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Fowl Ordinance Should Have Community Crying “Foul”

The mere thought is puzzling: “an ordinance to allow fowl within the city limits of Fairbury.” All sorts of images come to mind. People with wire enclosed coops next to their homes. Chickens. Geese. Turkeys. Maybe pheasants, quail and guineas as well. A rooster crowing outside of the bedroom window. Welcome to Hooterville.
 When this publication was initially informed that the Safety Committee would be making a recommendation to the full city council for consideration of just such a proposed law we kept waiting for the punchline. “A minister a priest and a rabbi walks into a bar......” 
  But there wasn’t a punchline. It was a serious piece of legislation. 
  Fairbury city councilman Brad Kuzelka was the chief supporter of the measure. He says the council should “give a little” rather than to let people constantly believe the city has their feet on the necks of local residents. 
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Nov

Rahe Benefit for Medical Expenses

There will be a benefit on Saturday, Nov. 29 at the 4-H building at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds for Rick and Peggy Rahe to help offset medical expenses.
 Rick had some major, life-threatening medical issues. Peggy is unable to work due to her own medical problems. 
 The fund raiser, in which 100% of the proceeds will go to the family, will start with a nacho bar from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., at 9 p.m. the band Nex2’sDay will play. There is a $10.00 cover charge at the door which includes food and band. There will also be a 50-50 drawing.
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Nov

Plymouth Cloverleaf 4-H Club

The Plymouth Cloverleaf 4-H Club met November 9th 2014 at the Plymouth Community Center.  The meeting was called to order by President Megann Freese.  Old business included Trunk or Treat on Halloween, Veterans day craft fair.  Our Christmas party will be held on Sunday, November 30th at 4:00 p.m.  There will be a $5 gift exchange for members who want to participate. 
New business: January 2nd the Extension office will hold a winter workshop on January 2nd.   4-H Achievement Day will be held Sunday, January 4th at 5:00 p.m.   We will be collecting food for the food pantry at the next meeting.  We will then do the gift exchange and a pot luck meal.  
A game was played by the recreation committee, Presentations were done by Likens, Hueske’s and Holtmeiers.   Then boxes for Operation Christmas Child were packed to send.  
 
Brevin Damrow
Reporter
 
Wed
26
Nov

Hope Crisis Center


HOPE CRISIS RECEIVES DONATION-XI Alpha Theta Chapter EX2422 of Beta Sigma Phi of Fairbury chose Hope Crisis Center in Fairbury to receive monies from the freewill donations at the last Fairbury Community Concert. The chapter provides refreshments at the intermissions of these concerts. The chapter picks a different organization each time there is a concert. Pictured from left to right is Mindy Burns, Carmen Hinman of Hope Crisis Center, Carol Bauer of Beta Sigma Phi and Cari Emerson of Hope Crisis Center in Fairbury. Photo by Michelle Engelman/Fairbury Journal/News
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26
Nov

Heritage Care Center Deficiency Free For Third Year


HERITAGE CARE CENTER in Fairbury--Row 1-Dani Block, Angie Hein, Dezerae Davis, Monica Villeda. Row 2-Deb Mathiesen, Kelsey Herring, Lois Knigge, Becky Gausman, Heather Deuel, Mandi Barnts. Row 3-Susan Michels, Roger VanWesten, Thelma Schellhorn, Deb Nippert, Tina Bramhall, Joni Woodard, Kelly Smith. Contributed Photo
In the most recent survey administered by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Heritage Care Center was rated deficiency-free for a third consecutive year.
It is unusual for a skilled nursing and care center to receive a deficiency-free survey, meaning all services provided at this care center meet or exceeded all state and federal standards. All skilled nursing and care centers are inspected annually to evaluate services and renew state licensure. Unannounced, surveyors come in to interview, observe, and check records for at least four days. If each of the hundreds of regulations are met, the skilled nursing and care center is awarded a “deficiency-free” survey.
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26
Nov

Get Your Deer Photos In By Dec. 12

Send in Your Deer Photos For The Journal-News’ Buckboard To Be Printed on Dec. 17. Send to The Fairbury Journal-News, P.O. Box 415, Fairbury, NE 68352, email: jennifer@fairburyjournalnews.com.
 
Date: 
Friday, December 12, 2014 (All day)
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26
Nov

Send In Your Santa Letters

Send in Your Santa Letters To Be Printed in Journal-News on Dec. 17. Send to The Fairbury Journal-News, P.O. Box 415, Fairbury, NE 68352.

Date: 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 12:30pm
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26
Nov

Livingston Expansion


Livingston Enterprises Inc. may be expanding. The swine operation, which has its headquarters in Fairbury, could add more than 30 jobs to the local economy if a proposed 7,200-head sow facility is built near Endicott next year. The corporation has several units in Jefferson County. Photo by Cynthia Scheer/Fairbury Journal-News
A proposed swine facility near Endicott could add more than 30 new jobs to the area next year. 
Bruce Livingston, who is the owner and president of Livingston Enterprises Inc., said the 7,200-head sow unit that would be located a mile and a quarter north of Endicott would add 30-35 new jobs to the area, including new employees, or team members as he calls them, to work in the unit and supporting businesses such as those that deliver feed. He said the expansion would also help the local economy with a boost in taxes and electricity use. 
Livingston said the proposed facility is still in the permitting stages, although he is hopeful that the permits would be issued in the next 4-6 months. Livingston could then break ground on the breed-to-wean-facility. 
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26
Nov

Fairbury Superintendent To Retire At End Of Term

 After 13 years of heading up the District 8 school system, superintendent Fred Helmink will be retiring at the end of June.
During the Local Focus program which aired last week on local radio station KGMT/KUTT Helmink said it was time to move on but gave no concrete reason for leaving the Fairbury school district.
"Kathy (Helmink's wife) and I decided to make the announcement together," he said. "I will be looking for another position whether it be inside or outside of education."
 "It has been 13 fantastic years but I think the timing is right with three new board members coming on," Helmink added. Three new members were elected to the school board and will take office early next year: Sharon Ebke, Barb Arner and Alan Stall.
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26
Nov

Giving Trees Up At Fairbury Banks

 For many the upcoming holiday season is a time of joy, of thanks, family, friends and giving. But for others this typically joyous time of year is difficult.
  According to Ryan Bailey, family and community services manager for Blue Valley Community Action, while many people enjoy sending and receiving gifts for Christmas, there are many people, particularly children, in the Fairbury area who will receive no gifts this Christmas due to hardship.
 In what has become an annual holiday custom BVCA along with the support of American National Bank, First National Bank and Union Bank, all of Fairbury,  have set up their Adopt a Family/Giving Tree program.
 Bailey said Christmas trees have been put up in each financial institution. On the trees will be a card with a family's code. She said codes are used so that families and donors remain anonymous. 

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