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Made in Fairbury: Handcrafted Flags, Camo Items


SEWING CAMO PRODUCTS FOR MSA BRAND PRODUCTS is Diane Hynek, she is making a BBQ Grill Cover available at: www.gottahavecamo.com. MSA Brand produces a full line of camo products including hunting screens, tote bags, drawstring bags, seat protectors, grill covers, tablecloths and lunch bags with more products being added. Photo by Cynthia Scheer/Fairbury Journal-News
Commercial sewing has returned to Fairbury.
MSA Brand Products, located in Fairbury, has added handcrafted United States flags and a line of sewn camo items, including grill covers, seat protectors, hunting blinds, coolers and bags, to its inventory. The items, which can be customized and personalized with either screen printing or embroidery, are made at the McBattas plant on Fairbury's northeast edge. The building was once the home of Swingsters, which employed hundreds of people before it closed more than a decade ago.
“We saw a niche [market] and decided to run with it,” said Trevor Gill, who is the marketing and sales representative for MSA Brand Products, the sewing division for McBattas.
“We saw opportunities for future growth and job opportunities. We decided to bring back an industry that we saw a need for by bringing back custom and commercial sewing.”
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15
Oct

Cost To Repair County Roads $600,000 To $1 Million A Mile

Jefferson County Commissioners are set to make a move to repair roads in the county and they are asking the resident’s support.
The commissioners have had the Speece Lewis Engineering Company of Lincoln evaluate the roads in Jefferson county and as per their recommendation there is approximately 30 miles that need to be replaced.  Three of these roads include the PWF, Crystal Springs and the Brickyard roads.
Starting Wednesday, October 14, there will be three informational meetings held in the county to discuss the possibility of a bond that is being placed on the November 4 ballot.  The  three meetings are all scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m.  The October 14 and 28 meetings will be held in Fairbury at the Burkley Family Center and the meeting on October 21 will be in Diller at the community building.
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15
Oct

Unexpected Rise In Power Cost Hits City Coffers Hard

The city of Fairbury received a most unwelcome gift two weeks ago: financial penalty of early withdrawal from cashing in a CD.
 Fourth Ward councilman Phil Rogge broke the news last week to members of the public that Fairbury had to pull $240,000 out of an investment early  because of a rise in purchase power costs.
 "We were informed by MEAN (Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska) that the price we pay to buy power and then re-sell to our customers was raising 6.5%," Rogge said. 
 The councilman emphasized these were not rates being passed on to Fairbury utility customers, rather these monies were coming straight out of the City's bank account. Rogge said the end result was that Fairbury had to take a penalty from cashing in the certificate of deposit early.
"We really didn't see this coming," he said. "But I have a fear that unless we stay on top of the rates we're going to be seeing a lot more of this kind of thing."
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15
Oct

Fall Displays


FALL THEMED DISPLAYS --around Fairbury are a reminder of the change in the seasons. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News.
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15
Oct

Happy 85th Birthday, Shirley Johnson!

The family of Shirley Johnson would like to honor her with a card shower for her 85th birthday on October 22. Please help us make this a special birthday by sending cards to: 828 22nd Street, Apt., Fairbury, NE 68352.

Wed
15
Oct

Happy 85th Birthday, Shirley Johnson!

The family of Shirley Johnson would like to honor her with a card shower for her 85th birthday on October 22. Please help us make this a special birthday by sending cards to: 828 22nd Street, Apt., Fairbury, NE 68352.

Wed
15
Oct

Earl Edmond Schmidt

Earl Edmond Schmidt, the son of Emil and Elsie (Leavitt) Schmidt, was born at the family farm near Daykin, NE. on November 9, 1923. He died at Fairbury on October 2, 2014 at the age of 90.

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15
Oct

Charles “Vern” Vernon Cassell

Charles “Vern” Vernon Cassell, 85 years of age, of Steele City, passed away Thursday, October 9, 2014 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury. He was born on May 22, 1929 in Odell to Earl and Bethel (Tallcott) Cassell. Vern graduated from Steele City High School in 1947. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War from February 23, 1951 to February 19, 1953, serving part of those years in Japan. Vern married Dorothy Wood on November 10, 1956 in Beatrice. He grew up in Steele City and lived his entire life there. Vern farmed most his life until starting as a Rural Mail Carrier for 30 years. He was a member of the Steele City Presbyterian Church, American Legion, and the Knights of Pythias. Vern enjoyed singing, music, birds, farming, and especially spending time with grandchildren.
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15
Oct

Election is Nov. 4

Early voting applications were published October 8, and will be published again one October 15, and 22 in the Fairbury Journal News.  Anyone who is a registered voter may fill this out and return to the County Clerk’s Office and they will mail out a ballot.  If you don’t have a copy of the application you may send in a signed letter, to the County Clerk’s office, of where you are registered and where you want the ballot sent and they will then mail a ballot out.
The last day to register by mail is Oct. 17.  The last day to register in person is Oct. 24 by 6:00 p.m.  Anyone may register in the County Clerk’s office from 9:00-5:00 p.m.
Anyone may come into the Clerk’s office and vote between now and November 3 at 5:00 p.m.  Regular voting will take place on Nov. 4.
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15
Oct

Edward L. Svajgr

Edward L. Svajgr, 96, of Fairbury, NE. passed away October 11, 2014 at Gardenside LTC in Fairbury. He was born May 26, 1918 at Milligan, NE. to Vaclav & Mary (Trynner) Svajgr. Survivors are sons: Alan Svajgr & wife JoAnn of Cozad, NE.; Larry Svajgr & wife Cindy of West Lafayette, IN., 7 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, sister: Emma Vales of Wilber, NE. Preceded by parents, wife Bessie, daughter Joyce, son Stanley. Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m. Sat. October 18, 2014 at the United Methodist Church in Fairbury with Pastor Fay Hubbard officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials are to United Methodist Church, Diller Community Foundation or Jefferson Community Health Foundation. Ed’s body was donated to science. No Viewing. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge of arrangements.
 

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