Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:54am
(Left to Right): Mike McLain, Fairbury Agronomy Branch Manager, Ryan Bailey, Blue Valley Community Action, Eric Bartels, Fairbury Tire Shop Manager, Larry Miller, Vehicle Service Branch Manager and Dennis Kenning, Sales and Marketing Manager.(contributed photo)
Nearly 50 million people in the United States are facing issues of hunger. Facts show that 1 out 6 household have hunger issues at some point in time. Many of these households have children who need nourishment for proper physical and mental development. In an effort to help fight hunger the Farmers Cooperative is providing support to local food banks. The Farmers Cooperative donated $4,300 to the Blue Valley Community Action and then teamed up with Land O’Lakes, and the “Invest an Acre Program” to provide a total of $12,900 in support to Blue Valley Community Action. These funds will support Food Pantry’s in Jefferson, Saline, Seward, York, and Fillmore Counties.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:42am
April 24: One female subject arrested on an arrest warrant. Female subject was charged with resisting arrest.
April 25: Mark B. Hicok stated that he was driving north on Endicott Ave. in a 1999 Chevrolet when a deer came out of the east ditch. He stated that he applied his brakes to avoid the deer as he was entering the curve, causing his vehicle to slide into the east bridge rail. The vehicle was towed by an unidentified vehicle to the west edge of Endicott Ave., south of the bridge, prior to law enforcement arrival. The vehicle was totaled.
April 25: Tina P. Herring was westbound on Highway 4 in a 2003 Chrysler when a deer came out of the south ditch and ran into the vehicle. There was $2,200 of damage.
April 27: The Jefferson County Sheriff’s K9 Unit was requested for a school sniff at the Superior High School.
April 28: Traffic stop leads to probation violation for possession of a concealed weapon.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/04/2016 - 9:04am
On April 12 Roger and Jayne Roskilly of Deshler (formerly of Endicott), attended the Student Recognition and Awards ceremony at Central Community College in Hastings. Their son Ronald was recognized for being on the Student Activities Advisory Committee. This committee plans special and social events for the campus, and is part of the campus committee structure as a spokesperson voicing student ideas, concerns and suggestions.
Ronald also received the 2015-2016 Honor Student Award in Media Arts/Broadcasting. He has maintained a 4.0 average throughout his college career. He is the Grandson of Virginia Roskilly of Fairbury.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/04/2016 - 9:01am
Howard and Lylice Kuhns of Fairbury announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kimberly Lynne of Beatrice, to Dustin Spilker of Papillion, Neb.
Dustin is the son of Kirk and Denise Spilker of Virginia, Neb.
Kimberly graduated from Fairbury High School in 2006 and graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education. She is a preschool teacher at Lewiston Consolidated School.
Dustin graduated from Lewiston High School in 2005 and graduated from Southeast Community College-Milford in 2007 with Associate Degrees in Electrical and Electromechanical Technology. He is an electrician with Brase Electrical Contracting Corporation in Omaha.
The couple will exchange marriage vows on June 25, 2016 at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairbury.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/04/2016 - 9:01am
Baxter Beals will be representing Daykin Legion Post #198 at Boys State this summer. He is the son of Matthew and Amy Beals of Alexandria and a junior at Meridian Public School. He participates in football, wrestling, and track and had the privilege to compete at state wrestling this year. He is actively involved in Student Council and FBLA. His hobbies include any kind of sports.
Jacob Durflinger of Alexandria is the son of Richard and Gail Durflinger and is a junior at Meridian Public School. Jacob is involved in football, wrestling, and track. He competed at state wrestling this year. His hobbies include hunting and fishing and helping his family. He attends Alexandria Presbyterian Church and is sponsored by the Alexandria Legion Post #194.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/04/2016 - 9:00am
The April 18 Happy Rock 4-H Club meeting was called to order at 7 p.m. by secretary Kaylee Sipek at the 4-H building. Members opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Emily Huss and 4-H Pledge led by Michaela Buchli. Roll call was taken with name and favorite flavor of cake. Club leader Lana Likens reminded members that clothing judging for the fair runs from July 15 through the 17. She also reminded us that May 1 is the deadline to change and drop projects for the fair. The fair board will be constructing a new horse concession stand. Members moved to donate $1,001 for the construction of the new horse concession stand, they also discussed which days they were willing to work for the fair. They also passed to donate $130 to contribute to the purchase of fair trophies. Kaycee Riggle gave a demonstration on how to prepare graham cracker brownies. For a club activity, Carissa Lufkin led members in an all natural bird blocks recipe.