rallied to beat Phil Hardenberger for the District 32 Legislative seat. Photo by Vicki Check/Fairbury Journal-News
1980 Fairbury High School graduate Laura Ebke is the newest representative to the Nebraska Unicameral. Ebke, a resident of Crete rallied from an early deficit to beat her opponent Phil Hardenberger, also of Crete, to claim the 32nd Legislative District seat.
 Final vote tally for the non-partisan state senate position was Ebke 6,058 votes compared to Hardenberger who had 5,832 votes. The margin of victory was 51% to 49%. The 32nd Legislative district is comprised of Jefferson, Thayer, Fillmore and Saline Counties as well as a portion of southern Lancaster County.
Wed
05
Nov

Road Efforts Get Big Boost By Voters

Roads in Fairbury and Jefferson county will be seeing improvements moving forward.
 On Tuesday voters from the City of Fairbury and Jefferson County both approved measures that would move more funds to the repair and maintenance of local roads thanks to the passing of two separate measures.
  Fairbury voters narrowly approved a half percent increase in sales tax by a vote of 527 to 516. The additional funds will be used to repair city roads, curbs and gutters.
  "This is a very important issue that we needed to pass," Fairbury Mayor Homer Ward said. "Roads have gotten to be such a hot button issue; people have demanded better roads but because of a shortage of funds honestly this is the only way we are going to be able to repair them." The mayor said he felt an increase in the sales tax was the most fair, equitable way to get the extra funding.
Wed
05
Nov

Halloween Gunshots Prove Mystery For Fby. Police Dept.

A series of gunshots fired in the 1000 block of A Street in Fairbury on Halloween have prompted the Fairbury Police Department to ask for people with information relative to the incident to step forward.
According to Fairbury Chief of Police Chad Sprunk officers were dispatched to the location at approximately 11:31 p.m. reference an argument.
 "While officers were heading to the location they were informed that gunshots were heard coming from the area and a small dark-colored pickup was seen leaving the area at a high rate of speed," he said.
 Sprunk said when officers arrived they spoke with several  witnesses who "indicated there was a lot of yelling then they heard what appeared to be four gunshots fired," he added. Officers searched the area and located  four empty hand gun casings located in the yard of a nearby residence. 

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