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01
Jul

The Heat is On!

Heat can cause many problems for the people living through it. Cars become ovens and sickness falls upon anyone who spends to much time outside.
There have been eight reported fatalities across the United States, in 2015, due to children being left or getting stuck in vehicle's on hot day's. 
Simera Reynolds, Community Health Services Coordinator at Public Health Solutions in Crete stated, cars can heat up quickly, it only takes 10 minutes for a car to heat up an extra 20 degrees.
“We have to be mindful that on an 80 degree day a car can get up to 100 degrees or more in a short period of time,” Reynolds said.
Creating reminders, by putting a purse or phone in the backseat with a child, is a way to remember that a child is in the backseat, this is crucial if someone is not following their usual routine.
Wed
01
Jul

Summer Lunch Program 7-1-15

Fairbury Central Elementary Cafeteria
 
Free lunch for all children ages 1-18; Meals served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Monday, July 6: Hot dog on bun, baked beans.
Tuesday, July 7: Chicken alfredo w/ rotini, green peas, garlic bread.
Wednesday, July 8: Jeff rib on bun, sweet potatoes fries.
Thursday, July 9: Soft shell taco, refried beans, cinnamon crisp. 
Friday, July 10: Fiestada, corn
All meals served with fruit/fruit slush and milk.
 
Wed
01
Jul

Summer Fun


SUMMER FUN--Parker Viets, left and Wyatt Lenz, right. Parker is shown holding a catfish they caught at the Fairbury Dam with a homemade fishing pole on Monday, June 29th. (Photo by Shaunte Dean/Fairbury Journal-News)
Wed
01
Jul

Cost Of Being A Farm Family, Not Home Alot This Time Of Year

I’m a haying season widow. I can’t decide if I like it or not. 
Michael “swathed” his first round of hay last week, which is probably a month later than normal. So he has been working literally from sun up to sun down to get caught up on the haying. 
As I write this column on Monday I’ve seen very little of Michael for the past five or six days. Michael has left the house early every morning to rake hay. He follows that by swathing down more hay early in the afternoon before beginning to bale until dark the hay he raked in the morning. 
This means I’ve been home alone with the boys most of the day recently. On my days off I often ride along with Michael and the boys to check cows or fence for a few hours, but now that Michael is spending his days in the tractor I stay home. 
Wed
01
Jul

Letters to the Editor

It Is Time For Nebraska To Take Action
 
Editor:
In May I introduced Legislative Resolution 308 in the Nebraska Legislature. The legislative resolution established a study to examine issues regarding the growth of Nebraska’s rural economy in order to determine what actions can be taken to spur population growth and the expansion of businesses in rural communities throughout Nebraska. For the past several decades, most of rural Nebraska has seen a continual loss of population and employment. As you know, this then has a domino effect that impacts schools, businesses, health care and so on.
Wed
01
Jul

Every Community Needs Their Version Of Beth Roelfs

Among the things that I really enjoy doing each year is spending time in Diller at Diller Picnic time. I’m never quite sure if it’s because I am related to nearly everyone there with the Pickard, Specht, Lottman, Carmichael connection or not but it’s always a lot of fun for me personally to hang out in Diller this time of year.
 In fact, I really can’t remember a time when I didn’t go to the Diller Picnic; from the 1960s on, it seems I was always there. But this year something kind of struck me that I hadn’t thought of.
 As much fun as the Diller Picnic is it seems like it always takes that one person to really get things to gel together. For me that person is Beth Roelfs. For the last several years that I have noticed anyway, Beth is always present at the picnic organizing, announcing and in shot being the emcee of the festivities. She’s kind of like the Bob barker of the Diller Picnic you might say.
Wed
01
Jul

Petition Process Is Great Example Of Democracy In Action

When the death penalty was overturned in Nebraska last month it was heralded by some but not all to be a great day in our state. But when the death penalty was not upheld in Nebraska last month it was heralded by some but not all to be a great day in our state.
  In short some were happy, others not so much regardless of which side of the fence they were on. Some accounts say that 50% of Nebraskans were in favor of the death penalty. The other 50% not.
 Last weekend petitioners were at the Diller Picnic collecting signatures to place an initiative on the 2016 general election ballot on Nebraska to re-instate the death penalty. The Journal-news supports that initiative.
Wed
01
Jul

Saline County Transit Opens New Location In Western

Saline County Transit opened a new location in Western on June 17.
Scott Bartels executive director for Saline County Transit stated, the construction costs for the new building added up to $564,900.
“People think we only drive the elderly, but persons may register and ride regardless of age and children between the ages of 0-5 ride free,” Bartels said.
Saline County Transit travels to Lincoln, Crete, Beatrice, and Fairbury on a weekday schedule, but they also work with people to serve special requests.
“We have handicapped accessible vehicles and the fare is free for an escort in case of a disability, reservations need to be made at least one day in advance,” Bartels said.
Wed
01
Jul

7-1-15

Police report
June 18: Linda L. Hedges, of Fairbury, was backing a 1996 Lincoln from a parking stall on 9th Street just west of F Street when the vehicle collided with a parked unoccupied backhoe. Damages to the vehicle were estimated at $1,000.
June 18: Report of a disturbance in the 100 block of 5th Street. 
June 18: Report of a juvenile complaint in the 1100 block of Elm Street. 
June 19: Report of loud music in the 500 block of I Street. 
June 20: Report of underage body art in Fairbury. 
June 20: Report of loud music in the 500 block of I Street. 
June 20: Report of a disturbance in the 700 block of F Street. 
June 21: Report of criminal mischief in the 300 block of 14th Street. 
June 22: Report of an assault in the 300 block of West 3rd Street. Unfounded. 
 
Sheriff’s report
Wed
01
Jul

Juniors Split Doubleheader

Runs were tough to come by for Fairbury and Superior in an American Legion Juniors doubleheader played last Friday evening at Quinn Field in Fairbury.
Fairbury won the opener by a score of 4-3 in five innings.
The doubleheader consisted of two five inning games.
Hits were at a premium for the two squads in the first game, as just seven hits were produced.
Superior scored an unearn run in the top of first to grab a 1-0 lead.
Fairbury tied the contest at 1 in the bottom of the second on a RBI fielder’s choice by Tanner Novotny.
After a scoreless top of the third by Superior, the Fairbury Juniors tallied a pair of runs in the bottom of the third to stretch its lead to 3-1.
Patrick Ondrak singled to begin the inning, advanced to second on a stolen base and scored on a Superior infield error.

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