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Employment Application

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Two Vehicle Accident Sends Seven to Hospital

By Sandy Zabokrtsky
 
Jefferson County Sheriff’s offi ce was called to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of 713 Road and 571 Avenue, east of Fairbury, on Monday. Law enforcement was called to the accident at approximately 4:47 p.m. Officials determined that there were seven injuries resulting between the two vehicles and immediately requested additional EMS units. Besides Jefferson County Ambulance District #33, Diller Rescue, Plymouth Rescue and Beatrice Rescue all responded to the request for mutual aid. After assessing injuries, Star Care was also requested for assistance at the scene.

 

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Volunteer Fireman Wrecks Truck On Way To Fire Call

By Sandy Zabokrtsky
 
Fairbury Police Department was called to a one vehicle accident August 10 at approximately 8 a.m. The accident involved a 1996 pickup that veered off the road at 2118 K Street in Fairbury. The truck had traveled through a pasture and struck a tree.

 

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15
Aug

School Board Prepares for New School Year

By Sandy Zabokrtsky
 
Final preparations for the 2014-2015 school year were made at the District 8 School Board meeting Monday. The Board reviewed policies that were already in place with no changes. This included parental involvement, student fees and bullying.

 

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No One Reads The Paper? Just Make A Mistake...

Mistakes are the things that make those of us in the newspaper business cringe. We can write, read and then re-read a story for accuracy. Accuracy of information and things like spelling, punctuation and grammar. “It looks good. Send it up on the hill to be plated.” People in the ctp (computer to plate) room look at the pages-green light. Pressmen plate up and start rolling again looking at pages (though to be fair to them they look mostly for color and ink coverages) againgreen light. First sheet off the press: a glaring typo on the front page.

 

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Fairbury Needs To Refocus City Manager’s Position

With the recent release of Joe Parker from the Fairbury City Manager’s position, discussion now turns to “what’s next?” Some such as Fairbury Mayor Homer Ward are speculating that the position will again be fi lled. Others have openly questioned whether or not the job should be fi lled, favoring instead saving the salary. There is no doubt that the City Manager’s position is the most important job within a municipal hierarchy. He or she is the person who coordinates, facilitates and manages the day-to-day operations of the city. With increasing rules, regulations department heads within a city/community cannot adequately do the job. The Journal-News is highly supportive of retaining that position.

 

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