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Wed
28
Jan

Commodity Supplemental Food Program distribution clinic

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program distribution clinic will be held in Fairbury at 512 3rd Street on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. An appointment is suggested. 402-729-2278.

Date: 
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 8:30am
Wed
28
Jan

Jefferson County Legion Meeting

Jefferson County Legion Meeting Sunday, Feb. 1st at 2:00 P.M. at the Daykin Community Building.
 
Date: 
Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 2:00am
Wed
28
Jan

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Police Report 
Jan. 11: Report of a stolen vehicle in the 900 block of 6th Street. 
Jan. 15: Report of a disturbance in the 800 block of H Street. 
Jan. 15: Report of a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of 8th Street. 
Jan. 16: Report of a welfare check in the 1100 block of A Street. 
Jan. 16: Report of a drug overdose in the 700 block of K Street. 
Jan. 16: Report of a theft at Wal-Mart. 
Jan. 16: Gayle M. Kujath, of Fairbury, was backing from a parking stall on 17th Street near H Street in a 2005 Mercury owned by Arthur H. Kujath, of Fairbury, when the vehicle collided with a 2002 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Deborah A. Mathiesen, of Fairbury. Damages to Kujath's vehicle were estimated at $2,000. Damages to Mathiesen's vehicle were estimated at $1,500. 
Jan. 16: Report of a juvenile complaint in Fairbury. 
Wed
28
Jan

school lunch menu 1-28-15

Fairbury Jefferson and Central 
Thursday, Jan. 29: POPCORN CHICKEN W/HND BREAD; Ham sandwich and loaded mashed potatoes.
Friday, Jan. 30: HAMBURGER ON BUN; chicken wrap and tater tots.
Monday, Feb. 2: BREADED PORK ON BUN; Chicken salad on deli bun and Cowboy Beans.
Tuesday, Feb. 3: CRISPY CHICKEN ON BUN; Tuna salad on Deli bun and broccoli w/cheese.
Wednesday, Feb. 4: C- PH PEPPERONI PIZZA, J- PIZZABURGER; Turkey sandwich and corn.
High School
Thursday, Jan. 29: POPCORN CHICKEN W/HND BREAD; Ham & cheese wrap and loaded mashed potatoes.
Friday, Jan. 30: CHEESEBURGER ON BUN; Chicken & cheese flatbread and tater tots.
Monday, Feb. 2: BREADED PORK ON BUN; Hamburger on bun and Cowboy Beans.
Tuesday, Feb. 3: CRISPY CHICKEN ON BUN; Jeff rib on bun and broccoli w/cheese.
Wed
28
Jan

Fairbury Jr/Sr High School Frozen Formal Royalty


FAIRBURY JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL FROZEN FORMAL ROYALTY--held Saturday night at the Elks Club, Queen Shelby Pollman, King Wesley Jackson. Contributed Photo
Wed
28
Jan

Farmers Coop and Land O Lakes gave Money to Diller for new sign


The Farmers Cooperative with Land O’ Lakes provided $1,000 to Village of Diller to help in the construction of a new welcome sign. Pictured from left to right, Pat Arner, Diller Agronomy Manager, Shelly Lottman, Diller Village Community Sign Chairman, James McPherson, Diller Grain Branch Manager and Linda Behrends, Farmers Cooperative Office & Accounting Clerk. Contributed Photo
Wed
28
Jan

Letters to the Editor

New Ordinance 
Punishes All Landlords
Editor:
I am a Fairbury landlord writing in protest to the new city ordinance requiring a yearly inspection of all rental properties at, of course, a fee to the landlord. I am told that it was initiated by the council for the safety and sanitation of renters. I and many others believe that the motive of the council is to eliminate some of the rental units in Fairbury, in essence, a clean up campaign. 
I will certainly agree that there are some unsightly rental properties here but this new ordinance punishes all of us for the negligence of a few. We are told that this yearly inspection will not be inconvenient. That is ridiculous statement. First off, consider the ratio of one inspector to the many rental properties in this town. Landlords would be sacrificing income while waiting for an inspection. 
Wed
28
Jan

We’re Back In The Bottle Lamb Business

Life was getting easy again. Most of the sheep had finished lambing and only the miniature ewes were left. We had sold our full-time bottle lambs and stopped bottle feeding a bunch of triplets since they were finally getting onto creep feed. Chores were becoming more streamlined, and supper time was finally getting back to an appropriate hour.
And then, last week, one of the ewes with triplets got a cut on her teat. A day later she stopped letting her five-week-old lambs eat and started to stand in the corner with her head down. I had never had to care for a ewe with mastitis, but I’d dealt with it some during my days milking at a dairy. 
Wed
28
Jan

Coming Soon: Movie Theatre To Re-open In Fairbury

I go to a lot of meetings.
Over the span of any given month I probably am at two dozen or more community event type of gatherings within the Journal-News coverage area. By and large I find most of the events I cover fairly unexciting yet newsworthy. It takes a lot frankly to get me all jazzed up about some meetings I have covered for the paper.
But that’s exactly what happened Sunday night. I got jazzed up.
I knew the people from the Bonham Theatre Project were getting close to having enough funds to begin renovation of our movie theater. But until I attended their annual meeting Sunday evening I guess I didn’t realize how close.
 Really close.
 To those people who have been skeptical whether or not the movie theatre would ever re-open (and I must admit on occasion I have been among them) I can without a doubt say we will all be going to the movies in Fairbury again this year.
Wed
28
Jan

A Time For Mourning, A Call For Raised Awareness

  Last week was not a good week for our community.
  We lost a young man who took his own life. Many people were affected. Not the least of which was his family to which we extend our most sincere and heartfelt condolences. But people from all over were affected. Current resident, people who used to live here but no longer do.
   We are still a community in mourning.
  But if this weren’t sad enough by its own right, within the span of 72 hours in addition to losing a precious life, two other younger members of this community also attempted to take their lives. Thankfully the outcome was not the same as the first incident we have listed.
   Just the same though we must as “why?”

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