Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:13pm
Natalie Julin-McCleary, left, played Ms. Darbus while Paige Patton was Sharpay Evans and Ryan Umland was Ryan Evans in the Fairbury High School rendition of High School Musical. (Photos by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:03pm
The fire at the walking bridge by the dam on Nov. 6 was deemed to be unintentional by Deputy John Davis. He explained that “It was just a stupid act among some young kids who were down there with a bonfire underneath the bridge.” He stated that the heat and sparks from the fire under the bridge ignited it. Although the total cost of the damage has not been calculated, Davis estimates that there is roughly $1,000 of damage. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:02pm
Above: Russ Slater guides a group of Fairbury High School students through a tour of Endicott Clay Products on Nov. 13. The group included Brandon McGinty, Dylan Au, Anthony Grummert and Jeff Vetter. The event featured a tour of the plant and work stations. Over 50 students from high schools from throughout the region participated. Right: John Butcher shows a brick design he made while at work with Trenton Sokolik watching. (Photos by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 12:52pm
The Fairbury Chamber of Commerce is asking businesses, organizations and individuals to bring a tree decorated with something unique, beautiful, creative or whimsical to the sixth annual Festival of Trees.
“Please help make this event a success by planning your entry and spreading the word among friends that trees are needed,” Sharon Priefert, chamber director said.
Viewing of the trees will be during the during the First Friday Art Walk on Dec. 4 from 5-7 p.m.
Enjoy the display of decorated trees throughout the courthouse and Barber Furniture on the south side of the square.
Kids visit with Santa in the historic courthouse, Horse Drawn Rides around the square and special appearances by The Grinch and Frosty and carolers on the courthouse lawn, along with Holiday Open House at selected businesses.
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 12:52pm
Mike Springer is impassioned about his job. As head of the Fairbury Youth Involvement Center (FYI) he says the local organization is making a difference in the lives of young members of the Fairbury community.
“We have a lot of kids go through the center,” he told members of the Fairbury City Council on Tuesday. “Our numbers are up and we feel like because those numbers are up that the kids really want to be there.”
Springer and a group of kids from the FYI were at the Tuesday meeting as council members unanimously approved a $3,000 donation to help fund the organization. Springer said he was extremely grateful to the city for continuing their financial support of the FYI.
“We support more than 240 kids as part of our after school program,” he said. “Last year we started working with District 8 who sent one bus of kids down each day. Now we are up to two buses daily. This is a great problem to have.”
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 12:50pm
Jami Kassebaum, Lead Donor Recruitment Representative with Nebraska Community Blood Bank, center, presents a check to Lana Likens, director of public relations at Jefferson Community Health Center, left, and Fairbury City Administrator Collin Bielser, right. (Contributed Photo)
The Fairbury Fire Department was awarded $161 for the community’s participation in this summer’s Nebraska Community Blood Bank Hometown Heroes blood drive campaign.
With 23 units collected, Jefferson Community Health Center exceeded its blood drive goal, earning funds to support first responder equipment and training.
The 16 communities that participated in this summer’s Hometown Heroes campaign collected a total of 778 life-saving units of blood. These Hometown Hero communities helped ensure a stable blood supply this summer and Nebraska Community Blood Bank awarded a total of $5,700 to be used toward community projects.
The Hometown Heroes campaign – held each summer from Memorial Day to Labor Day – encourages communities in the greater Lincoln area to host blood drives during the summer months, a time when the need for blood donors is great.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 12:50pm
Jefferson Family Home Care, the home health agency of Jefferson Community Health Center, celebrated Home Health Month with an open house for the community on Thursday, Nov. 12. Herman Fox and Shirley Johnson were among the many people that attended the open house. A variety of food was available for the event. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 11/17/2015 - 1:47pm
Doyle W. Endorf, 67 of Fairbury, NE, passed away November 16, 2015 at his home. He was born to Walter John and Vera Mae (Schafer) Endorf April 14, 1948 at Friend, NE. Vietnam Navy Veteran.
Survivors are wife Ramona, daughter Michelle (Tim) Neff of Lincoln, NE, son Marc Endorf of Fairbury, NE, 2 Grandchildren Emma Paige and Riley Carson Neff, brother Dennis (LaRae) Endorf of Fairbury, NE and sister Rosanne Jones of Byron, NE.
Services will be Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the Gerdes-Meyer Chapel in Fairbury with Sharon Schuster officiating.
Memorials will go to the Family’s Choice. Burial will be in the Fairbury Cemetery. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Mon, 11/16/2015 - 4:03pm
Raylene Sandra Simon, 67, of Grand Island died Friday, November 13, 2015.
To honor Raylene’s wishes cremation has taken place. Celebration of Life Service will be 1:00 p.m.Wednesday, Nov. 18 at All Faiths Funeral Home of Grand Island.
A gathering of family and friends will be from 5-7 p.m.Tuesday at the funeral home.
Raylene was born May 21, 1948, at O’Neill,
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, George; father, Ray Nemec of Spencer; daughter, Michelle Simon of Sacramento, CA; brother, Neil Nemec of O’Neill; sister, Renice Bales of Fairbury; nieces and nephews.