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Club News

The General Squires VFW Auxiliary 3113 came to order with President Joy Graham presiding. Guard LaDonna closed the doors and Conductress Marge checked 12 member cards, Chaplain Linda gave opening prayer and Patriotic Instructor LaDonna gave patriotic instructions. We all said the Pledge to the Flag. Previous minutes were read by Secretary Zona and were approved. Treasurers report was given by Treasurer Cynthia and will be put on file. Correspondence was read by Secretary Zona. Batter up, Department newspaper. Department Convention will be June 9-12 in Kearney, Neb. National Convention will be in Charlotte, North Carolina. Reports have been sent in.
Charter was draped for Velva Seeman, Linda and Marge did the service.
We have a new By-laws and Ritual book since we are no longer just a ladies Auxiliary.
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Apr

4-27-16

Sheriff’s Report: 
April 16: Michael C. Medina was westbound on Highway 8 in a 2014 Chrysler when a deer came out of the south ditch, making contact with the front left corner of the vehicle, causing $5,000 of damage.
 
Police Report:
April 14: Female arrested on two Jefferson County warrants at Crystal Springs.
April 15: Report of theft from a business.
April 15: Noise complaint in the 300 block of Seventh Street.
April 15: Probation check in the 1000 block of H Street.
April 16: Disturbance in the 400 block of Fifth Street.
April 16: Report of a disturbance in the City Park. Male arrested on a warrant from Cass County, Neb.
April 16: Disturbance in the 400 Block of Fifth Street.
April 16: Report of criminal mischief in the 200 block of Seventh Street.
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27
Apr

A Record-Breaking Year For The Fairbury Journal-News

The Fairbury Journal-News had a fantastic year at the Nebraska Press Association annual convention on April 22-23 in Kearney.
The Journal-News won a record 15 total awards including a hat trick for social media coverage. For Best Use of Social Media, the Journal-News took first, second and third place. The May 7 area flood coverage won first place with judges comments including, “I liked that you used social media to get the word out about a potential dangerous situation in your area. Good job.”
The Mercedes Morrison attempted murder case was second for FairburyTV while the coverage of homecoming this year by FairburyTV and the Journal-News garnered third place.
Online coverage of breaking news was won by FairburyTV with the armed standoff taking the top category while FairburyTV was third in the same category with coverage of the escapee from sheriff’s deputies outside of Fairbury.
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Apr

Standing Together, Walking As One

Many people attended the 12th annual “Put Your Foot Down Against Sexual Assault” 10K run/2K walk or run on Saturday to raise awareness about sexual assault, as April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The event was sponsored by the Hope Crisis Center, and all proceeds from the event are being used to help fund the services offered by Hope Crisis Center. (Photo by Trevor Gill/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

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Apr

Something Worth Celebrating

All Smiles--The United States Department of Agriculture--Rural Development hosted coloring and writing contests at the Diller-Odell Elementary School. The winners were: FRONT ROW (l-r): Hunter Maly, Landon Sunneberg and Ryleigh Vilda; MIDDLE ROW (l-r): Lilly Swanson, Erin Gegg and Joely Weers; BACK ROW (l-r): Madelyn Meyerle and Abby Vater. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

Last Wednesday, students at Diller-Odell Elementary school celebrated Earth Day with the help of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and others.
State Director for USDA Rural Development Maxine Moul explained that this event is important because it teaches students to be good stewards of the planet.
“We’re celebrating Earth Day with young people who need to know about how we need to preserve our world, and how we can do that with various programs within USDA Rural Development,” said Moul. 
She stated that at the event, the villages of Endicott and Steele City were being recognized for their collaboration on implementing a water project to update Endicott’s system and to improve the quality of water for Steele City.
“We have a unique project here in southern Nebraska with two communities, Endicott and Steele City, cooperating and partnering on new water systems for their two communities,” Moul said.
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Apr

Lunch And Learn May 5

The Fairbury Chamber of Commerce presents “Lunch and Learn” with Mike Henke, Thursday, May 5 from noon-1 p.m., Burkley Family Center.
RSVP to Sharon or Julie at the chamber by May 3 at 402-729-3000.  
Hear solutions for increasing employee engagement and retention. 
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Apr

Volunteer Day May 28-29

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Apr

Living History Starts Saturday

The Living History demonstrations at Steele City will begin this weekend.
There will be demonstrations from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saw mill demonstrations will start at 11 a.m. on Saturday and end at 1 p.m. The saw mill will begin doing demonstrations again on Sunday in the afternoon.
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Apr

Veterans Forum Deadline April 29

Military veteran family members that would like to contribute to improving community services for military families and veterans are asked to come to “Making Connections-Community Conversations” on Wednesday, May 4 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Public Health Solutions in Crete (995 East Hwy 33, Suite 1).
The meeting will be dealing with a statewide effort to help shape an action plan for Nebraska veterans and their families.
To reserve a spot or with questions, call Jill Kuzelka 402-826-6686 or 1-844-830-0813 by Friday, April 29.
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Apr

Block Party May 5

To celebrate their 50th year of helping people and changing lives, Blue Valley Community Action is hosting a block party on May 5 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. outside of the administrative office. There will be a variety of games and activities, including a bounce house and a street dance. Everyone is invited to join the celebration. 

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