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Wed
08
Jul

Summer Lunch Program 7-8-15

 
Free lunch for all children ages 1-18; Meals served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Monday, July 13: Cheese stuffed sticks, marinara sauce.
Tuesday, July 14: Crispy Chicken on bun, tater tots.
Wednesday, July 15: Pepperoni Pizza, corn.
Thursday, July 16:  chicken Nuggets, carrots, WG bread.
Friday, July 17: PBJ Sandwich w/ cheese stick, fresh veggies.
 
Wed
08
Jul

Fairbury Girl Scout “Goes Gold”

Fairbury Girl Scout, Samantha Roskilly, daughter of Brian and Karen Roskilly of Fairbury was honored with a Girl Scout Gold Award. The Gold Award is granted by the Girl Scout Spirit of Nebraska and represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. 
“I was really excited, because I had actually been turned down once before, but I tried again and was approved,” Roskilly said. “I went to the Ceremony at the Nebraska State Capital and out of the five girls in my Girl Scout troop, I was the only one to receive the Gold Award.”
Roskilly, with her multiphase project, earned the award by going above and beyond to improve the lives of others. She taught technology skills and e-reader classes through the Fairbury Public Library and worked with a long-term care facility to bring story time to the residents. 
Wed
08
Jul

AARP Smart Driver Course

AARP Smart Driver Course
 
Wednesday, July 29
 
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
at 
 
Jefferson Community Health Center
 
Cost: $15 for AARP members
 
$20 for non-AARP members
 
Pre-registration required by July 22 
 
— call Lana Likens at (402) 729-6855
 
This four-hour research-based course is offered by Fairbury Sterling 
 
Connection. Membership is not required in Sterling Connection or 
 
AARP. AARP members get a discount (must bring AARP card to 
 
class.) All participants are required to bring their driver’s license to 
 
the class. 
 
For more information,
 
Sat
04
Jul

Meyer

Dale E. Meyer, 82 of Daykin, NE died July 1, 2015 at his home.  He was born April 1, 1933 at Daykin. He was Korean War Army Veteran.
Survivors are wife Clarice, son Jay (Natalie) Meyer of Daykin, daughters Becky (David) Grimes of Minden, NE, and Tammy Reuben of Dallas TX, 13 grandchildren, sisters Lorna Bartels of Tobias, NE and Vera Weber of Beatrice, NE. 
Services will be Friday, July 10, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church in Tobias, NE with Pastor Ryan Meyer officiating.  The family will greet friends Thursday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery at Tobias. Memorials are suggested to the Zion Lutheran Church.  Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury, is in charge of arrangements.
Sat
04
Jul

METHAMPHETAMINE AND MARIJUANA SEIZURES FROM 2 SEPARATE INCIDENTS

Jose David Morales Ortega 30 years old of Fairbury and Cecilia Morales 32 years old of Fairbury were taken into custody for Alleged Manufacturing Marijuana (3A Felony), No Drug Tax Stamp (4 Felony), Possession of Short Shotgun (4 Felony), Possession of Deadly Weapon (firearm) by Prohibited Person (1D Felony), Possession of Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony (2 Felony) and Possession Drug Paraphernalia (Infraction). 

Thu
02
Jul

Mirlene E. Kramer

Mirlene E. Kramer, 92, of Crab Orchard, passed away July 1, 2015 at Belle Terrace in Tecumseh, NE.  She was born on April 27, 1923 near Plymouth, Nebraska.  

   She is survived by her sons, Ron Kramer and wife Jacinta and Randy Kramer and wife Karen of Crab Orchard, granddaughters, Elizabeth and Margaret Kramer, sister, Dorothy Nickels of Lincoln, nieces, nephews and sisters-in-law, Loretta Kunc, Alberta Little and Rose Kramer.

Wed
01
Jul

119th Annual Diller Picnic

Last week Diller was  buzzing with many activities including the annual parade, games for people of all ages, tractor pull, mud drags, carnival, pasture golf and more.
 
Wed
01
Jul

Portions Of Hwy. 15 Closed Under Construction Plan

 Eleven miles of US Highway 15 running north of Fairbury will be closed as early as 2018 as part of a road construction project conducted by the Nebraska Department of Roads.
 The project will include the resurfacing of Highway 15, widening of the road surface and shoulders with asphalt where needed. The construction project also calls for one bridge repair and the replacement of two bridges with concrete box culverts. The planned construction will begin just north of the US Highway 136 junction in Fairbury and extend to the Highway 4 junction 11 miles north of Fairbury.
The bridge over Cub Creek, three quarters of a mile south of the Bower Corner would be repaired to include updating rails, partial depth deck repairing and removal of the existing overlay and resurfacing. The bridge half a mile south of the Bower Corner as well as the bridge over a tributary of the south fork of Swan Creek will both be replaced with box culverts.
Wed
01
Jul

Beatrice Concrete Sold

Beatrice Concrete, which has plants in Fairbury and Beatrice has been sold. The Fairbury plant for many decades was more commonly known as Consolidated Sand and Gravel.
Workers who wished to remain anonymous said they each received a letter late last week advising that the company had been sold to Nebco headquartered in Lincoln, Ne. The unnamed worker said they were all told that no changes were anticipated in the local operation. Approximately 15-20 people work in the Fairbury plant.
 The Journal-News attempted to contact Nebco officials for a news release but were told, “everyone was in a meeting” and the call would be returned later. As of press time there had been no response from Nebco.
Wed
01
Jul

20,000 People Expected For Annual Flea Market

The 45th Annual Flea Market, is set to begin this fourth of July weekend, at Fairbury City Park. With hundreds of vendors yearly and 20,000 visitors, the Fairbury Flea Market is the largest in southeast Nebraska.
The flea market is sponsored by each year by the Fairbury /Hebron air of the Sesostris Shrine Temple. Wayne Buehler, flea market organizer and Sesostris Shriner stated, people can find just about anything they like at the flea market.
“We had more vendors last year, than the year before, but after all the calls we’ve received, I think were going to have more vendors than last year,” Buehler said. “We can’t set reservations yet, but hopefully we’ll be able to set reservations sometime in the next few years.”

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