The maintenance and condition of at least one Jefferson County road was the main topic of discussion at Tuesdays County Commissioners Meeting.
Jefferson County Highway Superintendent, Bill Hansel, and the county commissioners spent time discussing what and how to take care of the county roads. It was decided that the county would enter into an engineering agreement with Speece Lewis Engineers out of Lincoln, to evaluate the cost of repairing both the PWF and the Brickyard Road.
Commissioner Michael Dux said that once the report was back, the county would then propose a bond for the next election for road repair.
Until all the information is complete and turned in it is not possible to say what the amount of the bond would be, Dux said.
For the Bonham Theatre Project, the good news arrived this week with two significant monetary plans, which will help generate a substantial push to help begin renovations on the facility.
Bonham Theatre Project has received approval from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) for qualification of the renovation of the Bonham Theatre under the Community Development Assistance Act (CDAA). CDAA empowers DED to distribute a 40 percent (40%) state income tax credit to businesses or individuals who make eligible contributions to approved community betterment projects.
BTP gathered pledges during the month of April to demonstrate community commitment to DED. Fulfilled pledges will generate the tax credit.
The credits will be allocated by BTP on a first-come, first-served basis until the credit limit is reached. For 2014 only cash or commodity donations will qualify. For further information, contact Debby Ebke at 402-446-7436.
Cemetery services will be held in several surrounding cemeteries.
Beginning May 25 there will be a service held at Cub Creek Cemetery at 10:15 a.m. Hope Cemetery will have a ceremony at 10:45, Zion Cemetery will begin at 11:00, the Harbine Cemetery will be at 11:15 and the Jansen Cemetery will have a ceremony beginning at 12:15. There will also be a ceremony at the Steele City Cemetery May 25 at 2 p.m.
May 26 there will be a Memorial Day service at 10 a.m. at the Fairbury Cemetery.
The Legion Post 198 at Daykin will hold a Memorial Day program at 9 a.m. at the Daykin Legion Hall. Military salutes at St. John and Eureka cemeteries will follow the program.
Photo caption: FAIRBURY CEMETERY Employees take care of all of the 15,000 tombstones with equal attention. Photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky Fairbury Journal-News
Memorial Day is less than a week away and the Fairbury Cemetery superintendent, Craig Mahloch, and his staff are busily working at cleaning out the winter debris, making room for spring and summer grasses. Their main concern this time of year is preparing the cemetery for the visitors that come to remember family that has passed on.
The original Fairbury Cemetery existed from 1869 to 1873. It was located on the east side of K Street, between Seventh and Eighth Streets.
In 1873 a newly formed Cemetery Association purchased a 10 acre tract southeast of Fairbury. The Association again purchased another 14 acres in 1903.
At approximately 1215 the 19th of May 2014 Officer of the Jefferson County Sheriffs Office were executing a search warrant at 303 Broad Street, Jansen, NE. The search warrant was for a subject that had an arrest warrant and has been evading arrest for some time. Information was gathered that the subject was staying in the residence at 303 Broad Street, in Jansen, NE.
Officers cleared the lower level of the residence and upon clearing the upper level the subject was located in a bedroom closet with a single shot shotgun. The subject had the shotgun to his head. The subject shot himself in the head. Emergency medical procedures were performed on the subject and he was transported to the Jefferson Community Health Center in Fairbury where he died from the self-inflicted gunshot wound. Law Enforcement did not fire any shots and no Law Enforcement officers were injured.
Hebron, NE The Thayer County Republican Party will be hosting the 2014 County Convention. Delegates registered to the convention will be attending and guests are welcome.
The County Convention will be begin at 7:00 PM on Monday, June 9, 2014 at The Thayer County Courthouse Club Room, 225 North 4th Street (use west entrance), Hebron, Nebraska 68370. Please contact Jerry Catlett for more information at 402-768-3397 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Members of the Ben Sasse for United States Senate Election Staff have been invited to be the keynote speaker for the convention.
Elected representatives to the Thayer County GOP Convention include, Jerry Catlett, Sheri Apking and Orville Pohlmann to represent Thayer County at the 2014 Nebraska Republican Party Convention to be held Saturday, June 28 in Hastings, Nebraska.