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Nov

Happy 25th Anniversary, John and Teresa (Wieland) Howell

The daughters of John and Teresa (Wieland) Howell would like to honor them with a cards shower for they’re 25th Wedding Anniversary on November 25th. Please send cards to 71215 566th Avenue, Fairbury, NE 68352.

Wed
19
Nov

Lady Griffins Finish Memorable Season Place Third At State Volleyball Tournament


DILLER-ODELL JUNIOR THERESA ZARYBNICKY, No. 7, gently passes the ball to the front court to set up the Lady Griffins’ offense, as teammate Madison Jurgens, No. 4, looks on in first round action versus Emerson-Hubbard in the Class D1 State Volleyball Tournament played last Thursday evening at Lincoln Northeast High School. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
What a difference three years makes.
Just three years ago, Diller-Odell won just two matches, but through hard work, dedication, and superb athletic play, the Lady Griffins made school history by placing third in the Class D1 State Volleyball Tournament held last weekend in Lincoln. 
Diller-Odell went 2-1 in its three matches to earn the Class D1 third place trophy along with medals for each player on the team.
In its third place match played Saturday afternoon at Lincoln East High School, fifth seed Diller-Odell defeated third seed Axtell in four sets, 18-25, 25-19, 25-17, 26-24.
Three Lady Griffin attackers had double digit totals of kills against Axtell led by Madison Jurgens with 16 kills, Kaitlyn Schultis put down 11 kills, and Madison Hajek hammered home 10 kills.
Wed
19
Nov

11-19-14


THE HUB in DOWNTOWN Fairbury, CLOTHING ADVERTISEMENT.
120 YEARS AGO, 1894
The Jefferson County Journal
The Jefferson County Journal Publishing Co. incorporated.  Eighty-one stockholders paid $2.50 each down and $7.50 in later payments.  C.G. DeFrance was company secretary and editor.
The Fairbury Waterworks Co. was putting down new wells, as the drouth had created a water famine.
Honor pupils in District No. 13 (2.5 miles east of Reynolds), were Frank Arthur, Henry, Howard and Justin Hansmire, Roy, Ivan and May Avery, Allie Cramb, Etta Eckhoff, Loay B. Elam, Mills Lauterbach, Charley Masters, Annie Smith and Annie Thompson.  S.W. Elam was teacher.
 
110 YEARS AGO, 1904
The Jefferson County Journal
Theodore Roosevelt had a 3-1 in Jefferson County over Parker, and all state and county Republican candidates also won.
Wed
19
Nov

I Hope The Winter Lovers Are Happy

A few weeks ago many of my Facebook friends were posting things like, “I’m ready for winter,” or “Bring on the snow.” They were tired of our lovely 60 degree days and wanted that sweater weather that makes them feel like having hot chocolate and getting a fire going. 
Those are probably the same friends who, by January, will be posting that they are ready for spring. 
I chalk this up to people’s general discontent with everything: Everything costs too much, the Super Bowl commercials aren’t funny enough, the newspaper isn’t big enough, the fall weather isn’t cold enough. 
Wed
19
Nov

Letters to the Editor

Rock Club Seeks Members

Wed
19
Nov

Do You Want To Know What I Think Of Obama Care?

 Trust me, you really don’t want to know. 
   My first inclination was to type “exactly” what I thought. But with great empathy for my friend Mike Palmquist in Belleville, Kan., who has some difficulty completing a sentence without profanity I am reminded that this is a family oriented newspaper. My second thought was to type expletives in character form. But that loses a lot in translation.
  So as eloquently as I can I think Obama Care is a means of health insurance whereby: those who couldn’t afford health care before still can’t and those who used to be able to can no longer.
 I am known as the guy around the office who regularly washes down Excedrin Migraine tablets with coffee just to keep my headache manageable. However, as we plunge face first into year two of the Affordable Health Care Act there is no amount of pills and java that can wain the pain cased by Obama Care.
Wed
19
Nov

To Clean Out Roaches Eliminate Where They Live

Sometimes it is hard to be politically correct. Sometimes it is difficult not to offend someone, not to call ‘a spade a spade.’ This is one of those times.
As we strive as a community to be positive, upbeat, progressive and to project an ever progressive image it isn’t always possible when some of the less pleasant, negative things are ignored. And one of those things which Fairbury has largely ignored over the years is allowing of run-down and substandard buildings to continue to be used as housing.
 This undoubtedly steps on more than a few toes but the sad truth is that as a community as we continue to allow dumps to be used as housing, less than savory people oftentimes migrate in. Granted, not everyone can afford the home with a white picket fence around the front yard. Some people are victims of an economic situation. Others have fallen on hard times not of their own doing.
Wed
19
Nov

School Lunch Menus 11-19-14

Fairbury Jefferson and Central Elementary Schools
Thursday, Nov. 20: SAUSAGE LINKS, PANCAKE; Turkey sandwich and hash browns.
Friday, Nov. 21: ROASTED CHICKEN ON BUN; Ham & cheese wrap and baked beans.
Monday, Nov. 24 BREAD PORK ON BUN; Chicken salad deli bun and corn.
Tuesday, Nov. 25: ROASTED TURKEY, HMD BREAD; Ham & cheese flatbread, mashed potatoes& gravy, green beans, dressing and pumpkin mousse.
Wednesday, Nov. 26: HOT DOG ON BUN; PBJ sandwich and fresh veggies.
High School
Thursday, Nov. 20: SAUSAGE LINKS, PANCAKE; Cheeseburger on bun and hash browns.
Friday, Nov. 21: ROASTED CHICKEN ON BUN; Ham & cheese flatbread and baked beans.
Monday, Nov. 24: BREAD PORK ON BUN; Chicken & cheese flatbread and corn.
Wed
19
Nov

11-19-14

Police Report 
Nov. 6: Report of a disturbance in the 900 block of 8th Street. 
Nov. 6: Report of vandalism in the 600 block of 4th Street. 
Nov. 6: Report of a missing person in Fairbury. The person was located. 
Nov. 6: Report of a burglary in the 800 block of I Street. 
Nov. 7: Report of an alarm in the 500 block of E Street. 
Nov. 8: Report of a disturbance in the 600 block of 3rd Street. 
Nov. 8: Report of a domestic disturbance in the 100 block of 5th Street. 
Nov. 8: Report of a civil matter in the 200 block of 3rd Street. 
Nov. 8: Report of a possible intruder. Unfounded. 
Nov. 8: Report of a theft in the 1000 block of Circle Drive. 
Nov. 11: Report of a noise complaint in the 1800 block of G Street. 
 
Sheriff's Report
Wed
19
Nov

Re-Tree Week


RETREE WEEK--As part of ReTree Week, the Fairbury Tree board planted two trees at the community center. Thirteen trees were supplied by the statewide arboretum through a TNT grant funded by the Nebraska Environmental Trust, a beneficiary of Nebraska Lottery. Pictured are: Teri Deger, Pam Schroeder, Laura Bedlan and Ed Coatman. Contributed Photo

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