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Sat
28
May

Robert “Bob” Fox

Robert “Bob” Fox 64 of Fremont, NE passed away April 4, 2016. He was born April 16, 1951 in Fairbury, NE. He was a Navy Veteran.

Sat
28
May

Some low land flooding possible locally

The Little Blue river is forecasted to be at bank full to some low land flooding. At this time county roads should stay open.

Monitor for any changes.

 

WATER STREAM UPDATE....................

 

This email will be an overview. Rain fall amounts from the official rain fall observers has been received and the forecasters are going over that to try to get an idea what the rivers/creeks might do. The NWS feels this should be done by 9:30 this morning. After I have that updated information we will get it out to you here.

 

Saline County:

At this point there is low land flooding along all major waterways in the county. All gauges show the Turkey and Big Blue are bank full. Same in Seward County.

No good forecast yet for Crete or DeWitt as mentioned above.

 

Jefferson County:

Fri
27
May

SEVERE THUNDER WATCH TILL 10:00PM TONIGHT.........

Jefferson and Saline counties are in a severe thunderstorm watch till 10:00pm.

Jefferson County is on the NW edge of a slight risk area for flash flooding for tonight.

Looks like there will be a brief break in the rain Saturday night into Sunday then storms enter back into the area for the rest of the holiday weekend and part of next week.

Fri
27
May

Legendary Southern Rock Band 38 SPECIAL, coming to Milligan, Nebraska

After three years, and 7 famous Country Bands, Milligan, Nebraska (60 miles SW of Lincoln, NE) is going to be "Rockin' into the Night" on Friday June 10th, at their 29th annual June Jubilee celebrity conce

Fri
27
May

Deloris J. Witt

Deloris J. Witt, 87, of Fairbury, NE, passed away May 26, 2016 at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury. Born January 7, 1929 at Reynolds, NE. 

Memorial Service will be Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the Heritage Care Center Chapel in Fairbury with Darlene Novotny officiating.  Viewing will be from 2 – 6 pm on Friday and 8 am – 1 pm on Saturday at the Funeral Home only.  Burial will be in the Rose Creek Cemetery in Reynolds, Ne.  Memorials will go to the Family’s Choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.

Thu
26
May

BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS:

The Fairbury Journal-News is currently looking into a situation involving the Nebraska State Auditor's office and the Jefferson County Historical Society. The story is ongoing, keep checking our website, social media and next week's edition for more.http://www.auditors.nebraska.gov/APA_Reports/2016/OE480701-05232016-May_...

Thu
26
May

Possible Severe Weather with possible tornado capabilities today

Tornado Watch until 10:00 pm.

 

Flash Flood Watch till 7:00 am tomorrow morning.

 

The severe weather threat continues for today.

 

After a conference call with the Omaha NWS at noon. We have the following information.

 

The first round of storms have started as of this email. The NWS stated this round will have some tornadic threat to it. The greater tornado threat will be later this afternoon (4 to 6). The areas along the Kansas/Nebraska border have the greater risk of tornadoes.

 

Large hail is also possible with these storms.

 

Storms will continue into the morning hours.

 

Wed
25
May

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor,
I’m writing this letter to address the patrons of my laundromat. I realize this letter will not reach all of you because of literacy issues, you cannot read and heed the already existing signs on the wall, so hoping someone can read it to you. 
Please check the pockets on your laundry, remove screws, nails, rubber bands and other debris. These items can and will greatly reduce the life and efficiency of the machines.
Please do not stuff the machines. This will not allow the washers to do their job and may damage your laundry as well as the machines. Spend the extra money and make two smaller loads from that extra large load. And, above all, don’t stuff foam rubber seat cushions in my toploaders, as it will result in burned belts and melted plastic parts.
Wed
25
May

“Imagine Sisyphus Happy”

We need to talk about something that is affecting people across the nation, especially the younger generations: suicide.
Suicide has stripped away the lives of many people, each of whom had something to offer the world, whether it was guidance, talent or even the comfort of friendship.
For many, it is difficult to understand why anyone would choose to end their life; however, for those of us who, to quote Robert Frost, “have been acquainted with the night,” there is a sense of empathy as to that choice and an unspoken solidarity that binds us together. 
One of my favorite lyrics from Simon and Garfunkel comes from the song Richard Cory, which was adapted from a poem by the same name. The song is about seeing a guy who has it all from the perspective of someone who barely has enough money for bread.

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