Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 12/03/2014 - 4:23pm
The Blue Valley Bowl celebrated their 50th anniversary on Dec. 1 in Hebron. Janice and Dale Klaumann of Hebron, the current owners, are the second generation to the own the business. Pictured from left to right is Dale, Janice and David Klaumann. Contributed Photo
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 12/03/2014 - 4:18pm
NEW OFFICER-- Fairbury City Attorney David Bargen, left, swears in Josh Jacobi as the newest member of the Fairbury Police Department on Tuesday night. Members of the Fairbury City Council unanimously approved Jacobi’s hiring. He comes to Fairbury from Osborn, NE., where he served as police chief. (Journal-News photo by Fred Arnold)
Fairbury Mayor Homer Ward is pretty blunt when he says what the city is looking for in a new City Administrator. "Strength in economic development is going to be our top priority. I have communicated this to the city council and they are in unanimous agreement," he said.
Ward told the Journal-news that coming off the heels of this week's city council meeting, local leaders were beginning to put criteria together as they search for a replacement for long-time city manager Joe parker. Parker's contract was not renewed in may and the municipality has been without an administrator since that time.
Two weeks ago council members voted to officially seek a replacement for Parker. Up until that time it had not been definitively stated a replacement would be sought after.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 12/03/2014 - 4:17pm
The Washington County Sheriff’s Department arrested Jim Bugbee of Washington, formerly a Steele City resident on Thursday on charges of sexual exploitation of a child and commercial sexual exploitation of a child.
Bugbee, 42, is being held in the Washington County Jail and the case is still under investigation.
On Saturday, the Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at Bugbee’s residence, 312 E 2nd, in Washington and is processing evidence from that search. Bugbee is being held on a $25,000 bond.
In a post on the Washington County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page on Saturday, Sheriff Justin Cordry said the case has been expanding rapidly in terms of the amount of information that has been discovered, and the amount of information being given to them by youth group members and their families.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 12/02/2014 - 4:48pm
Santa to Visit Plymouth
Santa will be making a visit to Plymouth December 17th from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Community Center. Candy bags, sponsored by the PIA and the Legion Auxiliary will be given to each child.
A meal of sandwiches, soups, and desserts will be available by the American Legion Auxiliary for a free will donation which will go towards scholarships for Tri County students. The public is invited to attend.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 12/02/2014 - 4:36pm
Please Join her daughter in letting Betty Hellbusch know you’ve been thinking of her as she has been convalescing at the Heritage Care Center. Cards may be sent to Betty in care of the Heritage Care Center, 900 17th, RM# 406, Fairbury, Ne 68342. She also loves having visitors!