Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:12am
The City Volunteers have completed their Citizen Satisfaction Survey distribution and have returned all of the surveys that they were able to.
If for some reason your survey was not picked up or you have not yet completed your survey please complete it and return it to the City offices at 612 D as soon as possible, we will continue to except hand-delivered surveys until April 15th. This survey is extremely important for Fairbury’s future development for two reasons. First, this survey is imperative for the City of Fairbury to continue receiving Federal Funds for community projects.
Over the last few years, Fairbury has benefited from hundreds of thousands of dollars in Federal grants. Past projects have included money to purchase a fire truck, funds to renovate the Bonham Theater, and assistance for homeowner housing rehabilitation and demolition.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:11am
The 2016 Fairbury High School pre-prom grand march will be held Saturday, April 16 at the ‘23 Building. The red carpet introduction of singles and couples will begin at 7:15 p.m. Class pictures will then be taken and the crowning to be held immediately following. Prom is to start at 8 p.m.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:10am
On April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 11th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.
Bring your pills for disposal to the Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center at 606 3rd Street, Fairbury, NE.
The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Last September, Americans turned in 350 tons (over 702,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,000 sites operated by the DEA and more than 3,800 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 10 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 5.5 million pounds—more than 2,750 tons—of pills.
Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:10am
On April 20, at 2:15 p.m., representatives from the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development will honor the villages of Steele City and Endicott at an Earth Day event that will take place at the elementary school in Diller.
The event was made in order to honor the two villages for their collaboration on improving their water systems.
Mayor of Steele City Tammy Katz explained that all are invited to attend this celebration, and she hopes that many people will attend.
“I think the engineer’s (for the water project) going to be there, and the USDA’s going to be there,” said Katz, “and it’s open to the public as well.”
Chris Zabokrtsky, Mayor of Endicott, explained that she is excited for this event to happen and believes that working with Steele City on improving the water situation will be beneficial.
Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:10am
Cataloging--Librarian Lauren Stewart sorts through books to ensure they match the inventory of the card catalog. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
When was the last time you checked out the changes at the Fairbury Public Library?
This week is National Library Week, which brings with it the opportunity for people to reconnect with their local library.
Library Director Debbie Aden hopes that people will come to see the exciting changes to the library’s collection, which includes more than books.
“I want people to know what we have here,” said Aden. “We have a relatively big collection, and we’re getting more DVDs; we’re trying to keep that collection up to date.”
Aden explained that there is also a large selection of e-books and audiobooks available through the library’s Nebraska Overdrive system. On Thursday evening, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., the library staff will be available to assist people in connecting with that system so that they can access those materials.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 04/12/2016 - 2:26pm
Lyle B. Quinn 97 of Fairbury, NE. passed away March 14, 2016 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury. He was born November 26, 1918 in Fairbury Survivors are children: Dr. James (Susan) Quinn of Nebraska City, NE., Mary Beadle of Columbia, MO., Mike (Julie) Quinn of Fairbury, John (Darcy) Quinn of Havana, FL., 5 Grandchildren, 7 Great Grandchildren, Sister: Mary Frances (Quinn) Kenney of Columbia, MO. Cremation has taken place.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 04/12/2016 - 10:59am
Robert "Bob" M. Fox of Fremont, age 64, passed away April 4, 2016, at Fremont Health Center.
Bob was born in Fairbury, Nebraska on April 16, 1951, to Dale and Madeline (Brown) Fox. He attended Fairbury High School, graduated from Hastings High School and later enlisted in the Navy. Bob was a radar and sonar technician during his time in the service and as a result he was able to travel all over the world. After completing his second tour in the Navy, Bob returned to Nebraska and currently worked as a safety guard. Bob married Shirley Mees in Hastings, Nebraska, on November 28, 1981.
Bob loved to hunt, fish, and play golf and enjoyed anything sports related. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to tell stories.
He is preceded in death by his father Dale and infant brother Timothy.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 04/12/2016 - 10:58am
Luella Koenig Zabel passed away on April 8, 2016. Luella was born on July 12, 1919 to C. H. and Olga Koenig at their farm home near Plymouth, Nebraska.
After graduating from Plymouth High School, the family moved to Fairbury, Nebraska where she worked for Dr. J.S. Taylor before being appointed Deputy County Clerk for Jefferson County Nebraska, under Homer Brunk.
After Delbert Zabel returned from his tour of duty in Europe during WW II, the couple was married at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Plymouth on October 26, 1947 by Pastor Alwin Degner and moved to Omaha where Delbert was employed by the United States Postal Service. Luella worked at Mutual Insurance Company.