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Wed
31
Dec

Any Business Loss Is A Loss To The Community

It is with no particular joy that the Journal-News announces on this week’s front page the closing of Layton’s Print Shop in Fairbury. For more than 45 years George, Caroline and Scott Layton have served local and area businesses, industry and individuals putting out a fine quality product at reasonable prices. 
 While it is true that a sister business of the Journal-News has purchased the assets and accounts of Layton Print Shop, this publication, its sister business (McBattas Packaging & Printing) and indeed all of Fairbury should feel a sense of remorse. Losing this business, or any other for that matter, has quite an impact on a community. 
Wed
31
Dec

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Police Report 
Dec. 11: Report of kids assaulting another child with rocks and causing injury at Central School. 
Dec. 13: Report of a domestic assault in the 600 block of 3rd Street. 
Dec. 13: Mikasa L. Lierman, of Fairbury, was driving a 1997 Oldsmobile north on L Street when the driver pulled out in front of a 2005 Ford driven by Edwin F. Lucas, of Beatrice and the vehicles collided. Damages to each vehicle were estimated at $1,000.
Dec. 14: Report of a hit-and-run accident in the 600 block of J Street. 
Dec. 15: Report of dogs running loose in the 800 block of 9th Street. 
Dec. 15: Report of an open door in the 200 block of F Street. 
Dec. 15: Report of vicious dogs chasing kids in the 800 block of 9th Street. The owner was issued a citation. 
Wed
31
Dec

Local Deer Check-In Yields Fewer Numbers This Year

Fewer deer were checked in to the designated Jefferson County location during this year's rifle season. Nathan Francis, who was subcontracted by Nebraska Game and Parks to check the deer in at his Fairbury business, Wildlife Obsessions Taxidermy, from Nov. 15-23, said that anticipated numbers were down throughout the check-in. 
He said Game and Parks officials were hoping he would check in at least 150 deer on opening weekend; he checked in only 65 on the first day. The total number of deer for the nine-day check-in was 355. 
C&C Processing, of Diller, had been the county check-in location until this year and checked in 511 deer last year. People from around the region would have their deer checked at the Diller location and leave them to be processed, Francis said. 
Wed
31
Dec

School Lunch Menus 1-6 to 1-7, 2015

Fairbury Jefferson and Central Elementary Schools
Tuesday, Jan. 6: POPCORN CHICKEN, W/HMD BREAD; PBJ sandwich and baked beans.
Wednesday, Jan. 7: HMD CHEESE PIZZA; Ham & cheese flatbread and corn.
High School
Tuesday, Jan. 6: POPCORN CHICKEN, W/HMD BREAD; Cheeseburger and baked beans.
Wednesday, Jan. 7: PIZZA HUT PEPPERONI PIZZA; Ham & cheese flatbread and corn.
Diller-Odell Schools
Tuesday, Jan. 6: WG CEREAL, WG TOAST; Breaded pork pattie, scalloped potatoes, peas, fruit salad and roll.
Wednesday, Jan. 7: PANCAKE & SAUSAGE ON A STICK; Spaghetti & meatsauce, lettuce salad, sliced pears and french bread.
Meridian Schools
Tuesday, Jan. 6: EGG TAC-GO; Breaded Pork Sandwich, Baked Beans or Kraut, Crispy rice Bar.
Wednesday, Jan. 7: POPTART/YOGURT; Chicken Nuggets, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Roll and Corn.
Wed
31
Dec

Carrier Service Ends With Today’s Paper

Subscribers who receive their Fairbury Journal-New through ‘at the door’ carrier service are reminded that today’s paper will be the last one delivered in that manner.
Starting with next week’s edition (January 7) all customers who previously had their papers delivered will be converted to mail. Newspapers will typically arrive Thursday morning instead of Wednesday evening, earlier than the 7 p.m. delivery time for carrier delivery.
 Those who still wish to get their papers on press day can be converted to counter pick up service. They can stop by the Journal-News office at 516 5th Street and receive their papers which are typically ready after 3 p.m.
Anyone wishing to have their subscription moved to counter pick up should call the Journal-News office at 402-729-6141.
Wed
31
Dec

Rebuilding A Piece Of Southeast Nebraska History

DONATION TO BONHAM THEATRE PROJECT--TransCanada donates $25,000 to BTP. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News

For 86 years, the Bonham Theatre has been an entertainment staple in Fairbury, Nebraska. Known in its earlier days as ‘the showplace of Southeast Nebraska’, the theatre opened in 1926 as a vaudeville stage and movie theatre and has since drawn residents from Fairbury, Jefferson County and surrounding areas such as Northern Kansas. So when the theatre was forced to close its doors in August of 2012 due to a lack of funding for the digital conversion of projection equipment, Fairbury residents and theatre goers alike decided to take action.
“There was much concern because it was one of the only entertainment venues that there is in town other than things related to the school system,” said Debby Ebke, Treasurer of the Bonham Theatre Project.
Debby Ebke, Treasurer, Bonham Theatre Project
Wed
31
Dec

End Of The Year Is End Of An Era

LAYTON’S PRINT SHOP--Scott, Caroline and George Layton. After more than nearly 50 years of service to the Fairbury area George Layton is closing his printing business. Photo by Michelle Engelman/Fairbury Journal-News

Layton’s Print Shop, a business that’s been a fixture on Fairbury’s downtown square for more than 40 years, will close this week. Owners George and Caroline Layton said the day has come for them to retire. He is 75; she is 73. The “job shop” that has printed everything from envelopes to teacher handbooks has been sold to Fairbury’s McBattas Packaging and Printing. 
“I’ve been contemplating retirement for 10-15 years,” George Layton said, adding that the decision to close the shop was made in the last month.
“It’s too much work for one person to do, and not enough for two,” he said. 
 
A Lifetime Of Printing
Layton has been in the printing business since 1957 when he was a junior in high school, he said. For two years he worked for the Fairbury Daily News in the afternoons after spending the mornings at school. 
Tue
30
Dec

Dixie Lee Kelley

Dixie Lee Kelley, 89, retired middle school teacher for Derby School District after 35 years passed away on Friday, December 26, 2014. Dixie was a homemaker, a business owner of a restaurant/bar and also was a welder in CA shipyards during WWII. She belonged to National Honor Society and KNEA/DNEA.

Preceded in death by her parents Leland and Bertha (Bristor) Cropsey and husband Don L. Kelley.

Tue
30
Dec

General Squires V.F.W. Auxiliary 3113

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.

Tue
30
Dec

Plymouth News -- Angie Zulauf

Plymouth Consignment Sale

The annual Plymouth consignment sale, sponsored by the Plymouth Improvement Association, will be held February 7, 2015. To consign items that you would like to be placed on the sale bill, contact one of the following businesses before January 10th: Wells Implement, 402-656-4435; Milius Hardware, 402-656-3155; 1st Tri County Bank, 402-656-3885; Plymouth Irrigation, 402 656-3444.

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