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FJN To Spotlight Poverty Issues

By Shaun Friedrichsen
 
In the coming weeks, the Fairbury Journal-News will be running a multi-part series about poverty and economic-assistance programs in Jefferson County. This series will examine not only data, but views from multiple sides about these programs and what can be done about poverty.
   Some of the issues that will be covered include: the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—formerly known as food stamps—Unemployment Insurance Benefits, food insecurity, poverty guidelines and other issues.
   This series will provide data about how these programs have changed over the past few years. However, it will also provide personal stories from people who work with these programs, those who are critical of such programs as well as from people who are receiving economic assistance.  
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29
Jul

Daylily Drive


Nancy Heidemann of rural Plymouth shows off her hobby of growing Daylilies. (Photo by Ashley Jensby/Fairbury Journal-News)
 What started out as a small hobby garden for a rural Plymouth woman has grown into a major project and small, seasonal side business. Nancy Heidemann cares for on average about 400-500 flowers and keeps adding more each year. 
Heidemann began growing daylilies in the year 2000 just as a hobby in a small garden outside her home. Since then, the lilies cover much of her front yard and the entire ditch lining her driveway.
“Growing the daylilies started out as a hobby that went crazy, I just really enjoy gardening and I've found that it's a good way to be in nature, as well as exercise,” Heidemann said.
People who drive by or know of the farm, make a trip down Heidemann's driveway to view the flowers. Regular visitors also come by when the flowers are at their peak in July to view or buy some lilies.
Wed
29
Jul

Bray Earns FCCLA Medal

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) brought more than 8,000 of its student leaders, members and advisers to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. July 6-9 to participate in its National Leadership Conference. 
Attending from Fairbury High School were Rosalyn Bray, Sophomore, and Kay Onnen, FCCLA adviser and Family and Consumer Science educator. 
In addition to the many learning and networking experiences offered at the conference, more than 30 Family and Consumer Sciences related events, also known as STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition). Events were offered, providing competitions in such areas as Culinary Arts, Knowledge Bowl, Career Investigation, and Fashion Construction for more than 4,000 event participants. Rosalyn competed in the National Programs in Action, Student Body event and received a Gold Medal for her STAR presentation on Juvenile Diabetes.  
Wed
29
Jul

Compton Reunion

Compton 
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29
Jul

Gunther

Natalie Regier and Brandon Gunther were united in marriage on October 3, 2014 at the Grace Chapel in Lincoln.
Parents of the bride are Ron and Lorie Regier of Madrid, Neb. Parents of the groom are Henry and Jan Gunther of Diller, Neb.
Maid of Honor was Rachelle Fryzek, sister of bride; Bridesmaids Chantal Cave, Melissa Sauder, sisters of bride, Melissa Johnson, friend of bride; Flower girls were Alexis Jantzen, Mackenzie Jantzen, Maci Barcel, nieces of groom, Anley Sauder, Stella Cave, Felicity Cave, nieces of bride.
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29
Jul

Hansmire

The children ( Bill (Julia), Susan (Mike) and Julie) of Floyd Hansmire - Doc - are having a card shower for his 95th birthday, August 3, 2015. Please send cards to him at 909 17th St. Apt  207 Fairbury NE 68352

Wed
29
Jul

Cortney

The family of Elaine  Cortney would like to honor her with a card shower, for her 90th birthday on August 6. Cards can be sent to 105 W. 5th St Apt 104 Fairbury NE 68352

Wed
29
Jul

Fairbury Seniors Suffer Through Errors,Lack Of Hits In District Loss To Aurora


FAIRBURY SENIORS DALTON HINRICHS reaches for the bag as he dives back to first base ahead of a tag by Aurora’s Scott Bergmark in Sunday’s elimination game of the Class B Area 4 District Baseball Tournament played in Crete. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
It was the same verse to the song, as the Fairbury Seniors American Legion baseball team combatted errors and a lack of offense in Sunday afternoon’s elimination 3-1 loss to Aurora in the Class B Area 4 District Baseball Tournament played at Thom Stallard Legion Field in Crete.
Sunday’s elimination game was a matchup of the top two seeds in the seven-team tournament.
Fairbury Seniors head coach Bob Hinrichs felt the game was a repeat to Saturday’s first-round game in the district baseball tournament.
“It was kind of like on Saturday. We put the ball in play with not a lot of strikeouts, but our hits were right at Aurora’s fielder’s which they made plays on most of the time. It was frustrating at times, but on the flip side of that, when you are on the defensive end and make several good plays, which we did in the game it’s kind of the same way for them. So you have to fight through it and hope the hits start falling,”said Hinrichs.
Wed
29
Jul

Beatrice Pitching Silences Fairbury’s Bats In District Baseball Opener


FAIRBURY SENIORS THIRD BASEMAN SPENCER FELDKAMP tags out Beatrice’s Branden Nowka as he slides toward third base in third inning action Saturday afternoon in the Class B Area 4 District Baseball Tournament held at Thom Stallard Legion Field in Crete. (Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News)
The old saying goes if you put the ball in play, good things will happen.
That was not the case for the Fairburys Seniors American Legion baseball team, as the Seniors found the going tough, dropping their first round game 4-1 to the Beatrice ExMark Seniors Saturday afternoon in the Class B Area 4 District Seniors Baseball Tournament played at Crete’s Thom Stallard Legion Field.
The game was a matchup between top seed Fairbury and fourth seed Beatrice.
Beatrice wasted no time in taking a lead in the top of the first inning.
Jacob Pinkerton led off for Beatrice with a single and then advanced to second base on a steal. Once at second he was successful with a steal of third after a strikeout of Zach Pinkerton.
Pinkerton scored from third on a passed ball for a 1-0 lead.
After Beatrice scored its lone run, Fairbury was retired in order by pitcher Dillon Rudder.
Wed
29
Jul

Husker Rehab Team Goes 2-3

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