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Mon
13
Jul

Randall L. Drewes

Randall L. Drewes of Fairbury, NE. passed away July 12, 2015 at Bryan LGH East Hospital in Lincoln. Services will be at 10:30 am Thursday July 16, 2015 at the American Lutheran Church in Fairbury

Mon
13
Jul

Fairbury Woman Busted On Meth Charge

  Tara Lynn Beu, age 23, was arrested last week in connection with two drug related charges.
 According to Fairbury Chief of Police Chad Sprunk Beu was taken into custody on a Jefferson County warrant  for alleged possession of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) a Class 2 Felony and possession of drug paraphernalia, an infraction.
  The police chief said a local police officer conducted a routine traffic stop on July 1 on the 900 block of 11th Street and during the stop drug paraphernalia was located inside the vehicle.
 "Personal items were seized from the vehicle and a search warrant was obtained," Sprunk said. "During the search of the property officers located approximately 11.5 grams of methamphetamine and paraphernalia used to smoke the meth."
  Chief Sprunk said the incident remains under investigation. Beu has since been released on bond.
Mon
13
Jul

Two Arrested On Drug Charge, Police Seek One On The Loose

Two Fairbury residents were in custody Monday and another remained on the loose as of press time in a series of drug related charges.
 Clark Wesley Brake, age 51 and Misty Frost, age 28 were taken into custody while local law enforcement officials were still looking for Kamren Brake, 18, who fled the crime scene at 525 I Street.
  Both the elder Brake and Frost  were being charged with a slew of drug charges including: alleged burglary, a Class 3 Felony; criminal mischief, a Class 4 Felony; possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) a Class 2 Felony; first degree trespassing, a class 1 Misdemeanor; tampering with evidence, a Class 3 Felony and possession of drug paraphernalia, an infraction.
Mon
13
Jul

Highway 8 project to begin this week

The pavement project is starting this week on Hwy. 8. The Nebraska Dept of Roads  will be applying chip seal and will run from a mile west of Reynolds east to the junction with Nebraska Hwy. 15. The work is expected to take four days.

Sun
12
Jul

Man drowns at Fairbury Dam

On July 12, 2015, Jefferson County Dispatch received a report that a male subject who had been swimming at the Fairbury Dam had gone under water and not come up.  Agencies of the Fairbury Police Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Fairbury Rural Fire, Fairbury City Fire, Jefferson County Ambulance and Jefferson County Emergency Management were called to the scene.

Sat
11
Jul

Nebraska NRCS Calling for Proposals to Conserve Ogallala Aquifer

Nebraska NRCS Calling for Proposals to Conserve Ogallala Aquifer

 

LINCOLN, July 10, 2015 – State Conservationist Craig Derickson announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service is seeking proposals for focus areas to target Ogallala Aquifer Initiative funding. Applications for proposals are due by August 5, 2015.

 

The main goals of the Ogallala Aquifer Initiative are to reduce aquifer water use, improve water quality and enhance the economic viability of croplands and rangelands in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas, South Dakota and Wyoming.

 

Wed
08
Jul

Fairbury Juniors Drop Home Doubleheader


FAIRBURY JUNIORS BLAKE BAUER comes up with a hard hit ball at third base and prepares to fire the ball across the diamond to first during fourth inning action in Friday’s game one versus Amigo’s-Lincoln Lutheran. Bauer connected for two doubles at the plate in Fairbury’s 7-5 loss. (Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News)
It was tough evening on the diamond for the Fairbury Juniors, as they lost a home twin bill July 3 against Amigos (Lincoln Lutheran).
In the opener, Amigos took advantage of eight Fairbury errors to secure a 7-5 win.
Two errors in the field by Fairbury helped Amigos get on the scoreboard in the top of the first inning.
With two runners on base, Hergott delivered a one-out two-run double scoring Zimmerman and Rickards with a pair of unearned runs.
Amigos struck for three additional runs in the top of the third off two hits, and a pair of errors by Fairbury to increase their margin to 5-0.
Fairbury’s offense awoke in the bottom of the fourth inning, as eight batters came to the plate to tally five runs.
Blake Bauer came through with a one-out RBI double scoring Adam Wasserman who had singled and stolen second with Fairbury’s first run.
Wed
08
Jul

Seniors Take Two From Linn-Washington


FAIRBURY SENIORS CAYMAN DEBOER slides safely into second base avoiding the tag in action Sunday evening in game one against Linn-Washington, Kan. Fairbury came away victorious in the contest, 12-4. Fairbury earned a sweep with a 8-2 win in game two. (Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News)
Fairbury’s offense, pitching, and defense were as hot as the weather over the Fourth of July weekend.
Starting off the week, the Fairbury American Legion Seniors swept a home double header Sunday evening against Linn-Washington, Kan.
In game one, Fairbury scored in all but one inning enroute to a 12-4 six inning victory.
Fairbury’s starting pitcher Spencer Feldkamp set down the visitors in order in the top of the first.
The offense came to life for Fairbury in the bottom of the first inning tallying three runs, highlighted by a two-run double off the bat of Dalton Hinrichs.
Linn-Washington answered back in the top of the second inning pushing across two runs off a double, error, hit batter, and a RBI single from Hubbard.
Fairbury responded to the visitors two runs by scoring a pair of runs off a hit batter, a walk, and a infield error in the bottom of the second to expand its lead to 5-2.
Wed
08
Jul

Area Radio Station Sold

Siebert Broadcasting has sold the trio of radio stations to Flood Communications for $7 million, the deal has been filed with the FCC. The deal is expected to close in October.

Wed
08
Jul

Errors Prove Costly For Juniors In Home Finale

A tired Fairbury Juniors baseball team dropped its final home game July 5 against Bruning-Davenport-Shickley by a score of 8-2.
At the plate, Fairbury was 2-22 against BDS pitching.
The visitors wasted no time in taking charge in the game, scoring one run in the top of the first off an error, a sacrifice, and a second Fairbury infield error.
BDS plated its second run in the second inning off a single, a passed ball and a RBI single.
In the top of the third, BDS continued to wreck havoc on Fairbury pitching scoring four runs on three hits to extend its lead to 6-0.
Taking advantage of a lead-off walk, BDS struck for two more runs in the fourth inning.
Following the walk, a RBI triple was pounded out, followed by a RBI single upping BDS’s advantage to 8-0.

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