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Youth

Nebraska Wesleyan University has announced its Advantage Program academic honors list for the spring semester of the 2014-2015 academic year.
Advantage Program students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.75 on a 4.00 scale. Students from Fairbury: Courtney Kuhns, Lindsey Atkins, Stella Mayela Quiel.
 
Nebraska Wesleyan University has announced its Academic Honors List for the spring semester of the 2014-2015 academic year.
 A student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.75 (on a 4.00 scale) for 12 or more hours of coursework to qualify for the list. Students from Fairbury are Margaret Ray Ehle, Michaela Sarah Barber, Tanner Michael Smith.   
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08
Jul

Grummert

Grummert
Jennifer and Daniel Grummert of Lexington would like to announce the birth of their daughter Karsyn Lynn Grummert. She weighs 8lbs 2oz and is 20 inches long.
Grandparents are Robert and Jo Keim and Jerry and Janice Grummert, great-grandparents are Beverly Anderson and Kenneth Grummert and Frank and Mildred Szwanek.
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08
Jul

Kotas

Happy 50th Anniversary to Gerald and Lois Kotas of Western.
Sending special wishes to a special couple as they celebrate July 10th.
Love from your family and friends.
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08
Jul

Kujath

The family of Art & Gayle Kujath would like to honor them with a card shower for their 60th wedding anniversary on July 19th. Cards may be sent to 324 W. 4th Fairbury NE 68352.

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08
Jul

Letters to the Editor

Ebke’s Vote:
Was It For The People?
 
Editor: 
A few weeks back, I wrote concerning Laura Ebke’s vote on the death penalty.   I received a letter from her with the information about total calls and emails her office had received.  I debated with myself whether to bother writing another letter or not, figuring it won’t do any good, or will it?  If others know the information then it could help in the future.  So here it is.
I asked two questions, “Was her vote....because of her own personal conscience or the conscience of the people living in the district she represents?”  She replied to me,  “This is, of course one of the toughest things for representatives to discern, and one of those things which forces us to sometimes do what we think is right, and hope that our constituents will understand, even if they don’t agree.”
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08
Jul

Welcome Changes Are Coming To The Fairbury Journal-News

The statement, “the only thing constant is change,” is quite true. Everything is always in a state of flux. Some change happens rapidly. Other forms of change are subtle and virtually unseen.
 At The Fairbury Journal-News things are changing. We’d like to think for the better. As most of our readers are aware this publication has been without as managing editor for over a year. Having the right person in “the chair” is more important than having the chair filled.
 Now we have that “right person,” a familiar face to Fairbury and Jefferson County.
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08
Jul

Things You Learn While Going To The Tree Dump

 I don’t spend a lot of money on fireworks any more. In fact this year now that the kids are grown and gone I didn’t buy a single one. I certainly understand the people who do “sulfurize” the air the three days prior to July 4th. But at this point in my life I’d rather watch fireworks from some location and keep the money in my pocket.
Last week I made three trips to the tree dump and each time I came away puzzled. I am never quite sure how people who don’t work, won’t work or can’t work can afford to set off fireworks. Without being, hopefully, too judgmental I saw the same series of people each of the three times lighting fireworks barefooted in pajama pants and dirty clothes.
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08
Jul

7-8-15

Filed
John W. Abbott of Fairbury: Possession with intent to distribute visual depiction of sexually explicit acts on Feb. 27, Class 3A Felony.
Curtis J. Howell of Fairbury:  Driving under suspension on May 30, Class 3 Misdemeanor.
Maria R. Iniguez of Fairbury: Disturbing the peace on June 14, Class 3 Misdemeanor.
Wade J. Loseman Sr. of Fairbury: Possession of open alcohol container, May 26, Infraction.
Helena K Mommens of Jansen: Possession or use of drug paraphernalia on May 6, Infraction; Possession of K2 or marijuana 1 oz or less, Infraction.
Jenny A Schmidt of Fairbury: DUI, June 15, Class W Misdemeanor.
Kativa N Wilson of Fairbury: Assault-3rd degree on May 23, Class 1 Misdemeanor.
Wed
08
Jul

Fairbury Class of 1975 Reunion


CLASS OF 1975--Front Row ( kneeling) left to right. Ed Peck, Steve Snyder, Clarice Maatsch Fredrickson, Max Hasselbring, Jack Swett, Terry Gregory, Jeff Shultz, Jay Hatfield, Chad Cassel, Steve Menke, Nat Covey, Delmar Herfel.Middle row. Left to right. David McLaurin, Sandy Compton Johnson, Kathy Rice Reedy, Teresa Simpson Hansmire, Angie Wacker Eden, Pam Kujath Mick, Lynne Kugel Blackwell, George Grammer, Monty Bauer, Cindi English Bruggeman, Kathy Urich Weyer, Cindy Siebe Schroeder, Janet Nutsch Schneider, Tanya Hoffman, Alana Howell Harness, Lori Yantz Knobel, Ramona Schoenrock. Back row Left to right. Teri Falloon Boeckner, Matt Elgert, Mark Bangert, Jim Nespor, Joe Bernasek, Mike Williams, Jim Steele, Randy Smith, Randy Prellwitz, Bill Melcher, Dale Hill, Dan Swett, Albert Buhr, Mark Busing, Mike Beachler, Gwen Wienke Roireau, Jo Ann Doyle Hanshaw, Doug Huston, Gloria Bauer, Kristyn Meyer Schrader. (Contributed Photo)
Fairbury was home once again for nearly fifty classmates of the FHS Class of 1975. A two day venue beginning Friday, June 26th through Saturday June 27th, 2015 was planned for the celebration honoring their 40th anniversary of commencement. Stagecoach Mall was the destination for the Friday evening festivities. The class enjoyed music of the 60s and 70s with snacks provided by the reunion committee. Saturday morning coffee and rolls greeted a group of classmates at the 23 building as they gathered to see the changes made to their old high school in the last 40 years since their graduation. Several alumni participated in a golf tournament held at the Fairbury Country Club on Saturday.
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08
Jul

Garrels

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