Heritage Celebrates Three Years Injury Free

Heritage Care Center of Fairbury Safety Team with Three Years Injury Free Plaque. Pictured is: Laurie Hanson, Monica Cerventes, Chrissy Hellbusch, Katie Buxton, Stephanie Cockerill, Tina DeFrain, and Roger Van Westen. (Contributed Photo)
Fairbury’s Heritage Care Center celebrated last week after employees went three years without having workplace injuries. Several members of the staff said the injury-free milestone is a big deal. 
“It does mean a lot to the staff because it’s a huge accomplishment,” clinical nurse and safety manager Chrissy Hellbusch said. “Lots of facilities in the area can’t do it.”
The care center, which is one of 30 facilities owned by Vetter Health Services, of Elkhorn, officially went three years of being injury free on April 6. Employees celebrated June 3 with steak and chicken dinners and cash bonuses. The facility has continued its injury-free streak and was injury free for 1,154 days on June 3. They rank No. 2 on Vetter Health Services’ injury free list. Hellbusch said many facilities can’t make it a year without an injury. Heritage Care Center’s previous record was a year. 

2014-15 Quarter 3 Honor Roll Q4 Honor Roll - Diller-Odell Secondary School

Q4 High Honor Roll
Gydesen, Mackenzie Jo 
Lawton, Lance Reid 
Rash, Zachary Ryan 
Ahl, Bladen Keifer 
Klecan, Tyler Michael 
Schultis, Kaitlyn Elizabeth 
Zarybnicky, Theresa Ann 
Arnold, Paige 
Ebeling, Carson Rae 
Hennerberg, Reese Brian 
Jurgens, Madison Cay 
Rupprecht, Kailee R 
Zarybnicky, Katie Elizabeth
Schmidt, Spencer Douglas
Schultis, Adam Joseph 
Schultis, Caleb James 
Vanover, Ashlen Paige 
Arnold, Ryan Scott 
Bures, Kirsten Ameila 
Gydesen, Camaryn Paige 
Gydesen, Cassidy Marie 
Phillips, Morgan Adelaide 
Rosales, Blanca Estefania 
Rupprecht, Kaleb John 
Scheele, Jesse William 
Schlichtman, Kelsay Marie 
Schmidt, Christopher Donald 
Stanosheck, William David

Farmers Coop donates to PIA

Farmers Cooperative donates to Plymouth Street Lighting Project--The Plymouth Improvement Association is starting its fund drive to raise money to provide street lights on the main street in Plymouth. The Farmers Cooperative with their partner Land O’Lakes provided funds in the amount of $1,000 to help get the project underway. Each light will cost over $3,000 and will help to beautify the downtown area. All Donations are welcomed and donors should contact Marvin Yost. Pictured: (L to R) Gary Lytle, Plymouth Grain Branch Manager, Marvin Yost, Plymouth Improvement Association, Brent Colgrove, Tire Manager, Brian Sherling, Plymouth Seed Manager, Barry Jung, Fertilizer Manager, and Fred Meyer, Village of Plymouth.(Contributed Photo)

The Field Ribbon Cutting

The Diller Community Club celebrated a ribbon cutting June 4, at the Field Sports Bar and Grill welcoming new owner, Gale Eubanks. (Contributed Photo)

school lunch menu 6-10-15

Free lunch for all children ages 1-18; Meals served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Monday, June 15: Toasted cheese sandwich, tomato soup, fresh veggies WG crackers. 
Tuesday, June 16: Hot Dog on bun, baked beans, animal crackers.
Wednesday, June 17: Spaghetti w/ meat sauce, green beans, garlic bread.
Thursday, June 18: Fiestada, corn.
Friday, June 19:  chicken Nuggets, fresh veggies, WG bread.
All meals served with fruit/fruit slush and milk.

Over Half Of Drivers Were Wearing Seatbelts

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office participated in the nationwide Click It or Ticket campaign, which ran from May 18, 2015 through May 31, 2015. During that time period there were increased patrols. The extra patrol time was possible through a grant from the Nebraska Office  of Highway Safety (NOHS). This grant allowed deputies to work extra time in order to increase the enforcement of traffic laws and specifically increase patrols for seat belt enforcement.
During the enforcement dates, Deputies contacted 87 vehicles. Of these 87 vehicles, 14 citations were issued.  In addition there were a total of 82 warnings/defect cards issued.  Some of the citations had more than one charge on them.
Official citations included eight for speeding, one for no operator's license, one for no valid registration, two for no proof of insurance, one for stop sign violation, and one for careless driving.
Jun Announces 2015 Architectural Elements Contest Announces 2015 Architectural Elements Contest

 “Architectural Elements” - the beautiful and unique details that can be found on Fairbury’s oldest buildings are the subject for a contest sponsored by For the summer tourism season, there will be special emphasis on Fairbury’s downtown historic district and the various architectural styles employed by builders during downtown Fairbury’s various stages of growth and prosperity. The largest amount of construction in the historic district took place between 1900 and 1929.


Harold Oltman

Harold D. Oltman, 75 of Beatrice, NE, formerly Diller, passed away June 9, 2015 at the Paddock Kensington in Beatrice.  He was born on November 9, 1939 at Beatrice. 
Survivors are daughters Ronda (David) Duis of Diller, Jan (Ron) Klaus of Fairbury, Gina (Troy) Schulz of Wall, SD, Terri (Doug) Carstens of Gardener, KS, 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Joyce Oltman of Beatrice, and special friend Barb Witt. 
Services will be Friday June 12, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Diller, NE with Pastor Mark Liscom officiating.  Viewing at the funeral home only. No viewing at the church. The family will greet friends Thursday evening from 5 to 7 at the Funeral Home.  Burial will be at Prairie Home Cemetery, Diller.  Memorials will go to Family’s Choice.  Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.

Frances E. Aasen

Frances E. Aasen 86 of Fairbury, NE. passed away June 7, 2015 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury. She was born December 2, 1929 near Alexandria, NE. 
Survivors are Sons & Daughters-in-law: Charles & Pamela Hoge, Kenneth & Pamela Hoge, Harold & Rosanna Hoge, 10 Grandchildren & 22 Great Grandchildren.  
Services will be at 11:00 am Wednesday June 10, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Fairbury, with Pastor Joel Hahn officiating. Memorials to the Church. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge of arrangements.

Daisy Kleffner

Daisy A. Kleffner, 76 of Fairbury, NE, passed away June 7, 2015 in Fairbury.  She was born January 11, 1939  in Fairbury.
Survivors are husband Gene Kleffner, daughters Lorie (Chuck) Quinn, Robin (Chris) Fuentez, Melinda Johnson, brothers Jimmy and Danny Johnson, sister Patty Hutchison, sister-in-laws Ruth and Muriel Johnson, uncle Sam Johnson, grandkids Michael (Cortney) Tim (Liz), Brandi (Caleb), Cody and Cheyanne Johnson, Amanda (Michael), Carrie (Shane), David Hanna Jr., and Jade (Justin) Schmit, great-grandkids Dalton, Kazz, Domenic, Noah, Hoyt, Lilly, Logan, Alana, Justina, Brandon Jr., Makayla, Gage, Kaitlyn, Jacob, and Tristan.