Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 09/30/2015 - 1:18pm
On Sunday, Sept. 27 the Fairbury Optimist Club partnered with high-school students who participate in Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and Cross Country to clean a four-mile stretch of Highway 15 located south of Fairbury.
Diane Schutt, president of the Optimist Club, explained that it took the group a few hours to complete the project. She was pleased that the project was accomplished in that short amount of time.
“We had a small but hard-working group of people,” said Schutt. “We worked the four-mile stretch from the Kansas line to four miles north on Highway 15. We did it in about two hours.”
Already, the group is planning to expand the turnout for this project next year by forming partnerships with other high-school organizations. Schutt believes that this was a great project in which the Optimist Club participated.
“It was a good experience,” Schutt said. “Hopefully we'll get more kids next time we do it.”
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/30/2015 - 1:17pm
Above: The FYI Center in Fairbury held a Family Fun Night event on Sept. 24, blocking off the street in front of the center to have families come out for a free meal and games. Brandon Dean had fun blowing bubbles with friends at the event. Right: Among the many games was catching a ball in a cup, played by Riley Snyder. (Photo by Shaunte Dean/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/30/2015 - 1:16pm
Lyn Robinson, of Concordia, Kan., who is commonly known as the Treeslayer, will be performing chainsaw carvings at Endicott’s Lord’s Acre Day as a way to help raise money for the United Methodist Church in Endicott.
Robinson, who makes wood carvings with a chainsaw, will be carving various pieces throughout the day at the Lord’s Acre Day celebration. He explained that he was invited to perform at the event by people who had seen his work at other events.
“I’ve never been to the festival before, but I met some people that live there in town, and they liked my work, so they invited me up to do some carving for Lord’s Acre Day,” said Robinson. “At the festival I’ll be doing some carving. I’ll probably carve at least six or seven nice pieces of stuff. I’ll be there all day carving.”
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/30/2015 - 1:12pm
The First Friday Art Walk is scheduled for this Friday, Oct 2 in downtown Fairbury. The Art Walk will feature stops at the Jefferson County Art Guild and Stagecoach Mall Antiques & Tasting Room, where local artists showcase their talents and wares.
Live music featuring the band, “37 Years” and a wine tasting featuring James Arthur Vineyards will begin at 6 p.m., in the Tasting Room. For more information, log on to www.Fairbury.com.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/30/2015 - 1:11pm
The 2015 Tri County Homecoming Royalty was named Friday, Sept. 25. Shane Jiskra, left, was named King and Cheyenne Gerlach, right, was Queen. Jiskra is the son of Doug and Diane Jiskra and Gerlach is the daughter of Rick and Amy Gerlach. The homecoming dance was held after the ceremony with the theme “Winter Wonderland.” (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/30/2015 - 1:10pm
Lincoln resident Cody Riddle, 20, was in Jefferson County District Court on Thursday, Sept. 24, for sentencing stemming from an incident that happened in January.
Riddle was charged in Jefferson County with burglary, a Class III felony, criminal mischief of $1,500 or more, a Class IV felony and theft/unlawful taking between $201-$499, a Class I misdemeanor. Jefferson County Public Defender Joe Casson represented Riddle at his appearance on Thursday.
Casson noted that in this case Riddle was “duped into the situation and should have made better decisions.”
Riddle made headlines in late August after he was accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl in Lincoln after breaking in to her home, according to the Lincoln Journal-Star.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/30/2015 - 1:09pm
Jefferson County’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, held Sunday, Sept. 13, was successful, says organizer Lana Likens.
This year’s walk raised $3,920 for the Alzheimer’s Association. Proceeds included donations gathered by walkers, T-shirt sponsorships, and other sponsorships.
A total of 19 walkers participated in the Memory Walk, held in the Fairbury City Park.
“We are very pleased with the support for our walk provided by local businesses and individuals and families,” said Coordinator Lana Likens, director of public relations at Jefferson Community Health Center.
Many local businesses and individuals supported the 19 walkers as they raised money for the Alzheimer’s Association. Walk to End Alzheimer’s funds assist the Alzheimer’s Association with services and support for families coping with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as ongoing research and education.