Submitted by Trevor Gill on Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:07pm
Michael and I left the farm on Saturday morning with two bottle lambs and came home with a very sad four-year-old. The experience showed me that we have some very difficult years ahead of us when the days come to sell farm pets. Like mother like son.
I am always sad when I have to sell a beloved ewe, but there was nothing sad for me about selling these two bottle lambs. I used to try to raise bottle lambs, but I always lost money on that project. I’m smarter now and sell them.
We were feeding two bottle lambs three times a day. It was a hassle, especially when the mid-day feeding got delayed to late afternoon so that the third feeding would get pushed back to just before bed. Changing into chore clothes at 10 p.m. and walking out into the cold to bottle feed lambs is unpleasant. But it was a part of our routine several days a week.
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:05pm
The holidays have come and (thankfully) gone.
Maybe the decorations are down. Maybe not quite yet. Hopefully that last glob of Christmas treats balled up in the back of the ‘fridge have either been thrown away or given to the dogs or consumed. Now it’s time to turn our attentions to 2015.
I’m not much for New Years resolutions. In fact I’m not even a moderate believer in them. Why should a person have to wait for a holiday to make some sort of a pledge to make a measure of change in their lives?
Personally I don’t even understand why New Year’s is considered a holiday. It’s just another day. Each morning when all of us wake up we have the chance to ‘start over’, hit the re-set button or make a change. We shouldn’t need January 1 to come around each year for that.
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:04pm
You hear it more and more. “There are a lot of people around Fairbury that I have never seen and don’t recognize.”
To be perfectly clear new residents are always welcome in our community. The influx of fresh faces into any town or area is a sign of being a healthy, vibrant community. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be wary.
Last weekend’s drug arrest of a transient woman near Fairbury’s City Park should serve as a wake up call for all law-abiding citizens who call Fairbury home. Among other things the 18 year-old woman, from parts unknown, was arrested with meth, marijuana, prescription pills belonging to someone else, syringes and other drug-related paraphernalia in her possession.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:01pm
Dec. 20: Report of a theft from a vehicle in the 1000 block of J Street. The item was located.
Dec. 21: Report of a male issued a citation for driving under suspension in the 2700 block of K Street.
Dec. 23: Report of a non-injury accident at 6th and C Streets. A citation was issued for no proof of insurance.
Dec. 23: Dakota A. Peters, of Beatrice, was driving a 2003 Chevrolet north on C Street and was unable to stop at the stop sign at 6th Street because the brakes locked up. The vehicle collided with a 2002 Saturn driven by Anna M. Wellman, of Fairbury. Wellman left only her name and phone number with Peters. She was later contacted and cited for no proof of insurance. Peters' vehicle was totaled. Damages to Wellman's vehicle were estimated at $1,000.
Dec. 23: Report of a suicidal male on the 400 block of 7th Street.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:59am
FNF Retirees--Celebrating over 122 years of commitment to The First National Bank of Fairbury and to their community. Madeline Kapke of Fairbury, 30 years – Assistant Cashier and Internal Auditor, Linda English of Fairbury, 51 years – Sr. Executive Vice President and Personnel Officer, and Shirley Kettelhut of Fairbury, 42 years – Assistant Vice President. Contributed Photo
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:58am
Jefferson Community Health Center in Fairbury will conduct their annual meeting of the membership on Monday, Jan. 12 in the Cedarwood activity room (upstairs) located at 828 22nd Street. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m.
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:58am
It’s not a “done deal” but it is a first step.
On Tuesday members of the Jefferson County Commissioners voted unanimously to grant a land use permit to Livingston Enterprises Incorporated for the purpose of constructing a new swine facility near Endicott. More than 50 people, many of them Endicott residents, attended this week’s meeting which was moved for the agenda item to the Jefferson County District Court room.
Following the vote, county commissioner chairman Michael Dux emphasized that the action did not constitute a green flag to start building.
“We are not voting on the facility itself,” Dux said. “At present the DEQ (Department of Environmental Quality) has not approved the project. And we are not sure how long that could take, maybe three to six months.”