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Nov

Do You Want To Know What I Think Of Obama Care?

 Trust me, you really don’t want to know. 
   My first inclination was to type “exactly” what I thought. But with great empathy for my friend Mike Palmquist in Belleville, Kan., who has some difficulty completing a sentence without profanity I am reminded that this is a family oriented newspaper. My second thought was to type expletives in character form. But that loses a lot in translation.
  So as eloquently as I can I think Obama Care is a means of health insurance whereby: those who couldn’t afford health care before still can’t and those who used to be able to can no longer.
 I am known as the guy around the office who regularly washes down Excedrin Migraine tablets with coffee just to keep my headache manageable. However, as we plunge face first into year two of the Affordable Health Care Act there is no amount of pills and java that can wain the pain cased by Obama Care.
Wed
19
Nov

To Clean Out Roaches Eliminate Where They Live

Sometimes it is hard to be politically correct. Sometimes it is difficult not to offend someone, not to call ‘a spade a spade.’ This is one of those times.
As we strive as a community to be positive, upbeat, progressive and to project an ever progressive image it isn’t always possible when some of the less pleasant, negative things are ignored. And one of those things which Fairbury has largely ignored over the years is allowing of run-down and substandard buildings to continue to be used as housing.
 This undoubtedly steps on more than a few toes but the sad truth is that as a community as we continue to allow dumps to be used as housing, less than savory people oftentimes migrate in. Granted, not everyone can afford the home with a white picket fence around the front yard. Some people are victims of an economic situation. Others have fallen on hard times not of their own doing.
Wed
19
Nov

School Lunch Menus 11-19-14

Fairbury Jefferson and Central Elementary Schools
Thursday, Nov. 20: SAUSAGE LINKS, PANCAKE; Turkey sandwich and hash browns.
Friday, Nov. 21: ROASTED CHICKEN ON BUN; Ham & cheese wrap and baked beans.
Monday, Nov. 24 BREAD PORK ON BUN; Chicken salad deli bun and corn.
Tuesday, Nov. 25: ROASTED TURKEY, HMD BREAD; Ham & cheese flatbread, mashed potatoes& gravy, green beans, dressing and pumpkin mousse.
Wednesday, Nov. 26: HOT DOG ON BUN; PBJ sandwich and fresh veggies.
High School
Thursday, Nov. 20: SAUSAGE LINKS, PANCAKE; Cheeseburger on bun and hash browns.
Friday, Nov. 21: ROASTED CHICKEN ON BUN; Ham & cheese flatbread and baked beans.
Monday, Nov. 24: BREAD PORK ON BUN; Chicken & cheese flatbread and corn.
Wed
19
Nov

11-19-14

Police Report 
Nov. 6: Report of a disturbance in the 900 block of 8th Street. 
Nov. 6: Report of vandalism in the 600 block of 4th Street. 
Nov. 6: Report of a missing person in Fairbury. The person was located. 
Nov. 6: Report of a burglary in the 800 block of I Street. 
Nov. 7: Report of an alarm in the 500 block of E Street. 
Nov. 8: Report of a disturbance in the 600 block of 3rd Street. 
Nov. 8: Report of a domestic disturbance in the 100 block of 5th Street. 
Nov. 8: Report of a civil matter in the 200 block of 3rd Street. 
Nov. 8: Report of a possible intruder. Unfounded. 
Nov. 8: Report of a theft in the 1000 block of Circle Drive. 
Nov. 11: Report of a noise complaint in the 1800 block of G Street. 
 
Sheriff's Report
Wed
19
Nov

Re-Tree Week


RETREE WEEK--As part of ReTree Week, the Fairbury Tree board planted two trees at the community center. Thirteen trees were supplied by the statewide arboretum through a TNT grant funded by the Nebraska Environmental Trust, a beneficiary of Nebraska Lottery. Pictured are: Teri Deger, Pam Schroeder, Laura Bedlan and Ed Coatman. Contributed Photo
Wed
19
Nov

FHS Students of the Month


FAIRBURY Students of the Month: 7th Graders, Seth Firmanik, son of George & Elizabeth Firmanik; Josephine Blatny, daughter of Darcy & Rick Blatny. 8th Graders: Braden Graham, son of Sherri Davis & Alex Graham; Tayler Shellhase, daughter of Chris & Brandee Shellhase. Contributed Photo
Wed
19
Nov

"I Don't Want To Stand In Front Of The American Flag"


VETERAN CARMEN WHEATCRAFT--gives a presentation along with his gift of a commemorative pistol to The Jansen Legion. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News
 Patriotism is more than just a word in the dictionary for Carmen Wheatcraft of Fairbury. For the 90 year-old World War II veteran it's a way a life, a source of pride and a word that never goes out of style.
"I get a little emotional sometimes when I talk about it," he said.
 Last week, Wheatcraft, a decorated veteran of what many call 'The last Great War' and one of a dwindling number of veterans who fought the Axis Powers from 1941-1945 gave a gift to honor a special event, to the Jansen American Legion. The gift: a gold-plated fully functional 45 caliber M 1911 Colt Pistol. The event: the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.
Wed
19
Nov

Click It or Ticket Campaign

The Fairbury Police Department will be participating in the nationwide Click It or Ticket Campaign which will be beginning on November 24, 2014 and ending on November 30, 2014.  
During the period, increased patrols will be made possible due to a grant through the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS).  This grant will allow officers to work extra time in order to increase the enforcement of traffic laws and specifically increase patrol for seat belt violations.  The extra time worked by officers will then be paid by the NOHS.  
With the goal of increasing seat belt enforcement, the Fairbury Police Department hopes to increase the number of people wearing seat belts.
Wed
19
Nov

FHS Student Earns First-Ever “Believers and Achievers” Award At Fairbury

Nathan Klaumann a senior at Fairbury Jr.-Sr. High School has been chosen as a November Believers and Achievers recipient by the Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA).
Believers and Achievers is a statewide program set up by U.S. Bank and the NSAA giving recognition to Nebraska’s future leaders.
 
Believers and Achievers has been designed to reward high school students in Nebraska for their excellence in academics and participation in Nebraska School Activities Association activities.
Starting in October and continuing through May, 2015, 48 Nebraska high school seniors will be honored as Believers & Achievers. From those 48 finalists, eight will receive $500 scholarships from U.S. Bank to the college or university of their choice at an end-of-the-year banquet in June.
These students will be recognized at NSAA State Championships throughout the 2014-15 activities year.
Wed
19
Nov

Fairbury Elks Lodge


MORE THAN 90 MEALS WERE SERVED SATURDAY AT THE FAIRBURY ELKS LODGE in the annual fundraiser for the Crippled Children’s Fund. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News

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