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21
Nov

McAtee and Pottorff Exchanged Vows

Dennis and Susan McAtee of Fairbury would like to announce the marriage of their son, Andrew Dean McAtee to Alicia Leigh Pottorff of Lincoln, NE. on October 11, 2014. The Ceremony and Reception were both held at  Chez Hay in Lincoln.  
Bride’s parents are Ronald and Laurie Pottorff of Seward, NE. 
Maid of honor was Ashley Phelps, twin sister of the bride. Bridesmaid was Sam Schlichtman, friend of bride.
Flower girl was Liliana Delgado, daughter of the bride.
Ring bearer was Andrew Pottorff-McBride, nephew of the bride.
Bestmen were Spencer McAtee and Brady McAtee, both brothers of the groom.
Ushers were Adam Pottorff, brother of the bride and Tim Phelps, brother-in-law of the bride. 
Fri
21
Nov

Happy 40th Anniversary, Larry and Nancy Schmidt

The children of Larry and Nancy Schmidt would like to honor them with an open house on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at the First Christian Church in Fairbury at 2625 H St. from 2-5 pm at the fellowship hall.
The open house is thrown by their children, Brian Schmidt and Sasha Adams of Lincoln, Michael Schmidt of Minden, and Cassie and Scott Musil of Central City.  Cards maybe sent to 56775 717 Road, Fairbury, NE 68352.
Fri
21
Nov

60th Wedding Anniversary, James and Patricia Cunningham

James and Patricia Cunningham will celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary December 6th with an open house, hosted by their children from 2 pm – 4 pm at Pioneer Inn., Gilead, NE. No Gifts Please. James Cunningham and Patricia Arner were married on December 28,1954 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Gilead. They have three children, Allan and wife, Amy of Manassas Park, VA.; Paul and wife, Becky of Harrah, OK.; and Roger and wife, Denise of Maud, OK. They have four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Cards may be sent to 55880 709 Road, Fairbury, Ne 68352.

Fri
21
Nov

Happy 25th Anniversary, John and Teresa (Wieland) Howell

The daughters of John and Teresa (Wieland) Howell would like to honor them with a cards shower for they’re 25th Wedding Anniversary on November 25th. Please send cards to 71215 566th Avenue, Fairbury, NE 68352.

Wed
19
Nov

Lady Griffins Finish Memorable Season Place Third At State Volleyball Tournament


DILLER-ODELL JUNIOR THERESA ZARYBNICKY, No. 7, gently passes the ball to the front court to set up the Lady Griffins’ offense, as teammate Madison Jurgens, No. 4, looks on in first round action versus Emerson-Hubbard in the Class D1 State Volleyball Tournament played last Thursday evening at Lincoln Northeast High School. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
What a difference three years makes.
Just three years ago, Diller-Odell won just two matches, but through hard work, dedication, and superb athletic play, the Lady Griffins made school history by placing third in the Class D1 State Volleyball Tournament held last weekend in Lincoln. 
Diller-Odell went 2-1 in its three matches to earn the Class D1 third place trophy along with medals for each player on the team.
In its third place match played Saturday afternoon at Lincoln East High School, fifth seed Diller-Odell defeated third seed Axtell in four sets, 18-25, 25-19, 25-17, 26-24.
Three Lady Griffin attackers had double digit totals of kills against Axtell led by Madison Jurgens with 16 kills, Kaitlyn Schultis put down 11 kills, and Madison Hajek hammered home 10 kills.
Wed
19
Nov

11-19-14


THE HUB in DOWNTOWN Fairbury, CLOTHING ADVERTISEMENT.
120 YEARS AGO, 1894
The Jefferson County Journal
The Jefferson County Journal Publishing Co. incorporated.  Eighty-one stockholders paid $2.50 each down and $7.50 in later payments.  C.G. DeFrance was company secretary and editor.
The Fairbury Waterworks Co. was putting down new wells, as the drouth had created a water famine.
Honor pupils in District No. 13 (2.5 miles east of Reynolds), were Frank Arthur, Henry, Howard and Justin Hansmire, Roy, Ivan and May Avery, Allie Cramb, Etta Eckhoff, Loay B. Elam, Mills Lauterbach, Charley Masters, Annie Smith and Annie Thompson.  S.W. Elam was teacher.
 
110 YEARS AGO, 1904
The Jefferson County Journal
Theodore Roosevelt had a 3-1 in Jefferson County over Parker, and all state and county Republican candidates also won.
Wed
19
Nov

I Hope The Winter Lovers Are Happy

A few weeks ago many of my Facebook friends were posting things like, “I’m ready for winter,” or “Bring on the snow.” They were tired of our lovely 60 degree days and wanted that sweater weather that makes them feel like having hot chocolate and getting a fire going. 
Those are probably the same friends who, by January, will be posting that they are ready for spring. 
I chalk this up to people’s general discontent with everything: Everything costs too much, the Super Bowl commercials aren’t funny enough, the newspaper isn’t big enough, the fall weather isn’t cold enough. 
Wed
19
Nov

Letters to the Editor

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Wed
19
Nov

Do You Want To Know What I Think Of Obama Care?

 Trust me, you really don’t want to know. 
   My first inclination was to type “exactly” what I thought. But with great empathy for my friend Mike Palmquist in Belleville, Kan., who has some difficulty completing a sentence without profanity I am reminded that this is a family oriented newspaper. My second thought was to type expletives in character form. But that loses a lot in translation.
  So as eloquently as I can I think Obama Care is a means of health insurance whereby: those who couldn’t afford health care before still can’t and those who used to be able to can no longer.
 I am known as the guy around the office who regularly washes down Excedrin Migraine tablets with coffee just to keep my headache manageable. However, as we plunge face first into year two of the Affordable Health Care Act there is no amount of pills and java that can wain the pain cased by Obama Care.
Wed
19
Nov

To Clean Out Roaches Eliminate Where They Live

Sometimes it is hard to be politically correct. Sometimes it is difficult not to offend someone, not to call ‘a spade a spade.’ This is one of those times.
As we strive as a community to be positive, upbeat, progressive and to project an ever progressive image it isn’t always possible when some of the less pleasant, negative things are ignored. And one of those things which Fairbury has largely ignored over the years is allowing of run-down and substandard buildings to continue to be used as housing.
 This undoubtedly steps on more than a few toes but the sad truth is that as a community as we continue to allow dumps to be used as housing, less than savory people oftentimes migrate in. Granted, not everyone can afford the home with a white picket fence around the front yard. Some people are victims of an economic situation. Others have fallen on hard times not of their own doing.

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