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Wed
10
Dec

Fairbury Teachers To Receive Raises Next Year

Teachers at Fairbury Public Schools will get raises next year. Members of the school board met Monday night and approved a total package increase of 4.87 percent for teachers. The package includes salary, retirement and insurance, among other things. The base salary for new teachers was also increased $750 for the 2015-2016 school year. Superintendent Fred Helmink said Fairbury teachers had one of the lowest base salaries in the state before the raise. The new base salary will be $32,800.
"I had a comparability study done this year," Helmink said of teacher packages. "Out of 11 schools Fairbury was slightly below the median, so we felt this year we ... need to get them paid above average. Fairbury was one of the lowest base salaries, but [Fairbury teachers] have other things to help make that up."
He said Fairbury Public Schools pays full health insurance for teachers, which is not the case for all area school districts. 
Wed
10
Dec

Pictures With Santa

Bring non-perishable items, toilet paper or cash to donate to the food pantry and have your picture taken with Santa. You will receive a 4x6 print of your picture available for pick up at the store.
Thursday, Dec. 11, 5:30-7pm at Selectel Wireless, 415 5th St., Fairbury.
Wed
10
Dec

Seeking Input For SCC’s Future

Southeast Community College is seeking input from community members regarding the future direction of the College. A community meeting with the College has been scheduled for:
 Wednesday, Dec. 17, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Union Bank & Trust, 1313 K St., Fairbury.
 SCC looks forward to people providing constructive feedback during the forum. SCC is committed to working with the community to help grow the local economy.
Light refreshments will be served.
 
Wed
10
Dec

You Drink & Drive You Lose Crackdown

The Fairbury Police Department will be participating in the nationwide You Drink & Drive, You Lose Crackdown, which will begin on December 12, and end on January 1, 2015. During the period, increased patrols will be made possible due to a grant through the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS). This grant will allow 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 then be paid by the NOHS. With the goal of increasing alcohol violations enforcement, the Fairbury Police Department hopes to decrease the number of accidents in general as well as alcohol related accidents.

Wed
10
Dec

Kicking off the Holidays


SANTA WAS IN FAIRBURY--Santa was in town last Friday evening during the Festival of Trees in the courthouse. Photo by Shaunte Dean/Fairbury Journal-News
Wed
10
Dec

Livingston’s New Facility Discussed At Commissioners Meeting

More than two dozen people – many of them from the Endicott area – attended a portion of Monday’s county commissioners meeting to discuss, or hear discussion of, a proposed 7,200 head breed-to-wean hog confinement facility that would be located about a mile north of Endicott. Several people made formal statements to commissioners during the hour-long hearing while several more shouted out questions or statements, often interrupting speakers. The commissioners will approve or deny a permit for the facility at the Jan. 6 meeting. 
Except for a statement by commissioner Michael Dux at the end of the hearing, the board largely avoided taking part in the often unfacilitated discussion, which was moved to the district court room to accommodate the crowd. 
The hearing was the result of Bruce Livingston’s request for a permit to construct a swine facility.
Wed
10
Dec

Climate and population change concerns for irrigation practices

By Angela Hensel, Nebraska News Service

 

 

LINCOLN--For many ag producers in Nebraska, especially in the western part of the state, irrigation is a necessity.

"Without irrigation, at least half the state would probably be unable to produce irrigated crops," said Alan Corr, University of Nebraska-Lincoln extension educator for West-Central Nebraska.

Tue
09
Dec

Narka News

Melvin & Estel Edwards, Alberta Simmons and Mike and Vicky Holly hosted a Thanksgiving Dinner at the Narka Hall on Thanksgiving Day for family and friends. Attending were: Betty Edwards, Doug & Kitty Edwards, Marvin and Lisa Edwards, Jim, Kelley, Spencer, & Jared Edwards Jeff, Ashley, Makenna and Draven Johnson, Rick, Amanda, Brandon, William, Joe, and Samantha Simmons, John, Mary, Mason, & Carson Simmons and Grandson Bryson, and James Mason all of Narka. Clinton and Clayton Edwards of Belleville, Harley Edwards and Justin Harrison and Levi of Lincoln, KS. Mark, Brandi, Jaycee, and Amelia Selewski of Mahaska. and Ken, Mary, and Jarred Mortenson of Bonner Springs, and Randa Mortenson and Axel and Riley Cornejo of Lawrence, KS.
Thanksgiving Day guests of Donna Svoboda were her son, Russell and his wife Evon, Granddaughter Michelle and Great Granddaughter Dakota of Hastings, NE.
The Narka Youth Revolution Live Nativity
Tue
09
Dec

Plymouth News -- Angie Zulauf

Local News
 
Dan and DeAnn Huls entertained guests at a post-thanksgiving dinner Saturday, November 29th. They were Kelly and Tommi Mitchell; Evan, Casey, Owen, Brooklyn, and Avery Ely; and Doug Ely, all of Lincoln, and Angie Zulauf.
Cassie Bienhoff and June Weichel met Brooke Haugenstein of Eldorado, KA Sunday, November 30th at Junction City, KA to return Justus and Courtney to their home after spending the weekend with Nebraska relatives. 
Tue
09
Dec

Jansen Trinity Ladies Aid and LWML met Dec. 2

The Jansen Trinity Ladies Aid and LWML met Dec. 2 with 12 members and 9 guests present.

The evening began with a buffet supper. The business meeting was called to order by Jean Zabel. The minutes of the Nov. meeting were read and the treasures report was given. Coffee hour will be Dec. 21 with Lou Ann Wurm. Greeter will be Linda Ebke.

The program “ Christmas is Joy” was presented by the committee. Christmas Carols were sung. Heart sister gifts were exchanged and new games were drawn.

The committee for the evening were Lou ann Wurm, Shelly Luehring and Jean Zabel.

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