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Feb

Back In My Day

Now that I have kids, I find myself using “Back in my day…” quite often. I always used to scoff at those who talked that way, and now, here I am, doing the same. I see the conversations every snow day of Facebook amongst those I grew up with; we ALWAYS had school, we never got out, kids don’t know what it’s like, etc.  
Fact of the matter is simple, times are changing. No longer can buses try busting through snow drifts in an attempt to pick up students. Gone are the days of sliding down E Street while trying to stop at St. Michael’s. Frankly, I’m shocked that even with any snow on the ground, kids have school.
Wed
03
Feb

Youth News

Nebraska Wesleyan University has announced its Academic Honors List for the fall semester of the 2015-2016 academic year.
 A student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.75 (on a 4.00 scale) for 12 or more hours of coursework to qualify for the list
Fairbury: Michaela Barber,Tanner Smith, Lindsey Atkins.
 
SCC releases names of students who graduated in most recent quarter
Miranda  Baxa, Diploma in Practical Nursing, Tobias,   Brandy  Brinkmann; Diploma in Practical Nursing, Fairbury;  Rebecca Ruth Nickel, Diploma in Practical Nursing, Fairbury, Phi Theta Kappa; Jessica  Sand, Diploma in Practical Nursing, Fairbury;  Hannah Mae Taylor, Diploma in Practical Nursing, Fairbury;  Samantha Jo Wurm, Diploma in Practical Nursing, Fairbury.
Wed
03
Feb

FHS Honor Roll

Honor Roll
SENIORS
Lyndon Block
Sydney Bray
Clorissa Brooks
Paige Eden
Stephen Engelman
MaKayla Fletcher
Justyn Franklin-Fees
Tyler Heidemann
Garrett Hein
Cody Huss
Wed
03
Feb

Tri County Honor Roll

Seniors
Cheyenne Gerlach
Carson Hicks
Victoria Koos
Josie Weise
Juniors
Kyleigh Aksamit
Shianne Bryant
Colby Ensz
Sloane Holtmeier
Devin Lewis
Wed
03
Feb

School lunch menu Feb 8 thru 12

Wed
03
Feb

Charlotte Gaughenbaugh

The family of Charlotte Gaughenbaugh would like to honor her with a card shower for her 90th birthday.  
Cards may be sent to 105 W. Ave. Republican City, NE 68971.  
Wed
03
Feb

EmmaLee Wittler Vonderfecht

The family of EmmaLee Vonderfecht, formerly of Fairbury, would like to honor her with a card shower for her 90th birthday on Feb. 5.  
Cards may be sent to 1321 Turner Ave. Hastings, NE 68901.    
Wed
03
Feb

Quick Quips

• This political season and the upcoming election deadline has made me think about what is needed in the world.
There are two people who the world needs more of, especially in politics: Bruce Swartz and Joe Carlson.
I have known Fairbury native Bruce Swartz since 1997. I feel that every city, county, state and nation needs a Bruce Swartz. He speaks his mind. Whether people like it or not, you must admit he always has a point to his views.
As a city council member, Bruce was fearless. No issue, no matter how mundane or controversial, was out-of-bounds. 
He tackled issues head on, with zeal, gusto, and a little bit of showmanship. He did all of these things for one simple reason: he believes in his ideals and dearly, truly loves this community.
The world needs more politicians like Bruce, who do things for the love of something, not the power, nor the greed.
Wed
03
Feb

Letters to the Editor

Impressed With Crew

Editor: 
We were impressed with Fairbury Norris Public Power team as they cleared trees from our line. Their skill and safety was great. We are proud of this “not just for pay” crew that you can count on.
Dwaine and Vernadine Friesen
Fairbury, Neb
Wed
03
Feb

A Simple Act Of Kindness Goes A Long Way

Anyone who knows me—truly knows me—knows that at heart, I’m a very critical person. I am apt to always look for the way in which things can be improved. 
Whether that’s from casting a light on not-so-exuberant issues within the county, the nation and the world in an effort to dispel their shadows, or simply taking issue with the way the world is because it seems that to me, and many others with whom I’ve spoken, that the game of life is rigged, I truly am a cynic.
Although there are benefits to having a healthy dose of cynicism—for example, having some degree of cynicism helps to prepare me for the worst that life can throw at me because I am already expecting some form of negative return from life—one needs to balance that pessimism with some inoculation to keep from slipping too far into the pit of despair.

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