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Sep

Legion To Meet

The Fairbury American Legion will meet on Tuesday, September 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW. All veterans are invited to attend, along with wives and friends. You don’t have to be a member to attend.

Date: 
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 6:30pm
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02
Sep

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Support the Alzheimer’s Association with a Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sunday, Sept. 13. The walk will be held at the Fairbury City Park, with registration beginning at 1:30 p.m. The walk will begin at 2 p.m. For more information on the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, call Lana Likens at Jefferson Community Health Center at (402) 729-6855. 

Date: 
Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 1:30pm
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02
Sep

Fairbury Jeffs Area Hoops Parent Meeting-

Fairbury Jeffs Area Hoops Parent Meeting-There will be a meeting for all parents and players Kindergarten through eighth grade boys and girls who are wanting to play Fairbury Jeffs Hoops Basketball this winter on Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. at Fairbury High School.  Registrations will be sent him with your child from school. Call Barry Schwab at 587-0738 if you have any questions.
 
Date: 
Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 7:00pm
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02
Sep

Story time

Fairbury Public Library Story Time beginning Saturday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m., children three and older are welcome to attend 601 Seventh St., everyone welcome, library card not needed

Date: 
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 10:00am
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02
Sep

Vendors Needed

Vendors are needed for the Steele City  Flea Market and Machinery Show on Sept. 19-20.
Food Vendors are especially needed for the two day event. 
For more information contact: fairburyridepot.windstream.net or 402-729-5131.
Date: 
Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 8:00am
Wed
02
Sep

Art Walk

First Friday Art Walk Featuring Painting with Joyce at the Jefferson County Art Guild, Sept. 4. Live Music in The Tasting Room, Featuring John Denver Tribute Band and James Arthur Vineyards. 

Date: 
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 5:00pm
Wed
02
Sep

Ebke talks with locals at meeting on Saturday


TOUCHING BASE-- Senator Laura Ebke (center) talks with constituents in Fairbury about a variety of topics during her town hall meeting on Aug. 29. Ebke, a Fairbury native, center, talks with, from left, Shirley Carmichael and Chad Jurgens. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Nebraska State Senator Laura Ebke met with members of the community who made their political concerns and desires known on Aug. 29.
One of the topics discussed at this event on Saturday morning at Jefferson Community Health Center was Ebke’s vote to repeal the death penalty. Mark Schoenrock of Fairbury, asked Ebke to talk about the issue. Ebke stood firm on her decision by explaining some of the doubt she’s had about the death penalty’s effectiveness. 
“Let me say up front I’ve had questions about the death penalty for probably 15 or 20 years,” said Ebke. “Whether or not it’s something we need to do as a society to keep society safe. Part of it comes down to a fundamental question of what you think the purpose of the death penalty is.
Wed
02
Sep

Council approves zoning for two new businesses

 On Tuesday members of the Fairbury City Council approved two separate conditional use permits for a pair of new businesses to the city.
On unanimous votes city leaders authorized Todd Stewart owner of TAS Collision Restoration to open an automotive and machinery repair and body shop at 408 Sixth Street. Council members also allowed Jerry Miller of Fairbury to construct and operate an agricultural sales and service  business at 2519 K Street.
No time frames were given by either the city or the business owners of when their operations would be open.
In other action before the city:
• Sept. 15 as the dates for public hearings regarding the annual budget summary and final tax request for 2015-16.
• Sept. 15 for a nuisance appeal hearing by Kathleen Thaemert regarding properties located at 813 and 828 A Street.
• Swore in Wilbur Young as part-time police officer.
Wed
02
Sep

School Board looking ahead

For Fairbury Public Schools it is a case of “and” instead of “or.”
Some school districts hope to tackle projects or lower the local levy or save money for future projects.
At the Aug. 26 District 8 Special Meeting board members and Superintendent Stephen Grizzle discussed tackling several projects and lowering the levy all while saving money for future projects.
Grizzle explained to the board that he would like to set aside funds every year to avoid paying full-amounts for projects and equipment in subsequent budget years. For example, Grizzle would like to set aside money each year to replace vehicles as needed, windows in school buildings and other items.
Wed
02
Sep

A bright future ahead for Grace Lutheran


DEDICATION-- Pastor Charles Schmidt, right, introduces Richard Snow, Nebraska District President of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, at the Aug. 23 dedication of Grace Lutheran Church in Fairbury. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
The completion of the renovations to the Grace Lutheran Church, which began in 2014, was celebrated by a dedication ceremony and an open house on Sunday, Aug. 23.
These renovations were intended to resolve some of the issues that were found in the building. Charles Schmidt, Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, explained how these renovations came to fruition.
“Well, we broke ground, I think, July 3, 2014,” said Schmidt. “But we'd been discussing some of the problems that we'd had in this building for probably a year, year and a half before that. We had electrical issues down there for the kitchen and, of course, as your community and congregation get older, going down the steps for receptions and funeral dinners and stuff was an issue. We had a whole host of issues that we'd been dealing with, trying to figure out solutions for.”

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