Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/27/2016 - 9:57am
Military veteran family members that would like to contribute to improving community services for military families and veterans are asked to come to “Making Connections-Community Conversations” on Wednesday, May 4 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Public Health Solutions in Crete (995 East Hwy 33, Suite 1).
The meeting will be dealing with a statewide effort to help shape an action plan for Nebraska veterans and their families.
To reserve a spot or with questions, call Jill Kuzelka 402-826-6686 or 1-844-830-0813 by Friday, April 29.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/27/2016 - 9:47am
To celebrate their 50th year of helping people and changing lives, Blue Valley Community Action is hosting a block party on May 5 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. outside of the administrative office. There will be a variety of games and activities, including a bounce house and a street dance. Everyone is invited to join the celebration.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/27/2016 - 9:43am
The warm weather afforded a group of youngsters in Fairbury the chance to put up a lemonade stand on Monday. Barry Schwab saw the group holding a sign on Fifth Street advertising for lemonade and cookies and decided to help their cause. From left to right, Corey Mashmeier, Marci Simpson, Eliza Kroeker, Drew Kroeker and Thadius Kroeker helped Schwab get a refreshing beverage. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 04/27/2016 - 9:40am
Eager to see change in the community’s parks?
On May 5, people will have the opportunity to express their ideas about how to improve the parks in the community of Fairbury, as well as to listen to proposed plans to breathe new life into the city’s parks.
Laura Bedlan, who works with the Parks and Recreation Department, explained that many issues will be discussed at the meeting.
“We’ll open it up sometime around four at the community center (located in the City Park),” said Bedlan. “People can come in and view each of the different suggestions for each of the parks, the pool, trails and stuff like that.”
Bedlan stated that engineers will be present at the meeting for people to discuss proposals. The engineers will also present some plans for the public to weigh in on.
Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 04/27/2016 - 9:39am
The 2016 Citizen Satisfaction surveys have been collected by volunteers over the course of the past month, and now the city is waiting to see the results.
This survey, which Zoning Administrator Laura Bedlan believes is important because it will determine which grants are available to the City of Fairbury and also because of the input from the citizens on what they would like to see happen to improve the community.
She explained that she was impressed with the turnout.
“It looks to me like we have a lot of our surveys back, which is great,” said Bedlan. “There’s only a few that we may be calling out on, but it’s a lot less than I thought it would be. Now we’re just waiting to get all the information compiled.”
The surveys will be processed at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Bedlan believes that the results should be available by the city council meeting on May 17.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/27/2016 - 9:39am
City crews have been busy this week clearing away just about everything, from appliances to beds, tires, and everything in-between during the city-wide clean-up. Pictured is, from left to right, Tony Biehl, Derek DeBoer and Lynn Culp removing items from a property on E Street Tuesday morning. Certain materials, such as tires, shingles, logs, brush, stumps, concrete, leaves, grass, garbage, ashes, batteries, computer monitors, paint (in liquid form), chemicals and all liquids, will not be accepted. All loads will be inspected upon arrival. (Photos by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 04/27/2016 - 9:37am
“Well, you guys can change your minds,” said Scott Hahn, addressing representatives of Plymouth Ag Group about the proposed hog confinement facility near Harbine after the decision was made by the Jefferson County Commissioners to issue a special use permit for the facility.
Roughly thirty people were present at the commissioners meeting on Tuesday to show support for or express concerns about the proposed hog confinement facility.
Attorney Marc Odgaard, who is representing some of the landowners near the proposed facility, spoke on behalf of his clients and emphasized his concerns about procedure.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Mon, 04/25/2016 - 5:07pm
James “Rick” Roland age 54 formerly of Fairbury, Nebraska died April 6, 2016 in Michigan. He was born January 25, 1962 in Fairbury the son of Francis and Lucille Roland.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Fairbury Dam. In case of inclement weather, services will be held at the Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Mon, 04/25/2016 - 12:50pm
Marvin John Schoen, 92, of Fairbury passed away Thursday April 21, 2016.
He was born August 6, 1923, in Gladstone, Ne. to John G. and Anna (Ude) Schoen.
He was a U.S. Marine veteran. During his time as a Marine he was on duty as a horse patrolman in the bombed out city of Hiroshima, Japan.
Survivors are daughter Cheryl (Jim) Swartz of Lincoln; sons Gary (Kathy) of Omaha and Jeffrey of Lincoln; six grandchildren; seven great grand children; step daughters, Debra (Dan) Hose of Lincoln and Linda (Edward) Earhart of Beatrice;step-sons Dennis (Cindy) Buchmeier and Doyle Buchmeier, both of Fairbury; 13 step grandchildren; 11 step great-grandchildren; brothers Norris (Shirley) Schoen of Fairbury and Richard Schoen of Scottsbluff, Ne.
Services will be Wednesday April 27, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran