Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:57am
New addition to Jefferson Community Health Center near completion in early 2015. Photo by Jennifer Lewis/Fairbury Journal-News
Jefferson Community Health Center in Fairbury posted gross revenues of $21,080,000 for 2014.
According to figures released by JCHC ceo Chad Jurgens, after provisions for bad debts and contractual allowances, the local hospital ended the year with $16,620,000 of net revenue. he said that is the highest net revenue JCHC has experienced in its history.
Jurgens noted that expenses for the year were also their highest in history at $15,950,000. He said this left the health care facility with over $670,000 of operating income for the year or a 3.96% profit margin.
The hospital administrator said the facility is putting the finishing touches on an extensive remodeling plan which includes 17 private patient rooms new nurses stations, laboratory, radiology and pharmacy as well as new administrative offices which are scheduled to be completed by early 2015.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:55am
Tyler Rosener of Kettelhut Real Estate and Appraisals has been selected as President for 2015 for the Fairbury Chamber of Commerce. Rosener takes over for Trevor Steinmeyer whose term has expired.
Other officers will include Jill Davis as vice-president and Sara Bundy treasurer. They will be joined on the board by Tiffany Pfaff, Kim Swanda, Ryan Stapaules and new board members Dani Kettelhut, Justin Newton and Nichole Siebolt.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:54am
The Fairbury Police Department participated in the nationwide You Drink & Drive. You Lose Crackdown which ran from December 12, 2014 through January 1, 2015. During that time period there was increased patrols. The extra patrol time was possible through a grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS). This grant allowed Officers to work extra time in order to increase the enforcement of traffic laws and specifically increase patrol for alcohol violations. The extra time worked by officers will be paid for by the NOHS.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 01/06/2015 - 1:54pm
The Auxiliary came to order with president Joyce presiding. Guard Susan closed the door and conductress Marge checked 13 cards. Chaplain Linda gave the opening prayer and LaDonna gave the Patriot Instruction. We all said the pledge to the flag.
Secretary Zona read the minutes from the October meeting and they were approved. Treasurer Cynitha gave the treasurers report and it will be put on file. Bills were read and voted on to be paid.
Donations were made to Blue Valley for the food pantry and to Grand Island Veterans Home and National Home for children.
Correspondence was read , Dream Team Gazette from Department President and letter about the next District meeting. The next district meeting will be in Pawnee City on Sunday, January 25, 2015. The Mid-year conference will be February 6-7, 2015 at the Holiday Inn Downtown Lincoln.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 01/06/2015 - 1:49pm
Tai Chi Informational Meeting
An informational meeting will be held January 6, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the Peace United Methodist Church, 103 E. Main St. in Plymouth.
Tai Chi is a form of Chinese martial arts that is especially beneficial for older men and women. It is physical exercise that emphasizes shifting body weight in different directions, being aware of body alignment, coordinating arm, leg, and trunk movement, and synchronizing breathing. It is practiced from a chair, chair-assisted, or standing position.
For more information, contact Janet McGary at 402-656-3084.
The following were among the nearly 1500 students that graduated December 29th from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln: Matthew Ryan Collins, Plymouth, B.S in Business Administration and Whitney Raye Scheele, Plymouth, B.S. in Education and Human Sciences.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 01/06/2015 - 1:47pm
Shelby Meints, daughter of Greg and Teri Meints of Plymouth, Ne and Clayton Rahe, son of Jim and Deanna Rahe of Greenleaf, Ks were united in marriage on October 25, 2014 at Peace Lutheran Church Rural Plymouth, Ne, with Pastor Marilyn Hasemann officiated the ceremony.
Grandparents of the couple are Lois Meints of Beatrice, Ne and Ruth Jones of Linn, Ks.
Ashton Bohling and Halie Meints served as their sisters Maids of honor, along with bridesmaids Jamie Brandt, Carli Kohmetscher, Markee Jacobitz, Kelsey Haug, and Veronica Keithley.
Nathan Edgar and Aaron Peters served as Clayton’s Best Men along with groomsmen Tyler Holle, Micah Meier, Kellen Bargman, Clayton Bott, and Shaun Ohlde.
Faye Joes and Brigham Hansen cousins of the groom and Braelyn Ebke godson of the bride served as flower girl and ring bearer.
Garrett Epp, Kyle Pohlmann, Weston Ohlde, and Austin Kopecky usher the guests.