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Fri
08
Jan

Herman Kenning

Herman Kenning 90, of Steele City, NE, passed away Jan. 7, 2016 in Fairbury.  He was born March 13, 1925.
Survivors include wife Dorothy, son Dennis (Donna) Kenning, daughters Marlene (Gregg) Buchli, and Diane Kenning.
 Services will be Monday, January 11, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Steele City Presbyterian Church.  The family will greet friends Sunday January 10th from 2 – 4 p.m. at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury.  Memorials to Family’s Choice.
Fri
08
Jan

FairburyTV video from couple sentenced on Thursday

Fri
08
Jan

Laura Ebke in town Jan. 9

First, I want to remind those who might be within in driving distance of Fairbury that I'll have my first, in-session town hall of the year, this Saturday, January 9, at 10 a.m. at the Fairbury hospital.Everyone is welcome to attend, and feel free to bring friends.

Thu
07
Jan

Fairbury Couple Convicted In Child Abuse Case


Justine Bixler, left, Steven Boomgaarn Jr., right

A Fairbury Couple was convicted of committing child abuse negligently, a class 3A felony. Steven Boomgaarn Jr., 26, of Fairbury was sentenced to not less than 48 months and no more than 60 months in the state correctional facility. Justine Bixler, 22, of Fairbury, was sentenced to not less than 24 months and not more than 48 months in the state correctional facility. Stay tuned to FairburyTV.com for video coverage of the event.

Thu
07
Jan

Betty J. Hartley

Betty J. Hartley, 86, of Lincoln, passed away Jan. 6, 2016. Born Dec. 30, 1929 in Fairbury.
Survivors include daughter/son-in-law, Kim and Gary Hailey, Waverly; son Tom Hartley and fiancé Joanne Egalka, St. Petersburg, FL, daughter, Kari Hartley, Lincoln; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. 
Memorial Service: 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016 at First United Methodist Church, 14410 Folkestone, Waverly, NE with Pastor Scott Shreve officiating. No Visitation/Cremation. Memorials to Belmont Elementary School, Lincoln, NE for kindergarten class needs. Condolences online at Roperandsons.com.                                 
Thu
07
Jan

Consign Items by Jan. 10 for Plymouth Consignment Sale

To consign before Jan. 10 call Wells Implement at 656-4435, Milius Hardware 656-3155 or Plymouth Irrigation 656-3444

Date: 
Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 8:30am
Wed
06
Jan

Fairbury Police Department participated in the nationwide You Drink & Drive. You Lose Crackdown Results

The Fairbury Police Department participated in the nationwide You Drink & Drive. You Lose Crackdown which ran from December 18, 2015 through January 3, 2016. During that time period there was increased patrols. The extra patrol time was possible through a grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS). This grant allowed Officers to work extra time in order to increase the enforcement of traffic laws and specifically increase patrol for alcohol violations. The extra time worked by officers will be paid for by the NOHS.
Wed
06
Jan

T.C. Finish Third, Fourth At HTRS Holiday Classic

Competing in its final games of 2015, Tri County’s girls and boys basketball teams placed third and fourth at last week’s HTRS Holiday Classic held in Humboldt.
In girls play, Tri County won its consolation game versus Southern by a score of 42-23.
Haydyn Weise topped the (7-3) Lady Trojans in scoring with 15 points, Josie Weise, eight points, Sloane Holtmeier, six points, Halle Weise, four points, Shae Wattjes, three points, and Madison Freese, Delaney Uher, and Miranda Vogt chipped in two points each.
Uher led the team in rebounds with six, while Wattjes pulled down five boards, Josie Weise had a team-high six steals, and Haydyn Weise dished out a team-leading five assists.
Tri County came up short in its opening tourney game losing to Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer, 48-41.
Wed
06
Jan

Trio Earn Medals For Mustangs

Meridian’s wrestling team ran into rugged competition at last Wednesday’s 17-team Fillmore Central Holiday Wrestling Tournament held at Fillmore Central High School in Geneva.
The Mustangs had a trio of wrestlers earn medals in their respective weight classes.
Senior Joshua Traynor posted a record of 4-1 en route to finishing second in the 152-pound weight class.
Traynor won his first round match by fall in 1:16 over Freeman’s Trevor Pickard. In his second round match, Traynor was victorious by pin in :48 seconds against Wilber-Clatonia’s Bradley Pormajzl.
It took just :32 seconds to earn a pin over Elm Creek’s Preston Walker in Traynor’s third round match.
Traynor won by decision, 5-4 in the semi-finals over Southern Valley’s Chase Becker.
In the championship, Hunter Reimers of Palmer won by decision, 6-4 over Traynor.
Wed
06
Jan

Fairbury Goes 1-1 At Tourney

Coming off a five-day moratorium, Fairbury's boys basketball team came away with a .500 record for its play at the two-day Lincoln Lutheran Holiday Tournament.
The tournament was originally slated for last Monday and Tuesday, but due to Monday's snow in Lincoln the tourney was played on Tuesday and Thursday.
In its opening round contest, Fairbury was handed a 55-32 loss by (7-3) Lincoln Lutheran.
Lincoln Lutheran stormed out to a 17-6 first quarter lead and maintained a 30-19 advantage at half.
The Warriors kept the upperhand on the Jeffs in the second half with a 25-13 scoring advantage.
Three of the four quarters of play, Lincoln Lutheran's defense limited Fairbury's offense in single digit scoring.

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