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LWML Spring Workshop

LWML Spring Workshop Sunday, March 8th, at Faith Lutheran Church in Hebron beginning at 1:45 p.m. Faith Lutheran Church at 420 Charles Road in Hebron. For more information please contact Diane Molthan 402-768-6840.

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Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 1:45am
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Fairbury Optimist Speech Contest

Fairbury Optimist Speech Contest will be held Sunday, March 8 at 4:00 p.m. in the Fairbury United Methodist Church, 605 E Street. The topic is “How my Optimism Will Help Me Press on to Greater Achievements of the Future”. Contestants cannot have turned 19 before Dec. 31, 2014. For more information contact Judith Conway Kluge at 402-797-4021 or jck1tophen4usa@yahoo.com.

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Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 4:00am
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Mar

Fairbury American Legion

Fairbury American Legion will meet on Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the V.F.W. All veterans are invited to attend, along with wives and friends. Everyone welcome

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 6:30am
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Mar

The Plymouth Public Library in Plymouth

The Plymouth Public Library in Plymouth, NE is hosting a book signing for author Chuck Bright of the book The Goat Who Wanted to Catch a Fish from 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm on March 17th

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 6:00am
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Mar

Youth Softball & Baseball In Plymouth

Youth Softball & Baseball In Plymouth. Open registration is now going on through 3/6/15. No weekend games other than 1 tournament. Possible coaching opportunities available. Call for more information. 402-520-2838.

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Friday, March 6, 2015 - 8:00am
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04
Mar

Pancake Feed Benefit

Pancake Feed Benefit for Brandi Warnke will be held on Sunday, March 8 at the Jefferson County 4-H Building from 11am to 2 pm.

Date: 
Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 11:00am
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04
Mar

Fairbury Kindergarten Roundup

Any parent/guardian of a child who is eligible for entrance into Kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year, should call the Central Elementary school office at 402-729-2418 by Friday, March 6 to register for the parent meeting on March 17 at 6pm and Kindergarten Roundup on March 20 from 9-11:30. Please be prepared to provide your child’s name, birth date, parents or guardians names, phone number and mailing address.

Date: 
Friday, March 6, 2015 - 8:00am
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04
Mar

Fairbury Supt. Search Narrowed

The search for a replacement for District 8 Superintendent Fred Helmink has been narrowed to four.
Members of the local board of education met in special session last Thursday and narrowing the slate of applicants to four. Those four were interviewed last night, Tuesday, March 3.
The candidates include:
Jeff Vetter. Vetter is currently the principal at Fairbury Jr., Sr. High School. He has been a high school principal for 14 years and assistant principal/activities director for four years. He has an Educational Specialist Degree from the University of Nebraska-Kearney.
Greg Shepard. Shepard is currently the superintendent of schools at Louisville. He has been a superintendent for four years and prior to that was a principal/assistant principal for 16 years. he has an Educational Specialist Degree from Wayne State College.

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04
Mar

“We’re In It For However Long It Takes”


MARK JOHNSON, SPOKESMAN FOR TRANSCANADA talked to Jefferson County Commissioners on Tuesday regarding the future of the Pipeline Project. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News

Last week's veto of the TransCanada Pipeline by President Barack Obama neither has TransCanada officials down nor out.
On Tuesday TransCanada spokesman Mark Johnson told Jefferson County commissioners that TransCanada is as committed as ever to seeing the project through. He said the Presidential veto is merely "a bump in the road."
Johnson said that the fact that Congress overwhelmingly passed the bill for the proposed pipeline is indication the issue is far from dead.
"We're in this for the long haul," he said. "Our board of directors met recently and re-affirmed their commitment to the project if it takes another two years, six years or whatever to gain approval."

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04
Mar

Fby Electric Fund Bleeding Red Ink, Loses More than $1 Million in 2014

The message by Fairbury City Auditor Brian Blobaum was clear: Fairbury's electric fund is losing big money and despite the recent inclusion of incremental rate increases it's not enough to stem that tide.
On Tuesday Blobaum gave a financial report to members of the local city council that included, among other things, the financial health of the various utility funds.
He said that while the water and sewer portion of the utilities are profitable and have been annually, it is the electric fund that continues to drain financial coffers. For the year ended 2014 the City of Fairbury posted a loss of $1,133,668 in the Light Department.
That is the highest annual loss in the city's history.
Blobaum said this marks the third consecutive year that the utility has lost money. They also finished in the red $436,392 in 2013 and $65,593 in 2012. The auditor blames rising labor costs and cost of purchasing power as the culprit.

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