Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 03/16/2016 - 10:12am
She had a career that spanned 44 years and was a leader in journalism for women in Nebraska and across the nation.
Helen Green, 94, passed away at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury on March 7. Green was the longtime women’s news editor and associate editor at the Journal-News before retiring in 1983. She started working at the Fairbury Journal in 1940 at the age of 18, beginning as personal secretary to W.F. Cramb. Eventually, Green became women’s news editor and would be an associate editor for the Fairbury Journal-News.
She was a past president of the Nebraska Press Women and was presented with a Woman of Distinction award by the group. Green also served as National Press Women’s Association head.
A lifelong Fairbury resident, Green worked with four editors in her career, William F. Cramb, L.K. Cramb, Clyde R. Moore and Randy A. Grosse.
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 03/16/2016 - 10:08am
Everyone agrees that the frontage road between Fairbury’s McBattas Packaging and Printing and Runza has been in a state of disrepair for years. An increased traffic load and heavy vehicles took their toll on the crumbling stretch of infrastructure.
Members of the Fairbury City Council approved a nearly quarter of a million dollar project Tuesday to demolish the three inch asphalt road and replace it with eight inch concrete. The measure, which was given unanimous approval by city leaders will see $180,000 from the LB840 Fund used toward the $247,946 project.
According to Fairbury City Administrator Collin Bielser the project could be surveyed as early as this week.
“It is our hope to get the bids let on this road project this fall and have the new road in place before the end of 2016,” he added.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 03/16/2016 - 10:08am
After the Jefferson County Historical Society canceled the annual tractor pull at Steele City Flea Market/Antique Farm Machinery Show, a group of about 50 concerned citizens came out in support of having the event put back on the schedule for this year.
Funding, participation and volunteer shortages were the reason the event was nixed, according to county historical society members. The historical society board voted in February to end the event, but agreed to re-examine the situation in March.
Those in attendance felt it imperative that the event be added back to the schedule of the annual Steele City Celebration as Nebraska Association of International Harvesters officials were making their way back to Steele City for the tractor pull, exponentially increasing the number of tractors. Some in the crowd also noted that the event has already been advertised for in various publications and through word-of-mouth.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 03/16/2016 - 10:01am
The fourth annual Three’s Pieces “Light It Up Blue” kick-off gala was held at the Fairbury Elks Club on Saturday, March 12. The event benefitted autism awareness and funds raised from the night went to helping purchase special education equipment for area schools and the Autism Speaks organization. Several local residents dressed up as their favorite superhero as a means of showing support for the cause. They are, from left to right, Tristan Korthals as Captain America, David Tracy as Spiderman, Jay Gerths as Thor, Nicole Grummert as Supergirl, Lindsey Korthals as Wonder Woman and John Korthals as Superman. Right: Thor and Supergirl chat during the event, which was attended by over 200 people. Local author Adaline Linscott, 12, donated $100 from the sales of her book, “Silly Sally, What’s Wrong With Eli?” (about having a sibling with autism) to the event. Final figures from the event were not available as of press time.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Mon, 03/14/2016 - 5:15pm
Lyle L. Hasse 84 of Endicott, NE. passed away March 13, 2016. He was born March 8, 1932 at Belleville, KS. . Survivors are Daughters: Deborah Nanninga of Cape Coral, FL., Beverly (Charles) Day of Endicott, Son: Lloyd (Mary) Hasse of Narka, KS., 10 Grandchildren, 3 Great Grandchildren. Services will be Friday, March 18 at 1:30 pm at Gerdes-Meyer Chapel in Fairbury, with Pastor Phil Goombi officiating.