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Breanne S. Burt of Fairbury: Possession of controlled substance, class 4 felony; possess/consume open alcohol container, infraction on July 31.
Austen T. Fisbeck of Fairbury: del/dsp/dst/man/possession of controlled substance-sch 1-3, class 3 felony; possession of money while in violation, class 4 felony on July 21.
Timothy E. Fisbeck of Fairbury: possession of deadly weapon-prohibited person class 3 felony; del/dsp/dst/man/possession of controlled substance-sch 1-3, class 3 felony; possession of money while in violation, class 4 felony on July 21.
Michael R. May of Beatrice: driving under suspension, class 3 misdemeanor on July 8.
Jaelyn D. Pingel of Steele City: false reporting - misdemeanor; class 1 misdemeanor on July 9.
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On Saturday, Aug. 22, Jefferson Community Health Center will host an open house to showcase its recently completed renovations.
This renovation project started in 2012 with the addition of eight units to Cedarwood Assisted Living. After this project was completed, the focus shifted to updating the layout and equipment at the hospital. Lana Likens, Director of Public Relations at JCHC, explained the need for the changes.
“The biggest goal of the project was to have private patient rooms,” said Likens, “because we knew that is really what was needed to really move forward and to offer people what they needed. If you’re sick, if you’re in the hospital, do you really want to share a room? Probably not.”
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SAFETY DAY at the Fairbury Fairgrounds on August 4, the children each got to take turns feeling what happens to your lungs after years of smoking. The lungs turned black and very stiff. (Photo by Shaunte Dean/Fairbury Journal-News)
The Jefferson County Progressive Agriculture Safety Day was successful, say organizers for the local chapter of Jefferson County Farm Safety 4 Just Kids. A total of 84 children participated in the 18th annual Safety Day held Tuesday, Aug. 4, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.
This year’s safety sessions include: beekeeping by Bill Glenn; hearing safety by Nebraska Medicine; Don’t Smoke, by Sarah Lee, a medical student from the University of Nebraska Medical Center; digging safety by Digger’s Hotline; seatbelt safety by Safe Kids/Public Health Solutions; lifting safety by JCHC Rehab and Sports Clinic; grain safety by Farmers Cooperative; and fire safety by the Nebraska State Fire Marshall’s office. A safety puppet show by the Fairbury FFA opened the day’s activities. A lunch program on weather safety was presented by Channel 10/11 weather department, and a mock accident, coordinated by the Jefferson County Ambulance department closed the day.
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Back to School night was Tuesday, August 11, from 5-7pm. This time gives students and parents an opportunity to meet the teachers and see their classrooms before the school year starts.(Photo by Shaunte Dean/Fairbury Journal-News)
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Jolene Siemson of “Sister’s” Store, opening up downtown on the north side of the square features books, crafts, home decor. (Contributed Photo)
A new shop called Sister's will be opening in the historic downtown area of Fairbury. Jolene Siemson and her sister Alanna are working together to create a business that provides materials and books that may not be found in an average store.
There will be an assortment of books available to purchase such as, fiction, dramas, non-fiction, documentaries and more. Sister's will also have materials like yarn in a craft section and décor.
“I have a lot of products that have accumulated over the years and I was looking forward to sharing it with the community once I retired,” Siemson said.
According to Siemson both her and her sister had collected items throughout the years and needed a way to relieve some of the clutter. The building was offered to Siemson by David Lang who owned the building and she jumped on the opportunity.
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On Sunday, over 60 people donated their time to restoring the Frontier Fun Park as well as strengthening the sense of community in Fairbury.
The community was united in its efforts to bring back a key feature of the Fairbury City Park. Cody Moyer of Fairbury, was one of the volunteers at Sunday’s event. He explained that he volunteered because it is such a great cause.
“There is so much good in this community,” said Moyer. “There’s just a certain amount of coercion people need to come and take part in a cause like this. I can’t think of a better day than Sunday. It’s a day when most people are spending time with their families and that’s what this whole thing’s about.”
Moyer, along with others in the community, saw that the Fun Park was in need of repair and decided to make a difference by taking action. The group of people worked to pull weeds, to replace boards and to make some of the chain structures safer.
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3rd annual Daryl Hermsmeier Doubles Horseshoe Tournament in Jansen on Aug. 1. Winners are l to r: 1st place, Dale Caldwell and Larry Wise; Back (L to R): 2nd place, Robert Eyer and Mike Bock; 3rd place, Tony Stotler and Chester Stotler. (Contributed Photo)
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BASKETBALL CAMP ALL-STARS Jordan Ruhnke and Sydney Miller, both student-athletes at Fairbury Jr.-Sr. High School, attended the Mid-America Basketball Camp held July 26-29 at Grand Island Central Catholic High School. Miller was a nightly rebound leader award winner in the Girls Major League. Both Miller and Ruhnke were selected All-Stars in the Girls Major League at the camp. Front (l-r) Jordan Ruhnke and Sydney Miller. Back (l-r) Coaches Estaben Lopez, Larry Ribble, Mike Trader, and Bill Gavers. (Contributed Photo)