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Wed
04
Feb

Williams

Betty Williams will celebrate her 80th Birthday on Feb. 16.  Cards may be sent to 70725 561 Ave, Fairbury, NE. 68342.

Wed
04
Feb

Lichtenberger

The family of Rex and Byrtilla Lichtenberger would like to congratulate them as the couple celebrates their 70th Wedding anniversary on February 8, 2015.
“From our humble beginnings in Kansas you have fearlessly embraced a life that has broadened our horizons and made us all better people. We have watched you preserver through great joys and even ups and downs in life. Through everything, the bedrock of our family has always been your love for each other and for us. Thank you for being a true inspiration and showing us all what patience, compassion, compromise, courage and true love can do.”  Love from your family!  
Cards may be sent to 1900 Arbor Avenue, Beatrice, NE 68310.
Wed
04
Feb

Keefover

The family of Margery Keefover is hosting a card shower in honor of her 90th birthday on Feb. 6. Cards may be sent to Box 112, Diller, Ne. 68342.
 
Wed
04
Feb

COSSEL

Josiah and Joenalyn (Tambong) Cossel proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Joeselle Isabel Cossel. She was born January 20, 2015 at Jefferson County Health Center in Fairbury, weighing 7 pounds, 5.5 ounces, and 20“ long.  Grandparents are Randy (Mac) and Janice McIntyre of Fairbury; and Emmicasio and Erlinda Tambong of Aklan, Philippines. Great-grandparents are LeRoy and Isabel Rogers of Fairbury; and Pedro and Patrocenia Paderes of Aklan, Philippines.

Tue
03
Feb

Bills to strengthen local breweries

A state senator wants to give craft breweries in Nebraska tax cuts and retail access, assuming the moves will lead to economic prosperity and tourism opportunities in Nebraska.

Sen. Ken Schilz of Norfolk introduced LB204 and LB486. Each was discussed at a public hearing in front of the General Affairs Committee Monday.

Tue
03
Feb

Fairbury Man Sits In Jail, Believe Connected With Rash Of Burglaries

 Trenton Slama, age 18 of Fairbury is under arrest in the Saline County Jail in Wilber in connection with a rash of area burglaries.
  According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office they were notified on Sunday by law enforcement officials in Wilber that Slama was under arrest in connection with a burglary in Saline County. In a news release issued by Jefferson County Sheriff Nels Sorensen Slama is believed to be the suspect for three burglaries that have occurred in rural Jefferson County.
  Over the past several days county law enforcement has responded to burglary calls at The Field Sports Bar in Diller, the Daykin Pub and Jansen Coop.
Mon
02
Feb

Nebraska won't allow counties to decide own marriage license fee

By Kelli Rollin, Nebraska News Service

 

 

LINCOLN--State senators wrangled over a bill Jan. 30 that was proposed to raise Nebraska marriage license fees from $15 to $50.

LB88, introduced by Sen. Kathy Campbell of Lincoln, faced numerous floor amendments that were proposed for alternatives to the increase.

Thu
29
Jan

Text Scam Alert

It’s a reminder to never give out personal information over the phone, or in responding to a text message.

Wed
28
Jan

1-28-15


KGMT Radio Station located at the corner of Hwy. 8 and Roode’s Feedlot. Seated behind his desk is Don Trimm in 1968. Contributed photo/more like these in the Fairbury Pictorial Book. To purchase a book call Fairbury Journal-News, 402-729-6141.
120 YEARS AGO, 1895
The Jefferson County Journal 
Bob Hacker had put up over 3,500 tons of ice at Fairbury, in addition to hauling mail.
Jim Crawford was the first drayman to get to the fire hall and pull the hose cart after a fire alarm.  Due to a mixed-up alarm, he hauled the cart all over town before it was discovered the fire was already out.  The Journal doesn’t say whether he collected the $1 fee.
On a week’s hunting trip to Colorado were L.W. Goodrich, John Heidelk, John Heasty and Fred Ridder, looking for deer and bear.
 
110 YEARS AGO, 1905
The Jefferson County Journal 
Wed
28
Jan

Beatrice Swimmers Sweep Columbus

In its lone dual last week, the Beatrice-Norris-Fairbury-Freeman girls and boys swimming and diving teams came away with a sweep against Columbus in a home meet held at the Beatrice YMCA.
BNFF won the girls dual over the Lady Discoverers by a score of 124-58.
In the boys dual, BNFF defeated the Discoverers, 120-59.
Fairbury swimmers placing in their respective events were Keanna Kroeker, fourth, 200 free, 2:32.26, and Shaye Stall, fourth, 100 butterfly in a time of 1:21.96.
Junior Lindsay Lee finished second in the girls one-meter diving competition with a score of 137.15 points.

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