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NARVRE Unit 174

NARVRE Unit 174

National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees will hold their April meeting at Marys Cafe in Hebron on Wednesday, April 23rd, 7PM. If you need a ride, meet at the Rock Island Depot at 6PM.

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Not Trace Of Earth

Not Trace Of Earth

is coming to worship with you at the Fairbury Seventh-day Adventist Church, 11th and J Street, April 19 at 11 a.m. We are a contemporary band playing praise music, updated hymns, and original music. All are welcome. Love offering taken.

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Endicott United Methodist Church

Endicott United

Methodist Church

is having a Birthday Supper at 6 p.m. on Sunday April 27. Everyone is welcome! Free will offering.

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The Gilead Easter Egg Hunt

The Gilead

Easter Egg Hunt

will be held Friday April 18 at 2 p.m. Please meet at the Pioneer Inn.

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Sugar N Spice Club

Sugar N Spice Club

will meet Friday, April 18 for a noon luncheon at Cedarwood. Hostess Eleanor Seggerman.

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Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher

Conferences

for Grades 7-12 will be held in the Fairbury Jr-Sr High School classrooms on Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Assistant coaches will be available at 5:30 p.m. and the head coaches will be available at 6:00 p.m. If at all possible, please limit discussions to five minutes and focus on academics.

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The Diller Community Easter Egg Hunt

The Diller Community Easter Egg Hunt

is Saturday, April 19th in Diller Park at 2 p.m. All children from birth through 5th grade are welcome. Bring your basket and see the Easter Bunny! Everyone is welcome! This free event is sponsored by the Fun Raisers with support by the Diller Community Club, 3-D Extension Club and Merry Moderns Extension Club.

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School Board Listens as Students Demonstrate Technology

Photo caption: Photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky/Fairbury Journal NewsFive students from Mrs. Karen Duxs sixth grade class volunteered to come to the school board meeting and explain their project. Starting from the left are Jason Husa, Sara Huss, Josie Blatney, Izzie Schwab and Lauren Patton.

The Fairbury School Board listened to a team of sixth graders from Mrs. Karen Duxs class as they explained the pilot technology program they are working on.

Duxs class is a pilot project started at the beginning of the school year using current technology for each student as they advance through their school years. It involves using Chromebooks and the internet to learn from and store information.

Basically I started by giving my students basic ideas and now in many cases they are teaching me, said Dux. What these students and others are doing will serve them now and on into their college years.

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Fairbury Electric Rate Hike Gets Final Approval

It took a long time to get it done, but its done.

Following several months of meetings between the City of Fairbury and the local Board of Public Works and prior discussions at council meetings, Tuesday members of the local city council gave final approval to a measure that will raise electric rates for utility customers.

The hike, which is the largest in the municipalitys history, will see electric rate rise 13 percent each year for two consecutive years. The new rate structure will go into effect starting in May.

BPW officials have been pushing city leaders for more than a year to implement higher rates. The utility has been losing approximately $100,000 a month because it is costing the city more to buy power than they have been selling it to their customers for. Some estimates note that left unchanged the electric department would be on tap for a $1.2 million loss this fiscal year.

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Councilman Unveils Thoughts for Constructing New Museum Building

Tuesdays meeting started off like many others before.

Members of the Fairbury City Council heard a request from the president of one of the Citys sub-groups. In this case it was Ben McBride, president of the Museum Board. The dilemma: the roof of the museum leaks and needs to be fixed.

Its an all-to-common occurrence. Buildings, the city is responsible for, have a problem and need a large sum of money thrown at them for repairs. In the case of the museum its either spend upwards of $100,000 for a new roof or nearly $40,000 for a patch job.

But unlike the typical open the coffers and pay the bill approach, this time the councils approach was different.

I guess now is as good of a time as any to drop a bombshell, councilman Roger Bailey said. Several of us have been talking and I think we need to head in another direction.

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