Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:01am
All Smiles--The United States Department of Agriculture--Rural Development hosted coloring and writing contests at the Diller-Odell Elementary School. The winners were: FRONT ROW (l-r): Hunter Maly, Landon Sunneberg and Ryleigh Vilda; MIDDLE ROW (l-r): Lilly Swanson, Erin Gegg and Joely Weers; BACK ROW (l-r): Madelyn Meyerle and Abby Vater. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Last Wednesday, students at Diller-Odell Elementary school celebrated Earth Day with the help of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and others.
State Director for USDA Rural Development Maxine Moul explained that this event is important because it teaches students to be good stewards of the planet.
“We’re celebrating Earth Day with young people who need to know about how we need to preserve our world, and how we can do that with various programs within USDA Rural Development,” said Moul.
She stated that at the event, the villages of Endicott and Steele City were being recognized for their collaboration on implementing a water project to update Endicott’s system and to improve the quality of water for Steele City.
“We have a unique project here in southern Nebraska with two communities, Endicott and Steele City, cooperating and partnering on new water systems for their two communities,” Moul said.
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)